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Priscilla Page Twitter Truth: "the original Bad News Bears is the best & most American movie of all time"

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Director Fan Cast:  

What four/five modern filmmakers would you like to see make a new TWILIGHT ZONE film?

Mine would be...

 

1. David Robert Mitchell

2. Rian Johnson

3. Jennifer Kent

4. Edgar Wright

5. James Gunn

 

Alternates:  Jonathan Glazer, The Coen Brothers, David Fincher, Martin Scorsese, Quentin Tarantino (bookends)

Old-School Geek Choices:  John Carpenter, Steven Spielberg, Joe Dante, George Miller and John Landis (bookends)

 

 

Panos Cosmatos for starters. Maybe Brandon Cronenberg. Adam Wingard. Balance it out with fun picks of Wright and maybe Neil Marshall.

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Re: Clint Eastwood: I've struggled coming to terms with crotchety granddad mode Clint since 2012.  He comes from a generation that had to focus on big picture problems. So for many like him, there's a frustration with political correctness and battles fought over words and such things like bathrooms which are all cultural sidetracks. There's a moral right and wrong, however. And many bashing this culture do so out of fear of change, and just outright stubbornness to recognize presence of racism in our society. I thought GRAN TORINO as a film was actually wrestling with this. And I always thought when Clint as an artist commented on social issues, and his own prejudices, he tended to side with the better angels of his nature. So, it's silly to damn a man for flippant comments and that old man tendency towards reactionary angst.

 

<And those on the Left outright dismissing  important an artist as Clint is perhaps even more foolish. I mean some critic tweeted at Clint 'delete your career.'  That's the problem of the world right now in a nutshell: this absurd wild pendulum shift of overreaction; drowning us in extremes instead of seeking/finding commonsense common ground. And a forgiveness of someone for simply being a little wrong is ok>

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New CALL OF HEROES (2016) Trailer

 

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"Quentin Tarantino and the cast of Pulp Fiction at the 1994 Cannes Film Festival."

 

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Thoughts on INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

 

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2016/08/scream-factory-invasion-of-body.html

 

INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS (1978; Philip Kaufman)
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"We can argue all day about what things comprise a film that should be considered a "classic". We can also talk until we are blue in the face about remakes and their place in cinema history. As the movie business is after all a business, remakes will probably never go away, but at least we can always look back fondly on the best of them. INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS is both a classic of the science fiction genre and also one of the great remakes of all time. "

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Collins’ Crypt: It’s Always OK To Remake INVASION OF THE BODY SNATCHERS

http://birthmoviesdeath.com/2016/08/03/collins-crypt-its-always-ok-to-remake-invasion-of-the-body-snatchers

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You B Action guys are killing it in the EFNY casting draft right now.  Stop that.

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The original PELHAM is a genre masterpiece, but the remake holds its own as a slick Thriller and modern New York snapshot. Travolta is a lot of fun, Denzel is in everyman mode, and its directed with Tony Scott's assured hand. I'm a fan.

 

Also worth a look: late 90's TV remake is available on double disc with RUNAWAY TRAIN. Pretty good cast: Edward James Olmos, Donnie Wahlberg, Lorraine Bracco, and Vincent D’Onofrio.

 

Hey Judas: in case you didn't see my recommendation yesterday.

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Oh nice, thanks.  May try and check out that remake.  The wife and I are definitely curious about it after enjoying the original.  Surprised to hear that they made a TV version of it.

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I'm finally getting around to watching a movie from the Vincent Price Collection III. Master Of The World. Co-starring Charles Bronson!

 

Wow. I thought that the only movie Price and Bronson did together was House of Wax.

 

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(Related: Years ago, I conjectured "the great crime film."  It would've then been written in thirty minute segments by Elmore Leonard, Richard Price, Tarantino and David Mamet and directed by Scorsese.)

 

That reminds me of the past, where people I knew discussed what sorts of films they'd love to make and what the cast would be. One time, it did revolve around a "great crime film" and how they'd love to have popular actors at the time and also the old-school badasses. I don't remember the particulars now but I imagine many of us were involved in similar discussions with our buddies before.

 

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Re: Clint Eastwood: 

 

Yeah, I saw that controversy online last night. No matter how he feels about the world being too politically correct, or him being on the conservative side, that won't change me watching his movies or getting enjoyment out of his movies. 

