• Pre 2020 films

    From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to All on Wed May 12 18:27:00 2021
    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

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  • From Praetorr@VERT to Brian Rogers on Wed May 12 20:32:12 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to All on Wed May 12 2021 06:27 pm

    are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all
    time.
    Go back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

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    A few of my favs:

    Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
    Dredd (2012)
    The Fountain (2006)
    Back to the Future II (1989)
    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Brian Rogers on Wed May 12 22:35:15 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to All on Wed May 12 2021 06:27 pm

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

    Some of my favs:

    Spinal Tap
    Cast Away
    Platoon
    Full Metal Jacket
    Star Wars ep IV+ (obviously)
    Primal Fear
    The Disaster Artist
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 03:56:17 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to All on Wed May 12 2021 06:27 pm

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all time.
    back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

    ... Direct from the Ministry of Silly Walks

    As far as I like?

    The original Nosferatu (1922) film is quite nice. If even features great (for its time) special effects
    when the vampire is destroyed. Nice acting too. The vampire was golden.

    Birth of a Nation (1915) is a bit of a weird thing. It is shameless KKK propaganda but I laughted my ass
    off all through the second part of the film. "And then the mighty knights of the KKK gave the black man a
    fair trial. GUILTY!" -> [Next scene shows the black man nailed to a wooden door]

    The classics from Keaton and Roscoe are awesome. I d say they are better than Chaplin ones, even if
    Chaplin was a better actor overall.My Wife's Relations was quite funny and I have fond memories of The
    Goat.

    Speaking of Chaplin, The Great Dictator is a Masterpiece and everybody should watch it.

    Fast forward, 12 Angry Men (1957) is a great sample of how a good film can be made with ust a room and a
    bunch of good actors, a simple script and a good director.

    Fast forward, Dragonheart (1996) is one of the best fantasy films with an original script ever made, in
    hard contest with Willow for the first position.

    Fast forward, Upgrade (2018) is the last great film ever made. It is a science-fiction thriller in which
    a tetraplegic receives a computer implant and allows him to function as a normal person again, and
    embarks in a revenge crusade to crush the people who murdered his wife and ruined his life. A deep dive
    into the implications of augmented humanity via technology and its consequences.

    This list would not be complete without Avatar (2009), because of its high production values and
    memorable characters. In my opinion, the last really good film at the end of the non-woke era.

    I am leaving many films that deserve an honorable mention, should as the original Robocop one, Karlof's
    Frankenstein, and plenty of other great films. Sadly, there are just so many movies that can make it to
    this list.

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  • From Elf@VERT/EOTLBBS to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 09:59:00 2021
    Brian Rogers wrote to All <=-

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the
    better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list a few or just a couple.

    Okay, I have a lot of movies that I like. I don't know if they fall
    under the "Best of All Time" but I know what I enjoyed watching and
    what I re-watch from time to time.

    The Sound of Music (1965) - I love this film because it reminds me of
    happy memories from my childhood. Also, when I finally (as a youngster) watched it completely, paying attention and all, I remember being
    surprised that it was also a story about a family fleeing from the
    Nazi's. Cool movie. Sappy, perhaps, but Julie Andrews is awesome. :-)
    Yes, I am aware of Christopher Plummer calling it the Sound of Mucus.
    :-)

    Speed Racer (2008) - Okay, this movie didn't do well in the box office, despite my returning to see it 10 times in the theatre. What? Yeah. I
    know. But, I grew up watching the Speed Racer cartoons on TV. When I
    saw the movie trailer for it I thought, "That looks lame, what did
    they do to my Speed Racer?" But then when I saw it, I realized what a masterpiece it was. They brought to live action the same feel and humor
    of the cartoon. The attention to detail in this movie when compared to
    the cartoon is just incredible. Love the movie to this day.

    Pride & Prejudice (2005, Keira Knightley, Rosamund Pike, Simon Woods,
    Matthew Macfadyen & Donald Sutherland) - Okay, I had always heard of
    this story by it's name but never read the book or watched any previous
    movies based on the story. One day my wife and I were out and about and decided to just drop in and see what was playing at our local theatre.
    She picked this movie, and I thought . . . okay. Whatever. Sure. This
    movie now remains one of our favorites to watch. I just remember being mezmorized by the cinematography and the music. To this day, I still
    LOVe the music in this movie. The acting was great and it was just a
    fun movie to watch.

    Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) - Need I say more? Love it.
    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 (2017) - They used Fleetwood Mac music. I
    love Fleetwood Mac. I love this movie. LOL

    That's all for now.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Thu May 13 13:25:00 2021
    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

    Casablanca
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Big Sleep
    Key Largo
    To Have and Have Not
    White Heat
    The Petrified Forest
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari


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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 18:50:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Wednesday 12.05.21 - 18:27, Brian Rogers wrote to All:

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some
    of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far
    or as little as you wish, list a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

    Many of the films already mentioned sound very familiar and
    I've probably seen most of them at some point. I would concur
    on their excellent entertainment value.

    A few months ago, I received a box of DVDs and VHS films for
    resale. Perhaps some these can make the list?

