Written September 17, 2013
This has long been a favorite movie of mine, and my wife's. Our wedding song was Mark Knopfler's Storybook Love from the movie. Being able to catch it on the big screen was just incredible! You're able to catch so much more detail that could be easily missed on a smaller screen, more of the subtleties in the amazingly choreographed fight scene with Inigo and Westley. It was just fantastic, for any age, and hopefully will be shared for ages to come.
Written February 09, 2012
I did not have time to go to a movie right now, but this is The Princess Bride. I went to the premiere of this movie in the mid-80's. It became my favorite movie at that time and remained so. Now the special effects are somewhat dated, but the acting, characters, costuming, sets and cinematography will never be. The laughs are there no matter how many times I watch it. I and the friend who accompanied me were very glad we went. This is movie making at its best. Mahalo to the Hana Hou Picture Show.
Written March 05, 2007
I loved watching it in the theater after so many years. It was so much fun when the whole audience spontaneously quoted parts of the film, exactly at the same time.
Written September 25, 2012
The screening, advertised by the American Cinemateque to be followed by Q&A with Cary Ewles, Wally Shawn and Carol Kane, mentioned on the website at the last minute (in tiny print) that none of the actors would be there any longer. I was not contacted by email.
When I requested a refund by email the theatre replied that they "only sell tickets to the film" and not guest appearances. But that if I felt I "really deserve" a refund I should GO to the box office myself. I was so shocked and taken aback that I called the theatre out on being obnoxious and condescending. The manager wrote me back to say that they cannot be responsible if people do not show up to speak because their guests are "only human" and then they would be refunding tickets non-stop. She admonished me for my reply and threatened that if i still want my refund I need to act more civil.
Needless to say, I told her she should keep my money. Sadly, after a good run, I'm never returning to A.C.
Written February 21, 2008
This is an awesome and CLASSIC movie. It's got everything and nothing.
Included: Rodents of Unusual Size. Shriieking Eels. Fire. Wheelbarrows & Holocaust Cloaks. Albinos. Old Lady's with Warts on their Noses. Humperdinks. Impressive Clergymen. Kissing Books. Men in Black Masks. Pirates. Shrieking Eels. Castles. Mutton Lettuce and Tomato Sandwiches. Cities named after currency. A Prince with retarded CSI prowess. WWF Stars. Spaniards. Six-Fingered Men. Cheek Scars. Forest Gu-ump's Girl Jennay. Farm Boys. Girls named after Reesse's Peanut Candy. Columbo. Dr. Jonas Miller, before the Twister swept him up and spit him out. The dude from Criminal Mind. Ryhming. Cliffs of Insanity.....the list goes on...oh yeah....did i mention all the Fencing, Fighting, Torture, Revenge, Giants, Monsters, Chases, Escapes, True Love, Miracles....
Not Included: Cussing, Sex, Graphic Violence, Bathroom Humor, Children in peril, Recreational Drug Use, Alcoholism..
there u have it:"everything & nothing"