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  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts
    Watched this one for the first time ever last night...



    After all these years, now I know where the tv show Alice comes from.



  • I really enjoyed this, great cast. I spent a better part of the last month at the hospital with my wife and this didn't seem too far off.

  • HarveyCanal said:
    Watched this one for the first time ever last night...



    After all these years, now I know where the tv show Alice comes from.

    weird, i just watched this on monday night.


    i thought this was a really strange movie--reminded me a lot of David Lynch, although i'm not sure that was intentional...

  • HarveyCanal said:
    Been watching so many of these lately, I started a blog to post reviews and such...

    http://thevhslibrary.blogspot.com/

    Well done, thanks for putting me on to this...



  • Just watched The Magnificent Seven on TCM. I've never really watched any of these old westerns. I liked the movie it was good. The TV gave it four stars. I don't think I found it to be 4 stars but very very good.

    Hey Magnetic, Loving the Shaw picks. I may break out Avenging Eagle or Clan Fueds this week. I also just got my copy of To Kill A Mastermind on dvd today. Don't know if you're that into Shaw's to know that one. All this Shaw talk is making me wonder where is HAZ?

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    FunkyFlatulent said:

    Hey Magnetic, Loving the Shaw picks. I may break out Avenging Eagle or Clan Fueds this week. I also just got my copy of To Kill A Mastermind on dvd today. Don't know if you're that into Shaw's to know that one. All this Shaw talk is making me wonder where is HAZ?

    Yes i'm aware of this film,i was reading the story of how a pristine print of it was unearthed off of a Chinese tubesite.
    And dudes from a certain site that will stay unmentioned subbed it, i haven't seen it yet though.
    Haz needs to bless us with his presence and some recommendations as well.

  • JuniorJunior 4,831 Posts
    Watched these two back to back:




    The second one's pretty much a reimagining of the first one but that didn't affect my enjoyment of it plus it had the bonus of a young Craig T Nelson in the mix.

    Pretty strange films all in all, love the blending of "modern" day setting with the groovy guys and gals and Count Yorga himself who looks and acts like he stepped out a classic period Hammer movie. Surprisingly intentionally funny in parts and also some genuine creepy moments helped by the hand held camera style and the tendency to play down a lot of the scenes with no emphasis on dramatic orchestral themes etc. Can certainly see how they've developed a cult following.

  • JATXJATX 258 Posts
    And i also watched A Taste Of Cold Steel where again Tarantino borrows from the scene in which a one eyed, eye patch wearing Ku Feng loses the sight in his one good eye and commences to trash the place around him looking for his adversary.


    The eye patch Elle Driver wears is a direct reference to Thriller:A Cruel Picture. Tarantino had Daryl Hannah watch the movie before Kill Bill went into production. She told Tarantino: "You made me watch a porno". To which he replied: "Yeah, but its a good porno".

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    JATX said:
    And i also watched A Taste Of Cold Steel where again Tarantino borrows from the scene in which a one eyed, eye patch wearing Ku Feng loses the sight in his one good eye and commences to trash the place around him looking for his adversary.


    The eye patch Elle Driver wears is a direct reference to Thriller:A Cruel Picture. Tarantino had Daryl Hannah watch the movie before Kill Bill went into production. She told Tarantino: "You made me watch a porno". To which he replied: "Yeah, but its a good porno".

    I wasn't speaking about the inspiration for the character but rather the specific action that happens when she loses her last good eye in the fight in the mobile home,it's clearly a rip.

  • DB_CooperDB_Cooper Manhatin' 7,823 Posts
    FunkyFlatulent said:


    Just watched The Magnificent Seven on TCM. I've never really watched any of these old westerns. I liked the movie it was good. The TV gave it four stars. I don't think I found it to be 4 stars but very very good.

    Hey Magnetic, Loving the Shaw picks. I may break out Avenging Eagle or Clan Fueds this week. I also just got my copy of To Kill A Mastermind on dvd today. Don't know if you're that into Shaw's to know that one. All this Shaw talk is making me wonder where is HAZ?

    YOU KIDDING ME? The Magnificent Seven is a masterpiece.

    "Somehow I don't think you've solved my problem."
    "Solving your problems isn't our line."
    "We deal in lead, friend."

  • JATXJATX 258 Posts
    magnetic said:
    JATX said:
    And i also watched A Taste Of Cold Steel where again Tarantino borrows from the scene in which a one eyed, eye patch wearing Ku Feng loses the sight in his one good eye and commences to trash the place around him looking for his adversary.


    The eye patch Elle Driver wears is a direct reference to Thriller:A Cruel Picture. Tarantino had Daryl Hannah watch the movie before Kill Bill went into production. She told Tarantino: "You made me watch a porno". To which he replied: "Yeah, but its a good porno".

    I wasn't speaking about the inspiration for the character but rather the specific action that happens when she loses her last good eye in the fight in the mobile home,it's clearly a rip.

    Cool, Sounds interesting. I'm definatly going to hunt that one down.

  • white_teawhite_tea 3,262 Posts

    Forbidden Planet

    Make the bourbon flow like Robby
    Leggy like Altaira
    Skirt so short, Leslie Nielsen plays it straight

    Even without considering it was made in the mid-1990s, the special effects just blew me away.




