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Just killing time [Jul. 4th, 2005|10:17 pm]
Zoethe
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I'm not displeased at having missed the ones I missed, lemme tell you.

Italicize the ones you've seen and Bold the ones you actually liked.

1. Titanic (1997) - $600,779,824
2. Star Wars (1977) - $460,935,665
3. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - $434,949,459

4. Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) - $431,065,444
5. Spider-Man (2002) - $403,706,375
6. Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) - $377,019,252

7. Passion of the Christ, The (2004) - $370,025,697
8. Jurassic Park (1993) - $356,784,000
9. Shrek 2 (2004) - $356,211,000
10. Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) - $340,478,898
11. Finding Nemo (2003) - $339,714,367
12. Forrest Gump (1994) - $329,691,196
13. Lion King, The (1994) - $328,423,001
14. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) - $317,557,891
15. Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) - $313,837,577

16. Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) - $310,675,583
17. Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - $309,125,409
18. Independence Day (1996) - $306,124,059
19. Pirates of the Caribbean (2003) - $305,411,224
20. Sixth Sense, The (1999) - $293,501,675
21. Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - $290,158,751

22. Home Alone (1990) - $285,761,243
23. Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) - $281,492,479

24. Shrek (2001) - $267,652,016
25. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - $261,970,615

26. How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) - $260,031,035
27. Jaws (1975) - $260,000,000
28. Monsters, Inc. (2001) - $255,870,172
29. Batman (1989) - $251,188,924
30. Men in Black (1997) - $250,147,615
31. Toy Story 2 (1999) - $245,823,397

32. Bruce Almighty (2003) - $242,589,580
33. Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - $242,374,454
34. Twister (1996) - $241,700,000
35. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) - $241,437,427
36. Ghost Busters (1984) - $238,600,000

37. Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - $234,760,500
38. Cast Away (2000) - $233,630,478

39. Lost World: Jurassic Park, The (1997) - $229,074,524
40. Signs (2002) - $227,965,690
41. Rush Hour 2 (2001) - $226,138,454
42. Mrs. Doubtfire (1993) - $219,200,000
43. Ghost (1990) - $217,631,306

44. Aladdin (1992) - $217,350,219
45. Saving Private Ryan (1998) - $216,119,491
46. Mission: Impossible II (2000) - $215,397,30
47. X2 (2003) - $214,948,780

48. Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002) - $213,079,163
49. Back to the Future (1985) - $210,609,762
50. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) - $205,399,422
51. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) - $204,843,350
52. Exorcist, The (1973) - $204,565,000
53. Mummy Returns, The (2001) - $202,007,640

54. Armageddon (1998) - $201,573,391

55. Gone with the Wind (1939) - $198,655,278
56. Pearl Harbor (2001) - $198,539,855
57. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) - $197,171,806
58. Toy Story (1995) - $191,800,000

59. Men in Black II (2002) - $190,418,803
60. Gladiator (2000) - $187,670,866

61. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) - $184,925,485
62. Dances with Wolves (1990) - $184,208,848
63. Batman Forever (1995) - $184,031,112
64. Fugitive, The (1993) - $183,875,760
65. Ocean's Eleven (2001) - $183,405,771

66. What Women Want (2000) - $182,805,123
67. Perfect Storm, The (2000) - $182,618,434
68. Liar Liar (1997) - $181,395,380
69. Grease (1978) - $181,360,000
70. Jurassic Park III (2001) - $181,166,115
71. Mission: Impossible (1996) - $180,965,237
72. Planet of the Apes (2001) - $180,011,740
73. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) - $179,870,271
74. Pretty Woman (1990) - $178,406,268
75. Tootsie (1982) - $177,200,000

76. Top Gun (1986) - $176,781,728
77. There's Something About Mary (1998) - $176,483,808
78. Ice Age (2002) - $176,387,405

79. Crocodile Dundee (1986) - $174,635,000
80. Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) - $173,585,516
81. Elf (2003) - $173,381,405
82. Air Force One (1997) - $172,888,056
83. Rain Man (1988) - $172,825,435
84. Apollo 13 (1995) - $172,071,312
85. Matrix, The (1999) - $171,383,253
86. Beauty and the Beast (1991) - $171,301,428
87. Tarzan (1999) - $171,085,177
88. Beautiful Mind, A (2001) - $170,708,996
89. Chicago (2002) - $170,684,505

90. Three Men and a Baby (1987) - $167,780,960
91. Meet the Parents (2000) - $166,225,040
92. Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) - $165,500,000
93. Hannibal (2001) - $165,091,464
94. Catch Me If You Can (2002) - $164,435,221
95. Big Daddy (1999) - $163,479,795
96. Sound of Music, The (1965) - $163,214,286
97. Batman Returns (1992) - $162,831,698
98. Bug's Life, A (1998) - $162,792,677
99. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) - $161,963,000

100. Waterboy, The (1998) - $161,487,252
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-07-05 02:55 am (UTC)
Hmmm. You liked Titanic??
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 03:03 am (UTC)
When I saw it in the theatre, yes. I like Kate Winslet, and the boat sinking was impressive and sad. My memories of it have to do more with the other victims than the main characters, but it made an impact on me. I know, it's totally uncool to admit that these days. But considering it made a gazillion dollars, somebody had to have liked it!
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-07-05 03:07 am (UTC)
I though it was all teenage girls who saw it multiple times :) Are you secretly 24? :)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 03:11 am (UTC)
Yeah, that's it. I'm masquerading as a 47-year-old woman. It's my disguise.