    DVD films, https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/dvd-IMG_20210513.jpg

    VHS films, https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/vhs-IMG_20210513.jpg


    And.. from my own personal collection, these have endured
    several repeat views over the years:

    https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/vhs-faves-IMG_20210513.jpg


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to All on Thu May 13 10:49:00 2021
    I didn't mention any of mine... it's a pretty eclectric list:

    Any Charlie Chan films starring Warner Oland or Sidney Toler
    Any James Bond (prefer Connery to the rest)
    All Japanese Godzilla films even the 60's :)
    Star Trek I - X
    Star Wars
    Animal House
    Blues Brothers
    The Shining
    The Exorcist
    Poltergiest (first two)
    Any Freddie movie <G>
    Striking Distance
    Shawshank Redemption



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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Arelor on Thu May 13 11:00:00 2021
    Hey Arelor;

    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Nice List!

    I am leaving many films that deserve an honorable mention, should as
    the original Robocop one, Karlof's Frankenstein, and plenty of other
    great films. Sadly, there are just so many movies that can make it to
    this list.

    Agreed! The Universal monster movies are classics. Sven Goolie was playing
    them for a while, I don't know if he still does. Where I am now we don't
    get MeTV and it drives me nuts. I was hoping FireStick would carry it so
    I could watch the old black and white horror films but no such luck.

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 14:28:18 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to All on Thu May 13 2021 10:49 am

    Shawshank Redemption

    +1
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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 16:59:01 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to Arelor on Thu May 13 2021 11:00 am

    Hey Arelor;

    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Nice List!

    I am leaving many films that deserve an honorable mention, should as the original Robocop one, Karlof's Frankenstein, and plenty of other great films. Sadly, there are just so many movies that can make it to this list.

    Agreed! The Universal monster movies are classics. Sven Goolie was playing them for a while, I don't know if he still does. Where I am now we don't
    get MeTV and it drives me nuts. I was hoping FireStick would carry it so
    I could watch the old black and white horror films but no such luck.

    ... Got my tie caught in the fax... Suddenly I was in L.A.

    I am afraid I have yet to watch most Universal monster movies. I loved Frankenstain myself. "Now I know what it feels like to be God!" Still gives me the creeps. Also, the actor playing the hunchback went on to a sucessful career playing, errr, hunchbacks.

    I bought a DVD pack with 50 horror classics in it. So far I think only 10 of them are actual classics, but even the B-quality ones are actually quite enjoyable. Lots of Boris and Lugosi in the pack! I feel bad for Lugosi, though, as he would have become much more of a celebrity if he hadn't had the missfortune of competing with Boris.

    For the record, I used to source my DVDs from oldies.com. Lots of classic films and TV shows in there for cheap. If your Internet connection sucks it is better to rder the DVDs than to pirate the movies, as long as you order in bulck and pick offers :-P

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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 20:14:00 2021
    Brian Rogers wrote to All <=-

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the
    better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little
    as you wish, list a few or just a couple.

    My Cousin Vinny
    The Shawshank Redemption
    The Green Mile
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    All of the Clint Eastwood "spaghetti westerns"
    All of the Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry"
    Tombstone
    Lord of the Rings series
    Band of Brothers (miniseries)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Aliens (several)
    The Sand Pebbles
    Moby Dick
    The Caine Mutiny



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 06:29:00 2021
    Brian Rogers wrote to All <=-

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the
    better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

    In no particular order - some theatrical works of art, others entertainment that I enjoy watching over and over...


    Dune
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    (or those all variations of the same movie?)
    The Usual Suspects
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Children of Men
    Ocean's 11 (The original)
    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
    Die Hard
    Galaxy Quest
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    The Andromeda Strain
    Fight Club
    Hot Fuzz
    Night at the Museum
    Nemesis
    Say Anything
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Road
    The Stunt Man
    Dunkirk
    The Bourne Identity





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  • From Digital Man@VERT to poindexter FORTRAN on Thu May 13 19:54:08 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 06:29 am

    The Usual Suspects
    Fight Club
    The Road
    Dunkirk

    +1 to those
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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Fri May 14 11:33:00 2021
    All Japanese Godzilla films even the 60's :)

    I have seen several. I don't like the newer ones as much, but they are not bad. The original Japanese version (not the US version with overdubs, but
    the one with subtitles) is indeed a classic.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Fri May 14 11:33:00 2021
    Agreed! The Universal monster movies are classics. Sven Goolie was playing them for a while, I don't know if he still does. Where I am now we don't
    get MeTV and it drives me nuts. I was hoping FireStick would carry it so
    I could watch the old black and white horror films but no such luck.

    He does still play them. :)


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  • From Dumas Walker to ALL on Fri May 14 11:36:00 2021
    Tombstone

    That reminds me, I forgot one:

    My Darling Clementine


    Also forgot Dr. Strangelove.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Gamgee on Fri May 14 08:00:04 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Gamgee to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 08:14 pm

    Tombstone

    Are you talking about that movie with Val Kilmer? I don't think the movie was worthy of making it to the list, but it had some awesome performances (thand the film was actually quite good)


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Fri May 14 08:01:44 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Ogg to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 06:50 pm

    And.. from my own personal collection, these have endured
    several repeat views over the years:

    https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/vhs-faves-IMG_20210513.jpg

    True Lies is awesome. The perfect mix of action with humor.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 14 08:03:32 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: poindexter FORTRAN to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 06:29 am

    The Andromeda Strain
    The Bourne Identity

    heh, I had forgotten about Andromeda Strain. Good catch.

