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Everything posted by NickAndNora34

  1. Ok maybe I should clarify... I want to recommend classic films to new fans of old movies (or people who have only seen some Hitchcock and other popular ones) between the ages of 16 and 25. If that helps.
  2. I am part of an online film club, and the majority of the members range in age from 14-33. A lot of them have online lists where we can all recommend them movies, and I have a pretty good idea of a few already, but wanted to pick the brains of all of you on here, as I respect your film tastes and marvel at your knowledge and expertise (this is not satire, I'm being 100% serious). Some I have so far: Singin' in the Rain Arsenic and Old Lace Roman Holiday Suspicion (1941) Sabrina (1954) Sunset Boulevard The Innocents (1961) Lady from Shanghai (1947)
  3. Another I just thought of is Sandy Dennis. I really think she truly was very talented and original, but criminally underrated.
  4. Beth, I haven't seen you on here for a while... I'm not as active as I used to be, though, so maybe that's why. I agree about being "fickle." I seem to have a different favorite every month or so haha
  5. I would add Ruth Gordon to that list too. I think she's great, but I never seem to really see her name on here ever.
  6. I mean, people could really just do what they did in "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid," where they incorporated scenes from other movies so they could use long-gone stars like Alan Ladd and Joan Crawford. I thought that was an interesting idea.
  7. I have a lot of thoughts on the whole "resurrection via CGI" in the first place... In regards to "Star Wars," I personally thought the scenes with Moff Tarkin (Peter Cushing) looked creepy and weird. They should have just had his reflection in the glass, rather than have him turn completely around and start speaking. It freaked me out a little bit. I heard some rumors about wanting to resurrect Paul Walker for the next "Furious" movie; I don't know if that's an actual thing that's happening, but it doesn't seem to make sense to me. Personally, I feel like they need to just let the dead lie, out of respect, but what do I know?
  8. I really like "Clueless" and "The Brady Bunch Movie," although a lot of my friends don't seem to... I just think they're fun, and don't take themselves too seriously.
  9. Oh, I forgot about that. Nevermind then, I'll just have the 2 separately.
  10. That makes sense... Lion King was a shot for shot remake of the original, with zero heart and character; the voice actors all sounded bored and disinterested, and the best parts of the movie were Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen (as Timon and Pumbaa). I actually laughed out loud when Mufasa died. That's not supposed to happen. My issue with the remakes, is that you lose a lot of the heart, personality, and emotion in regards to the characters. That's one of the things all those original 2D animated films did so well. We, as the audience, could hear (through the voice actors) the emotion of the characters, and we could also see the emotion drawn on the characters' faces. Here is my ranking of the recent live action remakes for everyone's perusal: 1. Beauty and the Beast 2. Cinderella 3. Aladdin 4. Dumbo 5. The Jungle Book 6. Alice in Wonderland 7. Pete's Dragon 8. The Lion King If any of you are curious, I would suggest watching the first 4; the remaining 4 are offensive to the original content. That being said, yes, I am planning on getting Disney+. Made my account this past weekend. I'm planning on getting the bundle with Hulu
  11. As far as I can remember, there were no crows. Dumbo wasn't amazing, it was okay. I mostly watched it for Danny Elfman's score; he's one of my favorite film composers.
  12. #56: IN SEARCH OF THE CASTAWAYS (1962) *Score: 3/5* Starring: Hayley Mills, Maurice Chevalier, Keith Hamshere, Wilfrid Hyde White, Jack Gwillim. Rather straight-forward story about Mills and her brother (Hamshere), who are searching for their missing father. Along for the ride is Maurice Chevalier, who kind of befriends them and helps them in their quest. This film is loosely based on "Captain Grant's Children," by Jules Verne. I'd seen this a while ago, and remembered the majority of the plot, which is no great feat, considering how simple and right-to-the-point the plot was. I am a fan of Hayley Mills, and she was charming in this, as per usual. I am only familiar with Wilfrid Hyde White due to my love for ("obsession with") 'My Fair Lady,' and I of course was previously aware of who Maurice Chevalier was. I don't think I have seen him in anything; I am quite familiar with his rendition of the "Aristocats" title song from the Disney film of the same name, but that's about it.
  13. I saw the cats briefly in the newest trailer... they won't have the song or any of the original content in regards to the cats, I'm almost 100% positive.
  14. And I still stand by the fact that Glenn Close was great in that, and it remains the best of Disney's live action remakes to. this. day.
  15. I know I'm rather late, but the commentary by Ben Affleck on "Armageddon" is one of the most humorous things I've heard in my life. It's on YouTube. Be forewarned, there is an F bomb, but for those of you who are curious, it's pretty entertaining.
  16. While we're on the topic, I'd love for the Christopher Guest mockumentaries to be released on Criterion.
  17. If you think that's crazy, you must not know that Michael Bay's "Armageddon" also got a Criterion release. One word: WOOF
  18. I'm watching "The Graduate" (1967) for the first time for my film club scavenger hunt, and I noticed that during the scene in which Benjamin follows Elaine Robinson to the zoo, there are several Mickey Mouse balloons present. Does anyone know if those types of balloons were more prominently distributed/sold back then? To the best of my knowledge, the only places I see them being sold are in the Disney theme parks. This is kind of a dumb question, but it was bothering me so I thought I'd ask. This is what the balloons in question look like.
  19. I would love to see some comedies like Arsenic and Old Lace or The Thin Man. I've seen both several times, but sometimes seeing them on the big screen just hits differently.
  20. WEST SIDE STORY (1961; rewatch) Visually stunning and appealing. I very firmly believe this is one of the best films ever made. Even if you don't like musicals, you have to admit the overall messages and camera-work are fantastic. FUNNY FACE (1957) Another rewatch. I haven't seen this in about 5 years or so... Another very visually appealing movie musical featuring Fred Astaire, Audrey Hepburn, and Kay Thompson. The entire opening credit sequence was great, and I always enjoy the "Think Pink" number.
  21. #55: THE LEGEND OF LOBO (1962) *Score: 2.5/5* The only cast in this consisted of Rex Allen and the Sons of the Pioneers; they chronicled the life of Lobo, the wolf, through the use of narration and song. Long time Disney favorites Oliver Wallace and Richard M. Sherman & Robert B. Sherman worked on the music and title song, respectively, but even that couldn't spice this up. The scenery really made me think of the Thunder Mountain ride at Disneyland, so that was definitely a high point for me. This was really just a huge nature documentary/zoology lesson in film form, but I'd rather have this than any more costume pictures.
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