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Movie Moments You Just Can't Buy

I was watching TCM today, and they were showing "She Done Him Wrong" with Mae West. In the film , there are at least five male characters who are madly in love with Mae, all rich and powerful. The only non-rich one was Cary Grant! Did the producers of this movie actually think audiences would buy Mae as this object of desire? She wasn't bad looking at this point in her career, but she was no femme fatale. And she looked like she could be Cary's mother.

Are there any other films where they expect you to accept something you just can't?

by Anonymousreply 16511 hours ago

Lily Tomlinson & John Travolta

by Anonymousreply 104/25/2021

A lot of overly happy endings.

by Anonymousreply 204/25/2021

Cantankerous, irritating, gray-haired old Jimmy Stewart as the love interest of beautiful young blondes like Grace Kelly and Kim Novak.

Bette Davis' freakish old clown-faced Queen Elizabeth I as the love interest of handsome, dashing Errol Flynn's Lord Essex.

by Anonymousreply 304/25/2021

Spencer Tracy and Robert Wagner as BROTHERS (!) in "The Mountain".

The utterly talentless, charisma-free Ruby Keeler as the only woman who can step in to save the show in "42nd Street".

by Anonymousreply 404/25/2021

Mickey Fucking Rooney saving anyone’s soda shop, farm, or house

by Anonymousreply 504/25/2021

The original "Imitation Of Life" from 1934 starring Claudette Colbert & Louise Beavers is entertaining but full of "Yeah Right!" moments. Claudette takes her housekeeper/housemate Louise Beavers' secret family pancake recipe and builds (at first) a successful restaurant. Ultimately Claudette expands operations into a successful mass-market pancake mix, with Miss Beavers serving as "The Face" of the mix in advertisements.

When the money starts rolling in and Claudette informs Louise that though she's no longer needed as a maid, she intends to (rightfully) cut her in on the business as a 50/50 partner, Louise bucks her eyes and cries "Oh No, Miss Bea! Eyes don't need no money! Just being here with you & Little Jessie (the daughter) is good enough for me!"

Give me a fucking break! No wonder her daughter wanted to get away from that idiot!

by Anonymousreply 604/25/2021

OMG, OP, I recently watched that movie, too, and I had the same reaction. It was hilarious. THAT thing, dripping with diamonds and having men dying of love for her?

By the way, how'd you like the ending? That was quite a head-spinner!

by Anonymousreply 704/25/2021

R6, imagine how Louise Beavers felt having to perform those lines written for her by white people. I really cringe at old Hollywood movies on behalf of the insulting and self-parodying characters black actors had to play.

by Anonymousreply 804/25/2021

"Light the candles...."

by Anonymousreply 904/25/2021

Any time Julia Roberts or Glenn Close is in a scene and a man is attracted to them. Would never happen in real life.

by Anonymousreply 1004/25/2021

Helen Hunt falling in love with Jack Nicholson's asperger character in As Good As It Gets. Like actual romantic love where she has sex with him. No way!

by Anonymousreply 1104/25/2021

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by Anonymousreply 1204/26/2021

A giant ape sitting on top of the Empire State Building. Yeah, right.

by Anonymousreply 1304/26/2021

[quote]Bette Davis' freakish old clown-faced Queen Elizabeth I as the love interest of handsome, dashing Errol Flynn's Lord Essex.

Are you unaware that Elizabeth I was 32 years older than the Earl of Essex R3? At the time of his execution, he was 35, whereas she was 67. If anything, Bette was too young to play the Queen.

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by Anonymousreply 1404/26/2021

Petite Englishman Claude Rains playing the father of beefy American Lon Chaney, Jr. in The Wolfman.

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by Anonymousreply 1504/26/2021

Here’s a better pic.

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by Anonymousreply 1604/26/2021

R6, TCM has a nicely-produced short documentary about the history of racist stereotypes in Hollywood. I hope they flesh it out and go a bit deeper as it’s only about 20 minutes long right now. Regardless, I’ve caught it three times and it’s always jaw-dropping.

by Anonymousreply 1704/26/2021

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by Anonymousreply 1804/29/2021

Ava Gardner as Lorne Greene's daughter in "Earthquake."

Ava Gardner's birthdate: 12/22/22 Lorne Greene's birthdate: 2/12/15

by Anonymousreply 1904/29/2021

High class call girl...Barbra Streisand?! That's nuts...

by Anonymousreply 2004/29/2021

"Love in the Afternoon" -- I don't HOW big her daddy issues are, I don't for one second buy Audrey Hepburn's beautiful, virginal character being so eager to be deflowered by an at-death's-door Gary Cooper!

