Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-31-2021 [TheJamesMadison]

Dreyer

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Who was Carl Theodor Dreyer, and should you care? He was born to a Swedish mother, a maid, and Danish father, her employer, and raised by his foster father, Carl Theodor Dreyer (no senior, apparently the Danish don't do Junior and Senior). His adult life before he entered the Danish film industry was primarily dominated by a short career in journalism and some stints with aviation, including one incident that gained some notoriety in Denmark for its brazenness. He started in film in the same way as Hitchcock, as a writer of intertitles, steadily working his way up through screenwriting and finally into directing his first feature film, The President.

Despite his strong directorial voice, though, he struggled to find any kind of consistent success. The only film of his that saw significant critical and commercial success was his second to last film, Ordet. He worked regularly for the first decade of his career, making nine films from 1919 to 1928, but after the critical success but financial failure of The Passion of Joan of Arc, things began to slow down. Vampyr he independently financed, mostly through the Russian aristocrat who starred in the film. After that, he couldn't find work and ended up returning to journalism where he became first a film critic and then a court reporter. It took a full decade before someone decided to give him the money for his next film, Day of Wrath. That was not received well in its time (it's one of his best films, by the way), and he spent another decade without making a film, eventually resorting to making a series of short films for an assortment of clients like the Danish Road Safety Council (in a surprisingly well made action-centric display, if I do say so myself). His final two films, Ordet and Gertrud almost end up feeling like Ingmar Bergman works in their spare austerity of form and attention on female performances. He died without ever having realized his pet project, a film about the life of Jesus Christ, the closest he ever got was a segment of his third film, Leaves from Satan's Book, about the betrayal by Judas.

Beyond the History

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That was a quick survey of Dreyer's career, but that's just a bit of history. Should you care about his films because he struggled to make them later in his career? No, that's just detail. What makes him interesting to me is two major things: the evolution of his cinematic style and his thematic concerns around faith.

If I were being a bit facetious, I would break Dreyer's stylistic approach into three periods: The Silent Period, The Late Period, and The Passion of Joan of Arc. This is oversimplified mostly because Vampyr shares more in common with The Passion of Joan of Arc stylistically than any of the other sound movies Dreyer made. However, it still points to the evolution over his career.

His silent period, eight films made from 1919 to 1927, is the sort of work one would expect from most practiced silent film directors. By the time he made Michael in 1926, he had developed the ability to tell stories mostly visually using a combination of different types of setups that allowed for movement vertically and horizontally within frame to create emotional and intellectual connections with the audience. They are accomplished pieces of film that don't really break the mold of silent filmmaking in any real way. There are moments here and there where something unusual breaks out, but they are vast exceptions to the movies around them. Overall, his was the work of a man heavily influenced by D.W. Griffith.

Then The Passion of Joan of Arc came. Dreyer's 1928 film is made up almost entirely of closeups with the only wider shots told in exaggerated angles that don't fully capture the size and scope of the large multi-million franc set built for the film. He filmed the movie in chronological order, spending days with his star, Marie Falconnetti, in physically demanding situations, trying to get the perfect mixture of deeply emotional and blankness that he needed from her. I have a theory that when he set out to make the film, he commissioned the large sets not because he was planning on ignoring them but because he had every intention of making the same kind of use of them as he did with the large sitting room set in Michael. What ended up happening was that as he delved deeper into the weeks of shooting, focusing his first major block of the shooting schedule to the interchange between Joan and her interrogators that begins the film, he decided to make the film more consciously subjective from her point of view. Watching the dailies as they were developed, he decided that the whole movie needed to be made in this style, delving further into a style reminiscent of Sergei Eisenstein that he had only briefly touched on in his previous films.

Vampyr, his seminal horror film, was filmed silent with dialogue added later, holding onto certain conventions of the silent film like extended expository text on screen, mostly in the form of a book on vampires. There's an embrace of montage to tell the dreamlike story that has more to do with weird emotions than strict reality.

In the decade that followed Vampyr's disappointing public reception, Dreyer made some rather drastic changes to how he approaches his filmmaking. When he got around to making Day of Wrath in 1943, he had embraced a much more subtle visual style that emphasized long takes and performance. Why this is so interesting to me is that the shift in styles is both so markedly large and well handled. Day of Wrath is one of Dreyer's best films, subtly creating a small world that seems very calm on the surface but is boiling with rage just underneath. This restrained, even austere, style would define the rest of his career. The little seen Two People, the absolutely devastating Ordet, and the extremely refined Gertrud are all built on quiet long takes that allow the subtle emotional work to slowly weed into the audience.

Faith

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Like other directors with strong voices, Dreyer's first film contains much of what he would explore thematically across the rest of his career. There are women lost in systems run by men, discarded when they become inconvenient, the men who must sacrifice their place within that system in order to do the right thing, and the delicate nature of the system itself that cannot take the body blow of controversy around its leaders. Everything there gets explored in different ways for the rest of his career from the purely domestic like in Master of the House or Gertrude to more institutional systems like in The Passion of Joan of Arc, Love One Another, Day of Wrath, or Ordet.

However, the one thematic concern that Dreyer deals with that I find the most interesting is his exploration of faith. From The Parson's Widow to The Passion of Joan of Arc and through his final three major films faith is an underlying concept that helps shape the characters and their views and actions. Joan has to balance her faith in God and His messengers that what she did was right in the face of institutional pressure from the English church during her inquisition. An inversion of this happens in Day of Wrath where Absolom, the elderly parson married to his second wife, the young and attractive Anne, he has a fight within himself because he let Anne's mother off of an accusation of being a witch that he knew was true at the time. Did he let go a real witch? If he doesn't believe she was real, what does it say about what he's doing?

The most potent example is Ordet, which translates to The Word. The film is the story of a family in a small Danish community. Anchored around the wife of the eldest son of the patriarch, she dies giving birth to her third child. The loss is devastating to the entire family, and the second son, who spends nearly the whole movie thinking that he's Jesus Christ, ends up he clearest eyed about what the family needs to do to find meaning in the face of such a senseless death: have perfect faith. The subject matter, thematic focus, and subtle approach to the storytelling is one of the most emotionally affecting finales of a film I've ever seen.

The counterpoint is Gertrud, a movie that exists in an implicitly atheistic world. The titular character is housewife to a rising government bureaucrat about to rise to the position of cabinet minister. She decides to leave him, feeling like a prisoner in her own home, to run to the young beau artist whom she's been sleeping with. Her decisions, removing herself from house and home in favor of selfish pursuit, ultimately leave her alone without family or loved ones beyond an old friend who comes to visit and her housekeeper. She says she lived a fulfilling live, but her antiseptic life seems to indicate that she's lived an empty, meaningless life without the kind of personal relationships she once had and had since discarded. What does this have to do with faith in God? Well, the film is a fairly obvious homage to Ingmar Bergman's work through the 50s, work that openly dealt with the question of God's silence and very existence. There's an implication in the film's absence of talk of God combined with the outside elements of Dreyer's previous film and obvious influences that squarely places the film in a particular place. The joys and sadness of the family in Ordet has been replaced by the staid emotionlessness of the ending of Gertrud.

Questions of faith in the real world often don't have easy answers, and the way Dreyer approaches the issue isn't to really give any kind of answer but to offer up a vision of faith's highs and lows. It's a serious wrestling with the idea, similarly as what Bergman went through, but one that seems to fall on the theism side rather than the more agnostic one that the Swedish director fell.

Worth It?

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I don't think Dreyer was one of the great filmmakers, though he did make some great films including two of the greatest (The Passion of Joan of Arc and Ordet). His is an interesting filmography undermined by the long spells between films that defined the latter parts of his career. I enjoyed going through his body of work, but it wouldn't be one I would recommend to many to go through entirely. I'd recommend his three best films (the above two listed and Day of Wrath) to anyone with the patience for quieter, older films. His two main comedies, Master of the House and The Parson's Widow are more general fair, but they're also silent comedies at the same time.

Essentially, I want to recommend his work, but there's just so much about the films themselves that many audiences would find difficult to get past. I enjoyed the run, though.

Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:

The Green Knight

Jungle Cruise

Movies I Saw This Fortnight:

Master of the House (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review "It's appealing and focused with a lot of heart and some very nice performances." [The Criterion Channel]

Vampyr (Rating 3.5/4) Full Review " No jump scares, just a film that knows how to get at the subconscious and mess with it." [Personal Collection]

Day of Wrath (Rating 4/4) Full Review "It's a quiet film that builds over its runtime, creating an incredibly memorable experience." [The Criterion Channel]

Ordet (Rating 4/4) Full Review "This movie is emotionally devastating in ways that few films reach me. It's challenging, elegantly assembled, and wonderfully acted. It's the work of a mature filmmaker who was forced to take far too long between projects, allowing him the time to carefully consider every line of dialogue, every character, and every idea present." [The Criterion Channel]

Underworld (Rating 2/4) Full Review "It's not great. It's not even really good, but it's a decent way to spend 2 hours." [Personal Collection]

Underworld: Evolution (Rating 2/4) Full Review "Is this series good? Not really. Do I see the entertainment value of it? Yes, very much." [Personal Collection]

Underworld: Rise of the Lycans (Rating 3/4) Full Review "I think it's good enough to recommend on its own. Clear storytelling, strong acting from some of the key players, and an absence of the lore telling that burdened both of the previous films helps Rise of the Lycans become more than its predecessors and stand alone as a pretty good film." [Personal Collection]

Straight Shooting (Rating 2.5/4) Full Review "John Ford's first silent feature length film is not at all interested in subtlety. This is a land war in the West with very clear good guys, bad guys, and stakes. This is meat and potatoes Hollywood filmmaking from when the medium was still brand new." [YouTube]

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1
g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 31, 2021 06:56 PM (DUIap)

2 First?

Posted by: Bret at July 31, 2021 06:56 PM (D+HzM)

3 This post seems like more of a wash, really.

*ducks*

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 06:59 PM (Ojki1)

4 th.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 31, 2021 06:59 PM (rBtIz)

5 Watched the suggest The Admiral last Sunday, first yet to see any Russian Revolution time movie that isn't filled with sadness and misery. But also in the comments it seems to be a TV mini series like the Seventeen Moments of Spring I watched, with at least 10 episodes over a hour long.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:00 PM (Cxk7w)

6 "The Green Knight" goes to "Black Widow."

