If You Like Movies...

You're in luck this weekend since Hulu is offering the Criterion series of classic movies for free.

Pretty much any of their movies are worth watching but if you're unsure of where to start I'd recommend one the following:

The Seven Samurai - 3 hours long but a classic. There's a reason this movie has inspired and been copied by so many other directors.

Solaris - A classic sci-fi movie about a scientist sent to a space station where the crew has been slowly going insane. Still better than the 2002 Clooney/Soderbergh remake.

La Jetée - A time travelling tale about a slave from the future that the movie 12 Monkeys was based on.

The Hidden Fortress - A Japanese movie about a fleeing princess and general, hidden gold, and two bumbling peasants that was a direct inspiration for George Lucas' Star Wars. It's enjoyable in its own right but even better as you recognize all the parts that later appeared in Star Wars.

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Comments

1 Seven Samurai. That there is one of them foreign films, ain't it?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2013 05:51 PM (07Etk)

2 Yeah. Solaris. Prepare to spend the day.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 05:51 PM (MMC8r)

3 They showing Salo? That's in the Criterion Collection.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 05:54 PM (BuSM8)

4 Ben Hur is on tonight as well.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 05:56 PM (w+Dvf)

5 I believe North By Northwest is also on.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 05:58 PM (w+Dvf)

6 I'll be watching the latest installment of Bond, James Bond.

Posted by: Tobacco Road at February 16, 2013 05:59 PM (4Mv1T)

7
If you like JUSTIFIED you'll like BANSHEE.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:01 PM (eHNxr)

8 The Zatoichi movies aren't bad, either.

'M' is a real good one, so are most of the Kurosawas.

Equinox is probably the best thing you'll ever get to watch with a young Frank "Herb Tarlek' Bonner.


The Blob and First Man into Space? Really?

And that looks like a '65 Barracuda on the cover of 'The Cars that Ate Paris.'

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:02 PM (MMC8r)

9 Solaris sucked

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:03 PM (w+Dvf)

10 Alright Horde, I'm off. Taking the girls to a Daddy/Daughter Ball at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island.


Yes Ettes, I will post pics later for you to "aaaawwww" over the munchkins.

Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 06:03 PM (GEICT)

11
and to whoever here last week said Tarantino's MAN WITH THE IRON FIST sucked...


you were wrong.



IT FUCKING BLOWS.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:04 PM (wAng0)

12 1 Seven Samurai. That there is one of them foreign films, ain't it?
Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at February 16, 2013 05:51 PM (07Etk)

Yep. And nobody even gets blowed up real good.

Posted by: Farm Film Report at February 16, 2013 06:05 PM (P+1sy)

13
but check out Banshee

it's brutal

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:05 PM (QVBzT)

14 I don't know what's happened to Tarantino.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:06 PM (w+Dvf)

15
brb, showerin 'n shavin

#squeakyclean

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:07 PM (QVBzT)

16
QT never made anything great

Res Dogs showed flashes of brilliance, Pulp Fiction was fresh and original.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:09 PM (0w+w3)

17 If you like time travel movies, here's one I discovered on Netflix. It's from Spain (okay, don't bitch; just read the fucking subtitles).

"TImecrimes." Very simple, yet well thought out screenplay. Sort of reminds me of the structure of "Memento."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:09 PM (XkWWK)

18
another thing about Man With Iron Fists:

Russel Crowe is so fat he looks like John Goodman

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 06:10 PM (oxIUw)

19 Korean flick (fairly recent...post 2000?) called Tell Me Something is good. Serial killer/murder mystery type-deal.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 06:12 PM (XvrTA)

20 Some of those movies look too touchy feely for me right now. I just want to watch people die in explosions.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 06:12 PM (BuSM8)

21 19 Korean flick (fairly recent...post 2000?) called Tell Me Something is good. Serial killer/murder mystery type-deal.
Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 06:12 PM (XvrTA)



Did Chaka Khan do the title song?

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:13 PM (XkWWK)

22 Flight Pan was pretty good.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:13 PM (w+Dvf)

23 Flight PLAN.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:14 PM (w+Dvf)

24 Tarantino didn't direct man with the iron fists. His name is only attached as a producer. The black guy that ends up being the man with the iron fists is the one who directed it. So mainly just question tarantinos Tate in movies as to why he thought it was worth having in theaters

Posted by: Buzzion at February 16, 2013 06:15 PM (RMrav)

25 I thought Solaris sucked.(the Russian one,the Clooney one probably sucked harder)

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:15 PM (9XBK2)

26 18 Russel Crowe is played by Brian Dennehy.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:16 PM (9XBK2)

27 If you like time travel movies, here's one I
discovered on Netflix. It's from Spain (okay, don't bitch; just read
the fucking subtitles).



"TImecrimes." Very simple, yet well thought out screenplay. Sort of reminds me of the structure of "Memento."





Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:09 PM (XkWWK)



Timecrimes is awesome.


Some of those movies look too touchy feely for me right now. I just want to watch people die in explosions.


Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 06:12 PM (BuSM



The Raid: Redemption. I think the only thing it doesn't have is explosions.


If you want boomy boomy blam blam, there's always and forever Hard Boiled.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 16, 2013 06:17 PM (Gk3SS)

28 Didn't Tarantino have his hand in another martial arts movie that also sucked balls?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:17 PM (w+Dvf)

29 I watched numerous foreign films as a youngster,because,nudity.For some reason PBS was allowed to show nudity as long as it was foreign and "srtsy" or something.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:18 PM (9XBK2)

30 29 Uhm,"Artsy".

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:20 PM (9XBK2)

31 Solaris has been available for quite a while over on MosFilm's YouTube channel, http://www.youtube.com/mosfilm, in Russian with English subtitles. It is, however, called Солярис over there.

I'm not a fan of how MosFilm's been organizing stuff, though. Seems like everytime I go over there, they've reworked their page and made things harder to find.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 16, 2013 06:20 PM (1c58W)

32 Tarkovsky's 'Solaris' is extremely long and slow. It's what Tarkovsky does.

I haven't seen Clooney's, and I probably never will.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:20 PM (MMC8r)

33 29 I watched numerous foreign films as a youngster,because,nudity.For some reason PBS was allowed to show nudity as long as it was foreign and "srtsy" or something.
Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:18 PM (9XBK2)


Amazing French series on Netflix called "Spiral" ("Engrenages" on Francais). VERY dark; like "Breaking Bad." I'll hand it to the French; they don't pull any punches in depicting their society/ criminal justice system/politics as totally corrupt and the Muzzies look like the scum they really are.

And lots of good simulate sex, flesh and hot chicks including my future ex-wife Audrey Fleurot. She is an amazing redheaded bombshell. Good actress too.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:21 PM (XkWWK)

34 Chris Marker died on his 91st birthday this year. I saw La Jetee right before then at BAM, and it's a very profound movie, much better than 12 Monkeys.

Posted by: Tattoo De Plane at February 16, 2013 06:22 PM (7h5MH)

35 I watched Manon of the Spring just on the off chance Emmanuelle Beart might expose her luscious sweater puppies.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:22 PM (9XBK2)

36 Tarantino has pretty much one trick-- copy exploitation films of the past. It's bound to get old sooner or later.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:22 PM (MMC8r)

37 The Clooney Solaris is less stupid than the commie one, but its still tedious.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:22 PM (w+Dvf)

38 33 Yeah,you posted a link to a picture of her the last time you mentioned the series.I need to check that out.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:23 PM (9XBK2)

39 37 The Clooney Solaris is less stupid than the commie one, but its still tedious.
Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:22 PM (w+Dvf)


If Steven Soderbergh could make the pace of his films go any slower, they'd be running backwards. He couldn't direct a stream of piss into a toilet without hitting the rim.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:24 PM (XkWWK)

40 Ah La Jetee is the time traveler one?If it is I've seen all of those except Hidden Fortress.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:24 PM (9XBK2)

41 The Cyrano De Bergerac with Depardieu in the title role is really excellent.I have it on VHS ,need to upgrade that.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (9XBK2)

42 Hidden Fortress is one of the films Lucas pilfered for Star Wars.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (MMC8r)

43 I seem to recall a time travel movie about people from the 1800's who go back in time to the 1300's to prevent the plague or something?

Anyone know this? Driving me nuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (XkWWK)

44 Geez. Once again I repeat shit from the main post.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (MMC8r)

45 I think Maet turned the blog over to Vincent, The Arthouse Goon. Not 1 pick is even in English. You guys go ahead a have a great time reading your movie. I think I'll go watch Breaker Morant.

hulu.com/watch/254169.

