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  1. 10 points
    Wouldn't you know it. A colorized 3-D version of Hot Spell is on the November schedule. Damn.
  2. 6 points
    Does that mean you're leaving the message board, too? Say it ain't so.
  3. 5 points
    The Kurds helped the Americans. The American President betrayed them, setting them up for a potential slaughter (including women and children) by the Turks. PERIOD!!!
  4. 5 points
    Herbert Marshall in Foreign Correspondent (Talk about spoilers!) Figuratively: Ray Milland in The Lost Weekend Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway in Barfly
  5. 5 points
    @NBCNews President Trump lashes out over Fox News poll that shows majority support for his impeachment: "Whoever their Pollster is, they suck." "......@FoxNews doesn’t deliver for US anymore. It is so different than it used to be." "Oh well, I’m President!" he added. ...... Of those surveyed, 51 percent said they want Trump impeached and removed from office, while another 4 percent say they would like Trump impeached but not removed. On the flip side, 40 percent of voters said they oppose impeachment. Support for Trump's impeachment and removal jumped 9 points from July, increasing 11 points among Democrats, 5 points among Republicans and 3 points among independents. Fox News found increased support for Trump's impeachment among white evangelicals, white men without a college degree and rural white voters. ....... https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-lashes-out-over-fox-news-poll-shows-majority-support-n1064556?cid=sm_npd_nn_tw_ma
  6. 5 points
    Barbara Stanwyck, Joan Blondell and friend in Night Nurse:
  7. 4 points
    This is an interesting topic. I wrote a piece about this a few years ago, and I just found it on one of my blogs. *** I am sure not all movie stars in studio era Hollywood were making the really big bucks. But those that did often parlayed their financial success into other businesses. These businesses tended to be for the most part outside the motion picture industry. Maybe it was a chance to repay a favor to a friend who had helped them on the way up. Maybe it was a way to go into business with a relative who could benefit from the start-up capital given them. Or maybe it was the idea that if movie offers suddenly dried up, there was something to fall back on. Whatever the reason, there are plenty of examples how stars invested their extra money. Take a look (some of them may just surprise you): In the 1940s, Judy Garland decided to take some of her MGM earnings and buy a flower shop. Fellow studio contract player Lucille Ball also invested in a flower shop. Long-time Warner Brothers star Pat O'Brien bought his wife a dress and hat shop. Eddie Cantor owned an antiques shop. Can you imagine going inside to buy a grandfather clock or an old oak table, and Eddie Cantor is on the other side of the cash register? Meanwhile, Irene Dunne had a substantial investment in the Beverly Hills Hotel. Victor Mature owned a furniture store. The next one surprises me. Are you ready? George Brent invested in a supermarket. Yes, a supermarket. Attention customers, that spill on aisle 8 will be cleaned up by the star of DARK VICTORY. Edward Arnold owned and supervised a large orange grove. And Walter Brennan owned a 12,000 acre ranch in Oregon. Not far from the Brennan place, Ginger Rogers owned a thousand-acre dairy farm. Billie Burke was the owner of a salad dressing company; while ZaSu Pitts had a ranch where she grew lettuce and tomatoes. Imagine if you were invited over to the ZaSu Pitt's home for a fresh garden salad, topped with Billie Burke’s vinaigrette. Gary Cooper owned dude ranches in Idaho and Montana (he was originally from Montana). John Payne also had a lot of property in Montana-- Billings to be exact. And did you know Cary Grant owned 1,200 acres in Brazil? I didn’t know, either. And don’t forget Alan Ladd. He was the proud owner of a chicken ranch in southern California. Ann Sothern owned a sewing center in Sun Valley, Idaho. Scandinavian-born skating star Sonja Henie appeared in several hit movies for 20th Century Fox. On her off time, she decided to parlay some of her money into apartment houses in Chicago. One that doesn’t surprise me: James Stewart was co-owner of a charter airline service. Jimmy flew in the war, and he made several motion pictures with aviation themes. Some stars liked to invest in sports. For example, Gene Autry owned the California Angels baseball team (as well as several radio stations); and Bob Hope was part owner of the Cleveland Indians, while pal Bing Crosby owned the Pittsburgh Pirates. Getting back to the ladies-- Constance Bennett designed clothes and owned a cosmetics company. And Loretta Young owned a charm school in Los Angeles. Doesn’t that just seem like something Loretta would do? I think so. There was something about horses the stars liked. Barbara Stanwyck went into business with Zeppo Marx, breeding racehorses. Louis B. Mayer was also a breeder of racehorses. And Robert Young owned a riding academy and stable. This one conjures up an interesting image: Jack Benny owned a bowling alley with Walt Disney. And then there’s this image of Merle Oberon, who apparently was an avid collector of emeralds. Her gems were second in value to Queen Elizabeth's.
