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Postby benwhowell » June 1st, 2007, 1:44 pm

Tracey, I found a Ktel Christmas album in a thrift store a coupla years ago. It's so cool! It's a double album and when opened features a pop up Christmas scene. It's in pristine condition too...and I only paid $1.50 for it. I can't remember all the artists on it-except for Jim Nabors and Doris Day (singing "Toyland.")
As for "guilty music pleasures-" I'm a big fan of Tiny Tim and Yoko Ono. Actually, I don't really feel that "guilty" about loving their music.
I had the pleasure of seeing Tiny Tim perform (for free) in a lounge in Las Vegas. It was a bittersweet show because of all the distracting casino noise and a small audience, but he was fantastic and a really nice guy. It was a major thrill for me.
And "Double Fantasy" with John and Yoko is one of my favorite albums...
My movie guilty pleasures are the films of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
"Glen or Glenda" is my favorite!

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Postby Dewey1960 » June 1st, 2007, 2:06 pm

Ben wrote: "My movie guilty pleasures are the films of Edward D. Wood, Jr.
"Glen or Glenda" is my favorite!"

Ben, you know you need not feel the least bit guilty about loving Edward D. Wood's films! And after all, isn't that the underlying message of "Glen or Glenda"? (It, along with PLAN 9 of course, are my favorites, too!)

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Postby benwhowell » June 1st, 2007, 2:34 pm

Dewey, you are so right!
"Glen Or Glenda" and "Jailbait" are my favorites. YouTube has a copy of "Jailbait-"the version with the "minstrel show."
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VI4F5Bappmc
Wood's dialogue is poetry to my ears...

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Postby traceyk » June 1st, 2007, 2:55 pm

Benhowell--
I had all those Ktel things as a kid between about 3 and 6th grade. I think my mom still has them in her record cabinet, actually. I also had a Disney Christmas album with such timeless classics as "Jingle, Jingle Bones" and "Senior Santa Claus."

Great stuff

Goddess--
My parents have all those albums too. I used to get so frustrated--they were both 20 in 1960 and could, in theory, have ammassed a great collection of early rock and roll. Instead, their record cabinet is full of Percy Faith, and Ferrante and Teischer(sp), Doris Day and The New Christy Minstrels. Sigh.

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Postby Dewey1960 » June 1st, 2007, 2:59 pm

Ben wrote: "Wood's dialogue is poetry to my ears..."

Mine as well, Ben. It always galls me to hear people refer so condescendingly to Mr. Wood and his wonderful movies. Pound for pound, his films offer so much more entertainment value (as well as esoterically themed content) than so many of the so-called "respectable" Hollywood hacks (who, for the sake of peace and tranquility on these here boards will remain nameless). I love JAILBAIT, too; Ed Wood's sole excursion into the world of hard-core film noir.

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Postby SSO Admins » June 1st, 2007, 4:25 pm

traceyk wrote:My parents have all those albums too. I used to get so frustrated--they were both 20 in 1960 and could, in theory, have ammassed a great collection of early rock and roll. Instead, their record cabinet is full of Percy Faith, and Ferrante and Teischer(sp), Doris Day and The New Christy Minstrels. Sigh.

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Ahahahahaha! Mine too. Although my dad is a minister, and during the 60s he bought a bunch of albums for a series of sermons he wrote based on pop songs. The sermons were about "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden," but there was also a copy of The Doors "Strange Days" that he bought and didn't use. It ended up on my turntable for months. I was probably 9 or 10 at the time.

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Postby Hollis » June 3rd, 2007, 4:26 am

Good morning to all,

I have a few of my own. I make no excuses for being able to watch them anytime they air, and regardless of how often...

Casablanca
A Guy Named Joe
Here Comes Mr Jordan
Trouble Along the Way (almost my life story)
Miracle on 34th Street
The Last Waltz
Goodfellas
Key Largo
Casino
Prizzi's Honor (always airs at 2am cst)
Taxi Driver
Schindler's List
Mr Skeffington
Ball of Fire
The Palm Beach Story
The Philadelphia Story
Mr Deeds Goes to Town

Let's be honest, there are too many to mention. It's either a function of topic, genre or who it stars. They just don't seem to make them like they used to...

