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Poll Question: Which one tickles your fancy the most?
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I've only seen The Fisher King (good film with some flaws) so I didn't vote.
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Definitely Manchurian Candidate and surprised it has no votes.   A brilliant remake of the very good '62 original with a startling, creepy plot and great chemistry between Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber.   If you miss the political conspiracy thrillers of the Watergate era, this one by Jonathan Demme rocks.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2015 at 20:57
Voted for Barbecue, Kraft bbq sauce is amazing. Although hot sauce wasn't too far behind, can't go wrong with Texas Pete or Tabasco.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2015 at 21:04
^ Hell yeah.  Smoke 'em up !!


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2015 at 21:21
Blow Up.  I enjoyed Antonioni quite a lot. 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2015 at 21:30
French Connection, love Popeye
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 12 2015 at 21:51
"You picked your feet in Poughkeepsie!"
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 10:22
Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Definitely Manchurian Candidate and surprised it has no votes.   A brilliant remake of the very good '62 original with a startling, creepy plot and great chemistry between Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber.   If you miss the political conspiracy thrillers of the Watergate era, this one by Jonathan Demme rocks.


I love that movie, but I am still somewhat surprised to see that you went for it considering the competition....and so easily. Then again, I've read several of your movie reviews, and while I certainly agree with you on a lot, there are still occasions where I genuinely drop my pacifierLOL I can dig it though, I love surprises.
One of the many things I really love about this movie is that it shows us just how creepy Meryl Streep can get. She is terrifyingly good. The bath tub scene, in particular, takes on an eerie Oedipal dimension portraying this facet of her playing beautifully well. I'm always equally pulled in and disgusted whenever I watch that.

 
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^  There was some controversy at the time that Meryl Streep was channeling Hilary Clinton.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 10:29
Originally posted by TeleStrat TeleStrat wrote:

^  There was some controversy at the time that Meryl Streep was channeling Hilary Clinton.


I know...but I honestly don't see it apart from Streep's character being a powerful woman in politics and the short hair.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 10:33
Originally posted by Sheavy Sheavy wrote:

Voted for Barbecue, Kraft bbq sauce is amazing. Although hot sauce wasn't too far behind, can't go wrong with Texas Pete or Tabasco.

I'm a muy caliente kinda guy myself.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 10:38
Originally posted by Finnforest Finnforest wrote:

Blow Up.  I enjoyed Antonioni quite a lot. 

Me too Jim. Zabriskie Point was my first venture into his world, and it completely hooked me. There's a warmth and sensuousness to the imagery in his movies - even when it's portraying the exact opposite. Very beautiful and gripping.


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 11:01
Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

French Connection, love Popeye

Gene Hackman is my dad's fave. I personally love how he's always a bit of an ass hole even when he's one of the good guys. 


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 11:03
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by TeleStrat TeleStrat wrote:

^  There was some controversy at the time that Meryl Streep was channeling Hilary Clinton.


I know...but I honestly don't see it apart from Streep's character being a powerful woman in politics and the short hair.



As I recall at the time there was a bit more than that. 
I ignored that and concentrated on Denzel and Liev and their powerful performances.
Jeffery Wright delivered as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 11:08
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Nogbad_The_Bad Nogbad_The_Bad wrote:

French Connection, love Popeye

Gene Hackman is my dad's fave. I personally love how he's always a bit of an ass hole even when he's one of the good guys. 



He can play arrogance very well. I won't try to name all of his roles that I liked.
A particularly good one was in Runaway Jury. 
That movie had a big name cast but he still stood out.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 11:15
Originally posted by TeleStrat TeleStrat wrote:

Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by TeleStrat TeleStrat wrote:

^  There was some controversy at the time that Meryl Streep was channeling Hilary Clinton.


I know...but I honestly don't see it apart from Streep's character being a powerful woman in politics and the short hair.



As I recall at the time there was a bit more than that. 
I ignored that and concentrated on Denzel and Liev and their powerful performances.
Jeffery Wright delivered as well.

Oh yes Wright is brilliant. Paranoia taken to a hole new level. 
Two more that really deliver stellar performances are Bruno Ganz and Simon McBurney (Atticus Noyle). 
 
Ganz' role actually says one of the most memorable lines in the movie. 
What if all this is a dream and you're still back in Kuwait?
By that point the flick has turned so surreal and treacherous that you genuinely believe it is a viable explanation.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: October 13 2015 at 19:19
Originally posted by Guldbamsen Guldbamsen wrote:

Originally posted by Atavachron Atavachron wrote:

Definitely Manchurian Candidate and surprised it has no votes.   A brilliant remake of the very good '62 original with a startling, creepy plot and great chemistry between Denzel Washington and Liev Schreiber.   If you miss the political conspiracy thrillers of the Watergate era, this one by Jonathan Demme rocks.
I love that movie, but I am still somewhat surprised to see that you went for it considering the competition....and so easily. Then again, I've read several of your movie reviews, and while I certainly agree with you on a lot, there are still occasions where I genuinely drop my pacifierLOL I can dig it though, I love surprises.
One of the many things I really love about this movie is that it shows us just how creepy Meryl Streep can get. She is terrifyingly good. The bath tub scene, in particular, takes on an eerie Oedipal dimension portraying this facet of her playing beautifully well. I'm always equally pulled in and disgusted whenever I watch that.

The Fisher King, Midnight Run, Bronson, Fahrenheit, Blowout, better than Manchurian C ?   I don't think so my tall urinating friend.

And yes Streep is absolutely chilling, maybe her most convincing role.   Hillary?   More like Sarah Palin on weaponized hallucinogens.





Edited by Atavachron - October 13 2015 at 21:07
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