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John 3 17
09-15-2011, 02:34 AM
TCM will be showing Thank Your Lucky Stars (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036422/) tonight at 10pm CST. My favorite part is Errol Flynn singing (!) and dancing (!) in a Cockney accent! Also Bette Davis sings, too. Oh, and Hattie McDaniel! Great movie for the numbers (not the plot so much, lol).

-Bridget :)

Rex
09-15-2011, 03:15 AM
I had to electronically cut someone today on another forum. They were talking trash about my girl Barbara Stanwyck.... :revenge: I'll hurt a mofo for talking about her...

So, I understand that TPTB in H'wood wanna remake Point Break! You simply cannot make that movie better than it was....I'm crazy about that movie. And it doesn't need to be remade, no sir! Poor Patrick Swayze!

Grannyfan
09-15-2011, 09:14 PM
Merchant-Ivory marathon on TCM beginning at 7:00 p.m. central tonight. They'll be showing four movies: Remains of the Day, Howards End, Room With a View, and Maurice.

emason
09-15-2011, 10:48 PM
Merchant-Ivory marathon on TCM beginning at 7:00 p.m. central tonight. They'll be showing four movies: Remains of the Day, Howards End, Room With a View, and Maurice.


Thanks for the reminder. I noticed this earlier in the week and then forgot about it. Maurice is the only one I haven't seen and it has been on my list for a long time.

I'll see if I can make it through the whole list.

Allen
09-16-2011, 01:54 AM
Merchant-Ivory marathon on TCM beginning at 7:00 p.m. central tonight. They'll be showing four movies: Remains of the Day, Howards End, Room With a View, and Maurice.

:swoon:

I love those movies. I think I'm going to watch Howard's End later tonight.

orbitz
09-16-2011, 02:33 AM
Merchant-Ivory marathon on TCM beginning at 7:00 p.m. central tonight. They'll be showing four movies: Remains of the Day, Howards End, Room With a View, and Maurice.

Room is one of my all time favorite movies. Gosh, whatever happened to Julian Sand's career?

Allen
09-16-2011, 03:36 AM
Howard's End just started.

The opening with Vanessa Redgrave's dress dragging through the grass :swoon:

Cachoo
09-16-2011, 04:38 PM
Room is one of my all time favorite movies. Gosh, whatever happened to Julian Sand's career?

I wondered about that too--from leading man to sci fi baddie of the week.

PeterG
09-17-2011, 03:51 AM
Just watched a really good documentary available at youtube to watch for free!

The Listening Project (2008) (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BfdMFSKLdE)

I don't think I even knew about this movie, but was searching for something with a similar title and stumbled upon this, which is a topic which really interests me. Here's the blurb about the movie in the youtube description:


"What does the world think of America?"

To find out, they (a group of various Americans) traveled to fourteen countries around the globe, listening to people from all walks of life as they shared their views.

If this sounds even remotely interesting to you, I definitely encourage you to check it out. :)

Matryeshka
09-17-2011, 05:15 AM
Saw Contagion tonight, and I highly recommend it. While it's not as good as Traffic, I do think the execution of interweaving and overlapping storylines was superior. And I enjoyed seeing Gwenyth Paltrow dying a horrible death--one, because she's annoying and two because she did a really great job. It would have been really easy for her to overact, but she didn't. The opening sequence in the movie sets the tone so well. What brings everyone together is this horrible virus, but the story is really about communication, the good, the bad, and everything in between. Jennifer Ehle was fabulous, as was the entire cast. It's nice to see a well-done movie.

I only have a few minor criticisms--the pacing at times was a bit off. The movie was only an hour and forty minutes, and the end was abrupt. I could have easily sat down for another 15 minutes to have some of the story lines fleshed out a little bit. The Marion Cottilliard part was good because Marion Cottilliard is great, but it was unnecessary. They could have integrated the same idea with one of the other plotlines. She's set up to be a major thread, and then we don't see her for an hour, and when we do, it's all very rushed. They made Kate Winslet look so incredibly dowdy for no reason--roots for miles, and not the ombre kind, and for some reason, they put her in these dull brown/hazel contacts. When she got sick, honestly, there wasn't that much difference. :shuffle: I also wanted Jude Law's character to get what he so richly deserved, but alas, I wuz-robbed. He was such a slimy little weasle; I guess it comes naturally to him.

Allen
09-18-2011, 03:06 AM
For fans of old Hollywood musicals, Kismet is starting on TCM now.

Rex
09-18-2011, 03:13 AM
I find Ann Blyth annoying in everything except Mildred Pierce.

Allen
09-18-2011, 03:52 AM
I find Ann Blyth annoying in everything except Mildred Pierce.

I would agree with that.

Rex
09-18-2011, 03:54 AM
She was okay in The Helen Morgan Story, but those Technicolor musicals were mad sappy to me.

But she was singularly pretty, I'll give her that.

triple_toe
09-18-2011, 04:08 AM
Rex, can you tell me more about why you didn't like Pulp Fiction? You can put in spoilers if you wish. I've never seen it, in fact I've never seen a Quentin Tarantino film (apart from stumbling across Kill Bill on TV, and I couldn't turn it off fast enough) but Pulp Fiction or Reservoir Dogs are constantly being recommended to me. You're probably the first person I've encountered who has expressed dislike for PF :lol: so I'm really interested hear the opinion of someone who doesn't think it's genius.

I wouldn't say I'm a film buff but I do watch loads of films and I'm constantly on the lookout for good movies I haven't seen. I almost always give cult classics a try, especially highly rated ones like Pulp Fiction/Reservoir Dogs, and I feel like my film vocabulary is incomplete without having seen them if that makes sense. But somehow I just can't bring myself to watch (same with A Clockwork Orange). I get *really* squicked out by intense violence and gore and I hate disturbing scenes that are put in just for shock value. The few seconds of Kill Bill I saw involved Uma Thurman stepping on an eyeball :yikes: and I'm not sure I could handle a full out Tarantino film. And yet people keep assuring me I'll love them :shuffle: