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  1. Damn, I missed that. I am so sick and tired of watching lesbians making out in black and white.
    14 points
  2. Speaking for myself I must say that a very large number of my movie favourites are, indeed, films that I enjoyed on television as a kid. It's always a particular joy, of course, when you think those films hold up well. But even in the case of many (not all) of those that don't stand the test of time so well when viewed through adult eyes I will still have a sentimental feel for the pleasure that they had once brought me as a young person. Now I have seen any of a number of fine films made within the past 20 years or so. Yet I'm hard pressed that any of them have the same emotional p
    11 points
  3. I thought this was just another thread about the forum changes.
    11 points
  4. OK I'm getting a bit sad over all the actors/actresses/comedians people are freely naming in the "Do Not Like" thread. I can understand not believing their acting or something personal about them annoys you, etc. But what about those in classic Hollywood movies you didn't care for at first, then changed your mind? I think that often happens when you see them in a particular role and experience a different perspective. For me, as a kid I really hated my kiddie records that had Burl Ives singing. I thought he had the flattest, most whiney voice. How could this guy who didn't even use h
    10 points
  5. an utterly classy beauty. I will miss her.
    9 points
  6. I only focus on the great films a star has made. I choose to have a positive outlook when it comes to movies. I have no issue with them doing a film "just for the money". I think we all would do a stinker today if paid us big money for it. Why not them ? How many times have we read or watched a story about a star who was frustrated or even quit the business (Deanna Durbin), because they weren't able to do the material they wanted ? Or actors who wanted to work but, only were offered subpar roles. Sometimes you have to take those mediocre roles to let people know you're out there so
    9 points
  7. The Oscars are going to PC themselves right into obsolescence. Its not their job to dictate how a movies should be made. That's the job of the viewing public. Their job is to simply vote on movies. They can't seem to get that right either. You can look at past Best Picture winners and see they were also very popular at the box office. Not anymore. Now its whatever looks artistic whomever they feel sorry for this year. They started with eliminating streaming movies and now this. They are more into saving their own old system than celebrating good movies. Just like so man
    8 points
  8. Love With The Proper Stranger (1963) TCM 9/10 A Macy's salesgirl (Natalie Wood) has a one night fling with a musician (Steve McQueen) and becomes pregnant. I had seen this a few times years ago, loved it then and still do. There is romance, comedy and stark drama all in one and it is a minor miracle that it works so well. I believe Wood gives her best performance ever in this film. She has such great chemistry with McQueen that it is a shame they never did another film together. Much of the comedy is provided by Herschel Bernardi as Natalie's blustering, over protective brother. Some
    8 points
  9. Does the ignore feature still work? On second thought, no sense in replying since I have almost everyone on ignore anyway.
    7 points
  10. It appears when you quote a post that has a picture in it, the picture is partially hidden and you have to "expand it." As for moving the icons to the left, that was probably Bernie Sanders' idea.
    7 points
  11. When I was growing up in the 60s and 70s, I couldn't stand Mickey Rooney. He seemed to be around a lot in those days, and his apparent overacting and aggressive self-importance just really turned me off -- at least, that's how I saw him then. But back in the early 90s, the old TNT channel, which showed a lot of great classic movies before TCM came along, had a marathon of Hardy Family films. I had seen one or two of the Hardy films before and liked them even though I wasn't a Mickey Rooney fan. I thought the marathon was a good chance to see the full series, so I videotaped it. N
    7 points
  12. It's also worth noting that from some time around 1938 or so, LIONEL BARRYMORE was confined to a wheelchair and he was STILL making BIG MOVIES into the late forties/early fifties (or so) and giving performances that absolutely transcend the limits of his physicality, rarely do you really note that he is always sitting.
    7 points
  13. 7 points
  14. @RepTedLieu · 32m Ruth Bader Ginsberg represented the best of America. With patriotism and passion, she never shied away from taking on the challenge of making our country a more just and equal place. As a civil rights icon, Ruth Bader Ginsburg carved out a new path for women in our country - demonstrating that everyone is entitled to justice and opportunity under the law. She was a legal pioneer that our country needed and she will be desperately missed. This is a devastating loss for our country but her memory, and her legacy
    6 points
  15. Spartacus (1960) Splash (1984) The Family Way (1966)
    6 points
  16. This is SO ridiculous. Have they lost their minds??? Will picture nominations be cancelled if they dont follow the rules after the votes come in? Or will pictures be declared ineligible before voting begins? Sorry, you can't vote for this film! The Academy has become a laughingstock. It's no wonder few people watch the show anymore.
