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Offline AndyMacFAIL

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Re: TV & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2011, 02:02:34 pm »
JJ-

I thought of you & JBN yesterday when I was in the Micro Center in Westmont picking up a new monitor.

Located in a large bin near the checkout line was a sign proclaiming 'The Andy Griffith Show DVDs - 99 cents.'   Must have been at least a hundred of them there.

I was tempted to buy one or two, just in case I got you +/or JBN in a secret santa grab bag. But I passed.

IIRC, there's also a Micro Center in Bucktown.  Located in the shopping center just east of the Kennedy Expressway on Elston just south of Logan Blvd.  Shouldn't be too far from you to check out.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2011, 09:29:21 am »
I recently saw Zombieland, which I enjoyed quite a bit (especially Woody Harrelson's character), but it felt like I'd seen a lot of the same shtick before... but better.  Then it hit me: Return of the Living Dead, from back in the '80s.  Creepy, gross, and really funny.  Anyone else a fan of that one?

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #27 on: May 05, 2011, 09:52:35 am »
Romero's original "Dawn of the Dead" had some nice satirical touches to it- I liked it quite a bit, funny and gruesome.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #28 on: May 05, 2011, 10:31:19 am »
Romero's original "Dawn of the Dead" had some nice satirical touches to it- I liked it quite a bit, funny and gruesome.

I'm pretty much a fan of Romero, period.  Good stuff.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #29 on: May 05, 2011, 12:26:43 pm »
Return of the Living Dead, from back in the '80s.  Creepy, gross, and really funny.  Anyone else a fan of that one?

Awesome movie.  Love the Bert guy.  I worked at a movie theatre when that came out and we used to watch it all the time.

"Send more cops"

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« Reply #30 on: May 05, 2011, 12:34:15 pm »
Yeah, "send more cops" is pretty much THE line from that one.  And didn't the girl allow her zombie boyfriend to eat her brain?

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« Reply #31 on: May 05, 2011, 09:50:20 pm »
Kinda like how Ozzie Guillen let zombie Juan Pierre eat his brain.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #32 on: June 04, 2011, 05:41:54 pm »
Watching "The Searchers" whilst waiting for tonight's tilt. It's a damn fine film, and that's somehow an understatement. It's like, really good.

Also a bump for this topic, which I think should receive more traffic amongst the 10 or so of us.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #33 on: June 04, 2011, 05:56:54 pm »
Watching "The Searchers" whilst waiting for tonight's tilt. It's a damn fine film, and that's somehow an understatement. It's like, really good.

Also a bump for this topic, which I think should receive more traffic amongst the 10 or so of us.

"The Searchers" is one of the few John Wayne movies that I like.  "Red River" and "The Shootist" are some others.  But for the most part, his "acting" is hard to take.

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« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2011, 07:42:05 pm »
Got "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the library.  Good movie.  I think it was Robert Duval's first film.

Fury, picked up "Sacred" by Lehane too.  Okay, but he's much improved now.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #35 on: June 08, 2011, 07:49:58 am »
Got "To Kill a Mockingbird" from the library.  Good movie.  I think it was Robert Duval's first film.

Fury, picked up "Sacred" by Lehane too.  Okay, but he's much improved now.

Yeah, Lehane has really sharpened his pencil since then.  Compare "Sacred" to "Shutter Island" or "The Given Day"... well, there's no comparison.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #36 on: June 13, 2011, 12:46:16 am »
Just saw this week's "South Park".   For an (almost) 14-year old show, they still know how to bring it.   Reminds me of the uber-brilliant "Terrence & Phillip instead of part 2 of the dumb Who's Cartman's dad / April Fools" episode.    Love the "Tween" imagery, and the  use of Stevie 'the goat" Nicks at the end.

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« Reply #37 on: June 16, 2011, 03:23:50 am »
So I get "The Searchers" from the library, can't remember seeing that one, and I'm fifteen minutes into it and I'm wondering just what in the hell Jeter is talking about, because it seems like so much corn to me that I want to stick a cob up John Ford's ass, but I give it another try on another day, "buying in", as they say, and I don't know that I would call it "real good", but it does have some moments. 

Next week is "Repo Man" because a character in an Elmore Leonard novel is very much taken by Harry Dean Stanton and the film. 

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« Reply #38 on: June 16, 2011, 07:50:14 am »
So I get "The Searchers" from the library, can't remember seeing that one, and I'm fifteen minutes into it and I'm wondering just what in the hell Jeter is talking about, because it seems like so much corn to me that I want to stick a cob up John Ford's ass, but I give it another try on another day, "buying in", as they say, and I don't know that I would call it "real good", but it does have some moments. 

Next week is "Repo Man" because a character in an Elmore Leonard novel is very much taken by Harry Dean Stanton and the film.

I loved Repo Man, course that is not saying a whole lot, as I am not a movie critic in the least.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #39 on: June 16, 2011, 08:30:06 am »
"Let's go do some crimes."

"Yeah, let's go get sushi and not pay."

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #40 on: June 16, 2011, 08:52:44 am »
Dine and dash!!!

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #41 on: June 16, 2011, 10:33:05 am »
I'm going to guess dogstoothe doesn't like many Westerns, at least of the Ford/Hawks variety. They all have an element of "corn" if you look at it that way. I on the other hand like 'em quite a bit.

Next week is "Repo Man" because a character in an Elmore Leonard novel is very much taken by Harry Dean Stanton and the film.

Like SO many movies, it's good for about 30-45 minutes.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #42 on: June 16, 2011, 12:06:28 pm »
Repo Man has some classic quotable lines, as Blackie has already got one on the table.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #43 on: June 17, 2011, 02:34:44 am »
"Repo Man" it is then.  Jeter, I quite liked "Shane", but that's not a Ford/Hawks, so yeah, I guess you is right.  Eastwood's "Unforgiven" on first view I thought was exceptional, but the second time around not so much.  I do like him though, as an actor and as a director.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2011, 09:46:50 am »
Gene Hackman is always good, but he was REALLY good in "Unforgiven".

You wanna see a true cult western, where things are really strange and upside-down in a way, check out "Johnny Guitar".

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« Reply #45 on: June 17, 2011, 11:58:21 pm »
I will.  Sterling Hayden is one of my favorite, if not the favorite, actors.  I've seen "Johnny Guitar" but it's been a while and I need to see it with new eyes.  Agree about Hackman.  Loved him as Popeye Doyle, "The French Connection" (#1) is terrific.  Thanks for the tips.  The library is hard for new releases but the older classics seem to stay on the shelfs.

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« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2011, 01:37:50 am »
I used to think Warren Oats was the greatest actor, but I think I've changed my mind to Harry Dean (Zen) Stanton.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #48 on: June 23, 2011, 05:08:49 pm »
Hahahh, at around 4:00 or so, I like how what's happening on stage just ceases to make any sense at all. I like how they brought the trapeze bit back much later for "She's a Beauty". Conceptual Continuity.

Also, how coincidental, just today purchased the newly released NTSC DVD of their Wild West Show from 2004, previously only available on PAL. Evidently European audiences have more of a stomach for the incredibly retarted.

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Re: TV, Food & Cinema Review & Revue
« Reply #49 on: June 24, 2011, 03:24:21 pm »
There finally will not be "just one more thing". Falk down.

 

George Carlin's "Seven Words You Can Never Say on Television": shit, piss, fuck, cunt, cocksucker, motherfucker, and tits.