SHERDOG MOVIE CLUB: Let's pick the Week 120 movie!

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Let's pick the week 120 Movie

Poll closed Aug 17, 2018.
  1. 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    9.5%
  2. The Shining (1980)

    19.0%
  3. Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    9.5%
  4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

    61.9%
  1. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    Here's a quick list of all movies watched by the SMC. Or if you prefer, here's a more detailed examination.

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    The FNC speaks!
    So save an apocalypse... we're watching our third Kubrick flick in this club! Ah who am I kidding, not even an apocalypse can stop us now!


    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Stars: Keir Dullea, Gary Lockwood, William Sylvester

    Premise: Humanity finds a mysterious, obviously artificial object buried beneath the Lunar surface and, with the intelligent computer HAL 9000, sets off on a quest.




    The Shining (1980)

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Stars: Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Danny Lloyd

    Premise: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where an evil spiritual presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from the past and of the future.




    Full Metal Jacket (1987)

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Stars: Matthew Modine, R. Lee Ermey, Vincent D'Onofrio

    Premise: A pragmatic U.S. Marine observes the dehumanizing effects the Vietnam War has on his fellow recruits from their brutal boot camp training to the bloody street fighting in Hue.




    Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

    Director: Stanley Kubrick

    Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

    Premise: A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him.



    FrontNakedChoke's Top Theme for this Week is "Top 5 Stephen King Movies" (his other potential theme)
     
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  2. Cubo de Sangre

    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Wow. No clue how to vote here.

    • Pet Sematary
    • Stand By Me
    • Misery
    • The Running Man
    • Silver Bullet
     
  3. Yotsuya

    Yotsuya Purple Belt

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    Top-5 movies to capture the essence of Stephen King:
    Dreamcatcher
    Misery
    Stand by Me
    Pet Sematary
    Carrie
     
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    Andersons Foot CONSTABLE & Assistant Acting PWD GM 1st Class Platinum Member

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    This is tough.

    I’m at work and can’t put the thought necessary into a top 5 right now but one that seems to be overlooked is the mini series Storm of the Century. I really enjoyed it.

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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    I've watched three of the four within the past year, so this was an easy pick.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    And as for top five Stephen Kings, I'm going to include all adaptations of his works.

    1) The Shining
    2) Shawshank Redemption
    3) Misery
    4) The Running Man
    5) Green Mile

    Honorable Mention: Pet Sematary, Carrie (original), and The Dead Zone. Also give it up for the TV miniseries The Langoliers.
    Dishonorable Mention: Stand by Me, Lawnmower Man and the worst CGI ever, and Secret Window and the terrible tragedy of Johnny Depp trying to act.
     
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    ArtemV Gold Belt

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    Have only saw 'The Shining' so I picked this, all the others are super old lol
     
  8. europe1

    europe1 It´s a nice peninsula to Asia

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    1) The Shining (by a country mile)
    2) Misery
    3) Carrie
    4) Running Man
    5) Green Mile/Shawshank

    We have a rule of not stating what we voted for until the voting is over, so that the voting is anonymous.

    All but one of these films I've seen like... easily over 5 times. I don't think I've watched the Nominations of any week as much as these ones.

    What would you define the essence of King though? Besides being garishly overwritten, I mean? I think his most natural talent seems to be the ability of integrating supernatural phenomenon with otherwise mundane, or worldy settings, events or stories.

    It scared the Bejesus out of me as a kid. No idea if it holds up however.

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    [​IMG] good job of reading the rules, to me......
     
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    I used to read a lot of King as a teenager but not since, so I’m going by distand memory here. I stopped when The Stand came out and the whole phenomenon got out of hands. At best he used to be good at dwelling in embarrasment, disgust, obsession and supernatural terror I suppose.
     
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    Colm Feore with some masterful scenery chewing. A fine choice.

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    The Shining
    Misery
    Shawshank
    The Green Mile
    The Running Man

    Yeah, he's good at shifting between those things, like parallel universes bleeding into each other.

    But, imo, King's best asset is his knack for writing interesting and flawed characters in a way that rings true.
     
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    Top 5:
    The Shining
    Misery
    Shawshank
    IT (original)
    Carrie (original)
     
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    I'll take that as a compliment.

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    I meant to mention that that's what I meant in the OP.

    I actually like that movie. :oops:

    The Shining always stuck with me.
     
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    DAMN! The vote was a slam dunk in an unexpected direction! Boom goes the dynamite.
     
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    Yeah I wasn't expecting that but I'm down.

    Any outcome was cool with me.
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    It's the only one I want to watch again but didn't want to vote for. Weird. Yeah.
     
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    jei Danger Zone Admin Staff Member Forum Administrator

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    Yeah I've seen these all plenty of times. I think the one winning could lead to some very intriguing discussion, I'm curious the direction it will take.

    And as for the week I've seen all of the films the most times, this is probably in the top three.

    My Badass Action Movie week with Hard Boiled, The Raid, Die Hard, Commando and Rocky IV is easily my most watched week.

    Other frequent watched weeks include...
    Vertigo, Life of Brian, 2001 A Space Odyssey, and High Anxiety
    North by Northwest, Dial M for Murder, The Wrong Man, and Rope
    The Room, Manos Hands of Fate, Plan 9, and Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
    Halloween, Hellraiser, Nightmare on Elm Street, and Friday the 13th
    Last Exit to Brooklyn, Clockwork Orange, Henry Portrait of a Serial Killer, and Blue Velvet
     
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    Cubo de Sangre President of the War Room

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    Maybe I like you more than I thought.

    What was your pick there? Asking for a lazy friend who doesn't want to go back and look it up.
     
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