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oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 16 months ago

That's true, i am with you on 3D movies. I've been waiting for it to die out like it did in the 50s and 80s and everything in-between, but to no avail. I guess my problem with theaters i go to is that it seems it is managed by people who don't care much for movies, and the experience is not very personal i suppose. Y'know, i'd have some sort of social movie club, a suggestion box or something, a themed thing or so, they did do a members card but stopped it after a year, also they should do special offers and competitions that aren't just through facebook and twitter. I know i sound like a dinosaur but i don't use those things. Anyway, sorry if it seems like i'm going off on one!

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 16 months ago

That's a shame about that place that closed down, how sad! I'm sure a theater started by you would be great, a real lover of cinema! Is there anything you'd change about modern day theaters that you'd implicate in your own?

About AJ

Favorite Movies:
Le Voyage dans la lune (A Trip to the Moon), The Cheat, Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari. (The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari), The Play House, Nosferatu, a Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire), Robin Hood, The Electric House, Sherlock Jr., Go West, Phantom Of The Opera, The Black Pirate, Battling Butler, Metropolis, The General, The Gaucho, The Jazz Singer, Steamboat Bill, Jr., The Passion of Joan of Arc (La Passion de Jeanne d'Arc), Dracula, Parlor, Bedroom and Bath (Romeo in Pyjamas), Monkey Business, Chandu the Magician, Trouble in Paradise, The Most Dangerous Game, The Thin Man, Spitfire, Mad Love, The Raven, Fury, Sabotage, After the Thin Man, Lost Horizon, Holiday, Only Angels Have Wings, Another Thin Man, Fantasia, Pinocchio, The Philadelphia Story, Rebecca, House of the Seven Gables, The Mark of Zorro, Strange Cargo, The Ghost Breakers, Suspicion, All Through the Night, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Wolf Man, Casablanca, The Talk of the Town, The Black Swan, To Be or Not to Be, The Corpse Vanishes, Roxie Hart, The Boogie Man Will Get You, The Song of Bernadette, Arsenic and Old Lace, To Have and Have Not, Jane Eyre, Laura, The Princess and the Pirate, Dead of Night, Mildred Pierce, Fallen Angel, Roma, cittą aperta (Open City), Dragonwyck, It's a Wonderful Life, Notorious, Shock, Road to Utopia, Dark Passage, My Favorite Brunette, Rope, Road House, Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, I Was a Male War Bride, White Heat, Too Late for Tears (Killer Bait), Gun Crazy (Deadly Is the Female), Night and the City, Harvey, Champagne for Caesar, The Baron of Arizona, Ace in the Hole (The Big Carnival), Detective Story, When Worlds Collide, A Streetcar Named Desire, Alice in Wonderland, The African Queen, His Kind of Woman, Angels in the Outfield, Red Planet Mars, High Noon, Pickup on South Street, On the Waterfront, Rear Window, It Should Happen to You, The Fast and the Furious, The Wild One, White Christmas, The Trouble With Harry, Rebel Without a Cause, Baby Doll, Forbidden Planet, The Bad Seed, A Kiss Before Dying, 12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men), The Incredible Shrinking Man, Teenage Doll, The Fly, The Blob, Wet Asphalt, Curse of the Demon, Horror of Dracula, 4D Man, The Gazebo, Plan 9 from Outer Space, A Bucket of Blood, Suddenly, Last Summer, The Tingler, 13 Ghosts, El Cid, Homicidal, Lolita, Carnival of Souls, 8 1/2, The Three Lives of Thomasina, The Haunted Palace, The Comedy of Terrors (The Graveside Story), Marnie, Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte, The Last Man on Earth, The Tomb of Ligeia (Tomb of the Cat), The Sound of Music, The 10th Victim (La Decima vittima) (The Tenth Victim), Incubus, Dr. Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine, Batman: The Movie, The Wild Angels, Barefoot in the Park, The Fearless Vampire Killers, Barbarella, The Producers, Pretty Poison, Histoires extraordinaires (Spirits of the Dead), Psych-Out, Satan's Sadists, The Strawberry Statement, The Wizard Of Gore, Joe, Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, Hatchet for the Honeymoon (Il rosso segno della follia), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Harold and Maude, A Clockwork Orange, Fritz the Cat, The Abductors, Blacula, Pigs, O Lucky Man!, Theater of Blood (Theatre of Blood) (Much Ado About Murder), Chinatown, Black Christmas, Grave of the Vampire (Seed of Terror), Blood For Dracula, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, The Wicker Man, Death Race 2000, Allegro Non Troppo, The Omen, Logan's Run, In the Realm of the Senses, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Saturday Night Fever, Kingdom of the Spiders, Suspiria, Martin, Demon Seed, The Kentucky Fried Movie, Grease, Thank God It's Friday, Jaws 2, Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!, Damien: Omen II, Patrick, Alien, The Muppet Movie, Hair, Phantasm, Felicity, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, The Blues Brothers, Times Square, The Shining, Ordinary People, Forbidden Zone, Airplane!, Midnight Madness, Stir Crazy, Seems Like Old Times, Used Cars, Scanners, Heavy Metal, Mommie Dearest, Omen III: The Final Conflict, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Fox and the Hound, Vincent, Creepshow, Q: The Winged Serpent, Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, The Entity, The Dark Crystal, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, The Pirate Movie, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, Videodrome, Valley Girl, Twilight Zone: The Movie, National Lampoon's Vacation, Risky Business, Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone, Suburbia, All the Right Moves, WarGames (War Games), High School U.S.A., Max Dugan Returns, The Dead Zone, Sleepaway Camp, Christine, Jaws 3, Gremlins, Sixteen Candles, Ghostbusters, The Terminator, Firestarter, Beverly Hills Cop, Body Double, Irreconcilable Differences, The Neverending Story, Frankenweenie, Star Trek III - The Search for Spock, Supergirl, The Karate Kid, Children of the Corn, This Is Spinal Tap, Police Academy, Back to the Future, The Breakfast Club, Better Off Dead, Weird Science, Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Legend, The Sure Thing, The Goonies, Clue, Stephen King's Cat's Eye, Brazil, Prizzi's Honor, The Legend of Billie Jean, Fright Night, Into the Night, Transylvania 6-5000, National Lampoon's European Vacation, Spies Like Us, Just One of the Guys, Fletch, Police Academy 2 - Their First Assignment, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, One Crazy Summer, Stand by Me, River's Edge, Howard the Duck, Top Gun, SpaceCamp (Space Camp), Ruthless People, The Fly, Three Amigos!, Blue Velvet, Labyrinth, Maximum Overdrive, Highlander, The Wraith, April Fool's Day, Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home, Trick or Treat, Chopping Mall (Killbots), Police Academy 3 - Back in Training, Hot Pursuit, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Raising Arizona, Some Kind of Wonderful, The Princess Bride, The Lost Boys, Outrageous Fortune, Spaceballs, RoboCop, Light of Day, Less Than Zero, Predator, Near Dark, Vampires in Havana, Hellraiser, Creepshow 2, Three O'Clock High, Dirty Dancing, The Stepfather, Amazon Women on the Moon, Beverly Hills Cop II, Burglar, Police Academy 4 - Citizens on Patrol, Rain Man, For Keeps, License to Drive, Tapeheads, Child's Play, Hot to Trot, Moving, Beetlejuice, Coming to America, Funny Farm, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Killer Klowns from Outer Space, Gotham, The Chocolate War, My Best Friend Is a Vampire, Hellbound: Hellraiser 2, Say Anything..., Dream a Little Dream, Pet Sematary, The 'Burbs, Batman, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Great Balls of Fire!, Heathers, How I Got Into College, Slipstream, Parents, The Wizard of Speed and Time, sex, lies, and videotape, Edward Scissorhands, Pump up the Volume, The Addams Family, Rubin & Ed, Hook, Bram Stoker's Dracula, Wayne's World, Poison Ivy, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, FernGully - The Last Rainforest, Shakes the Clown, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Batman: Mask Of The Phantasm, Ed Wood, Clerks, Interview with the Vampire, The Little Rascals, Mallrats, Tommy Boy, Muppet Treasure Island, Crash, 8 Heads in a Duffel Bag, Run Lola Run (Lola rennt), A Night at the Roxbury, Mystery Men, The Matrix, Charlie's Angels, The Emperor's New Groove, Everybody's Famous!, Ghost World, Donnie Darko, Bartleby, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Willard, Comic Book - The Movie, Shaun of the Dead, Pursued, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Ice Harvest, Pan's Labyrinth, Totally Awesome, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , He Was A Quiet Man, Repo! The Genetic Opera, Step Brothers, Coraline, Drag Me to Hell, Kick-Ass
Favorite Actors:
Bela Lugosi, Lon Chaney, Douglas Fairbanks, Lionel Atwill, Tod Slaughter, Edward Everett Horton, Chico Marx, Harpo Marx, Claude Rains, Groucho Marx, Basil Rathbone, William Powell, Jack Benny, Gracie Allen, Bud Abbott, Buster Keaton, George Burns, Ruth Gordon, Irene Dunne, Humphrey Bogart, Spencer Tracy, Jean Arthur, Agnes Moorehead, Melvyn Douglas, Norma Shearer, Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Elisha Cook Jr., Cary Grant, Peter Lorre, Myrna Loy, Lou Costello, Janet Gaynor, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart, Mel Blanc, Dana Andrews, Van Heflin, Frank Nelson, Vincent Price, Peter Cushing, Richard Widmark, Ingrid Bergman, Kirk Douglas, Raymond Burr, John Dall, Jennifer Jones, Montgomery Clift, Judy Holliday, Deborah Kerr, Christopher Lee, Barbara Bel Geddes, Marlon Brando, Eva Marie Saint, Marcello Mastroianni, Jack Lemmon, Hal Holbrook, Dick Van Dyke, Hazel Court, Leslie Nielsen, Mel Brooks, Beverly Garland, Patrick McGoohan, Roddy McDowall, Adam West, Dick Miller, Grace Kelly, Carolyn Jones, John Astin, Sean Connery, William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Anthony Perkins, Michael Caine, Frank Gorshin, Gene Wilder, Roman Polanski, Bill Bixby, Jim Hutton, Sophia Loren, Judd Hirsch, Charles Grodin, Donald Sutherland, Julie Andrews, Kenneth Mars, Susan Kohner, Margaret O'Brien, Jack Nicholson, Jane Fonda, Barbara Steele, Christopher Lloyd, John Cleese, Peter Fonda, Raul Julia, Chuck Norris, Austin Pendleton, Al Pacino, Ringo Starr, Richard Pryor, Ryan O'Neal, Michael Crawford, Michael York, Harrison Ford, Madeline Kahn, Eric Idle, Christopher Walken, Malcolm McDowell, Chevy Chase, Frank Oz, Patricia Quinn, Michael Douglas, Susan Tyrrell, Deborah Harry, Brian Doyle-Murray, Alan Rickman, Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Carrie Snodgress, David Bowie, James Woods, Robert Hays, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jane Curtin, Teri Garr, Ted Danson, Alice Cooper, John De Lancie, Bud Cort, Phil Hartman, John Belushi, Shelley Long, Bill Murray, Randy Quaid, Michael Keaton, Robin Williams, Mark Hamill, Nora Dunn, Carol Kane, Glory Annen, Dan Aykroyd, David Hasselhoff, Patrick Swayze, Paul Reubens, Jeff Goldblum, Annie Potts, Rick Moranis, Danny Elfman, Catherine O'Hara, Jackie Chan, Kate Mulgrew, Linda Hamilton, Arleen Sorkin, Carrie Fisher, Jan Hooks, Judge Reinhold, Jon Lovitz, Nancy Cartwright, Steve Buscemi, Eddie Deezen, Michael Winslow, Jennifer Tilly, Irene Cara, Catherine Mary Stewart, Victoria Jackson, James Spader, Chris Barrie, Keith Gordon, Rae Dawn Chong, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Lea Thompson, Michael J. Fox, Elizabeth Daily, Ralph Macchio, Jim Carrey, Matthew Broderick, Emilio Estevez, Bobcat Goldthwait, Tom Cruise, Joan Cusack, Deborah Foreman, Andrew McCarthy, Mike Myers, Phoebe Cates, Helen Slater, Nicolas Cage, Chris Farley, Rob Lowe, Crispin Glover, Yeardley Smith, David Spade, Keanu Reeves, Jon Cryer, John Cusack, Adam Sandler, Kiefer Sutherland, Trini Alvarado, Mia Sara, Will Ferrell, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Christian Slater, Amy Jo Johnson, Chris Kattan, Jennifer Connelly, Corey Feldman, Ione Skye, Winona Ryder, Maya Rudolph, Seth Green, Drew Barrymore, Fred Savage, Bill Hader
Bio:
Acting and Film have been the two major interests in my life since I was a kid (when I'd go to the video store and rent Labyrinth over and over wishing I could be Sarah!). I've done many plays and a bit of extra work for student films. As you may notice from my lists, I love older films mostly. Today I am a writer, though, no longer an actor. I write screenplays, and mostly in the horror genre. Plus, articles about films of the 80s when I have time. The 80s is my favorite time period, and not just because of the great movies. So, if I'm not here, I'm most likely writing something. Thanks for reading! Additional Notes: I try to be very organized, for example: my favourite actors are in order of birthday and my favourite movies are in chronological order. Please note that I only rate movies I've actually seen. I do not use the want to see or not interested buttons. Also, I'm working on writing a short review of every one of those movies. This is how I normally rate: 5= Excellent, one of the best movies ever. 4.5= Fantastic movie, only one or two flaws. 4= Great movie, not the best, but I enjoyed it. 3.5= Good, but it could've been better. 3= Okay movie, not bad but not good. 2.5= So-so movie, somewhat good, but mostly bad. 2= Not a good movie. 1.5= Horrible, but not one of the very worst. 1= One of the very worst movies. .5= Worse than the worst movies, don't see this.

