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#1101 Rutlefan

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Posted 28 November 2017 - 04:16 PM

601) The Housemaid ( 1960 ) ( Lucas )
602) The Lady From Shanghai (1947) ( Rushian King )
603) The Saint (1997)  ( Rutlefan )
604) The Trial (1962) (Rushian King)
605) Pump Up The Volume (New_World_Man)
606) Badlands/Natural Born Killers (goose)
607) Jackie Brown ( Rushian King )
608) Mystery Men ( RutleFan )
609) Farewell My Concubine ( Lucas )
610) The Abyss ( New World Man )
611) Titanic ( Rushian King )
612) Cabin Fever ( Rutlefan )
613) Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)/ Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) ( Rushian King )
614) Lady Snowblood ( Lucas )
615) Death Proof (2007)/ Planet Terror (2007) ( Rushian King)
616) Interstellar ( New_World_Man )

617) In Bruges ( Rutlefan )

Fellow Irishmen Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleason (one of my favorite character actors; deserves more attention I think) play Irish (logically) hitmen hiding out in out in Bruges Belgium. Dark/violent humor set against a beautiful/peaceful backdrop. Reminded me of one of the Woody Allen murder movies (with all the soul-searching) but with darker characters.

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Posted 29 November 2017 - 11:09 PM

618-- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). I'll follow In Bruges with director Martin McDonagh's most recent film. This is probably going to be a future cult classic. A serious, tearjerker drama lurks underneath this dark comedy. The story follows Frances McDormand's character as she tries to get the police to work harder at finding her daughter's murderer by putting messages on 3 billboards meant to prod/embarrass police chief Woody Harrelson into action. Sam Rockwell is good as usual as one of his disinterested deputies. A great supporting cast follows their lead. I think a few Oscar noms will (should) come knocking.

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:25 PM

619-- Man On The Moon (1999)/ Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017). Jim Carrey portrays comedian Andy Kaufman in the former and the latter is a behind the scenes documentary that was being planned but never completed because the studio didn't want to have their star seen in such a negative light. Recently released on Netflix with Carrey looking back on what made him the person he is/was and what it was like to 'be' Andy and his alter ego Tony Clifton.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 02:09 PM

620-- A King In New York (1957). Chaplin's second last film is a solid entry in his career about a deposed king coming to live in New York and being accused of being a communist. A not so subtle dig at the McCarthy witch hunts of the time.

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:48 PM

601) The Housemaid ( 1960 ) ( Lucas )
602) The Lady From Shanghai (1947) ( Rushian King )
603) The Saint (1997)  ( Rutlefan )
604) The Trial (1962) (Rushian King)
605) Pump Up The Volume (New_World_Man)
606) Badlands/Natural Born Killers (goose)
607) Jackie Brown ( Rushian King )
608) Mystery Men ( RutleFan )
609) Farewell My Concubine ( Lucas )
610) The Abyss ( New World Man )
611) Titanic ( Rushian King )
612) Cabin Fever ( Rutlefan )
613) Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)/ Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) ( Rushian King )
614) Lady Snowblood ( Lucas )
615) Death Proof (2007)/ Planet Terror (2007) ( Rushian King)
616) Interstellar ( New_World_Man )
617) In Bruges ( Rutlefan )
618) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ( Rushian King )
619) Man On The Moon (1999)/ Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017) ( Rushian King )
620) A King In New York (1957) ( Rushian King )

621) Rolling Thunder ( Lucas )

William Devane and Tommy Lee Jones in a fairly nasty little revenge movie .. Great performances and bleak vibe with a knockout ending


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Posted 05 December 2017 - 10:51 PM

622) Home Alone (1990)

Call it a kid's movie if you want or even a Christmas movie but whatever you want to call it it's just good fun no matter how old you are or what time of year it is. I've been meaning to ad this for a while and being that it's almost Christmas time it makes it timely. However, it's not really a Christmas movie per se.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:03 PM

^ You beat me to it! I was planning on including this. Fantastic holiday movie.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 03:08 PM

623) Lake Placid ( Rutlefan )

My mention of Brendan Gleeson reminded me of this. He was great as was Betty White. Critical reception was mixed but I am on the side that thought it was funny/clever faux horror, working as both a monster movie and parody of the same, as opposed to failing at either/both.

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 10:00 PM

601) The Housemaid ( 1960 ) ( Lucas )
602) The Lady From Shanghai (1947) ( Rushian King )
603) The Saint (1997)  ( Rutlefan )
604) The Trial (1962) (Rushian King)
605) Pump Up The Volume (New_World_Man)
606) Badlands/Natural Born Killers (goose)
607) Jackie Brown ( Rushian King )
608) Mystery Men ( RutleFan )
609) Farewell My Concubine ( Lucas )
610) The Abyss ( New World Man )
611) Titanic ( Rushian King )
612) Cabin Fever ( Rutlefan )
613) Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003)/ Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) ( Rushian King )
614) Lady Snowblood ( Lucas )
615) Death Proof (2007)/ Planet Terror (2007) ( Rushian King)
616) Interstellar ( New_World_Man )
617) In Bruges ( Rutlefan )
618) Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri ( Rushian King )
619) Man On The Moon (1999)/ Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond (2017) ( Rushian King )
620) A King In New York (1957) ( Rushian King )
621) Rolling Thunder ( Lucas )
622) Home Alone ( New World Man )
623) Lake Placid ( Rutlefan )