The most ridiculous romantic pairing in movie history.

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by Anonymousreply 2104/29/2021

[quote]Helen Hunt falling in love with Jack Nicholson's asperger character in As Good As It Gets.

Except unlikely couples aren't all that unusual. His character can be awful, but he still had charm. And a heart. I know DL hates her but I think HH is unfairly maligned for getting an Oscar for her performance. She made her character believable, even if you didn't think so.

by Anonymousreply 2204/29/2021

Audrey Hepburn and Fred Astaire in Funny Face which, despite that ridiculous conceit, really works.

by Anonymousreply 2304/29/2021

Happy slaves in Gone with the Wind.

by Anonymousreply 2404/29/2021

I didn't buy that Samantha in SATC 2 would be such a huge, clueless bitch as to travel to Abu Dhabi and behave so dangerously Western (fondling her date at a restaurant, practically fucking him on the beach, pushing her ideas onto the local women re. how they should dress).

by Anonymousreply 2504/29/2021

R25 Neither did Kim Cattrall. It's why she wants nothing more to do with the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 2604/29/2021

Any romance where the leading man is more than twice the age of the leading lady, except Hitchcock's "Vertigo". There, it was believable that these two very fucked-up people would get entangled in each other's fucked-uppedness.

Padme falling for Anakin in the "Star Wars" prequel movies. He's all hot and she thinks he's a little boy or a creep and deeply unprofessional in his Jedi duties, and she very firmly keeps him in the friendzone... and then he goes nuts and slaughters a bunch of innocent Tuskens. And THEN she admits she loves him! Honestly, I suspect he started using Jedi mind tricks on her, after the slaughter of the Tusken tribe.

by Anonymousreply 2704/30/2021

Dustin as Tootsie.

by Anonymousreply 2804/30/2021

Patty Duke as the hottest new singer in New York in "Valley of the Dolls."

When she sings that awful song at the Joey Bishop telethon and everyone has to pretend it's genius ...

by Anonymousreply 2904/30/2021

Speaking of Sex and the City: Big not showing up at the wedding.

Or... her later going back to him.

by Anonymousreply 3004/30/2021

Lily Tomlinson?

by Anonymousreply 3104/30/2021

In the 2005 film "An Unfinished Life" with Robert Redford, there is a shootout scene. Two cats sit and watch it calmly from a distance. In real life, cats would head for the hills after the first shot.

by Anonymousreply 3204/30/2021

"Offstage I hate her but onstage I'm madly in love with her!" LOL. Sorry Miss Lawson but what the hell is there to love here?

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by Anonymousreply 3304/30/2021

Any men being in love with Bette Davis.

by Anonymousreply 3404/30/2021

Most of Blue Sky.

Nothing was believable, the least being that Lange won an Oscar for it.

by Anonymousreply 3504/30/2021

In the unintentionally hilarious Joan Crawford vehicle "Torch Song," Michael Wilding plays a blind man who gets hired as rehearsal pianist for a new Broadway show.

by Anonymousreply 3604/30/2021

Keanu in anything.

by Anonymousreply 3705/01/2021

This is more a tv thing, (especially soaps). A major character is suddenly, shockingly killed off. But in the Christmas episode, it's discovered this character bought presents long in advance for all the other major characters, (even some of which major character had nothing to do with).... and of course....the "goodbye" video that is discovered by accident.

by Anonymousreply 3805/01/2021

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by Anonymousreply 3905/03/2021

In "Falling Down" I thought Michael Douglas did such a good job humanising his character, that when he suddenly switched at the end, I found a hard time buying it, but maybe I need to watch it again.

by Anonymousreply 4005/03/2021

Margo Channing being "Four Oh."

by Anonymousreply 4105/03/2021

R38, great point; like the ee cummings book Joan left for Tommy

by Anonymousreply 4205/03/2021

I can't buy big budget Hollywood movie romances where the couples are 20-30-40 years apart and nobody says anything about it. It seems the studios like to cast beloved bankable aging Hollywood actors in their 50s, 60s, and 70s with young fresh starlets in their 20s.

ENTRAPMENT (a romance between Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery) and AS GOOD AS IT GETS were the first times I really became aware of Hollywood studios just shoving couples together regardless of whether it made any sense.

