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« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2011, 12:45:23 PM »
At least The Blob introduced Steve McQueen. It's only saving grace. All those 50's-early 60's sci-fis were trash but now  just too campy for words.

I watched that not too long ago with my husband. He told me Steve McQueen could have taken a percentage of the profits, but didn't think much of the movie and chose to take a salary and regretted it later on.

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2011, 12:50:31 PM »
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I'm watching this dreadful movie from 1979 (the 1970s were an especially good decade for awful movies), The Rose, starring Bette Midler as some senile aging Janis Joplin-style rock singer, without any of Joplin's talent of course, much less her genius. Normally I like Midler but in this film she overacts to such an extent you wonder if the director was on a coffee break through the whole thing.

I don't know how old you are, but, well ... it was the '70s. You kind of had to be there.

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« Reply #17 on: October 24, 2011, 01:35:27 PM »
Ditto, BFG.
 You really did have to be there.
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« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2011, 05:37:51 PM »
At least The Blob introduced Steve McQueen. It's only saving grace. All those 50's-early 60's sci-fis were trash but now  just too campy for words.
I saw The Blob too. It wasn't good, but it was better than most of that period. Plus, it had a semi-catchy theme song: "Beware of the Blob, it creeps, it crawls, all across the walls."   Pretty bad, it's true. And I guess Steve McQueen can be glad that  maybe more directors and producers saw The Blob than original movie-goers. I exaggerate, but not by much.
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« Reply #19 on: October 24, 2011, 05:48:00 PM »
And, I Was A Teenage Werewolf gave  Michael Landon his start. Later of Bonanza & Prairie fame.
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« Reply #20 on: October 24, 2011, 05:54:43 PM »
And, I Was A Teenage Werewolf gave  Michael Landon his start. Later of Bonanza & Prairie fame.

And James Arness ( Marshall Matt Dillon of Gunsmoke fame) was , though you never saw its face (if it had a face) "The Thing". As we're noting here , I guess an aspiring actor has to start somewhere.
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« Reply #21 on: October 24, 2011, 06:05:38 PM »
Same as the beach movies, perhaps ?
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« Reply #22 on: October 24, 2011, 06:20:41 PM »
Although unknown would-be thespians do need a break to start, I see the beach blanket/ bunny genre as different, insofar as those movies had a more distinct target audience (though in fact it was vast , namely the teenage generation of the time) ,and more to the point ,they were an effort by Walt Disney to promote , and profit from, two already prominent young actors, namely Frankie and Annette. In fact they ( the BB movies ) were a form of star vehicle. Uncle Walt had a pretty surefire thing with two teen idols. The rest of the cast were rightly an afterthought.
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« Reply #23 on: July 28, 2012, 05:50:54 PM »
Someone needs to tell the Syfy Channel to STOP making movies.

Well, they did it again a few weeks ago when they showed a movie called "Bigfoot".

Oh..............my.............God!!

I don't know where to begin, as usual we have the horrible CGI monster. Bigfoot, in this movie, is apparently twenty feet tall (most accounts put Bigfoot at eight or nine feet, tops)! No no apparent reason, Bigfoot decides to go on a rampage and proceeds to stomp any human he sees flat, or pick them up and bite their heads off (Bigfoot, by all accounts, is harmless, and is more likely to run from humans than attack them). As I said, no reason is given why Bigfoot suddenly decides to go rogue and start killing people, it just happens.

And the continuity, in some shots, the ground is covered with snow, while in others, it's bare!

As for the stars, we get a bunch of has-beens from the 70's. Danny Bonaduci, Barry Williams, and Howard Hessman among them. Geez, guys, did you need the money THAT badly?

If I were the real Bigfoot, I'd get a lawyer and sue the SyFy Channel for defamation of character!
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« Reply #24 on: July 28, 2012, 06:14:29 PM »
As usual, Tim, you are rspot on when it comes to movies. Bigfoot sounds down right dreadful.
 Here, at night, I often fall asleep to horrid  B- budget films.  So much trash, a waste of money and resources. One, a few nights ago on Encore was a teen  slasher flick. Even the kids in it looked liked they were really stoned and having more derision of their film that the public would. Who pays and sells this crap? I have seen better porn, marginally, I admit, but at least production values were better.
 A new [not porn]  coming up is a  remake of DUNE.  After all the others, I would be curious how this one goes.
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« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2012, 02:10:17 AM »
If I were the real Bigfoot, I'd get a lawyer and sue the SyFy Channel for defamation of character!
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« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2012, 09:27:01 AM »
If I were the real Bigfoot, I'd get a lawyer and sue the SyFy Channel for defamation of character!
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Yeah that was funny and well said Tim!

Speaking of NOT bad movies I've seen recently, "Dark Knight Rises" last night. Excellent! In my opinion at least. Not sure I like it better than its predecessor but in some ways I give the filmmakers more credit here with coming up with something so compelling. The second film in a trilogy always has it easier because you can really just let it rip. The first film has to introduce characters and storylines, the last film has to tie it all together.

SEMI-SPOILER ALERT: I couldn't help watch the main villain Bane and his takeover of Gotham, the corrupt courts, and band of mercenaries and think of Lenin, Russia 1917/18, and the revolutionaries. This wouldn't be the first movie to draw such a parallel, consciously or not...but I'd have to think it crossed the mind of Christopher Nolan and the filmmakers.
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« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2012, 12:47:07 AM »
I normally love movies, I was looking forward to see Sucker Punch, it was on cable and I liked the costumes, the storyline etc but I found myself bored.  Is it normal to be bored during a movie?   
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« Reply #28 on: July 30, 2012, 07:16:58 PM »
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Is it normal to be bored during a movie?
   

If it's not as good as you had hoped it would be, then yes.  That's happened to me a few times, a movie looks good in previews, then I see the whole thing, total snorefest.
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« Reply #29 on: January 18, 2013, 03:57:26 PM »
The Island (1980) I consider a bad movie.  In this movie, a reporter (played by Michael Caine) while investigating why so many boat have vanished in the Bahamas region over the years, discovers why.  On a remote island exists a 300 year old colony of pirates (the head pirate was played by David Warner).  The pirates attack boats that come near the island, taking all the supplies, and killing all adults.  Children are taken for breeding stock, to keep the line going (if not, the pirates would have become inbred and died out long ago).

The part I find unbelievable is when the pirates attack and take over a U.S. Coast Guard ship.  I'm sorry, but I'm not buying it.  I can buy the pirates taking over private craft full of vacationers or college kids, but a fully manned Coast Guard cruiser!?  No way, not happening.

This movie was based on a novel by Peter Benchley (the same guy that wrote Jaws).
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