    6 points
  17. Rich, don't ever leave. You're good for my health.
    6 points
  18. I really liked the concert films. I like the Women in Film series. I'm not wild about Mark Cousins' narrative style, but I like the rare films that have been showing with the documentary. And I really like the Blackface short. It's one of the best shorts that TCM has done as an original production in years. And I'll be 63 in January. Also, TCM, from the beginning, was never intended to be the "old movie" channel. Their mission was to show classic films from all eras.
    6 points
  19. Since TCM is basically a station, as it promotes to be......that showcases "classic" movies, and many of those ARE old movies, and old movies do present glimpses of film making history, it might seem only fair, since TCM (if memory serves) has shown in the past features and documentaries about film makers that were men, to also show documentaries about women who also directed movies, and also movies that were and are often featured on a "classic" movie channel. Which then too, would of course be a more complete insight to the history of making "classic" movies. How you figure PC fits into an
    6 points
  20. What trivia facts? All I see in the right column are photos of naked actresses. Some of them are pretty good, but that one of Edna May Oliver has to go.
    6 points
  21. I see Off Topic Chit Chat has survived the upgrade ... too bad ...
    6 points
  22. Leslie Howard. My introduction to him was, as I'm sure with many, was in Gone With The Wind. I thought he was a wimp and a fop. Which, of course, was precisely what the role called for. In the years since I first saw GWTW (as a very young person) I came to appreciate his range and talent. One of my favs is The Scarlet Pimpernel. He was both a great actor and a great human....
    6 points
  23. Dick Powell would make my skin crawl whenever I saw him as an ever smiling cutesy singer in any of the Busby Berkeley musicals. Later, though, starting with Murder My Sweet, I saw him as a cynical private eye demonstrating a great facility for delivering throwaway one liners and had a major reappraisal of him as a performer. I was shocked at what a good Philip Marlowe he was, and eventually saw him in his other noirs (there weren't enough of them). Later he became a director and a major television pioneer producer and I came to realize what a major multi talent Powell was. I became enviou
    6 points
  24. Frank Sinatra. As a kid couldn't understand his popularity, especially since I found Dean Martin, by comparison, so much more personable and I liked his laid back crooning style more, too. Since then, however, I have come to appreciate the genius of Sinatra as a singer, particularly in his hurtin' ballad days of the late '50s, when he had Nelson Riddle doing the musical accompaniment. And, in viewing some of his straight dramatic film work, such as in From Here to Eternity and The Manchurian Candidate, when he tried, Sinatra could be a fine actor. Looking at my CD collection I h
    6 points
  25. I saw only the last hour of The Weak and the Wicked, which was weaker and less wicked than I would have liked. I loved the subplot with Athene Seyler, Sybil Thorndike, and some weedkiller. Glynis Johns looked very pretty. Diana Dors was an imaginative choice for SUTS, with many films that have rarely been shown on TCM. I do wish that A Kid for Two Farthings had been shown. Its mix of realism and fantasy, sadness and laughter, is unusual and distinctive. The Unholy Wife is definitely film noir, and I considered posting this review at Noir Alley. It has certain resemblances to Double Indemn
    6 points
  26. I'd recommend Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) if you want to try another Allen movie. No Diane Keaton but a great cast including Martin Landau, Alan Alda, Jerry Orbach, Angelica Huston with Mia Farrow and Woody Allen.
