What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

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Slap shot . Comedy/ tragedy about minor league
hockey and the coincidental death of the industrial US north east . Steve , Jeff and Jack
Carlson where all good friends when they played for the Syracuse Blazers . Three of the
craziest SOBs that ever laced em' up ...
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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sat May 13, 2017 4:49 am

Leap Year (1924) starring Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle, Mary Thurman, Lucien Littlefield, John McKinnon & Clarence Geldart. A young heir to a millionaire uncle gets himself in trouble when he manages to unintentionally & mistakenly give 3 different women the impression that he's proposed marriage to them, none of which are the one he truly loves. This was a pretty good comedy, kinda silly, but fun. The film was produced in 1921 but never saw an official American release because it was soon after it was finished that Arbuckle became involved in the major scandal & trial(s) that ruined his career, though he eventually was acquitted & absolved of any wrong doing and given a formal statement of apology.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sat May 27, 2017 2:30 am

The Beyond (1981) starring Catriona MacColl, David Warbeck & Cinzia Monreale. Liza, a young woman from New York inherits an old hotel in Louisiana and upon her attempted renovation of the hotel bizarre events begin to occur and she discovers it was built over one of the gateways to Hell. Directed by the legendary horror maestro Lucio Fulci, The Beyond is one of the classics of Italian horror and perhaps Fulci's best film. It's not a particularly coherent film, which some viewers complain about, but I don't think it was really ever intended to be. The Beyond is very surreal & atmospheric, not-to-mention very brutal & gory (typical of Fulci & the Italian horror genre in general). It's quite simply good & effective for what it is, a horror film.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Tue May 30, 2017 10:05 pm

Mausoleum (1983) starring Bobbie Bresee, Marjoe Gortner & Norman Burton. As a young girl Susan enters her family's cursed mausoleum and becomes possessed by the same demon that had possessed her recently deceased mother and other ancestors through the centuries, now an adult & after years of dormancy it awakens and the possession begins to overtake her. Mausoleum is just an alright supernatural B-horror film, nothing special, but it'd been 15 years (give or take) since I last saw it and I wanted to see it again. It's not particularly scary and the acting & pacing could be better, but it does have some pretty good special effects make-up by notable sfx & make-up artist (& sometimes director) John Carl Buechler. All in all, Mausoleum isn't the kinda movie you'd wanna go out of your way to see, but it's good for passing the time when you don't have much to do.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:10 pm

The Nanny (1965) starring Bette Davis, Wendy Craig, William Dix, Pamela Franklin, James Villiers & Jill Bennett. 10-year-old Joey Fane returns home from a disturbed children's home he's lived in for two years since the death of his toddler sister and upon his return he believes his nanny is out to kill him because of what happened. The Nanny is an excellent film and is perhaps the legendary Hammer Films' best non-gothic/supernatural horror film, it was also the last film Hammer made in black & white. The screenplay was notably written by Jimmy Sangster (who also produced), who wrote some of Hammer's most classic horror films. The great Bette Davis as the nanny is unsurprisingly the standout of the film, but the cast was great all around, particularly William Dix as Joey in what was the 1st of only a couple films he made (another was Doctor Dolittle with Rex Harrison). Anyone who's a Hammer Horror fan &/or a Bette Davis fan should definitely check out The Nanny.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 12:20 am

The Circle (1925) starring Eleanor Boardman, Creighton Hale, Malcolm McGregor, Alec B. Francis, Eugenie Besserer & George Fawcett. A woman who's married to a man of wealth & social prominence but is having an affair with another man is considering running away with her lover and invites her husband's mother, who'd ran away with her lover 30 years before, to visit in order to see if their spark is still and if she's making the right decision. The Circle was a nice light-hearted drama directed by future 2-time Oscar winner Frank Borzage and based on a play by W. Somerset Maugham, and with a cast that was good & enjoyable all around. Also of particular note, a young Joan Crawford had a small role in the short prologue. Depending on when film was shot, she'd have been only 18 or 19 years old at the time and would become a star shortly afterwards.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:59 pm

A Clockwork Orange (1971) starring Malcolm McDowell, Patrick Magee, Warren Clarke, James Marcus & Michael Bates, notably also with David Prowse and Steven Berkoff in minor roles. In a future dystopian Britain, young sociopathic delinquent and classical music lover Alex DeLarge who leads a small gang of thugs that like to partake in rape & "ultra-violence" is arrested & sentenced to 14 years in prison for murder, and in an effort to get released much sooner eventually volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to rehabilitate criminals. What can you say about A Clockwork Orange, it's one of the best films ever made, an absolute classic masterpiece written, directed & produced by one of the greatest & most influential directors in cinematic history, Stanley Kubrick. From the distinctive costume & set design (really just the overall look of the film) to the cinematography, the music/soundtrack, the incorporation of Nadsat, and the vivid depiction of brutality & immoral behavior, Kubrick really brought Anthony Burgess's novel to life magnificently. The cast provides great performances all around, but it's Malcolm McDowell's unforgettable portrayal of charismatic sociopath Alex DeLarge that's not only the highlight of the film, but that undoubtedly produced one of the greatest screen villains of all-time.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:00 am

Invisible Invaders (1959) starring John Agar, Philip Tonge, Jean Byron, Robert Hutton & John Carradine. An alien contacts scientist Adam Penner through the body of his recently deceased colleague to inform him that the Earth must surrender or his invisible alien race will invade and take over the planet by inhabiting the dead and annihilating the human race. In watching Invisible Invaders you can tell that it was shot on a low budget and very quickly, but it was still a pretty good, fast paced & entertaining sci-fi b-movie with an interesting concept and at only 67 minutes long it's a quick & easy watch. Though I would've liked to have seen more of the great character actor John Carradine in it, as his role was more of a cameo than anything, but I imagine the producers probably couldn't afford it. The special effects were decent and I thought the make-up of the alien inhabited corpses was particularly effective & creepy, they looked & moved like what became known as a zombie a few years later after the release of George Romero's Night of the Living Dead. I really think Invisible Invaders is a film that could be remade into an excellent film today if updated properly and given a bigger budget & better director than the original was afforded.

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Re: What Was the Last Movie You Watched?

Postby DannyBoy » Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:50 pm

Bordertown (1935) starring Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Margaret Lindsay & Eugene Pallette. After L.A. lawyer Johnny Ramirez is disbarred he then rises from bouncer to partner in a border town gambling hall, while being pursued by the wife of his partner who's willing to go to great lengths to get him. Bordertown is excellent drama with outstanding performances by greats Paul Muni & Bette Davis, two of the best, though it's not one of the better known films in the filmography of either. Margaret Lindsay was beautiful as always and Eugene Pallette his usual jovial self.

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