    The Bourne Identity was nice but imo it lost some fuel by the middle of the movie. I felt it was not well rounded up somehow. Also, the fact the sequels should all be called The Bourne Redundancy does not help the cause.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Digital Man on Fri May 14 09:16:00 2021
    Hey DM;

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    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to All on Thu May 13 2021 10:49 am

    Shawshank Redemption

    +1

    That's definitely one of Stephen King's better films IMHO.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Arelor on Fri May 14 09:25:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I am afraid I have yet to watch most Universal monster movies. I loved Frankenstain myself. "Now I know what it feels like to be God!" Still gives me the creeps. Also, the actor playing the hunchback went on to a sucessful career playing, errr, hunchbacks.

    I don't know if you recall, in the 70s there was a remake of Frankenstein
    in color. I barely remember as a kid it was on NBC as a 2-night event. Quite well done, however I can not for the life of me remember who any of the
    actors were. It may even have been a british film.

    I bought a DVD pack with 50 horror classics in it. So far I think only
    10 of them are actual classics, but even the B-quality ones are
    actually quite enjoyable. Lots of Boris and Lugosi in the pack! I feel
    bad for Lugosi, though, as he would have become much more of a
    celebrity if he hadn't had the missfortune of competing with Boris.

    Very true, almost as how Buster Keaton was always in Charlie Chaplin's
    shadows. Both I believe co-started in separate Charlie Chan movies as
    well.

    For the record, I used to source my DVDs from oldies.com. Lots of
    classic films and TV shows in there for cheap. If your Internet
    connection sucks it is better to rder the DVDs than to pirate the
    movies, as long as you order in bulck and pick offers :-P

    I usually hit 123movies.to. I even found the original 1966 Batman
    movie up there!.. also the Adam West TV series. Interesting what you can
    find to stream these days.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Fri May 14 09:28:00 2021
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    Casablanca
    The Maltese Falcon
    The Big Sleep
    Key Largo
    To Have and Have Not
    White Heat
    The Petrified Forest
    The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari

    Some of those are true classics!

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Ogg on Fri May 14 09:29:00 2021
    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    A few months ago, I received a box of DVDs and VHS films for
    resale. Perhaps some these can make the list?

    DVD films, https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/dvd-IMG_20210513.jpg
    VHS films, https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/vhs-IMG_20210513.jpg


    And.. from my own personal collection, these have endured
    several repeat views over the years:
    https://photos.kolico.ca/tmp/vhs-faves-IMG_20210513.jpg

    Sure things! We all have our preferences in films for whatever value(s) we
    see in them. I could have listed a ton more for myself but I tried to stick with some of the basics.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Gamgee on Fri May 14 09:34:00 2021
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    My Cousin Vinny
    The Shawshank Redemption <-- great one, mentioned more than twice.
    The Green Mile
    Full Metal Jacket
    Platoon
    Apocalypse Now
    All of the Clint Eastwood "spaghetti westerns"
    All of the Clint Eastwood "Dirty Harry"
    Tombstone
    Lord of the Rings series
    Band of Brothers (miniseries)
    Saving Private Ryan
    Aliens (several)
    The Sand Pebbles
    Moby Dick
    The Caine Mutiny

    I almost forgot about the "Dirty Harry" series of films, and Lord of the Rings. Aliens as well. Not to forget the Lara Croft series, or the Mummy series although I wasn't much of a fan of the 3rd one. The effects were good but the storyline wasn't as good as the first two IMHO.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 14 09:36:00 2021
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    Dune
    Lawrence of Arabia
    Star Wars: A New Hope
    (or those all variations of the same movie?)
    The Usual Suspects
    Glengarry Glen Ross
    Children of Men
    Ocean's 11 (The original)
    Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence
    Die Hard
    Galaxy Quest
    2001: A Space Odyssey
    Colossus: The Forbin Project
    The Andromeda Strain
    Fight Club
    Hot Fuzz
    Night at the Museum <-- Marx Brothers? Great films!
    Nemesis
    Say Anything
    Shawshank Redemption
    The Road
    The Stunt Man
    Dunkirk
    The Bourne Identity

    Another great list... I'm glad to see folks having fun with this one.

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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Elf on Fri May 14 07:50:12 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Elf to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 09:59 am

    Okay, I have a lot of movies that I like. I don't know if they fall
    under the "Best of All Time" but I know what I enjoyed watching and
    what I re-watch from time to time.

    The Sound of Music (1965) - I love this film because it reminds me of happy memories from my childhood. Also, when I finally (as a youngster) watched it completely, paying attention and all, I remember being surprised that it was also a story about a family fleeing from the Nazi's. Cool movie. Sappy, perhaps, but Julie Andrews is awesome. :-) Yes, I am aware of Christopher Plummer calling it the Sound of Mucus.
    :-)

    My folks took me to see this for my Birthday. I remember being annoyed thinking it was a "sissy" movie. I was wrong and blown away by it! ; Happy memories for me too. :-)

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Arelor on Fri May 14 11:22:09 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Arelor to Gamgee on Fri May 14 2021 08:00 am

    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Gamgee to Brian Rogers on Thu May 13 2021 08:14 pm

    Tombstone

    Are you talking about that movie with Val Kilmer? I don't think the movie was worthy of making it to the list, but it had some awesome performances (thand the film was actually quite good)

    And "Earp" came out at the same time, which I liked better.
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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Fri May 14 20:25:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Friday 14.05.21 - 09:25, Brian Rogers wrote to Arelor:

    I usually hit 123movies.to. I even found the original
    1966 Batman movie up there!.. also the Adam West TV
    series. Interesting what you can find to stream these
    days.

