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1  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 09:22:13 AM
About "Halloween" (1978). 3 questions - Without knowing, who did you picture to be hidden behind mask? Do you agree it's really cool music? Do you wish smb. else played the main girl in Jamie Lee Curtis' place?

I think one of the great things about Halloween is that they used a man of average size and build, so it could've been anybody under that mask.   Unlike the remake, where Myers was a giant.  So, it's almost impossible to really picture somebody under the mask. 

I love John Carpenter's music in the movie.   It adds to the atmosphere a lot. 

I think Jamie Lee Curtis was a great choice, as she could actually act, and she wasn't just a young girl who could scream and fill out a shirt really well.   Again, they missed the mark on Laurie Strode in the remake with the annoying Scout Taylor Compton.
2  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 07:22:34 AM
Ofc not. Best movie scenes. Specific movie scenes that you like, impressed you etc.

Jaws - I didn't like this scene as much when I was a kid, because it lacked action, but it's one of the most iconic scenes in the movie.   When Robert Shaw tells his monologue about being on board the doomed USS Indianapolis.   It's a powerful story, and a great performance by the late Shaw.   It would be rare for a big blockbuster to devote such a large chuck of time in a movie to dialog today.    But, the story adds some background to Shaw's character Quint and brings some reality to the movie. 

Halloween (1978) - the opening scene from young Michael's POV where he murders his sister sets up the horror and tension to follow.   Unlike the Rob Zombie 2007 remake, there is no rhyme or reason to Michael's actions, which makes it far scarier IMO. 

3  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 07:05:54 AM
Do they really shorten song title to "Bo Rhap"? Should do the same with other songs.

Speaking of movie scenes, could you list few best in movies you'd seen? Describe shortly.

Bo Rhap is a common abbreviation used among Queen fans, and I think even some of the members of the best.   

Best movies I've ever seen? 
4  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 06:51:34 AM
Definitely taking turns to pick movie is much funner than see movie based to the mood.

Is there song(s) you know that got new popularity by being used in film? F.ex. in "Pulp Fiction", it's "Misirlou".

In my experience, we've had more fun picking movies on a whim, but to each their own. 

Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody is the best example I can think of.   Mike Myers's decision to use that movie in the now iconic scene in Wayne's World gave Queen a huge shot in the arm in the United States.   In the mid 80s, Queen suddenly wasn't as popular in the US, and the band didn't even play the States during their 1984 or 1986 tours.   But, in 1992, Wayne's World helped Bo Rhap become a #1 single in the States in a summer in which grunge was starting to overtake rock radio.   It also introduced a younger audience to Queen, including an 11 going on 12 kds who became obsessed with the band's catalog over the next year or so. 
5  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 06:39:09 AM
I mean did you & friends take turns in picking film every year to watch. F.ex. in 25788 it's your turn to pick film, next year it's smb. else's, next year smb. else's etc. etc. Is there such friend tradition to gather in the house & see each guy's pick at the same day every year?

No, I can't say we ever had a yearly tradition like that.   When we were in our early 20s, we'd often get together, have some beers, and randomly decide what movie to watch based on our mood at the time.   
6  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 17, 2018, 05:21:26 AM
Some long-time friends gather together each year to see smb.'s turn to pick movies. Do you/ did you do that with your friends?

Picking movies to go see in theater or watch at home? 

The answer is actually Yes to both.   When we were all young and single, we used to watch movies and go to movies a lot. 
7  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: August 16, 2018, 12:14:41 PM
This is turning into a far bigger issue than it needs to be.

We don't know if this victim was an alcoholic, whether she intended to have a family, etc. What we do know is that she went out one night and got intoxicated to the point where she lost self-control and I maintain that that is not an unreasonable thing to do. We are muddying the waters here by discussing the long-term effects of alcohol use and the effects that being an alcoholic can have on those close to you. Do I think that a life-long alcoholic or smoker can still be acting reasonably - yes, I do, but that is unrelated to this discussion. There is nothing in her actions that suggests bearing responsibility whatsoever because it is unreasonable to suggest that she should have curbed her drinking because she was leaving herself open to an attack from another person.

