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P.J.Blazing Saddles has it all.

Racism, sexism, classism....

Pretty much all the ism's are represented.

I think that film is about those things rather than being those things. 

Very true. The only thing that Blazing Saddles is guilty of is making fun of gays. Everything else is commentary.
Mar 18, 2016 10:57 PM
Death Proof
doughboyPulp Fiction
Django Unchained
Hateful Eight
Inglourious Basterds
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill 1
Jackie Brown
True Romance (writing)
Kill Bill 2
Natural Born Killers (writing)

You didn't see Grindhouse?

Sadly, no.
Jan 12, 2016 7:44 PM
Pulp Fiction
Django Unchained
Hateful Eight
Inglourious Basterds
Reservoir Dogs
Kill Bill 1
Jackie Brown
True Romance (writing)
Kill Bill 2
Natural Born Killers (writing)
Jan 11, 2016 5:11 AM
BuckyCaptainI'm a Texans fan, but that team had no business in the post season.

Did not acquit themselves well, no. It's hard to believe the Chiefs' run this year. Next week the playoffs really begin, though.
Jan 10, 2016 6:37 PM
Diogenes- Madsen didn't get much to do. 

That's what I thought. It actually reminded me of his work in KB, V2, which was perhaps intentional.
Jan 10, 2016 6:03 PM
I'm in no hurry for the sequel for two reasons - one having nothing to do with the quality of the movie and one having everything to do with it. First, I thought the story was complete. They sent the big, bad corporation packing and got their planet back. End of story. Second, I just do not care that much about this set of characters. Plus, I can't think of any visual reason to see a sequel. I pretty much got everything I needed from the first movie. What else could they show me? More monsters putting blue people in peril? I've seen Avatar twice in theaters and own it on Blu-Ray (although I still haven't watched that one. It was a Christmas present a year or two ago). But the more I think about the story, the less I care about it. 
Dec 29, 2015 4:55 PM
One that gets me every time is "A toast, to my big brother George, the richest man in town." 
Dec 28, 2015 7:39 PM
RedSuperman's first rescue in Richard Donner's film saving Lois Lane and the helicopter. I have seen it a million times and every single time I can not hold back the giddy joy and laughter seeing him take to the sky. The editing is so tight. The "who's got you" line is perfect. John Williams music.
It's just the most awesome moment in cinema for me.

That is definitely one of my all time favorite scenes.
Dec 28, 2015 7:34 PM
Uh...I don't know...because of the metric system?
Dec 25, 2015 9:08 AM
One more: Forgot about The Frisco Kid
Dec 21, 2015 9:00 PM
Below is a list of every western I've ever seen. I would hardly call many of them great, but I thought I would include every one due to the subjectivity of what makes up greatness. What have I missed?

Westerns I've seen:
Silverado
Unforgiven
Once Upon a Time in the West
Blazing Saddles
A Fistful of Dollars
For a Few Dollars More
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
True Grit (1969)
True Grit (2010)
The Apple Dumpling Gang
The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again
Hot Lead and Cold Feet
Stagecoach
Django Unchained
The Ox-Bow Incident
The Magnificent Seven
The Wild Bunch
The Searchers
The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
High Noon
The Man from Snowy River
Rio Bravo
Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid
Tombstone
Shane
Dances with Wolves
Maverick
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
The Three Amigos
Legends of the Fall
City Slickers
Back to the Future, Part III
Once Upon a Time in Mexico
Rango
Far and Away
Rustler's Rhapsody
The Legend of the Lone Ranger (1981)
Dec 21, 2015 8:50 PM
Death Proof
Patrick ClubbsIt wasn't very good.  Abrams played it safe and just used a greatest hits design to appeal to viewers.  Nothing new and now a bigger death star? That's the best they could come up with?  And the supreme leader looks like Golem from Lord of the Rings!  The first hour was just running away from everything.  No epic lightsaber duel either.  How does the girl beat a trained evil jedi and the planet splits them apart and the right time?  BULL!!  Abrams pulled off a great scam and all the fanboys fell for it.  Star Wars is dead.