    123movies.to doesn't work for me. It says something about "This
    will only take a moment..", and then I get this:

    No Sponsors
    This domain currently does not have any sponsors for you.

    And it just sits there.



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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Fri May 14 20:28:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Friday 14.05.21 - 09:16, Brian Rogers wrote to Digital Man:

    Hey DM;

    Digital Man wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Shawshank Redemption

    +1

    That's definitely one of Stephen King's better films IMHO.

    That, and I thought The Green Mile was acceptible as a fantasy
    kind of thing.

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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to All on Fri May 14 20:41:00 2021
    How 'bout some Woody Allen films?

    Sleeper (1973)
    Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
    Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
    Radio Days (1987)




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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Brian Rogers on Fri May 14 18:16:24 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to Gamgee on Fri May 14 2021 09:34 am

    I almost forgot about the "Dirty Harry" series of films, and Lord of the Rin Aliens as well. Not to forget the Lara Croft series, or the Mummy series although I wasn't much of a fan of the 3rd one. The effects were good but th storyline wasn't as good as the first two IMHO.


    I assume you are talking about the most recent iteration of The Mummy, the one that got three films made. In my opinion, the third was a fine adventure movie, but not an actual The Mummy movie, if that makes any sense to you. Also, the Rick X Eve chemistry was not really there.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Fri May 14 17:24:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    I have seen several. I don't like the newer ones as much, but they are not bad. The original Japanese version (not the US version with
    overdubs, but the one with subtitles) is indeed a classic.

    Have you seen "Final Wars"? The japanese take a funny dig at the American
    Zilla :D I believe I have all of the films both Japanese and U.S. They had
    a special showing of Final Wars at the Kodak theature in Rochester(?), NY
    and all the original japanese actors were supposed to be in attendance. No
    one wished to go with me there. That would have been a fun road trip.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Fri May 14 17:25:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    He does still play them. :)

    I wish I knew. I haven't seen MeTV in 10 years now :\ It's one of the better retro TV channels IMHO.

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  • From Elf@VERT/DMINE to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 14 10:28:00 2021
    poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Galaxy Quest


    Oh man! How could I have forgotten my Galaxy Quest!! Love that movie,
    we quote that movie in our family. hahahaa.


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Arelor on Sat May 15 00:48:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I assume you are talking about the most recent iteration of The Mummy,
    the one that got three films made. In my opinion, the third was a fine adventure movie, but not an actual The Mummy movie, if that makes any sense to you. Also, the Rick X Eve chemistry was not really there.

    Yes! I was trying to think of "Brandon Fraser" :D The 3rd one was "OK" but
    as you point out that chemistry wasn't there.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Ogg on Sat May 15 00:49:00 2021
    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    123movies.to doesn't work for me. It says something about "This
    will only take a moment..", and then I get this:

    No Sponsors
    This domain currently does not have any sponsors for you.

    And it just sits there.

    Gotta love ad-driven sites...

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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MSRDBBS to HusTler on Sat May 15 16:22:00 2021
    HusTler wrote to Elf <=-

    @MSGID: <609E63F4.31913.dove-ent@havens.synchronetbbs.org>
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    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Elf to Brian Rogers on
    Thu May 13 2021 09:59 am

    Okay, I have a lot of movies that I like. I don't know if they fall
    under the "Best of All Time" but I know what I enjoyed watching and
    what I re-watch from time to time.

    The Sound of Music (1965) - I love this film because it reminds me of happy memories from my childhood. Also, when I finally (as a youngster) watched it completely, paying attention and all, I remember being surprised that it was also a story about a family fleeing from the
    Nazi's. Cool movie. Sappy, perhaps, but Julie Andrews is awesome. :-)
    Yes, I am aware of Christopher Plummer calling it the Sound of Mucus.
    :-)

    My folks took me to see this for my Birthday. I remember being
    annoyed thinking it was a "sissy" movie. I was wrong and blown away by
    it! ; Happy memories for me too. :-)

    I've had the pleasure of going on the "Sound of Music" tour while in Salzburg, Austria, so I've been able to visit many of the places in the movie in real life. The hostel I stayed at screened it daily, and were still doing so when I went back 6 years later.

    I enjoy that movie more and more each time I see it.

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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Sat May 15 09:31:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Saturday 15.05.21 - 00:49, Brian Rogers wrote to Ogg:

    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    123movies.to doesn't work for me. It says something about "This
    will only take a moment..", and then I get this:

    No Sponsors
    This domain currently does not have any sponsors for you.

    And it just sits there.

    Gotta love ad-driven sites...

    Well.. I turned off AdBlocker and PrivacyBadger. Same results.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Sat May 15 10:31:00 2021
    Have you seen "Final Wars"? The japanese take a funny dig at the American Zilla :D I believe I have all of the films both Japanese and U.S. They had
    a special showing of Final Wars at the Kodak theature in Rochester(?), NY
    and all the original japanese actors were supposed to be in attendance. No one wished to go with me there. That would have been a fun road trip.

