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Just for fun. Can be any star from in front of --or behind --the camera.

For example, I like Gene Hackman in almost anything from his heyday but there's a couple flicks of his which I have zero interest in.

"Zandy's Bride" for one. Gorgeous western cinematography, but Hackman plays a hard-nosed and unpleasant SOB. Practically a wife-beater. Even if I could stomach that, the wife in question is the singularly homely Sarah Miles? Vera Miles? (sometimes just can't keep those two straight).

Discuss.

p.s. keep it clean! No expletives, please.

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One film contains my least favorite performances from two of my favorite stars. Although in real life, they became good friends on this assignment.

'Rachel and the Stranger' with Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum, and William Holden. A rather pointless frontier romance.

 

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On 12/9/2018 at 7:09 AM, Sgt_Markoff said:

'Rachel and the Stranger' with Loretta Young, Robert Mitchum, and William Holden. A rather pointless frontier romance.

It was RKO's biggest hit in 1948. I've read the short story, by author Howard Fast. It's amazing they were able to get 80 minutes of on-screen drama from it. It's a character study more than anything.

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So odd to learn this. Thx. But y'know its uncannily true that there's some year's harvests of titles where the apparently mediocre flicks were the ones which made the box office percolate and rose --like cream or crust--to the top of the churn. 'Saratoga Trunk' comes to mind, whatever year that was.

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Maybe Cass Timberlane (1948)? It was based on Sinclair Lewis, but the movie was more soap-ish than most of Tracy's films. His love interest (more like infatuation, really) was Lana Turner, who could sometimes pull a performance out of her ***, but struggled in this one, in my opinion. The whole thing didn't make much sense. 

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On 12/4/2018 at 1:51 PM, Sgt_Markoff said:

"Zandy's Bride" for one. Gorgeous western cinematography, but Hackman plays a hard-nosed and unpleasant SOB. Practically a wife-beater. Even if I could stomach that, the wife in question is the singularly homely Sarah Miles? Vera Miles? (sometimes just can't keep those two straight).

The wife you found so ugly is Liv Ullman.

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Elliott Gould--another Brooklyn native like Eli Wallach--I'm a firm fan of the Gould Man. Almost always turns in a fine result.

But without any doubt in my mind, his very worst film is surely an abomination called, 'Little Murders' co-starring Jessica Walter.

Incredible to believe in retrospect but I went to see it on the big screen gambling with confidence that it'd be good. A black comedy.

Instead it made me question whether I could hold down the popcorn I'd consumed.

In a supporting role in the flick, another groan--Doris Roberts. I don't know what it is about this star but she makes me grind my molars. Hate her voice, her whole appearance, cant abide anything about her. 

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On 2/27/2019 at 6:57 PM, movieman1957 said:

Hitchcock: Jamaica Inn. Dull. It may be nice to look at but that is about it.

I always see this film towards the bottom of Hitchcock's filmography but I enjoy it.  Maybe it's because the real Jamaica Inn is just down the road from me, but I do like the film.

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On 5/21/2021 at 9:37 PM, Aritosthenes said:

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I.. ... Definitely Love me Some Guy Richie,. But Why he did aladdin, ..is BEYOND me...

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I didn't realize he directed it.  He probably thought it was an easy hit.  I won't be seeing it.  I liked the live-action Jungle Book that Jon Favreau did (I'm a huge Swingers and Favreau fan and he was obviously a fan of this story before as he included a song from it in Swingers) but otherwise i see these live-action remakes to be cash grabs by Disney.

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2 hours ago, Shank Asu said:

I didn't realize he directed it.  He probably thought it was an easy hit.  I won't be seeing it.  I liked the live-action Jungle Book that Jon Favreau did (I'm a huge Swingers and Favreau fan and he was obviously a fan of this story before as he included a song from it in Swingers) but otherwise i see these live-action remakes to be cash grabs by Disney.

Put However Much and or However Little Into this As You Wish but.. ... there are Two Disney Films..... . ..that id haveta make the case are Fantastic.. - ...maybe even Exquisite..

 

Brad Birds, -- Tomorrowland.. ... Practically Blew Me Away.. ...Then Ran me Over..

*One of the B.EST Endings In Any Film I,ve EVER Scene..

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And David Lowerys Petes Dragon ..

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Gotta Say Though.. ...who knows... as of yet; but i AM Interested In Cruella 

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The Yellow Rolls-Royce for Alain Delon. His segment was very melodramatic without true feeling and had a bittersweet ending with no clear idea or message to express besides “in life you don’t get what you want so you should just marry off to someone who can provide for you no matter how cruel they may be and how much you hate them.” The first segment of the film at least had a message about English class society of the era (ie they would have divorced but they could not) whereas Delon is left standing there alone because the woman virtually had Stockholm Syndrome.

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I am a big Ronald Colman fan but I can't stand the film The Story of Mankind (1957). I guess Ronald Colman is good in it, but there are a lot of really awful performances by the supporting actors and the overall casting is quite bizarre. It seemed like the studio just wanted an all-star picture, but nobody really wanted to be there.

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Robert De Niro - Dirty Grandpa

Al Pacino - Jack and Jill

Jack Nicholson - Rebel Rousers

Gene Hackman - Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

Sean Connery - Highlander 2: The Quickening

Dustin Hoffman - Madigan's Millions

Marlon Brando - A Countess from Hong Kong

Robert Duvall - Wild Horses

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