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  1. I'd rather focus on Ornella Muti,, best sci antiheroine EVER...... Shocked no awards came her way.
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    The Prom (2020)

    Agree that the witty "It's not about me" was the best number in the movie. I dunno, it would have been nice to have had a musical with some bite along with the usual Ryan Murphy schmaltz poured on. Murphy wouldn't know nuanced if it hit him on the head. The rest of the musical numbers just fell flat, there is nothing more glaring than forced exuberance. Nicole Kidman tried her best but her dancing was so subpar that it was the elephant in the room, a veteran chorus line hoofer she's not in any way, shape or form. I could see how they felt they needed all the star power, b
  3. caracas1914

    The Prom (2020)

    Agree that the witty "It's not about me" was the best number in the movie. I dunno, it would have been nice to have had a musical with some bite along with the usual Ryan Murphy schmaltz poured on. Murphy wouldn't know nuanced if it hit him on the head. The rest of the musical numbers just fell flat, there is nothing more glaring than forced exuberance. Nicole Kidman tried her best but her dancing was so subpar that it was the elephant in the room, a veteran chorus line hoofer she's not in any way, shape or form. I could see how they felt they needed all the star power, b
  4. The 1947 version can be summed up in two words: Sexual Tension. It had it in spades and few films can equal it.
  5. Though Godfather 3 gave us the memorable line: "Just when I thought I was out...they PULL me back in" Duvall being left out was really the biggest problem, Coppola in hindsight realized that how integral Tom was to the story. Tom was like the Greek Chorus/Conscience of the movies, of the family but still separate. Francis had been battered badly financially and even critically with his Zoetrope studio woes so Paramount essentially had him by the short hairs. The only Godfather film that Francis essentially did what he wanted without major studio opposition/friction was the middl
  6. We feel for for you Countess Delave, if word gets out, La publicite!
  7. Didn't she paint a portrait of Grace in her studio? It seemed she thought that she had made a connection with Grace and appreciated Grace's kindness. All these red herrings that could interpreted so many ways. Perhaps the problem was that while Matilde de Angelis played the character as high strung / overwrought she certainly didn't come across as insincere in her dealings with Grace at all to me. In Elena's mind maybe everything was going to be resolved with them being some great big extended family, which sure seems delusional bat shit crazy to me. The way Elena was used as a pro
  8. I guess what annoyed me about the whole resolution was that Jonathan was simply a bat-shit crazy sociopath and that Elena was a bat-shit crazy over possessive mistress. That was it.
  9. Love Hermine, but quite frankly she panicked a bit, the pressure apparently getting to her in the Semifinals stage. Improvising your recipe with gelatine at the last moment, Oh no. Laura is messy, emotional and what reality TV loves, a "cryer". Having said that, the judges rarely have issues with how her bake taste, which is something you can't say about so many other contestants.
  10. Ah, Rope with its infamous 10 minutes takes somewhat appearing to be one long uninterrupted film. Looking at it now you can clearly see the edits. I confess Rope is a guilty pleasure of mine, for all it's flaws. Stewart was reportedly unhappy with this Hitchcock filming experiment but yes, the bigger problem is that he was woefully miscast. Cary Grant in the role would have brought forth the sexual tension of the character with his two former students. Stewart mouthing Nietzsche-like takes on murder just looks so WTF out of place, ( almost as bad as Gary Cooper mouthing Ryand in
  11. Agreed Anya has a unique , I think cinematic look. She is like an anime character come to life. Her spin on yet another movie version of "EMMA" was interesting, and she gave weight to what could have been just the prototypical victim/hostage heroine of the Split/Glass films. The reality is like most young women actresses she has limited shots for stardom, whereas male actors (insert basic white leading man) can have 10 flops in a row and still get offered potentially star-making leading roles.