 

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You are all geniuses:

 

Astounding. I now have an excuse for all the sleaze and trash I watch.

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Re: Clint Eastwood: I've struggled coming to terms with crotchety granddad mode Clint since 2012.  He comes from a generation that had to focus on big picture problems. So for many like him, there's a frustration with political correctness and battles fought over words and such things like bathrooms which are all cultural sidetracks. There's a moral right and wrong, however. And many bashing this culture do so out of fear of change, and just outright stubbornness to recognize presence of racism in our society. I thought GRAN TORINO as a film was actually wrestling with this. And I always thought when Clint as an artist commented on social issues, and his own prejudices, he tended to side with the better angels of his nature. So, it's silly to damn a man for flippant comments and that old man tendency towards reactionary angst.

 

<And those on the Left outright dismissing  important an artist as Clint is perhaps even more foolish. I mean some critic tweeted at Clint 'delete your career.'  That's the problem of the world right now in a nutshell: this absurd wild pendulum shift of overreaction; drowning us in extremes instead of seeking/finding commonsense common ground. And a forgiveness of someone for simply being a little wrong is ok>

Couldn't agree with you more, Elvis.  

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Guess that makes me Stephen Hawking for loving The Toy.

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Guess that makes me Stephen Hawking for loving The Toy.

"It's U.S., not 'you ass.'"
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You're some kind of Hawking/de Grasse Tyson/Sagan freak of nature, Rene.

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That's me. Always going with how I feel about a movie, and not the general consensus.

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"Yeah, fuck it, that's what they all say!"

 

RIP David Huddleston, co-star of the Rene favorite Gorp.

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I can't think of anyone not saddened by that news...

 

 

Oh wait, maybe one guy isn't saddened.

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Super obscure. That's a movie I need to see (or don't), just for evil Lithgow.

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For Lithgow, and Dudley Moore at his most adorable.

 

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Play this Martial Arts Movie Quiz.

http://www.denofgeek.com/us/movies/martial-arts/257530/how-well-do-you-know-martial-arts-movies

 

It was 15/20 for me.

 

17/20...but I randomly picked some of those and got lucky...

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The Shaw Brothers Casting Question were especially hard.

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20/20!!! Pure luck for a few questions (the Tori Amos song?!?) but the result is flattering. I'm not even a martial arts movies addict!

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"The responses to @edgarwright's favorite movies list led me to ponder the difference btwn best and favorite"

 

The Best v The Favorites

Making a distinction the Internet finds confusing.
 
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So who's going to catch this next month?

 

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For Lithgow, and Dudley Moore at his most adorable.

 

 

 

To think, the movie was almost directed by John Carpenter with BRIAN DENNEHY in the title role!

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Oh my I didn't know that. Wild.

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Guess that makes me Stephen Hawking for loving The Toy.

 

... there's the quote of the week right there!

 

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RIP David Huddleston, co-star of the Rene favorite Gorp.

 

Oh yeah, that is pretty shitty news.

 

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To think, the movie was almost directed by John Carpenter with BRIAN DENNEHY in the title role!

 

If that was the case, I probably would have seen the movie by now; as it wasn't, I still haven't watched Santa Claus... at least not yet.

 

As a random aside... this month I've seen opinions all over the place for Suicide Squad, and is that ever true tonight on Letterboxd. Now that people will be able to see it, what a next few days it's going to be online!

 

Today, I went to the city of Lakeland for a bit, as I hadn't been there in a long while. I went to a few places, but I'll mention two of them. I ate dinner at a small Florida chain of restaurant/bars known as Square 1 Burgers & Bar. The burger & fries I had were pretty good, along with the alcoholic milkshake I had... that's right. It involved cinnamon whisky, which is a popular variant these past few years. I am glad that stuff wasn't around during my college days! I then went to the nearby PDQ, where I only ordered a regular milkshake but when it's Cinnful Caramel Crunch (it has both Cinnamon Toast Crunch and sea salt caramel!) then it was well worth the purchase.

