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Forum: General Movie Discussion 9 hours ago
Replies: 8
Favorite Movies of 1977?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Favorite Movies of 1977?

I'll do a short list -

Star Wars - What ELSE could lead the list?
Close Encounters of the Third Kind - My actual favorite.
Annie Hall - Introduced me, at least, to Woody Allen and movies...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 57,199
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

:):):):)

Having grown up on a steady diet of westerns, but also having abstained for a long time, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs was really enjoyable. This time the Coen Brothers managed to bring...
Forum: Movie Reviews 6 days ago
Replies: 4
Casablanca (1942)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Casablanca (1942)

Oh yeah, who cares, when it's Casablanca against "so-bad-it's-good" reviews. Bogie, Bergman and Wilson, were about the most iconic cast in any Old Hollywood movie. Add in World War II angst, Nazis,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 27
Best Horror Franchise
Posted By skizzerflake
True, but most franchises that I've seen do seem...

True, but most franchises that I've seen do seem to do that. They are generally re-treads and the studio financial geeks calculate a box office figure based on some fraction of the first movie, come...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 16
Movie Catchphrases that have become "Memes"
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie Catchphrases that have become "Memes"

Like Oh.....My......God, it's "I don't know WHAT I believe anymore", it's been used too many times to count. Lately I recall it from that so-bad-it's-good classic, Color Out of Space, when Nick Cage...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 35
What is your best worst movie
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: What is your best worst movie

I thought about "every movie with Nicolas Cage", but instead, shot for the moon. It's Color Out of Space, the flick that put Nick on a special pedestal with Dwight Frye. It's the movie that was...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 27
Best Horror Franchise
Posted By skizzerflake
It needs to be somehow resonant or interesting to...

It needs to be somehow resonant or interesting to be good. In all my history with horror flix, I think the only sequel I ever liked was real old, The Bride of Frankenstein, which is so crazy and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 16
Movie Catchphrases that have become "Memes"
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie Catchphrases that have become "Memes"

Oh......My......God. It's everywhere, movies, TV, ads. It's also completely overused.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 27
Best Horror Franchise
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Best Horror Franchise

None of them. There has to be some novelty for a horror movie to work and once you're into sequel territory, it's not like you don't know what the horror will be.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 1 week ago
Replies: 46
Maverick (Top Gun 2)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Maverick (Top Gun 2)

I guess it will be part of that larger issue about all movies, which is, when we go back to the theater. If a new Top Gun movie is a visual spectacle or an Imax, it's probably going to be on the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 7
Fan poster of The Wicker Man I recently finished painting.
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Fan poster of The Wicker Man I recently finished painting.

Interesting. I recall the first movie and it creeped me out. I had some old-school background on that in that the origin of the idea was something I read in the original latin when Julius Caesar...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 1 week ago
Replies: 46
Maverick (Top Gun 2)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Maverick (Top Gun 2)

The whole idea seems irrelevant now. Half of the reason the old one worked seemed to be the movie-star good looks of the cast, coupled with a sort of MTV musical soundtrack. Add in macho guys...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 1 week ago
Replies: 1
Tesla
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Tesla

Wow. As I recall, however, Tesla was tall, skinny, fastidious, OCD and was completely, deliberately chaste. He rarely slept, lived in a hotel room, ate the same meals and believed that curling his...
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 1 week ago
Replies: 46
Maverick (Top Gun 2)
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Maverick (Top Gun 2)

Maybe they're just dallying because it's such a dinosaur of a plot line. Battle of Britain-syled dogfights have been frowned upon since way before the Top Gun first movie, and there probably hasn't...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 57,199
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

The "At Home" movie of the night was The Death of Stalin. It could have been a dreary historical drama, but it was played as a dark, dark comedy, which, from what I know about the actual history, is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 18
Movies that are best experienced loud
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movies that are best experienced loud

Just loud enough to hear the quiet parts. If it's too loud in the loud parts that's not good either. Sometimes, the dynamics can be a problem. I have a fair amount of wattage behind my speakers so...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 41
When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?
Posted By skizzerflake
Yeah, it's often fairly obvious that trailer...

Yeah, it's often fairly obvious that trailer makers are not movie directors. I recall reading an interview with a trailer person who said it was a great job because he could crank out a trailer real...
Replies: 17
Video/Dvd rental stores missed?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Video/Dvd rental stores missed?

I was lucky enough to have a really good Blockbuster. The clientele was selective, so they had foreign films, indies, etc, not just multiple copies of the Lethal Weapon franchise. It's also...
Replies: 17
Video/Dvd rental stores missed?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Video/Dvd rental stores missed?

I definitely miss the video store. I had one a short walk from my house and enjoyed the act of walking down there, interacting, having a movie discussion with the manager and leaving with a couple...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 14
Movies so disturbing that you can't watch again
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movies so disturbing that you can't watch again

Definitely, The Road. Being a science guy, I have to acknowledge that there are several ways that this story could actually happen (unlike zombies and giant reptiles), all of them plausible, but, in...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 28,170
Movie You're Watching Tonight
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Movie You're Watching Tonight

It's The Thing From Another World, classic 1951 sci-fi, great black and white, directed by Howard Hawks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5dwbZKd64Y
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 41
When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?

"But I'd say they are forgivable as long as they don't unwillingly break your suspension of disbelief. "

Exactly. And, there are big ones and little ones. Most of the big ones are clipped out...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 16
HAMILTON!
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: HAMILTON!

I'm not a rap fan either, but, fortunately, the show transcends that genre, also has music, songs and and ensemble dance. It's fast moving with end-to-end action. I was glad this was available...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 41
When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: When's the proper time to forgive constant anachronisms?

In the movie context, it's generally used in regard to those bloopers like 1970 cars in a movie about 1968 or popular songs out of their era. Movie crews include people who are supposed to look for...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 57,199
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By skizzerflake
Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw

🍿🍿🍿🍿🍿

I'd had the disk for a while, on the bottom of the pile but, being NOT at a movie theater, we re-ran The Artist from back in 2011. I'd almost forgotten it, but recall that it got 5 Oscars. ...