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Cinematic Creeps => Non-Monster Movies => Topic started by: marsattacks666 on July 29, 2019, 02:53:28 PM

Title: The Last non-Monster movie you have watched?
Post by: marsattacks666 on July 29, 2019, 02:53:28 PM
Chatterbox-1977
The Big Doll House-1971
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Post by: Memphremagog on July 30, 2019, 03:23:54 AM
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood(2019)
Unforgiven(1992)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 30, 2019, 10:43:11 AM
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood(2019)
Unforgiven(1992)

Memphremagog. How was Once Upon a.....? I hear/ see mixed reviews of the film.
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Post by: Mord on July 30, 2019, 11:49:27 AM
 Mars, Memph and I discussed "Once..." in a previous thread. We both loved it. Hollywood looked as exciting as it was in 1969. The characters are vivid and realistic. The ultra violence is saved for the ending...but, WHAT an ending! It's definitely the best film I've seen this year. Tarantino's best since "Jackie Brown". Btw, Margot Robbie is stunning. See it!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 30, 2019, 12:54:33 PM
Mars, Memph and I discussed "Once..." in a previous thread. We both loved it. Hollywood looked as exciting as it was in 1969. The characters are vivid and realistic. The ultra violence is saved for the ending...but, WHAT an ending! It's definitely the best film I've seen this year. Tarantino's best since "Jackie Brown". Btw, Margot Robbie is stunning. See it!
Cool!
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on July 31, 2019, 12:39:05 AM
The Pink Panther Strikes Again
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Post by: marsattacks666 on July 31, 2019, 04:06:27 AM
Repoman-1984
The Breakfast Club-1985
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 03, 2019, 07:58:02 PM
Hardcore-1979
Die Hard-1987
Big Bird Cage-1972
The Candy Stripe Nurses-1974
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Post by: Mord on August 03, 2019, 08:16:30 PM
Hardcore-1979
Die Hard-1987
Big Bird Cage-1972
The Candy Stripe Nurses-1974

 Great list! I'm a huge fan of "Hardcore". Excellent revenge flick (with loads of nudity).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 03, 2019, 08:39:52 PM
Great list! I'm a huge fan of "Hardcore". Excellent revenge flick (with loads of nudity).
George C. Scott's performance in the film is remarkable. I felt so much sympathy for his character when he actually witnessed what his Daughter was doing on film and in Her life. Scott conveyed his pain and emotions, that left me speechless. I actually felt his dismay and distain.
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Post by: Mord on August 03, 2019, 09:11:05 PM
George C. Scott's performance in the film is remarkable. I felt so much sympathy for his character when he actually witnessed what his Daughter was doing on film and in Her life. Scott conveyed his pain and emotions, that left me speechless. I actually felt his dismay and distain.

 Yes, he was brilliant in that role. I think it's a very underrated film. Due to the seedines of the subject matter, it was not given the attention it deserved. Season Hubley was excellent, as well. Have you seen the HBO series, "The Deuce"? It's a great show about the rise of the porn industry. The whole thing takes place in early  70s New York. Great music, lots of nudity and fine performances by James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Method Man & many others.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 03, 2019, 09:23:05 PM
Yes, he was brilliant in that role. I think it's a very underrated film. Due to the seedines of the subject matter, it was not given the attention it deserved. Season Hubley was excellent, as well. Have you seen the HBO series, "The Deuce"? It's a great show about the rise of the porn industry. The whole thing takes place in early  70s New York. Great music, lots of nudity and fine performances by James Franco, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Method Man & many others.

No I haven't. With your recommendation, Mord, I will.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 04, 2019, 12:55:09 PM
It's a 1979 kind of day.

Meatballs-1979
The Jerk-1979
H.O.T.S.-1979
KISS Dynasty Tour-1979
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Post by: Mord on August 05, 2019, 11:28:07 PM
 Boogie Nights (1997) -
 I hadn't watched this in two decades. What a great film! All of the real-life porn stars give it street cred. Julianne Moore is drop dead gorgeous (love pale-skinned redheads).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 06, 2019, 11:01:44 AM
Boogie Nights (1997) -
 I hadn't watched this in two decades. What a great film! All of the real-life porn stars give it street cred. Julianne Moore is drop dead gorgeous (love pale-skinned redheads).

Super good film. I dig it.
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 08, 2019, 04:58:26 AM
The Lion King (recent release). It was better than I anticipated.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 08, 2019, 10:10:27 AM
Pee-wee's Big Adventure-1985
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2019, 11:23:06 AM
Pee-wee's Big Adventure-1985

Did you mean to do that?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 08, 2019, 12:20:49 PM
Did you mean to do that?

Huh?
Mike are you asking if I meant to watch the film? If so, then yes. I absolutely love the Tim Burton film. The film is weird, funny, dark, and has definite subtext pertaining to Pee-Wee's sexuality.

Pee-wee's Big Adventure is not for everyone. Nevertheless it is a classic cult film and is one of favorite comedy films.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2019, 03:41:38 PM
Mike are you asking if I meant to watch the film? .

Just say, "I meant to do that!"
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Post by: Mord on August 08, 2019, 03:51:08 PM
Pee-wee's Big Adventure-1985

I saw this in the theater. I I love the  "Large Marge" trucker. The bit where he knocked over the motorcycles at the biker bar always cracked me up.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2019, 04:14:28 PM
I love the  "Large Marge" trucker.

Made by the Chiodo Bros., who later made KILLER CLOWNS.
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Post by: Mord on August 08, 2019, 05:19:13 PM
Made by the Chiodo Bros., who later made KILLER CLOWNS.

 Yep, "Killer Klowns" was such a great homage to 50s sci-fi.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 08, 2019, 06:03:02 PM
Just say, "I meant to do that!"

Oh?!?! Duh!!!
When Pee-wee is riding his bike and crashes.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 08, 2019, 08:42:25 PM
When Pee-wee is riding his bike and crashes.

 ;D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 10, 2019, 11:17:51 AM
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie-1980
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 10, 2019, 10:22:35 PM
Stripes-1981
Officer and a Gentleman-1983
Porky's-1981
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 11, 2019, 01:37:42 AM
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
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Post by: Mord on August 11, 2019, 01:49:04 AM
Stripes-1981
Officer and a Gentleman-1983
Porky's-1981
The fur really flies in that "Porky's" shower scene. "Stripes"...come on, who doesn't love Bill Murray  and Harold Ramis"?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 11, 2019, 10:29:20 AM
The fur really flies in that "Porky's" shower scene. "Stripes"...come on, who doesn't love Bill Murray  and Harold Ramis"?

Porky's and Stripes have a nice shower scenes. Fast Times....another great film.
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Post by: geezer butler on August 11, 2019, 10:07:49 PM
Boogie Nights (1997) -
 I hadn't watched this in two decades. What a great film! All of the real-life porn stars give it street cred. Julianne Moore is drop dead gorgeous (love pale-skinned redheads).

Great lines in that film
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Post by: geezer butler on August 11, 2019, 10:08:34 PM
Airplane (1980)

I still laugh at this movie   :D
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Post by: Mord on August 12, 2019, 12:14:25 AM
Airplane (1980)

I still laugh at this movie   :D

 How about their Naked Gun movies?
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 12, 2019, 03:01:59 AM
How about their Naked Gun movies?

I prefer the TV series. (All 6 episodes of it.)
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on August 12, 2019, 08:28:01 AM
Risky Business (1983)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 12, 2019, 11:13:08 AM
Bad Girls Go to Hell-1965(My favorite Doris Wishman film.
The Call Her One Eye-1974( aka- Thriller: A Cruel Picture)
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Post by: Mord on August 12, 2019, 11:59:13 AM
I prefer the TV series. (All 6 episodes of it.)

Me too, but the movies were pretty funny. O.J. as Norberg...what were they thinking?
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 12, 2019, 12:05:15 PM
Me too, but the movies were pretty funny.

I think it worked better in the 1/2 hr. format. It's like 1/2 hr. vs 1 hr. TZ.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 12, 2019, 12:07:50 PM
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51XCN00YqCL._SX342_.jpg)
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Post by: Mord on August 12, 2019, 12:20:28 PM
 I loved how the title of the episodes never matched the narration.
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on August 13, 2019, 03:21:45 AM
The Terror of Tiny Town
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 13, 2019, 11:29:40 AM
Step Brothers-2008
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Post by: geezer butler on August 13, 2019, 02:58:02 PM
How about their Naked Gun movies?

You know it's been awhile. I used to enjoy those movies, but I'd like to revisit them and see if they stand up. I'm assuming I'd still find them funny. I mean OJ stars in those movies, so right there that's hilarious :laugh:
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Post by: Mord on August 13, 2019, 03:06:07 PM
You know it's been awhile. I used to enjoy those movies, but I'd like to revisit them and see if they stand up. I'm assuming I'd still find them funny. I mean OJ stars in those movies, so right there that's hilarious :laugh:

 You're right. I haven't watched one in over a decade and a half. Comedy doesn't age well, sometimes.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 13, 2019, 04:32:35 PM
Citizen Kane-1941( What an extraordinary film)
Rear Window-1954
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Post by: Mord on August 13, 2019, 04:44:50 PM
Citizen Kane-1941( What an extraordinary film)
Rear Window-1954

 So is Rear Window.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 13, 2019, 04:55:22 PM
So is Rear Window.

