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Drop everything and watch: Movies

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Killick, May 10, 2008.

  1. Killick

    Killick Well-Known Member

    Yeah -- another movie thread. Well, not getting much done this afternoon thanks to the local station that's airing "In the Line of Fire." Eastwood, Malkovich, Rene Russo. For me, this is one of those movies that, when it's on, I drop everything I'm doing to watch. It's so damned good, even in the edited-for-TV version. Another for me is "Final Countdown," in which an aircraft carrier goes through a loophole in time to Dec. 6, 1941 in the Pacific. A little cheesy, but I drop everything and watch.

    So, SportsJournalists.commers, what are your "drop everything" movies?
  2. John

    John Well-Known Member


    But not because it's good.
  3. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I can never remember the name of that damn movie, but I always watch it when it's on TV.
  4. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    malkovich was insanely good. and i'd watch russo if she was reading a phone book.

    my list begins with "the godfather, I or II."

    also, "the deer hunter," "butch cassidy and the sundance kid," "the sting," and anything from early woody allen through "annie hall."

    but the list probably runs up to 100, so i do plenty of channel-surfing.
    and will agree with many that end up listed on this thread.
  5. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    I FINALLY saw Zodiac.

    Downey steals the picture.

    Big surprise.
  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member




    Most South Park episodes (I know not a movie).

    The Natural

    Slap Shot
  7. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member

    Uncle Buck
  8. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    LA Confidential
    The Godfather I and II
    Reservoir Dogs
    High Fidelity
    When Harry Met Sally
    Star Wars, any of them. I'm that ate up with it.
    Band of Brothers
  9. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    "Raiders of the Lost Ark" (which I'm watching as I type this) and "Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade" FWIW, Temple of Doom blows.

    "Animal House"

    "Major League"

    "Grosse Pointe Blank" (when it's on, which is never)

    The Star Wars original trilogy.
  10. DougDascenzo

    DougDascenzo Member

    What, Bob, no "Office Space?"

    And I have to add "Tombstone," "Major League," "The Princess Bride" and "Final Shot: The Hank Gathers Story" to my list.
  11. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Hell, I never see it on. But yeah I'd have to throw that one in there, too. It's late and I'm tired. Same with Raiders...

    Oh, and porn.
  12. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    on encore as we type. 8) 8) 8)
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