Sunday, April 30, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/30/2017



284) THE CIRCLE
(2017 dir. James Ponsoldt) Date Seen: April 30 2017

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Viewing Journal: 4/29/2017



283) HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER
(2017 dir. Ken Marino) Date Seen: April 29 2017

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/28/2017



282) GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL
(1957 dir. John Sturges) 2nd Viewing: April 28 2017

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/27/2017



281) BORN IN CHINA
(2017 dir. Lu Chuan) Date Seen: April 27 2017

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280) OZZY
(2017 dir. Alberto Rodriguez) Date Seen: April 27 2017


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/26/2017



279) THE LOST CITY OF Z
(2017 dir. James Gray) Date Seen: April 26 2017

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278) AT THE EARTH'S CORE
(1976 dir. Kevin Connor) Date Seen: April 26 2017

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/25/2017



277) FREE FIRE
(2017 dir. Ben Wheatley) Date Seen: April 25 2017

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276) CARNIVAL MAGIC
(1981 dir. Al Adamson) Date Seen: April 25 2017


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Viewing Journal: 4/24/2017



275) WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM
(1985 dir. Hector Olivera) Date Seen: April 24 2017

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274) WIZARDS OF THE LOST KINGDOM II
(1989 dir. Charles B. Griffith) Date Seen: April 24 2017

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/23/2017



273) THE PROMISE
(2017 dir. Terry George) Date Seen: April 23 2017

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/22/2017




272) UNFORGETTABLE
(2017 dir. Denise Di Novi) Date Seen: April 22 2017

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/21/2017



271) PHOENIX FORGOTTEN
(2017 dir. Justin Barber) Date Seen: April 21 2017

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/20/2017



270) QUEEN KONG
(1976 dir. Frank Agrama) Date Seen: April 20 2017

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269) THE LAND THAT TIME FORGOT
(1975 dir. Kevin Connor) 2nd Viewing: April 20 2017

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268) TERROR IN A TEXAS TOWN
(1958 dir. Joseph H. Lewis) Date Seen: April 20 2017

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267) ROCKETSHIP X-M
(1950 dir. Kurt Nuemann) Date Seen: April 20 2017

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Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/19/2017




266) CEZANNE AND I
(2017 dir. Danièle Thompson) Date Seen: April 19 2017

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Viewing Journal: 4/18/2017



265) THEIR FINEST
(2017 dir. Lone Scherfig) Date Seen: April 18 2017

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264) CRY OF THE WILDERNESS
(1987 dir. Jay Schlossberg-Cohen) Date Seen: April 18 2017

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263) THE TIME TRAVELERS
(1964 dir. Ib Melchior) Date Seen: April 18 2017

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Viewing Journal: 4/17/2017





262) WAY OF A GAUCHO
(1952 dir. Jacques Tourneur) Date Seen: April 17 2017

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261) LOGAN
(2017 dir. James Mangold) 3rd Viewing: April 17 2017

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Monday, April 17, 2017

PROFESSOR PEABODY'S SPRING BREAK FILM QUIZ

aka PROFESSOR PEABODY'S HYSTERICAL HISTORICAL WAYBACK SPRING BREAK FILM QUIZ

originally posted
APRIL 17, 2009
(old stuff from the now gone "Refined Picture Show" blogspot)


Another great quiz by Dennis Cozzalio.






1) FAVORITE BIOPIC
Personally it's MALCOLM X (1992)
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2) DYAN CANNON OR TUESDAY WELD?
Both are total dreams.. I choose Tuesday

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3) BEST EXAMPLE OF SCIENCE FICTION FUTURISM RENDERED SILLY BY THE EVENT OF TIME CATCHING UP TO THE PREDICTION
Though I love the movie, STRANGE DAYS (1995) really under shot it with the year 1999 setting. Ha
Most of the stuff in that film still doesn't exist, & it's almost 15 years later! I guess Bigelow and Cameron were just being really optimistic about technology
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4) ANNETTE FUNICELLO & FRANKIE AVALON OR TROY DONAHUE & SANDRA DEE?
Uuugghhh.. I guess Funicello & Avalon. >:-(

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5) FAVORITE RAOUL WALSH
White Light- WHITE HEAT (1949)

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6) SOPHOMORE FILM WHICH REPRESENTS GREATEST IMPROVEMENT OVER THE DIRECTOR'S DEBUT
Off the top of my head Agnes Varda's CLEO FROM 5 TO 7 (1962)

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7) ICE CUBE OR MOS DEF?
Ice Cube more as a screen presence
Mos Def more as a rapper
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8) FAVORITE MOVIE ABOUT THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
It used to be PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE (1974) but now it's WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY (2007)

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9) FAVORITE LOONEY TUNES SHORT
PORKY IN WACKYLAND (1938)