Posted by: Gene at February 16, 2013 06:27 PM (IN7k+)

46 Sukiyaki Western Django is the movie I'm thinking of, Tarantino was in it. I couldn't watch it all.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 06:28 PM (w+Dvf)

47 I second Steevy on Cyrano with Depardieu.

Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 06:28 PM (0PiQ4)

48 42 Yeah,among others.He took a whole battle scene(the "escape" from the Death Star) from a WW2 movie.Even the dialgue,"don't get cocky kid".Also took the trench run from the British movie about the dambusters I think.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:28 PM (9XBK2)

49 45 Posted by: Gene at February 16, 2013 06:27 PM (IN7k+)


Meh. I'm going to watch the 8-hour "Our Hitler" and see the future of America.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (XkWWK)

50 47 I admit it,that movie can make me tear up.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (9XBK2)

51 Hey, Hopscotch is in there. Good flick with Walter Matthau.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (MMC8r)

52 The Jose Ferrer Cyrano is very good too.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:30 PM (9XBK2)

53
I thought Solaris sucked.(the Russian one,the Clooney one probably sucked harder)


Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:15 PM (9XBK2)
Yes, the Soderbegh/Hollywood version of Solaris was much worse than the Tarkovsky/Soviet version, which in turn was far worse than original novel by Stanislaw Lem. And it's possible to finish reading the novel in less time than it takes to watch the Tarkovsky version, where, as I recall, it takes over an hour for the main character to arrive at the space station although in the book that happens in the first chapter. The Soderbegh version was based on the Tarkovsky version rather than on the novel, and it stripped out even more elements from the story, leaving little more than a romance flick.

Posted by: DKCZ at February 16, 2013 06:30 PM (9/bcB)

54 A couple of show biz axioms; famous directors never rip anything off. They pay homage to it.

And as Paul Simon once said "amateurs copy, but professionals steal."

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:30 PM (XkWWK)

55 51 Hey, Hopscotch is in there. Good flick with Walter Matthau.
Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (MMC8r)

Agreed. It is also on Netflix streaming.

Posted by: alex at February 16, 2013 06:31 PM (44kMb)

56 50 47 I admit it,that movie can make me tear up.
Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (9XBK2)

There was an excellent production on PBS back in 1972 or 1973 that starred Peter Donat and Marsha Mason. Worth a watch.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:31 PM (XkWWK)

57 thanks, maet. ive never seen seven samurai, and wanted to

Posted by: meep at February 16, 2013 06:32 PM (PJZaa)

58 55 51 Hey, Hopscotch is in there. Good flick with Walter Matthau.
Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:29 PM (MMC8r)

Agreed. It is also on Netflix streaming.
Posted by: alex at February 16, 2013 06:31 PM (44kMb)


The original "Taking of Pelham 1,2,3" was damned good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:32 PM (XkWWK)

59 54 Oh,I don't have a problem with it,everyone does it.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:32 PM (9XBK2)

60 Re: foreign flicks

I also liked Amelie. And, any Almodovar
fans here?

Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 06:34 PM (0PiQ4)

61 Ever see NightHawks with Stallone and Rutger Hauer as the terrorist bad guy?

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:34 PM (9XBK2)

62 Hey, Hopscotch is in there. Good flick with Walter Matthau.

***

I enjoyed that one as well.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 06:34 PM (piMMO)

63 It's The Third Man or nuttin'!

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 06:35 PM (6J6x7)

64 One of my favorite movies is Schindler's List. Ralph Fiennes is dynamite in that movie.

Posted by: Chuck Hagel at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (w+Dvf)

65 60 Re: foreign flicks

I also liked Amelie. And, any Almodovar
fans here?
Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 06:34 PM (0PiQ4)


Yup. "TIe Me Up, Tie Me Down" and "Women on the Verge" were quite good. As for "Amélie" have you seen Jean Pierre Jeunet's "Delicatessen" and "A Very Long Engagement?"

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (XkWWK)

66 I watched Bullit on TMC last week(I think it was last week) and the car chase is pretty damn awesome.(I understand it is less awesome if you know SF because it takes place in widely seperated areas,but they do the same thing in stuff set in NYC and it doesn't bother me too much)

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (9XBK2)

67 Tarkovsky's 'Solaris' is extremely long and slow. It's what Tarkovsky does.



I haven't seen Clooney's, and I probably never will.

Posted by: zsasz at February 16, 2013 06:20 PM (MMC8r)


I can't imagine the alien intelligence finding anything in Clooney's head to work with.

Posted by: Captain Hate at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (TNNmX)

68 63 It's The Third Man or nuttin'!
Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 06:35 PM (6J6x7)


If I weren't Sefton, I'd be Holly Martins.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (XkWWK)

69 The original "Taking of Pelham 1,2,3" was damned good.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


You must have seen a version that edited out the mayor. Awful shit those segments.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2013 06:37 PM (Ipj15)

70 Why is she picking her nose?

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 16, 2013 06:37 PM (QTHTd)

71 The Third Man is the Orson Welles movie right?

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:38 PM (9XBK2)

72 69 You must have seen a version that edited out the mayor. Awful shit those segments.
Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2013 06:37 PM (Ipj15)


Tell me the guy was not Ed Koch's double! You needed those scenes to break the tension.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:38 PM (XkWWK)

73
Tell me the guy was not Ed Koch's double! You needed those scenes to break the tension.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton


Yes, they were going for a hyper-Noo Yawker character. And no, they didn't so much as break the tension as break wind in your face.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2013 06:40 PM (Ipj15)

74
Solaris is long and moody. Also grows on you and I wound up liking it by the end.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 16, 2013 06:42 PM (mJkp9)

75 No J.J. I haven't seen those 2.

You know, bc Oblama ruined everything, and I stopped with tv and movies since he showed up.

Thanks so much! Will check out.

P.S. Have you seen Talk to Her? Really good in a weird sort of way

Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 06:42 PM (0PiQ4)

76 I see that Hulu now has Katyn up for free. That's a devastating, horrifying dramatic account of the slaughter of the Polish officer corps by the NKVD in WWII. Every reader of the smart military blog should see it. NOT FOR KIDS!!

There's also Kon-Tiki, about the amazing rafting expedition from South America to Polynesia. Short, and OK for whole family.

Posted by: gp at February 16, 2013 06:42 PM (mk9aG)

77 Just found out La Jetee is basically 12 Monkeys.

hmmmm...

Posted by: Eaton Cox at February 16, 2013 06:42 PM (q177U)

78 53

Yes, the
Soderbegh/Hollywood version of Solaris was much worse than the
Tarkovsky/Soviet version, which in turn was far worse than original
novel by Stanislaw Lem. And it's possible to finish reading the novel in
less time than it takes to watch the Tarkovsky version...


---------

'Cept first I'd have to learn to read Polish...

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 16, 2013 06:43 PM (1c58W)

79 High end cinematic excellence-Yellowbeard.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 06:43 PM (tlhtD)

80 Speaking of fabulous videos ...

The meteor that exploded over Russia and injured nearly 1,000 people Friday morning was astonishingly well-documented by amateur videographers, and many of the videos seem to have been captured from the dashboards of cars.

All of the available footage raises the question, why do so many Russians have dashboard video cameras?

Answer: to prove who was at fault in car accidents.

Posted by: Fox Mulder at February 16, 2013 06:43 PM (e8kgV)

81 Netflix

Jiro Dreams of Sushi was surprisingly good documentary.

'A Matter of Taste' tracks a young chef, Paul Liebrandt, that is 1) interesting and 2) well done.

I rewatched 'Day of the Jackal' -- the real one where you root for the assassin. Simply terrific.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 16, 2013 06:44 PM (J8DGo)

82 76 For a long time the Soviets tried to pin it on the Nazis but the Nazis even brought US and British POWs to the site to prove that the Soviets did it.The American officers report pretty much disappeared though,the Soviiets being our "ally" and all at the time.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:45 PM (9XBK2)

83 79 High end cinematic excellence-Yellowbeard.
Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 06:43 PM (tlhtD)


Was that the John Cleese pirate flick? Oy.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:45 PM (XkWWK)

84 80 Yep,insurance scams are rampant and the police are,how shall we say,not reliable.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:46 PM (9XBK2)

85 why do so many Russians have dashboard video cameras? Answer: to prove who was at fault in car accidents.

In this case: SMOI

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 16, 2013 06:46 PM (QTHTd)

86 83 Yes, and it is awesome.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 06:46 PM (tlhtD)

87 "The new estimates, based on additional readings from a sensor network built to detect nuclear blasts, suggest the meteor released the energy equivalent of nearly 500 kilotons of TNT.

That’s about 30 times the power of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.”

... and stay away from the black oil.

Posted by: Fox Mulder at February 16, 2013 06:47 PM (e8kgV)

88 I was surprised how much I liked Solaris. It was the build up, very well done. Slow but worth staying through to the end.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 16, 2013 06:48 PM (8SsiG)

89 43
I seem to recall a time travel movie about people from the 1800's who go
back in time to the 1300's to prevent the plague or something?



Anyone know this? Driving me nuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (XkWWK)

I think there was a recent movie about a group of historians who go back to the Middle Ages for some reason or other. This that it?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 06:49 PM (BuSM8)

90 Yellowbeard rocked. I still quote it all the time.

Preventive punishment is my fave.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 06:49 PM (OQpzc)

91 If You Like Pina Coladas....

Posted by: Craig Poe at February 16, 2013 06:50 PM (BVkEs)

92 OT, but for those who were around for the curling discussions in previous threads and LurkingCanuck's drooling over the New Brunswick team at the Canadian women's championship, you can see what the fuss is about at www.tsn.ca. Click on the "Curling" link that's just below the TSN banner and under the headline and photo you should find a link for "VOD: Team Canada vs. New Brunswick." The entire game is available to watch.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am (Hard! Hurry hard!) at February 16, 2013 06:50 PM (X11b6)

93 92 Do they curl in lingerie?Bikini's?If not,no interest.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:51 PM (9XBK2)

94 Heh. Weasel Zippers has a photoshop of shirtless Putin riding the meteor.

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 16, 2013 06:52 PM (1c58W)

95 93
92 Do they curl in lingerie?Bikini's?If not,no interest.


Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:51 PM (9XBK2)


Tight black pants. Take what you can get.

Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am (Hard! Hurry hard!) at February 16, 2013 06:52 PM (X11b6)

96 After the NFL, the only sport worth watching is women's beach volleyball.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 06:54 PM (OQpzc)

97 92 Do they curl in lingerie?Bikini's?If not,no interest.




Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:51 PM (9XBK2)


Tight black pants. Take what you can get.


Posted by: I lurk, therefore I am (Hard! Hurry hard!) at February 16, 2013 06:52 PM (X11b6)

--And screaming "Hurry! Hold!"

Posted by: logprof at February 16, 2013 06:54 PM (4pNjZ)

98 Lots of sharp elbows seesawing away workin' those brushes too.

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 06:55 PM (BuSM8)

99 Wise move not to post Eraserhead.

Posted by: USCitizen at February 16, 2013 06:55 PM (ZcTwP)

100 90 Mr. Prostitute.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 06:56 PM (tlhtD)

101 Watch that Saskatoon anchor woman mimic fellatio.Actuallly,I think she was trying to make innocent "banter" and didn't realize how it looked.I feel bad for her.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:56 PM (9XBK2)

102 94
Heh. Weasel Zippers has a photoshop of shirtless Putin riding the meteor.



Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 16, 2013 06:52 PM (1c58W)
---
Putin head-butted the meteor, thus saving countless lives.

Posted by: Low Information World Citizen at February 16, 2013 06:57 PM (BVkEs)

103 I'm not trying to be a jerk troll... I just hate movies.

Two hours i will never get back? I don't even sleep that long at a stretch.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 06:57 PM (I2LwF)

104 Yellowbeard: She couldn't be your mother. No woman ever slept with me and lived.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:01 PM (OQpzc)

105 10 Alright Horde, I'm off. Taking the girls to a Daddy/Daughter Ball at the Ritz Carlton on Amelia Island.


Yes Ettes, I will post pics later for you to "aaaawwww" over the munchkins.
Posted by: BCochran1981 - Credible Hulk at February 16, 2013 06:03 PM (GEICT)



Oh, snap! Mine was last night and I forgot to brag.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 07:02 PM (I2LwF)

106 Curling is great to watch. Also fun to play on the Wii

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 07:04 PM (I2LwF)

107 104 You're a beekeeper.

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 07:04 PM (tlhtD)

108 True story: I was once ranked #2 in the state of Arizona in curling.

Before that I was ranked #4, but two of the guys died in a car accident.

I don't think we ever found guys 3 and 4 after that, so the team kind of folded.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 07:05 PM (I2LwF)

109 Among the Hulu Criterion stuff, I would unreservedly recommend A Woman Under The Influence (or any of the other Cassavetes films,) The Blob, Naked City, Things to Come, The Match Factory Girl, M, The Passion of Joan of Arc, La Strada, The Wages of Fear, The Testament of Dr. Mabuse, Mouchette.

M is a must-see. The Passion of Joan of Arc is probably the best silent film I've seen, and I've seen dozens. It has amazing casting and closeups. On the DVD, you can see the before-and-after restoration sample clips; the restorers were miracle workers.

I despise Godard, but Hulu has Breathless, which is Godard's best IMHO.

Posted by: gp at February 16, 2013 07:06 PM (mk9aG)

110 Now, ACTUAL true story: I was ranked number 3 in the state in Magic the Gathering in 1998.


I was THAT guy

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 07:07 PM (I2LwF)

111 /lurk

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 07:07 PM (I2LwF)

112 Yellowbeard: Oh, been out raping, lad? [sees Troila] Yellowbeard: Nice work lad. Dan: No, I haven't raped her! Yellowbeard: [disappointed] No, you wouldn't have you poncy little git! You're not the prawn of my loins, your mother's a bloody liar! [grins] Yellowbeard: That's what I liked about her!

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:07 PM (OQpzc)

113 My Daddy / Daughter Ball pics are so old they are yellowed around the edges!

Posted by: OldDog at February 16, 2013 07:09 PM (tQYJH)

114 Some helpful tools to keep Big Sis away from your online activities

Five Tools To Protect Your Privacy Online

http://tinyurl.com/c9adhq4

Posted by: kbdabear at February 16, 2013 07:09 PM (mCvL4)

115 112 Killing plants

Posted by: weirdflunky at February 16, 2013 07:10 PM (tlhtD)

116 Everybody beat me to warning how much Solaris sucks. You literally spend about 15 minutes watching a car drive through a tunnel. What that movie does is commit a crime. It wastes the time of its viewers and insults them by assuming their lives are so empty they have nothing better to do.

For the love of God, save yourself the misery. I think the people who sit through it feel like they HAVE to like it just to justify what has been done to them.

Posted by: Voluble at February 16, 2013 07:12 PM (qYvEa)

117 Wise move not to post Eraserhead.

There's a Criterion version? I never checked. I bought the crazy expensive one Lynch put out himself, because I know how much money he blew making the digital version look good, so I was like, "Thanks dude, here's too much money." And also that's the only movie ever made (so far) that has no horrible mistakes in it, so I figured I could spare the only guy who ever bothered to make sure his movie was done right all the way through a hundred bucks (or however many bucks it was).

... The Clooney Solaris is less stupid than the commie one, but its still tedious.

Yeah, the remake has a Sassy Black DMV Lady in it. Saves the picture. I hate when movies are tonally consistent. Gotta have one stock type in there, all whackin' me in the face, or I just drift off.

U S A

Posted by: oblig. at February 16, 2013 07:13 PM (cePv8)

118 Has anyone demanded Trumans man card yet? Any sport that involves a broom should be female only.

Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 07:17 PM (0PiQ4)

119 Remember Erik The Viking?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:17 PM (w+Dvf)

120 I agree about Timecrimes.

As an old sf buff I was pleasantly surprised. Especially seeing the limited budget used.

Posted by: esch at February 16, 2013 07:18 PM (WkIO7)

121 Isn't curling like lawn bowling for icebacks?

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:18 PM (OQpzc)

122 I watched Bullit

What is tire shake and what does double clutch mean grandpa?

Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 07:19 PM (6YLIm)

123 121 I used to like lawn darts,than the powers that be decided it was too dangerous.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:20 PM (9XBK2)

124 122 Hey!I'm 40,not in grandpa territory yet(outside the inner city and the trailer park anyway)

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:21 PM (9XBK2)

125 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1MmSjMofOYwide=1

Dersu Uzala. Subtitled.

Master print needs a restoration but still quite nice to watch.

Posted by: 13times at February 16, 2013 07:22 PM (h6XiD)

126 Watching Death live in Eindhoven on Youtube right now.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:22 PM (9XBK2)

127 J.J Sefton:

Is this the time travel movie you were thinking of:

http://tinyurl.com/bux4hq3

Movie is called Timeline. A group of archeologists travel back to Medieval France to rescue someone from the middle of a battle.


Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 07:23 PM (BuSM8)

128 Steevy,

Right, you play guitar?

Posted by: L, elle at February 16, 2013 07:23 PM (0PiQ4)

129 What is tire shake and what does double clutch mean grandpa?
Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 07:19 PM (6YLIm)

Depends on if you are upshifting or downshifting, and you only need it if you are driving a big rig.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:25 PM (OQpzc)

130

>>> Just found out La Jetee is basically 12 Monkeys.


You'd better sit down; I have something to tell you.

Are you sitting?

Brace yourself.

Soylent Green is...

people.

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 07:26 PM (Y4TdB)

131 Tire shakes taste like shit.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:26 PM (w+Dvf)

132 128 I tried when I was younger but I sucked.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:27 PM (9XBK2)

133 ya mean Lucas copied all his star wars ideas from someone else? What about copyright? What about Intellectual Property Rights? What about piracy, all those things the 'creative geniuses' in Hollywood scream about?


Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 16, 2013 07:27 PM (2V/aE)

134 I was in San Francisco when they wuz filming "Magnum Force", the sequel to Dirty Harry. Saw Clint Eastwood--who apparently always wore sunglasses on the set


tall, he was. The movie kinda sucked


"Spiral" is good to practice your French, and gives a good look at the way the 'examining magistrate' system works. No juries, and judges oversee all criminal investigations, from crime scenes and autopsies through the trial


Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at February 16, 2013 07:28 PM (Dll6b)

135

Yellowbeard: Us Yellowbeards are never more dangerous than when we're dead.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:28 PM (OQpzc)

136 The Eiger Snaction is a good Clint movie.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:29 PM (w+Dvf)

137 133 It's like with music,you change a little bit here and there and it's not stealing.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:29 PM (9XBK2)

138 Over 100 comments and nothing about Ingmar Bergman?

The Seventh Seal.

