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Name this movie:

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Correct. Blade (1998).



The picture is of Arly Jover who plays Mercury (girlfriend to Stephen Dorff's character) in the film.

While I also enjoyed Del Toro's Blade II I found it too similar to the feel and humor of Hellboy. In this regard I preferred director Stephen Norrington's take on the dark and brooding element of the Blade character. His visual style and the music that he chose to use in the movie give it an epic touch still holds up today. Some of the CGI looks primitive compared to today but that's almost a given for a 16 year old film. Needless to say Wesley Snipes in perfect in the role of Blade.

Blade was the first significant Marvel character to make it successfully to film (if one discounts Howard the Duck and other aborted or direct to video Marvel characters). Blade was followed by the X-Men movie in 2000, Blade II and Spiderman in 2002.

It seems that British director Stephen Norrington's career has been in hiatus since completing The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003.
Informative and interesting post, thx.
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It looks like 'Odd Thomas' to me. ...?
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It looks like 'Odd Thomas' to me. ...?
It is.

I confess a fondness for Dean Koontz's books. I can't give him up, even though I don't think he's getting any better.

I found the movie just so-so, though maybe a good date film for someone wanting a horror/romance with some amount of humor. The quirkiness of the book doesn't quite come through in the film.



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I watched it last spring. ...Not my bag.
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This may be a tough one unless you really know the film, but name that movie:

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This may be a tough one unless you really know the film, but name that movie:

This is the underrated (massively IMHO) Exorcist III, directed and written by William Peter Blatty. I wish he got the chance to do more films. I'm a huge fan of The Ninth Configuration as well.
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This is the underrated (massively IMHO) Exorcist III, directed and written by William Peter Blatty. I wish he got the chance to do more films. I'm a huge fan of The Ninth Configuration as well.
Correct, good job!

What a weird, idiosyncratic and sometimes quite funny movie. Here's another shot from the same bizarre dream sequence. That's a then-unknown Samuel L. Jackson with the cane, and isn't that Peter Dinklage with the clock?

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Am I wrong about that being Peter Dinklage on the left of the clock? The role is uncredited and I can't find any reference on the web to him being in the movie. I don't want to sound like some "All Little People look the same to me" bigot, but that does look like his face to me.

Dinklage would have been 21 in 1990. His first credited screen role was in Living in Oblivion (1995), where he played a frustrated actor who complained about being typecast in dream sequences.

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Am I wrong about that being Peter Dinklage on the left of the clock? The role is uncredited and I can't find any reference on the web to him being in the movie. I don't want to sound like some "All Little People look the same to me" bigot, but that does look like his face to me.

Dinklage would have been 21 in 1990. His first credited screen role was in Living in Oblivion (1995), where he played a frustrated actor who complained about being typecast in dream sequences.
"Have you ever had a dream with a dwarf in it? Do you know anyone who's had a dream with a dwarf in it? No! I don't even have dreams with dwarves in them. The only place I've seen dwarves in dreams is in stupid movies like this!"
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And what about that race war between the dwarfs? (see Tiptoes (2003). Or don't).

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But apart from that, name this movie.

Answer:

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And what about that race war between the dwarfs? (see Tiptoes (2003). Or don't).

* * *

But apart from that, name this movie.

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Forrest Gump
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Forrest Gump
Correct! Robin Wright. After working with her on The Princess Bride, writer William Goldman predicted she would not be a big star: too nice and didn't want
it badly enough. Big stars don't have friends, just business associates and serfs. But he's a cynic.

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Name that movie:

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Cleopatra Jones? Been ages since I've seen that one.

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Cleopatra Jones? Been ages since I've seen that one.
It's pretty silly.



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Ah, so that's where Beyonce Knowles character "Foxxy Cleopatra" in Austin Powers Three came from. I had figured it was just a mish mash of seventies movies stereotypes but, there it is.
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Am I wrong about that being Peter Dinklage on the left of the clock ... that does look like his face to me ... Dinklage would have been 21 in 1990.
Josh nice catch. Can't explain the lack of attribution, but that's either him or his twin brother.


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Name this movie.

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Stab in the dark, seeing as how there's still a Halloween theme going on in here: Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter.

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Correct! Robin Wright. After working with her on The Princess Bride, writer William Goldman predicted she would not be a big star: too nice and didn't want
it badly enough. Big stars don't have friends, just business associates and serfs. But he's a cynic.

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I thought she should have received an Oscar nomination for her performance in Forrest Gump. That was a major oversight, imo. The role of Jenny was so central to the movie, a nomination for either Best Supporting Actress or Best Actress would have been made sense.
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Stab in the dark, seeing as how there's still a Halloween theme going on in here: Captain Kronos, Vampire Hunter.
Why is lovely Caroline Munro in the stocks? For "dancing on Sunday" she said.

Review: Captain Kronos - Vampire Hunter (1974).

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Correct! Robin Wright. After working with her on The Princess Bride, writer William Goldman predicted she would not be a big star: too nice and didn't want it badly enough. Big stars don't have friends, just business associates and serfs. But he's a cynic.

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It's interesting that Robin Wright visits this very topic in The Congress (2013) playing a fictionalized version of herself. It's a trippy art-house film incorporating live action and animation. My daughter fell in love with the movie after viewing it at a film festival several months ago and urged me to buy the foreign Blu-ray version which I did (the U.S. version does not release until December 2). My reaction was more mixed (as it was with critics), some parts of the film dragged and the storyline was confusing at times. It had sort of an Alice 'down the rabbit hole' vibe. However if you're a fan of Wright it's a must-see, otherwise not so much.

I agree with hitchfan that Robin Wright should have been nominated for an Oscar for her pivotal role in Forrest Gump and given the list of nominees that year I could easily have substituted her for many of the other actresses who did make the cut.

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