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« Reply #575 on: November 26, 2017, 08:15:21 PM »

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Tastes differ, you know. Some chaps may think Allen is super-ugly, smb. else that Doody is nothing special or Capshaw isn't their bag. Which means they would like to get rid of female character entirely & replace it with guy sidekick to Indiana. Or make the girl in the script to be business-like, joke-free &/ or Jones staying at cool distance with her. Don't see what's really difficult about it. It could be done.
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« Reply #576 on: November 27, 2017, 05:37:57 AM »

Disagree with everything you said there, KDS.

New question - did you see "The Expendables" trilogy? With due respect to great Sylvester, imo it's lousy to join together veteran action film stars. 2-3 people at a time is much better, too many famous faces clash by egos. It reeks of being super film, it's about getting as many famous names as possible to draw gullible peope in. What do you think?

Fair enough. 

I didn't bother with The Expendables.  However, there was an action franchise that put a lot of famous names together that I thought was much much better - Red and Red 2, starring Bruce Willis among others.
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« Reply #577 on: November 27, 2017, 06:26:30 PM »

"Better", with Bruce Boring Willis? Tongue Do you like action movie type? The least favorite? Do you believe there must be good script, if it's fight start-finish you're glued to screen impassive?
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« Reply #578 on: November 28, 2017, 05:21:38 AM »

"Better", with Bruce Boring Willis? Tongue Do you like action movie type? The least favorite? Do you believe there must be good script, if it's fight start-finish you're glued to screen impassive?

What about Bruce Willis do you find boring? 

I'm not a huge action movie fan, especially recent action movies that rely more heavily on pyrotechnics, loud explosions, and nubile women in revealing outfits.  I like a good story, and some characters I can identify with.  That's one of the reasons I like Willis as a leading man.  In the first three Die Hard movies, John McClane isn't a bulky mega man.  He's an average guy who has to do above average things, and he throws a good amount of wit and humor into the mix, which I like.  Around the 4th movie, he started to become super human.  By the 5th one, it was a joke.

I also like the Lethal Weapon franchise a lot.  Good stories, fun characters, and a dose of humor with the action.
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« Reply #579 on: December 01, 2017, 05:40:02 AM »

Willis is classic typecast - plays the same character, doesn't change acting style film-by-film, equally bald in each movie. The single exception will be him playing loser scientist in "Death Becomes Her" (1992).

Christmas soon - you said before you dislike remakes idea, does it apply to Christmas movies? During weekend, i'd seen the "Miracle on 34th Street" 1959, 1973 & 1994 remakes. The latter stars the guy who played in boring 1st Season to "American Horror Story", Dylan McDermott (John Payne replace), Elisabeth Perkins (Susan's mother) & annoying kid actor Mara Wilson (Susan). I wouldn't advise to see it, even if Richard Attenborough ("Jurassic Park" fame) is 2nd best to 1947 Kris Kringle by great Edmund Gwenn.
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« Reply #580 on: December 01, 2017, 05:46:42 AM »

Willis is classic typecast - plays the same character, doesn't change acting style film-by-film, equally bald in each movie. The single exception will be him playing loser scientist in "Death Becomes Her" (1992).

Christmas soon - you said before you dislike remakes idea, does it apply to Christmas movies? During weekend, i'd seen the "Miracle on 34th Street" 1959, 1973 & 1994 remakes. The latter stars the guy who played in boring 1st Season to "American Horror Story", Dylan McDermott (John Payne replace), Elisabeth Perkins (Susan's mother) & annoying kid actor Mara Wilson (Susan). I wouldn't advise to see it, even if Richard Attenborough ("Jurassic Park" fame) is 2nd best to 1947 Kris Kringle by great Edmund Gwenn.

I'll agree that many of Willis's action parts channel his iconic John McClane role.  But, I think he was great in The Sixth Sense too. 

I've never seen the 1994 version of Miracle.  Believe it or not, I only saw the original about five years ago for the first time.  That 1994 version came out before box offices were absolutely flooded with remakes like now.  But, I've heard it changes very little from the 1947 version, so I'll likely just stick to that one.  Although if I catch the 1994 version on TV, or it's available to watch for free, I might check it out.  Oddly enough, I've seen the 1973 version.  It's...eh ok. 

One of my all time favorite Christmas movies can be considered a remake (though it's really one of many many adaptations).  I love the 1951 version of A Christmas Carol with Allistar Sim as Scrooge.  There are several versions of A Christmas Carol I really like, including the 1984 version with George C Scott, the 1988 modern version Scrooged with Bill Murray, the 1992 Muppets Christmas Carol, and the 1983 short Mickey's Christmas Carol. 
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« Reply #581 on: December 01, 2017, 06:13:29 AM »

2009 "Christmas Carol" with computerized Jim Carrey is superbad. Did you see? & I don't find anything funny about Bill Murray's schtick. If we discuss comedians, I prefer Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Tim Allen, Chevy Chase, 50% of Police Academy, Eddie Murphy.