What are you tryng to tell us?

Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (vuisn)

7 I've been howling with laughter at this trailer for Noomi Rapace's new movie "Lamb":

https://youtu.be/jw1ZBO-YZYc

Something about that trailer just cracks me up.

And this "Reaction" of Deadpool to the newest trailer for "Free Guy" is pretty funny, too:

https://youtu.be/oqNZGIzPq7Y

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (XcXPC)

8 Hiya James Monroe !

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (arJlL)

9 6 "The Green Knight" goes to "Black Widow."

What are you tryng to tell us?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (vuisn)

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That I am prone to brain farts.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (LvTSG)

10 Thank you, TJM.

Posted by: callsign claymore at July 31, 2021 07:05 PM (MeeYz)

11 Today watched Odd Angry Shot, a Australian Vietnam War film, though not much War as waiting around for it.
https://youtu.be/u2A5-E2zHoI

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:07 PM (Cxk7w)

12 saw Black Widow last week
it was ok
nice to be back in a movie thestre though

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:07 PM (oEn12)

13 6 "The Green Knight" goes to "Black Widow."

What are you tryng to tell us?
Posted by: Dr. Varno at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (vuisn)

Disney is so desperate they'll pay bloggers to try to prop up their first major M-she-U flop?

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:08 PM (Ojki1)

14 My pop culture experience extends to what I buy out of the pawn shop for a buck.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2021 07:10 PM (SOMFK)

15 oh watched Nobody on dvd
quite great!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:10 PM (oEn12)

16 Anyone else see the John Malkovich movie Siberian Education ? It's Italian made about Russia with English speaking actors. And it's excellent. I feel like I'm the only person to have seen this movie.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:10 PM (2DOZq)

17 Think of these mentioned only Passion of Joan of Arc I saw, and if so long ago.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:11 PM (Cxk7w)

18 Howdy TJM! Appreciate the write-up. Lots to read and take in.

Posted by: Doof at July 31, 2021 07:11 PM (mZUr4)

19 17 Think of these mentioned only Passion of Joan of Arc I saw, and if so long ago.
Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:11 PM (Cxk7w)

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Before I decided to dig into the man's entire body of work, I'd only seen two of his movies, Joan of Arc and Vampyr.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:12 PM (LvTSG)

20 I've been howling with laughter at this trailer for Noomi Rapace's new movie "Lamb":

https://youtu.be/jw1ZBO-YZYc

Something about that trailer just cracks me up.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (XcXPC)

A24... I can't tell if it's supposed to be a horror film or not.

If it's possible to go in blind, it might be worth it, but as soon as word gets out that'll probably ruin the effect either way.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:12 PM (Z9J3j)

21 So with WB taking a bath on Space Jam 2, Paramount losing a ton on Snake Eyes and Disney getting stomped by Black Widow and Cruella (and sued to add to the cost), which of the major studios is going to be the first to file bankruptcy?

I'm guessing Paramount as even pre-Rona there were in bad enough shape they couldn't fun the 4th Star Trek film nor could they get investors to pony up the cash either.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Ojki1)

22 *Scans for Lone Wolf McQuade*

*Doesn't see Lone Wolf McQuade*

I has the sadz.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (kTF2Z)

23 What an insightful write-up, TJM.

I'm gonna feel real silly popping "Happy Death Day" into the player.

*pops Happy Death Day into the player*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

24 speakingnof, Bob Odenkirk had a "small.heart attack" thid week and is recovering

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (oEn12)

25 Friend of ours took us out to see F9 because the FF movies are her guilty pleasure. It was nice to be able to go to a movie theater without a face diaper...

...but F9 wasn't particularly good, even by FF standards. It was just kind of flat, like everybody was just kind of going through the motions.

Recommendation: Pass.

Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (rINvD)

26 I think Vampyr is a great film. Don't go in expecting Count Dracula, and what it does it does astoundingly well.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Z9J3j)

27 oh watched Nobody on dvd
quite great!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:10 PM (oEn12)

Bob Odenkirk had been battling an injury or illness lately. He seems like a decent guy who appreciates his fans. I hope I'm not wrong. Love him as Saul Goodman / Jimmy McGill

Posted by: Doof at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (mZUr4)

28 21 So with WB taking a bath on Space Jam 2, Paramount losing a ton on Snake Eyes and Disney getting stomped by Black Widow and Cruella (and sued to add to the cost), which of the major studios is going to be the first to file bankruptcy?

I'm guessing Paramount as even pre-Rona there were in bad enough shape they couldn't fun the 4th Star Trek film nor could they get investors to pony up the cash either.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Ojki1)

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AT&T is looking to sell WB. Disney has much more than its movie business to prop itself up. Paramount has...less, but Snake Eyes wasn't hugely expensive ($80 million for just the production budget).

Bankruptcies aren't really close, but WB is going to be under new management in the next year or so, probably.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:14 PM (LvTSG)

29 Recommendation: Pass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (rINvD)

Haven't watched a single F movie in my life. Never will.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:14 PM (Z9J3j)

30 This week I watched a movie free on U-Toob called "Viking", from 2016, directed by Andrei Kravchuk. A Russian flick about Vladimir the Great; I thought it was absolute shite, mostly because the English dubbing sucked and because every single character was written to behave like an absolute lunatic for the first two hours.

It does have a surprisingly redemptive Christian ending, so you may enjoy it more than I did:

https://youtu.be/3DuseWw8Qko

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:14 PM (XcXPC)

31 23 What an insightful write-up, TJM.

I'm gonna feel real silly popping "Happy Death Day" into the player.

*pops Happy Death Day into the player*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

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I went from Dreyer's movies to the Underworld movies. Happy Death Day would have been less of a step down.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:15 PM (LvTSG)

32 I've watched a couple movies lately:

Brotherhood of the Wolf. 20 years old or so. Very odd. It was interesting, but I'm not sure it was good.

Only Lovers Left Alive. 20 minutes into this long film, I concluded I was going to hate it. Wondered who made it and looked it up: Jim Jarmusch. Yes, of course. Bleh does not cover it.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 31, 2021 07:15 PM (QU5/8)

33 25 Friend of ours took us out to see F9 because the FF movies are her guilty pleasure. It was nice to be able to go to a movie theater without a face diaper...

...but F9 wasn't particularly good, even by FF standards. It was just kind of flat, like everybody was just kind of going through the motions.

Recommendation: Pass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (rINvD)

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I went to the theaters for the first time in 2 years last night to see The Green Knight. I really liked it, but it's super artsy-fartsy and fairly slow. Not for everyone, though I wish it could be for everyone.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (LvTSG)

34 Might have seen Vampyr, looking for movies on YouTube found another Russian movie 9 hours long, sadly no English subtitles

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (Cxk7w)

35 25 Friend of ours took us out to see F9 because the FF movies are her guilty pleasure. It was nice to be able to go to a movie theater without a face diaper...

...but F9 wasn't particularly good, even by FF standards. It was just kind of flat, like everybody was just kind of going through the motions.

Recommendation: Pass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (rINvD)

The Rock (head) and Statham helped stave this off. That Rock (head) and Vin Ego can't co-exist may be one of those great movie misses they talk about for years to come.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (Ojki1)

36 I'm gonna feel real silly popping "Happy Death Day" into the player.

*pops Happy Death Day into the player*
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:13 PM (Dc2NZ)

Enjoy. It's a fun romp.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (Z9J3j)

37 Like many here, I read Sir Gawain and the Green Knight several times in school. For the life of me, though, I can't remember the plot. I guess it wasn't that memorable.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (ZsR3z)

38 Going to take youngest to see Jungle Cruise tomorrow evening. Hope it's good!

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 07:17 PM (SRRAx)

39 TJM, why didn't you finish up the Underworld series leaving out Awakenings?
Was this to punish people with Type A OCD borderline autist personalities who read your poasting?

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:18 PM (BpJwf)

40 https://youtu.be/1QV96_is9eQ
Vampyr

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:18 PM (Cxk7w)

41 39 TJM, why didn't you finish up the Underworld series leaving out Awakenings?
Was this to punish people with Type A OCD borderline autist personalities who read your poasting?
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:18 PM (BpJwf)

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Blood Wars hasn't posted yet, and I wanted to highlight the first John Ford movie over the shitty Underworld Awakenings.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (LvTSG)

42 While not a theatrical release, I watched the mini series Chernobyl this week. I thought it was very well done.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (kTF2Z)

43 7 I've been howling with laughter at this trailer for Noomi Rapace's new movie "Lamb":

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ewe have a strange sense of humor

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (oEn12)

44 "Admiral" (200 Thanks to the moron who recommended this one last time! Good movie and I learned a lot from it. Chronicles the White Russian counter-revolution against the Bolsheviks. Includes love story for the chicks to enjoy.

