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  1. 5 points
    Spencer Tracy and Ernest Borgnine in Bad Day At Black Rock
  2. 5 points
    Lightning was the jump start necessary for Dr. Frankenstein a lightning strike freed Veronica Lake and Cecil Kellaway in I Married a Witch a lightning bolt finished off Bad Seed Patty McCormack (at least in the film version....)
  3. 5 points
    Yes. It's like listening to music you love, you don't just hear it once and go "done, I can cross that song (or concerto, or jazz piece or whatever it may be) off the list". No, if you love that particular piece of music, you probably will listen to it many times. Same with movies. At least with the ones I love: I don't just watch them for plot; once I've got that down, if the film "speaks" to me, I enjoy it for many other reasons. A film I like that I've seen many times is like an old friend. Like, last week when they aired "The Big Sleep" on Noir Alley: I wouldn't have dreamed of skipping it, even though I own the DVD and have seen it many times. But it makes me feel good to watch it, there are so many things about it I like. Many other movies are like this for me. That's why I own the movies I care about on DVD (and some even on videotape!) because they matter to me, and I know I will watch them again. And again.
  4. 5 points
    PLEASE SIR! No Alfalfa in our perfectly lovely BEEFCAKE Thread!
  5. 4 points
    Pretty entertaining, if not that original. Reminded me a bit of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A town is increasingly menaced by a force it at first doesn't recognize and ends with the two main characters running for their lives. Uncle Ira is no longer mowing the lawn, he's running a bookie joint. Yeah, many of the people didn't seem to understand that the mafia plays for keeps and doesn't fool around. But all's well that ends well. I liked the scenes that illustrate the power relations of small city politics. As Eddie mentioned, Keufauver hoped that appearing in this flick might help his political campaign for the presidency. But Adlai Stevenson wasn't about to be fooled. Adlai played a piebald horse in High Noon. Checkmate.
  6. 4 points
    Mad Max beyond Thunderdome (1985) Thunderdome Never Dies (2019), which has nothing to do with Mad Max, or so I hear. White Lightning (1973) Hit by Lightning (2014) Going Back to the Future (1985) wouldn't have been possible without lightning.
  7. 4 points
    Tropic Thunder (2008) Thunder Road (1958) Heat Lightning (1934) Greased Lightning from "Grease" Lightning McQueen from "Cars"
  8. 4 points
    Aaron Rupar @atrupar Trump’s assassination of Soleimani began the chain of events that culminated in the Iranian government accidentally killing 176 people. Escalation has consequences. 11:34 PM · Jan 10, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  9. 4 points
  10. 4 points
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) Hero (1992) Johnny English (2011)
  11. 4 points
    I know we're a little divided on GARY COOPER here (and for the record, some times I think he's fine and some times i think he's terrible), but THE FOUNTAINHEAD is actually EXHIBIT A in the CASE FOR GARY COOPER WAS A GOOD ACTOR, because the fact that he was able to commit to the complete batshIttery of the whole venture and recite some of the wooooorst dialogue ever (often in interminable scenes with no cuts or edits) is compelling.
  12. 4 points
  13. 4 points
    I can't wait to hear her sing " I Can't Get No Satisfaction ".
  14. 4 points
    As Time Goes By (1992-2005)
  15. 4 points
    Enjoyable little picture. Hayward did put on a bit of the ham, but since his character is such an outright bastard, little harm done. By the time the film comes to a conclusion, I'm kind of hoping he will be killed a second time. I didn't find Basehart's character to be particularly gay. He's a sensitive poet who later on is supported by Natalie Schaefer. Maybe he "services" her in exchange for those nice suits. Of course maybe that's all it took in the late 1940s to be thought of as gay. He also seems to be in love with Joan Leslie, and in more than just a "platonic" manner. And he can make a claim for self-defense as Hayward was about to attack Joan. Maybe Raymond Burr will get him off.
  16. 4 points
  17. 4 points
    Sammy was great. He could do it all, sing, dance, act, be funny. Always a pleasure to watch. Love him, so special a person and performer. We lost one of the truly great performers of all time when he passed.
