Saturday Evening Movie Thread 09-21-2019 [Hosted By: MovieGique]


Freaks (2019)

A weird, intense man keeps his seven-year-old daughter locked away in their house while training her to act like a "normal" person because if she doesn't, bad guys will kill them both.

But enough about me.

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I, too, got tired of my children complaining about the ghosts in the tiny, dark room I locked them in.


In this movie, Emile Hirsch (Killer Joe)—who is not a young, skinny Jack Black, don't be fooled—plays "Dad" to Chloe (Lexy Kolker) while nursing a seemingly paranoid fantasy about "bad men" who want to kill them. We immediately know not all is as it seems because Chloe is, indeed, a freak. In particular, she can see into remote locations—and be seen in those locations—though she's not aware she's doing it.

Chloe desperately wants a mom, since her own mother (Mary, Amanda Crew, "Silicon Valley") died when she was a baby. Dad has a plan to train her to be normal, then let her live with the family across the street neighbors, which is something Chloe desperately wants. So much so that she projects into her future foster sister's bedroom and makes her pretend to be her mother, cuddle her and tell her she loves her.

Dad, too, seems odd, since he insists he can only protect her if he doesn't fall asleep. And when he does fall asleep, things happen: The lights in the house go on, the water starts working, strange noises emerge from outside, etc.

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Bruce Dern appears in an ice cream truck. Scarier than anything in "IT".


I won't spoil it, because this movie works by imposing a number of layers on top of each other, each of which by itself is fairly ordinary, but which keep you engaged until the next layer is pulled back. It takes about 30 minutes to get a strong picture of what's going on, for example, with the mysterious ice cream man (Bruce Dern, aged hippie, and, oh, I dunno, From Up On Poppy Hill) who is aggressively trying to lure Chloe into his truck. But then you have the mystery of what the deal is with Dad. And is the (really hot) Federal Agent (Grace Park, who appears mostly on TV and in my better dreams) good or evil or somewhere in between, and more importantly: can she be trusted?

The thing that works about this movie is that it sets up its rules (which are admittedly rather broad, conceptually) and then lives by them. You learn X, and that explains certain phenomena that come before (and more importantly, in some ways, after). Then you learn Y, which explains some other stuff, and so on until you get a fairly good (if simple) picture of what the world is and how our characters play their roles in it.

And shock of shocks, for a movie which is about existential crises for all of humanity, it's rather non-judgmental. The second half of the movie, when it seems like it could veer into straight up action, reminds us that what we're viewing is actually pretty horrifying. There's a lot of murder going on—and it's all pretty understandable. Which is a kind of uncomfortable feeling. Obviously, we're biased one way by the mere orientation of the telling—but on the other hand, we (the audience) would be the very definite losers of any the scenarios that play out where we're rooting for one side over the other.

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This movie makes me feel conflicted about Grace Park. That's something I never want to feel


It's shockingly nuanced for a modern movie, much less a horror movie, and it does it without being political. I was worried because of this one line (naturally played in the trailer) where they talk about "making people illegal"—a red flag, stay-away sign for anyone not wanting to be bludgeoned with some heavy-handed pro-illegal-alien message. But in the movie, there's: a) no connection made (or even reasonably plausible) to our modern immigration crises; b) no real judgment as to whether or not "making people illegal" is good or bad. And not just immigration, the movie skillfully avoids any real sociopolitical commentary on homeschooling, racism or any of the other low-hanging fruit lazy writers go to these days.

The later half gets a little action-y, as mentioned, but there's still a fair amount of horror, or at least horrific moments. The ending, involving a hellfire missile, edges into goofy, but in a sort of expected cinematic way, kind of like Ready Or Not's somewhat bombastic denouement. It didn't bug me much. It's still technically summer, after all. Also, that last section is a good, suspenseful build-up with a little cat-and-mouse between the (hot) federal agent and dad, as the latter stalls for time and the former is smart enough to put the pieces together

Besides being hot, federal agent woman is kind of a complex character. She comes off as a bleeding heart at times early on (when she's on TV) but then she's as tough and no-nonsense as her character would really have to be. Top notch acting, which is true of all the principals. Emile Hirsch's torment bubbles under the surface but ends up explaining a lot of his nigh-hysteria, as he literally lives an existence no one else is for nearly seven years. (This makes perfect sense in context.) Amanda Crew has limited screen time but she makes the most of it, being both sympathetic on the one hand, and a little scary on the other (much like Dad). Why, Bruce Dern nearly convinces me he's not thoroughly evil. (I kid the Dern, he's quite good here, though I think his nose hairs should get 10% of his fee.)

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If you look closely, you can see where Trump signed the wall. (I kid! It's not even a wall!)


Speaking of small amounts of screen-time they do a lot with, the across the street neighbors played by Ava Telek, Matty Finochio and especially Michelle Harrison do great work in their one main scene. And a special shout-out to the thuggish Alex Paunovic, who provides the climactic moments of the film with its weird mix of horror and comedy. Paunovic and (sidekick federal agent) Reese Alexander were in Dead Rising: Watchtower, an earlier attempt by writer/director team Zach Lipovsky and Adam B. Stein.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say this movie is better (not having seen the former) but I don't think it will be very popular. Actually, I'm seeing now that it was only released into 111 theaters which means it probably won't have a chance to be very popular, which is—well, it's probably sensible from a business perspective. This story really inverts some common and very popular movie tropes, similar to Brightburn, which had much bigger names attached and got a much wider release and (I imagine) was a lot less challenging.

As I said early on: There's a whole lot of murder in this movie and you really end up understanding all of it. That makes a man uncomfortable. And most people don't like to be uncomfortable.

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I hate it when they pretend to be asleep so you have to carry them out of their burning room

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:57 PM




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1 st?

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 07:58 PM (mitVr)

2 !

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 07:59 PM (arJlL)

3 Huh. Where is everyone?

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 21, 2019 07:59 PM (t2Lmw)

4 Nice, Weasel !

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 07:59 PM (arJlL)

5 Rookie mistake, or I'da been first.

Posted by: Charles the Simple at September 21, 2019 07:59 PM (t2Lmw)

6 Huh. Where is everyone?
Posted by: Charles the Simple

They went to Area 51 to bail out James Monroe.

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 08:01 PM (arJlL)

7 Grace Park is a lovely gal.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 08:01 PM (HCqAo)

8 4 Nice, Weasel !
Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 07:59 PM (arJlL)
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*curtsies*

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 08:02 PM (mitVr)

9 Come on, Horde, I'm waiting for hundreds of witty, snarky comments.

Posted by: Michael the Texan at September 21, 2019 08:03 PM (nvMvs)

10 Willowed, but I have allocated Guatemala Acatenango Geisha green beans for roasting #TxMoMe

None of that cut-rate Robusto or boring Arabica beans.

Posted by: ʎoſ ƃuᴉ,Ⅎ ɟo pɹᴉq ǝnlq at September 21, 2019 08:04 PM (lD3vL)

11
It just occurred to me that the annoying and stupid Jack Black isn't in movies, anymore.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:05 PM (j7i25)

12 Yay movie thread!! Hey MovieGique!!

I've been wanting to share, although this may already be known to most of you:

I found out a few weeks ago, there's gonna be a sequel to The Shining, called Doctor Sleep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:05 PM (L2ZTs)

13 College Football is distracting. Lots of good games today. Some upsets (GO PITT!!!). Texas/OK St should be a good one. America's National Treasure coaches tonight (Mike Leach)

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 08:06 PM (HCqAo)

14
I hate kids in movies, especially Spielberg kids -- they are extra annoying.
Is this a Spielburg movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:07 PM (j7i25)

15 This is not Spielberg, and she's really good.

qdpsteve...Yeah, I knew about Doctor Sleep. I feel like it will be terrible but I'm not really the audience.

Posted by: moviegique at September 21, 2019 08:07 PM (CcUfv)

16
Steven Spielberg, the man who killed Vic Morrow.

Fight me!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:07 PM (j7i25)

17 Sooth: no.

I believe Spielberg is working on his remake of West Side Story (groan).

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:08 PM (L2ZTs)

18 I hate when the rating on TV movie says there is nudity and you don't get nudity.

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 08:08 PM (mitVr)

19 College Football is distracting. Lots of good games today. Some upsets (GO PITT!!!). Texas/OK St should be a good one. America's National Treasure coaches tonight (Mike Leach)
Posted by: Puddleglum
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I'm a born and bred Tarheel, but Appalachian State dusting UNC today was most amusing.

Michigan is still nursing its wound.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 21, 2019 08:08 PM (CDGwz)

20 Sooth, you're thinking of John Landis.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:08 PM (L2ZTs)

21 I hate kids in movies, especially Spielberg kids -- they are extra annoying.
Is this a Spielburg movie?
Posted by: Soothsayer,

Aww, they didn't throw the eggs at yer house; that was ET.

