Sunday, January 29, 2012

Infomaniac Goes to the Movies

Mistress MJ was so impressed with your book suggestions that this week she’s asking for your movie recommendations.

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Keeping in mind that Mistress MJ does not care much for action movies, let us know which film(s) you’d recommend, be they contemporary or oldies.

Note: Please include a brief description so Mistress MJ doesn’t wear out her Googling finger.

76 comments:

  1. "I can't believe it's not butter"


    After Hours

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  2. Seen it.

    NEXT!

    Oh, and please include a brief description of whatever film you select.

    Thank you,

    The Management

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  3. Deliverance. Weekend canoe trip goes awry.

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  4. "The Iron Lady" - Meryl Streeps tour de force Baroness Margaret Thatchers bio-pic. Amazing......

    "Murder By Death" - 70's star studded who-dunnit comedy starring Peter Faulk, David Niven, Truman Capote, Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers and many others. Laugh Out Loud Stuff. My "feel good movie".

    I have more My Mistress but these are the fave CURRENT and fave OLD-RELIABLE that I think you would enjoy.

    Your devoted if not somewhat absent Slave-boy.

    ***places chaste kisses on Mistress' feet as is proper***

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  5. when women had tails - i first saw this epic at a west virginia drive-in. A tale of cave-men and women. I really can't say more.

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  6. And don't we say FIRST around here. your pillow-fluffer can be sooo distant.

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  7. i just know that box of popcorn
    has a hole in the bottom of it, right?

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  8. someone just told me about,
    "my dog tulip" and raved.
    has anyone here seen it?

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  9. 1. SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. Brad Pitt stars as a guilt-ridden German advising the then-child Dalai Llamain how to build a movie theatre without harming worms. Tibet is the star. Seriously. It took an entire country to upstage Mr. Pitt, though.

    2. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Dumpy smart girl turned beautiful swan gets fatal revenge on bullies. Wonderful comic acting by the entire cast. Written by a young Joan Rivers!

    3. CAPOTE. One of the best films ever made. The unutterably excellent Phillip Seymour Kaufmann channels Truman Capote's bizarre personna and louche charm in a deceptively restrained tale about the nature of evil.

    4. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS. Audrey Hepburn. What else do I have to say?

    That oughta hold ya!

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  10. Not usually into football movies, but this one is an all time favorite for me, and it's based on a true story.

    "..a hard-hitting football movie featuring no less than Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates and Tim McGraw. It's called The Blind Side, and it might be the Rudy of the new millenium.

    When a high school student, operating under the perfect storm of being poor, wildly undereducated and badly out of shape, gets recruited by a major football program that grooms him into the exact opposite, his life will change forever. But will it change it for the better? Check out the trailer."


    The Blind Side

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  11. Evil Under the Sun....

    Arleana might have been a bit flighty, but no one would wish this on her...

    Who done it?

    "Don't barbeque me to keep yourself in sailor suits."

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  12. Designing Wally - YES !!!!!!!

    FANTASTIC film. Again a STAR cast and the most brilliant Sir Peter Ustinov as Poirot.

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  13. @Damion Oz,

    ... Even these days I can throw my legs up into the air higher than any of them!.....

    ...And wider.

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  14. An oldie I just watched "Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?" - Ruth Gordon becomes the hired companion to serial-killer-of-housekeepers Geraldine Page. Ruth is undone by a tube of toothpaste and a box of nylons. Sub-plot is Robert Fuller looking very hot in a sports car. Recommended if cocktails before dinner is a requirement for sustaining life in your world.

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  15. Have you seen Weekend? It's about two gay boys. I just saw it today.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714210/

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  16. Anything at all by Pedro Almodovar. And have you seen the documentary Senna? I don't like motor sports but I loved this.

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  17. Well, I haven't seen many. It seems the male suitors who try to squire me, they always has their hands in my popcorn box! And you know where that leads, to not seeing the movie. But I'm am very fond of The Women. The 1939 version, and of course, Auntie Mame.

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  18. Designing Wally

    ".......Yes she's not bad..... as inkeepers....... go"

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  19. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066268
    When Women Had Tails
    Quando le donne avevano la coda (original title)

    kabuki is never wrong when it comes to cinematic choices. one day you will learn to not doubt the kabuki, it saves so much time.

