Saturday Evening Movie Thread 10-27-2018 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Back in early 2014, Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer found their attempts to crowdfund for their movie about Kermit Gosnell, the Philadelphia abortionist and convicted murderer, stymied by capricious and inchoate guidelines from Kickstarter. (Sound familiar?) Gosnell was not a movie I wanted to see and I have considerable doubts as to the ultimate quality of crowdfunded movies generally speaking, but the unfairness of the action put me in a pique. How, I wondered, can they say they're a platform if they're aggressively editorializing? Pardon my naivete, but in my defense, it was 4 1/2 years ago.

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Earl Billings as the avuncular, murderous Kermit Gosnell

When they moved to Indiegogo, I immediately chipped in $25, and have subsequently backed over a dozen other projects, because I'm semi-addicted to crowdfunding. But I don't use Kickstarter if I can help it.

Despite having backed the project, I still didn't want to see it. I like horror, I like gore, and I'll happily munch popcorn through the worst Grand Guignol imaginable. But some subjects are not things I want to see, and abortion tops the list (along with rape and child abuse). So I didn't go to the premiere, and I didn't go on opening night. But The Flower and The Boy really did want to see it, so we braved the traffic to get to the overpriced AMC on Universal City Walk—the only theater playing it even remotely close to our area.

There's a lot to talk about with this movie, but let's get this out of the way first: It's good. It's very, very good. Not "good for a low budget movie" or "good for a values movie". It's just a good movie, a good watch, and one of the most moving experiences I've had in the theater in quite some time. And it achieves this, mostly, with amazing finesse and thematic juxtaposition. For example, our two lead characters are Detective James Wood (Dean Cain) and assistant D.A. Lexy McGuire (Sarah Jane Morris), and they're both what used to be called "family men". That is, despite having careers, they put their families first, or at least as first as possible given those particular jobs.

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Dean Cain and Alfonzo Rachel as the detectives

So as the revelations come, as the story plays out, they're with their families—their children. Nobody ever verbalizes a "pro-life" argument. Nobody ever needs to. There's one point, after they've discovered the severed infant foots, that Lexy is playing with one of her kids' feet and is, well, let's say unsettled. When we first meet him, Wood is giving away his daughter and the camera stays on him as he reluctantly lets go. It's heart breaking, in that good, bittersweet way, and before he has any idea of Gosnell. Later, Lexy is pulled out of her daughter's recital for news on the case.

Searcy shows virtually nothing gory. Even the feet are more conceptually horrifying—more evidence of Gosnell's true nature as a serial killer—than graphic. Everything else is pure reaction shot. When Wood or McGuire must autopsy an infant to see if it has a brain, or when a baby's photo is shown at the trial, we don't see it—but we do see others' reactions to it. This draws viewers into the emotion of the shot without repelling them (or inuring them) with the actual photos.

The actors carry a heavy load. And they're all up to it. It's a smaller role, but Wood's partner is played by Alfonzo Rachel (of "Zo Nation" and "Zo Loft") and he's terrific, great chemistry with Cain. Michael Beach as the D.A. and Eleanor T. Threatt as the judge both take the position that "the trial is not about abortion/women's reproductive rights", the former seemingly out of fear they'll lose the case and the latter out of political expedience.

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Sarah Jane Morris as A.D.A Alexis McGuire

Defense lawyer Cohan (Searcy) on the other hand, wants to make it about abortion, because he knows he'll win if he does. When Dr. North, a "reputable" abortionist (Janine Turner) has her detail the acceptable practices in abortion, he does a fairly convincing Judo flip to paint Gosnell's tactics as humane. Turner nails the kind of wide-eyed, progressive true-believer patter in a way that's unsettling—because her character has also done thousands of abortions, but in a good way? Searcy's Cohan is utterly focused on winning, and is otherwise a cipher, except for a brief moment during the Gosnell's deposition where we can't quite tell if even he is moved by the doctor's enormity or if he's just playing devil's advocate.

Similar is (former Disney child star) Cyrina Fiallo's Mollie Mullaney, a mash-up of Mollie Hemmingway and J.D. Mullane, who were instrumental in bringing what little attention the "local crime story" got. The implication, actually, is that Fiallo's on the pro-choice side and she has certain markers (tattoos, hair coloring, antagonism) that suggest she leans left—but we never actually know because she's doing real journalism. She's the one who knows about Gosnell's past (the Mother's Day Massacre) and publicizes the photo of empty media seats in the courtroom.

In any politically consistent world, Gosnell would already be featured in a dozen horror movies, replacing Ed Gein (Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, The Silence of the Lambs) as the serial killer of choice. And one could say, Earl Billings, in the title role, doesn't "do" much. Like Adolph Eichmann, he is utterly banal. Genial, even. He gets put out when his home is searched. Billings' wide-eyed innocence tops even Turner's, as he blandly eats his Chinese food out of the carton without taking off his bloody surgical glove. We know, that he knows, he's done some illegal things. But at no point do we ever get the faintest idea that he conceives of himself as morally wrong. It's a truly chilling—and accurate portrayal.

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Nick Searcy's Defense Team prepares as the confident Gosnell watches

Sarah Jane Morris' Lexy is the main character of the story, and she has to portray the struggle between the normal human reactions and her professionalism as an officer of the court. As the lodestone for the movie, she's also the one the audience tends to identify with, as a kind of Everyman who has her worldview shaken. I don't know her TV work, but she makes this look easy and natural. She should be in more movies.

At 93 minutes, this is a tight, tight movie. While the film's low budget shows at the edges—certain scene transitions felt TV-movie-ish—what's remarkable is how rare those moments are. There are films with literally 100 times the budget where less care was put into every character, every scene, every line of dialog. The camerawork and lighting is not showy, but it's also not flat or lazy.

I had a particular interest in the score, because there were so many wrong ways to go about it. Despite the horror of the story, you can't give it the Psycho treatment. Boris Zelkin's approach was more akin to Howard Shore's understated but ominous theme from Silence of the Lambs, and again the sort of thing you'd expect from a higher-budget film.

Of course, just as the story was buried, and just as the crowdfunding was suppressed, the usual suspects have been busily burying this movie. Ann and Phelim managed to get it into an amazing 600 theaters (with a lot of elbow grease) but despite being in the top 10, a lot of theaters dropped it anyway. (This defense has been made before: "They're in the business of making money! They don't care about politics." It is not true.) It covered its crowdfunding budget by the end of its second weekend despite that, and has already passed relatively hyped and widely-opened films like Assassination Nation and The Sisters Brothers.

If you can find it still playing, it's a must see. If you can't find it playing, and you can get a group of 15-25 people together, you can contact GosnellMovie.com to have it play near you.

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There's a Halloween image for you

Posted by: OregonMuse at 07:19 PM




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1 Woo-hoo! First?

Probably not by now.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:18 PM (CcUfv)

2 First?

Posted by: Flyguy at October 27, 2018 07:19 PM (v30M8)

3 Is this thing on?

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:19 PM (CcUfv)

4 Just got back from seeing the Gosnell movie, which was why I wasn't around for the chess thread.

If it were a movie about a different subject other than abortion, there would be a couple of Oscar nominations for it.

The guy who played Gosnell gave me the creeps. BSA Oscar for him in a sane world.

I highly recommend it.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 27, 2018 07:19 PM (rYC2w)

5 I wish I still went to theaters to see movies, but I don't. This is one worth supporting. Kudos to Dean Cain for taking the part. It will probably kill what career he's had since Superman.

Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:20 PM (T6t7i)

6 It appears that people are reading the content. Rookie mistake.

Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:22 PM (T6t7i)

7 Has the MSM said anything about Gosnell?

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at October 27, 2018 07:22 PM (nBr1j)

8 Evil never sleeps.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 07:24 PM (hyuyC)

9 I have to see this movie. Not only because I want to see it, but to support those who took the chance to make it.

Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 27, 2018 07:24 PM (RLiOt)

10 5 I wish I still went to theaters to see movies, but I don't. This is one worth supporting. Kudos to Dean Cain for taking the part. It will probably kill what career he's had since Superman.
Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:20 PM (T6t7i)

I think that ship sailed a while back.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 07:24 PM (uhGSf)

11 I read the content, and almost cried.


What an evil bastard that Gosnell is.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 27, 2018 07:25 PM (UsCnO)

12 I feel ashamed I have yet to see it.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 07:25 PM (T4oHT)

13 Top twenty!

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 07:27 PM (2m1vT)

14 Thank you for reviewing this!

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 07:28 PM (W+vEI)

15 Not being shown here, We're too liberal and progressive to allow a movie that reveals our ugly underbelly.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 27, 2018 07:28 PM (/dN1M)

16 The original Hippocrotic oath had the following phrase: "Similarly I will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion." That phrase has been dropped from the modern version. How convenient.

Posted by: stumck at October 27, 2018 07:29 PM (IpZ/y)

17 9 I have to see this movie. Not only because I want to see it, but to support those who took the chance to make it.
Posted by: Forheremenaremen at October 27, 2018 07:24 PM (RLiOt)

That's why I turned down a free preview screening and bought a ticket for opening weekend.


It is a very good movie, concur with all of what OM said. Nick Searcy is a hell of an actor - several times I wanted to jump through the screen & punch his character in the jaw.

Posted by: josephistan at October 27, 2018 07:29 PM (Izzlo)

18 11 I read the content, and almost cried.


What an evil bastard that Gosnell is.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at October 27, 2018 07:25 PM (UsCnO)

You think that's bad, read the actual grand jury report. You'll be shaking and crying with rage.

Posted by: Insomniac at October 27, 2018 07:30 PM (yJQj4)

19 Maybe Trump should screen it at the White House. They'd have to cover it then.

Posted by: Toad-O at October 27, 2018 07:30 PM (cct0t)

20 James so glad you put this in the movie thread, Talki n't about it last few weeks some I think had th he wrong idea of who or why it was made. Just happy to clear that up and think as always youh did a fantastic job on it.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 07:30 PM (T4oHT)

21 You're welcome, Lizzy!

Mike, try to get a group together and GosnellMovie people will try to get you a venue.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:31 PM (CcUfv)

22 Seeing "Gosnell" reminded me that being "pro-choice" is a deal-breaker for me in a girlfriend. The fact that she could reserve for her self the "right" to kill our child? No thank you.

Posted by: josephistan at October 27, 2018 07:32 PM (Izzlo)

23 Only a minor point and not giving anything away but in the movie do they show the total apathy of local media towards the story?

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (T4oHT)

24 Mark Steyn interviewed Phelim and Ann about Gosnell, actors, and cultural changes in Ireland.

https://youtu.be/5Zj6zIlxtGo

Posted by: Hands at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (786Ro)

25 It is a very good movie, concur with all of what OM said

I think that 's what james Monroe said.

Posted by: JT at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (Gomko)

26 23 Only a minor point and not giving anything away but in the movie do they show the total apathy of local media towards the story?
Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (T4oHT)

Oh yeah.

Posted by: josephistan at October 27, 2018 07:34 PM (Izzlo)

27
Has the MSM said anything about Gosnell?

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable


"Who?" - the MSM

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 27, 2018 07:34 PM (LsBY9)

28 Skip,

Thanks, but just to clarify, I'm not JamesMadison'sPhone. We alternate the reviews.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:34 PM (CcUfv)

29 Going to see it with my mom tomorrow. I'm a huge fan of Andrew Klavan's commentary, and he was the scriptwriter. He had Nick Searcy on his show the other day talking about it.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM (9hauA)

30 I wish I could see it, but I doubt there's a single theatre showing Gosnell here in Leftyfornia.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM (2m1vT)

31 25 It is a very good movie, concur with all of what OM said

I think that 's what james Monroe said.
Posted by: JT at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (Gomko)

Oh, everything on the internet is attributed to James Monroe.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM (Izzlo)

32 I am so glad this movie has been made. I followed this from the first and my rage was vehement.

I have lots of words.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM (Yrc5f)

33 Only a minor point and not giving anything away but in the movie do they show the total apathy of local media towards the story?
Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM


I haven't seen the movie yet, but the trailer for Gosnell points it out.

https://youtu.be/Wyxl5OlOTQI?t=62

Posted by: Hands at October 27, 2018 07:36 PM (786Ro)

34 I'm not JamesMadison'sPhone

That sounds like a secret code.

