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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 9:52 am    Post subject:

ringfinger wrote:
Why are people posting more than 3? The whole point is to pick the 3.

Not at least 3.


those idiots...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:02 am    Post subject:

Christian Bale - The Machinist, Batman Begins, The Prestige.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:03 am    Post subject:

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Steven Seagal

Hard To Kill
Marked For Death
Out For Justice
Lol. Childhood classics.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:12 am    Post subject:

adkindo wrote:
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Tom Cruise

Cocktail
Rain Man
Born on the 4th of July


and I am a huge fan of Days of Thunder which followed Born on the 4th of July, but I get only a select group feel that way about DoT.


I love Days Of Thunder! I mean, Cole Trickle? Buck Bretherton? Harry Hogge? Rowdy Burns? Russ Wheeler? Even the names are fantastic lol.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject:

Will Smith had Bad Boys, Independence Day then Men In Black consecutively. Pretty good run.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
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Why are people posting more than 3? The whole point is to pick the 3.

Not at least 3.


those idiots...


Haha, I mean, it's like pick your top 3 favorite movies and people are listing 8. Why? Drives me nuts I tell you! Haha.

The whole point of limiting it to 3 is that in some cases, the decision is very difficult!

Sign of our times I guess.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:30 am    Post subject:

Do they have to be in chronological order?

DiCaprio

Gangs of New York (2002)
The Aviator (2004)
The Departed (2006)

-OR-

Django Unchained (2012)
The Great Gatsby (2013)
The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:32 am    Post subject:

Kevin Costner, in 1987-1988, starred in "The Untouchables", "No Way Out", and "Bull Durham", all in a row. And for good measure, his next movie after "Bull Durham" was "Field Of Dreams, in 1989. That's quite a run.

Costner also had a 4-movie run from 1990-1992 where he appeared in "Dances With Wolves", Robin Hood: Prince Of Thieves", "JFK", and "The Bodyguard", all in a row. In fact, the only film in between these two sequences was 1990's "Revenge", which was also a good movie, so you could say that he hit on 9 films in a row, with probably 8 of the 9 being massive hits.

But I think Tom Cruise had a string of hit after hit that might be unmatched. Starting with "Top Gun" in 1986, he starred in "The Color Of Money", "Cocktail", "Rain Man", "Born On The Fourth Of July", "Days Of Thunder", "Far And Away", "A Few Good Men", "The Firm", "Interview With The Vampire", "Mission: Impossible", "Jerry Maguire", "Eyes Wide Shut", "Magnolia", "Mission: Impossible II", "Vanilla Sky", "Minority Report", "The Last Samurai", "Collateral", "War Of The Worlds", and "Mission: Impossible III." That's 20 years of virtually uninterrupted movie stardom. Sure, some of those movies weren't as good as the others, but you were basically talking about amazing bankability for so long with him. Heck, even now, at 55 and after his reputation took a bit of a hit in the wake of all the Katie Holmes/Scientology stuff, he's still a big star.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:44 am    Post subject:

Sly Stallone has so many good movies on his list, but he also made a lot of bombs. Perhaps you could call a run of "Rambo: First Blood Part II", "Rocky IV", "Cobra", "Over The Top", "Rambo III", "Lock Up", "Tango & Cash", and "Rocky V" (from 1985-1990) a pretty good run, but I know some might think that "Cobra" and "Over The Top" aren't that great, and it's not like "Lock Up" was a massive hit, although I liked all of these movies.

He did "Cliffhanger" and "Demolition Man" in 1993, and "The Specialist" in 1994, and I'm a big fan of all 3 of those movies.

All in all, you have to give a dude credit for being Rocky Balboa and John Rambo, and he's one of the biggest movie stars of all time.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject:

At one time, Demi Moore was the top A-list actress in the 1990's, and she had a run of "A Few Good Men", "Indecent Proposal", and "Disclosure" from 1992-1994. Not too shabby.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 11:46 am    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
Harrison Ford. Duh.

The Empire Strikes Back
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Blade Runner


Beat me to it.

This guy was the king of early 80s box office.

(although Blade Runner bombed initially)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:09 pm    Post subject:

unleasHell wrote:
OK I got a few:

Humphrey Bogart:
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Sahara (1943)


The problem is that Bogart did some other junky movies due to the studio system. I'm a Bogart fan, but I've never even seen some of them. The movie right before Casablanca was Across the Pacific, which is a marvelous bit of jingoistic camp. Bogart is fighting the Japs to keep them from using a torpedo plane to blow up the Panama Canal. Right. It's called Across the Pacific, but they never actually cross the Pacific. It had a great movie poster.

I would say that Bogie's best three-peat was The Caine Mutiny, Sabrina, and The Barefoot Contessa.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:01 pm    Post subject:

Aeneas Hunter wrote:
unleasHell wrote:
OK I got a few:

Humphrey Bogart:
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
Sahara (1943)


The problem is that Bogart did some other junky movies due to the studio system. I'm a Bogart fan, but I've never even seen some of them. The movie right before Casablanca was Across the Pacific, which is a marvelous bit of jingoistic camp. Bogart is fighting the Japs to keep them from using a torpedo plane to blow up the Panama Canal. Right. It's called Across the Pacific, but they never actually cross the Pacific. It had a great movie poster.

I would say that Bogie's best three-peat was The Caine Mutiny, Sabrina, and The Barefoot Contessa.


