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Everything posted by NickAndNora34

  1. Re: The Hobbit The point I was trying to make is that I enjoy the "Hobbit" movies because they entertain me. I do think the LOTR trilogy is much better, but I enjoy the Hobbit movies, because sometimes I like to just sit down and not have to do much analyzing, like with most of the movies I have to watch for film club. Woof. We're going on 4 foreign dramas in a row now.
  2. THE HOBBIT: AN UNEXPECTED JOURNEY (2012) *Score: 3/5* This was a rewatch. I rewatched it yesterday for my birthday, as I was in the mood for something of a lighter fare. I don't care what anyone says, the Hobbit trilogy is very entertaining.
  3. ISLE OF DOGS (2018) *Score: 4/5* Good job, Wes Anderson. I really enjoyed this; there was just the right amount of humor and seriousness. ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST (1968) *Score: 2/5* I'm really sorry to anyone who enjoys this one, but it was super slow and the characters were very boring. I couldn't sympathize with anyone except for the dead people. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1956) **REWATCH/ Score: 3.5/5 This was due for a rewatch; I've always thoroughly enjoyed this one, although it can be a bit hokey at times. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (1944) *Score: 3.5/5* I think I gave this a bit of a lower score, only because I read the novel beforehand, so I knew the plot and everything already.
  4. Wow. Pretty exciting line-up for this year. I am definitely going to see "Fiddler on the Roof." It is one of my favorite movies of all time. Also pretty excited for A League of Their Own, Psycho, Airplane.... Might try to see One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest too. Not sure yet, though.
  5. hey spence, found this article: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/nov/07/why-martin-scorseses-the-irishman-wont-be-coming-to-a-cinema-near-you I think it only has plans to be on Netflix at the moment. I believe it was only screened at select cinemas on Nov 1, or thereabouts.
  6. MARTY (1955) *Score: 4/5* There's something about this film that I really connect with... I can sympathize with both Ernest Borgnine and Betsy Blair's characters, and the overall atmosphere is genuinely appealing.
  7. PANIQUE (1946) I've been trying to get more into French film lately... I liked this one, didn't love it. The femme fatale strikes again. SCORE: 3/5 LA BELLE ET LA BETE (1946) SCORE: 3/5 An interesting and visually appealing film.
  8. #63: THE SWORD IN THE STONE (1963) *Score: 3.5/5* This is a fanciful animated adaptation of the popular "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table" stories. It centers around Wart, a kitchen boy, who befriends Merlin the sorcerer and his owl, Archimedes. The king has recently died and left no heir; a sword in a stone appears, and states that whomever is able to pull the sword out of the stone, will be the new king. I always enjoyed this as a kid. There's just something about Disney's 2D animated movies that is so visually appealing to me. I love the colors and art styles. There really isn't much of a plot to this, but it's still pretty entertaining.
  9. I didn't. I checked out the DVD from my public library before Disney Plus even launched... There's a good selection of live action films from Disney's repertoire on there, though.
  10. I don't really cry at movies either, but I'll admit the original makes me a little emotional haha. And no, the animals don't speak in the original. Kind of disappointing, but understandable.
  11. #61: THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY (1962) *Score: 3/5* I was unaware this even existed, before last year... I had only ever seen the 90's remake when I was younger. It's a very similar story; family goes out of town, and the animals think they've been forgotten, so they make the trek across treacherous territory in an attempt to be reunited with their owners. If I'm being honest, I enjoy the 90's remake more. You can't go wrong with the voices of Don Ameche, Michael J. Fox, and Sally Field... This one was still enjoyable enough, but it definitely dragged in some scenes. I don't have a whole lot to say about this one.
  12. #60: SUMMER MAGIC (1963) *Score: 3.5/5* Starring: Dorothy McGuire, Hayley Mills, Eddie Hodges, Burl Ives, Deborah Walley, Una Merkel. After widow McGuire sells the family house and most of their possessions, the whole family moves to the country for a change of scenery, and are immediately met with a huge culture shock. The family pours a lot of their time into fixing up their new (old) country-house, and along the way, they start to make friends and fit into their new, small country town. I like Hayley Mills, and she was charming, as per usual... The music was really cute, too. Some of you may be familiar with "Ugly Bug Ball," which is quite catchy, and refused to leave my head several days after I watched this movie. The entire cast was great, honestly. One of the more enjoyable vintage live-action films in Disney's repertoire, for sure.