Death.
Chess

Really, what else is there to say?

For those not in the mood for "Death" and "Chess" there is "Wild Strawberries" which is rather a sweet film. As is "Smiles of a Summer Night."

This is going to wreck havoc on my weekend. Will now be spending it watching obscure foreign films.

/yes, Shibumi is one of those types...

Posted by: Shibumi at February 16, 2013 07:29 PM (z63Tr)

139 Didn't Lucas claim that Star Warz was based on 'The Searchers' ????

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at February 16, 2013 07:29 PM (Dll6b)

140
The Seven Samurai is actually a really good movie, but it starts a little slow, and there are some other slow moments in it, but if you've seen The Magnificent Severn (which is also a great movie) you'll appreciate The Seven Samurai, as The Magnificent Seven was lifted from that.

If you've never seen "Ran", you should see that also. It also starts slow, but has a great sequence of bloody action sequences, where lots of people get killed and blowed up. The ending in particular is very graphic, without giving away a spoiler. The Japanese love graphic violence in movies almost as much as Americans do.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 07:30 PM (Md8Uo)

141 copyright? What about Intellectual Property Rights? What about piracy, all those things the 'creative geniuses' in Hollywood scream about?
Posted by: Skandia Recluse at February 16, 2013 07:27 PM (2V/aE)


Yellowbeard: Betrayin's all part of piratin'. If you don't know that you're not even close to being a pirate, "Prawn of my loins", my foot!
Dan: What?
Yellowbeard: You're either born a pirate or not! It's in the blood Dan, and it's not in your blood or you'd have betrayed me long ago!

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:30 PM (OQpzc)

142 Eiger SANCTION.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:30 PM (w+Dvf)

143 Bergman will get you in the mood for suicide ( in black and white )

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at February 16, 2013 07:30 PM (Dll6b)

144 143
Bergman will get you in the mood for suicide ( in black and white )
xxx

Gee, I've been in that mood since Teh Won was Immaculated.

Posted by: Shibumi at February 16, 2013 07:31 PM (z63Tr)

145 136 It's got that 70's(hell,they still do it) moral equivalency and cynicism.The black female agent(a rookie) is patriotic and Clint's character tells her that our side is the same as theirs and the director of the agency was a Nazi during WW2.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:32 PM (9XBK2)

146 a jetee is a jetty or pier; a jete is a slug for pay phones



Men have a penis; women have a vagina.

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at February 16, 2013 07:32 PM (Dll6b)

147
just for bookkeeping's sake, Shibumi is of the XX persuasion, correct?

Posted by: soothsayer at February 16, 2013 07:34 PM (GcwH1)

148 Yeah, but Clint ends up killing a lot of people in the Eiger Sanction, and Jack Cassiday gets to play a real weird bad guy, Miles Melo (who was gay, but not that there is anything wrong with that).

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 07:34 PM (Md8Uo)

149 @14 His mom "dated" Wilt Chamberlain.
The round bed, the mink bedspread...

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 07:35 PM (1V6Pv)

150 Here's an idea for the ONT.
Just post a link for free entertainment elsewhere.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 07:36 PM (1V6Pv)

151 Who was the actor who played the Eiger in the Eiger Sanction?

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:37 PM (w+Dvf)

152 Brian Dennehy

Posted by: Wally in Walla Walla at February 16, 2013 07:37 PM (Dll6b)

153 151 Brian Dennehy of course.He was slimmer back than.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:38 PM (9XBK2)

154 Bingo.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:38 PM (w+Dvf)

155 Just Netflixed The African Queen.

Settling in for the night.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 07:38 PM (piMMO)

156 Depends on if you are upshifting or downshifting,

I dunno if they needed to or not in the Bullit Mustang but the soundtrack does. When he nails it in reverse the wheel jumps all over the place. Gives you that O that's why suspensions break moment.

Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 07:39 PM (6YLIm)

157 Who was the actor who played the Eiger in the Eiger Sanction?
Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:37 PM (w+Dvf)

Brian Dennehy?

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:39 PM (OQpzc)

158 I liked how Dennehy bulked up for K2.

Posted by: Dr Spank at February 16, 2013 07:39 PM (w+Dvf)

159 @34 aka "low bar".

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 07:41 PM (1V6Pv)

160 156 The great thing about that scene is that it really seems like McQueen and even the other guy are actually driving.It's very well done,McQueen demanded Peter Yates get the Directing job after having seen a car chase in an earlier Yates movie.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:41 PM (9XBK2)

161 No pron mentions (he did say "movies" and not "films"....well done morons. Proud, I am.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 07:42 PM (XvrTA)

162 RAN is a Kurosawa epic ... it's a Japanese version of one of them Shakespeare play thingees.

The colors are just amazing.
_

fwiw - Buckaroo Banzai is on Netflix.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 16, 2013 07:43 PM (J8DGo)

163 Evening, all.

Husband's out of town, and I've managed to freak myself out watching Bio Channel's Ghost Stories.

Just turned the deadbolt on from the garage into the house.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 16, 2013 07:43 PM (UOM48)

164 163 Ha,as if a lock can stop ghosts.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:44 PM (9XBK2)

165
The people on twitter are still pissing me off over this goproud shit.

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 07:44 PM (6J6x7)

166 When he nails it in reverse the wheel jumps all over the place. Gives you that O that's why suspensions break moment.
Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 07:39 PM (6YLIm)

Just need a bigger torsion bar, and ladder bars for the rearend.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:44 PM (OQpzc)

167 164
163 Ha,as if a lock can stop ghosts.


Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:44 PM (9XBK2


Hahahaha. As if I won't hunt you down and kill you in your sleep for that mocking.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 16, 2013 07:45 PM (UOM48)

168 It's either their way or they will smear you. Nice, you assholes. Kurt Schlichter is the biggest offender and his butt boy Todd.

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 07:45 PM (6J6x7)

169 I believe Ran is a retelling of King Lear.

They theft goes both ways.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:45 PM (OQpzc)

170 The people on twitter are still pissing me off over this goproud shit.

***

Don't wade into it. It won't make a difference and you'll only come out smelling like the shit they fling at ya.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 07:46 PM (piMMO)

171 @151 I think it was Der Eiger, but I don't speak Swiss.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 07:47 PM (1V6Pv)

172 170 What is it a war with the socons ?

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:47 PM (9XBK2)

173 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullitt

Steve did a lot of the driving and the other guy actually was stuntman
Bill Hickman. The pic on the wiki page is the reverse tire shake.


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382707/

Posted by: DaveA at February 16, 2013 07:48 PM (6YLIm)

174 171
@151 I think it was Der Eiger, but I don't speak Swiss.

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 07:47 PM (1V6Pv

LOL

Posted by: Barry the Linguist at February 16, 2013 07:48 PM (UOM48)

175 Conservatives really have to stop the infighting.The Dems infight but than they march in lockstep when they need to.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:48 PM (9XBK2)

176 173 Yeah,you can tell,gives it a sense of reality.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:49 PM (9XBK2)

177 Can't we all just agree that the "gheys are icky" social cons just act like 5 year olds and the GOProud leadership are a bunch of angry assholes? Was that so hard?

Posted by: mugiwara at February 16, 2013 07:51 PM (vX+VK)

178 What is it a war with the socons ?
Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:47 PM (9XBK2)

War ON socons?

It has been coming. The fiscons who never vote fiscon need someone to blame for losing. Even though no one believes the fiscons will ever do anything fiscon-ish. Whatevs. The Rs are dead the minute after they roll over for amnesty. So what does it matter?

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:51 PM (OQpzc)

179 Watching this concert (and listening to these guys in general)can't help feeling a little sad,in just a few years after this concert Chuck Schuldiner died of a brain tumor(lead vocals,guitar,creative force behind the whole band)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UtsduQ9aBY

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:52 PM (9XBK2)

180 The people on twitter are still pissing me off over this goproud shit.

***

Don't wade into it. It won't make a difference and you'll only come out smelling like the shit they fling at ya.

***

Shit. I didn't take my own advice.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 16, 2013 07:53 PM (piMMO)

181 Fucking commercial for the Argo DVD and they have to get Jimmuh Cater in there.Yeah,the guy was an awesome CinC.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:54 PM (9XBK2)

182 Goproud is not allowed to set up shop at cpac because the head was a lobbyist for PP, they slandered conservatives, and they out a gay staff member of Perry's b/c they didn't like Perry. Gays are welcome at cpac - go proud is not. But big mouth con assholes who think they speak for everyone are slamming cpac and accusing them and everyone else who is taken back by their misrepresentation of what occurred to get goproud booted, of being bigots. Truely asshole behavior! They are doing more harm to the conservative cause than the people they are falsely accusing.

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 07:55 PM (6J6x7)

183 WTTW here in Chicholistan used to run great films every Saturday night during the summer. My dad came in and woke me up one night and made me watch Solaris and Citizen Kane.

He said, "If you indeed want to be a filmmaker, you need to see these movies." Both were amazingly influential upon me, and are among the reasons I never gave up when things inevitably became difficult.

I told myself that if I could tell stories like that, I'd consider myself wildly successful.

Needless to say, I haven't yet reached that goal, and hopefully, I never will. I'm learning far too much right now, and having far too much fun in the process.

