jameselliot

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    Comcast moving TCM to Sports/Entertainment Package

    I'll try to call. I'm not adding a sports package to get TCM. This is another dumb corporate decision at Comcast. And they don't get why cable is taking a hit.
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    Robert Forster 1941-2019

    His role in Medium Cool fit him like a well-tailored suit.
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    Matrix 4 Officially a Go

    The 3rd one really stunk. However Lambert Wilson was hilarious.
  4. The only bio flicks that worked for me were Dragon, the Bruce Lee story and The Doors. I can't think of any actor who could do a convincing Steve McQueen or a script that would be worth spending millions on. Better to just watch his films and the documentaries about him. There's lot of interesting material on YouTube such as Man On The Edge, narrated by James Coburn.
  5. This is troubling. https://io9.gizmodo.com/u-s-military-issues-warning-to-troops-about-incel-viol-1838412331
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    Movies that Left Studios Baffled?

    The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart -(1970 MGM) Don Johnson supposedly hated the film. I'd like to see it again.
  7. Always very good, very watchable even in total junk like Tales of the Unexpected, a crummy British anthology series hosted by Roald Dahl.
  8. I always liked Lynley. She had a fragile, gentle, sweet beauty. She was the glue that held Bunny Lake together even during the last 30 minutes when the story goes completely off the rails.
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    Rip Torn

    His early TV work was especially powerful: The Untouchables, Route 66, Thriller, Naked City, D. Kildare.
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    I Just Watched...

    The first half crackles with raw energy due to Lawrence Harvey's adrenaline fueled, funny performance as the shyster-hipster rock-n-roll manager/star maker. If you only remember his grim, sullen characterizations, watch him go like The Roadrunner here. He never got another role so kinetic. This is a film that TCM should program more often (with Beat Girl, another Brit film from that era). Unfortunately the Kino DVD used a butchered version that eliminated several short musical numbers, something that Kino didn't mention in their marketing (an annoying lesson for me), including the duet Nausea by record label boss Meier Tzelniker and Harvey. The second half does fizzle out as LawrenceA wrote because the story shifts more to Bongo Herbert (Cliff Richards) and Yolande Donlan, director Val Guest's wife. A 1986 British film Absolute Beginners borrows heavily from Expresso Bongo.
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    David Lynch Receiving Honorary Oscar

    Honorary Oscar="You didn't rate high enough with us for a real Oscar." I'd love to see Lynch do a Batman film, no corporate restraints.
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    The Doris Day Appreciation Thread

    Our family watched her movies and to us she was a real movie star.
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    "The Couch"

    On-demand now and ends May 21.
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    "The Couch"

    Onslow Stevens played Dr. Edelmann in House of Dracula. I'd never seen The Couch (Not a good exploitable name for this kind of movie.). I wouldn't have guessed the same actor played those two roles.
  15. It would be a huge help and reduce the speculation if a TCM executive would drop in now and then and answer questions like this.

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