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DVR Set For This:

 

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My night was fairly average.  Ended up covering for a lame co-worker who called out sick, probably to stay home and smoke himself up in front of the PS4 for the day.  I really can't stand the kid sometimes but we're so short staffed the boss refuses to discipline him, which is a bunch of bullshit but nobody ever accused my boss of being hands-on or anything.  Ah, well.  After that, I did my normal bike ride along the Charles and caught a pretty decent sunset at the beginning of the ride.  Came home, put a massive homemade chicken soup on the boil and revisited David Robert Mitchell's IT FOLLOWS (2015).  Damn if the film still doesn't work like gangbusters for me.  I love that while the Carpenter (and other) influences are right up front and center, the story and performances work overtime to keep everything grounded and unpredictable.  I did fast forward through some of the doe-eyed boyfriend (Keir Gilchrist) pining for our note-perfect heroine (Maika Monroe) stuff, but found myself rewinding and studying several key frames and sequences.  The blu-ray has a commentary track -- not by writer/director Mitchell but instead a collection of online film critics.  Haven't listened to it yet, but I'm sort of keen to.  It's probably a good move on their part, as you don't want too much spoiled with you from this story and situation.  There is apparently a sequel being planned and I must say, there's so much left open to interpretation I'm looking forward to seeing more.

 

Just chilling now having a Coors Light and will probably call it a night in a few.  Hopefully tomorrow will be a good close to the weird work week that this was.  Fingers crossed!

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I had myself a fine evening. After picking up Renata, my Parents invited us to Texas Roadhouse for dinner, as my Dad needed to go to the Home Depot that is across the street, and I needed to get a few things from there as well. We had a wonderful dinner, and I had steak and ribs with a Caesar salad and buttered corn as sides. It was delicious. Came home to finish watching Batman: The Killing Joke on blu-ray with Renata. She certainly had fun with the movie.

 

 

 

Surprisingly that did not phase her at all. The next scene though of the Freakshow Performers attacking Batman did. Sent her running back to me!

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DVR Set For This:

 

I've actually heard of it before; a podcast I listen to reviewed it a long time ago. Shock of shocks, it's apparently not good. Then again, it's a 2003 movie with that cast and Principal Belding from Saved by the Bell plays a ship Captain, so it's no surprise to me.

 

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My night was fairly average.

 

Sorry you have all that drama at work. At least you got to see a movie that was not worse on a second watch.

 

Tonight, I watched a random movie on Turner Classic Movies. It's rather obscure, which is the main reason I picked it out. It is 1933's Below the Sea, starring Ralph Bellamy and Fay Wray. It's an average movie about a German U-boat captain (whose sub was sunk in World War I) hiring some people to help get the gold that is in the sub. There's a lot of bickering, sexism towards Wray (who's there as she's rich so she's funding the whole thing), the captain being portrayed badly because he's German and it's 1933, a "slip on a banana peel" type ending that made me laugh out loud, and oh yeah, a giant octopus. I can't say it's bad; at least it's competently made. It's just that there definitely are better Fay Wray movies out there.

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A little disappointed by the negative reaction Suicide Squad is getting.

Jason Bourne let me down. And i hope the same thing won't happen again this weekend.

Suicide Squad was pretty good. I'm starting to wonder if those tinfoils claiming critic birbery aren't crazy after all.
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SUICIDE SQUAD is a blast. It's rocky as hell, pace-wise. You probably get whiplash in the first 30 minutes. But hey, there are a lot of characters to set up! I didn't expect the characters to be fleshed out so well either. It's not complete focus on poignancy or anything. The movie is all about grimy fun. But they give you just enough pathos so you know where everyone stands, how they're affected, and it hits really well.

And Leto's Joker is fucking wild. I get how people were annoyed, but I ate it up. You're not supposed to want to be in a room with him. I'd rather share a bed with Ledger's take than make eye contact with this one.
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I definitely am more harsh on films and their failings (thanks to my time here at CHUD) than i was in my youth. There were bits of BVS and Jason Bourne i enjoyed but i just couldn't ignore the flaws they had. 

 

As for Suicide Squad, i suppose i'll find out for myself tomorrow.

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Birthday Shout Out: Thread Sensation Bob Clark (gone too soon)

 

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LOOSE CANNONS is one of the worst major studio films ever made.

 

Let's give Mr. Clark a proper shout-out:

 

 

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Suicide Squad was pretty good. I'm starting to wonder if those tinfoils claiming critic birbery aren't crazy after all.

 

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SUICIDE SQUAD is a blast. It's rocky as hell, pace-wise. You probably get whiplash in the first 30 minutes. But hey, there are a lot of characters to set up! I didn't expect the characters to be fleshed out so well either. It's not complete focus on poignancy or anything. The movie is all about grimy fun. But they give you just enough pathos so you know where everyone stands, how they're affected, and it hits really well.

