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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Mon Dec 25, 2017 8:07 pm

Finished up the 10th and final disc of Band of Brothers last night, and plan to start re-watching it again tonight to catch anything I might have missed the first time around. Yup, I like it that much!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:46 pm

2 recent movies-



Saw this eons ago as a young 'un. Tony Randall plays all 7 of the "faces" of Dr. Lao, and have to say that this might be his finest hour.

Poignant story line. The forces of good and evil personified. And the addition of the lovely Barbara Eden is easy on the eyes (her pre-Jeannie days when she was still a brunette).

Highly recommended!



And last night-



Again, another flick I one viewed in my long lost and misspent youth.

What can one say - Ryan and daughter Tatum O'Neal team up for hilarious hy-jinks during the depression/prohibition era as hucksters and small time con artists. Great stuff, although the cig smoking of Tatum (supposedly age 9) would be tarred and feathered in this day and age!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:50 pm



I was looking to see the older B&W flick I once saw years ago, but this was what my library had and is the newer version.

Not being a student of Houdini, I can't say that this version is exaggerated or embellished (most certainly). Yet it is entertaining. In any case, the life of Houdini is unique and worthy of screenplay.


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:43 pm



This just rocked my world (literally)!

While it's ostensibly the story of a recording studio in LA who cut the tracks of a plenitude of R&R artists in the 70's & 80's, many of which are household names now and are considered "Classic Rock", it's much more than the sum of it's parts.

Virtually a "Who's Who" in the music biz of that era, it gives great insight into to the working musicians of that era, recording techniques of that day and age as analogue evolved into digital, plus much more.

And the centre theme revolves around the much sought after "Holy Grail" mixing console of that era - the legendary Neve board!

From the copy on amazon-

SOUND CITY, the film, was conceived by Dave Grohl after purchasing the legendary custom-built Neve 8028 recording console from Sound City Studios last year. The board, built in 1972, is considered by many to be the crown jewel of analog recording equipment, having recorded such artists as Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Guns and Roses, Metallica, NIN, Rage Against The Machine and countless other musical legends over the past 40 years.

Grohl's personal connection to Sound City began with the 1991 recording of Nirvana's breakthrough album, Nevermind. Selling over 30 million copies worldwide, Nevermind changed the entire musical landscape and forever altered the course of Dave Grohl's life.

And if you ask "Who is Dave Grohl?" look here-

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dave_Grohl

I suspect that Vito has history here since he was intimately involved in the movers and shakers of that era. Hopefully he will chime in here.

If you're a music fan from this era, I submit that this is required viewing!

sunny



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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:15 pm

Just re-watched this old '67 B&W flick-



This is a very dark drama revolving around a couple of NYC punks who terrorize a subway car of ordinary citizens late at night. Very chilling and terrifying. Actors include Victor Arnold, Beau Bridges, Martin Sheen, Tony Musante, Robert Bannard, Ed McMahon, and others.

Saw it many years ago and it's still as gripping as it was then! Highly recommended.


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Wed Jan 24, 2018 4:10 pm

Just watched this old '48 B&W flick from the library-



Think I may have seen it many years ago, but if I did I couldn't remember any of the scenes. Way great classic rendition of this tale. Alec Guinness is Fagin and does an impressive job in the role!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Thu Jan 25, 2018 9:54 pm

Now, a dalliance into the silly side of things-



Saw this first in the theatre when it first came out in the mid 90's. Great to catch up. Tim Burton shines in his vision as the producer. Jack Nicholsen is perfect (and creepy as always) as his role as President. Pretty good early computer generated graphics.

I clearly remember the trading cards that came out in the early 60's which depicted the Mars aliens, which this was based in part on. Highly recommended. Slim Whitman and his country music is sufficiently lampooned!

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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Thu Jan 25, 2018 10:40 pm

Got my hands on the DVD screener for The Darkest Hour today. Might check it out tomorrow after therapy....
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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:48 pm

Upon Al's rec I just watched this feast-



OK, so if you're not familiar with him that's understandable. Nor was I until this very well done documentary. From the copy on the DVD-

The incredible true story of how Doc Pomus, a disabled Jewish man from Brooklyn, became one of the most celebrated and influential songwriters in music history.

Ya, and that don't tell the half of it. "Doc" wrote over a thousand songs (yes that's right) during the 50's and 60's which were recorded and performed by some of the leading acts of the day and age.

It was surprising to me to learn just how many tunes Doc had composed that I grew up with. From the blues, Mowtown, soul, pop, rock, name it and he had a hand in it.

What a revelation, and I thank Al for directing me to this. It certainly has shed a new light on the songs that I grew up with.

If you're a music aficionado who appreciates the history of music from the 50's - 60's onward this is a must see!

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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:07 pm

Just watched this last night-



Saw this many years ago when it came out and always wanted to see it again. I've been a huge Jody Foster fan for many years, with her role in "Silence of the Lambs" being my favourite.

