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Finally: The critical reappraisal of Streets of Fire begins.

Patrick Willems says it's not the greatest movie ever, but it is the greatest movie for about 20 minutes, which sounds about right. If you don't agree that the final fight is the greatest six minutes in the history of art and culture and humanity, you have a hammer-shaped hole in your soul.

Here's something you may find interesting: Quentin Tarantino's review and analysis of Dirty Harry. Instapundit likes to say "everyone is a conservative about that which he knows well" (or "cares about"). Tarantino definitely knows and cares about movies. I don't know his politics, but he will not let leftwing orthodoxy intrude into films or film criticism. He rejects the notion that Dirty Harry is "fascist." He does allow that it's reactionary -- a reaction to the mayhem of the late sixties. He points out the opening bank robbery scene features black gunmen not because the liberal director Don Siegel is racist, but because there were headline-grabbing bank robberies by the Black Panthers going on in the time. This is a film, Tarantino says, that was made to appeal to Nixon voters who did not approve of the chaos that the left encouraged.

He doesn't really signal that he's conservative. He's just not going to play along with the Jake Tapper agenda of claiming everything which isn't pleasing to the Botox Liberal TV Set is "fascist."

There's a new Dune series on HBO, Dune: Prophecy. It's about the beginnings of the Bene Geserit and is set 10,000 years before Paul Atreides went to Arrakis.

Eh.

Jessica Alba-- Action Hero. In, ahem, Trigger Warning.

WHY WOULD YOU CALL IT THAT

IT'S LIKE YOU WANT TO POISON THE AUDIENCE AGAINST YOUR OWN MOVIE

Eh, Will Ferrell and Reese Witherspoon are in a movie about two families fighting over a marriage venue. Ferrell hasn't been funny in years but Witherspoon is doing okay producing her own movies. Maybe this is okay. If it's not, I don't care. My investment in any of them is zero.

Another movie about a monster apocalypse where the monster operates by weird rules. Like A Quiet Place and Bird Box.

Is this something? It looks like something:


Egads! What's this?


Just kidding, it's a fake. I knew it when they showed one shot of the English kid that I remembered from Spiderman: Homecoming.

But you know they're going to do this, and it will probably star Tom Holland.

On the other hand, this is real:


Monica Belucci and William Defoe might give it a lift.


Here's a long sneak peak for Furiosa, a Mad Max movie with no Mad Max. Sort of like the last one, then. Rockatansky? More like Mockatansky, amirite

Looks pretty wild, though. It opens tonight. Film Threat says it's good, overall. They all complain about it being overly long, especially the 40 minute prologue featuring Furiosa as a little kid.


Here's the trailer for Wicked. Eh. I do like "Popular."


Francis Ford Coppola has a new movie coming out called Megalopolis.

I would be interested, except it seems to be a big political allegory, and I have no doubt about which way the allegory will lean:


Posted by: Disinformation Expert Ace at 04:09 PM




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1 Whoo-hoo! Brickbats are back, baby!

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 23, 2024 04:10 PM (DTX3h)

2 I never got around to seeing Dune 2 in a theater, so I'm now watching it on Max. It's good, and I've only seen the first hour, but it's not as good as I'd hoped.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:11 PM (CsUN+)

3 >>>2 I never got around to seeing Dune 2 in a theater, so I'm now watching it on Max. It's good, and I've only seen the first hour, but it's not as good as I'd hoped.

it's like Lord of the Rings in that it takes the material seriously.

It is like Lord of the Rings in no other ways.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:12 PM (KRtlO)

4 None of it looks like something.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:12 PM (N1DT3)

5 Ferrell hasn't been funny in years ever in his entire life

Fixed.

Posted by: spindrift at May 23, 2024 04:12 PM (OguvZ)

6 I might have to fire up Fellowship of the Ring. Again.

I'm a big fan of the two big fights in the movie, Moria and Amun Hen.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:12 PM (KRtlO)

7 it's like Lord of the Rings in that it takes the material seriously.

It is like Lord of the Rings in no other ways.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:12 PM (KRtlO)

On that note, LOTR is being re-released to theatres (in extended edition) this summer.

THAT'S Something.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:13 PM (N1DT3)

8 Francis Ford Coppola has a new movie coming out called Megalopolis.

I would be interested, except it seems to be a big political allegory, and I have no doubt about which way the allegory will lean:


So....it's about a guy who can stop time. I've seen lots of movies like that...Japanese movies. It's best not to inquire further.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:13 PM (CsUN+)

9 Nothing sounds interesting enough to spend money on.

Posted by: TC at May 23, 2024 04:13 PM (cHOHf)

10 Here I am at the start of an Ace thread! And movies, no less.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:14 PM (J2vNu)

11 >>On that note, LOTR is being re-released to theatres (in extended edition) this summer.

oh, that's nice, I guess. I don't know if I'd bother going to a theater, but maybe.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:14 PM (KRtlO)

12 The thing I hated about 80's movies besides being lame ass 80's movies was they were ALWAYS blue and red.

ALWAYS.

Blue and Red.

Blue and Red.

And the camera angle is almost always close in and claustrophobic.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:14 PM (iziT8)

13 Ace-
Did you see the comment I posted about your mention in Steven Green's new column on Biden potentially dropping out? It's #272 in the preceding thread.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (CsUN+)

14 Is Streets Of Fire that film with a young Diane Lane? I should really watch that sometime. I think I have it on my list of films to, uh, sign out from the free worldwide library.

Posted by: spindrift at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (OguvZ)

15 As Walter Hill is one of my favorite directors, this pleases me.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (krQz2)

16 Ok, I guess there IS something about this posts:

Francis Ford Coppola is still alive.

Isn't he like 120 now?

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (N1DT3)

17 It's a big club...

@Breaking911 10m
BREAKING: Former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby will not serve time in prison for perjury and mortgage fraud, judge rules - WJZ

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (IG4Id)

18 Ace, don't know if you saw this; you got a link from Stephen Green:

https://is.gd/0eSdXQ

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, AoSHQ Freelance Link Wrangler at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (PiwSw)

19 I watched that Dirty Harry video a few weeks ago and it's good. I didn't know until I read the fine print in the description that the Tarantino voice is AI generated.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:16 PM (xPl2J)

20 Archimedes beat me to it. Gah!

Posted by: I am the Shadout Mapes, AoSHQ Freelance Link Wrangler at May 23, 2024 04:16 PM (PiwSw)

21 People who refer to "the dialogue" or "a dialogue" need throat-punched.

Posted by: Cultural buzzwords suck at May 23, 2024 04:16 PM (Wc83a)

22 I think the tracking for Beetljuice, Beetlejuice is north of 100M dollars, I can see that.

The original was good and fun and quirky and that sort of thing has been missing at the cinema.

Also, Jordan Peterson had a really good interview with Dennis Quaid and they touched on how we no longer have a movie going culture and this was wholly brought on by Hollywood itself, which can explain why we are in the Twilight Garbage Phase of Hollywood.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:16 PM (XV/Pl)

23 >>>Did you see the comment I posted about your mention in Steven Green's new column on Biden potentially dropping out? It's #272 in the preceding thread.

no but I saw the post earlier. I mention the drop-out possibility in Quick Hits, later.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (KRtlO)

24 oh, that's nice, I guess. I don't know if I'd bother going to a theater, but maybe.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:14 PM (KRtlO)

If I didn't have kids, I'd be the same.

But they've never seen it in a theatre, so I'll likely take them.

(They've already seen it on smaller screens numerous times already.)

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (N1DT3)

25 the premise he has been bandying about for 30 years, a modern day version of the Catiline Conspiracy about 20 years before Caesar, seemed intriguing

what emerged seems less impressive, and extravagant not in a good way,

Posted by: no 6 at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (PXvVL)

26 >>> I didn't know until I read the fine print in the description that the Tarantino voice is AI generated.

Really??!

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (KRtlO)

27 thanks Shadout mapes.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (KRtlO)

28 I guess its normal for hardware stores to leave chainsaws lying around - gassed up and ready to go.

Posted by: Daniel Simpson Day at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (xsrxA)

29 >>>@Breaking911 10m
BREAKING: Former Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby will not serve time in prison for perjury and mortgage fraud, judge rules - WJZ

huge surprise, i'm floored

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (KRtlO)

30 Saving Private Ryan is a great movie if you just watch the first 30 minutes then go out and rotate your tires

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (fwDg9)

31 Really??!

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:17 PM (KRtlO)

Read all the way down at the bottom of the description. It's buried down there.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (xPl2J)

32 I also finished Chernobyl on Max (originally HBO in 2019). It's very good.

Spoiler Alert: the reactor explodes.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (CsUN+)

33 Monica Belucci and William Defoe might give it a lift.
---
Everybody knows it all depends on Michael Keaton.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:18 PM (krQz2)

34 >>>Is Streets Of Fire that film with a young Diane Lane?

yes.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (KRtlO)

35 Dune will never be as good as you hope.

Ever.

It's just a Universal rule, like Pauli's Exclusion Principle.

It just really isn't a good story and Hollywood kinda sucks at Sci-Fi.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (iziT8)

36 I liked STREETS OF FIRE,

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (dKiJG)

37 The title Squirrel With a Gun reminds me of the comic Julie Brown song "The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun."

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (J2vNu)

38 Yeah Jessica Alba kicking multiple dudes ass. Hard pass.

Favorite girl power movie is Red Sparrow. She is a realistic bad ass.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (SHMXB)

39 But they've never seen it in a theatre, so I'll likely take them.

(They've already seen it on smaller screens numerous times already.)


There is something about an epic/big budget movie on a real movie screen at a real theater with an actual crowd.

It's not necessary for every movie, obviously, but there are films where it's at least close to Worth It. Even if you've seen them before.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (mSufQ)

40 >>Read all the way down at the bottom of the description. It's buried down there.

but it's his script/analysis at least, right?

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (KRtlO)

41 Streets of Fire and Blade Runner were two of the biggest influences for the anime OVA series Bubblegum Crisis.

Just watch Priss and the Replicants perform 'Konya wa Hurricane' in the first episode.

Nyah.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (to8tq)

42 Here's the trailer for Wicked. Eh. I do like "Popular."

Hah, I only know about that song, or even that that musical exists, because of Ace.

Posted by: spindrift at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (OguvZ)

43 It's just a Universal rule, like Pauli's Exclusion Principle.

I hate that dick Pauli. He wouldn't let me sit at the cool kid's table because I wasn't cool enough. Hence, his exclusion principle.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (CsUN+)

44

Isn't he like 120 now?
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:15 PM (N1DT3)

85

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (XkYcA)

45 Alba wearing brown face or I will eat my hat.

Posted by: Disgusted at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (Z8Yh2)

46 I will most likely go and see the bettlejuice remake at the theater. Not getting my hopes up for a good sequel though. But it's been 6+ years since we have actually been inside a theater, so I am willing to give it a chance.

Posted by: Mister Scott (Formerly GWS) at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (QNSds)

47 A skilled Special Forces commando (Alba) takes ownership of her father's bar after he suddenly dies and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown.

Oh, fuck off.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 04:20 PM (IG4Id)

48 43 It's just a Universal rule, like Pauli's Exclusion Principle.

I hate that dick Pauli. He wouldn't let me sit at the cool kid's table because I wasn't cool enough. Hence, his exclusion principle.


St. Pauli's Girl > Exclusionary Pauli

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (mSufQ)

49 "A skilled Special Forces commando (Alba) takes ownership of her father's bar after he suddenly dies and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown."

this is such a stock plot.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (KRtlO)

50 My favourite fight scene is Nada vs. Frank in John Carpenter's "They Live".

"I'm giving you a choice. Either put on these glasses, or start eating that trash can."

