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Post by metaller » August 1st, 2014, 6:46 pm

Just checked The Full Monty, which I saw twice over the years, but somehow it eluded my checking / rating...
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Post by Jay Mars » August 6th, 2014, 8:03 pm

I just checked Jack Benny's The Horn Blows at Midnight (1945), a movie I saw a long time ago on TCM. I'm sure I never checked it because I did my best to expunge all trace of that movie's existence from my memory.

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Post by lisa- » August 8th, 2014, 7:28 am

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Post by joachimt » August 9th, 2014, 10:54 am

She-devil
Watched it on TV somewhere in the mid 90's after reading the book for English class.
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Post by Jay Mars » August 9th, 2014, 6:23 pm

joachimt on Aug 9 2014, 04:54:25 AM wrote:She-devil
Watched it on TV somewhere in the mid 90's after reading the book for English class.
Wait... there's a book?

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Post by joachimt » August 9th, 2014, 7:41 pm

Jay Mars on Aug 9 2014, 12:23:14 PM wrote:
joachimt on Aug 9 2014, 04:54:25 AM wrote:She-devil
Watched it on TV somewhere in the mid 90's after reading the book for English class.
Wait... there's a book?
Yep, I've got very bad memories about it. Not because the book was bad, but I read it for my verbal exam, so I was questioned about it and I really sucked in English in High School so I didn't catch half of the book (although I completely read it, which most people didn't do) and I didn't understand half of the questions my teacher asked. I failed the exam...
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Post by Jay Mars » August 9th, 2014, 9:27 pm

joachimt on Aug 9 2014, 01:41:54 PM wrote:
Jay Mars on Aug 9 2014, 12:23:14 PM wrote:
joachimt on Aug 9 2014, 04:54:25 AM wrote:She-devil
Watched it on TV somewhere in the mid 90's after reading the book for English class.
Wait... there's a book?
Yep, I've got very bad memories about it. Not because the book was bad, but I read it for my verbal exam, so I was questioned about it and I really sucked in English in High School so I didn't catch half of the book (although I completely read it, which most people didn't do) and I didn't understand half of the questions my teacher asked. I failed the exam...
I just read the summary of it and it sounds like it's much edgier than the movie, though I do rather enjoy the movie. Meryl Streep is her campy best in it.

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Post by Knaldskalle » August 10th, 2014, 1:01 am

Jay Mars on Aug 9 2014, 03:27:20 PM wrote:
joachimt on Aug 9 2014, 01:41:54 PM wrote:
Jay Mars on Aug 9 2014, 12:23:14 PM wrote:Wait... there's a book?
Yep, I've got very bad memories about it. Not because the book was bad, but I read it for my verbal exam, so I was questioned about it and I really sucked in English in High School so I didn't catch half of the book (although I completely read it, which most people didn't do) and I didn't understand half of the questions my teacher asked. I failed the exam...
I just read the summary of it and it sounds like it's much edgier than the movie, though I do rather enjoy the movie. Meryl Streep is her campy best in it.
There's a British TV-miniseries of it as well that's (imo) far superior to the American movie.
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Post by Jay Mars » August 10th, 2014, 1:12 am

I just found out about the mini-series too and definitely need to see it too.

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#170

Post by Jay Mars » August 14th, 2014, 7:49 am

I don't remember why I was looking at Joachim's favorites list, but on it I noticed I've never checked Jesus Christ Superstar. I don't know how I missed checking that one. It's one of the few musicals I really like.

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Post by joachimt » August 14th, 2014, 7:54 am

Jay Mars on Aug 14 2014, 01:49:39 AM wrote:I don't remember why I was looking at Joachim's favorites list, ...
...because it's the most awesome list on ICM! :cheers:
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Post by Jay Mars » August 14th, 2014, 7:56 am

joachimt on Aug 14 2014, 01:54:08 AM wrote:
Jay Mars on Aug 14 2014, 01:49:39 AM wrote:I don't remember why I was looking at Joachim's favorites list, ...
...because it's the most awesome list on ICM! :cheers:
Ah yes, I remember now. Thanks for reminding me. ;)

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 17th, 2014, 2:37 pm

I did a search for Reefer Madness on iCM, and the original film did not show up. Annoying. Did a search on imdb, and I could see that one of its alternative titles is Tell Your Children. Then I realized Tell Your Children is an official check on an iCM cult list!

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Post by Jay Mars » August 18th, 2014, 9:55 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 17 2014, 08:37:43 AM wrote:I did a search for Reefer Madness on iCM, and the original film did not show up. Annoying. Did a search on imdb, and I could see that one of its alternative titles is Tell Your Children. Then I realized Tell Your Children is an official check on an iCM cult list!
Thanks, I don't know that I ever would have noticed that one without your help.