Agreed.   People go out in public and drink, often too excess, quite often.   That shouldn't open them up to what this person went through. 
8  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: August 16, 2018, 11:59:25 AM
Neither one of you 'get' what I'm saying.  He was guilty and found so.  With that I agree 100%.  The fact that she was defenseless did not give him license to do what he did.  It was not an invitation.  It was not a reason for him to violate her.  The fact that she was in THAT condition, though, was HER fault.  She left herself totally vulnerable.  For that she HAS to take some responsibility.  There are,after all, consequences for actions...in REAL time.
I got what you said, Add Some. 3D You said the right thing. She shouldn't've got too tipsy if, clearly, she must be aware that when she drinks too much she doesn't think clearly. F.ex. some drink much & still stay with clear thinking. She doesn't. Which means she should've drink little.

Frankly, drinking is evil. Quit drinking, folks. It doesn't bring anything good. As strict teetotaler, I don't see the point in drinking. Even so-called social drinking. Not to mention it's got terrible taste going by the sharp fragrance. Hate it. I don't buy into its effect to lift the mood either. You, drinkers, delusioned by this myth. It, conversely, makes matters worse.

I'm not a goody goody by any means. I smoke enough weed to make Snoop Dogg look like Pat Robertson (although at this point of my life I mainly do it to help with my seizures). That said, alcohol does ruin lives and I have not had so much as a drop of drink in 4 years. My mother basically drank herself to death. My dad quit drinking when I was born; he lived another 23 years but he had cirrhosis and the end of his life was terrible. Seeing him decline like that f***ed me up. Besides dementia and/or Alzheimers, I can't think of a worse way to go.

So yeah, I may be a bit biased but I have my reasons.

I think alcohol has the ability to ruin lives, as does a lot of things.   
9  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 09:25:07 AM
Very well. Interested now in what you regard the worst song + scene match.

Off the top of my head:

I love the first Hangover movie.   The second one is decent.   The third one is dreadful.   There's a scene in the third movie where the insufferable Melissa McCarthy is seducing Zach Galifanakis (sp?) as Billy Joel's "The Stranger" plays in the background. 
10  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 08:59:44 AM
Should've quoted entire post as Harrison Ford interview indeed exist where he said bluntly Karen's nothing special. When I find it, I shall share with you.

Which is to you the prefect match between the scene & the song being used?

There's a scene in the Rob Zombie movie The Devil's Rejects where the three anti heroes are camping out in a hideaway spot and blowing off some steam, blissfully unaware that two bounty hunters are about to apprehend them.   The scene is perfectly set to the Terry Reid song "To Be Treated." 
11  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 08:23:21 AM


The 1st goof is funny. Speaking about sharks, do you believe there's ways to make children's movie about friendly non-life-threatening sharks?

It's been done.   After the massive success of Finding Nemo in 2003, an animated movie called Shark Tale was released.   
12  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: August 16, 2018, 08:15:34 AM
What? It's perfectly reasonable & normal behavior to get intoxicated? Since when? & I very much disagree when you say that for some, it's pleasurable experience to get intoxicated. It's, once again, illusion. But when they get out of it, it leads to bad things. You can't go against this fact. Then, why should people get pleasurable experience? Is living about pleasures? Since when? Plus, there's many nice safe joys to enjoy instead op being tipsy & such.

Neither you nor I get to define what is a pleasurable experience for others nor how they choose to live their lives. Just as no one has the right to come along and denigrate or restrict your tea-totaling, no one has the right to denigrate or restrict people who choose to become extremely intoxicated.

There was a time in my 20s, when I used to take great pleasure in getting together with my buddies, getting extremely intoxicated, and having some laughs.   Nobody did anything foolish or reckless.   Other than some bad hangovers, nobody got hurt.   And we're all still alive and well to tell the tale. 