Posted by: JT at October 27, 2018 07:36 PM (Gomko)

35
Am I the only person who thinks that those involved with this have just seen the end of their careers in films?

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at October 27, 2018 07:36 PM (LsBY9)

36 I'll mostly type and delete, but obviously fucking furious today. Twitter bans for NPC memes but allows Farrakhan, a thought leader even though he's a fucking parasite, to calls Jews termites. The left aids and abets anti-Semites among them who are immune from criticism because of religion or skin color. Please liberals, please blame the guy with Jewish grandchildren and who respects Israel's actual capital for this shooting. The Red Wave wasn't quite big enough yet without your help.

Farrakhan and his ilk should be shunned from polite society. People who coddle him and people like him, here's the world you want to live in. Jews aren't going to live in fear anymore. And for every gun you want me to not be able to buy, I'll buy three, fucksticks.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM (icI8A)

37 Surfperch --

I saw it at the Universal City Walk, and it actually has been playing all over the state, though disproportionately less in L.A. and San Francisco.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM (CcUfv)

38 >>Seeing "Gosnell" reminded me that being "pro-choice" is a deal-breaker for me in a girlfriend. The fact that she could reserve for her self the "right" to kill our child? No thank you.



Yeah. Wouldn't want a conversation like this - and it was lauded for how it dealt with abortion, IIRC.
Chilling.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjN9iImfw_w

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM (W+vEI)

39 It is a very good movie, concur with all of what OM said

I think that 's what james Monroe said.
Posted by: JT at October 27, 2018 07:33 PM (Gomko)

Oh, everything on the internet is attributed to James Monroe.
Posted by: Winston Churchill at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM (Izzlo)

This.

Posted by: Socrates at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM (2m1vT)

40 Oh, everything on the internet is attributed to James Monroe.

Posted by: Winston Churchill


So, Joan Collins got the boot ?

Posted by: JT at October 27, 2018 07:38 PM (Gomko)

41 Very good review, excellent insights. Thank you!

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 27, 2018 07:38 PM (Uiz/V)

42 I will buy 15 DVD's and send them on.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:38 PM (Yrc5f)

43 Thank you, WitchDoktor!

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:39 PM (CcUfv)

44 I usually read the content, and though I followed the horror as it was being discovered, I don't want any spoilers of the movie itself.

I love Mollie Hemmingway and I'm glad there's a character (kind of) based on her.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:39 PM (9hauA)

45 I remember it wasn't being covered because it was supposedly a "local crime story".

What isn't a local crime story, one might ask?

The media is so dishonest. Ugh.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:40 PM (9hauA)

46 >>Going to see it with my mom tomorrow. I'm a huge fan of Andrew Klavan's commentary, and he was the scriptwriter. He had Nick Searcy on his show the other day talking about it.



Oh, didn't know Klavan was involved, too.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 07:41 PM (W+vEI)

47 Surfperch --

I saw it at the Universal City Walk, and it actually has been playing all over the state, though disproportionately less in L.A. and San Francisco.
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM (CcUfv)

I just checked, the nearest theatre showing it is two counties away, roughly a 3-4 hour drive depending on traffic.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 07:41 PM (2m1vT)

48 I'm going to send a copy to all of the radio guys as well.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:43 PM (Yrc5f)

49 I love Mollie Hemmingway and I'm glad there's a character (kind of) based on her.

Posted by: chique d'afrique


I do too. Although probably in a different way.

Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:43 PM (T6t7i)

50 willowed:
473
so did Peaches really go back to California? why ?



Posted by: grease monkey at October 27, 2018 06:53 PM (WIMYS)


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not sure if she did, but maybe because it's 90*F w 10% humidity here in The Valley right naow @ 1645?

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 27, 2018 07:43 PM (v9rtm)

51 Gosnell - the Banality of Evil poster boy

Posted by: Anna Puma at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (AUFdM)

52 Maybe Trump should screen it at the White House. They'd have to cover it then.

Not a bad idea. It's a very good review, but I'm not sure it's a movie I could watch.

Posted by: t-bird at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (fCD2p)

53 If it's not playing near you, seriously, get a group together and contact the GosnellMovie.com guys. They'll get it a theater near you.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (CcUfv)

54 I remember reading a description of what the police found at his "clinic" concurrent with his arrest. As a nurse, it turned my stomach.

Posted by: Darth Randall at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (p0nVR)

55 Gosnell is just a symptom.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 27, 2018 07:45 PM (OUwAp)

56 I hadn't realised Alfonzo Rachel is an actor, nor in this movie -- which I've not yet seen... That there is worth the price of admission in itself!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 27, 2018 07:45 PM (CLcKT)

57
What is it about Mollie Hemingway that gets so up the butt of the cucks and their wives?

She seems to particularly irritate them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:46 PM (f1Vqw)

58 -- but I'm not sure it's a movie I could watch.

Like I said, it wasn't a movie I wanted to see either. Don't know if I'll ever watch again. But it wasn't graphic or gorey, and it was as easy to watch as a movie about such a hard topic could be.

Which isn't very, granted.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:46 PM (CcUfv)

59
speaking of movies about recent history, tonight is the debut of the documentary "How To Kill 14 People Without Saying a Word" about the San Bernadino terrorist attack back in 2017

tinyurl.com/yasvhasv

Posted by: AltonJackson at October 27, 2018 07:46 PM (KCxzN)

60 >>I will buy 15 DVD's and send them on.

remember how "13 Hours" was panned by critics and sneered at by all the Lefty entertainment community (Michael Bay, patriotic, ugh how silly!), and then. . . it broke records in dvd sales. There is an audience and good films about topics people care about will endure, will make money even if it's not at the box office.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 07:47 PM (W+vEI)

61 Gosnell is just a symptom.

-----

A society that coughed this up has deeper problems.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 27, 2018 07:47 PM (5aX2M)

62 Gosnell was an enabler of the system.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:47 PM (Yrc5f)

63 Zettai Roshia-no Botto --

Zo is great. I was surprised to see him, but he just oozes charisma.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:47 PM (CcUfv)

64 16
The original Hippocrotic oath had the following phrase: "Similarly I
will not give to a woman a pessary to cause abortion." That phrase has
been dropped from the modern version. How convenient.

Posted by: stumck at October 27, 2018 07:29 PM (IpZ/y)
New doctors have not been required to take the Hippocratic oath for some time now.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 07:48 PM (d6Ksn)

65 What is it about Mollie Hemingway that gets so up the butt of the cucks and their wives?

She seems to particularly irritate them.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:46 PM (f1Vqw)

She doesn't bow and scrape to the likes of Kristol to make her living. Insufficiently "conservative", you see.

Hmmm. Yes. Quite.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 07:48 PM (BRvh1)

66 can't even figure out how to search for it here in Lost Angels...

what a surprise!

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 27, 2018 07:48 PM (v9rtm)

67 I started watching Boogie Nights and made several attempts to finish it. I guess I'm too prudish for a movie like that. It got three and a half out of four stars, but for the life of me I can't figure out why!
Reminds me of the way I felt about Midnight Cowboy.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (hSQF+)

68 I'm absolutely done dealing with moral cowards and their dishonest whataboutism. Both sides have anti-Semites, but we shun ours. People like this shooter are considered jokes. The left gives theirs a prominent platform.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (icI8A)

69 I saw it yesterday, mainly to support it financially. It's not gory...it's heartbreaking. The banality of evil. Reminded me of the first time I saw a movie about the Nazis or read about them and their enablers.
Go see it. Or at least buy a ticket.

Posted by: PJ at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (qlTN9)

70 Oh, everything on the internet is attributed to James Monroe.

Posted by: Winston Churchill at October 27, 2018 07:35 PM

Except for my famous quotes about bitchez and Benjamins.

Posted by: Abraham Lincoln at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (6oDGm)

71 redc14 --

True fact: Google removed the showtimes for Los Angeles for this film. I knew where it was playing is how I managed to see it.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:50 PM (CcUfv)

72 A society that coughed this up has deeper problems.

A society that coughed that up may be terminal.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at October 27, 2018 07:50 PM (OUwAp)

73 I understand it's a difficult topic, but it's not gory, so I encourage people to watch it, even just to support the film. People have been trying to suppress it from all corners.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:50 PM (9hauA)

74 This is movie-related and funny: a conservative nod in Halloween decorations

https://twitter.com/scrowder/status/1055628174959222784

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 07:51 PM (W+vEI)

75 57


What is it about Mollie Hemingway that gets so up the butt of the cucks and their wives?



She seems to particularly irritate them.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:46 PM (f1Vqw)
Last and his wife say they are Catholics. Molly not only supports Trump, she actually helped expose Gosnell, instead of just wringing her hands over abortion. They are cowards, she is not.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 07:52 PM (d6Ksn)

76 62 Gosnell was an enabler of the system.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:47 PM (Yrc5f)

The truly damning thing is that Dems view Gosnell and other monsters as 'necessary evils.'

Just like Beria, Yezhov, Yagoda, Pol Pot, Stalin, Mao, etc.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 07:52 PM (uhGSf)

77
Hmm. I wonder if, in incel language, Mollie is a "Stacy" and the cuck wives are "Beckys"?

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:52 PM (f1Vqw)

78 Not a bad idea. It's a very good review, but I'm not sure it's a movie I could watch.

Posted by: t-bird at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (fCD2p)


It's not gory at all. In fact, it goes out of its way *not* to be gory. All you see are reaction shots. That's all you need to see.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader & Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair Magazine at October 27, 2018 07:53 PM (rYC2w)

79 If it's not playing near you, seriously, get a group together and contact the GosnellMovie.com guys. They'll get it a theater near you.
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:44 PM (CcUfv)

About how big of a group would I have to get together?

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 07:53 PM (2m1vT)

80 Mrs. Wrecks likes to watch the Hallmark Movie Channel which usually broadcasts Murder She Wrote and similar movies. (There is a movie series entitled Murder She Baked about an amateur detective baker, another about an amateur detective florist etc.)

Back in the day, my mother used to complain that if things kept up like this, they'd have Christmas decorations and what not up before Thanksgiving!

Hallmark Movie Channel is now running sappy Christmas movies full time and it's not even Halloween!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 27, 2018 07:54 PM (+y/Ru)

81 68 I'm absolutely done dealing with moral cowards and their dishonest whataboutism. Both sides have anti-Semites, but we shun ours. People like this shooter are considered jokes. The left gives theirs a prominent platform.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (icI8A)

I'm calling bullshit on that one. Well, maybe not bullshit. But shenanigans, at the very least.

This bastard isn't on "our side" in any meaningful way. Do not succumb to their gaslighting by accepting the premise that Neo-Nazis are someone magically "on our side" just because an asshole leftist says so.

We don't "shun" him. He was never part of "we" to begin with.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 07:54 PM (BRvh1)

82 It's all Trump's fault. All the smart kids know that. Trump needs to admit his guilt and resign.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 07:56 PM (L01V2)

83 I'm going to send a copy to every lib running for a position in my county.

Jana Lynn Sanchez, reconcile this, bitch.

Loopy Valdez, carpet muncher. If you garner 3 percent consider yourself lucky.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:56 PM (Yrc5f)

84 Hallmark Movie Channel is now running sappy Christmas movies full time and it's not even Halloween!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangle


Did they ever stop? Real question.

Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:56 PM (T6t7i)

85 The following shows you where it's playing:

http://www.gosnellmovie.com/theaters/

Plenty around me in PA. Maybe I'll just go buy a ticket.

Posted by: t-bird at October 27, 2018 07:56 PM (fCD2p)

86 Mollie Hemmingway is a classy lady and tells it the way she sees it. She has true class, not fake wanabe elitist affectations. And she's courageous and doesn't care what unimportant people like the media and faux conservatives think of her.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:57 PM (9hauA)

87 I started watching Boogie Nights and made several attempts to finish it. I guess I'm too prudish for a movie like that. It got three and a half out of four stars, but for the life of me I can't figure out why!
Reminds me of the way I felt about Midnight Cowboy.


Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM


Both brilliant movies. Masterpieces of their times. But, yeah.. they will take you out of your comfort zone.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 07:57 PM (LkFnL)

88 Mrs. Wrecks likes to watch the Hallmark Movie Channel

Mrs. Pep also loves HM. I keep waiting for a good sex scene, but somehow one never comes along. Perhaps they need an intimacy coordinator.

Posted by: pep at October 27, 2018 07:57 PM (T6t7i)

89
This loon hated Trump. He thought Trump was a tool of the Elders of Zion.

He's not on "our side" at all. For example, in Europe, these types are more associated with the Left. But over here, our media loves to call them far-right.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:58 PM (f1Vqw)

90 Every vile human being is apparently on the right, even long time communists.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 07:59 PM (9hauA)

91 over here, our media loves to call them far-right.
When one goes far enough right, one is left. It's a closed universe.

