NickAndNora34

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  1. NickAndNora34

    Opening Title Sequences

    THE WOMEN (1939) I absolutely adore this movie, and the opening titles. Each character is very accurately portrayed by an animal throughout the duration of the opening, and I think it's a great idea to help "set the stage" so to speak.
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    Opening Title Sequences

    WALK ON THE WILD SIDE (1962)
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    seven brides for seven brothers

    I love Russ in this one. He impresses me with his acrobatic abilities. I also have to admit I watch this one for Howard Keel. I love his voice, and I think he's very handsome.
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    Worst First-Time-Viewed Film You've Ever Seen on TCM?

    The Last of the Mobile Hot Shots I do not remember anything about this one; I only watched the first 2 minutes before turning it off.
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    I Just Watched...

    He remains Irish in the film... Neglected to mention that lol.
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    I Just Watched...

    THE BEGUILED (2017) Score: 2.5/5 Starring Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, Colin Farrell, Elle Fanning, Oona Laurence, Angourie Rice, Addison Riecke, & Emma Howard. This takes place during the Civil War (in the South, more specifically). A young girl named Amy (Oona Laurence) is hunting for edible mushrooms in the forest, when she stumbles upon a wounded Union soldier. Amy offers to lead the soldier back to her school for young ladies (wherein she and a few other girls reside due to its being safer than their actual homes), where the headmistress (Kidman) can heal him. He agrees, and is taken back to the school and greeted with disdain (due to his being a Union soldier). The remainder of the film deals with the relationships between the girls, headmistress, teacher, and the Union soldier and the difficulties that come with harboring a soldier. I won't spoil it for anyone who might want to watch it. One thing I liked, was that young actress, Oona Laurence, first appeared on my radar back in 2012 when she was the lead role in Broadway's "Matilda the Musical," and it's been interesting to see her in film (Disney's Pete Dragon, Southpaw, and Bad Moms).
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    What Are You Watching Now?

    Just went to the library and checked out: Hook E.T. Star Wars (Episodes 4-6) Smokey and the Bandit Bringing up Baby The Philadelphia Story *all of these, I have seen before, however, I was in the mood for some good films to watch this weekend*
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    What Are You Watching Now?

    Watching Clue (1985) for the second time. Last time I watched this was about a year or two ago, and I remember it fondly, so couldn't resist viewing it a second time.
  9. The only one I've gone to is, admittedly, Gone with the Wind (1939) and that was about 3 years ago or so. I didn't feel like seeing Casablanca, since it is decidedly not one of my favorite films by far. I do intend to go see some of the ones in the lineup for the rest of the year.
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    #12: MELODY TIME (1948) How many of these musical revue things am I going to have to watch (it's funny how I say "have to" as if someone's forcing me to do this challenge)? This one was, surprisingly, not featuring Dinah Shore. There were 7 animated segments in this one, which differs significantly from its predecessor, "Fun and Fancy Free" (which only had 2). The first piece was "Once Upon a Wintertime," about a young couple who go on a sleigh ride and then go ice skating. The birds and bunnies sit around and observe the couple for some reason. It was a cute piece of animation, but definitely not something to write home about. 2: A modern take on the classical musical piece, "Flight of the Bumblebee." This one was quite short, which I wish I could say was true about the next one. 3: The legend of Johnny Appleseed, apparently. This one was fairly lengthy. I admit I didn't pay super close attention to it. I recognized this one, though, from seeing it somewhere in my childhood maybe? 4: The Andrews Sisters accompanied this one about a tugboat, entitled "Little Toot." I guess this was a sort of cautionary tale for children to behave? That's what I was getting from this, at least. 5: Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians present their arrangement of "Trees," a poem by Joyce Kilmer. Trees? Really, Walt? I can't wait to get back into the more traditional animated features. Some of these segments are really killing my resolve. 6: "Blame it on the Samba" (with Ethel Smith on the piano and the Dinning Sisters on the vocals). Donald, Panchito, and Jose made an appearance in this. Wonderful. As if I didn't already get enough of them in "Saludos Amigos" and "The Three Caballeros." 7: Roy Rogers and the Sons of the Pioneers present "Pecos Bill." Perhaps this was the inspiration behind the quick-service restaurant located in Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World in FL (Adventureland, to be exact). Bobby Driscoll & Luana Patten were featured in this, as well as Roy Rogers and his trusty steed, Trigger. Overall, this movie was essentially along the same lines as "Make Mine Music" and "Fun and Fancy Free." Like I said, I can't wait to enter the classic animated period (to me, starts in 1950 with Cinderella).
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    I Just Watched...

