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    Movies in a nutshell

    Can you provide extremely concise plot summaries for the greatest (and not so greatest) films ever made? AIB Mskis observations on Rogue One

    Quote Originally posted by Mskis
    In the movie, there are a group of people, who fly around in space ships, and steal the plans for the death star from the empire. Some people get shot by lasers, and some stuff blows up, and there is fire in outer space!

    (I have not seen the movie yet and will wait to see it when it is available to rent online)
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    Jurassic Park: Scientist bring dinosaurs back to life, some guy wants to profit on it, dinos get loose, people get eaten, stars of movie get rescued.


    The Santa Clause: Because of a loophole, businessman Scott Calvin becomes Santa Claus which results in a deeper connection with his son.


    Fast & Furious: Cop becomes undercover street racer, gets tight with crew, fall in love with crew boss's sister, throws away law enforcment career to protect them.


    Saving Private Ryan: During WWII, the US Army decides to find and save Private Ryan after Ryan's two brothers are killed in action. It was hard to find him though.
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    Groundhog Day:

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    Titanic

    Ship hits iceberg, people die.
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    Any John Wayne movie - drinking, fighting & shooting; horses, ships, planes; sometimes pretty women.

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    The Dark Knight-a violent masked vigilante meets match with violent sociopath in clown make up.
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Kill Bill - lots of gore as people get killed in a spectacular and unrealistic manner intended to surpass the audience's suspension of disbelief.
    People will miss that it once meant something to be Southern or Midwestern. It doesn't mean much now, except for the climate. The question, “Where are you from?” doesn't lead to anything odd or interesting. They live somewhere near a Gap store, and what else do you need to know? - Garrison Keillor

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    Frogs (1972). Nature on the rampage, though no one actually gets killed by frogs. Dumb but enjoyable.

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    The Great Escape - Soldiers escape from a WWII German POW Camp.
    Annoyingly insensitive

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    Bullitt - Epic/Classic car chase sequence with a 1968 Ford Mustang GT driven by Steve McQueen

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    La La Land: "...a Christmas Miracle for these coldhearted times"

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    Rogue One in a nutshell:

    J.J. Abrams plays with his toys, recreates New Hope, and films it
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    Forrest Gump: An Idiot Savant finds himself in the key moments in American history from the 50s-80s. A perfect metaphor for the baby boomer generation. (Btw, I've always hated this movie)
    When did I go from Luke Skywalker to Obi-Wan Kenobi?

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    Quote Originally posted by Coragus View post
    Rogue One in a nutshell:

    J.J. Abrams plays with his toys, recreates New Hope, and films it
    wrong movie...you summarized The Force Awakens...not Rogue One.
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    3 of the 8 Star Wars movies

    Giant, unstoppable, planet killing machine is stopped by a group of teenagers who found an obscure flaw in the system.
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    Overboard (an all-time favorite, awful movie): rich, miserable woman gets amnesia; poor man who she wronged takes her in to get revenge. Love ensues.
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