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Post by hiimstacey » August 20th, 2014, 11:15 pm

I just checked The BFG. I used to love watching it as a kid.

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Post by brokenface » August 20th, 2014, 11:35 pm

hiimstacey on Aug 20 2014, 05:15:20 PM wrote:I just checked The BFG. I used to love watching it as a kid.
I believe Spielberg is making a version of that soon.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 21st, 2014, 12:52 am

Jay Mars on Aug 18 2014, 03:55:11 AM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 17 2014, 08:37:43 AM wrote:I did a search for Reefer Madness on iCM, and the original film did not show up. Annoying. Did a search on imdb, and I could see that one of its alternative titles is Tell Your Children. Then I realized Tell Your Children is an official check on an iCM cult list!
Thanks, I don't know that I ever would have noticed that one without your help.
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Lately, I have been going through my old film-viewing logs from the now-defunct Lists of Bests. It's slow going, and I still have miles to go, but it's coming up with a bunch of old checks and even some official checks here and there.

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Post by Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi » August 21st, 2014, 1:13 am

Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 20 2014, 06:52:07 PM wrote:
Jay Mars on Aug 18 2014, 03:55:11 AM wrote:
Local Hero -- aka MestnyiGeroi on Aug 17 2014, 08:37:43 AM wrote:I did a search for Reefer Madness on iCM, and the original film did not show up. Annoying. Did a search on imdb, and I could see that one of its alternative titles is Tell Your Children. Then I realized Tell Your Children is an official check on an iCM cult list!
Thanks, I don't know that I ever would have noticed that one without your help.
It's what I do in life, supplying help to those who don't even know they need it. :cowboy:

Lately, I have been going through my old film-viewing logs from the now-defunct Lists of Bests. It's slow going, and I still have miles to go, but it's coming up with a bunch of old checks and even some official checks here and there.
It's frustrating, though, because there are several titles that I have seen, yet that are not listed on imdb or icm. One of the better features of Lists of Bests was when a title was missing, I could just create it on the spot with no problem. On the other hand, that freedom led to the worst aspect of LoB: duplicate entries. :shrug:

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Post by hiimstacey » August 21st, 2014, 1:52 am

brokenface on Aug 20 2014, 05:35:22 PM wrote:
hiimstacey on Aug 20 2014, 05:15:20 PM wrote:I just checked The BFG. I used to love watching it as a kid.
I believe Spielberg is making a version of that soon.
Really? I hope he does it justice - Roald Dahl is one of few good things to come out of my country

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#180

Post by Fergenaprido » August 27th, 2014, 5:31 am

I was looking at the most-voted films on imdb that I didn't already have in my watchlist, and discovered Bend It Like Beckham was not rated or in my spreadsheet. I watched it at least a decade ago and I'm surprised I didn't check it before now, as I rather liked it.

Found another one: Shanghai Noon
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » August 30th, 2014, 7:07 pm

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Post by Jay Mars » September 2nd, 2014, 10:14 pm

Another I missed checking: La ultima cena / The Last Supper (1976). Saw this years ago in a Latin American History in Film class years ago. The owner of a Cuban sugar plantation has a weird religious complex and asks his brutal overseer to invite 12 slaves for a dinner, a sort of reenactment of the Last Supper. Philosophizing, theologizing, and uprising ensues. I remember really liking it at the time, but it only has 36 checks? :blink: I may need to rewatch it.

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Post by zuma » September 3rd, 2014, 12:17 am

Came across a personal list of box office #1's (or something like that). There was a ton of shit from the late 70's and mid 80's that I had not checked like, "Every Which Way but Loose', Private Parts", "Backdraft", "The Money Pit", etc. 23 checks in total with 3 of those official checks.

Funny how I was recently thinking there would not be any more of these forgotten/missed checks.

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Post by Jay Mars » September 3rd, 2014, 1:43 am

zuma on Sep 2 2014, 06:17:29 PM wrote:Funny how I was recently thinking there would not be any more of these forgotten/missed checks.


I have that thought all the time, but it never turns out to be true. I wonder how many more there are out there.

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Post by hiimstacey » September 3rd, 2014, 2:27 am

Checked Audition (1999) a few days back. Saw it in 2011 I think. I remember searching for 'best Japanese horrors'. And now just checked Kung Fu Hustle (2004). My brother and I used to watch this all the time and laugh our asses off. Had a rewatch last year and might sneak another in soon.. such a good, fun film. :happy:

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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2014, 6:11 am

zuma on Sep 2 2014, 06:17:29 PM wrote:Came across a personal list of box office #1's (or something like that). There was a ton of shit from the late 70's and mid 80's that I had not checked like, "Every Which Way but Loose', Private Parts", "Backdraft", "The Money Pit", etc. 23 checks in total with 3 of those official checks.


