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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #750 on: July 13, 2010, 11:10:23 PM »
DEFCON has me wanting to see WarGames.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #751 on: July 13, 2010, 11:15:33 PM »
You should. It's on netflix instant.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #752 on: July 13, 2010, 11:16:40 PM »
Perhaps after I get through the other 400 films in my Instant Queue  :P

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #753 on: July 14, 2010, 09:06:58 AM »
The totally were. I hope Stop Making Sense gets resurrected.

I'm pleasantly surprised that you liked it, though obviously I disagree with your ultimate decision.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #754 on: July 14, 2010, 10:24:17 AM »
You overpraise Blow Out, which does have its greatness, but Nancy Allen performs in a high squeaky affected New Yawk voice that - much as I love her - she is nowhere near qualified to pull off.  So much of the film rests on her shoulders it sinks the entire enterprise.

I'm fairly certain it would get destroyed in the next round.

Then again, Hardly Working isn't going much further either, but I like your reasons for advancing it.  These kinds of films can really stick with a person, even when they're painful to watch.  And the opening comes from The Shootist, which was meant as a cap on John Wayne's career.  It opens with a montage of early Wayne films, meant to be the history of the character he was playing in that one film.
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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #755 on: July 14, 2010, 11:19:41 AM »
woo, Jerry Lewis in the next round. Cracking Up for resurrection!

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #756 on: July 14, 2010, 01:00:58 PM »
Stop sucking up to roujin, flieger.

Sorry to see Stop Making Sense get the boot, but I'm glad you got something out of it, Sam.

However, for me the last couple of songs peter out and the energy that this whole film is gradually building up towards just dissipates before reaching fruition.
But the suit doesn't even come out until the last couple songs!
There's no deceit in the cauliflower.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #757 on: July 14, 2010, 01:03:06 PM »
lol, that suit was pretty crazy.

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #758 on: July 14, 2010, 02:05:53 PM »
lol, that suit was pretty crazy.

the DVD also has a bizarre video of Byrne interviewing himself

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Re: 1980s US Bracket: Verdicts
« Reply #759 on: July 14, 2010, 02:10:49 PM »
Stop sucking up to roujin, flieger.

Jerry Lewis Cabal in the making.