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Old 12-28-2005, 07:00 AM
diebitter diebitter is offline
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It's ok the first time but I don't get the obsession with it. I think it is one of those movies people say they love just to sound cool

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No, it's definitely not.

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I remember raising this movie in OOT some time back cos I love it so much, but I thought it was sort of unknown/a sleeper to most. It was a very pleasant surprise to hear how many OOTers liked it - I thought it was pretty obscure till that point. And I was cheered greatly when it came top of the 'best Christmas film' poll.

I think it's not well known in the UK (but we love it in our house). So when I tell people about it here, I definitely don't look cool, just a typical gushing film geek.
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Old 12-28-2005, 10:30 AM
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I watched it in the theater at midnight this year, as Christmas Eve turned into Christmas. I love when he's writing his theme and after reading his first sentence, which just describes the gun, he mutters, "Wow, that's great."
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:21 AM
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My favorite scene has to be the kid's eye view of Santa's boot to the face.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:33 AM
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This movie is a classic xmas movie. Your opinion sucks.

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Agreed - it might be guilty of overexposure since TBS/TNT decided to play it around the clock 10-15 years ago, but when you look at most of the other crappy Xmas movies out there this is the best of the bunch.
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Old 12-28-2005, 11:36 AM
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My favorite scene has to be the kid's eye view of Santa's boot to the face.

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Old 12-28-2005, 11:59 AM
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I don't like it either. I prefer:

Lethal Weapon
Miracle on 34th Street
It's a Wonderful Life
pretty much any version of a Christmas Carol
the claymation Rudolph with the yeti and the gay elf dentist
Charlie Brown with the [censored] tree
claymation Frosty
Silent Night Deadly Night
Silent Night Deadly Night 2
Silent Night Deadly Night 3
Silent Night Deadly Night 4
Silent Night Deadly Night 5

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Old 12-28-2005, 12:02 PM
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I don't like it either. I prefer:

Lethal Weapon
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Interesting. Where does "Die Hard" fit on this list?
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:04 PM
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People always say Die Hard and Lethal Weapon for Chrimbo action, so here's a prop for 'Long Kiss Goodnight' - I love this one!
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Old 12-28-2005, 12:11 PM
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I don't like it either. I prefer:

Lethal Weapon
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Interesting. Where does "Die Hard" fit on this list?

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I'm really not much of a Die Hard fan, and it doesn't really feel like a Christmas movie to me. For some reason Lethal Weapon did, perhaps because I used to be generally depressed around the holidays.

Maybe it's just Bruce Willis, since I can't think of a movie he was in outside of The Jackal that I enjoy at all. I'll imdb him and see if I can find any others that I'm forgetting. Maybe Unbreakable.

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