Saturday Evening Movie Thread 02-10-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]

Duck Soup

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a post about The Passion of Joan of Arc as the first in an irregularly scheduled series on my own person top ten best movies of all time. Tonight, I continue that effort with the next movie in the list chronologically which is the Marx Brothers' madcap comedy from 1933, Duck Soup.

I've seen this movie a few times, and I laugh consistently through the entire thing every time. And yet, I've never loved another Marx Brothers movie nearly as much as this one. I really do enjoy Monkey Business and the others, but none of them get nearly as much of a reaction from me as Duck Soup. I've often wondered why, and taken this post as an excuse to figure it out.



Juxtaposition

One thing that makes comedy tic is juxtaposition when we expect one thing and get something else. This is the woman who looks crippled suddenly standing up and doing a silly dance. We wouldn't expect the woman to move, but less do something so out of character, and that difference between expectations and reality can be a source of laughter.

Duck Soup has that in spades. Read the below summary:

In an imagined country called Freedonia (probably European), the government is dealing with a massive financial crisis and has been relying on a sole benefactor to prop up its government in such trying times. That benefactor will only give more money if they follow through on her desire to put a specific man in power as president. The country's elites agree and this man proceeds to get the country into a war with it neighbor Sylvania for petty reasons.

That story seems to have the makings of a political thriller, or a grand sweeping drama.

Instead, it's used to provide a setting for antics like this:

The number itself is good, but I think it's really enhanced by the fact that it's about something so serious as war. This silly display has no place when talking about taking a nation to war, but here are the anarchic Marx Brothers doing just that. (Another great example of this sort of thing is "Springtime for Hitler" in Mel Brooks' original The Producers and its treatment of Nazis).


Outrageousness

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Is the humor from the Marx Brothers' outrageous? Sure, Groucho's one liners can get a bit raunchy at times (the Motion Picture Production Code didn't start enforcing censorship until the next year, 1934), but nothing, out of context, should send people to fainting couches. However, I would say that considering the subject matter of the film's story, the humor itself is outrageous in the best of ways.

This is being told by scolds what one might or might not say about what should and should not be respected or insulted, thumbing your nose at them, and doing it anyway with glee. "You can't make fun while people are dying with horrible weapons of war!" one might say a decade and a half after the greatest and most destructive loss of human life the world had ever seen. "Corruption in government is a serious matter and cannot be made light of!" scolds another.

Groucho, Harpo, and Chico look at the speakers, stick out their tongues and just keep on with the anarchy (Zeppo is off to the side trying to start a romance no one cares about with one of the hecklers).

It's the very fact that this humor is being done at the expense of serious subjects that it works so well, better than any of their other movies, I think. Below is an early number from the movie that, I believe, helps illuminate the disparity even further:

On the surface, it's just a silly musical number about very little as Groucho mugs about in his own fashion, but if you actually listen to what he's singing, it's borderline horrifying. Here are the opening lyrics:

These are the laws of my administration
No one's allowed to smoke
Or tell a dirty jokeAnd whistling is forbidden

That's the first thing Rufus T. Firefly (Groucho's character) says he's going to do: oppress speech and actions that he himself enjoys (much like Kim Jong Un). Here's the rest of the song:

Rufus:

If chewing gum is chewed
The chewer is pursued
And in the hoosegow hidden

Chorus:
If we choose to chew we'll be pursued

Rufus:
If any form of pleasure is exhibited
Report to me and it will be prohibited
I'll put my foot down, so shall it be
This is the land of the free

The last man nearly ruined this place
He didn't know what to do with it
If you think this country's bad off now,
Just wait 'til I get through with it

The country's taxes must be fixed
And I know what to do with it
If you think you're paying too much now
Just wait till I get through with it

*Whistle*

I will not stand for anything that's crooked or unfair
I'm strictly on the up-and-up, so everyone beware
If any man's caught taking graft, and I don't get my share
We stand him up against the wall and pop! Goes the weasel

Chorus:
So everyone beware, you're stricken or unfair
-------unless he gets his share

Rufus:
If any man should come between a husband and his bride
We'll find out which one she prefers by letting her decide
If she prefers the other man, the husband steps outside
We stand him up against the wall and pop! Goes the weasel

Chorus:
The husband steps outside, relinquishes his bride
They stand him up against the wall and take him for a ride.

He's singing about oppression, murder, punishing the people of the country through heavy taxation, and that he's going to be the most corrupt person in the country. I don't think that the Marx Brothers were trying to "say anything" with this movie, but if they were, then I think this number is the strongest example of what they might have been doing. Put a song and dance on terrible policy, and people will just sing and dance along.

Take that out of context, and it's horrifying. Throw it into a literal song and dance number while everyone cheers on, and it becomes hilarious.


War, Marx Brothers Style

One final note before this lovefest is over. The final ten minutes or so of this 70 minute film (it really is that short) is the war between Freedonia and Sylvania. There are no good clips online except this one:

Again, you see the conflict between the seriousness of the surrounding action (an actual battle) with Groucho's priorities. He wants help, but if he can't get that, send women.

The sequence goes on with further absurdity as Groucho ends up changing outfits (completely inexplicably) several times, showing off an impressive array of audacious military outfits, often with large feathers.

Perhaps the movie works so well for me because of the limited run time of 70 minutes (apparently Zeppo did have a romantic subplot which got cut, thankfully as they always drag down Marx Brothers films). It doesn't overstay its welcome. It has its anarchic fun and bows off the stage like a good vaudevillian act should do. No matter what, though, I love this movie completely and love to revisit it pretty frequently.

If you haven't seen it, you should really check it out.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Fifty Shades Freed
The 15:17 to Paris
Peter Rabbit

Next in my Netflix Queue:
Fiddler on the Roof

Movies I Saw This Week:
Queen Margot (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 2/4) Poster blurb: "Lurid and handsomely trashy, the movie ultimately fails because it demands genuine emotional involvement that it makes no effort to earn seriously." [Netflix DVD]
Wish Upon (Netflix Rating 3/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "Its ineptness is actually quite charming." [Amazon Prime]
Ingrid Goes West (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Darkly comic and borderline horror film, the movie strikes the right balance between the two elements." [Amazon Prime]


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1 Friend just got back from seeing 50 shades with the girls and is dying to tell me about it.

Awkward.

Love me some Marx brothers.

Posted by: Tonypete at February 10, 2018 07:07 PM (tr2D7)

2 That's irrelevant!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:08 PM (9SkN+)

3 Nood 1

Oh, wrong thread.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:09 PM (6Ylg4)

4
Rufus T. Firefly: Gentlemen, Chicolini here may talk like an idiot, and look like an idiot, but don't let that fool you: he really is an idiot. I implore you, send him back to his father and brothers, who are waiting for him with open arms in the penitentiary. I suggest that we give him ten years in Leavenworth, or eleven years in Twelveworth.


Chicolini: I'll tell you what I'll do: I'll take five and ten in Woolworth.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:10 PM (SiINZ)

5 My dad was (and still might be )a Stooge and Marx Bothers fan

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2018 07:10 PM (aC6Sd)

6 Duck Soup was back when Zeppo was still getting some screen time.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:10 PM (9SkN+)

7
MeTV ran an episode of "Wanted: Dead or Alive", 1960, that had a young pre-Dick Van Dyke Mary Tyler Moore playing a saloon girl type.

I see on IMDB she played a lot of parts like starting around '59 or so.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:10 PM (8O3HH)

8
Remember, you're fighting for this woman's honor, which is probably more than she ever did.




I agree. The movie is one of the funniest

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:11 PM (SiINZ)

9 Comedy theme. Good timing. I rewatched both "Top Secret!" and "The Naked Gun" this week for the first time in many years. Zucker, Abrahams and Zucker -- speaking of absurdity.

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:11 PM (EzdLW)

10 6 Duck Soup was back when Zeppo was still getting some screen time.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:10 PM (9SkN+)

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He quit after this one. Tired of being made fun of for being the unfunny one apparently.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:11 PM (Jj43a)

11

Five to Ten in Woolworth

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (IqV8l)

12 Zeppo has his usual role of Generic Male Character.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (9SkN+)

13 Help Wanted:

need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

14 The late 20's and 30's were rife with pacifism. The Gershwin brother did pretty much the same thing with their musical "Strike Up The Band". The plot was some silly stuff with the US declaring war on Switzerland over the import of Swiss chocolate made with "Grade B Milk!"

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:13 PM (Pqytn)

15 He quit after this one. Tired of being made fun of for being the unfunny one apparently.

Was Gummo the sticky one ?

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:14 PM (6Ylg4)

16 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight

The Longest Day?

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:14 PM (nisXv)

17 The Longest Day?
Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:14 PM (nisXv)

looking for newish, light and amusing

sorry, should have specified

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:15 PM (hMwEB)

18 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight

I'd say the Female Ghostbusters, but you might wanna get off the plane and walk.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:16 PM (6Ylg4)

19 I don't think that the Marx Brothers were trying to "say anything" with this movie, but if they were, then I think this number is the strongest example of what they might have been doing.




Even Groucho himself did not initially think too highly of the film. When asked the significance of the film's politics, Groucho only shrugged and said: "What significance? We were just four Jews trying to get a laugh."

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:16 PM (SiINZ)

20 I'd say the Female Ghostbusters, but you might wanna get off the plane and walk.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:16 PM (6Ylg4)

why do you hate me?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:17 PM (hMwEB)

21 I've tried to watch this one ... just can't. The best I ever got out of it was the Purposeful Absurdity you point out.

But I think you're right ... it's an effort best appreciated within the context of it's time.

I think Cool Hand Look is of the same vein.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 07:17 PM (fiGNd)

22 I liked Aubrey Plaza in Safety Not Guaranteed and The Little Hours (and of course Parks and Rec) so I will have to check out Ingrid Goes West.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 07:18 PM (qJtVm)

23 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

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Did you see Midnight in Paris?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:18 PM (9SkN+)

24 Yes, Duck Soup is a great movie.

(That sort of movie review is why I don't get paid big bucks to be a cob.)

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 07:19 PM (sdi6R)

25 Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

Try out this ScoggFecta ...

The Outlaw Josey Wales
Tombstone
Inglorious Basterds

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 07:19 PM (fiGNd)

26 22 I liked Aubrey Plaza in Safety Not Guaranteed and The Little Hours (and of course Parks and Rec) so I will have to check out Ingrid Goes West.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 07:18 PM (qJtVm)

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She is rather perfectly cast in Ingrid.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:19 PM (Jj43a)

27 Watched "It" last night with the wife.

I thought it was a fairly good movie. Except for the very beginning and the end, it's mostly a comedy and I laughed my ass off.

Unfortunately it grew back sometime in the night.

My wife ended up not liking it, because it "wasn't scary enough".

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:20 PM (w+Jhj)

28 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight
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Airplane!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 07:20 PM (qJtVm)

29 I saw a lot of movies last week.

'Lady Bird' was the standout, as a view on life in 2002 Sacramento as it was turning mildly-blue into... what it is today. But I've discussed this a lot this week.

I want to talk about '15:17 to Paris'. This was good. Not great, though. It was a little bloated in the middle.

I think I get what Eastwood was trying to do. First he was depicting Sacramento (again) in 2005, mildly-blue Americana. He was also discussing Europe in our times, a decadent place living on past glories ... not unlike the Rome that built the Colisseum. And he was depicting the American military which is (mostly) not decadent. Although the military under female leadership is still subject to the duck-and-hide dogma when faced with unplanned events.

What I think Eastwood could have done, and didn't, was discuss where the terrorists in Europe come from. There's a scene in Afghanistan which shows it as a sh!thole. Well, duh; we all know it's a sh!thole. What we don't know is why Muslims in France think that sort of life is better than our life.

7/10. Maybe 6. Still better than the critics' rating.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 10, 2018 07:20 PM (6FqZa)

30
If you want to really laugh, watch "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World!"

All the great funny men of yore.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:21 PM (8O3HH)

31 I'll have to check it out. I liked the one with Margaret Dumont.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:22 PM (6GiCM)

32 The Marx Brothers was the best, 3 Stooges next, republican pahty last.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 07:22 PM (zLDYs)

33 IIRC, Duck Soup wasn't that successful when it was released. It built it's following in later decades.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:23 PM (oVJmc)

34 "but you might wanna get off the plane and walk.

Posted by: JT"

While it's in the air.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:23 PM (w+Jhj)

35 why do you hate me?

Not at all V-mom.

I have no idea of the latest flicks......

Arsenic and Old Lace ?

Who Was That Lady ?

Trading Places ?

The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer ?

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:23 PM (6Ylg4)

36
The Three Cucks, a GOPe movie. Who would it star?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:23 PM (8O3HH)

37 Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 07:22 PM (zLDYs)

Well, at least we can all agree that McConnell is a joke!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 07:24 PM (gwPgz)

38 I'll have to check it out. I liked the one with Margaret Dumont.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:22 PM (6GiCM)


Which one?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:25 PM (SiINZ)

39 33 IIRC, Duck Soup wasn't that successful when it was released. It built it's following in later decades.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:23 PM (oVJmc)

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From what I understand, it wasn't an outright failure. Modestly successful, but a healthy financial step down from their previous work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:25 PM (Jj43a)

40 Airplane!

yep.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:25 PM (6Ylg4)

41 "And I said it from the time I first commenced it...

I'M AGAINST IT!"

Perfectly captures the attitude of most politicians.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (oVJmc)

42
Rufus T. Firefly: Oh, uh, I suppose you would think me a sentimental old fluff, but, uh, would you mind giving me lock of your hair?

Mrs. Teasdale: A lock of my hair? Wh-why, I had no idea.

Rufus T. Firefly: I'm letting you off easy: I was going to ask for the whole wig.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (SiINZ)

43 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight
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Airplane!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 07:20 PM

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Snakes On A Plane
Die Hard 2
Airport
The Concorde: Airport 1979
Castaway
French Kiss
Air Force One

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (EzdLW)

44 The main reason I want to see "It" is because it has the kid who played Mike in Stranger Things. But I don't want to commit to 24 bucks on BluRay. Is it available on any of the Net-Flickers, or Amazon, or whatnot?

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (IMacf)

45 Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

Mad Max Fury Road

Posted by: Surfperch, a blast from the past at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (QUtQ6)

46 Watched "It" last night with the wife.

Go on.........

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:27 PM (6Ylg4)

47 'It' should be available on RedBox. Be warned, the movie sucks.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 10, 2018 07:27 PM (6FqZa)

48 Ah, Duck Soup. This was the first movie by the Marx Brothers that I paid attention to. My Grandfather passed away in the late 60's. My Mom thought my younger brother was too young to attend the funeral so she took us to a Saturday Matinee at a theater neat our home. There were three Marx Brothers movies in a row and we sat through all of them. Even my little brother was good the whole time. Been hooked on them ever since.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:27 PM (IuYIh)

49 "From what I understand, it wasn't an outright
failure. Modestly successful, but a healthy financial step down from
their previous work.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone"

Was the banking crisis of '33 before or after the movie's release?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:27 PM (w+Jhj)

50 30
If you want to really laugh, watch "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World!"

All the great funny men of yore.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:21 PM (8O3HH)



It's very good, but I don't quite think it rises to the level of "great". There's an air of "This will be the funniest movie ever made, because it has so many great comedians in it." But in most cases, the movies that made those comedians great in the first place are better.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 07:28 PM (sdi6R)

51 If you want to really laugh, watch "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World!"


Yep

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:28 PM (6Ylg4)

52 Snakes On A Plane

Die Hard 2

Airport

The Concorde: Airport 1979

Castaway

French Kiss

Air Force One

Sully

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:28 PM (nisXv)

53 "The main reason I want to see "It" is because it has
the kid who played Mike in Stranger Things. But I don't want to commit
to 24 bucks on BluRay. Is it available on any of the Net-Flickers, or
Amazon, or whatnot?

Posted by: Pug Mahon"

2 bucks for the blu-ray at the redbox just a few hundred feet away from my house. Probably the same at the others.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:29 PM (w+Jhj)

54 I liked the one with Margaret Dumont.


I thought she was in all of 'em ?

