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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Top Secret! and Real Genius being cited as Val Kilmer's best pictures when the guy was in True Romance and Heat is the Head-scratcher Of The Day for Monday, August 12th, 2019.
    Kilmer was in True Romance? The Christian Slater one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Good call. I'd nominate

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    I really like Out Of Sight

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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    Kilmer was in True Romance? The Christian Slater one?
    Yep! "I like you, Clarence... always have, always will..."
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    I really like Out Of Sight
    Another good choice.
    Man you guys take awfully seriously a bunch of pampered, spoiled twenty and thirty something year old jocks earning millions of dollars to play a game running up and down a field. Why do you care so much about these guys to the point of arguing with each other. Do you think they care an iota about you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Painter View Post

    Other stuff I can't stand: Big Lebowski, I'm looking at you. (I know, I know, I am going to hear it from everyone on that. Don't waste the keystrokes.)
    Never seen The Big Lebowski, but everyone keeps talking about how great it is.

    I thought Raising Arizona was a great movie, though. Haven't seen it in ages, though. Wasn't Fargo also directed by the Coen Bros? I seem to recall that was pretty good too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Never seen The Big Lebowski, but everyone keeps talking about how great it is.

    I thought Raising Arizona was a great movie, though. Haven't seen it in ages, though. Wasn't Fargo also directed by the Coen Bros? I seem to recall that was pretty good too.
    Fargo is way better then "pretty good". Landmark film.
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    Fargo is a masterpiece. As is No Country For Old Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Fargo is a masterpiece. As is No Country For Old Men.
    Yeah! Throw the dice on which is better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Fargo is a masterpiece.
    Absolutely. And incredibly, the spin-off TV series has been outstanding as well, which could have gone the other way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mozo-pg View Post
    Yeah! Throw the dice on which is better.
    Nope , flip the coin. You stand to win ... everything.

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    Regarding Val Kilmer, check out Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarGeek View Post
    Never seen The Big Lebowski, but everyone keeps talking about how great it is.

    I thought Raising Arizona was a great movie, though. Haven't seen it in ages, though. Wasn't Fargo also directed by the Coen Bros? I seem to recall that was pretty good too.
    "Lebowski" is one of those films that people either seem to really love, or not care for much at all. Personally, I love it, but I know other Coen brothers fans who think it was a dud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    Top Secret! and Real Genius being cited as Val Kilmer's best pictures when the guy was in True Romance and Heat is the Head-scratcher Of The Day for Monday, August 12th, 2019.
    He was very good in Heat, but in True Romance it was barely a cameo. You never actually saw his face, he just turned up occasionally doing an Elvis impersonation and giving advice to Christian Slater.

    I dont really think there is enough there to call it an actual performance.

    Still love the movie though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Regarding Val Kilmer, check out Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
    Excellent film.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogue Mail View Post
    He was very good in Heat, but in True Romance it was barely a cameo. You never actually saw his face, he just turned up occasionally doing an Elvis impersonation and giving advice to Christian Slater.

    I dont really think there is enough there to call it an actual performance.

    Still love the movie though.
    I agree, but it didn't say best performance, it said best picture. Best performance for me might have to be in The Doors.
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    ^ I was surprised that wasn't getting any mentions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by moecurlythanu View Post
    ^ I was surprised that wasn't getting any mentions.
    Well, his performance was excellent, I thought the film was a bit flawed. It's good, but not great IMO. I'm not always enamoured of Oliver Stone's directing to be honest. Obviously some of his films are very, very good (Platoon, Wall Street, etc.) but when I look at his body of work, I see a lot of films that I found flawed in one way or another - some very, some only slightly so. But to his credit, he drew a marvelous performance from Kilmer as Jim Morrison, so if we are going with that as a criteria, it should be mentioned by all means.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nycsteve View Post
    I really like Out Of Sight
    Yeah, me too. I was amazed at how good Jennifer Lopez was in it, too.

