July 21, 2018

Saturday Evening Movie Thread 07-21-2018 [Hosted By: TheJamesMadison]
— Open Blogger

Robin Hood

So, let's talk about a movie no one remembers because it was pretty derisively received by critics and largely ignored by audiences: Ridley Scott's Robin Hood!

I can feel the excitement!

I bring it up because I think that when trying to talk about a director's work, it's a bit easier to focus on something that isn't universally considered great. Being able to balance between things that a director did well in a particular picture with things that he did not do well in that same picture provides a great view of what the man creates as an artist.

I am, of course, a Ridley Scott fanboy, but I don't love everything he's ever made. In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring. I overall genuinely think that he's one of the most talented filmmakers working today. With that being said, let's dive into one of his more recent historical epics that I feel was unfairly maligned upon its release.


Theme

When thinking of the theme of the Robin Hood story in general, it usually gets boiled down to "Steal from the Rich and Give to the Poor", which I find simplistic and easily used to justify a terrible morality. Looking at previous incarnations of the Robin Hood tale on the silver screen (in particular the Errol Flynn starring The Adventures of Robin Hood), there's usually a dramatic emphasis on freedom from oppression, but through having the right king in charge. Richard is seen as the savior that England is waiting upon to free the people from the tyranny of John. The story itself is traditionally very pro-monarchy.

Ridley Scott's movie is decidedly not that. Richard isn't some great man sneaking his way home, he's a violent, vengeful drunk trying to pillage French castles to pay for his return home from the Crusades. I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown, he genuinely ascends to it through Richard's death. The third monarch in the movie, Philip of France, is trying to incite a revolt in England in order to make the country much more ripe for invasion. What I came away from with this movie the first time I saw it was how decidedly anti-monarchical it was, and it had been directed by a Knight of England, no less.

That negative depiction of kings is important to the thematic core of the film. Robin isn't a nobleman brought to action because his land was stolen by a usurper king, fighting to return the rightful king so he can, implicitly, get all of his stuff back. No, Robin is a commoner fighting for "liberty by law".

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The key comes in the quote that comes up frequently throughout the movie, "Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions." It's written on the hilt of the sword that Robin takes back to Nottingham, and it was a line written by Robin's father. It was the idea that lambs (the common people) should continue to fight against oppression (kings) until they become lions themselves (self governance).


Commoner vs. Nobleman

One of the complaints with the film when it originally came out was that it overcomplicated and changed the origin of Robin. He starts the movie as Robin Longstride, a common archer in the king's army returning from the Holy Land. Robert Loxley is an advisor and friend to Richard who is tasked with returning the king's crown upon his death. Robert dies en route, and Robin takes up the mantle selfishly. He disguises himself and his band of merry men as knights, bound for England with the crown and all the loot they can carry, making their home country wealthy men. Robert's dying words, though, get a promise from Robin to return Robert's sword to his father. Robin, of course, takes up the task, and that is how he gets to Nottingham and meets Marian Loxley.

That does seem overcomplicated, especially when compared to the simplicity of the original tellings, but I think it adds a new dimension to the story.

No longer the nobleman fighting for his stuff, he's a commoner fighting for the basic rights that every man deserves. This outlook really comes to its culmination at a speech in Barnsdale. King John is trying his poorly best to head off a rebellion of the barons when Robin gives the below speech:

John has a line that I consider key: "A castle for every man?" Take that single line out and think about it. It's the perfect distillation of the "Take from the Rich and Give to the Poor" mentality. He's asking Robin if that's what he wants directly. Robin responds with, "In England, every man's home is his castle." Robin isn't asking for more stuff, he's asking for freedom.

It's a much better message overall, and it's a much more mature take on the Robin Hood legend.


Look

If it's a Ridley Scott movie, so it's going to look good. Robin Hood is no exception.

All of his historical movies share a gritty, grimy, but painterly and polished look that I simply love. They are all expensive, and they look like so much of the budget goes into costumes, sets, and smoke machines instead of digital effects (there's plenty of that too, to be sure).

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I couldn't tell you how much of that above shot it real or digital, but it's so dense with texture and visual information.

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Just look at the detail and classical framing that provides clear spatial relationships and depth of field. Look at how big everything looks so easily.

How good Ridley Scott's movies look are one of the reasons that I always find something to enjoy about them.


Not Perfect

I really like this take on the Robin Hood tale overall, but the movie is not without its flaws. One of the best parts of the movie is also one of its worst: Marion Loxley. Marion in this movie is a woman who married her husband just to see him leave for the Crusades within a week of their wedding. She's been living with Sir Walter Loxley, her father in law, ever since, negotiating a hard life under a massive tax burden from the state to fund the Crusade with a few hard years on their harvest and corrupt local officials (in particular from the sheriff, of course). She's become very independent, especially after Walter was struck blind, leaving the running of the estate to her. Her interactions with Robin when he arrives bearing her husband's identity are fun.

But then the movie tries to make her into an action star, and it's just…ridiculous.

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A quick comment on the difference between the theatrical and unrated cuts. The single largest addition to the unrated cut of the movie is to add more to the subplot about the children of Nottingham who have run away from home and become pillagers living in Sherwood Forest (an obvious first step towards the Merry Men). In the theatrical cut, they appear once in the beginning, get referenced a few times, and then, almost inexplicably, show up for the final battle against the invading French army with Marion riding a steed in full armor leading them. The unrated cut just adds more scenes around these kids, but their addition to the final battle is still inexplicable.

Marion's addition to the final battle could have been so easily cut out of the end result by simply pulling the shots she's in. She's not integral to how the battle plays out at all. All of that makes me think that some producer forced Scott to include Marion in battle, and he said, "Fine, if I have to do it, she'll be useless and her addition will be funny at best."


So, why?

Why bring up Robin Hood at all? A couple of reasons. The first is that I do think it's underappreciated. It's not perfect, but it's smarter than people insist.

Roger Ebert taught me how to watch movies, and one of his favorites was The Adventures of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn. He once wrote that on good days his favorite movie was Citizen Kane, but on bad days it was The Adventures of Robin Hood because of its ability to cheer him up. That affection for the "original" really colored his viewing of Ridley Scott's take. He insisted that the tale of Robin Hood should be fun and the fact that the 2010 movie wasn't fun meant that it wasn't good. We're all human, and I think that Ebert's affection for the Errol Flynn version blinded him to the qualities that are actually to be found here.

The second reason I bring it up is to try and convince a few of you to check it out. Just remember, watch the theatrical version, it's still not perfect, but it's got a wonderfully mature message about the common people, the preference of self-governance to dictatorial rule, and the general inappropriateness of the rule of kings.


Movies of Today

Opening in Theaters:
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
The Equalizer 2
Unfriended: Dark Web

Next in my Netflix Queue:
The Darkest Hour

Movies I Saw This Week:
A Quiet Place (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) Poster blurb: "Effective and inventive little horror movie." [Redbox]
Red Tails (Netflix Rating 2/5 | Quality Rating 1/4) "Too many characters and muddled storytelling undercut pretty well-done action set pieces." [Netflix DVD]
Pulp Fiction (Netflix Rating 5/5 | Quality Rating 4/4) [Rewatch] "Getting past its pseudo-revolutionary structure, there's a wonderful exploration of chance and how people react to it there." [Personal Collection]
Dressed to Kill (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) "Trashy but entertaining sendup of Psycho from one of Hitchcock's biggest fans." [TubiTV]
Man of Steel (Netflix Rating 4/5 | Quality Rating 3/4) [Rewatch] "It's not perfect, but I love it's sense of scale and propulsive pace." [Personal Collection]


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1 Men in Tights was better.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:11 PM (NWiLs)

2 Watching The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies which never saw before. I've got a few bones to pick with this movie

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:13 PM (pHfeF)

3 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:15 PM (pHfeF)

4 There is one Robin Hood movie and it starred Errol Flynn. Robin and Marian is also acceptable. (Especially for the rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:15 PM (SiINZ)

5 Sir, you offend me. *slaps face with kid glove* Gladiator is very likely the finest movie I have ever seen. And I done seen a few movies. Seriously, it's amazing how movies affect viewers so differently. I've never heard of any single movie that was 100% loved by everyone. nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:15 PM (EhZNT)

6 Picture this: A gritty, realistic Robin Hood biopic, but... ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!!

Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2 at July 21, 2018 02:16 PM (CSNuj)

7 Ah, this is the Russel Crowe Robin Hood.  I have that movie and I love it.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 02:16 PM (mpXpK)

8 It was no Men in Tights.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:16 PM (yQpMk)

9   I'd love to see Wes Anderson do things like Robin Hood and King Arthur.

And Aliens.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 02:17 PM (YPqbH)

10 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF) He did, but then he threw in a comment about pork schnitzel and it confused everyone.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 02:17 PM (CSNuj)

11 ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!! Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2 at July 21, 2018 07:16 PM (CSNuj) Is it a prono?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:17 PM (SiINZ)

12 I never saw this Robin Hood, Master and Commander is on my favorite top 10 so bet I would like it.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:17 PM (pHfeF)

13 5 Sir, you offend me. *slaps face with kid glove* Gladiator is very likely the finest movie I have ever seen. And I done seen a few movies. Seriously, it's amazing how movies affect viewers so differently. I've never heard of any single movie that was 100% loved by everyone. nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT) ====== What's weird to me is that I truly am a Ridley Scott fanboi, and I feel so cold about Gladiator, which everyone seems to love. And then I turn around and appreciate both Robin Hood and Kingdom of Heaven so much more than just about the rest of the planet. It's weird, I tells ya!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 02:17 PM (SeRz4)

14 >>>I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown Whew. That's a relief.

Posted by: Emperor Shot Put at July 21, 2018 02:18 PM (/qEW2)

15 3 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF) Yes. See #193 in the prior post. Have I proven my worth as a good citizen of the HQ?

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:18 PM (NWiLs)

16 I'm also in the minority that really enjoyed Kingdom of Heaven.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:19 PM (yQpMk)

17 I've never seen Gladiator.  I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either.  It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 02:19 PM (YPqbH)

18 Hey everybody. ATTENTION EVERYONE WHO ORDERED A MOVIE LAST WEEK FROM QDPSTEVE: They went out in the mail yesterday, so I hope everyone gets their package within 7 days. Look for a package marked "Media Mail." If you DON'T have it by then, please let me know! And, for everyone who offered some sort of reimbursement: it's 100% up to you whether to do so. But if you do... surprise me! I will acknowledge however, Amazon gift cards are always welcomed. :-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 02:20 PM (km8m2)

19 10 Insomniac, you did call the corgis I hope Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF) He did, but then he threw in a comment about pork schnitzel and it confused everyone. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:17 PM (CSNuj) Mmmm....pork schnitzel. Damn good eats. Wash it down with a liter of beer and you're in heaven.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:20 PM (NWiLs)

20 Gladiator is in my Top 10. The Battle of Zama sequence is superb. There's this scene where Russell Crowe comes galloping around the wreckage on a horse and someone tosses him a sword. He catches it by the handle effortlessly, without even glancing at it as he goes galloping past. It's so cool.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 02:20 PM (CSNuj)

21 Dressing up a bad movie does it no justice, and it diminishes the credibility of the reviewer. It's much better to just acknowledge that the movie was bad while noting that you liked it anyway, as that keeps credibility intact. Scott's Robin Hood was a bad movie.

Posted by: Just a Guy at July 21, 2018 02:20 PM (+63g5)

22 I love the Russell Crowe Robin Hood. Yes, it completely retcons the original story, but so what? It's better. Also it has Russell Crowe. Robin Hood-related: In college we had movie nights organized by someone and held in classroom ampitheaters. One of the themes was that they'd show a Bugs Bunny short in front of the movie. When they showed the Errol Flynn Robin Hood they started with the Bugs Bunny one. I still hear "Welcome to Shoi-Wood" when I see Errol Flynn.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 02:20 PM (fuK7c)

23 Anyone who has deliberately avoided Porky's II: The Next Day deserves all the scorn imaginable.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (yQpMk)

24 Mark Strong is the real deal. He and Jason Issac's are consummate actors.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (1P3On)

25 But then the movie tries to make her into an action star, and it's just...ridiculous. There was a Robin Hood spoof in the 80s with George Segal as Robin Hood. Morgan Fairchild played Maid Marian and Tom Baker played Sir Guy de Gisbourne. She's going to be married off and goes on a long rant about being an independent woman and will make her own choices. Baker leans towards her and says, "My dear, this is the 12th Century. Go find a white dress."

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (SiINZ)

26 >>>Rise and rise again, until lambs become lions. Nah. The lions will be browbeaten by the lambs until they identify as lambs.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (/qEW2)

27 "We're men! We're men in tiiiiiiights! We roam around the forest looking for fights!" - the Moron version of Robin Hood

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 02:21 PM (XKZwp)

28 I am waiting for the remake out of England called "Mohamed el hadi Hood". He steals from the Saxons and gives to the Moors. Starring Ali G.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 02:22 PM (EoRCO)

29 I've never seen Gladiator. I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either. It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (YPqbH) You're a lucky man

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:22 PM (SiINZ)

30 Pauline Kael---best movie critic ever, a pleasure to read. I own all her books (collections of her reviews.) She didn't pull any punches.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 02:22 PM (RfnqA)

31 I do like the Ridley Scott robin Hood, though. I bought the DVD cheap, not knowing much about it. Much better than the Costner turd. As for "Men in Tights," very much not my favorite Mel Brooks movie. The editing was sometimes clunky, and some of the joke setups seemed forced. Eh. As I said, movies are very much a love-hate thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (EhZNT)

32 4 There is one Robin Hood movie and it starred Errol Flynn. Robin and Marian is also acceptable. (Especially for the rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw) Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (SiINZ) But the Kevin Costner Robin Hood had the BEST Sheriff of Nottingham.. Alan Rickman. Rest of the cast was mediocre at best... but he shined.

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (NgKpN)

33 I agree with you about Gladiator - there's so many Roman themed movies and other productions that have treated the period so much better. I feel towards it the exact same way that you do, JM. Perhaps "I Claudius" spoiled me forever on the genre; it is so far above almost any other Roman period piece ever down that everything else fails by comparison.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (V2Yro)

34 >>>In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring. Russell Crowe: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? TJM: uh, no.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (/qEW2)

35 nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT) The theatrical posters might as well said "Ridley Scott: Starring Hans Zimmer" for how rote tick-the-boxes it was. I mean this in the very best way possible, without a hint of derision. It's fun as hell to watch and it checks every one of the Ridley Scott/Hans Zimmer boxes with a huge chisel-tip red marker.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (y87Qq)

36 Feygeles? No, we're straight. Just...merry.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:23 PM (NWiLs)

37 27 "We're men! We're men in tiiiiiiights! We roam around the forest looking for fights!" - the Moron version of Robin Hood Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 07:21 PM (XKZwp) /looks confused... Uh... tights are pants... sort of... and you know the rule about morons and pants!

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 02:24 PM (NgKpN)

38 34 >>>In fact, one of his movies that's most often held up as a jewel of his career (Gladiator) I find boring. Russell Crowe: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED??? TJM: uh, no. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (/qEW2) ====== Ha!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 02:24 PM (SeRz4)

39 I too liked it. But then I like the Kostner version too. More tequila pleze.

Posted by: Diogenes at July 21, 2018 02:25 PM (0tfLf)

40 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:25 PM (1P3On)

41 Picture this: A gritty, realistic Robin Hood biopic, but... ROBIN HOOD AND THE MERRY MEN ARE ALL CHICKS!!! Posted by: Studio Suit No. 2 Or we could name it Robin Da Hood and just use video from COPS to save money.

Posted by: Studio Suit No. 3 at July 21, 2018 02:25 PM (YdakM)

42 When it comes to the Dark Ages, my favorite film remains "Monty Python and the Holy Grail." :p

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (RfnqA)

43 Emperor Shot Put wrote:

I think John comes off a bit better in this version than normal since he's not usurping the thrown

Whew. That's a relief.


The throne did not get thrown, eh?

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (j0Oc6)

44 I did not like the Kevin Costner Robin Hood.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (mpXpK)

45 As for "Men in Tights," very much not my favorite Mel Brooks movie. The editing was sometimes clunky, and some of the joke setups seemed forced.

Eh. As I said, movies are very much a love-hate thing.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (EhZNT)


*puts Pug Mahon in the "LEAVE US ALONE MEL BROOKS!" category*

Posted by: pookysgirl at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (XKZwp)

46 nevertheless, not kidding about Gladiator. I friggin' love that movie. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:15 PM (EhZNT) Have you ever been in a Turkish prison?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (SiINZ)

47 There are a bunch of Robin Hood documentaries on Youtube. This one is narrated by Tony Robinson, the mousy guy who played Baldrick on BlackAdder. youtube.com/watch?v=xPRBQadLNIM TL/DW: There are a number of actual dudes who had elements of the story in their history but they've never found the definitive one that matches 100%.

Posted by: weft cut-loop [/i][/b] at July 21, 2018 02:26 PM (Vk34r)

48 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great. O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old. It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 02:27 PM (fuK7c)

49 I also liked Gladiator, but not the ending.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 02:27 PM (mpXpK)

50 The other piece often left out of the Robin Hood tail, was the conflict between Saxon and Norman... Best shown in movies like Ivanhoe..

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 02:27 PM (NgKpN)

51 Alan Rickman. Rest of the cast was mediocre at best... but he shined. Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:23 PM (NgKpN) Rilly? His death scene was excruciating. I think he purposely played it huge, wondering if the director would tell him to tone it down a notch. Director instead hollered "Cut! Print! Brilliant!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:27 PM (EhZNT)

52 One of my favorite movie is from Raising Arizona: "Her insides were a rocky place where my seed could find no purchase."

Posted by: For Use on the Gardening Thread and/or the Movie Thread at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (0pH66)

53 I am on the tail end of a cold and so have just sat inside today watching movies, some of which were direct to video and it struck me that the problem with the bad low budget files is the pacing. So many are so sloooow. As though they want to stretch the content out to make a short film into a feature length movie. The modern tech lets more people make movies, but you have a lot of chaff in with the undiscovered gold.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (yQpMk)

54 I've never seen Gladiator. I've never seen Forest Gump or Titanic, either. It's now become a weird thing where I actively avoid seeing any of them since I've accomplished it for this long. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:19 PM (YPqbH) I haven't seen Titanic, Avatar, or any of the Star Wars movies besides the original trilogy and the first prequel. I'm the same way now, I don't care whether I see any of them or not, but it's gone from apathy and disinterest to the perverse pride of being That Guy.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (y87Qq)

55 Then there's the middle-aged "Robin and Marian"...played by Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Never saw it myself.

Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (RfnqA)

56 in a documentary on medieval life they showed how clothes were dyed - and they were much brighter and multicolored than the dull, muted browns and tans usually depicted in movies.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (Pg+x7)

57 They put Maid Marion in an armored suit in a battle? oh brother. Next Robin Hood remake movie watch and see, she'll be the hero and Robin will be a tranny.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 02:28 PM (UdKB7)

58 The world badly needs a replacement for Mr. Rickman: "Are we there, yet?"

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 21, 2018 02:29 PM (RuIsu)

59 48 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great. O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old. It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (fuK7c ======= I forgot to note that I watched The Virgin Spring this week (not that anyone actually cares), but it's 1960 and Max Von Sydow is already an adult there.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 02:29 PM (SeRz4)

60 https://goo.gl/images/zR3VYE Audrey Hepburn again. Robin Hood-related

Posted by: Emmie at July 21, 2018 02:29 PM (4HMW8)

61 Have you ever been in a Turkish prison? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:26 PM (SiINZ) I'll never tell! *giggles*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:30 PM (EhZNT)

62 Rilly? His death scene was excruciating. I think he purposely played it huge, wondering if the director would tell him to tone it down a notch. Director instead hollered "Cut! Print! Brilliant!" Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (EhZNT) I think that's why I liked that portrayal or the Sheriff... It was over the top, and you could tell Rickman was having fun. I'll cut his heart out with a spoon... Why a spoon???? Its'll hurt more... Classic.

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 02:30 PM (NgKpN)

63 Lion in Winter is on my top 10 list - the script is magnificent, and every part is played by someone stellar. The best part is watching O'Toole and Hepburn each try to steal the scene in every scene they're in together, always working to upstage the other one - and when you read the history of Henry II and Eleanor, it's easy to believe that's exactly how the originals acted whenever they were around each other.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:30 PM (V2Yro)

64 I'd never seen this Robin Hood. Heard it was slumberous and boring. I finally watched it and like it. I kept thinking, He's not doing Robin Hood stuff. Then at the end I realized it was a kind of prequel to the legend. Then I got it.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:31 PM (+Tibp)

65 I love Gladiator though not in my top 10, not sure why they chose Dennis Prager show's music.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:31 PM (pHfeF)

66 TJM, another great Movie Thread. Thanks! I believe I've shared here before about the upcoming Mary Poppins reboot? I finally have something to share... but NOT from Quora. Instead, the below is from legendary TV writer Ken Levine's blog. He posted this just today: Internal Disney Memo: If Christopher Nolan Rebooted MARY POPPINS FROM : Christopher Nolan TO: President of Walt Disney Pictures SUBJECT : Re-boot of MARY POPPINS After watching the original 1964 movie once I know how we could improve this beloved children's classic and make it relevant for today's theatergoers. The color scheme must be grey. Most of the film will take place at night. It is still a period piece but we update it slightly. It now takes place during the bombing of London in World War II. Let's take some creative historical license and blow up Big Ben and the Parliament building. We have the means to do that in a very cool way. To punctuate the moment cut to an Englishman saying SuperFUCKINGcalifragilisticexpialidocious!, as a double-decker bus almost decapitates him. We can still say two fucks and keep our PG-13. Bert, the street performer, is a loner with a dark past. Dick Van Dyke was fine for his day but I see Steve Buscemi. He should always be an ominous presence. He himself was abused as a child and we must always be afraid when he is around children. His fellow street people are all damaged due to the horrors of World War I. There might be some comedy in seeing them act silly as long as we understand it is because they are deeply traumatized. Take us out of the reality of innocent people being slaughtered is counterproductive. Modern children don't want fuzzy bedtime stories. They want to be scared shitless. Let's do that for three hours. Mary Poppins arrives. She too has a dark past. Sexual abuse and forced into prostitution has caused her mind to snap. Her sunny optimistic disposition is really psychotic repression. She thought she was applying for position of madame not nanny. but to avoid a savage beating from her pimp she takes the job. Julie Andrews was serviceable for the time. But now we need a warrior. Casting suggestion: Katee Sackhoff as Mary Poppins. The kids take to her right away. She still has the magic bag filled with wonders that they've never seen. But those wonders are dildos and handcuff and cock rings. The kids play with them. We get our heart, our comedy, and our bonding. If time allows, Bert comes over and teaches them how to play doctor. Keep some of the familiar conventions but justify them. The floating tea party is the result of the children being drugged. The dancing penguins is a bad acid trip. I have some leftover designs for the Penguin in DARK KNIGHT. We can use those. Keep the scene where Mary takes the kids to the bank to see their disinterested banker father (who has a dark past, by the way) and it turns into chaos. But let the chaos be a bank robbery. Let the children be held hostage. Let their father learn to appreciate his children by seeing guns to their heads. Let Mary impale one of the robbers with her umbrella. Let it go right through him. This starts a gun battle. One of the children dies. That will get the dad's attention to really love the remaining ones. Let the dead child be his favorite. That ups the anguish -- always a crowd pleaser. Eventually the family's home is bombed so there's no further need for a nanny. Mary moves on thus setting up the franchise for sequels. I have some ideas for how she can clash with Mr. Belvedere but I'll save those for MP2: THE WAR OF THE APRONS. As always, these recommendations are non-debatable. Please confirm their brilliance at your earliest convenience so I can get the wardrobe people working on Mary's armored house dress. Sincerely, Chris

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 02:31 PM (km8m2)

67 I haven't seen Titanic, Avatar, or any of the Star Wars movies besides the original trilogy and the first prequel. I'm the same way now, I don't care whether I see any of them or not, but it's gone from apathy and disinterest to the perverse pride of being That Guy.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (y87Qq)

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I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too.  *fistbump*

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 02:31 PM (YPqbH)

68 2 Watching The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies which never saw before. I've got a few bones to pick with this movie Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:13 PM (pHfeF) Just a few? God it is awful. I keep wondering if someone took that mess of Peter Jackson's movies and has cut them down to be like the old Rankin and Bass animated version. I always liked watching that growing up.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 02:31 PM (cAnNx)

69 It was over the top, and you could tell Rickman was having fun. I'll cut his heart out with a spoon... Why a spoon???? Its'll hurt more... Classic. Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 07:30 PM (NgKpN) Yeh. Good point. Rickman left this world too soon.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:32 PM (EhZNT)

70 My biggest gripe with the Errol Flynn Robin Hood is how they butchered history with the return of Richard The Lionheart from the crusades.  I realize that historical accuracy has never been maintained in many movies but that one was so far out it was absurd.


Richard never did return from the crusades and he died in France.  He didn't even speak English.

Posted by: Vic We Have No Party at July 21, 2018 02:32 PM (mpXpK)

71 I love Gladiator though not in my top 10, not sure why they chose Dennis Prager show's music. Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (pHfeF) The music was one of the best parts of Gladiator. Check out this clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_4RT1qb29E

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 02:33 PM (CSNuj)

72 I'm queuing up to watch one of these films: Pacific Rim Uprising, The Man With The Magic Box, or Death Wish ( 2018 ). Which would be a better waste of my time?

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:33 PM (yQpMk)

73 Then there's the middle-aged "Robin and Marian"...played by Sean Connery and Audrey Hepburn. Never saw it myself. Posted by: Semi-engaged Scroller at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (RfnqA) It's a good movie and as I mentioned before has a rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:33 PM (SiINZ)

74 It seems starting at 7pm TNT is going to run through all the Star Wars movies

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:33 PM (pHfeF)

75 The other piece often left out of the Robin Hood tail Robin Hood Tail: Men In Chaps

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 02:33 PM (IqV8l)

76 Semi-aged Scroller @ 55- Robin And Marian was one of my favorites, as was this Ridley Scott one. Not so much the Kevin Costner one because Morgan Freeman. Every movie he's in becomes a Morgan Freeman movie.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 02:34 PM (zLDYs)

77 >>>If it's a Ridley Scott movie, so it's going to look good. This is true. Prometheus looked good (although it was stupid). Covenant looked good, but it was too derivative of Prometheus, so it was boring as well as stupid.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 02:34 PM (/qEW2)

78 The Hobbit should have been one movie. One! No longer than 2 1/2 hours. Period. I have not seen one fucking second of Jackson's travesty and I never will. I despise his butt-raping pf LoTR as well. *spit*

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:34 PM (EhZNT)

79 A movie I watched (again) this week was Bullitt. Oh, now that is a cop drama I watch whenver it's on! And when the iconic car chase was starting up, I wrote "I wish this was the Movie thread, and I could tell James Madison, you wanna know what Bullitt is all about??? FORD vs MOPAR, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT!!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:34 PM (V2Yro)

80 Eleanor was the best conniving bitch in the world.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (1P3On)

81 Prometheus. Now there was a huge disappointment.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (CSNuj)

82 I saw Titanic on a first date with a woman. The movie sucked but so did she. So overall a good date.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (YdakM)

83 It's okay, it has a good Little John. My favorite Robin Hood starred Patrick Bergin and Uma Thurman.

Posted by: Nancy at 7000 feet CO at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (Nrxta)

84 Movies I haven't seen: Avatar, Titanic, Grease, The Way we Were, Dirty Dancing, Footloose, The Warriors. There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (+Tibp)

85 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (1P3On) He was portrayed as a sniveling shit in that movie. (the actor went on to play another English king) I felt sorry for Geoffrey was going to be overlooked no matter what.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (SiINZ)

86 History of the World was a great movie

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (PUmDY)

87 80 Eleanor was the best conniving bitch in the world. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (1P3On) I thought ex-wives generally held that position.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:35 PM (NWiLs)

88 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp) If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 02:36 PM (CSNuj)

89   I'd love to know the psychological term explaining why the Hobbit made the LOTR trilogy seem less good in my mind while the Star Wars prequels didn't f*ck up the 70s and 80s movies for me*.  I suspect it's something to do with seeing them as a child vs as a middle aged man.



* Although Lucas' constant meddling to "fix" the original films achieved the same effect.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 02:36 PM (YPqbH)

90 This is true. Prometheus looked good (although it was stupid). Covenant looked good, but it was too derivative of Prometheus, so it was boring as well as stupid. Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 07:34 PM (/qEW2) Prometheus also had an excellent musical score. Seems to be a pattern with Scott.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:36 PM (y87Qq)

91 Gladiator soundtrack is in my playlist while painting

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:37 PM (pHfeF)

92 Welcome to Sure-wood!

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 02:37 PM (Evws/)

93 He was portrayed as a sniveling shit in that movie. (the actor went on to play another English king) I felt sorry for Geoffrey was going to be overlooked no matter what. Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (SiINZ) Eh, he deserved getting poisoned at the Purple Wedding.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:37 PM (NWiLs)

94 I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too. *fistbump* Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:31 PM (YPqbH) ------------- My daughter, who was only 12 at the time, saw that movie for what it was. Anti Corporatist claptrap. "Gee Dad, they sure don't like big companies, do they?".

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 02:37 PM (+1YDx)

95 Oh, A Lion in Winter is great. O'Toole is probably not 30 yet, but he spars admirably with Hepburn who is legitimately old. It's 1968, and yet Timothy Dalton and Anthony Hopkins are already grownups. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:27 PM (fuK7c) It's a great movie with outstanding acting. The only weak point for me was Hepburn. She was miscast in that role

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:38 PM (SiINZ)

96 If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (CSNuj) Meh. It insists upon itself.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:38 PM (NWiLs)

97 There's no shame in seeing a movie because there is even a slight chance that it will lead to sex.  That is ultimately what every single thing a man does is based on, so movies are pretty low on the "oh crap, I did what?" list concerning it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 02:38 PM (YPqbH)

98 Eleanore was more than just an ex-wife - there's a biography of her named "Eleanore and the 4 kings" - she was married to two, and the mother of 2. She was also, in her own right, the most powerful woman in all of Europe before her marriage. Not many women in the history of the world have ever been able to claim that.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:38 PM (V2Yro)

99 I hated Alien: Covenant. It has sort of soured me on Michael Fassbender because it's hard not to see him now except as the hated David 8.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (yQpMk)

100 Grease, The Warriors. There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp) These are the only ones on your list that I've seen.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (y87Qq)

101 You haven't seen the Warriors?

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (PUmDY)

102 Sorry, John was a sniveling opportunist. To get a sense of John , watch' A Lion in Winter". Not the best history but not the worst either. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:25 PM (1P3On) I recall reading somewhere that he offered to convert England to islam if the Sultan would support him in his fight against Richard.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (Izzlo)

103 Tom Servo, Eleanor sounds like the Barbara Bush of the middle ages.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (km8m2)

104 82 I saw Titanic on a first date with a woman. The movie sucked but so did she. So overall a good date. Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (YdakM) Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:39 PM (NWiLs)

105 If you haven't seen The Godfather you risk being banned from the blog. Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) It's cool, Cicero. Not only have I seen the Godfather (in a weird way I think of it as a Christmas movie), but I suffered through Godfather III. The horror....

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:40 PM (+Tibp)

106 There's no shame in seeing a movie because there is even a slight chance that it will lead to sex. Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid? For me, it's The Notebook. While the sex was spectacular it was barely worth it.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 02:40 PM (fuK7c)

107 102 You haven't seen the Warriors? Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (PUmDY) *clinks beer bottles on fingers*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:40 PM (NWiLs)

108 Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise. Posted by: Insomniac Maybe you need to date lower class women. /s

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 02:41 PM (YdakM)

109 Blutarski, come out and plaaay.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:41 PM (yQpMk)

110 The best English medieval movie that they never show on TV is The War Lord with Charlton Heston.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:41 PM (2DOZq)

111 In the City is one of the best songs of all time.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:41 PM (PUmDY)

112 109 Never worked for me. I'm sure that's no surprise. Posted by: Insomniac Maybe you need to date lower class women. /s Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (YdakM) No, I just need to be somebody else.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:41 PM (NWiLs)

113 2 Oh, so this whole movie made up is a prequel

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:42 PM (pHfeF)

114 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp) Movies I've never seen: Jaws, Amityville Horror, most of the Bond movies, Citizen Kane, Bad News Bears (have tried several times), Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, The Shining (on purpose)

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 02:42 PM (EhZNT)

115 Cosmic, not as good as Those Shoes. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 02:42 PM (km8m2)

116 The best English medieval movie that they never show on TV is The War Lord with Charlton Heston. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (2DOZq) That is a good one and they don't play it on TV. That or El Cid

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:42 PM (SiINZ)

117 Posted by: Grump928(c) I SWEAR I knew that was coming. Well played, sir.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:42 PM (+Tibp)

118 Robin and Marian is still my favorite Robin Hood movie, even though it is a very bittersweet telling of his last days. Maid Marian: I love you. More than all you know. I love you more than children. More than fields I've planted with my hands. I love you more than morning prayers or peace or food to eat. I love you more than sunlight, more than flesh or joy, or one more day. I love you... more than God.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 02:43 PM (gUCYC)

119 You haven't seen the Warriors? Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 07:39 PM (PUmDY) *clinks beer bottles on fingers* Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:40 PM (NWiLs) The movie only holds up well to make fun of it.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:43 PM (2DOZq)

120 No, I just need to be somebody else. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (NWiLs) Bad news: I'm somebody else, it still doesn't work.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:43 PM (y87Qq)

121 Tom Servo, exactly. Eleanor was all powerful. She should have killed off all of her sons and just ruled herself.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:43 PM (1P3On)

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:43 PM (y87Qq)

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (SiINZ)

124 89 I'd love to know the psychological term explaining why the Hobbit made the LOTR trilogy seem less good in my mind while the Star Wars prequels didn't f*ck up the 70s and 80s movies for me*. I suspect it's something to do with seeing them as a child vs as a middle aged man. * Although Lucas' constant meddling to "fix" the original films achieved the same effect. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:36 PM (YPqbH) I wouldn't guess at the term, but I would guess part of it is the time between movies. You've got almost 20 years between the Star Wars Trilogies. Add in that you have Gandalf, Elrond, Galadriel, and Legolas completely bridging the connection to LOTR and the Hobbit.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (cAnNx)

125 TJM, I strongly recommend you read Ivanhoe before you rewatch your Robin Hood movie again. That's the "real" Robin Hood origin story. Me thinks you're guilty of taking your modern view of things and trying to force them into a time and place nothing like today. Kinda like you mocking Marian in battle. But but but no womyns would have been in the "real" battle. Just my smelly opinion. Worth exactly what you paid for it. Read Ivanhoe for perspective on the Robin Hood myth.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (lT+xq)

126 104 Tom Servo, Eleanor sounds like the Barbara Bush of the middle ages." Imagine Barbara Bush with Melania's looks, by all accounts. And completely comfortable with having her enemies whacked - of course, that wasn't unusual for the time. And Henry II supposedly stood a head taller than almost anyone else in the country. They were a hell of a couple. This post started off about Robin Hood - the entire Robin Hood story is just part of the consequences of how Henry and Eleanor's family feuds played out.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (V2Yro)

127 115 There are others, but I want to gauge the reception I get. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:35 PM (+Tibp) Movies I've never seen: Jaws, Amityville Horror, most of the Bond movies, Citizen Kane, Bad News Bears (have tried several times), Rocky, Rocky II, Rocky III, The Shining (on purpose) Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 07:42 PM (EhZNT) Saw it. Saw it. Saw about 2/3 of them. Saw it. Almost died of boredom. Saw it. Saw it. Saw it. Saw it. Saw it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (NWiLs)

128 Warriors, come out to plaaaaaayy

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 02:44 PM (pHfeF)

129 I'm smiling because I made Marian!

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (Evws/)

130 Opening in Theaters: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again The Equalizer 2 Unfriended: Dark Web In other words... Opening in Theaters: MOAR SEQUELS

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (EzdLW)

131 I kind of liked the BBC series of Robin Hood, until the last season where I think it kinda shit the bed.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (cAnNx)

132 121 No, I just need to be somebody else. Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:41 PM (NWiLs) Bad news: I'm somebody else, it still doesn't work. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:43 PM (y87Qq) OK, so somebody other than myself or you...

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (NWiLs)

133 Burp!........

Posted by: The Barrel at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (EoRCO)

134 Read Ivanhoe for perspective on the Robin Hood myth. Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 07:44 PM (lT+ Or he can watch the movie Ivanhoe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:45 PM (2DOZq)

135 OK, so somebody other than myself or you... Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs) Well that does narrow it down a bit.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:46 PM (y87Qq)

136 i love this version. i saw it in the theatre, and then got the dvd. the battle scenes are good, the horses are beautiful, and i liked the sword story. i also love the disney cartoon, robin hood. it's epic! hiss, the snake is hilarious.

