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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33200 on: July 03, 2022, 09:01:49 AM »
I can't blame you. To paraphrase, "one man's kitsch is another's torment" or something like that. And it does go on...and on...and on. For a silly melodrama, it definitely outwears its welcome.

But then you get Patty Duke, hilariously overacting, and everyone else in the cast following suit. With all the pre-publicity (e.g., Judy Garland bowing out, Susan Hayward not getting along with the rest of the cast, Jacqueline Susann calling it a piece of s***), it's as if everyone eventually realized, this movie is an utter disaster so we might as well just have some fun.

Or something.  ;D

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I had heard about that movie, but now I really want to watch it!  ;D
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33201 on: July 03, 2022, 09:11:08 AM »
I had heard about that movie, but now I really want to watch it!  ;D

I deny the suggestion that our Bruce is at all intentionally evil 8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33202 on: July 03, 2022, 09:20:30 AM »
I had heard about that movie, but now I really want to watch it!  ;D

 ;D ;D ;D

It brings "camp" to a new level.

If you ever did the thing with The Rocky Horror Picture Show (a much better movie than this), take note: watching with a giddy, sarcastic group would be the way to go.  8)

I deny the suggestion that our Bruce is at all intentionally evil 8)

 ;D

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33203 on: July 03, 2022, 11:23:08 AM »
MST3K meets Valley of the Dolls?

I'm in.
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« Reply #33204 on: July 03, 2022, 11:39:49 AM »
MST3K meets Valley of the Dolls?

I'm in.

 :laugh:

Oh wow, I miss that show! And those guys would have a field day with this one. (They might have to revise the show name slightly, e.g., "Mystery Science Soap Opera Theater 3000.")

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« Reply #33205 on: July 03, 2022, 02:15:24 PM »
All I know about Valley of the Dolls is that the title used to confuse me. There’s a classic Australian play called Summer of the Seventeenth Doll.

It’s not kitsch.

Edit: Apparently there’s a film version which in America was called Season of Passion. From what I just read it sounds utterly wrong-headed.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33206 on: July 04, 2022, 06:21:24 AM »
Elvis.

At 2hrs 39min yet seemed to whiz through Elvis Presley's 42 years. I found the early period and last of his life in the film of most interest. The resemblance of the lead Austin Butler to EP was fairly close but the odd expression and look uncannily was Elvis. Tom Hanks, as we know is a brilliant actor and he doesn't disappoint as Col Tom Parker. A sad story of it's time. 

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« Reply #33207 on: July 04, 2022, 02:06:42 PM »
Phantasm (1979)

Back when this was released, I boarded with people who were the first I knew to subscribe to the new-fangled Home Box Office. I saw numerous teasers for this film. I guess I never actually watched it (today was assuredly a first viewing) but it kind of stuck with me. I've been curious for about a week to watch it at last, and I found it on Tubi. I don't need the rest of the franchise, I expect.
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« Reply #33208 on: July 05, 2022, 06:50:55 AM »
Phantasm (1979)

Back when this was released, I boarded with people who were the first I knew to subscribe to the new-fangled Home Box Office. I saw numerous teasers for this film. I guess I never actually watched it (today was assuredly a first viewing) but it kind of stuck with me. I've been curious for about a week to watch it at last, and I found it on Tubi. I don't need the rest of the franchise, I expect.

That is an acid trip of a movie.  The flying balls that drill into your brain, squashing people and sending them to a parallel dimension as slaves... the strangeness just goes on and on.

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« Reply #33209 on: July 05, 2022, 07:01:13 AM »
That is an acid trip of a movie.  The flying balls that drill into your brain, squashing people and sending them to a parallel dimension as slaves... the strangeness just goes on and on.

Aye. Deliciously well done, a triumph of shoestring indie endeavor.
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« Reply #33210 on: July 05, 2022, 09:18:34 AM »
That is an acid trip of a movie.  The flying balls that drill into your brain, squashing people and sending them to a parallel dimension as slaves... the strangeness just goes on and on.

Sound's like a Trump rally...
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33211 on: July 05, 2022, 12:43:20 PM »
The American President (1995) - short synopsis below and another film we love to watch together (have gone from VHS > DVD > BD) - the American Film Institute has a bunch of film rankings, and in their 'America's Greatest Love Stories', this was down the list at No. 75, upstaged by the original King Kong starring Fay Wray and Kong which came in at No. 24 (check HERE, if interested) -  :laugh:  Dave

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The American President is an American romantic comedy-drama film directed and produced by Rob Reiner and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film stars Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, Michael J. Fox, and Richard Dreyfuss. In the film, President Andrew Shepherd (Douglas) is a widower who pursues a relationship with environmental lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade (Bening) – who has just moved to Washington, D.C. – while at the same time attempting to win the passage of a crime control bill during a re-election year. The American Film Institute ranked The American President No. 75 on its list of America's Greatest Love Stories.(Source)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #33212 on: July 05, 2022, 01:40:11 PM »
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiansen, Natalie Portman
Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson

Yuck! Mostly for the uncomfortable, lasciviously leering love story.

Saw Phantom Menace in the theatre. Not this one!

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« Reply #33213 on: July 05, 2022, 01:41:28 PM »
The American President (1995) - short synopsis below and another film we love to watch together [...]

Such a fun one to revisit!  :)

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« Reply #33214 on: July 05, 2022, 01:43:02 PM »
Star Wars: Attack of the Clones (2002)
Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christiansen, Natalie Portman
Christopher Lee, Samuel L. Jackson

Yuck! Mostly for the uncomfortable, lasciviously leering love story.

Saw Phantom Menace in the theatre. Not this one!

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Is this the one Roger Ebert meant when he said it was about as exciting as watching Congressional hearings on C-SPAN?
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« Reply #33215 on: July 05, 2022, 01:48:52 PM »
Is this the one Roger Ebert meant when he said it was about as exciting as watching Congressional hearings on C-SPAN?

I am thinking that is probably the first one Phantom Menace (1999). Endless chats about a trade delegation and their embargo, straight from rubber mouths that barely move.  :laugh:

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« Reply #33216 on: July 05, 2022, 01:53:06 PM »
I am thinking that is probably the first one Phantom Menace (1999). Endless chats about a trade delegation and their embargo, straight from rubber mouths that barely move.  :laugh:

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And you were in the theatre for that. Oof!
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« Reply #33217 on: July 05, 2022, 02:13:54 PM »
And you were in the theatre for that. Oof!

I never went back to the theatre for a Star Wars movie again. As I remember, the 3rd movie made some amends.

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« Reply #33218 on: July 05, 2022, 02:46:00 PM »
Such a fun one to revisit!  :)

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+1 - Hi VS - well, the 'companion' for us is Dave which will soon be another re-watch - those two presidential comedy-dramas just seem to be made for our tastes -  :laugh:  Dave


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« Reply #33219 on: July 05, 2022, 04:38:39 PM »
MN Dave got me curious, so I watched Wes Craven's Deadly Blessing. A noisy mix. That said, Jas Horner's score is nice. Good jump-scare courtesy of some chickens.  Ernest Borgnine, by gum!
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