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  • What Were the WORST Special Effects Ever Seen in a Movie?

    07/13/2012 7:04:50 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 166 replies
    self | July 13, 2012 | PJ-Comix
    Let's start out with the recognition of perhaps the WORST special effect ever seen in a movie was the flaming paper plate on a line passing itself off as a flying saucer in "Plan Nine From Outer Space." However, I recently saw a movie that might have had a special effect just as lame. It was "Knights of the Round Table," starring Robert Taylor as Lancelot. Anyway, Lancelot, along with King Arthur and some allies were at a meeting at Stonehenge. The bad guys (Modred) suddenly decided to attack the Arthur crew. So Lancelot saves the day by pushing one...
  • Peter O'Toole retires, says his 'heart' for acting is gone

    07/11/2012 7:45:32 AM PDT · by beaversmom · 93 replies
    L A Times ^ | July 10, 2012 | Susan King
    Screen legend Peter O'Toole announced today that he is retiring from acting. "It's time for me to chuck in the sponge," he said in a statement. "To retire from stage and screen. The heart for it has gone out of me; it won't come back." O'Toole, who turns 80 on Aug. 2, achieved international stardom and his first Oscar nomination for David Lean's 1962's Academy Award-winning epic "Lawrence of Arabia." O'Toole was 27 when he earned the coveted title role. When he was cast in 1960, The Times quoted a London critic who called the young actor "a blazing new...

    07/09/2012 7:06:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 8, 2012 | William Bigelow
    Before I list these painful scores, let me clarify what I mean by “painful.” What I mean is “excruciating.” Bad scores are a dime a dozen, especially since the advent of the pop music score, which quite often replaced an orchestral score, thereby substituting a “composer” who had hardly studied the craft for someone who actually knew how to read an orchestral score. Usually the composers of a bygone era knew the craft of composition; how to develop a theme, how to evoke different emotion through the colors of the orchestral palette and the shifting harmonies underlying them, how to...
  • Oscar-winning film star Ernest Borgnine dies

    07/08/2012 2:31:57 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    Ernest Borgnine, the beefy screen star known for blustery, often villainous roles, but who won the best-actor Oscar for playing against type as a lovesick butcher in "Marty" in 1955, died Sunday. He was 95
  • Ron Perlman Dons the Full Hellboy Garb to Spend the Day with a Boy

    07/07/2012 6:56:12 AM PDT · by TexasBarak · 13 replies
    Neatorama ^ | 7-6-12 | John Farrier
    Saw this, and thought that it would be a nice change of pace for Saturday morning- Ron Perlman reprised his role of Hellboy for the Make-A-Wish foundation.
  • Andy Griffith Dead at 86, BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died

    07/03/2012 7:20:39 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies ^ | Jul 3, 2012
    Updated: Tue 10:16 AM, Jul 03, 2012 BREAKING NEWS: Friend Says Andy Griffith Has Died Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that to WITN News. Friday tells us the 86-year-old actor died at his Dare County home around 7:00 a.m. this morning. Griffith attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a degree in Music. According to, Griffith was a regular on the Ed Sullivan show in the 1950's.
  • Recommendations for Free or low-cost Online TV and Movie Providers?

    06/30/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT · by bigbob · 49 replies
    6/30/12 | vanity
    I'd appreciate suggestions for online streaming TV and movie providers (other than biggies like Netflix or those from specific cable systems). I've watched a Hulu at times and I think it is legit, but Google turns up a lot of garbage that really looks questionable, or sites that ask for personal information that feel like scams. I'm not a huge TV watcher so it's not worth inviting viruses and malware or putting up with time limits and poor quality feeds. I'm willing to pay a reasonable fee for a service or site that would allow me to watch classic TV...
  • Meanwhile, Back at the Sexual Revolution...

    06/29/2012 8:52:54 AM PDT · by kreitzer · 9 replies
    The Death of the Grown-Up ^ | 6/29/12 | Diana West
    With so many assaults on the boundaries of governance and sovereignty in the news lately, reflecting on the career of writer and Hollywood director Nora Ephron, who died this week at 71, may seem off-topic. But upon reading through many glowing Ephron appreciations, I realize that in her work lies another broken boundary. It is a cultural one, and every bit as significant as lines on the map or in the Constitution. In a scene from her most famous movie, “When Harry Met Sally” (1989), Ephron brought to mainstream, predominantly female audiences the spectacle of a professional actress (Meg Ryan),...
  • Writer, Director Nora Ephron Dead at 71

    06/26/2012 5:43:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 30 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 26, 2012 | Colleen Curry
    Nora Ephron, the writer and director of American film classics such as "When Harry Met Sally" and "Sleepless in Seattle," died today at the age of 71.
  • Does It Matter If the Heroine of 'Brave' Is Gay?

