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by kingrat
December 29th, 2014, 4:07 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: 2014 tv shows new and continuing
Replies: 72
Views: 23790

Re: 2014 tv shows new and continuing

"The worst season finale of any show I have ever watched." That's a quote from an imdb reviewer, but my sentiments exactly about the last episode of Season 4 of Homeland . The current overall viewer rating, out of a possible 10, is 5.1, and if you ever look at imdb, you know how incredibly...
by kingrat
December 22nd, 2014, 8:18 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Someone's having a birthday!
Replies: 1274
Views: 122280

Re: Someone's having a birthday!

45 is old? Now they tell me! Happy birthday, Lomm.
by kingrat
December 22nd, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Merry Christmas and other holidays of the season!
Replies: 59
Views: 34075

Re: Merry Christmas and other holidays of the season!

Masha,

Everyone here wishes you and your husband the happiest of holidays. In these parts you are cherished for your wit, your intelligence, and your unique slant on life in general and movies in particular.
by kingrat
December 19th, 2014, 2:03 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 16248

Re: Holiday Films

Anne, I'm also a big fan of Come to the Stable. It's understandable why our favorites get remade--the originals had good stories and great roles for actors--but the remakes are usually not so great.
by kingrat
December 15th, 2014, 12:48 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 16248

Re: Holiday Films

We've failed to mention a more recent film: Joyeux Noel . Based on actual incidents where the two sides declared a Christmas truce in 1914 and climbed out of the trenches to play football (soccer). A film about the true meaning of Christmas. Guys, thanks for reminding me about some of the goofy comm...
by kingrat
December 12th, 2014, 3:30 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: PBS
Replies: 155
Views: 65998

Re: PBS

That was Bernadette Peters? Gosh, I didn't recognize her. She must have had lots of "work" done. You're so right that December hardly seems the best time to beg for contributions.
by kingrat
December 12th, 2014, 12:28 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: PBS
Replies: 155
Views: 65998

Re: PBS

OK--we saw part of the PBS special last night promoting the new season of Downtown Abbey . Who was the stoned-looking woman with the long curly red hair and the expressionless weird voice who was hosting the show? The disconnect between DA, the dialogue the host delivered, and her manner of delivery...
by kingrat
December 10th, 2014, 6:23 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Holiday Films
Replies: 41
Views: 16248

Re: Holiday Films

Lomm, my other half is also a big fan of National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation. The holiday film we watch practically every year is A Christmas Story. Too bad it never won a major award, but then we know what Major Awards usually turn out to be!
by kingrat
December 10th, 2014, 6:16 pm
Forum: Classic Film on DVD
Topic: Special sales of Classic Film DVDs
Replies: 15
Views: 25287

Re: Special sales of Classic Film DVDs

DVDs for four or five dollars each? Check out the sale at deepdiscount.com. For that sum I ordered Hugo, Diner, and Brokeback Mountain. Also couldn't resist La Bandera with Jean Gabin or The Charterhouse of Parma with Gerard Philipe.
by kingrat
December 5th, 2014, 1:26 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: The December 2014 TCM Schedule
Replies: 9
Views: 6388

Re: The December 2014 TCM Schedule

Having missed the little-known late Preminger film, The Human Factor (1980), I wondered if anyone else had seen it. Graham Greene novel, a lot of good English actors. Is it a gem to be discovered or not so much? Saturday morning's Rawhide is a fine Henry Hathaway western with Tyrone Power and Susan ...
by kingrat
November 24th, 2014, 6:58 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 467260

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

Lucky, these certainly sound interesting. I'm fond of movies about Britain during the Blitz. Went the Day Well? is about an English village invaded by Germans dressed as English soldiers. I like it quite a lot. Another interesting one is The Bells Go Down , about a squad of firefighters in London. T...
by kingrat
November 18th, 2014, 12:47 pm
Forum: Film Noir and Crime
Topic: The French Had A Name For It: French Film Noir 1946-64
Replies: 5
Views: 5490

Re: The French Had A Name For It: French Film Noir 1946-64

I say, like a Mary Roberts Rinehart heroine, "Had I but known!" I count myself lucky to have seen one of these films, LES MAUDITS , which I love. Sartre's NO EXIT with Nazis on a submarine. But where will it be possible to see the others? LA VERITE has been on TCM, I think. Maybe the TCM F...
by kingrat
November 17th, 2014, 9:43 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?
Replies: 8103
Views: 467260

Re: WHAT FILMS HAVE YOU SEEN LATELY?

We very much enjoyed Pride (2014, dir. Matthew Warchus), which might be described as a mainstream gay film. In the 1980s a small group of gay and lesbian activists decide to support the miners’ strike. They finally find a Welsh mining town which will accept their help—well, some of the townspeople w...
by kingrat
November 14th, 2014, 3:32 pm
Forum: Movies and Features on TCM
Topic: Coming Up on TCM
Replies: 803
Views: 96183

Re: Coming Up on TCM

Thanks for the reminder about Edge of Darkness, Mr. A. I've been meaning to see this film, and I'm drawn to films about Resistance/Collaboration in WWII settings.
by kingrat
November 12th, 2014, 6:53 pm
Forum: General TV and Media
Topic: Storm Clouds in our Future?
Replies: 16
Views: 9216

Re: Storm Clouds in our Future?

At either last year's festival or the one before, one of the TCM officials said that TCM was becoming a "lifestyle brand." Although this kind of adspeak makes me shudder--I've never even figured out what a "lifestyle" is, and that's been around since the 1970s--I can more or less...

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