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Old 06-20-2019, 04:58 PM   #7851
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I'm posting a link to Ride The High Country in the Videos forum. Leonard Maltin talks about it here.

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Old 06-20-2019, 05:04 PM   #7852
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Chappaquiddick (2017)

"I'm not going to be president."
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Old 06-20-2019, 05:21 PM   #7853
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I don't know whether this is addressed in Chappaquiddick, but Joseph P. Kennedy refused to eat any more when it happened, and he died soon afterward.

An odd thing about Ted Kennedy's career is that he challenged the incumbent Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, in 1980, alleging that Carter wasn't liberal enough -- although of course Carter was quite liberal, maybe the most liberal president we've ever had. And in 1992 Bill Clinton ushered in a long era of conservatism in the Democratic party that only now is ending, but Kennedy didn't particularly complain about that.

People who were in the know later said that Kennedy regarded the presidency as rightfully his and that he resented a hick like Carter seizing the throne.
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MST3K: Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956/1992)

"I'm bored already."

Wanted to re-watch the riff after streaming the standard movie earlier this week.

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I don't know whether this is addressed in Chappaquiddick, but Joseph P. Kennedy refused to eat any more when it happened, and he died soon afterward. . .
They don't, but they show his poor health, his anger, and mention his soon-following death in the written wrap-up before the credits.
You're enough of a political guy that you should check out the movie. It was good. Ultimately, it paints Ted pretty negatively (showing a lot of the spin and outright lying but not getting into the conspiracy level), but a Kennedy supporter could still watch it and take away "he made some serious mistakes, but..."

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An odd thing about Ted Kennedy's career is that he challenged the incumbent Democratic president, Jimmy Carter, in 1980, alleging that Carter wasn't liberal enough -- although of course Carter was quite liberal, maybe the most liberal president we've ever had. And in 1992 Bill Clinton ushered in a long era of conservatism in the Democratic party that only now is ending, but Kennedy didn't particularly complain about that...
Yeah, Reagan made a similar bid on the RNC against Ford in '76. It's widely considered a political death sentence (at least for an executive future) to make a serious party bid against the incumbent president. Arguably, for Ted it was, for Ron, not.
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Old 06-20-2019, 08:09 PM   #7855
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I had to watch a movie literally called "Murder Mystery" even if it starred Adam Sandler.
Turned out it was a 50:50 mashup of the tired "Adam Sandler films himself and his friends having holiday in beautiful settings and justifies it with unfunny punchlines every other scene" trope and a really clever comedy with clichťd American tourists somehow getting trapped within an Agatha Christie plot about a killer in British high society.
If you replaced Sandler (and Jennifer Aniston, who is terribly miscast as an ordinary blue collar hairdresser), the movie might even be decent. Sure, it would still kill off the two best actors in it first, it would still have Discount Dicaprio as the main Red Herring (I hear Colin Firth was originally considered for that role, and it would have been sooooo much better), and the maharaja is annoying as hell. But the plot works, Dany Boon is amazing (if underused) as the Interpol agent frustrated by Sandler, photography and score are pretty good, and it's always great to see Yukio.

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Yokai Monsters: 100 Monsters (1968)

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Old 06-21-2019, 12:58 AM   #7857
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I had to watch a movie literally called "Murder Mystery" even if it starred Adam Sandler.
So that's what I caught my stepdad watching the trailer for! He had something on yesterday I didn't recognize but it seemed oddly familiar, and because the audio for it wasn't English, I didn't realize who was speaking.
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The Beyond (1981)

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Transformers: The Last Knight (2017)

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Old 06-22-2019, 11:57 PM   #7860
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Terror Beneath the Sea (1966)

"Is this the world of the future you dreamed of."

Low budget Japanese co-production of an underwater sci-fi flick. Notable for having an early Sonny Chiba in it.
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Old 06-23-2019, 02:17 AM   #7861
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Gun Crazy (1949)

"You're the only thing that's real. The rest is a nightmare."

A boy obsessed with guns grows up and while seeing the carnival with old childhood friends, he meets a trick shooting woman. After outperforming her he gets a job in the carnival and falls for her, but after they're both fired they turn to crime rather than get honest jobs. As their spree continues things grow tense and they earn the wrath of the law, things become truly desperate and they make a nerve-wracked last stand.

Very Bonnie-and-Clyde, but damn if it isn't done incredibly well. I really love the beginning, the rainy night in town and the boy smashing the store window to steal the revolver. We actually get a pretty good look at Bart's life as he grows up, obsessed with firearms, until John Dall does a great portrayal of him as a young man newly home from the Army.

Peggy Cummins is both charming and chilling as Laurie. She's beautiful, talented, and affectionate, but the same as Dall has a need for guns, she has a crippling need for the high life, and her fears drive her to kill at times. Her panic-driven actions really worsen any number of situations and put the pair right where they don't want to be.