Posted by: My Sharia Moor at February 16, 2013 07:56 PM (liORJ)

184 I'm not so-con but I don't appreciate Kurt Schlichter & his fellow aholes so blatently lying.

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 07:56 PM (6J6x7)

185 The catch with the free Hulu is you get ads. I started watching Jules and Jim and there was a one minute commercial break 7 minutes into it.

Posted by: Bud Norton at February 16, 2013 07:57 PM (+vQwD)

186 Seven Samurai is very good, better than The Magnificent Seven, I suppose, although I personally prefer the latter.
Yul Brynner and Steve McQueen.
They don't make them like that anymore.

Oh, the music too. Fun stuff.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2013 07:57 PM (C8mVl)

187 185 Cause nothing is truly "free",something conservatives understand.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 07:58 PM (9XBK2)

188
Steve McQueen also did all his own motorcycle stunts in "The Great Escape".

McQueen raced motorcycles, and complained about the "stunt man" who was doing the stunts, and then did a much better job himself.

McQueen could be a real asshole and prima donna at times (according to one of his best friends, Jim Garner), but he was a real man.

In the movies he made in the 60's , he was the king of cool.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 07:59 PM (Md8Uo)

189 Wtf ever happened to respectfully disagreeing and moving on?

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 16, 2013 08:00 PM (GVxQo)

190 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullitt

Steve did a lot of the driving and the other guy actually was stuntman
Bill Hickman. The pic on the wiki page is the reverse tire shake.


http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382707/


Posted by: DaveA


Bill Hickman was also the driver of the bad guy car in the car chase in The Seven Ups with Roy Scheider. I think Hickman also drove the Gene Hackman car in The French Connection.

Posted by: Dang at February 16, 2013 08:00 PM (R18D0)

191 Shit.... There I go with the swearing again...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 16, 2013 08:00 PM (GVxQo)

192 http://www.hulu.com/watch/348225
"...pour être une bête."
As I've long been The Feral Republican, this one really resonates. I eventually got laid from watching this movie, and I kissed that girl again (now a wonderful horsewoman/scientist-- married to someone else) approx. 8 years, 10 months, 21 days, 20 hours, and about 3 hours ago.
Since female mate-selection seems to be the rule in Homo sapiens, males will do well to note the Christological similarities here, courtesy of the notorious poof, cocaine user, and brilliant artist, Jean Cocteau.
No worries. You can show this to your 6-year old if you explain about the b-'n'-w (don't neglect the ravages the Nazis did on France in WW II).

Posted by: Thorvald at February 16, 2013 08:01 PM (1V6Pv)

193 188 When he was basically in retirement for several years in the 70's he signed on to ride motorcycle stunts on a low budget film.At first they didn't recognize him because he was heavier and had a beard.The cycle in Great Escape is his personal bike too.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:01 PM (9XBK2)

194 Now there is an intriguing title amongst those movies.
The Cars That Ate Paris.
Hmmmm.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2013 08:02 PM (C8mVl)

195 OT:

They upped the estimates of the Russian SMODlet. 10,000 tons, 55 feet wide, and it detonated with a force of 500 kt.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at February 16, 2013 08:02 PM (KESFj)

196 Depends on if you are upshifting or downshifting, and you only need it if you are driving a big rig.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 07:25 PM (OQpzc)

You need to double-clutch to downshift into first on many older cars with a non-synchro low gear. Or on any car if the synchros in the tranny are weak.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at February 16, 2013 08:03 PM (673KB)

197 I don't think The Seven Samurai is BETTER than the Magnificent Seven, just really interesting in how they are the same in many ways. And The Seven Samurai is a really good movie. Even with the subtitles, you still get the message. Movies are very visual and Akira Kursawa was a very good director. Another good movie he made was "Yojimbo", which was copied into a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, I think "A Fistful of Dollars".

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 08:04 PM (Md8Uo)

198 188 And yeah,he had a big ego.Didn't do Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid over the way his name was going to be billed with Newman(Redford was the replacement)and Yul Brenner never worked with him again(and he was Yul's choice for Magnificent 7) because he felt McQueen upstaged him in every scene they shot together.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:04 PM (9XBK2)

199 Steve McQueen was the best...

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 16, 2013 08:04 PM (GVxQo)

200 Shit.... There I go with the swearing again...
Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 16, 2013 08:00 PM (GVxQo)

My wife gave up swearing for Lent. She's developing a twith already.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:04 PM (OQpzc)

201 Invictus

I did too and I am too

Posted by: phoenixgirl at February 16, 2013 08:07 PM (GVxQo)

202 General Lew Wallace's masterpiece now in overture, on TCM.

Posted by: comatus at February 16, 2013 08:07 PM (qaVK+)

203 200 201 During the Obama Presidency you can't give up swearing.It's impossible for me not to curse whenever I see him or hear him or his ugly wife.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:08 PM (9XBK2)

204 I couldn't stand "Solaris", and this is coming from someone who likes Ozu movies.

However, as slow and pointless as I thought Solaris was, I took it in stride because I'd seen "Stalker" by the same director earlier, and I could keep telling myself "yeah, this is terrible, but it's still better than Stalker."

Seriously, that movie is two-and-a-half hours of people walking around the woods and abandoned buildings. I cannot figure out how it ever got popular.

Posted by: SparcVark at February 16, 2013 08:08 PM (UhD+Z)

205 Niedermeyer's Dead Horse: Yeah, I'm done. But it is basically cons smearing other cons to get what they want. EFF them!

Posted by: waldo at February 16, 2013 08:09 PM (6J6x7)

206 202 The one thing that bothers me with that movie is that the Empire was used as kind of a stand in for the USSR"When Rome falls there will be a cry of freedom such as the world has never heard."Uhm no,the world will fragment into shit.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:10 PM (9XBK2)

207 197 ----Another good movie he made was "Yojimbo", which was copied into a Clint Eastwood spaghetti western, I think "A Fistful of Dollars".
Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 08:04 PM (Md8Uo)
-----------
Ah! Interesting! I've heard of "Yojimbo" but never seen it, and I did not know "Fistful" was based on it.

Now I plan to rent both when my older son, who is into all things Japanese, comes home for spring break. It would be fun to watch them both ----"Y" first.

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2013 08:12 PM (C8mVl)

208 Some day the libs need to be Paraded through the town like the Germans at the Death Camps to see what they hath wrought on the Republic

Posted by: Clemenza at February 16, 2013 08:16 PM (Fkb9l)

209 I said it before and I'll say it again: Why can't these foreigners have a little courtesy and speak English?

Posted by: Xavier at February 16, 2013 08:19 PM (gkfvW)

210 I'll have to admit I have always liked Ingmar Bergman.
Not as much now as I did years ago, but still....

Posted by: Margarita DeVille at February 16, 2013 08:21 PM (C8mVl)

211 210--

Eh. He's okay.
A little too perky for my taste.

Posted by: Leonard Cohen at February 16, 2013 08:22 PM (C8mVl)

212 So,I put Fox News on for like 10 seconds and some stupid Dem talking head is rebutting the argument against wasteful alternative energy spending with the "Obama got more s" card,ie "I won".Impossible not to curse.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:24 PM (9XBK2)

213 Speaking as an enormous dork who made a project out of watching all of Akira Kurosawa's movies in 2011-2012, I'd say that his best is "The Seven Samurai", while the following are also top-notch:

"Ikiru" - A dried-up career bureaucrat learns he is dying of cancer and tries to find some meaning in his last days,

"High and Low" - A mystery drama adapted from an Ed McBain novel, kidnappers capture the son of a rich man's chauffeur by mistake, will the tycoon still pay the ransom? (Spielberg's splash of pink in Schindler's List is almost certainly stolen from this movie.)

"Stray Dog" - Kurosawa's other police picture, Toshiro Mifune plays a young detective who has his gun stolen by a pickpocket and hunts him down as the pickpocket goes on a crime spree.

"Rashomon" - the famous 'one story told from multiple perspectives' movie. Good if a little arty.

As others have mentioned, "Yojimbo" and "Ran" are both excellent. Kurosawa also did an adaptation of Macbeth, "Throne of Blood" that is definitely worth watching.

Posted by: SparcVark at February 16, 2013 08:24 PM (UhD+Z)

214 Up by Russ Meyer
The Lift by Dick Maas
TerrorVision by Charles Band.
My movies tonight.

Posted by: CAC at February 16, 2013 08:24 PM (EYMpI)

215 212 "more votes"

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:25 PM (9XBK2)

216 214 Russ Meyer was obsessed.Obsessed with breasts.
Elaine Benes

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:27 PM (9XBK2)

217 Testing to see if I got banhammered

Posted by: Hopeless at February 16, 2013 08:29 PM (tKhxE)

218 Tucker and Dale VS Evil is my movie for tonight.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2013 08:32 PM (yh0zB)

219 213 --- "High and Low" sounds intriguing to me.

Posted by: Leonard Cohen at February 16, 2013 08:32 PM (C8mVl)

220 206 Don't ever let yourself get maneuvered into supporting Rome. Rome had one thing only: a great PR department.