Posted by: Grumpy and Recalcitrant at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (O7YUW)

51 Speaking of Dirty Harry,
I brought up the movie Joe in the last thread. Peter Boyle plays a father who goes vigilante on hippies.

I remember when it came out there was shock from the cognoscenti because the proles would cheer the hippies getting punched. It was supposed to be a morality play about retribution (I think Boyle ends up .. OK, I won't give it away, but things do not turn out as planned.)

It was a weird time in Hollywood. I think reality was very brutal and the movies reflected that. When they tried to explain to the the public why we should love and tolerate (as our home values plummeted) like on All In The Family, it usually wasn't received in that way

The Dirty Harry films tried to make the bad goes so over the top (it seemed to me) but they really weren't that far over the top considering Manson, the Weather Underground, etc.

Posted by: Paul Kersey at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (ZznW6)

52 Semi related: I think I spotted Willem Dafoe as a drug testing scumbag in The French Connection. Young is putting it mildly.

Posted by: Disgusted at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (Z8Yh2)

53 Mad Maxine does not interest me in the slightest.

George Miller should be embarrassed.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (krQz2)

54 Yeah, the text being read is from Tarantino's book.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (xPl2J)

55 The thing I hated about 80's movies besides being lame ass 80's movies was they were ALWAYS blue and red.

ALWAYS.

Blue and Red.

Blue and Red.

And the camera angle is almost always close in and claustrophobic.
Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024


***
I never noticed that. But it did strike me that *every single scene* in the original The Stepford Wives (the '70s version w/ Katharine Ross) had something blue in it.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (J2vNu)

56 I remember seeing the Streets of Fire trailer in the theater as a teen and thinking how awesome it was going to be and I still haven't seen it. I remember Diane Lane, "I Can Dream About You" and Willem Dafoe in ridiculous rubber overalls or something.

Posted by: jhawk90 at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (ggOdn)

57 adam driver isn't who I would think as protagonists, giancarlo might he good, I don't know what jon voight was thinking,

Posted by: no 6 at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (PXvVL)

58 Series on the Bene Geseriat?

Great, moar Womyn Power feldeekarp. As if the Aes Sedai series wasn't enough.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:22 PM (to8tq)

59 @50

>>My favourite fight scene is Nada vs. Frank in John Carpenter's "They Live".

Bahhh, everyone knows that the Mime Robot Battle from EuroTrip was the most epic fight scene in any movie of the last 100 years.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (XV/Pl)

60 We have tickets to see Furiosa tonight.

Posted by: blaster at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (xhfG9)

61 Semi related: I think I spotted Willem Dafoe as a drug testing scumbag in The French Connection. Young is putting it mildly.

I don't think that was him. He isn't listed in the cast.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (CsUN+)

62 It just really isn't a good story and Hollywood kinda sucks at Sci-Fi.
Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (iziT

I liked the first one. It made me go "ooooh", and it didn't piss me off.

For an industry that actively tries to suck its own ass, I'll take it.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (+TKsk)

63 I don't particularly care about what Tarantino's personal politics are. I assume he's a leftie like all the rest of em.

But, if he's at least smart enough to take the Michael Jordan tack of "Republicans buy shoes too" and leave the leftist hectoring out of his movies, that's good enough for me.

That said, I haven't watched any movie made since Skyfall, so my opinion doesn't really matter, lol.

Posted by: ballistic at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (oqH4h)

64 Beetlejuice.

*checks calendar over last 30 years*

Right on time.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 04:23 PM (Aoykm)

65 38 Yeah Jessica Alba kicking multiple dudes ass. Hard pass.

Favorite girl power movie is Red Sparrow. She is a realistic bad ass.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (SHMXB)

Peppermint wasn't bad. Still required heavy suspension of disbelief but she planned everything to the Nth degree, used ambush tactics, and got bloodied up a fair amount nevertheless.

Posted by: Super badass chick movies are still a stretch though at May 23, 2024 04:24 PM (Wc83a)

66 What I like about Streets of Fire is it is set in a not real 50s timeframe.

I think the promoter/manager character played by Rick Moranis knocks the movie down a few points for me. Very annoying.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:24 PM (sEYaD)

67 Streets of Fire looked like it was going to be cool, and then it was meh.

Posted by: blaster at May 23, 2024 04:24 PM (xhfG9)

68 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (+TKsk)

69 Lets not forget

Remake of Time Bandits.

With no dwarfs.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (to8tq)

70 It just really isn't a good story and Hollywood kinda sucks at Sci-Fi.
Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:19 PM (iziT

I liked the first one. It made me go "ooooh", and it didn't piss me off.


Yup, that's why I was so excited. Regardless, Zendaya is still hot.

*throws chum into water*

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (CsUN+)

71 Afternoon.

Coppola has a new movie coming out...sorta. If he can find a distributor.

If he can't it might only see the light of day in Europe (fucking EUROPE!!) and in IMAX theaters.

I can't help but notice no one really mentions that Megalopolis, or at least the name, is riffing on Fritz Lang's Metropolis.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (1Yy3c)

72 Oh, and an earlier thread reminded me I have unclaimed money from 2008. My sister was checking, saw my name, and let me know. I then, of course, only barely followed up, but I never really forgot about it. I think I'll finally gather the documentation or whatever and finish that unfinished business.

The amount will SHOCK YOU!

$6. Six whole dollars. Almost, but not quite, not worth bothering, you know?

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (mSufQ)

73 If Coppola had John Milius write the script...well, NOW you got something!

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (asXVI)

74 I missed Streets of Fire when it was new, and have never seen it.

That was Bill Paxton at the start of that clip Ace linked, right? That was the same year he had a small speaking role in Terminator (when the Terminator first arrives in 1984 LA). It would not be until '86 that he had his great supporting role as Private Hudson in Aliens.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

75 Peppermint wasn't bad. Still required heavy suspension of disbelief but she planned everything to the Nth degree, used ambush tactics, and got bloodied up a fair amount nevertheless.
Posted by: Super badass chick movies are still a stretch though at May 23, 2024 04:24 PM (Wc83a)

I like Peppermint too. It was right on the edge of possibility. The back story helped and physically she’s a big woman and also got her ass kicked .Her weapons handling made her equal. Just as Colt intended.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (SHMXB)

76 Remake of Time Bandits.

With no dwarfs.
---

Followed up by a Wizard of Oz remake with no Munchkins.

Progressives will not rest until no little person is ever hired again. Except Dinklage.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (asXVI)

77 58 Series on the Bene Geseriat?

Great, moar Womyn Power feldeekarp. As if the Aes Sedai series wasn't enough.


honored matres > bene gesserit

Posted by: anachronda has read too many dune novels at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (sGtp+)

78 Ferrell hasn't been funny in years ever in his entire life

Fixed.
Posted by: spindrift

I thought he was amusing in the film about ice skating the name of escapes now.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (oaGWv)

79 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?

Do Aquaman and whichever Spider-Man movie count? I mean, they're more mainstream/normal than, say, The Life Aquatic.

Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (mSufQ)

80 Eh.

Jessica Alba-- Action Bikini Hero.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (v0R5T)

81 I've seen so much bullshit attempting to push the female hero at me that I probably would avoid even a good movie in this genre.

And James Cameron made two movies in a row with female action stars, Ripley (who was at least *competent*) and of course, Sarah Connor.

They never seemed to bother me and I loved both movies.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (krQz2)

82 I found this last week. Somebody made a modern trailer for The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOzLVw0AtQY

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (xPl2J)

83 >>68 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?

___
Mississippi Burning

Posted by: Frasier Crane at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (bNf8H)

84 76 Progressives will not rest until no little person is ever hired again. Except Dinklage.

perhaps dinklage will be featured in the remake of the variant of willy wonka in which deep roy played all the oompa-loompas.

Posted by: anachronda at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (sGtp+)

85 Lets not forget

Remake of Time Bandits.

With no dwarfs.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (to8tq)

No one is gonna watch that shit

Posted by: Hatari somewhere on Ventura Highway at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (NtVYv)

86 Do Aquaman and whichever Spider-Man movie count? I mean, they're more mainstream/normal than, say, The Life Aquatic.
Posted by: Lance McCormick at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (mSufQ)

Normal as in "not goofy as hell", not normal as in "adhering to the norm"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (+TKsk)

87 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024


***
He was in that horrible thing about lighthouse keepers a few years ago. I couldn't finish watching the DVD.

So, no.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (J2vNu)

88 Not Dafoe in French Connection

Posted by: Disgusted at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (Z8Yh2)

89 68 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (+TKsk)


He was in To Live and Die in LA. Wait, no.

Boondock Saints. And II. Oh, no, and no.

Platoon. Maybe?

Posted by: blaster at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (xhfG9)

90 The dedication and enthusiasm of Trump supporters in the South Bronx, who have been lining up since early morning despite heavy rains, is a testament to their strong commitment to the former President
_ A Commentator
-----------------------

6PM

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (Iynsv)

91 I wonder how long it takes for one utterance of "Beetlejuice" to wear off?

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (krQz2)

92 That was Bill Paxton at the start of that clip Ace linked, right? That was the same year he had a small speaking role in Terminator (when the Terminator first arrives in 1984 LA). It would not be until '86 that he had his great supporting role as Private Hudson in Aliens.

I recently rewatched Twister. It's a pretty bad movie, but the absolute worst was Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the goofy tech. It was painful to watch. Also, CGI special effects that were jawdropping in 1996 are now laughable.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (CsUN+)

93 Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (asXVI)

Dinklage plays all midget roles via CGI. It's in his contract.

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (Aoykm)

94 Critical Drinker has a good video essay on Falling Down with Michael Douglas.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (sEYaD)

95 In the movie Joe you get to see a very fine young Susan Sarandon nekkid .

Nicholas Cage also made a good revenge movie named Joe.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (SHMXB)

96 That was Bill Paxton at the start of that clip Ace linked, right? That was the same year he had a small speaking role in Terminator (when the Terminator first arrives in 1984 LA). It would not be until '86 that he had his great supporting role as Private Hudson in Aliens.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

Bill Paxton has the distinction of being the only actor to have been killed by a Terminator, and Alien, and a Predator.

So he's got that going for him.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (N1DT3)

97 "A skilled Special Forces commando (Alba) takes ownership of her father's bar after he suddenly dies and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown."

this is such a stock plot.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (KRtlO)


It's always "former Navy SEAL" or "former CIA agent". You'd think that at least they'd try a different commando/spy. The original Man on Fire book had Creasy as a former French Foreign Legionnaire, which would have been interesting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (n+4am)

98 Twister?

Oh yah all the cans said Pepsi.

Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (to8tq)

99 Normal as in "not goofy as hell", not normal as in "adhering to the norm"

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (+TKsk)
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What category do you put Born on the 4th of July?

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (krQz2)

100 Jessica Alba-- Action Hero. In, ahem, Trigger Warning.


It looks terrible. She looks great! Her finest moment was the opening for Dark Angel, when she was coming out of the swimming pool. The girl is a smokeshow! The TV quickly dissolved into a James Cameron shitfest. Great idea, poorly written and acted (at least by Alba, who can't act).

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (sAmhv)

101 Hey, now, Twister was pretty fun. And it had Helen Hunt when she was quite delicious.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (1Yy3c)

102 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (+TKsk)

He was in To Live and Die in LA. Wait, no.

Boondock Saints. And II. Oh, no, and no.

Platoon. Maybe?
Posted by: blaster at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (xhfG9)

John Wick

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (SHMXB)

103 The channel that has the Tarantino video, Tapes Archive, also has a couple of well done Black Sabbath documentaries.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (xPl2J)

104 100: TV show

missed a word.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (sAmhv)

105 @81

>>They never seemed to bother me and I loved both movies.

