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    Three really sweet popcorn movies you'd recommend for these times

    PLEASE no superhero films. We all know all about them. And please nothing violent. Yeah, I love the Kill Bill films and John Wick, but there's a time and a place for that.

    Reach outside of your comfort zone and find something that's fun, touching and maybe even a little corny with a positive message for all of us to watch. And don't be afraid to reach back in time, for instance:

    ANGELS IN THE OUTFIELD -- The 1951 version

    THE AMERICAN PRESIDENT

    MR. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

    I promise you won't want your two hours back after watching any of these...

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    Cool topic!

    Three fun movies that are touching and a little corny? OK:

    READY PLAYER ONE

    Transformers BUMBLEBEE

    UNCLE BUCK

    Reasons for my picks:

    READY PLAYER ONE, the movie, is, in some ways, more uplifting that the book. I liked the book, and some of it was more logical than the movie (like how the High Five got together) but the movie had a FANTASTIC message: It's not the prize that matters, but the journey or the experience of playing the game. That applies to life: do not over-look the relationships around you when aiming for your life's goal. That and the plethora of pop culture references is like oxygen for an 80s kid like me. Oh, and it was directed by one Steven Speilberg. I think this movie gets a bad rap, but I love it so, so much. Yes, it's cheesey and cliche and predictable, but all the more reason why I love it.

    Transformers BUMBLEBEE also is not as celebrated as much as it should. I know Jack said no violence, but there is not much violence after the first ten minutes and not until the final battle. At it's heart, this movie is like ET or IRON GIANT or OLD YELLER: and young person that is different and separated from other peers meets a non-human and forms a strong bond. It also takes place in the 80s and uses a LOT of 80s music which is fantastic. And as a G1 Transformer fan, the robot designs look more like their 80s cartoon versions and characterizations than the silly Michael Bay versions. Yes, it's sappy and silly, but that's why I love this movie. I also heard John Cena is in it, but I can't see him.

    UNCLE BUCK is John Candy and John Hughes at the top of their game. Great, funny, and heart-warming movie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VZX View Post
    Cool topic!

    Three fun movies that are touching and a little corny? OK:

    READY PLAYER ONE

    Transformers BUMBLEBEE

    UNCLE BUCK

    Reasons for my picks:

    READY PLAYER ONE, the movie, is, in some ways, more uplifting that the book. I liked the book, and some of it was more logical than the movie (like how the High Five got together) but the movie had a FANTASTIC message: It's not the prize that matters, but the journey or the experience of playing the game. That applies to life: do not over-look the relationships around you when aiming for your life's goal. That and the plethora of pop culture references is like oxygen for an 80s kid like me. Oh, and it was directed by one Steven Speilberg. I think this movie gets a bad rap, but I love it so, so much. Yes, it's cheesey and cliche and predictable, but all the more reason why I love it.

    Transformers BUMBLEBEE also is not as celebrated as much as it should. I know Jack said no violence, but there is not much violence after the first ten minutes and not until the final battle. At it's heart, this movie is like ET or IRON GIANT or OLD YELLER: and young person that is different and separated from other peers meets a non-human and forms a strong bond. It also takes place in the 80s and uses a LOT of 80s music which is fantastic. And as a G1 Transformer fan, the robot designs look more like their 80s cartoon versions and characterizations than the silly Michael Bay versions. Yes, it's sappy and silly, but that's why I love this movie. I also heard John Cena is in it, but I can't see him.

    UNCLE BUCK is John Candy and John Hughes at the top of their game. Great, funny, and heart-warming movie.

    Thanks for your picks. Loved UNCLE BUCK and I'll put the other two on my list. That reminds me to add PLANES, TRAINS AND AUTOMOBILE. And oh, oh!!! IRON GIANT! That was the very first film I watched together with my first born son, so it's very sentimental to me.

    I also now recall that SPIRIT: STALLION OF THE CIMARRON was the first film I watched with Alex in a movie theater.

    Please indulge me and let me also add BRAVE to the list. For orgers with daughters this film is a must!

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    At first glance I thought that said "The really sweet popcorn I'd recommend" and I was like "I'm listening...!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by JVS3 View Post
    At first glance I thought that said "The really sweet popcorn I'd recommend" and I was like "I'm listening...!"
    Had that been what I asked, the answer would be a no-brainer. Try Amish Country Baby Yellow Popcorn and you're ruined for any other popcorn.

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    Love this topic idea .

    Batteries not included
    The invention of lying
    Big fish

    Although they're all quite happy films, Each of these has at least one scene that genuinely makes me cry , I can't express how much I love them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by davelove81 View Post
    Love this topic idea .

    Batteries not included
    The invention of lying
    Big fish

    Although they're all quite happy films, Each of these has at least one scene that genuinely makes me cry , I can't express how much I love them .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heeeere's Olesker! View Post
    My favorite kind of films! It's why I love Rudy, Rocky and The American President.
    I've only seen rocky , I'll definetely check the other two out though

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    Iíll put 3 sports films out there.

    Hoosiers, Gene Hackman takes over managing a high school basketball team.

    Mr Baseball, Tom Selleck plays a baseball player, gets traded to a japanese team.

    Midnight Sting, James Woods and Louis Gossett Jr, scam a small town at boxing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davelove81 View Post
    I've only seen rocky , I'll definetely check the other two out though

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    Just have a box of Kleenex ready for the last scene. As an aside, the music during the training and game scenes are uplifting. You're gonna say, "Thank you, Jack."

    The American President is, into, Michael Douglas finest film. Chemistry between him and Annette Bening is amazing. So many great moments in the film. The monologue he delivers toward the end about Democracy being tough should be inscribed on the side of the Capitol dome and as a Sticky in The Tar Swamp.
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