Saturday Evening Movie Thread 05-11-2019 [Hosted By: Moviegique]

Joe Bob Briggs

I am not a television watcher, a fact that becomes increasingly obvious as I struggle even making it through one 20-hour series since February. (Half-way there!) But even with my (almost exclusive) preference toward theater viewing, I am tempted by things like TCM and Criterion and so on. When I heard Joe Bob Briggs had re-emerged on the Shudder channel, I pulled the trigger and actually committed to a pay channel. (I had been musing with getting Shudder for a while. My aversion to watching movies on TV doesn't necessarily extent to trashy horror, it seems, and there's scant chance of most of these films appearing on the big screen again soon.)

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Joe Bob is back in town!

Joe Bob Briggs is, I think, both the last and the greatest of the horror movie hosts. If you're almost 29 (like me), you may not remember the days of the local TV horror show host, like Sinister Seymour (Los Angeles), Ghoulardi (Cleveland), or Svengoolie (Chicago). The American era of the local horror host is (fittingly) bookended by Vampira (who ironically gained immortality for her appearance in Plan 9 From Outer Space) in the early days and Elvira (sued by Vampire for stealing her act) at the end. Elvira would gain national prominence in the era of expanding cable channels and syndication, parlaying that into a 40-year career that includes a movie or two, a lot of campy live shows (she "hosted" Knott's Berry Farm's annual Halloween Haunt for years) and a ton of merchandise.

Unlike these past luminaries, however, Joe Bob is more of a straight-up movie reviewer (he shifted from reviews of traditional and classic movies when he discovered the fascinating mechanics behind successful exploitation film-making), a serious writer (nominated for a Pulitzer for his accounts of 9/11) and a much less campy and more sincere lover of drive-in movies. When he gives Phantasm four stars, he's being sincere, and he's not afraid to give C.H.U.D. two stars and call it out for a bunch of "Shakespeare in the Park" actors "going slumming". Likewise, if his persona is somewhat affected, it's not shallow: He's from Texas, went to school in Arkansas, and he's currently touring with a lecture called "How Rednecks Saved Hollywood".

He got his hosting start on The Movie Channel, Showtime's cheaper cable sibling, and was largely forced to pick from their often sub-par catalogue of films. (As I understand it, the old cable channels would rent a package of films for the month, and they weren't taking requests from the horror host.) This was probably the worst way to be a horror host, given he got one intro, one interstitial between features, and then a final outro, usually well after 1AM. The highlights were his interviews with the great '80s scream queens like Michelle Bauer and Linnea Quigley, and some of the more conflicted starlets, like Kathy Shower. (Also fun are his interviews with Andy Sidaris, which are available on the "Girls, Guns and G-Strings" collection of his films.)

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He also interviewed more mainstream luminaries like Tippi Hedren on his various other TNT series.

The low points were the zero star movies, usually the second feature, which Joe Bob would offer a free "Iron Joe Bob" t-shirt to anyone who could sit through, and who mailed him a plot summary. There was one particularly unwatchable film which had an off-the-charts breast count—it was basically an advertisement for the Goldfinger Strip Club in Florida, as I recall—that I never made it through.

The breast count. Joe Bob ends his intros with a tally of drive-in movie highlights, e.g., "9 dead bodies, 4 breasts, 2 motor vehicle chases (with crash and fireball), scissors fu, wine bottle fu, 2 heads roll, 2 1/2 stars, Joe Bob says 'check it out'." He told the story of the breast count at some point this way: Interviewing Drive-In Movie Legend Roger Corman, he asked what predicted the success of a teen sex comedy. Completely dead-pan (and probably dead serious), Corman replies, "The number of breasts." As a gag, Joe Bob put that into one of his reviews and when the right people got pissed off about it, it became a permanent fixture and part of the legend. ("That's how you destroy the sacred cow," he says in one interview.)

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Sample Drive-In Tally, which can only be for David Cronenberg's "Rabid"

After the TMC show ended, he moved on to the basic cable channel TNT with "Monstervision", "Joe Bob's Hollywood Saturday Night" and "Joe Bob's Summer School". While I didn't see many of these (because I loathe commercials), the format really benefitted the "premiere movie critic of Grapevine, Texas". In "The Warriors", Walter Hill's classic retelling of Anabasis, he traces the gang's progress from Central Park to Coney Island by the trains and streets they take, while poking fun at the cast's coordinated outfits and dancer's bodies. He once hosted "Back to the Future II" and used the commercial breaks to explain the time-travel theory and argued that the Law of Entropy made the story impossible.

With Shudder, we get the best of both worlds: Uncut movies (mostly—the short shower scene from C.H.U.D. is weirdly redacted from Shudder's cut) with breaks for commentary. Now, this means you shouldn't necessarily watch these movies for the first time on "Joe Bob's Last Drive-In Show". The first Phantasm movie relies heavily on atmosphere. Same with The Changeling. The more police procedural-oriented films like Q: The Winged Serpent and C.H.U.D. are fine, and the great but very-hard-to-watch Castle Freak gets a bit easier to watch with the breaks where Joe Bob interviews the under-rated Barbara Crampton.

The first set of shows (last summer) was popular enough to tax Shudder's streaming service, locking a lot of people out, suggesting that perhaps Briggs' show should've been revived sooner. This was followed up with a Thanksgiving special and Christmas special (featuring the Phantasm movies). Besides a staggering amount of movie trivia and an impressive personal history in-and-around the movie and theatrical scenes of New York and L.A., the show features a fair amount of cultural commentary. (One rant, e.g., is on the removal of the swimsuit competition from the Miss America Pageant.)

His audience for the show, as always, is the crew (whom you can offer hear laughing) and "Darcy, The Mail Girl", being played in this incarnation by the buxom Diana Prince with the right mix of sass and patience, and no small amount of (warranted) eye-rolls. A picture of the original (?) mail girl, Honey Gregory, is featured prominently behind the easy chair inside the trailer.

If you love drive-in horror, if you love the betamax era of video, and if you don't take yourself too seriously, this is a must see. Moviegique says "check it out".

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Dangerously close to mullet territory in 1991


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Chess Problem Solutions From Previous Thread:

Easier Problem - White To Play


20190511 - Problem 1.jpg
3q3k/rp4pp/5pb1/rn2p1N1/7Q/B3P3/B4PPP/2R3K1 w - - 0 1

This position is actually pretty amusing. All of White's pieces are poised to strike at the castled Black king, while Black's pieces just are standing around like potted plants. In these types of positions, a combination usually seals the deal:

1.Qxh7+! Bxh7
2.Nf7+ Kg8
3.Nxd8+ Kh8
4.Nf7+ Kg8
5.Rc8#

All of Black's moves are forced.


More Challenging Problem - White To Play


20190511 - Problem 2.jpg
3R1nk1/p4qpp/8/4QP2/2rB4/P7/3r3P/4R1K1 w - - 0 1

1. Rxf8+! Qxf8 (

Not 1...Kxf8 due to 2.Qb8+ Qe8 3.Qxe8#

2.Qd5+ Kh8

If 2...Qf7 then 3.Re8#

3.Qxc4 Qd8
4.f6 Rxd4
5.f7 Rd1
6.f8=Q+ Qxf8
7.Rxd1 h6
8.Rd7 a5
9.Qd4!

Sweet. Puts pressure on the g pawn and also threatens Rd8.

9...Qf6

Pretty much forced. And now White can simplify and wrap things up quickly.

10.Qxf6 gxf6
11.Ra7 and wins

Hope to see you all next week!

Posted by: OregonMuse at 08:15 PM




Comments

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1 Hey everybody.
Yay movie thread!! Thanks Moviegique!

In the meantime... shut up and take my money!!

https://www.blu-ray.com/movies/Apocalypse-Now-4K-Blu-ray/241662/

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:19 PM (miE9U)

2 hiya

Posted by: ALH at May 11, 2019 08:20 PM (htgmn)

3 Everyone must be out enjoying this beautiful Spring evening.

We are too, we're just doing it from the comfort of home.