    No I have not seen that one. Rochester would have been a pretty far trip
    for me. :)


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Sat May 15 10:32:00 2021
    He does still play them. :)

    I wish I knew. I haven't seen MeTV in 10 years now :\ It's one of the better retro TV channels IMHO.

    We get Me and Antenna here. For a brief while we got RetroTV but it has
    been at least 10 years since we did.


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  • From Gamgee@VERT/PALANT to Arelor on Sat May 15 07:46:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Tombstone

    Are you talking about that movie with Val Kilmer?

    Yes.

    I don't think
    the movie was worthy of making it to the list, but it had some
    awesome performances (thand the film was actually quite good)

    Granted, it's not quite in the same league as some of the others on (my)
    list, but I found it entertaining and enjoyable.


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  • From HusTler@VERT/HAVENS to Boraxman on Sat May 15 11:41:11 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Boraxman to HusTler on Sat May 15 2021 04:22 pm

    The Sound of Music (1965) - I love this film because it reminds me

    My folks took me to see this for my Birthday. I remember being

    I've had the pleasure of going on the "Sound of Music" tour while in Salzburg, Austria, so I've been able to visit many of the places in the movie in real life. The hostel I stayed at screened it daily, and were still doing so when I went back 6 years later.

    Wow. Nice! Have you been to the mountain where the opening scene was shot? ;-)
    Julie sings "The hills are alive, with the sound of music" lol

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Sat May 15 17:27:07 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Ogg to All on Fri May 14 2021 08:41 pm

    How 'bout some Woody Allen films?

    Sleeper (1973)
    Broadway Danny Rose (1984)
    Purple Rose of Cairo (1985)
    Radio Days (1987)

    I think they tried to make me endure a Woody Allen film once. The only thing it was good for was making me turn the TV set off and start being productive with my time.

    I think the film was titled "Manhattan" but I could be wrong. It has been some time.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Elf on Sat May 15 17:29:37 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Elf to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 14 2021 10:28 am

    poindexter FORTRAN wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Galaxy Quest


    Oh man! How could I have forgotten my Galaxy Quest!! Love that movie,
    we quote that movie in our family. hahahaa.


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    For Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged!

    How I miss Allan Rickman :-( Still I think it is sad the last film he acted in was a total turd. Picture it, you have an awesoem career and the last thing you do is total crap instead of a magnus opus.

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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Brian Rogers on Sat May 15 17:35:15 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Brian Rogers to Arelor on Sat May 15 2021 12:48 am

    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    I assume you are talking about the most recent iteration of The Mummy, the one that got three films made. In my opinion, the third was a fine adventure movie, but not an actual The Mummy movie, if that makes any sense to you. Also, the Rick X Eve chemistry was not really there.

    Yes! I was trying to think of "Brandon Fraser" :D The 3rd one was "OK" but as you point out that chemistry wasn't there.

    ... Never judge a fruit by its skin. Neelix

    I was investigating why Rachel was replaced for Eve's role in the third movie. According to some online source, she didn't want to be cast in a role that protrayed her as some 20 year old dude's mother because that would reflect badly on her own age (and her career). I don't know how true that is.

    But then, in an intervew she mentioned she had scheduling conflicts and could not make it to the movie. So maybe we will never know.

    To be honest, I liked her better in the first Mummy movie. I din't like her look that much in the 2nd film.


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Ogg on Sat May 15 18:09:00 2021
    Hello Ogg;

    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Well.. I turned off AdBlocker and PrivacyBadger. Same results.

    It most likely then is GeoIP that's filtered you. Not much you can do about that except:
    - get a VPN located in the states
    - move <g>



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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Sat May 15 18:11:00 2021
    Hey Dumas;

    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    No I have not seen that one. Rochester would have been a pretty far
    trip for me. :)

    There's one scene towards the end that's a panic! I won't spoil it incase
    you somehow find a way to see it.

    Where I was at the time would have been a 4-5 hour drive one way. Since
    I enjoy driving it would have been fine. I could have had some of my DVDs autographed in Japanese <G>

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Sat May 15 18:13:00 2021
    Hey Dumas;

    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    We get Me and Antenna here. For a brief while we got RetroTV but it
    has been at least 10 years since we did.

    We get AntennaTV here, Buzzr and a variety of QVC's for the wives to empty husband based credit cards on <G> but no MeTV *sigh* If FireTV carried it
    I'd feel as if I'm in McDonalds - lovin' it!

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  • From Elf@VERT/DMINE to Arelor on Sun May 16 00:23:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Elf <=-

    For Grabthar's hammer, you shall be avenged!

    How I miss Allan Rickman :-( Still I think it is sad the last film he acted in was a total turd. Picture it, you have an awesoem career and
    the last thing you do is total crap instead of a magnus opus.

    Well, that's okay. All his fans will remember him for the great parts
    he did play.You can't hit it out of the park every time. :-)

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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Sun May 16 09:11:00 2021
    Where I was at the time would have been a 4-5 hour drive one way. Since
    I enjoy driving it would have been fine. I could have had some of my DVDs autographed in Japanese <G>

    Being that close, that would have been a great road trip!


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Sun May 16 09:58:00 2021
    We get Me and Antenna here. For a brief while we got RetroTV but it
    has been at least 10 years since we did.

    We get AntennaTV here, Buzzr and a variety of QVC's for the wives to empty husband based credit cards on <G> but no MeTV *sigh* If FireTV carried it
    I'd feel as if I'm in McDonalds - lovin' it!

