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Victoria Silverwolf

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Blood Mania (1970)

Sex melodrama disguised as a horror movie. Rich guy is dying from some disease or other. His doctor is being blackmailed* by some guy for performing illegal abortions. Rich guy's sex-crazed** daughter kills her father in a bloodless way, intending to inherit his wealth and pay off the blackmailer, in exchange for exclusive rights to the doctor's body. Surprise! It turns out the bulk of his estate goes to her younger sister***. Older sister freaks out and has to be sedated. Doctor starts a romance**** with younger sister. The last few minutes of the movie finally give us something that might be described as Blood Mania, as well as a final shock ending involving a macabre painting.

*In one of the movie's many gratuitous sex scenes, the doctor's girlfriend, a character who disappears from the story quickly, offers her body to the blackmailer if he'll leave her boyfriend alone, to no avail.

**In a very early scene, she attempts to seduce a pool boy by stripping and jumping into the water with him. Hilariously, this classic porno movie situation leads to the boy running away in fright.

***The younger daughter lives with an older woman in a Platonic relationship. It's made quite clear that the older woman is a lesbian but has made no advances to the younger woman. It's a surprisingly sophisticated, if completely irrelevant, subplot for this kind of cheap exploitation film.

****The film wastes a lot of time showing them wandering around a Renaissance Faire.
 

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:giggle: interesting stuff! Thanks all.

All American Chump (1936) Elmer Lamb (Stuart Erwin) is a math whiz, able to add, subtract, etc, large numbers faster than the adding machine. When Bill Hogan (Robert Armstrong), speaks of the 8th wonder of the world, he is not talking about King Kong, but Lamb. So, RA cons SE into quitting his job at the bank, and going on tour as a carnival-type performer, along with his two friends, Kitty Crane (Betty Furness) & her father Jeffrey Crane (Edmund Gwenn, santa Claus from 34th Street). By chance, Lamb joins a Bridge game, and finds he has a natural talent for it. More "$" in the eyes of the three new found friends. When they learn that Lamb had just defeated J. Montgomery Brantley (E. E. Clive), a well-known Bridge player, who had just published a book on the subject, they see even more dollar signs. A rematch is scheduled, and news coverage is present. Pudgy Murphy (Edward Brophy) tries to muscle-in on the whiz-kid, and local gangster Butch (Eddie Shubert) muscles-in on him.

Just over an hour, better than average humor.
 

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (1962)

Arguably the best movie John Ford directed. Jimmy Stewart is delightfully subtle and vulnerable as a lawyer who has to deal with a vicious outlaw. John Wayne is his usual bad-a$$ self, and Lee Marvin plays the title character so well, Liberty Valance is considered one of the best villains in cinematic history. For the younger generation that's never experienced what a great Western movie can be, this should be on the viewing list.
 

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The Internship (2013)
(The one with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson)
I was in a hotel and it was showing on Fox so I sat there and watched it. I enjoyed it.
 

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REF: Dask.
Tell me about it, I've also got a Amazon Fire tablet, good little tablet but the spell/grammar corrector can drive me completely bonkers sometimes, am forever having to back track and correct otherwise what I write comes out as gibberish!!!
 

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Went to the cinema to watch Never Look Away, what a film! The best I've seen in a long time, perhaps after The Lives of Others, of the same German director. The 3 hours seemed too short. It's based on the life of Gerhard Richter the great German artist, covering the period from 40's to 60's. Apparently the artist himself doesn't want to have anything to do with it and complaint it revealed too much details of his private life, though it didn't use his name and paintings. Perhaps that's the reason the film was nominated at Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film and Best Cinematography (which is truly masterful, so is everything else), but didn't win.
 

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Watched Sully: Miracle on the Hudson last night. Had low expectations, but it was really well done. Although I was initially frustrated that they didn't show the water landing sequence at the start, it was covered plenty through the rest of the movie. The coverage of the emergency responders was especially good, as well as the control tower sequence. Tense stuff. :)
 

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Spider-Man Far from Home. It was fun. A nice summer movie. It neither tried to nor had the kind of gravitas that the Avengers movie had. It played in it's lane and was pretty good.
 

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Screen Directors' Playhouse featured Lincoln's Doctor's Dog; casting Robert Ryan as L. Odd to see this actor playing L, as he has portrayed villains & psychos in so many Noir films. So, L is bedridden, as ordered by his Doctor; it seems he is suffering from a stress-related condition. By chance, somebody gives him a puppy.


Wives Under Suspicion (1938) District Attorney Stowell (Warren William) is aggressive in his prosecuting a man charged with 1st degree murder of his wife. Jealousy is involved. WW is of the opinion that the killing was clearly premeditated, until he finds himself is a similar situation, gun in hand, peering through the window, seeing his wife in the presence of another man. good drama, if not predictable.
 

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (1962)

Arguably the best movie John Ford directed. Jimmy Stewart is delightfully subtle and vulnerable as a lawyer who has to deal with a vicious outlaw. John Wayne is his usual bad-a$$ self, and Lee Marvin plays the title character so well, Liberty Valance is considered one of the best villains in cinematic history. For the younger generation that's never experienced what a great Western movie can be, this should be on the viewing list.
I saw this one several years ago, & as I recall,
JS was merely assumed to have done the deed, while some other guy, probably JW actually did it. So, now JS has a reputation he cannot live up to.

After looking at the wiki page, I really want to see this again! All that talent! All those Western-typecast actors.
 

