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On 9/25/2019 at 7:32 PM, falcon45ca said:

 

The Goonies is probably my favourite childhood film, as well as Empire Strikes Back & Flight of the Navigator

We had the same fave childhood flicks

You're only missing The Secret of Nihm, Neverending Story and The Dark Crystal.

 

Special honours rewarded to Strange Brew, Top Secret and Monty Python's Quest for the Holy Grail

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On 9/24/2019 at 4:40 PM, Jimmy McGill said:

Its visually beautiful, but the story itself is a snooze fest. 

Maybe, but you have to understand the context of the movie. It was a thinly veiled takedown of William Randolph Hearst, the veritable inventor of fake news (look it up) and the Rupert Murdoch times ten of his time. He was obscenely wealthy, scouring Europe for whole rooms of castles and ancient buildings for his castle at San Simeon. Welles movie was a searing critique of the corruption, greed and excesses of a man who grew more grasping and shrill as he aged. The Hearst papers in the US, which wielded enormous economic, social and political power, did everything in their power to shred the movie and Welles, but Welles succeeded in making certainly the one of the best films ever made TO THAT DATE. (Gone With the Wind and The Grapes of Wrath are also in that group). Really, though, it is all a matter of opinion, and yours isn't any more, nor any less, valid than mine. 

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