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Last Dvd or Blu-Ray you purchased
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Last Dvd or Blu-Ray you purchased

I had to get Color Out of Space. Being a Lovecraft fan (the actual original stories), I recall previous versions, but this one, with Nick Cage grossly overacting, which went to theaters for about 18...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 10 hours ago
Replies: 25
how do you choose a movie to watch?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: how do you choose a movie to watch?

Being on withdraw from movies in real theaters for the time being, it's a late night thing for me now and a nearly random choice. Look to see what pops up on Amazon or Netflix, check the Xfinity "on...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 19 hours ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

Men in Black - Extraterrestrials are being hidden by the government in New York, where nobody will notice them among all the other aliens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYUd7AOw_lk
Forum: General Movie Discussion 19 hours ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Damn. My cheap DVD copy doesn't have any...

Damn. My cheap DVD copy doesn't have any commentary. I wanted to check on that.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 22 hours ago
Replies: 6
Can anyone tell me whats with all the Nazi stuff in Dragon tattoo
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Can anyone tell me whats with all the Nazi stuff in Dragon tattoo

Neutral was the word. Neutral meant not arresting them for being nazis, something that some nefarious characters took advantage of. Some of them just wanted to get away from it all, but some had a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Can anyone tell me whats with all the Nazi stuff in Dragon tattoo
Posted By skizzerflake
Being neutral was part of the problem. They...

Being neutral was part of the problem. They really could not round up the nazis during the war or they would not have been neutral, as a result, after the war there were bad guys there, as in other...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
I do remember a bleary, late night viewing of Q. ...

I do remember a bleary, late night viewing of Q. As things turn out, the "star" of that flick, Micheal Moriarty, is guy I've seen live a number of times in theatrical performances in Baltimore, as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 6
Can anyone tell me whats with all the Nazi stuff in Dragon tattoo
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Can anyone tell me whats with all the Nazi stuff in Dragon tattoo

Aside from the usual cinematic and literary liberties in the Dragon story, there's long been a small undercrust of nazi or proto-nazi sympathizers, followers and neo's in the Nordic countries in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Gotta love almost anything with The Muppets in it.

Gotta love almost anything with The Muppets in it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

Right now - watching Alfred Hitchcock's The Rear Window, in which a news photog, idled with a broken leg, notices strange and possibly sinister goings on in the apartment across the courtyard from...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Interesting list, especially Marty. I have a...

Interesting list, especially Marty. I have a vague recollection of being talked into seeing it somewhere when I was a kid, told that it was a great movie but it was completely lost on me. It's on...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
My next late-night acquisition. There can never...

My next late-night acquisition. There can never be too much cheesy 80's horror and, if it's set in New York, that's even better, TRIBECA even betterer.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
I'll have to check for that. So far, I've mainly...

I'll have to check for that. So far, I've mainly been entranced with steaming manholes, glowing eyes and Kim Greist's attempt to wrest the Scream Queen title from Jamie Lee Curtis.

I'd be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

Here I go again. It's Network, 1979. The concept is completely dated since electronic media has become so ubiquitous that the old-school network news is hardly noticed now, but (a big but), the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 19
What do you think is the best planet in movies?
Posted By skizzerflake
I thought Altair 4 was an interesting concept...

I thought Altair 4 was an interesting concept with the idea that the entire planet was a big, semi-sentient mechanism, developed to support a vanished race, the Krell, with massive energy sources in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

One of the immortals - King Kong in the Big Apple.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbrikL8IjXM
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Did the line 'my body, my choice', originate in Junior (1994)?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Did the line 'my body, my choice', originate in Junior (1994)?

Because I seem to recall the expression from as far back as I can go, a quick Wikipedia check says:

"According to Anjum Altaf ironic history of the term is, during 17/ 18 century process of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 10
Frame rate information
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Frame rate information

Standard film is basically 24 FPS, which differs from DVD or Blue Ray, requiring conversion in order to work with video monitors. If you search for either DVD or Blue Ray frame rate on Google, you...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 25
What's a good streaming service for the kinds of movies I like?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What's a good streaming service for the kinds of movies I like?

The obvious answer for a single movie is to search Google for, e.g., "stream silence of the lambs", but, on the other hand, if you have a list of what you want and can't find them, then maybe the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

Another favorite was the 2008 Me and Orson Welles, in which a young, idealistic aspiring actor tries out for a production of Orson Welles' famous version of Julius Caesar, set at the legendary...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 31
Great Actor Who Was In MANY Bad Movies?
Posted By skizzerflake
Anybody who needs proof needs to see Color Out of...

Anybody who needs proof needs to see Color Out of Space.

I'm not sure that Cage was ever that good, I can't help thinking that we just hadn't caught on to him early on. With Color, I could not...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 33
Is it true that you can understand movies with the sound off?
Posted By skizzerflake
If it's a non-English language movie without...

If it's a non-English language movie without subtitles, it would be better in its original form with sound because, at least you'd have both sound FX and vocal inflection and expression. It's better...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

A movie that could only be set in New York, My Dinner With Andre, in which two guys sit in a restaurant have dinner and talk a lot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MUgq_MhDyeY
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Yeah, but they were pretty good when they were...

Yeah, but they were pretty good when they were still OK and Woody was OK.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 36
New York Movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: New York Movies

I might have to watch the first Ghostbusters movie tonight.