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 08:09 PM (arJlL)

22 moviegique, that's my fear too about Doctor Sleep.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:09 PM (L2ZTs)

23 Has anyone here seen Joker yet?
I admit I wanna see it.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:10 PM (L2ZTs)

24 Another weird ass movie is Marwen. And the weirdest thing about it is it's based on a true story. There really is a weird ass artist who was beaten for wearing women's shoes and retreats into a fantasy world of WWII dolls which he photographs thus becoming a famous artist.

The movie has a great disclaimer. Paraphrasing, this is more-or-less a true story but we invented people and incidents out of thin air. I was thinking the NYT ought to run a similar disclaimer.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 21, 2019 08:10 PM (+y/Ru)

25 Oops, Joker's not opening until 10/4.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:11 PM (L2ZTs)

26 Someone might've actually listened to King for the sequel. That's a terrible idea.

Worse, The Shining is a classic. Sequels to classics are dubious at best.

Posted by: moviegique at September 21, 2019 08:11 PM (CcUfv)

27 Never having heard of this one, I went to go read some net reviews to see what it was about. Interesting. A wide range of views, some loved it, some not so much.

And then there are always the completely idiotic reviews, like the reviewer who said this movie was awful because it was RAYCISS!!! because their were "people of color" who played characters she thought were bad guys.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 08:11 PM (V2Yro)

28 *curtsies*
Posted by: Weasel

Careful with that stuff.

The next thing ya know, "You know Who" will smooch ya.

Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 08:12 PM (arJlL)

29 Anon, you mean Welcome To Marwen?

Yeah, it's Robert Zemeckis' latest flick. It got horrible reviews.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:12 PM (L2ZTs)

30 I'm hearing good sh*t about Ad Astra with whatshisname. Anyone seen it?

Posted by: RI Red at September 21, 2019 08:12 PM (tDzWD)

31 moviegique, exactly. And it doesn't help that Stephen King HATES Kubrick's version of The Shining.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 08:13 PM (L2ZTs)

32 I invested about 30 minutes in the Independence Day sequel the other night. I was going to stop after about 90 seconds but it was like watching a car wreck.

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 08:13 PM (MVjcR)

33 28 *curtsies*
Posted by: Weasel

Careful with that stuff.

The next thing ya know, "You know Who" will smooch ya.
Posted by: JT at September 21, 2019 08:12 PM (arJlL)
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Oh! Right!

Posted by: Weasel at September 21, 2019 08:14 PM (MVjcR)

34 So let me see if i fully understand this #TrumpUkraine "scandal"...

Hunter Biden, son of then Vice President "Gropey" Joe Biden, is appointed to the board of a company in the Ukraine working in an area where the young Mr. Biden has no obvious expertise.

The Ukrainian authorities launch an investigation into the appointment, sensing that it may not have entirely been on the up-and-up

The elder Mr. Biden then uses his influence - as Vice President of the United Fucking States - to get the Ukranian authorities, who are desperate for better relations with the west in general and the US in particular, to fire the prosecutor investigating the young Mr. Biden's appointment. Gropey then goes around bragging about precisely "using his influence" to get the prosecutor fired, on tape.

Much later, authorities in the Ukraine reopen the investigation into the younger Mr. Biden's appointment, but are finding their efforts are being "slowed" by "external influences".

But this is somehow a story about... Trump?

Yeah, bullshit.

Posted by: DocJ at September 21, 2019 08:14 PM (dd+oa)

35
48 Hours was on tv today. That movie looks so old.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:14 PM (j7i25)

36 Alas, the movie "Freaks" sounds good but I am adverse to anything by Hollyweird over the last few decades.

Also, why is there a federal agent, usually female, who is there to set it all right and kill everyone while looking hot instead of a 250 pound bull dyke like I see in every federal building I have ever visited.

And speaking of "Killer Joe", the Rocky Fellers rocked that song. Filipino family if I remember right.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 08:14 PM (Z+IKu)

37 Sorry for the attempted thread hijack, but I have no intention of going to the movies anytime soon. My kid will insist on being taken to see Frozen II (that's Frozen 2 for Sheila Jackson Lee (Dimwit-TX)) but not really looking at much between now and then.

Posted by: DocJ at September 21, 2019 08:15 PM (dd+oa)

38 The Quiet One (194, currently to be found on YouTube

A weepy polemic about neglected slum kids. The location shots of NYC slums are awesome! The depiction of dysfunctional black family life rings true: absent father, whore mother and live-in boyfriend going out to party while neglecting an infant, and grandma raising the kids. Some things never change.

The voiceover is by a doctor, who spouts lame sociological excuses for one boy's plight. To give just a single example, the grandma drops off the kid at the school. The boy watches until grandma is out of sight, then he ditches, and walks the slums. The doctor then complains that now the kid has "nothing to do," and is suffering social isolation as horrible as "solitary confinement."

Well, actually, the kid DOES have "something to do," which is to attend school, but he refuses. If he was sitting in the classroom where he belonged, he would no longer be in social isolation either. I came from a dysfunctional, broken, alcoholic family myself, but I never ditched school, and I didn't need an army of social workers to set me on a better path like this kid does. So much for sociology.

What you see in this "documentary" is the promotion of terribly wrong ideas, these among the many misconceptions that soon led to the government's creation of the tragic Culture of Dependency among America's underclass black people. This sappy sentimentality got the movie two Oscar nominations.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 08:15 PM (mk9aG)

39 One of you morons mentioned that "12 Angry Men" (the 1997 remake) was available on Amazon Prime thru the end of the month. Obviously haven't seen it in over 20 years so off I went this afternoon.

Amazon also has the original for $.99. I've seen that a whole lot, but not recently, so I am now down the rabbit hole, getting ready to watch the original and compare the two.

Already have some opinions which character portrayals are better, but need to revisit the original to be sure.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 08:16 PM (RfzVr)

40 48 Hours was on tv today. That movie looks so old.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:14 PM (j7i25)

It certainly did not age well. It looked "old" by the latter half of the decade it was filmed in.

Posted by: DocJ at September 21, 2019 08:17 PM (dd+oa)

41 "not a thinner, young, Jack Black" heh

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 21, 2019 08:18 PM (5v5Zx)

42 On TCM this week I was able to rewatch my favorite Kurosawa film, "Rashoman". I have always greatly appreciated it's view on impossible it can be to ever know the "truth" about something that happened; the viewer is in the position of a Court, listening to 4 witnesses tell the tale of a murder, except all 4 disagree with each other, and it's left up to the viewer to choose what he wants to believe. It is very true to life, in fact - most hard court cases come down to that decision.

But this time, for the first time, I got a strong impression of what Kurosawa intended to be the *true* answer, or at least as close as he would get. There are several elements of the murder, and when you listen to the witnesses, on these elements usually 3 agree and one says something different, although this arrangement differs on each element.

BUT if you look at the elements on which 3 out of 4 agree, you can put together a believable narrative of how the murder played out, and what part they each played in it. In my mind, that's what I think Kurosawa intended.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 08:19 PM (V2Yro)

43 Bruce Dern, in a past era, would have competed with Jack Elam for parts.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 08:20 PM (lfmil)

44 Scudda hoo! Scudda hey!

Posted by: adobe nuan I walk like walter brennan kenobe at September 21, 2019 08:22 PM (BGZO0)

45 Bruce Dern, in a past era, would have competed with Jack Elam for parts.
Posted by: Laurenz

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You have an eye for great parallels!

Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2019 08:23 PM (Y4EXg)

46 so, this movies plays out sort of like a video game, in the sense that the more you play it the more you understand how to win the game?

like "edge of tomorrow"?

which i'm watching right now, and it's the perfect movie of a video game, because it plays out like playing a video game where each time you lose you tart over, understand the fixes and get to the next level, etc., etc.

(full disclosure: i just wanted to mention "edge of tomorrow" is like playing a video game.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 21, 2019 08:24 PM (Pg+x7)

47 Hogmartin insiisted that I see this acid trip of a movie "Dr. Seuss's The 5,000 Fingers of Dr. T", which sounds like a Frank Zappa album. Here is the infamous "Dungeon Song"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqy4xcXgtxM

FIRST FLOOR DUNGEON
Assorted simple tortures.
Molten lead, chopping blocks
And hot boiling oil.

SECOND FLOOR DUNGEON
Jewelry department.
Leg chains, ankle chains,
Neck chains, wrist chains, thumb screws
And nooses of the very finest rope.