Posted by: zen master at October 27, 2018 07:59 PM (T6t7i)

92 For years, the liberals have said to conservatives "Instead of whining about 'leftist popular culture' make your own culture. Oh, wait, you can't do it because all the creative types are on our side.'" Well, no, it turns out that isn't the problem. All the corporate pussies are on your side because they fear what you will do to them if they don't comply with your PC demands. So there's no publicity, no reviews, no distributors even when the right produces work of quality. It really is a daunting problem, since the evidence shows that Hollywood is more than willing to give the finger to half of America, even if it costs them money.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 07:59 PM (d6Ksn)

93 I know what this movie is about. I don't need any more knowledge regarding Gosnell, Planned Murderhood, or abortion. I don't need to see this movie. Thanks for watching it for me Movieguique.

Posted by: Eromero at October 27, 2018 08:00 PM (zLDYs)

94 re 89: no no, alt-right. Trump needs to have Milo Yiannopolis arrested.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:01 PM (L01V2)

95 Hallmark Movie Channel is now running sappy Christmas movies full time and it's not even Halloween!



Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 27, 2018 07:54 PM (+y/Ru)


As well, starting today the regular Hallmark Channel is all-Christmas movies on weekends and Christmas movies for around 20 hours of the day on weekdays.

Posted by: Vendette at October 27, 2018 08:01 PM (tT986)

96 Donna+ 10,000. Exactly

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 08:01 PM (Yrc5f)

97 71 I saw it last night in Ontario at the Edwards
oooooof you need to see not just should

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at October 27, 2018 08:01 PM (9TR2V)

98 What is/are Elders of Zion?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at October 27, 2018 08:01 PM (PUmDY)

99 We don't "shun" him. He was never part of "we" to begin with.
Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 07:54 PM (BRvh1

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Yeah. I've been a conservative since I was little. Never once met a nazi in this movement. Ever.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (5aX2M)

100 Thanks for this OregonMuse. Looking forward to watching that one.

Posted by: Neil Degrasse Tyson at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (1L9V9)

101 I love a finely crafted movie of almost any genre and thanks for the review OM. But as good as everyone says this movie is, and I believe them, it hits too close for me.

My late wife had an abortion years before I met her. That act slowly, but inexorably, drove her insane over the next 30 years and she eventually killed herself over it. Even with strong, unending and loving support of her family, friends and pastors, she could not forgive herself. She was certain she was going to hell and no amount of support and explanation could shake that conviction. The eternal fires of hell were, in her mind, preferable to living with her act.

(At least) two lives destroyed.

I bought a mess of tickets to support the film and I will continue to do so but I can't bring myself to view it under any circumstances. Some things just don't leave you.

Guess I diverted from the movie theme - sorry guys/gals.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (9rIkM)

102 I completely forgot Garage Sale Mysteries about an amateur detective antique shop owner!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 27, 2018 08:03 PM (+y/Ru)

103 "This bastard isn't on "our side" in any meaningful way. Do not succumb to their gaslighting by accepting the premise that Neo-Nazis are someone magically "on our side" just because an asshole leftist says so.

We don't "shun" him. He was never part of "we" to begin with.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 07:54 PM (BRvh1) "

I agree that Neo-Nazis shouldn't be tied to the right, and I'll continue to fight that assertion, but I understand that people have been misled into thinking it's true. But even if you tied this guy to the right (even though he didn't vote for Trump and thought he was a Jewish puppet - views held by most Neo-Nazis), this is not someone anyone would take seriously or give a platform to. He's a joke - a dangerous joke, though.

Neo-Nazi's are outside the political spectrum because almost to a person they are conspiracist lunatics who believe no matter who wins it was engineered by Jews and that they are owned be Jewish interests. Neo-Nazis though this about Obama, about Dubya, and about every President before that.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:03 PM (icI8A)

104 far left: Stalin and Mao and Pol Pot.
Far right: Hitler.
Middle of the road: Schumer and Pelosi and Obama and Hillary.
There you have it.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:03 PM (L01V2)

105 >> When one goes far enough right, one is left. It's a
>> closed universe

The trouble is, a proper plotting of political position is not a one dimensional line. It's even more than two, multi-dimensional.

There is just always some axis, based on the current alignment, that gets called "left-right". A realignment is when they gets shaken up.

Trump is an example of that. We're seeing just how far the Kristols and National Review types are away from us. In the old alignment, we thought we were close together.

But new issues become important (immigration, globalism, etc) and all that is exposed.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:04 PM (f1Vqw)

106 Thousand Oaks and La Habra for mi l.a. homiesitos

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at October 27, 2018 08:04 PM (9TR2V)

107 Moviegique, I found it playing at a theatre closer to me on the movie's website, strange how Google didn't list it in my search results.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 08:05 PM (2m1vT)

108 This loon hated Trump. He thought Trump was a tool of the Elders of Zion.

He's not on "our side" at all. For example, in Europe, these types are more associated with the Left. But over here, our media loves to call them far-right.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:58 PM (f1Vqw)


That's not how CBS is spinning it. The guy dismissed Trump as a globalist, and CBS said that's a statement in support of Trump. They are just going to lie and hope the LIVs cannot tell the difference.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 27, 2018 08:05 PM (/qEW2)

109 I started watching Boogie Nights and made several attempts to finish it. I guess I'm too prudish for a movie like that. It got three and a half out of four stars, but for the life of me I can't figure out why!
Reminds me of the way I felt about Midnight Cowboy.

Posted by: Concerned People's Front at October 27, 2018 07:49 PM (hSQF+)



It's disgusting.

Posted by: Bob's angina at October 27, 2018 08:05 PM (p2jI/)

110 >> What is/are Elders of Zion?

Look up "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion", Charlie. It was some anti-Semitic tract from years ago, detailing the big Jewish conspiracy to run the world.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:05 PM (f1Vqw)

111 three, fucksticks.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 07:37 PM


applause

Posted by: willow at October 27, 2018 08:06 PM (dPd5y)

112 Eromero, This is no different than watching 13 Hours. Truth can be painful.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 08:07 PM (Yrc5f)

113 "Yeah. I've been a conservative since I was little. Never once met a nazi in this movement. Ever.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (5aX2M) "

I've ran into actual Neo-Nazis. Not many - I certainly dispute that there are very many of them in this country. They certainly weren't quoting Burke and Kirk and Buckley. Of course they also thought all prominent lefties were Jewish puppets. I don't think they correspond to any political ideology besides hatred.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:07 PM (icI8A)

114 I work for the actual judge who presided in the case and Gosnell was worse than any movie could ever depict. He showed no emotion at any time during the trial even when confronted with his evil, inhumane conduct, including his jars of fetus feet, which many believe he fed to turtles he kept in his office. They also confronted him with the medical equipment in his office, all of which was blood stained and worn out. The attention by the press, or should I say the utter lack of attention to the case, was appalling and showed that the press and media have no souls. Regardless of whether one is pro life or pro choice, if the killing of babies born alive doesn't affect you, you too don't have a soul and the media showed that it lacked one by refusing to give this case the attention it deserved. The essence of being human, at some point of gestation, does not and should not depend on passage through the six inches of the vaginal canal. The left does not even agree with this and will not stand for any restriction on their sacrament of abortion.

Posted by: John at October 27, 2018 08:07 PM (TDLWW)

115 Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (9rIkM)

That is so sad, Tonypete. The left would tell you, "Well, that's because horrible Christianity made her feel guilty about something that isn't wrong." I am very sorry she couldn't bring herself to believe in God's redemptive grace - He loved her and forgave her because of her contrite heart.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 08:08 PM (d6Ksn)

116 Look up "The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion", Charlie. It was some anti-Semitic tract from years ago, detailing the big Jewish conspiracy to run the world.

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Produced by Okhrana.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 27, 2018 08:09 PM (5aX2M)

117
These Stormfront, KKK types are actually very statist. They are quite Big Government. They just want Big Government to do different things that the SJWs do.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:09 PM (f1Vqw)

118 85 The following shows you where it's playing:

http://www.gosnellmovie.com/theaters/

Plenty around me in PA. Maybe I'll just go buy a ticket.
Posted by: t-bird at October 27, 2018 07:56 PM (fCD2p)


I saw it listed for a theater near me. I went to that theater's website and scrolled down through all the movie listings, and it wasn't there.

Then I did a search for "Gosnell" on the theater's website, and it showed up.

Interesting.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:09 PM (sdi6R)

119 Thank You , John

May he fry in Hell.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 08:10 PM (Yrc5f)

120 re 98: "the Protocols of the Elders of Zion"
Classic text of modern hatred of the Jews. Created around 1900 by the Russian Tsar's Secret Police. Supposedly a text of a secret meeting of the leaders of World Jewry to take over the world.
apparently based on "Dialogues in Hell" by a French writer attacking Napoleon III in the 1860's.
I have a copy sent to me by a crazy anti-Semitic Polish guy who lived in Boston on the 1960s-1970s.
and it's unreadably boring.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:10 PM (L01V2)

121 In my personal experience, the people most likely to sit around bitching about how "Jews control everything" are the crusty old guard "blue dog" labor union Democrat types.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 08:10 PM (BRvh1)

122 Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:34 PM

Silly me, I know enough to look but assumed going for it straight away. My mistake.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:10 PM (T4oHT)

123 I don't watch TV or go to movies so i'm kinda useless here. There's a 5k here tonight, maybe I'll go amuse myself with that for a bit.

Maybe I'll catch ya'll later on the ONT.

Posted by: Country Boy - out of exile at October 27, 2018 08:11 PM (YzoMG)

124 These Stormfront, KKK types are actually very statist. They are quite Big Government. They just want Big Government to do different things that the SJWs do.

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You can't have a good Holocaust without big government!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at October 27, 2018 08:11 PM (+y/Ru)

125 122 Changes nothing I previously wrote, youse guys to a fantastic job on this thread.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:11 PM (T4oHT)

126 so trump is both a nationalist, and a globalist he's also an anti-Semite, because soros, he's a hatery hate hate, because the media smears him and us all the day for years. and he has the unmitigated gall to fight back, for the country, for himself, for us.

he's called the biggest liar, while following through on much of what he promised, but because He hasn't done everything he states yet, He is a liar.

Obama actually came out and talked about lies. the fkn nerve.

media as they say smothers every evil under the pillow until it is dead. and shuns anyone trying to stave off their masters of delusion.

Posted by: willow at October 27, 2018 08:12 PM (dPd5y)

127 Hey everybody. Movieguique/OregonMuse, thanks for another great movie thread.

The news about Gosnell has been both good and bad, I think. I am pleasantly surprised it has great reviews from moviegoers at Rotten Tomatoes-- they haven't let lefty trolls infest the system there, apparently-- and also that this was playing at my local major theater, Edwards 26 in Long Beach. (Although that was just over a week ago and I'm not sure if it's still there.)

I would have liked Christy Lemire at rogerebert.com to review it; I'm not saying she would have given it a good review, but I think she would have at least done a fair job. Lemire is their resident reviewer of Christian-based films and she's been not only fair but even recommended several of them in the past. But at the same time, I would bet Nick Search and other producers haven't even bothered to submit DVDs of this to reviewers, because they don't believe most of them would be fair to the film... and they're correct.

Posted by: Pres 44 at October 27, 2018 08:12 PM (miE9U)

128 "These Stormfront, KKK types are actually very statist. They are quite Big Government. They just want Big Government to do different things that the SJWs do.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:09 PM (f1Vqw) "

And if anything goes wrong, it's because Jews infiltrated the mechanisms of power somehow. It's a very tautological worldview.

But there's no debating that the right has no Farrakhans or Sarsours in our midst.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:13 PM (icI8A)

129 Your review convinced me to watch Gosnell. But on dvd; I hardrever go to theatres.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 27, 2018 08:13 PM (dMvl+)

130 87 otho (& concerned people)

Also "Auto Focus" would fit on a trifecta of good films that bring you out of your comfort zone.

Actually, Boogie Nights; Midnight Cowboy & Auto Focus didn't disturb my comfort zone at all, but that's just me.

However, I can't watch Gosnell! Just too damn unpleasant.

Posted by: strawdog at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (Cssks)

131 I am going to have to bite it and see Gosnell if my sister wants to go this week, still playing at my local Regal cinema

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (T4oHT)

132 Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (9rIkM)

Wow, so terribly sorry to hear that. Understood. The fact that you are buying tickets to support the movie and get the word out is so admirable. Thank you.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (9hauA)

133 votermom, yup.

