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Author Topic: Is Fargo in your top 10?  (Read 1541 times)

pbiflyer

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #25 on: January 05, 2022, 11:13:45 AM »
Yes.  Hop over to Leuven and stay a few nights in Antwerp.  I prefer Antwerp to Brussels in general.

Thx for the Keys tips.  I'm there right now.

Yeah, we are just using Brussels as a base for a series of visits.  Bruges, Ghent, a side trip to the Netherlands. 
Trains are easier than moving around multiple times.
Enjoy the keys!

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #26 on: January 05, 2022, 01:17:59 PM »
Yeah, we are just using Brussels as a base for a series of visits.  Bruges, Ghent, a side trip to the Netherlands. 
Trains are easier than moving around multiple times.
Enjoy the keys!

Ok that makes more sense.  Its a good hub for that.

Yes.  Hop over to Leuven and stay a few nights in Antwerp.  I prefer Antwerp to Brussels in general.

I really prefer anywhere in Belgium.  Antwerp is such a great cultural center with so much history.  Ive been there so many times there for work it took going with my wife last month to re-appreciate it as a city.  Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, and Liege is actually quite cool too.

Brussels just feels kind of one note.  I know the palace and such is there, and the EU is there so its quite multicultural, but it really is otherwise unremarkable IMO.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #27 on: January 05, 2022, 04:27:21 PM »
Ok that makes more sense.  Its a good hub for that.

I really prefer anywhere in Belgium.  Antwerp is such a great cultural center with so much history.  Ive been there so many times there for work it took going with my wife last month to re-appreciate it as a city.  Bruges, Ghent, Leuven, and Liege is actually quite cool too.

Brussels just feels kind of one note.  I know the palace and such is there, and the EU is there so its quite multicultural, but it really is otherwise unremarkable IMO.

I couldn't agree more, you're spot-on.  I would hit Maastricht if you can pbiflyer.  I think it's about an hour and a half from Brussels. 

pbiflyer

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #28 on: January 05, 2022, 07:44:31 PM »
Thanks for all the advice. We had a nice AirBnB in Ghent, but they closed due to Covid, so Brussels was really plan B.

Had Leuven and Liege on the plan. Will look at Maastricht to add. We have a free boy’s day while the wife and daughter have a day planned.

Thanks!

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #29 on: January 06, 2022, 09:16:56 PM »
My top 5 are:

On the Water Front
Best Years of our Lives
Its a Wonderful Life
The Searchers
The Thing from Another World

Its a generational thing I'm sure.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #30 on: January 10, 2022, 05:26:59 PM »
I couldn't agree more, you're spot-on.  I would hit Maastricht if you can pbiflyer.  I think it's about an hour and a half from Brussels.

   Just spent 3 days in Maastricht and wholeheartedly agree .  Recommend the Botticelli for a small hotel just off the main square . great walking town.lots of cafes and charm.   In Amsterdam often and stay away from crowded Centrum. Day visits to Leyden, the Hague or Haarlem have the same canals, ancient architecture and quaint shops without the hordes of people.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #31 on: January 10, 2022, 05:54:44 PM »
Okay, it’s on the list. Now I am reconsidering Brussels as the base. Maybe Antwerp?

Back on topic. If you like Fargo, A Simple Plan seems to be in a similar vane.

My favorites include
All That Jazz
My Favorite Year


I’d have to think on more.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #32 on: January 10, 2022, 06:25:52 PM »
Okay, it’s on the list. Now I am reconsidering Brussels as the base. Maybe Antwerp?

Great choice.  If you decide on that or are leaning that way, feel free to DM me for input or suggestions.

MuggsyB

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #33 on: January 10, 2022, 07:25:44 PM »
Okay, it’s on the list. Now I am reconsidering Brussels as the base. Maybe Antwerp?

Back on topic. If you like Fargo, A Simple Plan seems to be in a similar vane.

My favorites include


All That Jazz
My Favorite Year


I’d have to think on more.

I would 2nd Antwerp.  Leuven is also a lot of fun.  Both are just as close to Bruges  and closer to the Netherlands.  Antwerp is a much more enjoyable city than Brussels imo. 

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #34 on: January 17, 2022, 01:39:31 PM »
Too many flicks, this list changes just like my favorite band list is fluid.

Pulp Fiction is my #1 the rest in no particular order:

Metropolis
M
Yojimbo
City Lights
Rope
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Dr. Strangelove
12 Angry Men
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #35 on: January 17, 2022, 06:51:09 PM »
Top 10 in no particular order:

Fargo
On The Waterfront
Godfather (I and I)
Whiplash
Pulp Fiction
The Philadelphia Story
Memento
The Dark Knight
House of Games
One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest

Some others I love: Grand Budapest Hotel, In Bruges, Django Unchained, Dr Strangelove, Shawshank Redemption, Thelma and Louise, The Usual Suspects, Glengary GlenRoss, Resevoir Dogs and The Heist.

