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Everything posted by YabbaDabba

  1. Why can't TCM just use their own app and allow us to subscribe to it directly? Have been wanting to cut the cord for a while. Could just stream Hulu (and get TCM that way, too). Problem is they will want to charge me more for the internet....sigh....they get ya coming and going. There's no FIOS here to threaten them with, just satellite, both of which stink. At least here they do, because the phone company is so bad (can't get Verizon) that the lines send electrical surges and kill modems over and over again. Comcrap has no a la carte, no senior citizen rates - it does not
  2. If for no other reason than to watch Ted get shot....
  3. Um, the main battle - Pickett's Charge - was fought on July 4. You know, the battle where the south lost half their army marching across an open field like sitting (or marching) ducks? Or maybe you don't... Watch the movie.
  4. Googled "why doesn't TCM show Gettysburg" and found this thread. Now the film is 26 years old, so if 25 years is the technical definition of classic, then it's "eligible". It's already 8-10 years older than the LOTR movies...which along with other newer movies, TCM has already shown anyway. No other channels show the Gettysburg movies, either. So TCM is denying its community of one of the better historical movies made in the last 50 years. Not to mention missing out on all the fun banter we used to have on the IM** forums back in the day, the history, the bloopers (finding moving truc
  5. I don't have so many from this year. But Lola is one of my favorites - and the music is awesome. Run, Lola Run (1998) Tom Tykwer, Germany The Dinner Game (1998) Francis Veber, France Open Your Eyes (1997) Alejandro Amenabar, Spain The Way We Laughed (1998) Gianni Amelio, Italy The Phantom of the Opera, Dario Argento, Italy The Celebration (1998) Thomas Vinterberg, Denmark
  6. Here are mine... Life Is Beautiful (1997) Roberto Benigni, Italy Happy Together (1997) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong The Thief (1997) Pavel Chukhrai, Russia On Connait La Chanson (1997) Alain Resnais, France Children of Heaven (1997) Majid Majidi, Iran Rien ne va plus, Claude Chabrol, France
  7. Are there any for this month? Haven't seen them....
  8. 1. La Ceremonie (1995) Claude Chabrol, France 2. Antonia’s Line (1995) Marleen Gorris, the Netherlands 3. Nelly and Monsieur Arnaud (1995) Claude Sautet, France 4. Les Miserables (1995) Claude Lelouch, France 5. The Flower of My Secret (1995) Pedro Almodovar, Spain 6. La Haine (1995), Mathieu Kassovitz, France
  9. Il Postino (1994) Michael Radford, Italy Chungking Express (1994) Wong Kar-Wai, Hong Kong Eat Drink Man Woman (1994) Ang Lee, Taiwan Trois Couleurs: Rouge (1994) Krzysztof Kielowski, France Trois Couleurs: Blanc (1994) Krzysztof Kielowski, France Before the Rain (1994) Milcho Manchevski, Macedonia Le Colonel Chabert (1994) Yves Angelo, France La Reine Margot (1994) Patrice Chereau, France Farinelli: Il Castrato (1994) Gerard Corbiau, Italy Satantango (1994) Bela Tarr, Hungary
  10. Finally I have time....are we still on 1993? Farewell, My Concubine Three Colors: Blue Hedd Wyn Strawberry and Chocolate The Wedding Banquet
  11. Ok, thanks - sorry I messed up and did the whole decade. I got too excited.
  12. Now that I have found you all.... I think the 1990s were one of the best decades for foreign movies. JMO. In no particular order.... 1. My Father’s Glory (1990) – Yves Robert, France (Except this one. an all-time favorite) 2. My Mother’s Castle (1990) – Yves Robert, France 3. Raise the Red Lantern (1991) – Yimou Zhang, China 4. Life is Beautiful (1997) – Roberto Benigni, Italy 5. Chungking Express (1994) – Wong Kar Wai, China 6. Three Colors: Red (1994) – Kryzsztof Kieslowski, Poland (OK, also Blue and White, but, a lis
  13. Oh, and I know I missed the 1980s....but from one of my favorites, my bichon Ziggy also seems to like it as well...
  14. I don't come here often. But I just binged all 91 pages of posts in this thread! I applaud all of you who have seen so many of the older films - I have just made a huge list of everything I want to see. I wouldn't know where to find half of it, especially the German films from the 20s and 30s. Also, everything you find on Youtube and elsewhere seem to not have subtitles. But I *will find them! Thanks for all your efforts!!! Freddie
  15. Now that we've got him for a SUTS day.....Mastroianni deserves a month!
  16. Next on my list to request...>>Belmondo<< It would be great to have a French New Wave month, but that's another thread, another board...
  18. Didn't even take two months, let alone two years. They're stopping it in August.
  19. Just found this out today - when for the second time in three months I have not received my NP in the mail, I went to complain, and it sent me an email with a link. It figures. First RO dies, then IMDB got rid of its boards (I wonder if the boards here are next???) and now no more Now Playing. Why would I want to print out their email? They better make sure we get the answers to the last month's puzzle, too.
  20. You might be right. Dad loved this movie, though, and he wasn't a pacifist. Not to mention that Heston is in it....lol But when he got his first DVD player, this is one of the movies I got him to go with it. Big Country *also wins for the music. That theme gives me chills, the best theme from a western ever, hands down.
  21. Huh? Unforgiven was terrible. My dad was a western connoisseur, and I was raised on them. He hated that movie, thought it was pretentious. I had to agree. His favorite was Lonesome Dove. I am surprised that no one has mentioned that. Ok, it's a "tv movie" - it doesn't matter. THAT is the grandpappy of all of them. Tommy Lee Jones flying thru town on that white/gray dapple horse. The pigs following the wagon. Gus and the women. My favorite is actually Broken Trail. There is nothing like Duvall - "You will not hurt these children. No sir." Other than that.... The
  22. I suppose that if you can remember most of it, you could always post your opinion as a "User Review"..... It really is irritating. I never noticed trolls (Except the occaional person posting "is such and such gay") or people selling bootleg DVDs. I stick mostly to the classic movies. And so many of those boards had posts from cast and crew of movies, many long gone. There was one 80+ yo Italian actor who was only ever in a few movies, and he used to come to the board for his most famous movie and answer people's questions. It was endearing. It happened a lot. History is
  23. I am liking the mix we're getting with the A-Z, it's been fairly good. Do agree about Dreamgirls. I am one of those sticklers for the 25 year mark being used for classic movies. So, Blazing Saddles would make it in - but not Dreamgirls. What has bugged me - I know they cannot put all the movies on On Demand. But, for those of us without DVR, the ones in the middle of the night.....couldn't they just have some common courtesy for once? I mean, I'm not staying up until 3:00 am to watch Mon Oncle D'Amerique - but if you're going to have it - to actually play a foreign movie (heave
  24. And who picked this trite music? Ugh.
  25. So they put in Anton Yelchin, but left out Anne Jackson? @@
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