Posted by: concrete girl at July 21, 2018 02:46 PM (BVthB)

137 136 OK, so somebody other than myself or you... Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs) Well that does narrow it down a bit. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (y87Qq) Not very much. *sigh* I really hate life. Just hate it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:46 PM (NWiLs)

138 56 in a documentary on medieval life they showed how clothes were dyed - and they were much brighter and multicolored than the dull, muted browns and tans usually depicted in movies. Posted by: musical jolly chimp at July 21, 2018 07:28 PM (Pg+x7) That's interesting. I didn't know that. Many illuminated manuscripts do indeed show vivid colors.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 02:47 PM (sdi6R)

139 OK, so somebody other than myself or you... Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:45 PM (NWiLs) I say you should be Robin Hood. Or MUMR. Same thing really.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 02:47 PM (lT+xq)

140 lol amityville horror - that's a joke in our house because every now and then that comes up on some cable channel and my wife knows how much I hate that stupid, stupid movie.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 02:47 PM (V2Yro)

141 The saddest Robin Hood was "Merry Men/Early Frost.

Posted by: Burger Chef at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (RuIsu)

142 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid? - That would be fun.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (YPqbH)

143 We're quickly approaching the end of Summer Blockbuster season. August comes the time where they release movies they thought were going to be major wins but they saw the final film cut and realized they were utter shit, so August release.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (cAnNx)

144 141 lol amityville horror - that's a joke in our house because every now and then that comes up on some cable channel and my wife knows how much I hate that stupid, stupid movie. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 07:47 PM (V2Yro) It sucked. The reboot sucked too.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (NWiLs)

145 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid? - That would be fun. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (YPqbH) It's overrated.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (y87Qq)

146 Go visit your local pawn shop for movies. $1 and you can trade them in at 2 for 1.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (1P3On)

147 That would be fun. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman And that would be Annie.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:48 PM (+Tibp)

148 The Amityville Horror kind of depressed the real estate sales of that style of house.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:49 PM (2DOZq)

149 147 Go visit your local pawn shop for movies. $1 and you can trade them in at 2 for 1. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (1P3On) First read that as "porn shop."

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:49 PM (NWiLs)

150 Eris... *beckons*

Posted by: The Barrel at July 21, 2018 02:49 PM (sdi6R)

151 The Amityville Horror kind of depressed the real estate sales of that style of house. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 07:49 PM (2DOZq) Haunted?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:49 PM (y87Qq)

152 And that would be Annie. *steps back. throws The Notebook on the pyre* I yield, sir.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 02:49 PM (fuK7c)

153 146 Oh, that's a good thread idea. What's the worst movie you've watched to get laid? - That would be fun. Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (YPqbH) It's overrated. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:48 PM (y87Qq) Bridesmaids.... SHE decided to walk out half way through... and said she 'owed' me....

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 02:50 PM (NgKpN)

154 Thought for a second we were going to flip over to italican movies.

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 02:50 PM (e1mEI)

155 Life's Been Good is classic.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:50 PM (PUmDY)

156 Those of us that grew up with the Errol Flynn version are partial to that swashbuckling, colorful type of portrayal.  I guess I am in Ebert's generation on this.

Scott's version is good.. but it is dark and dismal - as it would be in those times! But reality is not always as entertaining.
The Adventures of Robin Hood played here on Chicago local TV (WGN - Family Classics series every Sunday afternoon) every year for many decades.. I grew up watching it as did my kids.. always a delight!
The Kevin Costner version is good as well, if for no other reason than Alan Rickman as the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 21, 2018 02:51 PM (5tSKk)

157 155 Thought for a second we were going to flip over to italican movies. Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:50 PM (e1mEI) French movies. But that would be meaningless, non? *lights cigarette*

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:51 PM (NWiLs)

158 Looking for Mr Goodbar

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:51 PM (2DOZq)

159 OT, but if you haven't read the piece in the side bar about the Soviet Defector, you owe it to yourself. Explains perfectly the stupid times we live in. If we're the deplorables, they're the demoralized.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:51 PM (+Tibp)

160 Scott strips away everly last bit of emotional sentiment. He hates it. I understand and appreciate not laying it on thick, but Scott only leaves sinue and bone. 'A Good Year' is that. Like a swimming pool with no water in it. Russian film Come and See (1985)

Posted by: 13times at July 21, 2018 02:51 PM (K3B2k)

161 i also love the disney cartoon, robin hood. it's epic! hiss, the snake is hilarious. Posted by: concrete girl at July 21, 2018 07:46 PM (BVthB) This is the right answer.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:52 PM (y87Qq)

162 Well that would be "Out of Africa". cause there was nothing else to do.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:52 PM (1P3On)

163 Looking for Mr Goodbar At least that had the only appearance of young Diane Keaton's boobehs.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 02:52 PM (fuK7c)

164 In May, Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor tweeted that he, Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani should pen a script for Ms. Marvel, which would mark the first Muslim superhero movie. And she should wear the head to toe Hefty bag and behead the infidels.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 02:52 PM (SiINZ)

165 The trailer for "Glass" is out: https://youtu.be/95ghQs5AmNk Can't wait

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 02:52 PM (fRQju)

166 Sorry guys! Italican invasion. I saw "Mountains of the Moon" and recommend it. It seems almost like an old-fashioned adventure epic, were it not for the gruesome things that happen to Burton and Speke, to include Burton taking a spear through the face, Speke being tied down and stabbed repeatedly with a spear, a bug crawling into his ear and driving him so mad he punctures an eardrum trying to kill it, and most horrifying of all, Burton twists his ankle walking over rocks (I am always twisting my ankle and winced in sympathy).

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 02:53 PM (gUCYC)

167 First read that as "porn shop."
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#MeToo

Posted by: ron jeremy at July 21, 2018 02:54 PM (Evws/)

168 Looking for Mr Goodbar At least that had the only appearance of young Diane Keaton's boobehs. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 07:52 PM (fuK7c) Never thought a movie could make me not care about boobies.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 02:54 PM (2DOZq)

169 OK, it's a netflix movie, but we are watching "A Futile and Stupid Gesture". It's about National lampoon, hilarious for anyone who grew up in that era. Lots of good stuff. Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death?

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 02:54 PM (yJ1e6)

170 Wait whut? You can watch a movie just to get laid? Why did no one ever teach me this secret?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 02:55 PM (EzdLW)

171 Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor - Ha. Does this guy live in Charlotte? Because I no-sh*t saw a newish 7 series BMW with a rzahmd1 tag recently. Driving like an ass, tailgating and cutting people off. Those things are the only reason I remember it.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 02:55 PM (YPqbH)

172 170 OK, it's a netflix movie, but we are watching "A Futile and Stupid Gesture". It's about National lampoon, hilarious for anyone who grew up in that era. Lots of good stuff. Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death? Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6) Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards!

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:55 PM (NWiLs)

173 I have opened the $25 bottle of wine and it is like sex on silk.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 02:56 PM (1P3On)

174 171 Wait whut? You can watch a movie just to get laid? Why did no one ever teach me this secret? Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 07:55 PM (EzdLW) Only works for guys who would've gotten laid anyway. For people like me, not so much.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 02:56 PM (NWiLs)

175 Can't wait Posted by: Sharkman Awesome! M Night Shamalamadingdong does it again.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:56 PM (+Tibp)

176 OK, so somebody other than myself or you... Posted by: Insomniac I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 02:57 PM (YdakM)

177 I especially like that he has to tell people who he is, and even then we still don't know.. As far as I could tell he was just another young dark skinned guy overextending himself on his lease payments.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at July 21, 2018 02:58 PM (YPqbH)

178 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death? Posted by: Farmer Yep. Suicide in Hawaii. He jumped. That movie brought back memories of the early NatLampCo.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 02:58 PM (+Tibp)

179 He's cool.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 02:58 PM (PUmDY)

180 French movies. But that would be meaningless, non? *lights cigarette* Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:51 PM (NWiLs) Not a movie, but "The Returned" ("Les Revenants") is a flippin' good series that has probably been mentioned around here before. It gets compared to "Twin Peaks" a lot, for what that's worth, and it's one of those where the setting is almost a character itself. Brilliant soundtrack, too. There was a shot-for-shot US remake, but I never saw that, the original is in French with English subtitles on Netflix (or was the last time I had an active subscription). I only saw the first season, but I would absolutely recommend it; if you're the kind of person who likes that kind of show then it's the kind of show that you would like.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 02:59 PM (y87Qq)

181 On the subject of swashbuckling movies, I liked Roman Polanski's (yeah yeah) Pirates, with Walter Matthau.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 02:59 PM (yQpMk)

182 Well that would be "Out of Africa". cause there was nothing else to do..............One of my favorite movies.. and I own the soundtrack.. some of the best damn John Barry compositions since 007

Posted by: Chi-Town Jerry at July 21, 2018 02:59 PM (5tSKk)

183 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching? If so, I did watch "The Swimmer."

Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 02:59 PM (e1mEI)

184 Watch the Red Letter Media review of "Red Tails", especially the clips of Lucas being interviewed about the movie.

Posted by: Timothy S. Carlson at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (c4tvX)

185 So, ALIEN COVENANT. Um, yeah. I was surprised Ridley Scott could direct (and John Logan could write ) such a disappointing movie. Too much of the plot depends on the Fassbender bots imho. It's not an interesting character. There was one OK set piece involving trying to shoot alien off of transport while flying just above the planet surface. And I kind of liked Danny McBride in a dramatic role. Otherwise, meh.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (EzdLW)

186 I see, Amityville Horror is on Comet

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (pHfeF)

187 Yep. Suicide in Hawaii. He jumped. That would be Doug Kenney. Is John someone else?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (fuK7c)

188 I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me. Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:57 PM (YdakM) Its not the dating... Its not the Women.... Its Marriage in modern times... Marriage is an institution, but who wants to be institutionalized (hat tip to Groucho).

Posted by: Don Q at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (NgKpN)

189 Sorry, I found Scott's Robin Hood to be boring. It took herculean effort to make it to the end credits. Gladiator is somewhat overrated, but a lot of fun to watch. Like Scott decided that he was actually going to ENTERTAIN the audience. All too often, filmmakers forget that the most important job they have is to entertain. They forget that film's origins are in the penny arcade, the carnival peep show. And the first two films that truly define the narrative film are genre films (sci fi and a western).

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (eXA4G)

190 I saw an ad for a new Robin Hood movie. Taeron Egerton (The Kingsman) is a young Robin. Jamie Foxx is the magic negro who teaches him how to be a bad ass. Pass.

Posted by: Butch at July 21, 2018 03:00 PM (hXu8T)

191 How come these movie threads are such a sausage fest? I mean, we get more moronettes on the gun thread than here.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (yQpMk)

192 Hmm, Patrick Bergin was in a 1991 version of "Robin Hood" with Uma Thurman as Maid Marian. That just seems like odd casting. I like Bergin but he seems more like Sheriff material.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (gUCYC)

193 "Torn Apart". Her rent was due, it was Friday and I knew a booty call was on the horizon, but damn. I went anyway. Sex, violence and the Middle East.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (EoRCO)

194 Oh, I've never seen this version of Robin Hood. Will have to check it out...

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (W+vEI)

195 "Barracuda" is on Svengoolie tonight. I'm gonna watch it and see if I get laid.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:01 PM (UdKB7)

196 probably just fall asleep though

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:02 PM (UdKB7)

197 Not a movie, but "The Returned" ("Les Revenants") is a flippin' good series that has probably been mentioned around here before. It gets compared to "Twin Peaks" a lot, for what that's worth, and it's one of those where the setting is almost a character itself. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM I saw that series. The French one. It was good. I got a Twin Peaks vibe from it. I also liked "The Missing". Which I think was UK-French?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:02 PM (EzdLW)

198 Damn, Jesse Watters is ripping Baraka.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (e7oj4)

199 If you like Russell Crowe, his first starring role, i think, is a little gem of a turd called Virtuosity. He plays an AI, escaped into the real world, consisting of the personalities of a couple hundred serial killers. It is genuinely hilarious, with crowe oozing charm, contempt, smarmy smugness and a reptilian undercurrent.He does, ahhh, become a virtuoso. Hilariously. Co-stars Denzel Washington. Really. As a one armed cop doing time. Be advised i love rotten movies.

Posted by: Gooshy at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (Ru/nT)

200 The Swimmer is a good movie, sad though.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (pHfeF)

201 I also liked "The Missing". Which I think was UK-French? Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:02 PM (EzdLW) I'm not familiar with that one. Do you know where it's available?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (y87Qq)

202 Worst movie watched for any reason whatsoever?- Anything by Woody Allen. Wtaf people? How is this shitbag not begging for nickles and smoking butts off the ground? I realize classy and wf are never spoken in the sentence but damn!

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (lT+xq)

203 Barracuda" is on Svengoolie tonight. I'm gonna watch it and see if I get laid. Posted by: freaked Thank you for reminding me. This baseball game is getting stale.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 03:03 PM (+Tibp)

204 I saw an ad for a new Robin Hood movie. Taeron Egerton (The Kingsman) is a young Robin. Jamie Foxx is the magic negro who teaches him how to be a bad ass. Pass. Posted by: Butch at July 21, 2018 08:00 PM (hXu8T) Modern Commiewood. It knows how to destroy everything

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (SiINZ)

205 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle. When I saw Russell Crowe on screen, I realized I'd just seen the birth of a movie star. I'd seen him in other films, like my top 100 fav LA Confidential, but in Gladiator he was gigantic. He's never been better, sadly.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (xJa6I)

206 Movies want you to think **art** about them when actually most of the good ones are *moving pictures*. Enjoy the visuals, the panoramas, hot women and hard men. Rarely, they do make a set of moving pictures which rise to the level art.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (Ik+Dg)

207 In a cruel twist of fate, I think I broke a toe this weekend. We were watching old Perry Mason re-runs and I got up to check on something outside. I jammed it pretty good and it turned all black and blue and kept me up half the night. I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (MVjcR)

208 If you're wondering what movies people were watching 50 years ago, (before we were all zygotes)... Summer movies 1968: Rosemary's Baby The Green Berets Hang 'Em High The Thomas Crown Affair

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 21, 2018 03:04 PM (CewCz)

209 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (+Tibp)

210 I finally saw BABY DRIVER. Last night, actually. But the first 5 minutes sure as heck won't put anyone to sleep. I"m not a big fan of action movies, but really like this one. Neat driving stunts. Alas, I didn't get laid.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (EzdLW)

211 206 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle. When I saw Russell Crowe on screen, I realized I'd just seen the birth of a movie star. I'd seen him in other films, like my top 100 fav LA Confidential, but in Gladiator he was gigantic. He's never been better, sadly. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (xJa6I) ======== Have you seen Virtuosity?!?!

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (Jj43a)

212 Grump, you might have something there.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (pHfeF)

213 192 How come these movie threads are such a sausage fest? I mean, we get more moronettes on the gun thread than here. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:01 PM (yQpMk) They need a nap after the dress pron in the last thread.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (cAnNx)

214 I saw a good movie this week -- here's the wiki blurb: Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and is based on the short story "-All You Zombies-" by Robert A. Heinlein. It's a fairly low budget film, with few special effects. It's a time travel tale, and supposedly (since I don't recall reading it) follows the short story closely. I didn't know it was an RAH story until the closing credits. Two takeaways from it -- It has a unique take on time travel (with lots of twists), and it isn't a remake of anything. Character development is splendid. Two thumbs up. Rotten Tomato score of 84% agrees.

Posted by: GnuBreed [/i] [/b] at July 21, 2018 03:05 PM (0ogQG)

215 211 I finally saw BABY DRIVER. Last night, actually. But the first 5 minutes sure as heck won't put anyone to sleep. I"m not a big fan of action movies, but really like this one. Neat driving stunts. Alas, I didn't get laid. Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (EzdLW ====== I told the Horde to watch that like a year ago. Jeez...

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (Jj43a)

216 +1 on Predestination. Very twisted.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (yQpMk)

217 210 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp) How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in?

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (cAnNx)

218 GnuBreed, that was a terrific flick!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:06 PM (gUCYC)

219 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:07 PM (yQpMk)

220 TJM, are those movie ratings above *your ratings* or other critics' ratings? I admit at this stage, I'm more interested in your personal opinions of these films. Or maybe they're other critics' opinions, *but* they happen to agree with yours?

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:07 PM (km8m2)

221 I'm pretty sure I could date again. But after giving away 2 houses to ex wives. I doubt my skills at picking a good woman so I quit. And I'm good with that. My kids like me and visit that's enough for me. Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 07:57 PM (YdakM) Did it once and will never do it again. I may be self-loathing but I'm not crazy.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:07 PM (NWiLs)

222 I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr. Posted by: Weasel It's always my little toe.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (Ik+Dg)

223 The Nice Guys was a good Russell Crowe movie. I just realized I like a lot of Ryan Gosling movies who costarred with Crowe.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (2DOZq)

224 BTW, I'm apparently 10 years behind on movies. I finally just a few days ago ordered "The Queen."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (km8m2)

225 Just started Boondock Saints. A little movie violence as a release.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 03:08 PM (YdakM)

226 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp) Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (SiINZ)

227 I skipped Robin Hood, largely because of the Marion Action Woman crap. I can buy Brienne of Tarth, more in the book than the movie, but not that little waif. I just don't see the point of watching a movie that's going to piss me off. It's why I avoided Solo and Antman and the Wasp....I just did NOT like the Wasp character in the first movie. Why take the risk? I have other hobbies, other movies.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (xJa6I)

228 Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (0ogQG) That was one that someone mentioned here but I forgot to put it on my list, thanks. Another was Coherence I think. I need to write those down or I'm going to forget them again.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (y87Qq)

229 Weasel- long ago working demolition crew at night ran over my foot with a loaded cart, didn't think much of it and worked rest of night. Got home to get in the shower and toe was completely black and blue. Went away quickly but ever since I have steel toe boots for work. You might be ok,put ice on it to keep swelling down.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (pHfeF)

230 Really, the only thing good I can say about this Robin Hood is his was better than Kevin Costner's. "At least I can speak with an English accent." Another plus is that it doesn't have a wise, black muslim in it, although it does have a token feminist. I do think that Russel Crowe makes a pretty good leading man.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 03:09 PM (9BLnV)

231 I'm not familiar with that one. Do you know where it's available? Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM Don't know. I saw it on cable, on STARZ network, a year or two ago. Each season follows a missing child case. AFAIK there's only 2 seasons available. Here's the trailer for season 1: https://youtu.be/ms8pORqrq3c

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (EzdLW)

232 Triangle? Yeah, that was a wacky flick.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (CewCz)

233 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp) Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ) I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (xJa6I)

234 208 In a cruel twist of fate, I think I broke a toe this weekend. We were watching old Perry Mason re-runs and I got up to check on something outside. I jammed it pretty good and it turned all black and blue and kept me up half the night. I taped it to its next door neighbor and it's not hurting as much now, but I still blame Raymond Burr. Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (MVjcR) Slap hot iron to it.

Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (NWiLs)

235 >>In May, Riz Ahmed floated an idea that made more than a few headlines. The Rogue One actor tweeted that he, Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani should pen a script for Ms. Marvel, which would mark the first Muslim superhero movie. He's the one who said that if we don't cast more muslims it will inspire more ISIS terrorists (or something like that), right? Go ahead, make a muslim super hero movie - I'd really like to see what they come up with. No doubt them fight Some Dr.EvilKKK.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (W+vEI)

236 Triangle? Yeah, that was a wacky flick. Sort of time travel played for horror.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (yQpMk)

237 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (yQpMk) Loved that one. Definitely my jam.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:10 PM (y87Qq)

238 Movies want you to think **art** about them when actually most of the good ones are *moving pictures*. Enjoy the visuals, the panoramas, hot women and hard men. Rarely, they do make a set of moving pictures which rise to the level art. Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:04 PM (Ik+Dg) One of William Goldman's observations about film is that virtually all "art" films are pretentious, boring, self-conscious, unwatchable dreck, but a surprising number of mass-market Hollywood films rise to the level of art.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (eXA4G)

239 Got the African Queen 1951 on

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (pHfeF)

240 I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I) I just saw the marque for it. It's a spoof on the Man From UNCLE

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (SiINZ)

241 221 TJM, are those movie ratings above *your ratings* or other critics' ratings? I admit at this stage, I'm more interested in your personal opinions of these films. Or maybe they're other critics' opinions, *but* they happen to agree with yours? Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (km8m2 ======= They're both mine. I see the 4 and 5 start ratings as reflecting different things. The 5 star is more about a purely emotional reaction. The 4 star is more of a gauge of artistic quality. There's a blur between them, but I find the distinction useful, mostly for those things that fall in between good and bad. A 3/5 movie, I call okay, but I still find worth in it. However that seems to me to put a more positive spin than a 2/4 rating like I would usually give the same movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (Jj43a)

242 It seems starting at 7pm TNT is going to run through all the Star Wars movies" Including the one where Kirk takes off his shirt?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 03:11 PM (6qErC)

243 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world? Crowe? Clooney? Pitt? Denzel?

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:12 PM (lT+xq)

244 215 I saw a good movie this week -- here's the wiki blurb: Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. The film stars Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, and Noah Taylor, and is based on the short story "-All You Zombies-" by Robert A. Heinlein. It's a fairly low budget film, with few special effects. It's a time travel tale, and supposedly (since I don't recall reading it) follows the short story closely. I didn't know it was an RAH story until the closing credits. Two takeaways from it -- It has a unique take on time travel (with lots of twists), and it isn't a remake of anything. Character development is splendid. Two thumbs up. Rotten Tomato score of 84% agrees. Posted by: GnuBreed at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (0ogQG) Is that the Heinlein tranny story? Where a guy goes back in time and rapes himself when he was a girl and somehow impregnates himself, thus giving birth to himself? Because if it is, it's a deeply stupid story.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (xJa6I)

245 Of those four, Denzel. I have never not liked a movie he was in.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (yQpMk)

246 Got the African Queen 1951 on Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF) Johnny Mathis?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (SiINZ)

247 244 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world? Crowe? Clooney? Pitt? Denzel? Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq) The Rock, currently. Tom Cruise is also likely the most 'bankable'.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (xJa6I)

248 watching truth or dare now

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 03:13 PM (hMwEB)

249 How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in? Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (cAnNx) --- I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (gUCYC)

250 244 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world? Crowe? Clooney? Pitt? Denzel? Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq) The Rock?

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (cAnNx)

251 I told the Horde to watch that like a year ago. Jeez... Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM **pulls out empty pants pockets** **shrugs, smiles sheepishly** What's a poor boy to do?

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (EzdLW)

252 Weasel, put some ice on it. For real

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:14 PM (1P3On)

253 238 Also twisted: Triangle. I believe that was a Sooth recommendation.l Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:07 PM (yQpMk) Loved that one. Definitely my jam. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (y87Qq) Just re-watched that one earlier this week. Twisty cool flick. Plus, Melissa George kind of turns my crank.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (eXA4G)

254 Got the African Queen 1951 on Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF) One of my favorites. Almost named my kittens Charlie and Rosie. Instead I named them Bogie and Bacall.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (2DOZq)

255 What's a poor boy to do? *cough*

Posted by: Bittorrent at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (yQpMk)

256 Got the African Queen 1951 on Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (pHfeF) Johnny Mathis? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (SiINZ) Al Hibbler.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (EoRCO)

257 Have you seen Virtuosity?!?! Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (Jj43a) I have, long and long ago. I prefer Johnny Mnemonic...which doesn't have Russell Crowe or Denzel Washington, but it's better cyberpunk. So is Nemesis, for that matter.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:15 PM (xJa6I)

258 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death? Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6) Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards! Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:55 John Kenney you idiot, the NatLam guy that fell off the cliff in HI. NOT John Kennedy who LBJ had assassinated!

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (yJ1e6)

259 For those curious, this has been my backup post in case I just couldn't bring myself to write anything else for about three months. I got to Friday, thought deeply, and said, "F it. I'm not doing real writing today."

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (Jj43a)

260 Main problem with that movie is there was no followup. Same with Master and Commander. What is it with that guy?

Posted by: Bobby Ahr at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (zmZ2x)

261 I am more than ready for Equalizer 2

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (1P3On)

262 But seriously, two words: Public Library. My local one looks like a old Blockbusters in the video section.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (yQpMk)

263 Markie Mark is on same level as the Rock.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:16 PM (2DOZq)

264 250 How many nasty anti-Trump jokes will they throw in? Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:06 PM (cAnNx) --- I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (gUCYC) Avoid Frank's twitter feed like the plague. But the live show I saw with Trace was pretty good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (xJa6I)

265 234 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp) Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ) I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I) riffrtax.com is having a sale this weekend for their birthday - 20% off all orders, and every order gets the "Batman v Superman" riff for free.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (Izzlo)

266 261 Main problem with that movie is there was no followup. Same with Master and Commander. What is it with that guy? Posted by: Bobby Ahr at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (zmZ2x ====== What is it with audiences?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (Jj43a)

267 In honor of the Movie Thread, I am now watching "The Incredible Melting Man" with assistance from Mike and the 'Bots, of course. cheers.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 03:17 PM (EhZNT)

268 260 For those curious, this has been my backup post in case I just couldn't bring myself to write anything else for about three months. I got to Friday, thought deeply, and said, "F it. I'm not doing real writing today." Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (Jj43a) See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know. Let people think you worked hard on stuff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

269 They also made one of the worst movies ever together. Pain &Gain

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (2DOZq)

270 263 But seriously, two words: Public Library. My local one looks like a old Blockbusters in the video section. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yQpMk) ====== I second this. My library system in Charleston had a great movie selection.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (Jj43a)

271 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world? Crowe? Clooney? Pitt? Denzel? Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:12 PM (lT+xq) The Rock? Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM 6' 5'', 260 lbs. So yeah, pretty big.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (EzdLW)

272 Last night...well, more like 2 AMish, I was trying to watch 2 old B/W movies. One was based on the Lerner/Loeb story, the other one was fiction. I would like to point out that the LL murderer wore a bowtie. In the other movie, the guy who was betraying his family for a criminal, sometimes wore a bowtie and other times a necktie. I always say never trust a guy in a bowtie. Now, I fell asleep before either movie finished, but not before I also read up on the gruesome story of the Papin Sisters. Then, I fell asleep. Though I don't remember what I dreamed, I'm pretty sure it was awful based on my mood when I woke up. Never heard of the Papin Sisters before. Sometimes I curse you PBS. This is one of those times.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (vFd8X)

273 266 234 227 Also, my daughter texted me that MST3K is having a live show at some theater in Chicago. I might...I just might. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:05 PM (+Tibp) Aug 24-25 at the Hollywood Blvd Cinema in Woodridge. TV's Frank" Conniff and Trace Beaulieu will be there to spoof a movie and sign autographs Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:09 PM (SiINZ) I saw them when they came to Seattle. Good show. Trace is a legit comedy genius. Frank is....sigh. Best as a second banana, his demeanor and political crap is not great. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (xJa6I) riffrtax.com is having a sale this weekend for their birthday - 20% off all orders, and every order gets the "Batman v Superman" riff for free. Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:17 PM (Izzlo) 12th Anniversary! I'm so proud of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:18 PM (xJa6I)

274 I loved Pain and Gain! I thought it was hilarious black comedy.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:19 PM (gUCYC)

275 Well, ok. You talked me into a shot of whiskey before retiring, Ben Had. Just a wee dram as I gotta go feet on deck at 0400. Did you used write wine reviews?

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 03:19 PM (zLDYs)

276 269 See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know. Let people think you worked hard on stuff. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I) ====== Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago. Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week. Ugh.... What have I done to myself?

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:19 PM (Jj43a)

277 On screen now, "Mighty Joe Young". Bill Paxton couldn't save this turkey. Really just a crap movie.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (H9G5h)

278 I always felt Brain Guy > TV's Frank.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (+Tibp)

279 TJM, thanks!

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (km8m2)

280 That movie brought back memories of the early NatLampCo. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 07:58 I still have the "If you don't but this magazine we will shoot this dog version". Hilarious.

Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (yJ1e6)

281 Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (vFd8X) --- Wait...Lerner and Loeb, or Leopold and Loeb? Big difference!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:20 PM (gUCYC)

282 200 If you like Russell Crowe, his first starring role, i think, is a little gem of a turd called Virtuosity. He plays an AI, escaped into the real world, consisting of the personalities of a couple hundred serial killers. It is genuinely hilarious, with crowe oozing charm, contempt, smarmy smugness and a reptilian undercurrent.He does, ahhh, become a virtuoso. Hilariously. Co-stars Denzel Washington. Really. As a one armed cop doing time. Be advised i love rotten movies. Posted by: Gooshy at July 21, 2018 08:03 PM (Ru/nT) ++++ Might have been his first big role in Hollywood, but Crowe had also acted in Australia before he went to Hollywood. Most notable, I think, was Proof. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102721/ Pretty good flick. Drama, but with plenty of funny moments.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (KDpai)

283 Watched the 1938 version of Robin Hood with Errol Flynn, Olivia deHavilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains, and the Skipper's dad A!an Hale, Sr. Local old time theater showed it. So it was on a hugh screen. Unfortunately, no Loony Tunes cartoons Very bright colored costumes but sound was way too loud. It has the best sound effects for arrows.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (PXvvQ)

284 The James Madison. A bone to pick. Way back when you had " The Stoning of Soraya M " on your to watch list. That was one of the most important movies ever made and I never saw your review.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (1P3On)

285 277 269 See, if you didn't say that, we'd never know. Let people think you worked hard on stuff. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:18 PM (xJa6I) ====== Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago. Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week. Ugh.... What have I done to myself? Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (Jj43a) Dunno You could have taken the easy way and chosen a James Gunn movie to write about. Creepo as the guy may be, I still love GOTG as much as I love Star Wars.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (xJa6I)

286 275 I loved Pain and Gain! I thought it was hilarious black comedy. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (gUCYC) I think the screen muscles effected your judgement.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:21 PM (2DOZq)

287 Did they ever figure out John Kenney's death? Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 07:54 PM (yJ1e6) Oh my God! They killed Kenney? Those bastards! Posted by: Insomniac at July 21, 2018 07:55 John Kenney you idiot, the NatLam guy that fell off the cliff in HI. NOT John Kennedy who LBJ had assassinated! Posted by: Farmer at July 21, 2018 08:16 PM (yJ1e6) lol This exchange is a hot mess.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (vFd8X)

288 FWIW, the problem with the RS "Robin Hood" is the medieval Higgins Boats. Seriously?

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (6qErC)

289 280 TJM, thanks! Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (km8m2 ===== No problem. It's been a point of confusion since I started doing it. That's really my fault, not not enough people complain about it for me to do anything drastic, like dedicate post space to an explanation.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (Jj43a)

290 279 I always felt Brain Guy > TV's Frank. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (+Tibp) --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjRfyeLvE64

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:22 PM (gUCYC)

291 Just re-watched that one earlier this week. Twisty cool flick. Plus, Melissa George kind of turns my crank. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:15 PM (eXA4G) I will watch just about anything that puts the protagonist in a kind of self-perpetuating purgatory of surreal impossibility and absurd naked terror where everything is just perfectly fine except it's all subtly wrong, which is probably why Jacob's Ladder is perennially one of my top five all-time favorites ever. I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with both hands.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:23 PM (y87Qq)

292 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken. This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain. It could have been a good comedy but wasn't. If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv.

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:23 PM (lT+xq)

293 >>Predestination is a 2014 Australian science fiction thriller film written and directed by Michael and Peter Spierig. Oh, that one was a bit weird - and sad? Have to say, Ethan Hawke has kept working consistently over the years and he gets some interesting movies, even the B-movie types like Daybreakers.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:23 PM (W+vEI)

294 Wait...Lerner and Loeb, or Leopold and Loeb? Big difference! Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:20 PM (gUCYC) You didn't hear of the great Lerner/Loeb massacre? They learned just the right notes to play in their musicals to kill people. Wiped out whole audiences.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (vFd8X)

295 285 The James Madison. A bone to pick. Way back when you had " The Stoning of Soraya M " on your to watch list. That was one of the most important movies ever made and I never saw your review. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:21 PM (1P3On ======= People have me shit because I gave to 3/4. It's been too long since I've seen it to talk intelligently about it, so I can't go too in depth to my thinking, though. So that will have to do for the moment.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (Jj43a)

296 Father Goose was a good movie. Cary Grant was funny and Leslie Caron was hot.

Posted by: X-ray at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (YdakM)

297 293 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken. This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain. It could have been a good comedy but wasn't. If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv. Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (lT+xq) Ah, The Rundown. A little lightning....a little thunder....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:24 PM (xJa6I)

298 I like Gladiator quite a bit. Not as history, but it had scope, emotion, music, spectacle. - I'm currently reading a novel with the same theme. In Praetorian: The Great Game, our hero is an ordinary soldier who stumbles across a barbarian ambush and saves the praetor's life and is thus elevated to a praetorian by Marcus Aurelius himself moments before Aurelius' death. He then allies himself with Commodus, who is (so far) presented much more favorably than he was in Gladiator. I'm less than 1/4 way through but I'm quite enjoying it so far. (Autocucumber wants to change Gladiator to Radiator. Makes me hot under the collar.)

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 03:25 PM (+y/Ru)

299 293 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken. This thing was just awful. He was a "fixer" that went to some place in South America (Brazil maybe) to bring back a gangsters kid. And blah blah blah. Walken was the gringo villain. It could have been a good comedy but wasn't. If you stumble on this pos, do yourself a favor and shoot the tv. Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (lT+xq) How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie.

Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 03:25 PM (cAnNx)

300 "Rocket Robin Hood" robbed from the cosmic rich to give to the astro poor https://youtu.be/I0YPN3sYIlI?t=158

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:25 PM (EzdLW)

301 Oh, I worked hard on this, 3 months ago. Now I need another backup post. Which means two posts this week. Ugh.... What have I done to myself? Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:19 PM (Jj43a) I can't remember if you've done this before, but... soundtracks. The great ones, the ones that save otherwise bad movies, let's count how many times Scorsese uses "Gimme Shelter" in films etc.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:25 PM (eXA4G)

302 300 How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie. Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (cAnNx ====== The movie that announced The Rock as an action hero. Fun stuff.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:26 PM (Jj43a)

303 Eris, you are a Goddess here, but Pain and Gain sucked big time.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:26 PM (1P3On)

304 I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with." The movie "pi" (but the symbol) is that kind. Of course as it progresses you get the growing, and horrifying feeling that this is what the world looks like to one who is deeply, mentally ill.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (V2Yro)

305 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken. - I saw the new Jumangi the other day. They're running away from the bad guys and their chopper gets hit. A bullet knocks off the control rod thingie that hooks onto the thingie that controls the angle at which the blades meet the air so the choppers knows whether to go up or down or left or right. So the chopper is bouncing around like an eighteen year old on a Tijuana whore. So the Rock crawls out and fixes the problem not only in midair, not only while the chopper is bucking like a rodeo bull, not only while the bad guys are gunning for them, but also while they're flying over mutant killer rhinos. So my question is, does this happen often?

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (+y/Ru)

306 Just saw the end of African Queen a few weeks ago so now watching the beginning

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:27 PM (pHfeF)

307 Mr. Alnaught.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (Ik+Dg)

308 Just about to watch "1612" a Russian epic about their first civil war, the "Time of Troubles." Collusion.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (Izzlo)

309 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies. I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (xJa6I)

310 Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (+y/Ru) In video games it does.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:28 PM (2DOZq)

311 So my question is, does this happen often? This sounds like my first sexual encounter with the future Mrs928.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (yQpMk)

312 306 I watched a movie a couple of weeks ago with The Rock and Christopher Walken. - I saw the new Jumangi the other day. They're running away from the bad guys and their chopper gets hit. A bullet knocks off the control rod thingie that hooks onto the thingie that controls the angle at which the blades meet the air so the choppers knows whether to go up or down or left or right. So the chopper is bouncing around like an eighteen year old on a Tijuana whore. So the Rock crawls out and fixes the problem not only in midair, not only while the chopper is bucking like a rodeo bull, not only while the bad guys are gunning for them, but also while they're flying over mutant killer rhinos. So my question is, does this happen often? Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 08:27 PM (+y/Ru) ====== In video games, where The Rock is in that moment? Sure. Learn the internal logic of the world of the movie.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (Jj43a)

313 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars.

Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (0pH66)

314 except for the mutant rhinos.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (yQpMk)

315 It has the best sound effects for arrows. Posted by: Beartooth TCM had a spot where they talked about those sounds.

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (IqV8l)

316 314 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars. Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66) You should be more Positive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (xJa6I)

317 How dare you insult The Rundown. That is a great fun movie. Posted by: buzzion at July 21, 2018 08:25 PM (cAnNx I remember it being fun also. I had very low expectations. I don't remember Christopher Walken being in at all. Must have blocked it out.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:29 PM (vFd8X)

318 I never saw ET.

Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 03:30 PM (0pH66)

319 Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I) I've always contended that Lewis's boxing scene in Sailor Beware is the greatest physical comedy scene ever. Better than the Charlie Chaplin scene it copied from.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (2DOZq)

320 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies. I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I) Jerry with or without Dean Martin? Artists and Models with Dean is good. Jerry plays an obsessed comic book fan

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (SiINZ)

321 253 Weasel, put some ice on it. For real Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (1P3On) ------ Thanks BH. I considered that a couple of hours after going to bed, but WW and WD were asleep and I didn't want to get up and make a bunch of racket. Also, I didn't have any ice. It's the fourth toe next to the pinky and it's a fat black little piggy now, that's for sure - but it's almost entirely stopped hurting. It may be dead.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (MVjcR)

322 319 I never saw ET. Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66 ===== I have just bought it for the third time. DVD, then Blu-ray, and now 4K (Amazon lightning deal). I'm not ashamed.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (Jj43a)

323 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars." Here, have a bicycle.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (6qErC)

324 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:31 PM (1P3On)

325 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there?

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (vFd8X)

326 Damn, Ocasio-Cortez is the ultimate butterface.

Posted by: logprof at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (e7oj4)

327 I never saw ET." Phone Home.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (6qErC)

328 326 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there? Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X) She's there. Watching you sleep.....

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:32 PM (xJa6I)

329 Untie that little piggy and it will squeal.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (Ik+Dg)

330 I never saw ET. Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66) Don't feel bad, man. I never saw that one raptor either

Posted by: Robert Muldoon at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (y87Qq)

331 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars. Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66) How about Flash Gordon?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (SiINZ)

332 Robin and Marion is the best modern RH movie.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (+NDfp)

333 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there? Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X) Yes.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (y87Qq)

334 Go ahead, make a muslim super hero movie - I'd really like to see what they come up with. No doubt them fight Some Dr.EvilKKK. Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:10 PM (W+vEI) I have you in my clutches now, Dr.EvilKKK, just one more.....Oh, shit! It's time for the Dhuhr adhan, and I don't have my prayer rug! Well, with my super speed, I should be back in 7 seconds, but you will be gone my long time adversary. Inshallah, my noble opponent. Rahimakallah! *Under his breath, "Dick!"

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 03:33 PM (9BLnV)

335 There's no onus on me!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (IqV8l)

336 321 Watching Jerry Seinfeld talking with/about Jerry Lewis actually made me want to go back and watch some of those older Lewis movies. I realized there's a lot I missed due to wincing at Lewis' limp, wispy manbaby style. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM (xJa6I) Jerry with or without Dean Martin? Artists and Models with Dean is good. Jerry plays an obsessed comic book fan Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (SiINZ) Jerry without. I'm thinking about giving The Bellboy and Cindafella another try. Seinfeld was persuasive.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (xJa6I)

337 ET vs Alien vs Predator box office gold!

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (EzdLW)

338 331 I never saw ET. Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66) Don't feel bad, man. I never saw that one raptor either Posted by: Robert Muldoon at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (y87Qq ====== She's pretty clever.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (Jj43a)

339 How about Flash Gordon?" Flesh Gordon > Flash Gordon

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (6qErC)

340 Tom Cruise is also likely the most 'bankable'. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (xJa6I) He killed my whole universe.

Posted by: The Mummy at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (jp0Bv)

341 Wasn't there a perfectly good Robin Hood made starring Errol Flynn? In which case, any others are superfluous.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (bNb8V)

342 They're both mine. I see the 4 and 5 start ratings as reflecting different things. The 5 star is more about a purely emotional reaction. The 4 star is more of a gauge of artistic quality. There's a blur between them, but I find the distinction useful, mostly for those things that fall in between good and bad. A 3/5 movie, I call okay, but I still find worth in it. However that seems to me to put a more positive spin than a 2/4 rating like I would usually give the same movie. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:11 PM (Jj43a) ++++ Wait. What? The rating you label as a "Netflix Rating" is not something you pulled from Netflix, but something you came up with on your own? If so, that seems deceptive in the extreme. I would expect that when I see something described as a "Netflix Rating", no matter where I see it published, it should be something that was actually a rating from Netflix. It's their brand, so it shouldn't be used to describe something that isn't theirs.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (KDpai)

343 332 Jaws was never my scene and I don't like Star Wars. Posted by: Freddie Mercury at July 21, 2018 08:29 PM (0pH66) How about Flash Gordon? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 08:33 PM (SiINZ) He saved every one of us!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (xJa6I)

344 I gotta watch Flash Gordon whenever it turns up on some cable channel, just cuz I love that soundtrack! "Flash! Oh WAA aahhh!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:34 PM (V2Yro)

345 Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 03:35 PM (+NDfp)

346 I will watch just about anything that puts the protagonist in a kind of self-perpetuating purgatory of surreal impossibility and absurd naked terror where everything is just perfectly fine except it's all subtly wrong, which is probably why Jacob's Ladder is perennially one of my top five all-time favorites ever. I always thought it would be fascinating and exciting to be caught in that kind of inescapable twilight world between rational reality and something disturbingly wrong, but it turns out it's not really that fun at all and you watch the movies and think "first thing I'd do is this" but when it really happens to you, you can't find your ass with both hands. Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 08:23 PM (y87Qq) I love it when that kind of thing crops up in noir, where no matter how hard the protagonist tries to move on or resolve the problem, he keeps being pushed back to square one. Example: Red Rock West. Nick Cage steals money meant for a hit man (by mistaken identity), but every time he tries to skip town, something happens to pull him back. All ends in tears.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:35 PM (eXA4G)

347 Oh no this is a bad bad movie. Barracuda is gonna eat the doggie!

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:35 PM (UdKB7)

348 340 How about Flash Gordon?" Flesh Gordon > Flash Gordon Yes, your Protuberance!

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:35 PM (V2Yro)

349 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On) --- I'm sorry we had to disagree on P&G. Let me make it up to you. You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (gUCYC)

350 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left? At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (2DOZq)

351 How about Flash Gordon? He'll save everyone of us.

Posted by: Blanco Basura - It's OK, I'm with the banned at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (H9G5h)

352 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM What medium? CD, Netflix ect

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (pHfeF)

353 Wasn't there a perfectly good Robin Hood made starring Errol Flynn? In which case, any others are superfluous. Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (bNb8V) But it didn't have a super wymyn beating all the men in battle or some super genius African Muslim so how good could it have been?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (SiINZ)

354 Wait. What? The rating you label as a "Netflix Rating" is not something you pulled from Netflix, but something you came up with on your own? If so, that seems deceptive in the extreme. I would expect that when I see something described as a "Netflix Rating", no matter where I see it published, it should be something that was actually a rating from Netflix. It's their brand, so it shouldn't be used to describe something that isn't theirs. Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 08:34 PM (KDpai) ======= It's the rating I give the movie on Netflix. And yes, Netflix still uses the stars on the DVD site. From what I understand it's essentially a completely different business unit from the streaming behemoth.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (Jj43a)

355 346 Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss. Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (+NDfp) Oof. Um, Costner's movie felt more like Robin Hood. And his movie had Alan Rickman, so that version wins. Crowe is a better actor but his version of Robin Hood was terrible.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (xJa6I)

356 Oh good smart doggie got out of the water.

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:36 PM (UdKB7)

357 Worst movie watched for any reason whatsoever? - I watched Night Train to Paris, a 1964 spy movie starring Leslie Nielsen. Stunk on ice.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (+y/Ru)

358 350 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On) --- I'm sorry we had to disagree on P&G. Let me make it up to you. You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"! Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (gUCYC) It's like I don't even know you...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (xJa6I)

359 >>Russel Crowe Vs Kevin Costner for worst RH. Discuss. Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent. He's good on that current Yellowstone show.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (W+vEI)

360 325 The onus is upon you my friends. If I spend two hours of my life that I am never going to see again it damn well better be worth it. Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 08:31 PM (1P3On) The jokes on you. If you get some on you, onus washes off with a bit or turpentine.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (jp0Bv)

361 246 Of those four, Denzel. I have never not liked a movie he was in. Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 08:13 PM (yQpMk) ++++ I mostly agree with you, but that train movie he was in was stupid. Actually, now that I think of it, he was also in the remake of Pelham 1,2,3. Another stupid Denzel train movie. So, as long as there are no trains, Denzel makes good movies.

Posted by: Anon Y. Mous at July 21, 2018 03:37 PM (KDpai)

362 >>>Yes, your Protuberance!<<< My favorite was, "Yes, your Assholiness!"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (3DZIZ)

363 Okay, the REAL best Robin Hood movie was the Court Jester with Danny Kaye. "The pellet with the poison's in the Flagon with the Dragon! The Chalice with a Palace has the Brew that is True!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (V2Yro)

364 It's like I don't even know you... Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (xJa6I) *cackles evilly*

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (gUCYC)

365 rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw Shaw: "black eyes... like a dolls eyes"... Connery: "Like yer mother, Trebek!"

Posted by: Hawkpilot [/i] [/s] [/u] [/b] at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (KCxuz)

366 I love it when that kind of thing crops up in noir, where no matter how hard the protagonist tries to move on or resolve the problem, he keeps being pushed back to square one. Example: Red Rock West. Nick Cage steals money meant for a hit man (by mistaken identity), but every time he tries to skip town, something happens to pull him back. All ends in tears. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:35 PM (eXA4G) It's what makes 'Out of the Past' so DAMN good. The guy wants to do the right thing but just...can't resist the world's hottest woman.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:38 PM (xJa6I)

367 Beavergeddon!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (DAdSz)

368 I never saw ET." Phone Home. Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (6qErC) Watch out for those government agents threatening you with walkie-talkies...

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (eXA4G)

369 I liked the wahlburg / Denzel movie Two Guns. Fun movie.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (2DOZq)

370 "The Man who loved Beaver"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (xJa6I)

371 >>You know what's a fun romp? Adam Sandler's "Jack and Jill"! LOL. My so loves Adam Sandler. Grown Ups is on right now in the background - getting a kick out of the local north shore MA spots where it was filmed.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:39 PM (W+vEI)

372 "The Man from Snowy Beaver"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (xJa6I)

373 Anyone see Seven Pounds with Will Smith? I saw it some time ago and recall liking it.

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (MVjcR)

374 "A Beaver Too Far"

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (xJa6I)

375 Beavergeddon!! Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (DAdSz) "The Man who loved Beaver" Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:39 PM (xJa6I) Please... no... *wrestles Dr. Strangelove typing hand*

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:40 PM (y87Qq)

376 Robin Beaver Am I doing this right?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (UdKB7)

377 Seven Pounds is good. Will Smith can/could act. Six Degrees of Separation is also good.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (xJa6I)

378 Eat, Pray, Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (2DOZq)

379 rematch between Connery and Robert Shaw Shaw: "black eyes... like a dolls eyes"... Connery: "Like yer mother, Trebek!" Posted by: Hawkpilot at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (KCxuz) "You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?"....

Posted by: Donald Grant at July 21, 2018 03:41 PM (EoRCO)

380 "The Naked Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (3DZIZ)

381 Robin Hood: Prince of Beavers

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (xJa6I)

382 It's what makes 'Out of the Past' so DAMN good. The guy wants to do the right thing but just...can't resist the world's hottest woman. Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at July 21, 2018 08:38 PM (xJa6I) Heh. That was the other example I considered, it's one of my favorites. Out of the Past is the better film by far, but I went with RRW because it's more surreal and darkly humorous when Cage keeps finding himself back in Red Rock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (eXA4G)

383 "Falling Down" was described at the time as an "Angry White Men" movie, but I saw it for the first time (at the suggestion of a couple [rather cheerful] white guys) and I thought anyone could identify with the guy who was having The Worst Day Ever. I mean until he goes bugnutz, of course.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (gUCYC)

384 African Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:42 PM (2DOZq)

385 184 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching? If so, I did watch "The Swimmer." Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (e1mEI) Is that the one where the middle class guy travels through his suburban neighborhood from swimming pool to swimming pool and all his neighbors are so shallow and phony? If so, I saw it on TV ages ago. There is like a whole gendre of movies and literature about how empty and meaningless suburban life is, despite the fact that we live like kings compared to most of the world's population. Or maybe it's "because of" not "despite". Lefty artistes have to discredit American achievements, after all.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (sdi6R)

386 From Russia with Beaver

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (xJa6I)

387 Biva magazine. Wildlife pr0n.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy[/i][/s][/b] at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (HaL55)

388 Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent. He's good on that current Yellowstone show. Posted by: Lizzy Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (Ik+Dg)

389 "The Naked Beaver" Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (3DZIZ) You dirty SOBs. You can't do this. The last one was the evening of the 21st of April. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refractory_period

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:43 PM (y87Qq)

390 My daughter, who was only 12 at the time, saw that movie for what it was. Anti Corporatist claptrap. "Gee Dad, they sure don't like big companies, do they?". Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 07:37 PM (+1YDx) I went for dinner at the local pizza place last night. Avatar, or maybe some other damfool shitty movie with blue warty chicks in it was on the TV. I picked a chair facing away from the screen in order to ignore it better.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (bNb8V)

391 Is it safe for me to look at the chess thread, or is AI girl there? Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 08:32 PM (vFd8X) ======== Just as surely as she will emerge from your TV and strangle you if you are foolhardy enough to watch the Ringu tape. She's a permanent fixture.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (/qEW2)

392 Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (gUCYC)

393 386 184 Does seeing the first five minutes of a film, getting bored, and then dozing through the rest count as an actual watching? If so, I did watch "The Swimmer." Posted by: Headless Body of Agnew at July 21, 2018 07:59 PM (e1mEI) Is that the one where the middle class guy travels through his suburban neighborhood from swimming pool to swimming pool and all his neighbors are so shallow and phony? If so, I saw it on TV ages ago. There is like a whole gendre of movies and literature about how empty and meaningless suburban life is, despite the fact that we live like kings compared to most of the world's population. Or maybe it's "because of" not "despite". Lefty artistes have to discredit American achievements, after all. Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (sdi6R) Two things I liked about The Swimmer. One was Burt Landcaster. Two was it showed just how shallow and empty the lives of the Californians were. It wasn't an attack on suburbia itself, rather a certain type of suburbs in LA

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (xJa6I)

394 389 Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up. Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (Ik+Dg) ===== Paths of Glory has Americans speaking English in American accents while playing French soldiers I've never read a complaint about that approach. At least it works with other languages.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (Jj43a)

395 Shutter Beaver

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:44 PM (2DOZq)

396 "The Battle of the Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (3DZIZ)

397 "You may know the right wines, but you're the one on your knees. How does it feel old man?".... Posted by: Donald Grant at July 21, 2018 08:41 PM (EoRCO) And just think 13 years later and over 7 centuries earlier they were at each other's throats again.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (SiINZ)

398 I remember it being fun also. I had very low expectations. I don't remember Christopher Walken being in at all. - He was the bad guy who was trying to steal back the McGuffin that he had stolen and was stolen from him by the guy the Rock is trying to get out of the jungle. Walken tries to explain his feeling analogizing to a kid whose Tooth Fairy money is stolen from him but gets frustrated with the interpreter who had no idea what he's talking about. Pretty funny.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (+y/Ru)

399 Black Beaver Down

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (xJa6I)

400 "Falling Down" was described at the time as an "Angry White Men" movie, but I saw it for the first time (at the suggestion of a couple [rather cheerful] white guys) and I thought anyone could identify with the guy who was having The Worst Day Ever. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:42 PM (gUCYC) He just wanted to get home for his kid's birthday party I really liked that one.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:45 PM (y87Qq)

401 "Little Big Beaver"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (3DZIZ)

402 Two Beavers For Sister Sarah.

Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (zLDYs)

403 Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (gUCYC) Was Dick Painter in it?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (SiINZ)

404 Adam Sandler makes some stinkers but Funny People was five stars .

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (2DOZq)

405 Ice Station Beaver Crouching Tiger, Hidden Beaver Smokey and the Beaver hey this is kinda fun

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (UdKB7)

406 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM What medium? CD, Netflix ect Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF) Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (Izzlo)

407 403 Two Beavers For Sister Sarah. Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (zLDYs) Nice

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:46 PM (xJa6I)

408 Beaver Gilmore is my favorite Adam Sandler movie

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (xJa6I)

409 Anybody watch Colony? The guy who plays Broussard looks and sounds like a young Denzel. Maybe not quite as handsome, but then what mortal is?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (gUCYC)

410 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (pHfeF)

411 I thought "Falling Down" was Hillary's biopic.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (EzdLW)

412 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world?
Crowe?
Clooney?
Pitt?
Denzel?
Posted by: weirdflunky 
---
James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (9rIkM)

413 >>Jeebus, I'm kidding about "Jack and Jill". It looks like a dumpster fire in a diaper-filled landfill. It is terrible.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (W+vEI)

414 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left? At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (2DOZq) I read a high ranking woman at Paramount, 14 years at her job, was fired for making a comment about angry black women in a conference call. The letter explaining her firing was full of the proper lefist BS PC buzzwords. I really hope what happened leaks out, bcz that is the one thing we don't know. Without knowing context, it's difficult to make a determination if she was being stupid in her word choice, or if the outrage mob was doing their usual MO. Or if those were words she even used. It's that vague at this point. It is only if this stuff keeps happening that a backlash will occur. I long for a backlash...things have gotten absolutely ridiculous. Feels like mob rule.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (vFd8X)

415 411 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF) ------ That's crazy talk!

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 03:47 PM (MVjcR)

416 Beaver of the Damned

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (jp0Bv)

417 Oh, and while on the topic, two good Denzel Washington movies in the light/fun category are "The Mighty Quinn" and "Mississippi Masala".