Of course, now, I just prefer to catch a nice little buzz to relax.   But, I have zero regrets about those times from my 20s.   
13  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 08:05:30 AM
Sigourney's fine. Karen Allen is ugly.

As you know, some people see films very attentively & catch goofs. Did you catch any? Bring example.

Seems a little harsh on Karen Allen, but OK. 

There are two goofs in Jaws.   

1.  In the estuary scene, the man in the rowboat is barefoot.   When the shark kills him, the camera shows his severed leg draft to the bottom, and he leg has a shoe. 

2.  During the scene in which they're putting the shark cage together on the Orca, there's an overhead shot of the three men, putting the cage in the water.   Roy Schieder is shirtless in this shot.   Quick cut to Dreyfuss getting equipment from the cabin seconds after the cage is in the water, and Schieder's shirt is back on. 
14  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 07:49:08 AM
To me, Alan Rickman is forever professor Snape in "Harry Potter", grew up with this franchise.

Is there any female character you deem the best?

He'll always be Hans to me.   I never went for that Harry Potter thing.   If not Hans, then the Voice of God in the movie Dogma.   

Female character?   I like Sigourney Weaver's character in the Ghostbusters franchise.   Also, Karen Allen in the two Indiana Jones movies she's in.   
15  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: Scott Bennett Update: He's Due to Be Released on: August 16, 2018, 07:33:21 AM
Neither one of you 'get' what I'm saying.  He was guilty and found so.  With that I agree 100%.  The fact that she was defenseless did not give him license to do what he did.  It was not an invitation.  It was not a reason for him to violate her.  The fact that she was in THAT condition, though, was HER fault.  She left herself totally vulnerable.  For that she HAS to take some responsibility.  There are,after all, consequences for actions...in REAL time.
I got what you said, Add Some. 3D You said the right thing. She shouldn't've got too tipsy if, clearly, she must be aware that when she drinks too much she doesn't think clearly. F.ex. some drink much & still stay with clear thinking. She doesn't. Which means she should've drink little.

Frankly, drinking is evil. Quit drinking, folks. It doesn't bring anything good. As strict teetotaler, I don't see the point in drinking. Even so-called social drinking. Not to mention it's got terrible taste going by the sharp fragrance. Hate it. I don't buy into its effect to lift the mood either. You, drinkers, delusioned by this myth. It, conversely, makes matters worse.

In moderation, and if done responsibly, there's nothing wrong with enjoying a drink or two.   
16  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 05:57:20 AM
Didn't the novel describe the character anyway?

Can you list hero/ villain who isn't comic book character?

It's been a few years since I read the first novel, but I'm pretty sure the character description wasn't a macho Jason Statham type, and no offense to Mr. Statham, but I'm not sure I buy him as a grizzled marine biologist. 

Here's one, I don't think you're going to agree with, but John McClane (Bruce Willis) vs Hans Gruber (Alan Rickman) in the original Die Hard. 
17  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 16, 2018, 05:08:43 AM
I'd seen "Meg"'s trailer. Not Statham fan either but, at least this time he tries sth. new. & film looks good.

Did you/ do you write film reviews to site to be paid, as additional salary?

Who do you regard the ultimate/quintessential hero & villain?

I've never written a professional review. 

When I read the Meg novels, I envisioned the main character of Jonas Taylor to be an middle aged, maybe a little haggard, men, like maybe Nick Notle or somebody like that.   

The ultimate hero and villain to me, and I'm using comic book movies again, are Batman and The Joker.   They perfectly complement each other.   The dark knight and the clown prince of crime. 
18  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 06:56:45 AM
Which movies/ TV shows do you look fwd to? I rmbr you waited the new Queen biopic. Anything else?

The movies are over the top silly, but I'm looking forward to watching the next, and supposedly last, Sharknado movie.   

Speaking of sharks, having read the novel Meg, I'm curious about that movie, though I'm not wild about the casting of Jason Statham. 