  8. 4 points
    Harry Lewis ( Edward 'Toots' Bass in Key Largo) - When Harry, an aspiring actor at the time, met future wife Marilyn Lewis, he confessed to her that he had two goals: to play Hamlet and to start a restaurant called Hamburger Hamlet as a hangout for the stars. They spent their first date looking for a location. A few days later she found the perfect spot for the original Hamlet on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. Neither could cook, but they opened their first Hamburger Hamlet in October of 1950 with their savings of $3500. By the mid-'80s, there were more than a dozen Hamlets, one in nearly every part of Los Angeles. They sold the chain in 1997 for $33 million.
  9. 4 points
    It’s not that difficult of a concept to get. Heavy manufacturing and other industries that pollute the air and land in their immediate vicinities historically have usually been located in poor urban areas, largely minority communities. Groups that had more economic and political clout would not abide by these dirty industries being located near their own residential areas. Conversely, minority groups lacked this clout to prevent the dumping of these industries in their midst. So the communities where these polluters were located adversely affected the largely minority groups in their vicinity. This continues until now, as grounds contaminated over the decades by heavy industry needs large sums of money for clean up and de-contamination. This is not rocket science to understand!
  10. 4 points
    The Twilight Zone episode "A Game of Pool"
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    ladies shooting pool: Julia Roberts in Mystic Pizza Audrey Meadows develops new technique in The Honeymooners
  12. 4 points
    Last Picture Show (1971) Deer Hunter (1978) Tom and Jerry (1950)
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    From October 12-15, 1919, the Poli ran Fires of Faith, starring Eugene O’Brien as Harry Hammond and Catherine Calvert as Elizabeth Blake. The film was released on August 3, 1919, at between five and six reels, and is presumed lost. Plot: Elizabeth Blake, a foundling, grows up on a farm. She has her young life ruined by an unscrupulous landlord’s agent. She runs away to the city, where she is rescued by the Salvation Army. Henry Hammond is engaged to Agnes Traverse. He sits in at a meeting of the Salvation Army, but leaves early because of disinterest. He waits outside for Agnes and her mother, who have also attended. He sees a woman (Elizabeth) being accosted by thugs and goes to her rescue. But they slug him and shanghai him aboard a steamer for France. When the United States enters the war, Elizabeth departs for France as a member of the Salvation Army. Luke Barlow, a farmhand who knew and loved Elizabeth when she was younger, enlists and follows Elizabeth as soon as he can. Meanwhile, Harry has recovered at a Salvation Army station in the war zone, and decides to enter the flying corps. Agnes has no idea if her fiancé is dead or alive. Agnes signs on to the Salvation Army after her mother dies. When Harry is blinded by an explosion, he is placed in a hospital where Elizabeth works. Elizabeth recognizes Harry as the man who tried to save her, and falls in love with him. But she tells Harry nothing. During a German attack, Harry is left behind in the cellar of an old chateau, along with Elizabeth, Harry, and Luke Barlow. With the help of a little boy and an old Frenchman, they hold out against the German advance until the Americans and French rescue them. Harry’s sight is restored and he marries Agnes. Elizabeth marries Luke, never letting anyone know of her love for Harry. The film received good reviews. Motion Picture World wrote “Less a propaganda picture than a piece of story-telling that will compare favorably with any of the screen tales of the great conflict, “Fires of Faith” will interest and entertain regardless of creed.” Exhibitor’s Herald wrote “Were the war still in progress it would be difficult to select a motion picture attraction of greater box office promise than “Fires of Faith.” The conflict over, there is still reason to believe that it will fare much better than the majority of those belated publications which have that event as an important item of their make-up.” Director Edward Jose received a letter of commendation from Commander Evangeline Booth of the Salvation Army. Booth called the film “a powerful and gripping narrative, rich in philosophy, history, and inspiration.” Booth appeared as herself in several scenes. To film some realistic war scenes, an airplane combat was staged, in which one plane was shot down (intentionally). In addition, with the help of