Tonight, Kazuko and I watched the movie "Close Encounters of the Third Kind."

Surprisingly, that was the first time that I have seen that movie. I was really pleased with that one. I like Richard Dreyfuss. Besides "What About Bob," "Close Encounters" may be my favorite movie that he's in. I was never able to catch that CBS show he was in last year. That may be a blessing in disguise since it was cancelled rather quickly.

This will have made two nights in a row that my wife and I have stayed home and watched movies on television. Last night we watched a biographical movie about Michael Landon. I had sworn up-and-down to Kazuko that Michael Landon was gay. I later found out that I had confused my television dads. I had confused Michael Landon with Robert Reed. Who'd have known? ...

When Michael Landon was portrayed in the movie as a womanizer, I had told my wife that he was just "overcompensating," and she would see. Of course I was proven wrong. Go figure...

My five favorite movies that I can think of right now are:
1. JFK
2. Lolita
3. The Graduate
4. Heaven Can Wait
5. An Officer and a Gentleman

I think that I am in the mood to watch JFK about 2-3 times per year. Are there any movies that you can see over and over again without getting bored?
on Nov 02, 2003
The Princess Bride. I can watch that movie over and over. Mandy Patinkin as the Spaniard is a brilliantly cast role. The humour in that movie is so smarmy and kitschy you can't help but laugh. Spinal Tap is another that I never tire of.
on Nov 02, 2003
Yeah, "The Princess Bride" was good. There is always something new in that movie every time that I see it.

Whenever I think of Mandy Patinkin, I always envision his character on "Chicago Hope." Sometimes the writers on that show had to stretch certain storylines to ensure that Mandy got a chance to show off his singing voice.

I am not sure about "Spinal Tap." It was really fun the first time that I saw it, but on subsequent viewings it wasn't so interesting.
on Nov 02, 2003
Michael Landon's best role was "Little Joe", but then again I might just be dating myself with this post.
on Nov 03, 2003
"The Princess Bride" of course. I watch that at least once per year - which is a LOT for somebody who generally watches movies and then forgets them an hour or so later.

"Casablanca"'s another one.
on Nov 04, 2003
Jamie, have you ever watched Super troopers? Thats one of my favorites. I have another recommendation: Boondock Saints. It is sorto of a B-film, but I suggest watching it, I love it! Have a happy day!
on Nov 04, 2003
I don't know, I wouldn't call "Boondock Saints" a B movie. Just a really unknown one. And I agree, VERY worth watching. I also Like "Chocolat" with Johnny Depp. Really excellent film.

Oh, and wel all agree about "Princess Bride", I just LOVE Mandy Patinkin in that. In fact, I like just about everyone in it.
on Nov 05, 2003
All I have to say is: "Have fun storming the castle!!!"

My favorite movies: (in no particular order) Caddyshack (Hey Whitey, where's your hat?), History of the World Part 1 (It's good to be the King!), Blazing Saddles (Excuse me while I whip this out...), Pulp Fiction (Royale with Cheese), Casablanca (Here's looking at you, kid), every Monty Python movie ever made (I object that you automatically treat me like an inferior...), Time Bandits (Oh no, I need fruit...), Animal House (Double-secret probation... toga, toga, toga!!!), Happy Gilmore (The price is wrong, bitch...), Clerks (I'm not supposed to be here, today), Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back (Hey, who wants to suck off a fat man in a trench coat???)...

Um, it is getting late. That's it. Good topic.
on Nov 05, 2003
Hey there Rob Burns. I think that you've got good picks there. I am a big "Caddyshack" fan too. I don't know how many times I have seen that!

"Happy Gilmore," "Pulp Fiction," and Monty Python movies (especially "The Life of Brian") are fantastic. Surprisingly though, I don't think that I am able to watch "Pulp Fiction" over and over. It didn't age as well for me as I would have expected.

"Kill Bill" is an interesting movie because the more time that passes from the time that I saw the movie, the more I found that I liked it. I was a bit horrified at first, but as I looked back on the movie, I found it wasn't so bad. If that was intentional, congratulations to Quentin Tarantino.

Thanks for responding