Posted by: ALH at May 11, 2019 08:21 PM (htgmn)

4 The only four movies I can imagine spending the money on 4k editions of:

- 2001
- Apocalypse Now (see above)
- The Deer Hunter
- Lawrence Of Arabia

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

5 ALH, yup.
Rain was forecast today here in SoCal, but it's been nice, sunny and even warm most of this afternoon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

6 Ummm, how come the chess thread is combined withe the movie thread?

Posted by: HH at May 11, 2019 08:23 PM (mIJBI)

7 Double feature movie night

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 08:24 PM (BbGew)

8 HH: those are answers to the chess problems on the previous thread. It's noted in the original chess thread that the answers would be noted in the movie thread.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U)

9 I miss drive-in movie theaters.
I am not familiar with this Joe Bob guy.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 11, 2019 08:25 PM (W+vEI)

10 I wouldn't want to have to introduce Joe Bob Briggs and Billy Bob Thornton.

"Billy Bob, Joe Bob. Joe Bob, Billy Bob..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:26 PM (miE9U)

11 Was disappointed in The Deer Hunter from first time I saw it

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 08:26 PM (BbGew)

12 Friggin' Sharks

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:26 PM (XAYDB)

13 Joe Bob also writes a column over at Taki.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 11, 2019 08:26 PM (U3075)

14 I had absolutely nothing in my Netflix queue, largely due to the fact that they really suck now. Anyway, I took a chance on a movie called "The Highwaymen". It's the real story of the virtual execution of Bonnie and Clyde, as opposed to the BS version with Warren "the vacant cow" Beatty, and Faye Dunaway. It stars Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson, two actors I normally avoid. They play old Texas Rangers, well past their prime.

To my surprise, it turned out to be an excellent movie, with both of the above-mentioned putting in fine performances. It got me to thinking. One of my favorite movies is Red. Now most people don't think of Bruce Willis as a superb actor, but IMO he was in that movie. It seems to me that I've developed a real liking for movies with plots, good dialog, and seasoned actors who now know their craft, even if they didn't in their younger days.
Perhaps it's just the contrast to yet another damn comic book movie. Hollywood, take note.

Posted by: pep at May 11, 2019 08:26 PM (T6t7i)

15 Fishnets! Hubba, etc.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 11, 2019 08:27 PM (RuIsu)

16 Oh now I see. No check from the white bishop when Kg8 because the N is now blocking

Posted by: LASue at May 11, 2019 08:27 PM (XROPS)

17 Skip, can understand.
The Deer Hunter is LONG, and there's a lot to digest there. I imagine it's kind of like reading Tolstoy's War & Peace for the first time.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:27 PM (miE9U)

18 Ummm, how come the chess thread is combined withe the movie thread?
Posted by: HH at May 11, 2019 08:23 PM (mIJBI)


It's explained in the post on the novels/adhesives/lubricants thread.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 08:27 PM (RHDdi)

19 pep, I can't wait to get that flick on bluray.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:28 PM (miE9U)

20 I liked Red and Bruce Willis as an older guy .

Posted by: LASue at May 11, 2019 08:28 PM (XROPS)

21 A few nights ago, in response to WeirdDave's creepy pics on the ONT, we were discussing great creepy films.

The Blair Witch Project got mentioned a lot (good and mostly bad). I mentioned Picnic At Hanging Rock and the ending of Carrie as well. IMHO the greatest horror flicks have large amounts of creepiness in them. It's definitely not just about blood, gore and shock value.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:29 PM (miE9U)

22 19
pep, I can't wait to get that flick on bluray.

Posted by: qdpsteve


If you have Netflix, you can stream it now.

Posted by: pep at May 11, 2019 08:29 PM (T6t7i)

23 3rd attempt hiya

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2019 08:29 PM (xtpvV)

24 14 ...um, hopefully this doesn't kill your interest but Red is based off a comic.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 08:29 PM (Ojki1)

25 https://www.takimag.com/contributor/JoeBobBriggs/245/

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 11, 2019 08:30 PM (U3075)

26 Er, you do know that Svengoolie is still on, right? Like, on right now, on Me-TV?

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:30 PM (oVJmc)

27 >>I liked Red and Bruce Willis as an older guy .

Heh, yes. Love both Red movies. Retired spooks kickin' the butts of the younger ones.

Posted by: Lizzy at May 11, 2019 08:30 PM (W+vEI)

28 pep, I should probably splurge then.
I've noticed lately that nowadays flicks are premiering on streaming services way ahead of appearing on disc.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:31 PM (miE9U)

29 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U)

Ah thanks. I missed that but just looked back and saw it. ut,

Posted by: HH at May 11, 2019 08:31 PM (mIJBI)

30 The only four movies I can imagine spending the money on 4k editions of:
- 2001
- Apocalypse Now (see above)
- The Deer Hunter
- Lawrence Of Arabia
Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)
--Agree on the first two

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:31 PM (XAYDB)

31 24
14 ...um, hopefully this doesn't kill your interest but Red is based off a comic.

Posted by: Bete


Not at all. There are some excellent plots that come from them. Spandex is definitely not a positive indicator, though.

Posted by: pep at May 11, 2019 08:31 PM (T6t7i)

32 You forgot the 'Cool Ghoul' on WXIX TV in Cincinnati, early 1970's (Dick von Hoene).

Posted by: Tony at May 11, 2019 08:31 PM (BceaH)

33 logprof, fair enough.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U)

34 I think Bruce Willis is underrated. He's so famous for Die Hard and even the old TV show Moonlighting, but he is a personal favorite, one of those names that actually draws me in to see a movie I might not otherwise bother with.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 11, 2019 08:32 PM (I7tp7)

35 Blues goal!!!

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:33 PM (XAYDB)

36 In Philadelphia we had Stella as a late night movie host back in the 80s. She was pretty funny and way cuter than Elvira in my opinion.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2019 08:33 PM (sdi6R)

37 Its not a traditional horror flick but it is horrifying and thought provokingly good-
Cruel and Unusual.

Posted by: LASue at May 11, 2019 08:35 PM (XROPS)

38 Offbeat Cinema still comes out of Buffalo. Nationally on the RetroTV network.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:35 PM (oVJmc)

39 hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 08:27 PM

Yasss! We need solutions - not that I know anything about chess.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 08:35 PM (u5LFV)

40 Danny Coker "Count's Customs" said he did a late night ghoul cable show in Las Vegas back in the day.

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 11, 2019 08:36 PM (GwY6O)

41 Heh, yes. Love both Red movies. Retired spooks kickin' the butts of the younger ones.

What is it with these action-hero fossils from the 80s and 90s? Seems like they dig out everyone for the Expendables franchise to come out and beat down children a third their age.

Maybe because Stallone gets stuck on Rambo 1..X and Rocky 1..X, so now we get Expendables 1..X

Posted by: Blue Bird of F'ing Joy at May 11, 2019 08:37 PM (lD3vL)

42 qdpsteve's list is good. Also,

Blade Runner (1982)
The Fall (2006)
Days of Heaven (197
The Sheltering Sky (1990)

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 11, 2019 08:37 PM (U3075)

43 I tried to get into the Deer Hunter. Because it's a "classic". I sat through it twice. The third time I tried to watch it, I realized it was more than just not being able to "get into it"; truth is I hate the film. I feel like if it hadn't been the first major film about Vietnam, no one else would have liked it much, either.

Posted by: Rusty Nail at May 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ju9gW)

44 4. 40.
Maybe Dr. Zivago too. The winter scenes should be stunning.

Posted by: Le Garde Vieux at May 11, 2019 08:39 PM (RWSlt)

45 I liked the Deer Hunter. There was incredible acting from the men and the women. To me it was a movie about an ethnic (Russian?) town in rural PA. The people had hard lives and kept persevering.
There are many movies that stand the test of time and others that are time capsules, they make sense for a particular time and circumstance. I don't think the movie stands up as a war film, the director was going for something else. What I mean is it told very little about the war itself. It was more fanciful than Apocalypse Now.

One Vietnam related movie I liked that doesn't get much love is Uncommon Valor. Yes it was set during the 1980s Vietnam pow era, but it told a story about how many felt about the aftermath of that war. As is way to often said in these strange days we live in, it probably could not be made today.


Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 08:40 PM (n13/j)

46 i'd enjoy the chess thread a whole lot more if that secret code shit made sense. my brain doesn't have the energy to try and decipher alien nerd shit at my ate.

now, get off my lawn, because i DO know how to operate a Garand, and i have access to them as well.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 11, 2019 08:40 PM (MasTK)

47 Count Floyd's Monster Horror Chiller Theater presents Dr. Tongue's 3D House of Pancakes.

It's scary stuff.


Posted by: lowandslow at May 11, 2019 08:40 PM (4thlk)

48 I have seen Deer Hunter quite a few times, it didn't help.
And won't ever watch again.

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 08:41 PM (BbGew)

49 When I was a kid my sister and I loved to watch the low rent Ghoul show. There were bad monster movies, sure, but the real attraction was the skits and characters, including the long suffering Mr. Froggie (Hiya hiya hiya!), a plastic frog with top hat and tails.

Steve G. was kicked off the air when he assassinated Mr. Froggie. The skit began with Froggie tied to a tree for ransom, but Steve killed a real frog on air for verite, and was summarily sacked.

Posted by: Hop Sing at May 11, 2019 08:41 PM (kQs4Y)

50 Greatest horror movie host was Count Floyd. "Monster Chiller Horror Theatre" was always great. Sure wish I could pick up SCTV through my antenna.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 11, 2019 08:41 PM (l9m7l)

51 Love me some Joe Bob, no homo. Funny funny guy.

Posted by: Insomniac at May 11, 2019 08:41 PM (NWiLs)

52 also, i have no idea who Joe Bob Briggs is, nor why i should GAS about him.

Posted by: redc1c4 at May 11, 2019 08:42 PM (MasTK)

53 Off, Chinee sock!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 11, 2019 08:42 PM (kQs4Y)

54 These are strange people. Someone said "in my ass" and they're all giggling like retarded hyenas.

Posted by: Yakima Police Chief at May 11, 2019 08:42 PM (gC2IV)

55 QDpsteves list is good no doubt, and Dr. Zhivago is a great pick too. I can't comment on 4k since I still use dvd's but the tech investing guys are pushing 5k now.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 08:43 PM (n13/j)

56 Speaking of . . . Thanks to whomever Moron dropped these flix to me in the mail!

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:44 PM (XAYDB)

57 It was Joe Bob who coined the phrase, 'If you know what I mean and I think you do.'

I've read one of his 9-11 accounts (I didn't know there was more than one) where--as an eyewitness--he describes watching it happen. It was heartrending and beautifully written. I believe his serious work is listed under his real name, John Bloom. Under his real name, you'll also find a number of worthwhile essays on the Christian faith. He's a thoughtful, sensitive, insightful writer.

Posted by: troyriser at May 11, 2019 08:44 PM (1JpTT)

58 Rusty Nail at May 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ju9gW)

I tried to watch Deer Hunter once on TV - couldn't take it. Most Vietnam movies made me sick and furious with the fri**ing politicians in DC.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 08:44 PM (u5LFV)

59 in my neck of the woods we had 'creature features' with bob wilkins. always spooky.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 11, 2019 08:45 PM (DGS6j)

60 I wish I understood hockey more...well, at all really.

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:45 PM (cF8AT)

61 Joe Bob's assistant, he always had good taste.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 11, 2019 08:46 PM (CFSlN)

62 Whoa, lots of JBB content on YouToob. Which one should I watch?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 11, 2019 08:46 PM (kQs4Y)

63 Brokenwood Mysteries, my Thank You to the person that recommended them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (G7JAn)

64 Philly had a late night horror movie hostess, too. I forget her name, but she called herself "The Maneater from Manayunk"

Posted by: josephistan at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (Izzlo)

65 We didn't have late night ghoul tv. We had Kung Fu theater.

Kung Fu > gore

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (GwY6O)

66
Movies. Yay!

Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (LkFnL)

67 This is going to get out of hand. It's going to get out of hand and we'll all be lucky to live through it!

Posted by: Yakima Police Chief at May 11, 2019 08:48 PM (gC2IV)

68 Deer Hunter showed director's Cimino's wild indulgence, but it had a great cast, and won Oscars.

The suits then threw money at him and we got the epic disaster of Heaven's Gate, which brought down a Hollywood studio.

Can you name the actor who was in only five flicks, but which all got Best Picture noms.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 08:50 PM (1UZdv)

69 Rusty Nail at May 11, 2019 08:38 PM (ju9gW)

Although I did like "Good Morning, Vietnam" with Robin Williams.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 08:50 PM (u5LFV)

70 Yakima Police Chief, your raise has been approved. Keep up the good work.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 08:50 PM (G7JAn)

71 59 in my neck of the woods we had 'creature features' with bob wilkins. always spooky.
Posted by: trapper's girl at May 11, 2019 08:45 PM (DGS6j)

Creature Feature with Dr. Paul Bearer

Posted by: Insomniac at May 11, 2019 08:50 PM (NWiLs)

72 Kung Fu > gore


Practically anything is better than Al Gore.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:51 PM (oVJmc)

73 Fredo

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 11, 2019 08:51 PM (U3075)

74 I used to get "Creature Feature" late on Saturdays back in the day.

Sometimes horror movies, sometimes crap.

Last time I watched The Movie Channel, "Texas Lightning" was on.....the one where the Texas hillbillies try and rape Marcia from the Brady Bunch in some 2 bit motel room.

Talk about low budget.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2019 08:51 PM (Z+IKu)

75 Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 08:50 PM (1UZdv)

John Cazale?

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (u5LFV)

76 This is the one where Joe Bob tracks the progress of the Warriors through NYC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnCU8qCCoN8

As an aside, Joe Bob is easy on the eyes. I didn't appreciate him in my youth.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)

77 I wish I understood hockey more...well, at all really.
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:45 PM (cF8AT)

--Just go to a minor league game and watch.

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (XAYDB)

78 Can you name the actor who was in only five flicks, but which all got Best Picture noms.

Posted by: Ignoramus

I'll guess - John Cazano? Was that his name? You know, Fredo.

Posted by: Vertov at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (gO7fe)

79 63 Brokenwood Mysteries, my Thank You to the person that recommended them.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (G7JAn)

Yeah, it's pretty good.

'Rake' is another good Australian series. He's definitely a Moron's moron.



Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:53 PM (cF8AT)

80 46 i'd enjoy the chess thread a whole lot more if that secret code shit made sense. my brain doesn't have the energy to try and decipher alien nerd shit at my ate.

now, get off my lawn, because i DO know how to operate a Garand, and i have access to them as well.
Posted by: redc1c4 at May 11, 2019 08:40 PM (MasTK)



*starts to explain but sees Garand and backs quietly away*

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2019 08:53 PM (sdi6R)

81 Everyone, thanks for the responses and 4k recommendations.

I especially would reconsider about getting a 4k of Blade Runner and Doctor Zhivago. David Lean made movies so grandiose, it's as if he knew the tech was coming.

Knowing me, I'll probably also end up with every 4k edition of Kubrick's films.

And Quint, as much as I lament the end of physical formats, for me personally, 4k discs are *it.* 5k is just gilding the lily IMHO at this point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (miE9U)

82 You know, Fredo.
Posted by: Vertov at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (gO7fe)

Chris Cuomo?

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (GwY6O)

83 in some movie anthology books Jaws is listed as a horror film. That burns my ass since i really don't like horror movies.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (n13/j)

84 John Cazale.
He died just when his career was gaining steam.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (miE9U)

85 >>>Creature Feature with Dr. Paul Bearer


huh. i never knew it was on opposite ends of the u.s.

Posted by: trapper's girl at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (DGS6j)

86 Just go to a minor league game and watch.

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (XAYDB)

It's so frantic...gives me the jitters.

But....GO BLUES!

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (cF8AT)

87 "34 I think Bruce Willis is underrated. He's so famous for Die Hard and even the old TV show Moonlighting, but he is a personal favorite, one of those names that actually draws me in to see a movie I might not otherwise bother with.

Posted by: Pug Mahon at May 11, 2019 08:32 PM (I7tp7) "



Sam here.

