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Morning movie report: With no sports to talk about, I'll pass on my recommendation to skip "The American", a 1:45 waste of time with George Clooney and a bunch of Italians. The plot was obtuse (or unintelligible) to say the least although Silverback and Standhardinger might like it for its dose of a tad of Euro soft-core porn. I have also reviewed the favorites of others listed above and would like to thank Navin (of course) for not forgetting "The Jerk". For others desiring a laugh tonight I might recommend "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" for another glimpse of Steve Martin and Michael Caine at their best. And that's my report for today.

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On 3/16/2020 at 8:19 AM, colhusker said:

If you want a feel good documentary, we watch "Lion" last night and both thought it was good.

Not that it really matters, but what makes you think Lion is a documentary?

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1 hour ago, jimmykc said:

Morning movie report: With no sports to talk about, I'll pass on my recommendation to skip "The American", a 1:45 waste of time with George Clooney and a bunch of Italians. The plot was obtuse (or unintelligible) to say the least although Silverback and Standhardinger might like it for its dose of a tad of Euro soft-core porn. I have also reviewed the favorites of others listed above and would like to thank Navin (of course) for not forgetting "The Jerk". For others desiring a laugh tonight I might recommend "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" for another glimpse of Steve Martin and Michael Caine at their best. And that's my report for today.

 

Good call on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I had forgotten about that flick.  Loved Steve Martin when he was Ruprecht.

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46 minutes ago, Navin R. Johnson said:

 

Good call on Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. I had forgotten about that flick.  Loved Steve Martin when he was Ruprecht.

 

There is no video on YouTube for the scene when Ruprecht says, "This is the greatest day of my life!  I think my testicles are dropping!"

 

That is the clip I was always planning on posting when Nebraska won its first NCAA Tournament game.

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4 hours ago, Dead Dog Alley said:

 

There is no video on YouTube for the scene when Ruprecht says, "This is the greatest day of my life!  I think my testicles are dropping!"

 

That is the clip I was always planning on posting when Nebraska won its first NCAA Tournament game.

 

Would have been even better if it had been against Oklahoma Oklahoma!

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Time for another movie report: I watched one with Paul Newman, one of my favorite actors, last night. It is called "Quintet" and I had never heard of it. It was for good reason, I discovered. It had to be the worst movie he ever made. An unintelligible post-apocalyptic movie set in a frozen world and written by Robert Altman who did MASH. A bunch of foreign actors were upstaged by their silly looking hats and Paul seemed like he just wanted to be somewhere else. Quintet was some stupid game they played which was never explained and the final shot of Newman walking across the frozen tundra must have lasted ten minutes or longer. Anyway, skip this one unless you need some laffs. I'll now list some of my Newman favorites to wash last night from my mind 1. Slap Shot 2. The Hustler3. The Sting 4. Cool Hand Luke 5. Hombre 6. Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid 7. Hud 8. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof 9. Nobody's Fool 10. The Color of Money.  

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On 4/3/2020 at 10:47 AM, jimmykc said:

ime for another movie report: I watched one with Paul Newman, one of my favorite actors, last night. It is called "Quintet" and I had never heard of it. It was for good reason, I discovered. It had to be the worst movie he ever made.

 

Reminds me of the Sean Connery movie Zardoz if you need another break from good movies.

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31 minutes ago, hhcmatt said:

 

Reminds me of the Sean Connery movie Zardoz if you need another break from good movies.

Or you can try The Conquerer with John Wayne. His Mongolian ‘accent’ is strangely familiar. 

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On April 6, 2020 at 11:07 AM, Brick said:

Or you can try The Conquerer with John Wayne. His Mongolian ‘accent’ is strangely familiar. 

 

That's movie they made in the area of above ground nuclear testing and almost everybody in that movie got and died from cancer.

 

Didn't help that The Duke was like a 4 pack a day smoker either...

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Bad movie report: Watched one last night which was definitely worth missing. "Another Earth" is a 2011 Indie pseudo-science fiction flick starring Brit Marling and William Mapother (don't worry, you'll probably never see these names again). Anyway, it kept me interested until it was over and then I went to bed angry because there was no big rubber monster which I had expected. Supposedly it was about a parallel universe (a la "Fringe") and ?quantum theory? so maybe Einstein would have liked it if he had stayed awake. The miracle was that the late Roger Ebert gave it 3 1/2 stars and that it was filmed for $100,000 and made 1 Mil. So opt for "The Conquerer" if you have the choice. I did like Mapother's solo playing on a saw, though.

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Not much new basketball news since Cross left, so it's time for another morning movie report. I watched one last night which some will feel deserves to be on the "worst ever" list and others will deem a potential "cult classic". I will opt for the latter although it may be more of a comment on my own skewed sense of humor than a true appraisal of the flick. "The Dead Don't Die" is a Jim Jarmusch movie with Bill Murray, Steve Buscemi, Adam Driver and Selena Gomez among other stalwarts. Let's call it a zombie comedy and leave it at that. I laughed my butt off but others will undoubtedly not make it to the end. A sidelight which illustrates the synchronicity which seems to get more prevalent as one ages is the fairly interesting Robert Redford movie I watched the night before , "Old Man with a Gun" . Both starred the same unlikely pair of actors, Danny Glover and Tom Waits. 

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Slow morning so a Jimmy-time movie review is in order: Anyone who might have thought "The Dead Don't Die" was funny will like "Living in Oblivion" a 1995 flick about making an Indie flick starring another of my favorite offbeat actors, Steve Buscemi. Some will laugh and some will hate it as per my last review. But it does feature Peter Dinklage's first film role, so stick around to the end of this episodic comedy. And while we are on the Buscemi topic, here are my five favorites 1. Big Fish,2. Escape from LA, 3. The Big Lebowski,4. Fargo, 5. Pulp Fiction. And don't forget his role as "Stick", Robbie Benson's sidekick shooting guard in "One on One" (Okay, I made that one up).

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No doubt there are some great modern movies but I thought I would jump in the "Wayback Machine" -- I love silent movies!

 

Buster Keaton: "Steamboat Bill" ... "The Camerman" ... "The General"

Harold Lloyd: "Safety Last" ... "Why Worry" ... "One Week" -- FYI, Lloyd was born in Burchard, NE

"Metropolis" -- A Tremendous Social Commentary Film

"Battleship Potemkin" -- the Odessa Steps scene!

 

Some talkies, too

John Wayne: "The Searchers" ... "Red River"

Danny Kaye: "The Court Jester" ... "The Kid from Brooklyn" (then watch Harold Lloyd's "The Milky Way")

Watch how one story was treated three times: "The Maltese Falcon" a pre-code film referred to today as Dangerous Female (1931) ... "Satan Met a Lady" (1936) ... "The Maltese Falcon" (1941). The first two are awful but they make you realize how well done the classic presented.

 

 

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