https://groups.google.com/d/forum/rec.arts.movies.past-filmsrec.arts.movies.past-filmsPast movies.Google GroupsStephen DeMay2017-04-28T17:28:39Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/4mqUwP-gRcQPrince of the City 1981 ping pong cityPOTC holds a unique place among the films I've seen. Initially I disliked it, thought it an undistinguished version of Serpico . On second viewing I was surprised to warm up to it ( I do like Treat Williams ) and Gerry Orbach ? seemed now a good example of a nasty copper. All fine and good .Stephen DeMay2017-04-28T17:17:55Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/ADgg5ED_rgYReturn To Oz ( 1985 ) third thoughtsI was impressed by RTO on first and second viewings. Fairuza Balk is a great Dorothy , tough and smart, I liked the talking chicken, the look of scarecrow and tin man which are identical to the book's illustrations and the dark mood of the screenplay. So many accolades are given to the MGMluisb...@aol.com2017-04-28T16:36:51Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/E0iKDTPh73oHomophobia and All About EveI've watched it and enjoyed it so many times without giving even a passing thought to its homophobia, but man alive--it is incredibly pronounced. A quick scan of the wiki page on this film reveals that its homophobia is a source of extensive study by certain kulchur kritiks but that the filmStephen DeMay2017-04-28T16:36:39Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/avIG8bn2HHwGrumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever ( 2014 ) TVMAnimal films frequently fall into one of two categories : sad or lacking in adult appeal. Grumpy Cat transcends those problems and as a film is unique tho Cleo the Basset Hound on the T V series The People's Choice did much what Grumpy does and maybe Francis the talking mule and Mr. Ed are in theStephen DeMay2017-04-28T00:53:47Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/hF9TuRaW8NwHarry and Tonto 1974 not the cat's meowO K here's a non- genre film : Art Carney plays a retired " professor " tho don't know where he was an academic. Didn't come off as a thinker here at all. He lives somewhere in NYC in an apartment house that is scheduled to be torn down. Art seems to like schmoozing with the common and I meanStephen DeMay2017-04-27T23:25:35Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/96g3mjlHchIGhost Story 1981 forget film read bookYou've all heard the old saw , " the book's better the the film ", this is the ultimate example. The story is about revenge from the grave for something that happened a very long time ago. Set in winter in a small New England town the targets are four old men who now are confronted by theirStephen DeMay2017-04-27T21:20:45Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/_oc8ulLmCVcBig Trouble In Little China 1986Much like Lifeforce I had high hopes for this one but was initially disappointed. Unlike Lifeforce I thought better of it on later viewings tho it has been a while since the last one. The reasons for my initial negative reaction were two fold : Kurt Russel, an actor I liked a lot, played hisStephen DeMay2017-04-27T20:25:57Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/Y0cTAr66l0QLifeforce 1985 Who ok'd this srcipt ?One of my most keenly anticipated films. Bladerunner ( 1982 ) had presented a dystopian future but looked elegant I thought that Lifeforce with its big budget would be the sci - fi successor but it was then and now a considerable disappointment. What it does have is great casting of the twoStephen DeMay2017-04-26T21:17:11Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/DoEtUsPPAR0The Hunger 1983 or The boring vampireOne of those films I saw a long time ago and have come back to with more focus but still the same opinion. Film suffers from many maladies : terrible characters, dull dialogue , horrific casting ( Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon are the leads and both are just about my all time leastStephen DeMay2017-04-26T14:13:29Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/XnGshrVr1KIBiggest nosedive of a series : Chronicles of NarniaThe original film had three great things going for it : The lion, the witch and the final battle. The two sequels that were made lacked any of these. The closing battle in Prince Caspian was cheap looking and dull, the entire film was dull. Voyage of the Dawn Treader was bad beyond belief. HaveTT2017-04-26T10:14:50Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/mPSekBv-kqEChildren of Paradise (1945) - best film ever?Watched finally CHILDREN OF PARADISE (1945)... the film was voted "Best Film Ever" in a poll of 600 French critics and professionals in 1995. François Truffaut once said: "I would give up all my films to have directed Children of Paradise". But what a horrible, cold, overlong piece of crap itUbiquitous2017-04-26T09:51:21Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/YruTkpHKh0gGhostbusters star Ernie Hudson to be in Twin Peaks revivalhttps://youtu.be/qwi77U1y6UA During an interview with Blastr.com, Hudson said: Coming up this year, you are playing a character in the new Twin Peaks revival. How was it working with David Lynch? “It was great! He gave me a great compliment