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  1. 5 points
    Whenever I would watch a movie back in the days when each title had their own message/comments section, I'd always look to see how long before someone started a thread entitled "W0RST MOVIE EVAR!!1!" There was one for virtually every movie I ever saw.
  2. 5 points
    I'm just glad that we are part of a community that gives critical thought and reason to why they didn't like or care for a film, rather than saying "It sucked" or "I hated it" or "It was bad/stupid".
  3. 4 points
    JackiSchechner‏Verified account@JackiSchechner #Trump getting himself into the mess that led to his standing up a bunch of rich people who’d paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to have a picture and conversation with him at Mar-a-Lago tonight is the one positive to come out of the #GovernmentShutdown.
  4. 4 points
    I think musicals will continue on in the same way westerns have: maybe one or two lower profile or TV presentations a year, with a well-received movie/show every couple of years that leaves critics asking ,"Why don't they make musicals/westerns anymore?", after which a studio will release one that flops, and then it will go back to one or two smaller titles every year or so.
  5. 3 points
    The Purchase Price. I watched this 1932 Barbara Stanwyck pre-code the other day. There were definitely some pre-code elements in the film, like Stanwyck walking around the bedroom clad in only a short slip and knee high stockings. She also lays a negligee out on the bed for George Brent to see and get excited, but he's mad at Stanwyck, and won't take the bait. This film deals with Stanwyck, who works as a singer in New York. She has been working the nightclub circuit since she was a teenager and is romantically involved with the leader of the underground crime world. Fixture of the pre-code world, Lyle Talbot, portrays the underground kingpin. Because breaking up with such a powerful man, like Talbot, may prove to be difficult, Stanwyck opts to escape to Montreal. In Montreal, she resumes her career under a new name. Stanwyck is spotted by one of Talbot's henchmen. In lieu of returning to Talbot, Stanwyck hatches a scheme with the maid at her apartment building. It seems that the maid has been corresponding with a North Dakota farmer, George Brent, who is looking for a mail order bride. In one of her letters, the maid mails Stanwyck's picture instead of her own, because she finds the youthful Stanwyck more attractive than herself. Sensing the perfect plan, Stanwyck offers to pay the maid two month's worth of wages if she can go to North Dakota in her place. The maid agrees. Stanwyck and Brent marry and soon it's Stanwyck's turn to learn about life on a farm during the Great Depression. On their wedding night, Brent tries to make advances on new wife Stanwyck to consummate their relationship, but she turns him down and forces him to sleep elsewhere. I know they're married and all, but I don't blame her, she literally just met and married him that same day. I imagine however, that sex probably comes with the territory as a mail order bride. Anyway, I digress... For most of the film, Brent is aloof to Stanwyck and keeps his distance. She genuinely begins to embrace life on the farm and learns how to sew, cook, clean, etc. She is friendly with the neighbors and even helps a neighbor who has recently given birth. Stanwyck helps out with the baby and even instructs a young Anne Shirley how she can help her mother who is recuperating from the birth. The main conflict in the film, aside from Brent's unhappiness with Stanwyck, is that he is broke and will lose his farm if he cannot pay his back bills. His saving grace however is that he owns a strain of wheat that grows well and is of high quality. He's sure to sell his wheat if he grows and harvests it. Brent and Stanwyck are finally on the same page and work together to save the farm. This was an okay film, definitely not among one of Stanwyck's best. It definitely doesn't rank up there with my favorite Stanwyck pre-code, Ladies They Talk About. She gives the part her all, even though the plot is somewhat absurd. Brent is just there. He doesn't do much except give Stanwyck the silent treatment. He's got this gross greasy hair that won't stay in place. I realize that the slicked back hair was a popular look for men back then, but Brent kept having chunks of it come apart from the rest of his hair and he'd just have these gross stringy globs of hair hanging in front of his face. Anyway. This film was okay, but I don't think it's one that I'd go out of my way to watch again.