Wah.

LOL. Everyone is wrong about Star Wars. Thank goodness we have Patrick to set us straight. 
Dec 21, 2015 7:02 PM
billwh2I understand what you mean about a movie made for grownups because that is the type of film I like. A drama grounded in reality.  However I can understand that some people may prefer escapist movies like Star Wars. To each his/her own.

My favorite film of the year so far is "Room".

Spotlight is well worth a view.

Don't get me wrong. I've already seen The Force Awakens twice. I think I'm about 60/40 with escapist vs. grounded, mature films, but the market is flooded with escapism. It's unfortunate that movies like Spotlight get so overlooked. As an example of that, I either have never heard of Room or quickly forgot about it, myself. I'll have to check it out.
Dec 20, 2015 5:07 AM
What a great movie. I know the subject matter will push people away, and it certainly isn't an action movie. But if you like riveting dramas with great performances and a compelling plot, this is for you. I don't mean to put down Star Wars or other movies by saying this, but this is a movie for grown ups. Not only would I not show it to my 10 year old son, but it's got a maturity to it that was made for a mature mindset.
Dec 19, 2015 8:17 PM
After two viewings of TFA, here's my ranking for the series:

Upper echelon: ANH > ESB > TFA
Enjoyable, exciting, worth watching, but flawed: ROTJ > ROTS
Miscalculations not worth watching again: TPM = AOTC

I really, really liked TFA and think it set up a future series with a lot of potential. Kylo Ren is the bad guy that most action movies nowadays direly need. Rey was wonderful (although I have my doubts that she would have learned all of that about ships having been stranded on that planet her whole life). I love that they gave a character like Finn permission to be...not so much a coward, but...realistically afraid of what could happen to him. The moments of humor were well earned and welcome moments, although some of Ford's humorous lines could have been cut out of it. I'm thinking particularly of the trash compactor line. And I thought the effects (everything except the too-big-to-be-taken-seriously star killer effects) had a realism to them - or at least seemed integrated well enough with the scenes for me to suspend disbelief. 

On the down side, while I welcomed many of the call backs to the OT, the third act in particular seemed too much like deja vu. I'm not saying anything here that many critics and movie goers didn't pick up on, themselves. I think how much people recommend this movie will be based on how much you tolerate or get distracted by the overlap. So yes, I want to acknowledge it and say that the deja vu is the reason I ranked it third in my list above, but I will forgive it that aspect of lacking originality for the high degree of fun and sheer movie making competence that I witnessed. I'll most likely be seeing it a third time in the theaters (although I don't think it will be necessary to do the 3D IMAX thing again).
Dec 19, 2015 8:11 PM
Hipster ThorAnother quick question, wtf happened to Finn and Poe's TIE fighter? Why was it sucked into the ground? Was there a Sarr'lac under it?

Rey said something to BB-8 about not going to a certain area because of some kind of sand there. "People drown there." It was real brief. I only caught it on the second viewing.
I'm sure Anakin could have warned them better.
Dec 19, 2015 7:44 PM
Yeah, the only significant new character that I felt went underdeveloped was Po. 
Dec 19, 2015 5:12 PM
Anthony Hurley
crumbsroomI Love Trouble was pretty bad too.

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A Truly Funny Adventure!!


I heard that Nolte and Roberts hated each other. That does not surprise me for some reason... I can't really picture their personalities meshing all that well.

So many Julia Roberts movies are contenders for this category - Runaway Bride, Stepmom, Something to Talk About, Hook.
For me, one with a different actress but from the same ballpark is Forces of Nature. Truly awful. 
Nov 21, 2015 3:43 PM
Today, for whatever reason, James Mason's voice popped into my head saying "It's just his time, Joe." And I got to thinking about the indelible impression his brief performance made on me. What kinds of roles are like that for you?
Nov 18, 2015 7:23 PM