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Everything posted by LiamCasey

  1. Henry Gibson was the leader of the neo-Nazis in that movie. Need I say more?
  2. I didn't mean to leave you with the impression that movies based upon the works of John le Carré are action movies. Just that The Courier has even less by comparison. P.S. I'm on Windows 10 and usually use the character map application for letters with a diacritical mark.
  3. The Courier (2020) - Amazon Prime w/ Benedict Cumberbatch, Merab Ninidze, Rachel Brosnahan and Jessie Buckley. Written by Tom O'Connor. And directed by Dominic Cooke. Based upon the true story of a British businessman, Greville Wynne (Benedict Cumberbatch) who, because of his history of business trips to Eastern Europe, was recruited by the British SIS in 1960 to travel to and from Moscow in order to be the contact to and courier for a GRU colonel, Oleg Penkovsky (Merab Ninidze) who provided Soviet intelligence to the West up to the Cuban Missile Crisis. This is a fairly low-key
  4. If your main criteria to see this one is based upon its faithfulness to the 70's comic book, then I would have to recommend that you skip this one. Or at least wait until you can see it for free.
  5. I was not attempting to mock either you or the topic with my previous post. If you choose to believe otherwise, that is your problem and not mine.
  6. 1.) The advancement of technology does make for a good deciding factor between one's definition of a western versus a contemporary western. Steam locomotives instead of diesel or electric. Telegraphs instead of telephones. Horses instead of automobiles. Rapid-fire weaponry. And I suspect many will agree with you with respect to that criterion because look and feel is a big driving factor with most genres. But it appears that I just have that particular can kicked farther down the road than you do. Sticking with John Wayne as an example, The Three Mesquiteers series of the late 30's/early
  7. Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) w/ Simu Liu, Tony Leung, Awkwafina, Ben Kinglsey, Meng'er Zhang, Fala Chen, Michelle Yeoh, Wah Yeuen and Florian Munteanu. Plus Tsai Chin, Jodi Long and Benedict Wong. And, uncredited, Brie Larson, Tim Roth (at least vocally) and Mark Ruffalo. Written by Dave Callaham, Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Lanham. And directed by Destin Daniel Cretton. What, is it surprising to know that at least one denizen of this message board went to see this movie? Or, at least, admits to seeing it? 😉 And I liked it. No surprise there because
  8. A trio of John Wayne movies quickly sprung to mind as I read your post: North to Alaska (1960), Big Jake (1971) and The Shootist (1976). All three of these are set in the first decade of the 20th century (the first and last in 1901 and the middle in 1909). And none of them strike me as being rural dramas as per your post's definition. So, if these are not westerns, what are they? As for me, my opinion as to what constitutes a western (or any cinematic genre) is fairly similar to the beginning of Potter Stewart's opinion on pornography: "I shall not today attempt further to define the kind
  9. Lon Chaney Sr.: The Unknown (1927) - As with Vincent Price below, I've never attempted to rank Mr. Chaney's movies before. But I doubt if further thinking would keep this one from being on the top of my list. This movie is just so fantastically wrong! Bela Lugosi: The Black Cat (1934) - Followed by The Wolf Man (1941) (his role may be small, but it is pivotal, and he plays it well) and then Dracula (1931). Boris Karloff: The Black Cat (1934) - Followed by Frankenstein (1931) and then The Mummy (1932). Peter Lorre: Casablanca (1942) - Considering my profile picture, this shoul
  10. Is it just me? Or did anyone else think "Tom Hanks" when they saw this poster?
  11. Never knew they were father/daughter. Learn something new everyday.
  12. Obviously whomever was in charge of the precognition department at 20th Century Fox at that time did a lousy job!
  13. The Frogmen (1951) - FXM On Demand w/ Richard Widmark, Dana Andrews, Gary Merrill, Jeffrey Hunter, Warren Stevens, Robert Wagner (but I must have blinked during his screen appearance), Harvey Lembeck and Robert Rockwell. Plus, down in uncredited land, Parley Baer, James Gregory, Robert Patten and Jack Warden. And directed by Lloyd Bacon. You've seen this movie before even if you haven't seen this particular movie before. An experienced military unit gets a new commanding officer after the death of their former leader. And, of course, he is nothing like his much-loved predecessor. And
  14. All the Colors of Giallo (2019) - Tuvi Currently available on Tuvi, this documentary directed by Federico Caddeo is a top-level overview of Italian giallo (what else?) films which primarily focuses on Mario Bava (The Girl Who Know Too Much, Blood and Black Lace and A Bay of Blood), Dario Argento (The Bird with the Crystal Plumage, The Cat o' Nine Tails, Four Flies on Grey Velvet, Deep Red, Tenebrae and Giallo), Lucio Fulci (One on Top of the Other, A Lizard in a Woman's Skin, Don't Torture a Duckling and The Psychic), Umberto Lenzi (So Sweet...So Perverse, Orgasmo, Paranoia, Knife of
  15. Appears that you can currently catch this one on both Tubi and Pluto TV.
  16. Doc Savage: The Man of Bronze (1975) Next: The Shadow (1994) - Two based upon the pulp fictional characters from Street & Smith.
  17. 6.) Portrayed the high school principal in both Grease (1978) and Grease 2 (1982).
  18. Mr. Bug Goes to Town (1941) Next: Gulliver's Travels (1939) - Two from the Fleischer Studios.
  19. The Invisible Man (2020) Next: The Hunt (2020) - Two co-produced by Blumhouse Productions.
  20. Dick Van Dyke Next: guest starred on The Dick Van Dyke Show
  21. To Kill a Mockingbird (1962) Next: James Cagney shares a grapefruit with Mae Clarke.
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