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (gUCYC)

418 Help me out here, Was the Adam Sandler movie with the little kid "Big Daddy"? Asking because of wine and age but mostly wine.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (1P3On)

419 407 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM What medium? CD, Netflix ect Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF) Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool. Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (Izzlo) ====== *Waves at the one other person with a Netflix DVD subscription*

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (Jj43a)

420 How long has the angry white guy been a meme for the Left? At least 25 years. Falling Down was made in 1993. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (2DOZq) I think I first heard in for the 1994 mid-term election. The MFM was foaming at the mouth all night with angry white man vote

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (SiINZ)

421 Yeah, not doing an accent is better than screwing one up. Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 08:43 PM (Ik+Dg) ===== Paths of Glory has Americans speaking English in American accents while playing French soldiers I've never read a complaint about that approach. At least it works with other languages. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:44 PM (Jj43a) Or Where Eagles Dare. The Allied commandos played by English and American actors use English and American accents while speaking German in the story but English on-screen. And the Germans are a mix of English and German actors speaking German in the story but English WITH GERMAN ACCENTS on-screen. Your accents confuse and frighten me.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (eXA4G)

422 Sigh Time for dinner. Weasel, get the ice and feel better soon. Everyone else, enjoy the beaver and tip your waitstaff.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 03:48 PM (xJa6I)

423 407 353 309 Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:28 PM What medium? CD, Netflix ect Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:36 PM (pHfeF) Netflix DVD. I'm not quite sure whats going on, but it has winged Hussars, so that's cool. Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 08:46 PM (Izzlo) Winged Hussars and a half dozen naked chicks. So, best movie I've ever seen.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (Izzlo)

424 Paycheck notwithstanding, who is the biggest movie star in the world? Crowe? Denzel? Posted by: weirdflunky --- James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in. Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (9rIkM) How has no one mentioned Dennehy? He was Huge! Especially as the Titanic.

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (vFd8X)

425 MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank There I said it

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (EzdLW)

426 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF) -------------- I hear ya. I'm on your hours today for some reason. Woke up at 4:05 a.m. Feeling it big time right now.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 03:49 PM (+1YDx)

427 Twelve Angry Beavers

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (9rIkM)

428 411 Fading fast, actually wanted to stay up for the ONT Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (pHfeF) There;'s a SpaceX launch scheduled for 1:50 am ET. I'll need to take a nap sometime between now and then, I think.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (sdi6R)

429 An American Beaver in London

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (jp0Bv)

430 All The President's Beavers

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (UdKB7)

431 Your accents confuse and frighten me. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (eXA4G) Yeah but again it had the awesome infinite ammo submachine gun.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (2DOZq)

432 Russian gals do like to shed clothes

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (pHfeF)

433 James Arness - he was like 6 foot 7 in. Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:47 PM (9rIkM) Richard Kiel was 7 foot 2. During the filming of The Spy Who Loved Me. He was supposed to walk across some scaffolding but told the director he didn't want to because he's afraid of heights. Everyone looked up at him and he said, Oh I'm even afraid to be up this high

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 03:50 PM (SiINZ)

434 The Naked and The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (lT+xq)

435 Beaver from the Black Lagoon
The Longest Beaver 
 A Fist full of Beaver Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (9rIkM)

436 347. Detour and U Turn are both good noirs of that type.

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (+NDfp)

437 The Hunt for Red Beaver.

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (1P3On)

438 Sweet Sweetbeaver's Baadasssss Song

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (gUCYC)

439 @166
It looks really good.
Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 03:51 PM (UfMVm)

440 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians! I blame Shakespeare.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (EzdLW)

441 6 Minutes to MidBeaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (lT+xq)

442 Your accents confuse and frighten me. Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (eXA4G) Yeah but again it had the awesome infinite ammo submachine gun. Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 08:50 PM (2DOZq) Which the British SOE acquired through the Gun Show Loophole, no doubt.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (eXA4G)

443 The Incident at Big Beaver. It haunts me still.

Posted by: Col. Angus at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (8O3HH)

444 >>I really hope what happened leaks out, bcz that is the one thing we don't know. Without knowing context, it's difficult to make a determination if she was being stupid in her word choice, or if the outrage mob was doing their usual MO. Or if those were words she even used. It's that vague at this point. I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories?

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (W+vEI)

445 440 @166 It looks really good. Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase. Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (UfMVm ===== Split and Unbreakable are probably his two best movies. And he's combining them for Glass. Oh, please dear baby Jesus, let Glass be good.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:52 PM (Jj43a)

446 *Walks in*
*Sees a metric crapload of Beavers*
"I've seen this movie before."
*Walks back out*

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (w+Jhj)

447 A quirky little Christopher Walken movie I enjoyed was Scotland, Pa. It's "Macbeth" set in a fast food joint set in a small town in Pennsylvania. and most of the soundtrack is by Bad Company. Best part is that it never takes itself too seriously - I was entertained.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (V2Yro)

448 "The Man who loved Beaver Dancing"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (3DZIZ)

449 The Beaver Adventure

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (lT+xq)

450 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago? Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (9rIkM) Oh, about 91 days. But who's counting, amirite?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (y87Qq)

451 One Flew Over the Beaver's Nest

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 03:53 PM (RuIsu)

452 Three Men and a Beaver.

Posted by: Col. Angus at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (8O3HH)

453 The Beaver Movie thread? Again?! Acccckkkkk *runs outta thread*

Posted by: platypus, gg channel at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (vFd8X)

454 i'm seeing billboards around The Valley for a new movie called, no joke,
"Black k Klansmen"...  disremember the star, and the director is that famous bigoted asshole who's name i cheerfully keep forgetting.

that's it for me on the movie front. i refuse to go to theaters these days, due to prices, asshole crowds and them being gun free zones, and thus ripe targets.

well, that and Hollyweird makes crap plus they hate me, so F them, i'm not forking over a dime to the bastards.

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (a66nm)

455 Forrest Beaver.Beaver's Last Stand.
She Wore A Yellow Beaver.Beaver Patrol.Run Silent, Run Beaver.


Posted by: Eromero at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (zLDYs)

456 The Bad News Beavers

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (lT+xq)

457 Beaverjuice

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (eXA4G)

458 Dr. StrangeBeaver

Posted by: Weasel at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (U6q+2)

459 What was the second of the Wright/Pegg "blood and ice cream" trilogy? Beaver Fuzz? p.s. I hate you all so much I could cry

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:54 PM (y87Qq)

460 Tropic of Beavercorn

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (RuIsu)

461 Isn't the civics lesson from Robin Hood supposed to be Lawful Authority (Richard) vs Tyranny (John)?

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (3DZIZ)

462 441 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians! I blame Shakespeare." Well, the problem today is that if you used Italians, you'd be expecting them to throw down their swords and run away every time a fight started, and the Romans were legitimate badasses back in the day.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (V2Yro)

463 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago? Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM This thread is turning into a sequel.

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (EzdLW)

464 *Waves at the one other person with a Netflix DVD subscription* Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 08:48 PM (Jj43a) --- I still have one! The weird and obscure flicks I love seem to only be available on DVD. Also, is it my imagination, or are there fewer movies available for streaming on Netflix than there used to be?

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (gUCYC)

465 Robin Beaver. It's like I don't you guys.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 03:55 PM (PXvvQ)

466 i'm seeing billboards around The Valley for a new movie called, no joke, "Black k Klansmen"... disremember the star, and the director is that famous bigoted asshole who's name i cheerfully keep forgetting. that's it for me on the movie front. i refuse to go to theaters these days, due to prices, asshole crowds and them being gun free zones, and thus ripe targets. well, that and Hollyweird makes crap plus they hate me, so F them, i'm not forking over a dime to the bastards. Posted by: redc1c4 at July 21, 2018 08:54 PM (a66nm) ----------- Sounds like a Spike Lee production.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (+1YDx)

467 Ward was a little hard on the Beaver last night.

Posted by: June Cleaver at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (8O3HH)

468 440 @166 It looks really good. Shyamalan has been great, good, bad and horrible, he seems to been in an upswing phase. Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (UfMVm) A friend of mine is James McEvoy's stand in in "Split" & "Glass"

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (Izzlo)

469 Know. It's like I don't know you guys.

Posted by: Beartooth at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (PXvvQ)

470 Jacob's Ladder is also one of my favorite movies. Oddly enough, I can't stand Tim Robbins but J's Ladder, The Hudsucker Proxy and Bull Durham are all classics in me mind. Not to mention Tim's final role in Team America.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (fRQju)

471 The Good, The Bad and The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (lT+xq)

472 Someone earlier asked who are the stars today best able to command an astronomical paycheck. My guesses: - Robert Downey Jr - Mark Wahlberg - Harrison Ford ...I would add Jennifer Lawrence, but she seems to want to make herself unemployable.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (km8m2)

473 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago? Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM This thread is turning into a sequel. Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (EzdLW) Beaver 2: Electric Boogaloo

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (eXA4G)

474 Close Encounters of the Beaver Kind

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 03:56 PM (RuIsu)

475 It's like I don't you guys. Posted by: Beartooth Uhh

Posted by: #377 at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (UdKB7)

476 "The Beavers of Navarone"

Posted by: the guy that moves pianos for a living at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (3DZIZ)

477 Getting out of the way movies would be my only reason to get Netflix

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (pHfeF)

478 June, you better put some ice on that

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (km8m2)

479 Leave it to beaver. Wait...

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (ANiiC)

480 445 I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories? Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (W+vEI) Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (sdi6R)

481 Bad News Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (km8m2)

482 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (KCxzN)

483 The Disney cartoon version was the only one that got Robin Hood right. Returning state-confiscated wealth to the people. As one meme put it, "If you're redistributing people's wealth, you ain't Robin Hood. You're the Sheriff."

Posted by: MW at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (hNTtn)

484 I feel like a little boy who's lost his first tooth, put it under his pillow, waiting for the tooth-fairy to come. Only two evil burglars have crept in my window, and snatched it, before she could get here... Wait a second, do you understand the CONCEPT of the tooth-fairy? Explain it to them... Wait. She takes the god damned thing, and gives you a quarter. They've got my tooth. I want it back.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (+y/Ru)

485 Blazing Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:57 PM (km8m2)

486 The Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (lT+xq)

487 Has anyone besides me ever seen Adam Carolla's two movies? The Hammer Road Hard Both surprisingly very good.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (2DOZq)

488 Jacob's Ladder is also one of my favorite movies. Oddly enough, I can't stand Tim Robbins Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (fRQju) Same. I don't even think he's that great an actor, but that's a role where all he really has to do is look terrified and confused. Elizabeth Peña and Danny Aiello really ran that movie anyway.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (y87Qq)

489 465 I still have one! The weird and obscure flicks I love seem to only be available on DVD. Also, is it my imagination, or are there fewer movies available for streaming on Netflix than there used to be? Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:55 PM (gUCYC) ===== Pretty sure that's true. Netflix's business model is really built on binge watching, which comes from television, obviously. I read they have a few hundred movies available (as opposed to the roughly ten thousand in the DVD service). On top of that, studios want to keep the rights to their libraries tight to their chest. They want to establish their own streaming services so you have to pay them regularly to watch their stuff instead of Netflix. The future will be separate streaming services for every production studio. I prefer physical media.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (Jj43a)

490 Blazing Beaver Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (km8m2) Have we met?

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (eXA4G)

491 Octobeaver.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 03:58 PM (8O3HH)

492 "The hills are alive with the sound of Beaver"

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (1P3On)

493 Sounds like a Spike Lee production.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 08:56 PM (+1YDx)

---
yup! that's the beaver in question... 

Posted by: redc1c4 [/b] [/i] [/s] [/u] at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (a66nm)

494 481 445 I'm fairly certain she was caught in an unguarded moment where her legit racism was showing. Hollywood is just terrible - they are everything they claim to be above re: bigots. Didn't we also see that with the Sony hack, and with the Weinstein stories? Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (W+vEI) Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women. Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (sdi6R) We've all had to deal with the DMV at some time.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (Izzlo)

495 The Beavers of Navarone

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (RuIsu)

496 Hey Lindsey! Hey you really turned The Canyons into a trainwreck...

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (km8m2)

497 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it. I am terminally smitten with her.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (fRQju)

498 'The Disney cartoon version was the only one that got Robin Hood right. ' That's the one where Robin was some kind of weasel right?

Posted by: freaked at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (UdKB7)

499 ok, whatevs, here we go... I Know Why The Caged Beaver Sings A Beaver Grows In Brooklyn Do The Right Beaver

Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 03:59 PM (EzdLW)

500 MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank There I said it Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW) Totally concur. Even when Joel was the guy, Mike did a lot of the writing. And in the SciFi channel phase, Bill Corbett was awesome as Crow and Brain guy. Look at Riftraxx. It's Mike, Bill and Kevin, the real genius that was MST.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (EhZNT)

501 Mad Max: Beyond Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (lT+xq)

502 Didn't we do this a couple of months ago?
Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 08:51 PM (9rIkM)

Oh, about 91 days. But who's counting, amirite?  
Posted by: hogmartin 
--- 
Whew! I was afraid I had lost my mind. 
 
Wait - that isnt proof I havent. Damn.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (9rIkM)

503 g'early evenin', 'rons Posted by: AltonJackson at July 21, 2018 08:57 PM (KCxzN) *drags self across floor trailing blood and gore and beaver pelts* ...flee... ...save... ...yourself...

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:00 PM (y87Qq)

504 Ice Station Beaver

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (lT+xq)

505 498 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it. I am terminally smitten with her. Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 08:59 PM (fRQju) ====== Dolley looks a whole lot like her. A whole lot.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (Jj43a)

506 And now is the time where we sing the official Horde anthem! *clears throat* (first verse) "Penis penis penis, penis penis penis..." (second verse) "Beaver beaver beaver, beaver beaver beaver..."

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (km8m2)

507 The Beaver Has Landed

Posted by: Lindsey Lohan at July 21, 2018 04:01 PM (eXA4G)

508 For Whom the Penis Tolls.

Posted by: tonypete at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (9rIkM)

509 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke.

Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (V2Yro)

510 For Your Beaver Only

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (+NDfp)

511 Off me, firecrotch sock.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (eXA4G)

512 I saw one of the big reunion live shows (in a movie theater) and my once-beloved TV's Frank had to make one lame Repub/Trump joke after another. Mike is a conservative and Kevin Murphy is kind of a lib, but they have wisely left politics out of the riffing. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 08:14 PM (gUCYC) I'm going to guess that TV's Frank will spew his politics at this event so no point in wasting money on it

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:02 PM (SiINZ)

513 501 MST3K with Mike & the bots vs Pearl, Bobo, and Brain Guy > MST3K with Joel & the bots vs Dr. F and Frank There I said it Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:49 PM (EzdLW) Totally concur. Even when Joel was the guy, Mike did a lot of the writing. And in the SciFi channel phase, Bill Corbett was awesome as Crow and Brain guy. Look at Riftraxx. It's Mike, Bill and Kevin, the real genius that was MST. Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (EhZNT) Without the goofy skits in between movie segments. Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (Izzlo)

514 Beaver's 2: Beaver's Revenge

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (lT+xq)

515 @415
It's exactly as you imagine.

The complaints came from Tracy Y Oliver who is a racemonger of the type Booker T Washington spoke of.

This country will never be healed because their is a faction dedicated to ripping at scabs and imagining racism into literally everything.

Posted by: Kreplach at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (UfMVm)

516 If I had a choice between  watching any Robin Hood movie and "The Wind And The Lion", I'd watch "The Wind And The Lion".  As for the Middle Ages theme, I say "Arn - The Knight Templar" was pretty good, although I prefer the multi-part version for the full context.

Posted by: mrp at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (Pqytn)

517 IllTemperedCur, I knew you were LL. Those stripper heels aren't becoming on you. ;-)

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (km8m2)

518 I never saw ET. Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66) Save your money. I saw it at the perfect target audience age (~10). It was boring. Harmless. Tries to subvert expectations and make him a sweetheart instead of part of a murderous, conquering race. Nothing interesting, such as he or the humans giving each other hideous diseases or him dying from eating the Reeses pieces. At least they didn't make him pansexual.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (/qEW2)

519 The Last Beaver Scout

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (eXA4G)

520 502 Mad Max: Beyond Beaver Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:00 PM (lT+xq) Anal Fury! Furry Anal! Furry Anal Road!

Posted by: Hope Solo at July 21, 2018 04:03 PM (fPE66)

521 PC Godzilla. https://youtu.be/wVDtmouV9kM

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (+y/Ru)

522 Crouching Penis, Hidden Beaver

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (km8m2)

523 Days of Wine and Beavers

Posted by: naturalfake at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (+NDfp)

524 Das Beaver A Beaver Runs through It Lonesome Beaver Star Beaver Logan's Beaver Okay. This one has run its course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (EhZNT)

525 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro) The Clayton Bigsby story?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (SiINZ)

526 Beaver Cogburn

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (RuIsu)

527 >>Or maybe she's legitimately sick and tired of angry black women. True. Guess I'm just cynical when it comes to Hollywood. Apparently there's a petition to rehire James Gunn.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (W+vEI)

528 One Flew Over the Beaver's Nest.

Posted by: publius, Rascally Rapscallion of a Poperin Pear at July 21, 2018 04:04 PM (8O3HH)

529 The Clayton Bigsby story? Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (SiINZ) Dave Chappell is a comedic genius.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 04:05 PM (2DOZq)

530 Without the goofy skits in between movie segments. Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it. Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo) Except for the MST3K shorts, those are the perfect length. Some of the feature-length shows just drag and the satellite sketches have to carry them, which gets old.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:05 PM (y87Qq)

531 There is a trailer for a Freddy Mercury/Queen flick and one called "If I Leave Here Tomorrow" about Lynard Skynard posted over at Firstshowing.net. Both look excellent.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 04:05 PM (fRQju)

532 Saturday Night Beaver

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 21, 2018 04:05 PM (ANiiC)

533 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro) -------------- I don't doubt it for a second. He doesn't even try to hide his racism in his Blacksploitation films, or in any interview I have ever seen. He's the Sharpton/Jackson of Hollywood.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (+1YDx)

534 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro) Spike Lee is like that columnist with the Miami Herald Leonard Pitts Jr. who's only topic is race, race and race. One trick race pimps.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (EoRCO)

535 I saw a Slovenian made movie called "No Man's Land" about the Bosnian War and just like that war it was tragic and comedic. A Yugo version of Catch-22

Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 04:06 PM (0pH66)

536 Hey wow! Just opened my mail and got my blu-ray of Moscow On The Hudson. It's on sale for $15 right now at the Twilight Time movies website. Normally it sells for $30.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 04:08 PM (km8m2)

537 Without the goofy skits in between movie segments. Rifftrax > MST3K. There, I've said it. Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 09:03 PM (Izzlo) Mike Nelson talked about this. When they went to what was then the Sci-Fi Channel, the guys had been wanting to scale back the host segments, but Sci-Fi demanded a story arc. Mike said "uh, what?" And they hollered "story arc or it ain't happening!" Mike pushed, "you know what it is we do, right?" "Story arc!"

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 04:09 PM (EhZNT)

538 Oregon Muse: Thank you for all of your data rich movie reviews on this HQ - I look forward to testing/viewing if I agree with your conjecture every week.
P.S. Have you ever seen any HoBo movies?

