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  1. fxreyman

    Your 3 Favorite Films of All-Time

    The Adventures of Robin Hood 1938 The Best Years of Our Lives 1946 The Professionals 1966
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    The Annual FrankGrimes Torture Thread

    Hey guys! Long time no talk!!! When I am not driving for Uber (yes, I drive for Uber, have been pretty much full-time since late last fall, mostly in NW Chicago suburbs and city of Chicago) I try to watch some of my favorite movies on my computer which is a lot easier now that I have upgraded to a 27" iMac. Just watched Talk of the Town once again. Love this movie. The interactions between the three leads is so wonderful. Cary Grant, Ronald Coleman and Jean Arthur. Love Jean in this movie. Edgar Buchannon is wonderful as well.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    what accusation?
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    Yeah, right... And old VP Joe Biden while still in office threatening Ukraine with withholding a billion dollars of aid IF they don't fire the prosecutor who was looking at his son's Hunter's business dealings in Ukraine.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    I guess the bigger problem here is that even though no "official" impeachment of the president has started, and the only things going on now is the regular oversight being done by the house committees, then why is the story being told the way it is on every other news outlet. If you watch MSNBC, CNN, and the three major news programs (ABC, CBS, and NBC) you would think the president is going to be going down and soon. Very deceptive news media. Goes to show you what they ultimately want. Continue this circus as long as they can to get maximum exposure for themselves, just like they did with the Mueller investigation.
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    Very interesting. And here I had thought actual US House of Representatives Impeachment hearings were underway. I guess not... https://thehill.com/opinion/white-house/464140-ignore-the-hype-this-is-not-an-impeachment-inquiry
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    Democrats Begin Impeachment of Trump

    This all Much Ado About Nothing. If the dems in Congress really do get their way and vote for impeachment and then it goes to the Senate, guess what happens then? The President's lawyers can call as many witnesses as they want to testify. And those witnesses could very well be the following people: Loretta Lynch, Eric Holder, James Clapper, James Comey, John Brennan, Christopher Steele, Bruce Orr, Nellie Orr, and the list could go on and on. I wonder if the dems have even thought about what they could set in motion?
  8. You are not being too forward at all! Yes, she is getting better after having had her right ankle replaced in April due to complications from LUPUS. We are getting through this and yes, I hope better days are ahead. Thank you for your well wishes!
  9. As always you seem to hit the nail. I am not complaining rather just posting my opinion. I still engage with conversation but lately it has been less and less due to my wife's illnesses and me having to take care of her, and my driving for Uber which usually takes place in the evenings. I still very much enjoy conversations I see here and when I can, I do participate. But mostly I just read, unless I really think my opinion is going to be valued.
  10. I am not saying there isn't any great discussions today. But back then there were so many more discussions going on and that was due to the fact that we had some really great members who respected one another and appreciated things they had to offer. Many of those folks are no longer posting here. And why is this? Several reasons, they probably got tired of posting, several have had health issues, some have just left due to others leaving, and some are no longer posting I think because of a general lack of civility from a small, yet vocal group of members now posting. In some ways, today's message board can reflect a certain level of combativeness that was always there before but never to the level that it is today. And that is reflected on the general attitude applied to certain posters who post here today. Now I am not saying that the boards have totally gone to the dogs, but there seems to be more of a willingness for certain posters to try and upstage others and some try to bring out the worst attitudes all the while trying to maintain their own unique, yet troubling sense of themselves. Of course this is just my opinion.
  11. Spence, Members come and go all the time. Unfortunately some pass away like FredCDobbs and Kyle in Hollywood. I think eventually everyone who has started posting here with a few exceptions have departed or as you have indicated post very rarely. Not everyone can spend everyday, all the time posting here, people such as TopBilled for instance. Personally I miss the old days when I first joined back in 2008. Back then we had really great conversations about movies, non of the political stuff going on in the Off-Topics Forum.
  12. Where have you been old buddy? Sorry I missed your birthday. Happy belated!!! Been driving for Uber here in the Chicago area since a year ago August. Have not had a full-time job since June 2018. Very hard finding anything. Think my age (59) is working against me. Have you been in touch at all with Miss Goddess? Hope you are well. Miss sharing movie stuff with you!