Because they were plausible within the confines of the universe set up in the movie.

No cared about River Tam being kickass, or Buffy, because it was plausible and coherent within the story.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (XV/Pl)

106 Former dog catcher.

Seriously, those fuckers have seen some shit.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (+TKsk)

107 89 68 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?
Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (+TKsk)

He was in To Live and Die in LA. Wait, no.

Boondock Saints. And II. Oh, no, and no.

Platoon. Maybe?
Posted by: blaster


What's not normal about TLADILA?
What is a normal film?

Posted by: Paul Kersey at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (ZznW6)

108 Bill Paxton has the distinction of being the only actor to have been killed by a Terminator, and Alien, and a Predator.

So he's got that going for him.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (N1DT3)
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Yeah--Fuck him!

Posted by: Sean Bean at May 23, 2024 04:30 PM (krQz2)

109 97 "A skilled Special Forces commando (Alba) takes ownership of her father's bar after he suddenly dies and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown."

this is such a stock plot.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:21 PM (KRtlO)


It's always "former Navy SEAL" or "former CIA agent". You'd think that at least they'd try a different commando/spy. The original Man on Fire book had Creasy as a former French Foreign Legionnaire, which would have been interesting.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (n+4am)

This is what made The Outlaw Josey Wales so great. He didn't start as a bad ass. He became a bad ass. He was driven to other wordly badassery. The plot didn't simply place a bad ass where one needed to be.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (KbCG3)

110 Saw the Broadway production of Wicked many moons ago and it was good

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (Akjoo)

111 Twister was a two hour commercial for Dodge Ram pickups.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (xPl2J)

112 Dafoe was also in Clear and Present Danger in a relatively "normal" role.

Posted by: Frasier Crane at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (bNf8H)

113 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?

Platoon, Flight of the Intruder.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (a3Q+t)

114 the greatest movie ever
......

according to my granddaughter is Ghostbusters.
Before that it was Frozen.
And before that it was... you get the idea.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (v0R5T)

115 84 76 Progressives will not rest until no little person is ever hired again. Except Dinklage.

perhaps dinklage will be featured in the remake of the variant of willy wonka in which deep roy played all the oompa-loompas.
Posted by: anachronda at May 23, 2024 04:27 PM (sGtp+)

That little prick is a prime example of leftists pulling the ladder up after them once they get theirs. Once he's made a fortune from being cast in roles requiring a dwarf, it's now the height of bigotry to let any other dwarf be cast in roles requiring a dwarf. Fuck that hypocritical little shit to death.

Posted by: Not that I feel strongly about it or anything at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (Wc83a)

116 Holy shit.

Peter Dinklage in a backstory movie about the Oompa Loompa Universe.

That's so crazy it just might work!!

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (iziT8)

117 So....it's about a guy who can stop time. I've seen lots of movies like that...Japanese movies. It's best not to inquire further.

There is a British movie called Cashback, that starts off pervy but ends up being sweet and kind.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (cf/0E)

118 I've seen so much bullshit attempting to push the female hero at me that I probably would avoid even a good movie in this genre.

And James Cameron made two movies in a row with female action stars, Ripley (who was at least *competent*) and of course, Sarah Connor.

They never seemed to bother me and I loved both movies.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024


***
Ripley was smart and experienced, and we weren't asked to believe that she could take on the Mother Alien with only her own physical strength. And we were shown earlier in the film that she knew how to operate that exo-skeleton loader unit -- so that made sense.

I never cared for Terminator 2 partly because of the muscled scarecrow that Sarah had turned into, and partly because it lacked the sharp dialogue of the first film.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (J2vNu)

119 What category do you put Born on the 4th of July?
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM (krQz2)

Is that that thing with Tom cruise in a wheelchair?

Never saw it.

So doesn't count.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (+TKsk)

120 I missed Streets of Fire when it was new, and have never seen it.

That was Bill Paxton at the start of that clip Ace linked, right? That was the same year he had a small speaking role in Terminator (when the Terminator first arrives in 1984 LA). It would not be until '86 that he had his great supporting role as Private Hudson in Aliens.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:26 PM (J2vNu)

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Yes, that's him.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (DRSnL)

121 Has Defoe ever done a normal damn movie?

Shadow of the Vampire!

Posted by: Max Schreck at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (PiwSw)

122 Dafoe was in Clear and Present Danger and The English Patient.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (krQz2)

123 according to my granddaughter is Ghostbusters.
Before that it was Frozen.
And before that it was... you get the idea.
Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (v0R5T)

Sounds like "Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire" is just perfect for her!

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (N1DT3)

124 Jessica Alba kicking ass. That's worth 2 hours of my time.

Posted by: WisRich at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (G0vdT)

125 > this is such a stock plot.

Road House, Walking Tall, The Equalizer, The Rundown, Above the Law, Marked for Death, Code of Silence, Rumble in the Bronx, Romeo Must Die, John Wick, Gran Torino, etc.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (Odg76)

126 Eh.

Jessica Alba-- Action Hero.
---------------------------------

It looked OK until the incredible action. How stupid.
If they had her use he feminine, hmm, mind against the bad guys
it would have been a movie.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (Iynsv)

127 Bestest movie ever - The Working Girls, 1974.

Cassandra Peterson, aka, Elvira, topless nude scene.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (nJUfO)

128 "A skilled Special Forces commando (Alba) takes ownership of her father's bar after he suddenly dies and soon finds herself at odds with a violent gang running rampant in her hometown."


Does she show us her tits?

Posted by: guy who always yells: "Show us yer tits!" at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (v0R5T)

129 Jessica Alba..I am really tired of the grrl pwr nonsense.

At least with "Peppermint" Garner got her butt righteously kicked to the point where she was hobbling along.

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (tT6L1)

130 I'd watch two hours of Jessica Alba's ass.

Posted by: Warai-otoko at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (+TKsk)

131 Twister was a two hour commercial for Dodge Ram pickups.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:31 PM (xPl2J)

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LOL

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (DRSnL)

132 Dafoe also played a Mexican drug lord in Ince Upon A Time In Mexico.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (1Yy3c)

133 The Station Agent was a very good movie though some might find it a little slow moving.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (SHMXB)

134 94 Critical Drinker has a good video essay on Falling Down with Michael Douglas.
Posted by: MAGA_Ken



That was excellent. I really like Critical Drinker. I always liked Falling Down. It had lots of layers to it. Most of the commentary about it have been wrong, betrayed by one's own biases and the current Fierce Urgency of NOW. Critical Drinker does a very good job at describing it, in a way that I couldn't.

Posted by: Puddleglum, cheer up for the worst is yet to come at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (sAmhv)

135 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)

136 So....it's about a guy who can stop time. I've seen lots of movies like that...Japanese movies. It's best not to inquire further.

There is a British movie called Cashback, that starts off pervy but ends up being sweet and kind.


Thanks. I've seen it but couldn't remember the name.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (CsUN+)

137 Does she show us her tits?
Posted by: guy who always yells: "Show us yer tits!" at May 23, 2024 04:33 PM (v0R5T)

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IIRC, she has a strict no nudity clause.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (DRSnL)

138 That squirrel’s bogus, best he’d do is a .22 EAA..

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (o2ZRX)

139 135 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)

You got them

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (Akjoo)

140 > Jessica Alba kicking ass. That's worth 2 hours of my time.

Alba was a stunner in 2005, but even then I wouldn't have gone to Generic Action Movie Plot #4 just based on her "performance."

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (Odg76)

141 No cared about River Tam being kickass, or Buffy, because it was plausible and coherent within the story.
Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024


***
Right; Buffy was not a "normal" or ordinary girl. We were shown many times that she had superhuman strength and reflexes -- the "slayer package" that came to her when she was called. She still had to practice her fighting skills, though, and train.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (J2vNu)

142
I recently rewatched Twister. It's a pretty bad movie, but the absolute worst was Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the goofy tech. It was painful to watch. Also, CGI special effects that were jawdropping in 1996 are now laughable.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (CsUN+)

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I never liked Twister. All the characters were annoying except Carey Elwes. He was an asshole but still charming, unfortunately he was the “bad guy”.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (sEYaD)

143 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)

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You've got 'em.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (DRSnL)

144 The greatest movie ever made is whatever was the first porno I ever saw. I couldn't tell you what it's called, but it should have won every Oscar.

Posted by: Yudhishthira's Dice at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (0FoWg)

145 Francis Ford Coppola has a new movie coming out called Megalopolis.

I would be interested, except it seems to be a big political allegory, and I have no doubt about which way the allegory will lean:

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So not MAGAlopolis then?

Was going to mention "Metropolis," but Robert beat me to it.

Posted by: ShainS -- Future Secretary of Retribution candidate at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (DfULI)

146 Sean Bean is famous for his many onscreen deaths, but John Hurt (his death in Spaceballs spoofs his death in Alien) has had the most deaths in feature-length films.

If you include foreign films or straight-to-video, then Christopher Lee and Danny Trejo get higher numbers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (cf/0E)

147 4 None of it looks like something.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian


We had a movie thread once upon a time but since most movies suck Stormy levels of dick these days, it's probably best we just get it all over with here.
"Here's what's coming out - a lot of reboots and bullshit. There. Now we don't have to talk about it over the weekend. Go away now."

Posted by: gKWVE at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (gKWVE)

148 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)

Prayers up!

Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (1Yy3c)

149 The theme song from Twister was the last song Van Hagar ever recorded.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (xPl2J)

150 No cared about River Tam being kickass



Poor, poor Reavers.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (nJUfO)

151 135 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (
They ask if you felt safe at home?

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (o2ZRX)

152 In the movie Joe you get to see a very fine young Susan Sarandon nekkid.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM


More nekkid than Rocky Horror Picture Show?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (a3Q+t)

153 Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 04:35 PM (cf/0E)

John Hurt died an excellent death in V Fir Vendetta.....

Posted by: Jak Sucio at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (Aoykm)

154 > I never cared for Terminator 2 partly because of the muscled scarecrow that Sarah had turned into, and partly because it lacked the sharp dialogue of the first film.

What really elevated T1 over T2 was a sex scene with a soft, sad, piano rendition of the Terminator theme song. Hollywood gold!

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (Odg76)

155 sarandon was naked in the burt lancaster movie, I think called Atlantic City.

Never saw much of it. Just the part where she washes her breasts in the window.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (KRtlO)

156 I never liked Twister. All the characters were annoying except Carey Elwes. He was an asshole but still charming, unfortunately he was the “bad guy”.

Jamie Gertz, the fiancee, is apparently one of the richest women in the world at $8B. She apparently married well.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (CsUN+)

157 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)

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You've got 'em.
Posted by: Jordan61


Amen.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (nJUfO)

158 More nekkid than Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (a3Q+t)

Much more.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (SHMXB)

159 Prayers up!
Posted by: Jeffrey Toobin

Um, I don't think the word "up" is something that I want to hear from Toobin. Just sayin'.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (v6JzV)

160 Will Perfessor Squirrel at least get a cameo in "Squirrel With a Gun?"

Posted by: ShainS -- Future Secretary of Retribution candidate at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (DfULI)

161 I recently rewatched Twister. It's a pretty bad movie, but the absolute worst was Philip Seymour Hoffman playing the goofy tech. It was painful to watch. Also, CGI special effects that were jawdropping in 1996 are now laughable.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:28 PM (CsUN+)
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I've grown to like his character. My favorite line of the movie is Hoffman saying to Paxon "Dude, you taken the vows"

Posted by: WisRich at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (G0vdT)

162 I thought Michael Pare was going to be a big star. Streets of Fire is a great movie. So is Eddie and the Cruisers.

Posted by: JackStraw at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (LkLld)

163 @156

>>Jamie Gertz, the fiancee, is apparently one of the richest women in the world at $8B. She apparently married well.

