Saturday Evening Movie Thread: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent [moviegique]

If you are a close reader (and who got time for that?) you may notice that I don't actually recommend movies very often, at least in any unqualified sense. Some of y'all read my review of Everything Everywhere All At Once and mistook my enthusiasm for that film as a recommendation, even though I qualified it six ways from Sunday. There are a lot of reasons to dislike the film, from vulgarity, to absurdity, to a fairly close hewing to political correctness, to say nothing of its occasionally hyperkinetic style.

The last time I recommended a film outright was on of the Christmas Ornaments suggestions, Joyeux Noel, and even there I didn't qualify only because of space constraints. The point is, really, that there aren't a lot of General Audience pictures these days. If we go back 40 years to what some ignoramuses claim is the greatest year in movie history, our top ten certainly seems more "general" than the top ten of the past decade: E.T.Indiana JonesRocky IIIOn Golden PondAn Officer and a GentlemanPorky'sArthurStar Trek II, Best Little Whorehouse and Poltergeist. (And I only liked four of those at the time!) You have to infer that any unqualified recommendation has the disclaimer "if you like this sort of thing, this is the sort of thing you'll like."

I do recommend movies, but I do it for individuals that I know. For example, I don't think my mother or The Flower will like Everything but I think the Barbarienne will. What I try to do here is give you a sense of my experience watching something so that you'll get a sense of whether you might like it regardless of how I felt.

Seems like a big lead-in, no? But that's because we got another Nicolas Cage movie: The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent.

Some hate him, some love him and for some (probably most, though they're quiet) it depends entirely on what he's doing in the movie, and it is the last group that has the most to gain or lose from any given review of a Cage picture. So what is he doing in this movie?

Everything.

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I also greet everyone this way.

Cage plays himself, sorta, "Nick" rather than "Nic", a Hollywood actor who has all the same roles as the real Cage (with a fictionalized family) but who is in desperate need of constant validation, to the point that he grossly neglects his soon-to-be-ex-wife and daughter while running himself into debt with reckless purchases and living at the Sunset Towers. Play It Again, Sam!-style, he is advised by his alter-ego, a digitally de-aged version of himself from the Wild At Heart years who insists he's not an actor he's a movie star and that's what matters in life. It is hard to know which is more pathetic: This young, stupid Cage or the older, neurotic one who is bullied by him.

When he loses out (cameo by David Gordon Green, who directed him in one of his best roles, Joe) on his dream part his agent suggests he do a birthday party for a billionaire in Spain who's a big fan. Neal Patrick Harris plays the agent, and I found this to be the only miscast—not because NPH doesn't kill it but because he's recognizable and it sort of breaks the illusion that you're watching Cage's real life. (This, again, is idiosyncratic: I don't know that he's generally any more recognizable than, say, Sharon Horgan who plays Mrs. Cage and is all over TV, apparently. Or Pedro Pascal, who's apparently on "The Mandalorian".)

The Spanish billionaire (Pascal) turns out to be really cool and the only man in the universe who loves Cage as much as he loves himself, a love which bonds the two in what turns into a rather charming buddy picture. This second act is full of references (most of which I didn't get because I'm not really a Cage fan) and as the two decide to write a script together, it turns into a fun meta-ironic description of the movie we're all watching at the moment, to the point where when they talk about the third act needing to be a dumb action picture to attract audiences, you know that's more than light foreshadowing.

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Lllllllllllllllladies!

Because, unbeknownst to Cage, the CIA is using him as a spy and the Spanish billionaire is actually an evil drug cartel leader—or is he? The CIA coerces him into doing stuff, ostensibly to rescue a kidnapped girl.

This part was interesting because, I don't know about you, but I'm not at a place in my life (if I ever have been) where I can accept the CIA's word for anything. So while I had no trouble accepting that there were bad guys afoot, I couldn't really see the CIA as good guys. Intriguingly, the movie also seems to take that stance: The CIA may or may not be right, but they're certainly grossly incompetent here. That struck me as very believable.

Anyway, the whole spy thing gave us yet another marvelous way to poke fun at actors, stars, and other delusional people and the movie has such a breezy, good-natured sense of humor, you really regret the inevitable third act descent into a dumb action picture. Now, it's not all bad: This is what gives "Nick" his chance at redemption, when he finally has to prove that he cares about his daughter instead of just using her as a means to get attention. And it's still pretty light and fun, with a seamless transition into an actual in-movie movie to give us the "Hollywood ending" but in a tongue-in-cheek manner that allows Cage to mock the at-times over-the-top style he's notorious for. It's just not quite up to the light-hearted lunacy of the first two acts.

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If you don't like Cage's broader acting styles in some roles you might appreciate the exasperation of the excellent supporting cast.

The wonderful thing, if you like Cage at all, is that the movie does give him the chance to act in a broad range of styles. He's almost Woody Allen-esque at the beginning. Well, okay, a kinetic version of Allen, anyway. When he finds a friend in his biggest fan, this is by turns subtle and comically not, especially when he's acting as a spy. And despite the corniness of the action-y resolution, you get here the very sincere Cage that feels geniune. You end up rooting for the guy.

Directed by Tom Gormican and co-written with Kevin Etten, one or both of the two wrote apparently the script on spec meaning without any up-front cash or assurance that Cage would go along, and initially he wasn't interested. At one point, apparently, Cage considered playing the Spanish billionaire, but even irony has its limits. Some good cinematography from Nigel Buck and a flexible score from the great Mark Isham, as well as just fun location shots (although supposedly Majorca, actually...Budapest?) round out a pretty darn good "general audience" picture.

It is rated R, for language primarily. There is some drug use, too, most notably an acid trip done for laughs and probably for some commentary on the thinking processes of "creatives". And there is a kind of interesting message outright stated twice: "Never shit on yourself", Nick says (right after screwing something up, I think) and "This is why I must trust my shamanic instincts as a thespian" when he realizes how screwed up the CIA—who didn't trust his shamanistic instincts as a thespian—is. "Never shit on yourself" and "trust your instincts" is actually pretty solid advice, even if you are a neurotic Hollywood movie-star/actor.

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This is one of those cases where the creepiness of CGI de-aging works in the movie's favor.

We followed this movie up with a Finnish horror movie called The Hatching, The Northman, The Duke, Speer Goes To Hollywood, Plan A, April 7, 1980, and when this is posted I'll be watching The Raft. The last four are part of the Israeli Film Festival and, with the Finnish horror flick, really made us feel like we were "back". Sadly, our local indie theater's demo—elderly American Jews and assorted Middle Easterners—has not come back with us, and this bodes ill for its future.

But for now, we'll soldier on.

Posted by: Open Blogger at 07:30 PM




Comments

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1 I'm off to the movies! Have fun!

Posted by: moviegique at May 14, 2022 07:31 PM (asXVI)

2 I watched the Dog movie. Wonderful flick and a reminder why we need to avoid War, Inc.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:34 PM (oWBc3)

3 Saw Cage recently in the Color out of Space and Willy's Wonderland.

He was good in both.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:34 PM (ESjRY)

4 I watched the Dog movie. Wonderful flick and a reminder why we need to avoid War, Inc.

It amusing we've got from the WoT that the left claimed to hate, to the verge of WWIII with Russia because it will distract from hyperinflation and shortages of goods at home.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:35 PM (ESjRY)

5 >>>There are a lot of reasons to dislike the film, from vulgarity,

Lots of vulgarity is a plus factor in my book. Especially really vulgar vulgarity.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 14, 2022 07:37 PM (hVqGz)

6 Lots of vulgarity is a plus factor in my book. Especially really vulgar vulgarity.

So hey buddy, we'll put you down for tickets to our next movie m'kay?

Posted by: Terrance and Phillip at May 14, 2022 07:39 PM (ESjRY)

7 Have fun, Moviegique!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 07:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

8 Firsting your own thread is a grotesquerie, like dating your own sister.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 07:39 PM (KFhLj)

9 Lots of vulgarity is a plus factor in my book. Especially really vulgar vulgarity.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 14, 2022 07:37 PM (hVqGz)
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Vulgarissimo!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 07:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

10 Next up, Helter Skelter Buffalo with Matt Damon and Samuel L. Jackson!

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:40 PM (oWBc3)

11 They're gonna need a bigger boat re: distracting from hyperinflation. Just filled my tank up and OH MY. Close to or over $5.00 a gallon here in Mass. I hadn't filled it in about 3 weeks and holy shit. That plus groceries was..unpleasant. FJB.

Posted by: Goldilocks at May 14, 2022 07:41 PM (hUjT1)

12 Didn't see a movie all week

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2022 07:41 PM (2JoB8)

13 I'm currently watching Wes Anderson's "The French Dispatch" and enjoying it very much. But you have to dig Wes's twee artificial sensibility. He loves putting his actors into dioramas and tableaux.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 07:42 PM (Dc2NZ)

14 That plus groceries was..unpleasant. FJB.

But no mean tweets and the adults are back in charge!

Posted by: Your average masshole at May 14, 2022 07:43 PM (ESjRY)

15 I can't see Nick Cage without seeing Ben Sanderson
Watched Leaving Las Vegas once. Powerful movie and Cage was excellent, but he was so exactly like my father, I can't bear to see his face in anything.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 07:43 PM (U2p+3)

16 Do Hallmark movies count here? There are only 4 or 5 varieties but some are clever. Most are better than Prometheus anyway.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:44 PM (oWBc3)

17 Last few best movies I watched

Midway
Shazam!
Frailty

And...they have nothing in common other then I liked them thinking about it

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:44 PM (ESjRY)

18 Posted by: Goldilocks at May 14, 2022 07:41 PM (hUjT1)

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It's not even my movie thread, and...let's find some other time and place for politics and such, please.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 14, 2022 07:44 PM (LvTSG)

19 The Nick reference to a father is interesting. Duvall in the Great Santini was my dad full stop.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:45 PM (oWBc3)

20 Prometheus > Alien: Covenant

I mean its a small bar but still.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:45 PM (ESjRY)

21 Our electricity went out last night, and by 2:00 pm, it still wasn't back on. With temps above 90 degrees and still rising, we hopped in the car and took Rebecca to the movies. We saw "The Bad Guys", an animated movie that we all enjoyed.

When we got home, the lights were back on, and the AC was cooling down the house.

