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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 2:28:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2012 2:30:32 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
I've no idea how either John Candy or Steve Martin ever got a career making movies. They are both so talentless. Uncle Buck. Who is Harry Crumb? Cool Runnin? He must have had connections. Steve Martin had made 50 thousand films and all of them are on the same level of putridness. Dan Ackroyd, too. We had his number from early on.My Step-Mother Was An Alien? Loose Cannons? I just saw P,T and A and it was embarrassingly bad. Not one laugh, not even a cynical smirk. I refused to give Home Alone, The Breakfast Club, Curly Sue or Ferris Bueller's Day Off an even break. Ya don't get me twice. I sat through Donnie Darko. That's as close to all that as I'm gonna get. I'd rather be the next contestant on "OW My Ballz!"

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 3:04:57 PM PDT
El Emmarino says:
Q,
I was hoping the quotes would alleviate some of your pain. Sorry, I just don't care for those movies.

"At least buy me a forty for my birthday!" Speaking of which...

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 3:05:32 PM PDT
El Emmarino says:
...I think it's the correct date in Australia, forgive me if I'm wrong...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOANY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ot55Zgo4R-o

Just remember you are not middle aged until 38. And since you never remember your age... you will never be middle aged. Score one for Sloany!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 3:13:39 PM PDT
7 & 7: I've no idea how either John Candy or Steve Martin ever got a career making movies. They are both so talentless."<

My ears are burning! I've never heard you like this, Sev. They must have really made a negative impression, wowser.
The Smothers Brother Comedy Hour (Steve Martin's start in show biz as a writer) and SCTV (John Candy's first big leap, with the equally brilliant Eugene Levy and Rick Moranis).

I'll give you Dan Ackroyd. I never cared much for him either. "Coneheads" is the most excruciatingly stupid SNL sketch of the pre-Sandler era.

>>"Steve Martin had made 50 thousand films and all of them are on the same level of putridness."<<

Now, I really have to stick up for my man Martin. Not that I defend all of his movies (most ARE crap, I'd agree,) but he's the most underrated Oscar host of all time, and this list certainly rises far above the putrid:

Roxanne
Leap of Faith
Pennies from Heaven
HouseSitter
¡Three Amigos!
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid
Little Shop of Horrors

[please, let us not speak of 'The Pink Panther', 'Cheaper by the Dozen', or 'Sgt. Bilko'; I know 'The Jerk' and 'Bowfinger' have their mad fans, but I hate those ones!]

And his most distinguished dramatic roles include: The Spanish Prisoner; Shopgirl; Grand Canyon; A Simple Twist of Fate.

That's one of the continuing surprising things about a cult thread: finding out the strange things people have a mad passion for, and the things people have a profound aversion for. . .

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 3:29:52 PM PDT
EMMA: "HAPPY BIRTHDAY SLOANY!"

. . . .It's Sloany's birthday today?
Why wasn't I notified of this?! If the puppetmaster is out of the loop, nothing makes sense anymore!

In case it's *not* Sloany's birthday today (translation for Americans: tomorrow,) then let me wish a happy July 7th birthday to Shelley Duvall, Jim Gaffigan, Ringo Starr, Eddie Romero, Hamish Linklater, and some singer named "Synyster Gates" (which could be Bill Gates's son?)

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 4:15:39 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Happy Birthday, Shelley Duvall !!!!!! (((drool)))

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 4:41:00 PM PDT
I don't have any problem with the movie "Planes, Trains, and Automobiles." I'm just clueless as to why it's in the game.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 4:49:17 PM PDT
I'm glad I'm not the only one here who was attracted to Shelley Duvall. Her on Fairy Tale Theater was one of my first celebrity crushes. Beals, Duvall, and Natasha Lyonne in "Pee-Wee's Playhouse".

@ Cilantron,

I believe P, T, & A is in the game because it's a cult movie... or so I've read numerous places.
It's surely the most cult-y of John Hughes movies.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 4:55:45 PM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
Shelley Duvall's beautiful. Got her complete Fairy Tale Theatre and all her children's album's. Wasn't she in Roxanne? Yes, but so was that banjoist Steve Martin. OY!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 5:16:58 PM PDT
14: "so was that banjoist Steve Martin -"

- why you ...racist! We banjoists are a proud and noble people, I'll have you know!
So are the yoyoists, for that matter, so I want no badmouthing of Tommy Smothers.
Shelley Duvall's best role for me was 3 Women. A couple people on this forum I've heard really hate that movie.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 5:47:09 PM PDT
I'd like to add--The Wicker Man (original full-length version)
The Village of the Damned (original black

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 6:32:10 PM PDT
What a night! No, not in a good way. Daughter with a chest infection, son with a cold and cough, wife with a chronic case of the sniffles, and little ol' me, coughing so much I'm surprised I still have a head!(cough cough BANG). Maybe Larry Cohen could make the film: The Killer Cold.

