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Offline k a rl h e nn i ng

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29500 on: December 03, 2019, 12:29:00 PM »
Want a better David Niven movie? Bachelor Mother, with Ginger Rogers. Trust me.

Noted, thanks.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29501 on: December 03, 2019, 07:59:29 PM »
Want a better David Niven movie? Bachelor Mother, with Ginger Rogers. Trust me.

Hi Ken - love that film!  Own as a DVD-R burned from TCM years ago - Dave :)


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29502 on: December 03, 2019, 08:29:45 PM »
Well, I've not posted in a while, but have been watching the films below over the last 3-4 days:

Eleanor and Franklin (1976) w/ Edward Herrmann as Franklin D. Roosevelt and Jane Alexander as Eleanor Roosevelt - the early years; despite its age still an excellent watch for Roosevelt fans - believe a follow-up was made which we've not seen.

Warm Springs (2005) w/ Kenneth Branagh and Cynthia Nixon as Franklin & Eleanor; well done portrayal of FDR's struggle w/ his paralysis emphasizing his relationship with Warm Springs, Georgia - highly recommended, if not seen.

Hopscotch (1980) w/ Walter Matthau, Glenda Jackson, Ned Beatty, and Sam Waterston - a favorite of mine that Susan enjoyed - have owned this movie from VHS > DVD > BD (by Criterion) - just a funny romp - see synopsis below - again highly recommended.

Hildalgo (2004) w/ Viggo Mortensen & Omar Sharif - short second synopsis below - mixed reviews but a film that we enjoy - horse lovers (and previous riders in our younger years - miss it!) - recommended if the story is of interest - a bioptic w/ some debatable facts?  Dave :)

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When CIA operative Miles Kendig (Walter Matthau) deliberately lets KGB agent Yaskov (Herbert Lom) get away, his boss (Ned Beatty) threatens to retire him. Kendig beats him to it, however, destroying his own records and traveling to Austria where he begins work on a memoir that will expose all his former agency's covert practices. The CIA catches wind of the book and sends other agents after him, initiating a frenetic game of cat and mouse that spans the globe.

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Rugged cowboy Frank Hopkins (Viggo Mortensen) is an expert horseman who performs in Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show. When affluent Sheik Riyadh (Omar Sharif), piqued by tales of Hopkins' talent, challenges Hopkins to prove himself in a treacherous long-distance horse race called the Ocean of Fire, Hopkins is forced to oblige. In the Middle East with his American mustang, he must race against thoroughbred horses ridden by the best riders in the world with his reputation -- and his life -- at stake.

     
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29503 on: December 04, 2019, 08:44:00 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29504 on: December 04, 2019, 08:54:53 AM »
Tim Burton began as a visionary, and settled into a franchise.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29505 on: December 04, 2019, 09:24:55 AM »
Tim Burton began as a visionary, and settled into a franchise.
Yeah but he bagged Helena Bonham Carter, so not a bad trade!

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29506 on: December 04, 2019, 10:09:00 AM »
Yeah but he bagged Helena Bonham Carter, so not a bad trade!

Franken weenie still rules.

Mister Whiskers?!
Karl Henning, Ph.D.
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[Matisse] was interested neither in fending off opposition,
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