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  1. NickySee

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    Good write-up. Thought I'd paste it here to go alongside the pretty copy I found recently -

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    Odds Against Tomorrow (1959, Robert Wise)
    Good hodge-podge of a New York heist film.
     
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    Hosted by Leonard Nimoy on ancient history:

     
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    I believe I saw this Hammer film on the Chicago hosted horror channel: Svengoolie:

     
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    The Lineup (1958, Don Siegel) 7.3 IMDb Rating
    In San Francisco, a psychopathic gangster and his mentor retrieve heroin packages carried by unsuspecting travelers.
    New to me. But you can't go wrong with the Siegel/Wallach combo. And I love pre-60s Bay area location shooting. Nice copy.
     
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    Dogma (1999, Kevin Smith) 7.3 IMDb Rating
    An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is called upon to save the existence of humanity from being negated by two renegade angels trying to exploit a loop-hole and reenter Heaven.
    I had forgotten that it was the abortion issue that spurred all the ruckus. Mostly I remembered liking George Carlin and Alanis Morissette. :D Time for a revisit, obviously.
     
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    Hand Of Death (1962) w/John Agar
    Cool little horror flick considered lost once. Cameos by a former Stooge & a future Munster.
     
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    On Golden Pond (1981, Mark Rydell)
    Reunion of aging parents and divorced daughter who brings her adopted son to stay with them for the summer. Finally watching after years avoiding it.
     
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    This was a hoot. Thanks.
     
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    I've seen this one, it's a good crime movie.
     
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    Gothic drama in which Vincent Price exacts tribute from tenant farmers on his vast estate (the year is 1844). Van Ryn has a wife and daughter whom he dislikes, and his pet anathema is his failure to have a son to carry on the baronial tradition. When a distant relative is invited to be governess to the child, and he falls in love with her, he poisons his wife, thus leaving him free to marry the other girl. Gene Tierney plays the governess and it is one of her most sympathetical roles.
     
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    Meet John Doe--Frank Capra directs. Stanwyck causes a sensation with an invented newspaper story about a tramp promising to kill himself to protest at the state of the world - and then she auditions plain-speaking hick Gary Cooper for the part. His goodwill campaign takes the nation by storm, but proves ripe for political manipulation.
     
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    Didn't Joe Mankiewicz direct this? Enough for my vote. :-popcorn:
     
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    He did indeed.

    Based on the novel A Convict Has Escaped by Jackson Budd – I suspect the film’s title change was meant to evoke the classic 1932 Paul Muni film I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang, also about an unjustly accused man – They Made Me a Fugitive played in the U.S, under yet another (weak) title, I Became a Criminal. After being framed for a policeman's murder, a criminal escapes prison and sets out for revenge. Directed by Otto Heller.
     
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    :righton: Classic I've been meaning to watch. Queued. Thanks!
     
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    The Martian Chronicles (1980, Michael Anderson)
    Ray Bradbury adaptation in the form of an American televsion mini-series. In the 21st century, Earth begins the colonization of Mars. However, things do not go as planned, at first due to the hostile Martian natives and later because of the self-destructive Earthmen.
    Rock Hudson leads the cast in this 3 parter which I hope will stay up long enough for me to get through them. Good looking copies.
     
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    Chuck Fries, one of the chief producers, talks about the project -

     
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    Re: The Martian Chronicles--lovin' the poster.

     
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    Wings of Desire (1987, Wim Wenders)
    An angel tires of his purely ethereal life of merely overseeing the human activity of Berlin's residents, and longs for the tangible joys of physical existence when he falls in love with a mortal.
    Haven’t watched this in ages. Classic.
     
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    Departures (2008, Yôjirô Takita)
    A newly unemployed cellist takes a job preparing the dead for funerals.
    In terms of theme the film is reminiscent of Berlanga's The Executioner, where a young, reluctant but out-of-work dude has to be almost tricked into becoming an apprentice, then practitioner of a new craft and grows up in the interim. I stumbled into watching this one at a NYC cinema one rainy afternoon back in '08. Glad I did. Good one.
     
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    I've seen Wings of Desire before probably on the TCM channel when I had it years ago. I didn't totally understand what was going on at the time, but got enough of it to enjoy it. Thanks.

    I watched Storm Fear last night and overall pretty good. I'd never heard of it, and although has some questionable acting, gets a bit melodramatic in some scenes, etc., I enjoyed the film. It's about a family that live out in the country who are visited upon by three visitors who have just robbed a bank. As the story unfolds you learn more about them. I enjoyed the little boy actor in the film as well. Looked like an early role with Dennis Weaver too.

     
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    Television shows better films imo
     
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    Well, I'd disagree with that assessment here in the states. Our TV tends to show the same films over and over, and in recent years, they hardly show any older films earlier than the 90s. Most of the films are like Capt. American, Avengers, Spider-man, etc. Which is odd because b/c that used to be the stuff you'd pay to see on Netflix. You maybe referring to network TV series over films. But I'd disagree there as well as very few series captures my attention. To each their own.

     
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