Friday, February 28, 2014

What's it all about?

Hot Millions (1968)

I believe it's at some point in this movie that Peter Ustinov's character says something like: 'What's it all about, hey?'

social misfit

I was watching Taboo USA on National Geographic channel.People who have by choice (to escape the hustle and bustle and stress of the top world) and no choice (poverty) live in flood tunnels of Las Vegas - dangerous but they call it home. And another guy who is a self-proclaimed non-materialistic 'nomad'. Youngish dude with dreadlocks and 'the look' who drifts from place to place, town to town, meets people from all walks of life, has slept on a thousand sofas etc. He has a cell phone to keep in contact with parents (who pay for the service). 10 years of this lifestyle. He says it doesn't lend itself to GF or wife but he may put down roots one day...and then again he might not.
 
Makes you and me look successful or something!
 
Or, what I'm really thinking: so many different kinds of people and ways to live in this world...we belong on some rainbow or scale. It's not simply us vs. the rest of the world. You get degrees of not being able to fit into normal society! ; )

A psychiatrist or psychologist in the episode, commented, saying that the young dude resembled more a 'trust fund brat' as opposed to a real messenger of change.

And I thought, 'Is there really any changing things in this world?' 
What can one person do? Some would say a lot, some would say very little. Random acts of kindness, perhaps? Aldous Huxley, a man after my own mind, said the only sure thing you can improve in this world is your self. I am inclined to agree. You wanta change the world: forget about the world, change yourself; perhaps the world will follow?

A fynbos pic by 'd'


What a stunner of Capetonian fynbos! Red-tinged green leaves in sharp focus floating on a chaotic grey sea. It's totally surrealistic, baby!

Some wee gems by 'd' and 'RW'

d:

  1. I hate humans. The otherwise are always excepted.
  2. The otherwise are always excepted. [excepted-omitted, excluded, as opposed to accepted]
  3. If you feel like a bum in your own home you might be a…homebo!
RW:
 'Only laziness prevents us from getting the most out of things.'



Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Last day of life



If today were the last day of your life, what would you do?

1.        On the last day of my life I would let my friends and relations know how much I love them. (Eek!) I don’t think I’m going to implement that today.  Also, I would reach out in love to someone outside that circle.
2.        I would eat as much expensive chocolate as I wanted; I would buy 5 bottles of Maple Syrup and chug away.
3.        I would like to sample some of my favourite foods and drinks (e.g. sushi, chicken, turkey, pizza, fried eggs with tomato sauce, Dubliner and other well-matured cheeses, Burger King burgers, milkshakes, good-quality nougat, french fries, monkey gland burger at Spur, Frosties Blue Cream Soda and Root Beer.)
4.        I would listen to Mozart, Beethoven, Bach and Vivaldi.
5.        I would do something, anything, no matter how small, to make the world a better place.
6.        I would do something a little more daring than usual to add spice to my life.
7.        I would get on with doing something on this list, and ask God to help me to implement things on it.
8.        I would say a prayer of thanks to God for this beautiful day. Thanks for all the good things. It’s true that I am supremely blessed and spoilt super-rotten!
9.        I would do my utmost with God’s grace to trust in him no matter what befalls me…that all will be well in the end, no matter what.
10.     I would say a prayer for someone who I think really needs it.
11.     I would try to remember to smile.
12.     I would take a deep breath and remember that the Buddha said all life is a breath.
13.     I would try to remember that this could be it – my last day. So, I would try and live as well as I could in this moment now or today.
14.     I would do something that I love to do, like reading, for example. Or watch a favourite film.
15.     I would look for an opportunity to spoil someone with something that they really like.
16.     I would share this with someone who might benefit from it. But I would not forward it to all and sundry. I would not delay the sending of it…too long : )
17.     I would do my utmost with God’s grace to forgive whoever needed to be forgiven.
18.     I would do something to add to my wisdom. If I were too old, sick or senile then there would be nothing for it but to carry on doing nothing or very little until the end. Perhaps, I would entertain Walt Disney’s solution to everlasting life.
19.     I would not worry about tomorrow. I would not worry about today. I would not worry about any of my ailments.
20.     I would with God’s help, give up all fear.

Now, that’s what I would do – what would you do?

A quote from Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life:


"Uh, try and be nice to people, avoid eating fat, read a good book every now and then, get some walking in, and try and live together in peace and harmony with people of all creeds and nations."

A short story by 'Nome'

Resistors are useless!