Honorable mention to Emma Stone and Colin Firth (MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT), Michele Johnson and Michael Caine (BLAME IT ON RIO), and CRAZY HEART (Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal).

by Anonymousreply 4305/03/2021

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by Anonymousreply 4405/04/2021

The school kids in Vacationland (2006) gay indie. They looked in their 30s.

by Anonymousreply 4505/04/2021

Helena Bonham Carter as the supposedly sexy old flame of Aaron Eckhart in Conversations with Other Women (2005).

by Anonymousreply 4605/04/2021

[quote]Margo Channing being "Four Oh."

When Bette Davis started filming "All About Eve," she had just turned 42. It wasn't that much of a stretch.

by Anonymousreply 4705/04/2021

Elizabeth Taylor & Henry Fonda as a couple in "Ash Wednesday". Taylor's character is supposed to be older than she was at the time (forty). Fonda was almost seventy. But it still doesn't read well at all. Even with their marraige falling apart, it doesn't work.

That being said, I love this weird little shitshow.

by Anonymousreply 4805/04/2021

Julia Roberts as a street walker in Pretty Woman. No way she would be selling her pussy crack-head style. She would be an escort.

by Anonymousreply 4905/04/2021

I didn't buy Ewan McGregor's Christian being devastated by losing Satine in Moupin Rouge....like, dude, you're a drama queen, a hack writer and 23ish. You'll be banging some other chick in two weeks, and using your broken hearted writer schtick as a pickup line.

by Anonymousreply 5005/04/2021

Moulin*

And WTF was so interesting about Satine's pale skinny ass anyway?

She was Hollywood Pretty but not whore material. No boobs, no butt, looks sickly. How did she become the star prostitute?

by Anonymousreply 5105/04/2021

R23 oh yeah....their "romance" is so uncomfortable, but if you can ignore it - and their lack of love scenes makes that very easy - it's such a fun film.

by Anonymousreply 5205/04/2021

Every word from Bane's mouth in Dark Knight Rises. So awful. Stupid costume too. But that voice...it just takes the cake....how WB/DC approved that is beyond me. Worst villain voice of all time.

by Anonymousreply 5305/04/2021

Not a movie, but the show Blossom was pretty unbelievable. Mayim Bialik is hideous! I never could suspend belief enough to get past all of those cute guys being interested in dating her.

by Anonymousreply 5405/04/2021

R47, you're correct.

I just like saying FOUR OH.

by Anonymousreply 5505/05/2021

OP maybe you can’t buy it but audiences at the time ate it up, big time, making it a smash hit and saving Paramount from bankruptcy

by Anonymousreply 5605/05/2021

[quote] Not a movie, but the show Blossom was pretty unbelievable. Mayim Bialik is hideous! I never could suspend belief enough to get past all of those cute guys being interested in dating her.

From the producers of a show where grown men move heaven and earth to have sex with Rue McClanahan.

by Anonymousreply 5705/06/2021

Hey, you just know Blanche knew some tricks in the bedroom. She gave those boys a thrill!

by Anonymousreply 5805/06/2021

Of course she did, she learned them from General Lee.

by Anonymousreply 5905/06/2021

r59 From, or in the?

😁

by Anonymousreply 6005/06/2021

Rebel Without a Cause end scene was ridiculous I couldn't help but roll me eyes and laugh. Am I really supposed to believe a teenager with a gun would just go running out towards the cops and right after they turned the lights on?! Lol That kid would have found a back-way outta there long before the cops even arrived. Also James Dean with his hammy declarative yell - I'VE GOT THE BULLETS - after the fact was unintentionally funny. One thing right about that scene was the incompetent police officers failing to listen to anything Jim says and escalating the situation.

by Anonymousreply 61Last Sunday at 10:16 AM

R61 Thank you! I had the same reaction.

by Anonymousreply 62Last Sunday at 10:30 AM

[quote]ENTRAPMENT (a romance between Catherine Zeta Jones and Sean Connery)

He looked like her grandfather, it was just gross.

by Anonymousreply 63Last Sunday at 10:33 AM

I just can’t believe Divine ate that! 😩

by Anonymousreply 64Last Sunday at 10:36 AM

Aging action heroes in their 50s and even 60s (Cruise, Neeson, etc.) kicking the asses of men in their 20s.

by Anonymousreply 65Last Sunday at 10:38 AM

R57 Blanche is supposed to be easy and a good lay. Plus, she had sex appeal. What made her character funny was that SHE believed she was drop dead gorgeous and God's gift to mankind.

by Anonymousreply 66Last Sunday at 10:49 AM

At the end of SULLIVAN'S TRAVELS, there is a scene where the prisoners are watching a Mickey Mouse cartoon that is supposed to be uproariously hilarious judging by the men's reactions, but the cartoon isn't funny at all. In fact, Disney cartoon shorts were often too cute and amusing to be hilarious. Now, ,if they were watching Looney Tunes... It also doesn't help that the men are overdoing the laughter.

by Anonymousreply 67Last Sunday at 10:56 AM

I can't believe Joan Crawford didn't try to have the makeup department make herself look more glamourous in "Baby Jane" to counter Bette Davis making herself look more hideous to steal focus.

by Anonymousreply 68Last Sunday at 11:08 AM

Mae West was always barely passable even when she was young.

by Anonymousreply 69Last Sunday at 11:09 AM

It was Mae West's delivery of lines and the lines themselves that were sexy. For a woman back then to talk like a more clever sailor, but without the swearing, was a novelty and hot stuff on the big screen.

by Anonymousreply 70Last Sunday at 11:14 AM

[quote]Blanche is supposed to be easy and a good lay. Plus, she had sex appeal. What made her character funny was that SHE believed she was drop dead gorgeous and God's gift to mankind.

And she did anal. That's why she was so popular, anal wasn't something most women of her era were willing to do.

by Anonymousreply 71Last Sunday at 11:16 AM

"there is a scene where the prisoners are watching a Mickey Mouse cartoon that is supposed to be uproariously hilarious judging by the men's reactions, but the cartoon isn't funny at all. In fact, Disney cartoon shorts were often too cute and amusing to be hilarious."

Well that was kind of the point, that these guys were so utterly desperate for levity and entertainment that they weren't picky.

by Anonymousreply 72Last Sunday at 11:51 AM

Helena is gorgeous R46. I never bought the beautiful sophisticated Anne Bancroft ‘seducing’ geeky nasal Dustin Hoffman in The Graduate, and Hoffman was also too old for the role.

by Anonymousreply 73Last Sunday at 12:14 PM

Elijah Wood finding Leelee Sobieski amongst all those people feeling from the coast as the comet is about to hit the earth, in "Deep Impact."

by Anonymousreply 74Last Sunday at 12:14 PM

Glenn Close in The Big Chill asking her husband Kevin Kline to please impregnate their mutual friend Mary Kay Place in their house, in their bed. And apparently afterwards, there will be no regrets or complications, tra-la-la! Because the hippies are just so enlightened.

Also, is a woman in her mid-30s really guaranteed to get pregnant if she has sex as soon as her temperature goes up? I'm certainly no expert, but that doesn't sound right to me. How complacent will Glenn be after round 2 or 3?

by Anonymousreply 75Last Sunday at 12:21 PM

Leticia as a credible performer in Myra Breckinridge.

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by Anonymousreply 76Last Sunday at 12:35 PM

R75 Right, couldn't he just jerk off in a cup?

And then doesn't she call him a really good used car?

I'm thinking some screenwriter wrote that scene one-handed.

by Anonymousreply 77Last Sunday at 12:37 PM

[quote] [R57] Blanche is supposed to be easy and a good lay. Plus, she had sex appeal. What made her character funny was that SHE believed she was drop dead gorgeous and God's gift to mankind.

Also, Blanche hung out at the Rusty Anchor bar. It's easy to pick up men in a bar like that.

by Anonymousreply 78Last Sunday at 12:39 PM

Big Chill. The Mary Kay Place character seemed like a lesbian. The Kevin Kline character seemed like a dimwit. It's plausible that Glen Close could have felt secure in allowing those two to have a one-and-done (in order to give a lesbian a chance at motherhood).

by Anonymousreply 79Last Sunday at 12:42 PM

R34 it’s the eyes. While Bette Davis was an attractive woman, in my opinion, during her early years. It was the eyes that would cause men to fall in love with her. They have done studies that prove men are attracted to big eyes. It is one reason Disney Princesses tend to have large eyes.

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by Anonymousreply 80Last Sunday at 12:50 PM

Bette Davis was not unattractive as a young woman. The booze and cigs aged her horribly and she got haggard later on, but in the 30s and 40s she was pretty cute.

by Anonymousreply 81Last Sunday at 1:40 PM

Stella leaving Stanley at the end of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. In truth, she was too dickmatized by him to ever leave his abusive ass. Especially with a newborn baby in the picture. In 1951. Plus, she had no other close relatives/friends to turn to.

by Anonymousreply 82Last Sunday at 4:05 PM

"A giant ape sitting on top of the Empire State Building. Yeah, right."

