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What was the last DVD you bought and why?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What was the last DVD you bought and why?

It's a discount set, 10 noir films, including such heavies as The Stranger, DOA, Whirlpool and The Port of New York, which starred Yul Brynner with hair. The Stranger has Orson Welles as a sinister...
Forum: Movie Reviews 19 hours ago
Replies: 9
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

"The downside about WWI dramas is that they're so damned maudlin."

Massive death, poison gas and trench foot generally do incline one to being maudlin.

I really figured that all that macho,...
Forum: Movie Reviews 20 hours ago
Replies: 9
Top Gun: Maverick (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Top Gun: Maverick (2022)

It seems strange that all that close-up turn-and-burn flying was up to date in World War I. As soon as the planes could do their thing from a distance with missiles, nobody wanted those guys to play...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 20 hours ago
Replies: 40
That ONE problem you have with a movie
Posted By skizzerflake
I generally also ignore those strange errors, but...

I generally also ignore those strange errors, but it does amaze me that, given all of the effort put into costumes and scenery in some of these movies, it doesn't seem to bother them that the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 40
That ONE problem you have with a movie
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: That ONE problem you have with a movie

My ONE problem...only one? For the moment, it will be portrayals of characters by actors who don't fit, which brings me to two that come right onto mind -

Ben Hur - the 1959 version, in which...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 40
That ONE problem you have with a movie
Posted By skizzerflake
>>>>Wow....that takes out an entire genre in one...

>>>>Wow....that takes out an entire genre in one dose of reality. The next thing you tell me is that Dracula was just a medieval warlord with an attitude that was even grisly for that era.


...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 71,551
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Oh yeah, watched (actually re-watched) that one...

Oh yeah, watched (actually re-watched) that one just last week. It's a favorite....Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward are terrific.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 71,551
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

I did think I needed to see it - Downtown Abbey: A New Era - I admit that I never saw a single episode of the TV show, nor the first movie, so I needed it for some kind of cultural literacy. My...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 31,798
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By skizzerflake
I'll have to recheck The Mole People, have it on...

I'll have to recheck The Mole People, have it on a disk set. As for Them! it's somewhat of a classic outside the world of old monster movies, being one that actually has credible acting, not to...
Forum: Games and Tabs 1 week ago
Replies: 10,717
Is It In Your DVD Collection?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Is It In Your DVD Collection?

No

C.H.U.D. (the first one)
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 31,798
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

The fortunes of Hollywood - tonight's movie is Tarantula, a 1950's classic "big bug" movie. In this case a big spider terrorizes the usual isolated dusty western town. I recall being a kid and...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
Replies: 27
R.I.P. Fred Ward
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: R.I.P. Fred Ward

Oh no. He had such a great expressive face, one of those guys who wasn't necessarily a star, but who made the movie work because of his wry, expressive facial humor. Teamed up with Kevin Bacon as...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
This stuff gets complicated and contradictory...

This stuff gets complicated and contradictory real fast. The appeal of a Batman sort of character, a vigilante with his own resources, acting "in the name of justice" is tempting as long as it's MY...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 71,551
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

Tonight, it's The Mothman Prophecies, vaguely based on true incidents that happened in the small town of Point Pleasant, West Virginia in 1966. Richard Gere plays John Keel, the widowed John Kline,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 71,551
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:

I recall being dragged to this when I was a kid and my parents wanted to go to the Drive-In, a re-run of Hitchcock's The Rear Window. It's truly...
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What was the last DVD you bought and why?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What was the last DVD you bought and why?

Because where else would you see these movies - "12 Shocking Films", The Best of the Worst, Cinema like Manos, The Hands of Fate, EEgah, Dementia 13 and The Ape Man.

I bought the set because I...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
Just my guess, but they would seem like more of...

Just my guess, but they would seem like more of an oligarchy, rule by a small elite. I think the terms can blend together.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 11
Remake: The KEEP (1983)
Posted By skizzerflake
I can see Eggers doing The Keep, mainly because...

I can see Eggers doing The Keep, mainly because it's NOT in any real world. It might be WW II, but once the Nazis go into that village, they've entered into some sort of time/space warp, never to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
It's more of a historical topic, but Von Braun...

It's more of a historical topic, but Von Braun was one of a bunch of German scientists that came to the US after the war, preferring to be American commodities rather than Soviet ones. He was, of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
A guy like Hitler could not stand an alternate...

A guy like Hitler could not stand an alternate source of power or influence. It was HIS power, not Superman. That's what I mean about the use of the word fascist or its more malignant cousin, nazi....
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 71,551
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

:popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
It wasn't exactly a great choice, but we were there at the movies, had seen the others so it was Father Stu tonight. It stars Mark Wahlberg and Mel Gibson, both self...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: The Batman (2022)

My take on Batman and other "super heroes" is that they are not anything like fascists, which carries the baggage of propaganda, speechifying, mass movements and law enforcement that's subverted to a...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 20
Underrated/overrated/overhated/underhated
Posted By skizzerflake
Ironically there's a whole bunch of different...

Ironically there's a whole bunch of different "Baltimores", depending on where and how you live. TV shows like The Wire and Homicide, Life on the Streets only show the part of the town that makes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 137
The Batman (2022)
Posted By skizzerflake
I'm much more on-board with Batman as a vigilante...

I'm much more on-board with Batman as a vigilante than a facist. He doesn't dictate anything, doesn't have hoards of marching followers or even take public political stands. All Batman does is to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 weeks ago
Replies: 20
Underrated/overrated/overhated/underhated
Posted By skizzerflake
Yep...Baltimore, home of the Star Spangled Banner...

Yep...Baltimore, home of the Star Spangled Banner as well as The Govans Grille and Abe Sherman's Bookstore. I live down near the old gunpowder factory.