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Rex Reed would be a great TCM Host

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 I think I would vote for Army Archerd. He knew everyone in and everything about Hollywood. He was my first primary source on the Stars. 

He retired from  Variety after more than 50 years in 2005 and he died in 2009.

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22 hours ago, Princess of Tap said:

 I think I would vote for Army Archerd. He knew everyone in and everything about Hollywood. He was my first primary source on the Stars. 

He retired from  Variety after more than 50 years in 2005 and he died in 2009.

Well HECK Princess, if we can vote for DEAD people, in THAT case I'll cast MINE for one of the greatest film critics of all time...James Agee.

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(...now there's ya a guy who would've been VERY interesting to hear his thoughts regarding the movies TCM shows, and would make Rex Reed seem like...well, he'd have been a hell of lot more insightful about the films being shown than Rexy Boy Reed could ever muster, anyway)

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Would very much enjoy seeing Rex Reed as a host, or hosting various segments on TCM.  He was on the talk shows a lot when I was growing up, and my mother and I got a kick out of watching his witty, bitchy, wise comments from Merv or Johnny's couch on movies and movie stars, or better yet, his own life.  Maybe he's said a few undiplomatic things in recent years, but as the decades march on, don't we all?  I'd be happy just to hear him talk about life at the Dakota.

For me he will always be relevant.  I can imagine him discussing The Women, various Mitchell Leisen movies, or his 70s favorites in that wonderful voice, waiting for that zinger sure to offend the weak of heart.

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On ‎1‎/‎25‎/‎2018 at 5:27 PM, Hibi said:

And why is that???

NAME IT? Everyone I've ever known despises this snob

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14 hours ago, TheGayDivorcee said:

Would very much enjoy seeing Rex Reed as a host, or hosting various segments on TCM.  He was on the talk shows a lot when I was growing up, and my mother and I got a kick out of watching his witty, bitchy, wise comments from Merv or Johnny's couch on movies and movie stars, or better yet, his own life.  Maybe he's said a few undiplomatic things in recent years, but as the decades march on, don't we all?  I'd be happy just to hear him talk about life at the Dakota.

For me he will always be relevant.  I can imagine him discussing The Women, various Mitchell Leisen movies, or his 70s favorites in that wonderful voice, waiting for that zinger sure to offend the weak of heart.

YUK!

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14 hours ago, TheGayDivorcee said:

Would very much enjoy seeing Rex Reed as a host, or hosting various segments on TCM.  He was on the talk shows a lot when I was growing up, and my mother and I got a kick out of watching his witty, bitchy, wise comments from Merv or Johnny's couch on movies and movie stars, or better yet, his own life.  Maybe he's said a few undiplomatic things in recent years, but as the decades march on, don't we all?  I'd be happy just to hear him talk about life at the Dakota.

For me he will always be relevant.  I can imagine him discussing The Women, various Mitchell Leisen movies, or his 70s favorites in that wonderful voice, waiting for that zinger sure to offend the weak of heart.

I wonder if "he'd" be interested, after some of these crappy replies.

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11 minutes ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

I wonder if "he'd" be interested, after some of these crappy replies.

Hmmm...kind'a doubt Rex reads any of the stuff we Hoi polloi post around here, MCOH.

Of course then again, I suppose ya never know, huh.

(...naaaaaaah, probably not...I mean does even Ben M. read anything we post around here?...nope, I don't THINK so...in fact, I believe "The Czar or Noir" is pretty much the ONLY one I know of that occasionally has, ya know)

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On 1/26/2018 at 10:40 PM, JeanneCrain said:

I miss Robert, particularly the new years eve tux-n-champagne intros...it would be nice to see him now-n-then

Like  HOW????

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4 minutes ago, TheGayDivorcee said:

And they say kids can't communicate these days.

If that one word is concise and to the point, it's good communication.  If the word is colorful and down to earth,  all the better.

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23 minutes ago, Princess of Tap said:

If that one word is concise and to the point, it's good communication.  If the word is colorful and down to earth,  all the better.

Well, it fails on both counts here.

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2 hours ago, TheGayDivorcee said:

Well, it fails on both counts here.

Truth is all comments are subjective. But they do tell you something about the person making the comment.

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CBS Sunday Morning has scheduled a segment about Rex Reed tomorrow. He talks to correspondent Mo Rocca about his career and this year's Oscar nominations. 

Hope he remembers this time that "The Shape of Water" wasn't directed by Benicio del Toro.

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Thanks for the clip--he's still got it!  Haven't seen him in ages, but it takes me back to watching him on the talk shows decades ago.  It was also a delicious discovery of gay men and a brand of sometimes scathing wit I had yet to encounter as a clueless young teenager.  (Not saying all gay men are like Rex Reed, not that it would be a bad thing!) 

This thread has really penetrated my unconscious, as last night I dreamt I met Rex Reed himself at a sparkling New York City cocktail party.  If only!

Whoops, somehow Jakeem's post didn't show up.  

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14 hours ago, TheGayDivorcee said:

Thanks for the clip--he's still got it!  Haven't seen him in ages, but it takes me back to watching him on the talk shows decades ago.  It was also a delicious discovery of gay men and a brand of sometimes scathing wit I had yet to encounter as a clueless young teenager.  (Not saying all gay men are like Rex Reed, not that it would be a bad thing!) 

This thread has really penetrated my unconscious, as last night I dreamt I met Rex Reed himself at a sparkling New York City cocktail party.  If only!

Whoops, somehow Jakeem's post didn't show up.  