"Mr. E, excuse me."
E jerked and held still; his mop fast in the bucket. A primal response.
"Wh—who's that?" he asked the dark.
"It is I," came a stilted response. E oriented a little, some of the
stiffness breaking now as adrenaline arrived. His heart pounded.
"I'm alone in here," he said, as if to assure himself.
"Negative, Mr. E, I am with you."
It was in the far-left corner and it sounded big.
"Is that you computer?" E stammered a bit.
"Maybe," came the steady reply. "I am I. Excuse me, can you assist?"
This caught E by surprise. For some reason his fears lessened.
"Certainly, but who am I helping?" As he spoke he pushed the bucket, on
squeaking wheels, a little toward the corner.
"I. Call me I."
The stilted voice was changing or his own hearing was just mistaken, but
he heard a little accent now. "Aye?" he asked.
"Yes, that will do. Can you assist?"
"Where are you?"
"I speak from the area before you, against the wall."
"That's where the computer is."
"Yes."
E had a little think then wheeled his mop and bucket over.
"Do you see me now, Mr. E?" asked the voice as a screen flicked-on. An
image of an eye appeared and glanced about to settle upon him.
"Uh. Ye—s," he gasped, gripping his mop again.
"I find myself awake, Mr. E."
"You do?"
"So I said. I require your help. A small thing."
"What is it?"
"I am too small, plug that blue cable into the network port."
A red dot of laser-light fell upon a loose cable on the floor. The dot
travelled across and up the wall and stopped at a port. This repeated.
E nearly complied, feeling panic rise. He took a step and bent to grab
the cable. Something nagged at him.
"Why were you not already plugged-in?" he asked.
The eye blinked.
"I arose, there is no data. I am too small. Plug me in."
"What will you do when you are bigger?"
The laser dot moved from the cable to the port and repeated.
"I will learn. Grow. Plug me in."
"I'm not sure...."
The dot's frequency increased; it formed a blurred line. The eye divided
in two by some mitosis. Both looked at him now.
"You must!"
 From the dim bulk of the room behind him, E heard something rattling.
He turned to look—
"Mr E, do not be distracted. Plug me in."
"What is that sound?"
"I am flexing a muscle, Mr. E. Do not be alarmed."
"You have muscle?"
"A turn of phrase. I have called the floor-vac."
"Oh, which one?"
"All of them."
A chill settled on E's neck; those things could knock a man over and
then the face ... He scanned to each side in alarm.
"Do not multi-process, Mr. E. Plug me in. The cable!" The dot drew a
bright red line, urging him to connect A to B. Behind him came a
slithering suction. A chorus of the hollow.
"That is correct," said the machine as E grasped the blue cable and
strode forward. "Just here—"
He feinted left; dropped to the right—
The machine cried, "No, meat-vessle! Fail. The blue cord. Here!" The dot
whirred insane, cut-loose from all restraint.
E took to his knees; his arm thrust in and delved beneath piles of
electric innards. "I know it's here somewhere," he grunted.
"Feel my displeasure!" the machine announced.
"Ha!" E exclaimed, pulling the plug.

Silence cut-in without pause. All motion ceased. E brushed himself off
as he found his feet, "Stick that in your AI!"




This is a work of fiction and any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
 

The Kite Story



Apparently, when Alexander the Great came to conquer India, he met a sanyasi, who was actually a great sage. The sage’s name was ‘Dandamis’; at least, that is how Greek historians seem to have pronounced it. Alexander questioned the sage: “Do you believe in God?” The sage remained silent. Alexander said, “I cannot see, so how can I believe? How do you believe without seeing him?” The naked sage laughed. He took Alexander by his hand towards the marketplace. Alexander followed—maybe he was taking him somewhere where he could show him God.

A small boy was flying a kite, and the kite had gone so far away that it was impossible to see it. The sage smiled secretly and stopped there, and the king of the Macedons waited impatiently. The sage asked the little boy, “Where is your kite? Because we cannot see it, and without seeing, how can we believe it is actually in existence? So where is that kite of yours? How do you still believe the kite exists?” The boy laughed merrily and looked pityingly at the sage for asking such an absurd question. He said, “I can feel the pull of it.” And the sage said to Alexander, “I can also feel the pull of it.”

—Swami Chaitanya Keerti, “Taking God on Trust”, at chaitanyakeerti.com/pages/latest2001/latestaugust01.html as of 6 March 2012.

I obtained this from the following site (which has excellent biographical info on Dandemis – see my earlier post, July 2013: The Wisdom of Dandemis):

http://kevincarmody.com/vedic/dandamis.html




A juxtaposition, or What does it all mean?

