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libertarian
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posted 05 December 2006 12:33 PM      Profile for libertarian        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
My vote goes for: Goin' Down The Road
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posted 05 December 2006 12:37 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I hated that movie. I much prefer The Red Violin.
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posted 05 December 2006 12:53 PM      Profile for libertarian        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Intersting Boom. Why? SCTV did a great spoof of Goin' Down once. Did you see that?
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posted 05 December 2006 01:18 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I thought it was a depressing movie. Ugh. Never saw the spoof.
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posted 05 December 2006 01:23 PM      Profile for Sineed     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Jesus de Montreal.
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posted 05 December 2006 03:13 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
The Barbarian Invasions
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posted 05 December 2006 03:42 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Two Arcand movies already! I see you and raise you with a Jutra!

Actually, I didn't really like Mon Oncle Antoine. My vote goes for Atanarjuat (The Fast Runner).

[ 05 December 2006: Message edited by: Catchfire ]


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Fidel
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posted 05 December 2006 03:44 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I watched "Night Zoo", and with closed captioning turned on FULL BLAST, in a Trois Rivieres(T.R. for us globe trotting Canadians) apartment house one night. For some reason I've wanted a Harley ever since.
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posted 05 December 2006 05:26 PM      Profile for Papal Bull   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Videodrome
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posted 05 December 2006 05:28 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I loved Videodrome! I'll agree and put my vote down for that one.
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posted 05 December 2006 05:31 PM      Profile for jrose     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Oh, and Le Chat Dans Le Sac. It's interesting how vibrant Canada's french cinema is, in comparison to English successes.
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posted 05 December 2006 05:41 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
La Grande Séduction (Seducing Dr. Lewis). I helped with the arrangements when I lived on the island. I know quite a few of the people in the movie, the Harrington Harbour regulars.
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posted 05 December 2006 05:45 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
CRAZY. Excellent flick!
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Catchfire
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posted 05 December 2006 06:22 PM      Profile for Catchfire   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Wow, check out the 'Bec con. I agree, C.R.A.Z.Y. was superb, but best ever? Best since Les Invasions Barbares, maybe.
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posted 05 December 2006 06:34 PM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I vote for 'Last Night' that one lingered with me. Though 'Le Grande Seduction' was great and I laughed heartily, it was a lot of fun. Wow, Fidel, watching 'Full Blast' in a hotel room in Trois Rivieres, thats like the start of a weird short story or a crime novel.
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posted 05 December 2006 08:49 PM      Profile for Fidel     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Iiiiit was an apartment house. And I didn't know there was a movie entitled, Full Blast. I was joking about having the closed captioning turned up full blast as if it was the audio volume. Gotta visit the big humungous church and have your rosary blessed, have your picture taken where the virgin Mary was hanging about at last sighting and all that. Actually, I drove there from Ottawa with a friend to see her ailing mother who lives in TR. We had to stop at EVery holy place along the way, and you'd be surprised by how many there are. I don't think I could manage another road trip like that one.
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posted 05 December 2006 08:53 PM      Profile for Drinkmore     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Perfectly Normal
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posted 17 December 2006 10:28 PM      Profile for Drinkmore     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by libertarian:
My vote goes for: Goin' Down The Road

How about the much less glamorous Wedding in White?


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posted 17 December 2006 11:40 PM      Profile for Lard Tunderin' Jeezus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Strange Brew, or Men With Brooms...

I just can't decide!


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posted 17 December 2006 11:46 PM      Profile for mayakovsky     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Fidel, yeah I thought you had said that you turned on 'Full Blast'. Its weirdly depressing and compelling, there is a good review on imdb. Also, I wasn't aware that the Virgin Mary had visited the Lower Ottawa Valley.

Strange Brew!


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posted 18 December 2006 05:46 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Exotica
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posted 18 December 2006 07:53 AM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Bon Cop, Bad Cop.
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posted 18 December 2006 11:50 AM      Profile for Sans Tache        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Decline of the American Empire, if you can find it on DVD.
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Briguy
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posted 18 December 2006 11:56 AM      Profile for Briguy     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
This thread may just become my Christmas gift list, for the movies that are still available, and for people who like movies.
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quelar
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posted 18 December 2006 12:56 PM      Profile for quelar     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
People please. This is no contest.