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  20. DAMIEN: "The Iron Lady" - Meryl Streeps tour de force Baroness Margaret Thatchers bio-pic. Amazing......
    "Murder By Death" - 70's star studded who-dunnit comedy starring Peter Faulk, David Niven, Truman Capote, Maggie Smith, Peter Sellers and many others. Laugh Out Loud Stuff. My "feel good movie".
    I have more My Mistress but these are the fave CURRENT and fave OLD-RELIABLE that I think you would enjoy.
    Your devoted if not somewhat absent Slave-boy.
    ***places chaste kisses on Mistress' feet as is proper***


    First of all, Bitch, where have you BEEN?

    Secondly, I enjoyed “Murder by Death” so I’ll see “The Iron Lady” based on my agreement with you over “Murder by Death.”

    If I’m disappointed, you will be sent to the oubliette.

    KABUKI: when women had tails - i first saw this epic at a west virginia drive-in. A tale of cave-men and women. I really can't say more.

    No doubt the experience was heightened by watching this movie in West Virginia.

    Will I enjoy this as much as “Queen of Outer Space” where astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen? That queen being Zsa Zsa Gabor!!!

    KABUKI: And don't we say FIRST around here. your pillow-fluffer can be sooo distant.

    Too much vodka will do that.

    Mr. LX hasn't returned so I assume he's passed out behind the entertainment centre.

    NORMADESMOND: i just know that box of popcorn
    has a hole in the bottom of it, right?


    Yes! The old “dick-in-a-box” trick.

    Don’t bother asking for butter at the concession stand because the golden topping is on its way!

    NORMADESMOND: someone just told me about,
    "my dog tulip" and raved.
    has anyone here seen it?


    How sad that everyone is ignoring you.

    Are there Corgis?

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  21. NATIONS: 1. SEVEN YEARS IN TIBET. Brad Pitt stars as a guilt-ridden German advising the then-child Dalai Llamain how to build a movie theatre without harming worms. Tibet is the star. Seriously. It took an entire country to upstage Mr. Pitt, though.
    2. THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS. Dumpy smart girl turned beautiful swan gets fatal revenge on bullies. Wonderful comic acting by the entire cast. Written by a young Joan Rivers!
    3. CAPOTE. One of the best films ever made. The unutterably excellent Phillip Seymour Kaufmann channels Truman Capote's bizarre personna and louche charm in a deceptively restrained tale about the nature of evil.
    4. BREAKFAST AT TIFFANYS. Audrey Hepburn. What else do I have to say?


    1. My only positive Brad Pitt experience was the shirt coming off in “Thelma and Louise” but I’ll take your word on “Seven Years in Tibet.” Do the proceeds go towards saving worms?
    2. “They Might Be Giants” was written before Joan Rivers’ skintervention? I’m interested.
    3. “Capote”… seen it and agree!
    4. Ditto for “Breakfast at Tiffanys.”

    COREYJO: Not usually into football movies, but this one is an all time favorite for me, and it's based on a true story.
    "..a hard-hitting football movie featuring no less than Sandra Bullock, Kathy Bates and Tim McGraw. It's called The Blind Side, and it might be the Rudy of the new millenium.
    When a high school student, operating under the perfect storm of being poor, wildly undereducated and badly out of shape, gets recruited by a major football program that grooms him into the exact opposite, his life will change forever. But will it change it for the better? Check out the trailer."
    The Blind Side


    Oh, did I forget to mention?...NO SPORTS MOVIES…ESPECIALLY AMERICAN FOOTBALL!

    However, I could be interested if Kathy Bates kneecaps anyone.

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  22. WALLY: Evil Under the Sun....
    Arleana might have been a bit flighty, but no one would wish this on her...
    Who done it?
    "Don't barbeque me to keep yourself in sailor suits."
    The score is to die for.


    Seen it and second that emotion of Damien’s.

    DAMIEN: Designing Wally - YES !!!!!!!
    FANTASTIC film. Again a STAR cast and the most brilliant Sir Peter Ustinov as Poirot.


    To what do we owe the pleasure of having you cum again?