BASEMENT DUNGEON--
EVERYBODY OUT.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 08:24 PM (kQs4Y)

48 I still hate Bruce Dern because he killed John Wayne. Childhood vendettas will not be ignored !

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:24 PM (2DOZq)

49 Anon, you mean Welcome To Marwen?

Yeah, it's Robert Zemeckis' latest flick. It got horrible reviews.

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Yes. Definitely weird.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 21, 2019 08:26 PM (+y/Ru)

50 45 Bruce Dern, in a past era, would have competed with Jack Elam for parts.
Posted by: Laurenz
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You have an eye for great parallels!
Posted by: Tonypete at September 21, 2019 08:23 PM (Y4EXg)

And the movie they're in together "Support your local Sheriff" is hilarious, and both of them play great comic parts in it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 08:26 PM (V2Yro)

51
Warren Oates: The most under-appreciated actor ever?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:27 PM (j7i25)

52 Warren Oates: The most under-appreciated actor ever?
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:27 PM (j7i25)

But he was good with Hall.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 08:28 PM (V2Yro)

53 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 21, 2019 08:24 PM (Pg+x7)

Heh , I was just explaining that to the twenty something gaming son of one of my friends about one of the first first person arcade game. Dragon's Lair . Anyone remember that game?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:29 PM (2DOZq)

54


Just got back from seeing the Downton Abbey movie (the wife wanted to go). There really wasn't much of a story except the king and queen were visiting. It was basically a Christmas special with homo stuff thrown it.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 08:30 PM (WBgvd)

55 Dragon's lair, lol - yes, I remember!

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 08:31 PM (V2Yro)

56 Thanks OM, for reviewing this movie so I won't have to see it. You scared me and I'm sitting here in my own den. Armed. With all the lights on.

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2019 08:32 PM (UUkQp)

57 I still like to hear about the horde's opinion on underrated movies or guilty pleasure movies. That's always interesting and sometimes I get a suggestion on movies I've avoided.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:32 PM (2DOZq)

58 Never played dragons lair, never saw anybody play it either, but I do remember watching it's demo cut scenes

Posted by: A dude in MI at September 21, 2019 08:33 PM (WhTSP)

59
It was basically a Christmas special with homo stuff thrown it.
Posted by: TheQuietMan


All Christmas specials will from now on.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 08:33 PM (aKsyK)

60 Whichever of you morons suggested Dad's Army a couple of weeks back, well thanks for taking up all my watching time. Great show!

They don't like it up 'em, sir. - Lance Corporal Jones

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 21, 2019 08:34 PM (5v5Zx)

61 Dragon's lair, lol - yes, I remember!
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2

At the time it seemed amazing. The graphics still hold up today in a cartoon level standard. What I remember the most it cost twice as much to play.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:34 PM (2DOZq)

62 Warren Oates: The most under-appreciated actor ever?


Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:27 PM (j7i25)

Sgt Big Toe!

Posted by: Count de Monet at September 21, 2019 08:36 PM (5v5Zx)

63 huh. maybe there is an influence of video games on "freaks".

but no, i never played dragon's lair.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 21, 2019 08:37 PM (Pg+x7)

64 14 I hate kids in movies, especially Spielberg kids -- they are extra annoying.
Is this a Spielburg movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:07 PM (j7i25)


Hear, hear. Even as a *kid*, I hated kids in movies. One yuuuuge exception is "Time Bandits" which I've always loved.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 21, 2019 08:39 PM (DTX3h)

65 mwi.usma.edu/war books special edition seventeen great war films one army officers list
https://tinyurl.com/yxodbkxy
Cain Mutiny
Breaker Morant
Master and Commander
Black Hawk Down
FMJ

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 08:40 PM (ZCEU2)

66 Hear, hear. Even as a *kid*, I hated kids in movies. One yuuuuge exception is "Time Bandits" which I've always loved.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 21, 2019 08:39 PM (DTX3h)

How can you not like The Cowboys?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:41 PM (2DOZq)

67
Dragon Slayer??

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:42 PM (j7i25)

68 Recorded Throne of Blood last week and watched with a visiting Lil Blutarski today.

Saw Bill Murray's The Dead Don't Die. Meh. Steve Buscemi plays a jerk who wears a red hat that says "Make America White Again". And the dead rise because of fracking. One star.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:42 PM (VNfwt)

69
Was that the one with Sean Connery as the cartoonish dragon?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:43 PM (j7i25)

70
Reign Of Fire, anyone?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:43 PM (j7i25)

71
we have thermal event

thatisall


Posted by: AltonJackson at September 21, 2019 08:43 PM (hlleo)

72 Hear, hear. Even as a *kid*, I hated kids in movies. One yuuuuge exception is "Time Bandits" which I've always loved.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik

A Lil Blutarski hooked me up with his Criterian account and we watched Time Bandits just today.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:44 PM (VNfwt)

73 Saw Bill Murray's The Dead Don't Die. Meh. Steve Buscemi plays a jerk who wears a red hat that says "Make America White Again". And the dead rise because of fracking. One star.
Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:42 PM (VNfwt)
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Agree. Talk about bait and switch! I was jazzed when I saw the cast, but what a disappointment.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 08:44 PM (kQs4Y)

74 Posted by: AltonJackson at September 21, 2019 08:43 PM (hlleo)
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Reign of Fire!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 08:45 PM (kQs4Y)

75 My DVD movie recommendation this week is:

The Cooler


And another gambling movie that I think is underrated is The Gambler with Mark Wahlberg .

This is also a movie where I think the remake is better than the original ( James Caan)

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:45 PM (2DOZq)

76 Original 13 Ghosts is on Svengoolie.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:45 PM (VNfwt)

77 I agree mostly about kids in movies. I think of a couple of exceptions: Super 8 and Stranger Things (i know, not a movie). Someone mentioned Time Bandits. That kid was cool.

I loathed Goonies. Stil can't watch it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Not Paying Attention at September 21, 2019 08:46 PM (0ZAYo)

78 Hear, hear. Even as a *kid*, I hated kids in movies. One yuuuuge exception is "Time Bandits" which I've always loved.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 21, 2019 08:39 PM (DTX3h)

Yup....I liked "Time Bandits". Fun movie with so much in it and quite entertaining.

The old fart that played the Supreme Being was hilarious.

"Well, of course. I am the Supreme Being, I'm not entirely dim..."

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Z+IKu)

79 Dragon's Lair wasn't really a "video game" as most people think of them. It was a timed "Choose Your Own Adventure" book in videogame-cabinet form.

All the graphics and sounds were on a Laserdisc player inside the cabinet.

Play chapter 1. If the player hits "attack", play chapter 2. If the player hits "left" to dodge, play chapter 3. etc.

So, comparing it to games of today, it was a game consisting of nothing but cut scenes, with no actual "gameplay."

Posted by: mikeski at September 21, 2019 08:47 PM (P1f+c)

80 48 Hours was on tv today. That movie looks so old
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Eddie Murphy made "trim" a thing...for a few years anyway.

Posted by: Granddork at September 21, 2019 08:48 PM (kR3UB)

81 I'm going to be that guy. Went to the Mesa Gun Show today, and got to see and and handle a real FN Model 1900 pistol, in .32 ACP. It's a lot smaller than my Chinese mystery pistol, which is otherwise a faithful copy of that design, except that it is chambered for the 7.62 mm Mauser bottleneck pistol cartridge.

And then went to the Lochiel Brewery in East Mesa, and had some craft beer, and saw a pipe band perform. Cool!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at September 21, 2019 08:49 PM (jEgzt)

82 Worse, The Shining is a classic. Sequels to classics are dubious at best.

Dr. Sleep, the book, is a fairly decent follow-on to The Shining. But, as you note, with King's involvement, the odds of turddom are very high.

On that note, King has his hands on the tiller for the remake of The Stand and I guarantee it'll suck. He's already selected Whoopi Goldberg for the Mother Abigail role.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 21, 2019 08:50 PM (7s3Gx)

83 I think Time Bandits and Brazil have George Harrison in common. George Harrison, the smartest Beatle.

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2019 08:50 PM (UUkQp)

84 But, as you note, with King's involvement, the odds of turddom are very high.

For the movie, that is...

