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  2. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    I watched 5 today. The first two were from 1957: Not of This Earth - I somehow missed seeing this Roger Corman science fiction thriller until now. Paul Birch is an alien with scary white eyes who is experimenting with human blood to try and cure his planet's population of radiation-induced anemia. Nurse Beverly Garland gets hired to unwittingly help, but she starts to catch on. Also with Corman regulars Jonathan Haze and Dick Miller. This is cheap and occasionally silly (the flying umbrella monster is a highlight), but I like this sort of goofy nonsense. (7/10) Operation Mad Ball - Military comedy starring Jack Lemmon as a scheming soldier trying to organize a big gathering for the enlisted men and the nurses that they are forbidden from dating. Overbearing officer Ernie Kovacs threatens to ruin everyone's plans, as he's after nurse Kathryn Grant, as is Lemmon. This was humorous if not uproarious, with things moving at an amusing level without a lot of laugh-out-loud moments. The big cast included Arthur O'Connell, Dick York, Roger Smith, L.Q. Jones, James Darren, and William Hickey. Mickey Rooney shows up for a bit in the last third, and is strenuously unfunny. (7/10) I broke with my watching pattern again to catch a few from other years before they left FilmStruck. These included: The Clock (1945) - Sweet romance with soldier Robert Walker on a 2-day pass in NYC before shipping off to Europe for the war. He meets-cute with Judy Garland, and the two end up spending a magical time together. This is nice romantic fare with real warmth and charm, and the two leads were are their appealing best. (7/10) Another Man's Poison (1951) - British-set crime drama featuring a devilish turn from Bette Davis as a woman who has just killed her husband in order to be with her lover Anthony Steel, who happens to be engaged to Bette's secretary. Bette's plans are upended by the unwelcome presence of Gary Merrill as a partner-in-crime to her late husband. The two weave a web of deception to trick those around them as well as each other, before it all starts coming apart. I like Bette when she's bad, and she's really bad here, and Merrill, who I'm not usually fond of, matches her. (7/10) Brigadoon (1954) - CinemaScope musical fantasy about a mystical Scottish village that exists out of time. Modern-day Americans Gene Kelly and Van Johnson stumble upon it, and Kelly quickly falls for village girl Cyd Charisse. Johnson is amusing as the cynical pragmatist, and Kelly has a good dance number, naturally. This almost overcomes the hokeyness of it all. I prefer the later trash-classic that was inspired by this tale: Two Thousand Maniacs! (6/10)
  3. starliteyes

    *A to Z of Filmmakers*

    skipping X Yokelson, Roy B. - sound recording engineer (Kramer vs. Kramer)
  4. Nazi death camp guard arrested by ICE, deported to Germany: Authorities https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/nazi-labor-camp-guard-arrested-ice-deported-germany/story?id=57288410 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/world/europe/nazi-guard-deported.html Jakiw Palij, now 95, if convicted will spend the rest of his life without any warm milk.
  5. starliteyes

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Linda Darnell
  6. starliteyes

    Cinema Segue

    The North Star of Midnight in Paris When It Sizzles
  7. starliteyes

    A to Z of Characters

    Keene, Irene - Joan Davis in Sally, Irene and Mary
  8. shutoo

    Password TCM

    I'll add a couple more: Chicago college students
  9. shutoo

    Places everyone!

    Hester Street
  10. hamradio

    Jim Crow Confederate Monuments Go Down in America

    Silent Sam sure lived up to his name, never heard of him before. Pays to keep one's mouth shut.....guess not.
  11. starliteyes

    Briefly Lyrical

    If you think you're much too skinny with your six inch waist Don't just give up the fight in haste
  12. shutoo

    A to Z of Characters

    Jefferies, Jeff--James Stewart in Rear Window
  13. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Jennifer Jacobs‏Verified account@JenniferJJacobs Suspect in killing of college student Mollie Tibbetts was employed by a well-known Iowa Republican, AP reports.
  14. Princess of Tap

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Well, I doubt that trump is too concerned. Because After all, unlike Al Capone, trump can always pardon himself.
  15. jakeem

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Ryan J. Foley‏ @rjfoley Update: Farm owned by family of Craig Lang, prominent Iowa farmer and GOP official, confirms that it has employed suspect in Mollie Tibbetts' death for the last four years
  16. starliteyes

    A to Z of Characters

    Irene - Norma Shearer in Idiot's Delight
  17. starliteyes

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Mowbray, Alan
  18. Arsan404

    IT'S MOVIE "TIME"!

    The Day of the Jackal
  19. Arsan404

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Lane, Diane
  20. Princess of Tap

    TRUMPUS MAXIMUS AMERICANUS! > WINNING!

    Michael Cohen's unindicted co-conspirator sounds off.
  21. Arsan404

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Mandingo
  22. shutoo

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Kellaway, Cecil
  23. Arsan404

    TOC TOC

    TOC TOC (OCD OCD). Spain. Directed by Vicente Villuanueva. With Paco León, Oscar Martínez, Alexandra Jiménez, Rossy de Palma, Nuria Herreo, Adrián Lastra, Inma Cuevas. 6 patients with OCD are scheduled by mistake at the same time. The Doctor is stranded at the airport, so the patients decide to make the best of the situation and try to help one another overcome their quirks and fears. Very funny adaptation of the French play of the same name. The actors display their obsessions and manias with humor and skill. The surprise at the end and the epilogue give the movie a more humane touch.
  24. shutoo

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Laughter in Paradise
  25. Princess of Tap

    What Are They Saying about trump? " He's an unhinged nutcase."

    Where have I heard the phrase "unindicted co-conspirator before"?
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