Fifth Element is on my personal all-time-top-10 list.
And let's not forget that classic Christmas movie, Die Hard.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 11, 2019 08:55 PM (isI7q)

88 My neighbors, the one's in witness protection, today, gave their son who is transitioning into their daughter, a drum kit.

He/she has no rhythmic sense what so ever.
But it's loud.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 11, 2019 08:55 PM (CFSlN)

89 This is the one where Joe Bob tracks the progress of the Warriors through NYC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnCU8qCCoN8
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at May 11, 2019 08:52 PM (kQs4Y)


*sits, rapt attention, head propped on hands*

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 08:56 PM (RHDdi)

90 64 Philly had a late night horror movie hostess, too. I forget her name, but she called herself "The Maneater from Manayunk"
Posted by: josephistan at May 11, 2019 08:47 PM (Izzlo)


*points to #36*

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2019 08:56 PM (sdi6R)

91 Tami, did you have to interpret the e in the NZ speech?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 08:56 PM (G7JAn)

92 This is going to get out of hand. It's going to get out of hand and we'll all be lucky to live through it!

Posted by: Yakima Police Chief at May 11, 2019 08:48 PM (gC2IV)


What, another spork fight in the buffet line at the Golden Corral?

Posted by: HTL at May 11, 2019 08:57 PM (xOOs/)

93 4k, at least as home video goes, barely registers in sales.
Are Technica had a report that industry wide 4k discs are only 5.3% of sales, and DVD is 57.9%- and That's of a market almost 50% smaller than 2013.

There will always be early adapter but if people are comfortable buying dvds I don't know if there are enough people who have gone 4k rushing to 5k for it to be something that survives, as opposed to a modern day Betamax.

Granted sports fans may want 5k, but will enough people who basically only replace their tv's when they have to?

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 08:57 PM (Ojki1)

94 Ken Burns: A Film by Ken Burns.

Posted by: Burger Chef at May 11, 2019 08:57 PM (RuIsu)

95 And Quint, as much as I lament the end of physical
formats, for me personally, 4k discs are *it.* 5k is just gilding the
lily IMHO at this point.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (miE9U)

That seems to be Apple's problem. People are happy with the technological upgrades and need a break. The movies I like don't rely so much on greater clarity imo. Would Lonesome Dove or Breaker Morant really be that much better in 5k? Maybe they would, I am not a total luddite but I think the genre makes a big difference.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 08:57 PM (n13/j)

96 91 Tami, did you have to interpret the e in the NZ speech?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 08:56 PM (G7JAn)

I actually worked with Aussies and Kiwis for about 10 years so my ears were use to it.

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:58 PM (cF8AT)

97 All Hail Eris, I just discovered a few days ago that a widely-seen California Lottery commercial was shot right in my neighborhood, at a car wash.

I saw it on TV and thought, hmmm, THAT looks familiar... ;-)

I also found that a California anti-vaping ad was shot at my old high school's library.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:58 PM (miE9U)

98 Physical media is the last gasp of actual OWNERSHIP of the thing you buy. I'm not giving that up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (oVJmc)

99 Bete, yup. Diminishing returns. At a certain point your eyes and ears honestly just can't tell the difference.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (miE9U)

100 Qdpsteve, how goes your silent movie viewing quest?

For Vietnam, perhaps We Were Soldiers

Thought we had pretty well thrashed out the horror genre last night on the ONT.

Still need to see these three rarely seen horror movies
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y6ba39p9

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (U5rMc)

101 94
Ken Burns: A Film by Ken Burns.

Posted by: Burger Chef


Ken, we need to talk. It's been 35 years since The Civil War, and let's face it, you've been coasting. I mean, can anyone name your other work since then? Prohibition? Really?

How about some TA, fer chrissakes.

Posted by: The Suits at NPR at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (T6t7i)

102 MrPeebles, true. But I'm not going to let Hollywood bamboozle me either.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (miE9U)

103 I would say Jaws is suspense not horror,

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (BbGew)

104 John Cazale was a NYC stage actor who got a late start in movies after his friend Al Pacino got him an audition for Godfather I. Followed by

The Conversation
Godfather II
Dog Day Afternoon
Deer Hunter

Sadly, he was dying of cancer during Deer Hunter.

He also had a brief posthumous appearance in Godfather III, so he was actually 6 for 6/

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (1UZdv)

105 Anna, thanks for asking. It goes good! Gonna get Wings soon, and start adding one silent classic a month. Would like to have enough of them to host my own festival someday. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:00 PM (miE9U)

106 Tami, I have only seen the first season but Jared is my favorite character.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 09:00 PM (G7JAn)

107 "98 Physical media is the last gasp of actual OWNERSHIP of the thing you buy. I'm not giving that up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (oVJmc) "


THIS ! ^^^

Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 11, 2019 09:01 PM (isI7q)

108 Fifth Element is on my personal all-time-top-10 list.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 11, 2019 08:55 PM (isI7q)


Agreed. There is nothing that isn't fun about this movie.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:01 PM (RHDdi)

109 We Were Soldiers is probably the last great Vietnam flick. Only came out about, what, 15 years ago?

Filmmakers aren't really interested in Nam anymore. If they do those kind of flicks, they wanna vomit all over the Iraq war.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:01 PM (miE9U)

110 I haven't seen Deer Hunter for a long time, but isn't it really just Deliverance set in Vietnam?

Posted by: Vertov at May 11, 2019 09:02 PM (gO7fe)

111 Physical media is the last gasp of actual OWNERSHIP of the thing you buy. I'm not giving that up.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 08:59 PM (oVJmc)

I agree, absolutely! I like to watch what I want to watch when I want watch it.Many great movies are watchable every year.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 09:02 PM (u5LFV)

112 "There is nothing that isn't fun about this movie."


Well said, and very true !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 11, 2019 09:02 PM (isI7q)

113 106 Tami, I have only seen the first season but Jared is my favorite character.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 11, 2019 09:00 PM (G7JAn)

Gina, the coroner is mine. Cracks me up.

Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 09:02 PM (cF8AT)

114 Agreed. There is nothing that isn't fun about this movie.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:01 PM (RHDdi)

Anybody else wanna negotiate?!?!

Posted by: weirdflunky at May 11, 2019 09:02 PM (GwY6O)

115 I watched Paper Moon in its entirety for the first time since I watched it on broadcast TV over forty years ago. The first two-thirds are as good as I remembered, and the final third (with John Hillerman and Randy Quaid) impressed me even more this time around. The look of that movie, thanks to DP Laszlo Kovacs and production designer Polly Platt, is really terrific. A period picture that gets almost all of the physical details right.

Posted by: Pete in Texas at May 11, 2019 09:03 PM (9MRGn)

116

Channel 4 Indianapolis had Sammy Terry.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 11, 2019 09:03 PM (aKsyK)

117 Grannymimi and sock_rat_eez, I agree 100%.
I just think the ever-increasing resolutions available is a waste of tech, again IMHO.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:03 PM (miE9U)

118
Florida woman dies from butt lift surgery:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7017879

I remember reading an article about this a few months ago. The mortality rate of the Brazilian Butt Lift is 20x other plastic surgery procedures.

Fat emboli.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2019 09:04 PM (NMAzL)

119 Did anyone else play Beer Hunter?

Shake one can in the six pack, distribute randomly, then pop aimed at your head.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:04 PM (1UZdv)

120 Pete, yup. Paper Moon is a great overlooked classic.

And re 4k movies on disc, in honor of the Horde, I probably will also get a 4k of 1982's The Thing eventually. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:05 PM (miE9U)

121
But....GO BLUES!
Posted by: Tami at May 11, 2019 08:54 PM (cF8AT

--That'll do.

The frantic is why it's fun!

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 09:05 PM (XAYDB)

122 Misogyny!

Trans powerlifter stripped of titles in women's championships

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 11, 2019 09:06 PM (+y/Ru)

123 Svengoolie's showing Bride of Frankenstein.

They just showed the scene where the old blind man prays over the monster, and, when the scene fades out to black, the crucifix on the wall stays lit for an extra second or two. Looked like a matte shot. Interesting, subtle touch that I'd never noticed before.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 09:06 PM (oVJmc)

124 Quint, in case I didn't say it earlier, yup.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:06 PM (miE9U)

125 I didn't know Joe Bob Briggs ever hosted anything, or appeared on television. But I used to be an avid reader of his movie review column.