  18. 3 points
  19. 3 points
    Monday, January 20 *NB: I'm in England for a couple of months and over here the times do not appear on the schedule. So for the next while if interested you may have to double check the times that I am posting. When the schedule was originally announced The Member of the Wedding (1953) with Julie Harris was on at 8 p.m. Now it appears to be replaced with ... Nothing But a Man (1964) with Ivan Dixon, Abbey Lincoln and Julius Harris.
  20. 3 points
    Five takeaways from Parnas's Maddow interview.... 1. Parnas said Trump threatened to withhold more than Ukraine military aid 2. He implicated AG Barr 3. Said “Trump knew exactly what was going on” 4. Accused Pence of being in the know 5. Said Ukraine campaign “was never about corruption" https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/478528-parnas-reveals-new-accusations-against-trump-in-maddow-interview
  21. 3 points
    Moulin Rouge (1952) The Agony and the Ecstasy (1965) Basquiat (1996)
  22. 3 points
    Molly Jong-Fast @MollyJongFast The show that does propaganda for the president who divides the country bemoans the fact that the country is so divided 7:13 AM · Jan 14, 2020·Twitter for iPhone
  23. 3 points
    I know this will come as a big shock to everyone, but I have the sheet of Lucille Ball Legends of Hollywood stamps, framed.
  24. 3 points
  25. 3 points
    Barbara Marshall @BBbmarsh Trump deleted his tweets about targeting 52 sites. All of his tweets about Iran. 7:33 PM · Jan 8, 2020·Twitter for Android
  26. 3 points
    Hey, everyone. This is my first post here. I just finished The Major and the Minor from 1942, with Ginger Rogers and Ray Milland today. It reminded me a lot of Rogers’ performance in Monkey Business, especially the dancing scene with Charles Coburn and Marilyn Monroe. I can’t think of anyone else that could have played the role better than Rogers. It’s not my favorite film of all-time, but I give it 7/10. I also recently finished Westworld (1973), A Star is Born (1937), and Saratoga (1937). I was hyping up Westworld in my head and it didn’t deliver for me. A Star Is Born was excellent and Saratoga was okay. I wanted to watch a Clark Gable film and couldn’t get through The Hucksters, so I switched to Saratoga.
  27. 3 points
    Doctor Who - Castrovalva (1982) - 4-part serial that begins with the Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) "regenerating" as the Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison). The process doesn't go quite right, and he's left confused and suffering from fluctuating physical debilities, which leaves it up to his companions Nyssa (Sarah Sutton) and Tegan (Janet Fielding) to track down the Doctor's nemesis The Master (Anthony Ainley), who has kidnapped another of the Doctor's companions, Adric (Matthew Waterhouse), in order to force him to help construct an extra-dimensional realm which he calls Castrovalva. This was the first Davison serial that I've watched, but it's difficult to judge how I'll take to him in the role, as his character is out of sorts for much of it. This was my first glimpse of companions Nyssa and Tegan, and I liked them both. This was also my first episode with The Master, although he'd been appearing occasionally since 1971 and the Third Doctor. The realm of Castrovalva was inspired by M.C. Escher's paintings, and a variety of quaint video effects are used to achieve the fractured geometric perspective.
  28. 3 points
    Axios @axios NEW: Trump walks back targeting cultural sites: "I like to obey the law" Trump walks back targeting cultural sites: "I like to obey the law" "We are, according to various laws, supposed to be very careful with their cultural heritage." axios.com 3:07 PM · Jan 7, 2020·TweetDeck
  29. 3 points
    You've seen too many damn cowboy movies. This is reality with real lives at stake, not one of your stupid John Wayne films.
  30. 3 points
    You really know nothing other than to parrot the brainwashed brain dead deplorable and Alt right talking points. Donald Trump has made the world infinitely more dangerous in his stupid incompetent foreign policy, which is all about how it benefits him personally. He is flailing away in his dealings with North Korea, the Middle East and Russia. All he wants is praise, and they give him what he wants, while they give nothing in the way of concessions that would make this country and the world safe. Trump is a buffoon, but one that is way too dangerous in his stupidity. To paraphrase you here, the Democratic Congresspeople see “the need to be proactive in the face of evil arises”, which is why they have impeached the evil that is Donald Trump. Hopefully he will be removed from office before his incompetence and ignorance results in a truly horrific event, whether if his own making or as a result of his venal inaction.