    WALLY: @Damion Oz,
    ... Even these days I can throw my legs up into the air higher than any of them!.....
    ...And wider.


    Had you filled out our Fag, Hag and the Odd Slag Dating Service form in a previous post, we could have fixed you up.

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  23. ZENFANCY: An oldie I just watched "Whatever Happened to Aunt Alice?" - Ruth Gordon becomes the hired companion to serial-killer-of-housekeepers Geraldine Page. Ruth is undone by a tube of toothpaste and a box of nylons. Sub-plot is Robert Fuller looking very hot in a sports car. Recommended if cocktails before dinner is a requirement for sustaining life in your world.

    You’ve just made me want to see it again.

    NURSEMYRA: Have you seen Weekend? It's about two gay boys. I just saw it today.
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1714210/


    Bugger! It hasn’t yet been released in Canada.

    NURSEMYRA: Anything at all by Pedro Almodovar. And have you seen the documentary Senna? I don't like motor sports but I loved this.

    ALMODOVAR! I’ve seen all his films except “The Skin I Live In.”

    Oh, did I mention no sports movies? Unless there are gay locker room scenes.

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  24. MISTRESS MADDIE: Well, I haven't seen many. It seems the male suitors who try to squire me, they always has their hands in my popcorn box! And you know where that leads, to not seeing the movie. But I'm am very fond of The Women. The 1939 version, and of course, Auntie Mame.

    “The Women” and “Auntie Mame?”

    I’m trying to control myself from quoting all my fave lines!

    Oh, what the hell…

    “There is a name for you, ladies, but it isn't used in high society... outside of a kennel.”

    Top drawer choices, Mistress Maddie.

    DAMIEN: Designing Wally
    ".......Yes she's not bad..... as inkeepers....... go"


    Did Mistress MJ give you a hall pass?

    KABUKI: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0066268
    When Women Had Tails
    Quando le donne avevano la coda (original title)
    kabuki is never wrong when it comes to cinematic choices. one day you will learn to not doubt the kabuki, it saves so much time.


    Mistress MJ surrenders to the Goddess that is kabuki.

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  25. Ladykillers.
    And anything else Sir Alec Guinness appears in, even the crappy ones.

    The Artist. Other modern "Stummfilme" include "Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky" (hommage to film pioneers) by Wenders (one of his acceptable works); "Juha! by Kaurismäki (woman leaves man; be sure to have some vodka in reach); "Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt" by Franka Potente 2006 (well, a Märchen?). I think there is something Lovecraft, but I do not know exactly. There is a 50s silent movie ("The Thief") (coldwar spy drama) I would love to see, but never had the opportunity.

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  26. Beautiful Thing for the Mama cass sound track and the use of peppermint foot lotion.

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  27. "Ladies in Lavender".

    Dame Judy and Dame Maggie play sisters that fall for a sweet little toy boy that washes up on their beach during WW2...

    "De-Lovely"... Cole Porters life told via a musical... what else?

    "Mrs Henderson Presents"
    Again... Dame Judy but this time Sparring with Bob Hoskins...

    Pre WW2 shenanigans at the Windmill Theatre London... "We never close"

    "A Good Woman"
    Based on Oscar Wilde's... "Lady Windermere's Fan"

    "Little Shop of Horrors"

    Get your groove on with an Alien life form. "Feed me Seymour"

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  28. Since youve apparently seen Law of Desire with pre-Melanie Antonio and his helium heels, might I suggest "Dona Herlinda Y Su Hijo." Reportedly the first film in Mexican history to deal openly with guys of the "happy, festive" persuasion (pediatric neuro-surgeon meets French Horn student). "Latin Boys Go to Hell" is another interesting bit of eye candy... of the telenovela variety (and Mike Ruiz when he was still young and HOT). A must-see yet oft-overlooked Bette Davis flick is the 1945-ish "Watch On the Rhine" -- typical American war propoganda piece, but one in which Ms Davis proved she could act without chewing scenery (she was deliberately not upstaging her co-star, Paul Lukas, whose appearance she had insisted upon as a requirement for her own appearance in the film. And DO see The Skin I Live In!

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  29. The Story of Temple Drake: Faulkner's pulpy, campy story of a sexy debutante who finds herself at the mercy of a debauched gangster at a derelict roadhouse.