  6. 3 points
    Fire Over England (1937) - Historical romance with a then-relevant message, from London Films, producer Alexander Korda, and director William K. Howard. It's the 1580'd, and Spain King Philip II (Raymond Massey) is intent on invading England, and so is building a massive Spanish Armada of ships for that purpose. England's Queen Elizabeth I (Flora Robson) schemes to stop him and rally the English forces in the defense of the realm. She sends a young man named Michael (Laurence Olivier) to Spain in the guise of one of their spies in order to learn valuable intelligence, while Michael's beloved (Vivien Leigh), one of Elizabeth's handmaids, worries. Also featuring Leslie Banks, Morton Selten, Tamara Desni, Lyn Harding, George Thirlwell, Henry Oscar, Donald Calthrop, Robert Newton, Evelyn Ankers, and James Mason. The costumes are nice, although the sets are a bit too theatrically spare. Robson is one of the great screen Elizabeths, and Massey is good in his brief role as Philip. This is largely remembered today due to the first onscreen teaming of Olivier and Leigh. She's luminous, but he's shrill and callow and lacking in screen charisma. As part of the story he's called upon to impersonate the character played briefly by James Mason, and I couldn't help thinking how much better the film would have been with their roles reversed. And I say this as a fan of Olivier's, as he's why I watched this. The storyline, with England preparing for invasion by a hostile power, held modern parallels for 1937 filmgoers. (7/10) Source: TCM.
  7. 3 points
    You did it yourself, you Effing Moron! So much for your BS about being the best negotiator. You ARE Jello when it comes to the strength of your convictions.
  8. 3 points
    NBC Politics‏Verified account @NBCPolitics Jan 19 JUST IN: Group of Senate Democrats introduce bill to withhold congressional pay during government shutdown: “If members of Congress can’t figure this out and keep the government open, then none of us should get paid.” — Sen. Claire McCaskill
  9. 3 points
    Senate Democrats‏Verified account @SenateDems Early this morning, @clairecmc tried to pass a bill to guarantee military pay and death benefits in the #TrumpShutdown. Republican Leader Mitch McConnell: I object.
  10. 3 points
    The Hill‏Verified account@thehill WATCH: Duckworth torches Trump: I won't be lectured on what our military needs by a "five-deferment draft dodger" http://hill.cm/Web7uf8
  11. 3 points
    Rob Reiner‏Verified accoun@robreiner 90% of Americans are in favor of extending the CHIP program. 90% of Americans are in favor of DACA. 90% of Americans are in favor of universal background checks. Here’s a novel idea: Congress, try representing Americans.
  12. 3 points
    Pre-code fans may want to set their DVRs for Safe in Hell on Monday at 6 a.m. Total precode awesomeness starring Dorothy Mackaill. If you haven't seen it, watch it, and if you have seen it, watch it again.
  13. 2 points
    Trump owns the shutdown. Only he can "fix the problems" and he sure didn't fix this one. He is the "world's greatest negotiator." He was on his way to getting a deal that the American people would have overwhelmingly accepted and then caved in to the extremists in the Republican Party. TRUMP OWNS THE SHUTDOWN.
  14. 2 points
    Col. Morris Davis‏Verified accou@ColMorrisDavis Note how @realDonaldTrump shifted tone from “good, educated and accomplished young people” to describe Dreamers to “illegal immigrants ... pour[ing] into our nation unchecked” as he panders to racist hatred that is the bedrock of the @GOP.
  15. 2 points
    Bill Kristol‏Verified account@BillKristol So far, the shutdown has spared us taxpayers the cost of a Trump trip to party at Mar-a-Lago. It may save us a junket by Trump and entourage to Davos. And God knows what Ryan Zinke had planned...
  16. 2 points
    Matthew Miller‏Verified account@matthewamiller Matthew Miller Retweeted Sarah Sanders I thought the president said the NFL was an unpatriotic league that people should boycott.
  17. 2 points
    Oscar-winning actress Dorothy Malone has died at age 92. She made her credited debut in 1943's The Falcon and the Co-Eds as Dorothy Maloney. She appeared in such notable films as The Big Sleep, Night and Day, Torpedo Alley, The Fast and the Furious, Sincerely Yours, Man of a Thousand Faces, Warlock, and many more. She won her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for 1956's Written On the Wind. She made her last screen appearance in 1992's Basic Instinct.
  18. 2 points
    The Hill‏Verified account @thehill JUST IN: #TrumpShutdown becomes top trending hashtag worldwide http://hill.cm/Us4KcHZ
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    David Axelrod‏Verified account @davidaxelrod 8h8 hours ago Watching the sea of humanity descending on downtown Chicago today, it occurred to me that one undeniable achievement of @realDonaldTrump is that he has ignited a determined movement that is likely to be the political story of 2018.
  22. 2 points
    Trip Gabriel‏ @tripgabriel Trip Gabriel Retweeted Fox News They crossed the border as children brought by their parents. The GOP argument has pivoted to blaming the kids.