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10) DIRECTOR MOST DESERVING OF RESPECT OR UPWARDLY MOBILE CRITICAL REASSESSMENT
Bong Joon-ho of the new directors
and Ida Lupino for the classic era

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11) RUTH GORDON OR MARGARET HAMILTON
Maude

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12) BEST FILMED ADAPTATION OF A PLAY
THE RULING CLASS (1972)

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13) BUDDY EBSEN OR EDGAR BUCHANAN?
Edgar

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14) FAVORITE JEAN RENOIR
RULES OF THE GAME (1939)

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15) FAVORITE ONE-WORD MOVIE TITLE, AND WHY
REPULSION (1965)
because it fits the theme of that film perfectly
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16) ERNEST THESIGER OR BASIL RATHBONE?
Thesiger!

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17) SUMMER MOVIES---YOUR HIGHEST AND LOWEST EXPECTATIONS
I'm most excited for Tarantino's war movie and the new TERMINATOR!

And worried the STAR TREK reboot will suck. because I hate those TRANSFORMERS screenwriters and I think JJ Abrams works better on tv
I don't want it to be a dumb action movie like STAR TREK: NEMESIS (2002)
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18) WHETHER OR NOT YOU'RE A PARENT, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR IDEAL PICK AS FIRST MOVIE TO SEE WITH YOUR OWN CHILD OR NIECE/NEPHEW? WHY?
SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (1937)
Because it's brisk, bright, & colorful
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19) L.Q. JONES OR STROTHER MARTIN
L.Q. Jones

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20) MOVIE MOST RECENTLY SEEN IN THEATERS? ON DVD/BLURAY?
at the theater: CRANK: HIGH VOLTAGE

on Blu ray: Oliver Stone's W.

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21) DO YOU SEE MORE MOVIES THEATRICALLY OR AT HOME? WHY?
On average I see more at home. But not by too much. I watch one film per day on tv (since about 2003) and at the very least 2 at the theater in a week
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22) NAME AN AWARD-WORTHY COMIC PERFORMANCE THAT WAS COMPLETELY IGNORED BY OSCAR AND HIS PALS
Sally Hawkins last year in HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

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23) ZAC EFRON & VANESSA HUDGENS OR ROBERT PATTINSON & KRISTEN STEWART?
I wish the pairing was Efron and K.Stew. I actually think they're both great actors in their own right
photoshop. but you get the idea

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24) NAME A GREAT (OR MERELY VERY GOOD) MOVIE THAT IS TOO PAINFUL TO WATCH A 2ND TIME
A great one is Koreeda's heartbreaking NOBODY KNOWS (2004)

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25) BEYONCE KNOWLES OR JENNIFER HUDSON?
Beyonce as an actress

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26) FAVORITE ROBERT MITCHUM MOVIE
NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (1955)

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27) FAVORITE MOVIE FEATURING A '60s MUSICAL GROUP THAT IS NOT EITHER THE BEATLES OR THE MONKEES
Does the THE KIDS ARE ALRIGHT (1979) rockumentary count?

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28) MARIA OUSPENSKAYA OR UNA O'CONNOR?
Una! She's great in everything

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29) FAVORITE VINCENT PRICE MOVIE
De Toth's HOUSE OF WAX (1953)

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30) NAME A MOVIE CURRENTLY FLYING UNDER THE RADAR THAT IS DESERVING OF RABID CULT STATUS
This movie called ALL THE BOYS LOVE MANDY LANE (2006) that I saw at SXSW two years ago! Like the original SCREAM (1996), it's a stylish send-up of the slasher genre

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31) IRENE RYAN OR LUCILLE BENSON (OR BEA BENADERET)?
Bea!

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32) SINGLE LINE FROM A MOVIE THAT NEVER FAILS TO MAKE YOU LAUGH OR OTHERWISE CHEER YOU UP (THE LINE DOES NOT HAVE TO COME FROM A COMEDY)
The whole "That Veronica Vaughn is one piece of ACE" bit from BILLY MADISON (1995). Yes, I am still 13 years old

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33) ELLIOT GOULD OR DONALD SUTHERLAND?
Sutherland

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34) BEST PERFORMANCE BY A DIRECTOR IN AN ACTING ROLE
John Huston in CHINATOWN (1974)

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35) FAVORITE BARBARA STANWYCK
THE LADY EVE (1941)

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36) OUTSIDE OF READING FILM CRITICISM OR OTHER LITERATURE ABOUT THE MOVIES, WHAT SUBJECT DO YOU ENJOY READING OR STUDYING WHICH YOU WOULD SAY BEST ENRICHES OR ILLUMINATES YOUR UNDERSTANDING AND APPRECIATION OF LIFE, A LIFE THAT INCLUDES THE MOVIES?
World History.. Particularly through a sociological lens
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