624) Eyes Of Laura Mars ( Lucas )

Like Body Double, Eyes Of Laura Mars is a classic, trashy entry that I happen to love ... A stand alone in that it combines ESP, murder and 1970s NYC - it's a tacky and very enjoyable murder mystery, and Faye Dunaway is perfect .. great movie

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 02:00 PM

625-- Bad Santa (2003). Billy Bob Thornton stars as the title character, a criminal using Santa as his cover. John Ritter died a short while before it's release.

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Posted 07 December 2017 - 04:40 PM

626) Serial ( Rutlefan )

1980 comedy starring Martin Mull, a Marin County resident whose being driven crazy by the New Age and Yuppie consciousness-raising nonsense around him. Hilarious movie. Fantastic cast. An under the radar classic. This wedding scene sums things up nicely:


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Posted 07 December 2017 - 10:04 PM

627) Lady Bird

I saw this film this past weekend. It was very good. A coming of age movie about a young woman trying to find her own identity and independence while also trying to navigate high school and young men. Very interesting and worthwile.

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Posted 10 December 2017 - 11:15 PM

628-- Apollo 13 (1995). Ron Howard's best(?) movie is about the Apollo 13 space mission and the near disaster that befell it. Excellent cast includes Hanks, Bacon, Harris, Paxton and Sinise.

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Posted 12 December 2017 - 01:38 PM

View PostRushian King, on 29 November 2017 - 11:09 PM, said:

618-- Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). I'll follow In Bruges with director Martin McDonagh's most recent film. This is probably going to be a future cult classic. A serious, tearjerker drama lurks underneath this dark comedy. The story follows Frances McDormand's character as she tries to get the police to work harder at finding her daughter's murderer by putting messages on 3 billboards meant to prod/embarrass police chief Woody Harrelson into action. Sam Rockwell is good as usual as one of his disinterested deputies. A great supporting cast follows their lead. I think a few Oscar noms will (should) come knocking.
Well it got a few Golden Globe nominations (director, writing, score, Sam Rockwell) so hopefully I was right about it getting a few Oscar noms coming it's way.

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Posted 14 December 2017 - 01:05 PM

629-- City Lights (1931). Chaplin's romantic comedy/drama near-masterpiece is his last silent film.

Edited by Rushian King, 14 December 2017 - 01:07 PM.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:27 PM

630 -- The Party (1968) ( Rutlefan )

Peter Sellers stars as the comically hapless/bumbling but sympathetic Hrundi V. Bakshi, an aspiring nobody actor who accidentally gets invited to a Hollywood bigwig party in this classic Blake Edwards comedy (his name was written down for termination from his job as a movie extra but got mixed up with the invite list). A favorite of my dad's when I was growing up so it's a nostalgic favorite of mine. Granted, Seller's comically unflattering portrayal of a South Asian -- the running gag on which the movie hinges -- probably wouldn't fly today, particularly given that there's even pressure to tone down The Simpson's Apu (as if the other characters on the show flatter their respective ethnicities), but if seen as a time capsule of sorts, is still a very funny vehicle for the incomparable Sellers' talents.


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Posted 14 December 2017 - 02:40 PM

631 -- The Pink Panther (1963) ( Rutlefan )

Following up with another Blake Edwards/Peter Sellers classic. This is my favorite of the series. This and maybe A Shot in the Dark stand out for me, with the others, though funny, being just more of the same bumbling Clouseau gags.

Love David Niven's master thief, and had a huge crush on Claudia Cardinale after seeing this movie as a kid. Sellers wasn't the main attraction in this first installment, but the character was such a hit that the following movies made him central, of course.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 10:02 AM

632-- Elf (2003). Jon Favreau has quietly carved out a solid directing career. Will Ferrel plays a guy who thinks he's an elf after having been raised in Santa's (Ed Asner) North Pole by an elf played by Bob Newhart. He goes on a quest to New York to find his real father (James Caan) and finds love (Zooey Deschanel-- I would too) along the way while reigniting everyone's Christmas spirit.

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Posted 15 December 2017 - 01:21 PM

^ A favorite, up there with the other perennial Christmas classics. Future generations will know WIll Farrel from this movie, primarily, I expect.

And speaking of Christmas classics...

633 -- A Miracle on 34th Street (1947) ( Rutlefan )

With Maureen O'Hara and Edmund Gwenn, two favorites of mine.

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Posted 20 December 2017 - 09:25 AM

634 -- Metropolitan / Barcelona ( Rutlefan )

The first two of Whit Stillman's "comedy of manners trilogy" -- Metropolitan, Barcelona, and The Last Days of Disco, 1990/1994/1998. Love the first two, being among my favorite movies, whereas the third not so much.




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