Posted by: MoJoeTee at July 21, 2018 04:09 PM (bpfI3)

539 Saw "Downsizing" recently. Knew it was bad, but wanted to see why it was bad. Ugh. But Christoph Walz and his sidekick were very funny.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (W+vEI)

540 Where do I send Library Pics? https://photos.app.goo.gl/WkWEAE8Cnadk3Fof8

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:10 PM (JFO2v)

541 Lizzy, I've heard Christopher Walz did a great bit in "Carnage" about how, after listening to some liberal whine and whine forever about something, he's ready to go join the Tea Party.

Posted by: qdpsteve at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (km8m2)

542 Around the Beaver in Eighty Days. 20,000 Leagues Under The Beaver.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:11 PM (bNb8V)

543 Where do I send Library Pics? https://photos.app.goo.gl/WkWEAE8Cnadk3Fof8 Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (JFO2v) Go back to the last book thread. OM posts his e-mail addy, in code of course.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 04:12 PM (EhZNT)

544 510 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro) So, a documentary about the Democrat Party? Big city governments? University "studies" departments?

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 04:12 PM (sdi6R)

545 A Beaver Runs Through It

Posted by: Mr Aspirin Factory at July 21, 2018 04:13 PM (89T5c)

546 Costner is just so American. I'm glad they didn't go with a faux British accent. He's good on that current Yellowstone show. Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 08:37 PM (W+vEI) I'm sorry, but Robin Hood is a quintessential English archetype. Even the other American actors, like Christian Slater, attempted a British accent. I realize that there wasn't an English/British accent in King John's time, but if Costner as a director decided he should do an American accent in a remake of an English icon, why didn't he just update the franchise so that he, as a White American, could help the downtrodden Northern Plains Indians by fighting the Blue Coats and boinking an Indian squaw? Oh, wait, he already did that. OK, he could update it to be in South Central LA, selling crack and meth to help da oppressed bruthas and jonesin' for some fat, blak booty.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 04:13 PM (9BLnV)

547 I think it's probably a good idea that once every few months the Horde airs out their beavers.

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 04:14 PM (jp0Bv)

548 510 BlacKKKlansmen truly is the name of a movie by Spike Lee that is being released. No joke. Posted by: Tom Servo at July 21, 2018 09:02 PM (V2Yro) So, a documentary about the Democrat Party? Big city governments? University "studies" departments? Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:12 PM (sdi6R) The late, great Cleavon Little is laughing in heaven right now. He was so cool.

Posted by: Pug Mahon, Large and in Charge at July 21, 2018 04:15 PM (EhZNT)

549 OT: G!enn, Glenn, Glenn 'I will stand for you': Glenn Beck offers friendship to James Gunn; Ted Cruz calls old tweets 'truly evil'

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 04:15 PM (+y/Ru)

550 Saw "Downsizing" recently. Knew it was bad, but wanted to see why it was bad. Ugh. But Christoph Walz and his sidekick were very funny. Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:10 PM (W+vEI) I liked the beginning and the premise but they blew it by having a ghetto and a 'message'. They should have made it a semi comedy showing more peculiarities of downsizing.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at July 21, 2018 04:15 PM (2DOZq)

551 I wish you all the very best for the rest of your weekend. Nytal

Posted by: Ben Had at July 21, 2018 04:16 PM (1P3On)

552 >>I'm sorry, but Robin Hood is a quintessential English archetype. Even the other American actors, like Christian Slater, attempted a British accent. Was just thinking that Costner doing the accent would have made it *more* painful. Was responding to someone's question on who was a worse Robin Hood, and my vote is Costner - precisely because he's so American.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:17 PM (W+vEI)

553 Here's a weird thing. If you search Twitter for Thomas Victor it pops up a return with what looks like his site.his picture drawing and all. But no tweets. Looking at the handle it's spelled @thonas. N instead of m. Fix that and it takes you to the right one. Twitter is directing people to a dead end.

Posted by: Simplemind at July 21, 2018 04:19 PM (ZuGkg)

554 I think it is Thomas Wictor.

Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 04:20 PM (fRQju)

555 555 I think it is Thomas Wictor. Posted by: Sharkman at July 21, 2018 09:20 PM (fRQju) That's how it's pronounced in Austrian.

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 04:21 PM (Izzlo)

556 "Jungle Beaver"

Posted by: dyno-elite canned hate at July 21, 2018 04:22 PM (hpva6)

557 Just saw a commercial about how a wolf became man's best friend. Caveboy and his pet wolf. Could be entertaining but why would Hollywood want to tell a good story? Alpha

Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (lT+xq)

558 Why does every movie or TV show about the Romans use British actors speaking with veddy veddy British accents? I want to hear Italians! I blame Shakespeare. Posted by: Hands at July 21, 2018 08:52 PM (EzdLW) What's Latin for Romans? Come on... I'd love to see an Italian speaking Latin with his hands.

Posted by: Anonymous White Male at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (9BLnV)

559 I got to see Chappaquiddick a couple of weeks ago...what an awesome movie.

One must note though that Ted had to die before they could finally tell the story...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (+DkQm)

560 I have my own website, dammit! Stop confusing me with that other guy!

Posted by: Thonas Victor at July 21, 2018 04:23 PM (sdi6R)

561 Just saw a commercial about how a wolf became man's best friend. Caveboy and his pet wolf. Posted by: weirdflunky at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (lT+xq) *panic eyes* *but then, how could you tell*

Posted by: Nancy Pelosi at July 21, 2018 04:24 PM (y87Qq)

562 One of the characters in Barracuda is played by the guy who "starred" in The Brain that Wouldn't Die, which was riffed on by Mike and the Bots. One of their better efforts.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:24 PM (+Tibp)

563 Action sequences in Red Tails well done?

Watching the trailer scene of the bomber pilot screaming where are the fighters turned me off. Because in the same shot tucked in tight on the pilot's side of the B-17 are two Merlin powered Mustangs.

Then they decide to give the Red Tails some kind of generic Nazi nemesis of a fighter pilot for the whole movie. A beautiful CGI Bf-109G-6/R-6 Beula is ruined by the spurious and incorrect markings for the ace pilot. The last time the swastika was on the rudder/fin break of a Bf-109 was in 1940, after 1940 it simply was painted on the fin. Then they carry over the same incorrect markings on an Me-262.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (deXW1)

564 Night of the living beaver

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 04:25 PM (DAdSz)

565 563 One of the characters in Barracuda is played by the guy who "starred" in The Brain that Wouldn't Die, which was riffed on by Mike and the Bots. One of their better efforts. Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 09:24 PM (+Tibp) Jan in The Pan!

Posted by: josephistan at July 21, 2018 04:26 PM (Izzlo)

566 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump! Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!" They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly. At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie...

Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 04:26 PM (45Ydj)

567 You forget, they are also ruining Comic Con.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 04:27 PM (deXW1)

568 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it.

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They cast that movie perfectly and Karen is the perfect eye candy..

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 04:27 PM (+DkQm)

569 https://youtu.be/Go_7PhTcmHQ No Man's Land on YouTube, doesn't look like the greatest copy but watchable

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 04:29 PM (pHfeF)

570 564 Action sequences in Red Tails well done? Watching the trailer scene of the bomber pilot screaming where are the fighters turned me off. Because in the same shot tucked in tight on the pilot's side of the B-17 are two Merlin powered Mustangs. Then they decide to give the Red Tails some kind of generic Nazi nemesis of a fighter pilot for the whole movie. A beautiful CGI Bf-109G-6/R-6 Beula is ruined by the spurious and incorrect markings for the ace pilot. The last time the swastika was on the rudder/fin break of a Bf-109 was in 1940, after 1940 it simply was painted on the fin. Then they carry over the same incorrect markings on an Me-262. Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 09:25 PM (deXW1) ===== For those of us not steeped in WWII minutae, the action scenes are passable in a very shallow sort of way. Mostly, the movie looks twice as expensive as it actually was. It looks like the boss man squeezed Lucasfilm and ILM for every point of value.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 04:29 PM (Jj43a)

571 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump!

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Who knew Mike Pence had so many fans in Hollywood.

Oh...they don't understand what impeachment means? Ooopssssiee...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 04:29 PM (+DkQm)

572 Time for an early ONT.

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 04:30 PM (Ik+Dg)

573 560 I got to see Chappaquiddick a couple of weeks ago...what an awesome movie. One must note though that Ted had to die before they could finally tell the story... Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:23 PM (+DkQm) Law Firm winner dinner dicker dunker was disbanded.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:30 PM (JFO2v)

574 They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly. At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie... Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj) --------------- Not a one of them can cite, with factual backup, anything PDT has done to warrant impeachment. It is pretty impressive to watch, really, in the stoopidest possible sense ofcthe word.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 04:30 PM (+1YDx)

575 567 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump! Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!" They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly. At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie... Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj) ====== It's almost like actors are not actually intelligent people, even if they play one on TV.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 04:30 PM (Jj43a)

576 Oregon Muse: Thank you for all of your data rich movie reviews on this HQ Heh.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 04:31 PM (yQpMk)

577 On a comic con panel for the sequel to the movie Fantastic Beasts, actress Zoe Kravitz responded to the question of what she would do with actual magical powers by shouting...Impeach Trump! Co star Dan Fogler--Balls of Fury guy--responded to the same question with the uber clever psuedo spell of "Impeachus Trumpus!" They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly. At this point I'm not sure if I am more grateful for them for revealing their true natures or more angry at them for ruining yet another movie... Posted by: squeakywheel at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (45Ydj) There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:31 PM (SiINZ)

578 519 I never saw ET.
Posted by: Minuteman at July 21, 2018 08:30 PM (0pH66)


Save your money. I saw it at the perfect target audience age (~10). It was boring. Harmless. Tries to subvert expectations and make him a sweetheart instead of part of a murderous, conquering race. Nothing interesting, such as he or the humans giving each other hideous diseases or him dying from eating the Reeses pieces. At least they didn't make him pansexual.

but they *did* go through the whole movie, photoshopping all the guns into walkie-talkies for the chilluns.

Posted by: Anachronda at July 21, 2018 04:32 PM (2//jc)

579 It's almost like actors are not actually intelligent people, even if they play one on TV. Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone Most actors are a combination of both narcissism and deep, deep insecurity. A toxic cocktail.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:32 PM (+Tibp)

580 572 Who knew Mike Pence had so many fans in Hollywood. Oh...they don't understand what impeachment means? Ooopssssiee... Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:29 PM (+DkQm) No, you don't understand. If Trump is impeached, Hillary becomes President. It's all right there in the Penumbras and Emanations clause of the Constitution.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 04:33 PM (sdi6R)

581 Four plane of F-15E Strike Eagles loaded with 500lb dumb bombs should sort out Hollyweird.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 04:34 PM (deXW1)

582 There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:31 PM (SiINZ) Please let them go crazy. Please let them scream and shout. It is so much fun to watch the derangement. More please.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:34 PM (JFO2v)

583 Would be neat to have a Roman era movie with actors speaking Latin, subtitles in English of course

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 04:34 PM (pHfeF)

584
There is nothing wrong with Commiewood that a damn good carpet bombing wouldn't fix
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The amazing thing about Hollywood is how little talent there is.

Once you strip away they people that got there via nepotism, the casting couch, or "pretty enough to get away with being so stupid" there are only actually a handful of actors and directors that wouldn't be immediately replaced by someone with at least equal talent were there to be an, um, accidental, carpet bombing....

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 04:34 PM (+DkQm)

585 >>They simply can. not. stop. themselves. Give them a mic and they let it fly. Pathetic. Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:34 PM (W+vEI)

586 Not a one of them can cite, with factual backup, anything PDT has done to warrant impeachment. It is pretty impressive to watch, really, in the stoopidest possible sense ofcthe word. Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 09:30 PM (+1YDx) Russia!! Russia!! Russia!! at which point you point out that Soviet/Russian front groups like CPUSA are routinely ON THE BALLOT and the Workers World Party was behind many of the antiwar protests of the Bush years. Umm, Russians? yeah, they're everywhere. And for the bonus question, where did Bernie Sanders go on his honeymoon?

Posted by: Bilwis, Devourer of Low Glycemic Souls at July 21, 2018 04:35 PM (jp0Bv)

587 Would be neat to have a Roman era movie with actors speaking Latin, subtitles in English of course Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (pHfeF) The Passion of the Christ has some scenes with just that

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:36 PM (SiINZ)

588 Pathetic. Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME. Posted by: Lizzy at July 21, 2018 09:34 PM (W+vEI) To them Trump is a rapist and the cause of all of the world's problems.

Posted by: Surfperch at July 21, 2018 04:36 PM (M+sEY)

589 PC Godzilla. https://youtu.be/wVDtmouV9kM Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at July 21, 2018 09:04 PM (+y/Ru) My goodness that was stupid. I was hoping for some snarky satire.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:37 PM (/qEW2)

590 Do gamers start the *impeach Trump* crap? We are headed to Gen Con, I hope this is not the case.

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 04:37 PM (DAdSz)

591 It would take 4 squadrons of F-15s to take out Hollywood, but 4 could take out Hollywood HQ which would be a good start.

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 04:37 PM (pHfeF)

592 Notice they didn't say anything #MeToo related (e.g., punish rapists), or wish for peace in the ME.
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I noticed that when some FNM talking head started slamming Trump for Epstein's Lolita Island they canned her immediately. I think some people on the left are starting to realize that MeToo is going to screw them over if they let the idiots in their mist run with it.

I mean as a conservative I'd love for a national conversation on how Bill Clinton is a rapist AND a pedophile but I presume the FNM doesn't...

Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 04:37 PM (+DkQm)

593 Speaking of stupid an owner of the NY (football) Giants said that he supports the players kneeling, won't do a damn thing about it and wants Trump to mind his own business in so many words

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:37 PM (SiINZ)

594 Regarding the live RiffTrax event, and the lame anti-Trump jokes, why not attend with some like-minded friends, and pelt the perp with rotten tomatoes?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (bNb8V)

595 I agree with everything about the Ridley Scott Robin Hood although the French king subplot is ahistorical but then the whole Robin Hood story is not history. The village of Nottingham was two years old when they finally shot the movie as it had been built but the movie did not get greenlighted for two years. I also love the Errol Flynn version and have DVDs of both. I also like Gladiator and was in the pub where Oliver Reed died arm wrestling a British sailor. That was before the movie, though.

Posted by: Mike K at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (s170V)

596 At the end of the first quarter, the Calgary Stampeders are leading the Montreal Alouettes 9-1. One.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (+Tibp)

597 Action sequences in Red Tails well done? I may have yelled about this last week. Cuba Gooding Jr. thanked George Lucas for having the "courage" to tell this story. But, the thing is, Cuba, it had been told years earlier in the Tuskegee Airmen. You should know, Cuba, because you were in that one too.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (fuK7c)

598 La Femme Castor

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at July 21, 2018 04:38 PM (eXA4G)

599 Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:36 PM Which I never saw, not sure why except it's hasn't been on regular tv

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 04:39 PM (pHfeF)

600 Giants stadium had a lot of empty seats last year didn*t they?

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 04:39 PM (DAdSz)

601 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark. The TV keeps interrupting my stories (well, British Open highlights) with weather warnings telling me its flooding in Farifax County and we are all going to die. Trumps fault!! Ok, made up that last part but it is raining alot. So if your in the DC Metro area, your going to drown. There is no hope. It was good too know you!!

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 21, 2018 04:40 PM (yc6aH)

602 Cuba Gooding Jr. has a face for comedy. I like Terrence Howard better in a serious role.

Posted by: Grump928(c) at July 21, 2018 04:41 PM (yQpMk)

603 >>I mean as a conservative I'd love for a national conversation on how Bill Clinton is a rapist AND a pedophile but I presume the FNM doesn't... Hell, they've had monsters in their midst for decades - Weinstein, Spacey, Bryan Singer, Dan Schneider - and all they can do is whine about Trump's "grab 'em by the pussy" comment. You worked with these people, you celebrated them, but Trump is who you would destroy if given magic?!?

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:41 PM (W+vEI)

604 593 I noticed that when some FNM talking head started slamming Trump for Epstein's Lolita Island they canned her immediately. Posted by: 18-1 at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (+DkQm) Didn't that whole place burn down recently? I could swear I read that somewhere. Not in the MSM, though.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 04:41 PM (sdi6R)

605 So al shahaab is charging trucks 1200 buck to deliver food in Africa. fuk em. fuk em. Send in some Marines to deliver food and shoot hem in face.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:42 PM (JFO2v)

606 But, the thing is, Cuba, it had been told years earlier in the Tuskegee Airmen. You should know, Cuba, because you were in that one too. Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 09:38 PM (fuK7c) Maybe he should change his name to Haiti Mediocring.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:42 PM (bNb8V)

607 It's all right there in the Penumbras and Emanations clause of the Constitution. Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 09:33 PM Do not emanate into the penumbra.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState[/i][/b][/s][/u] at July 21, 2018 04:42 PM (ANiiC)

608 So if your in the DC Metro area, your going to drown. There is no hope. It was good too know you!! Posted by: Puddleglum I was watching an Ultimate Disc game on TV (Lil Blutarski likes it), NY at DC. It was raining and they said the temp was upper 60's. It was 110 here yesterday. Second look at the Swamp?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:43 PM (+Tibp)

609 602 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark. Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:44 PM (JFO2v)

610 You people! You forgot all the classic musicals. My Fair Beaver Seven Beavers for Seven Brothers Guys and Beavers Flying Down to Beaver Top Beaver (Fred Astaire for the youngsters) Beaverdoon The Music Beaver The Beaver of Oz Beaver Parade A Beaver in Paris Meet Me in St. Beaver Oh God, I have to stop!!

Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 04:44 PM (V+03K)

611 Do not emanate into the penumbra. Posted by: RedMindBlueState at July 21, 2018 09:42 PM (ANiiC) Don't let them emanenatize the penumbra.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:44 PM (y87Qq)

612  601. Giants Stadium yes. Not MetLife Stadium where the Giants play.

Posted by: JoeF. at July 21, 2018 04:45 PM (o1fzk)

613 Speaking of stupid an owner of the NY (football) Giants said that he supports the players kneeling, won't do a damn thing about it and wants Trump to mind his own business in so many words Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 09:37 PM (SiINZ) ------------ Mind his own business? Part of his business is organizations that enjoy antitrust exemptions. Yours looks pretty good, NFL. Be a real shame if anything were to happen to it.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at July 21, 2018 04:45 PM (+1YDx)

614 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark. Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again. Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (JFO2v) You could build a Robocop especially equipped for the drug squad. Build a Narc.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (bNb8V)

615 You people! You forgot all the classic musicals. Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K) The last time, I started on Hitchcock, and it was just too easy. Like shooting beavers in a barrel. Fish! I mean fish. Like shooting fish in a beaver.