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 21, 2019 08:51 PM (7s3Gx)

85 "I hate kids in movies" Kramer vs Kramer has one of the best kid actor performances you'll ever see.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 08:51 PM (mk9aG)

86 And is the (really hot) Federal Agent (Grace Park, who appears mostly on TV and in my better dreams)

I know Grace Park from her role in the really good TV show "a million little things". Which is primarily about dealing with suicide, but also deals with a lot of other heavy issues as well. Park's character has to deal with her husband's infidelity.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 21, 2019 08:53 PM (Do5/p)

87 I hate kids in movies" Kramer vs Kramer has one of the best kid actor performances you'll ever see.
Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 08:51 PM (mk9aG

I think Paper Moon was the best performance by a kid. Tatum O'Neal should have stayed a kid.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 08:53 PM (2DOZq)

88 I haven't liked Grace Park since she quit Hawaii 5-0 because she wasn't being paid the same as the leads, and decided to blame... racist white people. Don't have time for that shit, no matter how hot I used to think she was.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at September 21, 2019 08:54 PM (Dp5Kd)

89 Kid actors are a lot better these days. The Lead Standard for bad acting used to be the moppet who played Bonnie Blue in GWTW. Apart from a few, maybe Natalie Wood in "Miracle on 42nd Street" (or was that the porn one?), they were terrible.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 08:54 PM (kQs4Y)

90 The old fart that played the Supreme Being was hilarious.



"Well, of course. I am the Supreme Being, I'm not entirely dim..."





Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 08:46 PM (Z+IKu)


Ralph Richardson

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 08:54 PM (WBgvd)

91 I loved The Cowboys, and I was a big fan of Paper Moon, I liked Madelyn Kahn in that movie too.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 08:55 PM (a4EWo)

92 Gambling movie?

California Split, sun go down, moon come out , all the....

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 08:55 PM (lfmil)

93 A foreign movie on TCM, watched a Russian WWII movie this week with subtitles that I liked but not following this one.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 08:55 PM (ZCEU2)

94 I also enjoyed the bumptious little girl in The Florida Project. That kid has the devil in her!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 08:56 PM (mk9aG)

95 OK, 1/3 of the way thru watching the original "12 Angry Men".

I find it disconcerting that Henry Fonda looks so young.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 08:56 PM (RfzVr)

96 Georgia fumbles punt.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:56 PM (VNfwt)

97 Ah hm, National Velvet.

Posted by: Elizabeth Taylor at September 21, 2019 08:57 PM (lfmil)

98 "OK, 1/3 of the way thru watching the original "12 Angry Men"." I'm the world's biggest Sidney Lumet fan.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 08:58 PM (mk9aG)

99 The Cowboys is in my top western.
Freaks might be something I would like

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (ZCEU2)

100 I saw Ad Astra yesterday with my brother. I won't spoil it, but at the end, my brother said, "Well, it had really nice landscapes."

In 2019, kids with smartphones can make short movies with good special effects, so, yeah, a big budget sci-fi studio picture better look amazing.

For the record, I liked the movie better than my brother did.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (PNBod)

101 gp - no you're not. Fight me.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (RfzVr)

102 I hate kids in movies, especially Spielberg kids -- they are extra annoying.

Is this a Spielburg movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 08:07 PM

It's hit or miss for me. I so hate the kids in the Tom Cruise "War of the Worlds" movie, that I can't even watch it anymore. I watched it once and they annoyed the hell out of me to the point I was yelling at the screen for them to STFU and hoping they would get killed. (I also felt the same way about the daughter in "Taken" who was an absolute ungrateful, self-centered brat.) I tried watching it again one time, because I remember liking the movie other than them but... nope. Couldn't do it.

But then there's a movie like "Super 8" that I enjoyed, even though it's mostly focused on the kids.

For me, so long as the kids aren't portrayed as whiney-ass little brats or holier-than-thou-insufferable-assholes-smarter-than-loser-parents, I can deal with kids in movies.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (Do5/p)

103 Ralph Richardson
Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 08:54 PM (WBgvd)

That's him!....Thanks Q Man.

He was a good actor. I think he was in that H G Wells movie "Things to Come" as a fur wearing warlord.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (Z+IKu)

104 66 Hear, hear. Even as a *kid*, I hated kids in movies. One yuuuuge exception is "Time Bandits" which I've always loved.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at September 21, 2019 08:39 PM (DTX3h)

Time bandits has a surprising amount of depth to it, for more than you'd expect from what could have been a silly python movie.

such as when the little boy demands of God, "But why does there have to be Evil???"

and God says "Well my, you really ARE a smart little boy, aren't you? Well, you know, free will and all that." Then God just walks off - and that's all the answer you're ever gonna get, kid.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:00 PM (V2Yro)

105 Saw Last Blood this afternoon. I don't throw the word amazeballs around lightly.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:00 PM (SfYbS)

106 The girl who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird was fantastic, I think her name was Mary Badham (?), I don't know what else she ever acted in.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:01 PM (a4EWo)

107
On that note, King has his hands on the tiller for the remake of The Stand and I guarantee it'll suck. He's already selected Whoopi Goldberg for the Mother Abigail role.
Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy


Mother Abigail The Next Generation

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:01 PM (aKsyK)

108 I saw a trailer for a French, English language sci-fi movie, called Blood Machines.

the trailer is very odd, and apparently the whole thing is built around music by Carpenter Brut.

I can only hope the plot is as good as the trailer

https://youtu.be/qisX76lABk0


Posted by: Kindltot at September 21, 2019 09:01 PM (xG/b0)

109 93 I'm guessing asking for passports on a European train is so 1970s. They don't care these days where your from.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:02 PM (ZCEU2)

110 The girl who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird was fantastic, I think her name was Mary Badham (?), I don't know what else she ever acted in.
Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz

She was in a particularly bad episode of the Twilight Zone. They dubbed her Southern accent.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 09:02 PM (VNfwt)

111 ok. finished "edge of tomorrow" which i watched on a recommendation here a ways back. good movie. sort of like groundhog day with explosions.

thanks, whoever.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at September 21, 2019 09:02 PM (Pg+x7)

112
I saw Ad Astra yesterday with my brother. I won't spoil it, but at the end, my brother said, "Well, it had really nice landscapes."

In 2019, kids with smartphones can make short movies with good special effects, so, yeah, a big budget sci-fi studio picture better look amazing.

For the record, I liked the movie better than my brother did.
Posted by: Pete in Texas

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Eesh. I'm going to see it tonight. I like going to movies.

I saw The Goldfinch last week. Don't waste your time. Whether you've read the book or not, it's awful.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 21, 2019 09:03 PM (13CQC)

113 "The girl who played Scout in To Kill a Mockingbird was fantastic, I think her name was Mary Badham (?)" Agree wholeheartedly.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:03 PM (mk9aG)

114 drat, wanted to post this one instead

https://youtu.be/jLHhr8Xc4AM

Posted by: Kindltot at September 21, 2019 09:03 PM (xG/b0)

115 105 Saw Last Blood this afternoon. I don't throw the word amazeballs around lightly.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:00 PM (SfYbS)
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I'm tempted to see it for the same reason I wanted to see "Peppermint", because I was told I shouldn't.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:04 PM (kQs4Y)

116 "gp - no you're not. Fight me." LOL! Since I started on my new meds, I don't want to fight anymore. It's yours!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:04 PM (mk9aG)

117 I watched the Burt Lancaster movie The Train. I hadn't seen it since I was a kid and I quite enjoyed it.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at September 21, 2019 09:04 PM (+y/Ru)

118 He was a good actor. I think he was in that H G Wells movie "Things to Come" as a fur wearing warlord.





Posted by: Hairyback Guy at September 21, 2019 08:59 PM (Z+IKu)



He was in Doctor Zhivago and Khartoum. He had a great voice and delivery

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:05 PM (WBgvd)

119 I will next darken a theater's doorstep on November 8 when the new Midway movie opens. The trailers look awesome, but they usually do.

But that will make 3 films I've seen in theaters in one year (John Wick 3, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood and Midway). A record for at least 20 years.

Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 09:06 PM (VNfwt)

120 For Burt Lancaster being a fkin Leftist I like him in movies, really like The Train.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:07 PM (ZCEU2)

121


I haven't been to a movie in a few years. Having to sit through 15 minutes of trailers makes you realize the utter garbage that Hollywood is shitting out

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:07 PM (WBgvd)

122 Ralph Richardson was also the old wizard in "Dragonslayer" a movie I always thought was a fun sword & sorcery 80's flic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:08 PM (V2Yro)

123 I went ahead and got a blu-ray of The Longest Day this past week.

Unfortunately Jeffy B at Amazon was up to his old tricks again. For the third time in a month, I got a used blu-ray instead of the new one I ordered.

Sent it back, bought another (cheaper!) new copy from on of the Amazon 'marketplace sellers,' and spent my Amazon credit on a CD of Diana Ross' greatest hits (please don't judge me).