In real life we did have a fat orangutan shitting on the White House.

by Anonymousreply 83Last Sunday at 4:43 PM

R82, I always thought she went back to Stanley after a while, because yeah. She had no place to go. If a neighbor opened their door to her, then the next day they'd be asking where her family was, and then they'd start talking about the sacred bond of family or something... and after applying for a couple of jobs in local stores and getting turned down, Stella would realize she was turning into Blanche and she had no place to go but back to Stanley.

But that night at the end of the movie, she really did intend to walk out and not come back.

by Anonymousreply 84Last Sunday at 6:30 PM

Just watched "Fame" again, and still don't know why a fairly street-wise girl like Coco wouldn't run when she saw that sleazy filmmaker's home setup, and especially when he told her to take off her top. It didn't make sense when I saw it years ago and still doesn't. Maybe Doris with the loving but overbearing stage Mom in her freshman or sophomore year might have fallen for that, but Coco doesn't ring true. Maybe Coco was taken in by his speaking a bit of French.

by Anonymousreply 85Last Sunday at 10:19 PM

That Harry actually prefers that skinny whore Honey instead of his voluptuous wife Nancy in "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman."

But the rest of the movie is very believable.

by Anonymousreply 86Last Monday at 5:29 AM

Dataloungers doubting Mae West is madness.

It is our most cherished belief that a plain, plump vulgarian can get all the cock she craves.

by Anonymousreply 87Last Monday at 5:38 AM

[quote]Stella leaving Stanley at the end of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

I never thought Stella was leaving Stanley for good at the end. Stella may have believed it at the moment, but she would have relented in a few day. It was part of the cycle of their relationship.

by Anonymousreply 88Last Monday at 8:50 AM

in regards to sean connery and catherine zeta jones, connery is/was exactly 39 years older than her, that is literally her falling for her grandfather!...

the biggest age gap i have seen in soap operas was in 2000 when "general hospital" had a storyline of the character the forever horny and evil business woman helena cassidine played by constance towers trying to blackmail gorgeous (at the time) hunky character jax jasper played by ingo rademacher into "one night of perfection" sex...

they only did some heavy making out and alot of sexual innuendo between the two in dialogue though... still pretty kinky hot see the two actors making out big time.. anyway at the time constance towers was 67 and ingo rademacher was only 29! 38 year difference! when she was 50 he was 12! like making out with a grandmother!..

by Anonymousreply 89Last Monday at 9:13 AM

Yeah, but she was married in real life to gorgeous John Gavin, so maybe that counted for something!

by Anonymousreply 90Last Monday at 9:30 AM

[quote]Just watched "Fame" again, and still don't know why a fairly street-wise girl like Coco wouldn't run when she saw that sleazy filmmaker's home setup, and especially when he told her to take off her top. It didn't make sense when I saw it years ago and still doesn't. Maybe Doris with the loving but overbearing stage Mom in her freshman or sophomore year might have fallen for that, but Coco doesn't ring true. Maybe Coco was taken in by his speaking a bit of French.

That scene tells me that Coco isn't as savvy as she presents herself to be. If she were, she would've had an agent, who would've booked that "audition" for her (after vetting that sleazy "director" first, of course).

by Anonymousreply 91Last Monday at 3:38 PM

R88, exactly. In the movie, they try to sell the idea of her walking out for good, but it’s clear that, based on what we’ve already seen, Stella will always come back to Stanley.

by Anonymousreply 92Last Monday at 3:49 PM

R91 Coco knows to talk back to Lisa, the ballet dancer, when they are practicing together and vying for Leroy's attention. Coco should have mentioned the audition to one of her friends. Someone could have told her that an audition in a non-business-like setting like an apartment is a no-no, unless you bring a friend to "chaperone" unofficially. Unfortunately someone should have told many ladies in years afterwards regarding Harvey Weinstein who had much nicer hotel rooms and others. Again, this sounded more like something that was written for Doris, but maybe that actress didn't want to go topless.

by Anonymousreply 93Last Monday at 3:58 PM

[quote]Stella leaving Stanley at the end of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE.

You can thank the Hays Code for that one; in the original play, Stella cries and makes a big deal over Blanche being hauled away to the loony bin, then she turns to sob on Stanley's big hunky shoulder. Then Stanley puts his hand down her blouse and leads her back into the house for another good fucking.

