Take your seat for the movie show…..popcorn at the ready

Take your seat for the movie show.....popcorn at the ready

Can you name a movie that you have watched more then five times.......one that still has you on the edge of your seat......... or one that can still bring you to tears........or one that can still make you smile or laugh our loud........or one that brings the memories flooding back...........and do you think the modern movies are better than the old ones.....xx

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    1. starlette Post author

      Hi Marion, there certainly were some epic movies made, I remember being taken to see EL Cid as a mere tot……..why would you do that to a child…..ermm…..lol…..xx

  1. sylvestercat

    I have 2 movies i`ve watched time and again,The favourite would be an old one “Mr Roberts”with James Cagney,Jack Lemmon and Henry Fonda of an backwater naval ship during WW2,the 2nd would be “The Party”,a hilarious Peter Sellers movie.Loved them both and get out the DVDs every 12 months or so.

  2. starlette Post author

    Hello Michael, I have never heard of that one, my own personal favourites are the Black and White Bette Davis ones……..nobody played the evil women like she did…….xx

    1. vonMichael

      Sorry Star,

      that what you just mentioned strikes a complete different content.
      The L & G I’m talking about could only be made by French actors and it fascinates from the very first second till it’s end. xxxM

    2. blinker1

      My favourite film of all time Star is Now Voyager with Bette Davis. I think people could relate to the ugly duckling, domineering mother part of it. But not the fact that he didn’t sleep with her as in today’s society sex means very little.
      The fact that they were in love and he would not destroy her reputation was an integral part of the film I think. xxx

      1. starlette Post author

        Hi Blinker, haaaa the Bette Davis one’s………true love and respect came before sex, if only films of today would focus more on that, but sadly I think they would be seen as comedy movie’s……. send ups…..

    1. starlette Post author

      Hello Willie, Grease is an all time favourite with me too…….I love to see John Travolta strutting his stuff……..and luckily I too love Mama Mia, because it has been repeated so many times over the last few months on TV, but how can you not feel good watching it, the scenery, music, fun, brilliant……..I love the Bridgette Jones films too, but that could be because Colin Firth stars in them hehe……..xx

  3. Faye

    Im a huge Grease fan. Also enjoy watching most movies with Tommy Jones in it. So many of them to…:-)

  4. roseinbloom

    No. I don’t watch movies more than once but I have watched the sound track to a couple over and over. Man From La Mancha and Fiddler on the Roof.

    1. starlette Post author

      Hello Rose, so obviously the musicals for you………you may not watch them again but still get pleasure from the wonderful songs that were written for them……………and who can forget the songs that were composed for The Phantom Of The Opera……..xx

  5. starlette Post author

    Hi Faye, yes Grease Is a fun light hearted film, nothing to puzzle our brains about, just sit back and enjoy the antics…….and what about Tom Hanks in Big……..another one that makes me smile….xx

    1. starlette Post author

      Hi Tans, seems a lot of us enjoy Mama Mia…….and like i said, I’m quite partial to Colin Firth too…..oh !!…..was he in that film ….hehe…xx

  6. nmod

    Majid Majidi directed Children of Heaven and The Color of Paradise.
    Two of the most memorable movies I’ve ever seen .
    These two Iranian movies are simple and yet beautiful and heartwarming .
    Unfortunately when we think about countries like Iran ,we don’t expect beauty ,because we are constantly fed negatives and misery about them .
    These movies will show you a different side of the country . I loved them !

  7. starlette Post author

    Hello nmod, i have seen neither film, but i know what you mean about some countries getting a bad press……..we see some snatches of news footage and make a judgement on what we see………my thoughts on Vietnam, Serbia Bosnia and some other countries have always been of war torn countries, which of course they once were…….but my grandson who has recently visited all these countries on his back packing trek is in awe of them….and he says wherever he goes in the future he will never top Vietnam…….the country and the people…..xx

  8. passaggio

    For me Star, it would be more like which movie would I not watch again! LOL
    I love Movies. Watching it just once you miss so many things. I need to go back and watch what I missed….lol A couple of movies that always seem to make me cry no matter how many times I have watched them are: The Ghost and Mrs. Muir and
    Under the Tuscan Sun. I think the music to me is as important as the story line.
    It gets me every time , and the tears start to roll. There is nothing like a good cry watching a good movie! The only problem, it gets my popcorn soggy! hahaha

  9. starlette Post author

    Hi Passy….oooo you don’t want soggy popcorn…….I think music plays a very big part in certain movies, its the music that brings you to tears or scares you half to death…….turn down the sound when you are watching a horror movies and you will not be frightened at all……….but what’s the point of that……..we love blubbing and peeping out from behind a cushion…lol xx

  10. Blush

    Star, I love movies and have a huge list of movies that I watch over and over. My one pet peeve is when they take a classic and remake it. Leave the Classics alone!!!
    Some favorites: To Kill a Mockingbird, The Blind Side, Good Will Hunting, The Bucket List, Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings (trilogy), The Hunger Games, Jaws, Appllo 13, Avatar, etc. etc. hahahaha!!!!!

  11. starlette Post author

    Hello Blush, couldn’t agree with you more on the remakes, and the sequels never seem as good, not to me anyway……….this goes for some of the tv dramas too, they just never have that same punch as the originals……..two come to mind The Forsythe Saga and Upstairs Downstairs, I loved both the original ones, remakes nah !!…..xx

  12. blinker1

    I love John Wayne films. Big Jake I have watched a gazillion times and I always enjoy it. It’s great to see the boy who plays his grandson in it, is actually his youngest son. xxx

      1. blinker1

        It took so long because they new he had cancer. His oscar was well deserved but I wonder if he would have won it otherwise. also he was a supporter of the veitnam war which a lot of hollywood people wern’t at the time. He liked south american women as well. xxxxxxx

        1. starlette Post author

          Oh so it would seem his personal life was took into account whether he should receive one or not……..ermm……..thought they were won because of quality as an actor……..interesting…..