I was kinda hoping they wouldn't be back on, 'cuz I was gonna get dinner out at a real site down restaurant and an overnight hotel stay if things were still off....

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas at May 14, 2022 07:46 PM (SRRAx)

22 So here's my question about Cage, and I like him, but he does a lot of flicks. He's almost like a baseball player trying to bat .300 - a lot of swings and misses.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:47 PM (oWBc3)

23 Trying to think the last time I did the traditional dinner out and a movie at a theater.

Maybe 2018?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:47 PM (ESjRY)

24 I think Cage was in some money trouble for a while so he took every script thrown out him...but he's picking interesting roles now. For example Willy's Wonderland was a rip off of Five Night's at Freddys BUT Cage's character was interesting.

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 07:48 PM (ESjRY)

25 hiya

Posted by: JT at May 14, 2022 07:50 PM (arJlL)

26 The CIA may or may not be right, but they're certainly grossly incompetent here. That struck me as very believable.

***

I also find myself liking movies/shows were the feds (fbi/cia/etc) are no good

Posted by: vmom stabby stabby stabby stabby stabamillion at May 14, 2022 07:52 PM (kf6Ak)

27 22 So here's my question about Cage, and I like him, but he does a lot of flicks. He's almost like a baseball player trying to bat .300 - a lot of swings and misses.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 07:47 PM (oWBc3)

++++

Was there a question in there?

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 14, 2022 07:53 PM (hVqGz)

28 Raising Arizona. Carry on.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2022 07:54 PM (0OP+5)

29 I'm not a fan of NC but then I usually don't watch a movie (the few times I do) because of the actors and actresses. Some actors I will because I know they always play in good movies: Gene Hackman, Tommy Lee Jones, Clint Eastwood, Richard Burton as examples, but I watch because of the plot.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 14, 2022 07:55 PM (qfLjt)

30 "Raising Arizona" was Cohen Bros.
Anything those guys make, I watch.

Posted by: gourmand du jour, font of unseriousness at May 14, 2022 07:56 PM (jTmQV)

31 26
I also find myself liking movies/shows were the feds (fbi/cia/etc) are no good

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Me too.

Posted by: Ciampino at May 14, 2022 07:57 PM (qfLjt)

32 20 Prometheus is OK, but it's not a classic like Highlander II.

Posted by: callsign claymore at May 14, 2022 07:59 PM (8MbLk)

33 None of these movies that supports gay pride. That bothers me alot and hope Presdent Obama do something about this !!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 14, 2022 08:00 PM (kQXC6)

34 Only thing new I saw this week was The Silent Sea, a South Korean sci-fi series. Had potential, but did not live up to it. I couldn't tell if Korean culture and mannerisms are so unexpressive or the acting was just wooden. But the end result was kind of the equivalent of watching the old Thunderbirds puppets at times, except the lead, who I think was in Train to Busan, and was reasonably good. The story fizzled pretty quickly too and became pretty incoherent. A shame because it seems like there was something there.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 08:00 PM (KFhLj)

35 13 minute explanation of the moral of O Brother, Where Art Thou? I don't know how much of this I buy but it is interesting.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5EZjlGozuzI

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:01 PM (FVME7)

36 "The Girl From Plainville" (2022; 8 ep Hulu miniseries.) Elle Fanning jams Oreos in her souphole. Here's the thing: she made me really believe she was eating cookies! That's acting talent that can't be taught. (Veteran thesp Aya Cash attempts a glazed donut chipmunk-cheeks scene that any actress would kill for, but I didn't buy her performance for one minute.) Dramatized story of real-life psycho-bitch Michelle Carter's Svengalic power to crush men's minds via text message.

Posted by: gp's Movie Laffs at May 14, 2022 08:02 PM (qpX6U)

37 The Poseidon Adventure is coming on the Movies! OTA channel. I haven't seen this since it came out. I remember the Mad parody, "The Poopside Down Adventure".

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 08:02 PM (vrz2I)

38 Trying to watch Dune again and I still don't get it.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:03 PM (QFPz5)

39 38 Trying to watch Dune again and I still don't get it.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:03 PM (QFPz5)

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There's, like, this spice, man, and it expands consciousness, man. It's, like, key to intergalactic travel, man.

One through nine, no maybes, no supposes, no fractions. You can't travel in space, you can't go out into space, you know, without, like, you know, uh, with fractions - what are you going to land on - one-quarter, three-eighths? What are you going to do when you go from here to Venus or something? That's dialectic physics.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 14, 2022 08:05 PM (LvTSG)

40 Leslie Nielson as the Captain. This was before he was funny.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 08:05 PM (vrz2I)

41 Trying to watch Dune again and I still don't get it.

The Sting version or the little French kid version?

Posted by: 18-1 at May 14, 2022 08:05 PM (ESjRY)

42 Watched Cage in "Pig" last night. Excellent film, and not what I expected. Lots of it was about loss. "...Massive Talent" was only shown as a pre-order on Prime, so it must still be exclusive to another platform.

I love and hate this a la carte cable thing, that we all clamored for, for decades. Everything is so segmented now, and there's hardly a chance at all that any show or movie becomes part of the public zeitgeist like they always could before. Nobody but the rich have subscriptions to all the platforms, and most people, not more than two. We pay for Prime. If it's on HBO, Disney, Apple, or Netflix, we'll probably never see it, or not until everyone who saw it when it was current has already forgotten about it. Welp, this is what most of us asked for, and we got it. Good and hard.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at May 14, 2022 08:08 PM (M9XmQ)

43 9 Lots of vulgarity is a plus factor in my book. Especially really vulgar vulgarity.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 14, 2022 07:37 PM (hVqGz)
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Vulgarissimo!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 07:39 PM (Dc2NZ)

King of Vulgarissimo ultra edition

Posted by: 7man at May 14, 2022 08:08 PM (qwO6y)

44 our top ten certainly seems more "general" than the top ten of the past decade: E.T.

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I was shocked, SHOCKED! that the insult "penis breath" was featured in what was a kids movie. Worse, those words were put in the mouth of a kid! Of course, that was B.B.C. (Before Bill Clinton).

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:09 PM (FVME7)

45 Dusted off John Carpenter's The Thing last night. My cinematic experiences are relatively limited and unrefined but I still dig that flick after all these years.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2022 08:09 PM (Xrfse)

46 Maybe good year ago saw the original Poseiden Adventure, think it held up well..

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2022 08:10 PM (2JoB8)

47 The MAD parodies were a part of the movie experience once upon a time. I think I remember the parody Clockwork Orange better than the original.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 14, 2022 08:10 PM (r1fJX)

48 18-1, I'm assuming the lFk version.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:10 PM (QFPz5)

49 Lots of vulgarity is a plus factor in my book. Especially really vulgar vulgarity.
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

And nudity. Don't forget the nudity!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:10 PM (FVME7)

50 Kids In The Hall have a new show out on Amazon. Usual kids stuff.
Gas goes up about 5¢ per day here in Nassau/Queens, about 4.60$ today. It will keep climbing until we stop driving.

Posted by: Jamaica Queens at May 14, 2022 08:12 PM (b+v9B)

51 Evil corporate guy is forcing Captain Nielson to run full ahead on the Poseidon's last voyage.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 08:13 PM (vrz2I)

52 I think our common experience is on YouTube now.

Posted by: Texican ette at May 14, 2022 08:13 PM (AwRVd)

53 They're gonna need a bigger boat re: distracting from hyperinflation. Just filled my tank up and OH MY. Close to or over $5.00 a gallon here in Mass. I hadn't filled it in about 3 weeks and holy shit. That plus groceries was..unpleasant. FJB.
Posted by: Goldilocks

Have you seen what those dastardly Republicans are up to?

AP Politics
@AP_Politics
Republicans aiming to retake control of Congress have blamed Democrats for high inflation, expensive gas, migrants crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and violent crime. Now, the baby formula shortage is becoming the GOP's latest attack on President Biden.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:13 PM (FVME7)

54 Anon Y and A Wrecks The Spartacus series has all of that in spades and more. You had to look for it but there was a plot.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:14 PM (QFPz5)

55 Apparently dr strange had a massive 82% drop for Friday from week to week. So while it of course is making money that not a good metric for marvel movies. And will probably be a similar result for the new Thor when people realize Hemsworth is playing third fiddle to "king" Valkyrie and female Thor.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 08:14 PM (YQ7zn)

56 Was there a question in there?
Posted by: Anon Y. Mous

It's a hypothetical question.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:17 PM (FVME7)

57 I will see it !

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 08:17 PM (V13WU)

58 Boycott Marvel. Tranny shit.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 08:18 PM (V13WU)

59 Just watched Fred Astaire and Rita Hayworth dance to 'Your Love Has Lifted Me'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GaKMeX7t3c

If you don't like Jakie Wilson here they are dancing to Led Zepplin
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbuFLUJ89Kw

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 08:18 PM (sXGra)

60 Ultra Vulgar ?

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 08:19 PM (V13WU)

61 47 The MAD parodies were a part of the movie experience once upon a time. I think I remember the parody Clockwork Orange better than the original.
Posted by: Texican ette at May 14, 2022 08:10 PM (r1fJX)
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I can't see "Lawrence of Arabia" without thinking of "Flawrence of Arabia".

Mutiny on the Bouncy
The Guns of Minestrone
201 Minutes of a Space Idiocy

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 08:20 PM (Dc2NZ)

62 runner, by Jupiter's cock vulgar

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:20 PM (QFPz5)

63 Rita Hayworth was tres hot in those days!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:21 PM (FVME7)

64 Trying to watch Dune again and I still don't get it.
Posted by: Ben Had

I doubt you can 'get' any Dune movie without having read at least the 1st Dune book.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 08:22 PM (CwtvX)

65 Well, I missed the puttering thread, but I am going to putter anyway, because I don't "do" movies, less'n they are real old.

Did a brake job on the new-to-me '98 Dodge Dakota. Front brakes checked out OK, about 50% worn, but still serviceable. Balanced the wheels, lubed the front end, and removed the mud flaps and fender flares, which were basically only attached to rust, anyway.

