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Forum: LCD Flat Panel Displays   03-08-2017, 02:18 AM
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Posted By hitchfan
Forgive me if this is not the right thread to ask...

Forgive me if this is not the right thread to ask this question. I did a full site search but nothing on this topic came up. At least, nothing that I recognized as addressing it.

Ok, here goes: Is...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-02-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By hitchfan
I watched a replay of the incident after knowing...

I watched a replay of the incident after knowing there was a flub and it was kind of a perfect storm of events that led to it. The off-stage accountant gave Beatty the wrong envelope, the duplicate...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-02-2017, 02:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By hitchfan
I no longer live in the USA and have missed all...

I no longer live in the USA and have missed all of the "box office flop" buzz on The Great Wall and subsequent trashing of it, which I assume from the joking reference to it on The Oscars has...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-01-2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 458
Posted By hitchfan
I thought it was a pretty entertaining...

I thought it was a pretty entertaining creature-feature action movie. And funny. Interesting that the monsters did not "look" the least bit convincing to me as anything other than movie special...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-23-2017, 09:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,177
Posted By hitchfan
Of the Best Picture nominees, I have only seen...

Of the Best Picture nominees, I have only seen Arrival, Hacksaw Ridge, Hell or High Water, La La Land and Moonlight. Of that group, La La Land easily accomplished the most in terms of filmmaking...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-23-2017, 02:50 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 216,958
Posted By hitchfan
A snippet of final moment dialogue to ponder from...

A snippet of final moment dialogue to ponder from two back-to-back Hitchcock masterpieces.

VERTIGO, Hitchcock in perhaps his most profound, serious mood:
Stewart says, "You shouldn't have...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-28-2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By hitchfan
Debbie Reynolds Dies at 84

More sad news:

http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/national-international/Debbie-Reynolds-Actress-and-Mother-of-Carrie-Fisher-Hospitalized-408550235.html
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   07-07-2016, 09:17 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,332
Posted By hitchfan
Love this movie. I haul it out to re-watch every...

Love this movie. I haul it out to re-watch every year. After spending more than 25 years in sales of one kind or another, including a few years selling life insurance, which might be a tougher sell...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-10-2016, 07:48 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,082
Posted By hitchfan
Crazy Love (2007) ...

Crazy Love (2007)
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790706/

I liked Grey Gardens (1975) quite a bit. However, among the fascinating human nature docs, 2007's Crazy Love grabbed me and has haunted me...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   03-10-2016, 07:31 PM
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Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
Wee Willie Winkie (1937) Great cast....

Wee Willie Winkie (1937)

Great cast. Directed by John Ford.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-28-2016, 06:32 PM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
1. The Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951) ...

1. The Adventures of Captain Fabian (1951)

2. I Want To Live! (1958)
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-26-2016, 05:54 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,663
Posted By hitchfan
Like NorthSky above, I worked in the biz off and...

Like NorthSky above, I worked in the biz off and on over the years. Therefore, through hires, working, on-set introductions, social engagements, mutual friends, being in the right place at the right...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   02-25-2016, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By hitchfan
Hmm. I forgot to fire up the VPN today and the...

Hmm. I forgot to fire up the VPN today and the SiriusXM mobile app worked fine without it here in Thailand. Checked the internet stream on my laptop, same thing. A temporary glitch in the system, or...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-25-2016, 05:13 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,082
Posted By hitchfan
Some recent favorites: An Honest Liar (2014)...

Some recent favorites:

An Honest Liar (2014)
The life and career of the renowned stage magician turned scientific skeptic of the paranormal, James Randi.

Listen to Me Marlon (2015)
A...
Forum: XM and Sirius Satellite Radio   02-19-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By hitchfan
New Internet/Mobile App streaming geo restrictions

My SiriusXM mobile app stopped working a couple days ago. Every attempt to log in after the usual tests with clearing cache, clearing data, uninstalling/reinstalling, trying older usernames and...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-15-2016, 08:25 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,970
Posted By hitchfan
I happened to see it in a theater in Thailand...

I happened to see it in a theater in Thailand where I might have been the only native English speaker in the audience. So when the opening credits began to unfold I was the only one openly cracking...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-13-2016, 11:54 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 5,970
Posted By hitchfan
Saw it last night. Hard to imagine it not being...

Saw it last night. Hard to imagine it not being my favorite film of 2016 unless something more extraordinarily entertaining pops up over the next ten months. Seemed to flag a bit in the last third...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-09-2016, 01:29 AM
Replies: 1,825
Views: 216,958
Posted By hitchfan
I look forward to your review of TOKYO STORY,...

I look forward to your review of TOKYO STORY, Bill, should you choose to watch and review it. That was my first Ozu film and it sneaked up on me and packed quite a wallop that has been hard to...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-09-2016, 01:21 AM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
:eek: Wish I could blame your usual traps...

:eek:

Wish I could blame your usual traps for the unwary on that one. lol. Been away from the 'net for a couple of days and missed my second chance!
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   02-05-2016, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
That would be Ozu's... Early Summer (1951) ...

That would be Ozu's...

Early Summer (1951)

IMO, not up there among the Greatest of All Time as his powerful Tokyo Story is from just two years later, but worth watching.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   12-31-2015, 03:38 AM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
Ah...I smell perhaps a final trap for 2015 there,...

Ah...I smell perhaps a final trap for 2015 there, Bill. Let's see. William Demarest, the ocean, a wedding scene. One is tempted mightily to go with The Palm Beach Story (1942)!

However, my guess...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-30-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
I remember it kept showing up as the lower half...

I remember it kept showing up as the lower half of double bills at drive-in theaters for what seemed like years.
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-30-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
...could be a trick, but... That Cold Day in...

...could be a trick, but...

That Cold Day in the Park
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-28-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,332
Posted By hitchfan
I thought Martin Landau's Oscar-winning...

I thought Martin Landau's Oscar-winning performance in this was the best performance of that year in any category, of Landau's career and of any performance in a Tim Burton movie. It's a shame that,...
Forum: Movies, Concerts, and Music Discussion   11-05-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9,238
Views: 190,473
Posted By hitchfan
The only reason I knew Marlon Brando was in a...

The only reason I knew Marlon Brando was in a movie called THE NIGHT OF THE FOLLOWING DAY was because it is included in a 4-movie DVD set of Brando movies that I had considered purchasing a couple of...
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