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:08 PM (L2ZTs)

124 Speaking of Markie Mark, I want to give a shout-out to two fine movies he made with director Peter Berg: Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day. These guys love America and it shows. The movies have some of the most believable blue-collar-worker dialog I've ever heard.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:08 PM (mk9aG)

125 For Burt Lancaster being a fkin Leftist I like him in movies, really like The Train.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:07 PM (ZCEU2)



I was hoping that Paul Scofield would put a bullet in his commie head

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:08 PM (WBgvd)

126 Speaking of Diana Ross, has she ever acted in a really good movie?

From what I've read it was all downhill after she did Lady Sings The Blues. I've seen wildly mixed reviews of Mahogany and The Wiz for years online.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:09 PM (L2ZTs)

127
He was a good actor. I think he was in that H G Wells movie "Things to Come" as a fur wearing warlord.
Posted by: Hairyback Guy


He was "The Boss" who was defeated by Raymond Massey's airmen who didn't approve of privately owned airplanes or independent states.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:09 PM (aKsyK)

128 Does anyone else ever wonder what is wrong with people who would even watch a movie like "Freaks," let alone enjoy it.

To each his own I guess but, the dark side, they can have it.

Posted by: teej at September 21, 2019 09:10 PM (EVeeU)

129 I think I would like this movie to be seen by me. Other people may like it and see it too.

Posted by: Wednesday Thursburgday at September 21, 2019 09:10 PM (Tnijr)

130 I was talking about the sequel to The Shining earlier.

Does anyone think a decent movie could be made that's a *prequel* of Full Metal Jacket, about Sgt Hartman?

Only problem is, Stanley's not here any more and Gustav Hasford would probably have to be involved.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

131 "I haven't been to a movie in a few years." Not been in a theater since 2004. The home movie experience is so superior to that in the theater, I'll never go back. I could give you at least ten reasons.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:11 PM (mk9aG)

132 And teeth.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:11 PM (lfmil)

133 Freaks sounds good, but for me the 1932 Tod Browning original is da bomb.

Talk about "shocking the squares." Good grief.

If Tod were still around, Insane Clown Posse would have hired him to make a few music videos for them...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:11 PM (L2ZTs)

134 This movie seems way too weird for me.

And Miss Park is not all that.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 21, 2019 09:12 PM (bFYPm)

135 "I'm tempted to see it for the same reason I wanted to see "Peppermint", because I was told I shouldn't." Peppermint is very satisfying, but it has its stupid moments, like most vigilante movies do.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:12 PM (mk9aG)

136 She won't give it up.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:12 PM (lfmil)

137 I can't wait for the 2020 release of Annie Will Grab Your Gun!

Posted by: Beto, how come no one is eating my guacamole? at September 21, 2019 09:12 PM (a4EWo)

138 just got back from ad astra. what a bunch of idiocy.

i was doing ok until the commander of the mars base tells brad pitt "i can get you to the rocket. after that, you're on your own". because everybody knows it's totally possible to climb up between the booster engines and open the hatch on that bulkhead they're attached to so you can enter the spaceship.

yeah. after that i no longer cared what happened.


there was also a bit of dark star space surfing. no beach ball aliens, though.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 21, 2019 09:14 PM (kf5Ci)

139 137 I can't wait for the 2020 release of Annie Will Grab Your Gun!

Posted by: Beto, how come no one is eating my guacamole? at September 21, 2019 09:12 PM (a4EWo)


Studio decided to shelve it.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:14 PM (lfmil)

140 Re Ad Astra:

I've been hearing the whole movie is basically a condemnation of "toxic masculinity."

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:14 PM (L2ZTs)

141 I still enjoy going to theaters for the inyerface huge screen experience. I don't have the Greyhound Bus Station scene that some of you suffer.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:14 PM (kQs4Y)

142 there was also a bit of dark star space surfing. no beach ball aliens, though.
Posted by: Anachronda

What about SS lesbians from Mars?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (SfYbS)

143 Oh, no! I said, shelve. Is that a bad word?

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (lfmil)

144 All Hail Eris, I've been fortunate too. Every audience I've ever seen a movie with has been well-behaved.

Having said that... I almost always go to matinees during the week. :-)
That might have something to do with it...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (L2ZTs)

145 "This movie seems way too weird for me"

It's a perfect metaphor for the way the people they are being murdered by climate change and how a child must stop it before she gets to live to 29 years old.

Posted by: Wednesday Thursburgday at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (Tnijr)

146 130 I was talking about the sequel to The Shining earlier.

Does anyone think a decent movie could be made that's a *prequel* of Full Metal Jacket, about Sgt Hartman?

Only problem is, Stanley's not here any more and Gustav Hasford would probably have to be involved.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:10 PM (L2ZTs)

You just gave me a great idea. The time frame of "The Shining" is kinda hazy, it could have taken place earlier in the century.

So Danny grows up, and in order to deal with the trauma of his youth, he turns into Gunnery Sergeant Hartman. Waddya think???

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (V2Yro)

147 Saw The Man From Snowy River again....damn great movie!

Posted by: rgallego98 at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (meoYc)

148 there was also a bit of dark star space surfing. no beach ball aliens, though.
Posted by: Anachronda at September 21, 2019 09:14 PM (kf5Ci)
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Dark Star is a heartbreaking work of staggering genius.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (kQs4Y)

149 People are screaming for another added movie but Hollywood thinks they know better what people really want. Typical liberals.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (2DOZq)

150 Last week at the Air and Space museum watched a short documentary on D-Day in 3 D, it was amazing what they did to make it, the aircraft looked like toy planes that would fly at you within 5 feet.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (ZCEU2)

151 127

He was a good actor. I think he was in that H G Wells movie "Things to Come" as a fur wearing warlord.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy



He was "The Boss" who was defeated by Raymond Massey's airmen who
didn't approve of privately owned airplanes or independent states.


don't forget the giant sight on the end of the barrel of the big gun that was going to shoot them to the moon. so they could properly target it.

Posted by: Anachronda at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (kf5Ci)

152 Tom, LOL.
Doctor Sleep's main character/hero is Danny, actually...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (L2ZTs)

153
Speaking of Diana Ross, has she ever acted in a really good movie?




She was good in Star Trek with Billy Dee Williams.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (j7i25)

154 What about SS lesbians from Mars?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (SfYbS)


With riding crops and thigh high boots.
Shiny black leather boots.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (lfmil)

155 Sooth, seriously?

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:17 PM (L2ZTs)

156 I liked Diana Ross in "Lady Sings the Blues", but that was as much due to Billy Dee Williams in a tux as it was her turn as Billie Holiday.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:18 PM (kQs4Y)

157 156 I liked Diana Ross in "Lady Sings the Blues", but that was as much due to Billy Dee Williams in a tux as it was her turn as Billie Holiday.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:18 PM (kQs4Y

Diana Ross's daughter is the mom in Blackish.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:19 PM (2DOZq)

158 Speaking of Diana Ross, has she ever acted in a really good movie?

She was good in Star Trek with Billy Dee Williams.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (j7i25)

naw, she was the Diva in 5th Element.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:19 PM (V2Yro)

159 What about SS lesbians from Mars?



Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (SfYbS)





With riding crops and thigh high boots.

Shiny black leather boots.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:16 PM (lfmil)


Can we get Roger Debris to direct it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:19 PM (WBgvd)

160 All Hail Eris, yup.

I've heard that she was already difficult (arrogant, smug, condescending) to deal with, but that Ross became IMPOSSIBLE after Lady Sings The Blues, because it was her first-ever acting role... and she got nominated for an Oscar.

Oh man. I would not want to have had to deal with her at all in the mid-1970s.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:19 PM (L2ZTs)

161 What about SS lesbians from Mars?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:15 PM (SfYbS)
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There's a funny novel called "Gestapo Mars" by Victor Gischler if you're into smutty sci fi alt history.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:20 PM (kQs4Y)

162

SS Lesbians sounds like the name of a ship.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:20 PM (aKsyK)

163
Diana Ross's daughter is the mom in Blackish.

Isn't that Janet Jackson from Good Times?

Or Mrs Cosby??

Or Mrs Cosby's sister who was on Fame?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:21 PM (Jy6ww)

164 Sooth, whatever became of Irene Cara? ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:21 PM (L2ZTs)

165 SS Lesbians sounds like the name of a ship.
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Clittoral combat ship.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:22 PM (kQs4Y)

166
AZIZ,

MORE LIGHT!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:22 PM (Jy6ww)

167 Here's a controversial movie opinion

Pandorum > Event Horizon



Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:22 PM (2DOZq)

168 Just got back from date night with my son. We went to see Downton Abbey. I LOVED it. We split a bottle of wine, had a snack and enjoyed the movie immensely. Came back to our little hamlet and had dinner. A wonderful evening.

Posted by: Jewells45 at September 21, 2019 09:22 PM (dUJdY)

169 She could sing better than Billie Holiday.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:23 PM (lfmil)

170
whatever became of Irene Cara?

Oh yeah.

