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Sexy movie goes to The Thomas Crowne Affair (1999).

Also an absolutely awesome soundtrack.
First ones I thought of were The Big Easy and Sea of Love, both Ellen Barkin. Not saying she's the sexiest star ever, but those were the movies that came to mind.

One of my favorite thrillers, one that also has a great sex scene, is Don't Look Now. Donald Sutherland is one of my all time favorite actors.
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I've got a candidate for the single dumbest line ever - it is at least the dumbest I've personally seen....
Nothing occurred to me, so I googled:

Top 10 Worst Movie Quotes

Huh, I remember most of them and don't think they're so awful. Guess I'm the kind of sucker they were written for :oops: .

10 Terrible Lines in Great Movies

"A woman's heart is a deep ocean of secrets."
Guess.
Spoiler:
Titanic
"They say it's all downhill after the first kiss."
"I think that only applies if you're kissing a human."
Spoiler:
Man of Steel
That's a better list of bad lines, IMO. More lists here:
https://search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?gdp ... 11ff2d6121
Torture yourself.

Another great movie that I don't think any of us mentioned yet - The Shawshank Redemption.
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:27 am

I always got a kick from this exchange between Kathleen Turner (Matty) and William Hurt (Ned) in Body Heat;
Matty: You aren't too smart, are you? I like that in a man.
Ned: What else do you like? Lazy? Ugly? Horny? I've got em all.
Matty: You don't look lazy.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:38 am

Any comments on The General? It is my #2 favorite all time movie.
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Any comments on The General? It is my #2 favorite all time movie.
Never saw it. Are you referring to the Buster Keaton film?

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Any comments on The General? It is my #2 favorite all time movie.
Never saw it. Are you referring to the Buster Keaton film?
Me neither. The General (1926 film) is discussed at length in this documentary and several clips are shown. It's called perhaps Keaton's best and "ranked among the greatest American films ever made".
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The Great Buster (2018)

Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
:clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: - as much for Keaton as for this doc about him.
I've seen all of Keaton's films - he's great. I'll have to watch this.
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Vrede too wrote:
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O Really wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:02 am
billy.pilgrim wrote:
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Any comments on The General? It is my #2 favorite all time movie.
Never saw it. Are you referring to the Buster Keaton film?
Me neither. The General (1926 film) is discussed at length in this documentary and several clips are shown. It's called perhaps Keaton's best and "ranked among the greatest American films ever made".
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The Great Buster (2018)

Documentary on the life and works of comic genius Buster Keaton, directed by Peter Bogdanovich.
:clap: :thumbup: :clap: :thumbup: - as much for Keaton as for this doc about him.
I've seen all of Keaton's films - he's great. I'll have to watch this.

Y'all need to watch it. I'm not sure why, but there are several versions on YouTube and on CD. Only a minute or two difference.

I had forgotten about the bio, maybe I'll remember to watch.
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First ones I thought of were The Big Easy
Big Easy - and it's soundtrack - was great.

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Unread post by billy.pilgrim » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm

Anyone else seen this?

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8884430/

I hadn't heard of it before, but ran across it on Netflix one way too early couldn't sleep morning. A documentary filled with good music from the place where so much began.

I enjoyed


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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm
Anyone else seen this?

https://m.imdb.com/title/tt8884430/

I hadn't heard of it before, but ran across it on Netflix one way too early couldn't sleep morning. A documentary filled with good music from the place where so much began.

I enjoyed


Scan through the cast
Cool. I recently read a book "Castle on Sunset" about the Chateau Marmont. It was built in 1929 and had always been a sort of cult small hotel located just above what eventually became the Sunset Strip in Hollywood. John Belushi died there in one of the bungalows. Anyway, in the mid sixties when the cops started coming down on the hippies and young people hanging out on the Strip, the book tells about how Stephen Stills went down to see the action of the cops against the young folks and wrote the song "For What It's Worth" after doing so.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:26 am

Planet of the Apes is one of our most enduring film franchises. I still remember being enthralled with the 1968 original as a tween. There were 4 sequels:
Beneath the Planet of the Apes (1970)
Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972)
Battle for the Planet of the Apes (1973)

None of them matched the original and I don't think that I ever saw them all after the first couple of flops.

Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake was released in 2001. I'm not sure if I ever saw it. It's kind of a dud on Rotten Tomatoes.

Then, along came the prequel series:
Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)

They're a surprisingly strong set - box office triumphs, award winning and earning universally high critic and audience ratings on Rotten Tomatoes. I like the first two a lot and just watched War for the Planet of the Apes, which is now my favorite of the three. Well made, and a lot of depth for a monkey movie.
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Unread post by 1 CAT FAN » Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:44 am

Yeah, leftist relate to monkeys, they say.
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I just watched It (2017 film), and thought it was much better than the 1990 miniseries based on Stephen King's novel.
The film set numerous box office records and grossed over $700 million worldwide, becoming the fifth-highest-grossing R-rated film of all time. Unadjusted for inflation, it became the highest-grossing horror film of all time. It received positive reviews, with critics praising the performances, direction, cinematography and musical score, and many calling it one of the best Stephen King adaptations. It has received numerous awards and nominations ...
I've been disappointed by most Stephen King horror adaptations, but not this one.

Have any of you seen It Chapter Two yet? Does it measure up? The critics don't seem to think so.
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Vrede too wrote:
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Planet of the Apes is one of our most enduring film franchises. I still remember being enthralled with the 1968 original as a tween.
Yeah the original was excellent from many perspectives. Pre-CGI, and the costuming and make-up were astounding for the time. Intriguing story and a surprising ending that made the whole story believable (as science fiction goes). I don't think I saw more than one or so of the others, though.

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Yeah, leftist relate to monkeys, they say.
Clint Eastwood made a movie with an orangutan; he's not a leftist but sure made a fool of himself at the GOP convention; I forget if it was 08 or 12. Clint should be quite happy now that an orangutan is president. I bet he can hardly stand it.

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neoplacebo wrote:
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Clint Eastwood made a movie with an orangutan; he's not a leftist but sure made a fool of himself at the GOP convention; I forget if it was 08 or 12. Clint should be quite happy now that an orangutan is president. I bet he can hardly stand it.
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Gary Oldman, libertarian:

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Ummm, 1 CAT FAN, think about what movie we're discussing, moron:

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More seriously, how butthurt and desperate does a person need to be in order to make a complete @sshole of himself trying to insult me by saying that the Planet of the Apes franchise is a "leftist" thing?

You need help, but I appreciate the admission of how pitifully triggered I've made you. :---P
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Unread post by neoplacebo » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:16 pm

What about that? I just didn't realize what an affinity right wing nutjobs had for simians; I looked for some photos of "lefties" with monkeys but came up empty. It makes me wonder, though, if Ronnie had monkeys in mind when he embraced the trickle down economic concept. If so, I bet the monkeys are pissed. On second thought, he probably had in mind humans that were too stupid to realize what he was advocating and they fell for it.
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Unread post by O Really » Fri Nov 08, 2019 8:17 pm

Fake news! Photoshop! No way is any ape going to kiss that red commie leftist Charlton Heston. Ewwww!

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