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#41 of 568 schan1269

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:01 AM

Even if you diss Skyfall and QoS... Casino Royale is a damn fine movie. Watch Dreamers after watching Casino Royale and you really(besides the obvious) get a sense that Eva is the very essence of smolder.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:15 AM

Even if you diss Skyfall and QoS... Casino Royale is a damn fine movie. Watch Dreamers after watching Casino Royale and you really(besides the obvious) get a sense that Eva is the very essence of smolder.

Not dissing any of them. Obviously, somebody likes them. BUT -- I have to have a reason to plunk down my money to see a film. Since they threw out the concept of all the other Bond films for Bond as thug, the fact that it had a character named "James Bond" wasn't going to be a reason. The new star? I'd seen Craig and wasn't impressed. In fact, I didn't even know he was in Road to Perdition until he became Bond and news articles mentioned it. Even then, I had to go back and see who he played. That's how little an impact he made in what was supposed to be a big villain role. He's Timothy Dalton without the screen presence (Dalton has it). The Bond girl? Eva who? The story? In a Bond film? So --- there's lots of other movies at the multiplex. To each his own.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:27 AM

If you dislike Craig so much... Make sure you miss Defiance....(sarcasm)

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:32 AM

Not to get too off topic, but the end of Skyfall reminded me a lot of Defiance.


And I really didn't like Defiance.



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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:36 AM

Well not every "escape your surroundings" movie can be Shawshank Redemption or O' Brother, Where Art Thou

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:45 AM

Defiance and the movies I saw around it fell flat to me.  Maybe it was me and personal stuff going on at the time.


There are movies I watch sparingly so I don't ball up on the couch and cry like a baby.


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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:50 AM

Speaking of balling like a baby...and Gay Friendly...(king of segues here)... One of my cousins has an uncle(the other direction...not related to me) who watched (at the time...but has since died...all in a two week period) The Barbarian Invasions. I had her take it with her to watch with him and her aunt. I got a call both bitching me out and thanking me...

#48 of 568 Rick Thompson

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Posted November 28 2012 - 05:48 AM

If you dislike Craig so much... Make sure you miss Defiance....(sarcasm)

Thank you. I will.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 02:01 PM

I'm with Rick. No interest in seeing Craig as Bond. I've also stopped at Die Another Day. Brosnan had more gas in the tank.
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Posted November 28 2012 - 02:57 PM

Deathtrap arrived on Blu-ray today, courtesy of the Warner Archive Collection. Posting here about it may constitute a spoiler, but there it is.

Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Vermithrax Pejorative deserves to be seen in high-def.


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Posted November 28 2012 - 03:15 PM

LOL, I had to think about that for a second. Love Deathtrap. Gotta watch it back to back with Dressed To Kill
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Posted November 28 2012 - 03:30 PM

My Deathtrap and Gypsy are still in the mail...hopefully tomorrow.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 03:33 PM

The picture quality looks really good to me, but I readily admit I am not as discriminating as some of you...and seeing Christopher Reeve again in what I would call a rather brave performace for those times just made me admire him all the more.

Paramount, please release DRAGONSLAYER on Blu-ray

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Posted November 28 2012 - 03:39 PM

I have not seen Deathtrap since HBO aired it in the 80's.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 04:12 PM

Deathtrap looks great. Unfortunately, for me, it's a complete botch as a film. The play is brilliant, but Jay Presson Allen and Mr. Lumet obviously thought they were as clever as Mr. Levin and added all manner of unnecessary things - well, they weren't as clever. But the big problem is Dyan Cannon, who's allowed to be so over the top and such a caricature that she sinks the film - I normally like her, but the choices here are all wrong for the character that Mr. Levin created, and who was played wonderfully by Marian Seldes on Broadway.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 05:35 PM

Not dissing any of them. Obviously, somebody likes them. BUT -- I have to have a reason to plunk down my money to see a film.

Wait, and you watched Die Another Day???????

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Posted November 28 2012 - 05:52 PM

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Posted November 28 2012 - 07:07 PM

Wait...Gay audience, Dyan Cannon acts over the top, and you HATED her performance for that? :confused: I thought You People always liked it when fortysomething actresses stroked your latent resentful misogynist fantasies by acting self-humiliatingly cartoonish and over the top-- Next you'll be telling me you don't even own copies of Mommie Dearest or Valley of the Dolls...Or what, Dyan didn't camp it up by pottymouth cursing, the way YP always like it? ....Sheesh, what a poser. :rolleyes: Gee, too bad, guess you can't cultural-identity claim-jump this one, and us straight folks will have to watch it instead.

"Us straight folks?" Hmmm. I'm not sure what any of your post means - why don't you just explain it to me so I can see how to respond.

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Posted November 28 2012 - 08:07 PM

"Us straight folks?" Hmmm. I'm not sure what any of your post means - why don't you just explain it to me so I can see how to respond.

Sorry, just rankling a bit at the idea of a thread extending into "What mainstream films can we all claim 'ownership' on and pretend they were made exclusively for gay audiences?" There's been a lot of cultural co-opting in the search for a cultural identity, and despite a lot of wishful thinking, not all of it necessarily belongs to the taker. (I almost feel like it's some sort of prisoner exchange, sometimes, for which audiences are officially "allowed" to see which movies by mass universal assent--Tell you what, we'll allow your historical claim on Dracula's Daughter, if you give us back Xanadu and Sound of Music.) :P

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Posted November 29 2012 - 12:17 AM

No one is claiming ownership of anything, at least not in this thread, but the thread does have to do with movies which have blatant or sub-textural gay plots or themes, and Deathtrap certainly applies.


I also think Cannon is rather unappealing with a braying delivery that robs the character of any sympathy. And I agree with Bruce that the writers destroyed the perfect stage play ending with a new ending that seems forced and inappropriately ironic.


I like the casting otherwise and think much of the film works beautifully.






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