I am (pleasantly surprised) leftist protesters haven't tried to interrupt public screenings of the film. Maybe it's because they don't know about it... in which case, maybe its under-the-radar status hasn't been such a liability.

Posted by: Pres 44 at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (miE9U)

134 Yeah. Wouldn't want a conversation like this - and it was lauded for how it dealt with abortion, IIRC.

Chilling.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CjN9iImfw_w



Posted by: Lizzy

I have no idea what this is from, but it was "lauded" for how it dealt with abortion?????

Posted by: Vertov at October 27, 2018 08:15 PM (kYbXv)

135 surfperch -- they say 15 is the minimum

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:15 PM (CcUfv)

136 abortion does really tell the story of the left, They deny even it's scientific essence and humanity.

Posted by: willow at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (dPd5y)

137 Hubby and I just turned on the original Ghostbusters. One of the best comedies ever.

Posted by: Marybeth at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (MEgUr)

138 anyway, by long standing left wing logic, anyone who hates the Jews is a right winger, except for people who are left wing, in which case they are merely anti -Zionist, because all left wingers believe in National Self-Determination, except for the Jews.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (L01V2)

139 I seem to only get to movie theaters with my sister and dad, one reason I need to get her to go ( she will).

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (T4oHT)

140 At the showing I went to last night someone at the theater accidentally turned off the sound before the movie started

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (9TR2V)

141 Wallace drug him across the line.

Posted by: Bob's angina at October 27, 2018 08:17 PM (p2jI/)

142 Just looked it up and to my surprise, it's still playing at a theater not far from me. I'll go see it on Monday.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 08:17 PM (d6Ksn)

143 Well, since this is the movie thread, and it's almost Halloween, I thought I'd save some horror fans some money on shit blu-rays they don't have to buy.

First, the limited edition steelbooks of Halloween 2 & 3 from Scream Factory. These new "4k transfers" are inferior in every way to the readily available older discs from both Scream and Universal. Hard pass.

Next up is Maximum Overdrive, from Lionsgate's Vestron Video line. If this isn't a DVD upscale, it might as well be. Soft, soft, soft. The audio is competent, but nothing new.

If you're looking for a recent horror catalog release that doesn't suck, pick up Suspiria from Synapse Entertainment. Perfect picture and mindblowing restored audio.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 27, 2018 08:17 PM (6oDGm)

144 tony and they/left never deal with that ever, the suffering, I know also a family member that has fretted about it for years.

Posted by: willow at October 27, 2018 08:18 PM (dPd5y)

145 140 Ooopsie

Posted by: MAxIE, mentioned in dispatches at October 27, 2018 08:18 PM (9TR2V)

146 But there's no debating that the right has no Farrakhans or Sarsours in our midst.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:13 PM (icI8A)

Aside from simply not tolerating it, I think there is something intrinsic in the classically liberal worldview that precludes such primitive, barbaric thinking.

We preach a gospel of individual liberty and personal responsibility.

They preach a gospel of class consciousness and collective grievance.

It's natural for a leftist to require a "bogeyman" to hang their problems upon, and in their worldview power is simply there for the taking, and if their bastards haven't usurped control of the levers of political influence, then some other bastard must have done so already. And the Jews have always been a convenient scapegoat for as long as there have been Jews.

The person who loves liberty and the rule of law does not think in these terms, so Joo-hate does not find within us the fertile muck in which to spread its evil spores. The collectivist, however, is all too ripe for the infection.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 08:18 PM (BRvh1)

147 My guess is for once Leftists might be hoping it will dwindle away so the least attention it gets the better. But lots of people seeing it will help publicity

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:19 PM (T4oHT)

148 My fandango app had lots of listings for it (PA). Maybe they aren't suppressing showtimes like Google.

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 08:19 PM (9hauA)

149 Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (9rIkM)

Prayers up.

Posted by: Bob's angina at October 27, 2018 08:19 PM (p2jI/)

150 I just two minutes watching Scary Movie 5. That's two minutes I will never get back. Life is short enough as it is.

Posted by: Northernlurker being f'n insufferable at October 27, 2018 08:19 PM (nBr1j)

151 ok, off to the movies, planning to see "Friday the Thirteenth: The Clintoning"
Ha. I make joke.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:19 PM (L01V2)

152 107 Surfperch -- Well done. Yeah Google is straight up hiding it.

Why the HELL are these monsters immune to the DMCA? They should all be sued as publishers.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:20 PM (CcUfv)

153 I am (pleasantly surprised) leftist protesters
haven't tried to interrupt public screenings of the film. Maybe it's
because they don't know about it... in which case, maybe its
under-the-radar status hasn't been such a liability.

Posted by: Pres 44 at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (miE9U)

Well, also because Gosnell was actually convicted and is in jail for life. They would be put in the position of explaining why they are angry about a film about a convicted murderer. They have figured out (like the media did when he was arrested) that it's better for them to just ignore him rather than make a fuss. They don't want people knowing what he actually did.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 08:20 PM (d6Ksn)

154 surfperch -- they say 15 is the minimum
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:15 PM (CcUfv)

I found a closer theatre (see 107). Thank you regardless, Moviegique.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 08:20 PM (2m1vT)

155 Actually, I think, he dragged him across the line.

Posted by: Bob's angina at October 27, 2018 08:21 PM (p2jI/)

156 Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 08:18 PM (BRvh1

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Hitting on all cylinders. Exactly.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at October 27, 2018 08:21 PM (5aX2M)

157 Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM (9hauA)

Good to see you here, chique!

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 08:22 PM (d6Ksn)

158 "Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:16 PM (L01V2) "

Lefties actively allow and promote anti-Semitism as long as it's disguised as "anti-Zionism." Because it's such a nuanced worldview that still ends up at the conclusion that Jews are the problem.

And sometimes not even disguised - Farrakhan literally calls Jews termites and Satanic Twitter won't ban that, but they'll ban NPC memes for being "dehumanizing."

Anybody who wants to take away my right as a Jew to bear arms, I consider them a handmaiden to anti-Semites and my enemy. If you want Jews to be powerless, that means you want us to be oppressed.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:22 PM (icI8A)

159 re 146: Our Farrakhan is Trump, except the that left thinks Farrakhan isn't really so bad. Ask former Dem mouthpiece Keith Ellison, he will tell you the truth.

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:23 PM (L01V2)

160 42 I will buy 15 DVD's and send them on.
Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 07:38 PM (Yrc5f)

THAT is a great idea!

Posted by: Don Q. at October 27, 2018 08:23 PM (NgKpN)

161 Donna , you are at 100% , Lady . Keep on.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 08:24 PM (Yrc5f)

162 i think you mean incoherent (confusing) not inchoate (rudimentary) kickstarter guidelines.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 08:24 PM (Pg+x7)

163 I didn't think that much of D'Souza's latest movie, "Death of a Nation" but he did have an interview with a =genuine= white nationalist, Robert Spencer. The guy's Big Government all the way.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2018/10/20/death-of-a-nation/

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:25 PM (CcUfv)

164 87 otho (& concerned people)

Also "Auto Focus" would fit on a trifecta of good films that bring you out of your comfort zone.

Actually, Boogie Nights; Midnight Cowboy & Auto Focus didn't disturb my comfort zone at all, but that's just me.

However, I can't watch Gosnell! Just too damn unpleasant.


Posted by: strawdog at October 27, 2018 08:14 PM


Deliverance isn't a comfortable experience either. But is it great cinema? You bet.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 08:25 PM (LkFnL)

165 True fact: Google removed the showtimes for Los Angeles for this film. I knew where it was playing is how I managed to see it.
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 07:50 PM (CcUfv)
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Did they really? Cretins.

Thank you for this excellent review, moviegique.

Posted by: bluebell at October 27, 2018 08:26 PM (U5tDi)

166 re 158: yeah, pretty much.
I was thinking today that when Meir Kahane founded the JDL in 1968 (or around then), they had a slogan "for every Jew a .22"

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:26 PM (L01V2)

167 I mentioned this pro-life horror movie titled "Inside"(200 last week.

The story concerns a young pregnant woman who has a wreck while driving with her husband. Her husband dies and she can't get over it.

She's depressed by the other young families she sees and though about to give birth has no enthusiasm about the impending birth of her child.

Then on Christmas Eve, she gets a visit from a an angry, disturbed woman who wants her child right now.

Though there is no violence against the unborn child, this is an extremely violent movie. So, be warned. It's the polar opposite of "Gosnell" in that regard.

At under 90 minutes, it is all lean, mean action. No filler.

Great acting. Tight script. Excellent directing. Gut punch finale.

Available on Amazon. And on DVD from Netflix.

Check it out.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 08:27 PM (CRRq9)

168 DonQ- Hopefully I can get them out before the election.

Posted by: Ben Had at October 27, 2018 08:28 PM (Yrc5f)

169 I've no plans to see this but you've got to think, if there's someone who is enthusiastic about doing this sort of thing day after day, it's a danger sign. We know cruelty to animals is a danger sign, and this is of course much worse, even if they do it "by the book" without all of Gosnell's instances of malpractice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 27, 2018 08:28 PM (/qEW2)

170 163 Am I right in thinking the planet has two Robert Spencer, one a Leftist and one a conservative? Were the Siamese twins separated at birth?

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:29 PM (T4oHT)

171 167 I mentioned this pro-life horror movie titled "Inside"(200 last week.

The story concerns a young pregnant woman who has a wreck while driving with her husband. Her husband dies and she can't get over it.

She's depressed by the other young families she sees and though about to give birth has no enthusiasm about the impending birth of her child.

Then on Christmas Eve, she gets a visit from a an angry, disturbed woman who wants her child right now.

Though there is no violence against the unborn child, this is an extremely violent movie. So, be warned. It's the polar opposite of "Gosnell" in that regard.

At under 90 minutes, it is all lean, mean action. No filler.

Great acting. Tight script. Excellent directing. Gut punch finale.

Available on Amazon. And on DVD from Netflix.

Check it out.
Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 08:27 PM (CRRq9)

That sounds like a true crime doc I saw not to long ago. A crazy woman wanted a child of her own, and kipnapped a pregnant woman & performed a C-section on her to get her baby. F'n nuts.

Posted by: josephistan at October 27, 2018 08:29 PM (Izzlo)

172 I saw GOSNELL last Thursday. Only one other person in the theater besides me (5:10 pm showing). As is my usual practice, I brought a big bag of popcorn with me, but I hardly touched it while I watched.

It is indeed a well-made movie. Very tightly edited -- I was surprised how much story was crammed into a 93-minute film. Andrew Klavan wrote it pretty much as a police procedural, and despite knowing as much as I did about Gosnell's crimes and subsequent trial, the film is surprisingly suspenseful. It shows the uphill battle the prosecution had in getting the case to trial without causing a storm of controversy. Dr. Gosnell was clinically unemotional in his work, and the prosecution had to be just as unemotional in presenting its case -- they really walked a tightrope there.

The film not only indicts Gosnell for his crimes, but practically everyone who touched (or didn't touch) his business and let him get away with it for 30+ years, and there's a lot of blame to spread around, going all the way up to the governor's office.

There's even some dark humor early in the film, where the Philadelphia police and the DEA converge on a drug suspect in a convenience store parking lot, and the two forces argue in an almost-Keystone fashion over who's going to book her first. The DEA claimed the upper hand since they had been building a case around a local drug ring for months and didn't want to lose the momentum. But they agree to work with the police on the next stage of the operation -- searching Gosnell's clinic.

That's what gets me. This whole thing started out as a drug sting, because Gosnell's unlicensed workers had been illegally dispensing prescription drugs. If the DEA's delicate thread of evidence had been broken anywhere along the way, Gosnell might still be practicing today.

You don't want to miss the closing credits -- many of the original police photos and videos are shown, including the original footage of Dr. Gosnell playing the piano while the police searched his house. It really shows how accurate the film is in depicting the actual events.

GOSNELL is a film that everybody with an opinion about the abortion issue needs to see, and understand where the practice of abortion inevitably leads.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at October 27, 2018 08:30 PM (MqzWH)

173 "The person who loves liberty and the rule of law does not think in these terms, so Joo-hate does not find within us the fertile muck in which to spread its evil spores. The collectivist, however, is all too ripe for the infection.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 08:18 PM (BRvh1) "

Agreed, people who are more concerned with the individual will be less likely to view one group as being catastrophic to liberty. People obsessed with group dynamics will look for groups that they feel are dangerous to their worldview.

