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Just me and my movies.
I'm just using this community to keep track of the movies I've watched and practise writing reviews if I'm so inclined. I didn't want to flood my personal blog with these entries because most of my friends don't care as much about movies. I thought about starting another blog instead but this is definitely easier than logging off and on separate blogs.

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I think the following characteristics define the movie connoisseur in me:

1. I watch as a gay man (meaning I'm partial to camp and chick flicks, etc. and am turned off by war and sports movies, though there are plenty of exceptions in all these genres).

2. I can overlook many flaws in a movie as long as it accomplishes its primary purpose (e.g. a really scary horror).

3. I believe that no one sets out to make a bad movie and I try to appreciate it as best I can (many do however, often set out to make excruciatingly stupid movies).

4. I am not ashamed to love movies like Bring It On (though I might hesitate to admit this in person).

5. I rate movies according to how much I like them.

6. Most importantly, I love, love, love movies, and I go into each movie hoping to experience the exhilaration I get whenever I watch a great movie.

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Almost all the movies I've ever watched: http://www.imdb.com/mymovies/list?l=306674

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Favorite Movies (subject to change, since my taste does change over the years)

The 39 Steps
8 Women
Adam’s Rib
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
All the Wrong Spies (Wo ai ye lai xiang)
Armour of God II: Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak)
Beautiful Thing
The Bridges of Madison County
Big Business
Bring It On
Bringing Up Baby
Death Proof
Double Indemnity
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Fever Pitch
The Fifth Element
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
The Goonies
Groundhog Day
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner
Hairspray (2007)
Heart and Souls
His Girl Friday
Hero (Ying xiong)
The Lady Eve
Last Night
A League of Their Own
A Letter to Three Wives
Little White Lies (TV)
Maid to Order
The Mirror Has Two Faces
My Man Godfrey
Mystic River
A Night at the Opera
Noises Off…
On Golden Pond
Out of the Dark (Wui wan yeh)
Rear Window
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway
Return to Oz
Session 9
The Sixth Sense
Some Like It Hot
Star Wars trilogy (the original, duh)

Possible Favorites (requires more viewings but some of these are so hard to rewatch)

Before Sunset
Bells Are Ringing
Bridget Jones’s Diary
Brokeback Mountain
Butterflies Are Free
Christmas in Connecticut
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Foreign Correspondent
The Great Escape
Home for the Holidays
In Bruges
Into the Wild
It’s My Party
Kill Bill 1 & 2
Little Miss Sunshine
Long Day’s Journey Into Night
The Maltese Falcon
The Philadelphia Story
Remember the Night
Sorry, Wrong Number
Stage Fright
Star Trek
Stranger Than Fiction
That Touch of Mink
Tokyo Godfathers
Under the Tuscan Sun
The Way We Were
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They?
Whip It
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
A World Without Thieves (Tian xia wu zei)