about some of theStephen DeMay2017-04-25T22:13:07Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/o4S9diXvLZQFavorite humerous revelation in DVD extrasChildren of the Corn 2009 : Hard to believe but the producer of the original COTC ( 1984 ) was remaking it 25 years later. All through the extras was the reality that the first film was not any good tho it made a lot of money. King was referenced in his "gracious" overview of the first film inStephen DeMay2017-04-25T21:53:13Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/ayxSoNHLFQ0Biggest let down by any series : Neon Genesis Evangelion ( Japanese )O K this began as a T V series but later there were sequels that got some release in theaters. I was immediately attracted to this story because of the characters. Great anime girls in skin tight plug suits. Then and far more importantly Rei, Asuka and Misato were over their heads involved withStephen DeMay2017-04-25T21:17:03Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/C59XYPBqfIEGreatest epic that will never be filmedWarriors by Erin Hunter Huh ? Who ? Strange that I find myself putting up this topic when I have not read the books. I probably never will tho I have them all in this continuing series. It's about feral cats and I could not absorb the pain of the story lines. Erin Hunter is not a real person thoStephen DeMay2017-04-25T16:31:47Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/d4e25CYEJlcMost misleading/funniest/innacurate movie creditsAfter Fatty Arbuckle's scandal he did some direction with the name Will B. Good. In the second Benji film " For The Love of Benji " The opening credits have Benji being played by " himself " . At this time Benji was actually Benjean ( female ) . I'll probably write about the Benji series in aStephen DeMay2017-04-25T14:43:08Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/buq472ac73YFilms' Best Portrait Of The Outsider : Ghost World 2001Thora Birch ( several films as a child star , not much afterwards ) is a great looking kitchy, kinky recent high school grad in small town America. She's pals with Scarlet Johannsen ( her break out film ) who's a moody snot but like Thora a real knock out. Strangely both babes are pleasinglyStephen DeMay2017-04-25T00:20:33Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/RoGl9rXToCcStrangest add on to a filmOn Deadly Ground 1994 . I like early Segal and I like this film. After the story the viewer is treated to a visual lecture by Segal about the destruction of the planet caused by government or government sanctioned businesses. Piece lasts several minutes, it's sort of like one of those 1950'sTerrence Clay2017-04-25T00:02:23Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/6bQmmXeqti0The 10 Most Famous Actors Who Never Won Oscars (April 2002 Movieline article)https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/23/the-10-most-famous-actors-who-never-won-oscars/ Posted by lebeau When it comes to the Academy Awards, there are winners and losers. It may be an honor to be nominated, but the fact of the matter is they only hand out so many statues every year. Over theTerrence Clay2017-04-23T00:37:55Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/bwEgY6kZ5UsWhat’s the Big Deal With Pixar’s Cars?https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/22/whats-the-big-deal-with-pixars-cars/ Posted by kevthewriter Kevthewriter wonders why Pixar keeps making Cars movies when no one he knows seems to like them very much. Pixar is an animated studio known for their beloved work like the Toy Story series,Stephen DeMay2017-04-22T18:07:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/wdqQCfLPZ_QTwo major films iconic for their time irrelevant todyThe Graduate 1967 and The Conversation 1974. Easy Rider was thought to be THE " this is now " film ever but really only if you smoked dope rode a bike and lived down South. The Graduate was THE " if you're over thirty you won't understand this " Hollywood effort. Recent college grad DustinUbiquitous2017-04-21T00:55:13Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/iRfFtQZ78b0[TCM Underground] This week on TCM Underground: Dolemite, Cleopatra JonesDolemite(1975) When he's framed for drug dealing, a pimp enlists his call girls to bust him out. Cleopatra Jones (1973) A female drug agent locks horns with a violent drug dealer. -- Dems & the media want Trump to be more like Obama, but then he'd have to audit liberals & wire tapTerrence Clay2017-04-20T20:46:54Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/xUiQXkB6v80Why Hollywood won't cast Eva Mendes anymorehttp://www.nickiswift.com/59082/hollywood-wont-cast-eva-mendes-anymore/ Kate Oczypok Despite her gorgeous looks and critical acclaim, Eva Mendes hasn't really started in a buzz worthy movie since 2012's The Place Beyond the Pines. How could someone as beautiful and talented have fallen off ofStephen DeMay2017-04-20T13:54:03Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/_cDNYdxvXPIFilm delayed by pregnancy/illness of playersSkeleton Key was set to start production when Kate Hudson became pregnant. The whole business was delayed a year.Stephen DeMay2017-04-20T02:04:54Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/pVBrCM-NjK0The