Posted by: gp's Movie Laffs at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (qpX6U)

45 I went to the theaters for the first time in 2 years last night to see The Green Knight. I really liked it, but it's super artsy-fartsy and fairly slow. Not for everyone, though I wish it could be for everyone.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (LvTSG)

Is there a review coming of this? I have an interest, but am not quite sold yet and nowhere I trust not to let their politics be the lens through which the film is judged (meaning is it woke enough?) has posted a review yet.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (Ojki1)

46 Hey everybody! Hey film thread! Hey TJM!

TJM, based on your recommendation I'm gonna try and pick up the Criterion director's cut of The Tree Of Life soon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (L2ZTs)

47 We're guessing a significant part of his struggles commercially were his choice of language. Danish? Seriously?

Mandarin is the way to go. Trust us.

Posted by: Disney Plus at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (a3Q+t)

48 So with WB taking a bath on Space Jam 2, Paramount losing a ton on
Snake Eyes and Disney getting stomped by Black Widow and Cruella (and
sued to add to the cost), which of the major studios is going to be the
first to file bankruptcy?

They'll probably start insisting on making only proven franchises, as if that's not one of their major problems. I look forward to Thanos teaming with Vin Diesel.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (ZsR3z)

49 I went to the theaters for the first time in 2 years last night to see The Green Knight. I really liked it, but it's super artsy-fartsy and fairly slow. Not for everyone, though I wish it could be for everyone.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:16 PM (LvTSG)
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Is this like Gawain the Green Knight, or some superhero thing?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

50 Recommendation: Pass.
Posted by: OregonMuse, AoSHQ Thought Leader, Pants Monitor & Social Distancing Professional

The series never recovered from Paul Walker's death. JMHO

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:21 PM (BpJwf)

51 I just watched a Godzilla movie.
Why has he never laid waste to Washington.
It would be amusing to see the big guy drop his giant gojiro ass on Nazi Pelosi's office chair.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 31, 2021 07:21 PM (cSyAR)

52 TJM, any plans to see Stillwater?

I'm reading it's basically an anti-American film, albeit in subtle ways.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:21 PM (L2ZTs)

53 Thanks for today's offering, TJM.

I've never seen anything directed by this Dreyer bloke, and your write-up makes me want to check out at least Ordet and The Passion of Joan of Arc.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (XcXPC)

54 Rewatched The Freshman the other night - it's one of my favorite all-time movies.

It still holds up, although the Bert Parks Easter Egg is gonna be lost on anyone below a certain (ahem, ***older***) age.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (SRRAx)

55 45 Is there a review coming of this? I have an interest, but am not quite sold yet and nowhere I trust not to let their politics be the lens through which the film is judged (meaning is it woke enough?) has posted a review yet.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (Ojki1)

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I wanted to write a review, but I was kind of unsure of my feelings about it. It feels looser than it actually is, the episodic structure tying together thematically stronger than at first glance. The theater I was in, I'm pretty sure, dimmed the projection bulb so it was kind of hard to see at times, though I definitely blame the theater for that rather than the movie itself.

Dev Patel is really good as Gawain, carrying the movie well. His is a quest to become the great knight of his dreams, and he has to go through a lot of shit to get there. The idea that Sean Harris is brother to an Indian woman is kind of weird, though. Colorblind casting can be odd at times.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (LvTSG)

56 I look forward to Thanos teaming with Vin Diesel.
Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (ZsR3z)

The Thanos standalone movie, depicting his life between Infinity War and Endgame.

Here's a hint, given Marvelle's current direction: In the greatest of ironies, it turns out Thanos is omnisexual, and dammit, he just can't find enough sex partners now.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (Z9J3j)

57 46 Hey everybody! Hey film thread! Hey TJM!

TJM, based on your recommendation I'm gonna try and pick up the Criterion director's cut of The Tree Of Life soon.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (L2ZTs)

Now might be a good time as Barns & Noble's 50% off ends today, and Bezos is currently matching prices.

I grabbed the 2 Yojimbo/Sanjuro, Kuroneko, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown and Repo Man at my local B&M.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:24 PM (Ojki1)

58 49
Is this like Gawain the Green Knight, or some superhero thing?
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

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Yeah, it's an adaptation of the original poem. The opening titles go so far as to attribute the original to Anonymous as well.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:24 PM (LvTSG)

59 52 TJM, any plans to see Stillwater?

I'm reading it's basically an anti-American film, albeit in subtle ways.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:21 PM (L2ZTs)

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I'd barely heard of it until I saw that Amanda Knox had said something about it. At best, I'll add it to my queue and see it in like 5 years, having completely forgotten why it was in the queue in the first place.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:25 PM (LvTSG)

60 TJM, any plans to see Stillwater?

I'm reading it's basically an anti-American film, albeit in subtle ways.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:21 PM (L2ZTs)

Amanda Knox gives it two thumbs up...

Now, ask me up where.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:25 PM (Z9J3j)

61 32 I've watched a couple movies lately:

Brotherhood of the Wolf. 20 years old or so. Very odd. It was interesting, but I'm not sure it was good.

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I liked that one

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:27 PM (oEn12)

62 So I just watched 2 mega-hour movies. Yellowstone and Justified. I miss the old Mission Impossible.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (SOMFK)

63 I've been howling with laughter at this trailer for Noomi Rapace's new movie "Lamb":
https://youtu.be/jw1ZBO-YZYc
Something about that trailer just cracks me up.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:01 PM (XcXPC)
A24... I can't tell if it's supposed to be a horror film or not.
If it's possible to go in blind, it might be worth it, but as soon as word gets out that'll probably ruin the effect either way.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:12 PM (Z9J3j


"Lamb" has got to be inspired by David Lynch's "Eraserhead" and the whole weird lamb-like baby sequence.

It's hard to tell but I'm gonna bet that it's an answer to that sequence.

It's a cinematic argument, Y'all!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (5NkmN)

64 Watching Batman The Long Halloween Part 2 tonight after my kids go to bed with ball n' chain and her kids.
The animated Batman movies are pretty good. These are worth the watch.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (BpJwf)

65 Vampy or Vampyr?

That is the question

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (uRIpX)

66 Saw a couple beautifully filmed flicks recently, "Paris, Texas" and "To Live and Die in L.A.", both lensed by Robby Müller.

He has this thing where he gives nocturnal cityscapes the most lovely, lurid colors.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

67

#fortnight

Posted by: Braenyard, Republican rout in '22, Trump for the finish in '24 at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (hU6Zu)

68 65 Vampy or Vampyr?

That is the question
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (uRIpX)

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Vampyr. I fixed it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:29 PM (LvTSG)

69 If it's possible to go in blind, it might be worth it, but as soon as word gets out that'll probably ruin the effect either way.

Posted by: BurtTC



Based on the first trailer I thought it would be a serious horror film about a woman who loses her mind after too many miscarriages and then somehow imprints on the newest lamb born on her sheep farm.

Now I think it'll be some bizarre mash-up of comedy and a cautionary tale about her husband impregnating one of the sheep with a result that a satanic human-sheep hybrid is born.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:30 PM (XcXPC)

70 66 Saw a couple beautifully filmed flicks recently, "Paris, Texas" and "To Live and Die in L.A.", both lensed by Robby Müller.

He has this thing where he gives nocturnal cityscapes the most lovely, lurid colors.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:28 PM (Dc2NZ)

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To Live and Die in LA is getting a 4K release from Kino by the end of the year. I've apparently seen it before, but my Netflix DVD rating is 3/5. I have no memory of it. I need to revisit it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:30 PM (LvTSG)

71 Based on the first trailer I thought it would be a serious horror film about a woman who loses her mind after too many miscarriages and then somehow imprints on the newest lamb born on her sheep farm.

Now I think it'll be some bizarre mash-up of comedy and a cautionary tale about her husband impregnating one of the sheep with a result that a satanic human-sheep hybrid is born.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 07:30 PM (XcXPC)

I could easily love either or.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:31 PM (Z9J3j)

72 last night TCM's Neo Noir had Blade Runner (the Final Cut) and Mona Lisa, a brit film from 1986. I can't not watch Bladerunner if it's on - that still is about my favorite film of all time. And Mona Lisa was pretty good, kind of a Brit remake of Taxi Driver, but with some really interesting twists and changes. For one, the driver is a decent guy, and NOT a psychopath. Michael Caine as the asshole ganglord who gets shot up at the end.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:31 PM (rfYv5)

73 "To Live and Die in L.A.",

Great of its kind. Willem Dafoe steels the show. And a fantastic car chase -- first to have the car go the wrong way on a highway,

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:31 PM (ZHVt1)

74 Is there a review coming of this? I have an interest, but am not quite sold yet and nowhere I trust not to let their politics be the lens through which the film is judged (meaning is it woke enough?) has posted a review yet.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:19 PM (Ojki1)
I wanted to write a review, but I was kind of unsure of my feelings about it. It feels looser than it actually is, the episodic structure tying together thematically stronger than at first glance. The theater I was in, I'm pretty sure, dimmed the projection bulb so it was kind of hard to see at times, though I definitely blame the theater for that rather than the movie itself.

Dev Patel is really good as Gawain, carrying the movie well. His is a quest to become the great knight of his dreams, and he has to go through a lot of shit to get there. The idea that Sean Harris is brother to an Indian woman is kind of weird, though. Colorblind casting can be odd at times.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (LvTSG)


The few reviews I've read seem to indicate that it doesn't really follow the "Green Knight".

So, if you're expecting that...don't.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 07:32 PM (5NkmN)

75 To Live and Die in LA is getting a 4K release from Kino by the end of the year. I've apparently seen it before, but my Netflix DVD rating is 3/5. I have no memory of it. I need to revisit it.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:30 PM (LvTSG)

The air museum not far from where I live was showing The Final Countdown on their screen and I went to it with my dad. I was at least 1/2 in before I realized I had seen the film a couple months before on Hulu. So impression status was "Not reached."

