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Comment Archives: stories: Film: View from the Couch

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

RIO BRAVO, with Dino and The Duke. EL DORADO and RIO LOBO are both fun, but RIO BRAVO is a masterpiece -- my favorite Western along with ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE WEST and (if one considers it a Western) THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/24/2016 at 2:16 PM

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

Which Hawks/Wayne Rio Bravo are talking about, Rio Bravo, El Dorado or Rio Lobo?

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Posted by patmoran on 09/23/2016 at 3:41 PM
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/23/2016 at 10:36 AM
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/22/2016 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

Haha. Amusingly, Wayne and Hawks made RIO BRAVO as a direct response to HIGH NOON. And I hate to say it, but I think RIO BRAVO blows HIGH NOON out of the water.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 09/22/2016 at 11:28 PM

Re: “Cat People, Free State of Jones, Twin Peaks among new home entertainment titles

It funny you mentioned John Wayne hated High Noon. At the 1952 Academy Awards it was Wayne who accepted Gary Cooper's Oscar for that film. He also accepted statue for John Ford winning Best Director for his film The Quiet Man... I guess Wayne does live up to his reputation of being a moral hypocrite.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/22/2016 at 5:02 PM
Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/17/2016 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Carnival of Souls, Everybody Wants Some!!, Green Room among new home entertainment titles

Absolutely right about Ox Bow Incident.

Posted by Rob Rippy on 07/13/2016 at 11:31 PM

Re: “Carnival of Souls, Everybody Wants Some!!, Green Room among new home entertainment titles

Absolutely right about Ox Bow Incident.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 07/13/2016 at 3:42 PM

Re: “The Revenant, Suspicion, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot among new home entertainment titles

Thanks for writing, Lance. Nothing wrong with "manly and macho" movies; check out CHATO'S LAND and THUNDERBOLT AND LIGHTFOOT, both positively reviewed in this same column.

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Posted by Matt Brunson on 04/24/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “The Revenant, Suspicion, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot among new home entertainment titles

I guess if the revenant were a musical it would get a better review.

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Posted by Lance G on 04/24/2016 at 6:25 AM

Re: “The Revenant, Suspicion, Thunderbolt and Lightfoot among new home entertainment titles

So you don't like The Revenant because it's too manly and macho? What do you expect in this time period? It was a brutal time and brutal setting. I don't understand why you think it has to make some sort of statement to be this way. It's just the way it was back then. Very realistic in my opinion. And probably the best performance by Dicaprio. I'm not saying it was the best picture of the year. But certainly better than 2 1/2 stars.

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Posted by Lance G on 04/22/2016 at 12:16 AM

Re: “Anastasia, Only Angels Have Wings, Village of the Damned among new home entertainment titles

And of course this week Warner Brothers released Hitchcock's "Suspicion" from '41 -of which I own the original Three Sheet movie poster for.

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Posted by Andrew Rawls on 04/12/2016 at 10:54 PM

Re: “In Cold Blood, Living in Oblivion, No Escape among new home entertainment titles

Personally, to me In Cold Blood is one of the best films ever made.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 11/26/2015 at 5:13 PM

Re: “Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Terminator Genisys, Trainwreck among new home entertainment titles

I was a huge Michael Landon fan when he did Bonanza. I loathed little House.... Nellie and Harriett Oleson were the only two interesting characters... Landon's huge ego was imprinted on every frame of the series.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 11/11/2015 at 5:50 PM

Re: “Chappie, Reptilicus, Spirited Away, The Sunshine Boys among new home entertainment titles

Just so you know, Spirited Away is *still* Japan's all-time top moneymaker by a large margin.

Posted by Chris on 10/26/2015 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Bram Stoker's Dracula, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Hammer Films set among new home entertainment titles

I'm glad you lied the James Garner "Support Your___________" films Garner was always underrated as an actor/producer.... The supporting cast were excellent especially Jack Elam and Bruce Dern...

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 10/07/2015 at 2:36 PM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

On ENTOURAGE, I never understood how Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly ever had a career in Hollywood.. To describe them as medicore actors insults mediocrity. It was painful to watch...

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:36 PM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

I saw Murder, My Sweet when I was a teenager.. I only knew Dick Powell as a song and dance man before this.. I discovered later he was a shrewd business man who along with Charles Boyer, David Niven and Ida Lupino started Four Star Productions which was responsible for a lot of successful series in late 50's and 60's.. Burke's Law, The Rifleman, The Rogues, Big Valley and Dick Powell Theater.

In real life Powell was a compulsive womanizer, a major alcoholic and huge right wing nutbag in same league as John Wayne, whom he directed in the piece of shit "The Conqueror"... Powell contracted Cancer like everyone else did on that film and passed away in 1964...

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:34 PM

Re: “At Close Range, Spy, Cannon Films documentary among new home entertainment titles

I loved the documentary about Cannon Films... To be politically incorrect for a moment.. They were not shrewd Israeli film makers, they were almost stereo typical money grubbing Jews. Mel Gibson refused to have anything to do with them in early 80's which was a true story..

I also loved that little dig the producers of the documentary made saying how Golan/Globus never attended lavish Hollywood parties.. The real reason being they were never, never invited and no one wanted any association with them.

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Posted by Rob Rippy on 09/30/2015 at 5:28 PM

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