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:29 PM (6Ylg4)

55 Snakes On A Plane
Die Hard 2
Airport
The Concorde: Airport 1979
Castaway
French Kiss
Air Force One
Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:26 PM (EzdLW)

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Red Eye

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:29 PM (hMwEB)

56 Castaway has a very realistic airliner crash. Maybe it's not the best pick for a long plane flight.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:30 PM (9SkN+)

57 The Twilight Zone
Nightmare At 20,000 Feet

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:30 PM (nisXv)

58 Firefly: Look at Chicolini, an abject figure.
Chicolini: I abject!

Love Duck Soup. The mirror sequence alone makes it a classic.

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VMom, check out Bill starring Mathew Baynton and Martha Howe-Douglas. Funniest recent movie I've seen in years, and since it's written with a grade-school audience in mind (this is the crew behind Horrible Histories), it's pretty clean aside from gross-out humor.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 10, 2018 07:31 PM (3032H)

59 We did a private screening tonite of a little amateur production my wife put together ... it's entitled ...

..."Why in the Fuck are you texting my Daughter's Boyfriend ?".

It stars Her Phone, and some Bullshit Tears. Plot is fairly predictable. Can't wait to get to the sequel.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 07:31 PM (fiGNd)

60 Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:30 PM (nisXv)


Is that the one with Willam Shatner in it?

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:31 PM (IuYIh)

61 >> It's very good, but I don't quite think it rises to the level of "great".

It varies, toMAYto, toMAHto and all that.

I first saw that when I was a teenager, I think. I was literally rolling in the floor, laughing so hard. Jonathan Winters tearing down the gas station with his bare hands -- ("Now, you guys are about to make me mad") made me just slide out of the chair and flop into the floor.

Peter Sellers as Clouseau was the only other one I can remember having the same effect.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:31 PM (8O3HH)

62 Red Eye
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:29 PM

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Good one!

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:32 PM (EzdLW)

63 did you ever notice how the movies of the 1950s that were set in the 1920s - 1930s usually had the wrong hair and clothing? It detracted from the story and diminished the illusion. Like June Allyson as Mrs. Glenn Miller in Dior New Look dresses. Pet peeve.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:32 PM (6GiCM)

64 I am watching The Right Stuff for the umpteenth time. I mostly love this movie, but I hate how they portrayed Gus Grissom. It pisses me off. Grissom was a good man. How many men would have had the huevos to do what he did?

Shit. I hate this part.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:32 PM (IMacf)

65 Jimmy Stewart in "No Highway In The Sky".

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:32 PM (Pqytn)

66 "And I said it from the time I first commenced it...

I'M AGAINST IT!"


Or is that Horsefeathers?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (oVJmc)

67 I like Margaret Dumont. We have a lawyer here in town reminds me of her.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (zLDYs)

68 Duck Soup is hilarious and my favorite of theirs. It's much more subversive than All Quiet on the Western Front, which undermines its message by taking itself too seriously.

Posted by: Caliban at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (QE8X6)

69 I don't know which kid is who in the movie, but a couple of them have the funniest lines. My wife says it's a good thing we didn't see it in the theater because she'd have been embarrassed by me laughing.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (w+Jhj)

70 Since we're less than a week away from the Super Bowl, I should mention the Marx Brothers' movie "Horse Feathers" is a hilarious parody of college football. The two rival colleges are Darwin and Huxley.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (sdi6R)

71 Castaway has a very realistic airliner crash. Maybe it's not the best pick for a long plane flight.
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:30 PM (9SkN+)

Right? Loved that segment. Truly terrifying.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (IMacf)

72
51 If you want to really laugh, watch "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World!"
Yep
Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:28 PM (6Ylg4)
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Man I love that movie!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:33 PM (Sfs6o)

73 I am watching The Right Stuff for the umpteenth time. I mostly love this movie, but I hate how they portrayed Gus Grissom. It pisses me off. Grissom was a good man. How many men would have had the huevos to do what he did?

And it deifies Glenn at the same time.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (oVJmc)

74 Hey everybody. Movie thread yesss!

I shared this earlier in the week, and sorry TJM it's not related to the Marx Bros or comedy, but I finally saw Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, "The Conversation." OMG what a great flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (eMKNe)

75 Is that the one with Willam Shatner in it?

Yep, probably not as scary now as then. I remember my cousin running out of the show when we saw The Blob with Steve McQueen.

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (nisXv)

76 looking for newish, light and amusing

sorry, should have specified
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:15 PM

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Death At A Funeral (no really, it actually is light and amusing )

from 2007

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (EzdLW)

77 Why do you lend financial support to left-wing Hollywood?

Posted by: Ha at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (MAstk)

78 Winters to Silvers...

"When I get through with YOU, people will be tripping over YOU in the dark !"


"Say, what IS a big W, anyway ?"

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (6Ylg4)

79 Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 10, 2018 07:31 PM (3032H

ooh, will see if it's available, thanks!

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (hMwEB)

80 Why you find something funny is a funny thing, for whatever reason, Four Weddings and Funeral had me in stitches.

I dont think it was meant to be seen as a laugh out loud comedy but it was for me.

Posted by: Kreplach at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (hMK7g)

81 74 Hey everybody. Movie thread yesss!

I shared this earlier in the week, and sorry TJM it's not related to the Marx Bros or comedy, but I finally saw Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, "The Conversation." OMG what a great flick.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (eMKNe)

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Everyone forgets it because it lost to The Godfather Part II for Best Picture.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (Jj43a)

82 Dick Shawn as Sylvester.

Do not dis Mad Mad in front of me.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (kNasr)

83 59. Mrs Scogg was texting your kid's BF?

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (6GiCM)

84 TJM, it should have been a tie that year. Wow.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (eMKNe)

85 If you want to really laugh, watch "It's a Mad, Mad, Mad Mad World!"

Disagree, although it's clearly a matter of taste. It's a farce, and like all farces, they try to hard in an artificial and unconvincing setting. It all seems very forced. I'm conscious all the time that I'm meant to find this amusing, rather than being, you know, amused.

Posted by: pep at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (LAe3v)

86 77 Why do you lend financial support to left-wing Hollywood?
Posted by: Ha at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (MAstk)

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The Marx Brothers have been dead for...a while now...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (Jj43a)

87 Had to jog my memory for a list of long flight movies, but heres mine

Memphis Bell
Twelve O'Cock High
Battle of Britain
Tora,Tora, Tora
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (aC6Sd)

88 I mostly love this movie, but I hate how they portrayed Gus Grissom. It pisses me off. Grissom was a good man. How many men would have had the huevos to do what he did?
Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:32 PM (IMacf)


Have you read the book? Because it's very much a movie about a book, more so than a movie about actual historical events. In the book, Grissom can never escape the cloud of suspicion that he must have f'd something up, but outside of the test pilots, nobody seems to care, and that confuses the test pilots.

Posted by: hogmartin at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (y87Qq)

89 And it deifies Glenn at the same time.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (oVJmc)

Yup, ol' Harry Hair-Shirt.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (IMacf)

90 Can't help but wonder if thought's ever been given to doing an updated remake of "The Conversation," given that that technology-- surveillance-- has changed and advanced so much in the digital era.

OTOH, you know how Hollywood screws things up...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (eMKNe)

91 Well so much for going to the opera... please no Lon Chaney

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (5Td5d)

92 Home from the MIL funeral. What a tough week. Time for a nice glass of wine and a good movie.


Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (hZ+us)

93 Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM (nisXv)


I just watched that in either December or January on METV.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:37 PM (IuYIh)

94 Hey everybody. Movie thread yesss!

I shared this earlier in the week, and sorry TJM it's not related to the Marx Bros or comedy, but I finally saw Francis Ford Coppola's masterpiece, "The Conversation." OMG what a great flick.


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:34 PM


Yep.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 07:37 PM (qGuLD)

95 Castaway was spoiled by too much Tom Hanks

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:37 PM (hMwEB)

96 votermom, Moonstruck was ruined by too much Cher. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (eMKNe)

97 looking for newish, light and amusing

sorry, should have specified

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:15 PM (hMwEB)



Galaxy Quest was on last night. I still get a kick out of it. Fun, light enjoyable

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (SiINZ)

98 I am watching The Right Stuff for the umpteenth time. I mostly love this movie, but I hate how they portrayed Gus Grissom. It pisses me off. Grissom was a good man. How many men would have had the huevos to do what he did?

Posted by: Pug Mahon

===========================

Pug, check this article. Book review of a book that portrays Grissom in a better light.

https://www.thenewatlantis.com/publications/grit-gus-and-glory

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (EzdLW)

99
Can't help but wonder if thought's ever been given to doing an updated
remake of "The Conversation," given that that technology--
surveillance-- has changed and advanced so much in the digital era.



OTOH, you know how Hollywood screws things up...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (eMKNe)

=======================
"Enemy Of The State""Other People's Lives"
are two films that come to mind.

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (Pqytn)

100 @Mr. Peebles: Yes, "I'm Against It" is from Horse Feathers--that's the faculty senate meeting. Duck Soup's cabinet meeting has Firefly dodging the question of taxation ("That's new business. ... Sorry, that's old business!") but no song and dance.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (3032H)

101 A bit of trivia - the actual Republic of Fredonia existed (in a fashion) in Nacogdoches, Texas, from 1826 - 1827. It was the first abortive attempt by English speaking Texas settlers to rebel against Mexican rule. Of course as soon as word got back to Mexico City and a contingent of soldiers was sent up to check things out, the whole thing fell apart.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (V2Yro)

102 Mrs Scogg was texting your kid's BF?
Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:35 PM (6GiCM)


Enough to send him an "Erase All Our Texts" message. I found them through my Daughter's phone.

Either she's Fucking Him ... or she's Fucking Stupid. Personally ... I'm going with Option B. Either way - the game has changed.

Didn't mean to throw that out as a Look At Me thing. Carry on.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (fiGNd)

103 Votormom, since you're only 29 I'm sure you've never even heard of em, let alone seen them, so they'll be new to you.

Bob, Bing and Dorothy in the "Road to ..." series of movies.

Posted by: teej at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (kQS08)

104 75. the theatre where the Blob was filmed has an annual re-enactment of the Running Out.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (6GiCM)

105 LASue, sorry for your loss

hugs

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (hMwEB)

106 Can't help but wonder if thought's ever been given to doing an updated remake of "The Conversation," given that that technology-- surveillance-- has changed and advanced so much in the digital era.

OTOH, you know how Hollywood screws things up...


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM


Unsure it would work today or have the same effect. It's really something of it's time and technology.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (qGuLD)

107 "Castaway has a very realistic airliner crash. Maybe it's not the best pick for a long plane flight.

Posted by: Cicero"

But the main character is an idiot. At least where starting a fire is concerned.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (w+Jhj)

108
I really do enjoy Monkey Business and the others




With the lovely Thelma Todd. Another good one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (SiINZ)

109 In the past week, I also watched "The Wild Bunch."

Good flick, but I thought the story, general tone and what not, could have done without the musical score, which seemed to be trying to romanticize everything somewhat.

It also reminded me a *lot* of Treasure of Sierra Madre, especially the ending.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:39 PM (eMKNe)

110 Seems to me that Ingrid Goes West is one of those movies that will be horribly dated at some point fairly quickly down the line.

Instagram? What's that? Says a kid in a couple of decades because it's been gone for years because people moved on to something else. The gray hairs will have to explain it to them.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (4ErVI)

111 Dick Shawn as Sylvester.

He was great in "The Producers"
as well

He died onstage, and a lot of people thought it was part of the show.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (6Ylg4)

112 I just watched that in either December or January on METV.

Me too, lol. No cable here, though Amazon Firestick gives some pretty good stuff if you pay the $100 Prime fee.

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (nisXv)

113 My name Jose Jimenez. Back when aviators
had ballz. Before Tailhook.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (zLDYs)

114 Meg Ryan airplane mantra scene from French Kiss

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJ4PTHMbQis

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (EzdLW)

115 otho, true. Surveillance tech was IMHO rather comparatively big, clunky and awkward back in the early 1970s, which actually helps make the story work.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (eMKNe)

116 95
Castaway was spoiled by too much Tom Hanks


Best part of that movie is when he makes his first fire and then prances around slapping his chest and proclaiming "Yessss, look what I have created!!!".

Posted by: pep at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (LAe3v)

117 I love the Marx Brothers. Zeppo always slayed me!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (ewxPW)

118 IIRC re: Grissom and his Mercury capsule...

The lever that would command the explosive bolts to detonate and pop the hatch was at Grissom's elbow. That after rescue his spacesuit did have a tear there. So it seems a joggle, like impacting the water on splashdown, jostled his elbow and *bang* there goes the hatch and one Mercury capsule is sinking.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (5Td5d)

119 I watched Charlie Chaplins The Kid last week. (Maybe someone here recommended it?) I had never seen it before. It is pretty amazing for a silent picture and offers an interesting glimpse into life (albeit fake life) 100 years ago.

Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (hZ+us)

120 it's ok Scogg, you can talk about it

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (hMwEB)

121 He was great in "The Producers"
as well

He died onstage, and a lot of people thought it was part of the show.
Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (6Ylg4)
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"Love Power."

It was very sad how he died - I wonder if he could have been saved if they had realized sooner that it wasn't an act.

Posted by: bluebell at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (kNasr)

122 110 Seems to me that Ingrid Goes West is one of those movies that will be horribly dated at some point fairly quickly down the line.

Instagram? What's that? Says a kid in a couple of decades because it's been gone for years because people moved on to something else. The gray hairs will have to explain it to them.
Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (4ErVI)

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That is a problem with using technology so predominantly in entertainment, however, Ingrid's obsession is universal.

People on the future will have to get past the old tech stuff, but if they do, they'll find something worthwhile.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:42 PM (Jj43a)

123 otho, true. Surveillance tech was IMHO rather comparatively big, clunky and awkward back in the early 1970s, which actually helps make the story work.


Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM


Indeed.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 07:42 PM (qGuLD)

124 LASue, yup. "The Kid" has been called the very distillation of a classic Hollywood 'underdog vs the system' flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:42 PM (eMKNe)

125 Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

Sully: Miracle on the Hudson

Dunkirk

Crash: the Mystery of Flight 1501

Non-Stop

Turbulence

Posted by: Surfperch, a blast from the past at February 10, 2018 07:42 PM (QUtQ6)

126 Surveillance?

Considering the two FBI lover-birds, just intercept Twitter.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:43 PM (5Td5d)

127 119 I watched Charlie Chaplins The Kid last week. (Maybe someone here recommended it?) I had never seen it before. It is pretty amazing for a silent picture and offers an interesting glimpse into life (albeit fake life) 100 years ago.
Posted by: LASue at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (hZ+us)

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There's a lot of great silent stuff. YouTube has a bunch for free. I've been going through some of the earliest films of D.W. Griffith recently, and it's a fascinating little journey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:43 PM (Jj43a)

128 Anna, yup. A remake of "The Conversation" today, would largely take place on the web.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:44 PM (eMKNe)

129 I am a big Marx Brothers fan. My favorites are Cocoanuts and Animal Crackers. The gags have a zip and a pop to them that some of the later films lack. By the time you get to Duck Soup the routines seem more by the numbers and formulaic.

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at February 10, 2018 07:44 PM (3DZIZ)

130 Got it off my chest vm. No reason to beat it.

Just multitasking. Typing and planning. And reading. So Triple-Tasking.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 07:44 PM (fiGNd)

131 I was fortunate to read the book "The Right Stuff" just before the first Space Shuttle launch in 1981. Made me appreciate it so much more. I was pumping my fist watching Young and Crippen's walkaround inspection after the landing.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 07:45 PM (sdi6R)

132 128 Anna, yup. A remake of "The Conversation" today, would largely take place on the web.
Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:44 PM (eMKNe)

=======

"You lost them? How?"

"They went outside without their phones."

"Clever bastards..."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:45 PM (Jj43a)

133 It was very sad how he died - I wonder if he could have been saved if they had realized sooner that it wasn't an act.

I'll always wonder if anyone in the audience thought it was part of the show when Booth shot Lincoln.

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:45 PM (6Ylg4)

134 Duck Soup was commentary on contemporary international events. It was much lighter and more entertaining than Chaplin's [The Great Dictator.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at February 10, 2018 07:46 PM (EZebt)

135 >> He died onstage, and a lot of people thought it was part of the show.

Yes. I've read about that. He was doing some bit as a crooked politician, saying "If elected, I will not lie down on the job!" He then collapsed right on stage. The audience thought it was part of the bit. As time passed and he didn't get up, they began to realize something was wrong...