  31. 3 points
    Untamed Mistress is another masterwork from the Ormonds, Ron and June. With such terrible delights as Mesa of Lost Women (1953), Please Don't Touch Me (1963), Girl from Tobacco Row (1966), and the delirious The Exotic Ones (1968) under their belt, they deserve permanent rotation in the TCM Underground playlist.
  32. 3 points
  33. 3 points
    You too can rub shoulders with the President of the Untied States right in the (southern) White House for just one easy payment of hundreds of thousands of dollars for a Mar-a-Lago membership made payable to ... Donald Trump!
  34. 3 points
    the bible is not written in chronological order. the 6-day genesis account of creation is the repair job instituted by God after destruction of the earth's surface caused by the war in heaven between God vs lucifer and his rebelling angels. real believers think.
  35. 3 points
    I saw Wings of Desire over the weekend. I found it a dreamy meditation on loneliness, mortality as well as providing a snapshot of Berlin before the Wall came down. It was quite an achievement by Wim Wenders.
  36. 3 points
    Joan Leslie joins the ranks of other Warner Brothers stars who wanted freedom from that studio only to find their careers floundering once they left the studio or, at least, not prospering, as well. Davis and Flynn immediately come to mind (yeh, Bette had All About Eve but what else of real distinction in the immediate years after her departure?). Cagney turned around and returned to the studio after floundering on his own. Lupino would soon concentrate upon becoming a director. Robinson had little of note after Key Largo, though, in his case, the Red Scare hurt him, as well. Bogart, Garfield and de Havilland seem to be the main exceptions, all three enjoying hits and misses and a few career highlights after leaving the studio. Ironically, though, the two men would both die young. Joan Leslie? Repeat Performance is a masterpiece compared to what came afterward for her. All the films for which she is remembered today came during her Warners years, frustrated as she may have been cast in the role as ingenue.
  37. 3 points
    From December 29-31, the Poli ran John Petticoats, starring William S. Hart as “Hardwood” John Haynes. Released on November 2, 1919, at five reels, a complete 35mm copy is held in the Library of Congress and other archives. Plot: “Hardwood” John Haynes works as a lumberjack at a camp in the northwest. He gets a letter stating an uncle has died and left him a modiste shop. Not knowing what kind of shop that is, Haynes packs up and heads to New Orleans to claim his inheritance. He discovers he now owns a women’s dress shop. Rosalie Andrew, who manages the shop, is kept in charge, while Haynes keeps his ownership a secret. Haynes is befriended by Judge Meredith, who has a pretty grand-daughter named Caroline. But the Judge is in a weak financial position, so Haynes boards with him, paying him two months in advance. Haynes falls in love with Caroline. But there is a rival for Caroline, Wayne Page, whose father is very wealthy. Page has had an affair with Rosalie. Rosalie attempts suicide, rather than face her family’s disgrace. This causes complications for Haynes, Page, and Caroline. Then Rosalie dies. However, Rosalie had written a letter, explaining her situation. The Judge reads it, and all ends well for Haynes and Caroline. The film did generally well with critics and audiences, who liked the change-of-pace role for Hart. Winifred Westover, who portrayed Caroline, was a singer, and had been discovered in San Francisco by D. W. Griffith. He had described her as a “cross between Blanche Sweet and Mary Pickford.” Though much younger than Hart, she married the western star two years after John Petticoats was released. But after a few months, they separated. During their separation, it was stipulated that Westover could not work in films or use their son, William S. Hart Jr, in any way for publicity. Otherwise, she would forfeit a $100,000 trust fund Hart had set up for her. Six years later they were finally divorced, and she was able to return to work. But by 1930, her film career was over, even though she had the starring role in Lummox – a role which won her critical acclaim. When she died in 1978, several newspapers erroneously reported that Westover had been nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in that film. Westover was briefly in the news in 1940, when she testified for the prosecution in the Los Angeles murder trial of Dr. George Dazey, her former neighbor. Five years earlier, Dazey’s wife had been found dead in their garage, overcome by carbon monoxide. Westover, whom the Los Angeles Times unkindly described as “considerably plumper than when she was a star of silent days,” testified that she heard screams coming from the direction of the Dazey home. “It sounded like a boy being teased – boys used to play in a vacant lot next to us – and after a while I got up and shut the window and turned up the radio.” Westover also testified that she had received threats. Dazey was eventually acquitted. The movie was filmed largely in New Orleans, which gave local theaters ample reasons to promote it. The Saenger Amusement Company, which owned the Trianon Theatre produced a cover on their magazine, ”The Saengerette,” showing Hart superimposed over a map of the city, and highlighting the locations used in the film: Also playing on the bill was a two-reel comedy short entitled The Yellow Dog Catcher, produced by William Fox as part of his “Sunshine Comedy” series. It was released on October 26, 1919. I could not find any information about the plot. However, the short did feature “Duke,” a 100-pound dog who had appeared in several Sunshine comedies, along with more than forty other dogs. Director Jack Blystone placed a want ad in a newspaper, looking to cast “dogs and goats,” but through an error, the phrase was followed by “etc.” Soon, the street in front of the Fox Studio was crowded with people bringing in their birds, dogs, cats, rabbits, and goats, all hoping to turn their pets into stars.
