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31  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 05, 2017, 10:27:19 AM
2 hrs. 43 mins? WTF?
32  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: October 05, 2017, 09:56:20 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/05/anne-wiazemsky-french-actor-novelist-and-muse-to-jean-luc-godard-dies-aged-70
33  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 05, 2017, 09:55:48 AM
Jusqu'au dernier (1957) A good French Film Noir, Raymond Pellegrin (Fernand Bastia) is released from prison after a six month sentence. He goes into hiding at a traveling carnival where his sister Marcella is a fortune teller. The reason he is laying low is because he has double crossed his gang keeping a portion of the loot from a robbery just before he got pinched. Fernand gets a job being a carny barker, there he falls in love with Gina (Jeanne Moreau) but this gets another carney Quedchi jealous.
 
Fredo Riccioni (Paul Meurisse the headmaster from Les Diaboliques), the boss of the gang that pulled the robbery job eventually manages to trace Fernand back to the carnival.
 
There are only a pitiful handful of French Film Noir readily available here, there should be more.
You saw this on disc?
34  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 04, 2017, 05:22:05 PM
Is it true that Ford is really only in one scene?
35  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 04, 2017, 05:20:32 PM
Atomic Blonde - David Leitch

Atomic good 8/10

Charlotte forever ...
Charlotte Sometimes.
36  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 04, 2017, 07:56:10 AM
Agree if they were supposed to be Texans, I didn't catch that
I'm pretty sure Jake was doing (or trying to do) a Texas accent. He was certainly familiar with West Texas cell usage.
37  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 04, 2017, 07:51:32 AM
Are you crazy? I'm seeing it this afternoon!
You are the crazy one.
38  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: In Memoriam on: October 03, 2017, 02:08:29 PM
Wow, when he gets whacked in Goodfellas there's not a dry pant leg in the house! A real talent. And to think that originally he was De Niro's landlord! Shocked
39  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 03, 2017, 01:58:58 PM
Appalled by the land whales? Surprised you didn't see it when it was in theaters. I dropped my rating to a 7/10 on second watch. If the film would have been solely about the West Texas portion and left out the L.A. soap opera it probably would have been the length of a tight Classic "B" Film Noir and better for it.
More like I was appalled by the idea of a Texan travelling across Texas at night with his family and not carrying any kind of weapon. And the fact that even the women don't have weapons! C'mon! The whole crime set-up is less about imagining real Texans in Texas and more about what a New Yorker would imagine about Texans and Texas. And the Michael Shannon character--totally ridiculous. The point where he asks Gyllenhaal if he's willing to NOT follow strict procedure--as if he'd been following procedures at any time prior to that! One of several moments where I had to guffaw.

True, the story within the story was slightly better than the frame narrative (as you say). The soap opera stuff was right out of a 60s movie--I thought I was watching The Best of Everything or Valley of the Dolls at several points. But even the inner story wasn't much: a guy's family is murdered, and then the guy murders the murderers in revenge. The End. Uh, what? And this is supposed to be the transcendent reading experience that gets Amy And Her Beak off her ass and into the restaurant so that another kind of revenge--a very petty one--can be exacted? I gave up watching WWF repeats for this?Huh
40  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: October 03, 2017, 01:38:58 PM
Just wait for the Blu-ray.  Afro
41  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: October 03, 2017, 06:51:24 AM
Nocturnal Animals (2016) - 3/10. Total load of crap. Twice.
42  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: September 28, 2017, 05:08:05 PM
You talkin' about Jake Gyllenhaal, the star of Night Crawler? And the blu is only 12.99? Ordered!
43  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Woman In Hiding (1950) on: September 28, 2017, 12:42:25 PM
The film has one monumental plot problem: why does the woman hide? Why doesn't she simply go to the police?

Had I been at the story conference I would have suggested this: the woman goes into hiding in order to exact a slow and humiliating revenge on her betrayer. McNally would get the treatment Bogart got in Conflict. Of course, then it would no longer be a Woman In Peril film, but I'd be OK with that.
44  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: September 28, 2017, 12:26:50 PM
I saw this as a kid decades ago, and felt that the way Garner discovers the ruse is good, but that the "situation" that caused such before he was kidnapped was done in too obvious a fashion. 
There is an episode of The Prisoner that uses the very same type of discovery when they try making No. 6 believe he's someone else (is it "Schizoid Man"?). It's such a good device I'm surprised it hasn't been used even more often.
45  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: America's Playboy Hugh Hefner R.i.P. on: September 28, 2017, 12:22:35 PM
I was a Playboy bunny for many years, but stopped because I got tired of shaving my legs.
The revelations on this board are amazing. Keep 'em coming, Cusser!
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