  23. 2 points
    Mark Mallardi‏ @MarkMallardi 29m29 minutes ago Tammy Duckworth is a Ret. U.S. Army Lt. Col, and junior Senator from Illinois. She lost both legs in Iraq. Today, she told Trump: “I will not be lectured about what our military needs by a five-deferment draft-dodger.” She also called him: “cadet bone spurs”. #WomensMarch2018
  24. 2 points
    Mrs. Betty Bowers‏ @BettyBowers 4h4 hours ago Why only rallies AGAINST Trump have to be held outside: #WomensMarch2018 Randi Mayem Singer‏Verified account @rmayemsinger 7h7 hours ago Most women in history to reject one man. #WomensMarch2018
  25. 2 points
    You're welcome. I think what I find most interesting about her is she was born in Chicago, meaning she was originally a midwesterner, but she identified with the south having grown up in Texas. So she was kind of a chameleon who was able to adapt. And I think in Hollywood when you bounce from studio to studio, you have to be able to adapt. And she had that ability more than most actresses. She possessed raw talent, but she also had this great instinct about how to change herself to fit the studios' needs and make the public interested in what else she could offer them. Her adaptability is truly remarkable. Especially when you consider how she played that shy bookworm character in THE BIG SLEEP, then did those cute cowgirl roles in B westerns, then played sexy vamps in Douglas Sirk melodramas, then played wholesome beloved Constance MacKenzie on Peyton Place. In her last feature, BASIC INSTINCT, she portrayed a homicidal lesbian and nearly stole the picture in her scenes with Sharon Stone. She was extremely versatile as a performer. In my opinion her best work, which has not yet been mentioned, is a two-part episode of Route 66 called 'Fly Away Home.' It was produced in 1961. TV Guide called it one of the best episodes of any series produced that decade. She plays a nightclub singer who can't get her ex-husband (Michael Rennie) out of her system. When he dies in a plane crash, she shatters in a million pieces.
  26. 2 points
    I just watched Mr. and Mrs. North (1942), a screwball detective comedy starring Gracie Allen. Gracie was her usual talkative, rambling self as she explained everything to her husband and the police that she thought they should know, while keeping certain facts to herself. Everyone around her was pretty much in a constant state of confusion, but of course the murderer was caught in the end, thanks to Mrs. North's last-minute revelations. There were only a few other actors I knew in this film, but Gracie was a delight, and she only needed the other characters to be the brunt of her daffiness.
  27. 2 points
    I think what happened with her is she started out like a lot of starlets, getting a studio contract and small parts (at RKO). She quickly jumped over to Warners which is where she had her first significant supporting roles in a variety of genres. This period goes from 1946-1949. After the Warners contracted ended, which I assume was a three year contract, she moved over to Columbia where she upgraded to leads in westerns and took supporting roles in crime dramas. And when her contract at Columbia ended, she freelanced and found starring roles in low-budget independent productions (namely westerns). In the early 50s, you either went into television or found roles in independent features if you were no longer under contract to a major studio. But what makes her different than other actresses that came up at the same time, is how she was successful at reinventing herself. So while the other ones went into TV and dropped out of sight in the 50s, she experienced a career resurgence. She ended up going back to Warners in the mid-50s, then signed with Universal where she really reinvented herself. When she earned the Oscar, she finally catapulted into starring roles at major studios (Warners wanted her back, MGM wanted her, Fox wanted her, and she was still working for Universal). Her career entered a whole new phase in the late 50s. But she still continued to make westerns, in addition to starring in high-profile dramas, probably because it was a genre in which she felt most comfortable. However, the westerns she made during this period were bigger budgeted affairs. In the 1960s she hit her 40s, and her Hollywood film career did go into decline. So then she turned to starring roles on television. For over a decade, she had delayed going into television full-time, which worked to her advantage because TV budgets were now greater than they had been in the 50s and there was less stigma attached to doing a weekly series. She then entered another phase of her career starring on Peyton Place. After completing 342 episodes she was written out for medical reasons. But when she was ready to return to work, they had replaced her with Barbara Rush. So she sued Fox for wrongful termination and won. At this point she was financially set and could be choosier with the projects she wanted to do. She had a starring role in an Italian film in the late 60s and back in Hollywood continued to do roles in TV movies as well as guest-star on her friends' shows. She married a Texas entrepreneur and moved to Dallas, which is where she grew up. But she still continued to work on screen if a part interested her. She would return to Hollywood for big budget features, now supporting parts, which she continued to do through the early 90s. She had mended fences with Fox and was invited back to do two follow-up TV movies for Peyton Place, and this really cemented her place in television history. She also signed a contract with Aaron Spelling, so in the late 70s and early 80s she was appearing on his shows, usually in high-profile guest roles. She had a knack for reinventing herself. Her career is not like other actresses from her generation, because she had so many successive rebirths. Who else could do wholesome roles and vampish roles concurrently, as well as she did? She defied typecasting, when you think about it. And she never left the public eye. She finally retired in the early 90s but at that point, classic movie channels were showing her old films so a new generation of people became fans of Dorothy Malone. Another thing that helps her legacy, interestingly, is the fact she made a lot of those low-budget westerns. A handful of them have fallen into the public domain so she has a batch of films that will always be easy to find, in addition to what has been released on home video by the major studios plus what TCM broadcasts. The Oscar gives her career a long-lasting legitimacy that other actresses could only dream of having.
  28. 2 points
    Keith Boykin‏Verified account@keithboykin This is absolutely not a staged photograph. Just a hard-working man in a baseball cap sitting at an empty desk by himself pretending to talk on a phone. #TrumpShutdown
  29. 2 points
    Donald J. Trump‏Verified accou@realDonaldTrump Beautiful weather all over our great country, a perfect day for all Women to March. Get out there now to celebrate the historic milestones and unprecedented economic success and wealth creation that has taken place over the last 12 months. Lowest female unemployment in 18 years! 1:51 PM - 20 Jan 2018
  30. 2 points
    The Old Maid or the Old Maid Sisters seems to be a type that's disappearing. I always enjoy their meddling ways, flowery hats and dresses, and their use in plot devices in old movies. They're good for exposition with their gossip, dontcha know?
  31. 2 points
    I've created a 24 hour salute to Dorothy Malone. Except for one Universal title and two Columbia pictures, the rest of these are in the TCM Library: DAYTIME (supporting roles) 6:00 a.m. THE BIG SLEEP (1946) with Humphrey Bogart. 8:00 a.m. TWO GUYS FROM TEXAS (1946) with Jack Carson. 9:30 a.m. FLAXY MARTIN (1949) with Virginia Mayo. 11:00 a.m. COLORADO TERRITORY (1949) with Joel McCrea. 12:45 p.m. CONVICTED (1950) with Glenn Ford. 2:30 p.m. PUSHOVER (1954) with Fred MacMurray. 4:00 p.m. SINCERELY YOURS (1955) with Liberace. 6:00 p.m. WRITTEN ON THE WIND (1956) with Rock Hudson. PRIMETIME (starring roles) 8:00 p.m. SADDLE LEGION (1951) with Tim Holt. 9:15 p.m. AT GUNPOINT (1955) with Fred MacMurray. 10:45 p.m. TALL MAN RIDING (1955) with Randolph Scott. 12:15 a.m. TENSION AT TABLE ROCK (1956) with Richard Egan. 2:00 a.m. TIP ON A DEAD JOCKEY (1957) with Robert Taylor. 3:45 a.m. TOO MUCH, TOO SOON (1958) with Errol Flynn.
  32. 2 points
    Ezra Klein‏Verified account@ezraklein The “****hole shutdown” is the perfect encapsulation of governance in the Trump era: dysfunction and chaos driven by anger and fear toward America’s changing demographics
  33. 2 points
    Trump's anniversary event at Mar-o-Lego (sp) is $100,000 per ticket. But if you pay just $250,000 you get a photo with the president. So is this a quarter of a million now going to be for a photo with a cardboard cutout of Trump? Oh, wait. breaking news! Eric is to stand in for Donald Trump. I guess those that have already coughed up the quarter of a million all get a photo with ... This reminds me of Woody Allen's Bananas when he puts his hat in front of the ugly lady when he is entering the court room.
  34. 2 points
    Joe Scarborough‏Verified account@JoeNBC This is not Chuck Schumer’s shutdown. This is not Mitch McConnell’s shutdown. This is Donald Trump and Stephen Miller’s shutdown. This is the result of a confused, chaotic White House.
  35. 2 points
    She was "sexy" and "real" - which was an unusual combo in Hollywood films. She breaks your heart trying to win over Rock Hudson in "Written on the Wind". She and Robert Stack were the true "owners" of "Written on the Wind". And she made a so-so film, "Too Much, Too Soon", memorable with her very substantial performance. And, in the first part of the film, when she gets to work with Errol Flynn, true screen magic was achieved. She held the screen - you wanted to watch her.