    06/26/2012 8:10:11 AM PDT · by C19fan · 59 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | June 26, 2012 | Chris Heller
    Merida, the heroine of Pixar's Brave, doesn't want to marry. Not now, she repeatedly tells her mother, Queen Elinor, and perhaps not ever. Faced with the prospect of being forced to wed one of a trio of loutish suitors, she runs away from home in search of some way to change the "fate" she was born into. That's the radical thing about Brave: Merida is a Disney princess who doesn't want a prince. She also happens to be a tomboy, a tough and sporty archer who would rather be riding her horse than wearing a dress. On Sunday, Entertainment Weekly's...
  • Restless Heart: The Confessions of Augustine

    06/22/2012 7:02:42 PM PDT · by Lee N. Field · 3 replies
    From Reformation 21, Carl Truman writes: A friend brought my attention to the following trailer and promotional website this morning.  It is hard to imagine how a film of Augustine's life could fail to be interesting.  And with Franco Nero in the cast, we can assume it will be excellent.  We can only hope that he plays his character as a reprise of Django, the coffin-dragging hero in Sergio Corbucci's great spaghetti Western.
  • Vanity - Friday night, family movie get together- Cannonball 1981

    Salve I love American movies comedies, time to relax. Let us have some family fun. Idea I have for Fridays, after work, you sit down and relax. Merci.
  • Andrew Sarris, Village Voice Film Critic, Dies at 83

    06/21/2012 4:44:21 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | June 20, 2012 | Michael Powell
    Andrew Sarris, one of the nation’s most influential film critics and a champion of auteur theory, which holds that a director’s voice is central to great filmmaking, died on Wednesday at St. Luke’s Hospital in Manhattan. He was 83.
  • Here’s My Courage, New Hampshire Story by Mark Stradley

    06/21/2012 9:45:55 AM PDT · by Mark Stradley
    Independent Film, News and Media ^ | May 21, 2012 | Mark Stradley
    I entered Colony Bay Production’s Facebook contest for best article and won. The Rules: you need at least 100 FB friends, you need to post the attached link, you need to tell your friends why they should spend a few dollars on Courage, New Hampshire, and most important, you need to tell them why history is important.
  • 5 great films that came out in 1987

    06/16/2012 6:25:40 AM PDT · by Saije · 73 replies
    Superior Telegram/AP ^ | 6/16/2012 | Christy Lemire
    Rock of Ages" revels in the big hair and tight leather pants of a very specific place and time: the Sunset Strip in 1987, when bands like Guns N' Roses and Poison got their start. But a lot of great movies came out that year, too. Here are five of them: "Full Metal Jacket": One of Stanley Kubrick's best — and I really should find a reason to compile that list one of these days — this Vietnam War drama lulls you in with its humor in the first half, then blows you away with its brutality in the second......
  • Tonka Trucks" movie planned

    06/13/2012 8:02:38 AM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 15 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | June 12, 2012 | Cassam Looch
    Incredibly, Tonka Trucks is the latest toy brand that’s set to be turned into a movie. Plans for the Tonka Trucks movie from Sony follows the success of 'Transformers' and the not-so-successful 'Battleship' movie. The Tonka line of colourful trucks was originally created in 1947, with the iconic yellow and black vehicles becoming a standard plaything for toddlers across the world. Sony are looking to produce an animated film, which would cut costs by a considerable margin, and have hired writer Fred Wolf to come up with a script. “In its 65 years, Tonka has become more than a toy...
  • Summer of 1982: 15 Classic Films Turn 30 (slideshow)

    06/11/2012 8:43:04 AM PDT · by DemforBush · 92 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 6/11/12 | n/a
    Slideshow of some great flicks that came out in 1982...
  • Man Pushes Netflix Account To The Max, Watches 252 Movies In 30 Days

    06/06/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Consumerist ^ | June 5, 2012 | By Chris Morran
    Are you a Netflix customer who feels like you don't always get the most of your $7.99/month for unlimited streaming video? Well, one man decided to put Netflix and himself to the test by watching more than 400 hours of video in a month.
  • I need some recommendations for summer movies for my sweetie and I.

    05/31/2012 10:21:51 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 93 replies
    31 May 2012 | US Navy Vet
  • Shall we gather at the river? - (Roger Ebert and John Wayne)

    05/28/2012 6:56:20 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 36 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | May 26, 2012 | Roger Ebert
    The first time I saw him, he was striding toward me out of the burning Georgia sun, as helicopters landed behind him. His face was tanned a deep brown. He was wearing a combat helmet, an ammo belt, carrying a rifle, had a canteen on his hip, stood six feet four inches. He stuck out his hand and said, "John Wayne." That was not necessary. Wayne died on June 11, 1979. Stomach cancer. "The Big C," he called it. He had lived for quite a while on one lung, and then the Big C came back. He was near death...