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Add:
Spirited Away
The Triplets of Belleville

Veto:
Mystery Men

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ADD
The Magnificent Seven
My Neighbor Totoro
Reservoir Dogs

VETO
The Fox and the Hound (sorry)
South Park

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Mary Warner said on June 17th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

I feel a bit guilty because none of my picks are really ‘geek movies’. I wasn’t really thinking of that qualification when I picked them, perhaps because there were already so many non-geek films on the list already.
Sorry.
Oh well, at least I managed to pick a couple obscure enough that nobody has bothered to veto them.

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BlackIce said on June 18th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

@Clayton: Ha ha! No need to apologize.

@ Mary Warner: I also gloss over the part about them being “geek movies”. Just went for movies I liked.

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BlackIce said on June 18th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

@Clayton: Ha ha! No need to apologize.

@ Mary Warner: I also glossed over the part about them being “geek movies”. Just went for movies I liked.

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Add: The Abyss, In the Line of Fire, Say Anything

Aside from the Abyss, not particularly geeky, but movies that I have enjoyed repeat viewings of.

In the Line of Fire holds up to me as a good thriller with the right mix of actors and knowing the plot doesn’t ruin it for me on repeat viewings.

Say Anything may be more of a nostalgic choice, but I enjoy watching it again every once in a while.

Veto: Of the ones I’ve actually seen on the list, I don’t actively hate any of them enough to warrant a veto. I’ll reserve for later.

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I was going to veto The Big Lebowski (somehow I missed that it was still in the running. I really don’t get that movie’s appeal) and try to come up with two more movies I love that haven’t already been added and/or vetoed but I think I’m done. The list as it stands now is primarily composed of movies I’ve either never seen, never heard of, or don’t feel particularly strong about one way or another (and therefore wouldn’t waste a veto even if it isn’t a favorite). I suspect the same is true for a lot of others. I’m thinking we can declare the experiment a failure because – the way things are shaping up – it will be nothing but obscure movies, middle-of-the-road films, and late-comers that dodged the vetoes of the early voters.

I really like the idea though. Maybe enough trial and error will work out the kinks. Some people are lovers. Some are haters. Maybe you should be able to split your votes however you want them. Do you really love the Pink Panther movies? Vote for your five favorites! All your favorite movies are already on the chopping block and the list is full of garbage? Veto five terrible movies. Or use four additions and one veto. Or two additions and three vetoes. Or whatever.

Veto: This list

Add: A new list

Add: Some time to think of a new system.

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