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    Quote Originally Posted by KayBur View Post
    What about old films? I like black and white cinema.
    As nycsteve pointed out, there's a thread devoted to them: https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...read.php/17325


    Quote Originally Posted by Scott Bails View Post
    My GF and I watched Enola Holmes the other night.
    I've had that on my watch list for quite a while but haven't pulled the trigger, yet. Good to know it's good.

    Did you ever check out Emily in Paris? I think you were the one that showed interest in it. It's a really good couple's show that is sometimes funny.

    Also watched 12 Angry Men with my daughter over the weekend, which neither of us had ever seen. Very impressive on so many levels. A great job by Lumet to give it a more claustrophobic feel as the film progressed. Great performances by a great cast.
    Never heard of it. Is it any good? Who's in it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Progatron View Post
    A classic, and the first of two occasions where Lee J. Cobb's character would later be played by George C. Scott (The Exorcist III being the other). Cobb was a great actor, not mentioned as often as he should be.
    Yeah, he really is one of those non-stars who kinda flew under the radar but was capable of doing anything. Looking over his filmography, we was in a bunch of pre-1960 movies almost none of which I've seen. Of those I have, there's Call Northside 777, On the Waterfront (a movie I really need to see again), and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. He also played Joanne Woodward's doctor in The Three Faces of Eve, a movie I've never had the opportunity to see (I really need to rectify that). In fact, in most of his movies it looks like he usually played either a doctor or a cop.

    I just read that his daughter, who didn't have close to the career he did, was the only female "redshirt" to be killed in the original Star Trek. Now there's an interesting bit of trivia.

    She also played an unrequited love interest of Greg's in the Brady Bunch.
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    Interestingly, there's a reference to The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit in 12 Angry Men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spellbound View Post
    Watched Papillon last night, partly to see the late Gregory Sierra, but mostly because I had forgotten much of that great film.

    Later in the night, Faults (2014) was on TV. I had wanted to see that since I saw The Art of Self Defense (2019) by the same director, Riley Stearns. I would recommend both to anyone who likes oddball, but interesting and dark, comedy dramas. Faults (w/Mary Elizabeth Winstead) is not about earthquakes. It is about cults and deprogramming cultists. The Art of Self Defense (w/Jesse Eisenberg) is about the dark side of self-defense instruction.

    Papillon is always a great one. I happened to catch the 2nd half of it again on some movie channel a few weeks ago. Hoffman and McQueen were amazing in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    As nycsteve pointed out, there's a thread devoted to them: https://www.progressiveears.org/foru...read.php/17325



    I've had that on my watch list for quite a while but haven't pulled the trigger, yet. Good to know it's good.

    Did you ever check out Emily in Paris? I think you were the one that showed interest in it. It's a really good couple's show that is sometimes funny.


    Never heard of it. Is it any good? Who's in it?


    Yeah, he really is one of those non-stars who kinda flew under the radar but was capable of doing anything. Looking over his filmography, we was in a bunch of pre-1960 movies almost none of which I've seen. Of those I have, there's Call Northside 777, On the Waterfront (a movie I really need to see again), and The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit. He also played Joanne Woodward's doctor in The Three Faces of Eve, a movie I've never had the opportunity to see (I really need to rectify that). In fact, in most of his movies it looks like he usually played either a doctor or a cop.

    I just read that his daughter, who didn't have close to the career he did, was the only female "redshirt" to be killed in the original Star Trek. Now there's an interesting bit of trivia.

    She also played an unrequited love interest of Greg's in the Brady Bunch.

    As for the movie Twelve Angry Men , if you were serious about not seeing it , please do. You will not be dissappointed. Twelve great actors , headed by Henry Fonda. Check IMDB for the rest. My wifes favorite.

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    For those of you with HBO Max: Here Are All the 2021 Warner Bros Movies That Will Be Released on HBO Max

    If you're unaware, Warners is releasing those movies in the theater and on HBO simultaneously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hal... View Post
    For those of you with HBO Max: Here Are All the 2021 Warner Bros Movies That Will Be Released on HBO Max

    If you're unaware, Warners is releasing those movies in the theater and on HBO simultaneously.
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