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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 29, 2018, 08:52:52 AM »
Where can you still shop for real, live, physical DVDs? :D
Pretty much any store that's always had them? :D I notice there's less, but they're still out there. Those Black Friday ones came from Walmart.

I've been on a bit of a frenzy lately. Found two more yesterday at Best Buy to add to my collection: That Thing You Do and Robin Hood: Men in Tights.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Jed Cooper!!
« on: November 28, 2018, 07:04:54 AM »
Happy belated birthday, Jed! Hope it was a good one!

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Spellbound (1945)
« on: November 24, 2018, 07:07:22 PM »
A 20-minute sequence would be crazy... and horribly boring no matter how visually interesting it might be! :o ;)

I'm glad you mentioned the poster for this one, Matt. I don't know if I've ever seen that before.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 24, 2018, 06:50:45 PM »

Get Out
A Quiet Place

Some black Friday deals.  ;)

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Dreams
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:52:27 PM »
I haven't had a dream like that in a really long time, maybe going back to high school.

Eastwood News / Re: William Goldman, R.I.P.
« on: November 23, 2018, 06:45:30 PM »
Yes, that's the one. Wesley Snipes starred in it.

Eastwood News / Re: William Goldman, R.I.P.
« on: November 22, 2018, 10:10:40 AM »
I noticed that many movies released in 1996-1997 introduced President of the USA as a good guy and a hero:
Independence Day, Deep Impact, Air Force One. In Mars Attacks, he was more ambiguous.
But only Absolute Power introduced him as a real bad guy. It was interesting and daring.
Murder at 1600 was from that time period as well, but it's been so long since I've seen it I don't remember how the president was in it.

I've always enjoyed Absolute Power too.

Roger Ebert gave it a really good review, which might be interesting for some of you.

Web Site Announcements / Re: The Stats Thread
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:15:17 AM »
Today I overtook Americanbeauty in posts. 8)

I mentioned this to her off the board yesterday and her reply was, "Took you long enough." ;D

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Favorite Current TV Shows
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:10:51 AM »
I love The Karate Kid, but that whole set up does sound pretty sad. :D ;D

Eastwood News / Re: William Goldman, R.I.P.
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:08:29 AM »
That Clint would play Seth was Goldman's idea ... Clint never wanted to play anyone but Luther. ;)
Oh, okay, so just how Goldman was picturing it.

Eastwood News / Re: William Goldman, R.I.P.
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:29:52 AM »
I didn't know William Goldman wrote Absolute Power.

I also didn't know that Eastwood was originally going to play Seth!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: What Was The Last DVD You Bought ?
« on: November 19, 2018, 07:22:51 AM »

The Adventures of Robin Hood season 1
Christopher Robin
Incredibles 2

I ordered the two movies without the digital version. Both are highlights for me from this year.

Robin Hood is the 1950s series that I've been curious about for a while. If I like it, I can buy the whole series for pretty cheap. I've always been a big fan of Robin Hood and own three other movie versions on DVD (1938, 1973 Disney, and 1991 Costner).

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: CEWB Movie Club - Who wants in?
« on: November 18, 2018, 03:44:01 PM »
I hope to watch a few coming up here too.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: The 39 Steps (1935)
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:26:58 PM »
Your overall least favorite Hitchcock film, or just from the ones you've watched during the last several weeks?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Birthday Gant!!
« on: November 18, 2018, 01:22:57 PM »
Happy belated birthday, Gant!

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: The Celebrity Obituary Thread
« on: November 12, 2018, 01:10:03 PM »
A few years ago I watched With Great Power: The Stan Lee Story (2010) and found it to be incredibly inspirational and motivating. Sad to hear this.

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: North By Northwest (1959)
« on: November 11, 2018, 02:13:44 PM »
Going to see this again tomorrow on the big screen. 8) 8) 8)
That would be fun!

The CEWB Movie Club / Re: Psycho (1960)
« on: November 04, 2018, 04:58:50 PM »
Yeah, you feel so much for Marion in this that the shower scene is always something I dread when I watch it. It's such a sad scene. She'd made a mistake and was now willing to do the right thing and face the consequences... and then it's too late.

I read the novel many years ago (and also the two sequels), and the movie really is quite different in a number of ways. The focus from the start is on Norman. I think it was the screenwriter, Joseph Stafano, whose idea was to make the film's focus on Marion. It seems like I've heard that in a documentary about the making of the movie. The Norman in the book is also a middle-aged man, so he was made younger with Anthony Perkins playing him. Ever since that horrid shot for shot remake of Psycho came out around 20 years ago, I've always thought they would have been better off just re-adapting the book.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Movie Discussion
« on: November 03, 2018, 08:07:15 AM »
I am refusing the Halloween series this round....

Michael is a MINIMUM by the timeline 61 years old.

I mean can a 61 year old maniac still be that strong? Swinging an ax that long has to cause arthritis in the shoulder.

Just saying....his mask should have age lines.
Yeah, he'd be 61. I don't think he's been swinging anything for the last 40 years (in this movie anyhow), but he's still strong.

His mask has most definitely aged.

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