    6 points
  27. Not crazy about self absorbed cry babies
    6 points
  28. As long as they are updated so that everyone (besides the killer) wears a mask and practices social distancing.
    5 points
  29. Robert Wise is one of my favorite directors and TCM is doing an all day marathon of his films. He has done great work in every single genre you can imagine. Here are my top ten in chronological order. What are yours? 1. The Curse Of The Cat People (1944). A sequel but a great film on it's own. It is nice study of childhood fantasy with some eerie ghostly scenes as well. 2. The Body Snatcher (1945) A great horror film about a doctor who uses stolen corpses in his work. Boris Karloff is chilling in the title role, who resorts to killing to supply the bodies. 3. Born To Kill (1947
    5 points
  30. Jean Harlow took a bath in a rain barrel in Red Dust. Mickey Rooney in Breakfast at Tiffany's.
    5 points
  31. From The Petrified Forest (1936). You're no ape man, Allen.
    5 points
  32. Down here we have idiots setting off smoke bombs in the dry brush starting fires so that the air is filled with ash (another reason not to go outside). You do realize that on sites like that, "black and white" has a whole different connotation ? You should tell those posters that films like "Whatever happened to Baby Jane ?" and "Hush...Hush, Sweet Charlotte" are considered in the genre of "Psycho Biddy" or "Hagsploitation". Therefore a legitimate term.
    5 points
  33. 5 points
  34. James Bond in all the Bond films. 😀
    5 points
  35. Middle Age Riot @middleageriot
    5 points
  36. No Cid, it goes even beyond that. WAY beyond that! It's not only the thought of not seeing and not hearing and thus no evil exists, but in THEIR minds the fat-butted and fatheaded draft dodger/chicken hawk represents ANOTHER old saying to them: "The ends justify the means". And unfortunately, they've forgotten that many of their American military predecessors of just two generations back, died in efforts to defeat a country with THAT very saying as its basis for governing. (...and actually, it's more a damn SHAME than it is "unfortunate")
    5 points
  37. I apologize, I am copying and pasting my review of ALL THAT JAZZ from the ALL THAT JAZZ thread. It's self-indulgent, I know, but so is this movie, so it seems apt enough: AHA! So, I found ALL THAT JAZZ on PLUTO TV, with nudity and dirty words and everything- only it was interrupted without warning every 10-15 minutes for a commercial break, which wore down on my patience, and i think you need some patience to fully appreciate this film it was all right; i think if i had watched it without having seen CABARET and STAR 80 (and knowing what FOSSE could do with his talent) I wo
    5 points
  38. Cinderella's stepsisters & the Prince (whichever version you like)
    5 points
  39. Hello everyone We are aware of the issues with the recent changes. TCM will be looking at this, and we will keep you informed. In the meantime, please feel free to continue to share your feedback here in this thread, along with screenshots if you are able. Thank you for your patience and understanding! TCMModerator1
    5 points
  40. Yep, a "heads up" would have been nice. And considerate. Sepiatone
    5 points
  41. Carole Lombard. At first I thought she was too frantic, too eager to please. Now I've learned to appreciate the energy she brought to her roles.
    5 points
  42. I'm actually hard put to think of actors whom I used to dislike but have since changed my mind about them. I guess the main one who comes to mind is Eleanor Parker. Unfortunately, the first two films I ever saw her in, she was cast as a nervous, clingy, somewhat "whiney" character: Between Two Worlds, in which she plays the wife of Paul Henreid, a musician who has decided to end his life due to his belief that he can no longer play the piano -- this is not really a spoiler, it happens quite early on in the film. Eleanor seems to have a worried look on her face throughout the entire movie.
    5 points
  43. You know there's a problem when a campaign spokesperson has to say, "Not all of us have been arrested!"
    5 points
  44. Katharine Hepburn's air of self-confidence is one of the reasons that I like her! I also love how she speaks. With that said, in a role where she isn't confident, like Alice Adams, she is even more endearing to me.
    5 points
  45. I get the feeling from many of the posts I've read here dissing actors that often the posters have not seen much of the work of the actor they're dissing.
    5 points
  46. I like Allen. I like that he pays homages to people and styles of bygone eras. But, I have not and will not give him one penny of my money as long as he refuses to cast people in him films who look like me. The past is one thing but, this is 2020, there is no excuse now for not being diverse in casting.
    5 points
  47. Really doesn't matter if Biden has the "stamina" to campaign. He has the honesty, intelligence, experience, compassion and ability to select eminently qualified, honest people who can run the government under his supervision. He will make America and the World better.
    5 points
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