This flick is kind of slow moving up until the last 1/2 hr or so, but it sure keeps your attention from there.


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:16 pm

In the Heat of the Night.
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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:36 pm



Saw this when it first came out and just re-watched it courtesy of my library. Not as exciting as I'd remembered....


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:19 pm

This classic last night-



Yup, the original 1925 silent thriller starring Lon Chaney. Never saw this before and it was an experience!

While ostensibly a silent flick, this did have a music track playing throughout, mostly an orchestra with some opera singing (badly synced to the performance, but hey- that was part of the experience), and of course the scenes where the Phantom plays the pipe organ.

This was also "slightly" colourized, meaning that some scenes had a brownish tint and others a red tint.

Chaney's performance was superb. He really looked ghoulish and played his part well.

Highly recommended!



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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:50 pm



Another library loan. Actual footage interspersed with re-enactments.


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sat Feb 03, 2018 11:03 pm

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Now, a dalliance into the silly side of things-



Saw this first in the theatre when it first came out in the mid 90's. Great to catch up. Tim Burton shines in his vision as the producer. Jack Nicholsen is perfect (and creepy as always) as his role as President. Pretty good early computer generated graphics.

I clearly remember the trading cards that came out in the early 60's which depicted the Mars aliens, which this was based in part on. Highly recommended. Slim Whitman and his country music is sufficiently lampooned!

Cool



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This one was pretty funny and clever!
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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:46 pm

Another old B&W Flick-



Great story about a Welsh coal mining town. 1941 film featuring the incomparable Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, and a very young Roddy McDowell.

The only negative here is that the major players were not Welsh and did not have the appropriate accents. Still, a great account and well worth watching.

I have an old friend in Blighty who is a retired coal miner in Yorkshire. And while his experience is different than that of the Welsh, the basic elements ring true!

Oh, and there is also plenty of pipe smoking featured!

Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:51 pm

Another silly one-



Saw this old '42 B&W flick ages ago when I was a kid, and figured it was the inspiration for the TV sitcom "Bewitched" which I watched regularly.

I'd forgotten that Veronica Lake starred as the witch, and boy howdy was she ever a living doll! Prolly the most beautiful actress of that day and age, but there again I'm  a sucker for a pretty blonde!! She also had a waist like a wasp.

I love you

Very entertaining and highly recommended.



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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:14 pm

I'm on a B&W kick lately, and just watched this classic silent flick from 1923-



Yup, the original starring Lon Chaney. This restored version was very scratchy and grainy, but that didn't detract from the presentation. Although released as a true silent, this version has a musical soundtrack that was superbly done.

Never saw this classic version before and it's a feast. I did see the 1939 version starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo many years ago, and now have that on reserve from the library.


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:44 pm



The 1932 flick featuring Boris Karloff. Good stuff!

Part of this collection of Karloff Mummy movies includes the subsequent ones-

The Mummy's Hand (watched last night. A bit of a let down as it was kind of silly).

The Mummy's Tomb (will watch tonight).

The Mummy's Ghost.

The Mummy's Curse.

Abbott and Costello meet the Mummy (Think I once saw this. Should be a hoot).

Plenty of extra features on this, which may or may not be entertaining. I was once into monster movies as a lad!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:43 pm



This is the flick from 1939 featuring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo. And it's a very emotional account.

Yes, some of it deviates from the original story line for drama sake, but Laughton's performance is without peer. Highly recommended!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:36 am

Brewdude wrote:
Finished up the 10th and final disc of Band of Brothers last night, and plan to start re-watching it again tonight to catch anything I might have missed the first time around. Yup, I like it that much!


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RR

Great series this, Rande. Very well put together, not sensationalised, and, I believe, historically very accurate. We're off to France for our summer holidays this year so will be heading to the beaches, Pegasus Bridge, Point d'Hoc, amongst others, so this will be a good intro for my son. Might have to 'vet' some of the more graphic scenes though.
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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:06 pm

I don't normally bother with remakes, but I watched the new The Thing last night. It was a favorite as a child. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't anything worth the bother, not for me or the makers. They didn't even make the alien very interesting. One of the cast went on to be in Game of Thrones, and another in last season of Fargo. That was the "best" part of it.
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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:09 pm

Just re-watched this last night-



I've prolly seen it a half-dozen times or so but never get tired of it. Always a treat to see Sally Field. She's still foxy after all these years!

This is of Robin William's finest flicks. He's perfect in this role, but damn it's hard to remember that he committed suicide!


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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:33 pm

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In the Heat of the Night.

The original, with Steiger/Poitier? One of the best movies ever. Great story and acting. And better than the book, a rarity in filmdom.

Will watch Ninotchka tonight, for about the eighth time. I I love you Garbo! And director Lubitsch ain't no slouch neither.

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PostSubject: Re: What movie are you watching?   Sat Feb 17, 2018 6:29 pm

Just for fun last night-



Read the book many times, don't remember ever watching the flick. Pretty good and accurate account.


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