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Everything posted by TikiSoo

  1. Haha thanks for letting me know what I'm in for (requested this from my li-berry) Billy's Mom, "Get out of my kitchen!" Uh, he can't get out of your kitchen after blending. I hated the first movie because of the cheesy puppets & mean spirited heroes. Think I'll like this one because I'm older & will enjoy the absurdity factor. Good acting can elevate cheesy horror.
  2. Ugh, this sure is a long wait...SO HOPING this will be good. Last "Hollywood History" movie that I liked was CAT'S MEOW by Peter Bogdanovich. Kirsten Dunst was perfect as Marion Davies and whenever I saw Edward Herrmann in ANYTHING, I was reminded of Randolph Hearst. Eddie Izzard was a good Chaplin, but oh, Robert Downey Jr as Chaplin is perfection. Wow, Jodie Foster is an incredible actress and certainly could have nailed it - although wispy beautiful, a little long in the tooth to portray 20-30ish Davies, though. As for Spacey, I never liked him or his performances. He seem
  3. This thread is so much better for others when you express your opinions, rather than just list titles.
  4. I watched two movies last night. They were recordings from March/April because the host referred to 31 Days of Oscar was the previous month! First was SIREN OF THE TROPICS '27 a silent film starring Josephine Baker. Silent films are great to watch when you're on a long rambling phone call with someone that only requires an occasional, "uh huh". The story is about a young guy sent away to some tropical paradise to forget about the girl back home he wants to marry. He has a grand old time, but sprite Papitou (Baker) falls in love with him & follows him back to "civilization" Paris.
  5. Another big THANK YOU to both MovieCollectorOH & Sewhite for posting this information! You guys are AWESOME!! I would have to sift through day after days listings to pick out titles I haven't seen or are interested in. Sewhite's daily call outs with themes, principle stars & dates completely streamlined my task. I already have a list of 20 "possible" titles to program on the DVR. Now it's a matter of sifting through to see if I already have them (!) and if they're worth recording for later viewing.
  6. Full review? That post wins "Longest Post Ever" on this board! Can't find the post to quote, but I too sat with my mouth agape at the end of KISS ME DEADLY-shocked first time I saw it. It still impacts me every time even though I know it's coming-I imagine it's the long slow build up.
  7. On our vacation we left Myrtle Beach a couple of days early to visit Ft Bragg & pay respects to Martha Raye who is interred there. We were surprised to hear trumpet "calls" over loudspeakers while there. Must drive them nuts after awhile.
  8. I imagine all production has shut down the past 9 months. There's not much new in these Universal titles for the classic film fan who has seen these ad nauseam. What would really work for me is if Svengoolie started showing horror films of the 70's/80's/90's. These are "old" now (same as the Universal classics were "old" to us in the 60's) and there are so many good/bad/ugly films I've never seen. Syracuse has a 35mm horror festival every year* where I've seen several excellent 80's/90's sci fi/horror movies for the first time like POPCORN, FRIGHT NIGHT, TREMORS, etc. all perfe
  9. Thanks for your impressions. I've made that poster image into a magnet for MrTiki's locker-it's the cigar that slays me!
  10. Personally, I think it was great that they didn't raze the old Fairfax area May Co. Building and incorporated its Art Deco corner facade into this new museum's overall design. I don't see an old Department Store façade, I only see a concrete ball that looks like a bunker for the apocolypse. Looked further and found pix from the other side. I kind of like that the decoration looks like a stack of golden film cans!