    THE INCREDIBLES 2 (2018) *no spoilers* Let me just preface this review by saying it was well worth waiting 14 years for. I will admit that I got emotional during the opening credits when the theme song started playing (Michael Giacchino did the music for this one). The Parr family is back, and matriarch Helen is offered a new job opportunity in which she will help with the fight to allow supers to re-assimilate into society and use their powers to continue to save humanity. This leaves husband Bob Parr in charge of taking care of their 3 children (Violet, Dash, & Jack-Jack). There was an announcement at the beginning of the film in which some of the cast and crew talked about "we know it's been 14 years" and "it takes a long time to animate a movie" which I found to be bs, considering they've managed to make a Finding Nemo sequel, Monsters Inc sequel, and 2 (count 'em, two) Cars sequels. Regardless of my feelings on the subject, I would recommend this movie to anyone and everyone. It is supposedly going to earn Disney back the money they lost on "Solo." That's what you get for dragging out a franchise. SCORE: 4/5
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    A STAR IS BORN (2018) trailer

    I haven't seen any of the "Star is Born" movies, so I'm thinking I'll stick with the Janet Gaynor or Judy Garland versions. Don't get me wrong, I know Lady Gaga has a fantastic voice (ever since she released those albums with Tony Bennett, I think the general opinion about her began to shift), but I'm not overly interested in this movie.
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    Yes, of course haha
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    NickAndNora34's Disney Movie Journey

    #11: FUN AND FANCY FREE (1947) This one also deals with the musical stylings of Dinah Shore (like its predecessor, Make Mine Music), although the film starts with Jiminy Cricket singing about how he doesn't like to let things bother him, and he enjoys ignoring his problems. He stumbles upon a room in which a pair of glum children's toys (a doll & a stuffed bear) reside. To cheer them up, he plays a record entitled, "Bongo," which the audience learns is a "musical story sung by Dinah Shore." Bongo is a little circus bear who longs for the appreciation he thinks he deserves. He ultimately escapes his train car and rides his unicycle through the forest. He quickly learns that the wild is exponentially different from his expectations. He ends up getting harassed by a much bigger and stronger bear who wants Bongo's new girlfriend, Lulabelle, for himself. Just as I started thinking that this segment was dragging on way too long, it did not end, surprisingly. This portion ended at the 37 minute, 15 second mark. The second and only other animated portion of this film was the "Jack and the Beanstalk" story starring Mickey, Donald, and Goofy. Disney favorite, Luana Patten, introduced this one (she is adorable, but her acting is atrocious). Instead of having Luana read a storybook and make little comments to the audience every so often, she is alone in a 35 year old man's house with his 2 puppets (not including his female hand puppet). I'm just saying this is a strange way of telling a story. Also, this man is not talented in the ventriloquism department; I could very clearly see his mouth move the entire time. Basically, this man uses his puppets to assist in recounting the tale of "Mickey, Donald, & Goofy and the Beanstalk." This entire segment was a bit boring, save for the part where Donald literally has murder in his eyes and grabs the axe to kill the cow so he can have a decent meal for once. Fairly straight-forward interpretation of the original tale. Nothing too impressive.
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    Lookalikes?

    I guess Weinstein and Beery sort of look similar.

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