Here's the ending as originally written (from the '84 Ann-Margret version):

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by Anonymousreply 94Last Monday at 4:04 PM

In Titanic, when Kate Winslet nearly goes overboard in the beginning, but Leo DiCaprio manages to hold on to her and pull her back on deck. She was clearly heavier than he.

by Anonymousreply 95Last Monday at 9:18 PM

R94 Thank you for that clip.

by Anonymousreply 96Last Tuesday at 4:32 AM

I've never understood why made for TV movies do not give the cast list at the end, it's very frustrating and I can't think of any reason for the practice.

by Anonymousreply 97Last Tuesday at 4:38 AM

r97 has never heard of imdb

by Anonymousreply 98Last Tuesday at 6:49 AM

How the hell did Julia Roberts' character get to attend the wedding she spent days sabotaging in My Best Friend's Wedding? You'd think they'd either ask her not to be a bridesmaid/best man after all....or that they'd never disinvite her but she'd have the decency to leave on her own out of respect and claim to have a family emergency to go back to save face. Her attending is cute in movie ending terms but bonkers in real life ones.

Also, Pretty Woman's forced happy ending never worked for me. Waaaay too much. With the mean-spirited, pissed off Jason Alexander character now fired and aware that Viv is a hooker, there's no way he wouldn't tell all of Edward's business associates all about his new squeeze so they could laugh at him. Him switching professional gears to building ships and her using the money to give up hooking and have a fresh start was enough of a happy ending to me. There's no way they'd last as a couple beyond six months, not with Edward's reputation taking a huge hit.

by Anonymousreply 99Last Tuesday at 7:10 AM

I can't believe a woman with a bunch of magical powers would use them to be a fucking servant.

by Anonymousreply 100Last Tuesday at 8:54 AM

R98 IMDB is a shithole of ads now.

by Anonymousreply 101Last Tuesday at 10:36 AM

R100 What are we talking about?

by Anonymousreply 102Last Tuesday at 10:37 AM

R67: At least Disney pulled the plug on theatrical animated shorts before running them into the ground like Warner Bros. did. They closed animation down, outsourced their characters to DePatie-Freleng and then to Filmation before Steven Spielberg felt the need to intervene.

by Anonymousreply 103Last Tuesday at 10:41 AM

Streisand as a high-priced hooker in "Nuts".

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by Anonymousreply 104Last Tuesday at 10:48 AM

Streisand as a teenage boy while actually the age she theoretically should have been as Mrs. Dolly Levi.

by Anonymousreply 105Last Tuesday at 10:49 AM

Mildred Pierce, when Kay, Mildred's youngest daughter, is dying of pneumonia instead of taking her to the hospital they take her to the doctors house thinking it would save time, the nurse cranks up the oxygen flow meter next minute you know she's dead. Mildred didn't seem all that cut up about it, in fact her only concern afterward was of Veda and even though Kay was the good child her death felt more like an "oh-well" situation.

by Anonymousreply 106Last Tuesday at 11:02 AM

Streisand sitting down on the bench while she watches the "young people" dance during I think "It Only Takes A Moment". Get off your ass and dance, Babs!

by Anonymousreply 107Last Tuesday at 11:02 AM

She already did in Yonkers, R107.

by Anonymousreply 108Last Tuesday at 11:03 AM

So, did she overeat some chopped liver? Get up and dance, Mrs. Levi!

by Anonymousreply 109Last Tuesday at 11:04 AM

She got a whole number for herself at the Harmonia Gardens after it, R109.

by Anonymousreply 110Last Tuesday at 11:06 AM

It's called ublock origin r101

by Anonymousreply 111Last Tuesday at 11:12 AM

R111 Huh?

by Anonymousreply 112Last Tuesday at 11:16 AM

Adblocker

by Anonymousreply 113Last Tuesday at 11:18 AM

Is he related to Dan Blocker?

by Anonymousreply 114Last Tuesday at 11:19 AM

Jesus Christ you queens are so fucking old.

by Anonymousreply 115Last Tuesday at 11:23 AM

and you're so inexperienced you think 'Hamilton" is a great musical!

by Anonymousreply 116Last Tuesday at 11:25 AM

No actually I don't. Hamilton is an overrated bore.

by Anonymousreply 117Last Tuesday at 11:26 AM

So you've partially redeemed yourself for being otherwise ageist.

by Anonymousreply 118Last Tuesday at 11:28 AM

Ageist? Adblocking has been around for many years. Who the hell is still using a PC without adblockers? It's a standard part of using a PC.

by Anonymousreply 119Last Tuesday at 11:32 AM

Gasp! Gregory Peck is a Jew! He had everybody (except his mother and girlfriend) fooled for 6 months!

by Anonymousreply 120Last Tuesday at 11:52 AM

In the screenplay of Pretty Woman, he dumps her on the street and leaves her there.

