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  2. cigarjoe

    Hey, Canadians...

    I haven't seen My Winnipeg, but have seen Keyhole (2011)
  3. LawrenceA

    Hey, Canadians...

    I'm all for a 24-hour salute to Rowdy Roddy Piper on TCM.
  4. MarshaKatz

    TWO word titles

  5. calvinnme

    Bette Davis' daughter talks about witchcraft

    Even the "big name" actresses of the classic era were mainly given horror film roles when they got older. That's life. Christopher Plummer approaches 90 and gets a supporting actor Oscar nomination for "All the Money in The World". Bette Davis, winner of two Best Actress Oscars and nominated for more, gets old and does her swan song in an imdb 4.2/10 film playing a witch. Men get distinguished and women just get old. Osborne was indeed lucky to start a career in journalism getting to know the Hollywood stars when they weren't in such demand anymore.
  6. Michael Rennie

    Overrated talents ?

    What about that "Ocean Front Property In Arizona?"
  7. LawrenceA

    Hey, Canadians...

    I forgot about Guy Maddin. I'd have to include at least one of his strange films. I liked that one, and My Winnipeg. I need to see more.
  8. Bogie56

    Hey, Canadians...

    I've been suggesting this for some time now. You could even celebrate Canada with American produced films if need be by celebrating the talent ... What about featuring some of these people on July 1: Norman Jewison, Marie Dressler, Walter Pidgeon, Mary Pickford, Fay Wray, Walter Huston, John Candy, Glenn Ford, Deanna Durbin, Colleen Dewhurst, William Shatner, Martin Short, James Cameron, Michael J. Fox, Keanu Reeves, Norma Shearer, Christopher Plummer, Donald Sutherland, Leslie Nielsen, Keanu Reeves, Laura Linney, Chief Dan George, Graham Greene, Gary Farmer, David Cronenberg, Hume Cronyn, Yvonne De Carlo, Brendan Fraser, Alexis Smith, Genevieve Bujold, Ryan Gosling, Barry Pepper, Catherine O'Hara, Jim Carrey, Mike Myers, Ellen Page, Anna Paquin, Bruce Greenwood, Raymond Massey, Ivan Reitman, Rody Piper, Kate Nelligan and Raymond Burr.
  9. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    The Canadians (1961) - 5/10 Clunky western about the origins of the Northwest Mounted Police. Canadian soldiers Robert Ryan, Torin Thatcher and Burt Metcalfe try to make peace with Sioux natives led by Michael Pate who have moved north from the U.S. into Saskatchewan following the Battle of Little Big Horn. A tentative peace is made, but it's soon threatened by trigger-happy ranchers led by John Dehner. Also featuring Canadian opera star Teresa Stratas as "The White Squaw", Jack Creley, Scott Peters, Richard Alden, and John Sutton. This was the directorial debut of screenwriter Burt Kennedy, who later admitted to being clueless how to direct a picture at this point. The potentially-interesting material is served poorly by bad pacing, clumsy editing, and weak performances. The copy I watched was pan-and-scan, so the beautiful widescreen location scenery is also lost for the most part. Source: Encore Westerns
  10. MarshaKatz

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Lockwood, Margaret
  11. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Page 15 and 16 of the Mueller report describes how contacts between the Trump transition team and Russians went into overdrive in December 2016 with the view of getting rid of the sanctions. Erik Prince and Jared Kushner were leading the effort. When Obama slapped new sanctions on Russia on December 29 Michael Flynn reached out to Ambassador Kislyak and asked them not to retaliate as they would sort this out when in office. Kislyak got back to Flynn the next day and said that this had been met with approval at the highest level. Read the report!
  12. cigarjoe

    Hey, Canadians...

    Not Canadian myself but..... Silent Barriers (1937) Hudson's Bay (1941) Canadian Pacific (1949) Pony Soldier (1952) The Wild North (1952) Alien Thunder (1974) Death Hunt (1981) Black Robe (1991) Map of the Human Heart (1992) The Saddest Music In The World (2003) ..... would be a start.
  13. MarshaKatz


  14. misswonderly3

    Theme Songs That Fit A Movie or TV Show Perfectly

    Good one, Dargo, I was going to post about "Street Scene" too. It's interesting that it appealed to so many movie producers. As you say, it was used repeatedly for a lot of Hollywood films.
  15. lavenderblue19

    Password TCM

    Mickey and Judy in Girl Crazy ???
  16. Bogie56

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And the GOP greed is fuelling this ... Capitalism in crisis: U.S. billionaires worry about the survival of the system that made them rich By Greg Jaffe ● Read more » For the first time in decades, capitalism’s future is a subject of debate among presidential hopefuls and a source of growing angst for America’s business elite. In places such as Silicon Valley, the slopes of Davos, Switzerland, and the halls of Harvard Business School, there is a sense that the kind of capitalism that once made America an economic envy is responsible for the growing inequality and anger that is tearing the country apart.
  17. LawrenceA

    Hey, Canadians...