And Leto's Joker is fucking wild. I get how people were annoyed, but I ate it up. You're not supposed to want to be in a room with him. I'd rather share a bed with Ledger's take than make eye contact with this one.

Can't wait for this.  My wife and I are headed out in a couple of hours to see it and my anticipation level is running pretty high.  

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I definitely am more harsh on films and their failings (thanks to my time here at CHUD) than i was in my youth. There were bits of BVS and Jason Bourne i enjoyed but i just couldn't ignore the flaws they had. 

 

As for Suicide Squad, i suppose i'll find out for myself tomorrow.

I didn't enjoy much of BOURNE but I'm a fan of BvS, warts and all. I loved the fact that it wasn't just copying the Marvel formula - which is getting to be pretty stale in my opinion - and it really tried to do it's own thing.  Yeah it had flaws but, to me, it made the movie that much more interesting.  I had a blast with the theatrical cut and I just picked up the extended edition on Blu-Ray.   Going to check that out tomorrow evening and I'm really looking forward to it.  

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Birthday Shout Out: Thread Sensation Bob Clark (gone too soon)

 

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It's a fascinating kind of bad. Don't underestimate this film's power to spawn discussion, especially Hackman's Starter jacket.

 

I'm still waiting for my Liam Neeson/Steve Carell remake of this.

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Crazy how violent LOOSE CANNONS gets. Think Bob Clark knew he was up a creek on that set and just said to hell with it, time to bring the pain.

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Video Store Adventures: 44 INCH CHEST, THE THING (Blu), NO ESCAPE (Liotta), THE ROVER, and a Gillian Anderson starring Revenge Thriller I've heard good things about , CLOSURE

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1990 was a big year for unpleasantly violent action-comedies: Loose CannonsDowntownFlashbackAnother 48 Hrs.

 

Those other three are much better.

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Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Underrated '76

 

http://www.rupertpupkinspeaks.com/2016/08/underrated-76-ira-brooker.html

 

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Shoot (Directed by Harvey Hart)
"Bored furniture salesman Cliff Robertson takes a break from his shattered marriage and crumbling affair for a weekend hunting trip with his buddies. Things take a bizarre turn when another hunting party randomly opens fire on them and one of the assailants is killed in the resultant volley. Cliff’s bunch retreats to the city to plot their next move, with Ernest Borgnine as the pacifist voice of reason and Henry Silva as the macho aggressor.

It’s my understanding that this movie has a small right-wing cult following, which makes sense for a film about a bunch of gun-toting white dudes standing their ground against shadowy bad guys. For my money, though, this is actually a pitch-black satire on fragile masculinity. Watching the childish glee of Robertson’s posse as they channel their midlife crises into planning a real-life bloodbath is some grim comedy indeed. Even amidst all that testosterone, Kate Reid comes mighty close to stealing the show as a bitter widow whose eulogy for her husband slowly becomes a racist defense of the Second Amendment before disintegrating into a drunken pass at Cliff Robertson. Hey, it’s a white male empowerment fantasy already. Why not make Cliff Robertson a sexually irresistible dynamo while we’re at it? "
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Haven't seen FLASHBACK in a real long time. Think I only saw it cut up on TV so don't remember it being too graphic. Should track that one down.

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Haven't seen FLASHBACK in a real long time. Think I only saw it cut up on TV so don't remember it being too graphic. Should track that one down.

 

It's on YouTube for free. I've got the DVD too. Basically Easy Rider 2: Midnight Run, cutesy at points and then loads in Verhoeven-level squibs for the climax. Hopper and Sutherland have great chemistry.

 

I have a big in-joke running about it with a friend of mine seeing it at a young age.

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McDonald's just announced their brand spankin' new "McDonald's of the Future" in Missouri.  It offers "unlimited fries."

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-mcdonalds-of-the-future-opens-with-unlimited-fries/

 

However...  It features no Ronald Reagan Max Headroom Waiters nor a single Pepsi Perfect.  So... fuck that.

 

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Got some good news: looks like there's a bit of light poking thru darkness of my fam situation. They've apparently caught my Mom's cancer early. Still going to be surgery, but the outcome promises to be favorable. And there's a woman in Church who is a 20 year survivor of the same thing cancer/ procedure, so that's kind of a double reassurance.

 

Much thanks to all sending positive energy!

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