Rear brakes; the shoes were slightly worn. Big problem there was the parking brake cables having jammed, holding the shoes off the wheel cylinder, necessitating a double stroke of the pedal to make them grab. And the self-adjusters were about stuck. Cleaned everything up, mounted a set of new shoes, because I happened to have them in stock, freed up the adjusters, and machined the ridge off the drums. Because I could. Dropped the spare tire, aired it up, checked for leaks, and put it back.

Truck drives great, and the brake pedal is much better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 08:22 PM (FHqju)

66 AZ deplorable, help me out then, please.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:24 PM (QFPz5)

67 Regular readers of this blog know that 2012 was the pinnacle of cinematic endeavors.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2022 08:24 PM (a3Q+t)

68 All philosophical questions consider what is and what should be - qed really.

Posted by: Indignacio Vindacatorem at May 14, 2022 08:24 PM (oWBc3)

69 AOP at least someone had a good day

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2022 08:25 PM (2JoB8)

70 A daily game akin to Wordle for those who like movies:

https://framed.wtf/

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, looking for wonder in the modern world with Tati at May 14, 2022 08:26 PM (LvTSG)

71 AZ deplorable, help me out then, please.
Posted by: Ben Had

I'll send you the book!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 08:26 PM (CwtvX)

72 AOP, thanks for the info in the ONT last night. This is a project to use up hundreds of plastic feed sacks so I get rid of the dumpster that is going to raise prices twofold.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:26 PM (QFPz5)

73 None of these movies that supports gay pride. That bothers me alot and hope Presdent Obama do something about this !!!!!!!!!!
Posted by: Mary Clogginstein from Brattleboro, VT at May 14, 2022 08:00 PM (kQXC6)

Heh. Went to the bar today. Watched Boston get knocked out of the playoffs. The bartender on duty is gay guy; nice enough, but you know it. A woman friend of his came in, don't know her name, but I can tell you, if I were gay, she could convert me. Nice rack!

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 08:27 PM (FHqju)

74 AZ deplorable, I haven't had time to sit down with a book in years. Exception, I did read MP4's Dreams.

We will have this discussion over a beverage in Oct.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:28 PM (QFPz5)

75 This is a project to use up hundreds of plastic feed sacks so I get rid of the dumpster that is going to raise prices twofold.
Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:26 PM


Could the sacks be filled with the processed food, and sent to Washington, D.C.?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 14, 2022 08:28 PM (a3Q+t)

76 Apparently dr strange had a massive 82% drop for Friday from week to week. So while it of course is making money that not a good metric for marvel movies. And will probably be a similar result for the new Thor when people realize Hemsworth is playing third fiddle to "king" Valkyrie and female Thor.
Posted by: Buzzion

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Don't be silly. Everyone wants to see movies about a superhero with breakdancing superpowers. Sure he was originally a white guy, but we'll make him a black woman with vitiligo and then people will be even more interested now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:29 PM (M0433)

77 Here comes the wave!

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 08:31 PM (vrz2I)

78 Duncanthrax, I would not waste valuable fertilizer on DC. I'd rather they die on the vine.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:31 PM (QFPz5)

79 Don't be silly. Everyone wants to see movies about a superhero with breakdancing superpowers. Sure he was originally a white guy, but we'll make him a black woman with vitiligo and then people will be even more interested now.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:29 PM (M0433)

There was some ad for something, on the sports network, with a tie-in to Doctor Strange. I don't know what they were trying to sell, but they sure as Hell didn't sell it to me.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 08:33 PM (FHqju)

80 I liked National Treasure

Brigitte Von Hammersmark was good in it

Posted by: DB at May 14, 2022 08:34 PM (geLO8)

81 A commenter, Mark Andrew Edwards⁸ maybe, on a accident on my phone had a review of Dune and from that actually made more sense of it all than seeing any movie parts

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (2JoB8)

82 There was some ad for something, on the sports network, with a tie-in to Doctor Strange. I don't know what they were trying to sell, but they sure as Hell didn't sell it to me.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

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I've tried to help my kids start seeing how connected and incestous the entertainment and advertising world is. It's irritating to know how warped everything has become since 2005 or so, and how it's just going to keep getting worse.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (M0433)

83 (immediately starts receiving advertisements for movies from 2005)

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (M0433)

84 I am not wasting one second of the life I have left to watch some movie that I end up hating. Happy Feet cured me of that shit long ago.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (QFPz5)

85 Maybe good year ago saw the original Poseiden Adventure, think it held up well..
Posted by: Skip

Shelly Winters was a tad porky and you could really see it when she was swimming underwater.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (FVME7)

86 Posted by: Steve Bannon at May 14, 2022 08:31 PM (eREm+)

You know, I'll bet the real Steve Bannon could type two sentences without 4 typos.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 08:36 PM (FHqju)

87 Time to turn in
Everyone have a wonderful evening

Posted by: Skip at May 14, 2022 08:36 PM (2JoB8)

88 I've tried to help my kids start seeing how connected and incestous the entertainment and advertising world is. It's irritating to know how warped everything has become since 2005 or so, and how it's just going to keep getting worse.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (M0433)

80s cartoons with toy advertisements for the cartoons were more honest and ethical.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 08:37 PM (YQ7zn)

89 Shelly Winters was a tad porky and you could really see it when she was swimming underwater.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:35 PM (FVME7)

She was still a 1.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 08:37 PM (FHqju)

90
We will have this discussion over a beverage in Oct.
Posted by: Ben Had

Okay!
Let me know which movie you watched so I can't figure out where they took poetic license!

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 08:37 PM (CwtvX)

91 Unless someone has already mentioned it, Nic Cage in Lord of War was excellent.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 08:37 PM (sAmhv)

92 AZ deplorable, the de Laurentis one.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:38 PM (QFPz5)

93 Happy Feet was offensively bad. And I do mean "offensive." I remember sitting in the theater and thinking "the audience does realize the movie is stereotyping black people, right?"

IIRC there was an insulting hispanic moment, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:39 PM (M0433)

94 91 Unless someone has already mentioned it, Nic Cage in Lord of War was excellent.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 08:37 PM (sAmhv)

Did not care for that movie. I think the advertisements were a bait and switch indicating it as more of an action movie.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 08:39 PM (YQ7zn)

95 Race Bannon > Steve Bannon

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:40 PM (FVME7)

96 I can't figure out why filmmakers struggle with Dune. I guess they want weird and shock value, but the books are fairly manageable. I bet some no name nobody could make a $10M decent film without a bunch of special effects that mainly relied on good acting, storytelling, and actually reading the stories a couple of times yourself/being a fan and pull it off.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:42 PM (M0433)

97 Wasn't it Happy Feet that you thought you'd see a kids movie about dancing penguin and it turned into a sermon on global warming?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:44 PM (FVME7)

98 There is no common experience. There is no common culture. There is no unitary country. This is a nation-state held together by... Nothing. You could never make a mass-appeal movie because there isn't a mass to appeal to. Just a fractured, atomized group of factions who despise each other, held together by the artificial force of federal government.

If Massachusetts were invaded by Britain, I certainly wouldn't care. If Oklahoma were stricken by a flesh-eating plague, Californians would be yukking it up. You can't have a shared culture when people have zero in common beyond mutual contempt.

Nobody expects Russians to make movies for German audiences, and we shouldn't expect Californians to make movies for their vanquished foreign enemies in the interior US.

Posted by: Sad but true at May 14, 2022 08:44 PM (rzne3)

99 97 Wasn't it Happy Feet that you thought you'd see a kids movie about dancing penguin and it turned into a sermon on global warming?
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:44 PM (FVME7)

Overfishing the oceans.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 08:46 PM (YQ7zn)

100 Moron Robbie, I fess up to not being all that bright but what is the point of the story? Is there something more than fantasy good vs evil and a saviour?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:47 PM (QFPz5)

101 Util dad got a promotion we lived with pre-55 Chevy pick ups. The first one had a roll out wind shield.

Preparing one of the trucks for inspection dad ripped out the emergency brake lever and sheet metaled over the hole.
WHAT?
_The mechanic will be too embarrassed to ask the location.
He didn't.

One the other hand I spent the other day in a parking garage waiting for road service. The day after I went do Discount Tire for repair.

The service tech recommended that I purchase a new spare saying that even though it looked good the build date was 2001 --- it was the original.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 08:47 PM (sXGra)

102 I watched Stanley Kubrick's 1975 Barry Lyndon this week and for the life of me I cannot figure out why this movie exists. It's slow, the story isn't interesting, and most of the acting is incredible wooden.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

103 "I cannot figure out why this movie exists"

There were boobs. That's all I remember.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 08:49 PM (vrz2I)

104 I read these posts rarely commenting but always think, damn these 2 guys watch a lot of movies. But to put it in perspective, time wise I probably watch just as much but in series. That said, there is probably only been 15 or 20 movies I will watch more than once.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (lgeFv)

105 She was still a 1.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon
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Shelly was a young looker and she was hot
Shelly was an older extra bonus and she was hot
Shelly was naturally hot and good to go
and a very good actress to boot.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (sXGra)

106 I watched Stanley Kubrick's 1975 Barry Lyndon this week and for the life of me I cannot figure out why this movie exists. It's slow, the story isn't interesting, and most of the acting is incredible wooden.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)

I so wanted to like that movie when it first came out. Alas, it was not to be

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (FVME7)

107 Moron Robbie, I fess up to not being all that bright but what is the point of the story? Is there something more than fantasy good vs evil and a saviour?
Posted by: Ben Had

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I'm not a huge fan but I read the books years ago because they were sci-fi staples.

I think you nailed it, and that's why it's so confusing at why all of the movies are so bad. Take whatever Picard and the Mandalorian spend on four episodes and give it to someone who likes the material and say "this is what you've got, no more. Go."

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (M0433)

108 64 Trying to watch Dune again and I still don't get it.
Posted by: Ben Had

I doubt you can 'get' any Dune movie without having read at least the 1st Dune book.
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 08:22 PM (CwtvX)

come on, what could be confusing about a Kwizatz Haderach? Every Bene Gesserit knows about it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (r46W7)

109 f'd, how'd the burn gas and rubber day go?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:51 PM (QFPz5)

110 "I cannot figure out why this movie exists"

There were boobs. That's all I remember.

