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Many people ( myself included ) have enjoyed the Lord Of The Rings movies that were very popular a few years back. In order to make a good adventure film it is often a good idea to have a nasty villain of two. Well we just lost an actor who could play a pretty mean bad guy in Christopher Lee who was the " Evil Wizzard " in the LOTR films. For James Bond fans he was " The Man With The Golden Gun " and before that he had a tendency to bite people in the neck. Lee liked to keep very busy and appeared in over 200 movies in total.
That biting thing may have helped him. I heard he was in his 90's RIP.
--- Yes good point lol. I once saw him in a film where he played Rasputin, he was quite good at playing bad guys.
The other day another Star from the world of film passed away when we lost Omar Sharif at the age of 83. Many of us will remember the opening scenes of " Lawrence Of Arabia " when Sharif's character comes riding along across the unending sands on his camel. Then of course there was " Doctor Zhivago ", winner of 5 Academy Awards in 1965 ( being in a couple of the best movies ever made, not bad ).
" What Just Happened " featuring Robert De Niro is an interesting film about a Hollywood Producer that lets us look into the film business for a short time. I bought the DVD of this movie because De Niro is in it and I enjoyed the film very much. Among the other players in this picture are John Turturro, Bruce Willis and Sean Penn.
A while ago I saw a cute trailer for a film ( on another DVD ) and then later I had the chance to buy that movie. Now I've had the chance to watch the film a couple of times and it is quite good. Judi Dench and Maggie Smith lead a good cast in " The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel ", not bad at all.
Just had the chance to watch a cute film on DVD that I bought mainly because of the guy who plays the lead role ( Ben Kingsley ). The movie is called " You Kill Me " and it is about a hitman who drinks a lot which creates problems with his work.
Cab; Saterday I saw "UNFRIENDED". Its for computer savvy people who use Skype. High school kids bullied a girl to commit suicide, and she comes back to avenge them. The whole movie is a picture of a computer screen. Odd and weird, but I found myself being drawn to watch the whole thing.
--- Thanks for the info RonaldJosephCote. Sounds very interesting and sort of reminds me a bit of a film based on a Stephen King book about an evil old car.
There's a new movie that looks good. Its called STONEWALL. Its about gay rights. Its based on a real incident that occured in New York in the 60's. http://www.thestonewallinnnyc.com/StonewallInnNYC/HISTORY.html They also released "The Wreaking Crew" about the early studio days of Rock & Roll. It was made in 08 but they finally ironed out the royalty agreement.
2 movies have been turned into T.V. shows. "Minority Report" and "Limitless".
Thanks for the posts RonaldJosephCote. --- A bit of " inside baseball " for those of us way up north here. Just had the chance to see " Young Triffle " again. It is a very funny film that takes place in 1947 Newfoundland and involves sheep and also murder. Fred Ewanuick is the main player ( from the funny " Corner Gas " show that was on TV up here ).
There's some Oscar buzz about Tom Hanks's performance in "Bridge Of Spies"
Thanks for the post RonaldJosephCote. Yes I gather that Hanks has made another good picture there.
Recently watched a good film from quite some years back entitled " Paths Of Glory " starring Kirk Douglas and George Macready. This film was directed by the great Stanley Kubrick and takes place during the First World War ( it involves a problem in the French army ).
This movie was releast last week; http://www.oregonlive.com/movies/2015/10/truth_review_dan_rather_and_cb.html
Thanks for the info RonaldJosephCote. --- I mentioned George Macready in my earlier post on the " Paths Of Glory " film. There are quite a number of people in Hollywood that do the smaller roles in the movies. For fans of history it is likely that Macready is best remembered from " Tora Tora Tora " where he played the Secretary Of State for the USA. He also had a role in a TV series that I'll mention in my thread on TV shows.
Just had the chance to watch another old film that I have on DVD. It is Sam Peckinpah's " The Wild Bunch ". William Holden, Ernest Borgnine, Robert Ryan and several others did a fine job with this old style Western ( lots of shooting ).
Today is Veteran's Day, it is 97 years since the end of World War One. A couple of posts back I mentioned the film " Paths Of Glory " which shows some of the conditions of the front line troops in WW I.
why is e5 more popular than c5 at lower levels of play?
by kkl10 8 minutes ago
Time without moving
by condude2 9 minutes ago
Younger and more talented players than Carlsen
by Scrap-O-Matic 15 minutes ago
Is there any chance that a 1300 rated player can beat a 2700 rated player?
by mdinnerspace 15 minutes ago
11/29/2015 - Bait and Lure
by UseWithCare 16 minutes ago
by jminkler 20 minutes ago
U2200 or U2000
by dpnorman 21 minutes ago
Really Bad Play for Black
by Borismore 22 minutes ago
by Imreallylousy 23 minutes ago
israelsilva so para BRASILEIROS
by vr1999 25 minutes ago
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