Excellent movie I just saw on TCM. It was a $6 million box office flop in 1957, but is now considered a great classic film. Excellent and inspiring true story about the first non-stop flight across the Atlantic in May of 1927. I've seen the "de plane" at the Smithsonian, and one of the three replicas at Henry Ford Museum - very cool! It was a HUGE moment in American and flight history.
I just saw two new movies. One was spectacular; the other so-so.
THE GREAT GATSBY with TOBY MCGUIRE & LEONARDO DICAPRIO...is simply AMAZING and so true to the book. The one with Robert Redford several years ago: BIG TIME BORING. This one is upbeat throughout. You would love it.
Then I saw MAN OF STEEL. Not a chance. They had a thing (while he was alive) to have 3 good movies in the Superman series starring Christopher Reeve:
They have been trying to revive the story ever since, with new actors. The latest is a dismal failure...don't waste your money:
One of my friends went to the The Great Gatsby and she said she was bored out of her head.
She said she was very disappointed in it...I guess everyone has there own take on movies.
To me there isn't much out there anymore that's worth going to see.
I wanted to go see The Lone Ranger and several people said don't waste your money.
I think it would be hard to beat Clayton Moore and his partner Tonto.
I'm not a big fan of Johnny Depp.
That to me would be trying to re-make Lover Come Back or Love Me Or Leave Me..after Doris did these...nobody could compare to her.
Nice to see you back on the Forum, Miss Moderator! Anyone who was bored with GATSBY must have slept through it! MAN OF STEEL, yes...but def. not Gatsby. If your friend thought it was boring, she should have seen the Robert Redford version.
Of course, in order to like Gatsby, you have to first:
1. Like the story by Fitzgerald, and it is a classic. The movie does an excellent job of following the story
2. Like Leonardo DiCaprio, who is one of the finest actors in Hollywood
Yes...she has seen the one with Robert Redford and I think I did if I recall.
I have been on the forum...you just haven't noticed I guess.
I posted three times and you are just now noticing them....
Like I said the movie choices that are out there today are far and few between.
That's why I hardly ever go...a waste of money and the actors we used to see have passed away or don't act anymore...You can't go to a movie without hearing the "F" word a 1,000 times or cussing through it all. I think I'll just stick to watching TV.
Did anyone catch TCM last night? Mel Brooks was awarded the AFI Lifetime Achievement Award. They showed a lot of clips from his movies. They were so funny! TCM played his movies all night. Remember the 2000 year old man! "What knockers!" "May the schwartz be with you!"
I didn't know there was a movie called: "The Very Thought of You" (1944)... I guess the song came 10-years earlier. Saw it on TCM and got sucked in.
A sweet young woman (Eleanor Parker) meets a handsome young soldier (Dennis Morgan) during WWII... they fall in love. Sort of "Moonlight Bayish" except not such a light and happy family. No this girl is blessed with a cold critical mother, a creepy brother, a porqupine for an older sister; however her dad is the saving grace, and her two other sisters too... one who is an absolute doll. Good movie. I liked it. Very sweet. The trailer doesn't do it justice, so I will post this short clip.
There are many movies that TCM gives a 2-star rating (out of 5) that I love... "Beauty is in the eye of the beholder." There is art for artists, or for the sake of art, but that doesn't mean it is appealing to the masses. Same is true for music, movies, etc...
I loved "Top Gun," and then read a review that it was a movie for idealistic teenagers or something like that...