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  2. Sepiatone

    Movies That It Sometimes Feels That Only You Alone Like?

    re: THE BIRDCAGE--- I like it too. It too, was one of my wife's favorites. We really couldn't decide on whose performance we enjoyed more... Williams', Lane's, or Azaria's. I always crackup at the scene in which DIANE WIEST describes the pattern on the china as, "Young boys playing leapfrog!" Sepiatone
  3. hamradio

    SCIENCE, NATURE, HISTORY & CULTURE

    Baby....My hero!
  4. Carole King was inducted in 1990 along with Gerry Goffin in the Non-performers category, for their songwriting. I've wondered if that's why she hasn't been inducted as a performer, although it shouldn't make a difference. NIN were the crossover-into-mainstream industrial band, the first music of that type that a lot of people heard, and thus influential on that generation. They were industrial-lite to my tastes (I prefer Skinny Puppy, Ministry and KMFDM), but they (he, really) have left their mark. I've never gotten the MC5 love. I haven't heard a lot, and what I have heard sounded sloppy and uninspired, but I never saw them live, which is where they made their mark, or so I've heard. Dave Matthews Band were elevator music, the kind of stuff that department stores play on their intercom systems. They were popular with the granola crowd. Matthews himself seems like a good bloke, though. Rufus/Chaka Khan never did anything for me. I listened to a few of their songs again yesterday, and I can't even remember anything about them this morning. The Doobie Brothers...ugh. I feel the same about Whitney Houston, although with her I at least respect her talent. T. Rex should have been in a while ago. I think their relative obscurity among American listeners may be the reason it's taken as long.
  5. TheCid

    2020 Election

    Read where Warren is in trouble in S.C. Dem primary, but has 14 months to pull it out. 2/3's of Dem primary voters are black and they mostly support Biden as the one who can actually defeat Trump. However, Warren is also very religious and a member of a Missionary Baptist Church in MA. So she may use that to appeal to S.C. blacks and then try to peel away the Evangelicals from Trump. With no S.C. GOP primary, many independents and GOPers may vote in Dem primary. It is an open primary. Appears that Buttigieg and Klobuchar may be battling over the moderate position since Biden is slipping. O'Rourke and his gun policies are going for the extreme left-wing anti-gun nut vote. Sanders gets endorsement from The Squad will help him with liberal, socialist voters. Then if he gets the nomination guarantee Dems lose big in 2020 election. Regardless The Squad will play big in GOP advertising at all levels in 2020 elections, from counties to White House. I think one thing that will resonate with the voters in Nov. is how the Dem candidate, whoever it may be, plans to pay for all the super expensive programs in the party platform. If I recall correctly, the only two really big social programs in 20th century were FDR's New Deal and LBJ's Great Society. The Great Society pales in comparison to the New Deal and was seriously undercut by funding the war in Vietnam and the Cold War. The New Deal succeeded, or was accepted, because the country was in the worst crisis since 1776, if not greatest of all. Even then Congress and/or the Supreme Court voided parts of it.
  6. Roy Cronin

    I Just Watched...

    I too love "The King of Comedy." From the NY Times review, this is one of my favorite sequences and lines: Mr. Zimmerman's screenplay is ungraciously hilarious when it focuses its attention on pure show biz, as when, in one of Rupert's fantasies, he attempts, with the gravity of a Barbara Walters, to explain the sources of his comic routines. I also cherish its throwaway lines: Rupert, lying in wait for Jerry Langford in a fancy network waiting room, keeps staring at the ceiling. ''Is it cork?'' he asks, being suave. Says the bored receptionist: ''I don't know. Is it dripping on you?''
  7. KarmaGirl

    ClassiCategories

    Viva Villa! (1934)
  8. TheCid

    Democratic Debate

    CNN's version of winners and losers. Chris Cillizza picked - Winners: Buttigieg; Klobuchar, Yang and Sanders. Losers: Warren, Bidden, Harris, Steyer. Warren's problem was that the others attacked her as the front runner and she really could not adequately defend her far left, progressive, unfunded socialist plans. Interestingly, A-O-C's endorsement of Sanders during the debate supposedly helped him.
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  10. Det Jim McLeod

    I Just Watched...

