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jimmm kelly

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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2650 on: September 04, 2016, 11:04:19 PM »

The other day I discovered that a very good quality version of ARTISTS AND MODELS (the full movie) is now up on Youtube, as well as on other video hosting sites.

An absolutely wonderful movie and especially for fans of 1950s comics. Check it out--you never know how long these movies are going to be up. And finding a DVD for a reasonable price (or any price) has proven challenging thusfar.

Favourite bits: Dean singing and dancing with the kids in the street, anything with Shirley MacLaine and Jerry's special relationship with comics and the Bat Lady. The writers must've researched a lot of comic history and lore--maybe they had some inside knowledge, even though certain aspects of the publishing industry and the artist's life seem too easy. But that's why it's a movie.
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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2651 on: November 07, 2016, 11:05:23 PM »

My family and I watch the CW's Flash pretty regularly. Other than that, we haven't found anything that holds everyone's interest consistently. Plus we don't own a TV.
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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2652 on: November 08, 2016, 05:53:13 PM »

Nights are fair drawing here in Scotland and snow is forecast for tonight.  With that in mind tv becomes a bit more important in our lives.  We've recorded a few episodes of Private Eyes and very watchable it is too.  Also, Hooten and the Lady can be entertaining, but it's the British show, Paranoid that is really gripping right now.  We both know it'll all go wrong for some of the police investigating the deaths and the corrupt drug company. Excellent cast with Robert Glenister in fine form and the lady who plays the German detective is very good.  Dark, worrying and tense.
Don't know if this as accessible outside UK:-
https://www.itvmedia.co.uk/programmes/programme-planner/paranoid
or:-
http://www.itv.com/hub/paranoid/2a4254a0007
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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2653 on: February 04, 2017, 06:13:25 PM »

Feature films watched this past month-with a few scattered comments-

King of the Zombies (1941)-I have a mini Mantan Moreland fest going.  Mantan steals the show in this one (as he generally does in most films where he's given a chance to).,  Man of the West (1958), Eddie Murphy-Delirious (1983), Having a Wild Weekend (1965)- Following the success of the Beatles' A Hard Day's Night (1964) the Dave Clark Five were given a chance to do a feature of their own.  This one's very different in tone than the Beatles light romp and perhaps that's why it wasn't particularly successful.  Still worth checking out. , The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946)- Good adaptation of the James M. Cain novel (except for the sappy Hollywood wrap up.  Very atypical of what MGM was doing at the time.  , The Grand Duchess and the Waiter (1926), Go, Johnny, Go! (1959)- Almost no plot but a great chance to enjoy performances by early Rock and Rollers like Chuck Berry, Eddie Cochran, Richie Valens and more.  The latest DVD release looks great too. , Repeat Performance (1947), I'll Name the Murderer (1936), The Batman Superman Movie: World's Finest (1997), Tale of the Zatoichi (1962) I picked up a nice set of the complete run of this classic Samurai series.  Plan is to watch one a month until finished. , Black Mass (2015)- Johhny Depp turns in a great performance as gangster Whitey Boulger but the movie as a whole is only middling. , Sahara (1943)-  Fine WWII movie with a good cast headed by Humphrey Bogart.  Parts of southern Arizona substitute for the Sahara. , Basic (2003), Irish Luck (1939)-  Mantan Moreland again.  When he works with Frankie Darro things click. , East is East (1916)- This has some similarities to Shaw's Pygmallion which was still a fairly new stage play of the era when this film was shot., Hyde Park on Hudson (2012), My Best Girl (1927), My Pal, the King (1932)-  I finished working ny way through Buck Jones' Universal westerns last year and then switched to the series Tom Mix did for the same studio. So far these are some of the best "B" westerns of the era with bigger budgets and fine photography.  Looking forward to viewing the rest. , Texas Chainsaw (2013)-  Weak entry in this horror series. , In a Lonely Place (1950)- Really good noir film. I hadn't seen it in 30+ plus years and found it much better than I remembered.  One of Humphrey Bogart's most nuanced performances. , Two Monks (1934)- Atmospheric precursor to Kurosawa's Rashoman (1950), Port of Lost Dreams (1934)- William Boyd stars in this low-budget programmer made shortly before the Hopalong Cassiday series would take over his life.  Has one of the stupidest endings I've seen in quite some time. , Warcraft (2016), The Rogue's Tavern (1936), Penny and the Pownall Case (1948)- Features early performances by Christopher Lee and Dina Dors but it's Peggy Evans who delights throughout in this brisk little Brit programmer . Valley of Wanted Men (1935), The Condemned (2007), Kate Plus Ten (1938)- Jack Hulbert brings a light touch to this adaptation of an Edgar Wallace story. , The Jungle Book (2016)- Two thumbs up from the little Missus and myself. , Jubal (1956)-  A very good western that I must confess I had never heard of until catching it recently.  Some beautiful widescreen color location photography adds much to the pleasure of watching it. , Pal O' Mine (1924), The Man Who Knew Infinity (2015), Train to Busan (2016)- This Korean flick is one of the best Zombie flicks I've seen in a while. , A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)- William Gargan takes over the title role from Ralph Bellamy and, IMHO, the series slips a notch.  Fortunately Margaret Lindsay is still on hand as Ellery's girlfriend, Nikki Porter., Up in the Air (1940)- Moreland and Darro again.  Nuff said. ,  Star Trek: Beyond (2016), The Asphalt Jungle (1950)- Classic noir! , Captain Fantastic (2016)- Great performance by Viggo Mortensen.  Check it out. , Beyond the Border (1925).
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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2654 on: February 18, 2017, 08:24:17 AM »

I like to binge watch boxed sets. Going to mention SF here.
DARK MATTER series, based on the graphic novels ( I think by Dark Horse)

http://www.sparknotes.com/mindhut/2012/06/04/review-dark-matter-graphic-novels-volumes-1-4

currently on the SYFY channel and about to start its third season. first two seasons available as Boxed Sets. Bunch of people wake on a space ship, don't know who they are or how they got there or why. Excellent cast and scripts.
Found ODYSSEY FIVE starring Peter Weller, 2002- 4 series, went 19 episodes. If you get a copy of the boxed set  don't quit after the pilot episode, the special effects are abominable but this episode is the exception not the rule. I haven't finished watching all episodes, but I will get back to them. Astronauts witness the end of the earth, go back in time three years with three years to find out what happened and prevent it.
CONTINUUM - also Canadian, high quality time travel paradox series which went 3 seasons. Cancelled with a terrific cliffhanger for the next season that never happened. Someone should continue it as a comic book ala Buffy. Just checked and Dark Matter was also a Canadian production. What is it about Canadians and SF TV shows.
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Re: Watcha Watchin'?
« Reply #2655 on: February 21, 2017, 04:50:41 AM »

" The writers must've researched a lot of comic history and lore--maybe they had some inside knowledge, even though certain aspects of the publishing industry and the artist's life seem too easy. But that's why it's a movie."

Many movies of that period were first drawn up as comic book style panels called the Story Board.
This allowed them to fine tune the camera angles and work out details of the sets and just where each actor should be during the scene for maximum effect on the audience.
Also if they couldn't spark interest in the story in comic book form they weren't likely to hold the audiences interest.

The old TV series "T.H.E. Cat" is shot and lighted very much in the style of a B&W Graphic Novel. Almost any screen cap from any episode could pass for a very well done panel from a major comic. One of the most artistic film noir style TV series.
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