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My neighbor once ran into Roger Moore once in the early 80s.
In Monte Carlo.

I mean, where else?

He also hung out with David Bowie there. Apparently Bowie was interested in my friend's two female travelling companions.
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j_tso posted wrote: Moore was a bit too old to be Bond after that one.

But some consider For Your Eyes Only the return to form after the 70's Disco deviation indulgence that was Moonraker. I have a different opinion, which was that Moonraker was the sequel to the first Bond movie I ever saw (in the theaters), The Spy Who Loved Me, featuring Barbara Bach, the hottest Bond girl of all time, but more importanly, for me at age 9, it featured the return of Richard Kiel as Jaws, the greatest spy villain henchman of all time. And plus it took place in space just like Star Wars with lasers and space shuttles. Therefore Moonraker IS THE GREATEST JAMES BOND MOVIE OF ALL TIME. ymmv.
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I stopped reading after Barbara Bach. Ridiculous.
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juice posted wrote: I stopped reading after Barbara Bach. Ridiculous.


Shut up, she married a Beatle!
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ukimalefu posted wrote:
juice posted wrote: I stopped reading after Barbara Bach. Ridiculous.


Shut up, she married a Beatle!

So did Yoko Ono
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juice posted wrote:
ukimalefu posted wrote:
juice posted wrote: I stopped reading after Barbara Bach. Ridiculous.


Shut up, she married a Beatle!

So did Yoko Ono


But Ringo is the cool one!
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juice posted wrote:
ukimalefu posted wrote:
juice posted wrote: I stopped reading after Barbara Bach. Ridiculous.


Shut up, she married a Beatle!

So did Yoko Oh No!


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Barbara Bach was and is the hottest Bond Girl of all time. fiddlesticks you all!
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They're all lovely, but for me Daniela Bianchi stands out.
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The first one that grabbed my full attention was Jane Seymour.
I'm now most partial to the late Diana Rigg and Jill St. John. But there isn't a bad one in the bunch.
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Metacell posted wrote: it featured the return of Richard Kiel as Jaws, the greatest spy villain henchman of all time.


I detested the Jaws character. IMHO the STUPIDEST henchman.
While I can appreciate more light Bond that Roger Moore brought to the Bond movies, it is when they brought in Jaws that the series threatened to jump the shark.

Baron Samedi FTW, --Mr. Kidd and Mr. Wint were also far superior, as was OddJob. Bambi & Thumper too.
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None of them had the same winning smile!
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Séamas posted wrote:While I can appreciate more light Bond that Roger Moore brought to the Bond movies, it is when they brought in Jaws that the series threatened to jump the shark.

Too bad Jaws killed the shark.
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Wasn't there some awful James Bond, Jr. cartoon for kids in the 80's? I wonder if Jaws was in it.
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I was thinking the Jaws character was the Eon company thinking about getting into the action figure/merchandising game.

Then I remembered my friend having the Corgi toy of the moon buggy from Diamonds are Forever.
I recall being six or seven and has ZEO clue why this space-buggy type thing would have a guy in a suit and tie driving it.
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Little Big Soldier (2010)

Taking place during the Warring States period, Jackie Chan plays a foot soldier who takes captive the only other survivor of a battle they just fought. The captive is a general who should bring a handsome reward in Jackie's province so he can go back to being a farmer. Of course they become unlikely friends on the trip back, encountering thieves, nomadic tribesmen, and trying to outrun the general's forces hunting them down.

Jackie in his mid-50s can still do some running around fight scenes, but it's weird seeing such fight scenes with people getting impaled.
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Metacell posted wrote: Wasn't there some awful James Bond, Jr. cartoon for kids in the 80's? I wonder if Jaws was in it.


'90s. He was.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Bond_Jr.#Villains
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James Bond, Jr. had the dumbest premise in the world.

It wasn't James Bond's son. It was his nephew, and the theme song indicates that his uncle taught him to be kind of a spy, but he was in school. Jesus, it was so dumb.

Oh, and I watched it.
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Did he have a learner's permit to kill?
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rush (2013) on netflix

quite liked it

fairly sloppy writing, but a pleasing escape from the everyday
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obvs posted wrote: James Bond, Jr. had the dumbest premise in the world.

It wasn't James Bond's son. It was his nephew, and the theme song indicates that his uncle taught him to be kind of a spy, but he was in school. Jesus, it was so dumb.

Oh, and I watched it.


They should have had guest stars that were rival cousins, there must've been LOTS of cousins.