    Mulholland Dr.: A young woman arrives in Hollywood to make it big and becomes embroiled in a surreal mystery.

    High and Low: Excellent Kurosawa. Starts out as a thriller, goes to police procedural, then Hitchcockian psycho-thriller-horror. Kind of long but so very worth it.

    The Damned Don't Cry: Campy late-career Joan Crawford flick about a gangster's moll. If you've seen this, try Daisy Kenyon instead.

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  30. The Last Emperor (1987) Opium-dazed Joan Chen eating an orchid in a fishtail evening gown gives me a boner in the film about the final emperor of China. Peter O'Toole is masterful too.

    Sunset Boulevard (1950) Need I say more? Gloria Swanson bat-shit crazy and faded glory trying to snag some young lovin'. I can identify.

    All About Eve (1950) Davis' star power amped to the max. If I'm ever on death row I want this on continuous loop my last 24-hours.

    Sophie's Choice: (1982) Meryl Streep post Nazi camp. Grab a good bottle of something and a box of Kleenex and settle in for a cry-fest.

    A Single Man: (2009) Colin Firth got the Globe but deserved an Oscar in this achingly beautiful film. Folks under 40 should skip it cuz it ain't gonna' speak to you like those of us on the other side of the hill.

    The Hunger: (1983) Word: Catherine Deneuve as an Egyptian vampire queen. The seduction of a youngish Susan Sarandon is intense. Plus, it's Deneuve in all her flaxen-haired beauty.

    Cabaret (1972) The film that changed my life. Saw it as a high-school sophomore and thought: "I'm outt'a this shit-hole town" Five years later Sally Bowles inspired me to never look back. Plus Michael York is boner-hot in this tale of romance and decadence as Hitler rises to power. The music. The costumes. The sets. A must for theater fags.

    Okay. off for more coffee...

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  31. We would go to see The Descendants if we could be bothered but will probably wait for the DVD to be reduced.

    I refuse to watch the Thatcher film as apparently it makes her look human which, of course, she isn't.

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  32. Just saw "War Horse" - nice and the lead actor looks beautiful running away from the camera (wink wink), "A Face in the Crowd" - 1957, Elia Kazan with Andy (I'm not in Mayberry yet) Griffith and Patricia Neal about fame, power and posing in black and white (oh and a very young very beautiful Lee Remick), "Sister Mary" - Judy Tenuta, Brent Corrigan, Bruce Vilanch (in a cameo-ette wearing overhauls no less) - won this - from the bitch who did "Baby Jane?"

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  33. How about some Western....

    *dodges MJ's slapping hands*

    I am soooooo impressed at the cinematography taste of all the biatches!

    This little polar bears hasn't been to the movies in almost ten years now and before that he only watched those that were showed on tv. I know Mistress expects me to guide her through the jungle of the "7e art" of France and Québec but I'm a totaly illiterate when it come to those either.

    I also don't do action movies nor do I like anything with "a hero" that is all goodness fighting the evil forces of a "bad guy" because I believe that nothing is all good or bad in this world. I have found a lot of bad in good in my own experience. In fact, most of the bad come from "good people". Anyhow.... we're not here to philosophize, eh? So here are some of my favorites from the last century.


    I'd personnaly go with anything starring Catherine Deneuve.

    ~~~

    Cyrano de Bergerac : A French classic and a classy performance of our ever incontinent Gérard Depardieu... YOU MUST WATCH IT IN FRENCH even if you don't understand a thing (but I don't think it's been dubbed in english anyways???). That's what subtitles are for.

    ~~~

    I have fond memories of "Tangos, L'exil de Gardel" with the awesome Marie Laforêt, about the journey of a bunch of exiled Argentinian artists in Paris who are trying to put up a tango-ballet. The music is awesome and the dancing so sexy! It's funny and a little eccentric. The interesting part is that most scenes seemed to have been improvised on the set. Of course you MUST watch it in French!!!

    ~~~

    Le fabuleux festin d'Amélie Poulain: I'm sure Mistress have already seen this one, but just in case...