Skeleton Key : on second thought it's BSYou'd have to believe prior to John Hurt's conversion two old people were chasing around a strong young man who would do just what he neeeded to do for things to go right... I don't think so...then there were all the black girls who got out before they were trapped...how many complaints to copsTerrence Clay2017-04-19T18:54:21Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/nH4K1TM0lAEWhy’d it bomb? The Amazing Spider Man 2 (2014)https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/19/whyd-it-bomb-the-amazing-spider-man-2-2014/ Posted by kevthewriter Last summer, Spider-Man made his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (or MCU for short). This summer, the web-slinger will be headlining his own movie. But before his “homecoming”, SpideyUbiquitous2017-04-19T11:52:44Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/LphSnBD7qL8Netflix accuses its users of watching 500 million hours of Adam Sandler filmsNetflix’s just-released Q1 earnings report has lots of numbers in it. Some of them are interesting and some of them boring, but just one of them reflects on you and me in a way that is deeply upsetting. That number is “half a billion,” which is how many hours Netflix users have spent streamingTerrence Clay2017-04-19T01:48:56Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/GeLLqwwMPrUThe Standouts of 2002https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/18/the-standouts-of-2002/ Posted by lebeau Movieline magazine was always a bit obsessed with youth culture. Not only did they publish an annual Young Hollywood issue, but eventually they began hosting their own awards ceremony honoring up-and-coming stars.Stephen DeMay2017-04-18T22:29:16Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/G5u7R__Z95wHardcore 1979I was surprised to see this one was made in '79. Thought it might have been earlier to be a better fit for the zeitgeist of the Summer of Love. Can be seen as the other side of Maybe I'll Come Home In The Spring ? ( TVM ) George C. Scott has always been the poster child for the simmeringYour Name2017-04-18T20:59:18Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/MyayYIFx7eY[Quiz] Harry PotterFrom a recent New Zealand Herald newspaper . . . Harry Potter quiz ----------------- Test your Harry Potter knowledge. 1. What is the name of the actor who plays Professor Lupin? - Alan Rickman - Timothy Spall - David Thewlis -william ahearn2017-04-18T19:26:11Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/WDzkR5-KhbcOT: Perfect Romance (US) 2004Hey, Sometimes how a film gets made is as -- or more -- interesting than the film itself. In this case, the two guys -- or so the story goes -- who sold udate.com to match.com for $150 million dollars and then started perfectmatch.com and approached Lifetime to produce a film that features theStephen DeMay2017-04-18T16:19:55Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/FhUxJBbZtPgMary Had A LittleLambbrought to you by the meanest man in the world. But his films were the best.Jana...@aol.com2017-04-18T06:25:41Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/bj82SujJRoM"The Man With My Face" -- Twilight Zone start to rough crime noirDoes anyone else like "The Man With My Face"? The star did well in both his role as regular guy Chick Graham and psychopathic Albert Rand. In some ways, the real star was Doberman King who was salivating to make mince meat out of people. I thought others put in good performances including CaroleJana...@aol.com2017-04-17T09:33:57Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/Gx4ao6JaN98The urination scene in the 1st LHOTLIn the book about it, the forced urination scene in LHOTL was said to be done by sewing a wet make-up sponge into Lucy Grantham's jeans. This would seem to be supported by the way the camera pulls back a bit before showing her with her jeans wet. In an interview, Lucy Grantham said the sceneStephen DeMay2017-04-16T22:16:43Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/57JPQmsRai4OT : who was the most important man in history ?Probably still Jesus, but who next ? Has to be Gavrilo Princip. Come again ? For me the most terrible things that happen in the world are done to animals and how many animals died because of him ? But just to keep this confined to humans he certainly got more people killed than anyone else.Jana...@aol.com2017-04-15T09:31:56Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/puXVYf-bZUYThe Man With My FaceI thought it was some sort of "Twilight Zone" thing at first but it soon turned into an understandable and well-paced thriller, making good use of a killer Doberman. Lynn Ainley made a pretty good blonde femme fatale. Does anyone know why she didn't have more of a career?Terrence Clay2017-04-15T05:06:25Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/Zia4WTeREZAAlec Baldwin’s new book reveals the true nature of the love-hate relationship he had with tempestuous ex-wife Kim Basingerhttp://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-4413418/Extracts-Alex-Baldwin-s-new-book-reveals-all.html His feelings are a little more mixed about the gorgeous but temperamental Kim Basinger. He met the Batman star in 1990 on the set