TOS posted wrote: rush (2013) on netflix

quite liked it

fairly sloppy writing, but a pleasing escape from the everyday


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Séamas posted wrote: Did he have a learner's permit to kill?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKgi7m5Ki5o
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The Day of the Jackal (1973) Edward Fox, Michael Lonsdale. French ex-army officers plot to kill President de Gaulle. Recommended.
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The Funhouse, early 80s, maybe 1981? Came on a 2 DVD set which includes Sssssss which is the one I really want to see, but this one was good. Not as good as Silent Rage from around the same time with Chuck Norris, but still good.

Strangely, Flounder from Animal House was Charlie in Silent Rage, Chuck's police sidekick, and the lead in The Funhouse played Amadeus's wife in Amadeus, who was also in Animal House.
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Vulture posted wrote: The Funhouse, early 80s, maybe 1981? Came on a 2 DVD set which includes Sssssss which is the one I really want to see, but this one was good. Not as good as Silent Rage from around the same time with Chuck Norris, but still good.

Strangely, Flounder from Animal House was Charlie in Silent Rage, Chuck's police sidekick, and the lead in The Funhouse played Amadeus's wife in Amadeus, who was also in Animal House.

Ssssssss was my favorite horror movie when I was a little kid. I can't remember now if I've seen Funhouse, but I know Fangoria magazine had me obsessed about it.
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Watched The King again.

Two scenes really stick out, because they just show me how armor was mostly useless for anything beyond a casual blow or glancing arrows.

The first is a duel to avert a full-on battle. The combatants wear chain mail and plate armor and they just batter at each other until one can get close enough to slide a dagger under his opponents helmet. https://youtu.be/rCs8YBbBzc0

The second is a duel to finish out a battle. One combatant keeps sliding in the mud and is so hindered by the weight of his armor that he can't get his feet under himself. His intended opponent doesn't even bother engaging the fight. https://youtu.be/l5d_BuI-KbA?t=248


I guess full armor can be helpful in a fight where everybody is packed together and flailing clumsily at each other with sharp, pointy things, or heavy, dull things. But in a smaller confrontation, I would prefer speed and agility.
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Robert B. posted wrote: Watched The King again.

Two scenes really stick out, because they just show me how armor was mostly useless for anything beyond a casual blow or glancing arrows.

The first is a duel to avert a full-on battle. The combatants wear chain mail and plate armor and they just batter at each other until one can get close enough to slide a dagger under his opponents helmet. https://youtu.be/rCs8YBbBzc0

The second is a duel to finish out a battle. One combatant keeps sliding in the mud and is so hindered by the weight of his armor that he can't get his feet under himself. His intended opponent doesn't even bother engaging the fight. https://youtu.be/l5d_BuI-KbA?t=248



I guess full armor can be helpful in a fight where everybody is packed together and flailing clumsily at each other with sharp, pointy things, or heavy, dull things. But in a smaller confrontation, I would prefer speed and agility.


How movies depict medieval battles is a bit of the problem.
By and large the main combat weapons used would be the long pole weapons and/or soldiers in mail working together with kite shields.

That doesn't work so well in a cinematic sense, where swords, individual combat and smaller shields just looks cooler.
Also: MOST of the arrows in a volley will be "glancing" blows.


Full plate armor is heavy, but usually 40-50 pounds distributed all around the body.
The idea that knights would need to be lifted onto their horse by a crane --a common depiction in film is a Hollywood invention, full plate metal afforded the wearer with far more mobility that people think.

There are good reasons why it was popular for those who could afford it--it gave excellent protection up until the advent of gunpowder.
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Well, the crossbow was the first chime of the death knell. And it required virtually no skill to use, unlike the bow.
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In any case, I liked the movie.
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Raising Buchanan (2019). I watched it because Amanda Melby, the main character, is my friend's daughter (the last time I saw her in person, she was a teenager). The premise is simple enough: A desperate woman steals the corpse of former US president James Buchanan, hoping to net a large ransom. Complications arise when it seems no one is particularly interested in getting him back.

It's like the seedy underbelly of the Gilmore Girls universe with punchy, quick comedy where words are more important than actions. Not every line is a killer, but a lot of them are.

