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Aug 31 15 12:07 PM
Ageless Chinese Serpent
The Mountain Road ( USA 1960)
Jimmy Stewart (Vertigo, Rear Window, It's a Wonderful Life) meets Lisa Lu (The Postmodern Life of my Aunt, The Joy Luck Club, The Last Emperor) while retreating from the Japanese army on a mountain road in China. Along the way, they debate war, life, and the futility of it all. Harry Morgan (Dragnet, M*A*S*H*) is along for the ride. There is a momentary potential interracial romance between Stewart and Lu but it doesn't blossom.
James Wong Howe was originally to be the director of photography.
Adapted from a novel by Theodore White, former Time Magazine Bureau Chief in wartime China.
Interesting period piece for its historical background. This was the only war movie Stewart ever appeared in during his long cinematic career. He was a WW2 veteran and retired from the USAF as a brigadier general in 1959.
Sep 12 15 1:57 PM
The Wicker Man (UK 1973)
Edward Woodward, Christopher Lee, Britt Ekland, Ingrid Pitt, and Diane Cilento
A Detective Sergeant from the West Highland Constabulary investigates a missing child case and Christianity clashes with Paganism in modern day Scotland. Check out this this intelligent mystery-suspense. Woodward and Lee both turn in brilliant performances. Both actors considered their roles in this film among their very best.
Oct 29 15 3:27 PM
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Dec 4 15 1:43 PM
The Peanuts Movie (USA 2015)
A reasonably good theatrical version weaving together many of the Peanuts themes and the misadventures of Charlie Brown and Snoopy. Produced with creative input from Schulz' son and grandson. It's a badly needed feel-good movie for the holiday season. .
Dec 7 15 10:45 AM
Dec 10 15 11:46 AM
Hi tzarine -
The original Charlie Brown Christmas is a real classic. It is far superior with more genuine emotion and depth. Suitable for all audiences.
The current Peanuts movie is obviously targeted more towards children although adults with memories of all the original Charlie Brown telecasts will recognize many of the Peanuts themes.
Don't get me wrong, The Peanuts Movie is a sincere and fond tribute to Charles Schulz and his beloved characters. But it just isn't quite the same.
BTW - Happy Holidays!
Dec 10 15 11:57 AM
The Keys of the Kingdom (USA 1944)
Gregory Peck's second big-screen film has him portraying a Scottish Catholic missionary in wartime China. Roddy McDowall plays the missionary when he was a young boy. Benson Fong, Philip Ahn and Richard Loo also show up. So does Vincent Price and Cedric Hardwicke. Peck was nominated for an Oscar for this role. Worth taking a look.
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Terminator Genesis (USA 2015)
This one should lay the franchise to rest. It's been a steady downward trend since T3 Rise of the Machines.
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I just watched Tales of Terror with Peter Lorre and Vincent Price in a Roger Corman adaptation of the Cask of Amontillado and The Black Cat.
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