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

A kungFu movie about Jesus coming back to 2001 Ottawa to fight Lesbian Vampires?

None of the others even have a chance.


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Jacob Two-Two
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posted 18 December 2006 01:00 PM      Profile for Jacob Two-Two     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I was gonna vote for that one too, despite the fact that I haven't seen it yet. Just reading the review convinced me.
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posted 18 December 2006 01:05 PM      Profile for Stargazer     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
I agree with Wilf, Bon Cop, Bad Cop was amazing.
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posted 18 December 2006 05:49 PM      Profile for Bobolink   Author's Homepage        Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Scandale a comedic retelling of an actual case where employees of the Quebec National Assembly used their A/V equipment to make a blue movie. This was made when Canadian wineries were selling plonk and the highlight of the movie was a person opening a wine bottle labeled "Baby Seal".

[ 18 December 2006: Message edited by: Bobolink ]


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Wilf Day
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posted 18 December 2006 06:02 PM      Profile for Wilf Day     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Stargazer:
I agree with Wilf, Bon Cop, Bad Cop was amazing.

The best bit never gets mentioned in the reviews. It's right at the end when the cop, having rescued Gary Bettman, decides to leave him locked up in the trunk after all, and as the credits roll, we see Bettman on TV grovelling that never, ever, ever again will a Canadian hockey team be sold to the Americans.

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Brian White
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posted 18 December 2006 06:11 PM      Profile for Brian White   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
cold comfort? Some people who might be harper supporters in that one.
wilby wonderful. similar cast very canadian.
(I know they are not 'great' but they have a nice canadian style bout them."
There was a really nice one with Sandra oh as a single mum and her daughter finding a boyfriend for her with some magic potion.
Another nice canadian style movie with quirks.

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posted 18 December 2006 07:03 PM      Profile for sandpiper     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Please split my vote in three: Atanarjuat, The Corporation, and Margeret's Museum.
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I vote for three movies as well:

Les Invasions Barbares, Margaret's Museum and New Waterford Girl.


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posted 18 December 2006 08:11 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
What I'm pleased about is the number of these films that I've seen.
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posted 18 December 2006 08:17 PM      Profile for Boom Boom     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
If you want to see a lot of films, just subscribe to one of the satellite movie channels, or several. I've been watching TMN (the movie network) since I retired in 2002 - SIX channels of 24/7 movies all year. I've seen some great stuff, including movie classics such as Citizen Kane, and the collected works of Alfred Hitchock and Mel Brooks, recently. Awesome.
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I officially change my vote to Bon Cop, Bad Cop. I look forward to watching it again, in reverse (for me)*!

* reverse (for me) = French subtitles over the English portions. I will be hopelessly lost, but that's ok, because I've seen it once.


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posted 28 December 2006 12:17 PM      Profile for Ken Burch     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by quelar:
People please. This is no contest.

Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter

A kungFu movie about Jesus coming back to 2001 Ottawa to fight Lesbian Vampires?

None of the others even have a chance.


And the Pixar musical version will be even better!


My choices would include THE GREY FOX, GOODNIGHT MICHELANGELO, and LEOLO(especially the scene where Leo explains why he thinks his father was a dirty old man from Sicily and how precisely he was conceived. You'll never look at a tomato in quite the same way after that). And Atom Egoyan's ARARAT would be right up there, too.

[ 28 December 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]

[ 28 December 2006: Message edited by: Ken Burch ]


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I say it's a tie between Porky's and Porky's II.
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Between Porkys and Porkys II is Nanuq of the North. Are you sure.

Personally, I would say that Warrendale by Allen King is one of the best Canadian movies, especially when considered in terms of how influential it was on documentary.


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The Big Snit
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jas
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Hmm, no Guy Maddin fans here?

(Haven't yet seen Saddest Music, but surely it must be up there?)


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posted 28 December 2006 10:10 PM      Profile for Martha (but not Stewart)     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
Goin' Down the Road
Exotica
Strange Brew (not really great, but amusing)
Léolo

Directed by a Canadian:
In the Heat of the Night


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jrootham
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posted 28 December 2006 10:28 PM      Profile for jrootham     Send New Private Message      Edit/Delete Post  Reply With Quote 
"The Saddest Music in the World" is pretty good. I have a little trouble saying that a movie that is that disconnected from reality is the best. It's almost like a different art form.
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