ChristineHoard

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About ChristineHoard

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  • Birthday 06/08/1952

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    Movies: horror, noir, silents, pre-code are favorites. Favorite actors include Barbara Stanwyck, Bette Davis, William Powell, John Gilbert, Robert Ryan. Other interests include reading, birdwatching, cats, reptiles, watching sports on TV and wine.
  1. HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    Kinda weird there's no mention of Boris in that TARGETS trailer.
  2. Here's what's clear to me: Putin and the Russians can't stand Hillary and did not want her to be President so they supported her opponents Sanders and Trump through nefarious means.
  3. TopBilled’s Essentials

    CROSSFIRE is one of my very favorite films. I would have loved to been in that classroom listening to Dmytrk. It's much grittier than GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT so no surprise it didn't win Oscars which often go to "safer" (more sanitized) films. At least it got nominations including one for Robert Ryan, whom I just adore. One minor correction, TopBilled: in your paragraph about Gloria, she befriends the accused, not the victim, unless you're referring to Ryan's smear against him. In that sense he was a victim but not the dead victim. As for Robert Young's preaching near the end, that was to convince the naive young soldier why it was important to help and explain the ugliness of all discrimination. This reminds the audience as well that discrimination has affected many groups such as Irish Catholics, Italians, etc. as they made their way into this country. We're going through this now in our current times. Wouldn't it have been interesting if Richard Brooks had been able to direct his original plot of THE BRICK FOXHOLE after the Code fell? Good director as well as writer.
  4. William Holden as SOTM April 2018

    Yes, Bill Holden and Lee Grant are really the main reasons to watch DAMIEN: OMEN II.
  5. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    And now that Michael Cohen has opened his big mouth and broke the confidentiality agreement, Stormy Daniels doesn't have to be coy about her relationship with Donny. She's free to tell all.
  6. What's with Attack of the 50 Foot Women?

    Dargo, Granted, I won't use the clinical "procreated" or that dirty word that you used that ends with "x". How about "What would happen if the 50 Foot Woman got together with the Colossal Beast and they were visited by the stork?"? Now who's changing that kid's diapers? The city's sanitation department?
  7. What's with Attack of the 50 Foot Women?

    Who's going to change that kid's diaper?
  8. HOLLYWOOD NEWS

    Yeah, our legacy consists of many things that aren't so nice, to put it delicately. But there are great achievements by many Americans including those who've been subjected to awful cruelties. It's like we've accomplished greatness in spite of ourselves.
  9. What's with Attack of the 50 Foot Women?

    Nip, I think you've posted this before so it's got to be one of your favorites. What would happen if the 50 Foot Woman got together with the Colossal Beast and they procreated? Yikes!
  10. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    So Donny came out today and tweeted that he is against domestic violence. Exactly who is FOR domestic violence? Rob Porter? Now even Trey Gowdy is going to investigate this mess. Yowzah!
  11. Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    Sorry, Nip, but public education is supposed to be secular. Remember about that old saying "separation of church and state?" If you want kids to have religious training, send them to a religious school, send them to church, and/or teach it at home.
  12. Happy Valentines Ya'll

    Bless you and your wife. You know what Valentine's Day is really about and you live it every day of the year.
  13. America's Gun Culture...

    Marco Rubio and Rick Scott are in the NRA's pocket and receiving boatloads of cash for their campaigns. True, ultimately it is up to voters to stand up to these guys. Politicians will continue to cry crocodile tears for victims of gun violence but then carry on to do the NRA's bidding. Spineless, gutless politicians. It's all about NRA money. Slowly, voters will catch on and start voting these guys out. It already happened in Virginia. Someday it may even happen in Florida. Stopping the sales of assault rifles and background checks will not hurt the gun lovers of America. Hunters do not need assault rifles to kill deer (and if they do, maybe it's time to reconsider and find a new hobby). No one is going to take away their precious guns. They do not have to buy the NRA bull****. Terrorists, crazy people, wife beaters, criminals, etc. should not have guns. Period. I hate it when politicians say it is "too soon" to talk about common sense gun laws after a big shooting. For victims of gun violence, it's too already late.
  14. HITS & MISSES: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow on TCM

    Beth, yes, by all means watch CITIZEN KANE. My favorite scene (and one of my favorites in all of filmdom) is the breakfast table scene.
  15. William Holden as SOTM April 2018

    Great news! I'll have to make sure I have some space on the DVR if I don't catch them "live." My favorite Bill Holden movies are SUNSET BLVD., STALAG 17, EXECUTIVE SUITE and NETWORK. I can watch them over and over.

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