Is This Something?

Come to Ace of Spades HQ, which shows you the only good part of the movies -- the trailers for other movies. Which at least have the promise of possibly being good, and cannot disappoint you. Yet.

Did anyone hear, at all, that they made a new Fletch? With Jon Hamm?

And it's already in theaters?

Warning: This is not something.

Here's a clip they think shows this movie off at its best:


Fletch F. Fletch is rolling over in his grave. Who's responsible for this? That pederast Hanorhan?

I opined about the earlier efforts to remake Fletch that I think they only have the rights to the books, and not to the Chevy Chase film. That's important, because the Chevy Chase film added almost all of the humor and characterization that people recognize as "Fletch." The Fletch of the book has that one killer joke -- "So. Will you kill me?" "Yes." -- but Fletch is otherwise a pretty standard and serious detective character. He's a toughguy Sam Spade-esque Vietnam War veteran, for one thing, and blond. Not at all what you think of when you think of as the cinematic Fletch.

For example, the Fletch of the movies makes up silly pseudonyms like "John Cocktoasten" or "Arthur Poon."

The Fletch of the book also makes up pseudonyms, but rather than make up ridiculous pseudonyms, he makes up names which are so bland and uninteresting that people cannot remember them. Which is his intention -- he wants to be forgotten. So he might claim his name is "Bob Toland" or something. (Which is a name from what book?)

It's kind of the same idea, except not really. The Fletch book idea is subtly amusing and pretty clever; the Fletch movie idea is definitely laugh-out-loud comedic.

That's my guess, anyway. I think they have to use the style of humor found in the books, and can't use the humor created for the Chevy Chase film, because they don't own that interpretation of Fletch.


MK Ultra:

I used to automatically reject "anti-government" movies. Not any longer!


The Estate. I like people in this, like Anna Farris and Ron Livingston and David Duchovny (well, eh on that one, but I know a lot people like him), but none of this seems funny. It just all misses me.

See if you can figure out who's playing the dying old woman before the trailer tells you.

So, confession: I really liked Knives Out. I thought the mystery was well-done and the detective's summary at the end was almost perfect, leaving no plot holes. (Well, I think I had one minor plot quibble, but I forget what it was, so I guess it wasn't that important.)

I didn't really mention that I liked it because Rian Johnson is a Soyboy Beta Cvck jerkoff and he deserves to fail.

But... yeah it was a good movie and no one makes detective movies anymore.

He's got a sequel coming out, this one apparently a take-off on the old premise of a group of people getting together for a Fake Murder Party but then, oh no, there's a real murder.

Which is a premise I can't resist. I don't think anyone can resist it.

Speaking of jerkoffs, The School for Good and Evil is yet another Harry Potter clone, this one with the small twist that it's a school for fairy tale characters. It's directed by...

Paul Feig. Yes, the Ghostbusters jerkoff.

What can I say? It looks okay, for a highly-derivative corporate rip-off clone-movie. I like fairy tale stuff. (Somewhat, I mean, I'm not a super fan.)

By the way, there's an Alexandria Daddario movie on prime, I think. it's based on a Shirley Jackson story. Called We Have Always Lived in the Castle. Tassia Farmigia and Sebastian Stan are in it.

It's a slow-boil psychological thriller about a twisted family with secrets, and an interloper (Sebastian Stan) with an agenda. The family living in the mansion are rich. They specifically mention that the father (deceased, dead of an unsolved poisoning) did not trust the banking system and so kept all of his money in the house safe.

Pretty sure they mentioned that for a reason.

I like it, though I have to admit I stopped watching it halfway through, but that was largely because I watched a lot of tv on Saturday. I would say it's good and worth watching, even though I'm not done. I like it. I'm recommending it on the strength of the first half.

There's an interesting dynamic. When Sebastian Stan shows up in the second act, you know he's got to have some agenda. It's just required by basic story imperatives. So he's at least somewhat of a bad guy. No spoilers here; I haven't even confirmed this. It's just necessary according to story logic. I mean, he's not showing up to not complicate the story and not add drama, right?

But the family living at the house -- Daddario, Farmigia, and this sad uncle I didn't mention -- are all so weird and twisted that you immediately lock into Sebastian Stan as your viewpoint character, even though you're pretty sure he's at least half a criminal and maybe a complete criminal. But at least he's not insane. At least, even if he is a murdering thief, I can comprehend his motives and psychology.

For the fans, Daddario wears only 40s style dresses with a lot of fabric but there's no hiding a kickin' rack that longs to breathe free air.

I'm going to finish that this weekend.

And then I might finally watch The Haunting, after hearing about it my whole life.

Posted by: Ace at 04:51 PM




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Posted by: GF at September 22, 2022 04:51 PM (1pSWD)

2 There was absolutely no reason to remake Fletch.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 04:52 PM (mE7cY)

3 I'm watching White Lotus with Daddario's Ds.

It's a horrible show so far but you do get to see Daddario's Ds.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 04:53 PM (mE7cY)

4 And lay off that pet shop dame, women weaken legs.

Posted by: redenzo at September 22, 2022 04:54 PM (E7vND)

5 So, confession: I really liked Knives Out. I thought the mystery was well-done and the detective's summary at the end was almost perfect, leaving no plot holes. (Well, I think I had one minor plot quibble, but I forget what it was, so I guess it wasn't that important.)

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Knives Out is solid stuff. I've heard good things about Knives Out 2 (well, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery). It won 2nd place audience award or something at the Toronto film festival a week or so ago.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 04:54 PM (LvTSG)

6 I think they have to use the style of humor found in the books, and can't use the humor created for the Chevy Chase film, because they don't own that interpretation of Fletch.

Is that a copywritable thing? No goofy humor!

I don't think Hamm could pull it off. Sorry, he's too good looking and SHUT UP I AM NOT WEARING CROCS!

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 04:55 PM (pwExq)

7 For the fans, Daddario wears only 40s style dresses with a lot of fabric but there's no hiding a kickin' rack that longs to breathe free air.

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The Daily Daddario surely doesn't know what you mean:

https://tinyurl.com/2p8ak56f

She is also hungry and needs to feed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 04:56 PM (LvTSG)

8 The reason why Fletch worked is because Chevy Chase was a gigantic d**k and also funny, but mostly a gigantic d**k.

Jon Hamm is not a d*ck, not remotely funny and is a very meh actor with limited range, which is why he's not a bigger star.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 04:56 PM (up/3i)

9 3 I'm watching White Lotus with Daddario's Ds.t's a horrible show so far but you do get to see Daddario's Ds.

wait she's in that, and you do?!

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (B3oWe)

10 so so sick of Jon Hamm

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (w0NJk)

11 I watched the John Hamm Fletch and assumed:

ok, so it's a series of books, this is a different book at a different part of his life.

they didn't "get" his humor that made Chevy Chase so popular. Like, isn't Fletch supposed to be dismissive and almost rude to everyone. What about the disquises. So, you know me, I blamed bad writing.

But what Ace is saying is that Fletch books are just about this guy who solves crimes. But he's a journalist. Not that he's Chevy Chase?

So, the movie is ok enough, I guess, if you want an old fashioned "semi-clever sleuth guy who fucks with cops" story.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (OuH7W)

12 Ok, the MK Ultra flick looks good. Right up my alley.

Not because I like acid. Because I'm a spy flick/gov conspiracy movie fan.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (mE7cY)

13 I apparently have seen the first Chevy Chase Fletch movie. I also apparently didn't think too much of it.

I think Chevy Chase was a "you had to be there" sort of thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (LvTSG)

14 We Have Always Lived in the Castle

I would read this book. Because Shirley Jackson is talented. But the movie sucks, Daddario or not.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (ppBhU)

15 Speaking of jerkoffs, The School for Good and Evil is yet another Harry Potter clone, this one with the small twist that it's a school for fairy tale characters.

Originally they were going to make a movie about the FBI Academy called The School for Evil but then someone said that they could get a bigger effects budget if they made the agents magical and it just kind of spiraled from there.

Posted by: I used to have a different nic, Ashli Babbitt/Rosanne Boyland at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (wYNBg)

16 9 3 I'm watching White Lotus with Daddario's Ds.t's a horrible show so far but you do get to see Daddario's Ds.

wait she's in that, and you do?!
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (B3oWe


Yes. And yiiiiiisssssss

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (mE7cY)

17 Hamm did say, more or less, why do a Chevy Chase Fletch when it won't be as good without Chevy Chase?

Posted by: Wally at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (hDIl9)

18 lol ace you didn't know about White Lotus??!!!

it's not great TV but any cishet !! guy should enjoy it

also which Haunting are you talking about, the miniseries or one of the movies?

watch The Watcher - the romanian new horror film.

it's good.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (w0NJk)

19 Have never seen DDDaaddrio in anything except a few pictures posted here. I know nothing about her rack. Don't care about her rack. Is she a good actress aside from the performance of her rack?

On the other hand, "The Haunting of Hill House" is a good film if you're not expecting to see the special effects/gore of many of today's horror films.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (vH/6k)

20 wait she's in that, and you do?!
Posted by: ace

It has Sydney fooking Sweeny in it too.

those four great actors are not there to titilate though. The show isn't really about that.

