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LISA LISA
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A friend sent me the movie Cellular to see, it has Kim Basinger in it. I thought it was hideously awful, I was trying to get through it though, and then the DVD started skipping, and I tried to take it out and put it back in, and now it won't play at all, and it won't even start over at the beginning, so that's is another reason I like my vhs tapes. I can't stand it when the DVD is working perfect, out of the blue it gets all goofed, and then it quits completely, but then it didn't matter we decided it was too awful and we didn't care what happened.

I was really really thinking of attempting to go see the movie Hide N Seek this weekend, cause it looked kind of good, but I have hated every new movie I have seen, and I am trying hard to give them a shot, because I wanna like them, but the storylines are so stupid, and all the characters are idiots in them.

My family has hated everything new we watched too, and I said...see, now you know why I stay in the 80's. Every new movie just reinforces my mind in to realizing that I should never go anywhere else. [Frown]

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Exactly! I think what bothers me most about how the quality of movies has been lacking for quite some time now is how really excellent or fun movies are so far and few between. And so many are so unoriginal. A couple of weeks ago I was browsing thorugh the L.A. Time's piece on movies coming out this year and it seemed like at least half of the titles are sequels or remakes or based on a prior existence.

Two quality movies I'd recommend from last year are: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Garden State.

My 2 cents.
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Wow Isis this is a real shock to us all. [Razz]
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Waiting for HipsterMom to come in and say "Hold on, wait a minute...Movies are as good today, if not better, than movies of the 80s!"

[Razz]

Sincerely,

John Kilduff...The Rock Steady Flamethrower

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Don't wait for HipsterMom...I'll say it!

At the risk of ticking off other 80's Rewinders: Current-day and 90's movies are good --- dare I say "better"? --- than most 80's films!

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Well, you'll do in a pinch! [Wink]

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oh lord, here we go.

isis, stop and think. most 80s movies had bad acting, cheesy storylines, and some of the most RETARDED, IDIOTIC, characters ever. but we all seemed to like it anyway.
why is it, you cannot find something worth your while in today's society.
i have never seen cellular, so i cannot comment on it, but there seems to be a ton of movies (non 80s) that you despise and really take too literally. how can you have that kind of thinking, coming from someone who likes movies like 'private school'...now that's major corniness, bad acting, with an intelligent plot of a bunch of horny teenagers. [Roll Eyes] but it's great comedy, and i happen to love it too.

lighten up.


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That's kind of negative there, Isis lol. Of course we should remember such critically aclaimed movies from the 80's such as Porky's, Joe versus the Volcano, and Ishtar. Next to these, Mystic River, Eternal Sunshine and Life is Beautiful are just the work of hacks.
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For me, it comes down to repeatability (I don't know if that's really a word..lol... [Confused] ).

I can honestly say that alot of the newer movies I've seen, I would be content to see only once. Even if they were good, like Eternal Sunshine, I just don't see me popping it in and watching it on a lazy Friday night or Sunday afternoon. Does that make sense?

I think that's the aspect 80's movies have over some of the new stuff. We all watch them a million times but they don't get old. And the cheese is good because honestly, everyday life can be so serious and demanding. Sometimes you just want to have fun and not think too hard. That's when I reach for Spaceballs [Razz] ! Right or wrong?

[ 27. January 2005, 19:59: Message edited by: cindymancini ]

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Actually, "Joe Versus The Volcano" was released in 1990 and had a 1990 copyright date.

Although I don't like a lot of today's movies, there's some stuff out there that's worthwhile. Every year when our family goes to Walt Disney World, I go to the AMC 20 screen theater complex at Downtown Disney's Westside. I make a concerted effort to see a new movie each year. Last year, I saw "Monster" and was so awestruck by its' power that I left the theater in a daze and walked into the ladies' room by mistake.

