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The ghost of George Sanders reminds you to link your films, and that one should feel free to move on if bored. 

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Juliette Lewis is a fucking revelation in that film.

Four stars? . . . Well, okay . . . but only for Mitchum.

Harry in Your Pocket...everyone who loves Seattle or lives near here should be enthralled by all the street scenes circa 1973...they cover almost all of downtown!

The performances are spectacular...and the great thing is the relationships are not ones that ever make it to the screen any more.  

One of the best parts of this flick is Trish Van Devere who I guess is mostly known for being George C. Scott's wife -- but she takes her 4th of the movie by both horns in this film.   She is sort of like Jane Fonda, but more of an actress who has here characteristics...as opposed to the real Jane Fonda, who simply plays "herself" in her own films.

I went looking for more Trish Van Devere films and sadly, Netflix does not have the one I wanted -- "The Last Run".    Gah!   I really just wanted to call that up and watch it...but it's not listed in the filmbase at all!!

Looks good John. Frustrating. Sevorin recs alot of good looking prospects here also which are unavailable to my searches.

 

The German director, Haneke, amazes me while not exactly entertaining me with "The White Ribbon,"Cache" and the fascinating "Bennys' Video." Check out "Lilya 4- ever" for a reality check. Am also watching "Luther" on streaming as they have released a new season. Have been in a "Jeremy Irons" state of mind and just had to watch "Damages" again.

OMG - someone else has actually heard of the 1992 Benny's Video!  My introduction to Michael Haneke movies (my review is the first one on the Netflix movie page). After that one, I have watched every movie of his that Netflix carries. Arno Frisch, the star of Benny's Video went on to star in Haneke's first version of Funny Games 6 years later in 1998. 

Then you should appreciate "White Ribbon."  This Director frightens me so much more than vampires! I think there are two versions of "Funny Games" and the European version is far superior to ours in the States. I saw both. Catch "Liyla 4-ever. That young girl will never leave my mind completely.

Actually I've seen every movie directed by Haneke that has a DVD available.  Yes there were two versions of Funny Games, both directed by Haneke - the 1998 German language version, and the 2007 English remake.  I thought the 1998 version was much more chilling.

John Carter (of Mars)--I enjoyed it, but didn't love it.  I think it might have suffered a bit in the storyline here and there, but overall a fun romp.

I Married A Witch--Veronica Lake plays a reincarnated witch who wants to torment the ancestor (Fredric March) who put her to death, and they eventually fall for one another.  Inspired the show Bewitched. 

Stir Crazy--Gene Wilder & Richard Pryor get falsely accused of a bank hold-up and sent to prison, pretty lite comedy, a bit aged, but still watchable.

I watched Wrath of the Titans today. It was really cool. I watched the original one and i really enjoyed it too.

I also found out the making of. Click here to check it out !

I just realized that I hav'nt seen too many movies by these two actors until you mentioned them. I also really liked Kilmer in Tombstone and he was good in Heat if you like a crime drama 5 stars. And The Contender is a good politics based thriller with Christian Slater 4 stars.

Quicksand (1950)

2/5 Stars

Mickey Rooney playing a tough guy who the dames all fall for? Gimme a break! Could've been a better film with a more suitable actor playing the lead. Who would dump Barbara Bates for Jeanne Cagney?

Barbara Bates

Rooney with Jeanne Cagney

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