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1  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: RIP Lauren Bacall on: August 24, 2014, 03:59:41 AM
miss bacall was fantasticaly the way we love to see her in a paul nueman fikm, " HARPER ". there was a remake called " THE DROWNING POOL " which didn't hold a candal to " HARPER ". 
HARPER: mrs. sampson your husband kept some pretty lowlifes in L.A. as worse as there are " which is to say as low as it gets ". this flick reads lll. all dead. it;s the qusentual " big chill " on steriods....especially " claude " the holy man. " i know you think me a charloton, but where's the harm "? ( almost like " what we got here is failurer to comunicata ".
 Evil Evil Evil Evil 1/2. i'll pay any of you to go see it wth me as i i oulled my crew, emas  Roll Eyes
2  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: RIP Robin Williams on: August 13, 2014, 11:57:56 PM
one thing i've found to help me rap my head around this thing
is by repeated viewings of good morning viet nam
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Erf2iFHG44M
3  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: July 24, 2014, 05:49:08 AM
" joe cocker : mad dogs & englishman "
this classic rock film captures
one of the most exciting concert tours ever
and defines the spirit of a generation
in much the same way as
" woodstock " and " the last waltz "
 Afro
4  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Harold Ramis, Dead at 69 on: February 25, 2014, 01:54:23 PM
my favorite ghost buster :~{ 
bustin' made us feel good
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2014/02/bustin-made-us-feel-good-the-joyful-comedy-of-harold-ramis.html
5  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: RIP Philip Seymour Hoffman on: February 03, 2014, 02:32:31 AM
" this is our concern dude " !
http://alienationmentale.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/the-big-lebowski-and-brandt.jpg
6  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: January 24, 2014, 06:27:34 AM
ya definitely hit a nerve here Joe 
lemme put it this way. I'm 9, my 89 year
old fiddle playing Grandma watch shock
theater in the basement over WLOS in ashville.
the flick is my first val lewton masterpiece called
"bedlam". as it got to be 1 a/m the scene where Boris
is getting bricked in by the other inmates is a zinger.
i really got a depth to how scary / creepy val lewton
truly was.  Afro
7  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: January 02, 2014, 02:47:55 PM
REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE  1967 marlon & liz duke it out
Bizarre tale of sex, betrayal, and perversion at a military post.
this film listed as one of the 50 worst movie ever made.
depends....Al mulock appeared, but i couldn't spot him.

8  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Last Book You Read on: December 31, 2013, 11:41:36 PM
STUNTMAN !
Hal Needham

car crashes - plane jumping - bone breaking
death - defying - hollywood life  
the show must go on

 Afro
9  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy New Year on: December 31, 2013, 11:31:23 PM
new year's resolution:

Sleep all day, drive all night
Brain my numb, can't stop now
For sure ain't no doubt
Keep an open mind, let it all hang out

 Afro
10  Other/Miscellaneous / Web Site Announcements / Re: The Official 'Welcome To The Forums' Thread on: October 29, 2013, 05:21:21 AM
Groggy - Thanks, dude!

Dave Jenkins - At the time it was, maybe because it was the shortest of three and had a lot of action. I remember knowing the dialogue about the mule off by heart and thought I should use it on someone at school haha. When it came to TGTBTU, I agree with you in that it does take someone a bit older to fully understand and appreciate it, especially the way in which the civil war gets in the way of the treasure hunt - at 9 years old I certainly didn't even think about any anti-war messages that maybe present there. When watching it, I almost forgot about Eastwood being in the movie because Tuco was stealing the show. When it came to the final showdown, and that wide shot of them getting into position in that circle, I thought it was so cool. I remember having a friend over watching it as well, and all he could say was "Come on! Shoot someone already!".

I personally think OUATIA is SL's most ambiguous and hard to follow film because I've read many interpretations/theories involving the ending, and when I first saw it, I was confused with Noodle's smile at the end, and I'm still baffled by it because it has so many meanings apparently.
outasite, you're back dude ! we could reform the old troop. there's a liquior store in space dying to be hit  Afro
11  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 27, 2013, 02:14:55 AM
the cincinatti kid ~ luck of the draw: final hand well played. i give the movie a ten....copped this over @ IMDB message board. excel99's post follows  Cool


Many people who claim to be experienced poker players criticize the play of the final hand as unrealistic. First they criticize the hand on the grounds that the odds of a straight flush vs full house are preposterous, but when they are shown that hands like this happen regularly they resort to "well, professionals like Lancey and the Kid would never play this hand as shown; they would never get to the showdown with such speculative holdings." Ok, let's analyze it card by card.