Other than that, I'm not really current on upcoming movies, but I'm looking forward to the return of TV shows Superstore and Gotham. 
19  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 06:33:27 AM
Many BBs fans hinted they're ugly. To quote famous Michael Jackson song, you're not alone. I didn't see it with any bands' fans. Anyhoo, do you think about film industry's future? Do you see & expect anytime new young talents appear, new classics being made? Or cynically think that's it, no stone-cold classic to wait & talented actors?

I think there are still classics to be made, but they'll get lost in the sea of remakes, reboots, sequels, etc etc.   I think there's still talent in the film industry, but I think mainstream studios are less likely to take chances today. 

However, thanks to streaming services there are more ways to get your movies out there than ever before.   
20  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 06:17:52 AM
You're sly but I'm even slyer. I suspect why you don't tell the actor thinking smb. would calculate what you look like via the actor's looks. But, if studio decided to film the script about you, which actor you'd wish would play you, you'd be proud this famous cool chap plays you? As you know, there's many biopics that cast people who don't look like real human they play. Well?

Since I really can't think of any actor whose unfortunate enough to resemble me, I'd go with Brian O Hallaran, who is best known for playing Dante in the Clerks movies, because I see a bit of my personality in him in the way he tends to overthink things. 
21  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 06:03:25 AM
Will you pick the dream actor who would play you in biopic? Fun question time.

If any studio were dumb enough to make a movie of my life, more power to them.    

How about throwing the viewer for a loop and casting Sofia Vergara as me. 

22  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 05:43:12 AM
You forgot Cat With Boots, best supporting character. Tell the actor.

Maybe change up the character a bit and have another actor whose been known to be good in a swordfight on screen - Cary Elwes. 
23  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 15, 2018, 05:25:04 AM
You said before, last year, about liking "Shrek". If it's made into film with real people cast, who would you wish it stars? Mine: Shrek - Vin Diesel, Fiona - Christina Ricci, Donkey - Matthew Lillard, Cat With Boots - smb. very cute & sly, not sure who. Edit: maybe James Marsden, even if he's not catlike face. But he's good actor, could play the Cat really well. :D

Maybe there's the other characters forgetted.

I think John C Reilly would make a good Shrek in a live action version.   I don't think Vin Diesel has the range.   I could see Emma Stone as Fiona.   As for Donkey, I honestly think they'd have to go with Eddie Murphy. 
24  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 08, 2018, 08:28:52 AM
Affirmative. 100% agree. Did you at some point visit signings to meet favorite film actors? When & who?

I've only ever attended one signing with an actor.   And it's funny because I was just talking about it yesterday.    About ten years ago, Billy Bob Thorton appeared at a local record store with his band The Boxmasters.    I decided it was a rare opportunity to meet an actor, so I went, and was surprised to see the line wasn't very long.   

I'm not sure if Billy opened his mouth to speak a word the whole time was there, but he was nice enough to look up for a quick photograph and shake my hand. 

I also met R. Lee Ermey, who recently passed away.   It was at a car show event I was working, and he came over to our booth.   He was very nice, and I wish I got a picture or an autograph.   
25  Non Smiley Smile Stuff / The Sandbox / Re: What are you watching now?/Favourite Movie of the Moment on: August 08, 2018, 08:00:15 AM
Many usually quickly say this banal thing "If you don't like new films, you've got close mind. If you seek to like new films, you've got open mind". Do you agree with it? Disagree?

I don't buy that.   I think it comes down to personal taste, but I think it's stupid to write off somebody's personal taste as "closed minded."

I've been accused of being closed minded a lot due to my music taste because the vast majority of the stuff I listen to happens to be rock music released between 1962-1992.   I've said many times before that, in general, I think music has gone way downhill in the last 25 years.   Of course, that's not to say it's ALL bad.   I also get the old "you're closed minded" stuff when I say I don't like rap.   I just don't find it appealing. 
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