Hottest Movie Ro40

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Hottest Nerd Movie Ro40

Poll ended at Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:37 pm

2. The Thing
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23%
10. UHF
7
27%
19. RoboCop
5
19%
38. Blues Brothers
8
31%
 
Total votes: 26
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Friday » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:25 am

30. Star Wars 4: A New Hope 7
39. Short Circuit 3
27. Beetlejuice 5
17. The Princess Bride 10

Next up:

25. The Fifth Element
31. War Games
20. Army of Darkness
26. The Big Lebowski
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mothra » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:44 am

Tough call.

War Games is all about nerds trying to save the world through hacking, so that's a sure-fire vote right there.

Army of Darkness or Fifth Element? God damn.

Fifth Element is a really well-realized, ridiculous future world, so you think that would take the title, but Army of Darkness is just so beautifully dorky. The herky-jerky animation of the D&D skeleton deadites and the converted killdozer car and absolutely everything about Ash as a character... Army of Darkness it is.

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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mongrel » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:41 am

Don't forget a dialogue set that went on to be shamelessly ripped off by a subsequently-nearly-as-famous video game character.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Friday » Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:44 pm

25. The Fifth Element 8
31. War Games 7
20. Army of Darkness 7
26. The Big Lebowski 2

Strange poll. The only winning move is to tiebreak for War Games.

Next up:

28. Who Framed Roger Rabbit
15. Back to the Future
24. Hackers
4. They Live
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mothra » Sat Sep 23, 2017 3:00 pm

Hackers is the clear Nerdiest Movie in the batch. Throwing a vote at Who Framed Roger Rabbit because nobody but gigantic dorks loved that movie.

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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mongrel » Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:50 pm

It's looking like we're all outta gum AND ass. :(
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Caithness » Mon Sep 25, 2017 7:05 pm



After seeing what a technical marvel it is, I almost regret picking Back to the Future over Roger Rabbit

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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Niku » Tue Sep 26, 2017 4:15 pm

Yeah, that's the thing; if I was hard fucking pressed to name a single favorite movie of all time, Roger Rabbit would probably end up taking it. It's close, but the sheer technical expertise on display, the incredible script, and the GOAT performances just push it above anything else I'd consider. While it might not strictly be a "nerdy" movie in the way Mothra is tilting his votes, it's a fucking marvel for animation nerds, people who love old Hollywood, and being just plain goddamned entertaining.

Not to mention it's one of those movies that is infinitely rewarding on rewatches. I don't think I paid any mind to the fact that the penguin mail carrier coming past the sorcerer's apprentice brooms is riding a real fucking bike and not a cartoon one until a few watches ago, but fuck the way they blend reality with the toons is just. Fucking. Gah, I want to goddamn scream about how we will likely never get a movie as fucking perfect on every single level as WFRR ever again, but it being so singular is a lot of what makes it so perfect.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Friday » Tue Sep 26, 2017 11:21 pm

28. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 7
15. Back to the Future 7
24. Hackers 8
4. They Live 4

I've had some tough tiebreakers in my time. This one was up there.

Back to the Future is just as unique a film as Roger Rabbit in a lot of ways. It's an impossible movie to label; is it a sci-fi flick? An action/comedy? A family film? It's all of that and more. Back to the Future is almost perfect in every way and if you asked me to show a space alien who had never seen a movie a movie, BttF would be in my top 5 picks. Doc, Marty, and Biff will live on forever in our pop culture consciousness the same way that any towering movie icon like Darth Vader will. It's by far the more popular and well known movie for a reason: I can't imagine a person it wouldn't appeal to.

Look at the flowers, Marty. Look at the flowers.

28. Who Framed Roger Rabbit 7
15. Back to the Future 7
24. Hackers 8
4. They Live 4

Next up:

37. Clue
11. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark
6. Alien
22. Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:05 am



Do it.

Do it for Thad.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby beatbandito » Wed Sep 27, 2017 7:25 am

Only you can help make this the Guy Ferrari Presents: The Tim Curry Blazin' Hot Curry Collection by voting for Clue and Rocky Horror.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 27, 2017 11:19 am

If Clue doesn't move on, well... let's just say there's gonna be a lot of Mister Boddys lying around.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Niku » Wed Sep 27, 2017 4:21 pm

Friday wrote:Back to the Future is just as unique a film as Roger Rabbit in a lot of ways.


The main takeaway here is that Robert Zemeckis was a fucking genius in the 80s.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Mongrel » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:55 pm

So, speaking of Roger Rabbit, have any of you ever heard of "The Thief and The Cobbler"?

It was supposed to be the magnum opus of Richard Williams, the Animation Director for Roger Rabbit (Like Saul Bass, he was also famous for many title card animations in the 60's and 70's, such as for the Pink Panther). Unfortunately it was stuck in Development Hell for 31 years (the all-time record-holder, actually) and was in the end distributed as a hacked-up job after a holding company repo'd the film and sold it to Miramax. Incidentally, it's the last film ever released featuring Kenneth Williams, Anthony Quayle, or Vincent Price.

Luckily, in the early 2000's, using some test footage and recovered footage, some artists have put together what they refer to as the "Recobbled" cut (while it is almost the director's cut, it does save a few small things Miramax's scabs brought in, on the rare occasions they made sense and improved the film, hence not calling it a "Director's Cut"). So you can see it more or less as it was intended now.

It is truly an amazing piece of animation. Here's one part of the end sequence as taken from the Recobbled Cut:

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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Friday » Fri Sep 29, 2017 2:32 pm

37. Clue 8
11. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark 4
6. Alien 7
22. Rocky Horror Picture Show 8

Next up:

14. Spaceballs
35. Men in Black
5. Big Trouble In Little China
1. Empire Strikes Back
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Friday » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:15 pm

14. Spaceballs 7
35. Men in Black 3
5. Big Trouble In Little China 6
1. Empire Strikes Back 6

Next up:

8. Star Trek 4: The Voyage Home (Yes, that's the whale one)
18. Tron
16. Ghostbusters
13. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Gonna be out of town for awhile. Leaving the poll open.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Niku » Mon Oct 02, 2017 3:53 pm

Pretty much saving my breath on a few of these, since we're into a lot of "eh, I won't be TOO sad if that one goes" options here. That being said, it still feels kinda shitty for me to not vote for Tron here on style alone, but the movie just never did much for me since I saw it pretty late.
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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby MarsDragon » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:04 pm

How the fuck is Ghostbusters in the lead over Monty Python and the Holy Grail?

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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Esperath » Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:25 pm



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Re: Hottest Movie Ro40

Postby Caithness » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:02 am

MarsDragon wrote:How the fuck is Ghostbusters in the lead over Monty Python and the Holy Grail?


People got tired of hearing Holy Grail quoted all the time?

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