Movies We’d Book If We Owned a Movie Theater

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firstmagnitude (6 years ago)
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Great fun to watch... how did I miss this one?! What a find!
czeidel (6 years ago)
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Straight Time and The Long Good Friday are both available on Netflix instant streaming. Time to check them out.
gradepoint (6 years ago)
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Just watched Straight Time, on the basis of this show. Very well made, great performances.
clem0822 (6 years ago)
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I have to see that one as well. Also this is the second time The Long Good Friday has been mentioned in one these treasured shows. I’m adding that one to my must see list. My great thanks gradepoint.
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brassplanet (6 years ago)
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Thanks for this GP. A theater with this selection would be pretty darn sweet.

Especially liked the My Dinner with Andre clip, one of my favorites in the movie. The first half of the flick is nice...with Andre telling fascinating stories and Wally nodding along, but the movie really kicks into a second gear when this little arguement about whether or not to use an electric blanket happens. It’s a small thing, but it takes Wally from being a patient listener, to an active participent in a wonderful conversation...the second half of the flick.

brassplanet (6 years ago)
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I’m in the middle about the electric blanket issue. I’m with Andre, that I don’t trust technology enough to use one, but I disagree that it desensitizes you the point that you don’t know which season it is. His arguement "If you’re cold, then you know it’s cold." is sily if you have an electric blanket. If you have one, and you are comfortable, then you know it’s cold. If you have one, and you’re hot, then you know it’s not cold...at which point you would turn the electric blanket off.
gradepoint (6 years ago)
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I admit that I’ve yet to ever see My Dinner With Andre. I’m putting in on my list of movies to see this year.
DJ_Burke (6 years ago)
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I like the theme of the show, and it’s still nothing like I’ve seen before. I think it’s especially refreshing for Gene Siskel to say that he never had any ambition to be an actor or director, but he wanted to own a movie theater. More review shows should be like this one still.

However, I could not disagree more with Mr. Siskel on the movie "Hair". I thought there were some good parts about "Hair", but as a whole, the musical felt a bit too forced at times, and some of the musical numbers felt out of place. Plus, the LSD scene should have given the movie an R-rating.
roygerdodger (3 years ago)
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If I owned a movie theater, some of the movies I would book are "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World", "The Thief and the Cobbler", "The Princess Bride", "Ed Wood", "The Dark Crystal" and "Labyrinth".
QuoteUnquoteSir (6 years ago)
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I don’t think "My Dinner with Andre" just got better in the second half of the movie beginning with the electric blanket conversation. Actually, I thought it was horrible UNTIL that part, which was the point when the movie started getting good!

I hated Andre’s lame and boring stories about his theater group. It was only when he and Wally started discussing some actually deep, thoughtful, and insightful philosophical ideas about life in general that the movie came to life.

This is one of the best examples of a movie that starts off very dull and plodding, really hits its stride in the middle, then stays solid until the end.
Archer (6 years ago)
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The Long Good Friday is great!
yord (5 years ago)
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@QuoteUnquoteSir

You are so right on many accounts, but I think Andre’s stories are critical in order to get a good grasp on the things that these two talk about, and so in that perspective, they are exactly what both you and Wally need--a set of ideas different from yours to bounce yours off of. While you and I may want to react earlier than Wally would, it’s still necessary for us to hear what Andre has to say about what he’s experienced. It helps you experience the same catharsis that Wally feels when he gets a taxi ride home afterwards.

And weren’t you at all riveted by Andre’s live burial story at least?
Heath Mitchell (4 years ago)
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Siskel and Ebert are sort of like My Dinner with Andre, about movies, with clips. They carry out truly wonderful conversations. And the clips are shown to simply illustrate what they are talking about, but you don’t get the full idea until you see the whole film. Wonderful show.
Packman1294 (4 years ago)
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Fantastic episode that really shows the movie lover in both guys. Guess that is why I enjoy these shows more than anything out there today. These guys didn’t worship celebrities, gossip, talk about who’s doing what with who, and all that kind of nonsense, they just loved movies. While I may not always agree with what one or both had to say, I always love hearing it.

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Movies they pick are Gene’s choices: Straight Time, Hair, My Dinner with Andre. Roger’s choices: The Buddy Holly Story, Nosferatu, The Long Good Friday. Fun trivia: If you know...

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