    For a while, there was a cable network that showed old shows. Then they strayed from that format. They may be back to it again. TV LAND.

    I wonder if there is a way to stream MeTV from their website?

    Here, I can only get it because it is on our cable. Now that everything is digital, it is difficult to pull in the over the air stations from the
    closest TV markets. If I lived close enough to pull them in, and didn't
    get MeTV on cable, I would try getting a cheap antenna and seeing if I
    could watch it that way.


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  • From Dumas Walker to ELF on Sun May 16 10:01:00 2021
    Well, that's okay. All his fans will remember him for the great parts
    he did play.You can't hit it out of the park every time. :-)

    There was a British director named Michael Powell who did several fantastic films in the 1940's and 1950's. including "A Matter of Life and Death,"
    which I should have included on my list, and was a big influence on Martin Scorsese.

    He later did a horror movie about a serial peeping tom/killer that was very vivid and somewhat tarnished his career for people who were not as familiar with his earlier work. I have not seen that one.


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Arelor on Sun May 16 07:44:00 2021
    Hey Arelor;

    Arelor wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    [snip]

    To be honest, I liked her better in the first Mummy movie. I din't like her look that much in the 2nd film.

    Sometimes they'll say stuff to distract us from the general "celebrity
    rumor mill" which is understandable. I do agree, she was better in the 1st Mummy movie.

    One thing that did surprise me in the first 2 were some of the biblical references they made were spot on. They obviously did their research.

    -Brian

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  • From Elf@VERT/TIME/BATTLEST to Dumas Walker on Sun May 16 14:52:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to ELF <=-

    There was a British director named Michael Powell who did several fantastic films in the 1940's and 1950's. including "A Matter of Life
    and Death," which I should have included on my list, and was a big influence on Martin Scorsese.

    He later did a horror movie about a serial peeping tom/killer that was very vivid and somewhat tarnished his career for people who were not as familiar with his earlier work. I have not seen that one.


    Yeah, I can see where something like that could negatively affect one's career. Sounds like he crossed a line that viewers were not willing to
    cross. Knowing our audience is important.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Sun May 16 19:43:00 2021
    Hey Dumas;

    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    Being that close, that would have been a great road trip!

    Yes it would have. One of those sorts of drives you didn't want to take
    alone in case you got a bit sleepy but short enough where it would have
    been worth it - and I didn't wish to do it solo.



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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Sun May 16 19:57:00 2021
    Hey Dumas;

    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    For a while, there was a cable network that showed old shows. Then
    they strayed from that format. They may be back to it again. TV LAND.

    Where I got it, it was on a subchannel of the local NBC affiliate.
    I can't get cable TV, their boxes literally blow up on me. I was told recently by a cox tech that all cable companies are going to force streaming soon because they're losing money on renting boxes. With what they charge go figure that one out! More like Roku and Fire are killing them in offerings!

    Peacock for those on Comcrap is free and there's even a link in it where your "cable box" channels appear for live tv. I already have Hulu so I added
    live TV with it and FireTV. Peacock isn't supposed to work with Fire but there is a way to get it to work without cracking Fire.

    I wonder if there is a way to stream MeTV from their website?

    Unless it's fairly new, they don't allow streaming off their website.
    They do tease you with their listing of shows however.

    Here, I can only get it because it is on our cable. Now that
    everything is digital, it is difficult to pull in the over the air stations from the closest TV markets. If I lived close enough to pull them in, and didn't get MeTV on cable, I would try getting a cheap
    antenna and seeing if I could watch it that way.

    Our cable doesn't carry it because no local channels do. No TV for Me <G>

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  • From Dumas Walker to ELF on Mon May 17 10:22:00 2021
    He later did a horror movie about a serial peeping tom/killer that was very vivid and somewhat tarnished his career for people who were not as familiar with his earlier work. I have not seen that one.

    Yeah, I can see where something like that could negatively affect one's career. Sounds like he crossed a line that viewers were not willing to
    cross. Knowing our audience is important.

    I don't know that he did anything that other directors like Stanley Kubrick
    did not later do, but he was probably one of the first mainstream directors that did so. I have not seen the movie, so I don't know how bad it is. It could just be disturbing in comparison to his other works and not other
    movies in general.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Mon May 17 10:24:00 2021
    Being that close, that would have been a great road trip!

    Yes it would have. One of those sorts of drives you didn't want to take alone in case you got a bit sleepy but short enough where it would have
    been worth it - and I didn't wish to do it solo.

    I can understand that. I take some solo road trips and always seem to wind
    up with one day thrown in there somewhere (usually, most likely the one
    where I am returning home) that are pretty long. I would like to avoid
    them but, if I can't, I make sure to take plenty of rest breaks.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Mon May 17 10:29:00 2021
    Unless it's fairly new, they don't allow streaming off their website.
    They do tease you with their listing of shows however.

    I checked after I typed that question. It looked like they might but then
    when I clicked a couple of links I realized that they do not. :(

    Our cable doesn't carry it because no local channels do. No TV for Me <G>

    Well that is no good!


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Elf on Sun May 16 09:54:00 2021
    Elf wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Galaxy Quest

    Oh man! How could I have forgotten my Galaxy Quest!! Love that movie,
    we quote that movie in our family. hahahaa.