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:32 PM (Ojki1)

76 Vampyr is a hard film to forget what with the protagonist at one point being carried around in a coffin and you get a POV view from inside through the little viewport. May want to skip if you get motion sickness. In other words it is a very quirky silent movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:32 PM (uRIpX)

77 The 2 hour movie of The Admiral did seem like it was missing parts, scenes cut short.

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:32 PM (Cxk7w)

78 To Live and Die in LA is getting a 4K release from Kino by the end of the year. I've apparently seen it before, but my Netflix DVD rating is 3/5. I have no memory of it. I need to revisit it.
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I hadn't seen it since its release and the only thing I remembered was Willem Defoe making plates for his counterfeit bills.

It was make perfectly, exquisitely 80's by the Wang Chung soundtrack.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (Dc2NZ)

79 Going to take youngest to see Jungle Cruise tomorrow evening. Hope it's good!
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 07:17 PM (SRRAx)

I've been boycotting The Rock ever since he said that if he were in the NFL he would join the kneelers. That said, The Jungle Cruise looks fun. I like the trailer where she hits the Rock with a right cross by accident and apologizes and he says something like ' no problem, good form though'

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (2DOZq)

80 Dev Patel is really good as Gawain, carrying the movie well. His is a quest to become the great knight of his dreams, and he has to go through a lot of shit to get there. The idea that Sean Harris is brother to an Indian woman is kind of weird, though. Colorblind casting can be odd at times.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:23 PM (LvTSG)

I'll bet they cut out the Story of Castle Anthrax.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (rfYv5)

81 The Mr Madison....maybe he would have been better recieved in Japan or executed.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (qoz/n)

82 I have never seen Blade Runner.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (kTF2Z)

83 80
I'll bet they cut out the Story of Castle Anthrax.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (rfYv5)

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Heh.

Modified so that Alicia Vikander walks around in dresses with really low necklines, trying to seduce him.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (LvTSG)

84 In LA, Dafoe is an artist who makes exquisite counterfeits.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (ZHVt1)

85 I'm going to buy the whole 'Twilight Zone" box set because it could tell a detailed story in 30 minutes not 5 seasons.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (SOMFK)

86 I just watched a Godzilla movie.
Why has he never laid waste to Washington.

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He almost raped me!

Posted by: Alexandria Occasional Cotex at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (d9FiS)

87 Counterfeit bills.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (ZHVt1)

88 73 "To Live and Die in L.A.",

Great of its kind. Willem Dafoe steels the show. And a fantastic car chase -- first to have the car go the wrong way on a highway,
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:31 PM (ZHVt1)
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How the heck do they make these movies without shutting down the whole city? I know some car chases are filmed on unused portions of the highway, but this really looked like it was done in the middle of rush hour. Kudos to the team that staged it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

89 I have never seen Blade Runner.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (kTF2Z)

Get out and don't come back.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (Z9J3j)

90 Bete and TJM, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (L2ZTs)

91 I want to see The Mare of Easttown but its on hbo

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (oEn12)

92 My Keanu Reeve recommended movie this week is Street Kings.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (2DOZq)

93 How the heck do they make these movies without shutting down the whole city? I know some car chases are filmed on unused portions of the highway, but this really looked like it was done in the middle of rush hour. Kudos to the team that staged it.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:35 PM (Dc2NZ)

And showed off by pulling way back into a wide distance shot, so you could see it wasn't just a few cars.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (Z9J3j)

94 Heh, so they are almost done filming John Wick 4 and then turn around and film John Wick 5.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (BpJwf)

95 First watch Metropolis and then watch any version of Blade Runner.

And you will see C-Beams glitter over Yoshikawa.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (uRIpX)

96 82 I have never seen Blade Runner.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (kTF2Z)

As the hosts brought out last night, it's probably one of the best Film Noir movies ever made. It mixes 21st century sci-fi in with 1940's noir wonderfully; all woven into the theme, what makes someone human?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (rfYv5)

97 James Madison.

Skip Underworld 4. It was written by Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Strazynski, but it is just plain awful.

Posted by: Darth Randall at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (3TihK)

98 The same car chase guy who did LA also did French Connection and Bullitt. As Jake Gittes would say, he had a metier.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (ZHVt1)

99 I also wanted to ask if anyone is watching this limited series starring Rose Byrne, called Physical. Supposedly another takedown of "Reaganism," but it still didn't manage to get very good reviews.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (L2ZTs)

100 or was that Yoshiwara?

Guess better watch both most soonest.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:37 PM (uRIpX)

101 97 James Madison.

Skip Underworld 4. It was written by Babylon 5 creator, J. Michael Strazynski, but it is just plain awful.
Posted by: Darth Randall at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (3TihK)

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I bought the set of all five. I had the first 2 on DVD and getting all 5 on Blu-ray for $20 seemed like a decent deal. I'm glad I did because I saw 3 which I really like. 4 and 5 are...ugh.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:37 PM (LvTSG)

102 Duke is a glowie.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:37 PM (qoz/n)

103 Heh, so they are almost done filming John Wick 4 and then turn around and film John Wick 5.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe

Here we go again...
Again

Posted by: Tug Speedman at July 31, 2021 07:38 PM (mf+Bs)

104 The Mare of Easttown is well done but depressing. And Kate Winslet doesn't show her tits.

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:38 PM (ZHVt1)

105 Duke, one more reason I'd like to see if we can figure out how to have private online MoMees where we can all watch films together.

I'd also love to watch The Hunger with you all. Great vampy campy 1983 flick.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:39 PM (L2ZTs)

106 In a top ten Sci-fi list I am sure Blade Runner would be in my top 5

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:39 PM (Cxk7w)

107 94 Heh, so they are almost done filming John Wick 4 and then turn around and film John Wick 5.
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (BpJwf)

Talk about a film with unneeded sequels.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:39 PM (Ojki1)

108 If you like Kate Beckinsale, you'll like Jolt.

Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2021 07:39 PM (wtmsr)

109 Marie Falconnetti was so good as Joan of Arc. She said so much with her face. You didn't need to hear the words. I think it was the only movie she ever made.

Posted by: Mark1971 at July 31, 2021 07:40 PM (xPl2J)

110 The Mare of Easttown is well done but depressing. And Kate Winslet doesn't show her tits.
Posted by: Ignoramus

I hear Sarah Jessica Parker was in the running for that one.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 07:40 PM (mf+Bs)

111 How can they take a great movie like John Wick and make sequels that contradict everything that made John Wick great.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:40 PM (2DOZq)

112 Also great news re Disney, meaning horrible news for Disney: they're getting sued by about every big-name actress out there for promising gross ticket sales shares to them for their movies, then putting everything straight onto Disney+.

Hope they all lose and that Disneyland has to change its name to Muskland soon...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:41 PM (L2ZTs)

113 The same car chase guy who did LA also did French Connection and Bullitt. As Jake Gittes would say, he had a metier.
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (ZHVt1)

Good for him. Do what you love, and be good at it.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:41 PM (Z9J3j)

114 Tot Maus Land

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (uRIpX)

115 108 If you like Kate Beckinsale, you'll like Jolt.
Posted by: Marcus T at July 31, 2021 07:39 PM (wtmsr)

Eh, doesn't taste all that great and the caffeine hype is overrated. Though I've never tasted Beckinsale so not sure how close the flavors compare.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (Ojki1)

116 111 How can they take a great movie like John Wick and make sequels that contradict everything that made John Wick great.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:40 PM (2DOZq)

hey, lets talk about the Highlander sequels.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (rfYv5)

117 Talk about a film with unneeded sequels.
Posted by: Bete

I still haven't watched 3. I was not impressed with 2, but I was in a foul mood when I watched 2 and never got to 3 so maybe that played a part.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (BpJwf)

118 How did Philip K Dick die?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (qoz/n)

119 116 111 How can they take a great movie like John Wick and make sequels that contradict everything that made John Wick great.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:40 PM (2DOZq)

hey, lets talk about the Highlander sequels.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (rfYv5)

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I thought there was only one.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (LvTSG)

120 I absolutely hate movie car chases. The exception is the Ronin car chase.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (2DOZq)

121 Do big coastal cities have gojiro insurance.

Posted by: Northernlurker, surgite at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (cSyAR)

122 Humphreyrobot: I think Dick died of a heart attack right before Blade Runner came out in 1982. Sad.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (L2ZTs)

123 118 How did Philip K Dick die?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (qoz/n)
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DID he die?!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (Dc2NZ)

124 Heh, so they are almost done filming John Wick 4 and then turn around and film John Wick 5.
Keanu isn't getting any younger.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (ZsR3z)

125 How did Philip K Dick die?

He saw an early cut of Blade Runner before passing, something earlier than the Work Print.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (uRIpX)

126 All Hail Eris, yup.

On top of that, (a) he loved the original BR and (b) before getting the deal to produce it, he was teaching screenwriting and other classes at community colleges in freakin' Orange County, right near me. I coulda met him and never realized.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:44 PM (L2ZTs)

127 124 Heh, so they are almost done filming John Wick 4 and then turn around and film John Wick 5.
Keanu isn't getting any younger.
Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:43 PM (ZsR3z)

And if he accidently fell into discovering a range of acting things could go south in the production as well.

