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  1. theworstbuddhist

    Zandalee (1991)

    Oh, Zalman King! Mr. Red Shoe Diaries made some "steamy" pictures in the late 80s and 90s. They all were kind of like this.
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    Episode 218 - Deadfall (w/ Chelsea Peretti)

    Wow. Just out of curiosity, what did Guy Fieri look like in 1993? Also, just watched the merry go round scene and it was much more enjoyable once I replaced James Coburn with Trump and Michael Biehn with Eric Trump.
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    Episode 218 - Deadfall (w/ Chelsea Peretti)

    Oh, one cool thing about this movie is seeing Sarah Trigger. She was in PCU with Jeremy Piven, which is not aging well as you can probably imagine, and she was in one of the greatest TV crime dramas of all time, the short-lived EZ Streets by Paul Haggis, starring Ken Olin, Joey Pants, and Jason Gedrick. Hey Netflix, there's a show that should be revived and resolved!
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    Episode 218 - Deadfall (w/ Chelsea Peretti)

    Watching the movie now I get the strong impression that Christoper watched Wild At Heart and wanted to do the same thing, but noir.
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    Episode 218 - Deadfall (w/ Chelsea Peretti)

    This is so sad.
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    Secret Obsession (2019)

    Just added to Netflix, it's a pretty good impression of a Lifetime thriller starring former Disney star Brenda Song as a woman who is in a terrible accident that puts her in a coma. When she wakes her husband whisks her away to a secluded mountain home so she can recuperate in peace. Meanwhile police detective Dennis Haysbert discovers that Song's "husband" is not what it seems. I am not doing it justice, this movie is batshit crazy sometimes. It's like it was made specifically to troll HDTGM.
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    It worked out ok for Lou Gramm, I guess, but you don't want to count on that kind of dumb luck.
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    I haven't seen How to Steal a Million in ages. I really must rewatch it sometime. I love Peter O'Toole. Charade is good too, great cast in a kind of late-period Hitchcock kind of story. There are a few films of hers I don't really care if I ever see again - The Nun's Story, War and Peace, Green Mansions - but there is something to like in most of them, I think. I think both Charade and Paris When it Sizzles have been remade in the last decade or so.
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    No worries!
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    Cool, thanks.
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    Oh ho! Should I tell you what it is so you can make one of those announcement threads? Not sure what the process is. Also I'd better check and see if anyone has already done it and if it is available anywhere...
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    Musical Mondays Week 69 High Society

    At the risk of being another white man explaining jazz, Satchmo is a nickname that Armstrong didn't care for. His preferred nickname was and still is Pops. (I mean, he is dead obviously, but jazz fans call him Pops, or, you know. His name.) Fun fact, Sinatra and Crosby were both terrible people who liked to beat their wives and kids, so I wouldn't feel too bad about it. Pretty much all of Audrey's early films have this dynamic. She wasn't thrilled about it according to her biographer but it was how Hollywood rolled. Check out later stuff like Two for the Road or Robin and Marian for some more realistic(ish) relationships. I do love Funny Face, but mainly for Audrey and Kay Howard, who is amazing. And I quite enjoy Paris When it Sizzles, which re-teamed her with her ex-lover William Holden in a more mature kind of relationship, and has a hilarious running gag with Tony Curtis making fun of Marlon Brando. (Edited to add: it occurs to me now that maybe the main thing I love about these films is Paris.)
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    The Spirit (2008)

    Suits is not a great show but Macht was (is?) perfect for it. As an actor it's easily his best work as far as I have seen. The Spirit film was so disappointing for me as an Eisner fan. Especially after Sin City; I figured that Miller probably shadowed Robert Rodriguez and wanted to take the same approach, essentially using the memorable layouts from the original comics. There are recognizable elements in the film, and the old comics certainly had their share of goofy shit that hasn't aged well, but the old comics were also usually no longer than 8 pages. Adapting comics that have such a distinctive tone and art style - especially by artists like Eisner, Dave Gibbons (Watchmen), or David Lloyd (V for Vendetta) - is perilous. None of those films are in the same league as the books that inspired them. Perhaps they would have been better served through animation. Or perhaps just not being filmed at all. Fun(?) fact, one of Eisner's many assistants/ghosts on the old Spirit comics was Jules Feiffer, a fine cartoonist in his own right and the screenwriter of the Popeye film, which is another terrible adaptation of a classic newspaper comic with pretty big stars.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    I remember when I was a kid, visiting my grandmother's house and looking through some of her old Reader's Digest Condensed Books. One of them was Jaws or a sequel to Jaws, and while I can't guarantee this is accurate at all, I have either a memory of a fever dream of reading a scene in that book from the shark's point of view, and it does indeed want revenge for the death of its babies. And sharks can smell pretty well I guess? The implication was that the shark somehow imprinted on its nemesis like a werewolf with a vampire baby.
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    Episode 217 - Jaws 3-D

    That looks like a Biorhythm machine!