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Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 3 weeks ago
Replies: 391
Poll: Vote on the next countdown (Oct. 2023)
Posted By kgaard
I understand the resistance to redoing lists,...

I understand the resistance to redoing lists, given the numerous still-undone genres (and other categories), and if that ends being the consensus I’m certainly fine with that.

My counter-argument...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 3 weeks ago
Replies: 391
Poll: Vote on the next countdown (Oct. 2023)
Posted By kgaard
Re: Vote on the next countdown (Oct. 2023)

My list would go like this:

'90s
Musicals
Romance
Films Directed by Women (redux)

I think there is a certain logic to doing the '90s next, as decades were "skipped" last time around, and...
Forum: Movie Forums Site Stuff 3 weeks ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-15-24
Replies: 415
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
I did enjoy it! It was a good, if low-paying,...

I did enjoy it! It was a good, if low-paying, entry-level job in publishing, and my first full-time job in NYC. I was never a big SF fan, though (I'm more into classical literature), so apart from...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 04-15-24
Replies: 415
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
I worked at the magazine (and for its sister...

I worked at the magazine (and for its sister publication, Analog Science Fiction and Fact) for about a year in the '90s. This was after Asimov's death, so I never met him, though I did exchange...
Replies: 525
Whats the weather like today where you live?
Posted By kgaard
Weirdly dark and cool for about three minutes...

Weirdly dark and cool for about three minutes this afternoon
Replies: 30
Baltimore Bridge Total Collapse, Francis Scott Key bridge
Posted By kgaard
I heard an interesting story about this. My wife...

I heard an interesting story about this. My wife has a college friend whose father was the ... I want to say pilot master? ... anyway, he was basically in charge of managing boat traffic through this...
Replies: 9
How Many Sports Stadiums Have You Been To?
Posted By kgaard
Re: How Many Sports Stadiums Have You Been To?

Hm, let's see. Growing up in Dallas, I went to

Texas Stadium: Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Tornado (NASL) (I also saw U2 and Pink Floyd-post Waters here)
Arlington Stadium (original): Texas Rangers...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-22-24
Replies: 15
Post-credits scenes
Posted By kgaard
The earliest one I remember is from The Muppet...

The earliest one I remember is from The Muppet Movie, which was a fun one, of course (though more a continuation of the scene behind the credits than a true post-credits scene).
....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-14-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
Certainly for cinematic history it's a good that...

Certainly for cinematic history it's a good that she was unsuccessful in fully destroying all copies of the film. The romantic history is fascinating: of course you must remember that Wilde went to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-13-24
Replies: 29
I saw that in a movie, so I had to do it too
Posted By kgaard
Depends how you kill 'em

Depends how you kill 'em
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-13-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
So, somewhat related: it was Bram Stoker's wife,...

So, somewhat related: it was Bram Stoker's wife, Florence Balcombe, who learned of Nosferatu's existence and took legal steps to have it destroyed (Stoker had died in 1912). She wasn't entirely...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 03-09-24
Replies: 415
Things You Just Found Out/Learned Recently?
Posted By kgaard
Cary Elwes is related to the (in)famous British...

Cary Elwes is related to the (in)famous British miser John Elwes (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Elwes_(politician)#In_literature), who was likely in part the inspiration for the character...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-12-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
Maybe! But there are variables at play other than...

Maybe! But there are variables at play other than the mercenary thinking of studio bosses (or, at least, let's say their mercenary thinking has some rationale behind it). For starters, there are...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 02-12-24
Replies: 60
Completed movies that were entirely wiped out of existence
Posted By kgaard
To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice....

To be fair, this is not an entirely new practice. Charlie Chaplin (Chaplin!) destroyed a film (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A_Woman_of_the_Sea) he had produced for tax write-off purposes...
Replies: 149
No-Spend February - Finance thread
Posted By kgaard
Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with...

Love the idea, but I think I'll just stick with my Krusty the Clown Lifestyle Plan.
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-KhLmd4E-Fg/hqdefault.jpg
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-11-24
Replies: 7,553
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons...

Top Gun actually is good, but not for the reasons that (I'm guessing) the dad thinks (https://www.tor.com/2019/01/14/highway-to-the-danger-zone-the-heterosexual-tragedy-of-top-gun/).
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 82,031
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
So here's what I think I is going on for that...

So here's what I think I is going on for that last hour:

The emotional "peak" of the movie comes at the end of the long story within a story (within, IIRC, another story) when "Beau" finally finds...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-07-24
Replies: 82,031
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023) When I...

Beau Is Afraid (Ari Aster, 2023)

When I watched Midsommar, there were certainly moments in the movie where it seemed that Aster was, more or less, taking the piss, moments where the film becomes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 01-01-24
Replies: 102
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
Re: 2024 Film Challenge

Here are some recs:

Fallen Leaves (2023)
Hive (2021)
Infinitely Polar Bear (2015)
All Is Lost (2013)
Meek's Cutoff (2010)
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call: New Orleans (2009)
Ponyo (2008)...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 102
2024 Film Challenge
Posted By kgaard
I expect I will do this again, most likely the...

I expect I will do this again, most likely the main challenge and just part of nightmare mode. Hoping 2024 is as good as 2023 was for the movies!


A. The Human Condition
[watch a film that...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-22-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to...

Yeah, I'm with this. I went out on Wednesday to meet up with a friend. We had a leisurely dinner and discussed the state of live theater (not great) and the state of film (optimistic after 2023)....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-21-23
Replies: 82,031
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By kgaard
Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out...

Love this one. I spent a lot of time hanging out with Harvey and Joyce when they would come down to the Dallas Fantasy Fair in the mid-'80s. They were very kind and always interesting to talk to. The...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 12-05-23
Replies: 98
How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?
Posted By kgaard
Re: How many times did you go to the movie theatre this year?

Seven times, which actually feels pretty good! Even bad movies are better in a theater. Here's what I saw:

Aftersun
Ponyo
Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania
Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
Star...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 12-01-23
Replies: 0
The World's Most Prolific Extra
Posted By kgaard
The World's Most Prolific Extra

‘I was told not to make eye contact with Tom Cruise’: meet the world’s most prolific film extra (https://www.theguardian.com/film/2023/dec/01/jill-uncredited-worlds-most-prolific-extra)