    I'm not Canadian, but the first thing I always think of when I see Canadian films brought up are the works of David Cronenberg, particularly his earlier stuff (They Came from Within, Rabid, The Brood, Scanners, Videodrome), and Denys Arcand's The Decline of the American Empire and The Barbarian Invasions.
  18. JeanneCrain

    A TCM time warp...

    Robert Osborne’s resurrection of introducing “The Essentials”. Very Classic. 💋
  19. Princess of Tap

    The Triumph of Donald Trump

    Forget all the best-selling trump Oval Office Insiders tell-alls-- This Mueller Report is the real deal as told by the White House West Wing staffers under oath. Under oath, I think that bears repeating. ( Haldeman/ Ehrlichman must have been on their minds as they walked in the door to meet the Mueller investigators.) Now we can all see why trump didn't want them taking notes. LOL
  20. TomJH

    Hey, Canadians...

    My first pick would be a Canadian made film, Why Rock the Boat?, an atmospheric 1974 comedy-drama about the newspaper trade, set in 1947 Montreal, at a time when press unions were only just starting to get organized. Stuart Gillard, pictured below, is terrific as a naive cub reporter just learning the ropes who, initially, doesn't want to rock any boats. He has great chemistry with Ken James as a cynical old time newspaper photographer. The film also features Henry Beckman, who is memorable as a tyrannical paper publisher who loves to terrorize his employees. Gillard has a sort of young Jimmy Stewart quality about him and one of the highlight scenes of the film is one he shares with the incredibly sensual Patricia Gage, as the cougar wife of the paper's editor, who decides she wants to seduce the virginal Gillard. They have a scene by a fireplace in which Gage's description of the popping sounds that pop corn makes turns that simple event into an erotic experience. It annoys me no end that this lovely but little known film has never, to the best of my knowledge, had any kind of home video release. Our Bogie on these boards, by the way, knew Stuart Gillard.
  21. misswonderly3

    I Just Watched...

    I remember this -- I saw Little Odessa when it first came out. As I recall, it was pretty darn good. The best thing about it was Tim Roth, an actor who is oddly charismatic. I've always liked him.
  22. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    I saw this when it was new, and I liked it. Tim Roth was on a roll with his career at the time. This may have been the first movie that I saw with the Russian mob as the criminal focus. They'd soon become inescapable in both TV & film crime dramas and action flicks.
  23. misswonderly3

    Hey, Canadians...

    I'll have to think about it, Lawrence. There are actually many really good Canadian films, both in English and in French. Just off the top of my head, I'd suggest My American Cousin. It's a 1985 film by Canadian director Sandy Wilson, and it's a fairly light-weight but enjoyable little movie about a Canadian girl whose family is paid a visit one summer from her older, ultra-cool American cousin- with the very American name of Butch. I don't know why I thought of that one right off, I haven't even seen it in years, maybe it's not as amusing as I remember it. Maybe just the Canadian point-of-view of what Americans are like made me think of it. Haven't seen The Canadians. I do see that neither its director nor its cast were actually Canadian, so hopefully we cannot be blamed for its sub-par quality.
  24. cigarjoe

    I Just Watched...

    Little Odessa (1994) Story of a Jewish hitman who is sent back to Little Odessa in Coney Island to do a job, complicating things is the fact that it's his home neighborhood and his dysfunctional family is still living there, it all goes to sheet. You can't go home again. Tim Roth, Maximilian Schell, Vanessa Redgrave, Edward Furlong. 7/10
  25. TopBilled

    TCM schedules

    April 21, 2019: 6:15 a.m. The Green Pastures (1936) 8:00 a.m. One Foot in Heaven (1941) 10:00 a.m. Woman on the Run (1950) 12:00 p.m. The Silver Chalice (1954) 2:30 p.m. Barabbas (1962) 5:00 p.m. The Shoes of the Fisherman (1968) EASTER 8:00 p.m. Easter Parade (1948) 10:00 p.m. King of Kings (1961) 1:00 a.m. The King of Kings (1927) 3:45 a.m. Day of Wrath (1973)
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