The Peanut Gallery Picture Show

Okay, so here’s the deal. Like the Musical Extravaganza, this is not a thread for too much discussion, but feel free to dive on in and have a chat about other people’s choices.

The thread is open to everyone in the world. Don’t feel that you have to be a PG regular to take part. I know some people find the PG a bit intimidating (it’s not, they’re just a bit nuts), so feel free to dip your toe in the commenting waters here.

The rules are simple. You have two choices:

1. You recommend a movie to the rest of us in the following format:

Movie name
IMDB / Wikipedia link
Reasons for recommending it

Because they’re short links, I’m waving the rules on using a URL shortener. You can post the Wikipedia or IMDB link directly onto the page. If you want to add a YouTube link to a clip from the movie, that’s grand, but use the URL shortener for that and tell us that it’s a YouTube link.

or

2. You ask for recommendations on a theme / by a certain director / starring a certain actress, e.g. “Can you recommend a good movie starring Pauly Shore?” (The answer to this question is obviously ‘No’, so that was probably a bad choice.)

One movie per post only. Don’t worry about double or treble posting. You’re allowed.

Oh, and try to keep it relatively clean.

15 Comments

  1. blue
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 4.46pm | Permalink

    Movie name: Blade Runner
    IMDB / Wikipedia link: http://snipurl.com/72qy7
    Reasons for recommending it : Great soundtrack, REALLY makes you think and my favourite sci-fi movie

  2. dev0347
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 5.16pm | Permalink

    The Muppet Christmas Carol
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muppet_Christmas_Carol

    Christmas! Muppets! Sir Michael Caine SINGS! It’s fucking awesome, people.

  3. BLB
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 9.44pm | Permalink

    Muriel’s Wedding
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0110598/
    I’ve seen it over 30 times, it’s that good. I really like the way it ends, and it has ABBA galore in it. I don’t think I need to say anything more than that.

  4. blue
    Posted 3 December 2008 at 9.59pm | Permalink

    Cinema Paradiso
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinema_Paradiso
    If you love movies, watch it

    [I would totally echo this. It is a cracking movie. Also, bring hankies. I wept like a little girl. In a good way. It’s not sad or anything. Oh, just watch it and you’ll see what we mean. Dev]

  5. Seriesaddict/Sassy
    Posted 4 December 2008 at 1.18pm | Permalink

    Léon: The professional

    trailer : http://snipurl.com/742xi youtube

    This is one of my favourite movies.
    A fantastic Jean Reno, a fantastic Gary Oldman but above all a fantabulous Natalie Portman. Leòn was her feature film debut and despite that, she acts so well that she seems a professional actress.

    Leòn is a hitman, a solitary who has nothing to lose and that’s why he’s the best at doing what he does. That will change when Mathilda will enter his life..

    I love the relationship between Leòn (Reno) and Mathilda(Portman).

    Enjoy!

  6. blue
    Posted 1 February 2009 at 7.41am | Permalink

    Gran Torino
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gran_Torino_(film)

    A film everyone can relate to in some way
    Clint Eastwood is brilliant

  7. blue
    Posted 1 February 2009 at 9.21am | Permalink

    The Party
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Party_(film)

    Peter Sellers at his comic best

  8. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.07pm | Permalink

    War Photographer

    http://tinyurl.com/rbgcxm

  9. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.08pm | Permalink

    Planet Earth (TV series)

    http://tinyurl.com/3xk2ay

  10. peanut_in_bed
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.09pm | Permalink

    Aimée & Jaguar

    http://tinyurl.com/p8bpb8

  11. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.10pm | Permalink

    Everything by Studio Ghibli

    http://tinyurl.com/2y2gpf

  12. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.11pm | Permalink

    Blade Runner

    http://tinyurl.com/ec72h

  13. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.12pm | Permalink

    Lawrence of Arabia

    http://tinyurl.com/9eon55

  14. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.13pm | Permalink

    Pan’s Labyrinth

    http://tinyurl.com/3a78vf

  15. peanut
    Posted 22 May 2009 at 5.14pm | Permalink

    Stardust

    http://tinyurl.com/46fnm2

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