    The King Of Comedy (1983) 10/10 DVD It is about Rupert Pupkin, a nerd (Robert DeNiro) who fancies himself a great comedian and wants to be famous like his idol talk show host Jerry Langford (Jerry Lewis). This film is getting a lot more attention these days due to the similarity to the new Joker, which I have also just seen. I had seen this when it was first released and liked it, but I have seen it numerous more times and it has grown to be one of my favorite movies of all time. It has become more timely than ever today, with all the no talent "stars" of reality shows and Youtube who have achieved some fame. DeNiro gives one of his best performances in an atypical role, he had just played tough guy boxer Jake LaMotta in Raging Bull and makes a total 180 as the delusional, pathetic loser Pupkin. Jerry Lewis is great as Langford, a man who has become weary from the fame. He said in interviews that he just played himself, and if you saw him on his telethon or talk shows where his over serious and sometimes arrogant side comes out, you see what he means. There are some funny, cringing moments in it, making this a very unusual movie experience. Martin Scorsese's direction is excellent, blending fantasy and reality.
  11. Your wish has been granted! I just received a Criterion email saying that the flash sale has been extended for two hours, to 2:00pm ET today (Oct. 16, 2019): NEWSLETTER - OCTOBER 16, 2019 Heads up! We’re extending our 24-hour flash sale at criterion.com—it will end at 2 p.m. ET today. All in-stock Blu-rays and DVDs are 50% off SRP. No promo code needed! Check out our curated categories like Director-Approved Editions, Staff Picks, New York Stories, Documentaries, and more! Themes will be updated hourly to help you choose from our growing library of over 1,000 films. Happy shopping! PS: Please select your desired format (Blu-ray or DVD) when ordering as we can’t change or cancel orders once received. Note that we only ship within the United States and to Canada. For further information on Criterion and our products, please visit our website at criterion.com. If you are not already on our mailing list and would like to be added, please click here to register at criterion.com. To unsubscribe, click here. © 2019 The Criterion Collection.
  12. While I occasionally read non-fiction books, 90% of what I read now is fiction. Mostly mysteries and related. Right now I am working my way through the Matt Helm series.
  13. TopBilled

    ClassiCategories

    Fun answers yesterday! one thousand four hundred ninety-sixth category The Mexican Revolution BANDIDO (1956) A BULLET FOR THE GENERAL (1966) OLD GRINGO (1989)
  14. Brrrcold

    All about FOOD

    RISO AMARO ("Bitter Rice"), 1949
  15. TopBilled

    Long Titles (6 words + up)

    VALIANT IS THE WORD FOR CARRIE (1936)
  16. TopBilled

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Overman, Lynne
  17. TopBilled

    *A to Z of Movies*

    THE YAKUZA (1974)
  18. TopBilled

    TCM and Other Sources for Classic Film

    Wednesday October 16, 2019 Low budget 40s noir on TCM DILLINGER with Lawrence Tierney DETOUR with Ann Savage
  19. Really? Carole King not in there already? Really, MC5 not inducted already? Shoe ins. While I'm a huge Kraftwerk fan & see their influence in fave electronica genre, I don't think many outside of ravers "get" them. NIN benefitted, more industrial than electronic, and while I personally like their recordings, not a major player in the big scheme of things. I hated Pat Benatar when she was popular, but can see her as a kind of pioneer. Very much dislike Whitney Houston, but she was hugely popular. Don't know anything about Dave Matthews except snippets I've heard were pleasant/unusual. Another very popular band...is it a popularity contest? But T REX. A really important inductee. Hands down that one. Like Chaka Khan, much more to them than a few "hits". Hopefully it's about importance, not popularity. Gah, the Doobie Bros were popular at the time-obviously don't hold up. Check out UK's The MARC BOLAN SHOW on YT. He's amazing. Johnny Depp of the 70's.
  20. Det Jim McLeod

    Great moments in cinema.

    My favorite Hitchcock film, Shadow Of A Doubt. The most striking scene for me was when nice teenage girl Teresa Wright confronts her serial killer uncle Joseph Cotten and threatens him in the shadows. "Go away or I'll kill you myself!"
  21. scsu1975

    NOW PLAYING (100 YEARS AGO)

    From October 16-18, 1919, the Poli featured Lord and Lady Algy, a comedy starring Tom Moore and Naomi Childers as the title couple. The film was released on September 4, 1919, at five-six reels, and is presumed lost. Plot: Lord Algy has a weakness for gambling, causing his wife to leave him. However, they both still love each other, and Lady Algy hopes to help Lord Algy overcome his habit. Lord Algy decides to bet on one more horse race, the Grand Derby. His wife, certain that the horse will lose, gets a tip on another horse from a friend named Jethroe, and bets on it, hoping to save her husband’s fortune. Mrs. Tudway, the wife of Lord Algy’s friend, plans to run away with another man. Lord Algy learns of this, and offers to help them elope, although his real goal is to reunite Tudway and Mrs. Tudway. In short order, Lady Algy is mistakenly linked with Jethroe and Lord Algy with Mrs. Tudway. Lady Algy’s horse wins the race, while Lord Algy’s loses. Tudway discovers his wife in Lord Algy’s room, and accuses him of stealing her affections. Lady Algy enters the scene and clears things up. She tells Algy about her success at the races, and the two are re-united. The film was based upon a play of the same name, written by H. C. Carton. Reviews of the movie were generally positive, though not spectacular. Motion Picture News wrote “the picture just about reaches the high water mark of polite comedy and strikes us as the best thing of its kind ever screened. And while Tom Moore is not the exact type for Lord Algy, still he manages to give an excellent account of himself. … Naomi Childers makes a personable figure as Lady Algy, and, at all times, looks and acts like the English gentlewoman.” The film is reported to have featured an actual horse race. George Willis, a jockey, was seriously injured when he fell off a horse during one of the racing sequences. A few stills leading up to the race are shown below:
  22. starliteyes

    All about FOOD

    Soup for One
  23. starliteyes

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Reversal of Fortune
  24. starliteyes

    *A to Z of Movies*

    X Marks the Spot
  25. TikiSoo

    Much of this Month's schedule has disappeared!

    This month's schedule: meh. Be gone!
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