I can think of at least two reasons for that development.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (XV/Pl)

164 In the movie Joe you get to see a very fine young Susan Sarandon nekkid.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:29 PM

More nekkid than Rocky Horror Picture Show?
Posted by: Duncanthrax


Dammit Janet!

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (nJUfO)

165 a violent gang running rampant in her hometown
.....

And so, don't tell me, the gang is a bunch of MAGA White Supremacists?

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (v0R5T)

166 sarandon was naked in the burt lancaster movie, I think called Atlantic City.

Never saw much of it. Just the part where she washes her breasts in the window.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:37 PM (KRtlO)

Good movie.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (SHMXB)

167 I've grown to like his character. My favorite line of the movie is Hoffman saying to Paxon "Dude, you taken the vows"
Posted by: WisRich at May 23, 2024 04:38 PM (G0vdT)

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I'm partial to, "losers! Move on."

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:39 PM (DRSnL)

168 I assumed Romeo Must Die was about two tard-crossed lovers.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 04:39 PM (cf/0E)

169 How can "Dirty Harry" be fascist? He's acting against the orders of his superiors within the State. Can vigilantism be fascism?

Posted by: Ordinary American at May 23, 2024 04:39 PM (MmXmw)

170 BeetleJuice a trove of scifi/horror cliches.

Posted by: Braenyard at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (Iynsv)

171 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:34 PM (v6JzV)
.......

Were you wearing pants?

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (v0R5T)

172 110 Saw the Broadway production of Wicked many moons ago and it was good
Posted by: It's me donna

Saw the traveling production when it came to Columbus. It was fun. The actress who played Elphaba was especially good. So good that remember her name all these years later..Jackie Burns. Can't figure out how they're going to turn a 2 hr stage production into 2 movies though. Pad it wi a bunch of crap probably.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (oaGWv)

173 Twister hasn't aged badly for me. Watched it within a year.

I'll watch most things with Paxton in them.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (krQz2)

174 Just had a job interview on Zoom. I think it went well. Horde prayers would be welcome.
Posted by: Bulgaroctonus
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Prayers up. Zoom interviews are so weird. But I hope you get good news soon!!

God smiled on one of my Zoom interviews by cutting out the audio during my answer to the DEI question.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (xQ/4D)

175 The theme song from Twister was the last song Van Hagar ever recorded.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (xPl2J)

Misinformation!

Their greatest hits compilation, Best Of Both Worlds (2004), featured three new songs with Hagar.

As punishment you must now write a three thousand word essay on why it is morally necessary for the Catholic Church to canonize EVH as the Saint of Shred.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (1Yy3c)

176 Megalopolis. Proof that the elderly should not mix cocaine and shrooms.

Posted by: Idaho Spudboy at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (rHld2)

177 I'll watch most things with Paxton in them.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (krQz2)

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Weird Science?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (DRSnL)

178 Saw the traveling production when it came to Columbus. It was fun. The actress who played Elphaba was especially good. So good that remember her name all these years later..Jackie Burns. Can't figure out how they're going to turn a 2 hr stage production into 2 movies though. Pad it wi a bunch of crap probably.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (oaGWv)

Well there is more than 1 book in the wicked series

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (Akjoo)

179 How can "Dirty Harry" be fascist? He's acting against the orders of his superiors within the State. Can vigilantism be fascism?
Posted by: Ordinary American at May 23, 2024 04:39 PM (MmXmw)
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"Yes, because Law and Order is right-wing" -- Dogmatic Libs

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (krQz2)

180 Were you wearing pants?
Posted by: wth

Yes. Full suit and tie. I'm old school.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (v6JzV)

181
I never cared for Terminator 2 partly because of the muscled scarecrow that Sarah had turned into, and partly because it lacked the sharp dialogue of the first film.
Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 04:32 PM (J2vNu)


Hey, just what ya see, pal.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (n+4am)

182 Protip: keep hands on table visibly.

Posted by: torabora at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (LYYkT)

183 I've got a whole shelf and a half of unwatched DVDs, so Hollywood can do as they like. I won't be there.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (CHHv1)

184 >>> Can't figure out how they're going to turn a 2 hr stage production into 2 movies though. Pad it wi a bunch of crap probably.


They're padding it into two movies? Wow, what a shameless cashgrab.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (KRtlO)

185 I'll watch most things with Paxton in them.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (krQz2)

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Weird Science?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (DRSnL)
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Seen it. Not my favorite.

But he's good.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (krQz2)

186 I recently watched Magnum Force, and there was a very good documentary The Moral Right: the Politics of Dirty Harry....I think it's on youtube as well. Shocking how balanced it was. Oldschool libs and I assume right leaning hollywood folks....probably made 20 years ago...

Posted by: ziggggeeee at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (K5Rdg)

187 I have very little interest in Hollywood these days in general, but I have absolutely no interest in any sequel/prequel/remake/nostalgia grab.

They've shown far too many times that these movies are not made by or for people who enjoyed the originals and I have no interest in associating something I have fond memories for with something that is invariably going to suck.

You're going to have to do the work and sell me on an actually new idea if you want my money or even my time.

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (B9Prs)

188 Best line in Dirty Harry is when the Police Commissioner ? is dressing Harry down to his face and at the end asks Harry ‘ you got anything to say?’

Harry looks at him as he turns to start to walk out the door and says ‘ yeah , your mouth wash just ain’t cutting it’

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:43 PM (SHMXB)

189 I looked up the cast for Megalopolis. James Caan is in it! How long has this thing been kicking around?

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 04:43 PM (hqVaF)

190 It's a shame Cracked has turned into a shitlib cesspit because otherwise I would grace them with TOP 20 SCREEN-DEATHS OF JOHN HURT (23 IF YOU COUNT SPECIAL MENTIONS).

Best death: Hellboy 2 was noble but sad.

Posted by: BourbonChicken at May 23, 2024 04:43 PM (cf/0E)

191 I never liked Twister. All the characters were annoying except Carey Elwes. He was an asshole but still charming, unfortunately he was the “bad guy”.

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P.S. Hoffman was so cringey as he chewed all the scenery. He had a pretty solid career overall, but holy crap with that one.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I May No Longer Be able To Even at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (hZc6Q)

192 The greatest movie ever made was Office Space and that's just all there is to that, don't @ me.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (iziT8)

193 OK, the "Squirrel With a Gun" was the only vid I watched all the way to the end. Anybody else?

Posted by: Oddbob at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (/y8xj)

194 69 Lets not forget

Remake of Time Bandits.

With no dwarfs.
Posted by: Anna Puma at May 23, 2024 04:25 PM (to8tq)

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

Anyone want to lay odds the Supreme Being will be a woman?

Posted by: No One of Consequence at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (F4bAW)

195 T1 is 80s schlock. T2 is early 90s Hollywood Blockbuster schlock.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (Odg76)

196 @189

>>I looked up the cast for Megalopolis. James Caan is in it! How long has this thing been kicking around?

40 years or so.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (XV/Pl)

197 Jessica Alba impressed me in Sin City.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (lZVy/)

198 Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (SHMXB)

199 I looked up the cast for Megalopolis. James Caan is in it! How long has this thing been kicking around?

Posted by: Wally at May 23, 2024 04:43 PM (hqVaF)
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Somebody's been kicking the Caan?

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (krQz2)

200 Surprising that Alec Baldwin isn't in the new Beetlejuice. I'm sure if he was aiming for a role he'd have a shot at it.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (CHHv1)

201 198 Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (SHMXB)

Not True Lies ?

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (Akjoo)

202 Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (SHMXB)
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He directed it.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (krQz2)

203 Were you wearing pants?
Posted by: wth
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Back when phone interviews were a thing, and I'd schedule time off to take them at home instead of the office, I'd still wear decent work clothes* to be in the right frame of mind.

*cardigan and sensible shoes

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (xQ/4D)

204 192 The greatest movie ever made was Office Space and that's just all there is to that, don't @ me.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (iziT

One of the most quotable.

"What would ya say...ya do here?" and "Just the thought of waiting in line at the unemployment office with those SCUMBAGS!" are two of my everyday go-tos.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (KbCG3)

205 Surprising that Alec Baldwin isn't in the new Beetlejuice. I'm sure if he was aiming for a role he'd have a shot at it.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm

Director wanted to avoid the use of wide-angle lenses.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (lZVy/)

206 Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (SHMXB)

Not True Lies ?
Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (Akjoo)
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I *love* the job he does in True Lies!

That's Hudson-level.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (krQz2)

207 The greatest movie ever made was Office Space and that's just all there is to that, don't @ me.
Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (iziT

But I bet he made you at least reconsider with Idiocracy.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (SHMXB)

208 Streets of Fire. Watched it the first time because of Diane Lane. And every subsequent time.

Posted by: scampydog at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (2bFN5)

209 I always confuse Bill Paxton and Greg Kinnear. GK was in both As Good as It Gets, and We Were Soldiers Once.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (CsUN+)

210 The scene in Twister when the tornado snuck up on the drive-in theater like a psycho-killer was lol.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (iziT8)

211
why don't you put her in charge then?!?

Posted by: Hudson at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (KRtlO)

212 Jessica Alba impressed me in Sin City.
Posted by: Joe Mama

She was cute swinging that lasso around wasn't she?

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (oaGWv)

213 207 The greatest movie ever made was Office Space and that's just all there is to that, don't @ me.
Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (iziT

But I bet he made you at least reconsider with Idiocracy.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (SHMXB)

Am I'm going to get roasted for saying Idiocracy is not as good as people either remember or like to pretend that it is?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG3)

214
"What would ya say...ya do here?" and "Just the thought of waiting in line at the unemployment office with those SCUMBAGS!" are two of my everyday go-tos.

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Got those tps reports?

Posted by: Joe, living dangerously at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (B9Prs)

215 Movie Review Guy lisps like a fag and does a lot of jazz handing.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (HopJA)

216 Protip: keep hands on table visibly.
Posted by: torabora at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (LYYkT)
......

Remove picture of Trump from wall behind your chair.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (v0R5T)

217 She was cute swinging that lasso around wasn't she?
Posted by: Tuna

I got along little doggie.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (lZVy/)

218 OK, the "Squirrel With a Gun" was the only vid I watched all the way to the end. Anybody else?
Posted by: Oddbob
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Same. I liked the 1911.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (xQ/4D)

219 I've got a whole shelf and a half of unwatched DVDs, so Hollywood can do as they like. I won't be there.
Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2024 04:42 PM (CHHv1)

I doubt my collection of movies and TV shows does not match James Monroe's, but I've got a whole wall of stuff.

I haven't seen a movie in the theater since the second to last Star Bores movie, whichever one that is. I had nachos, a beer, and sat in one of them comfy chairs. I dozed off at least twice. Shitty fucking movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, I May No Longer Be able To Even at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (hZc6Q)

220 Am I'm going to get roasted for saying Idiocracy is not as good as people either remember or like to pretend that it is?
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG

Blasphemy !

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (Akjoo)

221 Am I'm going to get roasted for saying Idiocracy is not as good as people either remember or like to pretend that it is?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG3)
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I'll ignore you said that.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (krQz2)

222 Helen Hunt has largely dropped out of acting. It seems that she went nearly stone deaf.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (CsUN+)

223
Surprising that Alec Baldwin isn't in the new Beetlejuice. I'm sure if he was aiming for a role he'd have a shot at it.


*snort*

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (n+4am)

224 Welcome to Cosco--I love you!

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (krQz2)

225 Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM (SHMXB)

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I love that movie.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (DRSnL)

226 221 Am I'm going to get roasted for saying Idiocracy is not as good as people either remember or like to pretend that it is?