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      Hi, Rey! I'm glad to hear you are doing all right. And thanks for the birthday wish.

      Miss G is doing pretty good. She lived in Oahu for a couple years but is back in NYC. She's doing pretty good.

    2. fxreyman


      Hey, glad to hear from you! Since you have not posted for awhile and this is pretty much up to you, any chance you could share with me your personal email so that I can keep you updated about stuff? If you feel I am asking too much of yourself, please tell me, okay?


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    Who is the Best Director of All-Time?

    I was gone for several hours last night... What happened to the dust up around here???
  14. Saw this from my Real Clear Defense website, and thought some of you would be interested reading it! War Books, Special Edition – Seventeen Great War Films: One Army Officer’s List https://mwi.usma.edu/war-books-special-edition-seventeen-great-war-films-one-army-officers-list/ The author is Brendan Gallagher published on September 9, 2019 Brendan Gallagher is a US Army lieutenant colonel in the infantry with multiple deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. He holds a PhD from Princeton and is currently a battalion commander. He is the author of the book The Day After: Why America Wins the War but Loses the Peace (Cornell University Press, forthcoming release on September 15). The views expressed are those of the author and do not reflect the official position of the United States Military Academy, Department of the Army, or Department of Defense.
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    How Would You Feel About an Alternate Oscar Idea?

    Danny Peary's Alternate Oscars book was a really good eye-opener to discussing the top three Oscar categories that he felt could have been changed over the years. His book was published in 1993, so his alternate Oscars were from 1927 to 1991. You should check this book out.
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    Halloween Schedule Disappointment

    One thing is for sure... Halloween is NO HOLIDAY!!! Imagine posters screaming about Valentine's Day, Mother's Day and Father's Day.
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    AFI's 10 for 10 from (2016 poll)

    Well Spence I think the AFI goofed when they first came out with their Ten Top Ten List. They were trying to appeal to the masses and at the same time sell DVD’s. They really could have turned their list making into a really and truly spectacular event/ Of course with as many categories I am thinking about it could well have been over ten hours of broadcast time. Their list goes like this: Animation Romantic Comedy Western Sports Mystery Fantasy Sci-Fi Gangster Courtroom Drama Epic I think a more plausible course of listing genre’s would have been the following 20 Genre’s: Action Films Adventure Films Animated Films Children’s - Kids - Family Films Comedy Films Courtroom Dramas Crime & Gangster Films Drama Films Biopics/Epics/Historical Films Fantasy Film Noir Horror Films Musical Films Romance Films Science Fiction Films Silent Films Sports Films Thriller-Suspense Films War Films Westerns
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    Is Citizen Kane the greatest ever made?

    A never ending debate. A good debate but a debate with no winners or losers. There does not have to be a winner or a loser. Asking such a question is a lot like asking who was the greatest human being of the 20th Century, or the greatest event of the 20th century, and the list can go on and on for miles and miles, with no end is sight. The easiest way to do this is to be honest about your choices and over time whether it be short or long, one can change their minds about what they consider best, great, most liked, most revered, favorite and so on. It is so subjective. My own personal favorite of all time... A 1938 film featuring grown men in green tights...
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    Revisited CNN's THE MOVIES!!!

