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Expendable Asset
Member since Sep-11-12 · Last seen Apr-17-14
"If any question why we died, tell them, because our fathers lied." -- Rudyard Kipling


Besides chess, I really like to watch good movies whenever I can, wherever I can... To me, the actors & their acting and story are all equally important in determining the quality of any motion picture. Thus, all of the actors and films I've listed below have made, each in its/his or her own way(s), strong impressions to me.

The following is my current twenty-seven most memorable movies:

Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Avatar (2009)
Easy A (2010)
Soldier (1998)
Platoon (1986)
Wanted (2008)
Jarhead (2005)
The Help (2011)
District 9 (2009)
Tigerland (2000)
Collateral (2004)
The Matrix (1999)
Braveheart (1995)
Total Recall (1990)
Body of Lies (2008)
Ballet Shoes (2008)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Departed (2006)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Terminator (1984)
The Hurt Locker (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
The Thin Red Line (1998)
Starship Troopers (1997)
The Hunger Games (2012)
The Social Network (2010)
Enemy at the Gates (2001)
How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

-- 03/13/13: The initial selection of my current twenty-five most memorable movies is completed.

-- 03/14/13: A 26th movie, Enemy at the Gates (2001), is added. The list may consist of up to thirty films.

-- 03/17/13: A 27th film, Easy A (2010), is added.

-- 04/29/13: A 28th film, Jarhead (2005), is added.

-- 05/05/13: A 29th film, Soldier (1998), is added.

And my current ten most "effective" actors, as of 04/29/13:

Mel Gibson
Tom Cruise
Colin Farrell
Mark Strong
Emma Stone
Michael Biehn
Andrew Garfield
Robert Downey Jr.
Leonardo DiCaprio
Arnold Schwarzenegger

-- 04/29/13: Mark Strong replaces Carrie Henn (03/15/13 to 04/29/13).

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   Expendable Asset has kibitzed 205 times to chessgames   [more...]
   Apr-16-14 Gashimov Memorial (2014) (replies)
Expendable Asset: I look forward to this.
   Mar-29-14 Kiti Grosar
Expendable Asset: Kiti Grosar is IM Joshua Waitzkin's former girlfriend.
   Aug-21-13 hms123 chessforum (replies)
Expendable Asset: <hms123> What are some good ways to make you angry?
   Aug-05-13 Mikhail Botvinnik (replies)
Expendable Asset: Name-calling: A quick, clean, and precise way to "win" an argument., or to simply get your point across.
   Aug-04-13 Hoang Thanh Trang (replies)
Expendable Asset: A surprising, unexpected finish.
   Jul-31-13 Kibitzer's Café (replies)
Expendable Asset: <perfidious> So, according to you, if you have a USCF established rating of 2100+ you're no longer a club player? A different question: What's your definition of a master level player considering that USCF's 2200 is about 150-200 points lower in strength than FIDE's ...
   Jul-24-13 Znosko-Borovsky vs Alekhine, 1925 (replies)
Expendable Asset: <Hanada: No kibitzing on the most amazing draw of all time? First saw this game in Znosko-Borovsky's book when I was younger and I just remember thinking....look at the balls on Alekhine. What a genius! > And if Alekhine's combination fails? You still gonna say "look ...
   Jul-23-13 Darja Kaps (replies)
Expendable Asset: <Fluffy: Patience is a virtue.> Or, in this case, a waste of time.
   Jul-20-13 World Cup (2013) (replies)
Expendable Asset: I would argue that if you do well and take advantage of the opportunities offered, it doesn't matter what college you go to as long as it is ABET accredited, if you are doing engineering. And, also, do something else worthwhile besides furthering your own ...
   Jul-17-13 LIFE Master AJ chessforum (replies)
Expendable Asset: <Life Master AJ> You went to UF?
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