One thing both my dad and I liked were the driving long-shots, during the first big heist when they're in costume and then a later shot. Just such great camerawork (though I'm unsure if it's a very particularly skilled editor or if they really did the shots, but it looks beautiful either way).

Overall a great gem from the '40s, and glad I found it.
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North Country (2005)

"Oh, now you're the same as me?
-Oh no, there's a few differences. You don't go to work scared of what they write about you on the walls, or what kind of disgusting thing you might find in your locker. You don't gotta be scared that one of these days you'll come to work and get raped."

An excellent, but fictionalized adaptation of the real first class-action lawsuit over workplace sexism (the real one starting in 1984 in a Minnesota mine, but this one pushing it to '89, presumably to capitalize on the Anita Hill hearings as a backdrop). Well done.
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Toy Story 4 review.

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Life (2015)

"I don't wanna play their stupid game."

Decent (not great) biopic of Stock's famous photos of James Dean and showing their lives intersecting.
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Gun Crazy (1949)

"You're the only thing that's real. The rest is a nightmare."

A boy obsessed with guns grows up and while seeing the carnival with old childhood friends, he meets a trick shooting woman. After outperforming her he gets a job in the carnival and falls for her, but after they're both fired they turn to crime rather than get honest jobs. As their spree continues things grow tense and they earn the wrath of the law, things become truly desperate and they make a nerve-wracked last stand.

Very Bonnie-and-Clyde, but damn if it isn't done incredibly well. I really love the beginning, the rainy night in town and the boy smashing the store window to steal the revolver. We actually get a pretty good look at Bart's life as he grows up, obsessed with firearms, until John Dall does a great portrayal of him as a young man newly home from the Army.

Peggy Cummins is both charming and chilling as Laurie. She's beautiful, talented, and affectionate, but the same as Dall has a need for guns, she has a crippling need for the high life, and her fears drive her to kill at times. Her panic-driven actions really worsen any number of situations and put the pair right where they don't want to be.

One thing both my dad and I liked were the driving long-shots, during the first big heist when they're in costume and then a later shot. Just such great camerawork (though I'm unsure if it's a very particularly skilled editor or if they really did the shots, but it looks beautiful either way).

Overall a great gem from the '40s, and glad I found it.
The screenplay was by the blacklisted Dalton Trumbo. Millard Kaufman served as a front for him.

The further the blacklist recedes into the past, the more shameful it looks.
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Old 06-24-2019, 12:21 AM   #7866
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Forrest Gump (1994)

"Lieutenant Dan got me invested in some kind of fruit company. So then I got a call from him, saying we don't have to worry about money no more. And I said, that's good! One less thing."

25th anniversary. Man, I remember what a big deal this was that year. Sure, it's overly sentimental and corny, but there's a lot of good stuff here and I hadn't re-watched it in some years.
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Old 06-24-2019, 01:39 AM   #7867
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Batman (1989)

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I haven't watched that in a very long time. I remember being genuinely upset to a pretty high degree during the scene where little Jenny and Forrest are running from her asshole father, because the idea that a parent could be abusive to their own child was totally unknown and frightening to me then.

Over the years, one scene that has piqued my brain more than it already did as a child was how he was outrunning a goddamn truck. I mean, that is some astounding ass-hauling right there.
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Wyatt Earp (1994)

"My mama always told me never put off till tomorrow people you can kill today."

Another flick that turned 25 (6/24). Probably the closest to the actual history, which isn't saying a lot. Still, pretty good; not the most interesting Earp movie.

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I would've been 14, going on 15 when I saw it, but either way it is disturbing and Forrest's childlike understanding of the abuse ("he was a loving man--always touching and kissing her") just underlies it. Despite being a sentimental, life-is-good-type flick, they do deal with some heavy issues (though the pace of the movie doesn't let them linger).

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Batman (1989)...
Yea, someone else celebrated too.
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The Killer Shrews and
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

"Why, that's as big as a full-grown wolf!"
"I ask you what time it is and you tell me how to build a clock."

Last night (6/25), the family and I watched these together (which were made by the same people and released as a drive-in double bill exactly 60 years earlier). I grew up with GGM as a fam favorite.
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Did you remember to raise a knee while watching Giant Gila Monster? If not, shame on you.
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City of God (2002)

"I can read only the pictures."

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We counted them out. My mom doesn't remember watching the MST3K version of either movie, though I know I've watched them with and without her.
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Batman Vs. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2019)

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The Killer Shrews and
The Giant Gila Monster (1959)

"Why, that's as big as a full-grown wolf!"
"I ask you what time it is and you tell me how to build a clock."

Last night (6/25), the family and I watched these together (which were made by the same people and released as a drive-in double bill exactly 60 years earlier). I grew up with GGM as a fam favorite.
These two movies were produced by Ken Curtis, who played Festus on Gunsmoke for 13 seasons.
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