Saturday, July 24, 2010

1992 in Film

This was a good year for film, and the first year that I was personally on my own, so most of these were films I saw in the first year where I didn’t have to ask for permission to see or report back what I had seen. Not that that made much of a difference since I had developed somewhat good movie going standards at home. That being said, there was the obligatory, pointless road trip to Liberal, Kansas where we watched “Dr. Giggles.” Definitely not a recommendation.

Top Personal Films of 1992
1. A River Runs Through It
2. Bram Stoker’s Dracula
3. Far and Away
4. The Last of the Mohicans
5. A Few Good Men
6. Batman Returns
7. Chaplin
8. Aladdin
9. Candyman
10. Strictly Ballroom

Bottom Personal Films of 1992
1. Rock-a-Doodle
2. Toys
3. The Lawnmower Man
4. Dr. Giggles
5. The Cutting Edge

Films I Still Need To See
Reservoir Dogs
Howard’s End
Glen Gary Glen Ross

3 comments:

  1. Had I known, you could have watched my copy of Howard's End...It is on one of the dual DVDs--Howard's End and Remains of the Day. How great is that!

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  2. I'd second The Last of the Mohicans-- great film! Though it does remind me of a joke (I think it's from Chris Rock). Referring to the Hollywood tendency to make a white man the last or greatest hero of various minorities (Avatar is a nice, recent example), you have to wonder how long it will be until someone produces: "The Last N----r [black man] on Earth", starring Tom Hanks.

    I've also rediscovered how much fun Aladdin is, since I've had kids. I might have to add Sister Act to your list too, though it's been at least a decade since I've seen it so perhaps it is not as good as I remember. There's also, eh hem, Army of Darkness--second only to The Holy Grail in quotability (though even more crude and obnoxious).

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  3. Yeah, Sister Act lands somewhere in the middle of the pack for me. AOD has never been as good as I thought it should be. From the previews I saw when it came out I was expecting something better. You have to love Bruce in anything he is in though.

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