The Perfect Movie

cbphoto

Gold Member
ESPECIALLY Nurse Jackie (but I haven't actually seen it).

But you have reminded me of something......

SCRUBS is probably my fave TV show of all time. Apart from it's amazing humour, it kinda is more accurate than anything else.
The first five seasons of Nurse Jackie is a very decent dramatic exploration into addition. The actress does a great job of portraying an addict. After season 5, it loses its direction and isn't worth the time, IMO.

I've not seen Scrubs, I just know it's a comedy.

My favorite TV show is/was Breaking Bad. Great writing, great acting, great photography.

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I have an uncle who, in the 1970s, manufactured methamphetamine in pill form. His product was so pure the DEA thought the pills were being siphoned from pharmaceutical stock and they spent a few years interrogating the wrong people. Eventually, after a snitch leaked, they found him and his six cohorts cranking out tabs in their lab (a full-blown chemical lab with vapor hoods and a pill press, not some BS in a bathtub) and crashed the place with a SWAT team.

During my junior year in college at UCSB, I get a call from my mother. "Your uncle is in the federal penitentiary in Lompoc. You should visit him." I make the appointment, drive up to Lompoc, and he comes into the visitation room looking tan, buff, clean shaven and with pep in his step.
"WTF?" I ask.
"They call this place 'Club Fed'. There's weights, tennis, small putting green, and three meals a day. All of Nixon's men are here, too. It's not that bad."

He gets out early on good behavior. Fast forward a many decades and his woman of 18 years leaves him. He's destitute, sad, etc. I make the 10-hour drive to his place to hang with him and love him up. He had this hillbilly TV setup: an old CRT television plugged into an old laptop with the white-red-yellow video cable for a signal. It was garbage. I haul his ass to Best Buy and buy him a nice Sony HDTV with sound bar and sub-woofer, and a 1-year Netflix membership.

The first show I pull up on Netflix is Breaking Bad. By the end of the first episode he was hooked, and it was hilarious to watch him dig into the show. He understood why they call it "binge watching".

He's 76 now. When he's not prepping equipment and repair teams at ASP, he builds & rides choppers. That woman is long gone from his rearview.

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mrfingers

Senior Member
“Funny thing happened on the way to the forum” with Zero Mostel “Space Balls”, “Blazing Sattles” And anything with Peter Sellers
 

Benthedrummer

Junior Member
I loved when they finally switched the chest film around in the intro. Bothered me every time.
There are some accurate elements in that show........

1) Egotistical Consultant Physician

2) Junior Registrar doctor who seeks validation and attention from the egotistical Consultant Physician

3) The very inept junior Registrar

4) The gun-ho surgical team

5) The ridiculous shift hours

6) The nurses who know more than anyone else

7) the nurse who needs to know everyone else's business.

8) the inability to maintain healthy, long lasting relationships.
 
Definitely Shawshank Redemption for me. Since being in isolation I’ve rewatched it and man.... the feels. Ive been trying to convince my kids to watch it, they just roll their eyes at me. One day I’ll sit them down and we’ll watch it together.
 

cbphoto

Gold Member
Definitely Shawshank Redemption for me. Since being in isolation I’ve rewatched it and man.... the feels. Ive been trying to convince my kids to watch it, they just roll their eyes at me. One day I’ll sit them down and we’ll watch it together.
Back in c.2003, my kids became interested when IMDB placed it #1 in their database. I dig that it’s based on a Stephen King short story.
 

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
Here I sit, last day at the end of a nice long break, before returning to {groan} work.

Watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
It occurred to me while watching it today, this movie is perfect. The story, characters, music, editing, the direction... all perfect.
It never gets old. From beginning to end, it never skips a beat on being entertaining.
This movie could be on at any point and I would just sit down and watch it.

What’s your Perfect Movie?
That was the movie that made me want to go to America. ☺
 

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
Flight of the Phoenix - has that Johnny Cash song "I've Been Everywhere" at the beginning. Also has severe weather sounds that can put you to sleep, for those that use movies to fall asleep.
I saw this film in theaters when it was released. Loved it.

I watched it again a few years ago. It's about a rotten teenager that lies to his parents, manipulates his friends for his own personal enjoyment, and treats his girlfriend like crap.
We preferred you as a teenager.
 

Yamaha Rider

Well-known member
Here I sit, last day at the end of a nice long break, before returning to {groan} work.

Watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
It occurred to me while watching it today, this movie is perfect. The story, characters, music, editing, the direction... all perfect.
It never gets old. From beginning to end, it never skips a beat on being entertaining.
This movie could be on at any point and I would just sit down and watch it.

What’s your Perfect Movie?
Anyone put off by subtitles or French cinema needs to see Amelie.
Visually endlessly creative, hilarious, clever, sexy and beautiful and moving.

And I remember seeing Kickass and thinking I couldn't remember anything so entertaining for a long time. A ten year old girl slaughtering a whole posse of hit men shouldn't be fun, but trust me on this ...

Coogan's Bluff. Linny Raven, 60s New York and a Cowboy Cop. Cool.

Life of Brian. Monty Python tackling a Big Subject. He wasn't the Messiah though. He was just a very naughty boy.

What's Up Doc? PMSL Rollercoaster ride through San Fran when the cars were even longer than they were wide.
 

iCe

Senior Member
Star Wars fan here, but if i had to pick... there are 3 movies that pop to mind when i think about my fav movies and that i keep watching;

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Groundhog Day
The Emperors New Groove (Dutch voice-version)

Also really love both Hot Shots! movies and can't watch them without starting to laugh before anything funny happens, because i know what's coming haha. But my favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back
 

Jeremy Bender

Platinum Member
I'd have to say "Lincoln" with Daniel Day-Lewis

The only time I've ever cheered during and then later cried at the end of a movie.
 
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