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by Anonymousreply 121Last Tuesday at 1:32 PM

R102 I'm guessing Mary Poppins?

by Anonymousreply 122Last Tuesday at 3:29 PM

I've always wonder if Mary Poppins hadn't been sentenced to deal with children and fixing their family problems as some Purgatory-related deal, or she was a fallen angel trying to change sides again.

I mean, she had supernatural powers, didn't suffer fools gladly, and obviously disliked children, what else made sense?

by Anonymousreply 123Last Tuesday at 3:32 PM

Not a movie, but still... On Bonanza, Ben Cartwright marries three different women and has a son by each, but they all DIE? Can anyone say serial killer?

by Anonymousreply 124Last Tuesday at 4:52 PM

Was Little Joe's mama an Injun? Cause he was darker, shorter and basically didn't look anything like his brothers, R124?

I'm calling race mixin'.

by Anonymousreply 125Last Tuesday at 5:02 PM

R124 Great point. The woman / wife always dies in childbirth or a murder plot. Women were expendable and their male offspring thrived.

by Anonymousreply 126Last Tuesday at 5:13 PM

I enjoyed The Beach except for that bit where Leo is playing a handheld game. It dated the movie and wasn't in the book. The director was probably trying to make it 'current' at the time.

by Anonymousreply 127Last Tuesday at 5:16 PM

Any movie with the tiny little woman doing karate kicks and taking out five beefy men.

by Anonymousreply 128Last Tuesday at 5:37 PM

R98, sometimes when a movie is ending, it would be nice just to sit and watch the credit roll without having to reach for some electronic device to find out who was who.

And what about the hundreds and thousands of TV movies that preceded the Internet, what advice would you give them back in the day?

by Anonymousreply 129Last Tuesday at 7:00 PM

[quote] sometimes when a movie is ending, it would be nice just to sit and watch the credit roll without having to reach for some electronic device to find out who was who.

A simple search and you have all the info you need. Nobody watches credits anymore. It's a money-loser for the studios.

[quote]And what about the hundreds and thousands of TV movies that preceded the Internet, what advice would you give them back in the day?

Since the Internet didn't exist yet, I would say you have to watch the credits. BTW, everything is on Wiki and IMDB, you can look up complete cast lists of any movie or tv show ever made.

The world changes and you have to change right along with it, you can't be stuck in the past.

by Anonymousreply 130Last Tuesday at 7:08 PM

Nothing, R123.

That's why [italic]Song of the South[/italic] is a better film.

by Anonymousreply 131Last Tuesday at 7:16 PM

Oh, Zip up your doo-dah!

by Anonymousreply 132Last Tuesday at 8:27 PM

No. Stop denigrating the work of Black actors to prop up ripoffs by whites.

by Anonymousreply 133Last Tuesday at 8:32 PM

They're censuring work by Hattie McDaniel also by not showing "SOTS"

by Anonymousreply 134Last Tuesday at 8:39 PM

Be less white in your taste in movies, R132.

by Anonymousreply 135Last Tuesday at 8:39 PM

That old lady playing the romantic interest opposite Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

by Anonymousreply 136Last Tuesday at 8:42 PM

R130, I think you're missing the point. I don't want to see all the credits, just a cast list.

by Anonymousreply 137Last Tuesday at 8:42 PM

That even older lady in [italic]Moment by Moment[/italic] dating him even though he looks like his sister.

by Anonymousreply 138Last Tuesday at 8:43 PM

Look it up online r137

by Anonymousreply 139Last Tuesday at 8:45 PM

The last 45 minutes of A.I.

Talk about overkill.

by Anonymousreply 140Last Tuesday at 8:46 PM

[quote]No. Stop denigrating the work of Black actors to prop up ripoffs by whites.

I don't know what this means nor to what it is referring.

by Anonymousreply 141Last Tuesday at 8:47 PM

Jesus H Christ, i know how to find out the cast, but sometimes i just want the fucking list on my screen.

Like the way they do it with theatrical releases: there's no reason (that i know of) for tv movies not to have a cast credit list

by Anonymousreply 142Last Tuesday at 9:11 PM

[quote] there's no reason (that i know of) for tv movies not to have a cast credit list

Because nobody in this day and age fucking watches them.

by Anonymousreply 143Last Tuesday at 9:27 PM

Woody's latest, Rifkin's Festival, features Wallace Shawn as the romantic protagonist.

by Anonymousreply 144Last Tuesday at 9:39 PM

Elio's parents being entirely accepting and supportive of their "24 year old" house guest seducing their 17 year old son.

by Anonymousreply 145Last Tuesday at 9:50 PM

Just about any French movie that pairs an ugly older man with a gorgeous French co-star. Daniel Auteuil and Gerard Dépardieu, I'm looking at you.