Double D-Dadarrio has gone really thin and lost some acreage.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (OuH7W)

21 >>>Yes. And yiiiiiisssssss


no wonder it won Emmys

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:59 PM (B3oWe)

22 >>Fletch worked is because Chevy Chase was a gigantic d**k


Also. Joe Don Baker.

Posted by: garrett at September 22, 2022 04:59 PM (8mn8m)

23 >>>watch The Watcher - the romanian new horror film.


Red Letter Media praised that.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:59 PM (B3oWe)

24 For me, the original Fletch was not a thing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 04:59 PM (dNqv+)

25 Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 04:58 PM (w0NJk)

"The Haunting" with Julie Harris-movie from 1963

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (vH/6k)

26 yeah Fletch was like, ok. another one I watched bits of and never the whole film in order. don't think I missed much.

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (w0NJk)

27 It occurs to me that Daddario is this generations Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (mE7cY)

28 So, I watched Lifeforce for the first time today while working.

Let's just say that I'm open to space vampires now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (LvTSG)

29 Another Movie Rec:

This is if you want a slightly woke, but also an anti-woke movie that skewers modern shit, but is based on Clueless and features people pretending Mya Hawke is pretty:

Do Revenge.

It's a teenage thing like Dangerous Liasons meets Clueless and references probably a dozen other teen films.

if you like that stuff

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (OuH7W)

30 What kind of name is Poon anyway?

Comanche Indian.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 05:00 PM (W/9Bb)

31 For me, the original Fletch was not a thing.

Me neither. I never got its popularity.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (ppBhU)

32 27 It occurs to me that Daddario is this generations Jennifer Connelly.


oh that's sad b/c Jennifer C was pretty

D'Addario has a weird face

big bazooms tho

Posted by: BlackOrchid at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (w0NJk)

33 Jon Hamm is not a d*ck, not remotely funny and is a very meh actor with limited range, which is why he's not a bigger star.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 04:56 PM (up/3i)


He played one in Bridesmaids and it worked. Again because he is good looking. Kirsten Wiig wouldn't have put up with being Thursday's piece (or whatever day it was) for Chevy Chase.

He does have a sense of humor but it is NOT Chevy Chase goofy.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (pwExq)

34 21 >>>Yes. And yiiiiiisssssss


no wonder it won Emmys

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:59 PM (B3oWe)

Her boobs won the Emmy. She was just there in a supporting role.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (mE7cY)

35 Haunting of Hill House is quite good, Fen. Not scary, but well done.

AD is very pretty. Her rack is quite nice. Her acting is... adequate.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (dNqv+)

36 >>>27 It occurs to me that Daddario is this generations Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: AlaBAMA a

i don't know if I'd go that far, but, I guess, ballpark.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (B3oWe)

37 Virginia Madsen in The Hot Spot > Jennifer Connolly in The Hot Spot

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (LvTSG)

38 New Fletch will probably be better than Fletch 2, at least.

Posted by: Cave Johnson at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (iWt73)

39 I apparently have seen the first Chevy Chase Fletch movie. I also apparently didn't think too much of it.

I think Chevy Chase was a "you had to be there" sort of thing.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (LvTSG)
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Chevy Chase played a fantasy version of himself, and guys liked it because they shared the same fantasy.

"What if I could breeze through life, banging hot chicks without any other qualities than boundless self-confidence and shameless bullshitting?"

That was everyone he played, really.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:02 PM (llXky)

40 "Bob Toland" or something. (Which is a name from what book?)

red storm rising, ding ding

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:02 PM (OuH7W)

41 The only film I'm currently interested in seeing is Triangle of Sadness, which is a sort of a unlikable rich people/Lord of The Flies black comedy.

Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be playing anywhere near me which means I either venture into the No Mans Land of NYC or liberate from a torrent site.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 05:02 PM (up/3i)

42 Ah, a palate cleanser! Thanks, Ace.

I don't know if I've read Confess, Fletch, but there certainly was some poker-faced humor in Fletch, the first novel. The vast majority of that book is dialog, including Fletch dictating notes to himself on his tape recorder. His responses to people like his newspaper editor boss and the boss's main squeeze are very funny. Hamm can do funny as needed, so this might be good stuff.

It's a shame for an old Ellery Queen/Rex Stout fan to admit it, but I have yet to see Knives Out. I'd read somewhere that Craig's "Cajun" dialect was not very good, and equated that to "movie not too good" without any evidence. It's time I got this DVD from the library. If the classical murder mystery is not to die out, we need to support movies and books that do it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:02 PM (J2vNu)

43 so imagine that, that Chevy Chase made the original Fletch the cult hit it was.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (OuH7W)

44 Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (dNqv+)

I think "The Haunting" is scary if you've never seen it before and are not jaded by the fact that it's not got special effects.
I don't care about adequate actresses.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (vH/6k)

45 Virginia Madsen in The Hot Spot > Jennifer Connolly in The Hot Spot
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022


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I'd hate to take that position in a debate. Both were sizzling.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (J2vNu)

46 I will once again say that Living, the British remake of Akira Kurosawa's Ikiru, is probably a thing, and I have even gotten Dolley interested in seeing it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ5sZpnNBVA

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (LvTSG)

47 >>>red storm rising, ding ding


yup. what a dumb name for a main character.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (B3oWe)

48 Mr Babar.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (W/9Bb)

49 AD is also not Jennifer Connelly.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (dNqv+)

50 i don't know if I'd go that far, but, I guess, ballpark.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (B3oWe)
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Her character in Maverick is great. Absolutely nails the "woman of a certain age" in a military environment vibe.

Best movie of the last three years, at least.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (llXky)

51 The only thing I remember from the first Fletch movie was Chevy Chase getting a prostate exam and singing "Moon River".

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (DRSnL)

52 I think "The Haunting" is scary if you've never seen it before and are not jaded by the fact that it's not got special effects.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 05:03 PM (vH/6k)

Vincent Price is obviously enjoying the hell out of himself.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (dNqv+)

53 51 The only thing I remember from the first Fletch movie was Chevy Chase getting a prostate exam and singing "Moon River".
Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (DRSnL)

Honestly, that's all anyone remembers.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (mE7cY)

54 >>>So, confession: I really liked Knives Out.

Confession: I really liked Maximum Overdrive. For what it was, anyway.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:05 PM (yHsuS)

55 See if you can figure out who's playing the dying old woman before the trailer tells you.

I knew who it was right when they showed her.

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (DRSnL)

56 let's not fight about whether daddario or connelly is hotter. that will only result in millions of lost lives and billions of wasted dollars.

let's just agree that they are both very hot

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (B3oWe)

57 When are we going to stop calling them "conspiracy" movies?

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (Lv84X)

58 37 Virginia Madsen in The Hot Spot > Jennifer Connolly in The Hot Spot
Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 05:01 PM (LvTSG)

ace, can you ban a cob for me? TJM has obviously gone full crazy. It was bound to happen eventually honestly. It is for his own good.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (dNqv+)

59 56 let's not fight about whether daddario or connelly is hotter. that will only result in millions of lost lives and billions of wasted dollars.

let's just agree that they are both very hot
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (B3oWe)

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Well, one is hot now.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison, searching for the Invisible Man with Dracula and Frankenstein's monster at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (LvTSG)

60 Meanwhile, if you want to see a movie called "Felch," just check Hunter's laptop.

Posted by: Masturbatin' Pete at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (jRMR8)

61 Vincent Price is obviously enjoying the hell out of himself.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (dNqv+)

The Haunting is a totally different Film than "The Haunting of Hill House" If Ace wants to see the later-fine. It's campy.
The Haunting has Claire Bloom in it too.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (vH/6k)

62 Daddario just doesn't do it for me for some reason. Like I think it's her eyes that just contributes to her face looking too young.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (stSpW)

63 With my ADHD I only watch trailers
And even then there's few of them that hold my interest to the end

Posted by: FujPaaker at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (fVTv8)

64 Confession: I really liked Maximum Overdrive. For what it was, anyway.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:05 PM (yHsuS)


WE MADE YOU!

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (DRSnL)

65 Connelly is far better looking that Daddario. Don't misunderstand me.

But in her day before the reduction, Connelly was considered to have the perfect set.

Now that's Daddario. Passing of the torch.

No, Ben Shapiro's sister doesn't come close.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (mE7cY)

66
red storm rising, ding ding

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:02 PM (OuH7W)
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Haven't read that one in ages. Read it twice back in the day. My main takeaway was that it was badly edited and Clancy seemed to fit people's names in as an afterthought.

His subject matter trumped his poor writing style as well. Re-reading The Hunt for Red October that really stuck out. The pacing and topic are neat, but he reads like he's dictating the first draft.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (llXky)

67 apparently a take-off on the old premise of a group of people getting together for a Fake Murder Party but then, oh no, there's a real murder.



That was old in 1923 when Margery Allingham did it.

Posted by: Thomas Paine at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (lTGtQ)

68 Last week on Tubi I found a documentary about a nude cleaning service in England. They send nude women to clean your house. They interviewed one of the customers. He was a guy with a Spanish accent named Paolo. I couldn't stop laughing.

Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (xPl2J)

69 "Bob Toland". I suspect Clancy was a fan of John Toland's books.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (6eRlp)

70 Oddly, I have never read We Have Always Lived in the Castle beyond the first page or so. The first paragraph, in true Shirley Jackson fashion, is classic. Merrilee, the narrator, says that she has her third finger longer than her left. "I'd always hoped that would mean I would be a werewolf, but it was not to be." (Typed from memory, but the "werewolf" is definitely there.)

I think I have only seen The Haunting with Claire Bloom and Julie Harris once. Neat stuff. Pay attention to the parapsychologist guy, the actor, I mean, Richard Johnson. He was once in the running to play James Bond -- and I think he'd have made a pretty good one.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (J2vNu)

71 The haunting is good. Highlights are Russ Tamblyn and a thing with a door, which Stephen king (I know, I know… cites in Danse Macabre as the right way to scare people.

Posted by: Knemon at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (FgcD8)

72 I got to watch "School of Good and Evil" a few months ago as part of Netflix screener program. It is NOT something. Premise is interesting but it didn't hold my interest. Pretty blah overall.

Posted by: Jreffy at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (/OxKG)

73 Confession: I really liked Maximum Overdrive. For what it was, anyway.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:05 PM (yHsuS)
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We all have our guilty pleasures...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (YIVH2)

74 I recognize none of these titles. And I never saw Fletch.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (yHsuS)

75 I like movie reviews.

Posted by: Crow T. Robot at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (WmGrA)

76 I watched the Fletch trailer.

Oh.

He IS trying to do the Chevy Chase Fletch. And no, it is not working.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:08 PM (pwExq)

77 So they made a movie that sucked more than Fletch.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (sn5EN)

78 Daddario just doesn't do it for me for some reason. Like I think it's her eyes that just contributes to her face looking too young.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (stSpW)
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I'm so out of it that I had to do a search to find out who that was. Definitely a 1.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (llXky)

79 56 let's not fight about whether daddario or connelly is hotter. that will only result in millions of lost lives and billions of wasted dollars.

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hhaahhhhahaaha

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (Lv84X)

80 When are we going to stop calling them "conspiracy" movies?

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (Lv84X)

Documentaries.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (yHsuS)

81 56 let's not fight about whether daddario or connelly is hotter. that will only result in millions of lost lives and billions of wasted dollars.

let's just agree that they are both very hot
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (B3oWe)

No. These are the hills to die on, Mitch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (dNqv+)

82 Last week on Tubi I found a documentary about a nude cleaning service in England. They send nude women to clean your house. They interviewed one of the customers. He was a guy with a Spanish accent named Paolo. I couldn't stop laughing.
Posted by: Mark1971 at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (xPl2J)
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So THAT'S where The Paolo has been hiding...Has he been around here lately?

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (YIVH2)

83 With my ADHD I only watch trailers
And even then there's few of them that hold my interest to the end
Posted by: FujPaaker

Hey.

Stop looking in my window!

Posted by: Trailer Park Hottie at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (WmGrA)

84 Good to see Anna Faris still getting work

Posted by: brak at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (lO5WT)

85 There are probably 10,000 movies that are better than Fletch.

Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (sn5EN)

86 I love the "Is this something?" posts.

It never is but they're fun posts.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (Lv84X)

87 WE MADE YOU!

Posted by: Jordan61 at September 22, 2022 05:07 PM (DRSnL)

Curtis!

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (yHsuS)

88 My retrospective on Scarface is up at bleedingfool.com for those who care.

Watched it last week and it never fails to satisfy.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (llXky)

89 Ugh, Fletch remake!

Fletch was funny because of Chevy Chase. Yes, he's apparently a jerk IRL, but he was so great as Fletch.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (I/doM)

90 Not sure will see any until regular TV, maybe not then either

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (xhxe8)

91 I want to see the classic one, the black and white one.

I thought that was the Haunting of Hill House.

I don't want to see the 90s one. I already saw it. I was dumb.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)

92 let's not fight about whether daddario or connelly is hotter. that will only result in millions of lost lives and billions of wasted dollars.

let's just agree that they are both very hot
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (B3oWe)

No. These are the hills to die on, Mitch.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (dNqv+)

They should battle for our love and affection. In jello.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (yHsuS)

93 I love the "Is this something?" posts.

It never is but they're fun posts.
Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:10 PM (Lv84X)
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Good palate cleansers at the end of the day when we've been inundated with the horrible state of our country and world...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (YIVH2)

94 There are probably 10,000 movies that are better than Fletch.
Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (sn5EN)
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Never seen Fletch. Can't be as bad as Mortdecai.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (9nXhD)

95 I think we can all agree that Woody Harrelson is a lucky sumbitch.

True Detective, season 1.

Stuck his whole face in Daddario's unmentionables.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:12 PM (mE7cY)

96 wait. what? Jon Hamm as Fletch? Hamm trying to do comedy??

I was way more interested in Alexandria "Double D" DaDDario's "work".

Posted by: thedeti at September 22, 2022 05:12 PM (C7e3k)

97 For me, the original Fletch was not a thing.

Me neither. I never got its popularity.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022


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I can't recall if I've seen the whole movie. Now the novel, I've read it several times. It's a marvel of plot construction. MacDonald sets things up so that Fletch has several different problems to solve, some personal, aside from the mystery, and arranges it so that if he solves one, it will ruin one of more of the others for him. You can't see how he could possibly come out of all this . . . and yet he does. Sort of.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:12 PM (J2vNu)

98 Fletch, more like Feltch

Posted by: Doyle Hargrave at September 22, 2022 05:12 PM (2cfUo)

99 Anna Ferris is a cutie.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (BI+67)

100 I like the 40's and 80's aesthetics on women. Both very feminine. Given the gap, it may have stood to reason then I would like the 2020's.




Nope.

Posted by: ... at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (eDRT8)

101 House On Haunted Hill

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (63Dwl)

102 94 There are probably 10,000 movies that are better than Fletch.
Posted by: fd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (sn5EN)
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Never seen Fletch. Can't be as bad as Mortdecai.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (9nXhD)

It has Chevy Chase in it. That automatically reduces it to Ishtar level. It can only drive from those tees. Hole 1, par 75.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (dNqv+)

103 Eh, Knives out. The whole thing struck me as an immigration allegory: The family (US citizens) didn't appreciate their wealth (America), squandered it and felt all superior (American exceptionalism), so in the end the poor but noble illegal gets it all.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (I/doM)

104 I want to see the classic one, the black and white one.

I thought that was the Haunting of Hill House.

I don't want to see the 90s one. I already saw it. I was dumb.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)
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The House on Haunted Hill, with Vincent Price.

Just saw another Vincent Price movie last week - The Haunted Palace, which was a weird fusion of Poe and Lovecraft. Worth watching.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (llXky)

105 WE MADE YOU!
Posted by: Jordan61

i think AC/DC did "Who Made Who?" for that movie, didn't they? Or re-released it with the movie, or something?

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:13 PM (B3oWe)

106 Legend of Hell House was good 70s campy horror. Roddy McDowell. Burton(?) Clive.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (dNqv+)

107 Good to see Anna Faris still getting work
Posted by: brak at September 22, 2022


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In that still pic above, she hardly looks to have aged since she played in the comedies, you know, House Bunny and the like. And that was, what, 20 years ago?

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (J2vNu)

108 HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL!

Yeah, that's the one the scared the shit out of me as a child.

ACID ACID OMG THE ACID

Posted by: ArthurK at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (FcT1v)

109 I think it was made for the movie soundtrack.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (mE7cY)

110 >>>Just saw another Vincent Price movie last week - The Haunted Palace, which was a weird fusion of Poe and Lovecraft. Worth watching.

hah, amazon is pushing that, I have it in my queue. but then, I have literally 500 movies in my queue and I never watch any of them. I just keep adding movies that i never watch to my queue.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (B3oWe)

111 i watched House on Haunted Hill a little bit ago, maybe a year ago.

Eh!

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (B3oWe)

112 Well they got two of the symbols right for the MK thumbnail.

Shattered glass? Check. One-eye photo? Check.

So original. They forgot the butterflies, I guess, but maybe they show up in the trailer along with pyramids and checkerboard patterns.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (M9XmQ)

113
ACID ACID OMG THE ACID
Posted by: ArthurK


The Tingler

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (63Dwl)

114 Haven't read that one in ages. Read it twice back in the day. My main takeaway was that it was badly edited and Clancy seemed to fit people's names in as an afterthought.

His subject matter trumped his poor writing style as well. Re-reading The Hunt for Red October that really stuck out. The pacing and topic are neat, but he reads like he's dictating the first draft. A. H. Lloyd.

A tossup between Michener and Clancy for the Verbosity Crown. Most of "Patriot Games" was really, really bad. "Rainbow Six" was a mess, but pertinent.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (6eRlp)

115 I thought the old lady was being played by Hillary Clinton

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (pwExq)

116 The Tingler

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (63Dwl)

THAT should have been Biden's SS nickname

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (mE7cY)

117 hah, amazon is pushing that, I have it in my queue. but then, I have literally 500 movies in my queue and I never watch any of them. I just keep adding movies that i never watch to my queue.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (B3oWe)

That's me...although the Saturday night movie thread and my youngest son usually get me to get one in every 2-3 weeks.