It could happen.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:44 PM (Ojki1)

128 If you like Kate Beckinsale, you'll like Jolt.
Posted by: Marcus T

Frick that girl power crap.
*makes note to watch Jolt*

Posted by: SuperStraight Men everywhere at July 31, 2021 07:44 PM (BpJwf)

129 When everyone is the boogeyman then nobody is.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:45 PM (2DOZq)

130 113 The same car chase guy who did LA also did French Connection and Bullitt. As Jake Gittes would say, he had a metier.
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 07:36 PM (ZHVt1)

Good for him. Do what you love, and be good at it.
Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:41 PM (Z9J3j)

What I think is most significant about his work, and Bullitt especially which was the first time he got to do it, was that before he did that NOBODY had ever filmed a "good" car chase. It was always shots of people inside cars, and honestly was always boring. Then Bullitt came out and EVERY director suddenly realized "wow that was great! Our movie has got to look like that!" So it may not seem so revolutionary now, but that's because it was one of those rare movies that EVERY good action director after that copied.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:45 PM (rfYv5)

131 Ben Had, if you're around now, call me as your time allows.

Posted by: Eromero at July 31, 2021 07:45 PM (0OP+5)

132 There is a new movie called The Truffle Hunters which is about the men and the dogs that hunt white truffles in Italy.

https://thebark.com/content/truffle-hunters

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 07:46 PM (qaiJN)

133 Tom Servo, isn't part of the car chase in Bullitt from McQueen's POV?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:46 PM (L2ZTs)

134 The Truffle Hunters?

Matango nyah!

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (uRIpX)

135 I thought there was only one.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (LvTSG)

that became the fanboy tagline for Highlander 2: "There should only have been one!!!!"

and each successive attempt dug the hole deeper and deeper.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (rfYv5)

136 Wait? There are 5 Underworlds? You are telling me I will have to watch 1-4 again just to get to 5!?!!

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (BpJwf)

137 I thought pigs make the best truffle hunters

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (oEn12)

138 Forget the Truffle Hunters. Tell me about the anchovy catchers!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (L2ZTs)

139 135 that became the fanboy tagline for Highlander 2: "There should only have been one!!!!"

and each successive attempt dug the hole deeper and deeper.
Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (rfYv5)

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I've heard that the show makes Highlander fans happy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:48 PM (LvTSG)

140 136 Wait? There are 5 Underworlds? You are telling me I will have to watch 1-4 again just to get to 5!?!!
Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:47 PM (BpJwf)

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I watched 1-4 and I didn't get 5.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:48 PM (LvTSG)

141 Did everyone go to the movies and leave me all alone?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (L2ZTs)

142 Speaking of, "Pig" still isn't showing anywhere near me.

I need my Weird Cage Flick fix!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

143
My Favorite Martian, Joanie Cunningham, Freddie Kruger, and Oliver Wendall Douglass' son star in Galaxy Of Terror (1981)

https://youtu.be/kZlgh_dzXjk

it's Star Wars meets Alien meets Lost In Space

Posted by: Soothsayer's Untrue But Accurate Tales at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (u8dGb)

144 "The Brotherhood of the Wolf" was interesting at the time it was released, because -

the director used Hong Kong wire fighting special efx and wrote a story that reflected the gonzo Hong Kong action movie esthetic.

It was supposed to be a challenge to other French directors to make fun movies instead of precise, artsy relationship movies.

I like BotW" at the time though didn't love it.

Probably need to resee it.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (5NkmN)

145 133 Tom Servo, isn't part of the car chase in Bullitt from McQueen's POV?
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:46 PM (L2ZTs)

Yes, and McQueen insisted on doing a lot of the driving himself, since he fancied himself as a race car driver.

gear heads always loved that chase just for the FoMoCo vs MoPar contest going on. The Mustang wins, of course, but only barely.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (rfYv5)

146 In Star Trek TOS movies there is 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (uRIpX)

147 I watched Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix. The only reason I gave it a shot was because they advertised it with a picture of Michelle Yeoh, who is a reasonably good actress. It's a crime/revenge movie with GrrrrlPower. The other actresses are Karen Gillan, who is woefully miscast because she's so tall and gangly, and who does NOT get nekkid, Lena Headey, who looks more like a grouper every day, and an almost unrecognizable, but still hot Carla Gugino. Basically, a bunch of 110 lb women destroy an army of criminals and thugs. A waste of 2 hours.

Posted by: pep at July 31, 2021 07:50 PM (ZsR3z)

148 Heart attack. What attacked his heart?

Drugs/no drugs/love/faith.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:50 PM (qoz/n)

149 I thought pigs make the best truffle hunters
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion

They got replaced by trained dogs, which is why an unemployed Amy Schumer had to turn to stand-up "comedy" to make a living.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 07:50 PM (mf+Bs)

150 The films I'm looking forward to are The Green Knight, love Dev Patel.

House of Gucci, it looks like it's over the top and balls out character studios up the ying yang.

And a Hugh Jackman film called Reminiscence.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 07:50 PM (QnTgm)

151 Speaking of, "Pig" still isn't showing anywhere near me.

I need my Weird Cage Flick fix!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (Dc2NZ)

RLM boys loved it. I'm somewhat skeptical, I've been burned by them before.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 07:50 PM (Z9J3j)

152 Tom Servo, I'd love to know what happened to that Mustang after the shoot.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:51 PM (L2ZTs)

153 I watched 1-4 and I didn't get 5.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 07:48 PM (LvTSG)

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THEN YOU SHOULD RUN TO THE STORE AND GET 5 SO YOU HAVE ALL OF THEM!

Posted by: BEN ROETHLESBERGER at July 31, 2021 07:51 PM (kTF2Z)

154 One of the two Bullit Mustangs resurfaced several years ago after vanishing into a Mexican junkyard.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:52 PM (uRIpX)

155 Bill Gates probably saw Highlander 2 and thought the sky shield was a great idea

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:52 PM (oEn12)

156 Anna, surprised some cartel member didn't pick it up.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:52 PM (L2ZTs)

157 vmom, LOL.

"If you don't all stop eating meat, I will block the sun!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:52 PM (L2ZTs)

158 @155

There is no film called Highlander 2, there can only be one.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 07:53 PM (QnTgm)

159 I'm going to see if I can nap out, if not back have a great evening everyone

Posted by: Skip at July 31, 2021 07:54 PM (Cxk7w)

160 Unless you knew the numbers it was just another Mustang so it sat there.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (uRIpX)

161 I also wanted to ask if anyone here has seen Molly's Game. I'm tempted to get it.

I spoke to a person at the poker table a few weeks ago who said he actually watched "Player X" (Tobey Maguire) playing hold'em at Commerce Casino a few months back. Said Tobey is still a screaming asshole.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (L2ZTs)

162 Speaking of, "Pig" still isn't showing anywhere near me.

I need my Weird Cage Flick fix!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes

Soap2Day.to

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (BpJwf)

163 Highlander the tv series was better than the movie
*assumes fighting pose*

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (oEn12)

164 Thomas Bender, yup.
There's also no Star Wars films after 1983.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (L2ZTs)

165 Well, that was a quick movie thread read!
Old crap.. and new crap!
Thank you, TJM!

Posted by: Chi-town Jerry at July 31, 2021 07:57 PM (CjFDo)

166 doggeh and I watched all of Edwardian Farm on amazon
he liked all the farm animals very much

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:58 PM (oEn12)

167 @164

I will allow for the possibility of Rouge One being something that might have existed.

I really like Donny Yen and the hallway scene really sells the movie.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 07:58 PM (QnTgm)

168 ZOD IMPERIAL.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 07:58 PM (xK9An)

169 146 In Star Trek TOS movies there is 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (uRIpX)


I question the existence of 1.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 07:58 PM (vMCab)

170 169 146 In Star Trek TOS movies there is 1, 2, 3, 4, and 6.
Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 07:49 PM (uRIpX)

I question the existence of 1.
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 07:58 PM (vMCab)

Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek movie.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:59 PM (Ojki1)

171 The only reason I watched even 30 seconds of those underworld anomalies was because of Kate Beckinsale's sweet ass. But what I've seen from the tabloids lately, she's a complete nutter.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 31, 2021 07:59 PM (bCkNL)

172 DUKE METRIC

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:59 PM (kTF2Z)

173 155 Bill Gates probably saw Highlander 2 and thought the sky shield was a great idea
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:52 PM (oEn12)



He saw The Simpsons and thought Mr. Burns had a great idea with the sun blocker.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:00 PM (vMCab)

174 How did Philip K Dick die?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (qoz/n)


Liver failure from years of self medicating for his paranoid schizophrenia, or that created his paranoid schizophrenia. I can't remember which. He did pop about three books a year for a while but that might have also been the uppers.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 08:01 PM (qaiJN)

175 @171

She really is crazy, she travels around with a pantomime horse costume and when she's feeling lonely or sad, she pops into it and has a cantor up and down hotel hallways.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 08:01 PM (QnTgm)

176 172 DUKE METRIC
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 07:59 PM (kTF2Z)

Metric?

Commie.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:01 PM (Ojki1)

177 Kindltot, thanks. Thought it was a heart attack.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (L2ZTs)

178 Just read TJM's full review of Ordet by Dreyer. Wow, this is a must see for me based on his review.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (Atzlh)

179 Good Evening y'all!

Colorado Morondezvous
Saturday August 21st
6:30pm til .........
Central Denver (not downtown)

wds dot aoshq at proton mail dot com

Be there or be square

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (/UQ/R)

180 So Kate is a Furry

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (uRIpX)

181 >>174 How did Philip K Dick die?
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 07:42 PM (qoz/n)

He didn't die. he was retrieved.

This is known.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (xK9An)

182 Thomas, then there's good ol' Taylor Swift. She travels from venue to venue on tour, inside a suitcase to avoid fans. :-P

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:03 PM (L2ZTs)

183 If my past....my dreams never happened My inateness were all coded. New self cannot see these boundaries.

So i got artificially drunk..