  11. ...another Cobert gem. I LOL just seeing the picture of the truck ^^^
  12. Count me in as one of them. When I had the incredible good fortune to meet Debbie Reynolds, that's exactly what I spoke with her about, her costume collection. I thanked her so much for gathering them together, the incredible cost of storing them and how important these items are for illustrating the artistry of American film productions. It's thrilling to see the actual sizes of the movie stars by the mannequins wearing the garments. Sometimes costumes are pinned together unfinished and other times they have incredible hand sewn detail. It's an illustration of an industry of people
  13. Successful modern filmmakers like the Coen Brothers & Quentin Tarentino are keeping teeny vestiges of classic film alive by referencing them in their films. Every film school grad pours over & learns from the classics-then they borrow or nod to them in their films. When the masses enjoy these new films, they often seek out the originals, ("oranges" haha) and are often just as entranced by them as the filmmaker. What young person isn't going to be sucked in seeing Cagney work his magic in ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES? Didn't we all get a taste for classic film by discovering the "great
  14. Exactly. Today, the only classic movie stars they may know are stars like Audrey, Marilyn, Dean and maybe Mae West and Chaplin because of their images used in pop culture items like t-shirts & advertising. Most Baby Boomers (now seniors) probably could recognize & name Gable by face, but the only movie they could name he was in is GWTW. Most would have never heard of RED DUST or MANHATTAN MELODRAMA.
  15. Scrolling through Netflix Documentaries, I stumbled across I AM DIVINE! an absolutely wonderful film about the entertainer made in 2013. As a huge fan, I knew most facts about his life & his work but MrTiki had no idea what Divine was about. I'm sure several of the scenes in the documentary were shocking to him (you know the one) but Divine's story is told in a very respectful, honorable way mostly by those who knew him best. It was particularly heartwarming to hear about his childhood from interviews with his Mother & see photos of him as a teenager with his prom date.
  16. Gable was the first classic movie star I fell in love with as a teen, most likely in IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT. Already mentioned he was great in every role, even costume pictures. It's not his mustache, it's his dimples. He likes horses with oversize ears too! Posted on Pinterest "Clark Gable and his horse" Uh...that's a mule, obviously Clark liked horses with even BIGGER ears!
  17. Funny you mention THE GODFATHER....first saw it at the Drive-In with my Mom & Grandmother. They told me to close my eyes at the horse/bed scene. I watched the movie as an adult & covered my eyes for that & several other scenes. Yup, that's me alright, except I don't scream.
  18. It looks very different now, big glass windows & neon lighting a stucco exterior. Wish the castle was there, we might have stayed longer. The Gay Dolphin was the only thing we liked about Myrtle Beach and left two days early to visit other attractions in N Carolina. What is "beach" music? Is it different than 60's "surf" music?
  19. Best thing about Myrtle Beach....new old stock souvenirs can still be found inside!
  20. Well, "X" rating could also be issued for graphic violence & hard drug use. Last documentary we watched had the "smoking" & "language" warning and MrTiki said, "We've become such snowflakes we have to WARN people there may be scenes of people smoking?" Like what's harmful about SEEING someone smoking? Amazing. When I sense a violent scene coming up that may make me uncomfortable, I just close my eyes. Big deal.
  21. Don't know, but I've removed "Adults Only" banner stickers from full size Canadian movie posters in my restoration shop. Removed this warning slapped on a SOME LIKE IT HOT poster and THE APARTMENT, I believe. Canadians are more easily offended, I guess.
  22. 8. (reword) Revert to text only, please The pictures create all sorts of problems like load time & easy readability & searches. We don't need no stinking' pictures, we're not 2nd graders.
  23. I agree-Maltin's selections are a TREAT! He is an avid movie fan and like so many of us, have seen the "classics" ad nauseam. Love the rarer titles & recorded a few to watch later. I love Maltin's books, his Movie Crazy musings & his insights of classic film. Miss seeing Leonard & Alice at rare film festivals! (and listening in to his conversations)
  24. Thanks for mentioning Bogie's skills, the best actors are the ones you don't notice acting. Probably why so many don't care for the hammy "stage" style of acting. As for my spelling, I was taught "proper" English in school. Guess you don't recall it, but the entire "superfluous U" controversy began as a personal snark when a poster realized I spell some word (which one?) with a U compared to "US" English that does not use it. Please just let it lie. Well this is a message board for a MOVIE CHANNEL. 🙄
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