actual soldiers, a barrage was laid down. After the film’s release, Charles Kenmore Ulrich penned the novel Fires of Faith, based upon the screenplay. To exploit the film and novel, Gimbel’s turned over one of their large display windows in New York City to showcase 250 copies of the book, arranged in pyramids. A ballad entitled “Fires of Faith” was written for the film. Manager C. E. Robbins, of the Strand Theatre in Worcester, MA, arranged for a window display at Sherer’s, the leading department store in Worcester. The display, pictured below, featured phonograph records and sheet music for the song, along with a life-sized model of a Salvation Army girl. Manager John Lamp, of Proctor’s Theatre in Mount Vernon, NY, hooked up with Woolworth’s for a window display (second photo below). He also made a deal with a local bakery to have them cook an extra supply of doughnuts every day, and place them in his theatre window. Any unused doughnuts were given away free in the lobby, at the end of the day. Morris Ryskind (who later wrote the Marx Brothers’ classic A Night at the Opera) was employed by Famous Players to “put the film over.” When it played at the Stratford Theatre in Poughkeepsie, NY, Ryskind persuaded the manager of a drugstore to create a drink called “Fires of Faith,” to be served with a doughnut. A rival drugstore countered with a “Catherine Calvert” combination. Ryskind then convinced all the bakeries to turn out a “Fires of Faith” doughnut. In Salvation Army booths, he posted a sign reading “Salvation Army doughnuts made according to the recipe of Catherine Calvert, who appears in ‘Fires of Faith,’ now showing at the Stratford.” Finally, all the taxis in down carried a sign which read “Let me take you to see ‘Fires of Faith’ at the Stratford.”
  14. 4 points
    Steven Portnoy @stevenportnoy · 2h Q: Is Rudy Giuliani still your personal attorney? Trump: "Well, I don't know. I haven't spoken to Rudy. I spoke to him yesterday briefly. He's a very good attorney, and he HAS been my attorney."
  15. 4 points
    The Kurds were fighting WITH US in our common war against terrorism, in this case ISIS. Trump has now allowed this massacre of our allies, with no planning, no reason, nothing. He is not a stable genius, he has NO wisdom, to think he Can make such a stupid decision with such disastrous consequences. You say that it is not our war; well it’s a war that should not have happened, the blood is Trump’s. if the goal is to move our troops of out of the area, it has to be planned , and done in an orderly fashion, with all impacted parties warned with plenty of time, NOT a rash decision immediately after a phone call where you bend to someone who has something on you, with ZERO warning. This is indefensible.
  16. 4 points
    Nicole Kidman as Virginia Woolf in "The Hours" George Kennedy in "Charade"
  17. 4 points
    They are fighting on OUR SIDE! Have you never heard the phrase, which I am paraphrasing, “One Man’s Terrorist is another man’s Freedom Fighter”!? The Kurds have had to fight off the Turks for centuries, going back at least to the Ottoman Empire. They have been victims of Turkish ethnic cleansing, and definitely know that Turkey was responsible for genocide of another group torn between several countries, the Armenians. The Kurds have been protecting themselves against Turkey for good reason. Back to the main point. The Kurds are OUR ALLIES, have been fighting our enemies, ISIS, and have borne the huge brunt of casualties. Idiot Manchild made a stupid decision that was not in the interest of America, only his own, Turkey’s and Russia’s. EVERYBODY but you is outraged!
  18. 4 points
    “Kotch” (1971)
  19. 4 points
    hmmm, my first thought of 'downing their sorrows' was Elwood P. Dowd's saying '...nobody ever brings anything small into a bar' in Harvey but, literally drowning their sorrows, I thought of Fredric March walking into the ocean in A Star is Born
  20. 4 points
    "ME!?! Try to scene steal!?! WHAT A LAUGH! WHAT A LAUGH!!!"
  21. 4 points
    Ah, those IMDb whiners can just Go and Eat Brioche.
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  23. 4 points
    Catherine Deneuve in Belle de Jour Natalie Wood, Dyan Cannon, Elliott Gould, and Robert Culp in Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Goldie Hawn in Cactus Flower
  24. 3 points
    AMOUR 2012 Jean Louis Trintignant Emmanuelle Riva Isabelle Huppert.Film won Palme d'Or at Cannes.Moving film about an octogenarian couple,Trintignant and Riva were both in their 80's then.Huppert is the daughter.Wife had a stroke,we see the husband taking care of her.en excellent film 8/10
  25. 3 points

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