  • Frank Perry's Last Summer is playing late tonight on TCM

    http://ebiri.blogspot.com/2011/01/see-this-movie-last-summer-will-air-on.html

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts


    John Glover & Clarence Williams III were "winning" in this Elmore Leonard novel adapted to the big screen.
    Caught this on FLIX last night.


  • onetetonetet 1,751 Posts
    Risingson said:

    Fantastic film too-often overshadowed by Hal Ashby's other (equally great) films in his unbroken streak of straight classics in the 70s. Talking about giving Altman a run for his money:

    1970 The Landlord
    1971 Harold and Maude
    1973 The Last Detail
    1975 Shampoo
    1976 Bound for Glory
    1978 Coming Home
    1979 Being There

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,600 Posts
    I liked "52 Pick Up". Calling someone 'sport' ranks right up there with 'chief' and 'bro'

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    Electrode said:
    I liked "52 Pick Up". Calling someone 'sport' ranks right up there with 'chief' and 'bro'

    John Glover's performance was completely engrossing.he even called Ann-Margret "Slim"


  • JuniorJunior 4,831 Posts
    Oh yes



    Been saving this one in my recent reappraisal of Norris (lack of new Seagal related) and it was worth the wait. Chuck, blowing people up with a rocket launcher, Chuck saving a busload of children, Chuck taking out a whole army with just his two guns, Chuck wrestling gators, Chuck beating the evil commies with only a scratch. All set at christmas time.

    Top three Norris for me easily.

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts
    Chuck : Rostov It's time to die.
    Rostov : [wakes up in a cold sweat] he's not dead we have to kill him (or something to that effect)

    I remember a friend of mine back in the days recounting to me how awesome this flick was before i'd seen it
    I thought he was putting me on but he wasn't.

  • JuniorJunior 4,831 Posts
    Ha! Yep that's the one. I'm well aware that far two often bad movies have a so bad it's good tag attached to them but this really is a worthy recipient of the award. So over the top it defies belief.
    After also rewatching Braddock: Missing in Action III the other day I was struck again by how casually brutal these films really are. Take, for example, the way in MIA III he finds his presumed dead wife and son are alive and five minutes later sees her executed and his child set up in a fairly ingenious torture game where if Chuck puts his feet on the ground his son's head is blown off with a shotgun. Or in Invasion USA where he slams the coke snorting women's head on the table so the straw goes up her nose, pulls open the top of the guy's trousers and shoots him in the groin, then throws the woman out the window for good measure. LIke to see LeBeouf take that on.



  • just saw this one and loved it.

    peace, stein. . .

  • RisingsonRisingson 697 Posts
    ^^^ how the hell did it take you 23 years to see The Princess Bride Stein?

    an 80s classic, I love it to

  • magneticmagnetic 2,679 Posts


    This is like the precursor to the movie Heat done by the same director they both have similar themes.
    Ex-Con/master thief willing to drop everything in his life when the circumstances arise.
    I actually prefer this to Heat.



    Caught this on cable recently, fun film the train stunts were awesome.
    Hobos stow away on a train all the while trying to avoid detection from the extremely sadistic conductor.
    sounds simple but the hairy situations that occur make it a totally nail biting affair.

  • jammyjammy remixing bongo rock... 813 Posts


    i only just saw 'death wish' for the first time the other night. i wasn't blown away but it was classic bronson.

  • JuniorJunior 4,831 Posts
    magnetic said:


    This is like the precursor to the movie Heat done by the same director they both have similar themes.
    Ex-Con/master thief willing to drop everything in his life when the circumstances arise.
    I actually prefer this to Heat.

    Yep same here which always gets me accused of film elitism by friends but I much prefer Mann's early work. You seen LA Takedown - his first attempt at Heat (same story, much smaller budget)? Also prefer that to Heat.

    Still reaping the rewards of MGM HD with this gem:



    Just don't make them like that anymore.

  • JATXJATX 258 Posts


    I didn't know 52 Pick Up got made into a movie. I still haven't seen Touch, so I'll add 52 Pick Up to the list. What am I missing?

    Jackie Brown(Rum Punch)
    Out of Sight
    Get Shorty
    Be Cool
    Killshot

  • ElectrodeElectrode Los Angeles 2,600 Posts
    It's like Princess Bride is one of those movies you have either seen several times over and know all the famous lines or you haven't seen at all. I was a Roger Rabbit and Back to the Future kid myself.

    I have seen these for the first time recently...


    I'm anti-gun culture and even I want one of those damn things just so I can cock it :pause:


    I just realised that this is the movie that Ghostface sampled: "That was the best fuckin' I ever had. Oh, shit! That's my man!..I'll take care of him"



    I watched this with my Dad while he was recovering from food poisoning this morning. I didn't expect a war-themed morality drama to be this concise (standard 90-minute length), but it sure packed a punch.

  • GrandfatherGrandfather 2,302 Posts
    I just watched The Conversation this weekend. I have to admit that Gene Hackman is my favorite actor of all time.

  • HarveyCanalHarveyCanal "a distraction from my main thesis." 13,235 Posts


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