Do I wanna get out of bed? No. Is the phone ringing off the hook ("Mornin' darling, Happy Birthday", "Mornin' Sloany, get ya butt over here, the beers are flowin....oh, it's your birthday?", "Mornin' Mr. Sloan, I'm calling to inform you that your credit card is currently overdue....")?

Thanks for the Happy Birthdays ya'll. Ringo Starr says thanks too. How old am I?

@Steve Martin
I watched 'Father of the Bride 2' on cable last night. I shouldn't have. Still, I love Steve Martin.

@Friday
Yesterday...all my troubles seemed so far away....

@Banjo
Hillbilly!

@Self-Help
Isn't it strange that we look to others for "self-help"? I mean, that book that tells us to help ourselves, it's not like We wrote it.

@Friday the 13th t-shirt
Buy it!

@William sez "Forbidden Zone -3 (cult, yes; good, no) "
I agree [cue wacky sound-effect]

@The Driver
Such a cool flic. Big in France, huh?

@JB
Still bangin' on about Pee-Wee Herman.
:)

35 year ago I was born. Weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces. Born at 3 minutes past 7 but the nurse intentionally fudged the birth certificate so today it says I was born at 7 minutes past 7. With all these sevens, you'd think I was lucky, wouldn't you?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 7:00:19 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 6, 2012 7:07:33 PM PDT
Arrhh, man. We're root for you and fam to get well, get well soon, we want you to get well (♪♫)!

I had a hellacious flu two years ago that was truly ...hell(acious,) and I really considered knocking myself off with a hammer it got so bad after the forth week. I sure hope it doesn't go that way for any of your mob. Damn. Sad to hear that.

Here's the mother in me yapping at you: eats lots of live, fresh foods and juices and stay away from starches and sugary stuff.
You're getting the Summer sun, right? Maybe it would help to be out of doors for a little while during the day?
Alright, enough lecturing. I really do hope you all feel well soon.

"@Self-Help"

When I was working at a bookstore for years, many people would wander in asking: "Do you have a self-help section?" And almost as many times I resisted the urge to say: "Yes we do. It's all here, feel free to help yourself." Nobody would get it, naturally, not if they were looking for a "self-help" section to guide them!

>"@The Driver
Such a cool flic. Big in France, huh?"<

Yeah, and on Wiki, they quote Quentin Tarantino saying something like "it's just the coolest movie."
It's funny that so many of the films Tarantino proclaims his favorites of all time ('Rolling Thunder', 'Rio Bravo', 'Local Hero', 'The Driver', etc.) his own fans have little to no interest in, for the most part.
You'd think they'd make an effort to devour all kinds of cinema as QT has, if they worship him so much, yet most of them tend only to go for the cheesiest and trashiest.

Although what's a cult without a healthy share of "cheesey" and "trashy"?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 7:13:01 PM PDT
Cheers dude. I've been eating mandarins. Lots and lots of mandarins. The catch to this bug is that we are all getting no sleep. At any given moment, one of us is up, keeping us all up. Where's that dang kool-aid?

No summer sun! Just winter gloom. It's opposite land over here remember. That said, the sun has decided to make an appearance today, so I'll be heading out and under it as much as I can. Ahhhh, (the great and mighty) Sol!

@QT Lists
I try to see all the films on his lists. Try.
That reminds me, I was trying to find a favorite film list of the Coens, but couldn't track one down. Do you have any of their favorites lists?

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 7:48:15 PM PDT
Opposite Land! D'oh! Yes, I forgot myself for a moment. And I even forgot that your toilet water swirls down the wrong direction!

For a list of the Coen brothers favorite movies, I could give you a list of some of the movies they've referenced offhandedly as favorites.
When it comes to their own list-making, they are pranksters.
See here:
http://www.listal.com/list/coen-brothers-favorite-films
I know they both like 'The Fortune' and 'Bad News Bears', but to put it on their Top 10 of all time... you know they've gotta be pranking.

Some of their real all-time favorites I know of (forgive the obvious inclusions:)

'High and Low' (most Kurosawa)
'Night of the Hunter'
'Sullivan's Travels' (most Sturges)
'His Girl Friday' / 'The Big Sleep' / 'Man's Favorite Sport?' (Hawks in general)
'Sweet Smell of Success' (most Mackendrick)
'The 400 Blows'
'North by Northwest' (Hitch in general)
'The Driver' (yes, Ethan said a couple times how much he admires Hill, and you can see the 'Driver' influence all over 'No Country'... I would daresay they are, Hill and the Coen's, the greatest American genre-pastiche artists.)
They like Bergman too. Joel said that. I'm sure they like Fellini. They claim to have more literary influences than cinematic. I can see that. Everyone from Ring Lardner to James Cain to Kafka.

