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Life is Pain & Loss... do not the Greater Films tell us This?

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 3:49 PM

CHRISISALL


Serenity.
Conan the Barbarian.
Armageddon.
What Dreams May Come.
Spartacus.
Jesus Christ Superstar.
Zardoz.
Terminator.
Somewhere In Time.
Superman.
Star Trek II.
Gladiator.
Serenity. It dealt me pain worth a second listing.
Steel Magnolias. But that movie SUCKED.

What made YOU cry?


The laughing Chrisisall



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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:02 PM

OUT2THEBLACK


Legends Of The Fall ...Cathartic that helped me deal with a grief experience...Saw it like , 6 times at the theater.

Powder...Strange film , also cathartic in its own way.

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:09 PM

BIGRICHARD


The Fountain
Pan's Labyrinth
Children of Men
The Wrestler
Up...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:26 PM

CHRISISALL


V For Vendetta.



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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 4:31 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by BigRichard:

Pan's Labyrinth

That one hurt too much.


The not-laughing Chrisisall


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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:18 PM

OPPYH


-Million Dollar Baby

-Ordinary People

-The LAst Picture Show

-Paris, Texas

-Platoon

-Never Cry Wolf

-What's Eating Gilbert Grape

-Dogfight(powerful)

-UP

-Bambi

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70's TV FOREVER

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:46 PM

IREMISST


I doubt anyone here has seen "The Prarie Home Companion Movie" but me an' Hubby. I cried like a baby and I don't do that. Hubby liked it and he's into macho movies. Hilarious,sad, poetic and quirky. I highly reccomend it.


Oh, and "Where The Red Fern Grows" always did get me....

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 5:50 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


I saw it, Misty. Liked it, too. But hell, I actually listen to PHC, too...


Steel Magnolias

Terms of Endearment

Donnie Darko

Creator

Hair

A Bright Shining Lie

Gallipolli

The Grand Illusion

Saving Private Ryan

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 6:19 PM

IREMISST


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:
I saw it, Misty. Liked it, too. But hell, I actually listen to PHC, too...



I'm shocked! That brings the total number of people I know that have ever heard of PHC to ...two now? It's always nice to me to hear someone make fun of themselves and their religion and to get away with it so eloquently, and I love "the news from Lake Woebegone" and my kid even likes to listen to "Wait, wait- Don't tell me" Didn't get a chance to go to the live theater broadcast a while back, wanted to, though... I think I identified that movie with my dad's troubles... Hubby still plays the "Bad Jokes" song on YouTube as a pick-me-up sorta thang...

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010 10:02 PM

BIGRICHARD


I've seen that one too actually.
With a cast like that, it was a no-brainer. Haven't seen it in a while though, might have to see if I can find it cheap on DVD!
Wonderful film.

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 1:14 AM

ECGORDON

There's no place I can be since I found Serenity.


I've mentioned this film on many threads over the years, here and on other forums, and it is still one of my favorites:

The Unbearable Lightness of Being



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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:14 AM

LWAVES


Of the ones already posted I'd agree with:

Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan - Is there a greater scifi death scene/funeral?
Pan's Labyrinth - So sad but so hopeful depending on your pov.
Up - It shows the greatness of Pixar films that they can get to you so early in a film.
Powder - Fantastic, very underrated film. Very moving.


I'll add:

E.T. - On my first viewing.
Switched At Birth - One of those true story movies. Got me when the Dad had to tell his daughter that she wasn't his daughter.
The Green Mile - Gets me every single time.