Since the modern left is so keen on collective guilt and collective punishment, well, you can see the trendlines.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:31 PM (icI8A)

174 In the entire state of NC, Gosnell is in twelve theaters, none within 100 miles. Most are AMC, FWIW.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at October 27, 2018 08:31 PM (U7Mh9)

175 speaking of good low budget movies, just watched Upgrade on dvd. Enjoyable AI thriller.

For spooky shows this Halloween, The Haunting of Hill House on Netflix is wonderfully creepy and atmospheric.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at October 27, 2018 08:31 PM (dMvl+)

176 >>I have no idea what this is from, but it was "lauded" for how it dealt with abortion?????


It's from the HBO show "girls," so probably written by Lena Dunham. It was praised by feminists because she was so confident in her decision instead of all emotional. https://tinyurl.com/yaao88jc

That's the thing - Planned Parenthood is *very* active in Hollywood lobbying for positive depiction of abortion in movies and tv. They also have Hollywood people active in their own organization, such as prolific tv show-runner/writer Shonda Rhimes on the National Board of Planned Parenthood, and Lena Dunham's book tour where ticket sales profit went to PP. They are intertwined, which is what makes "Gosnell" so daring.

Posted by: Lizzy at October 27, 2018 08:32 PM (W+vEI)

177 Yeeeesh. The version of "Inside" to see is the French 2008 version. Not the 200-smiley face sunglasses version.

The American remake is supposed to be awful so avoid that.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 08:32 PM (CRRq9)

178 DynamiteDan -- Good review

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:33 PM (CcUfv)

179 "re 158: yeah, pretty much.
I was thinking today that when Meir Kahane founded the JDL in 1968 (or around then), they had a slogan "for every Jew a .22"

Posted by: mallfly the Georgia Peach at October 27, 2018 08:26 PM (L01V2) "

Hatred for Israel isn't merely because they're Jewish, but because they're unapologetic about acting in their own national defense. Israelis aren't snowflakes because they can't afford to be - their existence as a nation since day 1 has been under constant attack.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:33 PM (icI8A)

180 BTW, for those who think Dean Cain's career is long over, check out IMDB. He is constantly working.

Posted by: JTB at October 27, 2018 08:34 PM (V+03K)

181 OK has some serious kick as attitude.
If UT doesn't wake up it's game over.

Posted by: Bob's angina at October 27, 2018 08:34 PM (p2jI/)

182 My proper plot of the ideological line would be:

Stalin/Mao/Pol PotLindsey Graham/Mitt Romney--->Ronald Reagan/Trump--->Ayn Rand

To the far left you have militant authoritarians, to the far right should be militant 'leave me the fuck alone and I will do the same's.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 08:34 PM (uhGSf)

183 Here's some quality nostalgia coming our way:

Elvis '68 Comeback Special, 50th Anniversary Edition

https://tinyurl.com/y99s6f6z

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:35 PM (miE9U)

184 The formatting on that got screwed up a bit.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 08:35 PM (uhGSf)

185 Here's some quality nostalgia coming our way:

Elvis '68 Comeback Special, 50th Anniversary Edition


Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:35 PM


Outstanding.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 08:35 PM (LkFnL)

186 Does anyone here own any 4k blu-ray editions?

I'm getting my first one soon, of 2001.

I've wondered if there's any others worth spending the money on for 4k editions. I'm thinking these maybe:

- Lawrence Of Arabia
- The Deer Hunter

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:37 PM (miE9U)

187
Watched "I. Tonya" the other night. Liked it. Good movie.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 08:37 PM (LkFnL)

188 otho, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:37 PM (miE9U)

189 "163 Am I right in thinking the planet has two Robert Spencer, one a Leftist and one a conservative? Were the Siamese twins separated at birth?

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:29 PM (T4oHT) "

There's Robert and Richard. Robert is the guy who writes for Jihad Watch and Richard is the Neo-Nazi.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:37 PM (icI8A)

190 163 I didn't think that much of D'Souza's latest movie, "Death of a Nation" but he did have an interview with a =genuine= white nationalist, Robert Spencer. The guy's Big Government all the way.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2018/10/20/death-of-a-nation/
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:25 PM (CcUfv)


Robert Spencer runs the excellent website Jihad Watch.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/


Richard Spencer is the white supremacist.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

191 @89
Don't know what's going on but it looks like sleepers are being activated.





You can pretty much guarantee that next week is going to be bedlam.




Look for POC and other sensitive targets being attacked.





I bet a PP center or a black church gets firebombed next week.

But something big is going to happen right before election day.




Book it.

Posted by: Kreplach at October 27, 2018 08:38 PM (kT3/m)

192 Hi Donna!

Posted by: chique d'afrique at October 27, 2018 08:38 PM (9hauA)

193 I followed Gosnell up with "I Saw The Devil" which is the most intense of Korean Revenge Pictures--and that's saying a lot. But it didn't make me anywhere near as unsettled, I think because for all its violence, it didn't have the same resonance.

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2018/10/27/i-saw-the-devil-2010-korea/

Gosnell actors, all of them, are legitimately "brave".

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:39 PM (CcUfv)

194 Just got home from neighbor's weenie roast. Another neighbor told me there were eleven people killed today in a synagogue. I can't even bring myself to look for that story.

And I won't be able to watch "Gosnell", even though it's showing locally. My stomach churns just thinking about that devil.

When does it start to get better?

Posted by: creeper at October 27, 2018 08:39 PM (ALzcx)

195 otho, yup. It manages to be both funny and sad.

Could I, Tonya have been better? Absolutely, yes. And I agree that Margot Robbie was way too old to play the role. IMHO they should have gone with a very young actress and tried to make her look older, rather than doing the opposite like they did with Robbie. But overall, the movie works... and IMHO it doesn't make *too* many excuses for Tonya, or try to portray her as some sort of hero.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:40 PM (miE9U)

196 rickl -- oh, thanks for that, it's terrible mistake to make.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:40 PM (CcUfv)

197 "There's Robert and Richard. Robert is the guy who writes for Jihad Watch and Richard is the Neo-Nazi."

The way I tell them apart is this: Robert is "Bob" and Richard is "Dick", so the neo Nazi guy is a Dick.

Posted by: Secret Square at October 27, 2018 08:41 PM (9WuX0)

198 Robert Spencer runs the excellent website Jihad Watch.

https://www.jihadwatch.org/


Richard Spencer is the white supremacist.
Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:38 PM (sdi6R)

There's no difference for us.

Posted by: Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube... at October 27, 2018 08:41 PM (2m1vT)

199 169
I've no plans to see this but you've got to think, if there's someone
who is enthusiastic about doing this sort of thing day after day, it's a
danger sign. We know cruelty to animals is a danger sign, and this is
of course much worse, even if they do it "by the book" without all of
Gosnell's instances of malpractice.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 27, 2018 08:28 PM (/qEW2)
I used to work with an OB/GYN who is passionately prolife - he attends the Prolife rally in DC every year. He told me, with a great deal of contempt, that abortionists are usually the lazy ones who graduate at the bottom of their class. Most OBs love delivering babies - the maternity ward is the happiest ward in the hospital. They love being part of a moment which is an incredibly happy one in most cases and to them, it's worth the long hours and the fact that those little bundles of joy arrive at inopportune times. But abortion doctors like the fact that abortions are simple procedures (if you don't mind the ugliness of performing them), that they can make good money, work regular office hours, and they don't have to take call or develop good working relationships with their patients. Bedside manner - not necessary. They basically approach their "work" like auto mechanics or assembly line workers.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 08:41 PM (d6Ksn)

200 Richard/Robert mix up, will be careful which one.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:42 PM (T4oHT)

201 When does it start to get better?
Posted by: creeper at October 27, 2018 08:39 PM (ALzcx)

---

When Jesus returns. : )

Posted by: SMH at October 27, 2018 08:42 PM (02wWr)

202
Speaking of movies and Jews, Moses supposes his toeses are roses. Did you know that?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tciT9bmCMq8

But, recalling last night WeirdDave ONT, even that can't compete with doing the Time Warp Again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umj0gu5nEGs

I'd forgotten how much fainting Susan Sarandon did in that.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:43 PM (f1Vqw)

203 Robert Spencer is on Prager's show often

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:43 PM (T4oHT)

204 The Bob/Dick thing is a useful mnemonic.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:43 PM (icI8A)

205 194 creeper

It already started-- Nov. 8, 2016.

But... long war.

Posted by: strawdog at October 27, 2018 08:44 PM (Cssks)

206 Anyone know where Gosnell is playing in Upstate Newyorkistan?

The gosnellmove website shows it playing at DestinyUSA in Syracuse, but neither Fandango, nor the theatre lists any showings there...

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 27, 2018 08:44 PM (CLcKT)

207 Maybe it's because I'm getting older, but I just don't enjoy films like Boogie Nights. There are no admirable characters. Every plot line leads exactly where you would expect it to - human suffering. It's not that they're bad people - they're just primarily not too bright. Like watching a slow motion car wreck - you can guess what's going to happen, and it's not good.
I recently saw Aguirre: Wrath of God for the first time in like 30 years, and I sort of thought the same thing. A bunch of none-too-bright conquistadors head up the Amazon without anything resembling adequate supplies, looking for a city of gold that obviously doesn't exist. They all end up dead. OK, so what's your point?

Posted by: Vertov at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (kYbXv)

208 Don't disagree with anything in this post, can just note how dark a thread this has been so far! Well can't be any other with the subject, of course.

With so much sadness and anger among us all these days, I've been trying to keep my entertainment time focused on much lighter fare, especially this time of year, which means it's time re-watch all of my favorite schlock-horror films.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (V2Yro)

209 @127. and also that this was playing at my local major theater, Edwards 26 in Long Beach. (Although that was just over a week ago and I'm not sure if it's still there.)

------------------------


Still playing in LB, according to the movie's website. Of course, that's Orange County, and it's apparently still playing several places there. LA County, not so much.

Posted by: junior at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (cSguU)

210 Tonypete

Prayers for your recovery especially.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (hyuyC)

211 "When Jesus returns. : )

Posted by: SMH at October 27, 2018 08:42 PM (02wWr) "

Psh, just about well-connected man in the pocket of powerful Jewish interests. =p

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (icI8A)

212 191
I bet a PP center or a black church gets firebombed next week.
Posted by: Kreplach at October 27, 2018 08:38 PM (kT3/m)


I think you're right, and if that happens we'll know something is up.

"We" will, but the LIVs won't, and they are the real targets of the psyops.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:45 PM (sdi6R)

213 When Jesus returns. : )
Posted by: SMH at October 27, 2018 08:42 PM (02wWr)




Well, He'd better hurry if He wants there to be anything left.

Posted by: creeper at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM (ALzcx)

214 The gosnellmove website shows it playing at DestinyUSA in Syracuse, but neither Fandango, nor the theatre lists any showings there...
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 27, 2018 08:44 PM (CLcKT)

You could try calling the theatre.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM (2m1vT)

215 junior, yup. Long Beach is OC-adjacent. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM (miE9U)

216 This loon hated Trump. He thought Trump was a tool of the Elders of Zion.

He's not on "our side" at all. For example, in Europe, these types are more associated with the Left. But over here, our media loves to call them far-right.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 07:58 PM (f1Vqw)

got any source for the straight dope on that asshole?

Posted by: zombie Chuck Berry at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM (KHhgg)

217 JihadWatch with Robert Spencer is one of those I read. It, along with WeaseloZippers and Gates Of Vienna are the only blogs I read besides the HQ, because aceofspadeshq is the ewok's pajamas. As we old folks say.

Posted by: Eromero at October 27, 2018 08:47 PM (zLDYs)

218 204 The Bob/Dick thing is a useful mnemonic.
Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:43 PM (icI8A)


Yes it is.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:47 PM (sdi6R)

219 otho, yup. It manages to be both funny and sad.

Could I, Tonya have been better? Absolutely, yes. And I agree that Margot Robbie was way too old to play the role. IMHO they should have gone with a very young actress and tried to make her look older, rather than doing the opposite like they did with Robbie. But overall, the movie works... and IMHO it doesn't make *too* many excuses for Tonya, or try to portray her as some sort of hero.


Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:40 PM


I actually didn't really notice the age thing. The flick did such a good job of telling the story, it must have slipped past me. Job done. I'm not sure about a younger actress. Maybe if they could find one... all things considered, Robbie did a bang up job of bring personality, character and experience to the role. Faced with a choice, better to go with someone who has the chops than someone the right age.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 08:47 PM (LkFnL)

220 rickl @ 212- You got that right, bro.