Posted by: Splunge at May 11, 2019 09:06 PM (ed8K1)

126 I've had a few physical discs rot on me, but they are rare (That I know of anyway). Flip side is how many people have lost what they though was their movies or music when the hosting company either lost their right to it (or the hostee stopped paying) or the host company went out of business altogether.

Physical is ownership, digital is a license that can be revoked at a whim.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:07 PM (Ojki1)

127 I have a couple of Joe Bob's books, funny stuff. Non drive-in related, he actually wrote a really good piece on why reparations are stupid.

Posted by: Darth Randall at May 11, 2019 09:07 PM (xRdPB)

128 Bete, exactly.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)

129 No, but it reminds me of my favorite scene of that movie ...

"Three ! I want three !"

Posted by: sock_rat_eez asks,who is painting these concentric circles on my back all the time ? at May 11, 2019 09:08 PM (isI7q)

130 I plan to eventually back up everything I have to M-Discs. But it'll be a while.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:08 PM (miE9U)

131 118 The mortality rate of the Brazilian Butt Lift is 20x other plastic surgery procedures.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2019 09:04 PM (NMAzL)


Someone with a good sense of humor should arrange, before the procedure, to have an epitaph: "It was worth it."

Posted by: Splunge at May 11, 2019 09:08 PM (ed8K1)

132
or Svengoolie (Chicago).



The original Svengoolie was played by Jerry G. Bishop in the early 70s. Rich Koz took over in the late 70s as the Son of Svengoolie and later dropped the Son of.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 11, 2019 09:08 PM (ZUv6o)

133 9 I miss drive-in movie theaters.


Daylight savings time killed them.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 11, 2019 09:08 PM (CFSlN)

134 We Were Soldiers is probably the last great Vietnam flick. Only came out about, what, 15 years ago?

Filmmakers aren't really interested in Nam anymore. If they do those kind of flicks, they wanna vomit all over the Iraq war.


Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:01 PM


Vietnam flick released soon... or already has been... dunno, haven't seen it yet. Dunno what it'll be like. worked on it though and it seemed like it may be good.

Danger Close

https://youtu.be/AyUqZLwOo2Y

Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:09 PM (LkFnL)

135 I liked The Deer Hunter. I'm a little biased. The movie depicted steel mill guys from Western PA. I grew up with those kind of guys. The movie depiction of them was pretty solid. Can't speak for the Vietnam part but everything else was spot on. Loved the soundtrack. It was appropriate for the movie. It was a reminder that Bobby DeNiro could act at one time. He's long phoned it in. Trump broke him (Heh!). Christopher Walkin, John Cazale, John Savage, and George Dzudnza were all fantastic. The only weak link was Meryl Streep who is overrated.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2019 09:10 PM (4p0NB)

136 Svengoolie is still around! I saw him on something not too long ago.. the dude has NOT aged well!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 11, 2019 09:10 PM (438dO)

137 Tru dat

Use any ill-advised war as a kudgel to pummel America as a whole.

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 09:11 PM (XAYDB)

138 With regard to blu-ray packaging, one thing that's become "in" a bit, is making brand-new disc sets of movies and TV shows, look like they would if they had come out on VHS in the 1980s, fresh from the rental shop.

Example:

https://tinyurl.com/y2uggnlt

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:12 PM (miE9U)

139 From the crazed look on the Yakima Police Chief's face I'd guess there might be a MoMe up there.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2019 09:13 PM (+NM3F)

140 Ignoramus- beer Hunter, lol

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:13 PM (BbGew)

141 Svengoolie is still around! I saw him on something not too long ago.. the dude has NOT aged well!

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at May 11, 2019 09:10 PM (438dO)



He's put on a lot of weight and had a couple of heartaches.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 11, 2019 09:13 PM (eHcY5)

142 otho, thanks! I'll look for that.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:13 PM (miE9U)

143 The only weak link was Meryl Streep who is overrated.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2019 09:10 PM (4p0NB)

-----------

Meryl Streep is a pimp. She could never have out-acted Diane Keaton.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at May 11, 2019 09:14 PM (4knXT)

144 Getting incoming artillery fire, or fireworks not really sure

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:14 PM (BbGew)

145 Evening, Ben and all. Can't stay...headed for the hot tub.
Fun thread, though.

Posted by: creeper at May 11, 2019 09:14 PM (+NM3F)

146 Skip, it's the Michael Cimino fan club militants coming for you! ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:15 PM (miE9U)

147 Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:09 PM (LkFnL)

well that looks good. The ANZAC's deserve some representation for sure. Not to go Luddite again but the clarity almost seems too good, it takes you out of the era a bit. That is not a real criticism but shows how long it has been since the Vietnam War flicks.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:15 PM (n13/j)

148 "The Warriors", Walter Hill's classic retelling of Anabasis...
see, that right there's the difference between watching a movie and Film Appreciation.

I read the Anabasis in Greek and I'd have never thought of that.


But I also went to a long lecture by Joseph Campbell and I did not like him. I've always wanted to take one of those courses where they have a numerical pattern breakdown for every folk story ever recorded. I'm not a True Believer in that kind of cataloguing, but it would be fun at dinner.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 11, 2019 09:15 PM (8ZmvG)

149 Who'll Stop the Rain captures the domestic side of the Vietnam war. Nick Nolte in arguably his best role, Michael Moriarty and Tuesday Weld

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:15 PM (1UZdv)

150 138 Wal-Mart had a whole end cap of those a couple months back. Pretty sure I had all the ones they had that I wanted. I liked the mix of titles from the 80s that I could have Seen in stores with those markings along with modern titles you need to go out of your way generally to find a store to rent from, let alone one with 80s nostalgia stickers.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:16 PM (Ojki1)

151 Bete, yup. I like the retro packaging.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:17 PM (miE9U)

152 Dog Day Afternoon

-
I was disappointed. I was expecting Dong Day Afternoon.

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 11, 2019 09:17 PM (+y/Ru)

153 Having finished Hell in a Very Small Place I'd love to see a old French movie about Dien Bien Phu with Donald Pleasence

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:17 PM (BbGew)

154 I wouldn't worry about Michael Cimino fan club militants. By the time they'd get organized, they'd be $5,000,000 overbudget and broke.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 11, 2019 09:17 PM (4p0NB)

155 Puddleglum, true ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:18 PM (miE9U)

156 That shooting the other day in Colorado was close to Dog Day Afternoon

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:18 PM (BbGew)

157 @133 Several drive-ins are going gang busters in NW Ohio. Tiffin, Liberty Center, Oregon. We lost the beautiful "Chief" in Wauseon, to light pollution, and then the damn mini-mall with the lights went out of business.

Biggest problem is the damn car headlights you can't turn off. Computers.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 11, 2019 09:19 PM (8ZmvG)

158 qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:03 PM (miE9U)

At my age it is ridiculous to invest in all this new "better, better, better" technologies. I do not have even one of these "smart phones". All I need is a dumb phone that makes telephone calls.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 09:19 PM (u5LFV)

159 I see Amazon has all three Japanese horror movies available but I am not paying $12,99 for an HD digital copy.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:20 PM (U5rMc)

160 No mention of Chilly Billy Cardille. Great horror host.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at May 11, 2019 09:20 PM (5uCUZ)

161 Grannymimi, exactly.
IMHO 4k is good enough for 99.2% of everyone who's ever gonna see anything. Also IMHO, anything beyond that is just a technological genitalia measuring contest.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:21 PM (miE9U)

162 I love the Movie thread but know damn well I will for no reason be up before 4am

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:21 PM (BbGew)

163 159-which movies?

And I've only ever bought 2 or 3 tv episodes digitally. Physical media or pass.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:21 PM (Ojki1)

164 Anna, have you seen that Criterion has the original Godzilla available on disc?

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:22 PM (miE9U)

165 That shooting the other day in Colorado was close to Dog Day Afternoon
Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:18 PM (BbGew)

Yup....saw DDA in the theater when it came out....1975?

