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Alien 1979,  R)
Alien
I love this movie! Even though in the past this wasn't exactly my kind of movie, as I got older my tastes started to mature, and I got to broaden my horizons, which is good. I only just saw it for the first time during the summer, and I'm glad to say that I really enjoyed it. I saw both the Theatrical Cut and the 2003 Director's Cut, and honestly I thought the former was more effective (and I can see why director Ridley Scott prefers it over the latter), even though they were both good in their own right. Alien is a truly effective sci-fi thriller, and there is so much atmosphere and tension through most of it, which is what makes it effective. I like all the characters, particularly Sigourney Weaver's Ripley, the H.R. Giger xenomorph design is memorable (I like how it hides in the shadows for the majority of the film, as it adds a sense of danger, and it could be anywhere). The ending is supsenseful, and I thought it was a real masterpiece overall. One of my favorite movies, and for me it's only *slightly* better than James Cameron's Aliens, which is also excellent in its own right. Hard to believe this classic has been around for 33 years.
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Monty Python and the Holy Grail 1974,  PG)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Do I really have to say it? Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the best comedic pieces in cinematic history. It is just so full of laughs and randomness, and I absolutely love how nonsensical the whole thing is. It's so fun and quotable, and I love it so much.
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Fantasia 1940,  G)
Fantasia
The original Fantasia is such a timeless experience, and one of Disney's best animated movies, if not *the* best. This movie laid the foundation for music videos, and a lot of the sequences are just so much fun to watch.
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The Hunger Games 2012,  PG-13)
The Hunger Games
One of the best movies of 2012, The Hunger Games is a really good adaptation of the Suzanne Collins novel of the same name. There were differences from the novel (some changes were made so it could retain the PG-13 rating, while other changes were made for reasons hard to comprehend). Regardless, it is still an awesome movie, but there is so much shaky cam during the action sequences that it's a little hard to tell what's going on. James Newton Howard's score is always exceptional in my book, and Jennifer Lawrence captures the role of Katniss Everdeen so perfectly! I cannot wait to see how they treat the movie adaptation of the second book Catching Fire; I hope it's as faithful or as good as the source material.
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Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981,  PG)
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Is there really anything I could say about this movie that hasn't been said before? It is *that* good, and it's one fun action-packed adventure from beginning to end. Harrison Ford and Karen Allen share a great chemistry as Indiana Jones and Marion Ravenwood, Indiana Jones is an awesome character, plus the amount of atmosphere and exploration are excellent, not to mention John Williams' score is unforgettable. One of my absolute favorites, and my vote for Steven Spielberg's best directed film!

I've only ever seen it on DVD in its intended widescreen format several times, and as a result it's one of those movies I simply cannot imagine ever watching in a visually reduced pan-and-scan format; yeah, I'm one of those people who would rather watch a movie in its original aspect ratio than in fullscreen.
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Sleeping Beauty 1959,  G)
Sleeping Beauty
This movie is really amazing. Not only was it one of Disney's first ever widescreen animated movies, but it's also a real visual treat for the eyes. The animation is splendid, the villainess Maleficent is great, the songs are memorable, and there's just so much good going for this movie. It's too bad it didn't do well when it was first released, because Sleeping Beauty is such a great movie, and I'm glad that it's achieved its classic status several years later. I enjoy it a lot!
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The Artist 2011,  PG-13)
The Artist
I love The Artist! I love everything about, and in my opinion it is one of the best movies that's ever been made!
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WALL-E 2008,  G)
WALL-E
This was a charmingly cute and wonderful PIXAR film. I love it!
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A Bug's Life 1998,  G)
A Bug's Life
61%?? Are less and less people seriously enjoying this film? A Bug's Life was a great childhood classic, and it's still great to watch today. One of my favorite ever movies from PIXAR!
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Marvel's The Avengers 2012,  PG-13)
Marvel's The Avengers
This movie is just as fantastic as countless people say, and I'm honestly not that certain I can say anything about it that hasn't been said before.
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The Breakfast Club 1985,  R)
The Breakfast Club
This a beautifully well-done John Hughes film, and it's one of those films that keeps getting better the more I watch it.
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The Sandlot 1993,  PG)
The Sandlot
This baseball movie is a fun, true classic!

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