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG3)
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I'll ignore you said that.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:48 PM (krQz2)

It's just...not, ha. Some funny lines, a premise that is fantastic but overall kind of flat for me.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:49 PM (KbCG3)

227 Am I'm going to get roasted for saying Idiocracy is not as good as people either remember or like to pretend that it is?

That's how I feel about Office Space.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:49 PM (CsUN+)

228 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG

Your shits all retarded and you talk like a fag😀

But really I understand. You like what you like. No judgement,

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:49 PM (SHMXB)

229 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG

Your shits all retarded and you talk like a fag😀

But really I understand. You like what you like. No judgement,
Posted by: polynikes

The love of a pimp ...

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (lZVy/)

230 228 Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM (KbCG

Your shits all retarded and you talk like a fag😀

But really I understand. You like what you like. No judgement,
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:49 PM (SHMXB)

A chromulent reply if there ever was one.

Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (KbCG3)

231 i keep trying to find "Rollercoaster" on POV. It's a 70s disaster movie with George Segal about a mad bomber who blows up rollercoasters.

Helen Hunt is in it. She's like 12.

That's not why I want to see it again, just saying.

It has a bunch of people dying horribly as their rollercoaster car flies off the tracks. Kinda similar to the amusement park ride deaths in The Fury, which I also liked.

my memories of 70s movies are all either gory deaths or nudity.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (KRtlO)

232 In terms of a single performance in movie comedy, I don't think you can do better than Rodney Dangerfield in Caddyshack.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (CsUN+)

233 Monica Belucci and William Defoe might give it a lift.



--

I'M IN

It can be Squirrel With a Gun or Baby Shark Tornado, I'm in.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (w67Ex)

234 Why d'you keep trying to read that sign?

What are you, a fag?

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (krQz2)

235 10 more minutes and I'm officially on vacation...

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (xQ/4D)

236 Helen Hunt has largely dropped out of acting. It seems that she went nearly stone deaf.
Posted by: Archimedes


😢

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (nJUfO)

237 Streets of Fire fight scenes. The dude smoking the cigar has no smoke.
Gub Thread cigar review fail.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (bvWAj)

238 One of the most quotable.

"What would ya say...ya do here?" and "Just the thought of waiting in line at the unemployment office with those SCUMBAGS!" are two of my everyday go-tos.
Posted by: The Central Scrutinizer at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM (KbCG3)

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"PC load letter? What the f*ck does that mean?"

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (DRSnL)

239 Helen Hunt has largely dropped out of acting. It seems that she went nearly stone deaf.
Posted by: Archimedes


What?

Posted by: Mike Hunt at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (lZVy/)

240 Idiocracy was pretty good, but Office Space is nearly perfect. I still laugh when I watch it.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (hZc6Q)

241 I'll watch most things with Paxton in them.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:41 PM (krQz2)

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Weird Science?
Posted by: Jordan61

I've called him 'Chet' since that movie.

Posted by: BifBewalski at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (MsrgL)

242 Beetlejuice looks like another episode of Memberberries. Everything you remember about the original, but more!

Posted by: Xander Crews at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (rEmVK)

243 Jennifer Connelly in Labyrinth was 16 at the time. Even then...

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:52 PM (CsUN+)

244 Back when phone interviews were a thing, and I'd schedule time off to take them at home instead of the office, I'd still wear decent work clothes* to be in the right frame of mind.

*cardigan and sensible shoes
Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:45 PM


From various cinematic documentaries, I thought librarian work attire consists of hair in a bun, glasses, a low-cut blouse, tight skirt, and at least 4" stiletto heels?

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 04:52 PM (a3Q+t)

245 10 more minutes and I'm officially on vacation...
Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (xQ/4D)
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*Fist bump*

Posted by: Axeman ( Kinda "On Vacation" Since Noon) at May 23, 2024 04:52 PM (krQz2)

246 Can't figure out how they're going to turn a 2 hr stage production into 2 movies though. Pad it wi a bunch of crap probably.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:40 PM (oaGWv)

Whistling innocently thumbing thru The Hobbit

Posted by: Peter Jackson at May 23, 2024 04:52 PM (/6GbT)

247 I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (sEYaD)

248 "You have one five gallon bucket and one three gallon bucket. How many buckets do you have?"

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (CHHv1)

249 I want to see the Blue Angels IMAX doc. It will be on prime tomorrow. Trailer is on the youtubes if you care to look.

Posted by: Taggart at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (og5mY)

250 We better get a MMFA layoff cruelty post or I'm gonna be pissed. I didn't spend all morning on X applying only 50% of the required VDH level cruelty to come here and find ace no in Shaq dunk cruelty form.

Posted by: Wonkish Rogue at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (jQRc7)

251 10 more minutes and I'm officially on vacation...
Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (xQ/4D)

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Nice! I was on vacation last week.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (DRSnL)

252 Idiocracy was pretty good, but Office Space is nearly perfect. I still laugh when I watch it.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:51 PM (hZc6Q)
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I'll give the nod to Office Space.

But, my son and I quote Idiocracy.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (krQz2)

253 Not sure seen a new picture of Jessica Alba in years

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (fwDg9)

254 I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken

AKA: The Joe Biden Story

Posted by: Mike Hunt at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (lZVy/)

255 Office Space is the definition of perfection.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (iziT8)

256 "You have one five gallon bucket and one three gallon bucket. How many buckets do you have?"

Three. A 5, 3, and 2 gallon bucket.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (CsUN+)

257 >>> Streets of Fire. Watched it the first time because of Diane Lane. And every subsequent time.
Posted by: scampydog at May 23, 2024 04:46 PM (2bFN5)

"Moving sidewalks".

Posted by: Turn 2 at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (JfxgE)

258 so I found this DVD on Amazon with Rollercoaster, Airport, Earthquake, and Hindenburg.

$10. I assume the quality is terrible.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (KRtlO)

259 Did anyone ever make a meme clip with Toobin in Idiocracy ‘ Go away! I’m ‘bating ‘. ?

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (SHMXB)

260 I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (sEYaD)
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There has never even been an Ambush Bug movie.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (krQz2)

261 I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM (sEYaD)

The Puma Man was close. The blonde chick was hot.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (hZc6Q)

262 The theme song from Twister was the last song Van Hagar ever recorded.
Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:36 PM (xPl2J)

Misinformation!

Their greatest hits compilation, Best Of Both Worlds (2004), featured three new songs with Hagar.


Totally forgot about that.

Posted by: Mark1971 at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (xPl2J)

263 Same. I liked the 1911.
Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:47 PM


So say we all right-thinking Morons.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (a3Q+t)

264 Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (CsUN+)

Rodney Dangerfield was also hilarious in "Back To School" Spouse and I have seen it about three times and we still laugh.

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (XkYcA)

265 >>I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.


they tried several times, but they always want to do it with a chick. Adam Sandler was involved during one of the attempted reboots.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (KRtlO)

266 Whistling innocently thumbing thru The Hobbit
Posted by: Peter Jackson

LOL

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (oaGWv)

267 Helen Hunt has largely dropped out of acting. It seems that she went nearly stone deaf.
Posted by: Archimedes


😢
Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (nJUfO)

I don't think that's correct. Wikidingdong says nothing about her being deaf and she's still active. Her last movie was just a couple of years ago.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (1Yy3c)

268 If anyone ever did a truthful Biden biopic he would be turned into a Republican.

Posted by: Northernlurker at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (JLq/1)

269 The Puma Man was close. The blonde chick was hot.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (hZc6Q)

There are a lot of movies that should never be watched without two robots and an exiled guy commenting on them.

Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (N1DT3)

270 @247

>>I’m surprised no one has taken a stab at a Greatest American Hero movie.

Probably because the buildup to being able to fully utilize his powers took 3 seasons, you can't really cut that sort of thing down into a 2 hour movie.

Posted by: Thomas Bender at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (XV/Pl)

271 Rodney Dangerfield was also hilarious in "Back To School" Spouse and I have seen it about three times and we still laugh.
Posted by: FenelonSpoke

Coked-up era Robert Downey was OK as well. Sorta funny.

Posted by: Joe Mama at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (lZVy/)

272 For best single performance in a comedy, I think I'ld like to go with Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda.

Or at least, I'd lean that way right now...

Or Sandler in Happy Gilmore...

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (krQz2)

273 Just saw part 2 of Dune and I was pissed... It didn't end... I guess there will be 3 .

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (Akjoo)

274 >>Fraility is Paxton’s best movie.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:44 PM

Also, Matthew McConaughey's best movie. But not Powers Boothe's. That was Tombstone.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (VGOMa)

275 "You have one five gallon bucket and one three gallon bucket. How many buckets do you have?"

Three. A 5, 3, and 2 gallon bucket.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:53 PM


What are we, chopped liver?

Posted by: 1, 4, 6, 7 and 8 gallon buckets at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (a3Q+t)

276 There are a lot of movies that should never be watched without two robots and an exiled guy commenting on them.
Posted by: Formerly Virginian at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (N1DT3)

This is known.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (hZc6Q)

277 Now it's a movie thread.

Posted by: Bulgaroctonus at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (v6JzV)

278 I watched Oppenheimer on the flight back from Miami. Meh.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (DRSnL)

279 I don't think that's correct. Wikidingdong says nothing about her being deaf and she's still active. Her last movie was just a couple of years ago.

Huh, you are correct. Different Helen Hunt. Sorry for the misinformation. Or is it malinformation?

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (CsUN+)

280 Also, Matthew McConaughey's best movie.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (VGOMa)
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Mud.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (krQz2)

281 Rodney was good but Bill Murray was the star to me in Caddyshack.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (SHMXB)

282 > Three. A 5, 3, and 2 gallon bucket.

Six if you can rig up a simple scale. 5, 3, 2.5, 2, 1.5, 1

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (Odg76)

283 "JUST IN: 195 Democrats in the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to allow non-citizens to vote in US elections. 212 Republicans voted unanimously against it."

Props to GOP for doing something right.

Posted by: The Jute/Sisal/Kapok Consortium at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (MvF+J)

284 Rodney was good but Bill Murray was the star to me in Caddyshack.

Oh, HELL no.

Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (CsUN+)

285 From various cinematic documentaries, I thought librarian work attire consists of hair in a bun, glasses, a low-cut blouse, tight skirt, and at least 4" stiletto heels?
Posted by: Duncanthrax
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Artistic liberties may have been taken.

Posted by: screaming in digital at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (xQ/4D)

286 Helen Hunt has largely dropped out of acting. It seems that she went nearly stone deaf.
Posted by: Archimedes


😢
Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (nJUfO)

I don't think that's correct. Wikidingdong says nothing about her being deaf and she's still active. Her last movie was just a couple of years ago.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 04:55 PM (1Yy3c)
***

Silence of the Lambs II?

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (bvWAj)

287 Also, Matthew McConaughey's best movie.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (VGOMa)
---
Mud.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (krQz2)

Dazed and Confused

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (hZc6Q)

288 There are more with the simple scale, I just don't feel like figuring it out.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (Odg76)

289 It's like I don't even know you people anymore.

Posted by: A Simple Plan at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (gKWVE)

290 258 so I found this DVD on Amazon with Rollercoaster, Airport, Earthquake, and Hindenburg.

$10. I assume the quality is terrible.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:54 PM (KRtlO)

————

There is a guy on YouTube named Stam Fine that does lots of reviews or recaps of 70s/80s TV shows and movies. He covered Earthquake and Airport but lots of other good stuff.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (sEYaD)

291 272 Or Sandler in Happy Gilmore...
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (krQz2)


I have low expectations for the sequel that's in the works.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (DTX3h)

292 "JUST IN: 195 Democrats in the US House of Representatives unanimously voted to allow non-citizens to vote in US elections. 212 Republicans voted unanimously against it."