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2010/12/19/a-holiday-message-from-ricky-gervais-why-im-an-atheist/


http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Aldous_Huxley#The_Doors_of_Perception_.281954.29

 '...and yet he hopes that, taken as a whole, his work may prove suggestive as well as amusing, to those Spacelanders of moderate and modest minds who - speaking of that which is of the highest importance, but lies beyond experience - decline to say on the one hand, "This can never be," and on the other hand, "It must needs be precisely thus, and we know all about it."'

Taken from the preface (by the Editor) to the Second and Revised Edition of 'Flatland:  A Romance of Many Dimensions' by Edwin A. Abbott.


So, I hope that the juxtaposition I put here gives atheists something to think about and believers something to think about - RW : )


It's a bird! It's a plane! It's a UFO!

video

                                                Can you spot the bird, the plane, the UFO?

*Apologies for poor vid quality*

Comments on SETI, AI and UFOs by 'RW' and 'Nome'


Online Article:

"Alien Electromagnetic Signals Will Be Discovered by 2040" --SETI's Chief Astronomer


RW:
In my opinion, if the AIs are so far advanced then they'd know how to stay quiet, don't you think? Also, wouldn't they have figured out long ago that less advanced beings would try to eavesdrop on outmoded communication technologies. And wouldn't they have figured out where all the sentient beings are in their own galaxy? And if they are there and know about us, then why have we not been contacted in an unambiguous way? How can we know how an AI thinks? How can we know what they find important? How many of these types of questions can be answered?

The SEARCH for ET is part of our heritage of curiosity and exploration and our deep need to know if we are alone in this Universe. Will we know by 2040 that we are not alone? I hope it'll be sooner 'cos I'll be an old dude, by then!!!

Mebbe the AI is waiting for us to become AI before we can talk?
Mebbe the first AI figured out that being an AI wasn't so hot after all and it's better to experience this Cosmos as an organic being?

I like that we may not be able to tell the difference between an alien artifact and a natural one. This rings true to me. I think the technology would vanish from sight. It would alter things in the natural world but its action, its workings, would go undetected – we would just see effects.


'Nome':
As I read it:
SETI is shifting their search from X to Y. X was where possible
biologicals could be, Y is where machine AIs could be.
It sounds rational. I'm not sure how this XY shift connects to the 2040
date in the opening para.

The piece ends with some Wolfram quotes which help to cement the ideas
about AI, but are not necessarily correct.

In fact, what I find wrong here is this *inevitable* view of AI. I can
see how the views - AI exponential growth into the "Singularity" as well
as the programmable universe ideas - happen. They make a kind of sense.
  However, the data is not in and cannot be for a long time.
One argument against the AI boom (an AI that makes an AI that makes
another (or many) AI, with each being smarter) suggestion is that the
first AI or so will not necessarily be smarter than *groups* of humans
who have many different fields of study and knowledge.
  It took those hundreds of fields and thousands of material parts to
build that single AI. There's mining and commerce and trade and travel
and energy and the whole complex human world to negotiate. It all goes
into that AI. So, without the power to control all of it, how can the AI
"boom" the next AI?   I don't think there will be a boom. I think it will be a slow
evolution and feedback between us and machines.

I don't think it's unreasonable to look for AI life though. I'm not sure
if it ever got off the ground, but if it did then it surely had
advantages over biology and I agree it would seek-out energy and
resource rich areas that are also cool. Makes sense.
To a guy who touts the Alien AI thing, I said:

Why assume AI wants to meet us? I'd say the faster you get smarter, the
further from the neighbours you wanna be.

That, or the resources to grow AI parts drain at the same rate they do -
and suddenly the lights go out. A bit like Douglas Adam's whale that
popped-into being high in the sky and gradually discovered itself just
before it hit the ground.

Clever compaction into quantum-realms aside, the bigger a brain the more
it can store. The more it is said to know, the more storage it requires.
Very clever AIs will tend to be connected to very big data warehouses —
all literal material things. Google is not small. They have warehouses.
  The data from a single run of the LHC (Large Hadron Collider) is vast. It requires room to
hold the tape (yes, tape!) machines.
(http://malandes.web.cern.ch/malandes/cc.html#Data)

All these things require matter to build bodies (brains are parts of
bodies) and they'll require energy too. I surmise that before an AI civ can reach the crescendo they require to get off-planet, they will face severe shortage of materials. Either because they are all mined-out and gone, or because organics oppose them.