I know what you mean about the Studios forcing Actors to take on roles back in the day, and he did make some clunkers and I've seen Across the Pacific too (it's just ok), but I'm pretty sure Casablanca and Maltese Falcon are on a few of the Greatest 100 Movies of all-time lists, that's why I went with those, although African Queen, The Caine Mutiny, The Treasure of Sierra Madre, and Key Largo gotta be up there in Boggies top ten as well...

Glad to see someone on here appreciating the classics... I tried to also list Errol Flynn, but it was nearly impossible to find three good ones in a row...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:51 pm    Post subject:

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LakerLanny wrote:
Steven Seagal

Hard To Kill
Marked For Death
Out For Justice
Lol. Childhood classics.


Too bad he's become Putin's lapdog.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:03 pm    Post subject:

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject:

Robert De Niro: Mean Streets, Godfather II, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Once Upon a Time in America.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 2:59 pm    Post subject:

EldenCampbell wrote:
Robert De Niro: Mean Streets, Godfather II, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Once Upon a Time in America.


Ding! Ding! Ding!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:01 pm    Post subject:

EldenCampbell wrote:
Robert De Niro: Mean Streets, Godfather II, Taxi Driver or Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Once Upon a Time in America.


Was about to post this. Also, Casino, Heat & The Fan is a strong trio.

Macaulay Culkin
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Home Alone 2
The Good Son
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:26 pm    Post subject:

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Macaulay Culkin
My Girl
Home Alone 2
The Good Son


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:41 pm    Post subject:

Penn had Taps, Ridgemont and Bad Boys (prison flick). Bad part, those are his first 3 movies. I'm not so sure he's had 3 decent ones in a row since. Crap like Shanghai Surprise and We're No Angels ruined ones like At Close Range, State Of Grace, and Casualties Of War.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:50 pm    Post subject:

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But I think Tom Cruise had a string of hit after hit that might be unmatched. Starting with "Top Gun" in 1986, he starred in "The Color Of Money", "Cocktail", "Rain Man", "Born On The Fourth Of July", "Days Of Thunder"...


Oof at Cocktail. That was a Pat Bateman joke in the book. He wound up alone in an elevator with Tom and could think of nothing else to say but, "You were great in Cocktail."

I'll go with the fairy tale "Legend" (85), Color Of Money, and Top Gun in that order in lieu of Cocktail. Legend at least looked great, production values wise. He also suffers from the stinker ruining the trifecta. He coulda had Taps, Outsiders, and Risky Business, but there was Losin It and All The Right Moves mixed in. You ever see All The Right Moves? God, that's that's terrible. That's been played on Direct cable in recent months. They thought, "Tom Cruise, HS football, and Craig T. Neslon as coach, how could we go wrong?" Days Of Thunder screwed up the Rain Man and Born On The Fourth Of July trifecta. No one wanted to see Top Gun with cars, cmon. Looking at his 90s movies after Far And Away where we had to suspend disbelief in his Irish accent, he had a lot of hits. Didn't like A Few Good Men, but it was still a touchstone of sorts given the Jack line. I can handle the truth!!!1 that most consider it a decent flick.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:34 pm    Post subject:

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Macaulay Culkin
My Girl
Home Alone 2
The Good Son


nice


"The Good Son" is a good flick. Culkin actually pulls that role off, and I absolutely love the ending.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject:

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But I think Tom Cruise had a string of hit after hit that might be unmatched. Starting with "Top Gun" in 1986, he starred in "The Color Of Money", "Cocktail", "Rain Man", "Born On The Fourth Of July", "Days Of Thunder"...


Oof at Cocktail. That was a Pat Bateman joke in the book. He wound up alone in an elevator with Tom and could think of nothing else to say but, "You were great in Cocktail."

I'll go with the fairy tale "Legend" (85), Color Of Money, and Top Gun in that order in lieu of Cocktail. Legend at least looked great, production values wise. He also suffers from the stinker ruining the trifecta. He coulda had Taps, Outsiders, and Risky Business, but there was Losin It and All The Right Moves mixed in. You ever see All The Right Moves? God, that's that's terrible. That's been played on Direct cable in recent months. They thought, "Tom Cruise, HS football, and Craig T. Neslon as coach, how could we go wrong?" Days Of Thunder screwed up the Rain Man and Born On The Fourth Of July trifecta. No one wanted to see Top Gun with cars, cmon. Looking at his 90s movies after Far And Away where we had to suspend disbelief in his Irish accent, he had a lot of hits. Didn't like A Few Good Men, but it was still a touchstone of sorts given the Jack line. I can handle the truth!!!1 that most consider it a decent flick.


To be clear, I realize that "Cocktail" was not good, but I just listed it because it was a big hit. I could be wrong (I didn't look up the profits), but I think that all of those movies made money, and obviously some were blockbusters.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:42 pm    Post subject:

Morgan Freeman - Unforgiven/Shawshank/Outbreak/Se7en
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:52 pm    Post subject:

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Morgan Freeman - Unforgiven/Shawshank/Outbreak/Se7en


Great call. Really, really great call. "Unforgiven" is one of the two greatest modern westerns IMO, along with "Open Range" for me. ("Open Range", another Costner flick. He has so many movies I love.) "Shawshank" is in a tie with "JFK" for my favorite movie of all time. And "Outbreak" and "Seven" are both fantastic thrillers. (I have no idea how "Outbreak" only has a 59% score on Rotten Tomatoes. It's entertaining from start to finish.)
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