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Unread post by Leo Lyons » Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:27 am

Good post! I remember a few of them, but hadn't really thought of them until I clicked your link. Impressive.

In 'The Fugitive' where Harrison Ford jumped off the dam; wasn't that somewhere in Western NC?
Seems I recall a sign in the movie with the name of a town, but can't remember which one.

Also....Julia Roberts is one <ugly> woman in this shot:

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She could have played the Joker opposite Batman! Damn! What a mouth!

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Unread post by Leo Lyons » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:17 am

Vrede wrote:You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?
I didn't see that particular Robert DeNiro clip, but I do remember a Chuck Norris movie in which he was a Sheriff and one of his deputies was
a portly young Barney Fife-like kid. They went into a biker bar and CN told his deputy to cover his back. Instead the deputy went to the john and
was admiring himself in the mirror, while doing a fast-draw routine. He would cock his hat back while saying "You talkin' to me? You talkin' to me?"...

In the meantime, back in the bar, CN is getting his ass kicked by about 3-4 bikers! (not for long, though)

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Unread post by Roland Deschain » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Vrede wrote:Big Bang Theory just now - Amy Farrah Fowler to Sheldon, paraphrased: "There's a huge story problem with "Raiders of the Lost Ark". Indiana Jones played no role in the outcome, if he was not in it the Nazis still would have found the Ark, taken it to the island and all died."

:lol:
Maybe eventually but it was Jones, through the medallion owned by Marion Ravenwood, who located the ark's resting place actually found it. The Nazis were digging in the wrong place.

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Unread post by rstrong » Sat Oct 19, 2013 7:10 pm

Had Indiana Jones not gotten involved in the third movie, the Nazis would have found the resting place of the Holy Grail - like they did anyway - and died anyway. In the end he played no role in the outcome.

Had Indiana Jones not gotten involved in the fourth movie, the Russians would have found the alien spaceship - like they did anyway - and died anyway. In the end he played no role in the outcome.

Well, except to increase the bystander body count in all three movies.

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Unread post by Boatrocker » Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:30 am

"God dammit, I'm not an actor, I'm a movie star!"
"On some great and glorious day the plain folks of the land will reach their heart's desire at last and the White House will be adorned by a downright moron." — H. L. Mencken, July 26, 1920, in The Baltimore Evening Sun

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Unread post by AntiAlias » Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:08 pm

I read somewhere that R. Lee Ermey essentially ad libbed the entire opening scene of Full Metal Jacket. Kubrick even had to cut to ask him what a reach around was.

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I still watch "High Spirits" on occasion just to watch him do his thing.
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Unread post by O Really » Wed Dec 18, 2013 11:34 pm

Funny story about the "Jaws" segment. I saw Jaws when it came out, enjoyed it, didn't think too much about it. A few months later, I was down in Virginia Beach floating along on some waves. Got bumped by somebody else going by, and all of a sudden he and I were up, wide-eyed, with a major OhShit look on our faces. Residual effect. Bump=potential shark. I'm not sure I ever totally got over it.

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Unread post by O Really » Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:11 pm

I'd say more surprising is that anybody at all watched it - even to review it. Before I knew what the series was, I picked up one of the audio books at the library. Opps.

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Unread post by rstrong » Thu Nov 20, 2014 3:39 pm

Glen Larsen, creator of everything from The Six Million Dollar Man and Magnum PI to Manimal, also died a couple days ago.

Lifted from Ain't It Cool:

“Coogan’s Bluff,” a 1968 Clint Eastwood actioner about an Arizona deputy who heads to New York to bring back a fugitive, proved a big hit. In 1970 Larson penned his first episode of “McCloud.”

The 1969 outlaw dramedy “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid” proved a huge hit in cinemas. In 1971 Larson created outlaw dramedy “Alias Smith and Jones.”

In 1973, Redford and Newman reteamed for the blockbuster con-man drama “The Sting.” In 1975 Larson created the con-man hourlong “Switch.”

In 1973 crime drama “Cleopatra Jones” proved a huge hit in cinemas. In 1975 Larson created “Get Christy Love.”

In 1977 “Star Wars” hit cinemas. 1978 saw the premiere of the Larson-created “Battlestar Galactica.”

Burt Reynolds played a trucker outwitting a dim lawman in 1977 megahit “Smokey and the Bandit.” In 1978 Clint Eastwood played a trucker with a monkey in “Every Which Way But Loose.” In 1979 Larson created “B.J. and the Bear.”

In 1978 Reynolds scored another hit with the stunt-man comedy “Hooper.” In 1981 Larson created “The Fall Guy.”

In 1982 “Tron” hit cinemas. In 1983 Larson created “Automan,” about a computer-generated superhero.

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Unread post by JTA » Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:41 pm

I'm looking forward to seeing Interstellar.
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Unread post by O Really » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm

JTA wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Interstellar.
Saw it last weekend. Outstanding!

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O Really wrote:
JTA wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Interstellar.
Saw it last weekend. Outstanding!
That movie has everything I like there to be in movies - future dystopia world, space exploration, robots, corn fields and pickup trucks.
You aren't doing it wrong if no one knows what you are doing.

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Unread post by O Really » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:15 pm

JTA wrote:
O Really wrote:
JTA wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Interstellar.
Saw it last weekend. Outstanding!
That movie has everything I like there to be in movies - future dystopia world, space exploration, robots, corn fields and pickup trucks.
Not to mention Anne Hathaway.

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Unread post by JTA » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:19 pm

New star wars movie trailer:

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Unread post by bannination » Thu Nov 27, 2014 7:24 pm

O Really wrote:
JTA wrote:
O Really wrote:
JTA wrote:I'm looking forward to seeing Interstellar.
Saw it last weekend. Outstanding!
That movie has everything I like there to be in movies - future dystopia world, space exploration, robots, corn fields and pickup trucks.
Not to mention Anne Hathaway.

Anne Hathaway? That settles it, gotta go see it now.
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Unread post by Vrede too » Mon May 04, 2015 2:11 am

Happy Star Wars Day!!!
So many liberals, so little time. :P

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Unread post by O Really » Mon May 04, 2015 8:37 pm

I loved Star Wars back in the day. It's hard to believe it's been kept alive for 38 years. Wasn't the world a little different in '77? But it's got a lasting quality that is apparently timeless.

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Unread post by Vrede too » Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:39 pm

Interesting to me:

How Wes Craven Freaked Us All Out With That Opening Scene of 'Scream'

RIP Wes Craven . . . or not.
So many liberals, so little time. :P

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Unread post by Vrede too » Wed Dec 09, 2015 6:50 pm

So many liberals, so little time. :P

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