  38. 3 points
    You mean Mitchum wouldn't have been as cool if he had said "Baby, I don't care" with Wally Cox's voice?
  39. 3 points
    George Conway @gtconway3d Oh, come on, I was being sardonic. @realDonaldTrump has no conception of his deluded state. I mean, @realDonaldTrump isn’t faking his mental state—it’s just as bad as it appears. 12:41 PM · Dec 28, 2019 from Park City, UT·Twitter for iPhone
  40. 3 points
    The Hill @thehill Court upholds Obama's decision to protect thousands of miles of oceans by declaring it a national monument http://hill.cm/tRLjIVQ 1:50 PM · Dec 27, 2019·SocialFlow
  41. 3 points
    Victoria (PBS series) The Young Victoria (2009)
  42. 3 points
    Newsweek @Newsweek Legal experts slam Attorney General Barr over impeachment: He's "up to his eyeballs" in corruption Legal experts slam Attorney General Barr over impeachment: He's "up to his eyeballs" in corruption A former federal prosecutor asserted that Barr's loyalty to the White House is a "perversion" of his job as attorney general. newsweek.com 7:25 PM · Dec 24, 2019·Echobox Social
  43. 3 points
  44. 3 points
    And we thought Tim Burton's childhood was creepy.
  45. 3 points
  46. 3 points
    Maybe a Spoiler- so here's an Alert MissW, I also liked Cash On Demand very much. Thought the acting was great, the story held my attention. I also agree, an interesting character study. Cushing as a Scrooge like character who does a turn around in the end, and Andre Morell as the criminal who turns out to be likeable and turns Cushing's character around. The film may not have been visually thrilling but it worked. I had no problem with the film only having scenes in the bank and a couple outside the bank. the character study was what was important. I enjoyed the film very much, thought the dialogue was witty, the film suspenseful and glad I watched it this morning.
  47. 3 points
    I do not wear a helmet. I also do not ride motorcycles, bicycles, tricycles nor unicycles. I prefer to travel inside a sturdy steel roll cage built-into a SUV or automobile. I also never approach horses, oxen, llamas, rhinoceri nor any animal which is taller than my waist or which outweighs me. A twelve-pound cat on the sofa with me is as much exposure to wildlife as I need. I must admit that there has been a significant increase in the number of times recently that I did wish I had worn one of these:
  48. 2 points
    Just substitute organized crime for aliens and leave out the seed pods. I'm sure there are quite a few small towns and small cities where hidden things are going on, if not as serious as what occurred in the movie or what you experienced. Now it's often about opioids.
  49. 2 points
    Daniel W. Drezner @dandrezner This is a man who was photographed with President Trump numerous times. 8:43 AM · Jan 16, 2020·Twitter Web Client
  50. 2 points
    I don't have a horse in this race for what I hope is understood for obvious reasons, yet I get the proverbial perverse satisfaction to see what might be perceived as an "unpopular" opinion burst to the refreshing light of day. To see a sleeper candidate eclipse the old and tired exaltation of those you mention as HMSS, especially that miserable, phony Tyrone who was such a mediocre actor and gets the mushy, gushy, praise. Maybe I just like the underdog. Way to go, Dennis ...
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