F***, yeah!!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 14, 2019, 04:05:19 PM
The Godfather II-1974
Goodfellas-1990
The Tomb-1986(VHS)
MotorPsycho-1965
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 15, 2019, 06:01:42 AM
Cruising -1980(Arrow Video-2019)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 15, 2019, 07:25:07 PM
Christine-2016
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Post by: Mord on August 15, 2019, 09:03:53 PM
Cruising -1980(Arrow Video-2019)

 Cool movie! Love the soundtrack, too. From The Germs to Mink Deville.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 15, 2019, 09:11:44 PM
Cool movie! Love the soundtrack, too. From The Germs to Mink Deville.

Fantastic film.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 16, 2019, 03:42:38 AM
All Things Must Pass-2015
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Post by: Mord on August 16, 2019, 11:59:48 AM
All Things Must Pass-2015

 Great movie with very sad ending.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 16, 2019, 02:06:58 PM
Great movie with very sad ending.

Definitely
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Post by: geezer butler on August 17, 2019, 03:18:16 AM
The Godfather II-1974
Goodfellas-1990
The Tomb-1986(VHS)
MotorPsycho-1965

Great stuff Mars. The gangster film is def my favorite non-horror genre.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 17, 2019, 03:37:26 AM
Great stuff Mars. The gangster film is def my favorite non-horror genre.

Thanks, Geezer🤘
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 17, 2019, 03:11:01 PM
Hot Moves-1983
Hamburger:The Motion Picture-1986
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Post by: geezer butler on August 18, 2019, 04:43:06 AM
Fist of Fury (1972)
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Post by: tomdidntwait on August 18, 2019, 05:54:44 AM
Kingpin (1996)
/watch?v=-PbWtsbVdRo
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 18, 2019, 10:21:50 AM
The Gauntlet-1977
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Post by: Mord on August 18, 2019, 05:29:00 PM
The Gauntlet-1977

 Badass Eastwood film!  I saw it in its theatrical release (and many times since).
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Post by: Mord on August 18, 2019, 05:32:44 PM
 Strangers on a Train (1951) -

 I wanted to get my girlfriend into Hitchcock, and figured this would be a good intro. She loved it. There's nothing like rediscovering a classic with someone who has never seen it. The carousel finale had her on the edge of her seat.
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2019, 05:52:25 PM
Strangers on a Train (1951) - I wanted to get my girlfriend into Hitchcock, and figured this would be a good intro.

Ooo! Ooo! What next!? Psycho? Vertigo? N/NW? Or, maybe and oldie oldie, like The 39 Steps, or Shadow of a Doubt?
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Post by: Mord on August 18, 2019, 06:10:45 PM
Ooo! Ooo! What next!? Psycho? Vertigo? N/NW? Or, maybe and oldie oldie, like The 39 Steps, or Shadow of a Doubt?

 I'm leaning "Vertigo". "North by Northwest" will be the encore. It just hit me that Kanje West's son is named North West. I won't let that deter me. Btw, Mike, have you read "The Dark Side of Genius" by Donald Spoto? It's my favorite bio on any celeb. Lots of disturbing details on old Hitch. He would not have survived the whole #ME TOO movement.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 18, 2019, 08:50:36 PM
8 1/2-1963( Fantastic film ☆☆☆☆☆
Sunset Blvd.-1950☆☆☆☆☆
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 18, 2019, 08:56:58 PM
I'm leaning "Vertigo". "North by Northwest" will be the encore.

Can't go wrong there!  :)

Mike, have you read "The Dark Side of Genius" by Donald Spoto?

Nope, just Spoto's "The Art of AH".
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 19, 2019, 04:44:09 PM
Sage-1976
Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore-1974
Bottomline-1977
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 20, 2019, 08:36:17 AM
Coffy-1973
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Post by: Mike Scott on August 20, 2019, 06:46:26 PM
No monsters. Sort of a sci-fi.

THE NAME OF THE GAME - LA 2017

I always wanted to see this early Spielberg TV episode/TV movie. Gene Barry plays his usual TNOTG character, this time transported into a ecologically doomed dystopian future. It's a reverse "Metropolis", with the elite living in comfort, underground, while the workers live on the polluted surface. A lot of environmental and totalitarian society talk before Barry escapes to the present. (Or, was it all a carbon monoxide induced dream?)

Not bad. I'm sure I would have liked it better in '71. Probably the only early Spielberg TV thing that I hadn't seen.
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Post by: LugosiFan25 on August 21, 2019, 09:51:48 AM
Horse Feathers (1932)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2019, 10:39:21 AM
10 to Midnight-1983
Cruising-1980
Death Wish-1974
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Post by: Mord on August 21, 2019, 05:20:16 PM
10 to Midnight-1983
Cruising-1980
Death Wish-1974

  Three personal faves. Aside from "Death Wisb", never on T.V..
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2019, 07:05:21 PM
  Three personal faves. Aside from "Death Wisb", never on T.V..

Cruising is now on Bluray, from ARROW Video-2019
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Post by: Mord on August 21, 2019, 07:08:44 PM
Cruising is now on Bluray, from ARROW Video-2019

Cool extras?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 21, 2019, 07:09:30 PM
Cool extras?

Yes. Plenty.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 22, 2019, 09:37:08 PM
Hail Satan?-2019(Documentary)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 23, 2019, 08:56:25 AM
Black Mama White Mama-1973
Vixen-1968
Beneath the Valley of the Ultra Vixens-1979
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 25, 2019, 07:32:37 AM
Auto Focus-2002
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 27, 2019, 12:54:27 PM
Wonderland-2003
Cheech and Chong's Next Movie-1980
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 29, 2019, 09:39:33 AM
Eating Raoul-1982
Chatterbox-1977
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Post by: marsattacks666 on August 31, 2019, 08:52:53 AM
Blue Velvet-1986
Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore-1974
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 02, 2019, 01:51:26 PM
Meatballs-1979
Hollywood High-1976
Rollerball Girls-1977
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Post by: Mord on September 02, 2019, 04:42:32 PM
Auto Focus-2002

 That's one seriously great flick. I had no idea Crane was so out there. Dafoe was incredible, as usjal.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 02, 2019, 08:00:47 PM
Key Largo, 1948 - Gangsters take over an isolated Florida Keys hotel during a hurricane.

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor.


I felt like watching this one out here on the west coast, since Dorian was such a disappointment to me on the east coast.  I so wanted to hear that it had sat on top of bedbug central, Mar a Lago for a couple days before moving back out to sea.

Just as well, I suppose.  All the illegal aliens employed there would have lost their jobs and been deported as "undesirables".


(OK, I'll stop now.)
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Post by: Mord on September 02, 2019, 08:44:16 PM
Key Largo, 1948 - Gangsters take over an isolated Florida Keys hotel during a hurricane.

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor.


I felt like watching this one out here on the west coast, since Dorian was such a disappointment to me on the east coast.  I so wanted to hear that it had sat on top of bedbug central, Mar a Lago for a couple days before moving back out to sea.

Just as well, I suppose.  All the illegal aliens employed there would have lost their jobs and been deported as "undesirables".


(OK, I'll stop now.)

 Tell it, brother! Btw, "Key Largo" is one great thriller. I've always been a big Bogie fan ("The Big Sleep" and "Dark Passage" are personal faves, too).
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2019, 08:48:08 PM
Key Largo, 1948 - Gangsters take over an isolated Florida Keys hotel during a hurricane.

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Lionel Barrymore, Edward G. Robinson and Claire Trevor.

Great movie (dir. by John Huston)! Great cast! Wasn't Thomas Gomez one of the gangsters?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 02, 2019, 11:04:07 PM
Great movie (dir. by John Huston)! Great cast! Wasn't Thomas Gomez one of the gangsters?

Sure was.    Also, Jay Silverheels was one of the brothers who were being hunted.

I just didn't go that deep into the cast.
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 02, 2019, 11:27:47 PM
Sure was.

Always liked Thomas Gomez. Great character actor!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 03, 2019, 06:44:41 AM

To Have and Have Not, 1944 - It's World War II.  A small charter fishing boat owner helps a French Resistance leader and his wife flee Martinique while whistling up a romance with a young singer.

Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Sheldon Leonard, Walter Brennan and Hoagy Carmichael.

Bacall's first picture.  Man, she looked good!


Hard to watch a Bogart/Bacall movie without wanting to watch another.

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Post by: Mike Scott on September 03, 2019, 07:09:27 AM
Hard to watch a Bogart/Bacall movie without wanting to watch another.