Thank heavens not all gay men are like Rex Reed!  Seriously, although I liked some of his comments it's pretty obvious he doesn't "get" the fantasy-horror genre with films like GET OUT and THE SHAPE OF WATER (I admit I did  laugh at his reference to CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON when discussing SHAPE).  Yes, thanks for sharing the clip.  It was fun.

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Rex Reed on "Momma Mia 2":

‘Mamma Mia! 2’ Is a No-Star, Sub-Mental Musical That Nobody With a Brain Needs to See

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The world is already a toxic place where any kind of sane future is newly threatened daily, so why, in a summer heat wave of ugliness and political danger, do we deserve yet another dumpster fire with delusions of grandeur as nauseating and stupid as a sequel to the monumentally inconsequential Mamma Mia!? Call this embarrassing dog’s dinner Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again or just call 911. Either way, it is nearly two hours of relentless, plotless, artless junk.

http://observer.com/2018/07/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-is-plotless-artless-junk/

This is how you do a movie review.  It is not a matter of whether or not you agree with him, that is not the point.  I am NOT in a cult or looking for a soul mate.  Just curious what he thinks, for better or for worse.  Though I am fairly certain I would agree with him if I were to see this. 

Years ago I went with some friends to the first Mamma Mia.  Let's just say not only was it not ABBA, it really wasn't ABBA.  We didn't buy tickets to see the first Momma Mia though.  It was an escape from another bad movie, the one which we DID pay to see, whatever that might have been.  We got up and left Momma Mia and ended up in about halfway into yet another bad movie.  We must have dropped in to 4 or 5 different movies like that at our cinema megaplex that night.  The last one wasn't too bad.  Actually had fun doing that though, it was a bit like a gong show with four of us as the judges.

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3 hours ago, MovieCollectorOH said:

Rex Reed on "Momma Mia 2":

‘Mamma Mia! 2’ Is a No-Star, Sub-Mental Musical That Nobody With a Brain Needs to See

http://observer.com/2018/07/mamma-mia-here-we-go-again-is-plotless-artless-junk/

This is how you do a movie review.  It is not a matter of whether or not you agree with him, that is not the point.  I am NOT in a cult or looking for a soul mate.  Just curious what he thinks, for better or for worse.  Though I am fairly certain I would agree with him if I were to see this. 

Years ago I went with some friends to the first Mamma Mia.  Let's just say not only was it not ABBA, it really wasn't ABBA.  We didn't buy tickets to see the first Momma Mia though.  It was an escape from another bad movie, the one which we DID pay to see, whatever that might have been.  We got up and left Momma Mia and ended up in about halfway into yet another bad movie.  We must have dropped in to 4 or 5 different movies like that at our cinema megaplex that night.  The last one wasn't too bad.  Actually had fun doing that though, it was a bit like a gong show with four of us as the judges.

Sorry MCOH, but I've never thought Rex was, yep I'm just going to come right out and say it here...all that "bright" or "incisive", OR for that matter, would know what "art" is or a truly artistic film is IF it bit him on his butt!

Case in point to follow.

Here's what Rex wrote about what many MANY other critics are now calling "The best film made since the turn of this century--David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001): "[it's] a load of moronic and incoherent garbage", and calling it the "worst film he's seen in 2001".

(...and trust me here, THIS example of his utter cluelessness would be just one in a long LONG series of such that I've noted over the many years I've watched his little act unfold over these many decades)

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3 minutes ago, Dargo said:

Sorry MCOH, but I've never thought Rex was, yep I'm just going to come right out and say it here...all that "bright", OR for that matter, would know what "art" is or a truly artistic film is IF it bit him on his butt!

Case in point to follow.

Here's what Rex wrote about what many MANY other critics are now calling "The best film made since the turn of this century--David Lynch's Mulholland Drive (2001): "[it's] a load of moronic and incoherent garbage", and calling it the "worst film he's seen in 2001".

(...and trust me here, THIS example of his utter cluelessness would be just one in a series that I've noted over the many years I've watched his little act unfold over these many decades)

I completely agree with your assessment of Rex Reed, Dargo. I've never cared for him either in print or on television. And I love Mulholland Drive.

However, just to be fair, I know a few people who were baffled by Mulholland Drive, and absolutely hated it. Maybe those people need a movie critic that shares their tastes, too.

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11 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I completely agree with your assessment of Rex Reed, Dargo. I've never cared for him either in print or on television. And I love Mulholland Drive.

However, just to be fair, I know a few people who were baffled by Mulholland Drive, and absolutely hated. Maybe those people need a movie critic that shares their tastes, too.

I used to watch Rex Reed on some television show where he read his reviews.

I always found him to be quite entertaining.

It's not that he knew a lot about films or you cared about what he had to say.

 He was an egocentric who made himself the center of every review so that you just had to watch him because he was so hilariously amusing-- if not rather stupid.

But I always thought maybe he acted that way on purpose to make a living.

Anyway, I'd like to give anybody, the benefit of the doubt.

And there's nothing wrong with entertaining people-- not everybody can be Andrew Sarris or Roger Ebert.

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5 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

I completely agree with your assessment of Rex Reed, Dargo. I've never cared for him either in print or on television. And I love Mulholland Drive.

However, just to be fair, I know a few people who were baffled by Mulholland Drive, and absolutely hated it. Maybe those people need a movie critic that shares their tastes, too.

You probably know the following here Princess, but Mulholland Drive is fairly easy to figure out IF one knows that one of David Lynch's major influences in his youth was the film Carnival of Souls.

(...and which btw, would make one hell of a great double bill, wouldn't ya say?!)

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