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Ah, the '80s.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 08:52 PM (M0433)

111 It's slow, the story isn't interesting, and most of the acting is incredible wooden.
Posted by: G'rump928(c)
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How the bee stings when it knows it's dying.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 08:53 PM (sXGra)

112 Now see, I really liked "Barry Lyndon". But I get why some (maybe most) people would think it's like watching paint dry.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, Sans-Culottes (except for the Book Thread) at May 14, 2022 08:53 PM (Dc2NZ)

113 45 Dusted off John Carpenter's The Thing last night. My cinematic experiences are relatively limited and unrefined but I still dig that flick after all these years.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2022 08:09 PM (Xrfse)

"You gotta be fucking kidding!"

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 08:54 PM (AmoqO)

114 102 I watched Stanley Kubrick's 1975 Barry Lyndon this week and for the life of me I cannot figure out why this movie exists. It's slow, the story isn't interesting, and most of the acting is incredible wooden.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

When you watch movies from the 70's and earlier, almost all of them are much, much slower than we are used to now. Our way of life has gotten much more frenetic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:55 PM (r46W7)

115 Barry Lyndon exists because Kubrick wanted to film by candlelight. It might have been racier with a different lead.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 08:55 PM (YynYJ)

116 Tom Servo, you know me and know that I need plain vanilla.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:55 PM (QFPz5)

117 Wait a minute...I can be de-aged?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 08:56 PM (tFWfv)

118 Posted by: Sad but true

Jeepers dude. Go have a snickers.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 08:56 PM (U2p+3)

119 "You gotta be fucking kidding!"

Heh. That was worth at least half an Oscar.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (Xrfse)

120 114
When you watch movies from the 70's and earlier, almost all of them are much, much slower than we are used to now. Our way of life has gotten much more frenetic.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:55 PM (r46W7)

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Barry Lyndon is my 2nd favorite Kubrick, but it's not just 70s slow.

It is sloooow.

I love it so much.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (LvTSG)

121 nurse!!!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (QFPz5)

122 When you watch movies from the 70's and earlier, almost all of them are much, much slower than we are used to now. Our way of life has gotten much more frenetic.
Posted by: Tom Servo

That's definitely true but I, for one, don't care for the everything all the time style.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 08:58 PM (FVME7)

123 107 Moron Robbie, I fess up to not being all that bright but what is the point of the story? Is there something more than fantasy good vs evil and a saviour?
Posted by: Ben Had

I think Dune fascinates many people because, much like Tolkien did with fantasy, Frank Herbert created a completely different Universe to set his stories in - and he managed to make a pretty coherent, complete, and believable universe. It's a chance to immerse oneself in a completely different world than this one.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:58 PM (r46W7)

124 123 I think Dune fascinates many people because, much like Tolkien did with fantasy, Frank Herbert created a completely different Universe to set his stories in - and he managed to make a pretty coherent, complete, and believable universe. It's a chance to immerse oneself in a completely different world than this one.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:58 PM (r46W7)

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It also has a lot to say about the nature of power.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:59 PM (LvTSG)

125 Guess saying Dune was dumb would be inappropriate.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 08:59 PM (sXGra)

126 What was the other really slow one, the one that cost too much money? All I can think of is Heaven's Gate and I don't think that's the title.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 08:59 PM (YynYJ)

127 I think Dune fascinates many people because, much like Tolkien did with fantasy, Frank Herbert created a completely different Universe to set his stories in - and he managed to make a pretty coherent, complete, and believable universe. It's a chance to immerse oneself in a completely different world than this one.

Totally agree. That's what reeled me in and hooked me.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2022 09:00 PM (Xrfse)

128 "f'd, how'd the burn gas and rubber day go?"

I got 7 of my 8 runs in and a hose burst. We had fun though and I still won my class because my only competitor broke first.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 09:01 PM (vrz2I)

129 Tom Servo, Thank You. I enjoyed Tolkien but the Sci-Fi thing has never held any attraction.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:01 PM (QFPz5)

130 What was the other really slow one, the one that cost too much money? All I can think of is Heaven's Gate and I don't think that's the title.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward

Heaven's Gate is incredibly slow and then the bad guys win. I love the soundtrack, though.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 09:02 PM (FVME7)

131 I guess one would have to be hooked first before being reeled in. Fishing 101.

Posted by: Notorious BFD at May 14, 2022 09:02 PM (Xrfse)

132 I love it so much.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (LvTSG)


Why? What did you like about it?

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:02 PM (yQpMk)

133 When you watch movies from the 70's and earlier, almost all of them are much, much slower than we are used to now. Our way of life has gotten much more frenetic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 08:55 PM (r46W7)

Especially for children. Can't believe it doesn't have a negative impact on them.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (AmoqO)

134 I love it so much.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (LvTSG)

I like it too - but I like the first half, when he's on his rise, much more than the second half where everything goes wrong for him. The cinematography is of course excellent; I was always struck by the scenes of the 18th century gambling dens of Paris.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (r46W7)

135 The one piece of good acting in Barry Lyndon was the stepson freaking out during the duel. I thought he was going to piss himself.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (yQpMk)

136 Be Had!!

Soon!

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (U2p+3)

137 I enjoyed Barry Lyndon.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (4xc10)

138 *Ben

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (U2p+3)

139 I enjoy watching slow stuff. Have watched some videos on the "blue zones" areas where they are high numbers of people that live to be 100. The lifestyle tends to be slow and repetitive.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (YynYJ)

140 Posted by: Sad but true

Jeepers dude. Go have a snickers.
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 08:56 PM (U2p+3)

It's Scogg Dog. You have to make allowances.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:04 PM (FHqju)

141 To find out if I should take someone's movie recommendation I need to know their opinion on There Will Be Blood, Uncle Buck and Hard Times.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:05 PM (cnTzX)

142 nurse, sure'nuff. Pete Bog is keeping me busy.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:06 PM (QFPz5)

143 138 *Ben
Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:03 PM (U2p+3)


Good catch nurse, I was worried about you for a second!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:06 PM (hOUT3)

144 38: Listen to me. The spice must flow.

Posted by: Cow Demon at May 14, 2022 09:07 PM (le8/4)

145 Another director accused of inappropriate something or other. *this is movies related , right ?

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 09:07 PM (V13WU)

146 Commissar has surfaced, hope you are well for tonight.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:07 PM (sXGra)

147 Guess saying Dune was dumb would be inappropriate.

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No, it's okay. I think it's pretty goofy here and there, but all stories are at points. I liked it but I never viewed it on the same level as some other epic tales.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:07 PM (M0433)

148 It's Scogg Dog. You have to make allowances.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:04 PM

Oh, good grief. He changed his handle again from one or two days ago?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:08 PM (4xc10)

149 Hrothgar, Where be my text message?

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:08 PM (QFPz5)

150 If Oklahoma were stricken by a flesh-eating plague, Californians would be yukking it up.

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Colbert would be a hoot!

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 09:09 PM (FVME7)

151 I liked the original Dune except for the fact they apparently ran out of money to shoot the final battle scenes.

I liked the recent remake too.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:09 PM (cnTzX)

152 Barry Lyndon is my 2nd favorite Kubrick, but it's not just 70s slow.

It is sloooow.

I love it so much.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (LvTSG)


what is your 1st favorite ??

*waits

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 09:10 PM (V13WU)

153 Movies about movies have become really boring. How many ways can you remake "Get Shorty"?

Posted by: Dr. Bone at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (G4Nqr)

154 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (Xnr/7)

155 I will say that I watched Dune for the sole reason of wanting to know why one of the nicest people on Earth would pick Maud'Dib as his nic.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (QFPz5)

156 Ben Had, is it normal that Rich Strike was biting the other horse after it won the Kentucky Derby?Was RS just all assed up on adrenaline?

Posted by: Clutch at May 14, 2022 09:12 PM (9UmRs)

157 13 minute explanation of the moral of O Brother, Where Art Thou? I don't know how much of this I buy but it is interesting.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5EZjlGozuzI

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I enjoyed this btw. Thanks. I never made the connection with Pete saying "God forgive me" and being immediately saved. That was neat.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:12 PM (M0433)

158 Excuse the one OT. I won't do any others tonight but I thought it might be helpful for dealing with LIV relatives et alia tomorrow.

Cernovich @Cernovich; 2h
The manifesto of the terrorist who killed people today contains the following:

- He did a chart of Jewish people and included me under "troll Jew."

- Rejection of Christianity.

- An admission that he is is "authoritarian left wing."

- Hybrid Nazi and "green nationalism."

Posted by: andycanuck (Jtln5) at May 14, 2022 09:12 PM (Jtln5)

159 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (Xnr/7)


I have a lot of movies that I enjoyed (?) but won't watch again. Mostly scary supernatural ones. Skeleton Key, Fallen, Angel Heart, and the like.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (yQpMk)

160 You may notice that I don't actually recommend movies very often, at least in any unqualified sense.

The people whose comments about movies (let's expand that art in general) to follow regularly are people that have a similar sensibilities as I carry around and those that have a perspective that is something I don't carry about. That first group often sort out films I that I would enjoy or not without telling me any of that; they are my popcorn muses. The second category of people are those that regularly take me to different places, viewpoints, ideas, whose thoughtful commentary educate and infuriate me, and probably most importantly deepen my love of all things artsy-fartsy. You, my dear author, do both well, keep up the good work. When does my check arrive?

I like Nicolas Cage because he is a consummate professional and I admire his work ethic though he would most likely be better served by not taking every role that comes his way. One of my favorite Cage films was Racing with the Moon.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (2mSQi)

161 Bowfinger proved to me that I should consider giving every movie a second chance .

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (cnTzX)

162 #143
Cali IS already yucking it up over OK being ranked #43 out of 50 states in average life expectancy
So cruel are those lefties

Posted by: Steve Bannon at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (eREm+)

163 Watched a cute movie on TCM called "Blonde Ambition" about the pulp magazine business.
Young man wants to get his serious Western novel published and falls in with some sleazy scammers who own a Western pulp.
Shenanigans ensue and he has to write an entire magazine in 48 hrs. So they give him The Plotter- a device with wheels labeled "Hero", "Villain", "Heroine", 'Setting", "Plot", "Locale".
You spin the wheels and it spits out the info and you have a story.

Flash forward eighty years in the movie business...