    There's a "Making of" video on Disney+ that's very interesting.

    Yeah, we quote it too much, and my son went through a "point like a
    Thermian" phase.


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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Arelor on Sun May 16 10:21:00 2021
    Arelor wrote to Gamgee <=-

    Tombstone

    Are you talking about that movie with Val Kilmer? I don't think the
    movie was worthy of making it to the list, but it had some awesome performances (thand the film was actually quite good)

    Not art, but entertaining nonetheless. I thought Sam Elliot's moustache
    should have won best supporting actor.



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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Dumas Walker on Sun May 16 10:28:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    I have seen several. I don't like the newer ones as much, but they are not bad. The original Japanese version (not the US version with
    overdubs, but the one with subtitles) is indeed a classic.

    There's an interesting infographic showing how much Godzilla has had to grow during successive movies - to keep up with the size of the Tokyo Skyline!

    The original Godzilla was 164 feet tall, to peer over the top of the tallest buildings in Tokyo in the 1950s.



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  • From Boraxman@VERT/MSRDBBS to HusTler on Mon May 17 21:31:00 2021
    HusTler wrote to Boraxman <=-

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    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Boraxman to HusTler on
    Sat May 15 2021 04:22 pm

    The Sound of Music (1965) - I love this film because it reminds me

    My folks took me to see this for my Birthday. I remember being

    I've had the pleasure of going on the "Sound of Music" tour while in Salzburg, Austria, so I've been able to visit many of the places in the movie in real life. The hostel I stayed at screened it daily, and were still doing so when I went back 6 years later.

    Wow. Nice! Have you been to the mountain where the opening scene was shot? ;-)
    Julie sings "The hills are alive, with the sound of music" lol

    I haven't been to the top of it, but I did see it. It's a beautiful part of the world, and from what I see, a lot of it hasn't changed much since the movie. The wall on front of the estate where Maria skips where she first goes to meet the family, the estate itself, the gargoyle like statues that the children dance around, the abbey, the church they got married in, its all still there.

    The mountain they climb over to escape from Austria, in real life, would lead them towards Germany, not Switzerland!

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  • From Elf@VERT/DMINE to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Mon May 17 14:42:00 2021
    Quoting Poindexter Fortran to Elf <=-


    There's a "Making of" video on Disney+ that's very interesting.

    I'll have to check that out . . . like right now. :-)

    Yeah, we quote it too much, and my son went through a "point like a Thermian" phase.

    That is awesome! hahaha.



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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Mon May 17 21:06:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    ** On Wednesday 12.05.21 - 18:27, Brian Rogers wrote to All:

    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some
    of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far
    or as little as you wish, list a few or just a couple.

    A few others have come to mind:

    THX 1138 (1971)
    - although it *is* a bit l-o-o-o-n-g and drawn out in some
    scenes. but the underground chase scene is pretty good, and
    the depiction of androids is clever. I watched it for the first
    time about 7 years ago.

    Equilibrum (2002)
    - an unusal sci-fi film with not much visual sci-fi

    The Conversation (1974)

    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)

    Time Bandits (1981)

    Big Fish (2003)

    Being There (1979)

    Fracture (2007)
    - a very clever twisty mystery.


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  • From Ogg@723:320/1.9 to Brian Rogers on Mon May 17 22:24:00 2021
    Hello Brian Rogers!

    Another one..

    Run Lola Run (1998)

    - it has a gamer's feel to it (ie, a chance to redo the past
    with all the fun consequences)
    - very high pace
    - german, but with english subtitles (surprising NOT a total
    distraction at all)
    - I found myself watching it a few times just to re-enjoy the
    smooth one-take running shots mixed with animations.


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  • From Arelor@VERT/PALANT to Ogg on Tue May 18 02:55:48 2021
    Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Ogg to Brian Rogers on Mon May 17 2021 09:06 pm

    Time Bandits (1981)
    Fracture (2007)

    I liked Fracture. I was rooting by Hopkin's character the whole time. I hate cheaters :-)

    Time Bandits, not so much. It was so-so at best, and while not really bad, I don't know why people
    gives it so much credit. Still I loved the Napoleon part.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Tue May 18 08:58:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    I can understand that. I take some solo road trips and always seem to wind up with one day thrown in there somewhere (usually, most likely
    the one where I am returning home) that are pretty long. I would like
    to avoid them but, if I can't, I make sure to take plenty of rest
    breaks.

    The thing that was special with Final Wars was that it was the 50th anniversary of the series and Toho studios was trying to end production
    of Godzilla thinking it had it's run, however Hollywood had other plans
    still and that in a sense nudged Toho to come out with Shin Godzilla.
    I wonder if they'll do any more.

    http://www.godzillatemple.com/ is a great website for 'zilla images and
    trivia. It's actually quite interesting to read.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Tue May 18 08:59:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    I checked after I typed that question. It looked like they might but
    then when I clicked a couple of links I realized that they do not. :(

    I know... so that makes it YouTV not MeTV <G>

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Ogg on Tue May 18 09:05:00 2021
    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    A few others have come to mind:

    THX 1138 (1971)
    Equilibrum (2002)
    The Conversation (1974)
    The Adventures of Baron Munchausen (1988)
    Time Bandits (1981)
    Big Fish (2003)
    Being There (1979)
    Fracture (2007)


    Cool

    Of course one can't forget Fast Times at Ridgmont High especially that
    steamy scene with Phoebe Cates *yummy*
    Brannigan - my favorite John Wayne film
    Texas Chainsaw Massicre "Gentlemen, start your engines!" <G>
    Dracula - the one starring Jack Palance

    ... to name a few more.