Posted by: Nova local at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (exHjb)

118 I liked Anson Mount in 'Hell on Wheels'. A decent, not perfect but ok, TV Western. Liked it enough to purchase the DVD set.

Posted by: Puddleglum at work at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (NsE9F)

119 hah, amazon is pushing that, I have it in my queue. but then, I have literally 500 movies in my queue and I never watch any of them. I just keep adding movies that i never watch to my queue.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (B3oWe)
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It's great. You think it's just warmed-over Poe and then mutant townspeople show up with all the problems, one has webbing between his fingers!

And of course the Necronomicon plays a key role.

I didn't know that was in there and my wife and I were laughing our asses off with each Lovecraft reference.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (llXky)

120 Jon Hamm's range extends from looking like he's constipated to looking like he's about to puke.

Posted by: Emmett Milbarge at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (VbI7r)

121 91 I thought that was the Haunting of Hill House.

I don't want to see the 90s one. I already saw it. I was dumb.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (B3oWe)

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The original was directed by Robert Wise. Good stuff.

Posted by: TJM's phone at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (9OHQS)

122 That Fletch sequel looks terrible.

Posted by: Willy Pfisterbottom at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (w2Z7l)

123 Hopefully TJM is taking notes. This is how you write a review. Just sayin.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (TbpGr)

124 There aren't many Chevy Chase movies I think kf as good. Vacation is one. Christmas vacation is meh to ok.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy, Pennsylvania Dad, Defiant! at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (BI+67)

125 Thanks Ace for the break from the news of the day. I've felt a little overwhelmed.
I originally put off watching Knives Out because I was a little put off by the Danial Craig role but when I finally watched it thought it very good. Will defiinitely watch the sequel.
Recently watched The Sandman on Netflix and liked it a lot. The actor playing The Sandman is mesmerizing. Very unique story.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (Y+l9t)

126 In that still pic above, she hardly looks to have aged since she played in the comedies, you know, House Bunny and the like. And that was, what, 20 years ago?
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:14 PM (J2vNu)

I always hear her name, but think of Anna Friel. From Pushing Daisies. No idea why.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (dNqv+)

127 Never seen Fletch. Can't be as bad as Mortdecai.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2022 05:11 PM (9nXhD)

Which can't be as bad as Highlander II.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (yHsuS)

128 A tossup between Michener and Clancy for the Verbosity Crown. Most of "Patriot Games" was really, really bad. "Rainbow Six" was a mess, but pertinent.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:15 PM (6eRlp)
Mitchener had an editor.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (llXky)

129 That Haunting of Hill House Mike Flanagan guy also did the better Midnight Mass. The hot brunette is his wife, I think.

Hill House does have Carla Guigna who looks fucking amazing considering she's like 60?

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (OuH7W)

130 ---
I'm so out of it that I had to do a search to find out who that was. Definitely a 1.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:09 PM (llXky)

Oh yeah. Don't get me wrong I don't think she's unattractive. But something is just odd about her for me. And the only thing I can figure is that she just looks too young.

Posted by: Buzzion at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (stSpW)

131 115 I thought the old lady was being played by Hillary Clinton
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:16 PM (pwExq)

No that's Psycho.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (dNqv+)

132
The Estate. I like people in this, like Anna Farris and Ron Livingston and David Duchovny (well, eh on that one, but I know a lot people like him), but none of this seems funny. It just all misses me.


Starring...a bunch of people I haven't thought of in 10 years.

I did recognize Toni Collette from Nightmare Alley which is...a hell of a film. Guillermo del Toro redid an old movie on circus life and...it is brutal.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (ESjRY)

133 Here's a question, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy were the top two stars to emerge from SNL that went on to have mega movie careers, who had the better career?

I think it's Murray hands down.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (up/3i)

134 Is it que or queue? I've seen both and it's always bothered me.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (Y5qcH)

135 Hell on Wheels (Anson Mount) was pretty non-sucky. For a season or two.

Posted by: Martini Farmer at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (BFigT)

136 I liked Chevy Chase in Fletch. That's when he was still funny and before he turned into an angry flaming douchebag.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (TbpGr)

137
Everybody lives *just outside* The Castle. At least in the Kafka version.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (oINRc)

138 Most of "Patriot Games" was really, really bad. "Rainbow Six" was a mess, but pertinent

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oh, excuse me...Clancy wasn't tightly dictated for your needs?

I grew up with these books so this criticsm, it's lost on me.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (OuH7W)

139 Mitchener had an editor. - A. H. Lloyd

Hero!

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (6eRlp)

140 Funny Farm, Spies Like Us, Three Amigos.

He's got a lot of good ones.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (mE7cY)

141 Fletch was amusing in a few spots but I would never classify it as funny. It may have been better if someone else was the lead.

Posted by: Somewhere South of I-80 at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (1DgE4)

142 Jon Hamm can be entertaining but I don't think Fletch is his thing.

Also, really...we have to remake Fletch?!? Maybe Ishtar can be next? Or Ow My Balls?

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (ESjRY)

143 Imagine a mashup of Tater and Frosk. We'll call it "Reliable Rants".

It can't lose!

Posted by: TV Show Pitchperson at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (a3Q+t)

144 134 Is it que or queue? I've seen both and it's always bothered me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (Y5qcH)

Que?

Posted by: Manuel at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (906pl)

145 Recently watched The Sandman on Netflix and liked it a lot. The actor playing The Sandman is mesmerizing. Very unique story.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (Y+l9t)


Usually in these multi-part stories they wait for a few episodes to get you hooked before they make it ghey.

Sandman went straight to it. Stopped before we got to the end of the first one

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (pwExq)

146 >>>Never seen Fletch. Can't be as bad as Mortdecai.

i gave mortdecai a chance.

I think there was one decent joke or scene in it but I can't remember it now. What a terrible movie. Not a bad basic idea at all, but they all seemed to be having much more fun than the audience. that's always a problem.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (B3oWe)

147 The Estate looks like one of those great old Alfred Hitchcock TV episodes, one with a comic tone, as our protagonists plot to murder someone, and every step goes comically wrong for them.

I had to look it up to see who was playing the dying old woman. My gosh.

Did they film that in uptown Noo Awlins? That house looks famiiar.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (J2vNu)

148 Fletch was good, second Fletch was stupid anti- southern tropes layered on environmental crap. But yeah, it's just a vehicle for Chevy's personality, which is fun to watch 3rd person, but dickish irl. Think Hamm is attempting the Leslie Nielson maneuver as he ages. He's a good straight man, so the quality of the gags around him is the important thing.

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (D9zEL)

149 111 i watched House on Haunted Hill a little bit ago, maybe a year ago.

Eh!
Posted by: ace

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right. it's content. It did keep my eyes from staring at the walls. Midnight Mass was better.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (OuH7W)

150 I've read Fletch but never seen a movie.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (VdGjU)

151 The last new movie I really liked was The Northman. Because it had a good plot and it was something different. Not a damn remake of something I've already seen.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (ESjRY)

152 Is it que or queue? I've seen both and it's always bothered me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (Y5qcH)


it's queue for "line" or "line up of things"

there is also "cue." A pool cue, and also, when you set a time for music to play, or mark a place in film, you cue it.


Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (B3oWe)

153 Sandman went straight to it. Stopped before we got to the end of the first one
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (pwExq)

Well, it was in England. I just chalked that up as being historically accurate.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (Y5qcH)

154 134 Is it que or queue? I've seen both and it's always bothered me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (Y5qcH)

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I always think whatever the British use is wrong. But that's just me being American and obviously superior.
Or superiour.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (Lv84X)

155 The original Haunting was the scariest movie I ever saw. I saw it when I was a kid and afterwards was petrified to sleep.

Posted by: Mrs. Leggy at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (Vf4Y7)

156 >>Never seen Fletch. Can't be as bad as Mortdecai.

I think, IIRC, that Depp made a (?) cameo prequel of this in The Walrus which is not a movie you should watch unless, IDK, you can imagine Boxing Helena without them tiddies.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (OuH7W)

157 oh, excuse me...Clancy wasn't tightly dictated for your needs?

I grew up with these books so this criticsm, it's lost on me.
Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (OuH7W)

I paid for my copies. One can only hope Tom was sober when speaking clearly into the microphone.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (6eRlp)

158 Usually in these multi-part stories they wait for a few episodes to get you hooked before they make it ghey.

American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (ESjRY)

159 138 Most of "Patriot Games" was really, really bad. "Rainbow Six" was a mess, but pertinent

I always considered Patriot Games as the one that Clancy wrote specifically to be a movie script. It was shorter than the rest and was a more personal action story than the others which had a lot more thinking going on.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (pwExq)

160 When are we going to stop calling them "conspiracy" movies?
Posted by: Seems Legit

What should movies about conspiracies be called? People got together and secretly conspired to do stuff and then a movie is made after they did the stuff they conspired to do. What else would you call such a movie?