Posted by: Eromero at October 27, 2018 08:48 PM (zLDYs)

221 otho, Robbie made it work. But there's scenes where IMHO she definitely looked way too old, and for me anyway, it emphasized in my mind "actress straining for Oscar recognition," not "put-upon figure skating desperate for respect and approval." Just my two cents. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:49 PM (miE9U)

222 Rickl, think there will ever be a Dylan biopic?

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:49 PM (miE9U)

223 Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 08:02 PM (9rIkM)

Oh, Tonypete, I was so sorry when I read your story. I felt the hurt and prayed for you right then and there. May God's strength, grace, and wisdom go with you.

Posted by: DynamiteDan at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (MqzWH)

224 otho, Robbie made it work. But there's scenes where IMHO she definitely looked way too old, and for me anyway, it emphasized in my mind "actress straining for Oscar recognition," not "put-upon figure skating desperate for respect and approval." Just my two cents. :-)


Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:49 PM


Will pay closer attention to that on next viewing.

Posted by: otho at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (LkFnL)

225 Thought I'd name my 3 favorites - not to slight the Hammer Films, I have the Hammar Horror Collection on DVD, after all - but I don't have one of those on my list, because although I love Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing squaring off against each other over and over again, to me the #1 star in this area will always be Vincent Price - and he kept getting better as he aged!

My 3 favorite horror films (cult classics, all)

#3 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
#2 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972)
#1 - Theater of Blood (1973)

if you haven't seen any of them, you're missing the peak of the genre!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (V2Yro)

226 I know what this movie is about. I don't need any more knowledge regarding Gosnell, Planned Murderhood, or abortion. I don't need to see this movie. Thanks for watching it for me Movieguique.
Posted by: Eromero at October 27, 2018 08:00 PM (zLDYs)

Basically where I sit. I don't do movies anymore. And if were to break long-standing habits, it would be for some glorious escapism, not a courtroom drama.\


But I would buy a ticket for a Leftist to go see the movie.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (KHhgg)

227 so nobody has answered about Peaches ? anybody know ? Back to El Lay ?

Posted by: grease monkey at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (WIMYS)

228 Well, He'd better hurry if He wants there to be anything left.
Posted by: creeper at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM (ALzcx)

---

*smiles*

That will not be a problem.

Posted by: SMH at October 27, 2018 08:51 PM (02wWr)

229 @213. Well, He'd better hurry if He wants there to be anything left.

--------------------


That's why there's a thousand years of peace after he comes. That's how long it'll take to fix everything. ^^;;

Posted by: junior at October 27, 2018 08:52 PM (cSguU)

230 "But some subjects are not things I want to see, and abortion tops the list (along with rape and child abuse)."

Precisely why I cannot go see it. Also precisely why the Left will not talk about it. I mostly lurk and read here; but I do so multiple times every single day. I really respect whoever it was that authored this post. I know many conservatives who are afraid to speak openly about this silent holocaust.

Strange as it may sound to some conservatives, abortion is *the* watershed issue for me politically. It serves as the maximal principle that cuts through all the static. What an individual believes about the defense of the most innocent and defenseless of human life--preborn children--tells me what kind of individual they are or are not at the very core of their being.

Moreover, on the continuum of responsibilities that are ascribed to the various levels of government, I again begin with this maximal principle: if government at any level does not value the life of the most defenseless and innocent of all human beings (pre-born children), then I take every other principle they lay claim to on behalf of civilized society as a lie.

Posted by: DCTalk at October 27, 2018 08:53 PM (hqgb1)

231 I recently saw Aguirre: Wrath of God for the first time in like 30 years, and I sort of thought the same thing. A bunch of none-too-bright conquistadors head up the Amazon without anything resembling adequate supplies, looking for a city of gold that obviously doesn't exist. They all end up dead. OK, so what's your point? "

Excellent point, and I think that writers recently have forgotten about something that every good writer used to know without a doubt: if you want the audience to care about your story, your audience HAS to care about SOMEONE in your story. Why would your audience ever care about a story filled with people they don't like?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:54 PM (V2Yro)

232 Tom Servo, that's an interesting niche.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 08:55 PM (CcUfv)

233 Zombie Chuck, I saw on Twitter that Ryan Saavedra had a decent number of screengrabs of this lunatic's Gab page before it got wiped (it's now all been cleansed, obviously). I haven't checked yet, but 4chan is usually fantastic at grabbing info before it gets purged so I would imagine /pol has lot of info.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 08:55 PM (icI8A)

234 if you want the audience to care about your story, your audience HAS to care about SOMEONE in your story. Why would your audience ever care about a story filled with people they don't like?
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:54 PM (V2Yro)

This.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 08:56 PM (uhGSf)

235 It's from the HBO show "girls," so probably written
by Lena Dunham. It was praised by feminists because she was so confident
in her decision instead of all emotional. https://tinyurl.com/yaao88jc



Posted by: Lizzy
Wow, if that's true, that is some bad writing there. Seriously. That's creating a character with no hint of empathy. No very appealling to audiences.
By comparison, I've been watching a tv series called X Company about WWII. I'm sure my brief discussion won't do it justice, but there's a Gestapo officer and his wife, and there's a lot of moral conflicts within the two characters. I actually think the husband's character is one of the most interesting I've seen in a long time.

Posted by: Vertov at October 27, 2018 08:56 PM (kYbXv)

236 You could try calling the theatre.

Posted by: Surfperch at October 27, 2018 08:46 PM


Too easy -- why didn't I think of that!

Anyways, I'm still undecided if I can actually watch it, but I will buy a ticket in any case... If I can't see it, I don't think it really matters much where I buy one then, yes?

I'll try the Scranton, PA area, also within driving distance!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at October 27, 2018 08:57 PM (CLcKT)

237 222 Rickl, think there will ever be a Dylan biopic?
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 08:49 PM (miE9U)


There was a movie made a few years ago that I haven't seen, called "I'm Not There" which featured six different actors playing Dylan at various stages of his career, including Cate Blanchett.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0368794/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 08:58 PM (sdi6R)

238 Pro-Abortion folks love that portrayal of abortion with no qualms. They want to make the choice exactly what they say- just going to get a growth removed.

I think this is whistling past the graveyard.

Also, if they are so emotionally detached from the event, why do they not seem more... detached?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 08:59 PM (uhGSf)

239 Eventually like all movies it will be on cable, DVD, or some private way to see it so hopefully if you want to you will.
Evil is the hardest light to see through.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 08:59 PM (T4oHT)

240 didn't the producers of mel gibson's jesus movie have a campaign to publicize it through churches? i would think this could have been a part of the gosnell p.r push & distribution.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:00 PM (Pg+x7)

241 Was gonna mention "I'm Not There," but it was pretty meh. Whatever you think of him, Dylan deserves a full "Walk the Line" style biopic.

Posted by: Who is broseidon, semi-official komodo dragon shifter? at October 27, 2018 09:00 PM (icI8A)

242 What must it do to the mind and soul of an abortionist (fuck calling them "doctors") to know that day in, day out, the only way you can really screw up your workday is to have it result in a non-dead baby.

"Is that a live baby over there? Dammit, Johnson! Get your head in the game here!"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 09:00 PM (BRvh1)

243 ... the word i'm looking for is "marketing".

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:01 PM (Pg+x7)

244 Bluebell,

Thank you for the kind words.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:01 PM (CcUfv)

245 240 didn't the producers of mel gibson's jesus movie have a campaign to publicize it through churches? i would think this could have been a part of the gosnell p.r push & distribution.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:00 PM (Pg+x7)

I am not sure there was an organized campaign from the movie side for Passion, I think that was mostly churches doing it on their own.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 09:01 PM (uhGSf)

246 Does anyone know which benefits the actors and producers more: movie tickets or DVD sales?

Posted by: JTB at October 27, 2018 09:01 PM (V+03K)

247 But, recalling last night WeirdDave ONT, even that can't compete with doing the Time Warp Again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=umj0gu5nEGs

I'd forgotten how much fainting Susan Sarandon did in that.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at October 27, 2018 08:43 PM (f1Vqw)


Soon after this Brad will say "Get a grip on yourself, Janet! They're probably foreigners from ways different from our own. They may do some more ... folk dancing".

You get the image of him as a prototypical libtard who intentionally blinds himself to what he's actually seeing because he feels this need to be politically correct.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at October 27, 2018 09:01 PM (/qEW2)

248 232 Tom Servo, that's an interesting niche. "

Theater of Blood is the most obscure of the lot, and as I said, my favorite. It's never shown because there's some really graphic and gory murders throughout. (and some of them can't help but make me laugh, god help me) It's a great plot with so many injokes for Vincent Price, especailly - he plays a Great Actor who has always been maligned by the critics even though the public adored him (That's not you, Vincent, is it?) finally goes over the edge and starts murdering all of his critics in the most gruesome ways - But all of them coming from Shakespeare! And that is half the fun, this sly wink at the audience saying "hey you wanna know who was the first slasher/horror author? Willy S., That's Who!!!"

The scene where he cooks up Robert Morley's two little frou frou dogs into a pie and tricks him into eating goes all the way over the top when he lifts the lid on his other pie, and shows him his two little dogs heads on top of it, with little bows in their hair. Oh gawd I hate laughing so much at that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)

249 Replace the faucet/mixer in the big kitchen sink over past 3 days. Yeah, damnit, 3 days. When I felt the bottom of the p-trap it was wet. Put my finger through the metal. Mrs E said the damn thing was 38 years old, and had galvanised, brass-chromed, and pvc all cobbled together. Finally got everything back together tonight.Tired of plumbing, is I.

Posted by: Eromero at October 27, 2018 09:02 PM (zLDYs)

250 Moreover, on the continuum of responsibilities that
are ascribed to the various levels of government, I again begin with
this maximal principle: if government at any level does not value the
life of the most defenseless and innocent of all human beings (pre-born
children), then I take every other principle they lay claim to on behalf
of civilized society as a lie.


Posted by: DCTalk
Yes, preach it brother.

Thanks for the prayers all but I'm okay - really. I made my peace with it years ago. I worried greatly for my sons at the time but they grew into fine young men. I would never presume to say I know the mind of God, but I am confident He has accepted T., sins and all, just as He will forgive us all too. Thank God.

Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 09:03 PM (9rIkM)

251 Love to stay up but will no doubt be up in the 4am hour no matter how late I do stay up.
Good night all.

Posted by: Skip at October 27, 2018 09:03 PM (T4oHT)

252 There was a movie made a few years ago that I haven't seen, called "I'm Not There" which featured six different actors playing Dylan at various stages of his career, including Cate Blanchett. "

It should have been named "I was there, I just can't sing."

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:04 PM (V2Yro)

253 Tom Servo

I'm not a horror fan at all, but Theater of Blood is pretty darned good. Vincent Price with brio. Who would not want to skewer sanctimonious critics?

I mean, if living well is not the best revenge, then take then out.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 09:05 PM (hyuyC)

254 "Theatre of Blood" was a staple on TV when I was growing up, I should see about getting it in a theater somewhere.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:06 PM (CcUfv)

255 Good night Skip.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 09:06 PM (hyuyC)

256 You don't always have to forn emotional bonds with a character to enjoy a good story. Or even just an interesting character.

Boogie Nights is much like There Will Be Blood. Both films are about a character, not a narrative with a clear beginning, middle, or end. Neither Daniel Plainview nor Dirk Diggler are particularly likable. It is only required that you find the character interesting enough to want to see what happens next.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 27, 2018 09:06 PM (6oDGm)

257 My 3 favorite horror films (cult classics, all)

#3 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
#2 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972)
#1 - Theater of Blood (1973)

if you haven't seen any of them, you're missing the peak of the genre!
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (V2Yro)



I love those movies.

Though they're more like dark comedies than true horror movies.

Something like the Ur-version of the Coronetto Trilogy.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 09:06 PM (CRRq9)

258 The scene where he cooks up Robert Morley's two
little frou frou dogs into a pie and tricks him into eating goes all the
way over the top when he lifts the lid on his other pie, and shows him
his two little dogs heads on top of it, with little bows in their hair.
Oh gawd I hate laughing so much at that!

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro)
That's actually an improvement over Shakespeare! In Titus Andronius, a woman's evil sons are killed, baked into pies and served to her. Everyone in the play is a shit and it's so over the top you don't really care. It's like Shakespeare was under pressure to come up with the Elizabethan version of "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" and he said, "You want gore? OK, I'll give you gore...."

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:07 PM (d6Ksn)

259 And good night Slapweasel, where ever you are. May your problems simplify to what you can handle.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 09:07 PM (hyuyC)

260 The crazies are always the first to act out with violence with the type of tension and irreconcilable division we have now.