Redd Foxx, Fred Sanford, sort of died the same way. It was at some rehearsal or casting thing for something, and had a heart attack. They though he was just clowning, doing the "Oh Elizabeth, I'm comin' to join you, honey!" bit.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:46 PM (8O3HH)

136 102. that's crazy AAF.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:46 PM (6GiCM)

137 I am a die-hard Marxist, and although I do agree that "Duck Soup" is their best, I enjoy most of their stuff.

I think "Horsefeathers" is pretty darned close to "Duck Soup."

Posted by: RKae at February 10, 2018 07:46 PM (bv5V1)

138 "Tell 'em help is on the way!" is my favorite line and scene from Duck Soup....ahhhh

Posted by: scrood at February 10, 2018 07:46 PM (7k8B7)

139 Not a movie, but I have the entire TV series "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges on DVD.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (Sfs6o)

140 The first Marx Bros comedy is actually a lost film...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humor_Risk

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (eMKNe)

141 The lever that would command the explosive bolts to detonate and pop the
hatch was at Grissom's elbow. That after rescue his spacesuit did have a
tear there. So it seems a joggle, like impacting the water on
splashdown, jostled his elbow and *bang* there goes the hatch and one
Mercury capsule is sinking.

What year was that? Those capsule landings were unbelievably exciting when I was a kid. That had to chase that thing down when they spotted the parachute and divers would jump in. I remember that one.

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (nisXv)

142 Is Horse Feathers the one in a university? I saw that. Funny.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (hMwEB)

143 Groucho was a liberal I think.

Posted by: Jim S. at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (ynUnH)

144 15:17 was good.

That is all.

Posted by: typodynamofo at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (iMnZ7)

145 Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 07:22 PM (zLDYs)

Dad, what's this King James Bible thing they're talking about?

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (gwPgz)

146 I enjoyed "Ninotchka" more than any Marx Brothers movie I've watched. Stalin banned it, which is icing on the cake.

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (Pqytn)

147 Scoggy: since this is a movie thread, are you married to Mrs. Robinson?

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (6GiCM)

148 Not a movie, but I have the entire TV series "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges on DVD.
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:47 PM (Sfs6o)



Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea > Sea Hunt

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (9SkN+)

149 Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand.

Posted by: Simplemind at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (ZuGkg)

150 146 I enjoyed "Ninotchka" more than any Marx Brothers movie I've watched. Stalin banned it, which is icing on the cake.
Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (Pqytn)

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He also banned Ivan the Terrible Part III... In the middle of production.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:49 PM (Jj43a)

151
Not a movie, but I have the entire TV series "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges on DVD.
Posted by: Weasel


ThisTV shows that weekday mornings

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 07:49 PM (IqV8l)

152 Good gravy... "Erase all messages"

Wow... I can see that as a movie Stealing Love.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:49 PM (5Td5d)

153 Help Wanted:

need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)


How about Sicario, Get the Gringo, and Lucky Number Slevin.

Posted by: HTL at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (hV1Vu)

154 139. I envy you that as much as your pine forest.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (6GiCM)

155 Is my aunt Minnie in here?

Posted by: DR.WTF? at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (T71PA)

156 So how many lady-boys do we have to give them so they keep ValJar?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (5Td5d)

157 Me too, lol. No cable here, though Amazon Firestick gives some pretty good stuff if you pay the $100 Prime fee.
Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:40 PM (nisXv)


No cable here either. Antenna, Nitro TV, Kodi, and Mobdro on my Firestick. I have Prime but I never use it for TV. Too much stuff elsewhere.
Nitro TV is $20 a month or $50 for 3 months from my distributor. Everything else I listed is free with an internet connection.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (IuYIh)

158 We are binge watching criminal minds and I'm focusing on dr. Reid's nasty ass fingernails way too much.

Posted by: NCKate at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (OsH2G)

159 Good gravy...

Now I'm hungry .

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (6Ylg4)

160 149 Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand.

Posted by: Simplemind at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (ZuGkg)


I don't remember that song on the album.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (sdi6R)

161 Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea > Sea Hunt
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:48 PM (9SkN+)
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I was also looking for the Flipper series but they're damn expensive!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (Sfs6o)

162 >>Not a movie, but I have the entire TV series "Sea Hunt" starring Lloyd Bridges on DVD.

Sea Hunt was what got me hooked on diving when I was a kid.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (/tuJf)

163 He also banned Ivan the Terrible Part III... In the middle of production.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:49 PM (Jj43a)

========================
Didn't know that. Thanks!

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (Pqytn)

164 Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (IuYIh)

Also Terrarium is a free movie site separate from Kodi.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (IuYIh)

165
Val Jar snatched? This may well be the work of the famous "Thai Seal Team" of Fat Leonard fame. A ladyboy black-bag op.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at February 10, 2018 07:52 PM (8O3HH)

166 "Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand."

Reality: Tranny cut to look like Valerie Jarrett offering snatch at airport in Thailand.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 07:52 PM (V2Yro)

167 I was also looking for the Flipper series but they're damn expensive!
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (Sfs6o)



Well sure, dolphins.

Try looking for something with a manatee.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:52 PM (9SkN+)

168
Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand.



I am not gooogling any topic that has "snatch" and "Thailand" in it.

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:52 PM (EzdLW)

169 So how many lady-boys do we have to give them so they keep ValJar?
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:50 PM (5Td5d)


I'm not an expert on the subject or anything, but isn't sending them to Thailand kind of a coals-to-Newcastle proposition?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (y87Qq)

170 96
votermom, Moonstruck was ruined by too much Cher. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (eMKNe)

"Johnny has aaaarm!!!!"
I still love doing that line.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (70cRb)

171 "Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand.





Posted by: Simplemind"

Don't suppose they'll keep her, will they?

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (w+Jhj)

172 163 He also banned Ivan the Terrible Part III... In the middle of production.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:49 PM (Jj43a)

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Didn't know that. Thanks!
Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (Pqytn)

======

It actually made me kind of sad because the first two parts are quite good. Eisenstein was a quality filmmaker.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (Jj43a)

173 Try looking for something with a manatee.

A tranatee would be pricey

Posted by: JT at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (6Ylg4)

174 "Erase All Messages" would be a good movie title itself.

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (EzdLW)

175 Bill R. I have Kodi too and that is enough for me. Streaming Fox and here take up a lot of my time.

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (nisXv)

176 Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (EzdLW)

Cool. Thanks.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (IMacf)

177 167
I was also looking for the Flipper series but they're damn expensive!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:51 PM (Sfs6o)


Seriously? plays every night here in Phoenix.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (70cRb)

178 Rumors. Valerie Jarrett snatched in airport in Thailand.


I am not gooogling any topic that has "snatch" and "Thailand" in it.

Posted by: Hands

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Meanwhile, I do not want to search "snatch" and "Valerie Jarrett."

Posted by: RKae at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (bv5V1)

179 The end of 9 to 5 and Dabny Coleman's character is kidnapped and never heard from again.


I wonder if someone is helping or reminding Gaylord who has the strings.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (5Td5d)

180

By that time my lungs were aching for air.

Posted by: Mike Nelson at February 10, 2018 07:55 PM (IqV8l)

181 Erase all texts - maybe they were planning a surprise party or something

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:55 PM (hMwEB)

182 votermom, if you haven't seen "Scoop", it might fit your needs. Woody Allen, Scarlett Johansen, Hugh Jackman.

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 07:56 PM (EzdLW)

183 By that time my lungs were aching for air.
Posted by: Mike Nelson at February 10, 2018 07:55 PM (IqV8l)



PRO TIP: Google "steel-braided regulator hose."

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 10, 2018 07:56 PM (9SkN+)

184 Then Sergei Eisenstein was told to go make movies with the Germans.

Apparently Fritz Lang had no idea who he was in the USSR when they met. He suggested to Eisenstein that he could learn a few things here.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:56 PM (5Td5d)

185 Speaking of manatees, I've had them swim right up to me while I was wading the flats in Florida fishing for reds.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:57 PM (Sfs6o)

186 "The High and the Mighty"

Posted by: Javems at February 10, 2018 07:57 PM (Yke31)

187
It actually made me kind of sad because the first two parts are quite good. Eisenstein was a quality filmmaker.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:53 PM (Jj43a)

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I've watched "Alexander Nevsky" and I'm sure I've seen scenes from "Ivan The Terrible", so I'm in full agreement on Eisenstein's brilliance. The "Battle on the Ice" scene from "Nevsky", combined with Prokofiev's score, is stunning.

Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:58 PM (Pqytn)

188 Sea Hunt is what got me hooked on Mike Nelson's fine little booty in those trim swim trunks.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:58 PM (6GiCM)

189 >> Sea Hunt is what got me hooked on Mike Nelson's fine little booty

Go on....

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 10, 2018 07:58 PM (8O3HH)

190 HTL those are good suggestions but Netflix doesn't have em
they have 6 Days - anyone know if that's good?

Hands, I am biased against Woody Wllen and avoid his films

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:59 PM (hMwEB)

191
Sea Hunt is what got me hooked on Mike Nelson's fine little booty in those trim swim trunks.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 07:58 PM (6GiCM)



The guy from MST3K?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 07:59 PM (SiINZ)

192 187 I've watched "Alexander Nevsky" and I'm sure I've seen scenes from "Ivan The Terrible", so I'm in full agreement on Eisenstein's brilliance. The "Battle on the Ice" scene from "Nevsky", combined with Prokofiev's score, is stunning.
Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:58 PM (Pqytn)

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It's his early silent stuff (that was pure Communist propoganda) that I love most. Strike is amazing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 07:59 PM (Jj43a)

193 181. yeah I don't get why she'd use daughter's phone to text him.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:00 PM (6GiCM)

194 185; you went wading with lena dunham? have you no pride?

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 08:00 PM (KP5rU)

195 Sell to you real, non-pirated DVD's at low cost of 200 rubles each. Very good quality high definition cost extra.

Posted by: Sergei Vasiliev, RUSSIAN Mobster at February 10, 2018 08:00 PM (QUtQ6)

196 Err, is this a topic specific thread or...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (UCeQo)

197 Seriously? plays every night here in Phoenix.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (70cRb)
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Phoenix? If you have time, run up to the Ben Avery range in Blackrock north of town tomorrow. The Southwest Nationals are going on and it's a chance to see a lot of the best shooters in the world. Long range shooting isn't a great spectator sport, though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (Sfs6o)

198 195 Sell to you real, non-pirated DVD's at low cost of 200 rubles each. Very good quality high definition cost extra.
Posted by: Sergei Vasiliev, RUSSIAN Mobster at February 10, 2018 08:00 PM (QUtQ6)

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Sorry, I only deal with Russian bots.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (Jj43a)

199 I have Kodi too and that is enough for me. Streaming Fox and here take up a lot of my time.
Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (nisXv)

If you were to add to what you have I would suggest Mobdro first. You get channels from all over the world. I like watching NCIS and Fox Germany has about 3 or 4 episodes in a row around 1 AM or so. They play the whole episode, then about 5 minutes of commercials in German. then another episode. Mobdro has it labeled Fox Britain, but it's Germany. They pay almost all American TV series.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (IuYIh)

200 Just turned on the Olympics, saw Johnny Weir, and immediately turned it off again. Freak show.

Posted by: Caliban at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (QE8X6)

201 TJM, from that Russian mobster would probably get 200 copies of Solaris in PAL format.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (5Td5d)

202 the final scene where every cut has Groucho in a different uniform never fails to crack me up, never gets old.

Posted by: Shoey at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (bBE6d)

203 191. Lloyd Bridges, Jeff's daddy.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (6GiCM)

204 118 IIRC re: Grissom and his Mercury capsule...

The lever that would command the explosive bolts to detonate and pop the hatch was at Grissom's elbow. That after rescue his spacesuit did have a tear there. So it seems a joggle, like impacting the water on splashdown, jostled his elbow and *bang* there goes the hatch and one Mercury capsule is sinking.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 07:41 PM (5Td5d)


I believe the audio had him saying that he was removing the protective cover from the hatch-blowing mechanism as the helicopters were approaching. That would seem to have been his mistake. In such a confined space it would have been almost unavoidable to jostle it, and then wham.

It's cool that they found and recovered the capsule many years later, but the hatch is still down there.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:03 PM (sdi6R)

205 What I appreciate most about the Marx Brothers is that in the 30's and 40's, most comedy acts were recycled Vaudeville routines employing comedy duos - with a bit of standup thrown in. This eventually led to what can be called Las Vegas style comedy acts.

The Marx Bros were completely original, and completely separate from that style of comedy. Their style led into the comedy of Ernie Kovacs in the 50's, which then evolved into completely irreverent, wacky comedy like Monty Python, the early Saturday night live, and the Zucker brothers. Early Woody Allen, too, back when he was still funny.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:03 PM (V2Yro)

206 They pay almost all American TV series.

PLAY,not pay.

Posted by: Bill R. at February 10, 2018 08:03 PM (IuYIh)

207 "Just turned on the Olympics, saw Johnny Weir, and immediately turned it off again. Freak show."

same here

Posted by: Shoey at February 10, 2018 08:03 PM (bBE6d)

208 201 TJM, from that Russian mobster would probably get 200 copies of Solaris in PAL format.
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (5Td5d)

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Already own it (both of them actually). And again, I only trust Russian bots.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:03 PM (Jj43a)

209 185
Speaking of manatees, I've had them swim right up to me while I was wading the flats in Florida fishing for reds.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:57 PM (Sfs6o)

I miss both those things so much!!

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 08:04 PM (70cRb)

210 202 the final scene where every cut has Groucho in a different uniform never fails to crack me up, never gets old.
Posted by: Shoey at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (bBE6d)

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I think it works best because no one acknowledges it's happening.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:04 PM (Jj43a)

211 yeah I don't get why she'd use daughter's phone to text him.
Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:00 PM (6GiCM)


She didn't ... Wife texted BF multiple times who then confessed to Daughter ... who showed me.

It wasn't a surprise party. Party is over, though.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 08:05 PM (fiGNd)

212 The highway scene in the original Solaris was so turgid, it made feel like I was reading a great Russian novel... long boring stretches...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:05 PM (5Td5d)

213 In Russia, bots trust you.

Posted by: Yakov at February 10, 2018 08:05 PM (EzdLW)

214 that's messed up, Scogg

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:06 PM (hMwEB)

215 212 The highway scene in the original Solaris was so turgid, it made feel like I was reading a great Russian novel... long boring stretches...
Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:05 PM (5Td5d)

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For those who consider pacing important in a film, avoid Tarkovsky at all costs.

I love his movies, by the way.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:06 PM (Jj43a)

216 "How do you say chicken in Russian?"

"Koo-reetz-ah"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:06 PM (5Td5d)

217 I think I prefer 'A Night at the Opera' slightly more. But only very slightly. Duck Soup has more zingers per page than any other Marx Brothers movie. But 'A Night' builds to a final scene that's hilarious while 'Duck Soup' sorta...shuffles off.

I never found the end of Duck Soup to be all that good, in fact, coming after so many other good jokes, it's positively an anti-climax.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:07 PM (xJa6I)

218 Solaris almost made me die of ennui

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (hMwEB)

219 189. When he surfaced and got back on deck his still wet body caught the sunlight in a glimmer like little diamonds scattered on his toned, taut muscles.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (6GiCM)

220 Dr Johnny Fever is in the spider movie on Svengoolie tonight.

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (UdKB7)

221 qdpsteve...i really liked 'the conversation' too

i have an old timey crush on hackman, and i dig 70's stuff.

have you seen 'the drowning pool?'
also 70's, mystery/drama

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (Gz24F)

222 First you have to take up the tacks,

Posted by: teh Wind at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (CFHbu)

223 185 Speaking of manatees, I've had them swim right up to me while I was wading the flats in Florida fishing for reds.
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 07:57 PM (Sfs6o)

That sounds nice. I wish I could be there, I hear redsare excellent sport fish.

Posted by: Surfperch at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (QUtQ6)

224 I saw a documentary on Netflix, interesting but not for the faint hearted. A Savage Peace is about reprisals taken against Germans just after WWII. It begins with footage of Czechs shooting 42 German-speaking Czechs two months after the war. Several were little more than toddlers. Poland imprisoned German children in former Nazi camps and there are many other atrocities described. On one hand, the anger can be understood but on the other hand the pointless cruelty is no more acceptable than that of the Nazis.