Look, I've learned from HipsterMom and Sam and others that every decade produces good stuff and crap in roughly equal amounts. What I do is look for an 80s spirit in the movies. I don't call them 80s movies if they were released in 1990 or 2000. I call them "90s or modern day movies with 80s spirits". Isis, maybe you should look for an 80s spirit in the modern-day movies you see. Also, bear in mind it wasn't all sex comedies and slasher flicks in the 80s. Two of my fave movies from the 80s are "The Accused" and "Crossing Delancey". Solid plotting and dialogue, good acting, but not what you would consider traditional 80s movies.

In closing, let me say one more thing: When I say things like "discuss 90s topics on the 90s board", it's just me being a wise guy.

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How can the 00's be bad? This is the decade that brought us that true gem of a movie Napoleon Dynamite!!!!!
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Hey Sam, I caught you a sweet bass.
P.S. If you liked Napoleon, see the movie Welcome to the Dollhouse. Trust me...Napoleon=Dawn Weiner [Smile] !!

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There was only three movies I liked last year for comedy, and two of them because they starred the Frat Pack (the other of course, being Napoleon).

I really want to see Garden State and Eternal Sunshine, though.

edit: The main problem I have with today's movies are two things...

1) The horror movies are just putrid. They all resort to the same flashing lights, frantic camera, blast of sound shock tactics... I mean, it's not actually scary if all it does is force the human reflex system to react. It used to be you wouldn't look at the screen because of the gore, but now the sound alone is enough to make you jump.

2) The romantic comedies are just boring... I might say this because I'm still young and therefore prefer stories between teens, but The Wedding Planner and Raising Helen are just nauseating. And even the ones that are about teens are patronizing and stupid, the 80s teen movies come from writers who are trying to frame the teen experience, these new ones are just cashing in. Breakfast Club is lurching and downright exhausting, but at least it was truthful. ... I'm rambling. Bye!

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isis: a few 'modern day' films I suggest you take a look at:

The Dish (2000)
Amelie (2001)
Donnie Darko (2001)
Spirited Away (2001)
Lord of the Rings trilogy
Signs (2002)
Lost in Translation (2003)
The Village (2004)
The Butterfly Effect (2004)
Bubba Ho-tep (2002)

If you only go for the 'mainstream' films, ones that get advertised a lot when they're released in the cinema and then all over again when they're release on DVD it's probably because the studios want to recap the money they spent on the films and/or make their books look good for the shareholders - you're going to come away feeling like you wasted your money if you're looking for something special.
I haven't seen Cellular on purpose because from the looks of things it appears to be another mainstream 'lets throw some money at this film so we can get some back' instead of the 'lets make this film because it's worth making' way of things.

That's not to say I don't enjoy films like The Fast and the Furious 1 & 2, Torque, Blade trilogy etc. because I know what I'm in for when I watch those, a fun time where I can switch my brain off and just enjoy the OTT plot/effects etc.

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I still give new movies the benefit of the doubt, but haven't seen anything I liked since "Cast Away". It's either all CGI, or remakes, or tv adaptions. The 80s used all the good ideas.

Mystic River, Lost in Translation, I give 'em ten minutes, but they never do anything for me. I'm pretty picky, the last movie I LOVED was 1997's "Breakdown".

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2 more cents:

1 cent: Yes, repeatability is a word

1 cent: Sign was sooooo terrible.

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2 more cents:

1 cent: Yes, repeatability is a word

1 cent: Signs was sooooo terrible.

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I love the 80's. But I also love the 60's, 70's, 90's and especially the noughties. I couldn't think of a greater time to be alive.
We get to reap the benefits of the best the last half century, but I sure wouldn't want us to rest on our laurels.
I couldn't think of anything sadder than feeling out of place in todays world, and wishing I could live in another time. The only way is forward, and I say bring it on!
So let's head to the future, forward not backwards, upwards not forwards, and forever twirling, twirling, twirling!!!