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (M9XmQ)

161 Sandman went straight to it. Stopped before we got to the end of the first one

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (pwExq)
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I bought the complete DVD set for The Equalizer, which I missed during its original run. Still on season 1 but it's getting pretty good. I love the constant swipes at US intelligence being a bunch of dirty WASP assholes.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (llXky)

162 I saw the trailer a while back. I wanted it to be "Fletch" but deep down I know it is not.

Posted by: Picric at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (13tTk)

163 Which can't be as bad as Highlander II.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:17 PM (yHsuS)


Highlander II, the answer to the question of why there can only be ONE

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (xhaym)

164 That's kind of what I figured and people were just being lazy and writing "que" for queue.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (Y5qcH)

165 I did recognize Toni Collette from Nightmare Alley which is...a hell of a film. Guillermo del Toro redid an old movie on circus life and...it is brutal.

Absolutely fantastic movie. Sometimes del Toro shits the bed and other times he's a genius.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (nxdel)

166 Imagine a mashup of Tater and Frosk. We'll call it "Reliable Rants".

It can't lose!

Posted by: TV Show Pitchperson at September 22, 2022 05:19 PM (a3Q+t)

Reliable Ratings Suicide.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (yHsuS)

167 What should movies about conspiracies be called? People got together and secretly conspired to do stuff and then a movie is made after they did the stuff they conspired to do. What else would you call such a movie?
Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (M9XmQ)

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Well, if you put it that way...

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (Lv84X)

168 Recently watched "The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent." Enjoyed it - a wild ride.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (I/doM)

169 American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (ESjRY)
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Gay men are by far the biggest consumers of porn, so that's why.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (llXky)

170 Highlander II, the answer to the question of why there can only be ONE

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (xhaym)

I saw it in the theaters. I have never felt so violated, fortunately.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (yHsuS)

171 For the fans, Daddario wears only 40s style dresses with a lot of fabric but there's no hiding a kickin' rack that longs to breathe free air.

I'm going to finish that this weekend.


Ace is going to finish Alexandria Daddario's rack this weekend? You motorboatin' sonofabitch.

Posted by: Jeremy Grey at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (Do5/p)

172 MK Ultra - In real life the plan was about mind control. Theoretically they would split a personality through trauma. It induces disassociation, especially in children. The disassociated personality is in a content state of suggestiveness like being hypnotized. This split personality could be programmed to commit assassinations or shoot up a school.

Funny how Hollywood gets in front of these narratives before they become public conversations.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (bcleC)

173 i am halfway through nightmare alley. I stopped watching when the circus people came to visit them in the hotel room in NYC.

I thought it lost the plot, as it were, when they time-and-place-shifted away from the circus. I guess i'm still waiting for the "new plot" in NY to really establish itself.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (B3oWe)

174 American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM (ESjRY)
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Holy hell. I quit watching after that ep. Seeing Mr. Wednesday be entertainingly sociopathic wasn't worth that.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (9nXhD)

175 I always considered Patriot Games as the one that Clancy wrote specifically to be a movie script

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one thing, I read H4RO first and it mentions his deeds in PG. Which was either a sign he had an idea of who Jack Ryan is (and not a com-symp like Amazon made) or they ret-conned the edition I bought.

Patriot Games was A-ok. I think Cardinal of the Kremlin was pretty good. Like he wanted to do some Cold War LeCarre stuff.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (OuH7W)

176 Queue in German is schlange. Just saying.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (TbpGr)

177 Absolutely fantastic movie. Sometimes del Toro shits the bed and other times he's a genius.

He got Bradley Cooper to not just play himself which was impressive.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (ESjRY)

178 For the fans, Daddario wears only 40s style dresses with a lot of fabric but there's no hiding a kickin' rack that longs to breathe free air.

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Ace is the sophisticated man's Joe Bob Briggs.

Posted by: ShainS -- Go Galt or Go Rome at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (EE8dK)

179 >>>You motorboatin' sonofabitch

what's that from?

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (B3oWe)

180 "Bob Toland" or something. (Which is a name from what book?)

Red Storm Rising.

*looks upthread to see who beat me to it*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (Wnv9h)

181 @179

>>what's that from?

Wedding Crashers

Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (up/3i)

182
I always think whatever the British use is wrong. But that's just me being American and obviously superior.
Or superiour.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM


Your behaviour in this thread is upsetting.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (y3pKJ)

183 >>>176 Queue in German is schlange. Just saying.


it is in french as well. It means "line," "tail," and then, in slang, dick.

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (B3oWe)

184 Funny how Hollywood gets in front of these narratives before they become public conversations.
Posted by: Brisco County Sr at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (bcleC)


Yeah - but they said, hey, we have tax dollars to spend on drugs, let's get some hookers and see how that goes!

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (pwExq)

185 170 Highlander II, the answer to the question of why there can only be ONE

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:22 PM (xhaym)

I saw it in the theaters. I have never felt so violated, fortunately.
Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:23 PM (yHsuS)

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Yeah if you're a fan of the first one, the definitely punked you with the second. The other sequels and TV show pretend like Highlander 2 never happened.

Posted by: Brisco County Sr at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (+/akC)

186 169 American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.

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the pandemic was an op to force normies to watch gheypron

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (OuH7W)

187 I think it's Murray hands down.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (up/3i)


For sheer star power, it was Eddie Murphy. For being an actor working as much as he wants, doing what he wanted, and getting gigs in spite of having no agent and only being contactable via a voicemail that he doesn't listen to much . . . That would be Bill Murray.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (xhaym)

188 >>Funny how Hollywood gets in front of these narratives before they become public conversations.


I know, right?

Posted by: Q at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (I/doM)

189 >>>You motorboatin' sonofabitch

what's that from?


Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM

Vince Vaughn (Jeremy Grey) in Wedding Crashers.

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (Do5/p)

190 American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.

I bailed on that the moment some chick ate someone with her vagina or something like that. Ok, HBO.

But I hate Gaiman, so I was never going to like it in all probability.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (ppBhU)

191 61 Vincent Price is obviously enjoying the hell out of himself.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:04 PM (dNqv+)

The Haunting is a totally different Film than "The Haunting of Hill House" If Ace wants to see the later-fine. It's campy.
The Haunting has Claire Bloom in it too.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke at September 22, 2022 05:06 PM (vH/6k)

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I assume The Haunting of Hill House is the Netflix series? Enjoyed that. Didn't care so much for The Haunting of Bly Manor. Just didn't work as well for me.

Posted by: No One of Consequence at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (uPgE/)

192 Your behaviour in this thread is upsetting.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (y3pKJ)

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hhahahaha ISWYDT
Welp, my work is done here.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (Lv84X)

193 Though Chevy Chase is an insufferable ass in real life, Fletch is easily in my top 10.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at September 22, 2022 05:26 PM (TU8Tj)

194 173 I thought it lost the plot, as it were, when they time-and-place-shifted away from the circus. I guess i'm still waiting for the "new plot" in NY to really establish itself.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (B3oWe)

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Read the book, and check out the Tyrone Power version as well.

The book is best, but I love both movie versions for different reasons.

Posted by: TJM's phone at September 22, 2022 05:27 PM (9OHQS)

195 MK Ultra - In real life the plan was about mind control. Theoretically they would split a personality through trauma. It induces disassociation, especially in children. The disassociated personality is in a content state of suggestiveness like being hypnotized. This split personality could be programmed to commit assassinations or shoot up a school.


One of the people that was actually partially used on was none other then the Unibomber. His college pysch prof was one of the CIA guys working on it and he decided to try it out on his students.

He had people publicly and constantly harass his students with private info he collected on them to see what they'd do.

Kaczynski said it had no effect on his political views or his decision to use violence, but that it was annoying and bothered him.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:27 PM (ESjRY)

196 So... lost power at 6:00 this morning. Was just sitting down to sign in to my computer. Can't make coffee.. grr...power back at 7:30. Internet still down. Was not a happy camper. Spectrum can suck my dick btw. You cannot get tech support anymore until you purchase one of their protection plans. So hubs pays $99 to get someone..anyone to help us. Oh Spectrum is down in your neighborhood. Modem got fried during outage.. hours later and 2 trips to Spectrum for a new modem. Finally had internet at 1:30. I know.. first world problem.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 05:27 PM (nxdel)

197 >>>You motorboatin' sonofabitch

what's that from?

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:24 PM (B3oWe)

A Vince Vaughn flick, IIRC.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:28 PM (yHsuS)

198 Wedding Crashers motorboatin' scene:

https://bit.ly/3dCyM2o

Posted by: Clyde Shelton at September 22, 2022 05:28 PM (Do5/p)

199 I think I know how this works:
Jon Hamm is a 1. (That's that "would do" score, right).

Who cares if he can act.

Posted by: Iris at September 22, 2022 05:28 PM (NaH5I)

200 American Gods built up a fascinating mythology and then hit you square in the face with hairy dude on hairy dude genie sex for like 15 straight minutes.
Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:21 PM


Neil Gaiman's books and short stories have a disturbing tendency for teh ghey and teh child molestation to show up frequently.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:28 PM (Wnv9h)

201 He got Bradley Cooper to not just play himself which was impressive.

Yeah, he was actually pretty damn good in it.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (nxdel)

202 it's queue for "line" or "line up of things"
there is also "cue." A pool cue, and also, when you set a time for music to play, or mark a place in film, you cue it.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (B3oWe)


I worked at a place that had a style guide of how to document calls, and one of the important words was Queue.
Out of spite I would spell it Queueueueueueue because no one looked at the freakin call notes.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (xhaym)

203 I avoid any movie trailers for two reasons:

1. there are precious few movies I am even remotely interested in seeing.