Posted by: sal at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (bJKUl)

164 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?
Posted by: Mike Hammer

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That would be a fun thread. It's funny that we mentioned that with books just a day or two ago (Tom Robbins is really, really bad as an adult). I'd have to think about movies, but I'm sure most everything from my teenage to early 20s. I suspect I wouldn't enjoy Tarantino nearly as much now.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:14 PM (M0433)

165 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (Xnr/7)

That's a good question. Clockwork Orange? The Hobbit movie with the Dragon? The dragon was fine, but the rest of the movie was too cartoonish.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:14 PM (FHqju)

166 One of the parts of Dune that was most fascinating to me (and I think many) is that for his super-advanced society, he imagined a technology that made all projectile weapons useless, so hand to hand combat was required, and also a universe where all thinking machines were banned because they had tried to dominate mankind in the past. (and this was long before anyone thought about Skynet) So, how do you manage a technologically advanced society with no computers and no projectile weapons?

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:14 PM (r46W7)

167 @153 to your point, that has been used a lot recently. wasn't Once Upon a Time in Hollywood about that ? or was it just a movie about Hollywood, with plethora of easter eggs for fans of Hollywood of the 70's ? I forgot what it was about...

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 09:14 PM (V13WU)

168 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?

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Oh, I can 100% make one submission, though:

The Audition

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:15 PM (M0433)

169 There Will Be Blood, Uncle Buck and Hard Times

I've not seen any of these. I understand There Will Be Blood is about an angry milkshake connoisseur who has some oil. Made during the period when Daniel Day Lewis decided to stop making movies anyone wanted to see and focus on being a thespian. Uncle Buck is one of several beloved John Candy films I've never seen. Hard Times I've never heard of. I'm going to assume it is porn.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 09:15 PM (KFhLj)

170 I loved the first Dune book. The second one was ok. After that, I need a flow chart just to figure out wth is going on. I haven't seen the recent movie version. Probably wait till the second one to come out then buy both on DVD. I already have 2 versions of Dune (the Lynch version and that SyFy version). Might as well get this one too.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:16 PM (sAmhv)

171 Ben Had
I was wondering that my own self?

Just sent a test text

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:16 PM (hOUT3)

172 I mentioned one last night. FenSpouse and son watched Bonnie & Clyde last night. Son hadn't seen it before. I did something else because I've now seen it twice. The actors are too old and for me it's too violent and it glamorizes two people who should not have been glamorized. The weren't the 30's version of Robin Hood. They didn't rob big old banks. They robbed small businesses .

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:16 PM (Os5L+)

173 So, how do you manage a technologically advanced society with no computers and no projectile weapons?

A superb question...

Posted by: Zombie Duncan Idaho at May 14, 2022 09:16 PM (Xrfse)

174 clutch, that attitude is what made him a great come from behind horse. Aggression not adrenaline.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:17 PM (QFPz5)

175 132 I love it so much.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 08:57 PM (LvTSG)

Why? What did you like about it?
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:02 PM (yQpMk)

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I get drawn into it.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:17 PM (LvTSG)

176 Worst 70's movie by far was Looking For Mr Goodbar.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:17 PM (cnTzX)

177 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (Xnr/7)



most recent ones I've seen...and The Quiet Man.

Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (V13WU)

178 169: Hard Times is a Charles Bronson flick from the mid 70s. It's a Depression era boxing movie. It's fantastic. SEE IT!! SEE IT NOW!!! James Coeburn, Jill Ireland, Strothers Martin, Ed Walsh.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (sAmhv)

179 Hard Times I've never heard of. I'm going to assume it is porn.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 09:15 PM (KFhLj)

Nope, it is a great Chuck Bronson movie as a bare (bear?) knuckle brawler during the Depression. Wes Studi, I think, was the main opponent.

Posted by: Clutch at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (9UmRs)

180 152
what is your 1st favorite ??

*waits
Posted by: runner at May 14, 2022 09:10 PM (V13WU

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2001.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (LvTSG)

181 That's a good question. Clockwork Orange? The Hobbit movie with the Dragon? The dragon was fine, but the rest of the movie was too cartoonish.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:14 PM (FHqju)

Yeah, the "love story" in the hobbit between the Dwarf and the Elf was just idiotic.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (r46W7)

182 Angel Heart was humid and full of men in wrinkled suits.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (AmoqO)

183 I would counter the suggestion that Barry Lyndon is inordinately slow, which has often been charged of the film since its release (Pauline Kael even stated that the film was a "three-hour slideshow for art history majors."). So many events occur in the character's life, which allow him to ascend the social hierarchy and marry into wealth. Compared to other filmmakers, I'm thinking in particular of Tarkovsky, Barry Lyndon is a full-blooded picaresque narrative.

Posted by: Occam's Razor at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (fF2aM)

184 2001.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (LvTSG)


Also the very definition of slow.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (yQpMk)

185 Worst 70's movie by far was Looking For Mr Goodbar.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

Yeah, I should have skipped that one.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks aka Hangdog Barkston at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (FVME7)

186 Did it ever explain how the projectile weapon shield would prevent massive brain and organ damage from the transfer of energy upon impact? That's a serious question and not snark, btw. It's been 30+ years since I read the books and just vaguely remember the hand to hand combat / shield technology.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (M0433)

187 #143
Cali IS already yucking it up over OK being ranked #43 out of 50 states in average life expectancy
So cruel are those lefties
Posted by: Steve Bannon at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (eREm+)

Reference does not relate to the topic discussed. Bot.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (FHqju)

188 Pearl Harbor is right there in Ishtar territory in terms of awful.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (Ryaf0)

189 173 So, how do you manage a technologically advanced society with no computers and no projectile weapons?

A superb question...
Posted by: Zombie
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Lasers

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (sXGra)

190 Charles Bronson is mostly remembered for his goofy schtick, but he was a really enjoyable actor in the right roles.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (M0433)

191 Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 09:15 PM (KFhLj)

I hate TWBB with a passion and love the other two. It's just a measuring stick

Hard Times is a Charle Bronson movie. I think it's a must see for every guy.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (cnTzX)

192 Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:17 PM (QFPz5)

He looked at a couple horses as he passed them. What a baller.

Posted by: Clutch at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (9UmRs)

193 So, how do you manage a technologically advanced society with no computers


Lots of levers and buttons. Like a nuke sub.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (yQpMk)

194 "what movies would you you avoid seeing again?"

The Poseidon Adventure. No wait...

This is definitely a leg movie.

Posted by: fd at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (vrz2I)

195 189 Lasers

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (sXGra

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Laser hits a shield you get, essentially, a pair of nuclear explosions, one from the shield the other from the gun.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:21 PM (LvTSG)

196 I'm watching "The Passion of Joan of Arc." The fattest of the monks looks so much like Brian Stelter that he, Stelter, should be sued for besmirching a classic film with his odious presence.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2022 09:21 PM (m0zqP)

197 I keep trying to like Ryan's Daughter, but I just can't. Beautifully shot movie (west coast Ireland) but the story was terrible. Hell of a cast, but meh movie. Robert Mitchum is not a cuck dammit!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (sAmhv)

198 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?

Passion of the Christ.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (YQ7zn)

199 Any commenter that finds it necessary to, as a nic, use the name of an actual person, not in parody, has no self esteem.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (sXGra)

200 Clutch, Seabiscuit was known for having that look.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (QFPz5)

201 I keep trying to like Ryan's Daughter

**

Ryan's Babe is the superior film.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (M0433)

202 Fen,
Beat me to it on 'Bonnie and Clyde". Kevin Costner and Woody Harrelson did a good one about the ex-Rangers who brought them down.
It portrayed them as the ruthless little thugs they were.

I would not see "Love Story" again, b/c I would be embarrassed for my young self who bought that.

Posted by: sal at May 14, 2022 09:22 PM (bJKUl)

203 -
So, how do you manage a technologically advanced society with no computers and no projectile weapons? -
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Agonizers. Agonizers being vice-grips.

Posted by: irright at May 14, 2022 09:23 PM (NTUk0)

204 I actually like Snake Eyes. I know it's just stupid in every possible way, but it is still one of those movies I will stop and watch anytime it's on TV. (Or I would, if I still had TV.)

Posted by: Mrs. Peel at May 14, 2022 09:23 PM (8548M)

205 @195 - I thought it only destroyed the attacker. Otherwise, why not send a suicide troop in with beam weapons and blow up your entire enemy?

It's been a few years since I've read the book.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (m0zqP)

206 I use Fenelon. He was a real person. I like his writings.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (Os5L+)

207 Actor of the Day

Kirk Douglas was in Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid with Steve Martin, who was in Novocaine with Kevin Bacon.

Kirk Douglas was in Spartacus with Peter Ustinov, who was in Quo Vadis with Christopher Lee.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (ybIRR)

208 I would not see The Road again.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (sAmhv)

209 162 #143
Cali IS already yucking it up over OK being ranked #43 out of 50 states in average life expectancy
So cruel are those lefties
Posted by: Steve Bannon at May 14, 2022 09:13 PM (eREm+)

The stupidest part of yucking it up is that the reason for it is that Oklahoma has probably the highest percentage of native Americans of any State, and they have a lower average life expectancy than urban white populations do. (one could spend a long time examining the various reasons for that)

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (r46W7)

210 Dune, the novel, which I did read, really glossed over the back story. The Butlerian Jihad, which supposed wiped out all the "thinking machines", sounds sort of preposterous. Societies equipped with advanced computers could easily defeat savages using only their meatbrains. And how could space travel have ever developed without the spice, which was only found after space travel? Huge holes in the premise.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (FHqju)

211 2001.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (LvTSG)

People under 29 don't know how ground breaking 2001 was.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (AmoqO)

212 Its hard for me to watch any movie when I know what happens, so most movies I will never watch again.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (lgeFv)

213 Any commenter that finds it necessary to, as a nic, use the name of an actual person, not in parody, has no self esteem.


==


Relax. Don't do it.

Posted by: Mohandas Karamchand at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (V13WU)

214 I saw The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent and enjoyed it very much. The buddy chemistry was good, and Cage spoofing himself was hilarious.

Posted by: butch at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (izSU4)

215 206 I use Fenelon. He was a real person. I like his writings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke
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And obviously not able to comment here in person.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (sXGra)

216 Late to the thread, but the only memorable film I watched last week was Guy Ritchie's The Gentlemen. It was new to me. Not his best but OK.