    Of course not. CNN follows their own pattern of denial, especially if the subject has anything remotely to do with race.
  20. I agree to a point. Remember, everything is subjective. What some would prefer like pre 1960 films as compared to more recent films I would say the vast majority of posters here like pre 1960 films. But since 1960 the film industry has changed especially when considering the advancements in the actual film making production aspects. This is not to say that today's films are better, but rather the films themselves are better looking and at times can be superior. Not all films mind you but some films. Overall I tend to believe that most post 1960 films are not as good as pre 60 films when it comes to storytelling and acting.
  21. I can understand how some people do not like more recent films. Totally get it. With CGI effects, weak story lines, poor character development, it is no wonder that recently released films have lost a lot of their luster as compared to films of the Golden Era. However as James has explained and BrownShoes seems to agree, 100 films released after 1959 is a really low number of quality films released after that year. Actually there have been some really great years for films after 1959. Since no one has done this yet, I am going to list 200 films that I think could be classified as really good films to watch. They are all from after 1959. All of these films I am listing are films that are in my own private library. Films I have purchased on DVD. I could have taken a much broader look at all films released for every year since 1959, but that little research project would have taken me into this fall. So I decided to select films from my own library which was a lot easier to assemble. Now I know that many here might consider most of these films mediocre at best, and that is okay. Obviously this is a subjective list, based on my own library. But I still think these films actually stack up quite well against their counterparts from before 1959. Not all of them, maybe not even half of them. But almost all of the films here are films that feature good storytelling, very good character development and no where near as much CGI effects Here is the breakdown of these films by decade: 1960’s 64 1970’s 37 1980’s 28 1990’s 44 2000’s 23 2010’s 4 So have at it, and I hope to hear back from some of you. It is now time for me to depart and start my Uber shift for the rest of the day… The Apartment, Billy Wilder 1960 Comanche Station, Budd Boetticher 1960 Elmer Gantry, Richard Brooks 1960 From the Terrace, Mark Robson 1960 Inherit the Wind, Stanley Kramer 1960 The Magnificent Seven, John Sturges 1960 Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock 1960 Sink the Bismarck!, Lewis Gilbert 1960 Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick 1960 Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Blake Edwards 1961 The Guns of Navarone, J. Lee Thompson 1961 The Hustler, Robert Rossen 1961 Judgement at Nuremberg, Stanley Kramer 1961 Cape Fear, J. Lee Thompson 1962 Hatari!, Howard Hawks 1962 How the West Was Won, Ford / Hathaway / Marshall 1962 Lawrence of Arabia, David Lean 1962 The Longest Day, Annakin / Marton / Wicki / Oswald 1962 The Manchurian Candidate, John Frankenheimer 1962 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, John Ford 1962 The Music Man, Morton DaCosta 1962 Ride the High Country, Sam Peckinpah 1962 To Kill a Mockingbird, Robert Mulligan 1962 Charade, Stanley Donen 1963 The Great Escape, John Sturges 1963 Hud, Martin Ritt 1963 Lilies of the Field, Ralph Nelson 1963 McLintock!, Andrew V. McLaglen 1963 The Americanization of Emily, Arthur Hiller 1964 Dr. Strangelove, Stanley Kubrick 1964 Fail-Safe, Sidney Lumet 1964 Goldfinger, Guy Hamilton 1964 My Fair Lady, George Cukor 1964 Seven Days in May, John Frankenheimer 1964 Zulu, Cy Endfield 1964Doctor Zhivago, David Lean 1965 The Flight of the Phoenix, Robert Aldrich 1965 In Harm’s Way, Otto Preminger 1965 The Sound of Music, Robert Wise 1965 The Train, John Frankenheimer 1965 The Agony and the Ecstasy, Carol Reed 1965 The Bedford Incident, James B. Harris 1965 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Sergio Leone 1966 The Professionals, Richard Brooks 1966 The Sand Pebbles, Robert Wise 1966 Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Mike Nichols 1966 The Dirty Dozen, Robert Aldrich 1967 El Dorado, Howard Hawks 1967 The Graduate, Mike Nichols 1967 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Stanley Kramer 1967 In Cold Blood, Richard Brooks 1967 In the Heat of the Night, Norman Jewison 1967 Madigan, Don Siegel 1967 Bullitt, Peter Yates 1968 The Lion in Winter, Anthony Harvey 1968 Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone 1968 The Thomas Crown Affair, Norman Jewison 1968 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubrick 1968 Will Penny, Tom Gries 1968 Age of Consent, Michael Powell 1969 Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid, George Roy Hill 1969 Support Your Local Sheriff!, Burt Kennedy 1969 True Grit, Henry Hathaway 1969 Where Eagles Dare, Brian G. Hutton 1969 The Wild Bunch, Sam Peckinpah 1969 Patton, Franklin J. Schaffner 1970 Tora! Tora! Tora!, Fleischer / Fukasadu / Masuda 1970 Dirty Harry, Don Siegel 1971 The French Connection, William Friedkin 1971 Cabaret, Bob Fosse 1972 The Cowboys, Mark Rydell 1972 Jeremiah Johnson, Sydney Pollack 1972 Junior Bonner, Sam Pekinpah 1972 The Poseidon Adventure, Ronald Neame 1972 1776, Peter H. Hunt 1972 American