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Everything posted by NickAndNora34

  1. #67: MARY POPPINS (1964) *Score: 4/5* Starring: Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, David Tomlinson, Glynis Johns, Reta Shaw, Hermione Baddeley, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Ed Wynn. I don't think I need to describe the plot of this one to anyone here. I think we're all familiar with it. This is one of my most favorite Disney films. Director Robert Stevenson finally directed a live-action Disney movie I actually love. **I haven't allowed myself to rewatch this since I started this whole Disney challenge. How's that for self control?**
  2. #66: A TIGER WALKS (1964) *Score: 2/5* Starring: Brian Keith, Vera Miles, Pamela Franklin, Kevin Corcoran, Sabu, Una Merkel, Connie Gilchrist. After one of the tigers in a traveling circus escapes due to one of the trainer's foolishness, the small town's inhabitants are plagued with fear that the tiger will attack them, their families, or their animals. The sheriff then enlists the help of several of the townsmen to help him try to capture the tiger, and bring it back to the circus. Further conflicts arise once the Sheriff's daughter is interviewed on television, where she makes he
  3. I'm not a huge fan of westerns, but for some reason I'm really partial to "The Big Country" (1958). The cast is incredible, and the story is very easy to follow.
  4. #65: THE MISADVENTURES OF MERLIN JONES (1964) *Score: 1/5* Starring: Tommy Kirk, Annette Funicello, Leon Ames, Stuart Erwin, Alan Hewitt, Connie Gilchrist. This was a bland story about a college student named Merlin Jones, who is an inventor/scientist. Merlin strives to be taken seriously by the rest of the student body and staff at his school, but he is constantly branded a fool. Along with his girlfriend (played by Annette), he proceeds to make scientific discoveries and successfully navigate his college life. I think Merlin was supposed to be a sympathetic character, but I h
  5. #64: THE MOON SPINNERS (1964) *Score: 3/5* Starring: Hayley Mills, Eli Wallach, Peter McEnery, Joan Greenwood, Irene Papas, Pola Negri, Sheila Hancock. Hayley Mills stars as a young woman named Nicki, on vacation in Crete with her aunt, a musicologist who is researching different types of music around the world. The two of them decide to stay at a quaint seaside hotel called "The Moon-Spinners Hotel," thinking that their vacation will be filled with peace and quiet, but fate has other plans for them. Nicki and her new friend, Mark (another English patron of the hotel), stumble
  6. #62: THE THREE LIVES OF THOMASINA (1963) *Score: 3/5* (this one was supposed to come before Sword in the Stone, oops) Starring: Patrick McGoohan, Karen Dotrice, Matthew Garber, Susan Hampshire, Laurence Naismith, Jean Anderson, Vincent Winter, Finlay Currie. Karen Dotrice (of Mary Poppins) stars as Mary McDhui, a little girl who is devoted to her ginger cat, Thomasina. The pair of them go everywhere and do almost everything together; however, tragedy strikes, and Mary's father, the local veterinarian, has to make a difficult decision, leaving Mary emotionally distraught and distant t
  7. 1. I have gone to Galaxy's Edge. Right now, if I'm not mistaken, all they have up and running is the Milennium Falcon ride. It is pretty fun though. 2. I'm not entirely sure about seeing "Cats." I know it's going to be a nightmare, and I'm not all that into the stage musical in the first place. I have a love/hate thing for Andrew Lloyd Webber...
  8. RISE OF SKYWALKER (2019) *Score: 3/5* Very long, predictable, and story with little to no plot to it. I love "Star Wars" but this one was not a good way to close out the series. I know people will probably say things like "what do you expect" and whatnot; I was entertained for sure, and the visuals were great, but it didn't do much for me. It was fine. Simply fine. GET OUT (2017) *Score: 4/5* Easily one of the best (in my opinion) films of the 2010's. It was a novel concept. Kicking myself for not having seen this when it was released in theaters.
  9. I was saying that there are some modern actors who I think are the closest to fitting the bill when it comes to "stars." See Spence's list. I agree with the majority of the people on there. Sorry, should have been more clear.
  10. All of the "movie stars" from the studio era are either no longer with us, or barely with us. So, if one is speaking about them, then I'd say "yes" the "movie stars" as we know them are extinct. However, if one is speaking in terms of people in the "industry" who genuinely have a certain level of talent/class, then I'd say we still have some individuals who fit the bill. What makes a "star" these days? There are plenty of talentless hacks out there, especially on certain social media platforms (this being said, there are also a handful of individuals who have certain skills and talents a
  11. According to my letterboxd account, I have seen "Beetlejuice" three times this year alone... But if we are talking long-term, I have probably seen "My Fair Lady," "Sound of Music," Doctor Dolittle (1967)" the most amount of times.
  12. Happy Together (1997), City of God (2002), 3-Iron (2004), and The Girl who Leapt Through Time (2006)
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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) *Scor
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. #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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. #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
  24. #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, to
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