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Well nobody is going to the movies now.  Tom Hanks's new movie was to come out in June.  I think the title is "Greyhound"?  Maybe? Another World War II film, this one at sea. 

I am looking forward to Fatima which will be coming out and Mel Gibson's sequel to "Passion of the Christ" which is to come out in 2021

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Little Richard and the other music acts are the best part of the movie. This is also the movie that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are watching on the Starship in those famous photos from the 1975 tour.

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11 hours ago, redrum said:

Great movie. Gotta get it on disc.

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I've got all the Kubrick movies on dvd. He's a basic building block of my collection...along with John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Jean-Pierre Melville, David Lean, and Sam Peckinpah.

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2 hours ago, Strider said:

I've got all the Kubrick movies on dvd. He's a basic building block of my collection...along with John Ford, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, Akira Kurosawa, Billy Wilder, Fritz Lang, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Jean-Pierre Melville, David Lean, and Sam Peckinpah.

Sounds like a great collection. I was finding quite a few classics at our local recycle store (they just re-opened...YaYYYY!!) Have to go and see what they have now.

https://www.enumclawrecyclers.com/use-again-store

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On 5/11/2020 at 12:31 PM, redrum said:

Sounds like a great collection. I was finding quite a few classics at our local recycle store (they just re-opened...YaYYYY!!) Have to go and see what they have now.

https://www.enumclawrecyclers.com/use-again-store

My local Goodwill is a great source for cheap dvds. I've found classic Criterions sets, The Wire complete series box, 10th anniversary set of "Reservoir Dogs", and tons of other movies and shows...all for anywhere from $1 to $10.

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"Where do we get such men? They leave this ship and they do their job. Then they must find this speck lost somewhere on the sea. When they find it they have to land on its pitching deck. Where do we get such men?"

Shoutout and salute to the USS Oriskany and those beautiful Grumman F9F Panther aircraft.

I'll watch anything with the gruff Charles McGraw. Throw in Grace Kelly, William Holden, and Fredric March and that's definitely a cast worth watching. One of my favourite war movies and one of the few set in the Korean War...sort of the forgotten war. 

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On 5/15/2020 at 4:44 PM, Strider said:

My local Goodwill is a great source for cheap dvds. I've found classic Criterions sets, The Wire complete series box, 10th anniversary set of "Reservoir Dogs", and tons of other movies and shows...all for anywhere from $1 to $10.

Goodwill can be a goldmine. $3 a flick here. Folks are unloading their physical media. Timing is the key.

On 5/15/2020 at 11:30 PM, Strider said:

One I love to watch with the kids. Tanner Boyle for President.

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This is a modern (70's vs. golden era, anyway) classic. Maybe the last of it's kind. The level at which this kid-centric movie is currently politically incorrect is significant. A childhood fav which has never faded. Matthau was always guaranteed on the money. Legend. And the amazing Tatum in only her 2nd effort after eclipsing her own father, at age 10 in her debut performance, for an Academy award.  

Only recently connected Tatum to her 60's tv/film babe mom Joanna Moore. Glad she survived the Ryan O'Neal/Joanna Moore/Hollywood ride. 

Tatum, i've been waiting since 1977. Please call me already.

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2 hours ago, Badgeholder Still said:

Goodwill can be a goldmine. $3 a flick here. Folks are unloading their physical media. Timing is the key.

This is a modern (70's vs. golden era, anyway) classic. Maybe the last of it's kind. The level at which this kid-centric movie is currently politically incorrect is significant. A childhood fav which has never faded. Matthau was always guaranteed on the money. Legend. And the amazing Tatum in only her 2nd effort after eclipsing her own father, at age 10 in her debut performance, for an Academy award.  

Only recently connected Tatum to her 60's tv/film babe mom Joanna Moore. Glad she survived the Ryan O'Neal/Joanna Moore/Hollywood ride. 

Tatum, i've been waiting since 1977. Please call me already.

Yeah, after "Paper Moon" and "Bad News Bears" I expected big things for Tatum. She did do that teen babes on the prowl movie... "Little Foxes" or "Little Darlings" or something like that..but then her career seem to dissipate after that. Drugs and John McEnroe might have had something to do with that. Linda Blair suffered a similar fate.

By the way, I consider the 1970s part of the golden age now. I know technically it is not part of the Golden Age of the Studio System that people generally mean when they say 'The Golden Age of Hollywood ". But the 1970s do represent the last flowering of creative talent and risk-taking by mainstream Hollywood...before the bean-counters and Wall Street crowd took over and sequels and movies pitched for the teen summer crowd became the norm.

"Bad News Bears". "Blazing Saddles". "French Connection". "Across 110th Street". "Silver Streak". "Dirty Harry". A Hollywood studio couldn't make these movies today.

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If I haven't said it before I'll say it now...I love, I adore Pre-Code movies. The movies made roughly from 1929-34, before the Hays Code took effect over all Hollywood studio movies.

Not only is it a chance to see classic dames such as Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Loretta Young, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Miriam Hopkins, Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, Irene Dunne, Norma Shearer, Joan Bennett, Joan Blondell, Mae West when they were young and wild...but these movies are usually short. Most are around 65-80 minutes, which means you can knock off a few in one night. Which I did last night.

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On 5/22/2020 at 2:13 PM, Strider said:

If I haven't said it before I'll say it now...I love, I adore Pre-Code movies. The movies made roughly from 1929-34, before the Hays Code took effect over all Hollywood studio movies.

Not only is it a chance to see classic dames such as Barbara Stanwyck, Jean Harlow, Mae Clarke, Carole Lombard, Kay Francis, Myrna Loy, Bette Davis, Marlene Dietrich, Loretta Young, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, Miriam Hopkins, Claudette Colbert, Ginger Rogers, Irene Dunne, Norma Shearer, Joan Bennett, Joan Blondell, Mae West when they were young and wild...but these movies are usually short. Most are around 65-80 minutes, which means you can knock off a few in one night. Which I did last night.

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They survived the Hays Code only for some to be blacklisted or destroyed by the illegal HUAC subpoenas. Others, like Stanwyck, John Wayne, Ginger Rogers, and later, after he flipped, Ronald Reagan supported the HUAC traitors and went after their own. Of course there is a special place in hell for Hedda Hopper, the Pied Piper of the anti-communist purges in Hollywood.

These movies are great, addressing subject matter which would not be touched until the 1960's. Fritz Lang's M could never have been made under the Hays Code, nor could most of the really good movies from the 20's - 1934. All of this supposedly due to the Fatty Arbuckle scandal.  

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