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  2. 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.
  3. JeanneCrain

    A TCM time warp...

    Robert Osborne’s resurrection of introducing “The Essentials”. Very Classic. 💋
  4. 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
  5. 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 of pop corn turns that 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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 is 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
  10. 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)
  11. Dargo

    Hottest Teen Idols

    Ah, and THEN there was Randy Twizzle here... ...played by young actor and hopeful teen idol Jerry Lanning, and who's song performed on The Dick Van Dyke Show would start a new dance craze in the early-'60s known of course as "The Twizzle"! (...and an episode of that classic sitcom that many, including Carl Reiner, consider THE worst episode ever...and I'm one of 'em)
  12. TopBilled

    TCM schedules

    I guess they don't have time to publicize everything.
  13. cigarjoe

    The Whitewashing of white nationalist terrorism

    Screw that noise........Investigate and Impeach, make the REPUBs squirm from now till election day. The Senate will never pass a bill and if they did Trump wouldn't sign it, anyway. Let's spend the next 19 months making the REPUBs defend TWRUMP!!!
  14. TopBilled

    A to Z of Characters

    Prizzi, Maerose -- played by Anjelica Huston in PRIZZI'S HONOR (1985)
  15. TopBilled

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Kline, Richard
  16. TopBilled

    *A to Z of Movies*

    WILD RIVER (1960)
  17. TopBilled

    Name the Western

    ROCKY MOUNTAIN (1951) Next: John Drew Barrymore
  18. The 1996 winner of Spain’s Goya Award for Best Picture was … Thesis (1996) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain The 1996 winner of the Goya Award for Best Spanish language Foreign Film was … Autumn Sun (1996) Eduardo Migogna, Argentina
  19. JeanneCrain

    RECONSTRUCTION: America After the Civil War

    Apparently the 1915 film “The Birth of a Nation” had significant social implications upon reconstruction as the film was cited for resurrecting the Ku Klux Klan and spreading the group’s ideals across America. 💋
  20. Italy’s David di Donatello 1996/97 Best Picture winner … August Vacation (1996) Paolo Virzi, Italy
  21. TomJH

    I Just Watched...

    Rampage (1963) American animal trapper Robert Mitchum and big game hunter Jack Hawkins are hired by a German zoo to travel to the Malayan jungles in order to bring back a pair of tigers and an enchantress, a rare cross between a tiger and a leopard never captured before. Mitchum likes animals alive while Hawkins prefers to mount their heads on his den wall. Another bone of contention between these two men will be sexy Elsa Martinelli, Hawkins' mistress whom sleepy eyed Bob immediately fancies. She almost makes his eyes open wide. Smug Hawkins knows it but is confident that Elsa will always remain his woman. Phil Karlson, best remembered for his '50s crime dramas, directed this moderately entertaining but predictable jungle adventure. Wherever the location filming was made for this production (one source said Hawaii) it's beautiful and a feast for the eye. Dramatically, though, the film is shaky, and it all leads up to an incredibly dumb melodramatic final 20 minutes. If it hadn't been for the stupid final two reels I'd be calling this an okay adventure. Well, I guess it's still okay but only just. I must admit a prejudice on my part for the animals whenever I watch a film of this type so, if I see a character venturing into a cave with a flaming torch in his hand to scare a leopard out the back exit into a net and that character gets injured by the big cat, I automatically think "Serves you right. Leave the animal alone." Sabu appears, looking middle aged and a bit chunky, as a safari assistant. It's good to see that the Indian actor, who had enjoyed a degree of popularity in some colourful adventure films during the '40s, was still getting some film work. Unfortunately he would die of a heart attack less than two months after this film's release. Sabu was 39. 2 out of 4
  22. The 1996 winner of Belgium’s Joseph Plateau Best Picture Award was … The Eighth Day (1996) Jaco van Dormael, Belgium The 1997 winner of Belgium’s Joseph Plateau Best Picture Award was … La Promesse (1996) Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, Belgium
  23. LawrenceA

    Hey, Canadians...

    I've often read lamentations from the boards' Canadian contingent about TCM skipping Canada Day programming. If the channel were to devote 24 hours to Canadian themed films, what titles would you choose? You don't have to post a full 24 hours worth of stuff if that's too much for you, just a title or 3. However, full schedules are also appreciated. I ask this as I just watched The Canadians, and it's pretty bad.
  24. Terrence1

    Name the Western

    High Lonesome Next: Patrice Wymore
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