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April Fool
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What are your favorite summer movies?
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Oh so many, but off the top of my dome...

THE MIGHTY QUINN- Despite being a thriller of sorts, the laid back island vibe and beautiful Jamaican locations just puts me in a relaxed summer mood.

SUMMER SCHOOL- Perhaps the ultimate summer flick. Not that much of anything happens, but that's part of the charm.

UNDER THE BOARDWALK- So-Cal beach setting, rival surfer gangs, girls in bikinis, fun parties and I absolutely love Roxana Zal's Gitch character... hot, foul mouthed, bad *** surfer girl.... that's wifey material right there [Smile]

THRASHIN'- Rival skaters, Venice Beach, Love story, great soundtrack... this movie has it all.

NORTH SHORE- Hawaiian set surf drama with Nia Peeples in various states of undress and lots of Zen surf philosophy.... puts you in a good mood.

SIDE OUT- LA sunshine, bikini babes, beach volleyball and yadda yadda.... love it.

Others.....

Secret Admirer
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Weekend at Bernies
Can't Buy Me Love
Loverboy
Nerds in Paradise
The Burbs
Against All Odds
Falling Down
Matinee
White Men Can't Jump
Dazed and Confused

And on and on...

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Great list above. Pretty much anything set in summer works for me.

'Summer Rental', 'Vacation', 'Great Outdoors', 'Meatballs' (and any summer camp movies), 'Grease', 'Lucas'... tons of them.

Many Teen movies always seemed to be filmed in summer too (maybe that was the California thing, or maybe it was because they were filmed during summer holidays so High Schools were empty).

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Here's a few random titles I tend to grab off my shelf during the summertime!


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Side out,Joysticks,Hot Moves,Hot Pursuit,Private Resort,Pick - Up Summer.

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Fraternity Vacation,Mischief,Breaking All The Rules,Summer School,The Sure Thing,Club Paradise.


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Hardbodies,Secret Admirer,Spring Break,Breathless,Meatballs,The Legend Of Billie Jean.

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Some fun films there, my friend. My favorites of your collection, in order, would have to be Breathless, The Sure Thing, Meatballs, Mischief, Secret Admirer, and Hot Pursuit. The Legend of Billy Jean is a guilty pleasure. [Smile]
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I love a good summer movie!

Great Outdoors - Can't get enough of this one
Vacation - Annual must watch
Weekend at Bernie's - pure summer
Summer Rental - Not as good as Great Outdoors, but still good
Dazed and Confused - Such a good movie
Fast Times - Has a little bit of the whole year, but seems more summer
The Way Way Back - Summer and beach!
Field of Dreams - Baseball, brings me back to my youth

I'm sure I'm missing some of my other favorites in here!

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the young warrior
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I love The Great Outdoors Gordon,it's not long come out on Blu in the US.


Cheers Crash,The Legend Of Billie Jean is good fun,cast is is what makes it I think with both the Slater's and Keith Gordon who's always pretty great as is Peter Coyote who also appears,cool soundtrack and a great summer time feel to it as well!

Like Logan mentioned a lot of the teen flicks do seem to be shot in the summer so instantly when I think of summer movies I straight away think of them!

Here's a few more i tend to view in the summer months -

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H.O.T.S,The Cheerleaders (1973),The Last American Virgin,Weekend At Bernie's,The Beach Girls,Blame It On Rio.

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Dazed And Confused,Fast Times At Ridgemont High,License To Drive,The Hollywood Knights,Loose Screws: Screwballs 2,My Tutor.

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Young warrior, that is quite the collection of summer movies! Very impressive.
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Thought I'd bump this and see what people have on their summer movie list.
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This summer im gonna continue my Brian De Palma marathon, check out lots of horrors and few Victoria Principal tv-films plus few surprise picks from the vaults.
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Which of the 29 DePalma films are you going to view for the first time or re-visit? I have seen them all, including his student films and his shorts. If you guessed that I've been a huge DePalma fan for over 40 years, you'd be right! [Smile]

What's amazing about his career is the string of masterpieces or at least very good films. If we skip his early stuff--most of which is pretty terrific--and start with his filmography after Get to Know Your Rabbit, he had a run of 13 films beginning in 1972 with Sisters until the disaster of The Bonfire of the Vanities in 1990, 13 films where even the weakest one, Wise Guys, is still good. After that, he bats five-for-ten, with the masterpiece Carlito's Way in there. I'd say that 18 out of 23 is a fine batting average. [Smile]

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Never seen The Bonfire Of The Vanities but on revisiting Wise Guys earlier this year it's a lot of fun and certainly undeserving of any bad reputation that preceeds it!

Saying that I did initially enjoy it when I first ever watched it back in the mid 80s but I think that some humourous moments probably went straight over my head as I found it to be a lot funnier this time around!

Not perfect as it runs out of steam a bit here and there but there's enough funny moments with the odd real good belly laugh to keep things going and make it a fun watch and like you mention Crash if this is regarded as bottom tier De Palma it just goes to show what a great director the guy is!

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A few more fun titles perfect for Summertime viewing -

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Revenge Of The Nerds, Adventures In Babysitting,Fired Up,Take Me Home Tonight,Hot Tub Time machine and Miracle Beach.

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Excellent pull Warrior! Gotta love Amy tokenS in miracle beach. Never seen Take me home tonight. Its on the bucket list though.
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quote:
Originally posted by Crash:
Which of the 29 DePalma films are you going to view for the first time or re-visit?

12 De Palma films during the marathon so far, the ratings and first timers:


The Bonfire of the Vanities 4/10 first time
Casualties of War 8/10 i thought id seen this one before but no, first time
The Untouchables 8/10
Body Double 8/10
Scarface 8/10
Blow Out 9/10
Dressed to Kill 8/10
The Fury 7/10
Carrie 10/10
Obsession 5/10 first time
Phantom of the Paradise 8/10
Sisters 7/10

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That is the most fantastic marathon, my friend! You are almost halfway home. I have very little to quibble with your comparative rankings, though I personally think Blow Out is DePalma's best film, and Obsession is underrated, though I haven't seen it in years. As good as The Fury is, I think that Obsession is a better over all film.

I think that I've said this before, but DePalma's career can be divided into four major phases: (1) the early counter-culture comedies like Greetings, and Hi Mom throurgh Get to Know Your Rabbit; (2) the run of classic thrillers and such, starting with Sisters; (3) his big studio stuff like The Untouchables and Mission:Impossible; and (5) this late career foreging/indie film phase.

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