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Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 65
Are Scream Queens Still Being Made Today?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Are Scream Queens Still Being Made Today?

Fay Wray is the archetype. Being in that amazing spectacle, King Kong, only a couple years after sound arrived, Fay set the benchmark that's only rarely been bettered. I wonder if she ever got her...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 31
Beware of these 10 types of film watchers
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Beware of these 10 types of film watchers

#12 - The faux-elitist (mainly me) - Goes to indie theaters on weekends, eats in nearby restaurants, discourses on whatever Film (note the capital F) is currently showing. Secretly likes a lot of...
Replies: 20
Movies that people would be surprised you own
Posted By skizzerflake
They were a cheap box set in Big Lots, about 10...

They were a cheap box set in Big Lots, about 10 movies for $8. It seemed hard to lose for that price. I did like Fury and it seemed like my DVD shelf was slim on war movies. That same shelf has a...
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Movies that people would be surprised you own
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movies that people would be surprised you own

A box set of WW II "classics". It includes movies like Anzio, Fury and The Guns of Navarone. Generally nobody expects ME to be watching old war movies, but now and again, I do.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 33,745
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

Ghostbusters - The first one. It's a favorite and it reminds me that it's been a while since I spent some time in New York. The first Ghostbusters movie is a favorite because most of the outdoor...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 64
Your 1st movie in cinema
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Your 1st movie in cinema

It was old by the time I saw it, but I recall being a small kid and being taken to see the 1950 Treasure Island in a Saturday Matinee. I wanted to be a pirate after that if I could have a great...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 177
What character scared you as a child?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What character scared you as a child?

Another one that I was probably too young to see, The Forbidden Planet, the Id Monster. You see foot prints in the sand, hear strange sounds, then it starts roaring. You don't see anything until...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 39
Films that would be improved by removing the score
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Films that would be improved by removing the score

I really can't think of one. Being a musically oriented person, movie music is the emotional barometer of the plot line for me. If you want something like movies with no music, it's trying to be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 39
Films that would be improved by removing the score
Posted By skizzerflake
Oh no. With no music, it's just a grim reaper...

Oh no. With no music, it's just a grim reaper festival from the nazi era. With Tangerine Dream, it's like a grim nazi era movie sonically illustrated by Miami Vice. The music is half of what makes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 144
What is the most boring movie ever made?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What is the most boring movie ever made?

Boring is such a subjective evaluation. I've seen hyperkinetic action movies that bored me to the point where I slept through the explosions and car crashes. Bruce Willis comes to mind here.
Replies: 61
Do you still own your very first DVD?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Do you still own your very first DVD?

Probably Dark City, which was released just about when DVD's became available for a rational price. I still have it. It's a delightfully strange movie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gt9HkO-cGGo
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 77,111
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
I'd only disagree with that to the extent that,...

I'd only disagree with that to the extent that, I''d elevate it a step. A filling is relatively minor but Otto goes all the way to a root canal.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 1,526
What Is The Most Disturbing Film?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What Is The Most Disturbing Film?

The most disturbing film ever made, for me, was John Waters' Pink Flamingos, since it was shot in neighborhoods I grew up in and nobody told me what SOME people were eating there. Multiple Maniacs...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 144
What is the most boring movie ever made?
Posted By skizzerflake
Uh - "What is the most boring movie ever made? -...

Uh - "What is the most boring movie ever made? - Seems like a fairly straightforward question, not requiring 9 pages of responses that veered very far from "What is the most boring movie ever made?"
Forum: The Television & Music Forum 2 weeks ago
Replies: 16
A new Walking Dead spinoff is coming
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: A new Walking Dead spinoff is coming

I gave up on it when it started to look too much like a rotting flesh version of The Bold and the Beautiful or The Guiding Light. It and other soap franchises went on for decades while the same...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 144
What is the most boring movie ever made?
Posted By skizzerflake
I did. It's still a "Huh??? list.

I did. It's still a "Huh??? list.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 144
What is the most boring movie ever made?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What is the most boring movie ever made?

My Dinner With Andre - 1981

I saw it years later, festival stuff, two guys sit and talk for the duration about nothing especially interesting. Then the movie is over.

If you're not familiar,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 77,111
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Indeed, one of the worst of its kind and I've...

Indeed, one of the worst of its kind and I've seen plenty of them. It's worth noting that there was somewhat of a remake, the title at least, The Swarm, 2020. The first line of the Wikipedia...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 77,111
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Are You There God, It's Me Margaret, adapted from a book by Judy Blume - I have to say that I dragged to this, but I actually ended up being glad to be dragged. Girl Margaret is caught halfway...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 99
Recommend me disgusting, repulsive, wrong movies
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Recommend me disgusting, repulsive, wrong movies

There's a mention of John Waters, but, specifically, early Waters, not the later, more gentile Waters. Go to Desperate Living or Mondo Trasho or the crowning achievement, Pink Flamingos. See Divine...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 37
Why do people love the 90s so much?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Why do people love the 90s so much?

'Somehow, the allure of a fictionalized past, a golden age, etc, is always appealing. Life was better than, before all of the sh*t hit the fan when something _______ happened. The further back it...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 65
Most Memorable Religion-Related Film
Posted By skizzerflake
You have to be in the right mood for those...

You have to be in the right mood for those sanctimonious epics. It has not happened for me for quite a while.

As for Dr Zhivago, I recall a long-ago girlfriend characterizing that epic as "Snow...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 65
Most Memorable Religion-Related Film
Posted By skizzerflake
Oh yeah, that one. Having seen it several times,...

Oh yeah, that one. Having seen it several times, what I recall was how so many scenes were so static, looking like religious paintings, as though DeMille couldn't handle movement by his actors. ...