of the prophetically-titled romantic comedy Too Hot ToThe Starmaker2017-04-15T02:25:02Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/uLPXJJZPLGYit's in spanishhttps://www.google.com/#q=diskokosmikoStephen DeMay2017-04-14T22:12:39Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/Q2cp9epaOVICapturing the Friedmans 2003 DocumentaryReally weird and disturbing. Middle class Jewish family, three teenage sons. Nerd father taught computer science in middle ? school. Daddy liked to look at boy on boy stuff he got thru the mail from The Netherlands or Sweden ?. That got him in trouble and out of nowhere he was being accused ofStephen DeMay2017-04-14T19:31:12Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/VbFYp0b6szYFavorite film that shows the truth about America the BeautifulVoyage of the Damned 1976 . May be a U K TVM. Made about events in 1939. From what I recall early on Hitler just wanted the Jews out of Germany. Only when they did not get up and go did the final solution come into being. Some Jews thought things might calm down for others they did not haveStephen DeMay2017-04-14T19:06:30Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/c59qyi7mrhcOne WW 2 topic you won'e see on filmsThe poor preparations in defense of Pearl Harbor is small potatoes to this. How many time have you come across a program that berated the German people for the final solution. Truth is although the vast majority of adults in Hitler's Germany did not like Jews ( too much money and prestige ) theStephen DeMay2017-04-14T14:56:02Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/XUV0W7pxBngIs the average Brit more cultured that Americans ?Beginning with the 80's I came to consider U K films as quality and American productions as lesser stuff. This is close to being an absolute. You might think the average bloke in small town England had benefited from a better education than that available in the states and were thus a moreObveeus2017-04-14T11:44:51Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/9V5a6M7CW50THE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT A WINDOW AND DISAPPEAREDTHE 100 YEAR OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED: A 2013 low key comedy with Robert Gustafsson in the title role. This is a Swedish film that seemed to channel the idea/format of FORREST GUMP and did so quite well. Recommended for anyone looking for offbeat humor or anyone whoTerrence Clay2017-04-14T06:22:53Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/x8YEEF3qlF8The Write Stuff (April 2002 Movieline article)https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/13/the-write-stuff/ Posted by lebeau Critics are always complaining that movies aren’t as good as they used to be. After a year of high profile flops and disappointments, 2001 was considered by many to be a low point in cinema. In the April 2002 issue ofTerrence Clay2017-04-14T01:08:59Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/kHUJVueMOXoNocturnal Visions: ‘After Hours’ meets ‘Into The Night’https://filmschoolrejects.com/after-hours-into-the-night-8552c4644d6b A new video posits both films happened the same night, and we believe it.Terrence Clay2017-04-13T00:21:09Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/jz_L-5OKPhAWhy’d it bomb? Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) and Fantastic 4 (2015)https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/12/whyd-it-bomb-fantastic-4-rise-of-the-silver-surfer-2007-and-fantastic-4-2015/ Posted by kevthewriter The Fantastic Four are Marvel’s first family. With that honor, you think they would’ve gotten a movie that was great, something that could rival Batman,Terrence Clay2017-04-12T23:48:22Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/O-1rfYmfSdkIn Defense of Julia Roberts (April 1997 Movieline article)https://lebeauleblog.com/2017/04/12/in-defense-of-julia-roberts/ Posted by lebeau Everyone likes Julia Roberts, right? I mean most people. There’s always going to be someone out there who has a bone to pick with any celebrity. I’m not an especially big fan of Roberts, but pressed forhector2017-04-12T14:17:43Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/y7PrTQddBpMThe Name of the Game is Kill (1968)Not a pre-code and features no cartoonists. Rarely released horror/thriller made from the only available, but less than perfect print, that Joe Dante had apparently. He tells how he was drawn to the movie by its composition of shots. Stars Jack Lord playing a Hungarian and the incrediblyDr. Jai Maharaj2017-04-11T23:33:18Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/HBC6OCgyGesThe Penny Prophet - 100 Greatest Films - YouTubeThe Penny Prophet - 100 Greatest Films By David Caldarola YouTube Published on January 2, 2016 Take a break from politics, religion, etc, with my list of 100 greates films made. Sorry, no profane, unclean or barbaric movies here - mostly classics. Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?vStephen DeMay2017-04-11T18:59:41Zhttps://groups.google.com/d/topic/rec.arts.movies.past-films/IqfiyB2rHBMBest view I've heard about the reality of moviesMovies are not real. Movies are not not real. Movies have their own reality. Not my words but they mirror my thoughts.