Link please...
Those are the kind of lists that have the most forgotten checks for me, because a lot of those 70's and 80's aired on TV in the 90's, when I didn't keep track of anything I watched on TV.
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Post by mathiasa » September 3rd, 2014, 8:08 am

blades of glory.

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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2014, 6:24 pm

Gorillas in the mist
Saw it a long time ago.
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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2014, 6:31 pm

Child's play

I don't know why that wasn't checked. Not something you forget that easy.

I'm going through a box-office list like zuma did a few days back. Probably saw a bunch more, but I really can't remember which episodes of Police Academy or Planet of the Apes, or whatever multi-sequel movies I did or did not see.
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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2014, 6:39 pm

Death becomes her
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Post by joachimt » September 3rd, 2014, 6:46 pm

Honey I blew up the kid

That's exactly the terrible stuff I watched when I had my first TV at 16 years old.
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Post by joachimt » September 11th, 2014, 9:41 pm

The thorn birds. I noticed it in rfnaples' Hidden Gems list. I saw it over 20 years ago, I think even twice. My mother loved this and I watched it with her.
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Post by tommy_leazaq » September 12th, 2014, 3:59 am

Transformers: Age of Extinction.

Whenever I watch a movie in theatre, I immediately check it once I reach home. But this movie is so terrible that my mind must have gone complete blank and forgot the very existence of ICM/IMDb etc.

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Post by Noirville » September 19th, 2014, 5:03 pm

I just checked a ton of unremarkable movies: Van Helsing, Twilight, Rush Hour 2, Chicken Little, The Polar Express, Marley & Me, Enemy of the State, Deep Impact, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Bucket List, Get Him to the Greek, Girl Interrupted, Flubber, The Ninth Gate, George of the Jungle, Rush Hour 3 and The Meaning of Life.

Seen them all years ago (except Marley & Me which was recent but it seems I forgot to check it) and only checked them now thanks to the list of my unchecked movies sorted by most checks from others. I'm sure there's more but it got tiresome after page 25 or so.

Some of these are quite embarrassing. :sweat:

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Post by te18 » September 19th, 2014, 5:24 pm

I only recently checked The Fattest Man in Britain (2009), as well as a couple of short films that I missed when trying to check all my Criticker rankings (of which there's probably still a couple of dozen I haven't caught). Watched it when it first aired, Timothy Spall was pretty good in it and the drama was notable for its soundtrack being a Badly Drawn Boy album, which he wrote specifically for use in the show.

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Post by Armoreska » September 19th, 2014, 7:48 pm

Noirville on Sep 19 2014, 11:03:38 AM wrote:I just checked a ton of unremarkable movies: Van Helsing, Twilight, Rush Hour 2, Chicken Little, The Polar Express, Marley & Me, Enemy of the State, Deep Impact, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Bucket List, Get Him to the Greek, Girl Interrupted, Flubber, The Ninth Gate, George of the Jungle, Rush Hour 3 and The Meaning of Life.
Most of these movies are remarkable in different ways, good or of dubious variety. Don't you like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life?
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Post by joachimt » September 19th, 2014, 8:07 pm

10 things I hate about you (1999)

My wife is watching this at the moment. Absolutely sure I watched it on TV somewhere around 2001.
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Post by Noirville » September 19th, 2014, 9:10 pm

Armoreska on Sep 19 2014, 01:48:04 PM wrote:Don't you like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life?
I just don't understand the appeal of Monty Python. Most of it just isn't funny at all. I read that people praise the series for being sharp, witty and daring. I'll admit to daring, but otherwise I just see juvenile and trashy humor.

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Post by Cippenham » September 19th, 2014, 11:21 pm

Jay Mars on Aug 9 2014, 07:12:33 PM wrote:I just found out about the mini-series too and definitely need to see it too.
The Life and Loves of a She-Devil (1986), yes I saw it, it was good but weird, and yes I have checked it now as I saw it a long time ago!

Also checked Firefox as I saw that a long time ago too...
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Post by Gershwin » September 23rd, 2014, 10:28 pm

Armoreska on Sep 19 2014, 01:48:04 PM wrote:
Noirville on Sep 19 2014, 11:03:38 AM wrote:I just checked a ton of unremarkable movies: Van Helsing, Twilight, Rush Hour 2, Chicken Little, The Polar Express, Marley & Me, Enemy of the State, Deep Impact, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Bucket List, Get Him to the Greek, Girl Interrupted, Flubber, The Ninth Gate, George of the Jungle, Rush Hour 3 and The Meaning of Life.
Most of these movies are remarkable in different ways, good or of dubious variety. Don't you like Monty Python's The Meaning of Life?
Besides The Meaning of Life being awesome, I had a crush on Petra Yared for months after watching Journey to the Center of the Earth. :wub:
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