The first post in this thread will be # 14,394.
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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Saw The Hunger Games
Perhaps its just me... But... What the hell was all the hype about?
It was blatantly (IMO) Logan's Run mates with Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome and part of the afterbirth is the scene from The Fifth Element with the Diva Plavalaguna where Ruby Rhod walks into the concert talking about all the "important" people attending.
On sleeping pills... Snore... Yawn...
I wouldn't mind seeing her multi-pass.
I'm still at a loss as to why this movie was made
You think money might have had something to do with it?
What I don't get is how these assholes can watch tons of dope go up in smoke without fussing or trying to get high on it.
Back To God's Country (1919)
The first film on this Milestone DVD featuring Nell Shipman is somewhat like the Hazards of Helen series from 1914-1917. Shipman's character has grown up in the Canadian wilderness, meets and falls in love with a government surveyor who happens upon the cabin where she lives with her father. The surveyor has to leave for some reason before they can marry and while he's gone an outlaw posing as a Mountie spies Nell swimming naked in a pool (kind of hot) and manages to ingratiate himself with her father. When the outlaw is alone with Nell he tries to rape her, the father runs to the rescue and in the ensuing struggle the father kills the outlaw's sidekick. The outlaw "arrests" the father and begins to lead him off to civilization to be tried but when they reach a cliff he pushes the father off, killing him. By this time the fiance has returned and helps Nell fish her father out of the river while the outlaw escapes. Later, after they marry, the husband accepts a job that takes him to the arctic regions, along with Nell, but it turns out that the captain of the ship is the outlaw who cripples the husband in a staged accident and plans to murder him and force himself on Nell. It's up to Nell to save the day along with some help from a dog who according to some mystical mumbo-jumbo was destined to play a part in Nell's fate. Kid stuff.
Something New (1920)
The second film on the DVD is almost a commercial for the Maxwell automobile. The flimsy plot concerns Nell being captured by Mexican bandits, rescued by her admirer, Bert, in the aforementioned vehicle and their attempt to escape the bandits who ride horses and in real life would easily overtake a 1920 car trying to negotiate off road mountain and desert terrains. The bulk of the film is scene after scene of Bert and Nell overcoming various impasses with the car (which had to be repaired several times during production).
Touching The Void (2003. Docudrama)=Gripping true story of three men whose mountain climbing adventure in the Andes goes horribly awry when a storm hits and one of the men breaks his leg and must navigate his way alone back to base camp.
One of the best mountain climbing films. The reenactments are very well done and the film is narrated by the three men.
Oakland A's Vintage World Series Film=For A's fans, an enjoyable highlight film of their four world championship teams.
Touching The Void - What a story! If you were just hearing it told over a beer it would be terrific. But having the actual participants lay it out makes it really special.