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  1. Yes, I enjoy most everything they ever did with the exception of the animated stuff. I like the animated stuff okay, but I get annoyed with it after awhile - possibly the music might be the main culprit. And I see Besser as an experimental twist. They rehashed some old plots and gags, but they had a few original ideas mixed in those times as well. So I do like the "post the shorts for Columbia" stuff, but I love the Columbia shorts.
  2. The only thing that happened to them is there are not as many released theatrically. THEY ARE STILL EVERYWHERE!!!!! And as someone else said, slashers aren't quite as prevalent right now because other horror niches have proven to be more profitable for the moment. If you look on different streaming sites you can find both of these types are still being released. There is actually still a Family Video store near me and they get them all the time. I don't know if people realize how many movies get made every year with the semi-ease of video. I am shocked when I walk in there and see big name faces on covers of movies I've never heard of that were released straight to the home market. Of course you don't really see too many big names on current slashers or teenage sex comedies unless their career took a nose dive more than a decade ago. And OBTW some still do get theatrical releases, as evidence by the fact that we are getting yet another incarnation of the HALLOWEEN franchise in October.
  3. Definitely true, but I'm not sure you work for TCM/Warner Brothers corporate. I definitely separate the two. To me Classic = Quality. I still would rather this channel stick to pre-1980 movies as much as possible despite the fact there are many movies since 1980 that I would consider Classics. (I love Casablanca so much.)
  4. More than likely they just licensed it to show the one time. It is a Miramax film and, the last time I checked, Miramax is owned by Disney, so one time showing is the most likely candidate. And as far as "80's Movies" go it is inevitable that the further we get from the 1980s the more TCM will have to consider "80's Movies" they own as "Classics". And as time goes by eventually the 1990s. But I think it is important to define what we are talking about. When we are saying "80's Movies" are we talking about movies that show up on TCM Underground or any movie from the 1980s. What I mean by that is TCM Underground tends to show "80's Movies" that are more of the Cult Classic Variety. But TCM has shown movies like Chariots of Fire (1981) more than once. So is the concern that TCM will just start showing any movie they own from the 1980s, good or bad, or just that they will move into showing movies from the 1980s on a regular basis? Personally I'd prefer they stick to pre-1980s and keep TCM Underground because it doesn't just show "80's Movies". But we are all getting older and I'm sure many people consider movies from the 1980s the same way I think of movies before 1980.
  5. Looney

    Noir Alley

    I really liked BLACK MAGIC. TWO FOR THE GUILLOTINE was not at all what I expected. I thought it would be much darker. I loved Connie Stevens in this. She added a charm to this character I didn't expect. So onto ROADBLOCK (1951). I enjoyed it. I feel like Muller's intro painted a bit rougher character than Joe Peters ended up being, but I agree that his wrap-arounds can be pretty good. I wouldn't say I'd go out of my way to see this one again, but I will say that more than once I was caught off guard by where this very predictable movie went. I mean the journey was obvious, but how they got there had some interesting nuance to it.
  6. Looney

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I reacted, but it wasn't enough. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! But then I was because it is so true. Now please don't take offense that I might not post in this giant thread again. I don't need to be reminded of the constant "Whoppers" anymore.
  7. Yeah those two, especially The Last Dragon (1985), are definitely on the Cult Classics list. But I think you are going to see more and more films from the 80s and 90s showing up on TCM for the reasons mentioned above; corporate can use them or license them for little cost.
  8. Looney

    Trump's Biggest Whoppers

    I'm not going to pretend I've read all of these posts, but WOW is this one big thread. Seriously that is a lot of pages about one liar. I can't tell if I am laughing or crying about it.
  9. And of course they can also say that time has passed and these films are old enough to be considered "Classics". I think we should all be honest. When TCM/Warner Brothers corporate uses the term "Classic" they don't mean memorable; they mean old. And if they own the movie they are going to show it because, as calvinnme pointed out, it doesn't cost them like it does to license content from other companies.
  10. Looney

    TCM schedules

    I love you! 😍 I knew they had a DVR feature, but I don't believe it is included with my package. Your mentioning the On-Demand feature inspired me to do more research and sure enough I found it. Unfortunately I am only seeing few from yesterday and they are the few that I saw yesterday. LOL BUT there is so much more. Thank you for inspiring me to dig deeper!
  11. Looney

    TCM schedules

    Uggggh yesterday was one of those days I wanted to see every movie. I hate it when that happens. LOL FYI, I watch TCM through the Sling TV App so I can't stream anything because they aren't considered a recognized provider. This means I have to watch things as they air, unless someone knows a way around this?
  12. Looney

    I Just Watched...

    I liked it more than you did, but it is definitely flawed when you start breaking down some of the logic. It has been awhile since I saw it, but I want to say you might have missed something about the power. I feel like they explained why they had power. Anyway, as I said in another thread I think this movies' biggest weakness is the score. The music itself is fine, but this movie needed no music. Having music actually robbed this movie of a lot of suspense. If anyone purchased the Blu-Ray please tell me they have a feature where you can watch the movie without a musical score.
  13. Looney

    Worst Movie Musical Ever Made!

    I am by no means someone who is into musicals or who really knows much about them. I will say that I disagree with anyone who says The Wiz (1978) and The Pirate Movie (1982) are the worst. The former is wonderfully entertaining and bizarre. The latter is so wonderfully bad it is good. As others have mentioned I might have to say it is The Apple (1980). This movie is bizarre and it is bad, but it is rarely entertaining in those regards.
  14. Yes I set the standard by Suchet as well. I will say that one thing I like about the new version is that it draws attention to the older versions. With all of the remakes and reboots out there it becomes evident to the public that there were other versions and maybe they decide to seek them out. As far as Branagh's Murder on The Orient Express goes I think it falls into the category of good enough. It is by no means the most memorable, but it was entertaining enough that I would watch it again. I agree Branagh's acting was fine, but physically I did not see Poirot. When I think Poirot I think Suchet followed by Ustinov then Finney and finally James Coco. Who am I kidding, Coco right after Suchet.
  15. Looney

    Movies You Were Too Young to See But Saw

    Are you trying to give me nightmares? Of course you are right. It would be just like Sister Mary Stigmata in The Blues Brothers (1980). CigarJoe's comments sounded like a 14 year old boy's paradise. And what a great way to describe La Parisienne (1957) darkblue. Bardot has been known to cause that effect.

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