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  • #61
    Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

    Originally posted by Foxton View Post
    It's a timeless classic that was heavily dated the moment it came out.
    Speaking of, Semi Tough was on today and I caught a tiny piece of it -- probably haven't seen it in 20 years. I'm not sure there is a better movie to have captured THE SEVENTIES in amber. I used to think Slap Shot was the most 70s movie of all time, but I stand corrected.
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    • #62
      Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
      Speaking of, Semi Tough was on today and I caught a tiny piece of it -- probably haven't seen it in 20 years. I'm not sure there is a better movie to have captured THE SEVENTIES in amber. I used to think Slap Shot was the most 70s movie of all time, but I stand corrected.
      There are a lot of 70's movies I haven't watched, because they seem to be SOOOOO 70's. It's a fault on me, sure, but man. Any other decade, I'll give a whirl, but that decade...dunno why...just seems so bad.
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      • #63
        Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

        Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
        There are a lot of 70's movies I haven't watched, because they seem to be SOOOOO 70's. It's a fault on me, sure, but man. Any other decade, I'll give a whirl, but that decade...dunno why...just seems so bad.
        I grew up (such as it is) during the decade. I have no desire to revisit it.

        The 70's, like the 60's, didn't happen at the same time everywhere. Dr. Mrs. K is from AZ and her 80's were the 70's. In NYC the 70's happened for a quarter of an hour in early 1969, as the city jumped from the 60's to the 80's. So YMMV.
        Last edited by Kepler; 09-05-2015, 10:22 PM.
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        • #64
          Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
          I grew up (such as it is) during the decade. I have no desire to revisit it.

          The 70's, like the 60's, didn't happen at the same time everywhere. Dr. Mrs. K is from AZ and her 80's were the 70's. In NYC the 70's happened for a quarter of an hour in early 1969, as the city jumped from the 60's to the 80's. So YMMV.
          There are obviously great movies from that decade (some of the best ever, even). But the average movie from that decade really does not appeal to me whatsoever. And I'll give just about anything a whirl.
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          • #65
            Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

            Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
            There are obviously great movies from that decade (some of the best ever, even). But the average movie from that decade really does not appeal to me whatsoever. And I'll give just about anything a whirl.
            Well, I was more just talking about the feel and aesthetics of the actual decade, not its movies. Generally speaking, the decade reminds me of junior high school. I don't think anybody has good associations with that.
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            • #66
              Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

              Originally posted by Kepler View Post
              Well, I was more just talking about the feel and aesthetics of the actual decade, not its movies. Generally speaking, the decade reminds me of junior high school. I don't think anybody has good associations with that.
              No. I have no desire to see over-hair-sprayed bangs, neon colors, or pinned jeans at any point in my life. (Yes, that will date me to a point)
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              • #67
                Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
                No. I have no desire to see over-hair-sprayed bangs, neon colors, or pinned jeans at any point in my life. (Yes, that will date me to a point)
                Maybe, but this is the greatest spray hair in history, and it's the 80's.
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                • #68
                  Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                  Films from the 70's in which the decade was the backdrop include Smokey and the Bandit, Rocky, Jaws, Taxi Driver, The French Connection, Annie Hall, Halloween, Close Encounters, Carrie, Deliverance, Superman, All the President's Men, Saturday Night Fever, Dog Day Afternoon, Dirty Harry, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Warriors...

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                  • #69
                    Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                    Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                    Films from the 70's in which the decade was the backdrop include Smokey and the Bandit*, Rocky*, Jaws*, Taxi Driver*, The French Connection*, Annie Hall, Halloween*, Close Encounters, Carrie, Deliverance, Superman*, All the President's Men, Saturday Night Fever*, Dog Day Afternoon*, Dirty Harry, Kramer vs. Kramer, The Warriors*...
                    I've seen the starred ones, and have little to no interest in the non-starred ones.
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                    • #70
                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      I grew up (such as it is) during the decade. I have no desire to revisit it.

                      The 70's, like the 60's, didn't happen at the same time everywhere. Dr. Mrs. K is from AZ and her 80's were the 70's. In NYC the 70's happened for a quarter of an hour in early 1969, as the city jumped from the 60's to the 80's. So YMMV.
                      Wait - so the Mets won TWO WS titles in the 80's?
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                      • #71
                        Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                        Originally posted by joecct View Post
                        Wait - so the Mets won TWO WS titles in the 80's?
                        We did.

                        The 80s lasted a long time in NYC.
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                        • #72
                          Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                          Originally posted by Slap Shot View Post
                          Films from the 70's in which the decade was the backdrop include Smokey and the Bandit...
                          Basically anything with Burt Reynolds. The man was (still is) the 70's.
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                          • #73
                            Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

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                            A very odd movie, about 2 women who hide out in a seashore town, due to the secret they keep. Wasn't exactly sure I was watching what I thought I was watching, but the movie did come together nicely by the end. Of course, it was a predictable ending, no twists or turns, but no biggie, really. Decent watch.



                            And, due to the recent talk, next up is The Bounty (that Gibson movie).
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                            • #74
                              Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                              What is the recent infatuation with finding a Daniel Craig replacement for James Bond?

                              Craig hasn't admitted that he wants out, he still is under contract for one more film (from what I've read). Now everyone's suggestions are just a short list of "hot" actors. Idris Elba? Hugh Jackman? Damian Lewis? People do realize that if Craig doesn't break contract early, the next bond film will come out in 2017ish, with the "New" Bond film not starting until 2018. Elba would be 46, Jackman 49, Lewis 47. That's Roger Moore-esque age. There is a lot more physical demand on the Bond actors since Connery and Moore's eras, that I don't see any actor making a Daniel Craig type bond. And I don't know how a campy Bond would be received.
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                              • #75
                                Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                                Originally posted by aparch View Post
                                What is the recent infatuation with finding a Daniel Craig replacement for James Bond?

                                Craig hasn't admitted that he wants out, he still is under contract for one more film (from what I've read). Now everyone's suggestions are just a short list of "hot" actors. Idris Elba? Hugh Jackman? Damian Lewis? People do realize that if Craig doesn't break contract early, the next bond film will come out in 2017ish, with the "New" Bond film not starting until 2018. Elba would be 46, Jackman 49, Lewis 47. That's Roger Moore-esque age. There is a lot more physical demand on the Bond actors since Connery and Moore's eras, that I don't see any actor making a Daniel Craig type bond. And I don't know how a campy Bond would be received.
                                Jackman would be riding his Wolverine success... That has shown he can do a "physical" role... Just don't think he's a good fit for the overall character...
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