Back on the topic of bizarre-o worlds, the Presidential No-hopeful Mitt Romney recently named 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?' his favorite movie.
Well, that sumbitch Reagan named 'The Warriors' as one of his all times favorites... Couldn't be all bad.... I dunno. They *say* they're decent men, so maybe their advisors are confused.

*"Do NOT...Seek...the Treasure! It's a Bushwhack!"*

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:20:29 PM PDT
Most of those films fit the mold, actually. Blend them together and out pops a Coen film! Cheers for that list.

I wish our leaders were brave enough to offer opinions on films. I've never heard of a local pollie offering views on his/her favorite film. No doubt they would just say 'Gallipoli', or some other film inducing national pride. I trust not these people! I wonder, did Reagan say 'The Warriors' is his fave, waited a few weeks for more people to see it, then introduced some kind of tough on crime bill that had people thinking "He's so strong...and right. All these gangs.....".

What the hail is Mitt's motives behind naming 'O Brother...' his favorite? Compulsory baptisms? Or maybe he wants everyone to see just how bad a pollie can get (Charles Durning's "Pappy O'Daniel") so they think, "This Mitt, he ain't so bad."

The whole thing is a Bushwhack!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 6, 2012 8:31:59 PM PDT
T. S. : "What the hail is Mitt's motives behind naming 'O Brother...' his favorite? Compulsory baptisms?"<

Haheh, probably wants the electorate to say: "Mittens came to absolve us! Said all the sins of the Dark President been warshed away!"
Naw, I suppose his advisors fed the Rom-bot that answer to shoot out at the journalists, to make him sound folksy and a man of the people and the old-timey values 'n' stuff.

Who knows. They're fix'n an ambush!

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 1:42:13 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
My copy of The Warriors says right across the top front ":One Of QT's all-time favorite films" He said he went to a double feature of Rolling Thunder and Enter The Dragon and he liked Rolling Thunder BETTER. (he's a wildman, he's always been a wildman) And whenever he brings a date home to watch a movie, it's GOING to be Rio Bravo. And she'd better f****** like it! He said Performance is like the greatest movie ever made, right behind Repo Man and Forbidden Zone. I dunno what he said about local hero.

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In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 2:00:11 AM PDT
After Planes, Trains, and Emmamobiles,

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 25
Bad Taste - 11
The Big Lebowski - 37
Clue - 16
Curse of the Demon (1957) - 22

Deep Red (1975) - 4
Donnie Darko - 26
The Driver - 13
Ed Wood - 13
Eyes without A Face - 29

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 27
Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! - 11
Forbidden Zone - 23
Freeway - 10
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby - 14

Friday - 5
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 29
The Girl Can't Help It - 45
Heathers - 33
Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte - 10

Kill, Baby... Kill! (aka, 'Curse of the Living Dead') - 14
The Legend of Lylah Clare - 10
Mad Max - 5
Miller's Crossing - 33
Modern Romance - 7

Mudhoney - 9
Orca - 9
Office Space - 36
Performance - 63
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 10
Possession (1981) - 6
Raising Arizona - 33
Re-Animator - 17
Repo Man - 23

Return to Oz - 9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 49
They Came from Within (aka 'Shivers') - 9
Sleepaway Camp - 22
Somewhere in Time - 21

Streets Of Fire - 28
The Tenant - 12
They Live - 18
Trainspotting - 14

The Trip - 7
Valley of the Dolls - 13
La Vie est un Roman - 25
The Warriors - 18
Withnail & I - 20

+ Night (Curse) of the Driver ++
---Faster, Pussycat Killx2 .... cult, yes; good, slightly.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 7, 2012 2:05:25 AM PDT
After Jeffery Jordan and Jonathans votes,

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 25
Bad Taste - 11
The Big Lebowski - 37
Clue - 16
Curse of the Demon (1957) - 22

Deep Red (1975) - 4
Donnie Darko - 26
The Driver - 13
Ed Wood - 13
Eyes without A Face - 29

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 27
Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! - 11
Forbidden Zone - 22
Freeway - 10
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby - 14

Friday - 5
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 30
The Girl Can't Help It - 43
Heathers - 33
Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte - 10

Kill, Baby... Kill! (aka, 'Curse of the Living Dead') - 14
The Legend of Lylah Clare - 10
Mad Max - 5
Miller's Crossing - 33
Modern Romance - 8

Mudhoney - 9
Orca - 9
Office Space - 36
Performance - 63
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 10
Possession (1981) - 6
Raising Arizona - 33
Re-Animator - 17
Repo Man - 23

Return to Oz - 9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 49
They Came from Within (aka 'Shivers') - 9
Sleepaway Camp - 22
Somewhere in Time - 21

Streets Of Fire - 28
The Tenant - 12
They Live - 18
Trainspotting - 14

The Trip - 7
Valley of the Dolls - 13
La Vie est un Roman - 25
The Warriors - 19
Withnail & I - 20

The Modern Warriors Must Be Crazy....well, duh!
Minus The Girl (2) and her Forbidden Zone.....tell me more.