Depressing and weird but so was 1975. When you saw Sonny's fat wife in the movie, you realized maybe why he went the other way but wow he really went all out.

And Sal got the bullet in the head, so that was a downer.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 11, 2019 09:23 PM (Z+IKu)

166 well that looks good. The ANZAC's deserve some representation for sure. Not to go Luddite again but the clarity almost seems too good, it takes you out of the era a bit. That is not a real criticism but shows how long it has been since the Vietnam War flicks.


Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:15 PM


Yeah, I'm a big fan of old school film and techniques. It was rather low budget, all things considered and they couldn't afford to shoot with hard film and do all practical effects. Oh well.

Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (LkFnL)

167 Jaws is not a horror movie. That's how it was described to me when I first saw it and I ended up hating it.

Saw it recently and it was clearly a great adventure flick.

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (gZu0a)

168 Criterion has the elapsed Sony video rights, so they have I think the first 6 films? Sadly only the original is on bd The only 2 or 3 movies I'm missing are in the pile they only stream. *sigh*

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (Ojki1)

169 "Depressing and weird but so was 1975."

Captured NYC near bottom.

Attica! Attica! Attica!

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (1UZdv)

170 As a fan of the original Star Trek series, I went out of my way to get a full set of the entire series on DVD made before their 'remastering' (and replacement of effects).

Like Star Wars, you aren't going to be able to get the original version any more.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (oVJmc)

171 Fuck

Sharts goal

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 09:27 PM (XAYDB)

172 Anna, have you seen that Criterion has the original Godzilla available on disc?

With or without Raymond Burr? And the film stock Toho used for that movie, probably need all the computing power used in They Will Never Grow Old to make it look better.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:27 PM (LqbDl)

173 Having finished Hell in a Very Small Place I'd love to see a old French movie about Dien Bien Phu with Donald Pleasence

-
The first scenes of The Lost Command features our hero, Anthony Quinn, getting overrun at Dien Bien Phu. Then he goes to fight in the dirty war in Algeria.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at May 11, 2019 09:27 PM (+y/Ru)

174 All I need is a dumb phone that makes telephone calls.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 09:19 PM (u5LFV)
-----------------

The calendar feature is nice and the alarms for various pill times. I've an obsolete android that has few of *Androids* modern features.

The new Androids are the most invasive, evil, pieces of equipment/information hoovers on this earth. Wouldn't surprise me if Bob buy info from them.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 11, 2019 09:27 PM (CFSlN)

175 Oh well, sleep tight everyone

Posted by: Skip at May 11, 2019 09:27 PM (BbGew)

176 I played golf a couple times with Burt Gilliam. He was a Dallas firefighter who went to an open casting call for extras in Paper Moon. He wound up getting cast as the Inn Keeper and got an Oscar nom. He then went back to his job as a fireman until Mel Brooks called him about Blazing Saddles. Good guy.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 09:28 PM (gC2IV)

177 MrPeebles, the whole reason I want to get a laserdisc player is so I can buy the un-meddled-with Star Wars originals.

I did finally get very good quality used DVDs of the first trilogy about a year ago, but I still worry they've been compromised somehow by good ol' Mr. Lucas.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:28 PM (miE9U)

178 170- the Star Trek ToS blu rays have both options, original and remastered. And ToS is amazing on blu ray.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:28 PM (Ojki1)

179 Watching Versailles on Netflix. It's mesmerizing.

Posted by: ALH at May 11, 2019 09:28 PM (htgmn)

180 How do you define horror movie, as opposed to, say psychological thriller or monster movie?

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 11, 2019 09:28 PM (JgA4k)

181 For those looking for a couple of entertaining movies, may I recommend Happy Death Day and its recent sequel. A good self-aware riff on Groundhog Day. They're both what I call "popcorn movies". Just telling a story, not meant to have a great deal of internal logic, containing actual lol jokes, and they definitely don't take themselves too seriously.

The lead actress Jessica Rothe owns every scene and carries both movies - miraculously without any dopey feminist message. A tiny morsel of faggy SJW shit pops up in the first one and none to be seen in the second. It's certainly nowhere near the point of either film.

They both hit some feels and each have genuinely good laughs, and turn out to be just damn good fun. Something I find sorely missing in most movies the last 10 or 15 years.

Posted by: ... at May 11, 2019 09:29 PM (uEbPt)

182 Anna, LOL.
Here's the link to Criterion's edition at Amazon:

https://tinyurl.com/y622mzqt

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:29 PM (miE9U)

183 Blues goal unsadz

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 09:30 PM (XAYDB)

184 MrPeebles, the whole reason I want to get a laserdisc player is so I can buy the un-meddled-with Star Wars originals.


I got the Definitive Collection at an estate sale a while back and it's a pretty cool set on top of having the closest-to-original edits. Quite a bit of extra content.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 09:32 PM (oVJmc)

185 Dock that chink a day's pay for napping on the job.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:32 PM (1UZdv)

186 Qdpseteve,

https://www.criterion.com/films/27755-godzilla

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:32 PM (LqbDl)

187 172 I'd have to double check but I am pretty certain that King of Monsters is an extra on the release, but the main point is Gojira. And Mothera is coming to blu ray in July.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:33 PM (Ojki1)

188 Sharts goal

Did they credit me with the assist? *hic*

Posted by: Ready For Hillary!!! at May 11, 2019 09:33 PM (EgshT)

189 New category :

Decent movies with bad / disappointing endings

Message in a Bottle
Dark Knight Rises
Lucy
The Village

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:33 PM (2DOZq)

190 Anna, thanks.
I like that Criterion is willing to include more than one version of films in their reissues, oftentimes.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:33 PM (miE9U)

191

This heart is useless. I need a young, freshly dead heart..... Igor!

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at May 11, 2019 09:34 PM (f1Vqw)

192 As a fan of the original Star Trek series, I went out of my way to get a full set of the entire series on DVD made before their 'remastering' (and replacement of effects).

Like Star Wars, you aren't going to be able to get the original version any more.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (oVJmc)



I wish they wouldn't do that. It's like colorizing black and white movies. Leave them in their original condition

Posted by: TheQuietMan at May 11, 2019 09:34 PM (ky1+x)

193 Can't resist, Picnic At Hanging Rock is definitely included in that category.

I showed it to my sister and bro-in-law. They liked it but were *very* disappointed in the ending...

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:34 PM (miE9U)

194 Bete, yup. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:34 PM (miE9U)

195 Dammit, another Sharts goal

Posted by: logprof at May 11, 2019 09:35 PM (XAYDB)

196 Watch Keanu again . This Key and Peele movie was actually funnier the second time around. It was just meh when I saw it the first time.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:35 PM (2DOZq)

197 I own an original VHS of Lucas' THX-1138, so I can see what the movie looks like before Lucas "revised" it. (Yes, he did it to THX too.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:36 PM (miE9U)

198 190 probably helps that the KoM as it is the one casual fans are more likely to have seen and miss. Pretty sure the uncut original wasn't available commercially until the DVD release somewhere around 2000 or so.

And yes, I rushed out to get it.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:36 PM (Ojki1)

199 So Gilliam goes out to Hollywood to audition for Blazing Saddles. Producers asked him what pay he wanted. He had no idea so he told them $12K, his annual salary as a fireman. They said no and he flew home. Couple of days later Mel Brooks himself called him at the firehouse. The rest, as they say, is history.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 09:37 PM (gC2IV)

200 I forgot one probably because it wasn't that good a movie but the Bogart movie, Sirocco had a crappy ending.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:38 PM (2DOZq)

201 Jaws is not a horror movie. That's how it was described to me when I first saw it and I ended up hating it.



Saw it recently and it was clearly a great adventure flick.

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (gZu0a)

It crossed several genres to me. It was suspense, adventure, drama, and some horror. I compare Jaws to Rocky because they were great stories well told. It is probably not a coincidence they came out around the same time, a movie golden age in my opinion.

The studios did what they often to with hits, they focus on the thing that DIDN'T make the movie a success and them keep repeating that thing. They decided to keep making shark movies and boxing movies and cared less about the script. They did better with Rocky I hear but I haven't seen any of those since Rocky 4. Anything after Jaws 2 was a disaster.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:38 PM (n13/j)

202 I own an original VHS of Lucas' THX-1138, so I can see what the movie looks like before Lucas "revised" it. (Yes, he did it to THX too.)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:36 PM (miE9U)



NO SHIT! That one is at the top of my laserdisc 'Need' list.


