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Marathons / Re: Star Trek
« Last post by smirnoff on April 17, 2018, 06:08:56 PM »
That's a fair case to make.

I guess it's one of those points in a film that lives or dies based on how much goodwill you feel towards the film generally at the time you are confronted with it. I've enjoyed films with a far weaker explanations regarding time travel than this one. And on its face it would seem like a double-standard or inconsistent criticism to then pick on Star Trek for being flawed in that way. But sometimes you reach that point and we're willing to extend some films more credit than others because... reasons. :)



Here's a thing I loved about the film, and it speaks to that progressive, enlightened and positive streak that runs through the series and makes Star Trek stand out in the genre:

This guy


Is he a villain? Is he mean? Is he the leader of an angry mob? To look at him you might assume so, and with most any other sci-fi movies you'd probably be right. If you told people that this was the main baddie in The Wrath of Khan they wouldn't be surprised. But in Star Trek he's just an ordinary bridge officer, taking orders, doing his job like an absolute professional.
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Movie Games / Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Last post by oldkid on April 17, 2018, 04:31:11 PM »
Brooklyn?
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Marathons / Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Last post by Sandy on April 17, 2018, 03:18:20 PM »
The Outlaw



Of all the obvious, glaring, upstaging at every turn, gimmicks, this movie is unsurpassed. I'm so distracted, I can hardly pay attention to the dialogue. Could we tone it down a little and not be so in your face with the on the nose embellishing? Huh? I'm talking about the music. What did you think I was talking about? :)) Flutes punctuate each glimpse of nature, strings soar with matters of the heart, wah wah mutes hand hold us through comedic moments and the orchestra crescendos for sexual culminations, consented to or no, until I can't stand it anymore. Stop the music! I don't need the score to be my nursemaid. I swear, if there was flatulence in the script, they'd find a musical instrument to represent it. The film does have the decency to quiet down for a scene near the end and the effect is of grateful relief.

On a more positive note, kudos to Thomas Mitchell and Walter Huston for being game. They are the bright spots in a rather stilted, misogynistic Western.
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Movie Games / Re: I Know That Character
« Last post by Corndog on April 17, 2018, 03:08:10 PM »
No, The Spy Who Loved Me came first!
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Movie Games / Re: I Know That Character
« Last post by 1SO on April 17, 2018, 03:06:47 PM »
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Filmspots / Re: FYC 2018 - General
« Last post by Corndog on April 17, 2018, 02:30:22 PM »
Women Who Kill

Best Debut
Best Line - Im not in danger okay, Im just in love.

This appears to have been widely available in the US on DVD in 2017. Therefore it is ineligible.
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Movie Games / Re: I Know That Character
« Last post by Teproc on April 17, 2018, 01:58:30 PM »
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Marathons / Re: Once Upon a March in the West - 2018
« Last post by Sandy on April 17, 2018, 01:32:00 PM »
His first feature, this is not typical Peckinpah. Perhaps it's because he didn't write it or maybe he was on good behavior so his uber-macho sexism hadn't surfaced. If I was an uber-macho sexist I would be afraid to pull that attitude in front of Maureen O'Hara. Only John Wayne would dare.

I'm afraid of Ms. O'Hara! She's a force to be reckoned with! Yes, she met her match with the Duke. :D I heard she didn't think much of Peckinpah.

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If Keith and O'Hara are bacon and eggs than John Wayne of O'Hara must be steak and eggs. Because of The Parent Trap, my wife likes Brian Keith more than I ever will. He made 3 films with O'Hara and I bet each one has a story about John Wayne turning down the role.

I'm most definitely in the John Wayne camp! Brian Keith's acting is serviceable, but he doesn't compare to Wayne's presence. Poor Keith, always having to be the substitute.
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Movie Games / Re: I Know That Character
« Last post by Antares on April 17, 2018, 12:36:40 PM »
Jaws
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Movie Games / Re: I Know That Character
« Last post by smirnoff on April 17, 2018, 11:37:06 AM »
I'm imagining a movie where he is primarily called by his last name... "Hooper" or just "Hoop!"

Maybe I'm thinking Cooper. Hmm.
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