Remember, even teenage girls don't have THAT much money. [g]
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-07-05 03:20 am (UTC)
I kind of want to be a 37 year old woman masquerading as a 24 year old. Where can I get one of those bodies?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 03:26 am (UTC)
Don't bother. There's a lot of maintenance involved, as I have come to learn.
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[User Picture]From: libco
2005-07-05 03:59 am (UTC)
And it gets worse don't it?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 06:34 am (UTC)
Oh, yeah. (Replying at this time of night due to exercise-induced insomnia.)
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-07-06 05:52 am (UTC)
I detested the main story, but some of the scenes really worked. The old couple who peacefully lay in each other's arms (based on a true story) was touching, and god, the British accented man bravely telling his little girl "This is the boat for mummies and children--there'll be another boat for daddies later" brings tears to my eyes just thinking about it (it probably didn't help that the kid was about the age my daughter was when I saw it.).

Overall, though, I don't think I'd bold it. IMO, there was a REALLY good movie in there, and I wish James Cameron had extracted it.
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[User Picture]From: theonlykow
2005-07-05 06:09 am (UTC)
Awwww, Elf is one of my favourite holiday movies. I hate Will Ferrel, and I thought he so was just so... perfect. That's a bit telling, haha.

Also, the beginning has these adorable clay creatures looking sad as Buddy goes away, and the penguin and polar bear are waving, saying, "Bye, Buddy. Bye." Then the polar bear starts crying and the penguin pats him on the back, "There there. There there." Oh my God. It had me bawling. I hardly ever cry and it was like... sobbing, body wracking tears. Just thinking about it gets my eyes watering.

...so yeah. Go catch that shit. Oh, and Liar, Liar was shockingly decent, too.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 06:37 am (UTC)
I've heard that it was good, and have meant to catch it, Liar Liar, and Bruce Almighty. The Adam Sandler movies were the ones I was thinking of when I said that - the hazard of doing such a long meme while watching a movie!
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[User Picture]From: theonlykow
2005-07-05 07:20 am (UTC)
In as plain (and crude) a way as I can, fuck Adam Sandler. I really, truly hated almost every movie he's been in.

Liar Liar was above average, and Bruce Almighty had some good points but overally wasn't really memorable - that means it failed to me, haha.
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[User Picture]From: peterchayward
2005-07-05 08:53 am (UTC)
Have you seen Spanglish?
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[User Picture]From: theonlykow
2005-07-05 08:59 am (UTC)
Yeah, and hence the "almost every movie," haha. Spanglish was decent, and while I'm not going to be running out and buying it any time soon, I have to admit it was far from his normal trite comedy - possibly why he wasn't that major a character. That being said, I still didn't feel anything remotely close to affection for him. If anything, I really felt neutral towards his character. A step up from loathing, I suppose.
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[User Picture]From: peterchayward
2005-07-05 09:00 am (UTC)
lol! "I'm not going to be running out and buying it" - that's exactly what I'm doing, after seeing it for the first time two days ago. I loved and adored it.


I admit that Adam Sandler wasn't terrific, but he got the job done, and the other actors were so great that it makes up for it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 09:32 am (UTC)
I have tried to watch movies with him and can't get through them. I did want to watch 50 First Dates, which we bought for the kids, but somehow we lost the disk. I feel it is the gods intervening to protect me.
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[User Picture]From: theonlykow
2005-07-05 09:42 am (UTC)
Oooooh, proved me wrong you did. 50 First Dates was a shockingly touching, excellent movie that even he couldn't destroy.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 11:09 am (UTC)
Since I love Drew Barrymore I will probably see it eventually.
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[User Picture]From: weirman
2005-07-05 02:59 pm (UTC)
Wow, I'm amazed at how many of those I've seen. And I liked Titanic too. I don't like Adam Sandler much, and I don't care much for Jim Carrey either, though I did like Bruce Almighty.
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[User Picture]From: cosmicbandit
2005-07-05 07:11 am (UTC)
I can't stand Jim Carrey and I thought Liar Liar was pretty funny.
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-07-06 05:57 am (UTC)
Ditto. I had no plans to watch it, but I was doing graphics on the computer, listening to the end of Phantom of the Paradise on a cable channel I don't really get, but can hear clearly and watch squiggly. Liar, Liar came on next, and I didn't feel like turning it off. By the time I was done, I was sucked in to the story. I don't like Jim Carrey, but his particular over-the-top slapstick excess was perfect for the plotline. Actually, I was impressed by how low-key and likeable he was in Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
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[User Picture]From: kathrynrose
2005-07-05 11:17 am (UTC)
I don't generally like Jim Carrey, but I like religious humor, so I saw Bruce Almighty, and was pleasantly surprised. It was funny. When I watched the deleted scenes, I was glad they deleted them, because they really dipped into the stupid, but the movie itself was enjoyable for me.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-07-05 11:23 am (UTC)
Ferrett got it from Netflicks, but I didn't make myself clear that I wanted to see it and so alas, it went back in the mail. Some day.
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[User Picture]From: wyrrlen
2005-07-05 04:39 pm (UTC)
Of the ones you haven't seen, I'd definitely say Bruce Almighty is the best with Elf being a good one to catch next. Of course, most everyone else said the same already.

You'd think my post from today on movies I need to see soon was inspired by your meme, and I wish I could give it credit, but instead I'll just say there was amazing serendipity between my posting and reading my friend's list. It must be the fourth of july or something....all of those movies on TNT, right?
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