But, Ben Hur isn't about Rome. It's about the Civil War.
Now, go watch it again.

Posted by: comatus at February 16, 2013 08:36 PM (qaVK+)

221 Freakin' tease: Hulu doesn't work outside of the USA.

Posted by: Shouting from behind a closed door at February 16, 2013 08:36 PM (Qb7IZ)

222 any busty japanese lesbian pr0n?

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 16, 2013 08:36 PM (8sCoq)

223 Tip for you clowns - Sarah Silverman gets completely naked in last year's 'Take this Waltz' - she is a fine looking piece of ass and it is a good movie also.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 08:37 PM (9SdK5)

224 220 I like the movie well enough,seen it a thousand times.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:38 PM (9XBK2)

225 223 Tip for you clowns - Sarah Silverman gets completely naked in last year's 'Take this Waltz' - she is a fine looking piece of ass and it is a good movie also.
Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 08:37 PM (9SdK5)
----
Seen the stills. Good enough for me.

Posted by: Whatev at February 16, 2013 08:38 PM (A7Wh1)

226 Seen the stills. Good enough for me.
Posted by: Whatev at February 16, 2013 08:38 PM (A7Wh1)


And you don't have to listen to her annoying voice that way.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2013 08:40 PM (GULKT)

227 Watched "Zulu" with my 13yo.

He hated it, until the big fight scene. He thought the "Front Rank, FIRE! Second Rank, FIRE, Third Rank, FIRE!, Front Rank ..." stuff was a good idea.

-

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 16, 2013 08:40 PM (J8DGo)

228 Yeah Sarah Silverman who told juice boxers like Hymen Hooplerlicker to blackmail their grandparents into voting Obama.

I don't care what she looks like, she's dead inside and I don't fuck zombies.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 08:41 PM (I2LwF)

229 Okay back to lirk

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 08:41 PM (I2LwF)

230 If memory is correct I believe Sarah Silverman goes full bush. Better than the Sandra Bernhart portrait x100.

Posted by: Whatev at February 16, 2013 08:42 PM (A7Wh1)

231 agreed re: Sarah Silverman. Cutesy-Poo transgressive comedy sucks. And not the good way.

Posted by: BumperStickerist at February 16, 2013 08:42 PM (J8DGo)

232 The only funny thing she ever did was that bit on Jimmy Kimmel about "fucking Matt Damon." And I get the feeling most of that came from Kimmel and his writers.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2013 08:44 PM (GULKT)

233 If it's "full bush" it's probably a merkin.

Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 08:45 PM (9XBK2)

234
I heard she had black and blue marks all over her body from guys touching her with ten foot poles.

Well, that's what I heard. Never saw it, though. Nope.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes..... at February 16, 2013 08:47 PM (Md8Uo)

235 Jeez, I can't think of any hot conservative actresses unless you count that fat blimp-hog Victoria Jackson 20 years ago.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 08:47 PM (9SdK5)

236 You know who would look good spread eagle and naked? Nancy Pelosi.

Posted by: Whatev at February 16, 2013 08:47 PM (A7Wh1)

237 The La Jetee poster looks like "I pick ze nose." I'll pass.

Posted by: t-bird at February 16, 2013 08:48 PM (FcR7P)

238 If you are talking about the shower scene, Silverman ain't hot.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:48 PM (OQpzc)

239 don't know why I should care about Sarah Silverman

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 08:48 PM (BBWjt)

240 @43
I seem to recall a time travel movie about people from the 1800's who go
back in time to the 1300's to prevent the plague or something?



Anyone know this? Driving me nuts.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at February 16, 2013 06:26 PM (XkWWK)


I think you've got the premise kind of bassakwards.

Probably you mean-

"The Navigator"

Excellent time travel movie- even if it's french.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2013 08:48 PM (G9qZk)

241 F*ck you humpty hindlicker.... and f*ck Sarah Silverman....... er...... ahhh......er........I mean to say...... sir I respectfully disagree with your statement sir.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at February 16, 2013 08:50 PM (LMtDw)

242 "Timeline" was a good time travel movie

book by Michael Crichton

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 16, 2013 08:50 PM (8sCoq)

243 add music to the ace of spades amazon store. you won't get credit w/out the category.

Posted by: redclay at February 16, 2013 08:51 PM (H9Q+3)

244 Bo Derek's conservative and aged quite well into her 50s (maybe even 60s, tho' I haven't seen a pic of her in a while). Patricia Heaton gets credit for being conservative, not so sure about that one but she's not bad

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 08:51 PM (XvrTA)

245 Ok, look, yes, Sarah Silverman is a big lib. But good god man are you guys not human?

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 08:51 PM (4V9al)

246 honestly, Sarah Silverman seems like the very definition of a B-list actress

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 08:52 PM (BBWjt)

247 book by Michael Crichton
Posted by: Jones in CO at February 16, 2013 08:50 PM (8sCoq)

Thirteenth Warrior was from his story Eaters Of The Dead.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:53 PM (OQpzc)

248 246 honestly, Sarah Silverman seems like the very definition of a B-list actress

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 08:52 PM (BBWjt)


I'm not talking about her f'king acting ability!

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 08:54 PM (4V9al)

249 Sarah Silverman is the kind of talentless pos that no one would have ever heard of if it weren't for her being such a flaming shit heel.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:55 PM (OQpzc)

250 I'm not talking about her f'king acting ability!
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 08:54 PM (4V9al)

You need to look at the non-photoshopped pics, or need to spend ten minutes at even a third rate strip club.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:56 PM (OQpzc)

251
246 honestly, Sarah Silverman seems like the very definition of a B-list actress
Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 08:52 PM (BBWjt)


I think she qualifies more as C-list. Her biggest role so far has been banging Jimmy Kimmel for a couple years.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2013 08:57 PM (GULKT)

252 You need to look at the non-photoshopped pics, or need to spend ten minutes at even a third rate strip club.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 08:56 PM (OQpzc)


Oh, come on, I've seen photos of her without makeup (10 second ago) and she looked hot by any reasonable measure. That's as hot as women generally look without makeup. Yes, she could be better endowed in other areas, but I'm not so shallow that that sort of thing would limit me, sir.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 08:59 PM (4V9al)

253 Yes, she could be better endowed in other areas, but I'm not so shallow that that sort of thing would limit me, sir.
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 08:59 PM (4V9al)

Droopy tits, a flacid body and a 1:1 hip to waist ratio. She is actually less than average in a non-fitness world. WTF?

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:01 PM (OQpzc)

254
Aye, matey,

we're adrift in the pre-ONT doldrums.

til take a strong gust of wind to get the crew back on course.

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:01 PM (FTwby)

255 Tip for you clowns - Sarah Silverman gets completely naked in last year's 'Take this Waltz' - she is a fine looking piece of ass and it is a good movie also.
Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper


She's a piece of shit fascist like yourself. I can see why you would be attracted to her.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2013 09:02 PM (Ipj15)

256 Droopy tits, a flacid body and a 1:1 hip to waist ratio. She is actually less than average in a non-fitness world. WTF?

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:01 PM (OQpzc)


Ok, fine, how about this. We just agree that if you and I ever have a chance at her, I get her. Deal?

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:03 PM (4V9al)

257 Erg,

Somewhere out there is a bowl of cock with your name on it getting cold. Go find it.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 16, 2013 09:04 PM (Ipj15)

258 Ok, fine, how about this. We just agree that if you and I ever have a chance at her, I get her. Deal?
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:03 PM (4V9al)

I have this feeling we would never fight over a woman.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:04 PM (OQpzc)

259 I have this feeling we would never fight over a woman.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:04 PM (OQpzc)


As long as we're agreed.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:05 PM (4V9al)

260 Aye, matey,

we're adrift in the pre-ONT doldrums.

til take a strong gust of wind to get the crew back on course.
Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:01 PM (FTwby)

yep. this shit's played

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 09:05 PM (XvrTA)

261 Fascism is a right-wing disease, you dumb hick.

It literally means the strength that religion, corporatism, racism, militarism, and nationalism gain when bound together.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 09:06 PM (9SdK5)

262 As long as we're agreed.
Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:05 PM (4V9al)

All yours. I wouldn't do her with a ten foot pole, with Hillary's dick on the end of it.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:07 PM (OQpzc)

263 Here's something about Akira Kursawa: he was greatly influenced by John Ford and the entire Western genre. He loved the idea of the gunslinger who has to make a choice, which is the foundation of most great Westerns.

So, he incorporated these themes into his films.

And then, his movies get copied and turned into: other Westerns.

Also, Star Wars.

Posted by: Pious Agnostic at February 16, 2013 09:07 PM (PpLfy)

264
Hear tell there be ghosts and sea-creatures in these latitudes.

Keep a sharp watch, boyo

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:08 PM (FTwby)

265 Fascism is a right-wing disease, you dumb hick.

God, you're a f'king, idiot. Was Mussolini right-wing, you complete and utter retard?

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:08 PM (4V9al)

266 Is that Sarah Silverman's tits or a pair of socks with tennis balls in them?

Posted by: Dack Thrombosis at February 16, 2013 09:08 PM (BuSM8)

267 I do like movies, and in doing some web surfing, I somehow got to "Operation Petticoat", which may not be a great classic, but is a classic, of an sort no longer seen. Cary Grant played the sub skipper, LCDR Matt Sherman.