Which Christmas theme in movies do you think isn't used as much as it should? F.ex. there is Santa Claus, elves, raindeer, family gathering, the Christmas wish realizes, parents divorced brought together by kids etc.
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« Reply #582 on: December 01, 2017, 06:56:28 AM »

2009 "Christmas Carol" with computerized Jim Carrey is superbad. Did you see? & I don't find anything funny about Bill Murray's schtick. If we discuss comedians, I prefer Steve Martin, Chris Tucker, Tim Allen, Chevy Chase, 50% of Police Academy, Eddie Murphy.

Which Christmas theme in movies do you think isn't used as much as it should? F.ex. there is Santa Claus, elves, raindeer, family gathering, the Christmas wish realizes, parents divorced brought together by kids etc.

Unfortunately, I did see the 2009 Christmas Carol, and I'll never make that mistake again.  To be honest, I was OK with the movie until the Ghost of Xmas Future sequence, when it just gonna went off the rails.  Jim Carrey needs to stay away from Christmas classics, because I disliked The Grinch also. 

I'm a HUGE Bill Murray fan.  Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite movies.  Scrooged is one of my top two favorite Christmas movies. 

Hmmmm, Christmas themes not explored much?  I don't know.  It seems most of the Christmas stuff I watch has the bases pretty well covered.  I wouldn't mind seeing a modern Christmas comedy set in the 1980s, like a throwback movie in the vein of The Wedding Singer or Take Me Home Tonight.  I have no idea what the premise would be, but it could be a fun nostalgia based movie about Christmas when I grew up. 
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« Reply #583 on: December 02, 2017, 01:53:15 PM »

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« Reply #584 on: December 02, 2017, 11:49:18 PM »

Unfortunately, I did see the 2009 Christmas Carol, and I'll never make that mistake again.  To be honest, I was OK with the movie until the Ghost of Xmas Future sequence, when it just gonna went off the rails.  Jim Carrey needs to stay away from Christmas classics, because I disliked The Grinch also. 

I'm a HUGE Bill Murray fan.  Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite movies.  Scrooged is one of my top two favorite Christmas movies. 

Hmmmm, Christmas themes not explored much?  I don't know.  It seems most of the Christmas stuff I watch has the bases pretty well covered.  I wouldn't mind seeing a modern Christmas comedy set in the 1980s, like a throwback movie in the vein of The Wedding Singer or Take Me Home Tonight.  I have no idea what the premise would be, but it could be a fun nostalgia based movie about Christmas when I grew up. 
"Grinch" shouldn't exist. I don't like Jim Carrey either. His best movie - "Mask".

Thing about Murray, I like smb. *else* in movies he stars in - in "Ghostbusters" it's guy in wheelchair, in "Scrooged", it's cheeky taxi driver ghost, girl ghost, his secretary & her brood, his young brother, Robert Mitchum & my favorite Bob Goldthwaite who was super-cool as Zed in "Police Academy". 3D

You know, it's funny, I don't like movies about sports but recently the filmercial ran in TV of "The Mighty Ducks". I immediately remembered that it was fun to see. You'd seen it? With Emilio Estevez.
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« Reply #585 on: December 03, 2017, 07:24:01 AM »

Unfortunately, I did see the 2009 Christmas Carol, and I'll never make that mistake again.  To be honest, I was OK with the movie until the Ghost of Xmas Future sequence, when it just gonna went off the rails.  Jim Carrey needs to stay away from Christmas classics, because I disliked The Grinch also. 

I'm a HUGE Bill Murray fan.  Ghostbusters is one of my all time favorite movies.  Scrooged is one of my top two favorite Christmas movies. 

Hmmmm, Christmas themes not explored much?  I don't know.  It seems most of the Christmas stuff I watch has the bases pretty well covered.  I wouldn't mind seeing a modern Christmas comedy set in the 1980s, like a throwback movie in the vein of The Wedding Singer or Take Me Home Tonight.  I have no idea what the premise would be, but it could be a fun nostalgia based movie about Christmas when I grew up. 
"Grinch" shouldn't exist. I don't like Jim Carrey either. His best movie - "Mask".

Thing about Murray, I like smb. *else* in movies he stars in - in "Ghostbusters" it's guy in wheelchair, in "Scrooged", it's cheeky taxi driver ghost, girl ghost, his secretary & her brood, his young brother, Robert Mitchum & my favorite Bob Goldthwaite who was super-cool as Zed in "Police Academy". 3D

You know, it's funny, I don't like movies about sports but recently the filmercial ran in TV of "The Mighty Ducks". I immediately remembered that it was fun to see. You'd seen it? With Emilio Estevez.

Believe or it not, Ive never seen any of the Mighty Ducks movies. 

Speaking of The Grinch, Ive yet to see a live action adaptation of a cartoon thats any good.  The first Flintstones movie was probably the best, and its just OK. 
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« Reply #586 on: December 11, 2017, 11:39:57 AM »

Finally saw Deja Vu yesterday. This movie was filmed in 2006. I was still a Katrina Nomad then, not returning for good until late summer 2007. But I would have to go into town on occasion having to cross the bridge over the Mississippi River. There was an announcement on the radio letting us know not to freak out if we hear explosions around the bridge. Those explosions were in conjunction with this movie. As for Deja Vu I thought it was silly even though I'm a Denzel Washington fan. However Don't Worry Baby never sounded better.

Then I saw Lassie Come Home. Animal stories always tear me up. When Lassie limped to the school to meet the little boy I was blubbering like a baby LOL.
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