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  1. Dorothy Malone (1925-2018)

    She will be greatly missed.
  2. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Nocturnal Animals is super-dark and menacing, a film involving Amy Adams who receives a novel from her ex-husband, a pulp novel involving a vicious gang, kindnapping, rape, murder, and a seamy downbeat ending. What disturbs Adams is that many parts of their doomed marriage are twisted upon to be used in the book. The movie cuts between the present, past, and the events in the book. CigarJoe is referring to the opening credits of the film involving a performance art exhibit of two older obese stark naked women prancing about.
  3. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Suffice it to say, Julie Warner enters the film emerging from the water after a round of skinny-dipping, flustering Michael J. Fox, who has never seen her before, and who is rather embarrassed to see her like that right away, although he is smitten with her a bit already. It is definitely an unexpected scene, particularly since most of the rest of the film, aside from some language, is very wholesome.
  4. Death Takes No Holiday -- The Obituary Thread

    Bradford Dillman (April 14, 1930 - January 16, 2018) Obituary from The Hollywood Reporter
  5. Hate, Detest, Despise and Abhor Movies

    Kubrick is hit and miss with me. Loved Lolita, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Eyes Wide Shut Thought that Dr. Strangelove was very good. 2001 was good, yet I expected a bit more. Thought that Full Metal Jacket flew off the rails after 45 minutes of excellence. And I was just the wrong person for Clockwork Orange, which alternately bored and offended me.
  6. I Just Watched...

    Trio again.... Twice in a Lifetime (1985) is a film that tries to be neat and tidy about a messy subject. That is not a good trait to have. It just feels too contained, that there normally would be permanent fallout after a man would leave his devoted wife for another woman , not just temporarily as the film would have it. As a result, the film fails to fully convince. The performances are tip-top all across the board though. Two Women (1960) Searing, brutal, magnificent. Sophia Loren is excellent in her Oscar-winning role, and the rest of the film is very finely wrought all the way through. Deep Valley (1947) was a gem, so tender and moving. Ida Lupino was superb, and the film was deeply affecting and wonderful.
  7. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Almost but not quite a full nude scene that was not welcome... a scene in the film I watched today, Twice in a Lifetime from 1985 where mother and daughter Ellen Burstyn and Amy Madigan go to this male strip club... I could have lived without the image of a male dancer only in a skimpy G-sting almost grinding his buttocks into Ellen Burstyn's face.
  8. I Just Watched...

    Two films... Tales of Manhattan (1942) was OK, but never fully rumbled into glory, although some of the vignettes had a nice gentle pull to them. Street Smart (1987) is just about as good as one can get from Cannon films. It's kind of trashy, but its a good type of trashy. And Morgan Freeman and Kathy Baker are magnificent.
  9. I Just Watched...

    There is definitely a strong similarity to Jagged Edge, definitely, but it does work on its own I feel. And fortunately the ending in Music Box was less rushed and gave more time for the audience to put everything together. Both are very good films.
  10. TCM Programming Challenge #38 is Coming Soon!

  11. And Introducing....?

    hayley Mills on Pollyanna
  12. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    He also bared his behind in the PG-13 rated mamma Mia.... When it comes to PG-13 nudity though, i don't think that they come more memorable than Julie Warner's entrance in Doc Hollywood (1991), a scene that otherwise should not be mentioned in this thread dedicated to the worst.....
  13. Hate, Detest, Despise and Abhor Movies

    Some more assorted films that missed the target for me.... (Not including Trader Horn and The Oscar, both so bad I turned them off before the end) The Bride Wore Red (1937) -- Surprisingly brittle Joan Crawford film takes a story that could play like a love-triange fairy tale and then completely defeats its purpose by making its leading lady into a snobbish pill halfway through the film. Two Loves (1961) -- Lawrence Harvey's horribly overwrought performance sinks the entire film. Period of Adjustment (1962) A so-called comedy that actually is shrill and actually very depressing for much of its runtime. The Night of the Following Day (1968) Pointless crime film which moves at the pace of an arthritic snail. Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex... (1972) Completely utterly tasteless and offensive, the film remains the nadir of Woody Allen's filmography. The Thief Who Came to Dinner (1973) -- A so-called crime comedy, its rarely funny and Ryan O'Neal is a complete blank. The film has a rather sadistic edge toward the end and has a pointless ending. Jacqueline Bisset was wasted. Warren Oates, Jill Clayburgh, and Austin Pendleton do what they can amidst the wreckage. Midnight Express (1978) Two hours of Turkish prison brutality served up with a sledgehammer. The disco-esque score provides the only notes of life. Not Without My Daughter (1991) Excruciatingly shrill take on a real life story that forces its two leads, Sally Field and Alfred Molina, both quite good under the circumstances, into the heights of jingoistic insanity. Switch (1991) Ellen Barkin is excellent, but the latter stages of the plot are appalling in their implications and in execution. American Beauty (1999) I'll take heat for this,but I find the film's ringing endorsement of predatory behavior and statuatory rape to be morally offensive. Woman on Top (2000) Witless rom-com loses its bearings halfway through. Morvern Callar (2002) Utterly ponderous and adds up to very little. Crash (2004) Never rings true for an instant and is very offensive on many levels. August Rush (2007) I don't mind sentimental films, but I draw the line at schizophrenic sentimental films that undercut their own emotions. Duplicity (2009) Too twisty for its own good, it quickly becomes maddening. Easy A (2010) A teen comedy that is pure acid, and views most of its characters with unalloyed, unnuanced, utter contempt. It's very one-sided. The Revenant (2015) 2.5 hours of pompous misery. Rarely have I seen such a self-satisfied film, and its such an empty film. Domhnall Gleeson easily upstages both performances that Oscar preferred. Captain Fantastic (2016) Well-acted, but shallow, ludicrous film that is deluded about its main character's parenting abilities. He's not a good father, regardless of what the film is trying to say. Demolition (2016) Starts with great promise, but as soon as Jake Gyllenhaal turns into a pain-loving freak, the film collapses. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) A thriller with only three characters, the saga soon becomes threadbare and leads to a truly terrible ending. Elle (2016) Isabelle Huppert strives mightily with this and delivers an excellent performance, but it hardly seems like work deserved for this piece of kinky trash.
  14. Hate, Detest, Despise and Abhor Movies

    I did like many of these (and actually loved quite a few of them), but I must agree that Moneyball was a snooze of a film and that while Seabiscuit, War Horse, and Love Story had their moments, they are rather lumpy overall.
  15. Worst Nude Scenes in HIstory of Movies!

    Speaking of About Schmidt, Alexander Payne's next film Sideways had a very awkward nude scene too with a naked man, well into his 50s, running up to a car to the point that only his member could be seen....

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