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Other Films / Re: One-Eyed Jacks (1961)
« on: April 29, 2011, 09:06:33 PM »
The first 12 posts on this IMDB thread must be some of the funniest stuff I've read in a while.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: April 19, 2011, 02:13:48 PM »
titoli has some kind of objection. But I'm with you.

Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 (2011) - 5/10. A woman watches a TV news report. Then she takes the subway to her Manhattan office. She talks to some people in her office. Meanwhile, in a different office in a different building, a man is talking to his secretary. Later, the woman in Manhattan visits this man in his office. The woman leaves and the man walks home. A group of people are waiting at the man's home. They talk amongst themselves and then individually with the man. Next day the man is back in his office. The woman is also back in her office. Sometimes the woman has a meeting. Sometime she watches TV. The man also has meetings. Later there is a party, and people have drinks. The man and the woman speak to each other. Another day and the man and the woman have dinner. Then the woman leaves to have dinner with someone else. Another time the woman is having a conversation in a limo. Then there are more days, more office visits, more meetings. Then the man and woman go to Colorado to watch train tracks being laid. Then the man and woman ride on the train. They ride and ride. Then they go to a party. After the party they have sex, the PG kind. Then they start driving around America. Then they go to an old warehouse. Then they drive some more. They stop several times to talk with people. Then the man and woman, for a brief time, go their separate ways. Then the woman sees a fire on the TV news. She drives to the scene of the fire. The fire is still burning when she gets there--it's a really big fire. The End.

Oh, you mean just like the book?

Other Films / Re: McKinley! - a film by yours truly
« on: April 17, 2011, 11:06:38 PM »
I expected this to be like your super serious previous film but boy was I wrong!
This was a lot of fun.
Got some good laughs out of it which great considering that it's difficult to find anything humorous in today's two and a half hour comedies.
I'd like to hear details on how the robot McKinley prop was constructed.

Other Films / Re: The Dirty Outlaws (El Desperado)(1967)
« on: April 17, 2011, 07:58:32 PM »

Everybody seems to like it and I can't understand why. I think it the story is flimsy, at best: the blind father doesn't get wise to the impostor impersonating his son; the money to be handed to just 2 soldiers who might decide to escape with it or easily being robbed; the ex of Giordana who pretends to shoot at him and kill him and the chief baddy falling for it though he's just two steps away. This kind of crap it is usually redeemed and accepted by fast rhythm. But here it is slow, without a single directorial invention. Only scenes I liked are the beating in the mud (that the reviewer at IMDB doesn't like) and the killing of blind Lulli duplicated in the end. I might add that this is a good chance to fully appreciate the face of Col. Mortimer's sister.
Oh, I like the main theme song.

100% agree with the above.
The highlight is Luli's death and the climax has good poetic justice.
I might add that the opening is excellent as well.
Everything else was a ho-hum affair.

Unlike the IMDB reviewer I liked the beating in the mud a lot. Could've gone on even longer and it wouldn't have bothered me.


There's still that Dick Cavett interview (where Van Cleef is promoting EL Condor) floating around out there somewhere.
Hope it surfaces eventually.

Off-Topic Discussion / Insidious (2011)
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:47:45 PM »
Effectively creepy Haunted House.
There are cliches (baby monitor picks up voices) and at times it deteriorates into an action movie (ghosts have fist fights with the living) but these problems are difficult to step away from nowadays.

In between all the creaky stuff it delivers a good dose of nightmare fuel.

Old ladies in tattered bridal gowns are always creepy to me.


Other Films / Re: Seraphim Falls (2006)
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:41:30 PM »
Good chase picture that loses me when it becomes a Mystic Western in the final 15 minutes.


Other Films / Re: Shane (1953)
« on: April 10, 2011, 07:40:16 PM »
This is my second viewing of this (the first time I fell asleep).

The kid is essential to the film in how it was shot (a lot of voyeuristic low angles) and told.
Thus making the boy's irritating speech tolerable.

The climax is superb I just wish it would have been less obvious that Ladd's gun isn't quite pointing at the final adversary when it goes off.

I got that Shane's fate is ambiguous.
Which was the intention.



Daddy Wont You Please Come Home? Annette Hanshaw

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Duke's Last Role
« on: April 01, 2011, 11:35:33 PM »
Isn't it possible that the man in question just inserted some "found" footage of Wayne into his film? That's how John Carradine keeps turning up in films decades after his death.

Very possible and is what I meant with my second point of not getting permission from the estate.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Banjo-Bob's Burgers Spaghetti Western spoof
« on: March 30, 2011, 01:23:46 PM »
Bob's Burgers isn't the focus of a thread about Bob's Burgers?

Read again,

the title focuses on the Django/Sabata spoof that keeps the whole narrative of this one episode afloat.
Just bringing it to the attention of like-minded fans.
I couldn't give a rat's ass of the shows quality or the show itself.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Banjo-Bob's Burgers Spaghetti Western spoof
« on: March 30, 2011, 11:59:52 AM »
That show's rancid.

Maybe but that isn't the focus of this thread.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Duke's Last Role
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:43:45 PM »
Done some research on this and I'm lead to believe two things...

1. This is a hoax

2. It's real but has been shelved because they didn't get permission from the Wayne estate to release it.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Prometheus (2012)
« on: March 29, 2011, 09:42:30 PM »
He was posting here less and less as the years went by

Years? Doesn't seem like he was around for that long.
Now we can't really know when he registered I guess...?
I liked him too.

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