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My family has hated everything new we watched too, and I said...see, now you know why I stay in the 80's. Every new movie just reinforces my mind in to realizing that I should never go anywhere else.
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IT sounds like your stuck in a retro time warp.if you want a great movie from the 90s and there are many to name try The Shawshank Redemption and for fun try Swingers
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I dont know how Ronnie can say there was bad acting in the 80s, of course there was, isnt there now though? And yes some of the movies were cheesy, but thats the whole point, they were movies and they knew it. Nowadays people view movies as something real. Just the other day I was watching Better off dead. Theres a scene where a cartoon that John is drawing jumps out and comes to live. To me, that is the 80s. Imagination, creativity, bold thinking etc.
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of course there is bad acting now, DUH.

isis, have you even seen napoleon dynomite? i am just curious. it's pointless humor, but hilarious.

try lord of the rings-it's superb.

how about perfect score? it's sort of a breakfast club type movie. i thought it was ok.

how about 13 going on 30. that is a cute, romantic comedy. if you haven't seen it, then you should.

here's a serious one, tears of the sun. it's an action/drama, with bruce willis.

i will think of some more.

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My desire in life is horror movies. I cant say all new movies stink but I sure think all new horror movies stink.
The last good recent movies I saw were BUBBA HO TEP and SHAUN OF THE DEAD which I am proud to say were recommended by friends on this website!

A good horror flick I saw a while back was FRAILTY. Any horror fans who missed that one should check it out.

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[/QUOTE]if you want a great movie from the 90s and there are many to name try The Shawshank Redemption and for fun try Swingers [/QB][/QUOTE]

I soooo agree with you on Shawshank Redemption!!! I bought the DVD a couple of months ago and also gave it to my mother, and she loved it as well.

On the horror movie side - mammamia, have you seen The Ring? A Hollywood remake of an (even scarier) movie from Japan. I'm not big on horror movies, and went to watch this without really knowing that it was horror, and deeply regrettet having watched it (during the sleepless night I had afterwards [Roll Eyes] ).

Generally speaking, I think what I love most about the 80s movies is the fact that when I watch a movie I used to love back when I was 14, it brings back all these memories. Those movies I watch and love without judging them for their qualities (or lack thereof).
But honestly, there are quite a few 80s movies that I watched recently for the very first time, and to be honest, some of them I know I will never watch again. And others I will. Just like with today's movies.

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I would have to say that...Certain movie genre from the '80s are still better than '90s & Today's.

Like these:

'80s Horror Vs '90s & Today's Horror....The '80s wins hands down!

'80s Teen-Comedy Vs '90s & Today's Teen-Comedy... Of course the '80s wins again Valley Girl was/is better than..Amercian Pie,Can't Hardly Wait,She's All That etc.

The only movie genre the 90s & Today's have on lock is...Action/Adventure. And that's only because the technology of computer animation is top notch these days.

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There's two other noteworthy areas we haven't mentioned yet that make me cringe. The first is family films. These have degenerated into the same formula as teen comedies, just with the jokes being slightly less sick. And it's a prerequisite that the kids have to be right about everything, even if their motives and actions are less than ethical. Fathers are automatically evil, and almsot always workaholics who at first care nothing about there families, which I feel as a slap in the face of the millions of wonderful fathers out there who vastly outnumbered the deadbeats. The recent version of Cheaper by the Dozen exemplifies all these perfectly, and left me wishing I could leave early, except I don't have a driver's licence yet (plus, it was disturbing to see Steve Martin, whom I revere more than any living actor, reduced to a bitter, one-dimensional villain). And don't even get me started on the fall of Disney. When I was young they could do no wrong. Now it's just how much they could pump out along formulaic lines that can line Eisner's pockets. Tarzan in 1999 was the last thing they really did worth watching; now Feature Animation's essentially dead and buried. If Roy Disney and Stanley Gold would step up their campaign a bit more, I think I wouldn't be the only one who'd greatly appreciate it. Indeed, only the Harry Potter films come across as well-made anymore, although they really don't have much of a choice with billions of people expecting it a certain way.

I should probably also bring up the fall in soundtrack quality. I'm sure we'll all agree that, by and large, they knew how to put together a great soundtrack in the 80s. Nowadays they simply try their hapless best to reach out to the young demographics and stuff every film full of listless heavy rock anthems that make no solid impression and have really nothing to do with the film itself. When will they learn that nothing in films can be pre-predicted??

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