  36. 2 points
    Sunday, January 21 6 p.m. Titanic (1953). One of Clifton Webb’s best roles. Incredibly touching.
  37. 2 points
    I'm sorry to hear of the death of Dorothy Malone who, although she never made it as one of the front rank stars, did commendable work in a number of films, her acting career first born during the Hollywood studio era. I know that many probably best associate her with the popular Peyton Place television series, a huge hit for her during the '60s. There was also, of course, her best supporting actress Oscar win for Written on the Wind. I tend to associate her with two movies, one a small part, early in her career but, oh, what an impression she made, as the bookstore clerk who takes off her glasses and literally lets down her hair after Bogie's Philip Marlowe enters her establishment in The Big Sleep. What a sensual, sultry impression she made in those few on screen minutes. More than a decade later, following her Oscar win, came the second film with which I most associate her, Too Much Too Soon, playing Diana Barrymore, the love starved daughter of acting legend John. It's a tawdry, sensationaliistic biography, but Miss Malone sensitively gave it her all, along with Errol Flynn playing her father, and between their two performances managed to make the film worth watching. One more thing, along with being a capable actress, I always thought of Dorothy Malone as one of the real beauties of the screen.
  38. 2 points
    I've worked with several supporting actress winners. The three earliest -- now departed -- are Teresa Wright, Kim Hunter, and Celeste Holm. Also worked with Marcia Gay Harden, Marisa Tomei, and dear Estelle, who is working even as she approaches 90. Talented ladies all.
  39. 2 points
    Malone had been one of only two surviving Best Supporting Actress winners from before the 1960's. With her passing, that leaves only Eva Marie Saint (age 93, winner for 1954). 1960's winners that are still around include Shirley Jones (age 83, winner for 1960), Rita Moreno (age 86, winner for 1961), Estelle Parsons (age 90, winner for 1967), and Goldie Hawn (age 72, winner for 1969). Furthest back survivors in other categories include George Chakiris (age 83, winner of Best Supporting Actor for 1961), Sidney Poitier (age 90, winner of Best Actor in 1963), and of course Olivia de Havilland (age 101, winner for Best Actress in 1946).
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    Tillie the Toiler (1927) with Marion Davies Harold Teen (1928) with Arthur Lake Bringing Up Father (1928) with Marie Dressler
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    Donald J. Trump‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump Great to see how hard Republicans are fighting for our Military and Safety at the Border. The Dems just want illegal immigrants to pour into our nation unchecked. If stalemate continues, Republicans should go to 51% (Nuclear Option) and vote on real, long term budget, no C.R.’s! 7:35 AM - 21 Jan 2018
  43. 1 point
    Knowing Trump he'd probably want something large, flashy and gawdy as is his style.
  44. 1 point
    ...Geena Davis (born Virginia Elizabeth Davis on January 21, 1956), the Academy Award-winning actress who has become a leading proponent of empowering women in the film and television industries. At 6'0," she is the tallest woman to win an acting Oscar. She has been nominated twice for Academy Awards and won once. Her recognized roles and movies are as follows (Oscar win in bold): Muriel Prichett in "The Accidental Tourist" (1988). Best Supporting Actress. Thelma in "Thelma & Louise" (1991). Best Actress The 1982 comedy "Tootsie" featured Dustin Hoffman as an actor so difficult, no one would hire him. As a solution, he disguised himself as a woman -- and began working as an actress on a New York City-based soap opera. In her screen debut, Davis played April Page, who shared a dressing room with the faux female. Directed by Sydney Pollack -- who also played the agent of Hoffman's character -- the film earned 10 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor (Hoffman). Jessica Lange won the award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance as Hoffman's love interest. From June 1, 1983 to March 29, 1984, Davis was a series regular in "Buffalo Bill," an acclaimed NBC sitcom starring Dabney Coleman as an egomaniacal TV talk show host in Buffalo, N.Y. She played production assistant Wendy Killian. The series was nominated for 13 Primetime Emmy Awards -- including two for Outstanding Comedy Series -- but it was canceled after two seasons and 38 episodes. In the 1985 comedy "Fletch," Davis played a research assistant for an ace newspaper columnist named Irwin Fletcher (played by Chevy Chase). The film and its 1987 sequel "Fletch Lives" -- which did not feature Davis -- were based on the novels by author Gregory Mcdonald. "Fletch" was directed by Michael Ritchie ("Smile," "The Candidate") and adapted by Andrew