We loved it, and I give it an enthusiastic thumbs up!
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finally watched the joker

it was totally different from what i expected ... i had the sense it was an angry incel treatise, but it's actually about how society treats mental illness

it was a pretty amazing movie, and i loved how they recreated the early 80s

and kind of wasted at how majorly it was misrepresented
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TOS posted wrote: finally watched the joker

it was totally different from what i expected ... i had the sense it was an angry incel treatise, but it's actually about how society treats mental illness

it was a pretty amazing movie, and i loved how they recreated the early 80s

and kind of wasted at how majorly it was misrepresented

Easily my favorite DC movie. Not sure how I'd rate it to Logan...although I'd say it was a bit more poignant to real life. The DC characters usually are.
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TOS posted wrote: finally watched the joker

it was totally different from what i expected ... i had the sense it was an angry incel treatise, but it's actually about how society treats mental illness

it was a pretty amazing movie, and i loved how they recreated the early 80s

and kind of wasted at how majorly it was misrepresented
It seemed to be implying that everyone with a mental illness is on the verge of snapping and committing mass murder, implying that they deserve that kind of treatment.

Although the construction of the piece as a whole was very good, it helps reinforce negative ideas, and I think the movie will end up being harmful.
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I found the Joker movie to be unwatchable and gave up about 40 minutes in. Perhaps I hadn't seen even that much, but it felt MUCH longer.
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obvs posted wrote:
TOS posted wrote: finally watched the joker

it was totally different from what i expected ... i had the sense it was an angry incel treatise, but it's actually about how society treats mental illness

it was a pretty amazing movie, and i loved how they recreated the early 80s

and kind of wasted at how majorly it was misrepresented
It seemed to be implying that everyone with a mental illness is on the verge of snapping and committing mass murder, implying that they deserve that kind of treatment.

Although the construction of the piece as a whole was very good, it helps reinforce negative ideas, and I think the movie will end up being harmful.


that's fine, i just thought it was trying to say that treating people, all people, with a bit of compassion would dramatically transform the shittier aspects of society
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My Octopus Teacher (2020) (Netflix, eMule) A documentary about a man who pays regular visits to an octopus over a period of a year and develops an emotional bond with it. Beautiful photography. Well worth a look.
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Time After Time (1979) Malcolm McDowell, Mary Steenburgen, David Warner. Jack The Ripper steals HG Well's time machine to wreak havoc on 1979 San Francisco and HG Wells goes after him. Fun and recommended, but actually quite bad film-making. The plot holes have nothing to do with time travel.
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Eh? Time After Time is great! Ain't nothing wrong with it. Best movie filmed in San Francisco, along with Invasion of the Body Snatchers and Star Trek IV. Mary Steenburgen!
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Phantasm: remastered

If you grew up in the 70's, there were two truly great horror movies. One was Halloween. The other was Phantasm. The rest were garbage, especially every Fri. 13th movie. Of course, if you grew up in the 60's you had Texas Chainsaw Massacre which is a whole different experience (ruined by III).

Now, it's obvious as an adult, that Phantasm is a terrible, low-budget, ineptly written movie made by amateurs. But as a kid, it really delivered on the whole experience of "life makes no sense and is a never-ending nightmare" which is par-for-the-course among American middle-schoolers. The reality is that there is a gem of creative genius in this movie and director Don Coscarelli proved it with his more recent cult classic, "John Dies at the End" (2012). There's no denying that for all it's faults, this movie just reeks with style. It was good for nostalgia's sake.

Avatar: watched it again in 3D (on Bino). The best 3D movie ever made. Unfortunately, the characters were all rather forgettable and disposable, especially the CGI Navi that we're all supposed to root for. And the plot is, of course, so from the heart that nobody can really relate to it. The creepy bits: we try to ingratiate ourselves to a new culture by stealing their forms and inhabiting them with our own consciousness. If aliens did this to us, how would we react?

Spectre: All the Daniel Craig bond movies are decent, and this is no exception. Not as good as the highlights Casino Royale or Skyfall, but a lot of intense fun.

Female Troubles: As far as transgressive cinema goes, it's a tie between this and Desperate Living as to John Waters' greatest, IMO. Of course, Hairspray (the original with Divine, Debbie Harry, Sonny Bono, and Ricki Lake) is an un-matchable American classic, an untouchable spark from the wilderness of reality, but although it is definitely subversive, it falls tastefully short of the trangression of early John Waters.

The most famous is Pink Flamingos, which is not for the faint of heart. But for all the shock that goes into it, it's not really a great movie. It doesn't really have anything to say. Not so, with Female Trouble, which shows much greater craftsmanship and artistry, and which delves deep into the American obsession with superficiality, and is genuinely hilariously funny. I'll leave it at that.
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