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Everything posted by cinemalover

  1. Nice job by all (and way better than I could do myself!) but I'll have to cast my vote for Kyle.
  2. Some more of my rambling thoughts on these fun series from my confessions of a video-junkie thread: Date watched: 3/21/2007 Title: Bat Masterson TV Show Made: 1958-62 Genre: Western Studio: Ziv Format: DVD-R Source: Western Channel # of times viewed: This is the first time I've seen these Stars: Gene Barry and lots of familiar faces This time out I watched these episodes: #77 Bat Trap #78 Rage of Princess Anne #79 The Hunter #80 Murder Can Be Dangerous #81 High Card Loses #82 Last of the Night Raiders The highlight of this group was Bat Trap. It features Lon Chaney Jr. in
  3. Thoughout the 1960's James Garner was one of my favorite actors to watch, regardless of what he was in. This and the campanion movie Support Your Local Gunfighter! are hilarious. Elam as the dim-witted side-kick is perfect. I like to pull this one out and watch it at least every other year. This is the type of movie Disney should have been making in the 60's, with a little kick to the comedy.
  4. This is a copy of the review I wrote of 6 Rifleman episodes in my Confessions of a Video-Junkie thread. It seemed to make sense to attach it to this thread and remind people how g0od this series is while it is currently playing. -cinemalover Date watched: 3/16/2007 Title: The Rifleman TV Show Made: 1958-1963 Genre: Western Format: DVD_R Source: Western Channel # of times viewed: This is the first time since childhood I watched episodes #73-78 (I record them 6 to a disc, so I generally watch the whole disc once I start) Stars: Chuck Connors (Lucas McCain), Johnny Crawford (Mark), Paul F
  5. Having already confessed my DVD addiction I should probably add that other than the news and sporting events I don't watch ANYTHING as it is being broadcast. I enjoy having so many choices sitting there to choose from. No matter what my mood (or my kids') there is always a good choice to be had. The 31 days of Oscar helps me get caught up a little because there is very little I record then. But now that we're back to normal, wonderful, TCM programming the DVD recorder will be hard at work! PS they're not called BOOKshelves anymore, they are DVD storage units.
  6. Another comic character that was turned into a rousing serial was Spy Smasher. He was a character with the same comic company that published Captain Marvel. The serial was produced by Republic, which made consistently entertaining cliff-hangers. They made the best minatures in the business. Message was edited by: dum dum cinemalover
  7. Okay, pet peeve number one when it comes to broadcast movies: the movie starts out in a beautiful LB format to get all the credits in, and as soon as you get your hopes up, they are smashed mercilessly against the wall of programming ignorance. The credits are over and the screen goes full. The channel gets changed. The movie doesn't get watched. End of story. Movie channels please stop living in the stone-age and broadcast the movies as they were intended. Grrrrrr!
  8. I am quite embarrased to answer this, but it's cheaper than therapy. I have approximately 1200 DVDs, around 300 of those I have not seen yet. I have at least 1000 DVD-Rs half of which I haven't watched (though many are recordings off of TCM that are movies I have seen in the past). I need a good 12 step program. There just aren't enough hours to ever catch up. Most of the DVDs I buy are bought used, so I get most of them for around $4. So it's hard to say no when I see something I want to watch at a good price even though it may be awhile before I watch it. Thank goodness I don't drink or smok
  9. siodmak, You're right, that's a very entertaining picture. Barbara Stanwyck is great to watch in just about anything. I grew up watching her in the Big Valley, not really knowing all the great films she had in her filmography. What a wonderful revelation as an adult to discover all her old films.
  10. I just want to say thanks to this thread I remembered to record Rain last night. Now if I can just squeeze in time to watch it!
  11. Darkman was great fun. It was also directed by Sam Raimi, which proved to be good practice in the genre so that he could do an even better job on the two Spiderman movies (with a third in the wings).
  12. "Becoming Bond" documentary; "James Bond: For Real" Documentary; Chris Cornell Music Video; "Bond Girls Are Forever" (2006), Featurette, Music Videos. These are the extras listed on web-sites right now. Kind of sparse for a Bond film. They must be holding back for a Deluxe edition in the near future.
  13. Cinemascope, IMDb lists Wonder Woman as "in production" for 2009. Joss Whedon had been attached to the film, but has apparently left the project.
  14. And to appreciate some of the "culture" of the time it would also help to read some of the "pulp" magazines that were incredibly popular. Those were the origins of characters like the Shadow and Doc Savage. A lot of sci-fi writers also got their work published in these dime novels.
  15. Captain Marvel is an excellent serial. For me it probably ranks right behind the immortal Flash Gordon with the under-appreciated Buster Crabbe. In 1941 when Captain Marvel was made he was giving Superman a real run for the most popular flying superhero of the time.
  16. I actually went into X-Men III with lowered expectations, so I thought it was okay. Nothing special. I have yet to see Superman Returns, and, frankly, have yet to hear anything that makes we want to see it.I did enjoy Hellboy. Ron Perlman can project just the right attitude to make the character connect.
  17. The first two Batman's were certainly stunning from a visual standpoint. I recently watched the extended DVD version of SupermanThe Movie and was pleasantly surprised to catch a brief cameo by Kirk Alyn and Noel Neill as a young Lois Lane's parents on a train. Kirk and Noel were Superman and Lois in the two Superman serials shown on TCM. Noel was also one of the actresses to play Lois on the Superman TV show.
  18. Does anyone know if it will be presented letterboxed? FLIX seems to present about 20% of their movies in LB format without much rhyme or reason as to which ones are or are not.
  19. Thank you Mongo. I had Cowboy Canteen circled to record since it is one of the Starrett movies that the Western Channel does not show. I hope it will turn up again some time.
  20. The release of Ghost Rider with Nic Cage is just one more in a long line of recently released movies based on charqacters that originated in the comics. We have had variations on Superman, Batman, Spiderman, Daredevil, Hellboy, Catwoman, the Punisher, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four and scores of others. But the trend of using comic books or comic strips as an inspiration for movies is hardly new, and dates back towards the beginning of movies. I would like to know which movie (or serial) that featured a character(s) that came from the comics is your favorite? TCM recently showed the two very en
  21. "A student said he was so furious that he couldn't watch the pirated DVD he snagged." The article below my post.
  22. My heart always goes out to people that are furious at a DVD that they "pirated". It gives their anger such a solid foundation.
  23. malkat, You are certainly entitled to your opinion, but to make a statement like that based on your knowledge of one John Wayne movie is somewhat short-sighted. IMDb lists him with 172 credits, most of which were as a leading man. You might want to sample at least 10% of his work to give your opinion some credibility.
  24. filmlover, Great link, thank you. The graphics on golden age lobby cards are always entertaining. Thank goodness, only one more day of Oscar and then back to more vintage stuff. Like the Falcon!
  25. idb1, (Sorry to everyone else, I'm getting WAY off topic). Funny you should mention reading, it is always a struggle to get them to read as much as I'd like, but just this weekend my daughter read Of Mice and Men for the first time. It was entertaining having her tell me about it as though I had never read it. I think the classic movie version may be in our immediate future.
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