    A couple other good Clooney performances/movies were Syriana and Intolerable Cruelty.

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    Other stuff I can't stand: Big Lebowski, I'm looking at you. (I know, I know, I am going to hear it from everyone on that. Don't waste the keystrokes.)
    You and me both, friend. The sheer adoration for that movie is baffling to me. I'm also not a fan of John Goodman, which doesn't help.
    I like John Goodman. He was great in Raising Arizona, Punchline, Barton Fink, and O Brother Where Are Thou? But as for The Big Lebowski, I'm with you guys.

    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    I agree, but it didn't say best performance, it said best picture. Best performance for me might have to be in The Doors.
    Yep. He was ridiculously good in The Doors. He was also really memorable as Doc Holliday in Tombstone. I don't know what happened to him as he seemed to have a promising career up to Heat, which sort of solidified his rep, but since... he must have the worst track record for picking shitty movies of any actor/actress I've run across.
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    The two showdown scenes between Doc and Ringo in Tombstone are ones I can watch over and over
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    Val Kilmer was pretty good as John Holmes in Wonderland (2003).

    The Wonderland murders were also loosely depicted in Boogie Nights .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    Yep. He was ridiculously good in The Doors. He was also really memorable as Doc Holliday in Tombstone. I don't know what happened to him as he seemed to have a promising career up to Heat, which sort of solidified his rep, but since... he must have the worst track record for picking shitty movies of any actor/actress I've run across.
    Years ago, I saw an early movie he made alongside his soon-to-be-wife at the time, Joanne Whalley: Kill Me Again. I remember the movie being good, with twists up to the very end. But I haven't re-watched it since (though I have a copy of it) so it may not have held up with the passage of time.

    Coen Brothers: Man, I had forgotten how many good movies they've made. Fargo! I can't believe I forgot about Fargo. No Country. Another great one. True Grit.

    Clooney: People also keep bringing his other great performances. Mentioned are Syriana, The Descendants, what about all three Ocean's Eleven movies? I LOVE all three of them, though there are legit issues with 12 and 13, I think 11 is just about perfect for what it is, and a FUN movie to watch again and again. Up in the Air. The Ides of March. The American. Heck, while they aren't great movies by any stretch, I liked him in Money Monster and The Perfect Storm.
    Man you guys take awfully seriously a bunch of pampered, spoiled twenty and thirty something year old jocks earning millions of dollars to play a game running up and down a field. Why do you care so much about these guys to the point of arguing with each other. Do you think they care an iota about you?

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    Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NogbadTheBad View Post
    Fargo is a masterpiece. As is No Country For Old Men.

    Positively!

    Put the Coens first film, Blood Simple in there also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jerjo View Post
    Why, Johnny Ringo, you look like somebody just walked over your grave.
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    Ya know what, talking about George Clooney, I forgot about Burn After Reading, another Coen Brothers picture, which I thought was pretty good. So for me it's:

    The Fantastic Mr. Fox
    Burn After Reading
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    As for John Goodman, ya know what the first thing I remember seeing him in was? He was in David Byrne's movie True Stories. In fact, it was the video for the Talking Heads song Wild Wild Life, which is basically an actual scene in the movie, where I first saw him. I remember being really disappointed in that bit when I saw the movie, because it basically depicts a lip syncing contest (!?!?!?). My assumption when I first saw the video was that it was a karaoke contest (not that I had ever heard the word "karaoke" at the time, but today, that's the word you'd use), so in my mind, I expected to hear all these actors doing really bad jobs at each bit of the song. I'd like to see True Stories again, haven't seen in like 30 years. I think that must have been the Bravo Channel I saw it on, back before it went down the toilet (along with every other cable TV service that was around in the 80's and 90's).



    Who's ever heard of a lip sync contest?! (Yeah, I know, that was the era of Puttin' On The Hits, so maybe Byrne was trying to lampoon that)
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