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Just watched Carrie, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. That's impressive, considering it was made in 1976. Looks like there will be a new one this year too. Dune also comes to mind (1984) as a fantastic old movie.
I just jumped to the center of the movie (Amazon Prime members can stream it for free) and watched the poisonous deadly snake scene. Went a bit like this:
Guy: What's that?
Trio: A box with a deadly snake.
Guy: Lies! I'm going to figure out how to open it.
Trio: *Spends a couple minutes debating slowly how to convince the guy.*
Humphrey: "He already knows."
I really like the original too. I ought to keep an eye out for it in the bargain DVD bins, as I've never seen an unedited version of it (you can tell it's been cut for time when it's shown on TV).
Despite my better judgement, I liked the Tom Cruise 're-make' as well. They told a good story, and he played the part well. It's just too bad the aliens didn't kill him off in that one before some moron had the bright idea of having him play Jack Reacher.
The Princess Bride[^] has always been something of a meme here at CP, but I'd never watched it until a couple of months ago. I saw it in the Wal-Mart bargain bin for $5 and bought it on a whim. It was great!