Hard to believe they only made 4 movies together (not counting "Two Guys from Milwaukee").
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Post by: Mord on September 04, 2019, 02:27:59 PM
 Taxi Driver (1976) -

 All-time classic with unbeatable screenplay. Gritty, dirty, violent...DeNiro's best performance. Great score by Bernard Herrmann.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 04, 2019, 05:04:43 PM
Training Day-2001
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2019, 05:17:34 PM
Taxi Driver (1976) Great score by Bernard Herrmann.

I like how he quotes "Psycho" at the very end of the "Taxi Driver" score. That famous 3 note thing.

From the "Psycho" score. First 3 notes of this clip. https://youtu.be/6uZLwfj4rso?t=264

Last 3 notes of the TD score. https://youtu.be/cXx4TUkD3UE?t=848
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 04, 2019, 05:20:46 PM
Student Bodies, 1981 - Someone is murdering kids at one high school.

Starring no one.

Typical 30-year old high school student nonsense.  Supposed to be funny, but most definitely is NOT.


Only interesting thing to me was an actor named Patrick "The Stick" Varnell.  He was the living incarnation of Tarman.

Example:

      https://youtu.be/4L6QC8LghpE?list=PLGwj1x296MIqySaFUkt7LtAlGNr3KGW52
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2019, 05:26:16 PM
Student Bodies, 1981

Man, that is amateur night!  ;D
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Post by: Mord on September 04, 2019, 05:33:58 PM
I like how he quotes "Psycho" at the very end of the "Taxi Driver" score. That famous 3 note thing.

From the "Psycho" score. First 3 notes of this clip. https://youtu.be/6uZLwfj4rso?t=264

Last 3 notes of the TD score. https://youtu.be/cXx4TUkD3UE?t=848
Very interesting (as Artie Johnson would say). Speaking of the "Psycho" score....has anyone one noticed how similar the "Re-animator" one is? It's lawsuit-worthy. Check it out, if you can. Sorry, I don't know how to do links (Adam tried to teach me but...oh, well).
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2019, 06:31:03 PM
Speaking of the "Psycho" score....has anyone one noticed how similar the "Re-animator" one is?

Good lord!  :laugh:  Surely there is something in the "Re-animator" credits acknowledging Herrmann, or "Psycho"!  That's just a disco version of Herrmann's music.
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Post by: Mord on September 04, 2019, 06:38:26 PM
Good lord!  :laugh:  Surely there is something in the "Re-animator" credits acknowledging Herrmann, or "Psycho"!  That's just a disco version of Herrmann's music.
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Couldn't find anything in the credits, though.
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2019, 06:48:50 PM
Yeah, I thought the same thing. Couldn't find anything in the credits, though.

And it's not even a Universal movie. Studios used to use stock footage, or music cues from their older movies in current productions.
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Post by: Mord on September 04, 2019, 07:02:02 PM
And it's not even a Universal movie. Studios used to use stock footage, or music cues from their older movies in current productions.
As protective as Universal is about their product licensing, you'd think this would at least register a blip or two. It's one of the most iconic film scores in movie history. The staccato strings from the shower scene serve as my ringtone (which accidentally  caused an uproar in my doctor's office).
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Post by: Mike Scott on September 04, 2019, 07:08:31 PM
The staccato strings from the shower scene serve as my ringtone

 ;D ;D

If I had a cell phone, I'd want the "red phone" ring from "Our Man Flint".  :)
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Post by: geezer butler on September 04, 2019, 10:27:37 PM
The Black Dahlia (2006)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 05, 2019, 03:13:43 PM
Student Bodies, 1981 - Someone is murdering kids at one high school.

Starring no one.

Typical 30-year old high school student nonsense.  Supposed to be funny, but most definitely is NOT.


Only interesting thing to me was an actor named Patrick "The Stick" Varnell.  He was the living incarnation of Tarman.

Example:

      https://youtu.be/4L6QC8LghpE?list=PLGwj1x296MIqySaFUkt7LtAlGNr3KGW52

I have Student Bodies on bluray. But I disagree. Student Bodies is super funny. Especially the beginning scene.
The film is precursor to all those horrible Scary Movie films.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on September 05, 2019, 04:08:20 PM
I have Student Bodies on bluray. But I disagree. Student Bodies is super funny. Especially the beginning scene.
The film is precursor to all those horrible Scary Movie films.

I got it because the plot sounded interesting - and with 234 Amazon ratings it had 4 stars.

Now I know who to blame.
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Post by: Mord on September 05, 2019, 04:51:17 PM
I got it because the plot sounded interesting - and with 234 Amazon ratings it had 4 stars.



Four out of ten?
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 05, 2019, 05:07:47 PM


Four out of ten?

Well.....based on Amazon reviews, the film/bluray was given four out of five stars. Rotten Tomatoes , based on reviews gave it a 25 percent rating. I give the film three skulls out four. 💀💀💀 Based on the Marsattacks666 rating system. 😁🤡🤘🎃
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Post by: Mord on September 05, 2019, 05:38:51 PM
Well.....based on Amazon reviews, the film/bluray was given four out of five stars. Rotten Tomatoes , based on reviews gave it a 25 percent rating. I give the film three skulls out four. 💀💀💀 Based on the Marsattacks666 rating system. 😁🤡🤘🎃

 I hate to admit, I've never seen it. I have nothing against it, but horror comedy was never my thing. I do agree with you about those dreadful "Scary Movie" things. Who finds those remotely funny? "Scream" was tongue in cheek to begin with.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 05, 2019, 06:41:08 PM
I hate to admit, I've never seen it. I have nothing against it, but horror comedy was never my thing. I do agree with you about those dreadful "Scary Movie" things. Who finds those remotely funny? "Scream" was tongue in cheek to begin with.

Evil Dead II and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein are the best of the Horror comedies.
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Post by: Mord on September 05, 2019, 08:09:05 PM
Evil Dead II and Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein are the best of the Horror comedies.
Undoubtedly. I also like horror with humorous elements ( Scream, Happy Death Day, Cheep Thrills, etc.).
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Post by: Mord on September 06, 2019, 07:20:24 PM
 There's Something About Mary (1998) -

 Comedy doesn't always age well. That can't be said of this Farrelly Bros classic. The "sperm hair gel" bit alone, is worth the price of admission.
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Post by: geezer butler on September 07, 2019, 12:45:48 AM
Taxi Driver (1976) -

 All-time classic with unbeatable screenplay. Gritty, dirty, violent...DeNiro's best performance. Great score by Bernard Herrmann.

Mandatory viewing for my crime and film classes
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 07, 2019, 06:29:56 AM
Her Odd Tastes-1969(Vingar Syndrome DVD-2015)
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Post by: Lunkenstein on September 07, 2019, 09:34:08 PM
SCARFACE  (1932) - First time seeing the original on Watch TCM. Fantastic, early gangster film. Paul Muni is excellent and the rest of the cast wonderful. Great to finally see Boris in this, as I've been meaning to do for years.
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Post by: geezer butler on September 08, 2019, 03:19:41 PM
SCARFACE  (1932) - First time seeing the original on Watch TCM. Fantastic, early gangster film. Paul Muni is excellent and the rest of the cast wonderful. Great to finally see Boris in this, as I've been meaning to do for years.

Great film. My favorite gangster film from that era. I prefer it over Public Enemy and Little Cesar.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 08, 2019, 11:52:57 PM
Trading Places-1982
The French Connection-1971
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Post by: Mord on September 17, 2019, 07:35:40 PM
 Blue Velvet (1986) -
 Such a great film. Dennis Hopper was a madman..."PABST BLUE RIBBON!!"
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 17, 2019, 07:43:41 PM
Blue Velvet (1986) -
 Such a great film. Dennis Hopper was a madman..."PABST BLUE RIBBON!!"

Blue Velvet. Just recently watched the film with my Wife.
Fantastic David Lynch film.
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Post by: Mord on September 17, 2019, 09:32:53 PM
Blue Velvet. Just recently watched the film with my Wife.
Fantastic David Lynch film.

 I also loved Mulholland Drive. It's a great late night dream movie.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 18, 2019, 11:17:41 AM
I also loved Mulholland Drive. It's a great late night dream movie.

Yeah. Like a 3am kind of flick.
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Post by: geezer butler on September 18, 2019, 10:01:44 PM
I also loved Mulholland Drive. It's a great late night dream movie.