Now I'm thinking of that music video with the girl in leggins who splashes a bucket of water on herself.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:23 PM (Jy6ww)

171 qdpsteve @ 160- Diana Ross. That's what killed Michael Jackson. The effort of turning himself into Diana Ross was just too much.

Posted by: Eromero at September 21, 2019 09:23 PM (UUkQp)

172 I wonder if Elizabeth Warren will get the Hollywood push before the election. I can almost hear the soundtrack in my head, Half Breed by Cher , a little Buffy Saint Marie and some Paul Revere and the Raiders.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:23 PM (a4EWo)

173 Sooth, whatever became of Irene Cara? ;-)
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:21 PM (L2ZTs)

Her best movie was DC Cab. One of the funniest movies I had seen at the time. Don't know how it's held up.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:24 PM (2DOZq)

174 Eromero, I can believe that. One of the major stories/legends about MJ is that he spent his life mooning over Diana, who alternately led him on, used him and ignored him throughout his life.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:24 PM (L2ZTs)

175 Clittoral combat ship.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:22 PM (kQs4Y)


Shhh, if the Navy hears of that they will all our defense spending.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:24 PM (lfmil)

176 164 not much it seems since early 80s

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:25 PM (ZCEU2)

177 Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:01 PM (a4EWo)


I heard that the child actors in TKAM were not "professional" actors. They were actually residents of the town in which it was filmed.

Posted by: Grannymimi at September 21, 2019 09:25 PM (u5LFV)

178 Clittoral combat ship.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta

Adm. Krystal and First Mate Goldberg could never find it.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:26 PM (SfYbS)

179 Not sure if it's true, but I just read Leslie Uggams was in Deadpool...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:27 PM (L2ZTs)

180 Grannymimi, all of those kids did a good job, Jem and Dill and Walter played their parts so well.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (a4EWo)

181 Watching The Train Robbers on TCM.

Posted by: SMH at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (RU4sa)

182

Did anybody know there was a LGBTQ presidential forum Friday night ?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (aKsyK)

183 Bertram, that's craptacular! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:29 PM (L2ZTs)

184 Here's a preview for a movie I want to see, "The Lighthouse":

https://tinyurl.com/yxusj3f6

Robert Eggars directed "The VVitch".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:30 PM (kQs4Y)

185 Did anybody know there was a LGBTQ presidential forum Friday night ?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (aKsyK)

in times past that would have warranted a joke but it's all gotten so tiresome.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:31 PM (V2Yro)

186 Which reminds me... remember that variety show that was on in the early 1980s with John Davidson, "That's Incredible!"

OMG. It was alternately cringeworthy and hilarious, even at the time it was a hit.

I can imagine if they brought it back today:

"This man has lived on Planet Earth since 1967, yet never once ever stepped foot inside a Starbucks! THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!!" :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:31 PM (L2ZTs)

187 watched a few laps of the nascar race. no fucking wonder that sport is dead. another tokyo joe benefit dance. fuck that. nascar is an insult to my fucking stupidity. i would rather be in church.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:31 PM (KP5rU)

188 76 Original 13 Ghosts is on Svengoolie.
Posted by: Blutarski the Goy at September 21, 2019 08:45 PM (VNfwt)

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Much prefer the version with Tony Shalhoub. Though, to be fair, the original is basically a gimmick movie.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 21, 2019 09:32 PM (CAJOC)

189 Watched a lot of DVDs this week. "The Command" and "Hunter Killer" weren't awful. "Reprisal" and "Air Strike" were very very awful; Bruce Willis doesn't even try anymore. He seems to demand to ad-lib ALL his scenes now.

I might have enjoyed "Air Strike" (Chinese movie) more if it wasn't dubbed, but with English audio, the dialog is ten times sillier and lamer.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:33 PM (mk9aG)

190 This foreign film on TCM is Les rendez-vous d'Anna

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:33 PM (ZCEU2)

191 I forgot about John Davidson, I used to watch that. (there wasn't much on). "This man hasn't changed his underwear in 4 years, That's Incredible!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 21, 2019 09:34 PM (V2Yro)

192 Did anybody know there was a LGBTQ presidential forum Friday night ?
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (aKsyK)
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No, sir, I did not.

If Ace or any of you barstards had been in the audience posing as a concerned citizen with questions, I might have tuned in.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:34 PM (kQs4Y)

193 Tom, LOL! Don't forget Cathie Lee Crosby, who was the eye candy...

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:34 PM (L2ZTs)

194 "Did anybody know there was a LGBTQ presidential forum Friday night ?"

News report from 2026: "President Buttigieg and First Husband Chasten visited an elementary school today. They took turns reading 'Heather Has Two Daddies' to eager third-graders."

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:35 PM (mk9aG)

195

Grace Park needs to do terrible things to me.

Posted by: Jack Meoff at September 21, 2019 09:35 PM (UFLLM)

196
Anyone ever the notice the lady on the National Flooring Direct tv ads?

She has a square face, but pretty.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:36 PM (Jy6ww)

197 There were also a lot of weeks featuring Even Knievel or some other daredevil on That's Incredible. At the last minute, the show would be "pre-empted."

Turned out it was often pre-empted because Evel had done his stunt, something went horrible wrong, and paramedics were busy scooping all 19 pieces of him up off the pavement so they could put him together again. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:36 PM (L2ZTs)

198
I heard that the child actors in TKAM were not "professional" actors. They were actually residents of the town in which it was filmed.
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The TCM guy said they were amateurs from AL, but not that they were residents of the little town. That was their first movie role.

It was on this afternoon- saw the last 15 mins. Robert Duvall was great, even then.

Posted by: Sal at September 21, 2019 09:36 PM (2qCi9)

199 Pandorum > Event Horizon

As a matter of story-structure, yeah. Also EH suffered from re-using scenes already mooted in The Shining, Alien, and (at the end) Hellraiser 3. (Or was it 4.)

I think Event Horizon works better, though, on account we can actually hear what the actors are saying. Also there was more humour. I can say 'humour' because most of the actors were Brits.

Lastly, Event Horizon is (so far) the only Warhammer 40000 prequel movie we got.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 09:36 PM (ykYG2)

200 If Ace or any of you barstards had been in the audience posing as a concerned citizen with questions, I might have tuned in.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta

I was the guy dressed as the biker from the Village People asking Blotto what his fursona is.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:37 PM (SfYbS)

201 Anyone hear ever ordered something from a third party seller on Amazon and had some weird crap happen like the listing to disappear completely and the seller suddenly having a message in their profile about "contacting them before buying"? This is very strange. I am ready to cancel but I am giving the guy a chance to contact me back and explain himself.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2019 09:37 PM (uEbPt)

202 187 watched a few laps of the nascar race. no fucking wonder that sport is dead. another tokyo joe benefit dance. fuck that. nascar is an insult to my fucking stupidity. i would rather be in church.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:31 PM (KP5rU)


Take those lobsters off the course, put some street worthy cars on, and they'll get their audience back.

Oh, yeah, shit can sjw.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (lfmil)

203 Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:28 PM (a4EWo)


First movie I ever saw Robert Duvall in.

Posted by: Grannymimi at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (u5LFV)

204 Kelly Hu > Grace Park

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (2DOZq)

205 My wife and I saw Downton Abbey this afternoon. We both enjoyed it quite a bit.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (CAJOC)

206

Islam is right about the Clittorati!

Posted by: Quivering mound of love pudding at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (UFLLM)

207 ..., I've never had that happen, but it might not be a horrible idea to just cancel the whole order and start over again with someone else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (L2ZTs)

208 i tried watching "that's Incredible," once. i couldn't keep my brain wet enough to finish. total, unadulterated, shit. like watching david muir.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (KP5rU)

209 "This is very strange. I am ready to cancel but I am giving the guy a chance to contact me back and explain himself."

Start credit card dispute NOW! Don't wait.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:39 PM (mk9aG)

210 I was the guy dressed as the biker from the Village People asking Blotto what his fursona is.
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Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/ya7umx4m

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta at September 21, 2019 09:39 PM (kQs4Y)

211

Is 13 Ghosts the movie with a sneaky Professor Harold Everett?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:40 PM (Jy6ww)

212
Hey, that's the Wicked Witch of the West!

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:40 PM (Jy6ww)

213 Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:41 PM (2DOZq)

214 Buy stuff that's "fulfilled by Amazon". The devil's in the details. That's what beelzebub always says.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 09:42 PM (lfmil)

215 204 Kelly Hu > Grace Park


I rate this true.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:42 PM (HCqAo)

216


Joe Biden got defensive during an LGBTQ forum in Iowa, calling the moderator 'a real sweetheart' as they walked offstage


Apparently Joe's thought crime was saying that Mike Pence is a decent guy and the "moderator" went after him for that and other thought crimes in his past. There's going to be another queer forum in October on CNN.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (WBgvd)

217
Is Scrappy Doo in this movie?

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (Jy6ww)

218 i have never seen duvall turn in shitty performance. maybe he did, i've just never seen one.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (KP5rU)

219 213 Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions



Gene Hackman

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (HCqAo)

220 213 Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters.
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:41 PM (2DOZq)

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I just saw him playing Boo Radley In To Kill A Mockingbird. He had no lines.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (ZYB2s)

221 Here it is:

https://tinyurl.com/ya7umx4m

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Michigangsta

It suits him.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:44 PM (SfYbS)

222 For Burt Lancaster being a fkin Leftist I like him in movies, really like The Train.
Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:07 PM (ZCEU2)


From watching him as Col. Thaddeus Gearhart in The Hallelujah Trail, I would have thought he was a conservative. Anyway, he was funny as hell.