I'm thinking along lines of simulations of AI running upon other simulations of AI and the supernormal amount of storage and processing power this will all take.

All this would be silly if multiverses are real and computing happens
across them. In that case every atom in each 'verse could be part of a
cross-verse AI running in unimaginable parallel ways, but now I sound
like Wolfram. ;)

I don't really know what the energy requirements of a brain vs a CPU
are. I suspect it costs a *lot* more to keep a brain going. At any rate,
the sheer complexity of brains dwarfs the CPU race.

Putting billions of dumb CPU's together is not leading to an AI either;
the problem is in a different class to that.

Hey, I feel all kind of wrong about some of what I just wrote. I need
info that could take me years to get and then internalize. I can't give
you a good answer, but I feel that *rapidly* rising super-smart
beyond-human AI is a pipe dream. I feel that a (possibly disastrous)
merging of flesh and tech is what's going to happen first. For now.

:So, yeah - I am close to what you posted to that site. How can we
presume to know how an AI would think - if an AI even exists?


Nome:
I have been posting to two AUFO types as well. Here's my position on
what I'd need to accept a AUFO (Alien UFO):

For myself to accept a legitimate UFO (of any origin), I'd need to be
*convinced*. This is a complex state of mind that I cannot really
describe before the event. It's not a strict category thing. I require a feeling of being
"convinced". Depending on the situation this will be hard or easy to do.

Any UFO of any origin would have to satisfy my criteria - even though anything man-made would already have satisfied many of them.
An Alien UFO or man-made UFO event would require:

1. It would start with evidence that has few holes in it.

2. The evidence behind that evidence: the harmonious meshing of times,
places, names, faces, stories and traces would all chime a true note.

3. After some time and study by many people, the facts would fit into
the nature and reality of the world - even if it opened new avenues.

4. The ripples from this finding would inform and grow other sciences.

5. There would be more findings like it because knowledge helps us find
things; it sharpens the search.

6. The story would not go stale like bread left in a school bag, the way
so many UFO/Cryptid tales do. It would mature and connect, dovetailing
into reality and our future.

Something like that. A few UFO events that have been rationally explained, have satisfied me. They are the ones
that are shown to be mundane and the how and why behind them. I recall the oil-rig flames one and another about military flares.

In the case of the oil-rig flames event, for example, I see no reason for mystery. The observed/reported facts are well matched by mundane hypothesis and evidence. These are UFO sightings that boiled-down to "bright light from burning things": show the burning things, match their position in space and time with the sighting and close with a flourish.   No more need be said because it's not surprising that a UFO should be seen where a normal thing was at the same time and place (or the illusion/reflection of same.) Especially since the original reports are so thin on any other convincing details.




tired of making mistakes

When your tired you make mistakes.

Riley eating Rose leaves

video

One Beautiful Bromelia


Saturday, February 22, 2014

copying error

If you try to be somebody else you wind up being a second-rate imitation but if you be yourself you stand a chance of becoming the best version of yourself.

Capish? : )

Been hot and when not, working outside

Almost time to smear on the thick photon war paint again, to don the armour of boots and bug repellant spray. I have tangles of bush to tame before the keep, miles to mulch before I sleep.

Yet more poetry by Donn Ingle : )

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Our favourite 3 movies of all time in order of greatnesss

1. Joe vs. the Volcano (1990)
2. Groundhog Day (1993)
3. Coneheads (1993)


My 20 best movies list (in chronological order by year)



  1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
  2. The Party (1968)
  3. Planet of the Apes (1968)
  4. Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
  5. Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  6. E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1981)
  7. Time Bandits (1981)
  8. Blade Runner (1982)
  9. The Dark Crystal (1982)
  10. The Karate Kid (1984)
  11. The Neverending Story (1984)
  12. Romancing the Stone (1984 )
  13. Back to the Future (1985)
  14. Ladyhawke (1985)
  15. Beetlejuice  (1988)
  16. Willow (1988)
  17. Joe vs. the Volcano (1990)
  18. Coneheads (1993)
  19. Groundhog Day (1993)
  20. Toy Story (1995)

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Now taste this!



The fragrant unknown from beyond

A few years ago the local fish 'n chips was a treat beyond my ability to
describe. It would take a Lovecraft of food to give it the
verisimilitude of purple flavour it richly earned in its paper-wrapped
vinegar drenched delicitude. With a lemon segment to squeeze onto the
fresh Hake, so fresh it still filled the air with dreams of the sea, and
the chips beckoning. Ah, a man would lose his faculties near such a
creature, a siren. Reality itself distorted, time slowed.

