Memorable Movie Moments

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My wife and I made a deal. I'll go see Dreamgirls with her if she'll see Rocky Balboa with me. This will never happen. While the Dreamgirls credits are rolling, she'll ask, "Wouldn't you rather see Rocky with your friends?"

So Dreamgirls better be entertaining. And according to the reviews, it could possibly be the greatest 131 minutes in the history of film. Says who? Says Newsweek: "Jennifer Hudson's rendition of the wrenching, defiant ballad 'And I Am Telling You (I'm Not Going)' is one of the most thrilling film moments of this, or any, year."

I don't like this kind of hype. It's just begging for a letdown. Though I do enjoy all the Beyonce interviews, where she has to pretend she's happy about a former American Idol contestant stealing her Oscar buzz.

So let's change the subject. Tell us about your favorite moment in movie history. A couple of rules: you had to see the movie in a theater, and this shouldn't be a re-hashing of what critics would say. It's personal.

For example, my choice would be the tennis scene in The Royal Tenenbaums. I laughed so hard my nose started bleeding. Nobody could argue this is the best moment in the history of film, but no other movie ever physically wounded me.

Your turn.

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December 13, 2006 - 5:20am
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