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Posts posted by tomspanks

  1. 23 hours ago, Cameron H. said:

    Without being too negative, does anyone have a Streisand movie that they do like? (looking at you @tomspanks) I know a couple of you watched her version of A Star is Born, but as I said when we covered the original, I just don't think I like that story, so I doubt I would like her version any better.  

    Besides all her concerts?  Probably The Way We Were and Yentl.  I remember watching The Prince of Tides, but I can't remember any details about it.

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  2. On 6/13/2020 at 12:52 PM, Cameron H. said:

    I’m trying to come up with a list of “summer” movies, and I wondered if anyone had any suggestions. I’m not really looking for dramas,  mostly comedies and action movies. They don’t necessarily have to happen during the summer, but I’d like a summer feel.

    Some examples: Summer Rental, Summer School, Club Paradise.

    Like, would Caddy Shack be one? Maybe Point Break?

    Anyway, any suggestions would be appreciated :) 

    Do they have to be movies you've never watched before?  

    You know what's hotter than summer - The Core

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  3. 23 hours ago, Cakebug Tranch said:

    Hi everyone!

    I'm sorry that my inability to check email last night meant I delayed the pick today. I am never around here anymore but that doesn't mean I don't miss you all, and I am especially appreciative of watching you all generate great work over on Letterboxd. I had a bit of a struggle this week with what I would pick: should I pick the standard HDTGM-worthy thing to make fun of, or something that would pep us up in this difficult time? In the end, I chose the latter, a generally well-received musical based on a Broadway production that launched an international career. What's that you say? "They didn't make a Broadway musical of Across the Universe!"

    Yet. They haven't made it yet.

    Anyway, I noticed that this movie had been added to Netflix, I had never seen it, but my wife said "oh, I want to see that!", which is as much as to say, I'm picking that, instead of the terrible movie I was going to pick. So, let's all watch the movie version of the Broadway musical that would eventually launch the career of Rachel Berry!


    No one in this thread had reviewed it on Letterboxd yet, so hopefully this is a new experience for many of us! It's nice to be back! I'll try to remember to be around more! (I've said that 3000 times in the last 3 years. Sorry guys.)

    Your pick is like buttah!

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  4. 39 minutes ago, Cam Bert said:

    I think frothy is a good way to describe it.

    Like when you really think about it you establish a lot of these characters with distinct personalities and yet none of that ever comes into play really. Is there any reason that Stellar Skateboard is a globetrotting author? Is that just to explain his boat? What about the one friend being a cookbook author? They give them these things to make them seem less cookie cutter but in the end none of that matters or is expanded upon. They just keep things light and frothy. 

    One of them should've been a super scientist.  Spanakopita!


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  5. 10 hours ago, Cam Bert said:

    I will slightly defend the autotune one just because A) it was the only different sounding song and B ) was the only one to really match the time. That said, yes she's a great singer and it does ruin it.

    It makes sense in the context of the era but I still hate it


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  6. Thanks a lot, I kind of want to watch The Hobbit cartoon now.  

    On 5/4/2020 at 1:07 PM, AlmostAGhost said:

    I'm still baffled why they didn't match music style to the era. I guess the '70s one was vaguely disco-ish, but that seemed like a real clear choice to be doing in a musical like this and they didn't.

    Now that I've endured the whole thing, I think I'm most disappointed with the 80s song.  It sounded like every other song in the musical.  And earlier, what a weird choice to autotune Audra McDonald.  

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  7. 2 hours ago, AlmostAGhost said:

    What did you all think of the music?

    I liked a couple of songs (one by Rumer Willis and one near the end) but mainly I found them completely unremarkable

    I'm still baffled why they didn't match music style to the era. I guess the '70s one was vaguely disco-ish, but that seemed like a real clear choice to be doing in a musical like this and they didn't.

    Of what I've seen so far, the music seems I dunno, anemic?  "Unremarkable" is fitting too.  The only song that managed to get stuck in my head is Neil Diamond's Hello Again.

    40 minutes ago, GrahamS. said:

    Sadly, I completely forgot about this because I was filling out job applications all week. Everyone’s reactions makes me weirdly thankful for ...annoying paperwork???!!

    Good luck!   

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  8. I feel like I've been watching Hello Again all weekend, so how is it that I still have an hour left?!  Help me...

    2 hours ago, Cam Bert said:

    Like from the trailer and the name I thought this would be something a long the lines of "these two souls keep finding each other in different generations" but it was literally "Oh, you'll be used in 1902 and 2002!"

    They should've made Cloud Atlas, the musical.  

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  9. 1 hour ago, Cinco DeNio said:

    Do we have to watch it at 7:35 in the morning?

    Claro que si

    46 minutes ago, AlmostAGhost said:

    That's your pick? I mean, we could all discuss that right now today it's so short.

    I say, feel free to pick something longer as well for next week (if you want to)

    Ok, I picked a longer movie, but don't hate me if I can't finish it by next Monday 😣

    Hello Again - available on Amazon Prime

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  10. 2 hours ago, Cameron H. said:

    You’re saying the movie needed more hairy, 70’s dick. Got it 😉

    I feel that way about most movies.

    51 minutes ago, Cameron H. said:

    It was listed as a goof on IMDB, and I didn’t notice at the time, but the tombstone at the end has Berger’s name, not Claude’s. This means that at some point the military discovered the switcheroo, but didn’t do anything about it.

    I thought that was done on purpose.  It made me think of his poor mom, who just wanted to clean his pants...

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  11. 23 hours ago, grudlian. said:

    The movie had some pretty notable changes apparently. Claude was the leader of the hippies. He died instead of Berger. So, I don't know if the more complex view of the hippies is due to hindsight or updating it for the times. Has anyone seen the musical?

    I've seen the musical, but it's been so long I don't remember much except the musical showed more dongs than the movie.

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  12. On 4/12/2020 at 8:31 AM, Cam Bert said:

    So as I was watching this movie I was struck with one thought, "Didn't my mother love The Monkees?" So I messaged my mom to ask her about The Monkees. So turns out I was right. She was a fan of The Monkees. Her room as a child had posters of The Beach Boys, Paul Revere and the Raiders and Davy Jones of The Monkees. No Monkees posters just Davy Jones. Just never saw Head and wasn't a fan of the show (she was like 10 when it was on) but liked their "music videos".

    I'd never heard of Paul Revere and the Raiders so I thought it was a poster of an artist's rendering of Paul Revere's ride in the American Revolutionary War or him and his silver.  In either case, best kink ever.

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