Graffiti, George Lucas 1973 The Three Musketeers, Richard Lester 1973 Blazing Saddles, Mel Brooks 1974 Chinatown, John Huston 1974 The Conversation, Francis Ford Coppola 1974 The Four Musketeers, Richard Lester 1974 The Longest Yard, Robert Aldrich 1974 Bite the Bullet, Richard Brooks 1975 Jaws, Steven Spielberg 1975 Three Days of the Condor, Sydney Pollack 1975 The Wind and the Lion, John Milius 1975 All the President’s Men, Alan J. Pakula 1976 Network, Sidney Lumet 1976 The Outlaw Josey Wales, Clint Eastwood 1976 Robin and Marian, Richard Lester 1976 The Shootist, Don Siegel 1976 Annie Hall, Woody Allen 1977 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Steven Spielberg 1977 Coming Home, Hal Ashby 1978 The Deer Hunter, Michael Cimino 1978 Grease, Randal Kleiser 1978 Heaven Can Wait, Warren Beatty / Buck Henry 1978 Superman: The Movie, Richard Donner 1978 Being There, Hal Ashby 1979 Breaking Away, Peter Yates 1979 The Electric Horseman, Sidney Pollack 1979 10, Blake Edwards 1979 Altered States, Ken Russell 1980 Chariots of Fire, Hugh Hudson 1980 Ordinary People, Robert Redford 1980 The Stunt Man, Richard Rush 1980 Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg 1981 Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Nicholas Meyer 1982 Tootsie, Sydney Pollack 1982 The Verdict, Sidney Lumet 1982 Victor/Victoria, Blake Edwards 1982 Local Hero, Bill Forsyth 1983 The Right Stuff, Philip Kaufman 1983 The Natural, Barry Levinson 1984 The Terminator, James Cameron 1984 2010, Peter Hyams 1984 Out of Africa, Sydney Pollack 1985 Children of a Lesser God, Randa Haines 1986 Crocodile Dundee, Peter Faiman 1986 Heartbreak Ridge, Clint Eastwood 1986 Hoosiers, David Anspaugh 1986 Nothing in Common, Garry Marshall 1986 Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, Leonard Nimoy 1986 The Untouchables, Brian De Palma 1986 Broadcast News, James L. Brooks 1987 Gardens of Stone, Francis Ford Coppola 1987 Midnight Run, Martin Brest 1988 The Naked Gun, David Zucker 1988 The Abyss, James Cameron 1989 Glory, Edward Zwick 1989 Dances With Wolves, Kevin Costner 1990 Goodfellas, Martin Scorsese 1990 The Hunt For Red October, John McTiernan 1990 Presumed Innocent, Alan J. Pakula 1990 Dead Again, Kenneth Branagh 1991 Defending Your Life, Albert Brooks 1991 Grand Canyon, Lawrence Kasdan 1991 The Silence of the Lambs, Jonathan Demme 1991 Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Nicholas Meyer 1991 Terminator 2: Judgement Day, James Cameron 1991 The Fugitive, Andrew Davis 1992 Howards End, James Ivory 1992 A River Runs Through It, Robert Redford 1992 Sneakers, Phil Alden Robinson 1992 Much Ado About Nothing, Kenneth Branagh 1993 The Remains of the Day, James Ivory 1993 Shadowlands, Richard Attenborough 1993 Schindler’s List, Steven Spielberg 1993 Sleepless in Seattle, Nora Ephron 1993 Clear and Present Danger, Phillip Noyce 1994 Forrest Gump, Robert Zemeckis 1994 Legends of the Fall, Edward Zwick 1994 A League of Their Own, Penny Marshall 1994 Pulp Fiction, Quentin Tarantino 1994 Speed, Jan de Bont 1994 The American President, Rob Reiner 1995 Apollo 13, Ron Howard 1995 Get Shorty, Barry Sonnenfeld 1995 Heat, Michael Mann 1995 Fargo, Joel Coen 1996 Lone Star, John Sayles 1996 Mother, Albert Brooks 1996 The Game, David Fincher 1997 Good Will Hunting, Gus Van Sant 1997 L.A. Confidential, Curtis Hanson 1997 Switchback, Jeb Stuart 1997 Bulworth, Warren Beatty 1998 Pleasantville, Gary Ross 1998 Primary Colors, Mike Nichols 1998 Ronin, John Frankenheimer 1998 Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg 1998 You’ve Got Mail, Nora Ephron 1998 Boogie Nights, Paul Thomas Anderson 1999 The Green Mile, Frank Darabont 1999 Almost Famous, Cameron Crowe 2000 Wonder Boys, Curtis Hanson 2000 Thirteen Days, Roger Donaldson 2000 Contact, Robert Zemeckis 2001 Heist, David Mamet 2001 Moulin Rouge, Baz Luhrmann 2001 Shrek, Adamson / Jenson 2001 Erin Brockovich, Steven Soderbergh 2002 The Pianist, Roman Polanski 2002 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Peter Weir 2003 Million Dollar Baby, Clint Eastwood 2003 Mystic River, Clint Eastwood 2003 Open Range, Kevin Costner 2003 Two Weeks Notice, Marc Lawrence 2003 The Aviator, Martin Scorsese 2004 Good Night and Good Luck, George Clooney 2004 Love Actually, Richard Curtis 2004 The Constant Gardener, Fernando Meirelles 2005 Walk the Line, James Mangold 2005 The Bourne Ultimatum, Paul Greengrass 2007 Michael Clayton, Tony Gilroy 2007 Gran Torino, Clint Eastwood 2008 Star Trek, J.J. Abrams 2009 The Ghost Writer, Roman Polanski 2010 Skyfall, Sam Mendes 2012 Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams 2013 The Martian, Ridley Scott 2015
  22. The first movie I can recall seeing on the big screen was 1965's The Sound of Music. My mother took us to a showing of the film at the Ridge Drive-In located in Charlottesville, Virginia. We saw the film during the summer of 1965. The screen was huge. Over 60 feet high. To a five year old kid, I had never seen anything like that before. The first film I saw in a movie theater was the re-issue of 1960's Swiss Family Robinson on February 5th, 1967. My mother drove me and my friend Ray (same name as me only I had the more unique spelling) into Charlottesville where we watched the film while she went shopping. February 5th is my birthday and this was her gift to me that year! The theater was the Barracks Road Cinema. It was a one screen movie theater that would close in the early 1970's.
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    trump july 4th gala