There was a TV show back in the seventies that I remember watching, though I don't remember much. John Astin's Wikipedia page uses the publicity photo of him as Sherman, vice being Gomez. Kind of an unusual choice.

I always feel an affinity for the name Sherman. Had the chance to meet William T.'s great-grandson (or some such direct descent) in primary when he was a flight school instructor.

The family is still short.

Posted by: R. at February 16, 2013 09:09 PM (InTGn)

268 Toshiro Mifune slicing and dicing
http://youtu.be/zTM5rwzLRcI

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 16, 2013 09:09 PM (7tbEC)

269 @Posted by: SparcVark at February 16, 2013 08:08 PM (UhD+Z)

"Stalker" is probably popular because the novella, "Roadside Picnic" by Strugatsky(?) it's based on is truly awesome.

And they're expecting an equally awesome movie.

Then they watch that boring fucking slow walk thru an industrial park for 3 hrs and lose their minds!!!

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2013 09:09 PM (G9qZk)

270 247) It was a great book, it was a meh film, probably casting Neal McDonough had something to do with it.

Posted by: archie goodwin at February 16, 2013 09:11 PM (Jsiw/)

271 Shibumi.

"Smiles of a Summer Night" is great.

A friggin Ingmar Bergman comedy of all things.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2013 09:12 PM (G9qZk)

272
We still await the Cap'n's return from HMS Conversation,

might he have imbibed too much grog ? Find the First mate ! Many a grumbling I hear belowdecks.

Be off with ye.

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:13 PM (FTwby)

273 okay, speaking of movies.
I rented Battleship and just saw it. figured it was worth at least a Redbox rental.
actually thought it was okay. high art it was not, and the old codger veterans coming out of the woodwork was of course completely cheesy, but I liked it nonetheless
I know I'm not supposed to like the movie but I did anyway, sorry

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 09:15 PM (BBWjt)

274 I know I'm not supposed to like the movie but I did anyway, sorry
Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 09:15 PM (BBWjt)

It is understandable. Any movie with even a slight tie with the US Navy is gonna be a sentimental fave. Not like those movies about the small lead projectile stopper parts of the military.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:18 PM (OQpzc)

275 Silverman is just Garafolo but 30 years younger

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 09:18 PM (I2LwF)

276 Avast, ye scurvy dog.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2013 09:19 PM (yh0zB)

277
We ken the ills.

Let's have tales of ugly native women and tales of battle.

Even talk of long stories from long ago.

Bring that lantern, and some rum, we'll have need of it this endless night.

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:20 PM (FTwby)

278 Invictus I'm a sucker for action movies in the first place, Army or Navy doesn't make a huge amount of difference

Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 09:20 PM (BBWjt)

279 Yes George Lucas did pillage his Trench Run from the classic black and white movie 'Dambusters.' Heard there was going to be a remake of 'Dambusters' but would have to excise every scene with Guy Gibson's dog or give the dog a new name since in the US we call it the 'N-word' unless you a brother talking smack then its okay to say.

Whoops say no more, looks like the remake is coming out this year. And yes the dog got renamed Digger. So now they insult the Aussies in the name of being politically correct.
http://www.movieweb.com/movie/dambusters

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 16, 2013 09:22 PM (7tbEC)

280 Play the horn pipe, dance a jig and share tales of adventures in far away ports of call. Which will, of course, include a comparison of whore houses by nation.

Japan: The only nation to ever fuck it's way out of debt. Discuss.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:22 PM (OQpzc)

281
(I understand it is less awesome if you know SF because it takes place in widely seperated areas,but they do the same thing in stuff set in NYC and it doesn't bother me too much)
Posted by: steevy at February 16, 2013 06:36 PM (9XBK2)







Could be worse, like when Michael Bay has Shita LaBeef and ClubThumbs Fox running around the Smithsonian, and then then they walk outside the building and all of a sudden they're in the aircraft boneyard in Arizona.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 16, 2013 09:23 PM (MBqvE)

282 FUCKING TALKING TO STUPID LEFTIST TROLLS. HOW DUZ IT WORK????

Just because American leftists hate America, all of a suddenly fascism is right-wing.


Look, Europe is OVER. Their definition and right and left is obsolete. Stop using it, you pucilaneous twat. Racism is leftist. Militarism is leftist. Cultism is leftist. Corporatism is leftist. The only reason the American left doesn't think nationalism is leftist is because AMERICA AIN'T LEFTIST AND SO THEY HATE THEIR COUNTRY, you malformed sewer-dweller.

Good fucking fuck, go die in a fucking fire.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 09:23 PM (I2LwF)

283
Ach, the crew amidships seems to be stirring.
No good will come of this. They are the barrel cleaners and not a happy lot by a far sight.

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:23 PM (FTwby)

284 Invictus I'm a sucker for action movies in the first place, Army or Navy doesn't make a huge amount of difference
Posted by: chemjeff at February 16, 2013 09:20 PM (BBWjt)

I agree. I've been grooving on movies of wooden ships and iron men, like Captain Blood, lately. I wisht Master and Commander had done well enough for a sequel.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:24 PM (OQpzc)

285 Yeah, Battleship was not too bad. It was actually better than a some other recent "serious" sci fi flicks. "The Cars that ate Paris" has a very misleading title. It's certainly weird and Weir is a accomplished director, but, not that much happens in TCTAP. There's no people eating or city eating cars, anyway.

Posted by: otho at February 16, 2013 09:25 PM (yBF/9)

286 Why does it stay? For the abuse?

A leftist is someone who thinks trading a sandwich for a punch in the face is great, and they don't care where the sandwich comes from.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 09:26 PM (I2LwF)

287 Also, battleship was both hilarious and a rousing action tale. It was a very good use of cliches.

Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 09:27 PM (I2LwF)

288 Okay, way late yo the thread. Read over 100 and no one mentioned that The Magnificent Seven is a US western take off of Seven Samurai.

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 09:27 PM (EWy0D)

289 No good will come of this. They are the barrel cleaners and not a happy lot by a far sight.
Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:23 PM (FTwby)

Arrrr. If the night's activities bore ye, the bilges need cleaning. May be ye will find the golden rivet with enough hours spent crawling there with a buffing rag.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:28 PM (OQpzc)

290 Avast the movie threads gone down with all hands...


Anywho, if you've never seen the original movie of "The Vanishing".

Go directly to Hulu's Criterion site and watch it.

Try to read nothing about it.

A great slow burn creepfest with a great ending.

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2013 09:28 PM (G9qZk)

291 Okay, way late yo the thread. Read over 100 and no one mentioned that The Magnificent Seven is a US western take off of Seven Samurai.
Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 09:27 PM (EWy0D)

Mayhap you should have searched the word Seven.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:30 PM (OQpzc)

292 The great free market advocate FA Hayek hated conservatives. He despised you assholes in writing 'Why I am not a Conservative'. Look it up.

Conservatism is anti-freedom. Ayn Rand knew this too when she campaigned against Ronald Reagan.

Those of you who don't know history are condemned to repeat it.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 09:30 PM (9SdK5)

293 FUCKING TALKING TO STUPID LEFTIST TROLLS. HOW DUZ IT WORK????

Just because American leftists hate America, all of a suddenly fascism is right-wing.


Look, Europe is OVER. Their definition and right and left is obsolete. Stop using it, you pucilaneous twat. Racism is leftist. Militarism is leftist. Cultism is leftist. Corporatism is leftist. The only reason the American left doesn't think nationalism is leftist is because AMERICA AIN'T LEFTIST AND SO THEY HATE THEIR COUNTRY, you malformed sewer-dweller.

Good fucking fuck, go die in a fucking fire.
Posted by: Truman North at February 16, 2013 09:23 PM (I2LwF)

Bravo. good rant.

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 09:32 PM (XvrTA)

294 Ein Neu Thread

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at February 16, 2013 09:33 PM (7tbEC)

295 Those of you who don't know history are condemned to repeat it.
Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 09:30 PM (9SdK5)

I'm still going to be against your freedom to fuck children. You can't propagandize me out ot that.

Posted by: Invictus at February 16, 2013 09:33 PM (OQpzc)

296
We were a wee bit south of Tasman's Land, uncharted waters. A lone canoe came from the mist to meet us.

As he was brought aboard, he was pale as a scotsmans' ass, in fear.
Our cook, Meenymoe, understood his blatherings.

He warned us of a creature that the natives called "Barako" A fearsome creature that flapped it's ears and had the face of a weasel, with long skinny legs like that of a momjean.
Agh, me throat is dry, give me a wee nip and I'll tell ye more.

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:34 PM (FTwby)

297 Arrrgh, arrrgh, arrrgh. He thinks I do searches he does. Someone tell this swabbie how we deal with teh funny guys on me boat.

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 09:34 PM (ZA2xI)

298 Don't worry chemjeff, I was shocked by how much I liked Battleship too. My mom got it because one of the *pastors* had liked it. I expected to think it was lame but my parents, kids, and I all really enjoyed it.