So cool that you guys like Mulholland Drive. That's one of my favorite films. I think it's profound. I realize it's not for everyone but I think it's outstanding. I'm not going to lie, that movie really shook me. I fell in love with Naomi Watts' character (the early version) and when I realized what the truth was (or at least what I think the truth was), I was blown away. I think about people in low places who dream (fantasize) about a better, yet unattainable reality. Talk about existential angst. Anyhow, I could go on about this flick . . . The soundtrack is excellent too.
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Post by: geezer butler on September 18, 2019, 10:02:18 PM
Tombstone (1993)

Val Kilmer is bad ass in this film
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Post by: Mord on September 18, 2019, 11:39:24 PM
So cool that you guys like Mulholland Drive. That's one of my favorite films. I think it's profound. I realize it's not for everyone but I think it's outstanding. I'm not going to lie, that movie really shook me. I fell in love with Naomi Watts' character (the early version) and when I realized what the truth was (or at least what I think the truth was), I was blown away. I think about people in low places who dream (fantasize) about a better, yet unattainable reality. Talk about existential angst. Anyhow, I could go on about this flick . . . The soundtrack is excellent too.
I couldn't agree more. I remember seeing it in the theater when it first came out. There was an older couple sitting in front of us. When it ended the woman said, "That's it?" "I don't get what all the critics are raving about." In all fairness, there were a lot of confused faces walking out. The divisiveness is one of the things I loved about the whole experience. I'm still not sure about what everything meant, but that's the appeal of David Lynch. You should check out his daughter's film, "Surveillance". It's perfect for a criminologist. Trust me.
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Post by: geezer butler on September 19, 2019, 06:18:17 PM
I couldn't agree more. I remember seeing it in the theater when it first came out. There was an older couple sitting in front of us. When it ended the woman said, "That's it?" "I don't get what all the critics are raving about." In all fairness, there were a lot of confused faces walking out. The divisiveness is one of the things I loved about the whole experience. I'm still not sure about what everything meant, but that's the appeal of David Lynch. You should check out his daughter's film, "Surveillance". It's perfect for a criminologist. Trust me.

Right on Mord, thanks for suggestion. I just watched trailer, looks awesome. I like the idea of shifting perspectives.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 20, 2019, 09:01:19 AM
Cruising-1980(ARROW VIDEO-2019, bluray)
The Hustler Squad- 1975
Fly Me-1973
Title: Re: The Last non-Monster movie you have watched?
Post by: Mord on September 23, 2019, 05:25:19 PM
 Reservoir Dogs (1992) -
  It's been way too long since I've watched this one. Classic.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 23, 2019, 05:27:01 PM
Coffy-1973
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Post by: geezer butler on September 24, 2019, 09:48:47 PM
Wind River (2017)

Fantastic film and great soundtrack. Highly recommend. Multiple layers here. Worth watching a couple of times.
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Post by: Mord on September 25, 2019, 10:23:16 AM
Wind River (2017)

Fantastic film and great soundtrack. Highly recommend. Multiple layers here. Worth watching a couple of times.
YES! I love this film. Saw it in the theater and left me blown away. I have to see it again.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on September 28, 2019, 11:19:15 PM
Double Agent 73-1974(Something Weird Video/VHS)
Deadly Weapons-1973(SWV/VHS)
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on September 29, 2019, 12:43:02 AM
Downton Abbey
Hustlers
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Post by: Mord on October 04, 2019, 01:39:13 PM
 Fargo (1996)
 Love this crazy Coen bros crime caper. Buscemi is awesome (as usual).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 04, 2019, 08:04:47 PM
Jimmy's Girl-1972
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Post by: geezer butler on October 04, 2019, 09:59:59 PM
Fargo (1996)
 Love this crazy Coen bros crime caper. Buscemi is awesome (as usual).


Great movie  ;D
So many classic scenes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAo3D1mib0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMAo3D1mib0)
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Post by: TheMadScientist on October 04, 2019, 10:05:58 PM
Saw Joker last night. I liked it a lot. Definitely a new, unique take on the character. The movie does its own thing with the Joker, and isn't trying to stay too close to anything that's come before really, so if you are a stickler for comic book continuity you might be turned off. It is violent, but not nearly as bad as some of the early reviews have made it seem.
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on October 07, 2019, 08:27:36 AM
Joker (2019)
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Post by: Wolfman on October 07, 2019, 05:05:50 PM
To Sir, With Love

JP
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 07, 2019, 05:36:19 PM
The Devil's Plaything-1973
Scum of the Earth -1963
She-Devils On Wheels-1968
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Post by: Mord on October 09, 2019, 01:01:28 PM
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1975)
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Post by: Mord on October 11, 2019, 06:37:58 PM
 Mulholland Dr. (2001) -

 Recent discussion of this prompted me to buy the Criterion 4K transferred bluray at Amoeba this weekend (pricey, but worth it). Such a great David Lynch film. I may even like it more than Blue Velvet, which I also bought. These are two of my favorite nonhorror films of all-time.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 11, 2019, 07:11:10 PM
Mulholland Dr. (2001) -

 Recent discussion of this prompted me to buy the Criterion 4K transferred bluray at Amoeba this weekend (pricey, but worth it). Such a great David Lynch film. I may even like it more than Blue Velvet, which I also bought. These are two of my favorite nonhorror films of all-time.

Fantastic film
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Post by: Mord on October 13, 2019, 06:22:43 PM
 Fight Club (1999) -
"The first rule of Fight Club..."
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Post by: geezer butler on October 13, 2019, 08:17:57 PM
Mulholland Dr. (2001) -

 Recent discussion of this prompted me to buy the Criterion 4K transferred bluray at Amoeba this weekend (pricey, but worth it). Such a great David Lynch film. I may even like it more than Blue Velvet, which I also bought. These are two of my favorite nonhorror films of all-time.

Awesome, man. Great film. And I agree---Blue Velvet is outstanding, but if I had to choose it's Mulholland Dr.
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Post by: geezer butler on October 13, 2019, 08:19:32 PM
Fight Club (1999) -
"The first rule of Fight Club..."

Another great flick. So many different interpretations. I still talk about this film in my classes.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 13, 2019, 10:09:11 PM
Taxi Driver-1976
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-1975
Five Easy Pieces-1970
Easy Rider-1969
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Post by: Mike Scott on October 13, 2019, 11:28:05 PM
Taxi Driver-1976
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-1975
Five Easy Pieces-1970
Easy Rider-1969

Man, that period ('69 - '76) was just crammed full of classic non-genre films!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 14, 2019, 10:50:57 AM
Man, that period ('69 - '76) was just crammed full of classic non-genre films!

Definitely, Mike.
My Wife and I were just discussing how much great films were released in the 70s. My favorite era of Cinema.
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on October 14, 2019, 12:32:25 PM
Raising Arizona (1987)
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Post by: geezer butler on October 25, 2019, 11:50:36 PM
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)
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Post by: Mord on October 26, 2019, 12:29:47 AM
Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

Badass film (though, the first one was better ).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 26, 2019, 09:50:44 AM
The French Connection-1971
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on October 27, 2019, 05:28:54 PM

Without a Clue, 1982 - Sherlock Holmes tackles a Moriarty plot that could jeopardize the credit rating of entire British Empire.

Michael Caine, Ben Kingsley and Jeffrey Jones.


Wherein the closely-held secret behind the true relationship of Holmes & Watson is revealed.


A treasure recommended for Sherlockians with a sense of humor.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 27, 2019, 05:39:38 PM
Joker-2019
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Post by: Mord on October 27, 2019, 06:00:30 PM
Joker-2019
Did you like it? I'm so glad it didn't have Batman in it ( not a big Affleck fan)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 27, 2019, 11:34:45 PM
Did you like it? I'm so glad it didn't have Batman in it ( not a big Affleck fan)

Yes. I truly enjoy this film.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 27, 2019, 11:35:29 PM
Bride's Initiation (The) AKA Dracula and the Dirty Old Witch AKA The Vampire AKA Demon's Brew (1976) 

 


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Post by: Mike Scott on October 28, 2019, 12:18:00 AM
Bride's Initiation (The) AKA Dracula and the Dirty Old Witch AKA The Vampire AKA Demon's Brew (1976)

Sounds like a monster movie to me.
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Post by: Mord on October 28, 2019, 07:59:10 AM
Sounds like a monster movie to me.
Knowing Mars, it's probably 70s sexploitation.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on October 28, 2019, 06:41:05 PM
Mord is correct, Mike. Not a Monster film at all. Adult themed, Sexploitation. The only thing that resembles a Monster, well......no comment.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 02, 2019, 08:35:39 AM
Vampyros Lesbos-1971
Venus in Furs-1967
99 Women-1969
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Post by: Mord on November 02, 2019, 11:54:45 AM
Vampyros Lesbos-1971
Venus in Furs-1967
99 Women-1969

 Just watched Vampyros Lesbos. Great Franco fun. Also watched his Female Vampire with the great, late Lina Romay.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 02, 2019, 12:09:42 PM
Just watched Vampyros Lesbos. Great Franco fun. Also watched his Female Vampire with the great, late Lina Romay.

She was/is beautiful.
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Post by: Mord on November 06, 2019, 12:37:07 PM
Satan's School for Lust -
 Misty Mundae...thats all you need to know.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 07, 2019, 09:08:28 AM
Satan's School for Lust -
 Misty Mundae...thats all you need to know.

Hey-yo!!!
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 13, 2019, 12:10:06 PM
Black Mama/White Mama-1973
Foxy Brown-1974
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 17, 2019, 11:08:55 AM

Not long ago I watched the made-for-TV western Lonesome Dove, 1989.

In the last 3 days I watched Open Range, 2003 and made-for-TV Broken Trail, 2006.

I didn't set out to watch them in chronological order, it's just how it turned out.  You'd think all that horsey drama would have sated my hunger for westerns, but they did the opposite.  Good movies in any genre have the effect of stimulating a desire for more of the same.  I wish there were more quality westerns from recent years - particularly the sort that that take place over an extended period of time and over vast areas of the unspoiled America of the late 1800's.  It was an interesting period in our history.

