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3 minutes ago, laffite said:

That is so decadent. It makes me ill. Absolutely depraved.

I agree, it is the film's lowest moment.

For me, the whole film is in questionable taste.

 

 

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24 minutes ago, rayban said:

For me, the whole film is in questionable taste.

Forget the film for a minute. Think of the reality of it. Yes, yes, yes, rah rah rah, we're going to win the war, oh boy oh boy ... BUT ... I would think that even back then amid all the glory, a passing awareness of the number of INNOCENT people who are going to be incinerated might result in at least a modicum of discretion. To name the plane after one's own mother, whoa! I'm sure there was a Horita Hawasaka down there who was not that terribly different from and at least as innocent as Enola Gay. The horrible incident is recorded history and done, but the stain and insult of naming that plane after a mother remains.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, laffite said:

Forget the film for a minute. Think of the reality of it. Yes, yes, yes, rah rah rah, we're going to win the war, oh boy oh boy ... BUT ... I would think that even back then amid all the glory, a passing awareness of the number of INNOCENT people who are going to be incinerated might result in at least a modicum of discretion. To name the plane after one's own mother, whoa! I'm sure there was a Mrs Hawasaka down there who was not that terribly different from and at least as innocent as Mrs Gay. The horrible incident is recorded history and done, but the stain and insult of naming that plane after a mother remains.

 

I agree, her full name was Mrs. Enola Gay Tibbets.

Her son's name was Col. Paul Tibbets.

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The Brick Dollhouse  (1967)  -  3/10

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Exploitation quickie from director David F. Friedman. The "story" concerns a group of women roommates. When several of them return home after a night out, they discover the dead body of another roommate. The police question the women, leading to various sordid flashbacks of pot-fueled sex parties, massage sessions, topless hairdressing, and of course bath time. The cast is a bunch of nobodies, and they all look almost okay. This was that awkward phase between the clean-cut early sixties and the let-it-all-go late sixties, so the women are a blend of primped and sleaze, while the guys all look like they need a haircut and a shave. The movie is unusual for being in full color, a rarity for this kind of trash. It's less than an hour. 

Source: Something Weird DVD

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6 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

The Brick Dollhouse  (1967)  -  3/10

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Exploitation quickie from director David F. Friedman. The "story" concerns a group of women roommates. When several of them return home after a night out, they discover the dead body of another roommate. The police question the women, leading to various sordid flashbacks of pot-fueled sex parties, massage sessions, topless hairdressing, and of course bath time. The cast is a bunch of nobodies, and they all look almost okay. This was that awkward phase between the clean-cut early sixties and the let-it-all-go late sixties, so the women are a blend of primped and sleaze, while the guys all look like they need a haircut and a shave. The movie is unusual for being in full color, a rarity for this kind of trash. It's less than an hour. 

Source: Something Weird DVD

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I said yesterday that I was not particularly fond of Gifs (hooray, I spelled it right)

But this is a pretty good one.

I assume the guy behind the Hibachi is cooking.

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50 minutes ago, laffite said:

Forget the film for a minute. Think of the reality of it. Yes, yes, yes, rah rah rah, we're going to win the war, oh boy oh boy ... BUT ... I would think that even back then amid all the glory, a passing awareness of the number of INNOCENT people who are going to be incinerated might result in at least a modicum of discretion. To name the plane after one's own mother, whoa! I'm sure there was a Horita Hawasaka down there who was not that terribly different from and at least as innocent as Enola Gay. The horrible incident is recorded history and done, but the stain and insult of naming that plane after a mother remains.

And putting the colonel's mother on the nose of the bomber was somehow different from putting Mickey Mouse, Betty Grable or Popeye?

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The Busy Body  (1967)  -  5/10

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Gangster comedy from director William Castle, based on a novel by Donald E. Westlake. Sid Caesar stars as a mild-mannered gofer for syndicate boss Robert Ryan. When an underling is killed and a suit loaded with a million bucks in cash is buried with the body, Ryan tasks Caesar with getting it back. Also featuring Arelen Golonka, Anne Baxter, Richard Pryor (in his movie debut), Dom DeLuise, Bill Dana, Charles McGraw, Jan Murray, Godfrey Cambridge, Marty Ingels, Ben Blue, George Jessel, and Kay Medford. There could have been an amusing movie in there somewhere, but Castle's bland direction drains much of the life from the affair. Golonka and Ryan are both funny, as is DeLuise in a brief bit. 

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THE HOUSE OF YES (1997) *Score: 5/10*

Starring: Genevieve Bujold, Parker Posey, Tori Spelling, Freddie Prinze, Jr., Josh Hamilton. 

I had a slight idea of what this movie was about before viewing, but was not expecting them to take it this far. Without ruining things for anyone who might want to watch this, all I'll say is that a young, clinically insane woman with an obsession with Jackie O is anxiously awaiting her twin brother's return to the family estate, but is devastated (for less than pure reasons) when he brings with him a fiance. Parker Posey was fantastic in this, and easily stole the film. She isn't praised as much in the mainstream film circle as she should be; I think she holds her own with some of the most luminous stars in the industry. 