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The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance. (1962)

Arguably the best movie John Ford directed. Jimmy Stewart is delightfully subtle and vulnerable as a lawyer who has to deal with a vicious outlaw. John Wayne is his usual bad-a$$ self, and Lee Marvin plays the title character so well, Liberty Valance is considered one of the best villains in cinematic history. For the younger generation that's never experienced what a great Western movie can be, this should be on the viewing list.
I would probably argue for Stagecoach, The Searchers, or The Quiet Man (in spite of its sentimental view of Ireland at the time) ahead of ...Liberty Valance, but that doesn't mean it's not a great movie; those three would be considered exceptional for anyone not named John Ford.

Randy M.
 

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This pile of plague riddled feces....

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The 1994 Fantastic Four. Good Lord, why do studios go out of their way to kick this comic in the genitals when it comes to movie adaptations? I just had to see how awful this movie was. 2 hours and part of my sanity have been pulled out violently with a tow chain because I decided to torture myself after a few too many beers yesterday.
 

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LOL. They've been playing the recent one on telly lately. That too was pretty bad. I must confess that I didn't see what everyone's issue was with the 2005 FF.

Resident Evil was on TV over the weekend. Gotta say that they have not aged at all well, but they are still something of a guilty pleasure for me. :)
 

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Alita Battle Angel. It was good. I was impressed with the effects they used on the girl. CGI is crap at removing a mustache but great for adding big anime eyes.

I was a little disappointed in the ending.
 

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Just came back from Far From Home. I certainly liked it better than most other MCU movies, except maybe for the Guardians of the Galaxy ones. The two post-credit sequences kind of spoiled it retroactively, though. One because I was all happy it was a nice self-contained movie, and it turned out it isn't. The second because
one of the characters turns out not to have been whom we thought it was throughout the whole movie, which makes a mess of the way said character's personality was used.

I liked the Led Zeppelin joke, though.
 

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The Tattooed Stranger (1950) A man out walking his dog in Central Park, finds a dead woman in a car. She is has a tattoo; but, appears her mate is the title character. I who's who of nobodies, except Jack Lord, whom Muller failed to even mention make up the cast. The woman has two tattoos on her wrist, which at 1st glance, appear to be one. The Tattoo artist says two, though. The villain pays a drunkard to break in and slice the tattoo off but the guy fails.

Not a great example of Noir, but better than just good. I thought the villain had blasted away the victim's face, but later they showed a photo of the corpse, face, intact. This, to me, is weird, and even is part of what makes the difference between better than good, but not great.
 

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Womaneater aka The Woman Eater (1958)

Low budget British mad scientist/monster movie, which combines an extremely ridiculous premise with a very serious attitude on the part of all involved. Scientist goes to the Amazonian jungle to witness some "natives" sacrificing a young woman to a carnivorous plant. The womaneater is a ludicrous fake tree with a bunch of puppet-style tentacles swishing around, obviously hand-operated by somebody behind the tree. Five years later, scientist comes back to England with the womaneater and a "native" to bang on drums when he feeds local young women to it. It seems that when the womaneater eats women, it produces some stuff that can revive the dead. We get a scene where the scientist injects the stuff into what looks like a gigantic heart and it beats for a while. Along for the fun are the scientist's ex-lover/housekeeper; a carnival hula dancer who gets a job with the scientist; and the dancer's auto mechanic boyfriend. Scientist falls in love with the dancer, ex-lover gets jealous, they fight, he kills her. Guess who gets the reviving stuff injected into her. There's a goofy twist ending, too.

The stuff revives the body but not the brain, so she comes back as a mindless zombie.
 

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Creepshow 2 (1987)

Horror anthology written by George Romero, based on outlines, and one published story, by Stephen King. The wrap-around story has a kid getting the latest issue of the Creepshow comic book directly from the Creep, who serves as the cackling, pun-spouting host of the stories in animated segments. At the end the kid gets revenge on a gang of bullies, in another animated segment.

"Old Chief Wood'nhead": An elderly couple (George Kennedy and Dorothy Lamour, in her last film) run a general store in some slowly dying town in the American West. Three crooks rob the place, killing the couple. Since the wooden Indian in front of the store has been prominently shown, it's no surprise that it comes to life and kills the criminals. Well-acted by all involved, and the living wooden Indian is effectively done.

"The Raft": The one based on a published story. Four college students swim out to a raft in the middle of a lake. A big flesh-eating slime creature lives in the lake and they're on the menu. Just an out-and-out monster story, and it works well for what it is.

"The Hitchhiker": Woman kills a hitchhiker in a hit-and-run accident. He keeps coming back as a gory living corpse, no matter how many times she kills him. The segment most like an old horror comic, with its revenge-from-the-grave theme. Stephen King appears in a small role. The woman spends almost the entire segment talking out loud to herself, which seems like nothing more than an artificial way of getting dialogue into what could have been better as a nearly wordless story. (I would, however, have kept the bit about the corpse saying "Thanks for the ride, lady" every time it shows up.)

Despite the campiness and black comedy of the animated segments, the live-action stories are deadly serious. Overall, a decent horror anthology.
 

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3 Dev Adam--1973. A Turkish film in which Captain America and Santo travel to Istanbul to take on a psychotic Spider-man who likes to chop people up with a boat propeller on the beach or chew their eyes out with rats. The costumes are very close to the comic book versions (Santo's mask doesn't fit right but he looks better than Captain America who is athletic but very skinny). Spider-man has big eyebrows but he has a clever shtick of using impersonators to trick the heroes into wasting their time fighting his minions.
 
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