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  1. My favorites (which contains a number of matches to the favorites of other board members): William Bendix - Wake Island (1942). Elisha Cook Jr. - The Maltese Falcon (1941). Howard Da Silva - 1776 (1972). Ruth Gordon - Every Which Way But Loose (1978). Beulah Bondi - The Shepherd of the Hills (1941). Gladys George - The Roaring Twenties (1939).
  2. Remember WENN: a television program about a fictional radio station in the early 1940s and which aired on AMC from 1996 to 1998.
  3. Miracle on 34th Street (1947) is, as sewhite2000 predicted, currently on Disney+. And I am currently watching it. We have just subscribed to that streaming service (which makes my kids very happy) and I, being a creature of habit, chose that old black & white classic as the first thing to watch.
  4. And here I figured he would have touted his political experience as The Mayor of Hell. 😉
  5. You guys had me at "Jack Palance"! I'll need to see this one.
  6. Overlord (2018) - Blu-ray w/ Jovan Adepo, Wyatt Russell (son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn), Pilou Asbæk, Mathilde Ollivier, John Magaro, Bokeem Woodbine (the only name in the cast that I immediately recognized), Iain De Caestecker and Dominic Applewhite. Story by Billy Ray. Screenplay by Billy Ray and Mark L. Smith. Directed by Julius Avery. And produced by J.J. Abrams (probably the reason for watching this in the first place) and Lindsey Weber. Here it is. Already 12 days into the month of October and I've finally gotten around to watching a horror movie. Although sometimes one forgets exactly what one is watching. My first thought while watching this movie was "Hey, didn't the makers of this movie know that the U.S. Army wasn't officially desegregated until after World War 2?". Quickly followed by "Hey, you are watching a movie about Zombie Nazis! And you are going to start nitpicking it for historical accuracy?!?". Basically no more and no less than a fairly enjoyable B-movie genre mashup joyride. And, although there has been a number of movies that mix Nazis with horror and/or science-fiction (even Universal's old school horror movies included Invisible Agent (1942)), this movie has a lot more to do with first-person shooter video games like Call of Duty: Zombies and Wolfenstein. So it is best to watch this one as if you're watching someone play such a game. Which means that I am fairly confident that Martin Scorsese wouldn't classify this as "cinema" either.
  7. I fall into the “movie” and “film” are interchangeable category. For what it is worth, “cinema” to me is the place to see a movie.
  8. Hopefully that is just for the short term, my friend. Take care of yourself.
  9. Maybe. The superhero movies of the 2010s are just as much of an escapism as were the disaster movies of the 1970s. And he did do one of those.
  10. The Devil's Possessed (aka El Mariscal del Infierno) (1974) w/ Paul Naschy, Norma Sebre, Guillermo Bredeston, Mariano Vidal Molina, Graciela Nilson and Eduardo Calvo. Directed by León Klimovsky. And written by Paul Naschy. Can I get away with just writing "Ugh!" at this point so we can all go on to something else? In 15th Century France, Barón Gilles de Lancré (Paul Naschy) returns home after failing to be rewarded by his king for his military victories on that king's behalf. And, therefore, turns to alchemy in order to obtain the Philosopher's Stone so he can use that to achieve his goals instead. But the price of that stone, as per his friendly neighborhood alchemist Simon de Braqueville (Eduardo Calvo), is the blood of damsels (among other things). A price which, after very little prodding by his sexy (of course) wife, Georgelle (Norma Sebre), he agrees to pay which leads to a reign of terror in his barony. Which, of course, leads to a peasant uprising. Which is eventually led by our generic hero and the baron's former comrade in arms, Gaston de Malebranche (Guillermo Bredeston). Considering how many of Paul Naschy's movies hearken back to the Universal movies of the 1920s through the 1940s, it should come as no surprise that one of them would be reminiscent of Tower of London (1939). Up to and including