All of these films have great casts.  But one major attraction that ties all three of these movies together for me is Robert Duval.  Damned fine actor, and one of those inexplicable people to whom your eyes naturally gravitate whenever they appear on the screen.  I know he is older and westerns must be grueling to make.  But, oh I hope he manages to give us one more western-themed movie like these. 

Not many actors could hold sway over such a project against the CGI-super-heroes-are-sure-money crowd that keep creativity clenched tightly in their money grubbing talons.

I know, I do tend to go on - sorry.


I think I will watch Dances With Wolves.
     
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 17, 2019, 11:24:55 AM
I wish there were more quality westerns from recent years - particularly the sort that that take place over an extended period of time and over vast areas of the unspoiled America of the late 1800's.   

Neither of these are recent, but my two favorite westerns that fill that description are HOW THE WEST WAS WON (1964 theatrical) and CENTENNIAL (1978 TV mini). Love that whole epic sweep thing!
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Post by: Lazarus on November 17, 2019, 08:09:51 PM
The Great Mouse Detective.  I hadn't seen it in ages.  I love it.  Vincent Price is great in it.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 17, 2019, 08:18:02 PM
Step Brothers-2008
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Post by: Mord on November 18, 2019, 07:10:58 PM
 Vertigo (1958) -
 As classic as it gets. Great score, too.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 24, 2019, 03:10:08 AM

The Ruling Class, 1971 - A cold, sober documentary of English nobility, told through the life of Jack Arnold Alexander Tancred Gurney, the 14th Earl of Gurney.

As summed up by his father, Alexander, the thirteenth Earl of Gurney, "We were once the rulers of the greatest empire the world has ever known - ruled not by superior force or skill, but by sheer presence."

Peter O'Toole, Harry Andrews, Alistair Sim, William Mervyn, Coral Browne, Arthur Lowe, James Villiers and Michael Bryant


Wonderfully instructional for those seeking a better understanding of Britain's intricately layered society and deeply deserving privileged upper class.

A little dry, perhaps, but worth the slog.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 24, 2019, 03:12:42 AM
The Great Mouse Detective.  I hadn't seen it in ages.  I love it.  Vincent Price is great in it. 


I'm feeling the need to re-watch this.

What IS it about Holmes and Watson that lends them so readily to re-telling, adaption to other settings and parody?  (Not that their haven't been the occasional stinkers.)
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 24, 2019, 11:11:40 AM
The Ruling Class, 1971 - A cold, sober documentary of English nobility . . .

 ;D
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 24, 2019, 01:03:59 PM
Pulp Fiction-1994
Jackie Brown-1997
Death Proof-2007
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Post by: Mord on November 24, 2019, 05:07:30 PM
Pulp Fiction-1994
Jackie Brown-1997
Death Proof-2007
Damn, damn, damn...you read my mind! I just bought a Tarantino bluray set on eBay. Those are all amazing films.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 25, 2019, 12:10:51 PM
Damn, damn, damn...you read my mind! I just bought a Tarantino bluray set on eBay. Those are all amazing films.

Oh, cool!
Which films are included in the set?
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Post by: Mord on November 25, 2019, 02:13:16 PM
Oh, cool!
Which films are included in the set?
It's pretty comprehensive:
 1. Reservoir Dogs
 2. Pulp Fiction
 3. Jackie Brown
 4. Kill Bill 1
 5. Kill Bill 2
 6. Death Proof
 7. Inglorious Basterds
 8. Django Unchained

 All come with special features and extras in a nice boxed set. I paid $50 for mine because it came with collectible mini samurai sword and display stand. If you don't care about that, you can find them for as low as $35. The bluray transfers are excellent, too. I just had to buy The Hateful 8 ($3 used) and am waiting for the exceptional Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...and I have a complete set.
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Post by: Mord on November 25, 2019, 02:35:35 PM
 Suicide Girls - Guide to Living (unrated version)

 Gorgeous, tattooed girls engaging in various activities totally nude. Mars, I know your taste in women. This one's for you.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 25, 2019, 08:04:35 PM
Suicide Girls - Guide to Living (unrated version)

 Gorgeous, tattooed girls engaging in various activities totally nude. Mars, I know your taste in women. This one's for you.

Oh, my!
I remember the gorgeous Suicide Girls and yes, totally my type. My affinity for tattooed goth-punk Woman is an addiction.👹🤘
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2019, 08:15:11 PM
I just had to buy The Hateful 8 ($3 used) and am waiting for the exceptional Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...and I have a complete set.

I include "True Romance", too.
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Post by: Mord on November 25, 2019, 09:25:47 PM
I include "True Romance", too.
He did write that (as well as "From Dusk Till Dawn").
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Post by: Mike Scott on November 25, 2019, 09:32:50 PM
He did write that (as well as "From Dusk Till Dawn").

"Dusk" is in my Robert Rodriquez collection.  :)
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Post by: geezer butler on November 25, 2019, 10:23:55 PM
I include "True Romance", too.

Very underrated crime film imo
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 26, 2019, 02:16:01 AM
Cruising-1980
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Post by: Mord on November 26, 2019, 01:47:52 PM
 Death Wish II (1982) -
 Cheesy fun. I love vigilante movies, no matter how bad. The full-frontal rape scene would be a no-no by today's standards. More cheesiness with Jimmy Page's funk/jazz/rock score. Catch that early "gansta" appearance by Lawrence Fishburne.
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Post by: Mord on November 26, 2019, 02:59:45 PM
 Wind River (2016) -
 A new FBI agent and an experienced game tracker, team up to solve the murder (rape?) of a young woman at a remote Native American reservation. Great performances by Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a moody, atmospheric musical score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, make this a standout film.
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Post by: geezer butler on November 26, 2019, 08:09:57 PM
Wind River (2016) -
 A new FBI agent and an experienced game tracker, team up to solve the murder (rape?) of a young woman at a remote Native American reservation. Great performances by Jeremy Renner and Elizabeth Olsen, plus a moody, atmospheric musical score by Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, make this a standout film.

Outstanding film
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 26, 2019, 09:30:31 PM
Inherit the Wind-1960
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on November 27, 2019, 11:49:13 AM

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987 - Two strangers try to make it home for Thanksgiving together.

Steve Martin and John Candy.

Fun story with inspired casting.  Too bad they never worked together again.


John Candy left us too young -  so did John Hughes.


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Post by: Mord on November 27, 2019, 01:29:43 PM
Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987 - Two strangers try to make it home for Thanksgiving together.

Steve Martin and John Candy.

Fun story with inspired casting.  Too bad they never worked together again.


John Candy left us too young -  so did John Hughes.

Great Thanksgiving comedy. I used to show this to my high schoolers as a reward before the Thanksgiving break. Most kids hadn't seen it, but they all loved it.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 27, 2019, 01:34:12 PM
Uncle Buck-1989
Only the Lonely-1991
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Post by: Mord on November 27, 2019, 01:37:42 PM
Uncle Buck-1989
Only the Lonely-1991
Wow, between you and Adam, it's John Candy appreciation day. What a great talent he was. I really miss the big lug.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 28, 2019, 09:56:06 AM
Wow, between you and Adam, it's John Candy appreciation day. What a great talent he was. I really miss the big lug.

John Candy was and is may favorite Comedians. Especially from his SCTV, days.


Orange Whip?  Orange whip?

(https://teenavi.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Chi180927m20-247x296.jpg)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on November 29, 2019, 10:31:40 AM
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest-1975
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Post by: Mord on November 29, 2019, 12:28:18 PM
 The Good Boys (2019) -

  Outrageous coming-of-age comedy. Warm, funny, original from beginning to end. Adam, this one's for you. Do yourself a favor and check it out. It's this generation's "Stand by Me".
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Post by: Wicked Lester on November 29, 2019, 07:56:53 PM
Death Race 2000, Creed 1 + 2.
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Post by: Mord on November 30, 2019, 08:51:00 PM
 Knives Out (2019) -
 Wonderful, Agatha Christie-style mystery. Great, all-star cast with Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee  Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and the drop dead gorgeous, Anna DeArmas (Knock, Knock) make this a homerun.
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Post by: geezer butler on November 30, 2019, 10:12:27 PM
Planes, Trains and Automobiles, 1987 - Two strangers try to make it home for Thanksgiving together.

Steve Martin and John Candy.

Fun story with inspired casting.  Too bad they never worked together again.


John Candy left us too young -  so did John Hughes.

Love that movie. Possibly my favorite comedy of all time. Def in top five at very least.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 01, 2019, 12:51:19 AM
Knives Out (2019) -
 Wonderful, Agatha Christie-style mystery. Great, all-star cast with Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee  Curtis, Don Johnson, Michael Shannon, Chris Evans and the drop dead gorgeous, Anna DeArmas (Knock, Knock) make this a homerun.
The trailer looked pretty interesting.