195 traitors

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (bvWAj)

293 "Stupid Cat Always Pulls the Blankets Off The Couch" is the movie that plays in my house every day. It's stuck on "repeat."

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (CHHv1)

294 "Normal" Dafoe movies:

The Florida Project - plays a motel manager
Odd Thomas - plays police captain
The Aviator
Finding Nemo

And as mentioned, Mississippi Burning and Platoon.

About 5% of his movies.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (asXVI)

295 Coppola's been kicking Megalopolis around since he did Apocalypse Now. I'm shocked the thing actually got made.

Posted by: Brother Tim, no longer a Cylon at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (OUMaO)

296 Also, Matthew McConaughey's best movie.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (VGOMa)
---
Mud.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (krQz2)

Dazed and Confused
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM (hZc6Q)
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Not a movie: But True Detective was where McConaughey showed everybody what he could do.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (krQz2)

297 Movies or guns is the go to

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:01 PM (fwDg9)

298 Megalopolis, Now

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:01 PM (krQz2)

299 I watched Oppenheimer on the flight back from Miami. Meh.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 04:57 PM (DRSnL)


Concur.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:01 PM (bvWAj)

300 Just saw part 2 of Dune and I was pissed... It didn't end... I guess there will be 3 .
Posted by: It's me donna

Me too. Chani didn't storm off like that in the book. I thought "WTH?" Then I thought "Here comes episode 3."

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 05:02 PM (oaGWv)

301 It's like I don't even know you people anymore.
Posted by: A Simple Plan at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM


I know, right?

Posted by: The Moose Out Front at May 23, 2024 05:02 PM (a3Q+t)

302 > I watched Oppenheimer on the flight back from Miami. Meh.

They whitewashed the fact that Oppenheimer was a homicidal commie.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:02 PM (Odg76)

303 Interstellar was my favorite McConaughey movie.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:03 PM (SHMXB)

304 It's like I don't even know you people anymore.
Posted by: A Simple Plan at May 23, 2024 04:59 PM
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Oh! Yeah, there you go.

Of course, for me, Fonda is the true standout.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:03 PM (krQz2)

305 272 For best single performance in a comedy, I think I'ld like to go with Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda.

Or at least, I'd lean that way right now...

Or Sandler in Happy Gilmore...
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 04:56 PM (krQz2)

———-

Jim Carey in Liar, Liar or maybe Danny Devito in Ruthless People.

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 05:03 PM (sEYaD)

306 "Normal" Dafoe movies:

The Florida Project - plays a motel manager
Odd Thomas - plays police captain
The Aviator
Finding Nemo

And as mentioned, Mississippi Burning and Platoon.

About 5% of his movies.
Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (asXVI)

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I read all the Odd Thomas books but never saw the movie. Is it any good?

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (DRSnL)

307 I am reading “Wicked” for the first time because I want to know who is responsible for the Harry Potter Hogwarts/Austin Powers British Intelligence Academy GARBAGE that is the Magic School in Oz brought to you by the Wizard of Oz that’s in the trailer.
I’m also not thrilled at all with the laughably diverse
casting, but this is the world we live in.
It might be the musical. It might be the book. I am going to find out.
The book owes a lot to Phillip Jose Farmer’s “A Barnstormer in Oz”.
It’s not bad so far, but I’ve read a number of L.Frank Baum Oz books, and am a big fan, so I know the material and know when he gets it right.
Watching for heresies is keeping me glued to the page.’It may be heterodox, rather than heretical. I’ll advice upon completion.

Posted by: Cowboy Wally at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (yUXOH)

308 I watched Oppenheimer on the flight back from Miami. Meh.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024


***
Not enough pipe smoking scenes. And while I know that hat they gave Murphy to wear was pretty accurate to that of the real Oppenheimer, that style makes me want to hurl.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (J2vNu)

309 And James Cameron made two movies in a row with female action stars, Ripley (who was at least *competent*) and of course, Sarah Connor.

They never seemed to bother me and I loved both movies.


I saw T2 in a packed theatre opening weekend. The scene where Sarah Connor walks out of the trailer decked out with guns and ammo to stop Miles Dyson is the loudest I have ever heard a crowd in a theatre be.

Posted by: Chuck C at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (yOPBE)

310 > I watched Oppenheimer on the flight back from Miami. Meh.

They whitewashed the fact that Oppenheimer was a homicidal commie.
Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:02 PM (Odg76)


After reading The History of the Making of the Bomb, and then watching Oppenheimer, I had to laugh. These guys were wrong as much as they were right, and their egos were second in size only to the mushroom cloud.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (bvWAj)

311 Interstellar was my favorite McConaughey movie.
Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:03 PM (SHMXB)

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Son was just talking about that movie last night. I've never seen it.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (DRSnL)

312 284 Rodney was good but Bill Murray was the star to me in Caddyshack.

Oh, HELL no.
Posted by: Archimedes at May 23, 2024 04:58 PM (CsUN+)

The story of how that came about is worth repeating. They had a movie where Chevy Chase was supposed to be the star, and it was this angsty story about the caddy's, and halfway through filming everyone involved realized it Sucked Bigly. In desperation, they reached out to both Rodney Dangerfield and Bill Murray to try to save it, and told both of them "Write your own parts, whatever you do is great." And comic history was made! When Murray did his Dalai Lama speech, nobody had any idea what he was going to say before it popped out of his mouth.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (i9ffA)

313 Isn't Megalopolis the original 15 minute city?

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (63Dwl)

314 >>>Rodney was good but Bill Murray was the star to me in Caddyshack.
Oh, HELL no.

Ted Knight stomped both of them

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (KRtlO)

315 I really, really liked McConaughey in The Gentlemen.

That's a movie my whole family enjoyed.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (krQz2)

316 Not a movie: But True Detective was where McConaughey showed everybody what he could do.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:00 PM (krQz2)

———-

For something extremely weird in True Detective:

https://youtu.be/Xm5D-EnRZtA?si=sB7dialBuoNSj2wH

Posted by: MAGA_Ken at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (sEYaD)

317 || Everything you remember about the original, but more!

Well, more Alec Baldwin and less Jeffrey Jones.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (asXVI)

318 I really, really liked McConaughey in The Gentlemen.

That's a movie my whole family enjoyed.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (krQz2)

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I liked Charlie Hunnam. Hubba hubba.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (DRSnL)

319
Ted Knight stomped both of them
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (KRtlO)

Absolutely

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (Akjoo)

320 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (1Yy3c)

321 Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (DRSnL)

I like movies about space travel so I’m biased. I even liked Passengers.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (SHMXB)

322 I read all the Odd Thomas books but never saw the movie. Is it any good?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (DRSnL)
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I thought it was pretty good, though the ending was sad (like in the first book).

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (si1C0)

323 They made a movie from Odd Thomas? And they can’t make a movie of Armor by John Steakley?

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (o2ZRX)

324 Saw a thing for a reboot of Time Bandits. Well, I saw a headline and image on my start-up page. Did not click. the kid is a chick, and there are no midgets. Hard. Pass.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (hZc6Q)

325 Caddy Shack was pure Hollywood on cocaine.

Posted by: eleven at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (iziT8)

326 I really, really liked McConaughey in The Gentlemen.

That's a movie my whole family enjoyed.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (krQz2)

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I liked Charlie Hunnam. Hubba hubba.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (DRSnL)
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But Hugh Grant was the biggest surprise in that movie for me.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:08 PM (krQz2)

327 Of all the films posted, I'd probably see Wicked.
I loved the Broadway musical.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 23, 2024 05:08 PM (NpAcC)

328 I read all the Odd Thomas books but never saw the movie. Is it any good?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (DRSnL)
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I thought it was pretty good, though the ending was sad (like in the first book).
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (si1C0)
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I'd recommend it. But I never read the books.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:09 PM (krQz2)

329 Saw a thing for a reboot of Time Bandits. Well, I saw a headline and image on my start-up page. Did not click. the kid is a chick, and there are no midgets. Hard. Pass.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (hZc6Q)

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Wait, they're seriously rebooting it? And with no midgets? I thought you guys were kidding.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:09 PM (DRSnL)

330 >>Of all the films posted, I'd probably see Wicked.
I loved the Broadway musical.

Posted by: redridinghood at May 23, 2024 05:08 PM

I read Gregory Maguire's book on which it's based. It was good.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 05:09 PM (VGOMa)

331 They made a movie from Odd Thomas? And they can’t make a movie of Armor by John Steakley?
Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (o2ZRX)

My favorite SciFi book. I also would like a movie but writing the script without giving away the reveal seems like it would be difficult.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:09 PM (SHMXB)

332 Is Megalopolis Coppola trying to make his own Metropolis?

Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:10 PM (z/ifB)

333 I read Gregory Maguire's book on which it's based. It was good.
Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 05:09 PM (VGOMa)

Me too... There are a couple more books in the series

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 05:10 PM (Akjoo)

334 Saw a thing for a reboot of Time Bandits. Well, I saw a headline and image on my start-up page. Did not click. the kid is a chick

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (hZc6Q)
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Of course he is!

There is no role they can't genderswap or bait and switch.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (krQz2)

335 really, really liked McConaughey in The Gentlemen.

That's a movie my whole family enjoyed.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:05 PM (krQz2)

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I liked Charlie Hunnam. Hubba hubba.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:06 PM (DRSnL)
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But Hugh Grant was the biggest surprise in that movie for me.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:08 PM (krQz2)

I forgot about that one. I enjoyed it as much as Interstellar.

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (SHMXB)

336 best movie ever? On Golden Pond, of course.
Or The Way We Were.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (v0R5T)

337 Rollercoaster

it's so funny to watch that now and see the "rollercoster" that would be considered a kids ride now.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (dKiJG)

338 300 Just saw part 2 of Dune and I was pissed... It didn't end... I guess there will be 3 .
Posted by: It's me donna

Me too. Chani didn't storm off like that in the book. I thought "WTH?" Then I thought "Here comes episode 3."


*dune: messiah has entered the chat*

Posted by: anachronda at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (sGtp+)

339 || I read all the Odd Thomas books but never saw the movie. Is it any good?

jordan61,

Shockingly, yes. It may be the only good adaptation of Koontz, and it's from the unexpected source of Stephen Sommers ("Van Helsing", "The Mummy" series).

The late Anton Yelchin was super talented...in that modern "nebbish" list (along with Cera, Le Boeuf, Eisenberg) but could be believably cast as someone who "got tough".

Addison Timlin is his love interest and a babe (but believably so). The story is well-constructed and it actually flows one scene to the next. (I feel weird having to praise it for that, but...)

I was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (asXVI)

340 > best movie ever? On Golden Pond, of course.

Way too many Fondas in that dog.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (Odg76)

341 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (1Yy3c)
**********
I won't click on Drudge.
Does it make stops at Buc-ee's?

Posted by: redridinghood at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (NpAcC)

342 Is this something? It looks like something:

Squirrel with a Gun? It's a thing.

Steam shows it as coming soon and developed by Dee Dee Creations LLC.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (/HDaX)

343 best movie ever? On Golden Pond, of course.
Or The Way We Were.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (v0R5T)
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Man For All Seasons

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (krQz2)

344 I thought Michael Pare was going to be a big star. Streets of Fire is a great movie. So is Eddie and the Cruisers.
Posted by: JackStraw


This is why we worry about your drug problem.
Or maybe it's the shoes.

Posted by: DaveA at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (FhXTo)

345 Hubby's favorite line from The Gentlemen is, "There is f*ckery afoot".

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (SRRAx)

346 I would love to see a movie based on Fred Saberhagen's "Empire of the East."

No. Wait. I would hate it, because you know they would fuck it up.