As always,

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Postby Hollis » June 3rd, 2007, 4:30 am

Jon,

I've got you beat. Although my mom and dad were WWII veterans and could have had a vast repertoire of Big Band and Swing music, I was blessed with Mary Ford and Les Paul, Perry Como and the Ray Coniff Singers. AAAAAAAAGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!

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Postby mrsl » June 3rd, 2007, 12:03 pm

Hi Sandykaypax:

'Way back on page 1 of this thread, Sandy said: Too bad the careers of Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy and Ally Sheedy haven't quite soared to heights of the others.

I agree about Ally Sheedy, but Andrew McCarthy has basically left the front of the camera, and turned to producing and stage. He does, however, have a couple of movies in production right now which he will be in.

But apparently you never watch the USA channel (though I can't say I blame you), for the last 5 years Anthony Michael Hall has been starring weekly in Dead Zone, and it's now starting its' 6th year on June 17. I'm a regular viewer, and when I suffer commercials, it better be good, which Dead Zone is. You wouldn't really recognize him though from his teen years. The puny, skinny little kid from Breakfast Club has buffed up and is quite a looker now. Check it out if you can. The show started with a two hour almost re-make of the movie as a series opener, then went on from there. It's based of course, on Stephen King's novel. Every week Johnny (AMH) foresees something, a murder, a fire, etc. and he tries to work out some way to avert the event. Yet, always, as a side story, he's trying to find a way to stop the Senator who is trying to 'take over the world' as was seen in the original movie. It's very well written and acted, and you might like it.

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Postby CharlieT » June 3rd, 2007, 10:10 pm

I earlier mentioned my love for action films of Segall and Stallone and such, but one other genre (and one subject in particular) fall into this category - to a certain extent.

I love classic Christmas movies! Whenever I find one on during the season, I watch it, regardless of what point the movie is in at the time. This is especially true of Dicken's A Christmas Carol. (Please note avatar.) No matter which version, I will watch it to the end - even if I just finished watching the exact same version on another channel. :oops:

Of course, there are worse vices, I suppose. :)
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Re: Hughly Popular

Postby pktrekgirl » June 7th, 2007, 10:54 pm

moirafinnie wrote:
Anything with Hugh Grant in it. ~Pktrekgirl


I do confess that I find his movies devilishly diverting, even drivel such as Mickey Blue Eyes. Have you seen the one with Drew Barrymore and Mr. Grant? It looks like quite amusing fluff and since I've always had a weakness for '80s pop, it should be entertaining for me. Haven't time right now to look it up--it's the one about the songwriters.


Sorry to take a while to respond - didn't see this until today. :?

But no...I've not seen that one. If it's still in theatres, I've not seen it as I try to at LEAST have the self restraint of waiting for the DVD, since I will buy the DVD anyway. :lol:

In truth, some of his films are quite good. I think ABOUT A BOY is a really good film, the Hugh Grant fixation thing I have completely aside.

I also cannot get enough of NOTTING HILL. That movie is adorable. And ditto FOUR WEDDINGS AND A FUNERAL.

And he *is* in a few things that got some critical acclaim - SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, for example...and while it was a small part, REMAINS OF THE DAY.

Really, as guilty pleasures go...he is not that bad a one to have.

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Postby feaito » June 8th, 2007, 10:19 pm

Truly guilty , guilty pleasures....which I have to watch until the end whenever they're on screen, cuz they sort of "catch me" completely: "Clueless" (Ufff how guilty I feel about this one :oops: ) and "Fifth Element" (just love it).

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Postby SSO Admins » June 9th, 2007, 6:16 am

I have the entire set of Friday the 13th movies on DVD. Beat that!

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Re: Hughly Popular

Postby SSO Admins » June 9th, 2007, 6:18 am

pktrekgirl wrote:I think ABOUT A BOY is a really good film, the Hugh Grant fixation thing I have completely aside.


I *hate* that movie, but I'm a fan of the book. High Fidelity was a good adaptation of a Nick Horny novel, but About a Boy was just awful.


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