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Open Thread: Movies! – Senior planet



Senior Planet is launching an "Open Thread" series on Sundays to bring all of our readers together and gather your input and thoughts on various topics. Please share your thoughts in the comments!

While we all crouch temporarily, we spend more time watching films. If it looks like old known favorites appeal more than something new, according to a study, you are not alone.

In addition to binge watching for special events (I marked Toshiro Mifume's 100th birthday with Rashomon [19659004] Seven Samurai and Sanjiro ) I love comedies: Airplane! goes ahead, along with Young Frankenstein (or any Mel Brooks) film … and don't let me start with The Big Lebowski . (I would insert a dialog clip, but it is difficult to find one without a few F-bombs.) … And of course there is The Princess Bride.


I will also see the Aliens franchise whenever it works because it is so well done (and yes, I know the dialogue with everyone – xoxo to Bill Paxton's "But it's a dry heat !!"). It's strangely comforting to see a film about a shady, relentless threat that comes from nowhere and is defeated all the time. (Why is that you suppose?)

But now it's your turn. What are your three most important "comfort" films – the ones you can watch over and over again – and why? Bonus if you insert your favorite quote! Let us know in the comments and we'll post an update on Friday April 10th.

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