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:03 PM (qoz/n)

184 @182

Wow, that's pretty, out there.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 08:04 PM (QnTgm)

185 I had the opposiylte reaction to Wick: the original was okay, but the over-the-top sequels made me a fan.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at July 31, 2021 08:04 PM (QU5/8)

186 Thomas, then there's good ol' Taylor Swift. She travels from venue to venue on tour, inside a suitcase to avoid fans. :-P
Posted by: qdpsteve

A basketcase in a suitcase?

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 08:04 PM (mf+Bs)

187 163 Highlander the tv series was better than the movie
*assumes fighting pose*
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:55 PM (oEn12)

I agree - I actually missed the first movie in theaters, and so I got to know the characters and the concept through the TV series before I ever saw the movie. Really they had me as soon as I heard the theme was by Queen.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 08:05 PM (rfYv5)

188 Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek movie.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 07:59 PM (Ojki1)



Best? Eh. One of the best, yes. You know what's funny is that when I was in high school the library had a couple Star Trek novels. One of them was a collection of short stories. One of the stories was Shatner Nimoy and Kelly somehow actually winding up on the real Enterprise. I don't think I finished it. I don't think I finished it but one of the bits I remember reading was Nimoy needing to leave the bridge so no one would see him burst out laughing.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:05 PM (vMCab)

189 I liked the Underworld films okay. Its a pretty lame universe and not very smart but they are entertaining and interesting to watch. Its okay to have franchises like that, the 007 movies are not exactly Othello.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 31, 2021 08:05 PM (KZzsI)

190
I apologize for interrupting the movie thread, but it's well past 100 posts, and this is just too damned good.

French farmers, with their tractors and manure handling equipment, are literally spreading shit all over what is purported to be Macron's residence.

Watch as they spray shit all over the front of the building from a tanker full of liquefied manure:

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=Elndi0P76lM

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:06 PM (f1Vqw)

191 183 If my past....my dreams never happened My inateness were all coded. New self cannot see these boundaries.

So i got artificially drunk..

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:03 PM (qoz/n)


Now that sounds like a perfect Philip K. Dick plot, right there. One that he tried to live out personally every night.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 08:06 PM (rfYv5)

192 Furry? Are they more dangerous than CAOS?

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:06 PM (qoz/n)

193 @171

She really is crazy, she travels around with a pantomime horse costume and when she's feeling lonely or sad, she pops into it and has a cantor up and down hotel hallways.
Posted by: Thomas Bender

The side effects of MKUltra programming just get stranger as they age.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 08:07 PM (BpJwf)

194 85 I'm going to buy the whole 'Twilight Zone" box set because it could tell a detailed story in 30 minutes not 5 seasons.
Posted by: Ben Had at July 31, 2021 07:34 PM (SOMFK)

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I watch random episodes on Netflix from time to time. The later seasons have longer episodes, and while they're still pretty good, they do suffer for it.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 31, 2021 08:07 PM (CAJOC)

195 She really is crazy, she travels around with a pantomime horse costume and when she's feeling lonely or sad, she pops into it and has a cantor up and down hotel hallways.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 08:01 PM (QnTgm)

Someone get me my whip and my assless chaps.

I've got work to do.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 08:07 PM (Z9J3j)

196 There's also no Star Wars films after 1983.

Posted by: qdpsteve




There are no Star Wars movies after 1977.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:08 PM (Atzlh)

197 So Kate is a Furry
Posted by: Anna Puma

No Lady Gillette ?

Posted by: JT at July 31, 2021 08:08 PM (arJlL)

198 Just read TJM's full review of Ordet by Dreyer. Wow, this is a must see for me based on his review.
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (Atzlh)


Oh...yeah, fine! Watch it now. When it doesn't do diddly-do squat to help me.

Where were you when it would've made a difference?

Probably loafing' around in your Daddy's balls, that's where!!!

Posted by: Zombie Carl Theodor Dreyer at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (5NkmN)

199 "She really is crazy,"

Sadly, this is true.
She fucked Pete Davidson FFS.
Kate has a unique position in the Crazy / Hot Matrix. Off the scale in the upper right, no?

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (ZHVt1)

200 -French farmers, with their tractors and manure handling equipment, are literally spreading shit all over what is purported to be Macron's residence.

Watch as they spray shit all over the front of the building from a tanker full of liquefied manure:


this is all anti lockdown/vax stuff right?

Posted by: will choose a nic later at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (bTQ72)

201 198 Oh...yeah, fine! Watch it now. When it doesn't do diddly-do squat to help me.

Where were you when it would've made a difference?

Probably loafing' around in your Daddy's balls, that's where!!!
Posted by: Zombie Carl Theodor Dreyer at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (5NkmN)

=========

It was your one financially successful movie, Carl, my good man.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (LvTSG)

202 >>assless chaps. Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 08:07 PM (Z9J3j)

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:10 PM (xK9An)

203 I had the opposiylte reaction to Wick: the original was okay, but the over-the-top sequels made me a fan.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls

Fine. I'll put them on the list. Anything to get out of watching The Office or Friends late night.

Posted by: Widespread Pepe at July 31, 2021 08:10 PM (BpJwf)

204 So basically, what you're saying is that this guy figured out how to shine light on institutional sexism without being an insufferable woke-mob asshole?

Someone better call Disney!

Posted by: CppThis at July 31, 2021 08:11 PM (8h1h1)

205
Sadly, this is true.
She fucked Pete Davidson FFS.
Kate has a unique position in the Crazy / Hot Matrix. Off the scale in the upper right, no?
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (ZHVt1)



All I remember about her is that she was once asked about her best feature. And she said her twat.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:12 PM (vMCab)

206 205
Sadly, this is true.
She fucked Pete Davidson FFS.
Kate has a unique position in the Crazy / Hot Matrix. Off the scale in the upper right, no?
Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (ZHVt1)



All I remember about her is that she was once asked about her best feature. And she said her twat.
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:12 PM (vMCab)

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I'd say this calls for months, or maybe even years, of in-depth research.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 31, 2021 08:13 PM (CAJOC)

207 Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw

That video was amazing.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 08:13 PM (mf+Bs)

208 79 Going to take youngest to see Jungle Cruise tomorrow evening. Hope it's good!
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 07:17 PM (SRRAx)

I've been boycotting The Rock ever since he said that if he were in the NFL he would join the kneelers. That said, The Jungle Cruise looks fun. I like the trailer where she hits the Rock with a right cross by accident and apologizes and he says something like 'no problem, good form though'
Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 07:33 PM (2DOZq)


Well, Rebecca has Down syndrome, so she doesn't know from kneelers.

Sometimes you have to let things go for a day or two.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 08:13 PM (SRRAx)

209 French farmers, with their tractors and manure handling equipment, are literally spreading shit all over what is purported to be Macron's residence

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Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (oEn12)

210 Oh...yeah, fine! Watch it now. When it doesn't do diddly-do squat to help me.
Where were you when it would've made a difference?
Probably loafing' around in your Daddy's balls, that's where!!!
Posted by: Zombie Carl Theodor Dreyer at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (5NkmN)
It was your one financially successful movie, Carl, my good man.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, hunting lycans with Kate Beckinsale at July 31, 2021 08:09 PM (LvTSG)


Did it do "Star Wars" numbers?
No. It did not do Star Wars numbers.
Check. And. Mate.

Yeesh, I'm a zombie and even I understand these things!

Posted by: Zombie Carl Theodor Dreyer at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (5NkmN)

211 @199

Yeah, she nuts, but she also is probably a lot of fun.

I was watching and interview of her on the Graham Norton show and she told him she likes to slip small chocolates into the underwear of who ever her bed mate is at the current time while they are sleeping.

Literally, there is no one as beautiful in the face as that girl and she is nuttier than a squirrel.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (QnTgm)

212 Watch as they spray shit all over the front of the building from a tanker full of liquefied manure:

-
I doff my beret to the freedom loving French.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (d9FiS)

213 Say what you will, but when pretending to be a horsey up and down hotel hallways - people DO tend to get out of your way.

don't ask how I know this

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (sJHOI)

214 Monsieurs you're supposed to spread the word not the merde.

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (uRIpX)

215 so, an honest square, a straight-shooter ... no wonder they fucked him over & left him for dead, story of our fucken times, innit ?

g'night everyone !
maybe seeya inna mornin' ...

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (uQuhA) at July 31, 2021 08:16 PM (uQuhA)

216 I wish someone would put Cordwainer Smith's classics "Scanners Live In Vain", "Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons" and "Drunkboat" onto the big screen. He was weird in a way that even P. K. Dick wasn't.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:17 PM (Atzlh)

217 "there is no one as beautiful in the face as that girl"

She has a face?

Posted by: Ignoramus at July 31, 2021 08:18 PM (ZHVt1)

218 For all their faults, the French do have both an appreciation of the deleterious effects of authoritarian government and a broad knowledge of ways to survive and subvert it.

Posted by: CppThis at July 31, 2021 08:18 PM (8h1h1)

219 Pete Davidson looks exactly like a crazy tweaker you try to avoid at a freeway rest stop

Posted by: ghost of hallelujah at July 31, 2021 08:18 PM (sJHOI)

220 She said twat? Not flower pot or vagina?

Just linguistically curious.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:18 PM (qoz/n)

221 Pete Davidson?

This is not the Yuppie Doctor Who Peter Davidson?

Posted by: Anna Puma at July 31, 2021 08:19 PM (uRIpX)

222 >>she likes to slip small chocolates into the underwear of who ever her bed mate is at the current time while they are sleeping. Posted by: Thomas Bender at July 31, 2021 08:14 PM (QnTgm)

Cute, Kate.

Ham cheese lettuce mayo tomato toasted wheat.

(something something)

Whatever. Do it now. And this time, slice it diagonally.