Midway-2019

Excellent film. I would recommend.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 01, 2019, 03:16:25 AM
Fraternity Vacation-1985
Better Off Dead-1985
Fast Times at Ridgemont High-1982
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Post by: Flower on December 02, 2019, 11:54:50 AM
Lucky -  2017


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KLLkj84GAo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KLLkj84GAo)
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Post by: Mord on December 02, 2019, 02:07:37 PM
 Inglorious Basterds (2009) -
 I just love it when Tarantino rewrites history. He did it wonderfully here and in his latest (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...). He seems to be getting a lot of crap from the "woke" generation, but they can all go back to sleep (as far as I care).
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 02, 2019, 04:23:39 PM
Inglorious Basterds (2009) -
 I just love it when Tarantino rewrites history. He did it wonderfully here and in his latest (Once Upon a Time in Hollywood...). He seems to be getting a lot of crap from the "woke" generation, but they can all go back to sleep (as far as I care).

My best regards to the WOKE generation and Snowflakes. 'Cause they can all F*** off!!
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Post by: geezer butler on December 02, 2019, 10:11:46 PM
My best regards to the WOKE generation and Snowflakes. 'Cause they call all F*** off!!

Just for the record, i deal with 18-21 year olds every day at work and they're all snowflakes, regardless of ideological position or social background. The right uses this term to put down liberals, but this is a generational thing and I've encountered snowflakes across the political, social, and religious spectrum.
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Post by: geezer butler on December 02, 2019, 10:12:43 PM
Just for the record, i deal with 18-21 year olds every day at work and they're all snowflakes, regardless of ideological position or social background. The right uses this term to put down liberals, but this is a generational thing and I've encountered snowflakes across the political, social, and religious spectrum.

But I agree with you they can F off   :D
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Post by: geezer butler on December 02, 2019, 10:13:13 PM
The Irishman (2019)
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Post by: Mord on December 02, 2019, 10:26:55 PM
Just for the record, i deal with 18-21 year olds every day at work and they're all snowflakes, regardless of ideological position or social background. The right uses this term to put down liberals, but this is a generational thing and I've encountered snowflakes across the political, social, and religious spectrum.

 Totally agree! The biggest snowflake occupies the Oval Office, imo.
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Post by: geezer butler on December 03, 2019, 06:08:07 PM
Totally agree! The biggest snowflake occupies the Oval Office, imo.

 :) Absolutely
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 04, 2019, 11:02:26 AM
....and with that....
In a weird way, there is a multitude of contradictions with Snowflakes and their beliefs. The demographic being 18-21. Especially in Horror conventions or and Comic Con( SDCC/NYCC)community.

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Post by: Mord on December 06, 2019, 01:47:05 PM
 Heat (1995) -
 I love crime movies. The early restaurant scene was shot at Johnnies Burgers (now a Bob's Big Boy) about a mile from my home. Many great movies had a scene or two there. We love to eat there and reminisce about our favorite movies that featured the restaurant (like Robert Altman's "Short Cuts").
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Post by: Lazarus on December 07, 2019, 03:12:13 PM
Watched the Irishman.  I really missed Joe Pesci. 

I'm surprised Scorsese had difficulties getting the movie produced.  He's Scorsese.  You would think any studio would say 'Why thank you, Martin, we'd love to.'
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 07, 2019, 11:14:05 PM
With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story-2010
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Post by: Mord on December 08, 2019, 02:47:15 PM
Watched the Irishman.  I really missed Joe Pesci. 

I'm surprised Scorsese had difficulties getting the movie produced.  He's Scorsese.  You would think any studio would say 'Why thank you, Martin, we'd love to.'
I completely agree. Sadly, the world around us has changed. Not that many people are willing to watch a 3 and a half hour movie without the latest Hollywood pretty face and mindless hip hop soundtrack.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 08, 2019, 02:57:59 PM
…  I'm surprised Scorsese had difficulties getting the movie produced. … 

The money people are afraid audiences won't buy tickets to see "senior citizens" in films.  So few of them look like comic book super heroes.
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Post by: Lazarus on December 08, 2019, 09:28:04 PM
The 3 hour argument certainly has its points.  I still haven't watched wolf of Wall Street because I don't have the time or I don't want to give up 90% of the time I do have before blessed sleep.
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Post by: Mord on December 08, 2019, 09:47:01 PM
 Set aside the time. The Wolf of Wall Street is well worth. Do it for the nude scenes with Margot Robbie.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 09, 2019, 09:18:20 AM
Set aside the time. The Wolf of Wall Street is well worth. Do it for the nude scenes with Margot Robbie.

👹😜
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Post by: geezer butler on December 12, 2019, 01:33:37 AM
Heat (1995) -
 I love crime movies. The early restaurant scene was shot at Johnnies Burgers (now a Bob's Big Boy) about a mile from my home. Many great movies had a scene or two there. We love to eat there and reminisce about our favorite movies that featured the restaurant (like Robert Altman's "Short Cuts").

Great f_^%#*g movie!!!!
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Post by: Mord on December 14, 2019, 03:00:05 PM
 Once Upon a Time in....Hollywood (2019) -
 Just got the 4K disc....fatastic. seven deleted scenes and great docs. My fave Tarantino  film aside from Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. Picture and sound quality is beyond belief.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 14, 2019, 08:40:47 PM
Once Upon a Time in....Hollywood (2019) -
 Just got the 4K disc....fatastic. seven deleted scenes and great docs. My fave Tarantino  film aside from Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown. Picture and sound quality is beyond belief.

The Special edition is super rad.
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Post by: Mord on December 14, 2019, 09:07:30 PM
The Special edition is super rad.
You have that? Are you talking about the one with the record, poster, and Mad magazine parody? Man, I wanted that one.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 14, 2019, 10:33:11 PM
You have that? Are you talking about the one with the record, poster, and Mad magazine parody? Man, I wanted that one.

Yes. Limited run.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 18, 2019, 11:43:37 PM
Her Odd Tastes-1969
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 21, 2019, 07:23:21 PM
Bad Girls from Hell-1965
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Post by: Mord on December 21, 2019, 07:44:52 PM
Don't know what those last two are, Mars, but they sure sound appealing.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 21, 2019, 08:12:04 PM
Don't know what those last two are, Mars, but they sure sound appealing.

Her Odd Taste is a Don Davis film. Vinegar Syndrome has dvd copies of the film.
Bad Girls go to Hell(Doris Wishman) is an OOP dvd from Something Weird Video. You may be able to find a copy on eBAY, Mord.👹

Both films are WAY-OUT-THERE! In terms or weirdness and sanity. Over the top acting and nudity. Bad Girls from Hell is probably the best film, I feel, that the late Doris Wishman directed.
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Post by: Mord on December 21, 2019, 08:20:49 PM
Thanx for the link. Looks right up my alley.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 21, 2019, 08:22:58 PM
Thanx for the link. Looks right up my alley.

🤘🎃
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 22, 2019, 07:39:26 PM

Here is a holiday movie that I like.  It doesn't have flying reindeer named Sparkle or any references to "Santy", but its a holiday movie all the same.


One Special Night, 1999  - Two people meet at their spouses’ nursing home on Thanksgiving.  Climatic conditions extend their encounter.  Their story continues through mixed signals and culminates on Christmas.

James Garner and Julie Andrews.


Non-Hallmark, made-for-TV movie.  Adult (grown-up) themes.  Stars a couple of wonderfully engaging actors in a just slightly expanded “two-man play”.

Heart-warming tale that is satisfying viewing on either holiday.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 22, 2019, 07:43:04 PM

I'm just slipping this one in the player.  Another holiday movie that I like enough to recommend.


The Christmas Wish, 1998 - The family patriarch dies during the holidays and his widow is asked by their son what she wants for Christmas.  She wants just one thing;  Discover the identity of  the mystery woman her husband visited regularly (secretly) for many years and made cryptic notes about in his private journals.

Neil Patrick Harris and Debbie Reynolds.


Non-Hallmark, made-for-TV movie.  One of many with the “Christmas Wish” title - you want the one with Debbie Reynolds.

Well acted little holiday film that is just enough of a genuine whowuzzit to keep your interest.  A solid, full notch above the rest.
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Post by: Mike Scott on December 23, 2019, 12:40:45 AM
Watched "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". Tarantino changes history, again!  ;D
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Post by: Mord on December 23, 2019, 11:28:30 AM
Watched "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood". Tarantino changes history, again!  ;D
Don't you wish that history reflected Tarantino's version? The full dog food can to the face was classic!
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Post by: Mike Scott on December 23, 2019, 03:50:05 PM
The full dog food can to the face was classic!