"The greatest invention ever is not the wheel. It's the second wheel." - Rich Hall

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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 6:33 AM

JONGSSTRAW


Here's 10 movies that make me cry for different reasons -

Hayley Mills movies, including :
The Trouble With Angels
The Parent Trap
The Truth About Spring
The Chalk Garden

Others :
To Sir With Love
West Side Story
Forrest Gump
Third Man On The Mountain
How The West Was Won
Gone With The Wind







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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 8:54 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Kwicko:


Steel Magnolias


Yeah, but like I stated above, that movie sucks.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Wednesday, June 30, 2010 10:41 AM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by Jongsstraw:
Here's 10 movies that make me cry for different reasons -

Hayley Mills movies, including :
The Trouble With Angels
The Parent Trap
The Truth About Spring
The Chalk Garden

Others :
To Sir With Love
West Side Story
Forrest Gump
Third Man On The Mountain
How The West Was Won
Gone With The Wind




Oh, snap - I forgot "To Sir, With Love". I *LOVE* that movie!

You should really check out "Goodbye, Mr. Chips", too. Either the 1939 Robert Donat version or the later Peter O'Toole version - they're both fantastic. I prefer the later one myself, though.

And yes on Gump.


And Chris, I didn't hate Steel Magnolias. It's a chick-flick, sure, but I didn't hate it, and I expected to.

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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 20:32 To AnthonyT:
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Friday, May 28, 2010 - 18:26 To President Obama:
Mr. President, you're a god damn, mother fucking liar.
Fuck you, you cock sucking community activist piece of shit.
... go fuck yourself, Mr. President.


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Thursday, July 1, 2010 6:06 PM

IREMISST


Quote:

Originally posted by chrisisall:

What made YOU cry?


The laughing Chrisisall




So, tell me Chris, are you depressed or something? I'm not being snarky... Just wondering, what with "pain and loss" threads and what seems like an inordinant amount of time dedicated to imaginary ship replicas? I don't know where you are but the last three days here have been gloriously sunny and 82*. Are you gettin' enough vitamin D, hon?

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Friday, July 2, 2010 4:54 AM

BORIS


The Champ
Serenity
The Outsiders
My Bodyguard
The empire strikes back
Tim
Looking for Allibrandi
Wall ee
Up

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Friday, July 2, 2010 7:48 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by Iremisst:


Are you gettin' enough vitamin D, hon?

Possibly not.
Time for a sunburn!


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, July 2, 2010 10:02 AM

TRAVELER



Any film with war will naturally show very harsh situations. At times showing both the worst and best of mankind.
"The Thin Red Line"
"Twelve O'clock High"
"The Victors"
"The Purple Plain"

Life can throw some very hard knocks at you. Very few people escape having a hardship in their lives.

"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" I am placing this at the top of this list because it is simply the most remarkable film I have ever seen.

"To Kill a Mockingbird"
"Missing"
"Memento"
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Agnes of God"
"Cannery Row"
"Shane"
"The Searchers"
"Tender Mercies"


http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=28764731
Traveler

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Friday, July 2, 2010 10:59 AM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by traveler:

"To Kill a Mockingbird"

One of my all-time favourites.

I rather liked The Big Red One also.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Friday, July 2, 2010 4:10 PM

CHRISISALL


Quote:

Originally posted by beatupplenty:
Saving Private Ryan really got to me. I cried hysterically for a half hour while my husband did his best to console me, wondering how a war movie made me cry. I have never been able to watch it a second time.
P.S. my husband didn't watch the movie with me.

I had the same reaction to The Big Red One. I watched it because Mark Hamill was in it, and I haven't seen it since it opened in the theatre. Realism is not in my comfort zone.


The laughing Chrisisall


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Saturday, July 3, 2010 8:52 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I've got my hand up. Saw it, loved it. Quirky and poignant. Gotta see it again, soon.

SGG

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Saturday, July 3, 2010 9:04 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


Serenity
To Kill a Mockingbird
Up
Wall-E
Pan's Labyrinth
Million Dollar Baby

most recently.........Toy Story 3, yes, you heard right. TS3, go see it, best movie of the year.


SGG

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Saturday, July 3, 2010 9:15 PM

SHINYGOODGUY


I have to add:

The Wrestler
Green Mile, one of my all-time favorites
and........

Going Places (French, 1974) I will not ever forget this film. Funny, erotic, irreverant and classic all rolled into one. Gerard Depardieu and Jeanne Moreau. They don't make 'em like that anymore.


SGG

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