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About AddisonDeWitless

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  1. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Didn't Carole Lombard often play a comic "kook"? Sure, I guess we could parse and debate the term "kook"- but I'll give you Carole. It's notable though that Gloria played a "kook" in a few films where the whole rest of the tone is not "kooky"- The Big Heat (before the coffee in the face) A Woman's Secret and- to some degree- The Bad and the Beautiful.
  2. Oh, and I forgot to mention that several times whilst watching A Woman's Secret I thought to meself: "wow, this is just the kind of trifling dreck that Ray and Co. skewer so delightfully at the beginning of In a Lonely Place. " I guess they knew from where they were coming.
  3. > {quote:title=FredCDobbs wrote:}{quote} > > A Woman's Secret was very silly. > The big flaw in that film is that no one could ever imagine Maureen O'Hara shooting anyone. I dunno about that. I thought O'Hara did a fine job- as did Grahame- with what they were given, and that was not much. I admit that I am 50/50 on O'Hara as an actress, that while she has more magnificient performances to her credit than iffy, the iffy are still iffy enough that they bring the whole average down. Her work in Secret was standard MIracle on 34th Street, frosty mode- something she worked
  4. Quarter-to-three, any given Tuesday, at GG's place.
  5. it is an inn-teresting line-up, only Merton of the Movies doesn't showcase her well-enough to rate a place in an ostensible tribute to GG, but whatevs. glad they're skipping The Bad and the Beautiful. it's one of her only un-innteresting performances. Also glad they're skipping The Cobweb (thank you), although that last statement does not apply to GG's work in it.
  6. I was really, really surprised by how much Anne of Green Gables grew on me. Did not know that was how Anne Shirley got her name; thought Helen Westerly(sp?) was *terrific* as the frosty aunt and I am now fully intrigued by OP Hedgie (again, sp?) who I am discovering was one hell of a character actor. A neat little film which would have made a waaaaaaaay better selection for Essentials Jr. than pretty much everything they ran this summer....and last.
  7. I think The Zombie Stomp was in Horror of Party Beach, not ISCWSLABTMUZ.
  8. "You know, I advise other people to get their Shick out of shape, but my Shick is nowhere near out of shape..."
  9. > {quote:title=dpompper wrote:}{quote} > <I'm the *KING OF THE WORLD* > > > > > > > > > . . . and laughing all the way to the bank . . . > Bank? Foo, Cameron don't use no bank. He's got a big underground vault where he keeps all the money, prints, artifacts, and skulls of those who have wronged him. Periodically though, he does shuffle down the long, dark, mildewy, corridor to count the money, screen Pirahna 2: The Spawning or play with the skulls- but the sound he makes is more "ha-cah-cah-cah-cah" than outright "laughing" as yo
  10. Yes, another litmus test Titanic passes- the mere mention of the title has the awesome power to derail *any* discussion and lead us all down a long dark path of dissention, anger and violence. "Yes, my pretties...fight...fight. And I will feast off the fumes of your rage and hatred...Bwahahahahaha.Oh, now a moment of silence for those who died in the horrible tragedy................ah, now back to feasting! I'm the *KING OF THE WORLD* Bwahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!"
  11. Yes, yes , *yes,* the constant emerging of the leads in freezing cold water below deck in the sinking ship which- for some reason- doesn't seem bother them...in fact they seem to find the waist-deep, twelve degree seawater refreshing, *yes, yes.* How could I forget that? Yes, that bothers me as well. Another standard for Worst Evuh that Titanic meets: a post-mortem discussion of everything that is wrong with the film can come surprisingly close to equaling the length of the movie itself. And with Titanic, that is saying something. IE: ...and the Picassos, and the axe-and-the-ha
  12. There are so many bad movies out there, that to qualify as truly *the bottom* of the barrel, a film's badness must be multifaceted and not just account for film's shortcomings- but the afterlife of the movie over which it has no control. I don't watch movies made nowadays for the most part. I, by accident, caught some of Good Luck Chuck on cable a few years ago and it broke me- but used to, every year there was some movie that went over total gangbusters, that everyone loved and gooed and raved over and bought the soundtrack while I stood alone in the corner grumbling about how sh***y I
  13. I also j'adore Space Mutiny on MST. It's available on u-yay ube-tay, I put it on the way some people put on Eat a Peach when they come home to chill out. You may already know this but Cissy "Grandma Daughter" Cameron *is* Cameron Mitchell's daughter in real life! She also married Reb Brown after the film wrapped (as opposed to that "entertainment lawyer in Sherman Oaks") I have no idea if they're still together. Also also, the late John Phillip Law is Calgon- he was also Diabolik and it is obvious the director was having him try to copy the Diabolik laugh- *a lot*. It did not occur t
  14. > {quote:title=Sandypink wrote:}{quote} > There are so many but recently, the dark shadows remake with Johnny Depp. > > > Yeah, that looked baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad, didn't go- possibly would have if it hadn't looked so baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad. And yet, a lot of reviewers went really easy on it. Really, Dark Shadows as a comedy? For effin real? What about Dark Shadows struck you as being funny, Tim Burton? Like "hah-hah" funny? Did Mars Attacks! teach you nothing, Tim Burton? I hate you, Tim Burton.
  15. > {quote:title=finance wrote:}{quote}Tierney was so much better looking than Wyman that the two can't be compared. It affected their roles, their bearing, their screen presence and personality---everything. I meant that Wyman and Tierney were alike in the sense that I think *both had tremendous potential and untapped dramatic talents that most directors refused to allow them to reach into, or most of their projects did not require them to harness*. The similarity ends there, absolutely. Wyman has always looked kind of like a plastic chipmunk lawn ornament- Tierney was- quite possibly-
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