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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Some time back, I said I had never seen a disappointing Robert Duvall movie. I have now.
I ordered the DVD of "Wild Horses" because it was consistently unavailable on OnDemand. I wasted my $29.95. The movie is just terrible. After we watched it, I did a little internet research and found a NY Times review calling the plot "incoherent". That is being kind. It's impossible to follow exactly who is doing what and in the final scene, my husband and I are still arguing on exactly which three characters were in it. Stay away from this film. Even the title bears no resemblance to the movie.
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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  I found this link on a Movie Lists site. "200 Movies to See Before You Die". It's pretty interesting to compare the list with movies we might have seen and might (or might not ) have loved. I've never seen some of them. I avoid Woody Allen movies, some war films (Private Ryan, Apocalypse Now ) and anything about the Beatles is a generation too young for me.
How about you?
http://www.listchallenges.com/200-movies-to-see-before-you-d
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   MeiDei  I've seen a good many of those listed, some are of no interest - surprised "Leon: the Professional" isn't on the list as well as a few starring Anthony Hopkins, "The Lion in Winter" another missing. "Goodbye Mr. Chips" w/O'Toole & Petula Clark also not mentioned.

What movies are favorites for those who visit here?
9 hours ago .


   GO3  The list is pretty good given it's posted by someone named Chloe who likes movies as we all do. Anyway, I differ with her selection of Clint Eastwood Westerns. I agree with The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly and High Plains Drifter, but not A Fistful of Dollars. Not a bad movie, but it's a re-telling of an old story as we discussed earlier. I would have put The Outlaw Josey Wales in its place. In fact, it's one of Clint's best IMO. And I definitely would take JFK off the list because it's typical Oliver Stone loony bin conspiracy theory tripe.
8 hours ago .


   StormCnter  I'm always touting the original "Flight of the Phoenix".
About an hour ago .

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   GO3  I'm with you on Phoenix.
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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  She was born on the 4th of July. She is a skilled photographer. A lettuce was named for her. Personal quotes: "I've had many lovers and still have romances. I am very spoiled. All my life, I've had too many admirers". "I have experience seducing nephews." "A woman at 20 is like ice, at 30 she is warm and at 40 she is hot." She retired from films after 50 years in the industry. Who is she?
Friday at 05:21 EST .

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   MeiDei  I can't think of a single American actress - is she foreign born?
Yesterday at 14:13 EST .


   StormCnter  Yes.
Yesterday at 16:59 EST .

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   GO3  I think Bridget Bardot.
Yesterday at 23:30 EST .


   StormCnter  She is Gina Lollobrigida.
Yesterday at 05:36 EST .




   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  Anyone else reading or having read any of Cormac McCarthy? He has won all kinds of awards, including a Pulitzer and has written ten novels (I think ). I've read four of them, All the Pretty Horses, The Crossing, No Country for Old Men, Cities of the Plain. The thing about McCarthy's books is that the plots are riveting, the characters are intriguing, the settings are familiar to me (Southwest Texas and Eastern New Mexico ), but in most fiction we can safely assume the lead character will survive, maybe heartbroken, maybe injured, maybe disillusioned, but alive. There is no such comfort in a McCarthy story. No character is safe. But, I love these books.
Thursday at 08:59 EST .




   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  This is one of Mei's favorite types of quizzes, but I think she's having computer problems. So, here goes:

How many movies can you name with one-word titles? I'll start with "Unforgiven", and "Heat".
January 18 at 11:28 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Gravity; Rebecca; Shane; Secretariat; Vertigo; Shenandoah; Hatari; Mash; Patton; Arabesque; Midway; Halloween; Giant; Serenity
January 18 at 11:57 EST .

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   StormCnter  Good, good! How about Cinderella, Gladiator, Frankenstein? And Titanic.
January 18 at 13:44 EST .

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   Gram77  Maybe I can get this right.....Inception. Australia, Poseidon, Armageddon, Milk and Tootsie.
January 18 at 17:43 EST .

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   MeiDei  Fantasia, Maleficent, Network, Charley, Psycho, Charade
January 18 at 18:30 EST .


   MeiDei  Goonies, Batman, Spiderman, Crash, Speed ; )
Thank you, this was fun. Carry on.
January 18 at 18:36 EST .

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   MeiDei  Beowulf, Thor, Mask, Gremlins, Thunderball, Babe
January 18 at 19:49 EST .

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   GO3  Spectre.
January 18 at 22:02 EST .

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   MeiDei  Stagecoach, Cabaret, Se7en, Twister, Alien
(Warming up here ) lol
January 19 at 00:53 EST .

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   GO3  The mention of Thunderball and Spectre got me on a Bond kick:

Goldfinger, Goldeneye, Moonraker, Octopussy, Skyfall.
January 19 at 01:31 EST .

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   StormCnter  Bambi, Nashville, Manhattan
Thursday at 08:51 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  She is usually listed on any of the "Worst Actress" lists and has even been targeted as "unsexy". She appeared in her first television special at the age of 8. She lived with Robert Downey, Jr., for six years. She was one of the first "Annie"s on Broadway. Manolo Blahnik named a shoe in her honor. She has seven siblings. She is a Golden Globe and Emmy winner. Who is she?
January 18 at 05:42 EST .

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   Calvinesq  Sarah Jessica Parker. (Iron Man's mask )
January 18 at 12:00 EST .

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   StormCnter  You named her. Well done.
January 18 at 13:44 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  Here is the trailer for 1960's "Elmer Gantry".




January 18 at 05:33 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  As promised, the video clip from 1966's "Batman", trying to get rid of a bomb:




January 18 at 05:27 EST .

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   GO3  Cute.
January 18 at 10:55 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Suggested Reading  Turned the final page on "Missing, Presumed..." by Susie Steiner. I knew as soon as I was into the first chapters it was probably going to be a series and according to the description from the Goodreads review, I was right. I'm not fond of series, but I recommend this book. It's a page-turner and fairly unpredictable. Quick reading, also.
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/26141649-missing-presumed
January 17 at 06:04 EST .

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   StormCnter posted on Movies & Reviews  1960 movie quote: "But as long as I got a foot, I'll kick booze. And, as long as I got a fist, I'll punch it. And, as long as I got a tooth, I'll bite it. And, when I'm old and gray and toothless and bootless, I'll gum it till I go to heaven and booze goes to hell."
January 17 at 06:01 EST .

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   StormCnter  Burt Lancaster as "Elmer Gantry". I'll post a clip.
January 18 at 05:32 EST .

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