Also, Svengoolie is playing the Abominable Dr Phibes.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (X++p7)

217 Cali IS already yucking it up over OK being ranked #43 out of 50 states in average life expectancy
So cruel are those lefties
Posted by: Steve Bannon

*

Yeah, I've always been amused at those same people laughing at states like Alabama and Mississippi. You know. The states with 30-40% total black populations.

Uh, guys?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (M0433)

218 186 Did it ever explain how the projectile weapon shield would prevent massive brain and organ damage from the transfer of energy upon impact? That's a serious question and not snark, btw. It's been 30+ years since I read the books and just vaguely remember the hand to hand combat / shield technology.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:19 PM (M0433)

No idea but Shadiversity did do a bit of a review of the shield technology when the movie came out. So maybe he had some thoughts on that?

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (YQ7zn)

219 AOP, yeah the mechanics get pretty sloppy.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (QFPz5)

220 206 I use Fenelon. He was a real person. I like his writings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (Os5L+)

I like that, because I was not aware of Fenelon before I saw you using it, so I looked him up. Fascinating man.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (r46W7)

221 211 2001.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:18 PM (LvTSG)

People under 29 don't know how ground breaking 2001 was.
Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:25 PM (AmoqO

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I don't think most people older than 29 really understand either. The compositing techniques were pretty much never used again because they were so precise.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:27 PM (LvTSG)

222 No idea but Shadiversity did do a bit of a review of the shield technology when the movie came out. So maybe he had some thoughts on that?
Posted by: Buzzion

**

Thanks, I don't recognize the name but I've found some great people to watch via the Horde so I'll add him to the list.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:27 PM (M0433)

223 What movie would I not see again?
Other than leaving Las Vegas,
The Mailman. Jeebus, that was a terrible movie.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:27 PM (U2p+3)

224 Also, Svengoolie is playing the Abominable Dr Phibes.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (X++p7)

Spoiler: Phibes won, 3-2.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:27 PM (FHqju)

225 Cage in Ghost Ship would be best. I am still peeved that Gene Hackman was not cast as Randal P. McMurphy in one Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest.

Posted by: Head puddi at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (xMh1R)

226 I noticed two main trends, big screen and small screen, dystopian dark setting, and hopeless endings.

Posted by: Mohandas Karamchand at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (V13WU)

227 I'd avoid the really violent ones like Clockwork Orange and Taxi Driver. When I saw them at the time, it seemed appropriate. But I don't need to see it again.

And 2001, which seemed kinda boring unless you were stoned.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (YynYJ)

228 Charles Bronson in Mr. Majestyk.

Posted by: Eromero at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (0OP+5)

229 I don't watch M. Night Shyamalamadingdong movies twice for the obvious reason. Except the Sixth Sense, because I didn't believe that no one actually interacted with Bruce Willis at all but, yeah, no one but the kid.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (yQpMk)

230 Just finished watching "Excalibur", which was, in fact, the greatest movie of 1981.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (dYZo0)

231 I've seen The Natural and Jeremiah Johnson about two dozen times each and I don't even like Robert Redford.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (cnTzX)

232 And I don't think I need to see any Robert Altman movies again.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (YynYJ)

233 And 2001, which seemed kinda boring unless you were stoned.
Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 09:28 PM (YynYJ)

2001 was visually stunning. So much so, you could simply ignore the story.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (FHqju)

234 Even in the book Dune there are 'assumptions' that you are supposed to *know*. Examples: Why don't they use computers 10000 years in the future?, hence mentats, How did the 'witches' get started?, and what the hell are those space bugs and why/how did they learn to bend space?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (CwtvX)

235 Twist-ending movies are definitely worthless watching a second time.

The Usual Suspects being one of them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2022 09:30 PM (Ryaf0)

236 I don't think most people older than 29 really understand either. The compositing techniques were pretty much never used again because they were so precise.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts

*

I made my wife a little nuts because I insisted we watch that for the first movie when I installed our new surround sound system. It's not even a favorite or anything, but I knew it was very involved and figured it would probably be the most meticulously done sound-wise, too.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:30 PM (M0433)

237 At the risk of hijacking the thread, without comment regarding 'why', what movies would you you avoid seeing again?
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:11 PM (Xnr/7)

Officer Downe. I like horrible movies, but OMG, it's bad.

Also, basically anything with Tom Hanks, except Forrest Gump.

Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (YKI4u)

238 Speed was a great literal edge of the seat movie for me and I've only seen it once.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (cnTzX)

239 He looked at a couple horses as he passed them. What a baller.

Posted by: Clutch at May 14, 2022 09:20 PM (9UmRs)

He stared down the lead horse as he caught it. I've never seen that before. Course I don't watch the ponies but he was a kick.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (AmoqO)

240 Also, Svengoolie is playing the Abominable Dr Phibes.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (X++p7)

Now THAT is an early 70's movie I really love (along with its sequel, Dr. Phibes Rises Again!) I've got those DVD's. They're the perfect over the top Horror/Black Humor combo. Every time you think the murders have gotten as ridiculous as they can possibly get, the movie says "Hold my beer, watch this next one!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (r46W7)

241 G'rump, Lady in the Water ended my shamalangadingdong watching.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (QFPz5)

242 Worst 70's movie by far was Looking For Mr Goodbar.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter

True story: Back in high school we had a track meet which required us to stay overnight. Coach picked a movie for us to watch, Mr Goodbar. My goodness! I always figured he'd like that choice to do over again.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (X++p7)

243 231 I've seen The Natural and Jeremiah Johnson about two dozen times each and I don't even like Robert Redford.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter



Not a Redford fan either but Jeremiah Johnson is a great film.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (sAmhv)

244
MASH
The Big Chill
Worst 70's movie by far was Looking For Mr Goodbar(good choice)
Goodbye Girl

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (8On0t)

245 Just introduced my daughter to Blazing Saddles.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2022 09:32 PM (u73oe)

246 It's as if Hollywood demands to infuse characters that do not belong , are driving screenwriters into a dark mental state. A depression. And it manifests on screen. Pressure to appease insane demands would do that, wouldn't it.

Posted by: Mohandas Karamchand at May 14, 2022 09:32 PM (V13WU)

247 Not a Redford fan either but Jeremiah Johnson is a great film.
Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:31 PM (sAmhv)



And no excessively slow.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:33 PM (yQpMk)

248 I've seen The Natural and Jeremiah Johnson
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Never seen the natural. JJ was the first movie I ever really loved. Watched that one many times probably time to do it again.

Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:33 PM (YKI4u)

249 The driving force behind Herberts 'Dune' was present in his very early writings. The first Jorg X. McKie novel referred to it. How to get two divergent societies (or more) to survive together? The concept is 'the hoe and the handle'. If one village makes the hoe and the other the handle neither can farm without the other. This concept is all over the Dune universe as Herbert wrote about it.

Posted by: MadTom at May 14, 2022 09:33 PM (go+84)

250
245 Just introduced my daughter to Blazing Saddles.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

My boys quote it regularly.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:34 PM (U2p+3)

251 Also, basically anything with Tom Hanks, except Forrest Gump.
Posted by: John the Craptist
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I feel that way about Warren Beatty

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:34 PM (4t6Xc)

252 Even in the book Dune there are 'assumptions' that you are supposed to *know*. Examples: Why don't they use computers 10000 years in the future?, hence mentats, How did the 'witches' get started?, and what the hell are those space bugs and why/how did they learn to bend space?

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (CwtvX)

well, the lack of computers and the proliferation of "mentats" is explained by the Butlerian Jihad, which was a revolt against "thinking machines". Of course computers, as we know them now, don't actually "think". Even AI's don't do much more than pattern-match. But being able to do millions of calculations per second can be useful for mundane tasks, like directing artillery fire.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:34 PM (FHqju)

253 I'll see all your bad movies and raise you "The Happening"...

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (CwtvX)

254 The Ol' Number 6.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (Ryaf0)

255 I probably would not watch Cannibal Holocaust or Green Inferno again.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (KFhLj)

256 222 No idea but Shadiversity did do a bit of a review of the shield technology when the movie came out. So maybe he had some thoughts on that?
Posted by: Buzzion

** Thanks, I don't recognize the name but I've found some great people to watch via the Horde so I'll add him to the list.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:27 PM (M0433)

Aussie guy. He's actually pretty based but his Shadiversity content focuses on fun stuff like swords castles medieval weapons and some analysis of pop culture fantasy weapons.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (YQ7zn)

257 Nurse, I'm teaching my daughter to be an ette.

Posted by: Duke Lowell at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (u73oe)

258 Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:26 PM (r46W7

Glad to know you looked him up and found him of interest. He was truly one of the great Spiritual Directors. Best collection of his writings is "The Complete Fenelon" published by Paraclete Press, I think.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (9UxnR)

259 Speaking of, there are viable wireless sending units for surround sound speakers and subwoofers now. If your receiver has pre-amp outputs there is another option that is $80 or so cheaper (we were able to do that with the rear channel, but the sides were never quite loud enough), but this will power the speakers and receive the signal. Needing to put a piece of electrical tape over the blue light was the only "problem." I'm very impressed:

amazon.com/gp/product/B09JKCQH6Z

Worth every penny. FWIW, my receiver is 12-15 years old.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:36 PM (M0433)

260 Yea, Warren Beatty. Meh. Liked Bugsy though.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:36 PM (sAmhv)

261 206 I use Fenelon. He was a real person. I like his writings.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:24 PM (Os5L+)

Please forgive me but I've always read you nick as Felonon and imaged you as a reformed convict turned minister or something. Will look up Fenelon post haste.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (AmoqO)

262 I feel that way about Warren Beatty
Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc., etc. at May 14, 2022 09:34 PM (4t6Xc)

Yeah. It's not that Hanks is bad, it's that he's booooring. But he was a big star, so most of his movies were cool enough to watch. Once. But sit through "Castaway" twice? C'mon.

Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (YKI4u)

263 Glad to know you looked him up and found him of interest. He was truly one of the great Spiritual Directors. Best collection of his writings is "The Complete Fenelon" published by Paraclete Press, I think.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (9UxnR)

I initially thought "Fenelon Spoke" was part of a bicycle. But I got over it.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (FHqju)

264 257 Nurse, I'm teaching my daughter to be an ette.
Posted by: Duke Lowell

Well done, Duke. My boys are both 'rons. Their sense of humor, love of female form and conservative views are right on.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (U2p+3)

265 I would watch a sequel to Beavis and Butt-Head Do America at the theater.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at May 14, 2022 09:38 PM (Ryaf0)

266 well, the lack of computers and the proliferation of "mentats" is explained by the Butlerian Jihad

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

Saw your explanation after I posted my comment. You have a better memory than me on the why-for.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:38 PM (CwtvX)

267 Anyone seen the Northmen? Verdict? I read it was John Wick-ian.

Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:38 PM (X++p7)

268 Duke, your daughter was probably born an 'Ette. You are just guiding her on that path.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:39 PM (QFPz5)

269 Posted by: Duke Lowell

You are doing right by your daughter!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:39 PM (hOUT3)

270 267 Anyone seen the Northmen? Verdict? I read it was John Wick-ian.
Posted by: Blutarski, Gradually then Suddenly at May 14, 2022 09:38 PM (X++p7)

====

Consensus is that it is awesome. I was underwhelmed and thought it was alright. Wrote a review, too.

It's pretty much just Hamlet, but grungy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:39 PM (LvTSG)

271 For you masochists out there. Prometheus is on Tubi.
For sane people out there who want a movie that's so stupid it's hilarious, Prometheus is on Tubi.
For added fun, watch AvP (you can guess where), and make note of all the scenes lifted directly from the latter and then mangled by the former.

Meanwhile, I'll be watching Atragon, 1963, color. Or something with Peter Cushing.

The snack bar is OPEN

Posted by: Gooshy at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (Sol8M)

272 The Happening"...
Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:35 PM (CwtvX)

More like "The Nothing's Happening." But hey, Shyamalan's a hack of the third fuckin' water.

Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (YKI4u)

273 Yeah. It's not that Hanks is bad, it's that he's booooring. But he was a big star, so most of his movies were cool enough to watch. Once. But sit through "Castaway" twice? C'mon.
Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (YKI4u)

I really liked Road to Perdition but it could have been way better with someone else in Hank's role.

Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (cnTzX)

274 I liked McCabe and Mrs. Miller, Heaven Can Wait, and Bulworth.

Dick Tracy could have been a good movie but was a total disappointment.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (sXGra)

275 And Duke,
With you for a dad, she will have no problem standing up for herself. Good on you.

Posted by: nurse ratched at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (U2p+3)

276 Ben Had
Test sent!
Let me know if you are in range or if I should blame a certain person we both know!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:40 PM (hOUT3)

277 [Favorite Kubrick Film:] 2001.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone

Yeah, baby. Angry apes and a computer a surly computer that is trying to kill you (which describes my life since the 1980s).

Since I am riffing on favorites without a lot of thinking. All time fav: Lawrence of Arabia. Next up are Bonnie and Clyde or Cool Hand Luke. I was about 10 to 12 when I saw L or A alone when it first came out. At that time it was common for kids to hit a Saturday or Sunday matinee without having to deal without parents around to screw up the show. It blew my mind and still does; that scene from black to the desert, oh my.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 14, 2022 09:41 PM (2mSQi)

278 Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:37 PM (AmoqO

Yes. Some people have mentioned that they think my handle is "FelonSpoke" but the only record I have except with Fibbies, I suppose ,is several speeding tickets.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:41 PM (9UxnR)

279 231 I've seen The Natural and Jeremiah Johnson about two dozen times each and I don't even like Robert Redford.
Posted by: Anti doesn't matter at May 14, 2022 09:29 PM (cnTzX)

Jeremiah Johnson is great because John Milius wrote the screenplay.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (r46W7)

280 I wanted to like McCabe and Mrs. Miller but was underwhelmed. Julie Christie was a beauty in her day.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (sAmhv)

281 amazon.com/gp/product/B09JKCQH6Z

Worth every penny. FWIW, my receiver is 12-15 years old.
Posted by: Moron Robbie

Thanks, that might work here.

Posted by: AZ deplorable moron at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (CwtvX)

282 Ha. What is it with preachers/clergy and speeding? Almost every one I know personally has a lead foot.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (M0433)

283 I just saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time. I enjoyed it.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (9UxnR)

284 It's pretty much just Hamlet, but grungy.
Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:39 PM (LvTSG)



No one is likeable, to say the least. Except maybe the Queens Gambit chick with the big eyes done as a Rus blond. I liked her.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (yQpMk)

285 Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:41 PM (9UxnR)

Another dream crushed!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (hOUT3)

286 Signs, fer Pete's sakes. An advance team of aliens who are deadly allergic to H20 pick a planet encased in water for a forward recon? Duuuuuuuh.

Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (YKI4u)

287 Yeah, Bugsy was good too. Entertaining.
Beaty was good when he did entertain movies and not preaching except Dick Tracy, he deserved a whipping.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:44 PM (sXGra)

288 Hrothgar, message received -now I just have to figure out how to answer it!

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (QFPz5)

289 Lawrence of Arabia, and Around The World in Eighty Days are both worth a rewatch, any time.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (FHqju)

290 286 Signs, fer Pete's sakes. An advance team of aliens who are deadly allergic to H20 pick a planet encased in water for a forward recon? Duuuuuuuh.
Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (YKI4u)

====

They're not aliens. They're demons.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (LvTSG)

291 Fenelon it's trite and obvious to say so, but no less true for all that, but "Lawrence" was made to be seen in a big wide-screen cinema, with good sound.

An overture, *and* and intermission. An event.

Was lucky to do so after the digital restoration/whatever that was done, at the Senator theater, in Baltimore. Probably mid-90s some time.

Spectacular. It's what should be in the encyclopedia next to the definition of "epic".

"I am a river to my people!!"

Posted by: rhomboid at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (OTzUX)

292 Signs, fer Pete's sakes. An advance team of aliens who are deadly allergic to H20 pick a planet encased in water for a forward recon? Duuuuuuuh.
Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (YKI4u)



It's like us invading a planet where sulfuric acid falls from the skies.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (yQpMk)

293 there was also a master Thomas Fenelon who was a New England ship's captain

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2022 09:45 PM (xhaym)

294 What about DeCaprio in Romeo and Juliet??

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:46 PM (sXGra)

295 Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (M0433)

LOL. Hurrying off to give last rites? I think going 15 miles over the speed limit twice in about 35 plus years is not exactly a lead foot but I take your word about ministers.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:46 PM (k2a+Q)

296 Last movie I watched was.. well last night. Scrolling thru my streaming channels and up pops a Jason Statham movie. Well.. shit.. I can't pass that up! Sadly he didn't remove his shirt in this one but it did feature Scott Eastwood who I have not seen in a movie. Good Lord he looks like his daddy and even has some of his mannerisms. Very handsome dude.

Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2022 09:46 PM (nxdel)

297 Being a fan of dialogue I thoroughly enjoyed "The Hollow Crown" Ben Wishaw was fantastic.

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:47 PM (QFPz5)

298 296 Scott Eastwood who I have not seen in a movie. Good Lord he looks like his daddy and even has some of his mannerisms. Very handsome dude.
Posted by: Jewells45 at May 14, 2022 09:46 PM (nxdel

====

He's been in the last couple of Fast and Furious movies.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone, read some movie thoughts at May 14, 2022 09:47 PM (LvTSG)

299 Last movie I watched was.. well last night. Scrolling thru my streaming channels and up pops a Jason Statham movie.

I would ask which one but they are pretty much interchangeable.

Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May 14, 2022 09:47 PM (yQpMk)

300 I just saw Lawrence of Arabia for the first time. I enjoyed it. Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Since I first saw it as a kid, I had the lovely experience of acquiring an ever deeper understanding and appreciation of L of A over the years. First it was a rousing adventure war movie like nothing I had ever seen, to a moment of, holy shit, he just got raped, to the British were complete fucks, to TE was a complete lunatic, plus other stuff.

Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 14, 2022 09:47 PM (2mSQi)

301 Ha. What is it with preachers/clergy and speeding? Almost every one I know personally has a lead foot.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:42 PM (M0433)

Heh. The Lord will protect them? You aren't the first person to make that observation. Why, there is even a song about it:

https://youtu.be/5S00y75ebq8

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 09:48 PM (FHqju)

302 286 Signs, fer Pete's sakes. An advance team of aliens who are deadly allergic to H20 pick a planet encased in water for a forward recon? Duuuuuuuh.
Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (YKI4u)

I've never seen Signs but:

There's a fan theory that they're not aliens. They are demons. The daughter was I guess called a miracle for being born or something so all the water she drank is now Holy water and that is why it hurts them.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 09:48 PM (YQ7zn)

303 Some movies where the ending doesn't matter I have seen dozens of times, Airplane!, Monty Pythons etc.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at May 14, 2022 09:48 PM (lgeFv)

304 The ONT lamp is lit.

Posted by: Tonypete at May 14, 2022 09:48 PM (Msys3)

305 Ben Had, there should be a blank text window below what I sent you.

Click in that window and the keyboard should appear and you can type away!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 09:48 PM (hOUT3)

306 The concept is 'the hoe and the handle'. If one village makes the hoe and the other the handle neither can farm without the other. This concept is all over the Dune universe as Herbert wrote about it.

Posted by: MadTom at May 14, 2022 09:33 PM (go+84)


IIRC House Harkonen was trying to take over multiple industries and challenge the emperor for position

Posted by: Kindltot at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (xhaym)

307 I'd go to the opium den with her any day.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (sXGra)

308 NOOD Sat ONT

Posted by: Iris at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (6lKe4)

309 I would have been too young to see Lawrence of Arabia in a movie theatre but definitely it was made for a large screen with an intermission.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (k2a+Q)

310 Thanks, that might work here.

*

There's a white option too if it fits your decor better. I was able to put the receiver fairly out of the way and run the speaker cable along the floor behind furniture. For us it's a good solution vs running cable up the wall, through the attic, and down the back wall.

Check to see if you've got pre-amp outputs before you order. You'll save quite a bit of money if you do. FWIW, I mentioned it above, but I ended up using powered speakers for the side surround (Edifiers that I already owned for the computer - nice but fairly inexpensive (~$120)) and plugging the linked unit into the regular speaker outputs because I could make all the adjustments I wanted at the speakers themselves vs. just passive speakers.