Comedies that made me laugh: Duck Soup (and anything with the Marx Brothers), The Bank Dick (and anything with WC Fields), The Hangover, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Cat Ballou, Caddyshack.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #36 on: January 17, 2022, 07:07:10 PM »
That's a real good list, Lenny, including your "others" and comedies.

When I was growing up, one of the NY stations used to televise Marx Brothers movies pretty regularly on Saturday nights. My brother and I would watch 'em and then drive our parents nuts on Sunday quoting them. "Two more hard-boiled eggs!" "If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you." "Get your Tootsie Frootsie ice cream!"

I never saw Whiplash and I don't really remember it. I just now googled it and it looks pretty good. I think I'll check it out!
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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #37 on: January 17, 2022, 07:34:04 PM »
Top 10 in no particular order:

Fargo
On The Waterfront
Godfather (I and I)
Whiplash
Pulp Fiction
The Philadelphia Story
Memento
The Dark Knight
House of Games
One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest

Some others I love: Grand Budapest Hotel, In Bruges, Django Unchained, Dr Strangelove, Shawshank Redemption, Thelma and Louise, The Usual Suspects, Glengary GlenRoss, Resevoir Dogs and The Heist.

Comedies that made me laugh: Duck Soup (and anything with the Marx Brothers), The Bank Dick (and anything with WC Fields), The Hangover, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Cat Ballou, Caddyshack.
Lenny we don’t agree on a lot but I absolutely agree on a memento and whiplash. There is hope for us.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #38 on: January 17, 2022, 07:56:08 PM »
Top 10 in no particular order:

Fargo
On The Waterfront
Godfather (I and I)
Whiplash
Pulp Fiction
The Philadelphia Story
Memento
The Dark Knight
House of Games
One Flew Over The Cukoo’s Nest

Some others I love: Grand Budapest Hotel, In Bruges, Django Unchained, Dr Strangelove, Shawshank Redemption, Thelma and Louise, The Usual Suspects, Glengary GlenRoss, Resevoir Dogs and The Heist.

Comedies that made me laugh: Duck Soup (and anything with the Marx Brothers), The Bank Dick (and anything with WC Fields), The Hangover, National Lampoon Christmas Vacation, Cat Ballou, Caddyshack.

Good list Lenny.  I'm a fan of Spanish Prisoner.  House of G is a really good film.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #39 on: January 17, 2022, 08:01:19 PM »
Amadeus is my #1
I’ll watch Patton anytime it’s played.

I’m a sucker for Sound of Music.

Agree with 82 on The Sting.

Comedy:  The Bird Cage. 
Ludum habemus.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #40 on: January 17, 2022, 08:11:36 PM »
Amadeus is my #1
I’ll watch Patton anytime it’s played.

I’m a sucker for Sound of Music.

Agree with 82 on The Sting.

Comedy:  The Bird Cage.

Great call on Amadeus!  That laugh is hilarious.   I might add Run Lola Run as an honorable mention. 

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #41 on: January 17, 2022, 08:31:26 PM »
That's a real good list, Lenny, including your "others" and comedies.

When I was growing up, one of the NY stations used to televise Marx Brothers movies pretty regularly on Saturday nights. My brother and I would watch 'em and then drive our parents nuts on Sunday quoting them. "Two more hard-boiled eggs!" "If I hold you any closer, I'll be in back of you." "Get your Tootsie Frootsie ice cream!"

I never saw Whiplash and I don't really remember it. I just now googled it and it looks pretty good. I think I'll check it out!

Mike

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #42 on: January 17, 2022, 09:36:09 PM »
Lenny we don’t agree on a lot but I absolutely agree on a memento and whiplash. There is hope for us.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #43 on: January 17, 2022, 09:42:04 PM »
Amadeus is my #1
I’ll watch Patton anytime it’s played.

I’m a sucker for Sound of Music.

Agree with 82 on The Sting.

Comedy:  The Bird Cage.

Amadeus is my favorite as well.

Speaking of Bird Cage, have you seen the French original, La Cage au Folles?  I saw it at the Varsity Theater.
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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #44 on: January 17, 2022, 09:53:08 PM »
Amadeus was so much fun.
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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #45 on: January 18, 2022, 09:04:52 PM »
Amadeus was so much fun.

What's not to like about Amadeus?

Great music. Great costumes. Great conflict. Checks off all the boxes for an outstanding movie.
Have some patience, FFS.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #46 on: January 18, 2022, 09:11:47 PM »
What's not to like about Amadeus?

Great music. Great costumes. Great conflict. Checks off all the boxes for an outstanding movie.

Salieri would not have liked the film.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #47 on: January 18, 2022, 09:42:39 PM »
Am I the only one with Commando in my top 10?

I’m not joking either.

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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #48 on: Today at 05:12:34 AM »
What's not to like about Amadeus?

Great music. Great costumes. Great conflict. Checks off all the boxes for an outstanding movie.

Historically inaccurate *ducks*
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Re: Is Fargo in your top 10?
« Reply #49 on: Today at 08:52:26 AM »
Am I the only one with Commando in my top 10?

I’m not joking either.

Predator gets the nod from me. Commando and Last Action Hero are top 20s.
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