Posted by: HTL at September 21, 2019 09:44 PM (SQ8u5)

223 Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters.
Posted by: Pig to man
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If 'can' is the operative word, then he's certainly a good choice.

As folk here have pointed out, Fred MacMurray was capable of that also.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (xSo9G)

224 burt lancaster was great as colonel angus.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (KP5rU)

225 Sal, I am so disappointed that I missed that this afternoon, it is one of my favorite movies.

Posted by: Debby Doberman Schultz at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (a4EWo)

226 "Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters."

Dick Powell transformed himself from the cheery clean-cut kid in the Golddiggers movies of 1930s into the hard-boiled detective in the 1940s noirs. It's scary how much he changed!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (mk9aG)

227 Saw "Rambo: Last Blood " today.

Very good action flick. Excellent acting: particularly by Stallone. Well-directed elegiac tone.

Bad guys die horribly. Rambo is against brutal Mexican gang members and respond with equal or greater violence.

I admire Stallone as a script writer. He's created memorable characters and is willing to let them change through the years. And complete a life story arc. Very few actors or writers have accomplished this in the Hollywood world.

Anyway, if you like the character of Rambo, you will enjoy this movie.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at September 21, 2019 09:47 PM (pqyXj)

228 I've never had that happen, but it might not be a horrible idea to
just cancel the whole order and start over again with someone else.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (L2ZTs)

It was a good deal though. I'm guessing too good to be true.

Posted by: ... at September 21, 2019 09:47 PM (uEbPt)

229 Gene Hackman
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (HCqAo)

I guess you can make that argument but I'm trying to think of a bad guy role other Lex Luther. The Firm?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM (2DOZq)

230 When I was in grade school, early to mid-60s, our church had an annual "fun night" with a movie. One of the members must have owned a print of 13 Ghosts, because that was always the movie. They'd set up a projector and start the movie and invariably have to start and stop a few times as the projector did that click-click-click thing when the film wasn't tracking properly. They'd eventually get it right, then have "intermission" while they swapped in the second reel. Then the clicking thing again.

It was great fun. I thought the movie was quite scary but always had a terrific time.

Posted by: Granddork at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM (kR3UB)

231 186 Which reminds me... remember that variety show that was on in the early 1980s with John Davidson, "That's Incredible!"

OMG. It was alternately cringeworthy and hilarious, even at the time it was a hit.

I can imagine if they brought it back today:

"This man has lived on Planet Earth since 1967, yet never once ever stepped foot inside a Starbucks! THAT'S INCREDIBLE!!!" :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:31 PM (L2ZTs)

Talk about a blast from the past...

(This gives me the urge to blast Black Flag's "TV Party".)

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM (bFYPm)

232 My HS son is writing a paper on the novel "All the King's Men," so I ordered a DVD of the 1949 movie with Broderick Crawford, as an adjunct to his project.

I saw it 40-45 years ago, but I was still surprised how good it is, & how well it holds up. Won Best Picture, so I guess I should've expected that it would still impress.

Posted by: mnw at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM (Cssks)

233
Richard Crenna was great in First Blood.

btw, there was someone here who used to do a great Walter Brennan impression.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM (Jy6ww)

234 229 Gene Hackman
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:43 PM (HCqAo)

I guess you can make that argument but I'm trying to think of a bad guy role other Lex Luther. The Firm?
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions



Unforgiven

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (HCqAo)

235
Huh.

This sounds interesting.

That never happens.

I won't go to a theater for it, but I will rent it instead of stealing it, and purchase it if it's as interesting as it sounds.

Now, I don't know whether the movie is good, or if it's just TJM's salesmanship, but I never feel moved to watch the stuff H'wood puts out, so someone is doing their job

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (JY0JC)

236 "Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters."



Dick Powell transformed himself from the cheery clean-cut kid in the
Golddiggers movies of 1930s into the hard-boiled detective in the 1940s
noirs. It's scary how much he changed!

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (mk9aG)



Basil Rathbone played a bad guy a lot of movies during the same period that he portrayed Sherlock Holmes. Robin Hood - bad guy, Zorro - bad guy

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (WBgvd)

237 Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:46 PM (mk9aG)

If we are going back that far , admittedly I forgot about Fred McMurray.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (2DOZq)

238 Robert Duvall is the only actor I know that can toggle between good guy and bad guy characters.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:41 PM (2DOZq)


Check out Neal McDonough who played Buck Compton in Band of Brothers. Great charismatic guy and you really rooted for him especially when he went nutso. Then he shows up on Justified and plays the creepiest asshole.


Posted by: ... at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (uEbPt)

239 I guess you can make that argument but I'm trying to think of a bad guy role other Lex Luther. The Firm?
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:48 PM

Crimson Tide?

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (rBtIz)

240 I guess you can make that argument but I'm trying to think of a bad guy role other Lex Luther. The Firm?
Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions

You could argue he was the "bad guy" in Crimson Tide.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (SfYbS)

241 Missed it by ** that much.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (SfYbS)

242 So Firestarter?

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (QSzhg)

243
I remember it was quite stark the first time I saw Fred MacMurray play a heavy. What, Steve Douglas is mean?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (f1Vqw)

244 good guy/bad guy:

Ernest Borgnine = Sgt. "Fatso" Judson/Marty

Posted by: mnw at September 21, 2019 09:51 PM (Cssks)

245 thanks Naturalfake. I didn't watch it in the end because the asking ticket price was $14. I could buy three used paperbacks for that.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (ykYG2)

246 I've often thought Jim Gaffigan could play a great heavy in a movie. He's already done at least one serious role, as he was in Chappaquiddick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (L2ZTs)

247 My wife and I saw Downton Abbey this afternoon. We both enjoyed it quite a bit.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 21, 2019 09:38 PM (CAJOC)


It was nice but really didn't advance the story or characters much. Could have done without the queer stuff. Maggie Smith was a sharp as ever

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (WBgvd)

248 Missed it by ** that much.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (rBtIz)

249 243
I remember it was quite stark the first time I saw Fred MacMurray play a heavy. What, Steve Douglas is mean?
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 09:50 PM (f1Vqw)

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Flubber was a Class I biotoxin.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (ZYB2s)

250 Gene Hackman was a good villain in The Quick and the Dead, and Unforgiven. He was ersatz Nixon-Clinton in Absolute Power.

And the voice of Nuclear Man in Superman 4. The man has range.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at September 21, 2019 09:52 PM (LxTcq)

251 Unforgiven
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (HCqAo)

Was he though?

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (2DOZq)

252 Dick Powell's last roll was the Doctor on Mister Roberts, did a fantastic job as always.

Posted by: Skip at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (ZCEU2)

253
I was watching Beverly Hillbillies this morning and at the end the credits read "Directed by Dick Crenna."

Turns out that's Richard Crenna, who directed a lot of tv epsiodes of various tv shows.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (Jy6ww)

254
What I loved about the finale of Downton was the Happily Ever After ending.

Tell me, will the movie ruin that for me?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (f1Vqw)

255 "If we are going back that far " Everybody who is disappointed by today's Hollywood output NEEDS to go back that far, and farther, to catch up on all the good stuff they made back then. Nobody has seen all the good old movies yet. Not to mention foreign films, which have always been as good as Hollywood's best, and no less so today.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (mk9aG)

256 243; they got fred to play the heavy by fucking with his tee time. you never fucked with fred's golf game. thoroughly pissed him off.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at September 21, 2019 09:54 PM (KP5rU)

257 Lawrence Olivier:

Marathon Man/Hamlet

Posted by: mnw at September 21, 2019 09:55 PM (Cssks)

258 McMurray was really a shithead in The Apartment.

Posted by: Pig to man dreaming of lions at September 21, 2019 09:55 PM (2DOZq)

259 15 mins left to go in the original. I think it is the superior version. There are moments and some performances that are better in the remake, but Fonda and Cobb > Lemmon and Scott. Some of the peripheral characters are better in the remake, but overall gotta go with the 1957 version.