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Ogg on Tue May 18 09:06:00 2021
    Ogg wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    Run Lola Run (1998)

    - it has a gamer's feel to it (ie, a chance to redo the past
    with all the fun consequences)

    Yes it did! Nice to see people having fun with the question!

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  • From Dumas Walker to POINDEXTER FORTRAN on Tue May 18 13:21:00 2021
    I have seen several. I don't like the newer ones as much, but they are not bad. The original Japanese version (not the US version with overdubs, but the one with subtitles) is indeed a classic.

    There's an interesting infographic showing how much Godzilla has had to grow during successive movies - to keep up with the size of the Tokyo Skyline!

    The original Godzilla was 164 feet tall, to peer over the top of the tallest buildings in Tokyo in the 1950s.

    You know, I had not even thought about that but, yeah, he must have grown
    quite a bit taller! Most the buildings he stomps in the original are not
    very tall at all.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Wed May 19 16:37:00 2021
    Of course one can't forget Fast Times at Ridgmont High especially that
    steamy scene with Phoebe Cates *yummy*

    I wonder what ever happened to her. She was dreamy to an '80's teenager. :D


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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Wed May 19 12:29:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to POINDEXTER FORTRAN <=-

    You know, I had not even thought about that but, yeah, he must have
    grown quite a bit taller! Most the buildings he stomps in the original are not very tall at all.

    On one of my Zilla DVDs they have bonus features of how they made certain scenes of the film. It was pretty interesting to say the least. For example
    the city scenes where 'Zilla is demolishing buildings, they built a model
    city with buildings approximately 3-4' high, and then they have a huge
    fan blowing on the area where Zilla is walking and they sprinkle dust
    in front of the fan so when the building(s) collapse it sort of gives it
    that dry wall dust effect.

    Ocean scenes are in a huge pool with a blue background so they can dub over whatever they wish for it, like a tv weather person on the news. Was sorta
    neat to watch it.

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Thu May 20 06:22:00 2021
    Hey Dumas;

    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    I wonder what ever happened to her. She was dreamy to an '80's
    teenager. :D

    Preach to the choir xD
    She married Kevin Kline, had a couple of kids and faded off into the duldrums of motherhood.

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Dumas Walker on Thu May 20 09:56:23 2021
    Re: Re: Pre 2020 films
    By: Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Wed May 19 2021 04:37 pm

    Of course one can't forget Fast Times at Ridgmont High especially that steamy scene with Phoebe Cates *yummy*

    I wonder what ever happened to her. She was dreamy to an '80's teenager. :D


    i think she decided to focus on her family.

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Dumas Walker on Thu May 20 08:44:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    Of course one can't forget Fast Times at Ridgmont High especially that steamy scene with Phoebe Cates *yummy*

    I wonder what ever happened to her. She was dreamy to an '80's
    teenager. :D

    Married Kevin Kline, dropped out of Hollywood, became a mom, and kept her looks.


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  • From Dumas Walker to BRIAN ROGERS on Fri May 21 15:55:00 2021
    Preach to the choir xD
    She married Kevin Kline, had a couple of kids and faded off into the duldrums of motherhood.

    Lucky b-tard. :)


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  • From Elf@VERT/PHARCYDE to poindexter FORTRAN on Fri May 21 16:39:44 2021
    Quoting poindexter FORTRAN to Elf <=-

    Galaxy Quest

    There's a "Making of" video on Disney+ that's very interesting.

    I checked on Disney+ and didn't find anything. The only "making of" I
    see is Frozen II <yuck>. LOL



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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to Dumas Walker on Sat May 22 06:35:00 2021
    Dumas Walker wrote to BRIAN ROGERS <=-

    Lucky b-tard. :)

    You can say that again <G>

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  • From poindexter FORTRAN@VERT/REALITY to Elf on Sat May 22 06:50:00 2021
    Elf wrote to poindexter FORTRAN <=-

    Galaxy Quest

    There's a "Making of" video on Disney+ that's very interesting.

    I checked on Disney+ and didn't find anything. The only "making of" I
    see is Frozen II <yuck>. LOL

    I'll have to google it and see, I watched it somewhere, I swear! :)


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  • From The Millionaire@VERT to Brian Rogers on Sat Jul 17 05:28:43 2021
    I'm just sort of curious as to what you all think are some of the better pre-2020 movies of all time. Go back as far or as little as you wish, list
    a few or just a couple.

    This I hope will be a bit fun :)

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    These were my ultimate favourites:

    1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    2. Bruce Lee
    3. Brainstorm
    4. Scarface
    5.Face/Off
    6. Kill Bill Vol. 1 And 2
    7. Skyfall

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  • From Brian Rogers@VERT/CARNAGE to The Millionaire on Sat Jul 17 11:35:00 2021
    Hello Millionaire;

    The Millionaire wrote to Brian Rogers <=-

    These were my ultimate favourites:

    1. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
    2. Bruce Lee
    3. Brainstorm
    4. Scarface
    5.Face/Off
    6. Kill Bill Vol. 1 And 2
    7. Skyfall

    Nice!

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