The horrible thing is that neither the legitimate retribution of Nuremberg nor the ad hoc retaliation discussed here prevented the Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's killing fields, nor ISIS. I guess they all thought that Allah or the arc of history guaranteed their victory so there would never be hell to pay.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (+y/Ru)

225 Not attack of the 50ft tarantula? The black+white movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (5Td5d)

226 I think the movie that made me laugh the hardest, ever was 'Clue'.

I saw it when I was a teenager at a 'lock in' at our church. I was literally rolling on the floor laughing, laughing so much my stomach hurt, laughing so much I thought I might die.

Underrated movie, Clue is.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (xJa6I)

227 217
I never found the end of Duck Soup to be all that good, in fact, coming after so many other good jokes, it's positively an anti-climax.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:07 PM (xJa6I)

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Throwing fruit at a guy's head isn't enough for you?!?!

You just can't please some people...jeez.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (Jj43a)

228 The thing about silent movies is that you are seeing the first time a technique was done. It's something you've seen hundreds of times now so it's hard to look at it with fresh eyes.

I like Lillian Gish a lot.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2018 08:09 PM (Lqy/e)

229 218 Solaris almost made me die of ennui
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (hMwEB)

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I was enraptured from beginning to end!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:09 PM (Jj43a)

230 Anybody got a light?

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:09 PM (6GiCM)

231 For those who consider pacing important in a film, avoid Tarkovsky at all costs.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:06 PM (Jj43a)


I wonder... does such a thing as, say, a Stalker director's cut exist? If someone started watching it when it was released... when would they be finished?

Posted by: hogmartin at February 10, 2018 08:09 PM (y87Qq)

232 oh TJM is here!
hello, nice post

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:10 PM (hMwEB)

233 224 I saw a documentary on Netflix, interesting but not for the faint hearted. A Savage Peace is about reprisals taken against Germans just after WWII. It begins with footage of Czechs shooting 42 German-speaking Czechs two months after the war. Several were little more than toddlers. Poland imprisoned German children in former Nazi camps and there are many other atrocities described. On one hand, the anger can be understood but on the other hand the pointless cruelty is no more acceptable than that of the Nazis.

The horrible thing is that neither the legitimate retribution of Nuremberg nor the ad hoc retaliation discussed here prevented the Cultural Revolution, Pol Pot's killing fields, nor ISIS. I guess they all thought that Allah or the arc of history guaranteed their victory so there would never be hell to pay.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (+y/Ru)

Well the retaliation you're talking about wasn't visited on the Chinese, Cambodians, etc.

The 'real' war in China ended as soon as the Japs were kicked out. Then they could resume their civil war. Sadly Mao was better at it than the Peanut was.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I)

234 I never found the end of Duck Soup to be all that good, in fact, coming after so many other good jokes, it's positively an anti-climax.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwardsi


Most broad comedies fall apart in the 3rd act. Ironic that jokes require a interesting act, but comedic film doesn't .

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 08:10 PM (UCeQo)

235 227 217
I never found the end of Duck Soup to be all that good, in fact, coming after so many other good jokes, it's positively an anti-climax.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:07 PM (xJa6I)

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Throwing fruit at a guy's head isn't enough for you?!?!

You just can't please some people...jeez.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (Jj43a)

After what came before? Nah, fruit throwing is more of a middle-movie act

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (xJa6I)

236 Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (UdKB7)

237 232 oh TJM is here!
hello, nice post
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:10 PM (hMwEB)

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Thanks!!!!

I missed last week because my dad was in town and we are a bunch of oysters and he bought me some 18 year old Irish Whiskey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (Jj43a)

238 Scoggy: since this is a movie thread, are you married to Mrs. Robinson?
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Kookookachu!

Posted by: andycanuck at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (ewxPW)

239 197
Seriously? plays every night here in Phoenix.



Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 07:54 PM (70cRb)

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Phoenix? If you have time, run up to the Ben Avery range in
Blackrock north of town tomorrow. The Southwest Nationals are going on
and it's a chance to see a lot of the best shooters in the world. Long
range shooting isn't a great spectator sport, though.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 08:01 PM (Sfs6o)

I shoot at that range all the time! well, with shoulder surgery not in a coupla months but maybe i'll head up there tomorrow. Onlt baout 30 minutes.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (70cRb)

240 My and Mrs. E's shooting buddy Dave died yesterday. Guy was like a miniature Wilford Brimley. The big 'c' got him. We know he's better off now and we will see him again some day. I will name an AR now in the works 'The Dave' in his memory. It will be a hog-killing machine.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (zLDYs)

241 Also starring Claude Akins

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2018 08:12 PM (UdKB7)

242 The Battle on the Ice, from Alexander Nevsky. Tunes by Prokofiev, natch:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKZPgGbUuX0

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 08:12 PM (qJtVm)

243 It is very jarring to watch a movie you know by heart and discover there was at least one previous silent.

It is not because stuff is no longer new, it is jarring because of how the story is told and how the actors act. In the intervening decades there has occurred a shift in preferences on how to do things caused by things such as sound and color.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:12 PM (5Td5d)

244 "219 189. When he surfaced and got back on deck his still wet body caught the sunlight in a glimmer like little diamonds scattered on his toned, taut muscles."

Is that one of the texts Scoggs is upset about?

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:12 PM (V2Yro)

245 234 I never found the end of Duck Soup to be all that good, in fact, coming after so many other good jokes, it's positively an anti-climax.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwardsi

Most broad comedies fall apart in the 3rd act. Ironic that jokes require a interesting act, but comedic film doesn't .
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 08:10 PM (UCeQo)

Hmm. Interesting, I'll have to muse on that.

I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

246 211. Scogg: in all seriousness- commit no violence. And hide whatever assets you can.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:13 PM (6GiCM)

247 228
I like Lillian Gish a lot.
Posted by: Notsothoreau at February 10, 2018 08:09 PM (Lqy/e)


She was definitely a 1.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:13 PM (sdi6R)

248 231. You shut your whore mouth! Tarkovsky films are best films!

Stalker is taut, in its way. There's not a frame from it that wouldn't be considered a work of art.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:14 PM (fA1SL)

249
Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo
Posted by: freaked


Dreamers

Posted by: Mike Nelson at February 10, 2018 08:14 PM (IqV8l)

250 240 My and Mrs. E's shooting buddy Dave died yesterday. Guy was like a miniature Wilford Brimley. The big 'c' got him. We know he's better off now and we will see him again some day. I will name an AR now in the works 'The Dave' in his memory. It will be a hog-killing machine.
Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (zLDYs)

Uff da. Sorry man.
At least he'll live on in this life in AR form

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:14 PM (xJa6I)

251
I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


No flying fruit. No French Mistake.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 08:15 PM (IqV8l)

252 244. Sea Hunt actually had good plots and was intelligently written.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:15 PM (6GiCM)

253 Eromero, sorry for your loss

Cancer sucks

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:16 PM (hMwEB)

254 My father loved the Marx Brothers, we saw every movie they made. I fell in love with them too. I love Animal Crackers, and Night at the Opera, but Duck Soup is my favorite. Its the first movie I let my kids watch, so they are hooked too.

Posted by: Abby at February 10, 2018 08:16 PM (moi/2)

255 Damn Scogg. Sorry man, I know you'll handle this but if you need to vent or anything, hit me up.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:16 PM (xJa6I)

256 "After the bunker scene, I'm out."

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:16 PM (5Td5d)

257 Tarantulas: The Deadly Cargo

Posted by: freaked at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (UdKB7)




Last week was Ants! with Suzanne Somers and Brian Dennehy was actually in that one

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:17 PM (SiINZ)

258 251
I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards

No flying fruit. No French Mistake.
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 08:15 PM (IqV8l)

Ole!

Maybe the rules are different for slapstick.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:17 PM (xJa6I)

259 it's positively an anti-climax.

My uncle made my anti-climax.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 08:17 PM (oVJmc)

260 Them! is far better than Ants! or even Phase IV.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:17 PM (5Td5d)

261 Hmmm....Duck Soup. I just finished making a deconstructed duck a l'orange. It worked. Bigly.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2018 08:17 PM (QpTNr)

262 '243 It is very jarring to watch a movie you know by heart and discover there was at least one previous silent."

I had that happen to me with "3 Godfathers", the 1948 John Wayne / John Ford movie. A remake of a 1936 film of the same name, and I was amazed to find that I thought the 1936 version was far superior - a much harder edge to it. John Ford had a rule that John Wayne couldn't die in his films, but the plot change he had to make for that stole the depth of the dedication, and his sacrifice, away from the central character.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:18 PM (V2Yro)

263 Memphis Bell
Twelve O'Cock High
Battle of Britain
Tora,Tora, Tora
Thirty Seconds over Tokyo

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I mentioned this this morning but it's more relevant here. New warbird movie.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=6s2poY9gTLE

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 08:18 PM (+y/Ru)

264 lol now I sound like the guy who bought Playboy for the articles.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:18 PM (6GiCM)

265 yes, take care of yourself, Scogg
and may I suggest prayer before action

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:18 PM (hMwEB)

266 203 191. Lloyd Bridges, Jeff's daddy.
Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:02 PM (6GiCM)

"By then, my lungs were bursting for air..."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:19 PM (xJa6I)

267 Solaris almost made me die of ennui

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:08 PM (hMwEB)



And suddenly I turn and see...

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:20 PM (SiINZ)

268 The ending of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't all that great, but I still think it's one of the all-time greatest comedies. Practically every line is quotable, and it never gets old with repeated viewings. That's quite a feat.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

269 Them! is far better than Ants! or even Phase IV.

Them! is a very well-done film, overall.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 08:21 PM (oVJmc)

270 The Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup" should not be confused with the movie of the same name that Laurel and Hardy did six years earlier (before they were an official comedy duo).

Posted by: junior at February 10, 2018 08:21 PM (zGswo)

271 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 08:18 PM

I'll be seeing that one

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2018 08:21 PM (aC6Sd)

272 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:16 PM (xJa6I)

Dude ... thank you ... thank you all, really ... but you've already helped plenty.

I felt the need to annunciate what has happened, I have, and now I will carry on. And I did it here for free. That kind of shit usually costs good money.

It's just feelings. Luckily - I can turn them on and off - or use them when needed.

Enough about me. Carry on.

Posted by: ScoggDog at February 10, 2018 08:21 PM (fiGNd)

273 wait, I meant the Clooney version of Solaris

never saw the original

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:22 PM (hMwEB)

274 When I went to visit grandma and grandpa every year, grandma would take me to the new Don Knotts movie, and stuff me full of junk food.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 10, 2018 08:22 PM (6Ll1u)

275 268 The ending of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't all that great, but I still think it's one of the all-time greatest comedies. Practically every line is quotable, and it never gets old with repeated viewings. That's quite a feat.
Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

Funny story about that ending...

They shot it that was because they ran out of money. 'Everyone' considers it high art or surrealist or whatever. But in reality, they'd scripted a big battle scene for the ending and they couldn't scrape up the money for it.

So they shot a few scenes with the 'ride by' slashing and the police officers and gave us the ending we have now.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:22 PM (xJa6I)

276 Groucho Marx went to my high school for a spell.

Posted by: Big Fat Meanie at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (skuoa)

277 ScoggDog, not to make light of your situation, but I had a woman say this to me--'Some times I miss Roy so much, and I suppose I can never be with him again'. I said back to her 'Well we can fix that shit right now'. By the way, she wasn't talking in her sleep and my name ain't Roy. You'll survive, my brother.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (zLDYs)

278 "I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor."

I had an English/Writing professor once (a particularly good one, who had done some scriptwriting on the side) who would say "Writing a good story really is pretty easy. Writing a good ending, now that is damned hard."

I want to write that on a 2x4 and go beat Ronald D. Moore over the head with it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (V2Yro)

279 Sara Carter is now reporting that senior FBI people who were part of the Hillary email investigation were also sending classified information over unsecured devices.

She made it sound like the stuff they were sending was even more classified than what Hillary was accused of sending.

This will all be a movie someday so I'm on topic.

Posted by: JackStraw at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (/tuJf)

280 268 The ending of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" wasn't all that great, but I still think it's one of the all-time greatest comedies. Practically every line is quotable, and it never gets old with repeated viewings. That's quite a feat.
Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:20 PM (sdi6R)

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I absolutely love that ending.

That entire movie is about subverting expectations. They then set up a large medieval battle, and it ends with the mains being carried off by the police without a battle.

I think it's kind of perfect.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (Jj43a)

281 273. See the original. It's one of his most beautifully filmed.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (fA1SL)

282
Groucho Marx went to my high school for a spell.
Posted by: Big Fat Meanie


Was it a Voodoo spell?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 08:24 PM (IqV8l)

283 278 "I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor."

I had an English/Writing professor once (a particularly good one, who had done some scriptwriting on the side) who would say "Writing a good story really is pretty easy. Writing a good ending, now that is damned hard."

I want to write that on a 2x4 and go beat Ronald D. Moore over the head with it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (V2Yro)

I've come to the belief that if you don't know the ending, don't start the story.

All my best stories, I 'saw' the ending first and then worked backward to earn it.

A bad or limp ending will ruin all the good will you've built up before. It's the last thing the audience will remember.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:24 PM (xJa6I)

284 281 273. See the original. It's one of his most beautifully filmed.
Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:23 PM (fA1SL)

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Clooney version is pretty good. Tarkovsky version is amazing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:25 PM (Jj43a)

285 grandma would take me to the new Don Knotts movie, and stuff me full of junk food.

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That's much the way I envision Heaven.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 08:25 PM (+y/Ru)

286 Voter Mom, never saw the Clooney version. As for the original Soviet version, it left me like much of that era Soviet literature does; scratching my head wondering if I am smart enough to "get" what they are trying to peddle. All the movie did was bore me because I could not find enough about the characters to care for nay of them.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:26 PM (5Td5d)

287 Writing a good ending, now that is damned hard."

J.R.R Tolkien simply avoided endings...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:26 PM (7LY+6)

288 Squeak! Squeak! SQUEEAK!

(we're on the way!)

Posted by: Flipper and friends at February 10, 2018 08:27 PM (7k8B7)

289 Watching "Little Shop of Horrors" with grandkids.

Favorite line: "Yes! . . . Doctuh!"

Posted by: Les Kinetic at February 10, 2018 08:27 PM (BeKMO)

290 I li]ike Lillian Gish a lot.

Posted by: Notsothoreau

I never let this one go by: I met her once.

She was about 83. Still had it. Five foot nothin, and glowed like she was on fire. The first and last film star, for my money.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at February 10, 2018 08:27 PM (H5rtT)

291 Scogg, be very careful, and plan out every step!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 08:27 PM (gwPgz)

292 266. How about the time he wrestled the cotdam alligator underwater??

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:31 PM (6GiCM)

293 FWIW, saw a bit of olympics coverage today - appears to have no men, and cheerleading and team spirit rah rah are most important...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (7LY+6)

294 286. Solyaris was, for me, an exploration of what is a human being, what is reality itself, and what if anything it means to be.

Stalker was by a wide measure the most intensely theological film of its era.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (fA1SL)

295 I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (5fRCd)

296 285 grandma would take me to the new Don Knotts movie, and stuff me full of junk food.
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That's much the way I envision Heaven."

I remember when Grandma took me to go see The Ghost and Mr. Chicken. Even though she was worried it was too scary for me.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (V2Yro)

297 a song a dance a little seltzer down your pants

speaking of pantsuits, hilldog's chappaqua server was a drop box for sold secrets.
Sara Carter hints at human intell. Did hilldog provide targeting info on Seal team 6?