And repeatedly smashing the one chick's face into the wall telephone. Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
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Post by: Mord on December 23, 2019, 07:49:58 PM
And repeatedly smashing the one chick's face into the wall telephone. Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam! Bam!
Take that, # ME TOO.
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Post by: Mord on December 23, 2019, 07:57:30 PM
 The Irishman (2019) -

 Finally watched this and LOVED it. It's like a tough guy supergroup. DeNiro, Pesci, Pacino, Keitel...even A crooner cameo by Steve Van Zandt (Sopranos, Springsteen guitarist). It's incredible that Scorcese can still pull off a masterpiece at this stage of his career. I'm inspired to watch Goodfellas and Casino next. I'll follow them with my all-time favorite, Taxi Driver.
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Post by: Mord on December 28, 2019, 09:51:26 PM
 Uncut Gems (2019) -
Great tale of a jeweler/gambler who gets in way over his head. A frantic pace is kept up right to the very end. Very reminiscent of early Scorcese (think "Mean Streets"). Actually, Scorcese co-produced this one.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 28, 2019, 11:26:39 PM
Black Mama White Mama-1973
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Post by: Mord on December 28, 2019, 11:36:02 PM
Black Mama White Mama-1973
A real treat of a film.
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Post by: geezer butler on December 29, 2019, 07:11:09 AM
National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

*I still lmao watching this   :)
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on December 29, 2019, 07:39:30 AM
Meet Me In St. Louis.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on December 29, 2019, 08:13:49 AM
Meet Me In St. Louis.

Don't you love Tootie's full-hearted embrace of the Halloween spirit?

Garland was wonderful in that movie.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on December 31, 2019, 03:49:58 AM
A real treat of a film.

Definitely
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Post by: Haunted hearse on December 31, 2019, 10:50:15 AM
Jumanji, the next level.
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Post by: Mike Scott on December 31, 2019, 12:48:28 PM
Jumanji, the next level.

Weren't there any "monsters" in it?
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 01, 2020, 12:27:49 AM

It's a Wonderful Life, 1947 - A potential suicide is distracted by his guardian angel and given the chance to see what the world would have been like without him.

James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Thomas Mitchell and Gloria Grahame.


Such a good movie.  If you don't like this one, you must have identified with Old Man Trump Potter when he kept the Bailey Savings & Loan's $8,000 cash deposit and acted magnanimous by offering the people he robbed fifty-cents-on-the-dollar of their own money to buy their shares.

As much as I love this old Capra Corn, even as a kid, it never rang true that the angel was showing George what the world would have been like if he had never been born.  Suicides don't wipe out their previous lives - just whatever would have followed.

And as a kid, I thought from all the old movies I had seen on TV that the bad guy wasn't supposed to get away his crime.  (I've since learned that the world isn't so simple.)


I was so happy when the studio rescued this movie from public domain.  Watching this on TV, it was a crapshoot what you'd see.  The 210 min. film was offered in whatever edit the TV station who owned a scratchy 16mm print wanted.  Too often, it was edited down to fit in a standard 90 min. broadcast slot, including commercials.

I watch it every year.
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Post by: BigShadow on January 01, 2020, 02:28:53 AM
Watched Star Wars Episode IX yesterday.  I went in with an open mind.  Episode VII was okay.  Episode VIII was absolutely horrible.  This new movies was...I have to say...pretty good.  Although the humor seemed forced, the story and character growth was good.  The movie also took plenty of shots at Rainn Johnson's Star Wars movie, which was awesome!  It was good to see the characters finally grow, and the old characters get some respect.
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 01, 2020, 11:21:26 AM
Suicides don't wipe out their previous lives - just whatever would have followed.

He didn't commit suicide, because he was never born.

And as a kid, I thought from all the old movies I had seen on TV that the bad guy wasn't supposed to get away his crime.
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Potter got the 8 Gs, but he didn't get what he really wanted. The money was nothing, to him.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 01, 2020, 11:15:48 PM
The Bridge-2016
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on January 02, 2020, 08:38:47 AM
Once Upon a Time in America (1984) - The restored, 4 hour long version...
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Post by: LundyAfterMidnight on January 03, 2020, 05:41:34 AM
Cats. It wasn't a great film, but critics be damned, my gf & I liked it. I'm not sure what the legion of naysayers expected it to be.
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Post by: Mord on January 03, 2020, 03:20:09 PM
 Wag the Dog (1997) -

 I haven't seen this in decades, but a mention from Adam reignited my interest. It all makes perfect sense, now.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 03, 2020, 04:29:41 PM
Wag the Dog (1997) -

 I haven't seen this in decades, but a mention from Adam reignited my interest. It all makes perfect sense, now.

I love the "Green Beret" song parody.


Of course, the movie came out just before Bill Clinton was accused taking advantage of the poor little intern who admitted telling her friend that she was getting "presidential kneepads" and going to work in the Whitehouse. 

Later, a popular crime show (forget which one) made reference to a victim's dress-deposited DNA sample as a "Clinton Corsage".

Life is funnier (and more tragic) than any mere movie.
 
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Post by: Mord on January 03, 2020, 05:31:54 PM
Oh, we've gone much lower than Clinton's "fellacio-gate", since then.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 03, 2020, 10:51:40 PM

3 Godfathers, 1949 - Three desperadoes on the run promise a dying mother to take care of her newborn son.

John Wayne, Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey Jr., Ward Bond and Ben Johnson.

John Ford directed this old TV standard western filler film.  I had not seen it for so many years that I disremembered it as being B&W.  (Probably broadcast that way, when it was being shown so frequently.)  I was shocked when I saw a newer DVD and discovered it was not only in color, the film was beautifully filmed and the hues had survived the intervening years in spectacular condition.

I was even more surprised that I did not remember it is a Christmas film!  I guess the lack of snow, decorations and carols threw me. 


This is a pretty decent telling of this oft-remade tale.  I enjoyed seeing it again (almost for the first time) after so many years.


Fun, rediscovering an old friend.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 03, 2020, 11:08:45 PM
Inherit the Wind-1960
To Kill a Mockingbird-1962
Both powerful and poignant, films.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 03, 2020, 11:21:43 PM
Inherit the Wind-1960
To Kill a Mockingbird-1962
Both powerful and poignant, films.

LOVE both!
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 03, 2020, 11:32:08 PM
John Ford directed this old TV standard western filler film.

"Filler"? It's a classic! The best of all the different versions, IMHO.

Harry Carey Sr. starred in the first film version (1916) and John Ford directed Carey in a 1919 version called "Marked Men".
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Post by: Mord on January 04, 2020, 09:51:38 PM
 Bombshell (2019) -

Flick about the pervy, behind-scenes antics at Fox News. Roger Ailes is brilliantly portrayed by John Lithgow. Charlize Theron is exceptional as Megyn Kelly and Margot Robbie...well, she's Margot F***ing Robbie.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 04, 2020, 11:35:28 PM
John Wayne Gacy-the Real Boogyman-2001
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Post by: Mord on January 06, 2020, 01:13:54 AM
I'm stoked that "Once Upon a Time in...Hollywood" took home three Golden Globes (best supporting actor, best director, best picture). They usually give those top honors to some pretentious drivel. Also, nice to see "Parasite" take home two, as well. If you haven't seen it, you're missing out.
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Post by: geezer butler on January 07, 2020, 08:03:01 AM
We watched The Wizard of Oz (1939) over the holiday break. I had not watched it in years. Still a fun movie imo.
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Post by: Haunted hearse on January 07, 2020, 09:07:37 AM
Spies in Disguise(2019)
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Post by: Mord on January 07, 2020, 12:51:39 PM
 Marriage Story (2019) -

 This is getting so many great reviews, my girlfriend insisted we watch it. After 20 minutes, and looked at each other we decided we had better things to do. Dull, pretentious, and devoid of humor....dont even bother.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 08, 2020, 05:52:47 PM
Escape from Alcatraz -1979
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Post by: Lunkenstein on January 14, 2020, 11:31:05 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE (1983) - Magnificent. Love this film.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 15, 2020, 11:57:35 AM
Ten To Midnight-1983
Death Wish-1974
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Post by: Mord on January 15, 2020, 02:57:38 PM
Ten To Midnight-1983
Death Wish-1974
Great Bronson double feature.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 16, 2020, 10:57:37 AM
Great Bronson double feature.

Yes, sir!🤘
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Post by: BigShadow on January 18, 2020, 03:42:33 PM
The Joker (2019).  I though the movie was decent and portrayed the joker sort of like the comics.  It's the beginning of him losing his mind and becoming homicidal.  This definitely wasn't a comic book movie, but more of a psychological thriller with a comic character in it.  I also thought it was going to be more violent than it was.  There were a few, I think four, violent scenes that were pretty tame by today's standards.  I did, however, like the decent into madness story and how it set up batman being in a sequel.  In all I'm glad I watched it, but was somewhat disappointed that it didn't get into how diabolical the Joker actually is.  Maybe in the sequel.
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Post by: Mord on January 18, 2020, 08:23:04 PM
 1917  -
 Great war pic, but not film of the year. That honor belongs to Tarantino.
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 18, 2020, 10:04:17 PM
1917  -
 Great war pic, but not film of the year. That honor belongs to Tarantino.

If JOKER doesn't steal it.
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Post by: Mord on January 18, 2020, 10:15:35 PM
If JOKER doesn't steal it.

Good movie, but Tarantino's was worlds better. Phoenix will win best actor, though.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 18, 2020, 10:56:14 PM
Good movie, but Tarantino's was worlds better. Phoenix will win best actor, though.