Posted by: Polliwog the 'Ette, assault Hobbit at February 16, 2013 09:36 PM (wbeNt)

299 292 The great free market advocate FA Hayek hated conservatives. He despised you assholes in writing 'Why I am not a Conservative'. Look it up.

Conservatism is anti-freedom. Ayn Rand knew this too when she campaigned against Ronald Reagan.

Those of you who don't know history are condemned to repeat it.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 09:30 PM (9SdK5)



You are the dumbest f'ker on the planet. Hayek used "conservative" and "liberal" in the classical sense. He did not hate conservatives by any stretch of the imagination. He did point out that his ideology was libertarian.

Who are you kidding, erg? Most of the people here have read Hayek. Do you think I believe for a second that you have? No. You're an idiot. You know nothing about history. Whenever you've tried to wade into it you've been so embarrassingly wrong that I can only conclude the reasons you still show up is that you're an insecure masochist.

Quit being an idiot.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 09:37 PM (4V9al)

300 Someone tell this swabbie how we deal with teh funny guys on me boat.

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 09:34 PM (ZA2xI)

Aye, I'll ready the keel-haulin' line.

Posted by: GGE of the Moron Horde, NC Chapter at February 16, 2013 09:39 PM (yh0zB)

301 He's a regurgitator, not a processor

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 09:40 PM (XvrTA)

302 Arrrgh, arrrgh, arrrgh. He thinks I do searches he does. Someone tell this swabbie how we deal with teh funny guys on me boat.

Posted by: teej at February 16, 2013 09:34 PM

Yaarrrrr... I hopes it be a harpoonin'. If'n ye know what I reckon an' I knows that ye do...

Arrrrrr....

Posted by: a pirate at February 16, 2013 09:44 PM (yBF/9)

303 Cut the bullshit, AD.

Liberalism sprung from the Father of Liberalism - John Locke, where Conservatism came from Edmund Burke. Both are legit but very old so Hayek certainly knew the difference.

Posted by: erg at February 16, 2013 09:46 PM (9SdK5)

304 So has HH foolishly called everybody racist fascists yet or is he just gurgling shit about Rand?

Posted by: CAC at February 16, 2013 09:48 PM (EYMpI)

305
the nightwatch has spotted a scull of the starboard beam,

it may be the Cap'n, so swill the rum and look sharp.

If it's he, we'll save this tale for another doldrum.
all hands back below, nightwatch, load yer muskets......

Posted by: seamrog at February 16, 2013 09:50 PM (FTwby)

306 Liberalism sprung from the Father of Liberalism - John Locke, where Conservatism came from Edmund Burke. Both are legit but very old so Hayek certainly knew the difference.

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 09:46 PM (9SdK5)


You are a complete retard.

If you're going to pretend to be educated, at least spend more time pretending to read Alexander Pope:

"A little learning is a dangerous thing.
Drink deep or taste not the Pierian Spring"

Memorize that, you complete thoroughbred moron (and I mean "moron" not just as an insult, but in the scientific definition of the term).

"Liberal" until the second half of the 20th century in the U.S. included "free market" and "limited government" in its meaning. It did not refer to what it does now, which is "leftwing." It continued to refer to "free market" and "limited government" for a longer period of time in Europe. Hence, the distinction between the modern definition of "liberal" and the old definition "classical liberal." This wouldn't be complicated for you to understand if you had ever actually read Locke, because you would know that his work in no way embodied the modern definition of "liberal," i.e., leftwing.

The root of "leftwing," modern liberalism, can be located in a number of places, but owes much more to Rousseau and, subsequently, the French Revolution.

Likewise, most conservative also trace their ideology back to Adam Smith. They consider him equally if not more important that Burke. Libertarians, classical liberals like Hayek, also trace their roots to him.

Now, none of this would be necessary if you'd ever bothered to have read a single author I just cited. You know and I know you haven't. Do I have to give you history lessons on anything else? Feel free to ask. I'm bored.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 10:05 PM (4V9al)

Posted by: ghostofhallelujah at February 16, 2013 10:07 PM (XvrTA)

308 Don't bother with the troll. He's too stupid to properly use a search engine. Baldilocks owned him the other night when he wanted to claim that that Doctor only gave to democrats.

Posted by: buzzion at February 16, 2013 10:17 PM (GULKT)

309 Pleez, I can haz ONT?

Posted by: The inexplicable Dr. Julius Strangepork at February 16, 2013 10:30 PM (mEx6t)

310 According to FEC records the Doctor has only given to Dems (1) and no GOPers. I am correct there.

And like Hayek and Ayn Rand I believe in Free Markets and Free Minds therefore I cannot be a conservative and must be a liberal (classic if you wish).

Posted by: Herbert Hymenhopper at February 16, 2013 10:46 PM (9SdK5)

311 "And like Hayek and Ayn Rand I believe in Free Markets..."

So, you're solution is now to lie? You and I both know that's bullshit.

Posted by: AD at February 16, 2013 10:49 PM (4V9al)

312 Criterion: Do not miss the documentary Hoop Dreams, and if you haven't seen Mamet's House of Games about con-men starring Joe Mantegna, rectify that immediately.

Posted by: najdorf at February 16, 2013 10:53 PM (Pxhwp)

313 '
M is a must-see. The Passion of Joan of Arc is probably the best silent film I've seen, and I've seen dozens.'

Co-sign. And Wages of Fear should be on everyone's top 10 list. The scene where they are driving the truckload of dynamite over the creaky bridge is alone worth the price of admission [free.] It is amazing.

Rififi - one of the most original heist/film noirs when released, still a 4* effort and the 20-minute heist scene has been much duplicated but never improved on. Even though it's French you'll love it.

Posted by: najdorf at February 16, 2013 11:03 PM (Pxhwp)

314

Posted by: naturalfake at February 16, 2013 09:09 PM (G9qZk)
Now that the special effects are possible, maybe someone will make a real Roadside Picnic movie rather than Tarkovsky's barely-recognizable Stalker. Solaris, despite its faults and being far inferior to Lem's novel, isn't a bad movie, but Stalker has almost nothing to recommend it and dropped almost everything from the novel (by the Strugatsky brothers, Arkady and Boris).

Posted by: DKCZ at February 16, 2013 11:40 PM (9/bcB)

315 You have to be in the right mood for Solaris but I ended up liking it. It's got one of the best mindf-ck final shots I've ever seen.

Posted by: Adam_ME at February 17, 2013 12:03 AM (sWKI3)

316 Thanks, just watched Seven Samurai. Didn't seem like 3 1/2 hours gone by.

Posted by: t-bird at February 17, 2013 12:59 AM (FcR7P)

317 "Sweet Smell of Success" is a must-see. Burt Lancaster and Tony Curtis in the same movie! This movie is a gem, the dialogue is amazing.

"Le Samourai"- Jean Pierre Melville's best. Alain Delon plays a loner assassin.

"The Killing" Great early Stanley Kubrick film with Sterling Hayden planning a heist on a horse racetrack.

Posted by: jayj at February 17, 2013 01:45 AM (hQY21)

318
Ace,
Thanks so much for the link to the movies. It was slow to load, but I truly enjoyed Seven Samurai. What a treat!

Posted by: Marilyn Mahoney at February 18, 2013 09:03 PM (bITCa)






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The Ace of Spades HQ Sex-for-Money Skankathon
A D&D Guide to the Democratic Candidates
Margaret Cho: Just Not Funny
More Margaret Cho Abuse
Margaret Cho: Still Not Funny
Iraqi Prisoner Claims He Was Raped... By Woman
Wonkette Announces "Morning Zoo" Format
John Kerry's "Plan" Causes Surrender of Moqtada al-Sadr's Militia
World Muslim Leaders Apologize for Nick Berg's Beheading
Michael Moore Goes on Lunchtime Manhattan Death-Spree
Milestone: Oliver Willis Posts 400th "Fake News Article" Referencing Britney Spears
Liberal Economists Rue a "New Decade of Greed"
Artificial Insouciance: Maureen Dowd's Word Processor Revolts Against Her Numbing Imbecility
Intelligence Officials Eye Blogs for Tips
They Done Found Us Out, Cletus: Intrepid Internet Detective Figures Out Our Master Plan
Shock: Josh Marshall Almost Mentions Sarin Discovery in Iraq
Leather-Clad Biker Freaks Terrorize Australian Town
When Clinton Was President, Torture Was Cool
What Wonkette Means When She Explains What Tina Brown Means
Wonkette's Stand-Up Act
Wankette HQ Gay-Rumors Du Jour
Here's What's Bugging Me: Goose and Slider
My Own Micah Wright Style Confession of Dishonesty
Outraged "Conservatives" React to the FMA
An On-Line Impression of Dennis Miller Having Sex with a Kodiak Bear
The Story the Rightwing Media Refuses to Report!
Our Lunch with David "Glengarry Glen Ross" Mamet
The House of Love: Paul Krugman
A Michael Moore Mystery (TM)
The Dowd-O-Matic!
Liberal Consistency and Other Myths
Kepler's Laws of Liberal Media Bias
John Kerry-- The Splunge! Candidate
"Divisive" Politics & "Attacks on Patriotism" (very long)
The Donkey ("The Raven" parody)
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