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Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #240 on: December 04, 2018, 04:54:28 PM »
Ever since Chefist brought up The Thing Museum about a week ago, I've had this on rotation:



Have you ever seen the original?

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #241 on: December 04, 2018, 04:55:52 PM »
I nominate this for future meals for you to try once you finish the gallon of chili.



I have no problem with eating chicken!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #242 on: December 04, 2018, 04:58:49 PM »
Have you ever seen the original?

No, but I have the original short story on amazon audio.
It's a really good story!



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #243 on: December 04, 2018, 05:02:55 PM »
No, but I have the original short story on amazon audio.



My father swore that was the only movie that ever gave him nightmares. Itís kinda tame in comparison to Carpenterís version, which I much perfer but is still worth a watch for historical reasons. Anyway, if youíre on a The Thing obsession you might as well throw it in.  ;)


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #244 on: December 04, 2018, 05:06:48 PM »
My father swore that was the only movie that ever gave him nightmares. Itís kinda tame in comparison to Carpenterís version, which I much perfer but is still worth a watch for historical reasons. Anyway, if youíre on a The Thing obsession you might as well throw it in.  ;)

That makes you and Metron both with the recommendation so I just might!


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #245 on: December 04, 2018, 05:16:01 PM »
It laid the groundwork for one of my favorites growing up.


I LOVE that film! The remake was nothing to write home about though. Big Harryhausen fan here. "Sinbad & The Eye of the Tiger" is another fave:

And not just for the claymation  ;D

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #246 on: December 04, 2018, 05:22:01 PM »
I LOVE that film! The remake was nothing to write home about though. Big Harryhausen fan here. "Sinbad & The Eye of the Tiger" is another fave:

And not just for the claymation  ;D

Y'know, I've seen this on thousands of times and I never watched it. No idea why.

* The amount of remakes reflect the originality of the liberal Hollywood mindset. Why, they're even trying to remake socialism!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #247 on: December 04, 2018, 05:36:54 PM »
Y'know, I've seen this on thousands of times and I never watched it. No idea why.

It never gets the attention of Clash, but Jane Seymour and the Baboon are a killer pairing. ;)

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* The amount of remakes reflect the originality of the liberal Hollywood mindset. Why, they're even trying to remake socialism!

Oh great, remember it rhymes, not repeats. That's why Maduro got droned...

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #248 on: December 04, 2018, 06:22:08 PM »
Annie Potts. Ghostbusters. Nerdy librarian. Weiner happy. 😍



I don't doubt it. Does it make the rest of you happy too?

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #249 on: December 04, 2018, 06:31:23 PM »
I dug her in "Corvette Summer":


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #250 on: December 04, 2018, 06:31:31 PM »
Have you ever seen the original?
"The Thing" and "Body Snatchers," saving letters by not using their full titles, are two movies where, arguably, the remake is better or as good as the original.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #251 on: December 04, 2018, 06:38:07 PM »
Very much NOT so with "War of the Worlds".

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #252 on: December 04, 2018, 06:42:53 PM »
My father swore that was the only movie that ever gave him nightmares. Itís kinda tame in comparison to Carpenterís version, which I much perfer but is still worth a watch for historical reasons. Anyway, if youíre on a The Thing obsession you might as well throw it in.  ;)

Carpenters version is nuts. Some of the craziest special effects ever. Thereís something to be said for the realism of physical effects vs CGI which just doesnít capture gore as well. The scene with the dogs in the cage. Itís still insane today. The producers had to make some changes to get the R rating as it was considered too violent for the MPAA R rating. And itís just a great movie.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #253 on: December 04, 2018, 06:49:12 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #254 on: December 04, 2018, 07:04:22 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:

He indeed is. He got a Palm d'Or at Cannes for his great role in "Now You See Him, Now You Don't".

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #255 on: December 04, 2018, 07:06:39 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:
He was great in "Overboard." He has quite an acting range and should be more recognized for his achievements.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #256 on: December 04, 2018, 07:25:38 PM »
I don't doubt it. Does it make the rest of you happy too?

The blood is either swabbing the deck or flooding the ballasts.
* Efficiency is key.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #257 on: December 04, 2018, 07:27:23 PM »
Really? Nobody's gonna mention the one with the truck driver? Well, alright...


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #258 on: December 04, 2018, 07:36:30 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:

I just watched Bone Tomahawk for the first time earlier today. I'm not quite sure what to make of it.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #259 on: December 04, 2018, 07:38:21 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:
Absolutely.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #260 on: December 04, 2018, 07:40:32 PM »
He was great in "Overboard." He has quite an acting range and should be more recognized for his achievements.
Speaking of boats, sailor, don't forget this one.  Funny as hell.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #261 on: December 04, 2018, 07:42:01 PM »
Speaking of boats, sailor, don't forget this one.  Funny as hell.


It actually was a good movie!

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #262 on: December 04, 2018, 07:42:57 PM »
He was good in this one, too.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #263 on: December 04, 2018, 07:44:42 PM »
I'm not sure y'all are clear on what "underrated" means. The guy is an actual living legend.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #265 on: December 04, 2018, 07:49:11 PM »
Certainly better than the ass that's know as Kevin Costner.


Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #266 on: December 04, 2018, 07:50:37 PM »
"The Thing" and "Body Snatchers," saving letters by not using their full titles, are two movies where, arguably, the remake is better or as good as the original.

Honorable mentions:



Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #267 on: December 04, 2018, 07:54:00 PM »
I think Kurt Russell is a little underrated given the number of really great roles he's had. That was one of them.

Oh and:

Oh yes great flick! Including performances by Lee Van Cleef. And the lovely Adrienne Barbeau.





Speaking of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. The soundtrack composer Ennio Morricone, also did the soundrack for The Thing.

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #268 on: December 04, 2018, 07:56:51 PM »

Re: Midnight in the Diner: Tales from the Road
« Reply #269 on: December 04, 2018, 08:06:55 PM »
And the lovely Adrienne Barbeau.



Another one where a remake was not required.