  13. #59: SAVAGE SAM (1963) *Score: 3/5* Starring: Tommy Kirk, Kevin Corcoran, Brian Keith, Jeff York, Royal Dano. The sequel to "Old Yeller" (1957) reunites most of the cast members from the first installment, and is genuinely still enjoyable. Travis and Arliss (Kirk and Corcoran) are left alone on their farm while their parents visit the boys' sick grandmother. Arliss, Travis, and Travis' friend, Lisbeth, are all captured by a tribe of Apaches, and the majority of the plot deals with their uncle and his posse in their attempts to rescue the kids. I've always had a fondness for these books/movies, as they were some of my father's favorites, and he shared them with us kids when we were young. I remember watching "Old Yeller" in particular several times throughout my childhood. This is an enjoyable sequel for sure.
  14. Constance Towers. I just watched "Shock Corridor" (1963) and "Naked Kiss" (1964) for the first time recently, and I was struck by how impressive Constance's performances in both were.
  15. #58: MIRACLE OF THE WHITE STALLIONS (1963) I'm skipping this one most likely indefinitely; I can't find it online anywhere, and I'm not paying for a DVD. I used to have the VHS tape for this, and remember thinking it was one of the most boring things I'd ever seen in my entire life. That is all.
  16. #57: SON OF FLUBBER (1963) *Score: 2.5/5* Starring: Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Tommy Kirk, Charlie Ruggles, Leon Ames, Paul Lynde, William Demarest. This is the sequel to "The Absent Minded Professor;" both were filmed in black and white, but were later colorized upon their VHS releases. Ned is back and (better than ever?) and has a new invention that is based upon his original "Flubber" putty, but this time, it's in the form of a gas that can essentially change the weather. The government (more specifically, the Pentagon) want to shut Ned down due to security reasons, but he will not be stopped. To add to the "fun," Ned's wife, Betsy, is completely stressed out with Ned and his shenanigans, and is filing for divorce, (which drags ex-beau Shelby back in) so Ned also has that whole mess to deal with on top of trying to invent something monumental. Overall, I didn't really love this, but, then again, I didn't love the original either. There were certainly some cute and funny moments, but on the whole, it wasn't my favorite.
  17. I'm glad someone shares my sentiments regarding "Pet Sematary." I didn't think it was all that enjoyable either. Sure, Fred Gwynne is always nice, but the film really did nothing for me.
  18. I'd never seen it prior to film club... it's just that several members are very pretentious and think Scorsese is "god" so it's kind of turned me off to his films for a little while.
  19. This one isn't super old, but my film club has ruined Taxi Driver for me. At least right now, I have no desire to see it.
  20. Sleeping Beauty is in my top 10 of Disney's animated films
  21. Several of the members of my film club that I talk to frequently, have seen a solid amount of classic “older” movies. It’s quite refreshing to see younger people enjoying things from the 1930s-1960s. I say “younger people” as if I’m not a “younger people” lol. A lot of them have already seen Singin in the Rain, and a lot of them like Hitchcock and things like M with Peter Lorre, 2001: A Space Odyssey, etc, so feel free to recommend things that are for a little more hardcore fans. I’m loving the responses so far; thank you everyone!
  22. It is currently 2:29 am... I didn’t plan on being awake right at the launch of the site/app, but my arm fell asleep and it woke me up. I had zero problems with downloading the app and logging in. I’m currently watching the original Lion King, and it loaded really quickly and hasn’t lagged at all so far. I was expecting the worst; I thought the app was going to crash from the amount of people trying to download and log in, but I haven’t had any issues. I’m not sure how many of you would be interested in this, but I figured I’d let you know how it’s been so far in case you’re curious.
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