Lists by thommacintyre

a list of 44 titles
So you two have been dating for a couple weeks and she or he has slept over. After brunch and a joint, there is an awkward silence. It is time to host your own movie show. Solidify* the relationship by sharing one of these babies:
This is MY biggest and fastest expanding (inside joke) list. Thanks for looking! Leave suggested flicks in the comments. Help jog my memory.

BTW One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon...

*or end it. If they no like these, find a better partner. Sex ain't everything, especially after 50. A fun taste in movies together is a pleasure still fun in a nursing home.
 
a list of 51 titles
Yes, we are stuck on that often cited desert isle. The one where we have some hermetically sealed, solar powered nearly indestructible 42" flat screen. This magic* device with magic storage allows us to have a modest library of up to 365 movies. It ONLY allows one viewing per day. Here are mine, please share yours. Comments ARE enabled on ALL lists. Somebody cried and got me "Hall of Shame" list pulled. A person listed left some comments. I left them on, every person on the list was encouraged to respond. That was the point of leaving comments enabled. I doubt it was him, he seemed pretty stand up all in all. No, I think it was over zealous fans of a deceased conman/P.T. Barnum type of character.

ORDER has little bearing. In fact this may end up my 100 favourite movies.

*per the much cited Arthur C Clarke's 3rd "law"

I used to try and watch movies in my mind when spending time in the hole.
 
a list of 27 titles
A list of movies ranging from so cheesy that sitting through it is bad for arteries up to an endurance contest to watch in its entirety. Be warned, friend, these movies have virtually ZERO redeeming qualities. Some where watched in hopes they would be all right. Others had Velveeta all over them. A healthy percentage were picked by guests. I tried to keep the order from 'unbearably bad" to "worth a view for masochists". I am NOT responsible for any psychological damage or ended relationships, etc caused by this list.
If the "missed gems" list is ying, this is the yang...

BTW One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon...
 
a list of 44 titles
There are so many GEMS out there, for whatever reasons, I almost didn't see. As I mature in my movie enjoyment, I have quit "not seeing" movies because someone I consider a dud is in it. The list is getting long enough to where a movie's numerical place doesn't mean much. I have added a TV episodes list. Sometimes forced to watch it for social reasons, I have been surprised by some. Not often, but credit where due. I will make it public once there are 5 entries. I am still bumming over the Hall of Shame list being pulled.** Information age, kids. Keep lying, the stolen valor act is coming back...
*Well, not all are great BUT ALL are worth watching, anyhow.
**One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon under a nom de plume.
 
a list of 5 titles
Those of us who were born in 1964 were pretty much the butt end of the baby boom and the previous century. One of the things I am glad is gone is the so-called Cold War. We should be sending G-d a fruit basket for us not cooking ourselves during operation Able Archer.
 
a list of 20 titles
I was an infantryman from 1981-1987 (11B1P), my 1st unit was the 1st/501st INF (The first parachute infantry regiment in the US Army) and my last unit was the 3rd/187th INF ABN (AASLT). I picked these movies for entertainment value. Realism is fine, but the story is what counts in a flick. At least it does for your humble narrator. One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. I am not into negative things anymore, so it was a favour.
 
a list of 30 titles
Back in the magical days of second run houses, Pittsburgh's South Side (where I grew up) had the Arcade Theatre. Saturday mornings had the kiddie stuff and the afternoon and evenings had the GOOD (to a 13 year old) stuff. We also had the Mount Oliver theatre up the hill on Brownsville Road, but the crowd was a bit on the rowdy side. Lotsa biker's and their old ladies seeing a flick before heading over to the Hoffbrau, a biker joint back then. 3 decades later, some of those flicks may have re-wired me....
If you care to read about where the rewiring ended, search on Yahoo Voices Thom MacIntyre I ended up kicking heroin after I lost everything.

BTW One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon...
 
a list of 25 titles
Plan 9? NO WAY! Lets look at the expensive, pretentious movies that somehow have those pasty skinned know it alls enthralled. This was a fun idea that I neglected. I will try to add, honest.

BTW One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon...
 
a list of 8 titles
The hardest part of getting clean can be saying out loud "I am an addict" The following are flicks about getting "CLEAN&SOBER" with commentary from me, your humble narrator, a former addict" I thought I marked this as "Private" until I added some content. Oh, well. Mea culpa. I will work on it.

BTW One of the wannabes on the Hall of Shame list cried and it is now gone. Google still has it cached. I had left comments open so anyone on the list could say their piece and one guy did. Oddly, I don't think it was him that cried to the admins. Oh, well. Maybe soon...