It tastes better that way.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:19 PM (xK9An)

223 >> I doff my beret to the freedom loving French.

Amen, brother. I can't believe I'm saying this and doing it, but I'm standing playing the French national anthem. I proudly stand with the Frogs, the cheese eating surrender monkeys. That's how crazy the last few years have been. The French have found their balls.

We had a tea party. They just had a shit party.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:20 PM (f1Vqw)

224 220 She said twat? Not flower pot or vagina?

Just linguistically curious.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:18 PM (qoz/n)



Apparently. All I have to go on is an old AOS post that links to a now gone article, but hovering over the link has "tw*t" in the url.

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:20 PM (vMCab)

225 Just linguistically curious.
Posted by: Humphreyrobot

==

A cunning question

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 08:20 PM (oEn12)

226 Who you gonna believe, the experts at CDC or a bunch of French shit stirrers?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 31, 2021 08:21 PM (d9FiS)

227 Whatever. Do it now. And this time, slice it diagonally.

It tastes better that way.
Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:19 PM (xK9An)

Zod trusts her with a knife? Zod is either very brave, or very stoned and the munchies override the decision making center of the brain.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:21 PM (Ojki1)

228 And this time, slice it diagonally.

It tastes better that way.
Posted by: ZOD

This. Don't know why that's so hard for people to grasp.

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 08:22 PM (mf+Bs)

229
I've started hating the word "mindful".

It's everyfuckingwhere in everyfuckingthing these days.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:22 PM (5NkmN)

230 229
I've started hating the word "mindful".

It's everyfuckingwhere in everyfuckingthing these days.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:22 PM (5NkmN)

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But is it a mindful hate?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 31, 2021 08:23 PM (CAJOC)

231
If you watch that closely (and YouBoob may take it down) you'll see the blast from the shit hose knocks some windows open. Liquid shit was flying inside that building.

The Shit has hit the fan in France.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:23 PM (f1Vqw)

232 Vive le France!

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 08:23 PM (oEn12)

233 I've started hating the word "mindful".

It's everyfuckingwhere in everyfuckingthing these days.
Posted by: naturalfake

My list grows longer every day.

If you remove all the woke-speak from the Olympic commentary, it would be a silent program.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2021 08:24 PM (mD/uy)

234 Z>>od trusts her with a knife? Zod is either very brave, or very stoned and the munchies override the decision making center of the brain.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:21 PM (Ojki1)

She presents as "marginally sentient."

I like my odds. I want her mouth.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:24 PM (xK9An)

235 My mind is full. I'm going to delete my memories of Michael Moore.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at July 31, 2021 08:24 PM (d9FiS)

236 231
If you watch that closely (and YouBoob may take it down) you'll see the blast from the shit hose knocks some windows open. Liquid shit was flying inside that building.

The Shit has hit the fan in France.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:23 PM (f1Vqw)

We need to lock up all the manure spreaders now or the insurrectionists have won!

Posted by: Jen Pstupid at July 31, 2021 08:24 PM (Ojki1)

237 "216 I wish someone would put Cordwainer Smith's classics "Scanners Live In Vain", "Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons" and "Drunkboat" onto the big screen. He was weird in a way that even P. K. Dick wasn't.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:17 PM (Atzlh) "


oh, so very many times THIS ! THIS ! THIS !

just reading Drunkboat the other morning !

the swimming of the businessmen !

YES !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (uQuhA) at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (uQuhA)

238 ZOD did not order bacon on his sammich. Questionable call for a Demi god.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (kTF2Z)

239 Are we done talking about Simone Biles?

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (xK9An)

240 238 ZOD did not order bacon on his sammich. Questionable call for a Demi god.
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (kTF2Z)

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

Bacon is assumed.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at July 31, 2021 08:26 PM (CAJOC)

241 Busy ! Cranching !

Posted by: sock_rat_eez (uQuhA) at July 31, 2021 08:27 PM (uQuhA)

242 239 Are we done talking about Simone Biles?

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (xK9An)

Yeah, we seem to have quit on that subject.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:28 PM (Ojki1)

243 Insurrection, or rebellion?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2021 08:28 PM (l0Lgi)

244 243 Insurrection, or rebellion?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2021 08:28 PM (l0Lgi)

Whoreywod has made the term rebels a positive one, no way the donks use that term for those they hate.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:29 PM (Ojki1)

245 Don't know why that's so hard for people to grasp.
Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 08:22 PM (mf+Bs)

That's what SHE said.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 08:30 PM (5ieoM)

246 Le merde, c'est moi!

Posted by: Macron at July 31, 2021 08:30 PM (l0Lgi)

247 >>>Galaxy Quest is the best Star Trek movie<
>And now Marina Sirtis thinks she's some kind of sex pot because fat perverts want to populate her orifices with their diseased genitals.

Posted by: Dr. Bone at July 31, 2021 08:30 PM (bCkNL)

248 Season 4 of the original Twilight Zone wasn't bad, really, even at an hour rather than 30 minutes. Except for the short meteor sequence, the hour-long "On Thursday We Leave for Home" was one of the high points of the series, and James Whitmore's closing scenes were just heart-breaking -- if you only catch one of the hour-longs, that's probably the one to catch.

If memory serves, Earl Hamner wrote a number of episodes during TZ's final season. Your mileage may vary, but to me he never seemed like a good fit for that series.

Bests to all.

Posted by: Just Some Guy at July 31, 2021 08:31 PM (JzDjf)

249 *looks at sidebar*

Holy crap, Sy Stallone got old.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:31 PM (Ojki1)

250 Well, Rebecca has Down syndrome, so she doesn't know from kneelers.

Sometimes you have to let things go for a day or two.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 08:13 PM (SRRAx)

I said I was boycotting. Nothing about whether you should or not.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 08:32 PM (2DOZq)

251 Wait...what gender is 'merde'?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at July 31, 2021 08:32 PM (l0Lgi)

252 Pete Davidson looks exactly like a crazy tweaker you try to avoid at a freeway rest stop
Posted by: ghost of hallelujah

It doesn't matter what you look like to turbosluts when you have a 12 inch dong.

Posted by: That's the rumor at July 31, 2021 08:32 PM (BpJwf)

253 Are we done talking about Simone Biles?

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:25 PM (xK9An)

Yeah, we seem to have quit on that subject.
Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:28 PM (Ojki1)

I'm sure Farcebook hasn't.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 08:33 PM (5ieoM)

254 Per Wiki, Earl Hamner wrote the screenplay for the 1973 movie... Charlotte's Web.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

255 >>Pete Davidson...It doesn't matter what you look like to turbosluts when you have a 12 inch dong.
Posted by: That's the rumor at July 31, 2021 08:32 PM (BpJwf)

"He has a womb-piercer, Imperial."
"Does he have performance issues?"
"Not that we are aware of, Zod."
"Fine. Acquire him. Pen him with Sinema. Breed them."
"Done, your eminence."

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:37 PM (xK9An)

256 It's not a real protest in Paris until they start tearing up the streets and use the cobblestones as projectiles.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 08:37 PM (2DOZq)

257 Per Wiki, Earl Hamner wrote the screenplay for the 1973 movie... Charlotte's Web.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:35 PM (L2ZTs)

I thought it was Edgar Allen Poe.

Posted by: BurtTC at July 31, 2021 08:37 PM (5ieoM)

258 Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat is one of the perfect all-time voice matchups.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

259 >>258 Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat is one of the perfect all-time voice matchups.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:37 PM (Dc2NZ)

"Pontypool" is a Wm. Burroughs ripoff.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:39 PM (xK9An)

260 Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat is one of the perfect all-time voice matchups.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

That and Don Adams as Tennessee Tuxedo.

Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2021 08:39 PM (mD/uy)

261 All Hail Eris, yup.
Having said that, Charlotte's Web is one of those movies I can't watch.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:40 PM (L2ZTs)

262 What about a poolboy, landscaper, arborist? Sure, everybody's born to a maid.

Posted by: Cringe Biscuit at July 31, 2021 08:42 PM (Eus9b)

263
"Pontypool" is a Wm. Burroughs ripoff.
Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:39 PM (xK9An)


ZOD is spreading Fake News.

"Pontypool" is an awesome low-budget horror movie.

If it were a Wm. Burroughs ripoff, it would be a terrible low-budget dildo movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:42 PM (5NkmN)

264 Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat is one of the perfect all-time voice matchups.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

That and Don Adams as Tennessee Tuxedo.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2021 08:39 PM (mD/uy)

I always thought Jackie Mason did the voice of the Aardvark but it was a guy named John Byner imitating Jackie Mason.

Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 08:44 PM (2DOZq)

265 "Pontypool" is an awesome low-budget horror movie.

If it were a Wm. Burroughs ripoff, it would be a terrible low-budget dildo movie.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:42 PM (5NkmN)

"Pantypool".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:45 PM (Dc2NZ)

266
French anthem, with English translation.

And our woke soyboys think the Star Spangled Banner is too bloody and warlike:

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=PIQSEq6tEVs

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:45 PM (f1Vqw)

267 Paul Lynde as Templeton the Rat is one of the perfect all-time voice matchups.
Posted by: All Hail Eris

That and Don Adams as Tennessee Tuxedo.
Posted by: Tonypete at July 31, 2021 08:39 PM (mD/uy)

I always thought Jackie Mason did the voice of the Aardvark but it was a guy named John Byner imitating Jackie Mason.
Posted by: Just a side note at July 31, 2021 08:44 PM (2DOZq)



Paul Lynde should've been the voice of Steely Dan the Dildo in ZOD's Wm. Burroughs movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:46 PM (5NkmN)

268 >>If it were a Wm. Burroughs ripoff, it would be a terrible low-budget dildo movie.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:42 PM (5NkmN)

"It's A Wonderful Life" is a terrible low-budget dildo movie.

