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Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
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The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown

90. Stripes
89. House
88. The Kid
87 Clueless

4 more I've seen - all enjoyable films but none on my list or alternates.

Stripes is pretty good, it coasts a bit on Murray's charm and has its...
Forum: Movie Reviews 6 days ago
Replies: 852
The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown

OK so neither 40-Year Old Virgin nor Pee Wee's Big Adventure made my list - or my alternates, but they are both fantastic choices. I think there are funnier Apatow movies, but 40-Year Old Virgin was...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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The Movie Forums Top 100 Comedies Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The Movie Forum's Top 100 Comedies Countdown

Getting here a bit late, I've seen all of these, but only one film on my list so far, #98, The Lady Eve, a brilliant and charming Sturges I strongly recommend.

I adore Sullivan's Travels and...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 weeks ago
Replies: 824
The MOFO Preliminary Discussion of the Top 100 Comedies
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MOFO Preliminary Discussion of the Top 100 Comedies

I finally submitted - this is such a difficult one as defining comedy is so hard. I ultimately decided on filling out the top 15ish with the funniest films I'd ever seen and leaving some room toward...
Forum: Movie Reviews 05-18-22
Replies: 824
The MOFO Preliminary Discussion of the Top 100 Comedies
Posted By rbrayer
been a bit - glad I checked the site and saw...

been a bit - glad I checked the site and saw this!

Need it be full length? There are a few L&H shorts that are as funny as anything ever made full length
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The Twilight Zone Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Oops. I misread the 1-22 deadline as the nom...

Oops. I misread the 1-22 deadline as the nom deadline. My mistake! Oh well.
Replies: 664
The Twilight Zone Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
I love this idea!! It looks like my favorite...

I love this idea!! It looks like my favorite episodes have already been nominated, but I will go through the list and see if there is a hidden gem I can pick :)
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-05-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
Clearly that was my meaning :). Re the link, do...

Clearly that was my meaning :). Re the link, do you mean to the film or to its presence on the site?

The film is on Criterion if anyone is interested. It has some astonishing, visionary ideas in...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-05-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
Sorry to annoy you. I really enjoyed the film and...

Sorry to annoy you. I really enjoyed the film and have a lot more to say about it, but I didn't realize I needed to give a deep film analysis to ask a question about the site. Glad the expert is here...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 11-04-21
Replies: 16
House (1977) - can't find it on the site
Posted By rbrayer
House (1977) - can't find it on the site

I've tried the Japanese title (Hansu) as well and can't find it under either. Is there a trick to doing it or is it just not here?

Amazing film, btw. Easily the most insane film I've ever seen -...
Replies: 856
26th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
I strongly considered joining but am watching a...

I strongly considered joining but am watching a bunch of films alongside a read of "Pictures at a Revolution" and have other tasks taking up my time. Sad, but this looks fun and as I've seen several...
Replies: 1,093
Important: Movie HALL of FAME Archives & Info
Posted By rbrayer
I'm interested. I've been looking for some time...

I'm interested. I've been looking for some time to watch more.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
Maybe because that's what we enjoy just like you...

Maybe because that's what we enjoy just like you enjoy popcorn flicks?
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-05-21
Replies: 2,033
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Well, at least #2 and #1 were reasonable, even if I didn't have Seven Samurai on my list (great film, sure, but maybe my #4 Kurosawa). #2 was my #2 as well, so that's cool. Complete list follows:
...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
I mean if they're classics then by definition...

I mean if they're classics then by definition that isn't true. There are older films that are bad for sure. Just because something is older doesn't make it better and just because something is newer,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
I think animation is much better suited for dream...

I think animation is much better suited for dream stories and that these two films are proof of that concept. I really enjoyed Inception, I just think Paprika is a much better film. Agree to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
All the MI movies are incredible. I've never seen...

All the MI movies are incredible. I've never seen one that didn't blow me away. I also love the John Wick films. As I said above, I think Inception is good but not great - it pales to Paprika.

I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
A bit. It's not great though. It's just a live...

A bit. It's not great though. It's just a live action Paprika without the heart. :).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 08-05-21
Replies: 162
Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?
Posted By rbrayer
Re: Do cinephiles watch blockbuster films?

Depends on the blockbuster. Movies should absolutely be fun. There's a reason Ebert included Star Wars, Raiders, and Back to the Future in his Great Movies list. Movies do a lot of things and...
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-05-21
Replies: 2,033
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Wow. Parasite, huh? Great movie but talk about recency bias... not on my list. Neither was the Seventh Seal, not even in the top 5 Bergman films. Yikes.
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-04-21
Replies: 2,033
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Everyone wanted it to be their 1 pointer!

Everyone wanted it to be their 1 pointer!
Forum: Movie Reviews 08-04-21
Replies: 2,033
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By rbrayer
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

OK - so I'm way behind due to vacation and other RL stuff, so here goes:

Other than Downfall, I've seen all of #5-18. Of that list, 6 were on my list and one was an unforgivable oversight (The...
Replies: 917
25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Re: 25th Hall of Fame

My ballot:

1. Vertigo
2. Bicycle Thieves
3. The Green Years
4. Chimes at Midnight
5. Les Miserables
6. American Movie
7. The Long Goodbye
8. About Elly
Replies: 917
25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Amazing! I'm now 2/2 in HOFs. I am going to...

Amazing! I'm now 2/2 in HOFs. I am going to retire undefeated... :)

Kidding, but I may take a break from #26. We'll see! Thanks to everyone for participating and especially to Citizen Rules for...
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25th Hall of Fame
Posted By rbrayer
Shocking. Far better than many films on this list.

Shocking. Far better than many films on this list.