Both films I really enjoyed. Joker was WAY over-hyped. Especially with the medias' concern of the violence in the film. It wasn't that bad, in terms of violence.
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Post by: Mike...In 3-D! on January 18, 2020, 11:05:51 PM
Machete (2010)
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Post by: Mord on January 18, 2020, 11:20:41 PM
Joker was WAY over-hyped. Especially with the medias' concern of the violence in the film. It wasn't that bad, in terms of violence.
I know, I know. It's relatively tame, compared to the films we watch on a regular basis.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 18, 2020, 11:25:06 PM
F***, yes. That film is really cinematic. However, the violence pales in comparison to other films with an abundance of violence. Or infamous films know for violence
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Post by: Mord on January 19, 2020, 10:07:58 PM
 Shortcuts (1993) -

 My favorite Robert Altman film. Great, interlocking Raymond Carver stories of lust, murder, morality....plus A full frontal nude scene with 32 year old Julianne Moore (yep, she's a real redhead).
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 19, 2020, 10:42:29 PM
Shortcuts (1993) -

 My favorite Robert Altman film. Great, interlocking Raymond Carver stories of lust, murder, morality....plus A full frontal nude scene with 32 year old Julianne Moore (yep, she's a real redhead).

And she keeps them both "Cut Short"?
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Post by: Mord on January 19, 2020, 11:54:50 PM
And she keeps them both "Cut Short"?
Nope, totally 90s style burning bush. Glorious!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 19, 2020, 11:57:20 PM
Nope, totally 90s style burning bush. Glorious!

Never understood the antipathy towards healthy foliage.
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Post by: Mord on January 20, 2020, 12:24:36 AM
Never understood the antipathy towards healthy foliage.
Same here, brother. I like a treasure hunt, myself.
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Post by: Gojirafan on January 20, 2020, 08:15:15 AM
Saw 1917 with my youngest son this weekend in the movies. Very good story. Also watched American Sniper again on tv last night while channel surfing.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 20, 2020, 10:41:48 AM
Joker-2019( bluray)
Batman-1989
Batman Returns-1992
Jackie Brown-1997
Taxi Driver-1976
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Post by: geezer butler on January 20, 2020, 05:41:27 PM
Same here, brother. I like a treasure hunt, myself.

 ;D
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Post by: Haunted hearse on January 23, 2020, 09:01:54 PM
Finally got around to seeing "Frozen 2" yesterday.
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 23, 2020, 09:43:10 PM
Finally got around to seeing "Frozen 2" yesterday.

So, did you like it, or did it leave you cold?
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Post by: zombiehorror on January 26, 2020, 08:40:12 PM
1917
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 28, 2020, 05:59:02 AM

Flight, 2012 - An airline pilot saves the majority of his passengers by performing a very unorthodox maneuver.  During the post-flight investigation, his alcohol/drug dependency is revealed.

Denzel Washington.

I had seen the one big special effects scene a number of times over the years but never really knew anything about the film.  Turns out the big action scene was not the final scene, like I had thought it would be - it came at the beginning of the movie.  Then it wasn't the courtroom drama I thought it would turn into.  It was really about the main characters' lives.

Gutsy film for Hollywood.  Surprised they got funding for this one.


A lot better than I expected.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 28, 2020, 10:47:09 AM
The Godfather II-1974
Jackie Brown-1997
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Post by: Haunted hearse on January 28, 2020, 03:31:13 PM
So, did you like it, or did it leave you cold?
I preferred it to the first one. It wasn't great, but I liked it.
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 28, 2020, 04:55:07 PM
D.O.A., 1949 - A man walks into the police station and announces he wants to report a murder.  When asked who was murdered and where, he says, "I was, last night in San Francisco."

Esmond O'Brien, Pamela Britton, Luther Adler, Beverly Garland and Neville Brand.

Classic noir about a fatally poisoned man looking for his murderer in his last few hours. Stretches credulity that the sickened man is able to outrun so many healthy people, and that so many great-looking women think Edmond O'Brien is all that attractive - even in 1949.  Neville brand is especially disturbing with his crazy eyes, Gary Busey teeth and Richard Widmark in Kiss of Death -inspired laugh.  (He is so young in this one that his skin is so smooth it shines!)

I used to see this film pop up on TV a lot when I was a kid.  The public domain movie can look pretty rough on some DVD's, but the Roan Group DVD I have looks the best I have seen.


Still fun after all these years. 
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 28, 2020, 08:37:33 PM
D.O.A., 1988 - A man walks into the police station and announces he wants to report a murder.  When asked who was murdered, he says, "I was."  (Sound familiar?)

Dennis Quiad, Meg Ryan, Jane Kaczmarek, Daniel Stern and Charlotte Rampling.

This time the victim is an English literature professor of a Texas University and it takes place during a Christmas heatwave.


One of many "remakes" of this basic story.  The original may have been a 1931 German film, followed by D.O.A. (1949),  Color Me Dead (1969), D.O.A. (1988), Crank (2006), and Dead on Arrival (2013).  It was also dramatized on radio and stage, with a number of TV episodes using the plot.

The version here begins and ends in black & white with lovely lighting and over-dramatic acting.  Still, it ain't a bad movie on it's own merit and surprisingly dark and violent for a Disney Touchstone picture.

The Kino Lorber BLU-Ray gives us independent commentaries from both co-directors.  Haven't listened to them, yet.


I liked it when I first saw it in the theater and I think it holds up pretty well today.

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Post by: marsattacks666 on January 28, 2020, 09:25:05 PM
Brewster's Millions-1985/1945
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2020, 10:28:09 PM
The original may have been a 1931 German film, followed by D.O.A. (1949)

Cool! Any info on that one?

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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 28, 2020, 11:06:46 PM
Cool! Any info on that one? 

I had it mixed up with  The Man looking for his murderer, 1931  A man tries to rescind a contract he made with a hitman -- on his own life.

I knew there was a similar title from earlier times.
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 28, 2020, 11:13:19 PM
I had it mixed up with  The Man looking for his murderer, 1931  A man tries to rescind a contract he made with a hitman -- on his own life.

That sounds interesting (and familiar), too!
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on January 29, 2020, 07:00:30 AM

Color Me Dead, 1969 - Fatally poisoned man uses his last hours seeking the identity of his poisoner.

Tom Tryon and Carolyn Jones.

Badly flawed Australian remake of D.O.A. that muddles the familiar story enough that fails to engage the viewer.  It makes the bold, and ultimately ill-conceived, choice of placing the police station scene at the end of the story!  When the movie concludes with the lead character answering the question "Who was murdered?" with what was once the chilling answer, "I was.", the audience is thinking, "Well..., yeah.  That's the story we just saw."  It has the effect of saving the shark's introductory music for the end of Jaws.

Didn't think much of this production.  I watched it on YouTube, while I was waiting for my recently acquired D.O.A. discs, reviewed above.  Plays a bit slow, but the music is so awful, it really doesn't matter.


You can skip it without thinking you missed all that much.  But if you must:

          https://youtu.be/1wFujxPcoH8
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Post by: Mike Scott on January 29, 2020, 12:30:37 PM
You can skip it without thinking you missed all that much.

Skipped!
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Post by: Mord on February 01, 2020, 10:33:32 PM
The Gentlemen (2019) -
 Great Guy Ritchie gangster flick, that owes a lot (stylistically) to Tarantino. Great cast, cool music, fantastic dialogue, and plenty of twists (and twists and twists...).
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Post by: geezer butler on February 01, 2020, 11:48:51 PM
The Godfather II-1974
Jackie Brown-1997

GF and GF II my two favorite films of all time.
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 02, 2020, 08:31:02 AM
GF and GF II my two favorite films of all time.
Two great films, Geezer.🤘🏼
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 02, 2020, 01:58:25 PM
Groundhog Day, 1993 - Deja vu all over again, and again, and again and again...

Bill Murray.


The movie I feel compelled to watch twice each February 2nd, one for the story and once for the late Director Harold Ramis' commentary.

This year there is a new addition:  https://youtu.be/AnhzGUcENWo


I never watch or read anything about bloopers in this film.  For me, it is the perfect film.  Thus has it always been, and thus shall it ever be.

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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 07, 2020, 01:11:01 PM
Rocky III-1983
Dirty Harry-1971
Vixen-1969
Mudhoney-1965
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Post by: Monsters For Sale on February 07, 2020, 03:12:59 PM

Broken Trail, 2006 - Herding horses from where they are to where they are needed.

I upgraded my old DVD to a ridiculously low-priced BLU-Ray.  Turned out to be a good decision.  Close-ups show such wonderful detail in skin texture and the fabric in hats, etc. - just beautiful.  Like watching it on a theater screen.

I know I watched my previous copy not that long ago.  Funny, this one still leaves me misty-eyed every time I watch it.
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Post by: creaturefan95 on February 19, 2020, 11:19:34 AM
Parasite (on February 16)
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Post by: marsattacks666 on February 19, 2020, 06:16:36 PM
Excalibur-1981