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  • Walking Across Egypt

    Walking Across Egypt (1999)

    May 13, 2014

    This movie is great, full of inspiration and hope. Yet sometimes it does so too much, making the story somewhat corny. Overall the actors are really good, though, and the story is both dramatic and funny. And it's really good, so I recommend it.

  • The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle

    The Great Rock'n'Roll Swindle (1980)

    May 13, 2014

    A very weird movie... it tries to be so punk and so different from other music films that it just alienates its audience and confuses you. There are a few amusing scenes, and it's full of famous punk rockers like Sid Vicious, so if you're really into punk music you may want to check this out. If not, stay away from it. For the most part it's pretty dull, but it's not a complete waste if, like I said, you enjoy punk styles and unconventional movies.

  • Preppies

    Preppies (1984)

    May 13, 2014

    Not a good movie, or in good taste, but if you enjoy making fun of preppies and seeing wild and crazy characters have crazy things happen to them, you'll be entertained for an hour and a half. There were a couple of funny parts, although the actors are pretty bad.

  • Trekkies

    Trekkies (1999)

    May 13, 2014

    This is a very interesting documentary on the work of Star Trek fans, and it feels like it was made more for the fans than documentary lovers. There are a ton of famous Trek actors in this movie who come to talk about the phenomenon of the TV series, and its impact on people's lives all over the world. If, for some reason I can't think of, Star Trek ceased to exist, then this would be the perfect documentary to show future generations what it was all about. I don't like a lot of documentaries, and like others it gets a bit boring at times, but it's the best movie to watch if you want to understand Trekkies.

  • Mountaintop Motel Massacre

    Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986)

    May 13, 2014

    This movie has a very typical killer, we get to see her for the entire movie, and she's a cross between Carrie's mother and Mrs. Vorhees. The rest of the cast is pretty dull, and we don't even get to see some of them die. The deaths are really lame too. Overall I didn't like this movie, it's too boring.

  • Hell High

    Hell High (1989)

    May 13, 2014

  • Lost and Found

    Lost and Found (1999)

    May 13, 2014

    One of the last movies where we can see Spade playing a normal guy and actually believe it. This films is cute and quirky, but also has a nice combination of comedy that makes it very funny and entertaining to watch. As a big fan of Spade, I loved this movie. The overall story is the same as any romantic comedy, so I didn't rate it higher, but truthfully I don't care about that. If you love Spade as much as I do, you have to see this movie!

  • Drive-In Massacre

    Drive-In Massacre (1976)

    May 13, 2014

    This movie has some high points, but it could have been so much better. First it has some good blood and gore, good mystery, and then a great ending. But on the other hand, the acting isn't great, and neither is the cinematography. Overall, it's an okay movie.

  • Choose Me

    Choose Me (1984)

    May 13, 2014

    A pretty unique romance film. It isn't full of the typical romantic film cliches like other similar films. That doesn't mean that it's a great movie either. It's pretty good, as it's unique, has a nice cast of actors, and it's kind of interesting. That said, it could have been better. A little comedy never hurts, for one thing. So, I haven't seen this in a while, but that's what I have to say about what I remember of this film. Overall, it's pretty good, but more for the romantic drama fans.

  • Commando

    Commando (1985)

    May 13, 2014

    At first glance, this is just an ordinary action film where the main guy has to save his daughter from her kidnappers. There is more going on in this story if you really listen and pay attention. It's a great story, and it's paired with a ton of great action sequences. This is one of Schwarzenegger's best films ever, yet I don't see a lot of conversation on it. A great action thriller with the best action star ever, what more could you ask for? I loved this movie, and I recommend it.

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