That asshole absolutely ruins his past successes.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at May 11, 2019 09:39 PM (oVJmc)

203
The chess solutions were a nice touch. Classed up the post.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at May 11, 2019 09:40 PM (IOZp1)

204 197. I own Howard the Duck. Now that could use tinkering (though I love the interview with some of the people who worked on it who said Lucas was certain 20 yrs (this was 85 or 6) it's be recognized as a great film.

Not so much, no.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:40 PM (Ojki1)

205 MrPeebles, agreed. Frustrating and sad. George has basically gone insane by now.

Interestingly, the VHS of THX-1138 is one of the few videocassettes you can, or could still get a new copy of, even long after blu-rays came on the scene.

If/when I get the laserdisc player, THX will be on my list for that too.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:41 PM (miE9U)

206 One would have thought with how bad Howard the Duck fared Lucas would have taken a bit more care, but then he gave us The Phantom Menace and its two sequels.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:41 PM (LqbDl)

207 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:34 PM (miE9U)

Yes that one just left you hanging.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (2DOZq)

208 I have a longish essay on stack exchange talking about the distinction between thriller and horror.

There's a lot of overlap but the intentions and commonly used effects are different.

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (gZu0a)

209 Yeah, I'm a big fan of old school film and
techniques. It was rather low budget, all things considered and they
couldn't afford to shoot with hard film and do all practical effects. Oh
well.



Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:25 PM (LkFnL)

I plan to see it. What type of release is it going to have?

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (n13/j)

210 Burt Gilliam nearly steals the show in his Blazing Saddles scenes. Amazing given how many show stealers were in it.

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (1UZdv)

211 201
The studios did what they often to with hits, they focus on the thing that DIDN'T make the movie a success and them keep repeating that thing. They decided to keep making shark movies and boxing movies and cared less about the script.
Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:38 PM (n13/j)


But that approach led to Sharknado! so it's all good in the end.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

212 The really depressing thing is Lucas even got Speilburg to "improve" ET. Glad that got stomped fast and the original cut is still available.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:43 PM (Ojki1)

213 Anything after Jaws 2 was a disaster.
Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:38 PM (n13/j

Hello??!!

Posted by: Sharknado at May 11, 2019 09:43 PM (fkzTR)

214 So, is it true the MoMe is dragging the heavy ordinance out to the Yakima Firing Range at the sheriffs urging?

Posted by: Concerned in Seattle at May 11, 2019 09:43 PM (e1mEI)

215 have a longish essay on stack exchange talking about the distinction between thriller and horror.

There's a lot of overlap but the intentions and commonly used effects are different.
Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (gZu0a)

I've always thought the difference was supernatural vs non-supernatural.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:44 PM (2DOZq)

216 Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 08:22 PM (miE9U)

Dr Zhivago

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at May 11, 2019 09:45 PM (f3oO4)

217 But that approach led to Sharknado! so it's all good in the end.

Posted by: rickl at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM (sdi6R)

I got caught up in the hype when it came out and watched it. I did not realize at the time they put movies like that out on syfy all the time.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:45 PM (n13/j)

218 Moviegiguq, Stephen King actually discusses the differences between terror and horror in his book, Danse Macabre.

King considers terror the gold standard, followed by horror, followed by what he calls "the gross-out."

As I recall it, King kind of defined them this way:

Terror: leaving the scariest details to the imagine of the reader; the author/filmmaker gives the reader or viewer just enough information to create the worst image in the consumer's mind.

Horror: When the author or filmmaker goes ahead, SHOWS YOU HIMSELF what's supposed to be so scary, and (most of) the audience agrees, yup, it's scary.

The gross-out: self-explanatory. Not really scary, just the stuff that makes the audience feel revolted.

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:45 PM (miE9U)

219 I've always thought the difference was supernatural vs non-supernatural.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:44 PM (2DOZq)


Slasher flicks are horror, and there's often nothing supernatural in them.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:45 PM (RHDdi)

220 I will always remember that Saturday Night Fever was made after Rocky because Tony had a Rocky poster on his wall.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:46 PM (2DOZq)

221 Bete, yup! Spielberg is at least somewhat still in connection with the reality of what audiences want.

And hrothgar, noted that Doctor Zhivago needs to be on my 4k list, thanks. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 09:47 PM (miE9U)

222 206 I've heard a theory, which I tend to agree with, that esp 1-3 were Lucas wanting to show his ideas with no "interference " and get all the credit as opposed to 4-6 where a lot of other people got credit for editing and ideas.

If this theory is correct, maybe those other people should have their names in big letters at the top of the box as well, as Lucas hasn't made a good movie by himself since Carter was in office.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:48 PM (Ojki1)

223 Jaws uses effects from many genres as great movies often do, but it's an adventure with a bunch of bros broing it up in a broat.

Howard the Duck was written by Lucas pals Gloria Katz and Willard Huyxk. They also write Temple of Doom. Gloria died last summer, I found out when I saw their house up for sale.

The two also wrote Messiah of Evil, which is a movie with so many great horror moments, it's depressing how badly chopped up it is.

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:49 PM (gZu0a)

224 14 Pep -- I love RED. It's silly. It's campy. But it is an absolute hoot.

I never knew Malkovich could be so funny, but Brian Cox stole the show.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 11, 2019 09:49 PM (ebZss)

225 Val Lewton's collection of low budget movies like Cat People are really thrillers in my mind and not horror movies as they tend to be marketed.

Though his take on Burke and Hare with Boris Karloff verges on horror when you hear off scene the blind girl singing, then a single 'ulp!' and then silence.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:49 PM (LqbDl)

226 Kenneth!! What's the Breast Count!?!?

Posted by: Aquaintance of Dan at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (w/wKz)

227 Star Wars Episodes 1 to 3 was driven by commercial interest in going after younger viewers so that they could sell toys. Lots of toys

Posted by: Ignoramus at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (1UZdv)

228 Jaws was great because the damn mechanical shark didn't work. Spielberg had to come up with workarounds which worked really well. If the shark had worked, it would've been a SyFy movie.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (gC2IV)

229 Slasher flicks are horror, and there's often nothing supernatural in them.
Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:45 PM (RHDdi)

Except Texas Chain Saw Massacre , the two main slasher flicks definitely have a supernatural aspect with Jason and Michael.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (2DOZq)

230 Qdpsteve --'Yeah, I remember that essay. He was riffing on Mrs. Radcliffe's aphorism that "terror expands the soul while horror contracts it."

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (gZu0a)

231 Duke

Fair point but I do think Spielberg learned from the experience.

Posted by: Moviegique at May 11, 2019 09:52 PM (gZu0a)

232 I plan to see it. What type of release is it going to have?


Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:42 PM


Theatrical I believe. But now that you've mentioned it... I'm not sure if it has a USA screening planned? Dunno. It was a an issue that came up in production... we asked why they didn't include the yanks that were there in the battle... seems like a no brainer with an eye on the US market. But we were just advisors/trainers/extras and the script was already finished. Idiots. Would have been a slam dunk to include the yanks.

Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:53 PM (LkFnL)

233 Jaws uses effects from many genres as great movies often do, but it's an adventure with a bunch of bros broing it up in a broat

That is probably why I liked Rio Bravo. It was bros broing but in a Sheriff's office.

I read Benchley's book Jaws and it was lesser than the film but he did come up with it so deserves some credit. I recall his original intention was to focus on the town itself and how the people reacted to the shark as it ruined their economy. That is where a lot of the tension was supposed to come from.
They say Caddyshack was originally supposed to be all about the caddies, but they turned out to be so boring they decided to focus on the crazy club members.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 09:54 PM (n13/j)

234 228 if Bruce had worked, Jaws as a whole wouldn't have.

Of course we then might never had the plague of "Summer Blockbuster" movies as Jaws kicked it off.

