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« on: March 19, 2017, 04:45:17 AM »

Last night we showed Groundhog Day at the library. It went over well, and why not? Who doesn't like Groundhog Day? Most had seen the movie before, but it was new to a couple of people.

We are building an audience and are having some really good movie conversations before the feature. We play old B Movie trailers as we countdown to movietime.  I did a little introduction to Groundhog Day, and it seemed to go over well.

We have some cool stuff lined up for the rest of 2017: Psycho, Halloween 3, Big Wednesday, Hannah and Her Sisters. We're trying, at this point, to do theme movies for the month. Psycho is for Mother's Day in May, of course.

So we missed Groundhog Day by a month. We're stumbling through this thing.
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« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2017, 06:28:52 AM »

 I have never seen this movie.
I took quite a beating about that fact last month at work.
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« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2017, 11:04:06 AM »

I won't beat you, but I do *highly* recommend that you make a point of seeing it. Here's a review by someone smarter and better at getting his points across than I am. Maybe it will push you over the edge and convince you to make the plunge.

http://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/great-movie-groundhog-day-1993
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2017, 11:10:31 AM »

 My co-worker found out that I hadn't seen it, and told me that it was streaming on Netflix or Amazon, and urged me to watch it on Groundhog's Day, but the combination of my dislike of sitting for hours and watching ANYTHING on television and my early hours (I get up at 5 every day, and pretty much operate on 5 hours sleep a night, so as soon as I sit down at night, I fall asleep.) kept me from watching it. The great Ebert review is making me consider trying to find time to watch it this week.....
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 11:45:22 AM »

Big fan of that movie, plus the main actress in it is from my home town.
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« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 01:47:49 PM »

I have never seen this movie.
I took quite a beating about that fact last month at work.

I, uh.....I'm in the same boat, brother.

Andy
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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 01:49:45 PM »

Everyone should watch Groundhog Day. It is good for the soul. No lie.
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« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2017, 02:27:05 PM »

I have never seen this movie.
I took quite a beating about that fact last month at work.

I, uh.....I'm in the same boat, brother.

Andy

Wow. Between these confessions and James Newman posting on Facebook that he has never seen The Princess Bride, it's like the whole world has just been turned upside down!

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« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2017, 05:32:51 PM »

 I've also never seen:

PRETTY IN PINK
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
WEIRD SCIENCE
SIXTEEN CANDLES
TEEN WOLF
BACK TO THE FUTURE II & III

 A couple of friends forced me to watch THE GOONIES  a few years back. they were horrified that I had never seen it. They were more horrified afterwards, when they asked me what I thought, and I said "It was...OK."
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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 03:30:42 AM »

The Goonies is just OK. Not a great movie. I guess it helps if you first saw it as a kid.

The Breakfast Club should be seen by everyone. Weird Science is fun. Pretty in Pink might not translate so well today. Forget Teen Wolf. As for the Back to the Future sequels, they are all right, but can't hold a candle to the first one.
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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 03:35:59 AM »

Of those the only one I think is a MUST is Breakfast Club.
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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 03:42:32 AM »

Of those the only one I think is a MUST is Breakfast Club.

And, of course, Groundhog Day.
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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 02:07:01 PM »

Yeah, I was just talking about the ones danny listed.  Grin Groundhog Day I've always loved.
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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 07:19:38 PM »

Being in my twenties during the '80s, I missed the vast majority of those movies. They seemed juvenile to me & I just had no interest. I was too busy seeing other '80s classics like PRINCE OF DARKNESS, THEY LIVE, FRIGHT NIGHT, REANIMATOR & so on to bother with them.
But, when I got together with my wife in 1999 ( who's 10 years younger than me ) she made me sit down with her & watch about half of them. I sat through all of THE GOONIES, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, THE BREAKFAST CLUB, FORREST GUMP & GROUNDHOG DAY with her ( not in one sitting, thankfully ), but pretty much begged off on the rest like the rest of the Molly Ringwald series. I could only take so much. LOL.
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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2017, 09:09:55 PM »

Probably should also try THE BIG CHILL, for its plot, comedy, and its awesome soundtrack!  I regularly re watch this gem, along with THE BREAKFAST CLUB.  Great flicks!!
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