Posted by: cfo mom at September 21, 2019 09:55 PM (RfzVr)

260 I was watching Beverly Hillbillies this morning and at the end the credits read "Directed by Dick Crenna."

Turns out that's Richard Crenna, who directed a lot of tv epsiodes of various tv shows.
Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (Jy6ww)


he was Little Luke in "The Real McCoys" with Walter Brennan as pa or grand pa.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 21, 2019 09:55 PM (aS1PU)

261
He was Luke, his boy was Little Luke.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:56 PM (Jy6ww)

262 251 Unforgiven
Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (HCqAo)

Was he though?



In a movie with no good guys, yes.

Posted by: Puddleglum at September 21, 2019 09:56 PM (HCqAo)

263 chavez, yup.

Fred Mac Murray drove William Frawley crazy after hiring him onto My Three Sons, because Murray insisted all his scenes for the whole season be shot first, so he could tour the country golfing ASAP. So all the scenes in every episode were shot way out of order.

Frawley hated never knowing what was going on around the scenes he shot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (L2ZTs)

264 He was Luke, his boy was Little Luke.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:56 PM (Jy6ww)


That was a long time ago.

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (aS1PU)

265

Walter Brennan played a heel a couple of times.

Posted by: Soothsayer, very senile at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (Jy6ww)

266 3 minutes 'till ONT.

Bye.

Posted by: mnw at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (Cssks)

267 Jimmy Cagney could handle both heroes and heavies. Doesn't get much more villainous than "White Heat."

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (mk9aG)

268 What I loved about the finale of Downton was the Happily Ever After ending.



Tell me, will the movie ruin that for me?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (f1Vqw)



No it won't. More people find love including the bummer butler. It leaves it off where another movie could be made

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:58 PM (WBgvd)

269

Dick Crenna played Walter, a nasal voiced annoying teen in "Our Miss Brooks" (Eve Arden and Mr. Moony starring).

It was a hoot to see him doing that voice.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 09:58 PM (f1Vqw)

270 "Frawley hated never knowing what was going on around the scenes he shot." And Vivian Vance despised Frawley.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:59 PM (mk9aG)

271
Jimmy Cagney could handle both heroes and heavies. Doesn't get much more villainous than "White Heat."

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (mk9aG)


And he was a song and dance man too. Quite a talented man

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 09:59 PM (WBgvd)

272 You want good guys who played heavies...

Check out who played the heavy in the 1964 version of The Killers, with Lee Marvin. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:59 PM (L2ZTs)

273 Frawley hated never knowing what was going on around the scenes he shot.
Posted by: qdpsteve at September 21, 2019 09:57 PM (L2ZTs)

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Probably explains the heart attack that killed him on Hollywood and Ivar in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at September 21, 2019 10:00 PM (ZYB2s)

274 NOOD ONT

Posted by: DR.WTF at September 21, 2019 10:01 PM (aS1PU)

275

$14 = 14 used condoms. Relative Value Index.

Posted by: Quivering mound of love pudding at September 21, 2019 10:01 PM (A/axl)

276 Next Downton Abby film will reveal the terrible secrets of the estate as the Curse of the Mummy starts to murder all who live there. Maggie Smiths character will be revealed to be Princess Ankh-es-en-Amon

Posted by: Anna Puma at September 21, 2019 10:02 PM (QSzhg)

277
Not sure if it's true, but I just read Leslie Uggams was in Deadpool...
Posted by: qdpsteve

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She was, and she was fun.

Posted by: Blonde Morticia at September 21, 2019 10:02 PM (13CQC)

278 And Vivian Vance despised Frawley.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:59 PM (mk9aG)



She thought he was too old to play her husband and I think he was drunk a lot a stunk of booze.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at September 21, 2019 10:03 PM (WBgvd)

279 "Probably explains the heart attack that killed him on Hollywood and Ivar in front of the Knickerbocker Hotel" I thought he was shot dead while twisting a valve in the Pacific.

Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 10:04 PM (mk9aG)

280 Re: Neal McDonough

Then he shows up on Justified and plays the creepiest asshole.

See also his role as Jack Horton in RED 2.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at September 21, 2019 10:06 PM (7s3Gx)

281
Yeah, Ethel hated Fred's guts. Absolutely despised him. They were thinking about doing a Fred and Ethel spin-off when I Love Lucy wound down, but Vivian Vance turned it down flat because she didn't want to be around William Frawley.

She was really a glamorous sort, and didn't like being frumped up to play Ethel.

William Frawley was also a drunk, and notorious for causing problems. Desi wanted him, but they put something in his contract that said show up drunk for work once, and you're gone. Also, anytime you say you're sick, you'd better have a doctor's note, or you're gone there as well.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at September 21, 2019 10:06 PM (f1Vqw)

282 140

I wouldn't exactly say it condemns Toxic Masculinity. It does condemn one man who goes all Colonel Kurtz berserk and murders his crew.

I was more upset that Brad Pitt's character was just one step removed from a comic book superhero. SPOILER ALERT: Pitt saves humanity, survives, and reconciles with his wife, now that he's in touch with his feelings. I would have preferred doing only the first, would have accepted just the first two, but all three is a bit too much for my tastes.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at September 21, 2019 10:09 PM (Vsull)

283 Posted by: gp, Decaffeinated By Popular Demand at September 21, 2019 09:53 PM (mk9aG)


That's why we have TJM and MovieGique to cull them out for us.

Posted by: Laurenz - that's my movie name at September 21, 2019 10:09 PM (lfmil)

284 sorry to be late to the movie thread

was watching an oldish French movie Brotherhood of Wolves (2001) - it's about the Beast of Gauvedon

odd... gothic but not supernatural

the guy who was the funny kung fu bad guy in John Wick 3 was in it

Posted by: vmom happy to have read a good book! at September 21, 2019 10:11 PM (G546f)

285 I just realised something. Warhammer 40000's Imperium is the Byzantine Empire under the Macedonian Dynasty

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at September 21, 2019 10:11 PM (ykYG2)

286 I hope you'll review the Midway remake when it comes out in November.

Posted by: Quilp at September 21, 2019 11:26 PM (Bf3hj)

287 So on imdb, while looking up your movie, I stumbled across a movie by the same name (Freaks) made by MGM in 1932. And talk about intriguing! After the success of Dracula (1931), the director was given carte blanche. He choose to make a disturbing horror movie that effectively ended his career. The movie was banned in England for 30 years. And yet, today, it gets rave reviews. The story explores who are really the freaks: the circus sideshow people (cast as themselves) or the normal people, who have warped souls. Apparently the ending is somewhat gruesome. I reserved it from the local library.

Posted by: bradc at September 21, 2019 11:49 PM (AnZBw)

288 So on imdb, while looking up your movie, I stumbled across a movie by the same name (Freaks) made by MGM in 1932. And talk about intriguing! After the success of Dracula (1931), the director was given carte blanche. He chose to make a disturbing horror movie that effectively ended his career. The movie was banned in England for 30 years. And yet, today, it gets rave reviews. The story explores who are really the freaks: the circus sideshow people (cast as themselves) or the normal people, who have warped souls. Apparently the ending is somewhat gruesome. I reserved it from the local library.

Posted by: bradc at September 21, 2019 11:52 PM (AnZBw)

289 BradC--

You're right, that's why I labeled this movie "Freaks (2019)" and not just "Freaks" because the Boy and I had that very discussion.

I say, "I'm going to go see 'Freaks', you wanna come?"

He says, "The classic one? I'm in!"

I say, "No, it's that movie we saw that trailer for..."

He says, "Oh, yeah, I guess so."

Posted by: moviegique at September 22, 2019 12:04 AM (CcUfv)

290 Sorry I missed the thread, guys, I was off watching Rita Rudner.

James Cagney is amazing. His turn in "Love Me or Leave Me" is just an astounding (Oscar nominated) performance. Outshines Doris Day.

He's a gangster and a bully but he loves Ruth Etting and is also exasperated by her because she's too good for him. Just great.

Posted by: moviegique at September 22, 2019 12:07 AM (CcUfv)

291 Check out Neal McDonough who played Buck Compton in Band of Brothers. Great charismatic guy and you really rooted for him especially when he went nutso. Then he shows up on Justified and plays the creepiest asshole.
Posted by: ... at September 21, 2019 09:49 PM (uEb


Way late to the thread, but...

irl, Neal McDonough is a conservative Roman Catholic. Will not accept a part if the character has to even so much kiss a woman, let alone have sex.

But then, as you noted, he has no problem playing a creepy psychotic asshole on Justified.


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