Then again, if we didn't have summer blockbusters Michael Bay might have got a job as a teacher, and at least his films only damage the mind for 2-3 hours at a time, and everyone (except critics and suffering significant others) at least are there by choice.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 09:55 PM (Ojki1)

235 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:55 PM (LqbDl)

236 Except Texas Chain Saw Massacre , the two main slasher flicks definitely have a supernatural aspect with Jason and Michael.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (2DOZq)


Oh, I didn't mean any one in particular, just the killer-stalks-screaming-teens archetype.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:56 PM (RHDdi)

237 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:55 PM (LqbDl)


The real hero of Jaws was Ben Gardner.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:58 PM (RHDdi)

238 Love me some Joe Bob. When I was working at The Dallas Morning News in the mid-80s, he was a few blocks away at the Times-Herald. Until he poked the PC police with a column satirizing "We Are The World." The boom was lowered, but he's prospered since.

Posted by: RovingCopyEditor at May 11, 2019 09:58 PM (Dhcvl)

239 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.



NEEDS MOAR WANG!

Posted by: Shep Smith at May 11, 2019 09:59 PM (oVJmc)

240 233 well, when you hire the "A" list cast as background characters that Caddyshack did you're going to wind up either focused on them or bringing down the film as those talented and charismatic actors are the ones people are going to focus on, just by their nature.

Posted by: Bete at May 11, 2019 10:00 PM (Ojki1)

241 NEEDS MOAR WANG!

Oh you want Big Trouble in Little China, you go home now!

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 10:00 PM (LqbDl)

242 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.
Posted by: Anna Puma

Are you forgetting " Hey ! Lamma. Are you forgetting a little
something ? You know.... for the effort ?"

Posted by: JT at May 11, 2019 10:00 PM (xtpvV)

243 Jaws is the only movie I've stood in line for. When the head pop out of the opening of the sunken boat I almost jumped out of my seat.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 10:02 PM (2DOZq)

244 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.



NEEDS MOAR WANG!
Posted by: Shep Smith at May 11, 2019 09:59 PM (oVJmc)

That reminded need me of Hollywood Knights.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at May 11, 2019 10:04 PM (2DOZq)

245 The real hero of Jaws was Ben Gardner.

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the Summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at May 11, 2019 09:58 PM (RHDdi)

that is original. But don't sleep on the anchor suit.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 10:05 PM (n13/j)

246 222 -- Lucas did not have ILM or the financial wherewithall to self finance ANH or TESB. You can see in Jedi where sfx take the place of plot. At that point, he had enough money to not have to worry about pleasing studio honchos. And ILM have him all the CGI toys in the world. Everything he has done since Jedi is a humongous pile of sfx held together with as little plot as possible.

Lucas once said he was waiting to do the prequels until sfx caught up with him. To me, what the prequels demonstrated was how much he disliked working with human actors. I saw that what he wanted was emotionless puppets reciting his dialogue.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin at May 11, 2019 10:07 PM (ebZss)

247 I always thought the real hero of Jaws was the mayor.

Posted by: ALH at May 11, 2019 10:07 PM (htgmn)

248 Jaws was great because the damn mechanical shark
didn't work. Spielberg had to come up with workarounds which worked
really well. If the shark had worked, it would've been a SyFy movie.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 09:51 PM (gC2IV)

yes. The Shark was like fat Brando in Apocalypse Now. What seemed like a F up at the time made them be more creative and focus on something other than action.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 10:08 PM (n13/j)

249 We had a family vacation to south Padre Island right after Jaws came out. I wouldn't go in the water past ankle deep. Hell, I didn't even want to get in the damn bathtub.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 10:10 PM (gC2IV)

250 Any Pepsi drinkers here? Because I have bad news...

https://tinyurl.com/y6qakk4j

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 10:14 PM (miE9U)

251 Theatrical I believe. But now that you've mentioned
it... I'm not sure if it has a USA screening planned? Dunno. It was a an
issue that came up in production... we asked why they didn't include
the yanks that were there in the battle... seems like a no brainer with
an eye on the US market. But we were just advisors/trainers/extras and
the script was already finished. Idiots. Would have been a slam dunk to
include the yanks.

Posted by: otho at May 11, 2019 09:53 PM (LkFnL)

i hear ya. But Yanks should know others were there too. How many know about ANZAC's and ROK types? Sure people here do, but in the wider populace not so much imo. They probably should have included them but they told the story they wanted to tell I guess.

Even Breaker Morant did ok in the US and that had nothing to do with the USA and was financed by the Australian film bureau (not the real name) as I recall.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 10:15 PM (n13/j)

252 I used to work for Pepsi Cola North America. Their drinks are flavored with cockroaches and the crushed dreams of their employees.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 10:16 PM (gC2IV)

253 We had a family vacation to south Padre Island right
after Jaws came out. I wouldn't go in the water past ankle deep. Hell, I
didn't even want to get in the damn bathtub.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 10:10 PM (gC2IV)

yeah, if you didn't live through that time, you don't realize the impact the movie had. People didn't want to go to the beach for a long time.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 10:16 PM (n13/j)

254 The only heroes in Caddy Shack were Rodney Dangerfield and the gopher.


Posted by: Anna Puma at May 11, 2019 09:55 PM (LqbDl)

Definitely. Bill Murray was good, but the gopher was superb, especially in the last scene with him.

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 10:17 PM (u5LFV)

255 Duke, sounds about right ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at May 11, 2019 10:17 PM (miE9U)

256 that would never happen today, the populace is too fragmented. There are very few cultural events that affect us all, certainly not movies.

Posted by: Quint at May 11, 2019 10:18 PM (n13/j)

257 Oh, and Indira Nooyi can kiss my ass.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 11, 2019 10:24 PM (gC2IV)

258 Bill Murray was good, but the gopher was superb, especially in the last scene with him.


Posted by: Grannymimi


I sure never expected what happened to him in the volcano. Jeeze.

Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 11, 2019 10:32 PM (8ZmvG)

259 I sure never expected what happened to him in the volcano. Jeeze.


Posted by: Stringer Davis at May 11, 2019 10:32 PM (8ZmvG)

WHAT!?

Posted by: Grannymimi at May 11, 2019 10:33 PM (u5LFV)

260 "Weird dave" must be made to suffer for last nights overnite topic. Gonna find you, one day, you gonna suffer. Take the cob keys away from this disturbed/disturbing asswipe.

Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 11, 2019 10:35 PM (XvZoA)

261 It's late but must be typed.

The Late Great Bob Wilkins.

Posted by: nip at May 11, 2019 10:36 PM (RXwUQ)

262 Rhonda Sheer on USA UP! all night was the best.

Posted by: wodun at May 11, 2019 11:49 PM (lFga6)

263 I love the Expendables. Keep making them, Sly. They're just fun.

I love Joe Bob, too. I may have to subscribe to Shudder.

Posted by: Gem at May 11, 2019 11:54 PM (XoAz8)

264 Please tell me I'm not the only old N. Texan who read JBB when he was first starting out in the Dallas paper.

One of his criteria for a good movie, I remember, is "anyone can die at any time".

Posted by: Sal, not a one-syllable troll at May 12, 2019 12:28 AM (wR64M)

265 260 "Weird dave" must be made to suffer for last nights overnite topic. Gonna find you, one day, you gonna suffer. Take the cob keys away from this disturbed/disturbing asswipe.
Posted by: adobe juan kenobe at May 11, 2019 10:35 PM (XvZoA)


Really?

A couple of shots of whisky, and it starting reminding me of my upbringing. I was the duct tape wrapper though, not the wrappee.


I got kinda warm and fuzzy, almost nostalgic.

Sorry it didn't work for you.

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 12, 2019 02:21 AM (sy5kK)

266 Good News!


The PacNWMoMe was a success!


Nobody died!


Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at May 12, 2019 02:25 AM (sy5kK)

267 Ok, I watched the whole damn commentary to BTTF with JBB and nowhere does he mention entropy and why the movie wouldn't work.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b_DcyCvYdi0

Posted by: docweasel at May 12, 2019 03:37 PM (WInVa)

268 Creature Features on KTVU hosted by Bob Wilkins - always smoking a big cigar.

Posted by: 13times at May 12, 2019 06:22 PM (K3B2k)

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