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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby corn diesel » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:01 pm

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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby corn diesel » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:02 pm

Terminator 2
Jerry Maguire
Hoosiers
Enemy at the Gates
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby sarge » Fri Feb 03, 2017 7:29 pm

Fast and the Furious
Any 80s-90s Arnold movie
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby greg not hairball » Mon Feb 06, 2017 9:44 am

Wedding Crashers, but only the first hour. Once they leave the vacation home, things go downhill pretty fast.

Speaking of Dirty Dancing, after seeing Rogue One, it was killing me that I couldn't remember where I had seen Diego Luna before, and then I realized that he was the Cuban Patrick Swayze in Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights. The sequel is not a perfect movie but that was a good performance.
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby GoatMP » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:29 am

greg not hairball wrote:Dirty Dancing 2: Havana Nights. The sequel is not a perfect movie but that was a good performance.


Did you know that the story was written [very very loosely] by Peter Sagal, the host of Wait Wait Don't Tell Me?

http://mentalfloss.com/article/18368/in ... eter-sagal

A Hollywood producer called me and asked me to write a screenplay based on the life of a teenage American girl named JoAnn Jansen. Her father was transferred to Havana in 1958—they moved just in time for the Cuban revolution. I started with that idea. I interviewed a guy who photographed [Fidel] Castro for Life magazine; I talked to the people who were there and I read a lot of books. I thought it was really interesting; I learned a lot about the Cuban revolution I didn't know.

[The producers] wanted a love story, so in my screenplay I made the boyfriend a revolutionary. But [the producers] told me, "We're looking for something more like Dirty Dancing." Dirty Dancing is really good, but it wasn't the kind of movie I thought I could write. The more I tried to make it a love story for teenage girls, the worse it got.

They cleaned it up and it sat on the shelf. About four years later, I got a phone call from the company saying, "You're never going to believe this, but they're making the movie." Turns out that ever since Dirty Dancing came out [in 1987], they've been trying, unsuccessfully, to make a sequel. But no one had figured out how to do it.

Around 2002, Harvey Weinstein calls up the guy I worked with and eventually they say, "Hey, what about this screenplay about Cuba? Put in some dancing, take out the politics and: Dirty Dancing Two! The movie was completely rewritten, there's not a line of dialog that I wrote. But they used my basic story and there are certain things in the movie, mainly the beginning and end, that I came up with. The Writer's Guild decided that I would get half the story credit. I have no complaints about what they did. It's the business and I'm delighted to have been a part of it.
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby Anders » Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:49 pm

Superbad
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby Narddog » Mon Feb 06, 2017 2:19 pm

If a list doesn't include Shawshank, it means you've either never seen the movie or you are lying to yourself and to us.
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby The Burmeister » Mon Feb 06, 2017 3:35 pm

corn diesel wrote:Terminator 2


Yes.

Also, Clueless.
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby corn diesel » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:08 pm

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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby creamy » Tue Feb 07, 2017 9:13 pm

i've been waiting eleven years for this thread

Breaking the Waves
Picnic at Hanging Rock
The Cranes are Flying
Cries & Whispers
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemums
My Life to Live
Cleo from 5 to 7
Black Rain
Maborosi
Nights of Cabiria
Hiroshima, Mon Amour
Boogie Nights
Irréversible
Runaway Train
L’Avventura
Scenes from a Marriage
Tokyo Story
The Great Beauty
Umberto D.
Rocco & His Brothers
Homicide
The Royal Tenenbaums
Woman in the Dunes
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Band of Outsiders
The Godfather Part I and II
Summer of Sam
Still Alice
Morvern Callar
Belle de Jour
Easy Rider
Night and Fog
Raging Bull
The Last Picture Show
Fanny and Alexander
Persona
I Am Curious: Yellow
Damage
Midnight Cowboy
Eyes Wide Shut
A One and a Two
L’Humanite
Lost Highway
Menace II Society
Diabolique
Séance on a Wet Afternoon
Double Suicide
The Passion of Joan of Arc
Badlands
All or Nothing
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby AryanBarbarian » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:59 pm

Perfect example of the campy 80s horror movie:

Killer Klowns from Outer Space
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Re: Perfect Movies

Postby greg not hairball » Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:09 am

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