Never mind. They'd probably cast Lizzo as Orcus.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (hZc6Q)

347 336 best movie ever? On Golden Pond, of course.
Or The Way We Were.

Posted by: wth at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (v0R5T)

Heresy .. Though On Golden Pond isn't too terrible

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (Akjoo)

348 Speaking of Streets of Fire and Megalopolis....

Saw "Southern Comfort" another Walter Hill movie that was streaming on Shudder, I think.

But, it's not as good as I remember, in fact bordering on lame, becuz of-

the lame Vietnam allegory that's front and center in the movie.

Well, that plus, surprisingly for a Walter Hill movie, it's also a pretty direct critique of masculine behavior.

Macho gets no passes.

any movie that wants to teach you a lesson, usually sucks.

That would especially especially include "Revolver" by Guy Richie. What a steaming pile.

Madonna must've sucked his brains out of his wang.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (eDfFs)

349 We're recruiting for our Summer '24 demo season!

Must look good in khakis, and know your way around a tiki torch.

Coming soon to a town near you!

Posted by: Top. Men. at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (a3Q+t)

350 320 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (1Yy3c

oh hell, Rick Perry was talking about this 20 years ago, an d this almost sank his governorship at the time. No one wants it except those who will make millions building it.

Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (i9ffA)

351 After somebody mentioned the Blue Angels movie upthread, I checked Fandango to see if it was still playing anywhere. Nope. But guys, guys!! Did you know there was a new Garfield Movie? As best I can tell, it's the same as, well, everything Garfield. Oh look, here's a snarky cat who like lasagna.

Posted by: Oddbob at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (/y8xj)

352 I read all the Odd Thomas books but never saw the movie. Is it any good?
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (DRSnL)


Seen it, recommend it.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (/HDaX)

353 I would love to see a movie based on Fred Saberhagen's "Empire of the East."

No. Wait. I would hate it, because you know they would fuck it up.

Never mind. They'd probably cast Lizzo as Orcus.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (hZc6Q)
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Very, very few fantasy adaptations turn out to be any good.

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (si1C0)

354 Best movie ever - The Freshman.

Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (SRRAx)

355 I saw T2 in a packed theatre opening weekend. The scene where Sarah Connor walks out of the trailer decked out with guns and ammo to stop Miles Dyson is the loudest I have ever heard a crowd in a theatre be.
Posted by: Chuck C at May 23, 2024 05:04 PM (yOPBE)
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In my theater, the T2 spin-cocking the shotgun a la John Wayne got an enormous, delighted reaction.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (mUnoX)

356 There is no role they can't genderswap or bait and switch.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (krQz2)

...

Hannibal Lecter.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (z/ifB)

357 I would love to see a movie based on Fred Saberhagen's "Empire of the East."

No. Wait. I would hate it, because you know they would fuck it up.

Never mind. They'd probably cast Lizzo as Orcus.
Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024


***
Excuse me while I visit the vomitorium.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (J2vNu)

358 I was pleasantly surprised.
Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (asXVI)

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Thanks! I'll have to check it out.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (DRSnL)

359 Mike Fox might not be driving his own wheelchair anymore.

Posted by: DaveA at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (FhXTo)

360 That s/b "T800."

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (mUnoX)

361 posted earlier, related:

I watched one episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and it wasn't horrible. They're clearly pushing the diversity crap like everyone else, though.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (w67Ex)

362 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (1Yy3c)


That probably will come to pass.

Slowly but surely the necessary land is being bought along Our Cowboy Betters preferred route.

Posted by: naturalfake at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (eDfFs)

363 There's one way a remake of Time Bandits could be funny w/o the little people.

Remember the little people worked for God and were from the "shrubs and brush department", so their height was part of the lore.

So you remake it but have it be the "Redwoods and Mountains Department", and have them all be 7' tall. Just reverse the slapstick so they're constantly bumping their heads on things and knocking things over.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:15 PM (asXVI)

364 I watched one episode of Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and it wasn't horrible. They're clearly pushing the diversity crap like everyone else, though.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (w67Ex)
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"It wasn't horrible" might be the best we can get out of Hollywood these days...

Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 05:15 PM (si1C0)

365 After somebody mentioned the Blue Angels movie upthread, I checked Fandango to see if it was still playing anywhere. Nope. But guys, guys!! Did you know there was a new Garfield Movie? As best I can tell, it's the same as, well, everything Garfield. Oh look, here's a snarky cat who like lasagna.
Posted by: Oddbob at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (/y8xj)

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What is Chris Pratt thinking? It's not like he needs to work.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (DRSnL)

366 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:07 PM (1Yy3c

oh hell, Rick Perry was talking about this 20 years ago, an d this almost sank his governorship at the time. No one wants it except those who will make millions building it.
Posted by: Tom Servo at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (i9ffA)

Uhh..it was in the papers in 1992 in Austin. It's been tossed around forever.

No one wants to admit that the infrastructure cost of trains makes them a terrible option for anything except heavy loads.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (z/ifB)

367 Very, very few fantasy adaptations turn out to be any good.
Posted by: "Perfessor" Squirrel at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM


Tell me about it.

Posted by: Penthouse Letters Editor at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (a3Q+t)

368 To be honest I prefer the old movies like I remember Mama and Auntie Mame.. Russell, not Lucille Ball...

Posted by: It's me donna at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (Akjoo)

369 What is Chris Pratt thinking? It's not like he needs to work.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (DRSnL)
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V/O work is an enjoyable and easy way to make money.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (mUnoX)

370 > Did you know there was a new Garfield Movie?

Did they trick Bill Murray into that one too?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:17 PM (Odg76)

371 i keep trying to find "Rollercoaster" on POV. It's a 70s disaster movie with George Segal about a mad bomber who blows up rollercoasters.

my memories of 70s movies are all either gory deaths or nudity.
Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (KRtlO)
That was my brother's favorite movie when we were kids. I was too afraid to see it. I must have seen Star Wars instead. They were out the same year.

Posted by: hobbitopoly at May 23, 2024 05:17 PM (XPM1I)

372 What is Chris Pratt thinking? It's not like he needs to work.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (DRSnL)
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I really think Pratt is trying to stay ahead of the cancelation by getting integral roles in all these franchises.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:17 PM (krQz2)

373 || Excuse me while I visit the vomitorium.

Sir! Sir! The "vomit" in "vomitorium" doesn't mean—that's not what it's...oh, never mind.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:17 PM (asXVI)

374 Dear sweet Jaysis...fucking Drudge links a Newsweak article promoting high speed rail for Texas.

Linking Houston to Dallas and Dallas to...Fort Worth.

That all important DFW linkage, maaan.
Posted by: Robert


If you ever want to do it, do it for cargo not people. I'd rather see cargo come out of Houston on high-speed rail than people. You can get from Dallas to Houston on Southwest Airlines for $99 and less than an hour.

Posted by: rickb223 at May 23, 2024 05:17 PM (nJUfO)

375 I like space Sci-fi movies

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (fwDg9)

376 Patrick Willems is a hack. The Last Jedi shill.

Posted by: buzzion at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (aRLgQ)

377 There is no role they can't genderswap or bait and switch.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (krQz2)

...

Hannibal Lecter.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (z/ifB)

Also Bluto.

Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (z/ifB)

378 i keep trying to find "Rollercoaster" on POV. It's a 70s disaster movie with George Segal about a mad bomber who blows up rollercoasters.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 04:50 PM (KRtlO)
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I would like to finish watching Eye of the Devil with David Niven, so I know how it goes.

Segal was a guy who could work in a range of roles.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (krQz2)

379 No one wants to admit that the infrastructure cost of trains makes them a terrible option for anything except heavy loads.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (z/ifB)
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Toss in a factory and concentration camp, then you can make some real money!

Posted by: blake - semi lurker in marginal standing (tT6L1) at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (tT6L1)

380 Does it make stops at Buc-ee's?
Posted by: redridinghood at May 23, 2024 05:12 PM (NpAcC)

I finally stepped inside a Buc-ees!

They built one just across from the TA in Hillsboro, TX. I stop there pretty regularly. Got me a brisket sammich. Not bad. Kind of 'spensive. Also got chips and fudge.

Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (1Yy3c)

381 FRANKLIN on apple tv is rather good, really thought they would put in more representation like they Disney did in SHARDLAKE putting in a Black Bishops and Pakistani Monks during the time of King Henry IV.

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (dKiJG)

382 We're going to see the new Garfield movie on Saturday matter of fact.

Also credit where credit is due, I think Bill Murray was pretty honorable when he found out what he did and ended up sticking with it even though it wasn't something he really wanted to do. The world doesn't have enough of that.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (w67Ex)

383 UCLA protest

Twitch https://www.twitch.tv/smokenscan

uTube https://www.youtube.com/live/QT9K0u8cPgA

Posted by: Ciampino - shennanigans at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (qfLjt)

384 I still say Chris Pratt is one of the few modern actors who really could play Indiana Jones. The active IJ, now, in a period piece set in, say, 1938 or so. There are p-shops floating around the 'Net with him in jacket, fedora, and with the trademark whip.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (J2vNu)

385 354 Best movie ever - The Freshman.
Posted by: Teresa in Fort Worth, Texas - Ace of Spades Ladies Brigade, plucky comic relief at May 23, 2024 05:13 PM (SRRAx
Matthew Broderick , Bruno Kirby, and Marlon Brando. And a komodo dragon.?

Posted by: Eromero at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (o2ZRX)

386 I like space Sci-fi movies
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (fwDg9)
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So do I.

When they're good.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (krQz2)

387 In that Streets of Fire clip, Willem Dafoe and Bill Paxton were duking it out for the "Silliest Pompadour Ever" award. As well as the coveted "Most Brylcreem Used On A Human Head" achievement.

Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 23, 2024 05:20 PM (mUnoX)

388 Also credit where credit is due, I think Bill Murray was pretty honorable when he found out what he did and ended up sticking with it even though it wasn't something he really wanted to do. The world doesn't have enough of that.
Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (w67Ex)



The part that gives me a kick is how Murray and the rest worked the Garfield thing into Zombieland 2.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM Guy at May 23, 2024 05:20 PM (/HDaX)

389 V/O work is an enjoyable and easy way to make money.
Posted by: Captain Obvious, Laird o' the Sea, Radioactive Knight at May 23, 2024 05:16 PM (mUnoX)


And how!

https://youtu.be/Fr9RYgIun9A

Posted by: Krusty the Klown at May 23, 2024 05:20 PM (OguvZ)

390 There is no role they can't genderswap or bait and switch.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:11 PM (krQz2)

...

Hannibal Lecter.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:14 PM (z/ifB)

Also Bluto.
Posted by: TexasDan at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM


Jabba the Hut

Posted by: Duncanthrax at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (a3Q+t)

391 || When they're good.

That's been a running gag of mine for years.

I =love= a good post-apocalyptic movies!

It's too bad there aren't any!

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (asXVI)

392 || Excuse me while I visit the vomitorium.
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Sir! Sir! The "vomit" in "vomitorium" doesn't mean—that's not what it's...oh, never mind.
Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024


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Well, then, I'll visit it to do my own spewing forth.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (J2vNu)

393 >>Segal was a guy who could work in a range of roles.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM

Detective Moe Brummel opposite Rod Steiger and Lee Remick in No Way to Treat a Lady. Good movie.

Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (VGOMa)

394 I like space Sci-fi movies
Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (fwDg9)
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So do I.

When they're good.
Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:19 PM (krQz2)


Over here, Big Boy!