US counterpart, Woody Allen, especially with Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan.

by Anonymousreply 146Last Tuesday at 10:00 PM

[quote]US counterpart, Woody Allen, especially with Mariel Hemingway in Manhattan.

That was just gross. Even at the time, people were commenting on how pervy it was.

by Anonymousreply 147Last Tuesday at 10:47 PM

Judi Dench, well in her 80s, playing Shakespeare’s 50-something wife.

by Anonymousreply 148Last Tuesday at 11:12 PM

Judi Dench playing a cat and then playing an elf.

by Anonymousreply 149Last Tuesday at 11:13 PM

R124 - Adam's mother was Elizabeth, her father owned a shipyard or something and Ben was a sea man. Liz died with Adam was born. So Ben left New England with young Adam to find a new life.

Hoss' mother Inge was a big Swede with a heart of gold. She was killed in an Injun attack as the Cartwrights moved west.

Joe's mother was a French Creole that Ben married in New Orleans. She and Ben lived on the Ponderosa for quite awhile after Joe was born. She was killed when she was thrown off a horse that Ben warned her was too wild for her to ride...... She's buried on the Ponderosa.

by Anonymousreply 150a day ago

John Travolta having sex with Karen Lynn Gorney

John Travolta having sex with Donna Pescow

John Travolta having sex with Olivia Newton-John

John Travolta having sex with Lily Tomlin

John Travolta having sex with Jamie Lee Curtis

John Travolta having sex with Kirstie Alley

John Travolta having sex with Uma Thurman

John Travolta having sex with Emma Thompson

by Anonymousreply 151a day ago

R151 you think he was too hot for them?

by Anonymousreply 152a day ago

Notice I did not say Christopher Walken,

by Anonymousreply 153a day ago

R150's post needs to be put to the music of Jim Carroll's "People Who Died."

by Anonymousreply 15421 hours ago

The boxing brawl fight scene in From Here to Eternity, it looked like two sissies going at it. And it didn't help that they used real fighters for the long-shot and then the actors, who obviously couldn't fight, for the close up. Also scrawny Frank Sinatra trying to pick a fight with Ernest Borgnine while barely able to hold up a bar stool was hilarious. But the most unconvincing thing from that movie was Donna Reed's wannabe hooker.

by Anonymousreply 15520 hours ago

R155 she was a club hostess.

by Anonymousreply 15620 hours ago

Because of the censorship in those days, any kind of "hostess" = WHORE.

by Anonymousreply 15720 hours ago

[quote] The last 45 minutes of A.I.

Talk about overkill.

Gods, yes! That movie would have been perfect if it had ended at the bottom of the ocean.

[quote] Elio's parents being entirely accepting and supportive of their "24 year old" house guest seducing their 17 year old son.

I bought it. His father didn’t want his son to have the regrets he had. I’d have LOVED to have been in Elio’s place when I was his age; so would lots of, if not most, gay boys. 17 is old enough to know what you want.

by Anonymousreply 15818 hours ago

R145

But....but...! The Dad had a gay thing once too....!

(No, you're right, it's implausible as hell).

by Anonymousreply 15918 hours ago

Carrie screaming at Big in a designer dress in public and beating him with flowers for being 30 minutes late to the wedding when she KNEW he was scared to commit and he'd asked her NOT to make the wedding a big deal....and she invited all of NY and did a fucking magazine photo spread to promote it...

....and somehow BIG is the bad guy???

Fuck all the way off Carrie.

Charlotte's reaction was great performance-wise, but more than Carrie deserved. Big does not exist to play the part Carrie has assigned him.

She could have respected him enough to keep the wedding small. That's called love. But no. Diva has to make a huge stink.

Such BS.

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by Anonymousreply 16018 hours ago

R61 I agree with you, I find most old movies rather over the top like that though...they all seem a little too much. Never understood why.

by Anonymousreply 16116 hours ago

I find most new movies flat, literal, and monotonous.

by Anonymousreply 16216 hours ago

The 2020s'.

by Anonymousreply 16313 hours ago

Neely O’Hara!! Used to be I laughed at this performance. Now in twilight-ish years, I’m on the fence as to this being the greatest of camp or one of the greatest of pathos.

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by Anonymousreply 16413 hours ago

Camp is pathos that doesn't know when to quit.

by Anonymousreply 16511 hours ago
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