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Oof !!! How can anyone talk about a chicken pie like that. I love Chicken Pot Pies and we have a new shoppe down the street which is fantastic. They are $8.50 and if they don't sell one the same day, they wrap in cellophane and put it out the next day for only $5 to go. I freeze it and usually have it within 2-3 days. I wouldn't  call this a poor man's meal though, but some chicken pies are like that. We have a famous (due to longevity only) but woefully inferior Chicken Pie Shop that has been here for decades upon decades which can still be had for $4 and they are positively yucky, This is the kind of Chicken Pie that the lady is talking about up there. But because of the superior other shoppe we have, it bruises my sensibilities to hear her or anyone talk about a Chicken Pot Pie like that. I love those damn things. Indulge this silly post, whenever someone mentions a chicken pie, I have to start talking about it. I've got one in the freezer right now but it's too late to have it now. Maybe I'll have it for breakfast.

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4 hours ago, laffite said:

I love those damn things.

I loved them as a kid too, but I think those were out of the supermarket frozen Swanson Chichen Pot Pies. I've had them (the frozen) since in a pinch, but a gourmet chicken pot pie now that sounds quite yummy. :D

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1 hour ago, cigarjoe said:

I loved them as a kid too, but I think those were out of the supermarket frozen Swanson Chichen Pot Pies. I've had them (the frozen) since in a pinch, but a gourmet chicken pot pie now that sounds quite yummy. :D

I stopped liking them as a kid (like the joke about Hot Pockets, "A different temperature in every bite!"), and preferred frozen burritos.

But a few years ago, somebody who knew I liked to bake gave me 7" "single-serving" pie tins--And now, in addition to single-serving apple and blueberry, I use my own recipe and some ready-made pie-crusts to make homemade chicken and beef pot pies when I have some spare chicken breast or stew beef left over (or turkey, after Thanksgiving), and put those in the freezer.  There's no frozen indignity you can't improve upon by yourself.  😀

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22 hours ago, cigarjoe said:

Whats the diff between Bouffant and Beehive? Beehive was late 50s early 60s, I reckon, from personal observations.

A bouffant is a teased portion of your hair at the crown and then hair smoothed over the top to make it look like you have a deformed skull:

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(in this girl's case - deformed angled eyebrows as well)

A beehive is when you take ALL the hair, tease it at the roots and wind it in a pile at the crown like a conehead:

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Look out, "big" hair is coming back in style according to the latest Harper's Bazar magazine. (that pile on Doris Day's head earlier was the WORST hairpiece I've ever seen)

11 hours ago, laffite said:

it bruises my sensibilities to hear her or anyone talk about a Chicken Pot Pie like that. I love those damn things.

A true pot pie (or meat pie as French Canadians call it) is an incredibly delicious concoction made with real home made crusts, layering light gravy, vegetables and meats. My Thanksgiving turkey leftover pies are a welcome freezer find comfort food over the long cold Syracuse winters. You can slice them just like a pie & they hold their shape.

Frozen pot pies are gelatinous things that are mercifully small, only to prevent an instant heart attack from the crazy amount of salt & fat packed into them. It's akin to the difference between home made macaroni & cheese (with several types of real cheeses) and boxed macaroni & cheese (with powdered cheese flavoring) No comparison. I'm sure the character was referring to store bought, frozen pot pie junk food.

(sometimes I feel like the wise little old "answer" lady on this board)

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"Romeo and Juliet" - George Cukor - 1936 -

starring Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard -

I can't tolerate this film.

I can't even get through it.

The principal actors are much too old.

Leslie Howard was in his forties and Norma Shearer was in her thirties.

The most recent film version that starred Douglas Booth is easily the best.

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Golden Night (Nuit d'or) (1976) 4/10 or more possibly with a definitive copy.

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It's sort of a surreal mystery. I watched a screener from what looks like a cable TV cablecast so some of it may have been trimmed. It is also in French with English Subtitles.

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Michel Fournier (Klaus Kinsky) was an heir to what looks like a department store dynasty and an amateur puppeteer. His wealthy family wants to get rid of him and frames him as the "golden chain" child killer who strangled an 11-year-old girl with a golden chain. Somehow he get's dead (never made clear (either its been cut or its lost in translation)), his body is cremated.

But he returns from the dead (is he a ghost an avenging spirit (again either its been cut or its lost in translation)) and harasses them and the police commissioner. He sends each of them sort of voodoo dolls starting with the commissioner.

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Michel Fournier visits his sister-in-law Véronique who was his former lover, her daughter Catherine is most likely his. All he wants to do is take off with them and make a new life.

After he was declared dead he was hiding out at a cult called Temple of the Son of the True Light somewhere in the French countryside, but he also runs quite openly a puppet/doll shop in Paris. 