    This is your opinion. Like some have said... opinions are like a_ _ _ _ _ _ s everyone has one.
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    trump july 4th gala

    Well thanks. I was just making the reference about Tiananmen Square and the media who have been making the "bad" comparison. My comparison was really about Ike and JFK and how it seems to me that no one on the left or in the media wants to even look this kind of stuff up.
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    trump july 4th gala

    All of this liberal hand-wringing. Oh my. What gets me is tha when Eisenhower became president, during his inauguration parade dozens of Army tanks, personnel carriers and thousands of troops marched down the parade route. During JFK's inauguration parade, a nuclear-tipped missile was driven down the parade route along with soldiers marching. Now all Trump wanted to do was to display a few tanks and what has happened? All the liberals and the news media have decided that this is oh so much like what happened in Tiananmen Square, the Russian May Day military parade and the annual North Korean military parades. What has happened here? My belief is that there are a few Americans who will take it as some sort of threat what Trump is doing and then make it sound like it is the end of the world. Its as if they have forgotten what has happened in the past. Almost every big city 4th of July parade has some military component to it. In many cities they even have allowed tanks and other military vehicles to be driven along the parade route. What about all of the post Gulf War parades in 1991? It is because some on the left hates this president so much that they have decided to forgo history and label everything the current president is doing as some evil, tiresome act of whatever.

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