These things have not been unexpected to me and you can expect more. That's the hard reality. What's undecided though is whether they will create something that will drag the non crazy into a conflict.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 27, 2018 09:07 PM (2DOZq)

261 We saw this movie today and it was great--deeply moving. The use of reaction shots instead of gory sights was brilliant. The acting was very impressive. I was moved to tears many times.

Posted by: Jeannine at October 27, 2018 09:07 PM (1vyH3)

262 225 Thought I'd name my 3 favorites - not to slight the Hammer Films, I have the Hammar Horror Collection on DVD, after all - but I don't have one of those on my list, because although I love Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing squaring off against each other over and over again, to me the #1 star in this area will always be Vincent Price - and he kept getting better as he aged!

My 3 favorite horror films (cult classics, all)

#3 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971)
#2 - Dr. Phibes Rises Again! (1972)
#1 - Theater of Blood (1973)

if you haven't seen any of them, you're missing the peak of the genre!
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 08:50 PM (V2Yro)


Mrs IMG and I are Dr Phibes fans. We're also partial to "What We Do in the Shadows"

Posted by: Iron Mike Golf at October 27, 2018 09:08 PM (di1hb)

263 Moviegique,

"I Saw the Devil" is an excellent, nearly great Korean thriller.

If you haven't seen "The Chaser" and "The Man from Nowhere", check them out.

They're better in my opinion.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 09:08 PM (CRRq9)

264 I never saw Theater of Blood. It sounds gruesomely funny. I'll have to see if it's on YouTube.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:08 PM (d6Ksn)

265 Tonypete,
All the love and peace of Christ be with you and your boys.

Posted by: Nurse ratched at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (PkVlr)

266 Good night horde. May your dreams rekindle love and beauty.

And always be bragging, not complaining.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (hyuyC)

267 Boogie Nights is much like There Will Be Blood. Both films are about a character, not a narrative with a clear beginning, middle, or end. Neither Daniel Plainview nor Dirk Diggler are particularly likable. It is only required that you find the character interesting enough to want to see what happens next.
Posted by: Rusty Nail at October 27, 2018 09:06 PM (6oDGm)

For myself, I would disagree. In both of your examples, I could never find a seam to even be interested in either. It is exactly the same way with Mafia movies. I just do not care.

Not saying this is true of everyone, but for myself, I have to like a character, at least a little.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (uhGSf)

268 The other thing about Theater of Blood is that it really has a top notch cast - it's about the only film of this type I can think of that Dianna Rigg is in, and it's worth seeing just to watch her costumes throughout, and her acting! You get the feeling everyone enjoyed themselves greatly making this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (V2Yro)

269 Tom Servo, The Abominable Dr. Phibes is one of those movies that I stop and watch whenever I stumble across it. It's a very clever movie, horror with a bit of comedy mixed in. Always liked Vincent Price, especially in the "Poe" movies he made with Roger Corman in the early 60s. The Raven is great (and Peter Lorre steals every scene he's in)

Posted by: Hands at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (786Ro)

270 Night NaCly Dog.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 09:10 PM (uhGSf)

271 Last comment from me:

Theater of Blood is entwined in my mind with that great dark comedy, Who is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?

Posted by: NaCly Dog at October 27, 2018 09:10 PM (hyuyC)

272 Best ghost movie: The Others
Creepiest ghost movie: The Entity

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 27, 2018 09:10 PM (2DOZq)

273 There is a movie that Bob Dylan made around 2005 that I would *really* like to see. The descriptions I've read sound very interesting. I don't remember the title, and I can't find it on IMDB.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 09:11 PM (sdi6R)

274 I don't think it's essential that the audience like at least one character.

I think it essential, though, that the "bad" character(s) not be totally bad-- & must be intriguing.

Posted by: strawdog at October 27, 2018 09:11 PM (Cssks)

275 Good night, NaCly Dog.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R)

276 naturalfake -- yeah, The Boy and thought ISTD was nearly perfect but it's not an easy watch. I'll look out for those others.

"Theatre of Blood" does get campy but it's classic Price.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:12 PM (CcUfv)

277 You get the feeling everyone enjoyed themselves greatly making this.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (V2Yro)
Actors would certainly enjoy being in a film about an actor murdering his critics. Wish fulfillment, so to speak...

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:12 PM (d6Ksn)

278 256
You don't always have to forn emotional bonds with a character to enjoy a good story. Or even just an interesting character.



Boogie Nights is much like There Will Be Blood. Both films are
about a character, not a narrative with a clear beginning, middle, or
end. Neither Daniel Plainview nor Dirk Diggler are particularly
likable. It is only required that you find the character interesting
enough to want to see what happens next.
I don't know. I guess maybe I don't find interesting characters that I have zero empathy for? It's funny, I haven't seen BoNi in years, but in my memory the best (most interesting?) scene is where Don Cheadle tries to get the loan to start a stereo store. (Was that it?) You respect his ambition, you can understand his discomfort at discussing his job, and you can feel his disappointment in not getting the loan. That's actually two of the classic ways to create sympathetic characters; give them ambition and undeserved misfortune.

Posted by: Vertov at October 27, 2018 09:15 PM (kYbXv)

279 Actors would certainly enjoy being in a film about an actor murdering his critics. Wish fulfillment, so to speak...
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:12 PM



*fist bump*

That's why I put Bob Balaban's critic character in The Lady In the Water. Except, I let the monster kill him. Woo hoo!

Posted by: Night Shymalan at October 27, 2018 09:15 PM (786Ro)

280 272: agreed

best ghost movie: "the others"

... & ...

scariest ghost movie: "the shining"

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:16 PM (Pg+x7)

Posted by: Vertov at October 27, 2018 09:16 PM (kYbXv)

282 ironically, the worst ghost movie?

"Ghost"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at October 27, 2018 09:17 PM (BRvh1)

283 "Masked and Anonymous". That's it.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0319829/?ref_=fn_tt_tt_1

It sounds really interesting.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 09:17 PM (sdi6R)

284 Warai: I think Ghost is actually a romcom with supernatural elements, not a 'ghost story' per se.

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:17 PM (miE9U)

285 (... don't know "the entity". i'll look it up.)

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:18 PM (Pg+x7)

286
Not saying this is true of everyone, but for myself, I have to like a character, at least a little.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 09:09 PM (uhGSf)
I'm a bit that way myself. That's one reason I didn't like Pulp Fiction. I didn't care about any of the characters. But there are exceptions. I feel more that way about novels, because usually you have to spend more than a few hours with the characters in a book. You ( or rather I) don't want to invest a lot of time with completely unsympathetic people. Michael C. Hall in the series "Dexter" created a certain amount of sympathy for a "good" serial killer, but I hated the novel, where Dexter's complete coldness was more apparent.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:19 PM (d6Ksn)

287 Speaking of horror comedy-

"The Revenant"...no, not the Rapey Bear movie...is one of the best horror comedies I've ever seen.

It manages to be both horrifying and hilarious.

The story concerns

a soldier in Afghanistan is killed by an odd child late at night while on patrol.

And he comes back to life after his funeral.

Things don't go well.

Available on Amazon. Well worth your time.

Posted by: naturalfake at October 27, 2018 09:19 PM (CRRq9)

288 Don't know what's going on but it looks like sleepers are being activated.
"I'm saying we have mentally ill people that we pay to do shit make no mistake. Over the last 20 years. I've paid off a few homeless guys to do some crazy stuff, and I've also taken them for dinner and I've also made sure they had a hotel and a shower and I've put them in a program. I've done that." -

Scott Foval, Democrat Operative

Posted by: mikeyG at October 27, 2018 09:19 PM (LL1Be)

289 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:16 PM (Pg+x7)

Every hotel I stay in and I'm in an empty long hallway I can't help but to picture those little girls at the end of it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 27, 2018 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

290 284 Warai: I think Ghost is actually a romcom with supernatural elements, not a 'ghost story' per se.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:17 PM (miE9U)

that is the joke

Posted by: Rainer Wolfcastle, in deadpan monotone at October 27, 2018 09:20 PM (BRvh1)

291 Gosnell's patients regularly showed up in area ERs due to his butchery. I believe he settled a couple malpractice cases, but if his clientele were more educated and well heeled he'd have been litigated out of business before he could rack up the brain-free baby body count.

Posted by: kallisto at October 27, 2018 09:21 PM (l1pkh)

292 One of the elements I like in the both Dr. Phibes movies is the delectable and mystical "Vulnavia!". The character makes no sense at all, but she's so delightful to watch in every scene she shows up in that you don't care. And Dr. Phibes is a very self-confidant film, as though Dr. Phibes himself is saying "Ha! Dr. Phibes sneers at the demands you mortals make for things like "backstories" and "explanations". Where does she come from? Where does she go? Don't ask, anymore.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:21 PM (V2Yro)

293 Against the backdrop of a nation on the brink of revolution, Uncle Sweetheart and Nina Veronica are slimy promoters planning a benefit concert. They desire the services of legendary singer Jack Fate, and soon Fate is sprung from jail. A rock journalist investigates the concert, attempting to determine just who will benefit. Revolution may be raging outside the arena, but Jack Fate and the benefit concert play on as planned.

Any similarity to an actual nation is purely coincidental, I'm sure.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 09:21 PM (sdi6R)

294 What the world really needs is food-based movies.

"Sushi: The Movie"

"Hamburger: The Movie"

"Pizza: The Movie"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:24 PM (miE9U)

295 Thanks for a good thread. Night all.

Posted by: WitchDoktor, AKA VA GOP Sucks at October 27, 2018 09:24 PM (Uiz/V)

296 289 Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:16 PM (Pg+x7)

Every hotel I stay in and I'm in an empty long hallway I can't help but to picture those little girls at the end of it."

Stayed in a 150 year old hotel once, small town, had a long hallway in it like that. About 3 in the morning both my wife and I heard someone walking down the hallway, stopping at ever door briefly, and then turning around and walking away. We both thought it was odd, and said something the morning manager, and she said "oh no, it's slow here and you two were the only ones in that wing last night, we had it locked off."

and then as we looked at her oddly, she said softly "well, you're not the first" and then started talking about something else. True Story.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:25 PM (V2Yro)

297 What the world really needs is food-based movies.
Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:24 PM (miE9U)


The Search for General Tso is wonderful. It might still be on Netflix.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 27, 2018 09:26 PM (mS+Df)

298 hogmartin, don't forget "Come Back To The Five And Dime, Jimmy Dean Sausage Jimmy Dean Sausage" ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:27 PM (miE9U)

299 Night WitchDoktor.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at October 27, 2018 09:27 PM (uhGSf)

300 294 What the world really needs is food-based movies.

"Sushi: The Movie"

"Hamburger: The Movie"

"Pizza: The Movie"

Ratatouille?

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:27 PM (V2Yro)

301 hmmm...

"the reverent" - rapey bear

"the entity" - rapey spirit

"demon seed" - rapey computer

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:27 PM (Pg+x7)

302 Bob Dylan movie 2005:

https://123movies.show/no-direction-home-bob-dylan/

Posted by: redc1c4 at October 27, 2018 09:28 PM (v9rtm)

303 ... and of course there's the very scary

"rosemary's baby" - rapey devil

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at October 27, 2018 09:28 PM (Pg+x7)

304 "Sushi: The Movie"

"Hamburger: The Movie"

"Pizza: The Movie"

Ratatouille?
Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:27 PM (V2Yro)

Eating Raoul?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 27, 2018 09:29 PM (KHhgg)

305 >>"Hamburger: The Movie"

You know, "Hamburger: The Motion Picture" was a real thing. A friend of mine was in it.

She played Dr. Gotbottom.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:29 PM (CcUfv)

306 Did you know Hannibal Lecter made an artsy food movie?

"My Dinner Is Raoul"

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:30 PM (miE9U)

307 Musical Chimp:

Evil Dead: Rapey plant

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:30 PM (CcUfv)

308 moviegique, I will have to look for that :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:31 PM (miE9U)

309 I was serious about The Search for General Tso...

Posted by: hogmartin at October 27, 2018 09:31 PM (mS+Df)

310 hogmartin, oops :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at October 27, 2018 09:31 PM (miE9U)

311 309 I was serious about The Search for General Tso...
Posted by: hogmartin at October 27, 2018 09:31 PM (mS+Df)

You been looking here four hour! You go now!

Posted by: josephistan at October 27, 2018 09:32 PM (Izzlo)

312 Every hotel I stay in and I'm in an empty long hallway I can't help but to picture those little girls at the end of it."