2. the trailers all too often throw in big plot points that end up revealing the entire plot of the movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (xPJvm)

204 I watched Wanted with Angelina Jolie and james McAvoy with a small part for a very young Chris Pratt last night. Very campy but fun to watch. The stunts and shooting is completely unbelievable but it is part of the fun.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (Y+l9t)

205 it is in french as well. It means "line," "tail," and then, in slang, dick.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (B3oWe)

In the old days a queue was a man's braid/ponytail as in the ones required for the underclass by the Manchu.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (eoQWY)

206 think I'll hit the bunk with my pals

Hedy and Sophia

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (us2H3)

207 204 I watched Wanted with Angelina Jolie and james McAvoy with a small part for a very young Chris Pratt last night. Very campy but fun to watch. The stunts and shooting is completely unbelievable but it is part of the fun.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (Y+l9t

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LOUD NOISES!!! the movie.

I like it.

Posted by: TJM's phone at September 22, 2022 05:30 PM (9OHQS)

208 I watched Wanted with Angelina Jolie and james McAvoy with a small part for a very young Chris Pratt last nigh

james McAvoy is good in just about anything he's in. Watching him play a bunch of different characters in Split was impressive.

Posted by: 18-1 at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (ESjRY)

209 So... lost power at 6:00 this morning. Was just sitting down to sign in to my computer. Can't make coffee.. grr...power back at 7:30. Internet still down. Was not a happy camper. Spectrum can suck my dick btw. You cannot get tech support anymore until you purchase one of their protection plans. So hubs pays $99 to get someone..anyone to help us. Oh Spectrum is down in your neighborhood. Modem got fried during outage.. hours later and 2 trips to Spectrum for a new modem. Finally had internet at 1:30. I know.. first world problem.
Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 05:27 PM (nxdel)

Sorry to hear that. A UPS is your friend during these troubled times.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (6eRlp)

210 Daniel Craig is much more in-character when he's cast as a poofter. It's that freakish upper lip. Knives Out was decent.

Posted by: Willy Pfisterbottom at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (w2Z7l)

211 You remind me why (with a very few exceptions) I don't watch anything made after 2000.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (trdmm)

212 Or superiour.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM (Lv84X)


Soupeerior. The high status servant in Edwardian households responsible for blacking doorknobs, directing the placement of the butter dish, and making sure the consomme is correctly salty.

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (xhaym)

213 James McAvoy was the tits in Filth.

That's a wild movie.

Posted by: AlaBAMA at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (mE7cY)

214 "it is in french as well. It means "line," "tail," and then, in slang, dick.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:25 PM (B3oWe"

It can also mean a snake in German. Dick would be schwanz

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (TbpGr)

215 Speaking of Movies has anyone seen, Bullet Train? Is it worth a matinee or wait till it streams?

Posted by: Picric at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (13tTk)

216 Red Storm rising read like a Rand Corporation War Game Scenario with a little narrative added to it.

I was in school learning how to defeat the Soviets in Europe when I read it, and the Fulda Gap and all that was all right there in my wheelhouse. The clunkiness didn't really matter.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (pwExq)

217 oh right, isn't We have always...basically the haunting of bly manor.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (OuH7W)

218
In the old days a queue was a man's braid/ponytail as in the ones required for the underclass by the Manchu.

Posted by: Oldcat at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (eoQWY)
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They were required for all men, not just the underclasses. It was their traditional hair style, and the Han were made to wear it as a sign of their conquest.

When the "Pig Tail Rebellion" against the Republic was crushed in 1917, the ground was littered with severed queues.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (llXky)

219 Neil Gaiman? Really? That's not a joke?

Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (D9zEL)

220 199 I think I know how this works:
Jon Hamm is a 1. (That's that "would do" score, right).

Who cares if he can act.
Posted by: Iris at September 22, 2022 05:28 PM (NaH5I)

Good first effort. Maybe talk about his hands to the other ladies.

Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (dNqv+)

221 who knew Judah Ben Hur and Moses had the same mom

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (us2H3)

222 To show how f'd up Hollywood is Hamm waited tables for over a decade rather than being a leading man.

Posted by: Regular joe at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (nnp+f)

223 james McAvoy is good in just about anything he's in.

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James was a really good guest on the Kate McKinon News and Political Commentary Hour, he was one of the first people to actually have..you know...rehearsed and know his lines...since well, no one.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (OuH7W)

224 They were required for all men, not just the underclasses. It was their traditional hair style, and the Han were made to wear it as a sign of their conquest.

When the "Pig Tail Rebellion" against the Republic was crushed in 1917, the ground was littered with severed queues.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (llXky)


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Interesting bit of history I didn't know about.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (Lv84X)

225 I must be farther under my rock than I realized because I haven't even heard of most of the actors being discussed here.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 05:34 PM (906pl)

226 Other remakes that shouldn't have been:

True Grit (though Jeff Bridges)
Point Break (v1.0 was already beyond perfect)

Posted by: micky at September 22, 2022 05:34 PM (3byMq)

227 It can also mean a snake in German. Dick would be schwanz

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (TbpGr)
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In high school German, we got to the unit where Unsere Freunde go to the zoo. In the chapter review section it had the various animals and phrases and naturally we stitched together: "Hallo, Fraulein! Du musst mine Schlange essen!"

Good times.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (llXky)

228 133 Here's a question, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy were the top two stars to emerge from SNL that went on to have mega movie careers, who had the better career?

I think it's Murray hands down.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (up/3i)

Murray definitely has enjoyed his life more, seeing that Eddie Murphy spent 20 years sulking about the way that David Spade made fun of him.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (trdmm)

229 That's spelled D A Double-D A R...
I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: motionview, a MAGA Republican (who supports DeSantis) at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (NZZ+O)

230 Is it que or queue? I've seen both and it's always bothered me.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at September 22, 2022 05:18 PM (Y5qcH)


it's queue for "line" or "line up of things"

there is also "cue." A pool cue, and also, when you set a time for music to play, or mark a place in film, you cue it.
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:20 PM


And there's Que as shorthand for Bar-B-Que (the good stuff, the best of which is found in Texas).

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (a3Q+t)

231 I read We Have Always Lived in the Castle last year. For some reason it made wonder how different life and America were back then.

Posted by: Mishdog at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (uwW33)

232 Neil Gaiman's books and short stories have a disturbing tendency for teh ghey and teh child molestation to show up frequently.
Posted by: RedMindBlueState

Stephen King, same. Except for the ghey.

Posted by: Taqiyyologist, Rickrolled by Jesus at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (M9XmQ)

233 Neil Gaiman? Really? That's not a joke?
Posted by: Farmer Bob at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM


Yes, that's really his name, although he is married (to a woman) with kids.

And yes, those themes appear a lot in his work.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (Wnv9h)

234 I can't read "James McAvoy" without thinking of the song Wild Colonial Boy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3QJPxiLOPo

Posted by: spindrift at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (h5TKJ)

235 226 Other remakes that shouldn't have been:

True Grit (though Jeff Bridges)
Point Break (v1.0 was already beyond perfect)
Posted by: micky at September 22, 2022 05:34 PM (3byMq)

Cleopatra


Manchrian Candidate

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (us2H3)

236 Interesting bit of history I didn't know about.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (Lv84X)
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I got a book on China coming out whenever the test readers are finished with it. I'm thinking about a month from now.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

237 Weekend at the cabin for me, winter prepping etc. So no TV or signal, but I will have to check next week for the Daily Daddario for science.

Posted by: Minnfidel at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (GwxCX)

238 7 204 I watched Wanted with Angelina Jolie and james McAvoy with a small part for a very young Chris Pratt last night. Very campy but fun to watch. The stunts and shooting is completely unbelievable but it is part of the fun.
Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:29 PM (Y+l9t

=====

LOUD NOISES!!! the movie.

I like it.

Posted by: TJM's phone

YES!

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (Y+l9t)

239 Murray definitely has enjoyed his life more, seeing that Eddie Murphy spent 20 years sulking about the way that David Spade made fun of him.
Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (trdmm)


Seems like Murray never got too high on himself. Not so much with Murphy.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (pwExq)

240 Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (llXky)

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Excellent.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (Lv84X)

241 226 Other remakes that shouldn't have been:

True Grit (though Jeff Bridges)
Point Break (v1.0 was already beyond perfect)
Posted by: micky at September 22, 2022 05:34 PM (3byMq)

Would disagree about True Grit. There was some stuff in it that didn't need to be there, but in terms of the acting and the overall style, I thought it very true to the novel and enjoyed it (after I swore I wouldn't when I first heard of it).

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (906pl)

242 Good first effort. Maybe talk about his hands to the other ladies.
Posted by: Aetius451AD at September 22, 2022 05:33 PM (dNqv+)

LOL thanks.

