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KOLCHAK AND VINCENZO

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu Jun 12, 2014 10:03 pm

THE NIGHT STALKER and THE NIGHT STRANGLER were vital reads for me in grade school. I have a deep-seated adoration for Kolchak.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:13 pm

JUSTIFIED
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MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Tue Jun 17, 2014 12:18 pm

MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

If you tell me this is the film, and not the original cartoon, I may need to scream at you for about seven minutes.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Ezra Lb. » Tue Jun 17, 2014 5:01 pm

Oh god...Men Into Space... :wink:
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Wed Jun 18, 2014 9:30 am

At this instant: Tim Burton's HANSEL AND GRETEL, which aired on the then-brand-new Disney Channel on Halloween, 1983 (predating the FRANKENWEENIE short by a year and the big splash of PEE WEE'S BIG ADVENTURE by two.) And it is pure Burton.

I expect this is a "only around until a lawyer sends a letter" thing, but it's a fascinating study; so if you're curious about this bit of obscure Burtonailia, you should catch a look.

http://io9.com/watch-the-formerly-lost- ... 1591877287

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:57 am

FinderDoug wrote:
MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN

If you tell me this is the film, and not the original cartoon, I may need to scream at you for about seven minutes.


What would you suggest for a Father's Day excursion with the six year old?

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Jun 18, 2014 11:59 am

COURAGE THE COWARDLY DOG, the POWERPUFFS prolly.

And more JUSTIFIED...not quite as strong a program as I hoped for, but there are some perfect Dutch Leonard sequences.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Wed Jun 18, 2014 1:32 pm

What would you suggest for a Father's Day excursion with the six year old?
I would sooner suggest FROZEN than what was done to poor Peabody.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Wed Jun 18, 2014 3:14 pm

Saw FROZEN three times, the LEGO MOVIE twice, couldn't talk him into a 43rd viewing of LEGO. And for the record, I laughed a lot at what Ben calls MISTER PEE-POTTY THE GERMAN.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:14 pm

Sorry - couldn't get past the need to introduce a sweetheart as reason for Sherman to foul up. The act always worked as a duo. MISTER PEE-POTTY THE GERMAN (a lost Fritz Lang silent masterpiece) would be a better film.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:11 pm

Wait.

I rather LIKED FROZEN.
- I love to find adventure. All I need is a change of clothes, my Nikon, an open mind and a strong cup of coffee.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:13 am

Barber wrote:Wait.

I rather LIKED FROZEN.


It had its moments.

JUSTIFIED continues, and I can say that I have never been less interested in any character's love life than Raylan Givens.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby FinderDoug » Thu Jun 19, 2014 12:35 pm

Rick - To be fair, Raylan seems less interested in his love life than he should be.

Steve - if i had a desire to see FROZEN, it was beaten out of me by the constancy, the meme-ing, the parodying and the seeming inescapability of "Let It Go". I'm sure it was a fine film, and many have sung its praises, but I was burned out on it merely hearing about it and from it with a repetitiveness that made me want to throw rocks at small birds. And I love birds.

So my comparison shouldn't be taken as a diss of the film - I have no frame of reference to dispense an opinion, positive or negative - but rather in the context (which you didn't have at the time of my post) that I have no desire to move FROZEN into my viewing queue at this time, but would SOONER do so than I would entertain the further adventures of maiming and violating my childhood that MR. PEABODY AND SHERMAN affords.

That's all.

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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Moderator » Thu Jun 19, 2014 4:05 pm

Ah, yes. I had the same reaction to the last THE HOBBIT film...ended up watching it on PPV versus the theater.
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Re: Wathcya watchin'?

Postby Rick Keeney » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:05 am

DESPICABLE ME 2


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