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Everything posted by willbefree25

  1. Fred, aren't you thrilled that the posse thinks this is all as hilarious as you think it is? Why am I not surprised. Hey, laurelnhardy, it should be no surprise to you either when your very valid posts are met with an opposing onslaught from the posse. Deleting your original insensitive post doesn't make it go away, Fred. Nice try, though. The families of 227 passengers and 12 crew members of Flight 370 might take issue with your original post. At *least* you should have had the courage of your convictions to leave it stand.
  2. laurelnhardy, did you realize - I didn't - that Edna May Oliver only starred in *THREE* H/W movies with James Gleason???? Hoo boy, do Broderick and Pitts stink. They're unwatchable. Oh well.
  3. Seriously, Fred? You must have been a riot after 9-11.
  4. Are you sure picture three goes with picture two? Picture two shows blue and green carpet. Why would the red carpet be separated? To be fed to pigs who only eat red? How do you explain this? http://tinyurl.com/ky8kfln So many other good things to rabble-rouse about, why worry about the carpet.
  5. If you're even remotely human, yes. Philip Seymour Hoffman was a brilliant actor, and his death is an enormous loss to the acting community. There but for the grace of dog..................
  6. Very nice post, nightwalker. It was a very interesting day (thank you TCM) of programming - it's nice when TCM remembers why it is on the air - but you are very generous indeed to Lukas (poor Lukas) and Lowe. They were simply awful in the part. Even poor Rathbone and my perennial favorite actor William couldn't touch Powell, as historically interesting as their films were. Powell *was* Vance, period. Stephenson's version was laughable, since the studio decided to interject WWII into The Kennel Murder Case, as Rathbone did with one of the Holmes pictures. However, it _was_ nice to see
  7. Isn't it nice, laurelnhardy, when TCM returns to its roots and does what it used to do best? They've actually programmed quite a few classically classic films of late. Aren't Edna May and James wonderful together? They don't make 'em like that anymore. In fact, they haven't made 'em like that post 1960.
  8. Don't know why it hasn't happened. Are you seriously asking that question? I guess you don't know what he did. Obscurity is too good for him.
  9. I see nothing wrong with TCM showing a movie from 2006 just as long as it's 50 yrs. from now. Hah. Well said, laurelnhardy. Hundreds of thousands of obscure classic movies in TCM's vault and they're back to showing newer movies again. Yes, isn't it a shame? Oh well.
  10. Nobody has questioned whether he was a good person. The question is how funny he was. I'm not surprised Red was two-faced, but who cares if he was a good person or not? Hasn't it been the mandatory mantra here that a person's private life had nothing to do with their entertainment value? If it did, Lee Marvin would lose his SAG card. Skelton was not funny. Period. Chaplin wasn't funny either, but at least he didn't have a treacly, cloying sign-off.
  11. Hopefully there aren't many left in the rotation, because Up Goes Maisie was pure drek. I wonder, was she soft core porn for the 1940s? Was she the only one who didn't know her dress style was used by street walkers? What WAS the intent of the Maisie movies and why was a perfectly good Ann Sothern wasted on these garbagio movies? Phew.
  12. Weren't they well chosen? A real classically classic day. Too bad people were either too busy or traveling to watch them. Caught a bit of Reginald Owen as Scrooge again, and he really was very, very good. Too bad his facial prosthetic and Terry Kilburn were from hunger. Sim is still my favorite.
  13. SO true, SM. And besides being un-funny, he was nauseatingly treacly in his television show. Who can forget being forced (only one television set in the house and parents who didn't know better, heck they were fans of Lawrence Welk!) to watch his hilarious show where the only person laughing was Red, and then having to watch him get all serious and stuff at the end with his vomitous send-off: "Good Night and may God Bless"
  14. No, mdowod55, you are *not* the only person who is fed up with the repeats and the non-classics on TCM this past year. But, to paraphrase those who rule here: too bad, shut up, and move on. This is the new and improved TCM, so get used to it.
  15. Here, Glyn Dearman, manages to convey simple, childish goodness, without manipulative playing on our sentimentalities. So true. Thanks to the Scrooge marathon, I saw Reginald Owen's version all the way through, which I guess was new to me. Horrid, horrid makeup job and wow was Terry Kilburn bad as Tim. Alastair Sim always was and always will be Ebeneezer Scrooge to me. Oh, and did anyone catch Mank's joke? The man has come a long way as host, RO can retire now. Oh, the joke: he said there were many other iterations of A Christmas Carol, e.g., Mr. Magoo's. He then went on to say the
  16. Since TCM is no longer a classically classic movie channel, I hope they show Venus from 2006. It was his best movie.
  17. An eye-opener: Venus (2006). What an actor.
  18. Sunday we get lots of coolio treats, namely the Marx Bros themselves in A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (1935) at 6am, my favorite version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL (1938) at 10am, and THE THIN MAN (1934) at 6pm (the only pre-code flick in the series!!). Rock out!!! All true, mark, but I liked Sim's version better. New to me today - you know Peter O'Toole died, right - was Holiday Affair. Wow, Mitchum scorched the film. As if Wendell Corey ever had a chance. The kid was good too. Awhile back The Big Steal was new to me too. It's heartwarming when TCM does it like they used to do it. Happy
  19. As of late... Been this way for years and years, roverrocks. That being said Happy Holidays to all and I hope we can all just getting back to being sincere movie buffs and not movie Nazis. Same to you, but don't hold out any hope for the latter. They have the majority here.
  20. Wow, I just came here today to kvetch about the Maisie movies. Who knew they were so bad. But they are. NOW you're telling me that there are not only unclassic movies on the formerly great TCM which hardly ever shows classic movies anymore, but that TCM is showing porn?????????????? Whattayaknow. Ben, the old grey TCM ain't what she used to be. Good luck in getting many to agree with you, even if you are 1000% correct.
  21. Okay, one great movie in 6 months _almost_ makes up for the rest: The Big Steal. Never saw it before, whatta movie. mark, did you see it? Yowza!
  22. Amour. Dead wife, windows open. Top notch movie.
  23. Anyone else put off by the lurid allusion in the heading of tonight's schedule? No, just me? *DEBBIE DOES CHRISTMAS* This question is for the sentient folks here.
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