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on: October 24, 2004, 11:23:11 AM
they can be good movies, and they can be liked by good people, but just somehow you have noticed a trend of assholes liking them.  

BE A SNOB AND LIST

the rock - that's like every meathead's favorite movie
shawshank redemption - it's like the da vinci code of favorite movies
big fat greek wedding

lets see how long this one lasts
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Reply #1 on: October 24, 2004, 11:31:44 AM
Reservoir Dogs
Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels
American Beauty
A Clockwork Orange
American Pie
Fight Club
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #2 on: October 24, 2004, 11:54:47 AM
boondock saints -- end of story -- they think its wicked
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Reply #3 on: October 24, 2004, 12:03:21 PM
Although I like most of the movies on this list, it seems that everyone's a "movie buff" if they've seen...

Trainspotting - "So trippy, man!"
Requiem For A Dream - "It's so underground."
Fight Club - "The fights in that movie are so cool."
Pulp Fiction, Kill Bill or Reservoir Dogs - "He's the best director of the 90's!"
Donnie Darko - "It's so Indy."
Matrix series - "Messes with your head, man!"

And then the obvious...

Fast and the Furious, 2Fast 2Furious, You Got Served, Torque, Wrong Turn, things of that nature...
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Reply #4 on: October 24, 2004, 12:13:59 PM
"taking lives" was very popular with the portuguese assholes
"In Serbia a lot of people hate me because they want to westernise, not understanding that the western world is bipolar, with very good things and very bad things. Since they don't have experience of the west, they even believe that western shit is pie."
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Reply #5 on: October 24, 2004, 12:28:34 PM
When I saw the Donnie Darko screening, there were two asshole jocks sitting next to me. They obviously were fans of the movie, since they were able to quote the dialogue along with the characters -- which they did only on lines like 'go suck a fuck' and any pejorative directed towards Cherita. But after a while they just got sort of quiet. And then at the end, one of them started singing along really softly to the Mad World. It was odd and made me think that they probably were sensitive guys on the inside, far beneath their overwhelming jock facade.


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Reply #6 on: October 24, 2004, 12:29:49 PM
magnolia.
waking life.
mulholland drive.
context, context, context.


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Reply #7 on: October 24, 2004, 12:39:07 PM
Ah, too many hours at a video store certainly showed me this:
- Snatch (I can't count the number of times this movie was stolen as well)
- Office Space
- Bowling for Columbine
- Rushmore
- Bourne Identity


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Reply #8 on: October 24, 2004, 12:42:01 PM
So basically, assholes like a lot of the same movies we like, plus the Boondock Saints.


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Reply #9 on: October 24, 2004, 12:50:49 PM
Napoleon Dynamite
"Hunger is the purest sin"


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Reply #10 on: October 24, 2004, 12:51:42 PM
Assholes just like a lot of movies for the wrong reasons.  Fight Club, American Beauty, and A Clockwork Orange, to name three.  I wouldn't be surprised if some girl (or guy) claims to like The Brown Bunny because "that chick from KIDS sucks him off and you can totally see it!"

A lot of movies on these lists are suspect, though.  What the hell's wrong with Waking Life?  And how could you like that for the wrong reason, or like that and be an asshole?


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Reply #11 on: October 24, 2004, 12:52:44 PM
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Reply #12 on: October 24, 2004, 01:15:41 PM
How can I forget all things gangster related?

- The Godfather
- Scarface
- American Me (gotta live in a Mexican area to see this)
- The Sopranos (yeah, it's TV, but it still applies)


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Reply #13 on: October 24, 2004, 01:20:54 PM
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Reply #14 on: October 24, 2004, 01:57:25 PM
Why do I dislike this thread?