Posted by: Iris at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (NaH5I)

243
A remake of the Wizard Of Oz is in the works.
A woke version.
Hollywood hates you.

Posted by: YIKES! at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (t6XCL)

244 In high school German, we got to the unit where Unsere Freunde go to the zoo. In the chapter review section it had the various animals and phrases and naturally we stitched together: "Hallo, Fraulein! Du musst mine Schlange essen!"

Good times.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM


LOL! I remember Unsere Freunde. We had way too much fun in German class.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (Wnv9h)

245 >>In the old days a queue was a man's braid/ponytail as in the ones required for the underclass by the Manchu.

ah, well that would just be an extension of its meaning as "tail."

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM (B3oWe)

246 No love for The Hangover? I thought Cooper was good in that.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM (TbpGr)

247 yeah, true regrit was great. Probably captured the book better than John Wayne's

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM (OuH7W)

248 It's not that uncommon for an SNL movie to be some other real movie adaptation, with the star's signature brand of comedy awkwardly forced on to it. Dana Carvey's _Clean Slate_ is another example of an interesting detective-noir-with-a-twist film that suffers more than benefits from Carvey's character impression bits.

Posted by: Daniel Ream at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM (TMX68)

249 >>Here's a question, Bill Murray and Eddie Murphy were the top two stars to emerge from SNL that went on to have mega movie careers, who had the better career?

*ahem*

Adam Sandler

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM (I/doM)

250 I wrote somewhere else that if you were a popular movie or TV character in the 70s, 80s, or 90s, odds are you would get a remake or a follow up soon.

So it goes with Fletch. They are clearly trying to play off the Chevy Chase films, but what they don't seem to grasp is that Chase was a comedian first (and never really played anything serious). Hamm is a serious actor who can sorta do comedy (mostly not), so if they are trying to continue the vibe Chase brought to the Fletch movies it will fail.

Hollywood just can't do original movies like they used to, but it's so obvious now they are flinging stuff at the wall to see what sticks.

Did you watch the last season of Cobra Kai? It's so bad I would have thought a drunk Jonny Lawrence in an Iron Maiden T-shirt wrote it.

Posted by: Lex at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (KhUbk)

251 remake of Mildred Pierce was dreadful

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (us2H3)

252 No love for The Hangover? I thought Cooper was good in that.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM


It was a good laugh on a Friday night. "It's a purse!"

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (Wnv9h)

253 Cleopatra

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:36 PM (us2H3)
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Cleopatra Schwartz > Cleopatra

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (llXky)

254 I'm right here you know

Posted by: Q Anon at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (uHAQV)

255 Red Storm rising read like a Rand Corporation War Game Scenario with a little narrative added to it.

I was in school learning how to defeat the Soviets in Europe when I read it, and the Fulda Gap and all that was all right there in my wheelhouse. The clunkiness didn't really matter.
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM (pwExq)

I have cloth-bound and two (I think) paperback copies of "Red Star Rising". Clancy is at his best when characters engage in action or analytical behavior. Social engagements between characters on a personal level is not a Clancy strong suit.

Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (6eRlp)

256 They made s Point Break 2. Well, that was dumb.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 05:40 PM (W/9Bb)

257 *ahem*

Adam Sandler
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM


*sings*

Thanks...giving!

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:40 PM (Wnv9h)

258 Mike Myers had a pretty good post-SNL run. He even did darker roles like that one guy in "54."

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM (xPJvm)

259 Red Storm rising read like a Rand Corporation War Game Scenario with a little narrative added to it.

I was in school learning how to defeat the Soviets in Europe when I read it, and the Fulda Gap and all that was all right there in my wheelhouse. The clunkiness didn't really matter.
Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:32 PM


*fistbump*

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM (Wnv9h)

260 I've written the start of my children's book The Adventures of Paisley Poirot Doggie Detective. Now I've written the end. The middle part will be harder.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM (VdGjU)

261 I have cloth-bound and two (I think) paperback copies of "Red Star Rising". Clancy is at his best when characters engage in action or analytical behavior. Social engagements between characters on a personal level is not a Clancy strong suit.
Posted by: mrp at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (6eRlp)

This is true. And I've noticed the same thing with other writers of military fiction, e.g., Bernard Cornwell.

Posted by: Zombie Robbo the Llama Butcher at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM (906pl)

262 LOL! I remember Unsere Freunde. We had way too much fun in German class.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:37 PM (Wnv9h)
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They finally got rid of them my junior year and since they were throwing them out, I took home a copy and had people sign it instead of yearbook.

The 70s Euro fashions were...unique.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (llXky)

263 "Good times.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:35 PM (llXky)"

I learned most of it the hard way. Walking around Deutschland with German friends determined to make an asshole out of me.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (TbpGr)

264 Speaking of Movies has anyone seen, Bullet Train? Is it worth a matinee or wait till it streams?

Posted by: Picric at September 22, 2022 05:31 PM (13tTk)


I liked it, it was completely over the top and combined all the modes of the Society or Guild of Assassins from the corporate fixer to the Ronin on the run, filled with baddies chewing the scenery, and it was worth it. I even didn't mind Sean Penn and I hate his skanky ass

Posted by: Kindltot at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (xhaym)

265 Please please do not remake the Wizard of Oz. As a kid I always looked forward to the fall when it would be shown and couldn't wait until the munchkins came on and it switched to color. it was magical.
Do not make fun of me. I was a little girl and already loved books and fantasy. It is a wonderful memory.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (Y+l9t)

266 >>>Social engagements between characters on a personal level is not a Clancy strong suit.

there's a sex scene in one of them, clear and present danger I think, where the latin foreign agent is banging the american secretary to some US official. it's already cringe AF, but then, as they're laying there silently, Clancy writes:

"Silence was the deepest passion."

Let's get back to the drone cameras, huh?

Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (B3oWe)

267 *fistbump*
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM (Wnv9h)


I think I read it the semester after taking Dirt.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (pwExq)

268 252 No love for The Hangover? I thought Cooper was good in that.
Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:38 PM

It was a good laugh on a Friday night. "It's a purse!"
Posted by: RedMindBlueState at September 22, 2022 05:39 PM (Wnv9h)

^^^There are 3 Hangover movies, right? I think I binged them one Saturday...

Posted by: Iris at September 22, 2022 05:43 PM (NaH5I)

269 Yeah, Mike Meyers has had some good movies, but he dissappeared.

I mentioned Sandler because he just keeps making movies, some good, some awful, but he gets to go to exotic places with his actor friends (so, he's clever).
And I heard he was good in "Uncut Gems" - a serious role.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:43 PM (I/doM)

270 When are we going to stop calling them "conspiracy" movies?

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Yeah, we need to come up with a new word...how about "documentary"

Posted by: Lemmiwinks at September 22, 2022 05:44 PM (h1jJh)

271 16 9 3 I'm watching White Lotus with Daddario's Ds.t's a horrible show so far but you do get to see Daddario's Ds.

wait she's in that, and you do?!
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 04:57 PM (B3oWe


Yes. And yiiiiiisssssss
Posted by: AlaBAMA


You don't like it? I thought it was excellent.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 05:45 PM (g1EEm)

272 Have you ever seen a spleen that large?

Nooo, no. Not since breakfast.


I like the original Fletch, it's endlessly quoteable. Fletch 2 wasn't all that great. A reboot has been the works for a couple decades at least, and if I'm remembering right, Jason Lee was rumored to be considered for the role towards the beginning of the process.

I truly liked Knives Out as well. I thought it was very well done, and that Daniel Craig did a good job in his role.

Posted by: Stu Podaso at September 22, 2022 05:45 PM (wUHYj)

273 the priest in Caddyshack played Marc Antony in the 1934 Cleopatra

now that's a span

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:45 PM (us2H3)

274 I learned most of it the hard way. Walking around Deutschland with German friends determined to make an asshole out of me.

Posted by: Marcus T at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (TbpGr)
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A friend told me that in conversation with some native Germans he and his American pals would casually throw around obscenties and one of them dropped "Fickst du dich!" and the Germans had not only never heard of that formulation, but the concept was unknown to them.

They wept with laughter over the phrase, babbling that it was physically impossible, but so funny.

American innovation, I guess.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:45 PM (llXky)

275 "Silence was the deepest passion."

Let's get back to the drone cameras, huh?
Posted by: ace at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (B3oWe)

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I actually cringed.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:45 PM (Lv84X)

276 I mentioned Sandler because he just keeps making movies, some good, some awful, but he gets to go to exotic places with his actor friends (so, he's clever).
And I heard he was good in "Uncut Gems" - a serious role.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:43 PM (I/doM)


He's got a basketball movie on Netflix I think with Queen Latifah. It's a good film.

He does what he likes. He gets his friends to do movies with him, and some of them are good and well written and some of them are crap, and with few exceptions they all look fun.

Also: he has a movie with his IRL wife in it, AND he casts Salma Hayek as his wife in the movie.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (pwExq)

277
I've written the start of my children's book The Adventures of Paisley Poirot Doggie Detective. Now I've written the end. The middle part will be harder.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 22, 2022 05:41 PM


I've written the first and second chapters of a novel. Also the final chapter - which blows everyone away with a 'never saw that coming' ending. I've outlined all of the chapters in between. It's basically fill in the blanks at this point.