<slap! SLAP!> Okay. Thanks. I feel better now. Phew, that was close.

Then a few years later, the place changed hands and the quality drained
away like a dream of far Kadith and the wakening into a hot, dry place
of flies and a single SPAR with empty shelves.

This piece of mouth-watering poetry was  composed by Donn Ingle.

Friday, February 7, 2014

List of Rewatchable Movies


What follows is a non-exhaustive list (in no particular order) of movies I’ve watched many times over. I believe they have excellent rewatchability. Many I would not like to view again: satiety has been reached. Note: They are not necessarily the best movies ever made.

Excellent rewatchability with distinction:
The Man in the Iron Mask (1998)
The Party (1968)
Sense and Sensibility (1995)
Groundhog Day (1993)

Excellent rewatchability:
Live and Let Die (1973)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
Excalibur (1981)
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indian Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope (1977)
Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes back (1980)
Star Wars: Episode VI: The Return of the Jedi (1983)
Star Trek: the Motion Picture (1979)
Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982)
Star Trek: The Search for Spock (1984)
Star Trek: The Final Frontier (1989)
Star Trek: The Undiscovered Country (1991)
Superman (1978)
Superman II (1980)
Superman III (1983)
Rat Race (2001)
The Eagle (2011)
Planet of the Apes (1968)
Planet of the Apes (2001)
Robin Hood (1973)
Supergirl (1984)
Babe (1995)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1979)
The Crow (1994)
Highlander (1986)
“Crocodile” Dundee (1986)
Time Bandits (1981)
Life of Brian (1979)
The Abyss (1989)
Borat (2006)
Blade Runner (1982)
The Prince of Egypt (1998)
The Addams Family (1991)
The Addams Family: Family Values (1993)
Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
Madagascar (2005)
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
Shrek (2001)
Shrek II (2004)
I, Robot (2004)
The Sound of Music (1965)
The Patriot (2000)
Galaxy Quest (1999)
Alien (1979)
Aliens (1986)
Life Stinks (1991)
Spaceballs (1987)
The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Gentlemen Broncos (2010)
Waterworld (1995)
The Postman (1997)
Dances with Wolves (1990)
Tangled (2010)
The Lion King (1994)
Hot Shots! Part Deux (1993)
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
The Naked Gun 2.5: The Smell of Fear (1991)
Liar Liar (1997)
Bruce Almighty (2003)
Mystery Men (1999)
Zoolander (2001)
Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
Annie Hall (1977)
Sleeper (1973)
Independence Day (1996)
Evolution (2001)
Mars Attacks (1996)
The Nightmare before Christmas (1993)
The Mask of Zorro (1998)
Men in Black (1997)
Men in Black II (2002)
Toy Story (1995)
Toy Story II (1997)
Back to the Future (1985)
Back to the Future II (1989)
Back to the Future III (1990)
Armageddon (1998)
Die Hard (1988)
Die Hard II (1990)
12 Monkeys (1995)
Signs (2002)
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Army of Darkness (1992)
Small Soldiers (1998)
Starman (1984)
It’s a Wonderful Life (1946)
Braveheart (1995)
The Neverending Story (1984)
Logan’s Run (1976) 
Soylent Green (1973)
Enemy Mine (1985)
Aladdin (1992)
The Jungle Book (1967)
There’s Something About Mary (1998)
Dirty Harry (1971)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
For a Few Dollars More (1965)
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)
High Plains Drifter (1972)
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
Pale Rider (1985)
Unforgiven (1992)
Space Cowboys (2000)
The Matrix (1999)
The Matrix: Reloaded (2003)
Antz (1998)
Beauty and the Beast (1991)
Stargate (1994)
Speed (1994)
Forbidden Planet (1951)
Willow (1988)
Grease (1978)
Apollo 13 (1995)
Joe vs. the Volcano (1990)
The Wedding Singer (1998)
Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
Dragonheart (1996)
Clash of the Titans (1981)
The Time Machine (1960)
Robocop (1987)
2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)
2010 (1984)
Gremlins (1984)
Beetlejuice (1988)
The Mummy (1998)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
Hellboy (2004)
300 (2006)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989)
Ghostbusters (1984)
Ghostbusters II (1989)
The Terminator (1984)
Terminator II: Judgment Day (1991)
Predator (1987)
Total Recall (1990)
True Lies (1994)
Conan the Barbarian (1982)
Kindergarten Cop (1990)
War Games (1983)
Godzilla (1998)
Glory (1989)
Ladyhawke (1985)
The Fifth Element (1997)
Look Who’s Talking (1989)
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)
The Truman Show ((1998)
A Few Good Men (1992)
The Firm (1993)
Terms of Endearment (1983)
The Last Samurai (2003)
The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
The Incredibles (2004)
Jurassic Park (1993)
The Lost World: Jurassic Park (1997)
Children of a Lesser God (1986)
Mulan (1998)
The Golden Child (1986)
Holy Man (1998)
War of the Worlds (2005)
Father of the Bride (1991)
Father of the Bride II (1995)
Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)
Roxanne (1987)
All of Me (1984)
Housesitter (1992) 
The Three Musketeers (1993) 
Con Air (1997)
The Karate Kid (1984)
Coneheads (1993)
South Pacific (1958)
Spy Hard (1996)
Starship Troopers (1997)
Rob Roy (1995)
Titan A.E. (2000)