Posted by: "Planet of the Vampires" at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (eDfFs)

395 I finally stepped inside a Buc-ees!

They built one just across from the TA in Hillsboro, TX. I stop there pretty regularly. Got me a brisket sammich. Not bad. Kind of 'spensive. Also got chips and fudge.
Posted by: Robert at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM (1Yy3c)
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Same. First time was yesterday at New Braunfels TX. Incredible.

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:22 PM (bvWAj)

396 i keep trying to find "Rollercoaster" on POV. It's a 70s disaster movie with George Segal about a mad bomber who blows up rollercoasters.

Posted by: ace

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Speaking of Limewire...

This is worth a watch/listen if you have 20 minutes (potential content alert for upcoming holiday)

Nothing Has Changed Since 1999


youtube.com/watch?v=NkAJtRiOAxk

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:23 PM (w67Ex)

397 Segal was a guy who could work in a range of roles.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:18 PM
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Detective Moe Brummel opposite Rod Steiger and Lee Remick in No Way to Treat a Lady. Good movie.
Posted by: huerfano at May 23, 2024


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Yes! A William Goldman novel, and I think he adapted it for the screen too.

Segal also starred in King Rat and The Quiller Memorandum.

Posted by: Wolfus Aurelius, Dreaming of Elsewhere at May 23, 2024 05:23 PM (J2vNu)

398 Yeah, not any crap passes the test

Posted by: Skip at May 23, 2024 05:23 PM (fwDg9)

399 Same. First time was yesterday at New Braunfels TX. Incredible.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:22 PM (bvWAj)

Hey. that's the one wife and I visited after the TXMOME in 2022.

We now have one far closer, Johnstown CO.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (hZc6Q)

400 I don't go to movies much and recently learned that you can get closed captioning devices in movie theaters. I think that's fantastic.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (w67Ex)

401 Same. First time was yesterday at New Braunfels TX. Incredible.
Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:22 PM (bvWAj)

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Oh, I didn't know you were in TX. New Braunfels and Gruene are really nice. Husband & I used to take trips there when we lived in Corpus Christi.

Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (DRSnL)

402 I =love= a good post-apocalyptic movies!

It's too bad there aren't any!


Have you never seen WALL-E?

Good day, sir.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (Odg76)

403 hE's ToTalLy GoNnA gEt TrUmP vOteS~! HURR-DURR~!

@RobertKennedyJr 21h
I want to take a moment to celebrate Harvey Milk Day and honor a man whose bravery transformed our society. Harvey Milk was a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ rights and the first openly gay individual elected to public office in California.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (IG4Id)

404 Post-Apocalyptico

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:24 PM (w67Ex)

405 Have you never seen WALL-E?

Good day, sir.
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I love the part at the end of WALL-E when the remnants of society, completely physically disabled by their servant robots, die a horrible death on a wasted planet.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:25 PM (asXVI)

406 Harvey Milk was a trailblazer for LGBTQ+ rights and the first openly gay individual elected to public office in California.
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And only two of his victims killed themselves!

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:26 PM (asXVI)

407 ...

@phildstewart 1h
Three U.S. troops suffer non-combat injuries during Gaza pier operation - Reuters

Posted by: weft cut-loop at May 23, 2024 05:26 PM (IG4Id)

408 Harvey Milk was the fag that blocked another councilman (or whatever) from being able to earn a living and the guy came and shot him and then Harvey's gay friends had a riot and burned down stuff because violence is wrong, right?

Except they got what the wanted with their violence. Because violence is wrong.


Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:27 PM (w67Ex)

409 And only two of [Milk's] victims killed themselves!
Posted by: moviegique


I can top that.

Posted by: Rev. Jones at May 23, 2024 05:27 PM (gKWVE)

410 Oh and also Harvey designed the flag to let other men know that there were men who were open to unspeakable and disgusting things that normal people didn't want to be around and there was no realistic way to introduce into a public setting. The flag made "I like to eat feces for sexual reasons" a lot easier to meet fellow enthusiasts.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:27 PM (w67Ex)

411 And only two of his victims killed themselves!


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Wait, is this some abuse thing? Because other than the most basic gay silliness I don't know much about what I assume was a life of degeneracy and filth.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (w67Ex)

412 FRANKLIN on apple tv is rather good, really thought they would put in more representation like they Disney did in SHARDLAKE putting in a Black Bishops and Pakistani Monks during the time of King Henry IV.
Posted by: Patrick From Ohio

I saw what they did to Shardlake in a preview and said Nope even though I think Sean Bean plays Cromwell. Recently learned that CJ Sansom passed away so there won't be anymore Shardlake books.

Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (oaGWv)

413 He was apparently big into grooming youngsters.

I'd say that's abuse, yeah.

Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (asXVI)

414 I need to read "Empire of the East" some time. The Berserker stories were fire.

Posted by: gKWVE at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (gKWVE)

415 > I love the part at the end of WALL-E when the remnants of society, completely physically disabled by their servant robots, die a horrible death on a wasted planet.

I think they were mostly disabled by being in space and not engaging in intense enough workouts. I agree on the wasted planet point though. There's a reveal shot where a section of a hill has plants on it. That's great and all, but did they forget about the literal skyscrapers of trash and the windstorms WALL-E had to shelter from?

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:30 PM (Odg76)

416 He was apparently big into grooming youngsters.

I'd say that's abuse, yeah.

Posted by: moviegique

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Well gay man, so yeah. How else do you expect them to reproduce, H8R?

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:30 PM (w67Ex)

417 Oh, I didn't know you were in TX. New Braunfels and Gruene are really nice. Husband & I used to take trips there when we lived in Corpus Christi.
Posted by: Jordan61 at May 23, 2024 05:24


Down for a week and granddaughter of Diogenes #2's graduation. Had lunch at the Gristmill in Gruene. Excellent!!!

Posted by: Diogenes at May 23, 2024 05:31 PM (bvWAj)

418 I am not a musical person but saw wicked in Chicago with the original broadway cast and it was entertaining as hell. Never have enjoyed a movie musical though so Prly a pass.

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 23, 2024 05:31 PM (MGB5H)

419 > Wait, is this some abuse thing? Because other than the most basic gay silliness I don't know much about what I assume was a life of degeneracy and filth.

I don't know a ton, but I do know Milk used to cruise the bus station for vulnerable young men to prey upon.

Posted by: bonhomme at May 23, 2024 05:31 PM (Odg76)

420 Posted by: moviegique at May 23, 2024 05:21 PM (asXVI)

The Rover

Posted by: polynikes at May 23, 2024 05:32 PM (SHMXB)

421 The Chosen.

Posted by: Come and see at May 23, 2024 05:33 PM (jp05u)

422 I saw what they did to Shardlake in a preview and said Nope even though I think Sean Bean plays Cromwell. Recently learned that CJ Sansom passed away so there won't be anymore Shardlake books.
Posted by: Tuna at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (oaGWv)

The only reason I watched it was for Sean Bean, Disney just can't help themselves, I saw they put a Warning on JUNGLE BOOK for negitive depictions of people and Cultures

Posted by: Patrick From Ohio at May 23, 2024 05:33 PM (dKiJG)

423 Yikes.

"Shilts was also Harvey Milk’s biographer. In his glowing book The Mayor of Castro Street, he wrote of Milk’s “relationship” with the McKinley boy: ” … Sixteen-year-old McKinley was looking for some kind of father figure. … At 33, Milk was launching a new life, though he could hardly have imagined the unlikely direction toward which his new lover would pull him.”

https://tinyurl.com/289jbtdv

Posted by: Moron Robbie - Men don't care about women's accomplishments, only looks and not nagging at May 23, 2024 05:34 PM (w67Ex)

424 I need to read "Empire of the East" some time. The Berserker stories were fire.
Posted by: gKWVE at May 23, 2024 05:29 PM (gKWVE)

Saberhagen was very talented, and had a prose that really appealed to teenage me. He did a series of books, The Books of Swords, which took place after the Empire of the East world. Short, fun reads. And they take on different types of storytelling. I recall one being a kind of Sherlock Holmes mystery story.

An underappreciated author, except for geeks like me.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, with a drawer full of pieces of flair at May 23, 2024 05:34 PM (hZc6Q)

425 NOOD

Posted by: Max Power at May 23, 2024 05:34 PM (q177U)

426 Let us know if you find "Rollercoaster".
I vaguely remember it.
IDK where they made it but when was right in the will I be tall enough for the next scariest ride at Kennywood era for me.

Posted by: DaveA at May 23, 2024 05:35 PM (FhXTo)

427 >>> Let us know if you find "Rollercoaster".

I found a $10 DVD four-pack with Rollercoaster, Earthquake, AIrport, and The Hindenburg on Amazon.

Posted by: ace at May 23, 2024 05:36 PM (KRtlO)

428 Oh please. Back to the Future IV wouldn’t be about Tom Holland. It would be a sassy black girl who is able to rebuild the time machine all by herself.

Posted by: The Dogs with Bees in Their Mouths, So When They Bark, They Shoot Bees at You at May 23, 2024 05:37 PM (7kSOl)

429 Oh please. Back to the Future IV wouldn’t be about Tom Holland. It would be a sassy black girl who is able to rebuild the time machine all by herself.
Posted by: The Dogs with Bees in Their Mouths

*riri Williams has entered that chat*

Posted by: BruceWayne at May 23, 2024 05:38 PM (MGB5H)

430 I thought this was funny. King of the Hill in the '50s.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=mrgnuODWQpk

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I've Been Through the Desert On a Horse With No Shame at May 23, 2024 05:38 PM (L/fGl)

431 Oh please. Back to the Future IV wouldn’t be about Tom Holland. It would be a sassy black girl who is able to rebuild the time machine all by herself.
Posted by: The Dogs with Bees in Their Mouths, So When They Bark, They Shoot Bees at You at May 23, 2024 05:37 PM (7kSOl)
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This guy gets it.

Posted by: Axeman at May 23, 2024 05:40 PM (krQz2)

432 I don't know what the hell this but I want to see it.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=I-USMvlo2L0

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I've Been Through the Desert On a Horse With No Shame at May 23, 2024 05:40 PM (L/fGl)

433 This looks good.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uel5Yf7KyVI

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, I've Been Through the Desert On a Horse With No Shame at May 23, 2024 05:41 PM (L/fGl)

434 Thanks

Posted by: DaveA at May 23, 2024 05:51 PM (FhXTo)

435 The problem with action movies starring skinny women with stick arms is...they are action movies with skinny women with stick arms.

Charlize Theron is 5'9", 135 lbs. she's got actual muscles. Giuna Garano is 5'8", 143 lbs, and used to MMA.

Jesscia alba is 5' 7", but she weighs 123 lbs. About as much as my right leg.

It could work, but it calls for a finesse fighter, one skilled at evasion and improvised weapons. But they always want to show the little gal packs a punch and have her do ridiculous stunts a guy twice as strong would struggle with.
.

Posted by: El Mariachi Attorney at Law at May 23, 2024 05:52 PM (mvURQ)

436 Why would you post a link to Patrick H Willems without warning us? That guy's a clown...

For context, the guy loved "The Last Jedi" and mocked people who thought it ruined Star Wars by reminding them that it was 'A story about space wizards for children.' But then when "The Rise of Skywalker" undermined everything established in TLJ, Patrick ranted and raved about how awful RoS was. And then he became quite upset when people quoted his 'space wizards for children' line back at him.

I don't need analysis from idiots like that...

Posted by: Castle Guy at May 23, 2024 07:23 PM (Lhaco)

437 In 40 years I never heard of “Streets of Fire” (A Rock and Roll Fable) until on a drive from my home to Moscow-on-the-Potomac, I suddenly heard “Nowhere Fast” via YT.

Posted by: Catch Thirty-Thr33 at May 23, 2024 08:13 PM (8sMut)

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