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"Movies of the '90s"
 
   >>Can people remember a movie from the 1990s that they don't wish
>>they could forget?
>>
>
>From memory, and reading a list of "top 200 movies of the 1990's" I
>came up with a grand total of 9 movies from the 90's that I really
>enjoyed and don't wish to forget. For an entire decade, that's not
>very promising.
>
>
>Star Trek VI
>Galaxy Quest
>Forrest Gump
>Heat
>Reservoir Dogs
>Falling Down
>The Truman Show
>Wag the Dog
>The Matrix

OK, I'll hold my hand up and admit I forgot about Galaxy Quest, and for some reason kept thinking Star Trek VI came out two years before it did (which is nonsense, because I went to it while I was at WPI) and The Matrix two years after. I haven't seen most of the others (although, having seen a Quentin Tarantino movie, I believe I can with some justification claim to have seen all Quentin Tarantino movies :).

I also have to admit I liked two of the three Bond films of that decade (GoldenEye, 1995, and Tomorrow Never Dies, 1997), but with the caveat that I'm not at all sure I would enjoy them if I saw them now. Probably the latter, at least in spots, because it has Desmond Llewelyn's next-to-last turn as Q and a hilarious performance by the late, lamented Vincent Schiavelli as Dr. Kaufman, a minor character who made such an impression that I actually remember his name all this time later.

Also: Down Periscope (1996) and the original Men in Black (1997), both featuring the great Rip Torn, but not RoboCop 3 (1993)*, also featuring the great Rip Torn. :)

So, OK, I may have judged the decade too harshly for the sake of a low-hanging punch line. On the other hand, even most of the films I remember liking from that period, I'm not even claiming are actually good, I just like them. :)

--G.
* Although RoboCop 3 does contain the funniest throw-away gag in the whole franchise - "What's it like being a rocket scientist?" - that is so, so far from enough to save it. :)
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Movies of the '90s [View All] Gryphonadmin Jun-03-15 TOP
  RE: Movies of the '90s Droken Jun-03-15 1
     RE: Movies of the '90s TheOtherSean Jun-03-15 2
     RE: Movies of the '90s Meagen Sep-09-15 9
  RE: Movies of the '90s Nathan Jun-04-15 3
  RE: Movies of the '90s Matrix Dragon Jun-04-15 4
  RE: Movies of the '90s MoonEyes Jun-07-15 5
     RE: Movies of the '90s Gryphonadmin Jun-07-15 6
         RE: Movies of the '90s MoonEyes Jun-08-15 7
  RE: Movies of the '90s Bad Moon Jun-08-15 8

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1. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   Hm...well, I also have to say I stand corrected.

But at the same time, I must point out that I couldn't actually remember a movie that I -knew- was from the 90's that I don't wish I could forget.

So while I stand corrected, my original statement still stands on its own :)

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2. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   >Hm...well, I also have to say I stand corrected.
>
>But at the same time, I must point out that I couldn't actually
>remember a movie that I -knew- was from the 90's that I don't wish I
>could forget.
>
>So while I stand corrected, my original statement still stands on its
>own :)

Yeah, I only remembered three of those (Heat, Trek, and Gump) as being from the 90's. Like Gryphon, I thought some of those others were from the late 1980's or early 2000's until I started digging. And of those from the top 200 list that I'd actually seen, most hadn't been worth remembering - and some were most definitely worth forgetting.

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9. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   >Hm...well, I also have to say I stand corrected.
>
>But at the same time, I must point out that I couldn't actually
>remember a movie that I -knew- was from the 90's that I don't wish I
>could forget.
>
>So while I stand corrected, my original statement still stands on its
>own :)

Bit of a confirmation bias there, probably - if a movie you wish you could forget is from the 90s, you're more likely to remember that it is a 90s movie.

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3. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   ...Hmm. That'll learn me to reply before I finish reading the entire thread.

But The Rocketeer was a 1991 release.

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4. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   Gonna be honest. I actually enjoy Predator 2 more than the original.

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5. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   LAST EDITED ON Sep-08-15 AT 02:35 PM (EDT)
 
>the late, lamented Vincent Schiavelli as Dr. Kaufman, a minor
>character who made such an impression that I actually remember his
>name all this time later.

-I am a professor ov forenzic medizine. I could shoot you from Stuttgart und still create ze proper effect.

Which is notably impressive, as they're in Hamburg.
Personally, I always liked the captain of the HMS Bedford, when told that, no, even if it's (radar)visible, Carver's stealth ship still doesn't give enough of a return for missile fire.

-Right, we'll do it the OLD-FASHIONED way.

In a suitably dry, very British tone of voice, as they get the 4.5" gun pounding. Incidentally, the Chester, Devonshire and Bedford are all the same ship in reality., the HMS Westminster.


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6. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   >Personally, I always liked the captain of the HMS Bedford, when told
>that, no, even if it's visible, Carver's stealth ship still doesn't
>give enough of a radar return for missile fire.
>
>-Right, we'll do it the OLD-FASHIONED way.
>
>In a suitably dry, very British tone of voice.

Heh. I didn't discover until years later that Judi Dench and the man who played the admiral in the pre-credits sequence ("sometimes, M, I don't think you have the balls for this job") had played a grumpy married couple for years on A Popular Television Program prior to being cast opposite each other in that scene. :)

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7. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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>Heh. I didn't discover until years later that Judi Dench and the man
>who played the admiral in the pre-credits sequence ("sometimes, M, I
>don't think you have the balls for this job") had played a grumpy
>married couple for years on A Popular Television Program prior to
>being cast opposite each other in that scene. :)

Compare and contrast to the very first scene we see the new M, in GoldenEye, wherein she quite efficiently lets Bond know what she thinks of him and that she knows what he thinks of her, and that none of that is relevant because,

-"If you think for one moment I don't have the balls to send a man out to die, your instincts are dead wrong."

Incidentally, the supposedly Russian Border arms bazaar actually takes place at Courchevel International Airport, mentioned in the Most Dangerous Airports thread in the Street Fighter part of the forum. Distinctly recognizable with the mid-landing hill.

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8. "RE: Movies of the '90s"
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   The Hunt for Red October. man. 1990 still counts right?

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