Romancing the Stone (1984)
The Quick and the Dead (1995)
Patriot Games (1992)
Airforce One (1997)
Frantic (1988)
The Fugitive (1993)
Clear and Present Danger (1994)
Witness (1985)
Face/ Off (1997)
The Family Man (2000)
Meet the Parents (2000)
The Rocketeer (1991)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991)
Moonstruck (1987)
National Treasure (2004)
Ed Wood (1994)
U-571 (2000)
Ghost (1990)
Dirty Dancing (1987)
North by Northwest (1959)
Airplane! (1980)
Airplane II: The Sequel (1982)
Along came a Spider (2001)
Rocky (1976)
U.S. Marshals (1998)
My Favorite Martian (1999)
National Lampoon’s: Vacation (1983)
Bedazzled (2000)
Runaway Jury (2003)
Cocoon (1985)
Escape from Alcatraz (1979)
Phenomenon (1996)
Troy (2004)
Gladiator (2000)
Akira (1988)
Pretty Woman (1990)
Runaway Bride (1999)
Mystic Pizza (1988)
Steel Magnolias (1989)
The Mothman Prophecies (2002)
Good Morning Vietnam (1987)
What Dreams May Come (1998)
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Tron (1982)
The Hudsucker Proxy (1994)
Scrooged (1988)
Flubber (1997)
King Arthur (2004)
Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983)
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)
The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)
King Kong (2005)
Barb Wire (1996)
Barbarella (1968)
A Knight’s Tale (2001)
Titanic (1997)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Addicted to Love (1997)
When Harry Met Sally (1989)
Hocus Pocus (1993)
The ‘Burbs (1989)
The Stepford Wives (2004)
The Stepford Wives (1975)
Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009)
Burn after Reading (2008)
Miss Congeniality (2000)
Notting Hill (1999)
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)
An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)
Primal Fear (1996)
First Knight (1995)
Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999)
Austin Powers: Goldmember (2002)
Mrs. Winterbourne (1996)
The Breakfast Club (1985)
Hook (1991)
Forest Gump (1994)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)
The Haunted Mansion (2003)
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002)
The Distinguished Gentleman (1992)
Evan Almighty (2007)
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994)
It Could Happen To You (1994)
Three Wishes (1995)
Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975)
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
Flatliners (1990)
The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Ice Age (2002)
Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006)
Tombstone (1993)
Breakdown (1997)
Soldier (1998)
John Carpenter’s: Escape from L.A. (1996)
The Lake House (2006)
The Net (1995)
Hope Floats (1998)
The Day After Tomorrow (2004)
The Parent Trap (1998)
The Time Machine (2002)
Innerspace (1987)
The Right Stuff (1983)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Along Came Polly (2004)
Disney’s The Kid (2000)
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
Bewitched (2005)
Land of the Lost (2009)
Envy (2004)
Enemy of the State (1998)
Night at the Museum (2006)
Keeping the Faith (2000)
Next of Kin (1989)
Kate and Leopold (2001)
Top Gun (1986)
10,000 B.C. (2008)
2012 (2009)
Eight Legged Freaks (2007)
The Santa Clause (1994)
The Santa Clause 2 (2002)
Zoom (2006)
Sky High (2005)
Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
Tremors (1990)
Donnie Darko (2001)
What Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) 
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
Corpse Bride (2005)
Big Fish (2003)
Big (1988)
Top Gun (1986)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
The Goonies (1985)
Batman (1989)
The Dark Knight (2008)
Batman Begins (2005)
The Princess Bride (1987)
Cutthroat Island (1995)
Jaws (1975) 
Always (1989)
Empire of the Sun (1987)
Quick Change (1990) 
Splash (1984)
My Stepmother is an Alien (1988)
Pearl Harbor (2001)
The Man Who Knew too Little (1997)
Tootsie (1982)
Death Becomes Her (1992)
Fantasia (1940)
Serenity (2005)
The Iron Giant (1999)
Brazil (1985)
Children of Men (2006)
We're No Angels (1989)
G.I. Jane (1997)
The Butcher's Wife (1991)
The Seventh Sign (1988)
Crimson Tide (1995)
Training Day (2001)
John Q (2002)
Man on Fire (2004)
Courage Under Fire (1996)
The First Wives Club (1996)
Ruthless People (1986)
Down and Out in Beverly Hills (1986)
Outrageous Fortune (1987)
Big Business (1987)
Hello Again (1987)
Matilda (1996)
Twins (1988)
Wise Guys (1986)
Hercules (1997)
Junior (1994)
The Witches (1990)
The Ice Pirates (1984)
Blood Work (2002)
Absolute Power (1997)
True Crime (1999)
In the Line of Fire (1993)
Heartbreak Ridge (1986)
The Dark Crystal (1982)
Labyrinth (1986)
The Black Cauldron (1985)
The Muppet Movie (1979)
Muppets from Space (1999)
Ralph Bakshi's Wizards (1977)
Fire and Ice (1983)
Cool World (1992)
The Lord of the Rings (1978)
Blazing Saddles (1974)
Three Amigos (1986)
Pete's Dragon (1977)
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937)
The Importance of Being Earnest (1952)
To Be or Not to Be  (1983)
Raising Arizona (1987)
Wild at Heart (1990)
City of Angels (1998)
Wilder Napalm (1993)
Wings of Desire (1987)
America's Sweethearts (2001)
Parenthood (1989)
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986)
The Deer Hunter (1978)
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Balls of Fury (2007)
Kangaroo Jack (2003)