Posted by: azalea city at February 10, 2018 08:33 PM (WX+x0)

298 Palpatine, in other words David Bowman going through the gate and becoming the Star Child.

Except David Bowman was far more human.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:33 PM (5Td5d)

299 wife is watching olympics. i'm in my shithole, listening to speed metal and drinking. fuckin johnny weird.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 08:33 PM (KP5rU)

300 I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 08:34 PM (VWsDy)

301 I shoot at that range all the time! well, with shoulder surgery not in a coupla months but maybe i'll head up there tomorrow. Onlt baout 30 minutes.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob - cluelessly riding the 'short bus' of life at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (70cRb)
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Go if you can. If you're a shooter you will have a great time! Ben Avery is a great place to shoot and the SWN is my favorite match. All of my shooting pals are there now (licking wounds - it can be a very unforgiving range and today's afternoon scores looked rough)

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 08:35 PM (Sfs6o)

302 300 I think Clue, Ghostbusters, Airplane and Caddyshack all work because they have a good third act with closure without sacrificing humor.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I)

Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??
Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 08:34 PM (VWsDy)

You know, I've never seen that one.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:35 PM (xJa6I)

303 I've been join son, DIL and granddaughters for Friday pizza and movie night. Very sweet.
But why am I seeing the movie thread on Sunday morning?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:35 PM (5fRCd)

304 azalea city @ 297 She stabbed Seal Team 6 in the Back?!? Well, that's capital punishment offense right there. I would be pleased and proud to trip the switch.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (zLDYs)

305 298. Ahh....but whereas Dave was human, he transcends humanity. In Solyaris, humanity is attained. It is a far smaller and yet - for me - more authentic vision.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (fA1SL)

306 I think my favorite work by Tarkovsky is Samurai Jack.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (V2Yro)

307 Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??
Posted by: REDACTED


TOO F*CKING MUCH!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (S6Pax)

308 But why am I seeing the movie thread on Sunday morning?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:35 PM (5fRCd)

it's ace's time machine on the loose

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (hMwEB)

309 hi Morons and 'Ettes, happy Saturday

I started laughing when Harpo marched goofily around with his baton and the chandelier came crashing down on him, and lots of times after. those dudes are funny.


Shrek--the first one--made me laugh continually.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:37 PM (bjSMX)

310 295 I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (5fRCd)

I know what you mean. But the best comedies sorta become old friends. You know the joke is coming, you anticipate it coming, then you enjoy it when it happens.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I)

311 She stabbed Seal Team 6 in the Back?!? Well, that's capital punishment offense right there. I would be pleased and proud to trip the switch.
Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (zLDYs)

Is there a line she simply could not cross?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:38 PM (5fRCd)

312 307 Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??
Posted by: REDACTED


TOO F*CKING MUCH!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (S6Pax)

I don't know old man, I'll have to think about it

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 08:38 PM (VWsDy)

313 Concrete Girl, hi and thanks! :-)

I haven't seen The Drowning Pool but thanks for the tip. Yeah, there was a respect for great suspense in drama right up through the 70s, that seems to have been completely lost by directors since then.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:38 PM (eMKNe)

314 Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:20 PM (SiINZ)

Slowly I turned...

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 08:39 PM (gwPgz)

315 287 Writing a good ending, now that is damned hard."

J.R.R Tolkien simply avoided endings...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:26 PM (7LY+6)

That's not true

He wrote one of the most melancholic high fantasy ending lines ever: "Well, I'm home."

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:39 PM (xJa6I)

316 Palpatine, in other words David Bowman going through the gate and becoming the Star Child.

Except David Bowman was far more human.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:33 PM (5Td5d)



Tell that to the Spiders from Mars

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM (SiINZ)

317 I watched Zootopia with the granddaughters with the granddaughters shortly after the sadness started. I found it very funny.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM (5fRCd)

318 I don't know old man, I'll have to think about it
Posted by: REDACTED


Think about it?

Jesus Palomino!

Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM (S6Pax)

319 I will watch The Outlaw Josey Wales, The Shootist, or The Fifth Element anytime. Even though I know the lines.

Posted by: Eromero at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM (zLDYs)

320 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of my favorite comedies. If you haven't seen it, see it.

Posted by: colfax mingo at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM (6knIi)

321 Off to dinner. Glad I made the thread.

I have a film Noir bock set awaiting me. I'm starting it off with 'This Gun for Hire', then 'The Big Sleep', following Razorfist's Noir series online.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:41 PM (xJa6I)

322 Oh and thanks as always OM and TJM.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:41 PM (xJa6I)

323 Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??"

That's just too fvcking high!

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:41 PM (7LY+6)

324 I think I could rewatch Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (5fRCd)

325 There are two types of Marx Brothers fans. Those who mistakenly think Duck Soup is the best and those who know with certainty that Night at the Opera is the best.

And Gummo was framed!

Posted by: Max Power at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (q177U)

326 Posted by: azalea city at February 10, 2018 08:33 PM (WX+x0)

I wish I could easily disbelieve that post!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (gwPgz)

327 What price McBeth paid to be king.
Look at the price Hillary has paid and is still not President.

I would say Hillary is already in the antechambers of Hell but to help her along, she needs to visit Helmand province.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (5Td5d)

328 Tom and Mark, one of my writing profs. put it this way: during a story, you (the writer) lets fly a number of pigeons.

In a good ending, all the pigeons come home to roost.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (bjSMX)

329 Duck Soup -- yes, yes, YES! My favorite Marx Brothers movie!

Back in my university/film society days, we film students would almost come to blows arguing about what was the best Marx Brothers movie -- Duck Soup or A Night at the Opera. I argued then, as I argue now, that Duck Soup is the most tightly edited film the Marxes ever made. True, it lasts only 70 minutes, but not a foot of film is wasted, and every foot is funny.

On the other hand, A Night at the Opera feels bloated even though it's only 95 minutes long, because you have to wait for Allan Jones and Kitty Carlisle to finish singing or emoting before you get to the good stuff by the Marxes. In fact, I used to accuse some of my opponents of being closet Jones and Carlisle fans.

By the way, has anybody besides me noticed that even though Zeppo left the act after Duck Soup, there was still a Zeppo-like character in all of their subsequent films? Whether it was Allan Jones, Tony Martin, Kenny Baker, or whomever, the Marxes always had an unofficial fourth member as the love interest who sang the songs.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (MqzWH)

330 He wrote one of the most melancholic high fantasy ending lines ever: "Well, I'm home."

Always thought he had just given up at that point...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (7LY+6)

331 I'm in the mood for The English Patient. *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!11!! at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (Tyii7)

332 qdpsteve...don't expect an award winning movie, but the story was a trip with lots of old time actors

(hell...i even liked brannigan!)

thumbs up to you

Posted by: concrete girl at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM (Gz24F)

333 310 295 I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (5fRCd)

I know what you mean. But the best comedies sorta become old friends. You know the joke is coming, you anticipate it coming, then you enjoy it when it happens.
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I)


Like I said earlier about "Holy Grail". Never. Gets. Old.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

334 Uhm...

That was Ziggy Stardust

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (5Td5d)

335 Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is one of my favorite comedies. If you haven't seen it, see it.
Posted by: colfax mingo at February 10, 2018 08:40 PM

"Let's go get 'em, boys...."

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (QpTNr)

336 Meant to share this: below is the last paragraph of a *2-star review* (i.e., 'not great') Matt Zoller Seitz did at rogerebert.com for "The 15:17 To Paris." Thought it was interesting that he would add this..

"The movie's greatest virtue, which might be enough to make it a critic-proof hit no matter what, is its poker faced sincerity. This extends to faithfully reproducing a Red State worldview that was also showcased in "American Sniper" and "Sully." A lot of U.S. moviegoers are going to feel seen by this film, and that's a net gain for American cinema, which is supposed to be a populist art form representing the body politic as it is, not merely as the industry wishes it could be. If only someone could've heroically intervened to save this movie."

Here's a link to the full review:

https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/the-1517-to-paris-2018

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (eMKNe)

337 307 Did you intentionally leave out "Used Cars" ??
Posted by: REDACTED


TOO F*CKING MUCH!
Posted by: Bozo Conservative....outlaw in America at February 10, 2018 08:36 PM (S6Pax)

Destruction of property, one of the five pillows of comedy

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (VWsDy)

338 He wrote one of the most melancholic high fantasy ending lines ever: "Well, I'm home."
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at February 10, 2018 08:39 PM

I agree. I think it's a brilliant ending.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:44 PM (5fRCd)

339
Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 08:39 PM



Step by step... inch by inch...

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 08:44 PM (EzdLW)

340 Writing a good ending, now that is damned hard...
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"And they lived happily ever after."
There.

I've been struck by how many Victorian novels do not end happily, at all. I suppose it is easier to 'design' an unhappy ending.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 10, 2018 08:45 PM (7ThJ3)

341 - appears to have no men,
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NBC's coverage sucks then (that I already know) because there was men's speed-skating (short track); 1-man sled things; I think alpine ski jump thing is on now. (Watching something else currently.)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 10, 2018 08:45 PM (ewxPW)

342 Destruction of property, one of the five pillows of comedy"

Along with "burying one of the leads in an oil change pit"

Heh

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:45 PM (7LY+6)

343 Scoundrels is one of my favorite comedies. If you haven't seen it, see it.
Posted by: colfax mingo at February




you will be glad to know they are doing a remake called nasty women.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 08:45 PM (MTjB1)

344 On the other hand, A Night at the Opera feels bloated even though it's only 95 minutes long, because you have to wait for Allan Jones and Kitty Carlisle to finish singing or emoting before you get to the good stuff by the Marxes. In fact, I used to accuse some of my opponents of being closet Jones and Carlisle fans.



Yeah, their scenes bring that movie to a screeching halt

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:46 PM (SiINZ)

345 Like I said earlier about "Holy Grail". Never. Gets. Old.
Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (sdi6R)

Kinda like Ground Hog Day

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 08:46 PM (VWsDy)

346 Oh man Scogg, that's rough to hear. Prayers for you.

Posted by: Darth Randall at February 10, 2018 08:46 PM (6n332)

347 sidebar on black panther rotten tomatoes is funny. such a pos.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 08:47 PM (MTjB1)

348 Northernlurker, legend has it that John Hughes originally envisioned, wrote and shot "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" as a 3-hour epic, a la Mad Mad Mad World.

But Hughes had the sense to realize, the story was good... but not good enough to endure 3 hours' worth. Anyway, supposedly his original full-length cut was stored away, and has physically deteriorated enough that a few years ago when the studio was thinking of releasing it, they chose not to, it was that bad. Will be interesting to see if it ever sees the light of day.

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:47 PM (eMKNe)

349 FWIW, saw a bit of olympics coverage today - appears to have no men, and cheerleading and team spirit rah rah are most important...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (7LY+6)



From all of the promo commercials I think it is an all wymyns Olympics

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:48 PM (SiINZ)

350 really want some lousy all black woman lesbian movie.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 08:48 PM (MTjB1)

351 TQM, at the Olympics, even the women are men. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:48 PM (eMKNe)

352 Always thought he had just given up at that point...
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:42 PM

I don't know. It always struck me as an appropriate line for a warrior who returned home and was adjusting to a completely new normal. Matter of fact, and a little sad.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2018 08:48 PM (QpTNr)

353 Votermom:
looking for newish, light and amusing, sorry, should have specified

I watched one the other night for no reason other than it looked cute. It was. Home Again with Reese Witherspoon. It's light and amusing and I enjoyed it.

Posted by: Bookaday at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (2qDS0)

354 In Top Secret!, the female lead's (Lucy Gutteridge ) name is Hillary.

She explains to the hero (Val Kilmer ) that "Hillary" means "she whose breasts defy gravity."

But that was in 1984. We need to update the meaning of Hillary to "she whose crimes defy decency." Or maybe "she whose seizures defy the Richter scale."

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW)

355 cover of the New Yorker has changed their their knickerbocker mascot into a black woman.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (bjSMX)

356 Making a good comedy is harder than making a drama, where you get can credit just for being earnest. English Patient anyone?

I can watch my favorite comedies over and over.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (pV/54)

357 352. Yeah. Go watch Stalker. The end is perfect - it couldn't have ended in any other or better way.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (fA1SL)

358 Bookaday, is Home Again a sequel (or somehow related) to Sweet Home Alabama?

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (eMKNe)

359 A really good comedy should be watchable many times
I like Marx Brothers movies but haven't seen one in quite awhile, Horse Feathers was last I think.

Posted by: Skip at February 10, 2018 08:50 PM (aC6Sd)

360 I can watch my favorite comedies over and over.
Posted by: Ignoramus
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I missed 'The Producers' the other day. Dammit.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at February 10, 2018 08:51 PM (cp1if)

361 333 310 295 I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (5fRCd)

Suspense movies are my fav

Posted by: Alz Hymer at February 10, 2018 08:51 PM (VWsDy)

362 I think I could rewatch those Police Squad movies again.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:51 PM (5fRCd)

363
cover of the New Yorker has changed their their knickerbocker mascot into a black woman.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:49 PM (bjSMX)



Like Aunt Jemima?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:52 PM (SiINZ)

364 15:17 was good.
That is all.
Posted by: typodynamofo


Disagree.

If only someone could've heroically intervened to save this movie.
Posted by: qdpsteve


'Red State' viewers should demand more from our entertainers.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 10, 2018 08:52 PM (6FqZa)

365 All the Marx Brothers are fun but their last ones weren't as wild and creative as the first ones. They had a hell of a run, though.

The last Road movies with Bob Hope and Bing Crosby were awful but the first ones are just hilarious, even if they are basically the same film over and over.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (39g3+)

366 I missed 'The Producers' the other day. Dammit.

Because a funny thing happened on the way to the forum?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (5Td5d)

367 We are working hard to phase out men's competition. Our focus groups show that men are no longer relevant.

Posted by: The Olympic Committee at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (Tyii7)

368 Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2018 08:48 PM (QpTNr)

Seemed like a perfect ending line to me!

Posted by: Hrothgar at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (gwPgz)

369 no, Quiet Man, the same clothes and monical, only a black woman posing. she's a cartoon.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (bjSMX)

370 Uhm...

That was Ziggy Stardust

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:43 PM (5Td5d)




Yes, but I like to misconscrew things on porpoise

Posted by: TheQuietMan at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (SiINZ)

371 350 really want some lousy all black woman lesbian movie.
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- -


Who knows. If you're licky I mean, lucky there might be an accidental link to it on here!

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 10, 2018 08:53 PM (6FqZa)

372 >>I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.

The good ones can make me giggle with anticipation of an upcoming joke when I've rewatched 'em. "Arsenic and Old Lace" is one that jumped to mind.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 08:54 PM (W+vEI)

373 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM

If you like parodies and since Airplane and Galaxy Quest have been mentioned, these are some good ones.

Best in Show
What We Do in the Shadows
The 3 Star Wars Parodies made by the Robot Chicken TV show.

Posted by: Jake Holenhead at February 10, 2018 08:54 PM (+ufX6)

374 Who knows. If you're licky I mean, lucky there might be an accidental link to it on here!
Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February




well, is there even black on black porn or black on black lesbian porn?

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM (MTjB1)

375 "Teddy, we have another victim of yellow fever!"

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM (5Td5d)

376 It always struck me as an appropriate line for a warrior who returned home and was adjusting to a completely new normal. "

Sure, if it were upon their return, but this was 4 years later... after shipping off the leads.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM (7LY+6)

377 here's a link to that New Yorker cover:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ujo4w2

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM (bjSMX)

378 PCU is another good rewatchable film, particularly in today'sp political climate. Never get made today.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 10, 2018 08:56 PM (39g3+)

379 I tried to watch the new Planet of the Apes on my flight to Taipei. I couldn't hang in there.

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:56 PM (5fRCd)

380 Best in Show is damn funny!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 08:56 PM (Sfs6o)

381 Guess the New Yorker forgot the concept of branding.

Posted by: kallisto at February 10, 2018 08:57 PM (6GiCM)

382 Mrs mouse loves that "sweet home" flick...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:57 PM (7LY+6)

383 The early February New Yorker cover with the same old white guy has been an annual tradition since forever.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 08:57 PM (pV/54)

384 380 Best in Show is damn funny!
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 08:56 PM (Sfs6o)

It's a dog

Posted by: Alz Hymer at February 10, 2018 08:58 PM (VWsDy)

385 My movie channel is playing the way we were, I checked for evidence of nose fucking, but found nothing.

Posted by: Tinfoilbaby at February 10, 2018 08:58 PM (6Ll1u)

386 Guess the New Yorker forgot the concept of branding.
Posted by: kallisto
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This is about our new pink cans of WD41, isn't it?

