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Everything posted by darkblue

  1. Hmm. Why do I get the feeling Fred's trying to insult us?
  2. I am a pretty ascertaining viewer, that's true.
  3. I like 'The Chase' a great deal. Very entertaining movie.
  4. Has Jolie ever done any movie that was good? Vastly over-rated, I think she's kinda the kiss of death for any movie in which she appears (in terms of their finished quality). An unconvincing actress, unable to project genuineness.
  5. The only movie I can definately remember walking out on was 'Gone With The Wind'. I left at intermission, unable to take any more of what felt to me to be overblown, overlong, overwrought over acting. But I don't think it's the worst movie ever. Just one I can't get through.
  6. > I wanted to throw my remote at it, and hopefully hit Natalie and/or Ashley right on their carefully windblown hairdo's. It's just so earnest and silly. One sappy dopey movie. I wasn't gonna post here, as selecting an all-time worst is problematic when one has seen thousands of movies. But I like that you just went with a movie you really didn't like and what you've said above reminded me of one where my feelings are almost an exact duplication of yours.
  7. You know, I didn't like 'The Gauntlet' either when I saw it. But when I revisited it in later years, I realized that Eastwood was doing something very different in it - an aspect I hadn't appreciated at first. He was stepping outside of his usual coolness and playing a rube cop - a dummy who is absolutely not cool or even very street smart. Now, and in spite of its ridiculous over-the-top climax, I think it's not that bad. It's a comic book of course, but seeing Clint deliberately playing a dummy for a change is kind of refreshing.
  8. A piece written by Chris Wickham for Reuters (London) reports: Pop music too loud and all sounds the same - official Comforting news for anyone over the age of 35, scientists have worked out that modern pop music really is louder and does all sound the same. Researchers in Spain used a huge archive known as the Million Song Dataset, which breaks down audio and lyrical content into data that can be crunched, to study pop songs from 1955 to 2010. A team led by artificial intelligence specialist Joan Serra at the Spanish National Research Council ran music from
  9. I hadn't thought about this actress in quite some time, a generally supporting player who seemed to be all over the tv back in the 60's. But I just today got around to watching 'Buck and the Preacher' which I'd dvr'd a month or so ago - and there she was. She has beauty - of course - but it's those eyes. And to a lesser degree, the set of that mouth. It's just me, I'm sure - just one of those unexplainable internal reactions, but she is one beauty that's always produced a feeling of fea
  10. Clicked on 'Rocky' (1976) that's scheduled for this afternoon. The Maltin review is: Lumbering Flynn vehicle set in Civil War times, with Rebs and Yankees fighting off an Indian attack. Umm, that seems kinda inaccurate.
  11. Skyfall12 attempted to start a nice thread complimentary to the talents of Mr. Baldwin but TCM Administration quickly shut it down saying: *another topic about Alec Baldwin isn't really necessary when there are literally dozens already.*
  12. A treat to see a Lee Marvin movie scheduled (Point Blank). He had a double-sided career. For the first 15 years he laboured as one of the best supporting players in the business, usually playing highly-convincing villainous roles. This took him up to 1965 with 'Cat Ballou' and' Ship of Fools'. Then, after winning the Oscar, he spent the next 15 years at the top of the marquee, often carrying the picture on his back - and though still playing exceedingly tough characters, not so clear-cut villainous. Which side of Lee Marvin do you like be
  13. We don't get TRENT'S LAST CASE, MR. ARKADIN or THE THIRD MAN. This really chili's my peppers. Who the heck is interfering with the rights to these movies up here?
  14. Why does TCM have a Canadian Schedule which I can only assume is different than the US schedule? Wouldn't it make more sense to simply have one schedule for the entire network? Having asked that, has anyone ever noticed a difference in the 2?
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