LawrenceA

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  1. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Lamas, Lorenzo
  2. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    (The) Young Lions
  3. LawrenceA

    Actor/Movie Association Game

    Yul Brynner
  4. LawrenceA

    TRAVEL AROUND THE WORLD

    Chicago Cab
  5. LawrenceA

    Colorful Movies

    My Blue Heaven
  6. LawrenceA

    A to Z of Characters

    Joker - Matthew Modine in FULL METAL JACKET
  7. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Walk in the Sun
  8. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Jagger, Dean
  9. LawrenceA

    Colorful Movies

    The Girl in Gold Boots
  10. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    THE BIG RED ONE - (7/10) - I saw this 30 years ago or so. I watched the "Reconstruction" version on DVD tonight, which extends the movie to a two hour forty-five minute runtime. Follows a 5 man squad through the African and European campaigns of WWII. Last good movie for Lee Marvin. One of the "1001 Movies to See Before You Die".
  11. LawrenceA

    Colorful Movies

    GOLDENEYE
  12. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Faylen, Frank
  13. Here we go again...have any of our more statistically minded posters ever tracked the times that these spam blasts start? Is there any pattern, or is the universe nothing but chaos ?
  14. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of Movies*

    Sahara
  15. LawrenceA

    *A to Z of actresses and actors*:)

    Daily, Dan
  16. LawrenceA

    Colorful Movies

    GOLDFINGER
  17. One place I've noticed a definite anti-Sanders slant has been on NBC, specifically the Lorne Michaels-produced Saturday Night Live, Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, and Late Night with Seth Meyers. The jokes done at Hillary's expense are almost always tame, in the "she's already won so why bother" vein. Bernie Sanders coverage, on the other hand, is much more critical, usually sticking to the same four tropes: he's old and senile, he's old and tech illiterate, he's a clueless socialist, and/or he has funny hair. I know running for office makes you fair game, but Lorne seems to be on Hillary's staff, it's so slanted. I recently rewatched my season five SNL dvds, originally aired during the 1979-1980 election primary season. You would think watching those that George Bush or John Connally would be the Republican nominee. Reagan isn't mentioned much, and when he is, it's to mock him as a doddering old fool, hopelessly out of touch, and with no chance at the polls. As the season progressed, and Reagan became the frontrunner, the jokes were even harsher, culminating in one of the best sketches of the season. Strother Martin was the host, and he played a Reagan campaign worker going door to door delivering BODY SNATCHERS-like pods that replaced normal, rational people with Reagan supporters. Late night tv jokes don't really add up to a lot, but they can be another building block in public opinion. Maybe the Sanders jokes will have the effect they had on Reagan's campaign: not much at all. However, Reagan voters weren't likely to be watching SNL back in '80. Michaels' shows skew younger and more liberal.
  18. I'm recording MY NIGHT AT MAUD'S tomorrow night. It's one of the "1001 Movies to See", but I'm not sure I'll like it, from what I've read. Monday has a couple of 70's films I haven't seen: STEELYARD BLUES and SHEILA LEVINE...
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    I Just Watched...

    BATTLE BEYOND THE STARS - (7/10) - Another STAR WARS riff from Roger Corman, this is also a sci-fi remake of SEVEN SAMURAI. Space bandits threaten a peaceful planet, so a young hero travels the cosmos to recruit galactic mercenaries to protect his homeworld. Richard Thomas is the hero, with John Saxon as the baddie. Robert Vaughn basically plays the same character he did in MAGNIFICENT SEVEN. George Peppard is Cowboy, with a Confederate flag on his spaceship. Also with Sam Jaffe, Morgan Woodward, Jeff Corey, Darlanne Fluegell, Julia Duffy, Marta Kristen, Sybil Danning, and the voice of Lynn Carlin. The production design and fx (by James Cameron, among others) are better than they should be. James Horner did the score, which sounds like a WRATH OF KHAN dry run. John Sayles wrote the screenplay. This is one of the better B's of the era. I liked the "Dial-A-Date" prostitute vending machine.
  20. LawrenceA

    Santa vs. Satan

    Satan all the way for me. You've already mentioned my fave screen Satan, Walter Huston. But I also loved Vincent Price in the camp classic THE STORY OF MANKIND, or more recently Al Pacino in the camp classic THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE. Billy Crystal was an unexpected Satan in Woody Allen's DECONSTRUCTING HARRY. Emil Jannings was a flamboyant Satan in the great, silent FAUST. And Jack Nicholson was born to play Satan, ala WITCHES OF EASTWICK. Robert DeNiro played Satan as Scorsese in ANGEL HEART. And Donald Pleasance was fun skulking around as Satan in THE GREATEST STORY EVER TOLD.
  21. LawrenceA

    I Just Watched...

    BARE BEHIND BARS - (4/10) - Brazilian women-in-prison flick is a real sleaze-a-thon. I liked how the all-female prison staff kept their uniform shirts unbuttoned to the third button at all times. Besides the usual litany of depravity one would expect, this film also features watermelon eating in the nude. "Bring out the hose!"
  22. LawrenceA

    Top Ten Films of...

    Top, I actually saw all of these, except THEY SHALL HAVE MUSIC. Good choices!

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