A Good Movie  

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10/4/2005 10:13 am

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3/5/2006 9:27 pm

A Good Movie

Sometimes we just can't really have what we want. I find a good movie can be a decent distraction during those times. For me, there are five movies that no matter how many times I watch them provoke great emotion. Thanks to the wonderful people at ‘Stars’, ‘Showtime’ and ‘Spike’ I was able to see 3 of the 5. Here’s my top 5. What movies do it for you?

The Color Purple - Come on am I the only man out there who cried when Whoopi Goldberg found the hidden letters or when she first was reunited with her children? How about Shug going back to church singing that song?

Love Jones - Hey, I am a stage poet. I know the power of well-spoken words; and yes, there is more to write about than S… E… X!

Glory - No this is not the 1800’s but any black person in their late 30’s or older can’t say that bit of history doesn’t inspire some emotion.

Black Hawk Down - I’m a veteran. I volunteered for assignment in Somalia; but was told that my specialty wasn’t needed. I had friends over there. Nuff said!!!

Enter the Dragon - Who else remembers ‘Kung Fu Theater’ on Saturday mornings.

rm_deaminveni 51M
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10/4/2005 11:59 am

The Color Purple is certainly great, but for tear jerkers how about (in no particular order):

"The Day They Gave Babies Away"
"It's a Wonderful Life"
"The Notebook"

Must try Love Jones and Glory. Black Hawk Down is OK, but I prefer the cassics like Platoon or Full Metal Jacket for shear power and emotion.

Enter the Dragon - Top stuff. 'nuf said!

Straycatsetsuko 62F

10/4/2005 1:23 pm

I didn't cry, I got a headache from The Color Purple. It can be that bad to be a woman.

Not into war movies, but Schindler's List, while not seen for entertainment, is excellent. I couldn't watch Platoon, I lost a friend in 'Nam, and saw my childhood friends come home too changed. Some of them were like walking dead. I lasted about half an hour into that movie.

Enter the Dragon was one of the better Kung Fu movies, but I like Crouching tiger Hidden dragon, which had something in it for everyone. Great movie.

I liked Altered States, which is on my profile. This was a scientist doing this stuff, not some guy who hangs out at charnel houses, and leaves his arm in the air for a year or so. I probably got a lot out of it because I'd done similar things, but didn't get those kind of results. Which is okay, by the way.

Leaving Normal was good, too. Former cross country hitch hiker got a lot out of that one, too.


10/5/2005 6:06 am

I heart,

I agree the book was more wonderful than the movie. Which is a truism that I discovered only after having see the movie.


I'll have to check out the three you suggested. Have to be honest I've never heard of any of those before.


I agree Crouching Tiger has to be one of the top ten kung fu flicks. I also enjoyed platoon but, havent seen Altered States or Leaving Normal

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