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Postby moira finnie » June 9th, 2007, 6:54 am

*hate* that movie, but I'm a fan of the book. High Fidelity was a good adaptation of a Nick Horny novel, but About a Boy was just awful.


Uh, gee, don't you mean Nick Hornby, Jon? I liked the book of About a Boy much better than the movie, since the book is full of amusingly acidic little asides and comments about the characters and the situations that never made it into the movie. The character played by Toni Collette seemed much less sympathetic in the movie too.

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Postby traceyk » June 9th, 2007, 10:13 am

feaito wrote:Truly guilty , guilty pleasures....which I have to watch until the end whenever they're on screen, cuz they sort of "catch me" completely: "Clueless" (Ufff how guilty I feel about this one :oops: ) and "Fifth Element" (just love it).



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Don't feel guilty--it's based on the Jane Austen novel Emma. And actually does a pretty good job following the plot--rich girl tries to makeover poor girl in order to fix her up with a rich boy; it doesn't work and the poor girl falls for someone from her own class; meanwhile, the rich girl goes for someone completely unavailable to her, whicle she misses the terrific guy who's right under her nose.

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Postby SSO Admins » June 9th, 2007, 11:06 am

moirafinnie wrote:Uh, gee, don't you mean Nick Hornby, Jon?


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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby Professional Tourist » March 2nd, 2009, 1:46 pm

A couple of my 'guilty pleasure' movies are Wild in the Streets and Looking for Mr. Goodbar (which I wish would be released on DVD). :D :D

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Postby TikiSoo » March 10th, 2009, 9:33 am

I love the sappy Fly Away Home, what's wrong in liking a kids movie without kids? All those Garland/Rooney films we call "classic" are just formula fare for kids. The fun Clueless falls into this catagory as well.

What I end up watching alone (just too embarassing) is Mystery Science Theater's really bad films. Girl in Gold Boots is a favorite, as is classic Joe Estavez in SoulTaker. I've even gotten really into the educational film shorts and buy DVD compilations from AV Geeks.

And all my friends know if they hear screetching Hindi coming from my house to turn around....I'm engaged in a 3 hour Bollywood expand-fest.

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Postby movieman1957 » March 10th, 2009, 11:20 am

TikiSoo wrote:I love the sappy Fly Away Home, what's wrong in liking a kids movie without kids?


Not a thing. I loved "The Princess Bride" and "Babe" before mine were old enough to know what was going on.
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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby charliechaplinfan » March 10th, 2009, 1:47 pm

I love Babe, nothing to feel guilty about :wink:

I love the Disney Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty.
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Postby rudyfan » March 10th, 2009, 4:39 pm

Thoroughly Modern Millie


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Postby mrsl » March 10th, 2009, 5:11 pm

Funny, I also like a lot of the movies you have all listed. The reason I call them 'guilty pleasures' is because when in a group, if I mention that I love the Free Willy movies, I get funny looks from others there. followed by 'those are kids movies', or something similar. I adore the Fieval movies about the little Russian mouse. I love all the Disney cartoon movies, and sometimes, since my granddaughter is now too 'old' to listen to 'that baby stuff' anymore, I often play the old CD's I bought for her which are still in my car. windows up of course. She listens to Hanna Montana on her ear phones, while I listen to 'favorite pre-school songs from the barnyard'.
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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby Mr. Arkadin » March 10th, 2009, 6:17 pm

Pulp (1972)
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For All Mankind (1989)
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Bird With the Crystal Plumage (1970)
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Across 110th Street (1972)
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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby knitwit45 » March 10th, 2009, 6:59 pm

rudyfan wrote:Thoroughly Modern Millie (ducking head now)


I special-ordered TMM from Borders, because I couldn't find it anywhere. The elevator dance just does me in every time. What's to be ashamed of loving a movie that lifts you up, makes you laugh, and erases the outside world for a small space of time?

I saw the road show of TMM at our fabulous outdoor theater, Starlight, a couple of years ago. It was great, but the movie is still the best. I do love the song "Forget about the Boy" from the new version.
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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby metsfan » March 11th, 2009, 12:15 am

For me I'd have to say it's "Death Becomes Her", "Sniper" and "The Mummy".

Professional Tourist, I've heard "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" is extremely shocking at the end. As a fan of Tom Berenger I'm also hoping it comes out on dvd to finally see it. I read he was disturbed after the filming.

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Postby srowley75 » March 11th, 2009, 1:54 pm

This past week I checked out a couple of films that would probably fit very well in this category - Deadlier Than the Male (1967) and Kiss the Girls and Make Them Die (1966), both attempts to cash in on the 1960s secret agent craze. (Only the first is available on DVD.)

The first featured Elke Sommer and Sylva Koscina as a pair of wily assassins working for supervillain Nigel Greene. Agent Bulldog Drummond (Richard Johnson) teams up with his horny young playboy nephew (Steve Carlson) to take them on (in this film they're a more swinging counterpart to Bruce Wayne and Dick Grayson). Johnson and Greene's final showdown on a gigantic chessboard is the movie's most impressive sequence. The movie's loads of fun as long as Sommer and Koscina are around. I found Johnson a bit of a drag as an agent, but the action moves at a decent pace.

The second, much more tongue-in-cheek, teams American agent Mike "Touch" Connors with British spy Dorothy Provine (weird casting) as they attempt to thwart evil Raf Vallone's attempt to use chemicals to sterilize the entire world (sparing himself, of course). Vallone's been kidnapping girls and cryogenically freezing them in a state of suspended animation so he'll be able to party when the time comes. Terry-Thomas has a meaty role as Provine's resourceful chauffeur. Lots of humor, much of it involving spy gadgetry.

Both films contained confrontation scenes where, in a moment of revelation, the hero said to the villain, "You're insane!"

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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby charliechaplinfan » March 11th, 2009, 3:18 pm

I like the humour of some of the Carry On Films, my favorites Carry on Camping and Carry on Abroad.
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Re: Your Movie 'Guilty Pleasures'

Postby Professional Tourist » March 11th, 2009, 9:21 pm

metsfan wrote:Professional Tourist, I've heard "Looking For Mr. Goodbar" is extremely shocking at the end. As a fan of Tom Berenger I'm also hoping it comes out on dvd to finally see it. I read he was disturbed after the filming.

I've read on the movie's message board at the IMDB that the obstacle in releasing to DVD is licensing the popular music used in the sound track. I don't understand why they would be able to resolve any music licensing issues to where they could release the picture on VHS and release a sound track CD, but not to where they could release the picture on DVD. Is a puzzlement. :)

I don't find the ending too shocking, although it is violent, but I've seen the movie many times, beginning when it was first released in theaters (I was in high school). After that, I would see it when it would be screened in revival houses around town, often in double feature with "Taxi Driver," but it's been many years since I've seen it.

I was first interested in this picture as a fan of Richard Kiley, but I came to appreciate all the main performances and the slice of life that it depicts. I think by now it would be a real, interesting time capsule.


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