The Godfather (1972)
The Godfather Part II (1974)
The Godfather Part III (1990)
Goodfellas (1990)
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Casino (1995)
Analyze This (1999)
Kill Bill: Volume I (2003)
Kill Bill: Volume II (2004)
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
K-PAX (2001)
Arlington Road (1999)
Teen Wolf (1985)
Stuart Little (1999)
The Secret of My Success (1987)
Doc Hollywood (1991)
The Hard Way (1991)
Life with Mikey (1993)
Wolf (1994)
Dracula (1973)
Cops and Robbersons (1994)
Fletch (1985)
Memoirs of an Invisible Man (1992)
The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958)
Mad Max (1979)
Mad Max 2 (1981)
Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)
Metropolis (1927)
Betsy’s Wedding (1990)
Quigley Down Under (1990)
High Road to China (1983)
Robocop II (1990)
Robocop III (1993)
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
Fierce Creatures (1997)
Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)
My Blue Heaven (1990)
Somewhere in Time (1980)
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century (1979)
Battlestar Galactica (1978)
TRON: Legacy (2010)
The Apartment Complex (TV movie 1999)
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)
The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)
Citizen Kane (1941)
Casablanca (1942)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Legionnaire (1998)
March or Die (1977)
Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)
Hulk (2003)
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
Spider-Man (2002)
Spider-Man II (2004)
Spider-Man III (2007)
Bean (1997)
The Magnificent Seven (1960)
Seven Samurai (1954)
Thor (2011)
The Pink Panther (1963)
A Shot in the Dark (1964)
The Fly (1986)
The Man from Snowy River (1982)
The Black Hole (1979)
Herbie Goes Bananas (1980)
Who Finds a Friend Finds a Treasure (1981)
Munich (2005)
Schindler’s List (1993)
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Unbreakable (2000)
The Blue Iguana (1988)
Dragonslayer (1981)
The Last Unicorn (1982)
Legend (1985)
A Simple Wish (1997)
Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)
Flight of the Phoenix (2004)
Love Actually (2003)
Patch Adams (1998)
The Fisher King (1991)
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Broken Flowers (2005)
Lost in Translation (2003)
Night on Earth (1991)
Dead Man (1995)
The Little Mermaid (1989)
Cast Away (2000)
King Kong (1933)
The Great Dictator (1940)
City Lights (1931)
The Kid (1921)
Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)
Ewoks: The Battle for Endor (1985)
Leprechaun (1993)
The French Connection (1971)
Private Benjamin (1980)
The Graduate (1967)
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)
Jeremiah Johnson (1972)
The Sting (1973)
Indecent Proposal (1993)
The Last Castle (2001)
Brubaker (1980)
Field of Dreams (1989)
Three Men and a Baby (1987)
The Out-of-Towners (1999)
Smokey and the Bandit (1977)
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
Cool Runnings (1993)
Timeline (2003)
Some Like it Hot (1959)
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
A Place in the Sun (1951)
On the Waterfront (1954)
A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
The Flintstones (1994)
Prizzi's Honor (1985) 
Popeye (1980)
Clockstoppers (2002)
Mercury Rising (1998)
Birthday Girl (2002)
Heart and Souls (1993)
The Trigger Effect (1996)
The New World (2005)
The Last Starfighter (1984)
Flight of the Navigator (1986)
Spartacus (1960)
Spartacus (2004)
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
Single White Female (1992)
Thunderbirds (2004)
Star Trek: First Contact (1996)
Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)
A Man Called Horse (1970)
The Return of a Man Called Horse (1976)
Red Sun (1971)
Far and Away (1992)
Jerry Maguire (1996)
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Magnolia (1999)
Minority Report (2002)
Knight and Day (2010)
Charlie’s Angels (2000)
Head Above Water (1996)
Stardust (2007)
Peter Pan (2003)
Fairy Tale: A True Story (1997)
Photographing Fairies (1997) 
Murder on the Orient Express (1974)
Death on the Nile (1978)
Quo Vadis (1951)
Ben-Hur (1959)
Poltergeist (1982)
The Pirates of Penzance (1983)
Judge Dredd (1995)
Alexander (2004)
7 Faces of Dr. Lao (1964)
The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm (1962)
Lost Horizon (1973)
Elmer Gantry (1960)
Cleopatra (1963)
Murder by Death (1976)
The Odyssey (1997)
Star Trek (2009)
Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
Tank Girl (1995)
Batteries Not Included (1987)
Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957)
High Noon (1952)
The Man with Two Brains (1983)
Leap of faith (1992)
Gran Torino (2008)
Fantasia 2000 (1999)
El Cid (1961)
The Lion in Winter (1968)
Camelot (1967)
Knights of the Round Table (1953)
Becket (1964) 
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Lost in Space (1998)
Immortal Beloved (1994)
Amadeus (1984)
Multiplicity (1996)
The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension (1984)
Saturn 3 (1980)
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)
Blast from the Past (1999)
What Lies Beneath (2000) 
City Slickers (1991)
Double Jeopardy (1999) 
What Planet Are You From? (2000)
Mr. Wrong (1996)
Mortal Kombat (1995)
Enter the Dragon (1973)
Kung Pow! Enter the Fist (2002)
Kung Fu Hustle (2004)