Me too. The cute little big forehead girls were creepy. Wendy? I'm home!

Posted by: dartist at October 27, 2018 09:32 PM (K22Va)

313 309 I was serious about The Search for General Tso...

And then by chance they ran into General Tso-Long Wang

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:32 PM (V2Yro)

314 Eating Raoul?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at October 27, 2018 09:29 PM (KHhgg)
Oh, God, I had forgotten all about that movie! Also "The Cook, the Thief, the Wife and the Lover" which is one of the most repulsive movies I've ever seen. It was supposed to be a profound statement about Thatcherism or something.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:32 PM (d6Ksn)

315 Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:25 PM (V2Yro)

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Myrtles Plantation ( bed &breakfast ) in St Francisville hoping to have that happen. Bastards never show up when you want them too.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at October 27, 2018 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

316 My girlfriend and I stayed at the Myrtles Plantation ( bed &breakfast ) in St Francisville hoping to have that happen. Bastards never show up when you want them too. "

I've toured it - place has got a real "feel" to it. Normally I don't think much of pictures, cuz I think they can be faked, but some of the old pictures they had there really did make the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:35 PM (V2Yro)

317 And then by chance they ran into General Tso-Long Wang

Suddenly up pops Wee Too Lo

Posted by: dartist at October 27, 2018 09:35 PM (K22Va)

318 Nood Morons!

Posted by: Tonypete at October 27, 2018 09:36 PM (9rIkM)

319

Posted by: Tom Servo at October 27, 2018 09:25 PM (V2Yro)
The Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee is supposedly haunted. MLB players who stay there say so. Clayton Kershaw once blamed the Pfister for his subpar pitching performance the next day. Maybe it's haunted by the ghosts of shitty pitchers.

Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:36 PM (d6Ksn)

320 I sort of remember a movie called Chocolate from the 80s or 90s. I remember nothing about it except I think it was cooking related and that short haired lady from the Matrix was in it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Google Is Always Listening - Link in nic at October 27, 2018 09:36 PM (0NAbP)

321 314
Also "The Cook, the Thief, the Wife and the Lover" which is one of the most repulsive movies I've ever seen. It was supposed to be a profound statement about Thatcherism or something.
Posted by: Donna&&&&&&Vislookingforwardtospringtraining at October 27, 2018 09:32 PM (d6Ksn)


Yes, it was repulsive, but 40-something Helen Mirren impressed the hell out of 20-something me.

Posted by: rickl at October 27, 2018 09:38 PM (sdi6R)

322 liquid sky was a cool movie

Posted by: vizzy at October 27, 2018 09:39 PM (s5Khz)

323 Mentioned the other night that I thought that Man In the High Castle should be mandatory viewing. Glad to see I wasn't alone.

While it's not technically a movie, the same creepy build-up to horror that I experienced when watching The Shining hit me between the eyes with this show. The bleak hopelessness imbued by the horrifying rule of the Occupied United States by the acolytes of the false gods of the Emperor and the Fuehrer permeate every scene.

Listening to Edelweiss and watching the scenes from the invasion of the US by the Axis in the opening credits, may be the most haunting thing that I have ever seen.

ymmv

Posted by: mikeyG at October 27, 2018 09:40 PM (LL1Be)

324 Food movies:

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2012/03/27/jiro-dreams-of-sushi/

Deli Man

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2015/03/25/deli-man/

Little Forest (cute Korean girl cooks!)

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2018/06/30/little-forest/

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:48 PM (CcUfv)

325 Listening to Edelweiss and watching the scenes from the invasion of the US by the Axis in the opening credits, may be the most haunting thing that I have ever seen.
Posted by: mikeyG at October 27, 2018 09:40 PM (LL1Be)


You're not wrong. The breathy, childlike "Edelweiss" with the matter-of-fact images of the US under Nazi occupation is just chilling and I've never heard anyone disagree. That intro sequence just nailed it.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 27, 2018 09:48 PM (mS+Df)

326 Jiro Dreams of Sushi

http://moviegique.com/index.php/2012/03/27/jiro-dreams-of-sushi/
Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 09:48 PM (CcUfv)


Oh, I forgot about that one. Love that movie.

Posted by: hogmartin at October 27, 2018 10:02 PM (mS+Df)

327 puig... he he

Posted by: grease monkey at October 27, 2018 10:13 PM (WIMYS)

328 Another one:

City of Gold, all about the (now recently deceased) L.A. Food critic Jonathan Gold.

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 10:20 PM (CcUfv)

329 Anybody else find it 'curious' that @Ryan Saavedra was listening to the scanner in Philly and when he heard the name of the shooter, went to twitter, gab, and facefuck to try and grab screenshots of his stuff and saw them being deleted before his eyes?
The shooter was on the ground with bullet-holes in him.
Who was 'cleaning-up' his social media history, and why?
It was very fast, as soon as the name came out.
Who is "The Janitor" for these folks?
Is it a service, like 'insurance' you buy?

Posted by: ChrisP at October 27, 2018 10:33 PM (L83ao)

330 Saw the Gosnell movie a week ago with Mrs. Doc. Haven't been to a movie theater in 4 to 5 years, and as a physician I didn't particularly want to see this.
Glad I went, great movie, no gore, well acted, and the sound and dialogue were consistent and clear throughout (a particular pet peeve). Have encouraged all our friends to see it!

Posted by: Doc Nova at October 27, 2018 10:43 PM (kPMrr)

331 I managed to see Gosnell before the premiere. It's excellent.

A while back, Ann and Phelim did a quick Youtube rendition of a subset of the Strzok - Page texts. Done verbatim by a pair of actors. It is an odd combination of the sophomoric emotions and the chilling arrogance of the self-righteous deep state. Definitely worth a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xyPFfozPDE

Posted by: MichiCanuck at October 27, 2018 10:52 PM (xgKf4)

332 Late to movie thread but watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It was her first time seeing Monty Python. She said it was weird and silly. Which it is, hopefully she'll move on to the episodes next.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at October 27, 2018 10:59 PM (xJa6I)

333 Brave of you to marry/date outside the fold, Mark.

"This bloke doesn't know Monty Python?"
"Doesn't know Monty Python!?"

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 11:20 PM (CcUfv)

334 Thanks for reviewing Gosnell, Moviegique. I am pleased to see the movie get some attention here at the HQ. I was also curious to hear your reactions.

How did you find out which bloggers made up the composite blogger? I tried to find that out myself with no luck.

Posted by: Emmie at October 27, 2018 11:51 PM (4HMW8)

335 Emmie,

You're welcome! I don't remember the exact place, but it may have been here:

https://blogs.lcms.org/2018/reporter-in-gosnell-movie-based-on-lcms-member-mollie-ziegler-hemingway/

Posted by: moviegique at October 27, 2018 11:54 PM (CcUfv)

336 #329 I hear you. Alex Jones is not a stopped clock either.

Posted by: torabora at October 28, 2018 12:36 AM (Xo0ot)

337 Thanks, Moviegique. Using the names you mentioned, I was able to find out more about the bloggers.

Posted by: Emmie at October 28, 2018 12:47 AM (4HMW8)

338 I saw the preview in New York City in October. He's right -- it's a damn good murder mystery/movie.
Also shocking; the most unsettling scene for me was the one where the "good abortionist" who obeyed all the laws described exactly what she does. Phelim told us afterward that they used the court transcripts verbatim -- but they made one change, from "40,000 abortions" to "30,000 abortions" when she answered how many she had done in her career; because they were afraid the audiences wouldn't believe the real number.
Also, they asked this doctor what she would do if a baby was aborted and still lived, and she admitted they would let the little one die.
And I didn't know, until I saw this movie, that there are 7 states that allow "abortion" UP TO THE MOMENT OF BIRTH.
That, my friends, is flat out murder.

Posted by: Beverly at October 28, 2018 02:20 AM (8S2w5)

339 A socialist woman I know, 59 years old, said over dinner the other day (in the most casual, lighthearted way), "I always thought I would have children and that I would have made a good mother. But it was Not To Be!" with a little laugh.
I could barely restrain myself from uttering my thought: "But you had FOUR children and murdered them all -- by aborting them."
Hideous.

She was with a man she wanted to be with, not raped; but these babies were just "inconVEEEENient. Bad timing."

Posted by: Beverly at October 28, 2018 02:34 AM (8S2w5)

340 If you're a member of AMC's A-plus program, which lets you view three movies a week, you can make a reservation, go to the theater, check in (get your ticket or e-ticket) and then go out the exit. The filmmakers get credit for a ticket sold. You do have to go to the theater for the ticket to count, but you don't have to stay.

I saw it opening day, but I can spend an hour doing this to give the filmmakers a bit more box office.

The haters can't say the movie is a lie. Almost all of it is taken from transcripts.

Posted by: Gordon at October 28, 2018 08:17 AM (vd69n)

341 Hear hear! Earl Billings deserves a Best Supporting Actor nomination at a minimum. Just thinking about this movie makes me cloud up.

Caught the last showing of the day in my area immediately after work on Tuesday; not being scheduled to be convenient to watch.

Posted by: Grouchy Dino at October 28, 2018 09:16 AM (dEnig)

342 I saw it. I concur with the a review. It's the first movie I've seen in awhile because, you know, Hollywood is evil so I don't want to support that

Posted by: Whitney at October 28, 2018 09:59 AM (M+2Zg)

343 Excellent review, excellent movie. I don't remember how I got on McElhinney and McAleer's email list after their "Fracking Nation," but was happy to kick in a Benjamin for Gosnell. After a while, I was pretty sure that they were going to be stymied by one roadblock after another. The power that Hollywood and social media have to deep six conservative ideas is infuriating. I took my son to see the movie on opening night and the crowd was good--but not great. After a week, I paid for another ticket just to try to keep the bad guys from killing it off prematurely. This was a damned good movie, telling an incredible story that would have been plastered all over the country's billboards and airwaves were it about, say, an gun control theme.

Is it okay to say that I hate this sh*t and I hate these leftist thought control freaks? Because I damned well do.

Posted by: Lawrence L at October 28, 2018 10:12 AM (Uu7xZ)

344 I worked in the Philadelphia DAs office at the time. Saw the empty courtroom benches reserved for media. Saw one of the "examination" "tables" from the "clinic;" it was an old old recliner that was duct-taped together. You wouldn't use it on your porch. One of the two ADAs who tried the case has a cameo in the movie, she's an attractive woman in her 30s with blonde hair and she's one of the grand jurors in the movie. The judge is a pretty good guy, and the defense attorney really is that bombastic but I think he personally would not be indifferent to the fate of a late-term aborted fetus.

Posted by: RigelDog at October 28, 2018 11:32 AM (lwZCr)

345 well Gosnell was only doing what the founder of planned parenthood stated quite clearly as to the founding principle of her organization, to wipe out the minorities esp. blacks. she never intended whites to abort, ever.

Posted by: barack obama at October 28, 2018 12:14 PM (iOm+P)

346 Actually, I think Sanger's plan included "white trash".

Posted by: moviegique at October 28, 2018 05:19 PM (CcUfv)

347 I don't think the movie is being shown in Canada yet. I traded emails with Nick Searcy about that last week.

Another great food movie? Tampopo.

Posted by: TheHoser at October 28, 2018 09:59 PM (v3UCk)

348 DCTalk @230 --

You are my kindred spirit!
Thank you for expressing so perfectly what I have felt and believed for many years.
I have been criticized for using a "litmus test" and being a "single-issue voter" -- but I stand by my principle: If a person cannot draw a clear line even at the deliberate killing of a defenseless child, they are too morally obtuse to ever be entrusted with power over other people.

Posted by: Kathy from Kansas at October 29, 2018 12:51 AM (hOFJ5)

349 Terrific review. Thank you, Ace of Spades. I've seen it twice and agree with everything you said. In terms of the music -- didn't you LOVE John Ondrasik's beautiful "Song of the Innocents" at the end credits. I was already a basket case, but that sent me out of the theater with tears streaming down my face. So beautiful and gentle and disarming. It was the perfect ending for the film. They have all given us the gift of horrific and painful truth in the most powerful, artistic way possible.

Posted by: Faith McDonnell at October 29, 2018 05:25 PM (qB8lN)

350 An intriguing discussion is worth comment. I do
think that you ought to publish more about this topic, it may not be a taboo matter but typically folks don't talk about these issues.
To the next! All the best!!

Posted by: Film Semi at October 31, 2018 10:36 AM (AoGQG)

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