Posted by: WD40 Corp. at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (FJXGr)

387 Best Buy to stop selling CDs as of July 2018.

Also, apparently Quincy Jones is getting everything off his chest before he kicks. See some of his quotes in the story listed underneath the Best Buy one at this site, Super Deluxe Edition. (I assume they're quoting from the same piece at Vulture where QJ went off on Trump.)

http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/saturday-deluxe-10-february-2018/

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (eMKNe)

388 until now. now even the New Yorker hates its White man.

the dumbasses.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (bjSMX)

389 I have watched the Big Lebowski many times. Still laugh like an idiot. Probably because I'm a moron.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (KP5rU)

390 You guys are way to high brow for me-I like easy movies like 50 first dates and While you were sleeping. Both sweet enjoyable fluff.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (DAdSz)

391 >>PCU is another good rewatchable film, particularly in today'sp political climate. Never get made today.


Oh, that's a funny one!

I love "A Fish Called Wanda" - Kevin Kline and Michael Palin kill me!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 08:59 PM (W+vEI)

392 That's not true

He wrote one of the most melancholic high fantasy ending lines ever: "Well, I'm home."
Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards


If you reset a character to his zero-point, you've failed as a writer and might as well write for the 39th season of the Simpsons.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 09:00 PM (UCeQo)

393 377 here's a link to that New Yorker cover:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ujo4w2
Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM (bjSMX)


At least she's not wearing a top hat. That would be cultural appropriation.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 09:00 PM (sdi6R)

394 It generally takes very little to amuse me.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:01 PM (Sfs6o)

395 "But Hughes had the sense to realize, the story was good... but not good enough to endure 3 hours' worth. Anyway, supposedly his original full-length cut was stored away, and has physically deteriorated enough that a few years ago when the studio was thinking of releasing it, they chose not to, it was that bad. Will be interesting to see if it ever sees the light of day."

Love Trains, Planes, and Automobiles, and hope that the longer cut never gets put out. Comedy is one thing that *never* gets better if you slow it down and stretch it out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:01 PM (V2Yro)

396 50 First Dates was good. Better than I thought it would be.

Currently watching 'Black Mirror' eps.

Posted by: boulder terlit hobo at February 10, 2018 09:01 PM (6FqZa)

397 Best in Show IS hilarious. the dog sees a psychiatrist.

is that the one where the husband refers to his 'penis-reduction surgery'?

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:01 PM (bjSMX)

398 "13 Help Wanted:

need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight
Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)"

Serious:

Seven Days in May
Hunt for Red October
Apollo 13
The Professionals
The Big Country
The Blue Max
The Day of the Jackal

Semi Serious:

Dave
Groundhog Day (one of the most profound movies evah!)
Red

Just For Fun:

Stripes
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum
Young Frankenstein
The Producers (the original not the gag inducing musical)
Animal House
The Band Wagon

Posted by: MichiCanuck at February 10, 2018 09:02 PM (geDwj)

399 Another low-key comedy that still makes me giggle is "The Freshman" with Matthew Broderick. Just watching him constantly correct people - "Vermont" and Maximilian Schell...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:02 PM (W+vEI)

400 At least she's not wearing a top hat. That would be cultural appropriation.
Posted by: rickl
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Exactly.

Posted by: Mr. Peanut at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (FJXGr)

401 Forget who posted this earlier in the day. Upcoming movie about 303 Sqn. Title is Hurricane and am ambivalent on mainly because of the CGI which in some parts of the trailer look to be of the same quality as the TV show Dog Fights.

https://youtu.be/6s2poY9gTLE

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (5Td5d)

402 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (Sfs6o)

403 hi rickl!

yep, absolute cultural appropriation. they're giving away our culture.

is Tina whatever her name is still editor there at the NY?

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (bjSMX)

404 well, it is easier to do action movies these days since all you have to do is come up with a cool plot then make sure the villain is not some protected class. you know, make the muslim russian or something.

making a worthwhile comedy is harder because you cannot easily switch from one group to another. even worse you have to leave so much funny stuff off limits.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (MTjB1)

405 Has there ever been a thread on long flight movies?

Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (5fRCd)

406
here's a link to that New Yorker cover:

https://tinyurl.com/y8ujo4w2
Posted by: booknlass


What, no top hat?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (IqV8l)

407 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?


Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM


I'll bite. He has a pretty good batting average.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:04 PM (qGuLD)

408 402; Slingblade.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:04 PM (KP5rU)

409 Thankfully the be-monocled New Yorker magazine mascot is only being reimagined for an anniversary celebration with nine variants:

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3042533/the-new-yorkers-90-year-old-mascot-updated-9-different-ways

I did like the Millennial Knickerbocker too focused on his iPhone to look at the butterfly.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 09:04 PM (qJtVm)

410 Planes, trains and automobile is very funny but John Candy just breaks my heart in that movie. That scene when you find out his wife has passed and he’s now alone-ugh it kills me!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:04 PM (DAdSz)

411 someone is going to be really fucking pissed he 10 kids and 19 baby daddys were not on the cover with her.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:05 PM (MTjB1)

412 A Simple Plan w/ BBT is pretty good.

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:05 PM (Sfs6o)

413 aint got no gas in it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (KP5rU)

414 >>> Comedy is one thing that *never* gets better if you slow it down and stretch it out.

What do you mean?

Posted by: Albert Brooks is searching for comedy in the muslim world at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (cHbmY)

415 295 I've always had trouble with rewatching comedies. They tend not to work the second time around.
Posted by: Northernlurker-Teem at February 10, 2018 08:32 PM (5fRCd)


I agree with you, but there are exceptions, and these are the comedies that I am most fond of.

Ghostbusters, for example (the original, of course), is a wonderful rewatch. So is Animal House.

And then there is Raising Arizona. It took me three viewings to "get" the camera flash that happens when Hi is in his jail bunk, and now I think of it as one of the funniest things in the movie.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (Vb4BV)

416 Sure, if it were upon their return, but this was 4 years later... after shipping off the leads.
Posted by: Anon a mouse at February 10, 2018 08:55 PM

True, but they were central to his life up until then. It was a major change that he was facing up to. I think that straightforward 'well, this is it' sort of response was a good way to end it. Ymmv.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (QpTNr)

417 Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack in Pushing Tin. Has some good moments

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (DAdSz)

418 >>need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight

A really gripping investigation movie is "The Secret In Their Eyes" - the original Argentinian version NOT the hammy Julia Roberts version. So, so good - no idea if it's on Netflix, though..

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:07 PM (W+vEI)

419 417: Truth.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:08 PM (KP5rU)

420
417 Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack in Pushing Tin. Has some good moments
Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM (DAdSz)
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Liked that one, too!

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:08 PM (Sfs6o)

421 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight




moon

over

parador

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:08 PM (MTjB1)

422 Zardoz - what to watch when there's nobody watching.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 09:09 PM (fA1SL)

423 Gonna go see Greatest Showman again tomorrow.

Posted by: Richard McEnroe at February 10, 2018 09:09 PM (WrY3/)

424 Thanks, All Hail Eris! for some reason, I feel better knowing there are 8 other variations.

I'm just so sick of their cultural assault.

my dad was a white man, and he was my first hero. this white man hatred has got to stop.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:09 PM (bjSMX)

425

need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_longest_films

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:09 PM (IqV8l)

426 The Studio Ghibli animated movie Porco Rosso was financed in part by JAL who then ran it exclusively on long plane flights.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at February 10, 2018 09:09 PM (5Td5d)

427 Off, nebbishy sock.

Posted by: fluffy at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (cHbmY)

428 The weekly movie thread has inspired Mrs. JTB and I to improve our viewing habits. Therefore, in order to expand our consciousness, increase our IQs, elevate our moral character, and take our appreciation of art to ever higher leverls, we watched both "Beastmaster" and "Big trouble In Little China".

I feel so superior right now.

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (V+03K)

429
And then there is Raising Arizona. It took me three viewings to "get" the camera flash that happens when Hi is in his jail bunk, and now I think of it as one of the funniest things in the movie.
Posted by: Splunge


The first 20 minutes of that flick are torture.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (UCeQo)

430
this white man hatred has got to stop.
Posted by: booknlass


I think it's only getting started.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (IqV8l)

431 A Simple Plan w/ BBT is pretty good.


Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:05 PM


It's very, very good. I'd also recommend "Don't Look Back" with Eric Stoltz, "U-Turn", "Homegrown" and particularly "Pushing Tin" for lesser known Thornton flicks.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (qGuLD)

432 428 The weekly movie thread has inspired Mrs. JTB and I to improve our viewing habits. Therefore, in order to expand our consciousness, increase our IQs, elevate our moral character, and take our appreciation of art to ever higher leverls, we watched both "Beastmaster" and "Big trouble In Little China".

I feel so superior right now.
Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (V+03K)

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Both are better than The English Patient.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:11 PM (Jj43a)

433 Slingblade.
Posted by: chavez the hugo
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We did our best.

Posted by: The Nervous Hospital at February 10, 2018 09:11 PM (7ThJ3)

434 429
And then there is Raising Arizona. It took me three viewings to "get" the camera flash that happens when Hi is in his jail bunk, and now I think of it as one of the funniest things in the movie.
Posted by: Splunge

The first 20 minutes of that flick are torture.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 09:10 PM (UCeQo)


Pauses with glass halfway to mouth.
Thinks.
Huh. People are really different from each other.
Drinks.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:12 PM (Vb4BV)

435 Billy Bob Thornton and John Cusack in Pushing Tin. Has some good moments


Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:06 PM


Yes! A criminally overlooked 90's flick.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:12 PM (qGuLD)

436 funniest thing about Raising Arizona is the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:12 PM (MTjB1)

437 Bertram, I fight back whenever I hear it, with words.

But that means one has to be around the psychos. and who wants to go through that?

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:12 PM (bjSMX)

438 How about taking a book instead of a movie?

Posted by: ... .- .-.. - -.-- at February 10, 2018 09:12 PM (hyuyC)

439 >> "Big trouble In Little China".

LOVE that one!

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:13 PM (W+vEI)

440
Lone Biker of the Apocalypse

Warrior of the Lost World

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:13 PM (IqV8l)

441 409 Thankfully the be-monocled New Yorker magazine mascot is only being reimagined for an anniversary celebration with nine variants:

https://www.fastcodesign.com/3042533/the-new-yorkers-90-year-old-mascot-updated-9-different-ways

I did like the Millennial Knickerbocker too focused on his iPhone to look at the butterfly.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at February 10, 2018 09:04 PM (qJtVm)


Your link just talked about them, but it contained the link to the different versions:
https://www.itsnicethat.com/articles/new-yorker-covers-1

I like the one with nine drawings representing the nine decades.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 09:13 PM (sdi6R)

442 Koyaanisqatsi is a movie to watch, but not on a plane.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 10, 2018 09:14 PM (hyuyC)

443 "Best in Show" is hilarious, a real sleeper comedy!

Trivia - I think I recall hearing that the nondescript little dog that wins the championship at the end was Eugene Levy's real life dog.

More Trivia - Joe Garagiola's family were outraged at Fred Willard's performance, they felt that he was making fun of old Joe personally, since his performance as a host mimicked Joes so closely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:14 PM (V2Yro)

444
Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?



I've never met Billy Bob

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 09:14 PM (EzdLW)

445 Fish called Wanda didn't hold up well for me. Its still pretty funny but that first time through was so unexpected and unpredictable that was a lot of the humor. I literally had no idea what was going to happen to anyone or how it would turn out

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 10, 2018 09:15 PM (39g3+)

446 "Paleface," with Bob Hope.
I still quote this line: "Wind from the left, shoot to the right."
Re: Marx Brothers, "Duck Soup" was never my favorite. I think mine is "A Night at the Opera." I always thought they were funnier when they had a plot to hang their antics on.

Posted by: Dr Alice at February 10, 2018 09:15 PM (LaT54)

447 this white man hatred has got to stop.
Posted by: booknlass

I think it's only getting started.

Well screw them- I luurves the white man! Rowrrr! David Beckham can patriarchy me any time!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:15 PM (DAdSz)

448 434. Shutter Island - the scene with the Mrs. Kearns talking to Marshal Daniels. She asks for a glass of water. She doesn't raise the glass to drink - her hand is empty as she raises it - but she does set the glass down. Little things like that stay with you.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine, 501st Kremlin Jewbot Gvardii at February 10, 2018 09:15 PM (fA1SL)

449 New Yorker cover looks ... fetishist

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (hMwEB)

450 "402 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?"

I like me some potted meat.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (V2Yro)

451 432 ... "Both are better than The English Patient."

Good to know. We are hoping to work our way up to the original "Dune". Might take a while before we are ready for such a transformative experience.

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (V+03K)

452 You can also get a youtube video of B-17 engines. For 8 hours of white noise sleep.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (hyuyC)

453 funniest thing about Raising Arizona is the Lone Biker of the Apocalypse.

-
John Goodman and Nicholas Cage fighting in the trailer is pretty funny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (+y/Ru)

454 402 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?
Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (Sfs6o)


Sometimes. The wife made me watch Bad Santa. Twice, because that's how long it took me to "get" it. I had to acknowledge its awesomeness, though I'm not that eager for a third viewing, and I am especially still resisting the idea that watching it is a perfectly sound Christmas tradition.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:17 PM (Vb4BV)

455 "446 "Paleface," with Bob Hope.
I still quote this line: "Wind from the left, shoot to the right."

Another favorite line - "Why, brave men RUN in my family!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:17 PM (V2Yro)

456 I missed last week because my dad was in town and we are a bunch of oysters and he bought me some 18 year old Irish Whiskey.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 08:11 PM (Jj43a)

++++

Oysters are known to have a weakness for whiskey.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 10, 2018 09:18 PM (pvjTE)

457 Watching Duck Soup on Need Year's Eve became a tradition during my pre-teen and early teen years. You should have added the mirror scene in your clips.

Also, do yourselves a favor and go find any clip of Chico sitting down at a piano. You will not be disappointed. (Disclaimer- lack of disappointment is not guaranteed for those who are deaf, near deaf or consider hip hop tone actual music.)

Posted by: tankdemon at February 10, 2018 09:18 PM (al/YI)

458 439 >> "Big trouble In Little China".

LOVE that one!
Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:13 PM (W+vEI)
Oh honey ANYthing with Kurt Russell is a must watch for me. I loved him since he was a Disney Darling!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:19 PM (DAdSz)

459 453 John Goodman and Nicholas Cage fighting in the trailer is pretty funny.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I Robot, You Jane at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (+y/Ru)


Yes it is. Especially, for me when John Goodman raises his laced hands for the overhead smash, and scrapes them against that sort of glittery cheap pointy stuff you see on the ceilings of really cheap, low-ceiling houses, and yells "ARRRGH!"

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:19 PM (Vb4BV)

460 422 Zardoz - what to watch when there's nobody watching."

Another one to watch when there's nobody watching - MITCHELL!!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:19 PM (V2Yro)

461 451 432 ... "Both are better than The English Patient."

Good to know. We are hoping to work our way up to the original "Dune". Might take a while before we are ready for such a transformative experience.
Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:16 PM (V+03K)

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You may mean confusing experience.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:20 PM (Jj43a)

462 Billy Bob Thornton. Meh.

A Simple Plan was good, though. And Cut Bank (which I would've liked whether BBT was in it or not ).

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 09:20 PM (EzdLW)

463 did you guys notice though--I just did--those 9 covers are dated 2015. so this year I think it's just the black woman.

could be wrong.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:21 PM (bjSMX)

464 Another low-key comedy that still makes me giggle is "The Freshman" with Matthew Broderick. Just watching him constantly correct people - "Vermont" and Maximilian Schell...

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:02 PM (W+vEI)


I love that movie. All of the supporting characters are perfect.

Posted by: DR.WTF? at February 10, 2018 09:21 PM (T71PA)

465 What We Do in the Shadows

+1, very funny

Posted by: free tibet, with purchase of equal or greater value tibet at February 10, 2018 09:21 PM (CL76w)

466 Sound Christmas tradition : Die Hard the original and then
Its a Wonderful Life

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (DAdSz)

467 you guys notice though--I just did--those 9 covers are dated 2015. so this year I think it's just the black woman.

could be wrong.
Posted by: booknlass at February




you're probably right but who cares. fuck em all.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (MTjB1)

468 I need to watch more Coen Brothers movies. I loved the ones I've seen, but there are a lot I haven't seen. Maybe I should break down and buy them on DVD.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (sdi6R)

469 I'd like to see "The English Patient" remade with Slingblade as the main character.

I think it would improve that movie markedly. mmmm-hmmmm.