Here's the pre-amp model btw:

amazon.com/gp/product/B08RWDN263

Good luck.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (M0433)

311 "Being a fan of dialogue I thoroughly enjoyed "The Hollow Crown" Ben Wishaw was fantastic."

As was Jeremy Irons as Henry IV

Posted by: Tuna at May 14, 2022 09:49 PM (gLRfa)

312 Bank Job starred Jason Statham and it was a very good movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at May 14, 2022 09:50 PM (sAmhv)

313 Signs, fer Pete's sakes. An advance team of aliens who are deadly allergic to H20 pick a planet encased in water for a forward recon? Duuuuuuuh.
Posted by: John the Craptist at May 14, 2022 09:43 PM (YKI4u)


It's like us invading a planet where sulfuric acid falls from the skies.
Posted by: G'rump928(c) at May

Naked.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 09:50 PM (YQ7zn)

314 Twist-ending movies are definitely worthless watching a second time.

The Usual Suspects being one of them.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger



I once tricked a friend of mine who is kind of a "movie purist" into watching "From Dusk 'Til Dawn". When the thing goes batshit off the rails in the middle he started cussing and his eyes got yuge and he just kept saying: "WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCK?!?!". I was just howling. That was one of those switcheroo movies that are so fun. Come to think of it, I got him to watch The Usual Suspects as well and he was Mind! Blown!

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2022 09:50 PM (dYZo0)

315 LOL. Hurrying off to give last rites? I think going 15 miles over the speed limit twice in about 35 plus years is not exactly a lead foot but I take your word about ministers.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

*

I'm personally friends with four (my own and golf), and my preacher talks about HIS preacher friends. Apparently every single one is a race car driver. We joke about it all the time. It's bizarre.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:51 PM (M0433)

316 Tuna, Oh Yeah

Posted by: Ben Had at May 14, 2022 09:51 PM (QFPz5)

317 Bank Job starred Jason Statham and it was a very good movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum



His most recent was "Wrath of Man", and was very good. Though brutal. He was not a good guy in it.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2022 09:52 PM (dYZo0)

318 I hated The Name of the Rose. The ugliness of that movie was constant.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 14, 2022 09:52 PM (ybIRR)

319 I saw "The Northman" last Sunday. My two sentence review is:

"The most visually and aurally magnificent movie I have ever seen. All in service to characters who are, without exception, murderous, demonic psychopaths."

Nicole Kidman gave the best performance I've seen from her in a very long time.

Posted by: Sharkman at May 14, 2022 09:54 PM (dYZo0)

320 Heh. The Lord will protect them? You aren't the first person to make that observation. Why, there is even a song about it:

https://youtu.be/5S00y75ebq8
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*

Ha. Ol' Corb Lund. Thanks. I heard him years ago ($5 Bill) and always liked him a lot.

That $5 Bill song is a lot of fun if you're unfamiliar btw.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:54 PM (M0433)

321 Since I first saw it as a kid, I had the lovely experience of acquiring an ever deeper understanding and appreciation of L of A over the years. First it was a rousing adventure war movie like nothing I had ever seen, to a moment of, holy shit, he just got raped, to the British were complete fucks, to TE was a complete lunatic, plus other stuff.
Posted by: Lost In Space - Now Fortified with Ultra Maga at May 14, 2022 09:47 PM (2mSQi)

David Lean understood the immensity and beauty of the Desert - how it can make men feel small before it's immensity, and he found a way to show that in his film.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 14, 2022 09:54 PM (r46W7)

322 Took my then girlfriend to see "Lawrence of Arabia". She could have been a twin of Angie Dickinson, legs and all. She dumped me when I went off to collage.

Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:55 PM (AmoqO)

323 Yes, the desert is really a kind of character in Lawrence Of Arabia.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:57 PM (k2a+Q)

324 Posted by: Javems at May 14, 2022 09:55 PM (AmoqO)

Maybe she found a guy who would take her to a funnier and shorter movie.😉

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 09:59 PM (k2a+Q)

325 For me, what makes a movie rewatchable is great dialogue and excellent acting. So even if you know what's coming, it's fun just to watch the cast put their talent on display.

2001, while visually stunning, has very little in the way of dialogue, so there's not much there if you want to watch the actors go through their paces. As others have said, boring.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at May 14, 2022 10:01 PM (hVqGz)

326 Ha. Ol' Corb Lund. Thanks. I heard him years ago ($5 Bill) and always liked him a lot.

That $5 Bill song is a lot of fun if you're unfamiliar btw.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 09:54 PM (M0433)

Yep. $5 bill was my first exposure to Corb Lund. And I am in Alberta, and have never seen him live. Got to fix that this year. "Bible on the Dash" features Hayes Carll, who is an American alt-country artist, and who is well worth checking out, too. These guys are doing real country music, not that "bro-country" crap.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at May 14, 2022 10:01 PM (FHqju)

327 Also, the fact that there are no women characters in Lawrence of Arabia might be a turn off for some young women.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 14, 2022 10:02 PM (k2a+Q)

328 kindletot: Vlad wanted Arrakis for the Spice (the handle). The Guild wanted arrakis for the Spice (the hoe). For Herbert's universe, neither could succeed.

Posted by: MadTom at May 14, 2022 10:02 PM (go+84)

329 I saw a video that showed early races by Rich Strike. He likes to run from behind.

Posted by: Notsothoreau - look forward at May 14, 2022 10:05 PM (YynYJ)

330 These guys are doing real country music, not that "bro-country" crap.
Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

*

Yeah, I'm glad some kids are keeping it going. I'm marginally jealous you're going to get to see him live.

My better half just came in and told me what time it was. When you're married long enough you start to understand little hints like that. It's not "come to bed" but "stop making noise, I'm trying to sleep."

Y'all have fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - The left killed Roe V Wade when they removed shame from society at May 14, 2022 10:05 PM (M0433)

331 Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon

SonH saw Corb in a club while working in Alberta and became a fan!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar (hOUT3) ~every book has been totally rewritten ~ at May 14, 2022 10:09 PM (hOUT3)

332 So, kinda OT but it's a movie...

I saw Spielberg's Westside Story recently and it was great. Maybe Spielberg was woke but he's still makes a great movie. I was told the script was basically the same. So, any wokeness comes from the original, unless I'm misinformed.

I've never seen the story before so it's my first time. My impression, as an adult of 29, is that The Jets were losers and loners while The Sharks, such as they were were not portrayed as criminals, a gang...but more of a neighborhood watch trying to control idiots like The Jets. They have jobs, you see.

Bernardo is a boxer, but he is about 4'11" and hits like a girl, Tony easily kicks his ass. He's a hot head but he's a community leader and takes care of his family.

Anyway, Spielberg created something that was so visually impactful, I couldn't help but be drawn in and enjoy the whole damn thing. Never sleep on Spielberg.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 14, 2022 10:10 PM (OuH7W)

333 [Favorite Kubrick Film:] 2001.

right? Not as "fun" as Full Metal Jacket...but visually mindblowing. I saw for the first time on a 100" screen at home and could not believe that someone made this pre-1980's

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 14, 2022 10:13 PM (OuH7W)

334 oh dead thread...boo

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 14, 2022 10:13 PM (OuH7W)

335 Anyway, Spielberg created something that was so visually impactful, I couldn't help but be drawn in and enjoy the whole damn thing. Never sleep on Spielberg.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 14, 2022 10:10 PM (OuH7W)

Did you get to watch it with subtitles on the Spanish? Because I guess they refused to include them on the theatrical release.

Posted by: Buzzion at May 14, 2022 10:14 PM (YQ7zn)

336 Did you get to watch it with subtitles on the Spanish? Because I guess they refused to include them on the theatrical release.
Posted by: Buzzion

yeah, I read about that when we discussed woke spielberg. it was more like being in a room with a dual-lingual family trying to speak english but slipping into spanish. Very realistic, the girl...anita...who wants to live in America...everything's great in America...keeps telling people to speak in English. So, it's not like there's whole scenes with Spanish in a fuck you to the audience.

Posted by: sockamster-rookie poster at May 14, 2022 10:17 PM (OuH7W)

337 197 I keep trying to like Ryan's Daughter, but I just can't. Beautifully shot movie (west coast Ireland) but the story was terrible. Hell of a cast, but meh movie. Robert Mitchum is not a cuck dammit!!

----
Loved it and have seen it several times. First time on the big screen in Durban. Second time was at a drive-in in Durban (Natal).

Posted by: Ciampino at May 14, 2022 10:19 PM (qfLjt)

338 Lost In Space--

That's very kind! The check, as ol' Jack Burton would say, is in the mail.

Hey, you guys post a lot more when I'm not around...

Posted by: moviegique at May 14, 2022 11:45 PM (asXVI)

339 "Any commenter that finds it necessary to, as a nic, use the name of an actual person, not in parody, has no self esteem."

So mine is ok then.

As for Hollow Crown; loved the concept (all of Shakespeare's WoR plays) and most of the acting. But, boy, is Benedict Cummerbund a tool as Gloucester/Richard III; and not in a good way. I realize the character was mostly written that way, but sometimes less is more.

Posted by: Pope John 20th at May 15, 2022 01:26 AM (xi3bI)

340 Anyone interested, the Israel Film Fest is going streaming after next week:

https://www.israelfilmfestival.com/

Posted by: moviegique at May 15, 2022 02:39 AM (asXVI)

341 moviegique, can you identify what movie is in the clip that WeirdDave posted toward the bottom of the Friday ONT? ("I have no idea what film this is from, but it does a brilliant job of setting a mood".) Some of us in the comments section there were asking. Thanks!

https://acecomments.mu.nu/?post=399123

Posted by: m at May 15, 2022 03:56 AM (2Q+cC)

342 It may be "Dreams of Getting Rich", a recent Chinese film.

Posted by: moviegique at May 15, 2022 01:12 PM (asXVI)

343 342 It may be "Dreams of Getting Rich", a recent Chinese film.
Posted by: moviegique at May 15, 2022 01:12 PM (asXVI)

Thank you so much!

Posted by: m at May 15, 2022 01:38 PM (6i1Yo)

344 No, I just fast-forwarded through that whole movie, here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmFj3dGLpfo

and it doesn't have that scene. That scene looks a lot more high-quality than that movie.

But I do appreciate your help!

Posted by: m at May 15, 2022 01:52 PM (6i1Yo)

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