Bergman ("Blazing Saddles," "The In-Laws"). Davis starred with Jeff Goldblum in "The Fly," a 1986 updating of the classic 1950s horror film that starred Vincent Price. In this version, Goldblum played a scientist whose experiments with teleportatiom exact a tragic price. Directed by David Cronenberg, this was the second of three films that starred Davis and Goldblum. The others: "Transylvania 6-5000" (1985) and "Earth Girls Are Easy" (1988). They were married from 1987 to 1990. Alec Baldwin and Davis played ghostly straight men to Michael Keaton in "Beetlejuice" -- the 1988 comedy about a demon who agreed to scare away the new residents of a home once owned by the recently deceased couple. The film was directed by Tim Burton, who also worked with Keaton on two "Batman" movies. Davis co-starred with William Hurt in the 1988 comedy "The Accidental Tourist," based on the 1985 novel by Anne Tyler. Hurt played a writer of travel guides whose wife (Kathleen Turner) left him after the tragic death of their son. The writer eventually became involved with a dog trainer (Davis), the mother of a young son. The screen adaptation of Tyler's book was directed, co-written and co-produced by Lawrence Kasdan, who collaborated with Hurt and Turner on the 1981 neo-noir effort "Body Heat." At the 51st Academy Awards ceremony on March 29, 1989, Davis won the statuette for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in "The Accidental Tourist." The film also was nomianted for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay (Frank Galati and Kasdan) and Best Original Score (John Williams). Susan Sarandon and Davis both received 1991 Best Actress nominations for their performances in "Thelma and Louise" -- sort of a feminist buddy picture. Directed by Sir Ridley Scott, the film also starred Brad Pitt as a likable hitchhiker who joined them on their road trip. His supporting role helped him become a major star. Scott received his first Oscar nomination for Best Director. Callie Khouri, who later created the television series "Nashville," won the award for Best Original Screenplay. Davis played Thelma, by the way. Directed by Penny Marshall, the 1992 comedy "A League of Their Own" starred Davis and Lori Petty as sisters who played for the Rockford Peaches -- a fictional 1940s all-women's baseball team. Tom Hanks appeared as Jimmy Dugan, the crusty former major-league slugger who managed the team. Dugan's unforgettable line -- "There's no crying in baseball!" -- was ranked No. 54 in the American Film Institute's 2005 survey of the 100 top movie quotes of all time. During the 2005-2006 television season, Davis starred in "Commander in Chief." an ABC drama series about Mackenzie Allen -- the first woman President of the United States. And she was a Republican. The program was canceled after one season.
  45. 1 point
    You might like to take a look at Jeanine Basinger's A Woman's View, which discusses this film in some detail and makes some of the same points you do. If not for Basinger, I'd probably never have sought out this interesting if flawed film.
  46. 1 point
    I just watched this myself after pre-ordering it in October, I think and it just arrived. I agree with LawrenceA on almost every point. This movie is a separate entity from the original rather than an upgraded, updated, up-technological (is that a word?) movie reflecting our current state-of-affairs. It doesn't take off from the 1982 film it creates its own story and its own interpretation of things 30 years on. I especially liked **SPOILER ALERT** that Gosling/K/Joe was not the long-lost baby of Deckard/Ford and Rachael/Sean Young. That twist after leading us to believe that it was for most of the movie and the fact that the long lost child was a character we had already met and liked, made it seem more real and more interesting. Being a huge fan of Blade Runner I didn't know if I'd love or hate this movie. Fortunately, I loved it. Something of interest is the soundtrack: the original had Vangelis' now-famous music; 2049 has a bizarre score by veteran Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch. It sounded at various times like whale cries, industrial screeches and environmental noise, but I don't mean that in a bad way. It fit the film. I definitely want to watch it again.
  47. 1 point
    I'd forgotten about Stanwyck's scene stealing in REMEMBER THE NIGHT. The courtroom business is uproarious.
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    Yamiche Alcindor‏Verified acco@Yamiche Timing is everything. Instead of partying in Florida, President Trump will essentially be stuck in DC tomorrow. Look out for the “Trump is fuming” stories.
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    Checked to see if there were any at all...no but found something weird in how he dressed. Does he suppose to be Nero or in drag? Pay no attention to the NUDE slave that got pass the censors.

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