  12. I confess I'm a big fan of Anya Taylor Joy and her "anime" face, it strikes as so cinematic. Loved her in "Split"/ "Glass" as a teenager and currently "The Queen's Gambit" she made the character so interesting. Her take on Emma what I enjoyed is she didn't work overly to make her " likable", this Emma is clearly a snob and patronizing and the snap with her early dialogue with Knightley was there. There were nice touches, such as the attendees cooing over Emma's singing/ piano performance totally trumped by Jane Fairfax's pseudo humble "I guess I can play unreheared" morphing into
  13. So how did the Tampa Buccaneers get Antonio Brown? Seriously? Don't look now but Brady is back in the hunt for #7, but Patriot fans are not bitter.
  14. Goodness Armie Hammer was worse than even I imagined as Max de Winter. An empty white vanilla yougurt container has more inherent interest. Even Max's coiled anger/rage was reduced to Armie's pouting. Absolutely no menace or mystery in this Max. Whose idea was it to clothe him in that yellow suit in the Monte Carlo scenes?
  15. Asta in real life was Skippy, and man was he was the king canine of screwball comedies... Appeared in the "The Awful Truth" with Gary Grant and Irene Dunne as the subject of a custody battle between them as a sparring divorced couple. I loved him as "George" in my favorite SB comedy "Bringing up Baby", yup he's the one that ran off with the dinosaur bone...
  16. If this works out, it seems the best way to deal with the tragic demise of Chadwick per the Black Panther franchise: https://wegotthiscovered.com/movies/shuri-reportedly-mcus-black-panther/#:~:text=The long game for the,end for the original Avengers.
  17. Apparently Frank Sinatra treated Marlon Brando badly during the making of "Guys and Dolls." Not only was Sinatra miffed that the lead role of Skye Masterson went to non singer Brando, but the previous year Brando got the role that Sinatra coveted in "On the Waterfront" To Brando's chagrin, Sinatra, instead of singing in his character's (Nathan Detroit) strong Jewish- Bronx accent, Sinatra opted to sing the songs in his regular romantic voice, creating "two" male lead singing roles. According to Fiore, a friend of Brando, Brando had his revenge as Sinatra’s character Nathan has
  18. What? He's cutting out all of Sofia's screentime? 🤪
  19. It doesn't get any better than this....
  20. OMG, It had been ages since I had seen "The Fountainhead"(Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, Raymond Massey) , and to my delight it's still as batshit crazy a movie as I remember. They Ayn Rand dialogue is something to behold, and I can't get over how Gary Cooper designs a housing project for the poor and damn if their needs not be addressed over his individual rights. The closing speech by Gary Cooper to the jury goes on and on and one.... It's hilarious. OF course THE scene of the drill being used by Gary Cooper at the quarry that Patricia Neal dreams about afterwards.....best phal
  21. The movies is in many ways "dated" but that doesn't necessarily mean it's all for the bad, more that it was emblematic of it's time. The paterfamilias role of Gene Hackman as the director I could have done without his homilies at the end, but dang, he's such a good actor. And Annette Bening just jumps off the screen. The best thing is the chemistry of Streep and McClaine, which is palpable, and I loved the bit where McClaine is making a "healthy" smoothie when she suddenly pours some gin/vodka to cap off the drink. Priceless. The one thing about Meryl Streep, I have to say
  22. The one thing I just didn't get, if Eudora had educated her daughter to standing on her own, being independent, why oh why did she throw her to the wolves by making her oldest stuffy son Mycroft her legal guardian.
  23. I haven't read the books yet, but my the nagging question is why would Enola's mother have made I think NETFLIX purchased the rights to the completed film, it's not an original movie financed by them. From what I read, preCovid they were planning to release Enola in movie theatres. In any event, Cavill did "The Witcher" series for Netflix so he doesn't seem to have any qualms "doing TV". I mean when you have Chris Evans, Will Smith, George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, etc, doing streaming TV movies/series, is there any actual difference anymore?
  24. What hits me in the early scenes is the unvarnished NY city of the film, and the messy lives of his three grown children. Nothing catastrophic with the kids portrayed, just bruised adults navigating life. Loved that about the film.
  25. Just wanted to point out an individual can be both an essentially nice person AND a smug asshole at times. People are complicated that way.
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