the fact that all the horror in it is man made. Matter of fact, if Paul Naschy wasn't in this movie, it would probably have been simply classified as an action adventure. And then I probably wouldn't have wasted my time watching it and writing this. And then you wouldn't be wasting your time reading this. And, as an action adventure, this movie is a stew with meats and vegetables pulled not only from the aforementioned Tower of London, but also from Macbeth (naturally with a wife like this) and Robin Hood (extremely so with rebel peasants fighting from the woods and with our hero physically proving himself to said peasants and with the robbing of the baron's second-hand man himself and with the rebel leader secretly participating in the baron's tournament and with, of course, a damsel to rescue from the baron's dungeon) plus comic swordplay as per the then recent duology featuring The Three Musketeers (albeit a poor imitation of that choreography) and even (yes, I am going totally tongue in cheek at this point) Monty Python (simply because everyone expects the Spanish Inquisition!). But a very bland stew nonetheless. Random comments: 1.) This is the third of five movies in The Paul Naschy Collection II Blu-Ray set. 2.) And, of the Naschy movies that I've watched (or rewatched) during this go around, I would rank this one last as follows: a) Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll (1974) b) The Hunchback of the Morgue (1973) c) Horror Rises from the Tomb (1973) d) A Dragonfly for Each Corpse (1975) e) Night of the Werewolf (1981) f) Count Dracula's Great Love (1973) g) Human Beasts (1980) h) Vengeance of the Zombies (1973) i) The Devil's Possessed Matter of fact, if this was the first Paul Naschy movie that I had ever seen, it would probably have been the last Paul Naschy movie that I had ever seen. 3.) A literal translation of the Spanish title for this one is "The Marshal Of Hell". 4.) This is the only movie that the second billed Norma Sebre, the third billed Guillermo Bredeston and the fifth billed Graciela Nilson have in common with Paul Naschy. 5.) As for the fourth billed Mariano Vidal Molina, he also appeared with Paul Naschy in Curse of the Devil (1973) (a Waldemar Daninsky movie), A Dragonfly for Each Corpse, The Cantabrians (1980) (a sword and sandal movie) and Howl of the Devil (1987) (where Paul Naschy plays everyone!). 6.) And, as previously mentioned, this is one of the sixth billed Eduardo Calvo's ten movies with Paul Naschy with the others being Disco Rojo (1973) (a crime movie which translates as "Red Light"), The Killer is One of the Thirteen (1973) (naturally another giallo with a title like that), Curse of the Devil, Blue Eyes of the Broken Doll, A Dragonfly for Each Corpse, The Mummy's Revenge (1975), Cross of the Devil (1975), Inquisición (1977) and Human Beasts (albeit only vocally in this last one). 7.) And, again as previously mentioned, this is one of eight movies with Paul Naschy that was directed by León Klimovsky with the others being The Werewolf Versus the Vampire Woman (1971), Dr. Jekyll vs. The Werewolf (1972), Vengeance of the Zombies, A Dragonfly for Each Corpse, Death of a Hoodlum (1975) (a crime movie), The People Who Own the Dark (1976) and Secuestro (1976) (another crime movie which translates as "Kidnapping").
  11. In my opinion, The Mummy (1932) featuring Imhotep as the title creature should probably also be considered a standalone movie separate from Universal's four 1940s movies featuring Kharis.
  12. Looks like we're in sync here. I would put these same four movies in the same order.
  13. Charlie Chan Carries On (1931) - The first appearance of Warner Oland as the title detective. One of six lost Charlie Chan movies (four sound movies with Warner Oland and two silent movies with others).
  14. North to Alaska (1960) - DVD w/ John Wayne, Stewart Granger, Ernie Kovacs, Fabian and Capucine. Plus Mickey Shaughnessy, Karl Swenson, Joe Sawyer, Kathleen Freeman, John Qualen and Stanley Adams. And produced and directed by Henry Hathaway. The seventh movie in the John Wayne Film Collection. He sure made a number of movies with singers.
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