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (V2Yro)

470 "Die Hard" sort of works as a comedy.

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (EzdLW)

471 >>Oh honey ANYthing with Kurt Russell is a must watch for me. I loved him since he was a Disney Darling!

WORD!! That man is hot!


"Overboard" is a good one, too.
I can only imagine how bad the remake will be.

Posted by: Lizzy at February 10, 2018 09:22 PM (W+vEI)

472 WORD!! That man is hot!


"Overboard" is a good one, too.
I can only imagine how bad the remake will be.
Posted by: Lizzy at February




wow, you must really have an obsession with him to recommend that movie.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:23 PM (MTjB1)

473 Goldie Hawn looked great in Overboard but... it was pretty weak.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (39g3+)

474 I will try to restrain my enthusiasm for Raising Arizona, which would make any top 10 list I could ever put together. But not before one quote, just as an example of what, for me, are constant laughs when watching this movie, no matter how often I watch it.

Necessary background: Nathan Arizona, well-known to all Arizonans because of his ubiquitous commercials for his unpainted furniture store, Unpainted Arizona, has had a child kidnapped. The FBI is on the scene.

FBI Agent : Sir, we have an indication that you were born "Nathan Huffheins."
Nathan Arizona: Yeah, I changed my damn name. What of it?
FBI Agent : Can you give us an indication why?
Nathan Arizona: Would you shop at a store called "Unpainted Huffheins?"

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (Vb4BV)

475 We recently watched a good show on HBO, "Living with Lincoln". It was about this guy who collected all the photos of Lincoln that he could, as his Dad fought in the Civil War.

Then it impacted the family for generations, his daughter did tons of research on Lincoln and found unknown stuff. Her grandkids eventually donated it all to the govt. Very interesting to a history buff.

Posted by: Farmer at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (yJ1e6)

476
Two good Kurt Russell movies that aren't well known.... "Bone Tomahawk" and "Breakdown".

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (qGuLD)

477 471 >>Oh honey ANYthing with Kurt Russell is a must watch for me. I loved him since he was a Disney Darling! "

Snake Pliskin - A Hero for our Times!!!

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (V2Yro)

478 Raising Arizona is so much fun. It starts out sort of surreal funny and just builds from there. Great fun, so well written and directed. Not super fond of their latest stuff though

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM (39g3+)

479 476
Two good Kurt Russell movies that aren't well known.... "Bone Tomahawk" and "Breakdown".
Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:24 PM (qGuLD)

======

Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM (Jj43a)

480 "473 Goldie Hawn looked great in Overboard but... it was pretty weak."

It's a chick flick. Wife's favorite Kurt Russell movie.

"we live here - deliberately????"

Posted by: Tom Servo at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM (V2Yro)

481 476: saw Breakdown. Fucked up. Scared the hell out of my wife.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM (KP5rU)

482 well, jurt russell did most of his best work when he was at disney.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:27 PM (MTjB1)

483 Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM


LOL!

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:27 PM (qGuLD)

484 Kurt Russell.

Tombstone

*mic drop*

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 09:27 PM (EzdLW)

485 I like men in general, and my husband in particular.

The times I have been sour on men have usually been due to romantic disappointment. Maybe the man-haters just can't maintain a healthy relationship.

Posted by: Emmie, not dead and not tired of winning at February 10, 2018 09:28 PM (/A+Cl)

486 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM


Don't know much about his movies, but he was very good in Goliath (a Prime Original series).

Posted by: HTL at February 10, 2018 09:28 PM (7oUgp)

487 Overboard was a weak but cute movie. If it gets remade it will utter crap says I.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:28 PM (DAdSz)

488 the apex of billy bob thornton's career was when angelina jolie agreed to marry him.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:29 PM (MTjB1)

489 Kurt Russell.

Tombstone

*mic drop*
Posted by: Hands at February




here, you dropped this.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:29 PM (MTjB1)

490 484; End of thread. Fucking nailed it.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:29 PM (KP5rU)

491 Tango and Cash. Fantastic booty in that flick!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (DAdSz)

492 Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM (Jj43a)

It's impossible to escape from LA, there's too much traffic.

Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (QUtQ6)

493 488 the apex of billy bob thornton's career was when angelina jolie agreed to marry him.
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 09:29 PM (MTjB1)


Jolie agreeing to carry a vial of his blood on a chain around her neck was sort of significant too.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (Vb4BV)

494 slingblade makes my skin crawl...

but I like the thornton movie where he's a farmer who builds a rocket in his barn.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (bjSMX)

495 Two good Kurt Russell movies that aren't well known.... "Bone Tomahawk" and "Breakdown".

-----------------------

Bone Tomahawk - sounds like something in the Elizabeth Warren line of sex toys.

Posted by: Jolo at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (y09j5)

496 Have you seen my performances on 8mm?

Posted by: Curt Russell at February 10, 2018 09:31 PM (Y9g6h)

497 And that brings us to Sylvester Stallone, LOVED
The Expendables!

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:31 PM (DAdSz)

498 Kurt Russel Disney movies.

The scene in "The Strongest Man In The World" where the weightlifter can't lift the barbell, and it strrrettttcchhes out his arms. That had me laughing my little butt off as a kid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNI3LngJsHc

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 09:32 PM (EzdLW)

499 If you want comedy from the 30's that still holds up today, there are two initials and a word that will tell thee yea.

The hints are LaFong, Carl LaFong! Capital L, small a, capital F, small O, small N, small G! La Fong! Carl La Fong!

The two initials are W and C, and the word is Fields.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2018 09:32 PM (l9m7l)

500 I'm a real lover I'm told.

*licks blade*

Posted by: Curt Russell at February 10, 2018 09:32 PM (Y9g6h)

501 476: saw Breakdown. Fucked up. Scared the hell out of my wife.


Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM


"Breakdown" is a fantastic thriller. I'm totally bewildered by how it slipped by without much love. Expertly directed and cracks along with no fat and no padding. It's to an *obscure* masterpiece.

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:33 PM (qGuLD)

502 Kurt Russell was excellent in the second Guardians of the Galaxy.

When I think about his career, his is more prolific and all-encompassing than anyone else. He was a great kid actor in a lot of Disney movies, and he still delivers, like in the aforementioned Guardians movie.

He is one of them guys who makes a movie better. The one time I saw anyone better than Kurt was Val Kilmer in Tombstone.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gentleman Drunkard at February 10, 2018 09:33 PM (IMacf)

503
It's impossible to escape from LA, there's too much traffic.
Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more


Go through the phantom tollbooth.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:33 PM (IqV8l)

504 Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

It's impossible to escape from LA, there's too much traffic.
Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more

=========================

Nobody walks in L.A.

Posted by: Dale Bozio at February 10, 2018 09:34 PM (EzdLW)

505 As someone who's worked in that business at the highest levels for so many years, do all the recent revelations come as a surprise?

No, man. Women had to put up with fucked-up shit. Women and brothers -- we're both dealing with the glass ceiling.


So saith Quincy from his Bel Air mansion.

Wouldn't say a word about Bill Cosby though.

Posted by: gNewt at February 10, 2018 09:34 PM (XX9+E)

506 Confession: I have seen several Marx Brothers movies, and I was entertained. But I hardly laughed at all. The humor all seemed very shallow. That surprise element, which I completely agree is core to comedy, just never seemed to turn up.

"And then we go through the viaduct"
"Why a duck?"

For some, that is a great joke. For me, it is boredom and an eyeroll. Tastes vary.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (Vb4BV)

507 Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:30 PM (bjSMX)

I believe it's called The Astronaut Farmer

Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (QUtQ6)

508 ...close to being an *obscure* masterpiece...

Posted by: otho at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (qGuLD)

509 Cool, this thread is dead, so I can whore my latest animation here. And I'll only feel a teeny bit guilty.
\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2oHIFQSw5g

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (l9m7l)

510 501; Said it better than I could. Great thriller.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 09:36 PM (KP5rU)

511 506
For some, that is a great joke. For me, it is boredom and an eyeroll. Tastes vary.
Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (Vb4BV)

======

It's okay, as long as you accept that you're wrong.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:36 PM (Jj43a)

512 483 Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.


Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:26 PM

Pretty sure Snake Plissken was played by Jennifer Palmieri

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 09:36 PM (VWsDy)

513 504 Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

It's impossible to escape from LA, there's too much traffic.
Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more

=========================

Nobody walks in L.A.
Posted by: Dale Bozio at February 10, 2018 09:34 PM (EzdLW)

For good reason!

Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more at February 10, 2018 09:36 PM (QUtQ6)

514 511 It's okay, as long as you accept that you're wrong.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at February 10, 2018 09:36 PM (Jj43a)


Oh, definitely.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:37 PM (Vb4BV)

515 I luurves the white man! Rowrrr! David Beckham can patriarchy me any time!
Posted by: Cheriebebe


ha ha ha! me too cheriebebe. I'm with you.

loves me some white dudes. me TOO

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:37 PM (bjSMX)

516 Season 3 Ep. 6 of NYPD Blue should jog the noggin of all you cinephiles.

Posted by: Curt Russell at February 10, 2018 09:38 PM (Y9g6h)

517 Tombstone. +1

Especially once Wyatt gets mad.

"You called down the lightning!" It is so appropriate for today.

And almost as good as " Don't piss down my back and tell me it's raining. "

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:39 PM (V+03K)

518 I liked _The Freshman_ a lot. Marlon Brando does the best Marlon Brando impersonation EVER in that movie.

Posted by: Trimegistus at February 10, 2018 09:39 PM (pZakj)

519 loves me some white dudes. me TOO
Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:37 PM (bjSMX)

*fistbumps and high fives*

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:39 PM (DAdSz)

520 504 Don't forget his greatest film: Escape from L.A.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

It's impossible to escape from LA, there's too much traffic.
Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more

=========================

Nobody walks in L.A.
Posted by: Dale Bozio at February 10, 2018 09:34 PM (EzdLW)

Old joke about LA:

Why does nobody walk in LA?

Because everyone's stuck in Traffic.

Posted by: Surfperch and nothing more at February 10, 2018 09:40 PM (QUtQ6)

521 402 Who here likes movies with Billy Bob Thornton?

Posted by: Weasel at February 10, 2018 09:03 PM (Sfs6o)

++++

Me. One False Move is a helluva film. Slingblade is also good. The first season of Fargo was really good. Etc.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at February 10, 2018 09:41 PM (pvjTE)

522 153 Help Wanted:

need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight.

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

Star Trek II
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Master and Commander
Die Hard
Darkest Hour
Pork Chop Hill
Men In Black
Trading Places
The King's Speech
1776

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2018 09:41 PM (QMwOT)

523 thanks surfperch. it was the Astronaut Farmer. pretty good. Billy Bob was just an eccentric, not a psycho killer.

Posted by: booknlass at February 10, 2018 09:41 PM (bjSMX)

524 We here at the FBI have no sense of humor that we are aware of.

Says it all.

Posted by: Collins Brentwood Sr at February 10, 2018 09:42 PM (ECDXs)

525 Billy Bob Thornton was pretty good in Bandits.

Best scene is during the bank robbery when the cops drive up to the drive through window and ask for Doris. Hilarious.

Posted by: squeakywheel at February 10, 2018 09:43 PM (2Ot+m)

526 slingblade makes my skin crawl...

but I like the thornton movie where he's a farmer who builds a rocket in his barn.

Posted by: booknlass
***********************

Dwight Yoakam was in Slingblade he played an asshole again in The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, starring Tommy Lee Jones which was a good movie.

Posted by: gNewt at February 10, 2018 09:43 PM (XX9+E)

527 Saw Paris 15:17, enjoyed it. Loved getting to know the soldiers and their families, loved seeing the terrorist getting whipped with his own gun, think it was the butt of an AK47 but don't know enough to be certain

Posted by: LMD Outer Banker at February 10, 2018 09:43 PM (Vuaet)

528 Men In Black that is damn fun movie! Oceans eleven quotable and enjoyable.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:44 PM (DAdSz)

529 524 We here at the FBI have no sense of humor that we are aware of.
Posted by: Collins Brentwood Sr at February 10, 2018 09:42 PM (ECDXs)


Oh, yes, Men in Black. Another very rewatchable comedy, though they mixed rewatchable jokes with one-time jokes, so it's not quite as rewatchable as some.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:44 PM (Vb4BV)

530
but I like the thornton movie where he's a farmer who builds a rocket in his barn.

The World's Highest Indian

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at February 10, 2018 09:45 PM (IqV8l)

531 The Three Stooges.
Comedy gods!

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2018 09:45 PM (QMwOT)

532 Re: Arsenic and Old Lace: Watch with the closed captioning on sometime. I just about fell over laughing the first time Teddy blew his bugle--the captioning was intentionally funny.

Re: "Well, I'm back"--that's not a reset to zero. Sam Gamgee has been to war, has literally seen the oliphaunt, has borne the One Ring and witnessed its destruction, has had all his best dreams come true and married his childhood sweetheart, has inherited significant wealth, and has had to say goodbye to his best friend. He's no longer merely "Samwise the gardener"; he's "Samwise who ought to be called Full-wise" (as a letter in the deleted epilogue proclaims), soon to be one of the three most powerful Hobbits in the Shire when he's elected Mayor. And the Shire itself is still rebuilding from the results of Saruman's spite. Sam's home... but neither he nor it will ever be the same.

Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 10, 2018 09:45 PM (3032H)

533 but I like the thornton movie where he's a farmer who builds a rocket in his barn.

The World's Highest Indian
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr


Those Nippalese can smoke weed like no one's biz.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 10, 2018 09:46 PM (UCeQo)

534 532 Re: "Well, I'm back"--that's not a reset to zero. Sam Gamgee has been to war, has literally seen the oliphaunt, has borne the One Ring and witnessed its destruction, has had all his best dreams come true and married his childhood sweetheart, has inherited significant wealth, and has had to say goodbye to his best friend. He's no longer merely "Samwise the gardener"; he's "Samwise who ought to be called Full-wise" (as a letter in the deleted epilogue proclaims), soon to be one of the three most powerful Hobbits in the Shire when he's elected Mayor. And the Shire itself is still rebuilding from the results of Saruman's spite. Sam's home... but neither he nor it will ever be the same.
Posted by: Elisabeth G. Wolfe at February 10, 2018 09:45 PM (3032H)


I bow to your Tolkien lore and insight. Nicely done.

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 09:48 PM (Vb4BV)

535 Ocean's Eleven.
Lots of great lines.

The scene where Brad Pitt is talking to this pole dancer/stripper he knows and says, "Say hi to your Mom for me."

Her reply, "Say it to her yourself, she's on in twenty minutes."

Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2018 09:48 PM (QMwOT)

536 pre- NUDE

Posted by: Shep at February 10, 2018 09:48 PM (VWsDy)

537 Shep, you're asking for it.

Posted by: gNewt at February 10, 2018 09:49 PM (XX9+E)

538 Wonder Woman on HBO.

Gal Gadot is incendiary. Volleyball player build. What slays me is when she gushes maternal when she sees a baby.

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 09:49 PM (pV/54)

539
Can't help but wonder if thought's ever been given to doing an updated
remake of "The Conversation," given that that technology--
surveillance-- has changed and advanced so much in the digital era.



OTOH, you know how Hollywood screws things up...

Posted by: qdpsteve at February 10, 2018 07:36 PM (eMKNe)

=======================
"Enemy Of The State""Other People's Lives"
are two films that come to mind.
Posted by: mrp at February 10, 2018 07:38 PM (Pqytn)







Gene Hackman's character in EOTS is an obvious nod to The Conversation and Harry Caul. I think they actually used some still photos from The Conversation.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 10, 2018 09:50 PM (eXA4G)

540 499
The two initials are W and C, and the word is Fields.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2018 09:32 PM (l9m7l)


His movies had lots of quotable lines, that's for sure.

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

541 Her reply, "Say it to her yourself, she's on in twenty minutes."
Posted by: The Man from Athens at February 10, 2018 09:48 PM (QMwO

Ted Nugent called, he wants his shirt back.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 09:51 PM (DAdSz)

542
The two initials are W and C, and the word is Fields.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2018 09:32 PM (l9m7l)

His movies had lots of quotable lines, that's for sure.