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 6:36:47 AM PDT
7 & 7 IS says:
after Tobiathan Sloany : LFM

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 25
Bad Taste - 11
The Big Lebowski - 37
Clue - 16
Curse of the Demon (1957) - 22

Deep Red (1975) - 4
Donnie Darko - 26
The Driver - 13
Ed Wood - 13
Eyes without A Face - 29

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 27
Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! - 11
Forbidden Zone - 22
Freeway - 10
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby - 14

Friday - 5
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 30
The Girl Can't Help It - 43
Heathers - 33
Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte - 10

Kill, Baby... Kill! (aka, 'Curse of the Living Dead') - 14
The Legend of Lylah Clare - 10
Mad Max - 5
Miller's Crossing - 33
Modern Romance - 8

Mudhoney - 9
Orca - 9
Office Space - 36
Performance - 66
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 7
Possession (1981) - 6
Raising Arizona - 33
Re-Animator - 17
Repo Man - 23

Return to Oz - 9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 49
They Came from Within (aka 'Shivers') - 9
Sleepaway Camp - 22
Somewhere in Time - 21

Streets Of Fire - 28
The Tenant - 12
They Live - 18
Trainspotting - 14

The Trip - 7
Valley of the Dolls - 13
La Vie est un Roman - 25
The Warriors - 19
Withnail & I - 20

Performane +++
Plaighnes,Traynes ans Automobeels ---bring back Hee-Haw

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 7:51:19 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jul 7, 2012 7:52:03 AM PDT
after 7

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 25
Bad Taste - 11
The Big Lebowski - 37
Clue - 16
Curse of the Demon (1957) - 22

Deep Red (1975) - 1
Donnie Darko - 26
The Driver - 13
Ed Wood - 13
Eyes without A Face - 29

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 27
Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! - 11
Forbidden Zone - 22
Freeway - 10
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby - 14

Friday - 5
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 30
The Girl Can't Help It - 43
Heathers - 33
Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte - 10

Kill, Baby... Kill! (aka, 'Curse of the Living Dead') - 14
The Legend of Lylah Clare - 10
Mad Max - 5
Miller's Crossing - 33
Modern Romance - 8

Mudhoney - 9
Orca - 9
Office Space - 36
Performance - 66
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 7
Possession (1981) - 6
Raising Arizona - 33
Re-Animator - 17
Repo Man - 26

Return to Oz - 9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 49
They Came from Within (aka 'Shivers') - 9
Sleepaway Camp - 22
Somewhere in Time - 21

Streets Of Fire - 28
The Tenant - 12
They Live - 18
Trainspotting - 14

The Trip - 7
Valley of the Dolls - 13
La Vie est un Roman - 25
The Warriors - 19
Withnail & I - 20

+3 Repo
-3 Deep Red

Posted on Jul 7, 2012 8:50:16 AM PDT
Quexos says:
after Cilantron

Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - 25
Bad Taste - 11
The Big Lebowski - 37
Clue - 16
Curse of the Demon (1957) - 22

Donnie Darko - 26
The Driver - 13
Ed Wood - 14
Eyes without A Face - 29

Fahrenheit 451 (1966) - 27
Faster, Pussycat, Kill! Kill! - 11
Forbidden Zone - 22
Freeway - 10
Freeway II: Confessions of a Trickbaby - 14

Friday - 5
The Gods Must Be Crazy - 30
The Girl Can't Help It - 43
Heathers - 33
Hush ... Hush, Sweet Charlotte - 10

Kill, Baby... Kill! (aka, 'Curse of the Living Dead') - 14
The Legend of Lylah Clare - 10
Mad Max - 5
Miller's Crossing - 33
Modern Romance - 8

Mudhoney - 9
Orca - 10
Office Space - 34
Performance - 66
Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959) - 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - 7
Possession (1981) - 6
Raising Arizona - 33
Re-Animator - 17
Repo Man - 26

Return to Oz - 9
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - 49
They Came from Within (aka 'Shivers') - 9
Sleepaway Camp - 22
Somewhere in Time - 21

Streets Of Fire - 28
The Tenant - 12
They Live - 18
Trainspotting - 14

The Trip - 7
Valley of the Dolls - 13
La Vie est un Roman - 25
The Warriors - 19
Withnail & I - 21

+ Ed, Orca, Withnail
- deep end
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