Is that a squirrel? BRB.

Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (y3pKJ)

278 Anyone see Vengeance yet? Please provide your review.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (NVQas)

279 Chevy Chase deserves to have all of his movies remade and ruined.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (IyrhE)

280 Daddario is so much more than just a decent rack. The ultimate pretty girl. But I may be a bit of a Daddario simp.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (g1EEm)

281 Not sure title but James McAvoy plays a convincing villain

Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2022 05:47 PM (xhxe8)

282 Do not make fun of me. I was a little girl and already loved books and fantasy. It is a wonderful memory.

No making fun here! I did the same thing! That and Peter Pan, the one with Mary Martin always came on in the Fall.

Posted by: jewells45 at September 22, 2022 05:47 PM (nxdel)

283 I've written the first and second chapters of a novel. Also the final chapter - which blows everyone away with a 'never saw that coming' ending. I've outlined all of the chapters in between. It's basically fill in the blanks at this point.

Is that a squirrel? BRB.
Posted by: Divide by Zero at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (y3pKJ)

Maybe I should write from the ending forward.

Posted by: That NLurker guy at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (VdGjU)

284 Daddario is so much more than just a decent rack. The ultimate pretty girl. But I may be a bit of a Daddario simp.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (g1EEm)
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Delicate features, but not all that.

Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (llXky)

285 281 Not sure title but James McAvoy plays a convincing villain
Posted by: Skip at September 22, 2022 05:47 PM (xhxe


He's in some movie where he plays a British version of Dirty Harry. It's pretty decent.

Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (pwExq)

286 Posted by: blaster at September 22, 2022 05:46 PM (pwExq)

I thought Funny People was very good. And Blended is a guilty pleasure movie that I don't feel too guilty about.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (NVQas)

287 Please please do not remake the Wizard of Oz.

I think there are 2 remakes in the works right now.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (ppBhU)

288 When I clicked on comments for this thread I got a pop under ad for noom.

Posted by: Heartattack at September 22, 2022 05:48 PM (GX+NG)

289 Kathleen Turner. I saw her in a NYC restaurant one time and she was giving me the eye. Boy did I dodge a bullet!

Posted by: profligatewaste at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (Be3jb)

290 Nood groomers.

Posted by: Comrade flounder, Wrecker, Hoarder, Saboteur at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (yHsuS)

291 mentioned Sandler because he just keeps making movies, some good, some awful, but he gets to go to exotic places with his actor friends (so, he's clever).

*

I think the Red Letter Media guys did an episode about this scam.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - don't ask me to accept what you are when you refused to accept what you are at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (D+Cv1)

292 And I heard he was good in "Uncut Gems" - a serious role.
Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:43 PM (I/doM)

He's got a basketball movie on Netflix I think with Queen Latifah

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Sandler does have the life and his friends he brought up with him.

Uncut gems is still an ugly movie. He wanted it to be gritty but the sound design makes you feel the shitty sounds of a rush hour NYC street corner. Not enjoyable.

There was a second basketball movie he did that was much better. It's called Hustle. And it's much more of a Sandler high-effort movie (unlike the movies he makes while on vacation like Murder Mystery or Blended. I'll recommend that one.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (OuH7W)

293 anyone seen Lamb ?

Posted by: REDACTED at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (us2H3)

294 I'm still getting ads that show a hideous boil and equally hideous dental implants.

WTF do they think they're targeting? I'm insulted.

Posted by: Seems Legit at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (Lv84X)

295 Oh and Uncut Gems was so well done I couldn't finish it. I hate those self destructive movies. They make me very uncomfortable.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 05:49 PM (NVQas)

296 {{Jewells}}

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:50 PM (Y+l9t)

297 Anyone see Vengeance yet? Please provide your review.

I saw it. It's good. Well worth watching.

I get the impression that the writer may be trying to make fun of Texas to an extent. But I love Texas, so those qualities all come off as endearing to me.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 05:50 PM (ppBhU)

298 I'd rather they remake Mitchell (Joe Don Baker) than Fletch.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at September 22, 2022 05:50 PM (I+ZWa)

299 Delicate features, but not all that.
Posted by: Ace-Endorsed Author A.H. Lloyd


Pearls before swine.

But seriously, also her personality. It's the whole package. Je ne sais quoi.

If I met her at random I would have great difficulty forgetting her.

Posted by: quantum mechanic at September 22, 2022 05:51 PM (g1EEm)

300 278 Anyone see Vengeance yet? Please provide your review.
Posted by: polynikes

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I mentioned the other day. Very good. Kind of Brick-like. Murder mystery, fish out of water, defies audience expectations in a way that entertains instead of baffles. Well written, kind of mystic, but not really.

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:51 PM (OuH7W)

301 Of youre a REAL fan ]of the Wizard of Oz, you can tell me what colors was the Horse of a Different Color, and in what order did they appear?

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 05:51 PM (beDM3)

302 "See if you can figure out who's playing the dying old woman before the trailer tells you."

Lawrence Tierney.

Posted by: Peel gp A Grape at September 22, 2022 05:52 PM (24fqN)

303 Oh so glad there is a nood so I can go make dinner. Not ready to go back to the real world.

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:52 PM (Y+l9t)

304 >> Please please do not remake the Wizard of Oz.

Right?

You can imagine how it will be -- Glenda the good witch will be LGBTQ, the neighbor who takes her dog will be some hick bible-thumping MAGA lady, the evil witch of the west will be a Phyllis Schlafly knock-off, and so on. Oh, and Dorothy will definitely be a POC, if not an immigrant or refugee.

Posted by: Lizzy at September 22, 2022 05:52 PM (I/doM)

305 I get the impression that the writer may be trying to make fun of Texas to an extent. But I love Texas, so those qualities all come off as endearing to me.
Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at September 22, 2022 05:50 PM (ppBhU)

That was my thought when I watched the trailer. I said Texans would embrace the attempt to make fun of them.

Posted by: polynikes at September 22, 2022 05:52 PM (NVQas)

306 Things going south in Iran.

Police stations torched and Islamic goons have been killed. Good.

The police and military will probably start opening fire on the protesters.

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (W/9Bb)

307 My daughter loved WoZ when she was 3, and because of her our house has always called it Whizzer KaBozz.

Posted by: Tom Servo at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (beDM3)

308 Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:42 PM (Y+l9t)

I always found The Wizard of Oz to be creepy. Also, when I did see it, we had a B&W TV, so I did not even know the Oz stuff was in color.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Gen X Ne'er-Do-Well at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (xPJvm)

309 If TJM's phone never mentions Prometheus, is it really TJM's phone?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (a3Q+t)

310 Whizzer KaBozz.

I needed that

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (OuH7W)

311 Is Vengeance in theatres or streaming?

Posted by: sharon(willow's apprentice) at September 22, 2022 05:53 PM (Y+l9t)

312 You know who else has a huge rack that longs to breathe free?

Posted by: Canadian Shop Teacher at September 22, 2022 05:56 PM (LaNzR)

313 Alexandra DaDDario - one of the breast actresses working today.

Posted by: thedeti at September 22, 2022 05:57 PM (C7e3k)

314 Not joking, "Is This Something?" is what I always say after picking my nose, Jack!

Posted by: Joe Biden. at September 22, 2022 05:58 PM (LaNzR)

315 Alexandra DaDDario - one of the breast actresses working today.
Posted by: thedeti

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she got to thin in White Lotus. She lost the acreage battle to Sydney

Posted by: sockamster, Aos ShowRunner at September 22, 2022 06:00 PM (OuH7W)

316 I would read this book. Because Shirley Jackson is talented.

I think this is possibly her best book. No supernatural (that I recall). But very strange people who remain compelling and real. And I mean very strange.

Hard to describe. A haunted house without ghosts?

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at September 22, 2022 06:01 PM (U+Oxn)

317 Eh, confess fletch was okay...

"okay" not "great" or even "spiffy"...okay

Posted by: sven at September 22, 2022 06:01 PM (Lzpvj)

318 The funniest thing about the new Fletch movie is police photo of Jon Hamm being 6'-2".

I think he is closer to 5'6"

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at September 22, 2022 06:02 PM (cMXNt)

319 Hamm's greatest desire in life is to be 'funny'...Sadly, either you are or you aren't. He isn't. He'll just have to settle for giving the ladies, including my missus, a case of the vapors..

Posted by: Michael Christian at September 22, 2022 06:11 PM (/LbTY)

320 One of the few redeeming qualities of the movie version of Rick Riordian's Percy Jackson was Alexandra Daddario's rack in action scenes.

talking about the ghey... my wife was loving "Dickensen" on Apple TV, until they started doing the whole "she had a lesbian girlfriend" and lots of girl/girl kissing. Turned it off. Me, I'm not so likely to object (but then, I come to Ace, so how could I possibly object?) but I totally get it.

Posted by: GanGanowicz at September 22, 2022 06:52 PM (Kbz60)

321 That's Commander Bob Toland from Red Storm Rising

Tom Clancy

Posted by: George Clooney's Hair at September 22, 2022 07:06 PM (jvt6t)

322 I think Glass Onion will = The Last of Sheila

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