"Reminds me of my safari in Africa. Somebody forgot the corkscrew and for several days we had to live on nothing but food and water."
Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 09:51 PM (sdi6R)







"Some contemptible scoundrel stole the cork from my lunch!"

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 10, 2018 09:53 PM (eXA4G)

543 And the US takes its first gold.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2018 09:58 PM (gC2IV)

544 532 ... Elisabeth, Exactly right. Tolkien mentions several times that a story doesn't end even though the players change. Such change is inherent in Middle Earth.

Posted by: JTB at February 10, 2018 09:58 PM (V+03K)

545 Samwise was the only commoner among the main characters of LotR.


Posted by: davidt at February 10, 2018 10:00 PM (9W/ZC)

546 Women's Biathlon live on NBCSN

Posted by: Hands at February 10, 2018 10:01 PM (EzdLW)

547 If you're not allowed to speak ill of Black Panther (shades of Obama!), then aren't any reviews of it worthless?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at February 10, 2018 10:01 PM (oVJmc)

548 "Duck Soup" probably is the "purest" Marx Brothers movie: pure jokes and satire, with no love subplot (or plot at all, really) and no musical interludes (it's the only one of their movies in which Harpo doesn't play the harp, though he does pluck a few chords on a piano harp).

Some scenes are priceless: The lemonade-stand fracas with silent-film comedian Edgar Kennedy; the mirror scene with Harpo and Groucho; the trial scene with Charles Middleton as the prosecutor (he played Ming the Merciless in the Flash Gordon serials); the opening "Hair Freedonia" sequence ... and so on.

Yet the whole is less than the sum of its parts. Some individual sequences are hilarious, but at the end, the viewer's not been taken anywhere. It's no surprise that "Duck Soup" flopped at the box office, and Paramount decided not to renew the Marxes' contract.

It took Irving Thalberg at MGM to revive their career with "A Night at the Opera", which is a much better crafted movie - better paced, a better script, and with some brilliant scenes of its own (e.g., the stateroom scene, or the contract scene). And the final sequence, where the brothers demolish Verdi's "Il Trovatore," is side-splittingly funny.

So, while "Duck Soup" has many wonderful moments, I'll take "A Night at the Opera" as their best movie.

Posted by: Brown Line at February 10, 2018 10:02 PM (S6ArX)

549 Samwise was the only commoner among the main characters of LotR.
---
Smeagol was nothing special *gollum* *gollum*

Posted by: Precious at February 10, 2018 10:02 PM (XQvuQ)

550 ok, read nothing, but for my money "Duck Soup" was the best Marx Brother movie. The scenes with Edgar Kennedy are really unusually rare in the Marx Brothers films.

Posted by: mallfly the Peach of Hoboken at February 10, 2018 10:02 PM (ILitO)

551 The Ritual on Netflix is creepy af.

Posted by: jmel at February 10, 2018 10:03 PM (OeWgo)

552 Always thought it funny that, at the Council of Elrond, Tolkien included an elf who was "that douche at a meeting who just has to say something, but knows nothing." At least that's how I took that business of "I know little of [Tom Bombadil] except the name, but here's what I have to say about him anyway"

Posted by: Splunge at February 10, 2018 10:03 PM (Vb4BV)

553 I liked _The Freshman_ a lot. Marlon Brando does the best Marlon Brando impersonation EVER in that movie.

Scam ... is such a dirty word.

Posted by: Adriane the Movie Critic ... at February 10, 2018 10:04 PM (AoK0a)

554 Cool, this thread is dead, so I can whore my latest animation here. And I'll only feel a teeny bit guilty.
\https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2oHIFQSw5g
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at February 10, 2018 09:35 PM (l9m7l)

I didn't laugh once at that.

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:04 PM (ayUOl)

555 Duck Soup and Opera have identical 8.0 scores on imdb. Go figure

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 10:05 PM (pV/54)

556 If you're not allowed to speak ill of Black Panther (shades of Obama!), then aren't any reviews of it worthless?
---
Rotten Tomatoes might figure out what they've done when the audience score next Monday is around 10%

Posted by: Methos at February 10, 2018 10:05 PM (XQvuQ)

557 543
And the US takes its first gold.

Posted by: Duke Lowell

Whoa, did I really just win the gold?!?

Gnarly...

Posted by: Red Gerard at February 10, 2018 10:05 PM (7k8B7)

558 we can has ONT?

Posted by: redc1c4 at February 10, 2018 10:05 PM (zM+lT)

559 551 The Ritual on Netflix is creepy af.

==

in a good way or a bad way?
is it shaky cam?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 10:06 PM (hMwEB)

560 is Death Sentence (Kevin Bacon) good?

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 10:07 PM (hMwEB)

561 What is the ritual about?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at February 10, 2018 10:07 PM (gC2IV)

562 Am I the only man in existence that thinks Tombstone is the most well acted piece of crap in existence?

Lots of cool parts that only barely come together into anything coherent. Like they took a movie that was twice as long and cut out every other scene.

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:07 PM (ayUOl)

563 Ritual - Cthulhu mythos style horror.

No shaky cam.

Posted by: Bear with Assymetrical Balls at February 10, 2018 10:09 PM (H5knJ)

564 Speaking of flicks and the Olympics, I Tonya is a hoot.

#5 of my list of best movies of 2017

Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 10:09 PM (pV/54)

565 518
I liked _The Freshman_ a lot. Marlon Brando does the best Marlon Brando impersonation EVER in that movie.

Posted by: Trimegistus

I love that honky!

Posted by: Richard Pryor at February 10, 2018 10:09 PM (7k8B7)

566 I might download the Ritual for the flight then

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 10:10 PM (hMwEB)

567 Someone mention The Ritual?

https://youtu.be/jHrl--g1uaE

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:10 PM (ayUOl)

568 His movies had lots of quotable lines, that's for sure.

"She ain't no blond either", as he watched Mae West walk up the stairs.

Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 10:10 PM (nisXv)

569 568
"She ain't no blond either", as he watched Mae West walk up the stairs.
Posted by: dartist at February 10, 2018 10:10 PM (nisXv)


That would sail right over the heads of young'uns today.

Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

570 someone who's worked in that business at the highest levels for so many years, do all the recent revelations come as a surprise?

No, man. Women had to put up with fucked-up shit. Women and brothers -- we're both dealing with the glass ceiling.


So saith Quincy from his Bel Air mansion.

Wouldn't say a word about Bill Cosby though.
Posted by: gNewt at February




well they left out the second half of the quote.

No, man. Women had to put up with fucked-up shit. Women and brothers -- we're both dealing with the glass ceiling.

some of the shit I made bitches and brothers do to and for each other was fucked up. sure that glass ceiling is a bitch, first you have to find someone to install the mirrors then someone to keep em clean enough to film through

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 10:12 PM (MTjB1)

571 >>I love that honky!
Posted by: Richard Pryor

Go on....

Please, I'll beg if you want!

Posted by: Shep Smith at February 10, 2018 10:13 PM (8O3HH)

572 Rotten Tomatoes might figure out what they've done when the audience score next Monday is around 10%


Posted by: Methos at February 10, 2018 10:05 PM (XQvuQ)



That's not gonna happen. They're probably all worried because there's some douchebag group out there taking credit for low audience scores for the Last Jedi, because they didn't like all the "diversity" or whatever. While ignoring that its likely that its more because the movie took a massive shit on the legacy of Luke Skywalker and was such a mess in other ways.

They really believe that Female Ghostbusters was a good movie and only sexists ruined it.

Posted by: buzzion at February 10, 2018 10:13 PM (cAnNx)

573 Speaking of Kurt Russel though, last week I was watching a ridiculously underrated John Carpenter flick called Starman.

Which doesn't actually have Kurt Russel at all.

It stars Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen in a wonderfully tight fitting pair of blue jeans.

Very optimistic and feel good sci-fi romance. Worth watching if you can find it.

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:14 PM (ayUOl)

574 If we're doing netflix recommendations, the two seasons of Little Witch Academia are really good, particularly if you need to explain to someone what's wrong with Rey. Acco gets a super powerful artifact in the first episode, but she's basically a level 0 mage and has to struggle. A lot.

And when plot twists happen, they *matter* because you care about the characters they affect.

Posted by: Methos at February 10, 2018 10:15 PM (XQvuQ)

575 573 Mmmmmm Karen Allen starman and animal house

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February 10, 2018 10:16 PM (9TR2V)

576 573 Speaking of Kurt Russel though, last week I was watching a ridiculously underrated John Carpenter flick called Starman.

Which doesn't actually have Kurt Russel at all.

It stars Jeff Bridges and Karen Allen in a wonderfully tight fitting pair of blue jeans.

Very optimistic and feel good sci-fi romance. Worth watching if you can find it.
Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:14 PM (ayUOl)

Speaking of Jeff Bridges and alien characters , I think K Pak is a very underrated movie.

Posted by: Sebastian Melmoth at February 10, 2018 10:16 PM (2DOZq)

577 Honky Donky!

I ate Italian Sausage the entire week after our special evening....sigh.

Posted by: Richard Pryor at February 10, 2018 10:16 PM (7k8B7)

578 Mmmmmm Karen Allen starman and animal house
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February



she has to be 80 by now

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 10:17 PM (MTjB1)

579 That would sail right over the heads of young'uns today.
Posted by: rickl at February 10, 2018 10:12 PM (sdi6R)

IT'S FUNNY BECAUSE MODERN WOMEN SHAVE THEIR GENITALIA BARE!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLISBERGER at February 10, 2018 10:17 PM (ayUOl)

580 this thread is dead jim, fire up the choppah. go pet that rhino while we get the fuck out.

pencile mustache white rich dude.

Posted by: chavez the hugo at February 10, 2018 10:18 PM (KP5rU)

581 ONT is nood. Bad music videos.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at February 10, 2018 10:18 PM (84F5k)

582 573 Speaking of Kurt Russel though, last week I was watching a ridiculously underrated John Carpenter flick called Starman.

Which doesn't actually have Kurt Russel at all.

But Kurt Russel was in Stargate so there’s that.

Posted by: Cheriebebe at February 10, 2018 10:18 PM (DAdSz)

583 That's not gonna happen. They're probably all worried because there's
some douchebag group out there taking credit for low audience scores for
the Last Jedi, because they didn't like all the "diversity" or
whatever. While ignoring that its likely that its more because the
movie took a massive shit on the legacy of Luke Skywalker and was such a
mess in other ways.
---
I'm sure Black Panther is going to be a fine mediocrity like the rest of the marvel movies. I just mean the response to Rotten Tomatoes' threat to investigate people for misbehaving is likely to backfire spectacularly, particularly given attitudes towards Disney and its flying monkeys after TLJ.

Posted by: Methos at February 10, 2018 10:19 PM (XQvuQ)

584 ONT is up.

Posted by: Robert at February 10, 2018 10:19 PM (ayUOl)

585 That would sail right over the heads of young'uns today.
Posted by: rickl at February



well, not everything was better in the old days. you know, having to keep the fire burning all night, raise your own food, walk to school barefoot til you graduated in the eight grade, worrying about getting jumped by wolves and or indians, having to go out at night to the outhouse.

Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 10:19 PM (MTjB1)

586 538 Wonder Woman on HBO.

Gal Gadot is incendiary. Volleyball player build. What slays me is when she gushes maternal when she sees a baby.
Posted by: Ignoramus at February 10, 2018 09:49 PM (pV/54)

I really loved Wonder Woman and that was my favorite scene, too. An empowered woman who doesn't want to kill babies!

Posted by: Gem at February 10, 2018 10:32 PM (XoAz8)

587 578 Mmmmmm Karen Allen starman and animal house
Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at February



she has to be 80 by now
Posted by: --- .-. /-. --- - at February 10, 2018 10:17 PM (MTjB1

Karen Allen lives in a small village about 5 miles from me. She looks 80

Posted by: REDACTED at February 10, 2018 10:35 PM (VWsDy)

588 Ah man, I'm sorry to have missed this thread. I love "Duck Soup."

First saw it on TV with parents and sister. We laughed all through it, except Mom, who fell asleep as she usually did.

There's something about seeing a comedy with others that makes every gag funnier. I first realized this watching a Laurel and Hardy flick at a community benefit. And "Ghostbusters" isn't the same without an audience.

Back to DS -- I love the disguises that the spies wear in their introduction, the mirror scene, and "Well, then, can you let me have 10 bucks until payday?"

I missed the thread for a good reason -- I went to a movie. "Jumanji." Fun. I remember taking my sons to the first one -- and that's all I remember.

Regarding comedies that hold together until the end, I submit "Ruthless People." I need to watch that again.

Posted by: Weak Geek at February 10, 2018 10:58 PM (5F8qW)

589 I repeat. "The Foreigner". Best little movie in a long time. Jackie, Pierce, Oria, Katie, and others whos names I have forgotten because of the nasty weather. F*ck the critics review of this. This is a great little movie. It is so easy to tell when the players think that they have a winner. This is one of those. No one "phoned it in". Screw the critics!

Posted by: goon at February 10, 2018 11:02 PM (EaQ6/)

590 Movie for aircraft travel: "The Party," starring Peter Sellers and directed by Blake Edwards.

Most of the flick has no dialogue, just background sound.

The butler/waiter scene cracks me up.

Posted by: Weak Geek at February 10, 2018 11:20 PM (5F8qW)

591 It took Irving Thalberg at MGM to revive their career with "A Night at the Opera", which is a much better crafted movie - better paced, a better script, and with some brilliant scenes of its own (e.g., the stateroom scene, or the contract scene). And the final sequence, where the brothers demolish Verdi's "Il Trovatore," is side-splittingly funny.

So, while "Duck Soup" has many wonderful moments, I'll take "A Night at the Opera" as their best movie.
Posted by: Brown Line at February 10, 2018 10:02 PM (S6ArX)

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That's exactly why I like Duck Soup better. A Night at the Opera is an orderly movie, and the Marxes were the enemies of order.

It was the beginning of the end; in their next film A Day at the Races, you can see the structure start to take over the comedy, and by the time they made The Big Store in 1941, they were completely swallowed up by the MGM machine and were just three more comedians on the lot. They did make a partial return to form with A Night in Casablanca in 1946, which I place just a notch below their Paramount films.

While I agree that A Night at the Opera is one of the Marxes' best films, it's because it's the "least MGM" of their MGM films.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at February 10, 2018 11:25 PM (MqzWH)

592 Re "A Day at the Races" -- Groucho's character was to have been named Dr. Quackenbush, but legal found two dozen physicians named Quackenbush who would not take kindly to the idea. Hence a renaming of the character to Hackenbush.

Posted by: Weak Geek at February 10, 2018 11:47 PM (5F8qW)

593 need suggestions for movies to download from Netflix to my tablet for a loong flight

Posted by: votermom certified russian matryoshka bot at February 10, 2018 07:12 PM (hMwEB)

Try 'Local Hero' for your flight. Amusing in a light way and great score.



Posted by: mike jn houston at February 11, 2018 05:02 AM (G2nxU)

594 I know I'm late, but God in heaven the fucking Marx Brothers suck so bad. It's good if you enjoy it, knock yourself out, but tedious is where we begin the description of these never-funny douchebags.

Liked the Stooges when I was a kid, but only with Curly. Nowadays I'm just 'meh'. Sinsemilla couldn't make Shemp funny.

Posted by: Monty James at February 11, 2018 10:08 AM (gKOMX)

595 I'll give Duck Soup a try, but the funniest movie of all time is A Night At the Opera, the best Marx Brothers movie as well. Zeppo? Come on.

Posted by: Hammer Dog at February 11, 2018 11:01 AM (ia/xY)

596 Re: Duck Soup

Is no one going to mention Raquel Torres amazing silver dress? HUBBA HUBBA!

Posted by: Toby Flenderson at February 11, 2018 11:20 AM (zV9c4)

597 I've heard Zeppo could imitate any one of the other brothers and would fill in for them from time to time.

Posted by: goodluckduck at February 11, 2018 05:07 PM (V8zw+)

598 I have Duck Soup, A Night At The Opera, Cocoanuts, Horse
Feathers and Animal Crackers near the top of my Netflix
queue as I type. The Marx Brothers will never go out of
style!

Posted by: Leonard Jones at February 12, 2018 03:23 PM (mxgwX)

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