Hole cards:
The Kid: AH
Lancey: JD

First card:
The Kid: 10C
Lancey: 8D

The Kid is on the button with A-10 off-suit. Not a monster, but definitely playable. With position, heads up, holding an ace, a raise is definitely in order. $500 is a bit much considering the Kid's stack, but aces are quite powerful heads up. $500 is nothing to the man, and with suited cards, a call seems justified.

Second card:
The Kid: 10S
Lancey: QD

The Kid now has a pair of 10s with an ace kicker. Yes, he sees that Lancey has a queen, which paired would beat him. Lancey also could be on a flush draw with two diamonds. But the Kid also has the ace which, if it hits, would seemingly give him the nuts. Furthermore, pros will bet with underpairs just to get information, to see where they stand. He bets $1000 which Lancey raises another $1000. Lancey has 3 diamonds to a flush and two overcards to the Kids 10s, so a raise here isn't beyond the pale; I've seen pros, even WSOP champions, make worse plays. Lancey can surmise the Kid doesn't have three of a kind based on the smallish $500 original bet. So it's a pair of 10s. That is a beatable hand, from Lancey's perspective. If the re-raise doesn't make the kid fold, Lancey can certainly draw out on him and win.

Third card:
The Kid: AC
Lancey:10D

Here is the point where most poker 'experts' criticize the play. The kid has aces over tens, two pair, and he bets $3000. Lancey surely should know he is behind at this point. He should definitely be leery of that ace. I couldn't agree more! But Lancey is a pro and he smells blood. The critics say that holding out for the 9D to make the straight flush is ungodly stupid, all the while forgetting that ANY 9 will give him a straight (which beats two pair) and ANY diamond will give him a flush (which also beats two pair). Lancey isn't necessarily banking on the 9D here! He has a TON of outs (13 outs, to be precise, which is quite a lot)! Sure the Kid might spike the full house BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE IT YET! Lancey knows that! He calls.

Final card:
The Kid: AS
Lancey:9D

From here on out it's pretty standard. The Kid makes his full house and Lancey makes the straight flush. The kid checks. Why bet and allow Lancey to just call, assuming he has a straight or a flush? If Lancey does have one of those hands he will surely bet; if he doesn't, he wasn't going to call a bet anyway. As expected, Lancey bets $1000, the Kid raises $3500 and goes all in. Perfectly reasonable move.

Sure, there is a straight flush possibility, but sometimes you just have to put the statistically improbable hand out of your mind and go all-in; if you can't do that, I doubt you can really play effective poker. When I make a full house with a big overpair and three of a kind on the board, I go all-in. I don't sweat the the possibility of quads, I go all-in! 9 times out of 10 I will win that hand. Same thing here; odds are that Lancey has either a straight or a flush and is putting the Kid on two pair. Time to make the move!

It works out badly for the Kid, but he played the hand well. Likewise, looked at card by card, Lancey didn't do anything so far outside of acceptable poker play. I have seen hands just as improbable and similarly played in actual games on TV played by pros. So why is this so unbelievable in a movie?

12  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 08, 2013, 10:12:38 PM
" bluebeard "  1972  richard gets his balls kicked, what more could you want ?
great scene w/ Raquel Welsh as a nun ? music by ennio marricone.
eurosleazeistic  
 Afro
13  Films of Sergio Leone / The Colossus of Rhodes / Re: Does anyone here prefer this over another one of Leone's movies? on: September 10, 2013, 06:01:31 AM
watching this 2nd time i'm becoming more intertained by it. 7th voyage o]Sinbad,  w/ ray harryhausen's work was not as good as this one in a million
S&S /Sergio leone pre masterpiece, masterpeice. it's useless to go on pretending you shouldn't watch this.
scamned it a few weeks back. also, saw it when it was released



suddenly, i'm glued to it again !  Afro
14  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: July 19, 2013, 08:48:14 AM
" the exiles " a 1961 film about a largely forgoten corner
of a depectively bright city is nothing less a welcome act of
defiant remembrance. the night photography alone would
make the film imortal
http://www.exilesfilm.com/   Afro
15  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: July 16, 2013, 06:11:22 AM
PETE SMALLS IS DEAD  Shocked  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=roz8qZdCmnU

a Film Noir la Big Lebowski

 
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