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  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Everything Everywhere All at Once has wrecked me 35 times and counting.

    I watched it once so far (got the Blu-ray about three weeks ago), and I liked it, but 35 times? No way. There is no single movie in my entire life I've watched 35 times, and I'm 66 by now. I'd say that none of my favourites got over ten, or maybe 12 viewings, cinema, VHS, DVD and Blu-ray included. Nor do I regret this, when there are so many probably wonderful movies (even already in my collection) that I haven't watched even once (see my comment on Dunkirk above).

  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    edited March 2023 Posts: 2,614
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    Everything Everywhere All at Once has wrecked me 35 times and counting.

    I watched it once so far (got the Blu-ray about three weeks ago), and I liked it, but 35 times? No way. There is no single movie in my entire life I've watched 35 times, and I'm 66 by now. I'd say that none of my favourites got over ten, or maybe 12 viewings, cinema, VHS, DVD and Blu-ray included. Nor do I regret this, when there are so many probably wonderful movies (even already in my collection) that I haven't watched even once (see my comment on Dunkirk above).

    While watching a "recent" film over 35 times already seems like a lot (IMO), watching the same film that many times over a long period of time is not. For example, I've watched "2OO1: A Space Odyssey" well over 100 times - between VHS/DVD/Blu-Ray and theater screenings - over the last 55 years (i.e, >=2 times per year). And I always find something new every time I watch it.
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    Showgirls
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    DarthDimi wrote: »
    Showgirls
    Good one. I bought this in spite of the flak it received from basically all critics, but haven't watched it so far, either.

    And yes, @Dwayne, I also love "2001", but not enough to watch it (nor any other film) twice a year. Apart from the fact that my wife won't join me in those kinds of excesses, and then I'd rather sit with her on the sofa in our living room than being alone with HAL in my home theater.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Everything Everywhere All at Once has wrecked me 35 times and counting.

    Gets me every time too.

    And yes, that cheesy emotion in Top Gun: Maverick really hit me in theaters. I loved that ending.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    There is no single movie in my entire life I've watched 35 times, and I'm 66 by now.
    Diamonds Are Forever was the first Bond movie I saw in theatres at 11 years old. For the longest time it was my favourite Bond movie, and when I got a CED player I watched it over & over & over... at least 35 for that one. Star Wars, Superman: The Movie & Enter the Dragon all well over 50 times each!
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,669
    You people seem to have had a lot more time for this than I have even now as a pensioner. And I haven't even watched normal TV for the last more than fifteen years, but almost only movies from discs (with a bit of YouTube thrown in more recently). But no, one movie a day is normally my maximum, and not every day, either, especially if my better half doesn't wish to join me. So I doubt that I would be in a situation, by simple mathematics, to watch one movie a hundred times and a few others 35 or 50 or so times (even if I wanted, and I don't think I'd do) and still see something new (for me). But as usual: To each his own.

    PS: @chrisisall: I had to look up what a CED player is. Never heard of it. I suppose it is what was called a Laser Disk Player over here. Or isn't it?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    PS: @chrisisall: I had to look up what a CED player is. Never heard of it. I suppose it is what was called a Laser Disk Player over here. Or isn't it?
    No, it was an actual 'record' played with a diamond stylus. Better than VHS, but not as good as Laserdisk. In 1984 the player was discontinued, and movies on that platform were sold for only a few bucks each for clearance. I had SO many!! When DVD came out I gave my player & like 70 discs to a friend's brother.

  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Thanks. One always learns new things...once they are outdated.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
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    To Kill A Mockingbird

    This is my all time favorite film; it touches me on so many levels. I’ve often said that when I’m on my deathbed, this is the last film that I want to see.
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    There is no single movie in my entire life I've watched 35 times, and I'm 66 by now.
    Diamonds Are Forever was the first Bond movie I saw in theatres at 11 years old. For the longest time it was my favourite Bond movie, and when I got a CED player I watched it over & over & over... at least 35 for that one. Star Wars, Superman: The Movie & Enter the Dragon all well over 50 times each!

    I think I can safely say I've seen most of the Bond films 100 plus times.
    The Dalton films I've easily seen at least 100 times each. Same with DN, GF, TB, DAF, OP and probably AVTAK.
    The Craig films I doubt have gotten into the triple digits for me, mainly because they're relatively recent.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    ToTheRight wrote: »
    I think I can safely say I've seen most of the Bond films 100 plus times.

    @-) You are a TRUE believer! But wait- math time. 15 (approx) X 100 is 1,500. So, basically 30 Bond film viewings a year for the last 50 years? Okay, I can see that (not in the casino sense).
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    Blame A24. They refuse to let its theatrical run die. And I will never tire of seeing my favourite movie with an audience.
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