"Pontypool" is just a Burroughs 'word is virus.' ripoff.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:46 PM (xK9An)

269 I think the reason the Fronsh and otehr Euros are revolting is a) they love mobbing the streets, and b) their lockdowns have been harsher than ours.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:46 PM (Dc2NZ)

270 Do not take Simone Biles if you are allergic to Simone Biles.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:47 PM (kTF2Z)

271 including one incident that gained some notoriety in Denmark for its brazenness


You can't leave it at that! Did he land on the King of Denmark's estate? Bomb the Parliment?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at July 31, 2021 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

272 269 I think the reason the Fronsh and otehr Euros are revolting is a) they love mobbing the streets, and b) their lockdowns have been harsher than ours.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:46 PM (Dc2NZ)



Aren't you disappointed in the lack of barricades and guillotines though?

Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:48 PM (vMCab)

273 Aren't you disappointed in the lack of barricades and guillotines though?
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:48 PM (vMCab)

soon

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 08:49 PM (oEn12)

274 search terms: Pantypool BBC amateur wife cuckold threesome pizza husband shocked "dog in the frame" Newport cigarettes fresh moist

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:49 PM (xK9An)

275 273 Aren't you disappointed in the lack of barricades and guillotines though?
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:48 PM (vMCab)

soon
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 08:49 PM (oEn12)

What is French for "Two Weeks"?

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:50 PM (Ojki1)

276 The question now is what will the French national police and the military do?

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:50 PM (kTF2Z)

277 Aren't you disappointed in the lack of barricades and guillotines though?
Posted by: buzzion at July 31, 2021 08:48 PM (vMCab)
---

So get going!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:50 PM (Dc2NZ)

278 >> Aren't you disappointed in the lack of barricades and guillotines though?

I've seen pictures of mock guillotines.

Soon, they won't be mock any more.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (f1Vqw)

279
Speaking of Wm. Burroughs -

I think "Naked Lunch" by David Cronenberg, is a genius movie. A great insane movie comedy.

It's also so disgusting, it's hard to watch.

"NL" and "Fellini Satyricon" would make a great double feature.

Maybe throw "Le Grande Bouffe" in there for a grotesque triple feature.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (5NkmN)

280 274 search terms: Pantypool BBC amateur wife cuckold threesome pizza husband shocked "dog in the frame" Newport cigarettes fresh moist
Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:49 PM (xK9An)

Somehow I suspect that is probably all on Epstein's computer search history.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (Ojki1)

281

The Aussies have already put the military in the streets of Sydney. To stop another mass protest.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (f1Vqw)

282 Maybe throw "Le Grande Bouffe" in there for a grotesque triple feature.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (5NkmN)

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

I thought Le Grande Bouffe was Brett Kavanaugh.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (kTF2Z)

283 >>mock guillotines...Soon, they won't be mock any more.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (f1Vqw)

This is incorrect.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (xK9An)

284 276 The question now is what will the French national police and the military do?
Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 08:50 PM (kTF2Z)

Crack down brutally on protester unless the mob gets the upper hand, in which case they will slip out of uniform and join in with all the fervor of a rat determined not to be outed in their zeal.

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:53 PM (Ojki1)

285 >>280 274 search terms: Pantypool BBC amateur wife cuckold threesome pizza husband shocked "dog in the frame" Newport cigarettes fresh moist
Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:49 PM (xK9An)

Somehow I suspect that is probably all on Epstein's computer search history. Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (Ojki1)

20 hits on Pornhub.

Huh.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (xK9An)

286 283 >>mock guillotines...Soon, they won't be mock any more.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (f1Vqw)

This is incorrect.
Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (xK9An)

So, you think the French protestors will pull a Biles?

Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (Ojki1)

287 281

The Aussies have already put the military in the streets of Sydney. To stop another mass protest.
Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (f1Vqw)


I bet they feel just grand about having given up their guns now that the government is using martial law to enforce their planned economic catastrophe.

Posted by: CppThis at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (8h1h1)

288 Kindltot, thanks. Thought it was a heart attack.
Posted by: qdpsteve at July 31, 2021 08:02 PM (L2ZTs)


I was wrong, apparently it was a stroke. I misremembered from the preface of Scanner Darkly.
I think he was all around shutting down, though

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (qaiJN)

289 It's also so disgusting, it's hard to watch.

"NL" and "Fellini Satyricon" would make a great double feature.

Maybe throw "Le Grande Bouffe" in there for a grotesque triple feature.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:51 PM (5NkmN)

Toss in "Salo: 100 Days of Sodom".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (Dc2NZ)

290 "It's A Wonderful Life" is a terrible low-budget dildo movie.

NIce. I LOL'd.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 08:56 PM (5NkmN)

291 Never knew much about Dreyer, sad he wasn't that successful as his elder brother. The ice cream biz is where the real fame is at....

Posted by: OrangeEnt at July 31, 2021 08:56 PM (7bRMQ)

292 So i got artificially drunk..


Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 08:03 PM (qoz/n)


if life is a simulation . . .

Who was the sadistic bastard that wrote the code that had me crawling down stairs, dry heaving and moaning?

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 08:57 PM (qaiJN)

293 >>So, you think the French protestors will pull a Biles?Posted by: Bete at July 31, 2021 08:55 PM (Ojki1)

Naturellement.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 08:58 PM (xK9An)

294 This link gives a hearty rundown of Dreyer's youthful aviation related exuberances:

https://www.carlthdreyer.dk/en
/carlthdreyer/about-dreyer/biography/aviator

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 08:58 PM (Atzlh)

295 I am surprised there is not more fuss being made over Australia declaring martial law.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2021 08:59 PM (csEWM)

296 oh watched Nobody on dvd
quite great!
Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at July 31, 2021 07:10 PM (oEn12)



It's good to take a break from video now and then.

Posted by: THIRD BASE! at July 31, 2021 08:59 PM (yQpMk)

297 Toss in "Salo: 100 Days of Sodom".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)



A Serbian Film

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 09:00 PM (Atzlh)

298
I like the idea of sotol.

But, why, oh, why doesn't the reality match my ideation of it?

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 09:00 PM (5NkmN)

299 295 I am surprised there is not more fuss being made over Australia declaring martial law.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2021 08:59 PM (csEWM)

I gave up GAF about Australia for Lent. I never got it back.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 09:00 PM (rfYv5)

300 Watch as they spray shit all over the front of the building from a tanker full of liquefied manure:


I think this clip is from a couple years ago, part of the yellow vest protests. I remember the jet of feces and the open window.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 09:01 PM (qaiJN)

301 I am surprised there is not more fuss being made over Australia declaring martial law.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at July 31, 2021 08:59 PM (csEWM)

-----------

That is surprising. More surprising is that big tech is letting the news out at all.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at July 31, 2021 09:01 PM (kTF2Z)

302 Toss in "Salo: 100 Days of Sodom".
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread)
A Serbian Film
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 09:00 PM (Atzlh)


Yuck. Big pass on the sadistic pedophile horror. Thank you very much.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 09:02 PM (5NkmN)

303 ONT

Posted by: Prince Ludwig the Deplorable at July 31, 2021 09:03 PM (mf+Bs)

304 I was joshing NatFake. It's awful.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at July 31, 2021 09:03 PM (Dc2NZ)

305 This thread no longer entertains me.

Someone make the new thread.

Posted by: ZOD at July 31, 2021 09:03 PM (xK9An)

306 295 I am surprised there is not more fuss being made over Australia declaring martial law.<

The Ruling Class and the media don't want the subject 'out there'.

Posted by: davidt at July 31, 2021 09:04 PM (1DAzO)

307
I saw Jet of Feces open for Joy of Cooking at AWH in '72.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 09:05 PM (5NkmN)

308 Lets send the National Guard over...that would make them mad.

Its a loose loose situation.

Posted by: Humphreyrobot at July 31, 2021 09:06 PM (qoz/n)

309 >> I think this clip is from a couple years ago, part of the yellow vest protests.

Well, shit. I saw it presented as part of the lockdown protests.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 09:06 PM (f1Vqw)

310 The Aussies have already put the military in the streets of Sydney. To stop another mass protest. Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion (f1Vqw) at July 31, 2021 08:52 PM (f1Vqw)

I wonder if their ROE's are more lenient than in Afghanistan. Probably.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 09:08 PM (qaiJN)

311 A Serbian Film
Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 09:00 PM (Atzlh)

Yuck. Big pass on the sadistic pedophile horror. Thank you very much.
Posted by: naturalfake at July 31, 2021 09:02 PM (5NkmN)

Wouldn't that describe any film about Serbian history?

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 31, 2021 09:08 PM (rfYv5)

312 Yuck. Big pass on the sadistic pedophile horror. Thank you very much.

Posted by: naturalfake


I've avoided it as well. But I am aware it exists.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 09:09 PM (Atzlh)

313 The 29th Infantry Division, which was chopped up horribly in the first wave to hit Omaha on D-Day, was a Virginia National Guard unit.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 31, 2021 09:11 PM (Atzlh)

314 How do they propose to turn a profit?
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at July 31, 2021 09:36 PM (SRRAx)


some tangible asset to hold onto when the USD goes the way of the Argentine Austral.

Posted by: Kindltot at July 31, 2021 09:57 PM (qaiJN)

315 "221 Pete Davidson?
This is not the Yuppie Doctor Who Peter Davidson?"

The fifth Dr. Who was Peter Davison, not Davidson-well actually Peter Moffett, but his stage name was Davison.

Posted by: Carlos V at August 01, 2021 12:58 AM (Ap+cR)

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