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (y87Qq)

616 You'd expect Kevin Costner would have to have taken a course in accents when he attended acting school. There seems to be a real problem with American actors doing foreign accents.

Posted by: Steve and Cold Bear at July 21, 2018 04:46 PM (/qEW2)

617 OT: Apparently I need to build an Ark. Nope. G D promised to never flood the earth again. Posted by: rhennigantx Next time it's fire. Then you can say "I've seen fire and I've seen rain."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 04:47 PM (IqV8l)

618 Which I never saw, not sure why except it's hasn't been on regular tv Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 09:39 PM (pHfeF) Quid est veritas. A few stations will run it around Easter time. There are scenes with Pilate, his wife, Roman soldiers and even Jesus speaks to Pilate in Latin.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:47 PM (SiINZ)

619 Oh God, I have to stop!! Posted by: JTB at July 21, 2018 09:44 PM (V+03K) Goodby Beaver You've got Beaver Saturday Night Beaver Never Say Beaver Again

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:47 PM (JFO2v)

620 Mondo Beaver Beaver and a Half Beaver-Up

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:49 PM (bNb8V)

621 Next time it's fire. Then you can say "I've seen fire and I've seen rain." Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at July 21, 2018 09:47 PM (IqV8l) If you see the next one you are fukd.

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:49 PM (JFO2v)

622 You'd expect Kevin Costner would have to have taken a course in accents when he attended acting school. There seems to be a real problem with American actors doing foreign accents. It's all about whether you can achieve a willing suspension of disbelief. Everybody else in Hunt For Red October put on a fake Russian accent. Sean Connery just Sean Connery-ed it. It didn't bother anyone. Also, RDJ's British accent in Sherlock has been hailed by Brits as perfect. Meryl Streep's German had a Polish accent in Sophie's Choice.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (fuK7c)

623 I recently saw The Running Man. OH MAH GUH the 80s cheese in that. I will say it made some sharp points about the use of entertainment to lull the masses under a repressive regime... but The Hunger Games does this better. A lot better. Also of interest is that the older generation (the world is year 2017, so that's people our age) remember Star Trek and Gilligan's Island. Apparently in para-2017, the younger kids don't remember it. Perhaps those old shows have been censored.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (N1ZXu)

624 We are already enduring a flague of Progs.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:50 PM (bNb8V)

625 506 498 The Jumanji remake has Karen Gillan in it. I saw a rom com with her free on Prime where she gets strategically naked, but you do get to see her butt. Not Another Happy Ending. That MST3K screening is in DuPahge County. Might nit get as much seal-barking for Trump votes.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (XoAz8)

626 Have y'all seen Russell Crowe lately? Looks like he is going for late Jerry Garcia.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (PUmDY)

627 Almost making it, not long now

Posted by: Skip at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (pHfeF)

628 And it looks like Sorrywood is making a Godzilla movie even worse than the one where the giant lizard has Jay Leno's chin. Plus pushing the Leftist Agitprop that Humans are deliberately breaking the 'natural' balance...  bet that stupid Aussie wanker who is making his cat be a Vegan will love this movie.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 04:51 PM (deXW1)

629 It's all about whether you can achieve a willing suspension of disbelief. Everybody else in Hunt For Red October put on a fake Russian accent. Sean Connery just Sean Connery-ed it. It didn't bother anyone. There was a British comedian who did a joke on that. Sean Connery preparing for James Bond, Let's see a British spy yes this is the perfect accent. (in same voice) Let's see a Russian submarine commander, yes this is the perfect accent

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (SiINZ)

630 Recently re-watched the history channel's Hatfields and McCoys.

Costner, Paxton, Boothe, and more. Darn good.

Posted by: davidt at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (SV/HG)

631 Also, RDJ's British accent in Sherlock has been hailed by Brits as perfect. Meryl Streep's German had a Polish accent in Sophie's Choice. Posted by: Bandersnatch Don't forget John Lithgow as Dr Emilio Lizardo. Exquisite.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (+Tibp)

632 That MST3K screening is in DuPahge County. Might nit get as much seal-barking for Trump votes. Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 09:51 PM (XoAz MST3K? new show?

Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (JFO2v)

633 *al Shabaab*. Shihaab means comet.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 04:52 PM (N1ZXu)

634 ok, Truth or Dare wasn't as terrible as I expected.

Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 04:53 PM (hMwEB)

635 "Hollywood" is exactly why I would like to watch California secede. Money would be stampeding everywhere.

Posted by: ro-man at July 21, 2018 04:53 PM (RuIsu)

636 N1ZXu Seems my ISP swapped out my IP addy.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 04:54 PM (N1ZXu)

637 Karen Gillan is one fine Scottish ginger.

Posted by: Puddleglum at July 21, 2018 04:54 PM (yc6aH)

638 *al Shabaab*. Shihaab means comet. Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (N1ZXu) Cleans like a black tornado?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:54 PM (bNb8V)

639 Hmm. "Jim Treacher" 's Twitter account has been suspended. Seems like this past week, numerous conservative accounts have been suspended/on lockdown. Wth?

Posted by: Shopgirl at July 21, 2018 04:54 PM (idIf+)

640 "Jim Treacher" 's Twitter account has been suspended. The fish n' chips guy?

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:55 PM (+Tibp)

641 I love this version of Robin Hood. It has such a unusual (to me) cast: Russell Crowe, Scott Grimes (from ER, at the time) that dude from Lost (Kevin Durand, I think), Cate Blanchett and William "Freaking" Hurt, y'all! Oh yeah, and Poe Dameron as King John.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 04:56 PM (yODqO)

642 >>Karen Gillan is one fine Scottish ginger. She was adorable in a failed tv series called "Selfie." I hope she gets more work.

Posted by: Lizzy[/i] at July 21, 2018 04:56 PM (W+vEI)

643 Okay off to watch some episodes of The Saint with Roger Moore. Donald Sutherland is a guest star in the one coming up

Posted by: TheQuietMan at July 21, 2018 04:56 PM (SiINZ)

644 Hi all! I 'm here reading and lurking. Thanks, TJM The FISA application has been released. The one supposedly to spy on carter page. CTH has it Heavily redacted but I'm encouraged. Maybe you will also be so

Posted by: Booknlass at July 21, 2018 04:56 PM (84I0r)

645 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 04:57 PM (gUCYC)

646 MST3K? new show? Posted by: rhennigantx at July 21, 2018 09:52 PM (JFO2v) Live show.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 04:57 PM (XoAz8)

647 Saw Mamma Mia 2 this past week and I guess I'm just too much of a prude to enjoy modern rom-coms. Didn't see Mamma Mia 1, btw.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 04:57 PM (yODqO)

648 I saw William Hurt at a NY deli once.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 04:58 PM (PUmDY)

649 Eris, the rains swept the ONT out to sea...

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 04:58 PM (deXW1)

650 I saw William Hurt at a NY deli once. Posted by: Cosmic Charlie I saw him filming a movie at Kennedy once back in the 90's. Never saw the movie.

Posted by: Blutarski at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (+Tibp)

651 635 ok, Truth or Dare wasn't as terrible as I expected. Posted by: votermom pimping NEW Moron-authored books! at July 21, 2018 09:53 PM (hMwEB) Amazing. It looks just dreadful.

Posted by: Gem at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (XoAz8)

652 American actors can't do regional accents much less foreign ones. (BIRM)

Posted by: Braenyard at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (Ik+Dg)

653 Saw Mamma Mia 2 this past week and I guess I'm just too much of a prude to enjoy modern rom-coms. Didn't see Mamma Mia 1, btw. Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (yODqO) A rom-com? Judging by the TV ads, it's more like Porky's, with loose wimmens.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (bNb8V)

654 Also, saw the trailer for the new Godzilla movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things. In the first 3 seconds you hear something like "humans are the disease" so I didn't bother watching the rest of it. Sorry Hollywood, humans aren't the disease. YOU are.

Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (yODqO)

655 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC) *rapt attention* Catch it out of the corner of your eye? Is there a tiny door in the back of your closet that was always painted over but now the edges are worn? Know you have three siblings but you remember four names? Getting mail for the wrong person but at your name and address?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 04:59 PM (y87Qq)

656 Heh-Blutarski that was *Arthur Treacher*. Some of the best fish-n-chips evah!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at July 21, 2018 05:00 PM (DAdSz)

657 The ONT has arrived.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (gUCYC)

658 Or the ONT has an active SEP field.

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (deXW1)

659 Whilst we wait, here is a sneak preview of one of the articles possibly to be posted : tinyurl.com/ycrfyd2d `The Five` co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly leaving Fox News to join the pro-Trump America First super PAC to help campaign for the president ahead of the midterm elections.

Posted by: boulder t'hobo at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (N1ZXu)

660 Saw Mamma Mia 2" Mia too. Will have to put an extra thousand rounds downrange to make up.

Posted by: Anon a mouse at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (6qErC)

661 ...seeing shadows behind you in mirrors but they're gone when you turn to look? Find things in the refrigerator that you don't remember buying? Clothes you left on your floor neatly washed and put away the next morning?

Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (y87Qq)

662 46 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC) I stole it.

Posted by: Robin Hood of the ONT at July 21, 2018 05:01 PM (vFd8X)

663 655 Also, saw the trailer for the new Godzilla movie starring Millie Bobbie Brown from Stranger Things. In the first 3 seconds you hear something like "humans are the disease" so I didn't bother watching the rest of it. Sorry Hollywood, humans aren't the disease. YOU are. Posted by: sinalco at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (yODqO) ===== Woman who says it is apparently the bad guy.

Posted by: TheJamesMadison's Phone at July 21, 2018 05:03 PM (Jj43a)

664 I remember hearing that scenes for a movie were filmed at a closed hospital near me a few years ago. I have no idea what movie it was or who was in it.

Posted by: rickl at July 21, 2018 05:04 PM (sdi6R)

665 Apparently the bad guy?

Bet in the end will be made out to be the hero because the monsters are all a government conspiracy.

And if they are the Titans, the monsters, then does that make the Humans the Olympian gods?

Posted by: Anna Puma (HQCaR) at July 21, 2018 05:06 PM (deXW1)

666 Long John Silver's krumbs or whatever they are called are great.

Posted by: Cosmic Charlie at July 21, 2018 05:10 PM (PUmDY)

667 the big, strong guys could throe telephone poles arount!
I have a friend (hard to believe but his first name is Scott)  an when we go to the Clan Gathering his dad takes 6 fifths of Scotch./ Drinks them all the first day; and I swear he is still sober.  We all wear kilts.  BTW the Germans were almost a scared opf the Scotch as they were of the 5th Marines. Jarheads were Truefel Hunden  Dogs from Hell; Sotch wer "Men who wear dresses"; am a former 5th Marine so I know that but I can not translat the name the Huns had for the Scotch. But the Scotch scare 'em almost as much as the Jarheads!  and that say a lot!

Posted by: Rod Stanton at July 21, 2018 05:17 PM (RjaON)

668 @644 -- QuietMan, look for a Saint episode guest-starring Patrick Troughton, who later became the second Doctor. He plays an Argentinean(yes!) police inspector. Man, I love the Saint stories, and the TV show is pure fun. Moore was perfect in that role.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 05:34 PM (TPaJb)

669 @648 -- I was in the room when wife and daughter watched "Mama Mia." From what I could hear, it ripped off the plot of "Buena Sera, Mrs. Campbell." Gina Lollabrigida as single mother who dunned three WWII vets for child support. Frothy comedy. I stayed in the room, reading an Ace thread and enjoying the music.

Posted by: Weak Geek at July 21, 2018 05:39 PM (TPaJb)

670 Love the Errol Flynn Robin Hood. Tried to show it to my nephews, but I don't think they had the attention span at the time, so I'll show it again later. Never saw the Ridley Scott version. At the time I didn't need to see another version, and I think the visual of Maid Marion in armor put me off. I'll probably skip the upcoming version as well. While I'm really excited about the 'revisionist' action-bowman aspect of the movie....The rest of the movie looks just as off putting as the recent King Arthur. An obligatory black guy, terrible modern action, and I'm all but sure its gunna be filled with SJW cringyness...

Posted by: Castle Guy at July 21, 2018 05:51 PM (Lhaco)

671 656 I could SWEAR I just saw the ONT, then it disappeared. Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at July 21, 2018 09:57 PM (gUCYC) *rapt attention* Catch it out of the corner of your eye? Is there a tiny door in the back of your closet that was always painted over but now the edges are worn? Know you have three siblings but you remember four names? Getting mail for the wrong person but at your name and address? Posted by: hogmartin at July 21, 2018 09:59 PM (y87Qq) I would watch this

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards [/b][/i] at July 21, 2018 06:46 PM (xJa6I)

672 I love a good apocalypse type movie. Since I know how the real Apocalypse is going to take place, movies with these kinds of themes (think end-of-civilization scenarios like zombie movies or alien invasion films) can be fun fantasy adventures with an opportunity to examine the human condition in alternate realities. That being said, I've got two strong recommendations which fall under this category:
THIS IS HOW IT ENDS - A Netflix original starring Forest Whitaker (you should be watching this just because he's in it) as a military vet who sets out from Chicago with his intended son-in-law (whom he does not care for) and heads for Seattle to retrieve his daughter who's trapped there after an extinction level event causes massive seismic eruptions on the West Coast and shuts off power across the country. As expected, things go Lord of the Flies in pretty short order, but the film plays for realism without explaining exactly what the disaster is (which I like; either give me a good explanation for your apocalypse scenario or don't explain it at all). The movie keeps its focus tight, and shoots for realism, though as with all such disaster/apocalypse movies, the choice of vehicle is baffling (seriously, no one's getting through a Road Warrior scenario in a Cadillac STX...why doesn't anyone ever say "Hey guys, I think we'd be better off in a Hummer or something"?), the situations are believable and there are a couple of bold choices that earned my respect as a picky viewer. Loses a couple of points for very brief and unnecessary nudity but overall a fun ride.
A QUIET PLACE - Available to rent on Amazon, this is John Krasinski's stunning directorial debut about a family trying to live in a world where predatory creatures hunt/kill based on their sensitivity to sound. I'm a huge fan of Krasinski almost solely because of his portrayal as the affable Jim Halpert from 'The Office', but I honestly never thought he would go beyond that. Happy to say I'm wrong as Mr. Krasinski definitely has a career as a storyteller ahead of him, after seeing the almost perfectly paced thriller he offers up here. The entirety of the film is about the difficulties of living on an isolated farm while making the least amount of noise possible. The reason for the creatures' presence is wisely left unexplained and instead, the focus is on the near-impossibility of trying to live a normal life in silence. Krasinski examines the small things, and because of this, aspects like playing a simple board game become attempts to tiptoe through a mine field. Of particular note is Emily Blunt's outstanding performance highlighted by a nerve-wracking scene where she attempts to give birth without making a sound, but also without any help (minor spoiler: the baby arrives a few days earlier than expected, thus the rest of the family is out foraging, etc.), and "nerve wracking" is just this film's starting point; there are places where you'll be shouting at your screen, I guarantee it. Some splatter factor, but nothing that feels gratuitous. Just make sure you move your seat cushion up to the edge because that's where you'll be perched.

Posted by: Reformed NeverTrumper at July 21, 2018 08:02 PM (ITvKk)

673 Scott's Robin Hood bored me. That was my takeaway. I watched about an hour of tedium and quit. He's really hit and miss, he can make great movies then he can make something that just doesn't work. And several times his great movies have been great despite his vision (Blade Runner, Alien).

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 21, 2018 09:26 PM (39g3+)

674 Just because it was summer and it was on Netlix, I rewatched Jaws this evening. I haven't seen it in years, and picked up some odds'n'ends I missed the first twenty or so times around. I think what impressed me so much was the way it has held up these forty-some years. There was no glaring anachronisms to throw you out of the story, such as weird hairstyles or weirder clothes. All too many times I've watched movies I used to love only to discover the acting was really cheesy, but not Jaws. Rob Schneider, Richard Dreyfuss, and especially Robert Shaw gave incredible performances. There was no crappy CGI looking thirty years out of date. It was just a damn good movie. I'd already read the book before seeing the movie. I was really impressed with the way Peter Benchley stripped every nonessential detail out of the script, especially the stupid romance between the Woods Hole guy and the Police chief's wife. Jaws will always stand in my mind as one of the very, very few times when the movie was better than the book.

Posted by: Captain Josepha Sabin -- formerly Deplorable Lady with Only Two Deplorable Cats at July 21, 2018 10:08 PM (luqzw)

675 I've seen the prequels but I forgot about Avatar being on my list, too. *fistbump* ----- Never saw Avatar either. It's never been on my radar. I was kind of confused about why Disney would make an entire theme-park "land" about this movie that nobody ever seems to mention when talking about favorites, or ever seems to appear on those "great movie" lists. :shrugs: I guess the money it made says that I'm out of touch.

Posted by: Fotunato at July 21, 2018 11:20 PM (h1qtI)

676 Oh, and the best Roman Empire movie was "Caligula".

Posted by: Fotunato at July 21, 2018 11:21 PM (h1qtI)

677 Who even watches movies anymore ? Who supports the Hollywood politics ?

Posted by: Comrade at July 22, 2018 02:34 AM (yqMyC)

678 The upcoming Robin Hood film looks ... terrible. No purpose. No reason to exist other than to reboot a 'beloved' property. The trailer shows the 'spin and shoot' arrow move again and again, desperate to make the weapon cool. It's not working. Oh, and I'll bet it'll be woke on steroids. Hoping the actual film surprises me in a good way, of course.

Posted by: Christian Toto at July 22, 2018 04:56 AM (GppXG)

679 I was kind of confused about why Disney would make an entire theme-park "land" about this movie that nobody ever seems to mention when talking about favorites, or ever seems to appear on those "great movie" lists That does bring up a good point: Avatar made a ton of money but does anyone list it in their top 10? Does anyone even talk about it any more? Is there really anyone going "we gotta go to the Avatar ride next vacation!!!" like Harry Potter, for example?

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at July 22, 2018 06:12 PM (39g3+)

680 I'm pretty sure Gladiator is in my Top 10.

Posted by: ShainS [b][/b][i][/i][s][/s][u][/u] at July 22, 2018 08:58 PM (BiLU+)

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