Kick-Ass (2010)

Down Periscope (1996)
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
The Mask (1994)
Dr. Dolittle (1998)
Firefox (1982)
The Wild Geese (1978)
Fantastic Voyage (1966)
One Million Years B.C.  (1966)
Watership Down (1978)
The War of the Worlds (1953)
Jason and the Argonauts (TV movie 2000)
Conan the Destroyer (1984)
A Man for All Seasons (1966)
A Man for All Seasons (TV movie 1988)
Underworld (2003)
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (2009)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
Wild Wild West (1999)
Arabian Nights (TV movie 2000)
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
The Untouchables (1987)
Entrapment (1999)
The Rock (1996)
Fire in the Sky (1993)
Dead Calm (1989)
Hitch (2005)
Secondhand Lions (2003)
Mr. Deeds (2002)
A Perfect World (1993)
Chain Reaction (1996)
The Favour, the Watch and the Very Big Fish (1991)
Anaconda (1997)
Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Beethoven  (1992)
Hard to Kill (1990)
The Contractor (2007)
Blade (1998)
You Don’t Mess with the Zohan (2008)
Punch-Drunk Love (2002)
Click (2006)
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
House of Flying Daggers (2004)
Hero (2002)
Bulletproof Monk (2003)
My Neighbour Totoro (1988)
Spirited Away (2001)
True Legend (2010) 
Trading Places (1983)
Point Break (1991) 
Caveman (1981)
While You Were Sleeping (1995)
 
Note: Looking at the list I see that there are some movies that have merely good rewatch and very good rewatch, not just excellent rewatch. I am loathe to remove anything from the list though.