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Everything posted by jameselliot

  1. I've tried to like Madhouse a few times because I'm a big fan of Price, Cushing and Quarry. The badly written script is incoherent and the acting aside from the three principals is TV level. Linda Hayden is given nothing to do except play a stereotyped sexpot for a few minutes. The two useless Scotland Yard cops help to make the movie even more irritating and even more of a unintentional spoof. The last ten minutes are incomprehensible. Price's Dr. Death makeup is awful. The fake Dr. Death's skull mask much better. I did get a kick seeing Quarry in Count Yorga makeup during the party. Ove
  2. As noted here, Margheriti's Nightmare Castle has terrific atmosphere. Tormented is a good ghost flick the MST people trashed because that's what they do. Richard Carlson's performance was the glue that anchored the movie. Bava's Hatchet For the Honeymoon is a giallo that switches to a ghost story midway through the film.
  3. Darker Than Amber with Rod Taylor and William Smith
  4. One of photographer Harrison Marks' most popular models.
  5. Darker Than Amber with Rod Taylor and William Smith. A movie TCM programmers ignore.
  6. Michael is the Joe Valachi of the White House.
  7. My takeaway was that it's all a dream that begins when the car crashes into the water. That scene when Herk turns around in the doctor's office was very effective. He's not a psychiatrist and says this to her earlier in the movie.
  8. Murder Is My Beat aka Danger Is My Beat has a terrible script and is a lesser known Ulmer film but there's something about it that I found compelling. It was Barbara Payton's last movie. She doesn't get much screen time even though she's the main character.
  9. I'd be surprised if TCM removes it from their schedule. HBO's JO executives can do what they want on their channels.
  10. I enjoyed Battle. It was different and fun.
  11. This thread is poisoned. The board needs a moderator.
  12. Richard Johnson (Bulldog Drummond in two films), Clive Owen, Kerwin Mathews (two OSS 117 movies, The Viscount), Stanley Baker,
  13. I watched it and despite all the rave reviews, I was bored.
  14. I finally caught the ultra-rare, very overlooked Two Gentlemen Sharing, a well-acted British "swinging London" racial drama made in 1969. Robin Phillips and American actor Hal Frederick are Oxford grads sharing a flat and their love interests are Judy Geeson and Esther Anderson. Things don't work out well. It's like the flip side of To Sir With Love, Geeson's first film. Two Gentlemen was not distributed in Great Britain and there was never an official DVD or VHS release. The BFI finally recognized it last year. It's currently showing on Amazon Prime and I believe it would be a good p
  15. Hollywood shaking that flour sack to get just a little more flour. The Two Jakes failed. Why would a prequel be any better? As for Mason, I'm happy watching reruns and Warren Williams' films. Too bad Robert Downey Jr can't play Mason as was planned. That might have been interesting.
  16. Until recently, his TV show was in reruns. He did a skit with Clint Eastwood and Fess Parker that was really funny and one in color with Fred Gwynne in full Herman Munster costume. I liked the show more than his films.
  17. I'll try to call. I'm not adding a sports package to get TCM. This is another dumb corporate decision at Comcast. And they don't get why cable is taking a hit.
  18. His role in Medium Cool fit him like a well-tailored suit.
  19. The 3rd one really stunk. However Lambert Wilson was hilarious.
  20. The only bio flicks that worked for me were Dragon, the Bruce Lee story and The Doors. I can't think of any actor who could do a convincing Steve McQueen or a script that would be worth spending millions on. Better to just watch his films and the documentaries about him. There's lot of interesting material on YouTube such as Man On The Edge, narrated by James Coburn.
  21. This is troubling. https://io9.gizmodo.com/u-s-military-issues-warning-to-troops-about-incel-viol-1838412331
  22. The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart -(1970 MGM) Don Johnson supposedly hated the film. I'd like to see it again.
  23. Always very good, very watchable even in total junk like Tales of the Unexpected, a crummy British anthology series hosted by Roald Dahl.
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