Anyway Michel kidnaps his daughter and uses her to arrange a final confrontation. Also figuring in all this is a gambling casino called the Nuit D'or, which is probably a metaphor for life as a big casino, a gamble presided over by maybe the devil. 

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It's a mess. It's been compared as a mix of Fritz Lang's German Expressionistic Noir style and Dario Argento's Italian giallos. To me I saw Marc Caro, Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Twin Peaks David Lynch. 

The film stars Kinsky, Bernard Blier, Marie Dubois, Jean-Luc Bideau, and Charles Vanel.    

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10 hours ago, NickAndNora34 said:

THE HOUSE OF YES (1997)

90'S INDEPENDENT FILMS HAD THE BEST TITLES THOUGH!

(I never saw this, but will FOREVER remember the title.)

i KINDA want to see it and not like it just so I can publish the four-word-review

"THE HOUSE OF NO. "

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Ray & Liz (2018)

Ray & Liz 6/10

A newly released British film about a dysfunctional family in the 1970s and 1980s. The director is a photographer who based this on his own parents. He had previously published a book of his photographs depicting his home life. The film is shot and lit well due to his photographing ability. The acting is good too and I recommend it to anyone who likes British "kitchen sink" type films. Although it's called "Ray & Liz" after the parents it mostly is about the two sons that are in the middle of this mess of alcoholism and violence. It doesn't go too far with any brutality in the film, it is more sad and squalid than any thing. The Birmingham accents are hard to figure out at times, I am usually pretty good at understanding Brit accents but even I missed a few lines of dialogue.

 

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4 hours ago, rayban said:

"Romeo and Juliet" - George Cukor - 1936 -

starring Norma Shearer and Leslie Howard -

I can't tolerate this film.

I can't even get through it.

The principal actors are much too old.

Leslie Howard was in his forties and Norma Shearer was in her thirties.

The most recent film version that starred Douglas Booth is easily the best.

I saw the second half of the film, it didn't quite move me.

My favorite will always be the 1968 Franco Zefferelli version. The color, costumes and music really put this one at the top for me.

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1 minute ago, Det Jim McLeod said:

I saw the second half of the film, it didn't quite move me.

My favorite will always be the 1968 Franco Zefferelli version. The color, costumes and music really put this one at the top for me.

While Leslie Howard is my favorite actor,  he was way too old to play Romeo.    This is a teen love story and the two leads in the MGM film are way passed their teens!

 

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Caprice  (1967)  -  4/10

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Spy comedy with Doris Day as a cosmetics firm employee tasked with stealing the formula to a process that leaves hair dry even after being submerged in water. She's aided by Richard Harris. Also with Edward Mulhare, Jack Kruschen, Ray Walston, Lilia Skala, Irene Tsu, and Michael J. Pollard. This is meant to be a send-up of the spy movie craze, but the humor falls flat and the script is dreadful. Day looks uncomfortable, and there's a lot of bad rear-projection work. This was another of those movies that Day's husband signed her up to do without asking her first.

Source: Fox DVD

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Catalina Caper  (1967)  -  3/10

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Teen-appeal comedy with college student Tommy Kirk on vacation in Catalina. He gets mixed up with treasure-hunting gang in between music-and-dance sessions. Also featuring Del Moore, Peter (son of Dan) Duryea, Robert Donner, Ulla Stromstedt, Michael Blodgett, and Lyle Waggoner. I cheated and watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, but I'm not sure I'd have made it through the "uncut" movie. Even a musical performance by an out-of-place Little Richard couldn't save this mess.

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29 minutes ago, LawrenceA said:

Catalina Caper  (1967)  -  3/10

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Teen-appeal comedy with college student Tommy Kirk on vacation in Catalina. He gets mixed up with treasure-hunting gang in between music-and-dance sessions. Also featuring Del Moore, Peter (son of Dan) Duryea, Robert Donner, Ulla Stromstedt, Michael Blodgett, and Lyle Waggoner. I cheated and watched the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, but I'm not sure I'd have made it through the "uncut" movie. Even a musical performance by an out-of-place Little Richard couldn't save this mess.

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It sure is a stinker; I think it's the movie that's out-of-place, not Little Richard. His musical number, "Scuba Party", is a stand-alone clip on YouTube and is well worth checking out, not just for the gold lame suit, the eye makeup and the classic up-do, but also for a rockin' little number which manages to find a nice groove in spite of being so out of his wheelhouse.

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A Colt Is My Passport  (1967)  -  7/10

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Japanese crime drama with Joe Shishido as a hired hitman who is hunted by rival gangsters after pulling off a hit. Also featuring Jerry Fujio, Chitose Kobayashi, Ryotaro Sugi, and Kanjuro Arashi. There's a lot of world-weary atmosphere in this widescreen, B&W production. The soundtrack mixes noir-ish plaintive saxophone and spaghetti western bombast. The ending is very memorable.

Source: The Criterion Channel

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