    ~~~

    Tous les matins du monde: Set in 16th century France. A story about music, the vanity of life and the insatiable thirst of youth. Guillaume Depardieu (the son of the other one) was a real cutie. God bless his soul! UNfortunately, Depardieu Senior comes and screws the last part of the movie...

    ~~~

    Catherine Deneuve!

    ~~~

    Babette's Feast: I'm sure Mistress have already seen this one, but just in case...

    ~~~

    Almost anything by Ingmar Bergman especially the first ones.

    ~~~

    Eat Drink Man Woman: A senior chef has lost the sense of taste and have to trust his partners to make sure the food he prepares is edible. He lives with his three WELL GROWN daughters who can't seem to find their way in life, but...

    ~~~

    The Million Dollar Hotel YOU HAVE GOT TO SEE THIS ONE, BITCHES!

    It's about US

    ~~~

    Lawless Heart: Saw this one at the festival "Image+Nation", Montreal's gay film festival, in 2002. Certainly the last time I went to the movies, where we witness the journey of a group of people trying to deal with the passing of one of the pillars of their community. The interesting thing about this cute little movie, set in a small seashore town in England, is that it is told three times from different point of views: the first third of the movie is told from the point of view of the brother of the deceased, then we started all over again but this time from the perspective of the brother-in-law and then from the gay lover/partner of the deceased. It's a very interesting concept that I thought worked pretty well at enhancing an otherwise not-so-great story

    ~~~

    Catherine...

    ~~~

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  34. If Mistress is in the mood to complete her collection of French-Canadian movie I will give her a few suggestions amongst the most important movies of our cinamatography there really give some insight of my culture:

    1. Mon oncle Antoine by Claude Jutras (1971)
    2. Le déclin de l'Empire américain by Denis Arcand (1986). The cover of the DVD says it all!!!
    3. Jésus de Montréal also by Denis Arcand (1989)
    4. Un zoo la nuit by Jean-Claude Lauzon. If I say the movie begins in a jail with an inmate getting raped by a gard and another inmate... No it's not porn...

    but maybe Mistress has already seen those too!

    ~~~

    and a few more randomly picked from my leeking mind: Being There the last major performance of Peter Sellers, with Shirley McLaine co-starring ; 13 Conversations About One Thing with Matthew McConaughey ; and if I'm allowed to suggest one Western movie, I'd watch again Once Upon a Time in the West just for Claudia Cardinale. And speeking of Cardinale, I also enjoy watching over again the worst Western movie ever Les Pétroleuse cause who wouldn't love to watch Cardinale and Brigitte Bardo going at each other!!!


    Ooo-Kay! I think I better stop right now before Mistress sends me to the Oubliette for being too imposing!

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  35. Did I mention Catherine Deneuve?

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  36. Oh, and don't be too hard on Corey Jo. She has just spent a whole week in Texas with some houseboys that she had stolen from Mistress Maddie.

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  37. Did Herr Mago see "Das Parfum" because I read the novel and loved it so much but I'm scared that the movie would not do justice to Süskind gorgeous writing!

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  38. SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE,Michael York, Angela Landsbury- Post War Austria-Michael York as a mere footman seduces the whole family to get what he wants. The problem is they know what he's doing thus he is being used not using. Black comedy at its best.
    DINNER AT EIGHT Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore. Hilarious comedy when dialogue was important. Billie Burke is faced with giving the dinner party from hell.
    STAND BY ME River Phoenix, Corey Haim. One of the best "coming of age stories"; very moving without being sappy. Original story by Stephen King and not his usual stuff.

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  39. NO OH SHIT!!!!
    I maded a mistake!
    'THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS' is another excellent comic film from the same decade, starring George C. Scott as a brilliant nutjob who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes. Also a must-see, but not the film I meant.
    The Joanie Rivers one I meant is called 'THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO'. Seriously both are must-sees; in the same comedic vein as 'Where's Poppa?' with the marvellous Ruth Gordon.
    OO-also HAROLD AND MAUDE!!!! as long as we're speaking of Ruth Gordon. Which we were.
    ZENFANCY: YES!

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  40. I DIDN'T STEAL THE HOUSE BOYS!!

    But I might bring a few cow punchers home with me today, any requests? ;)

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  41. Hai Jon, MJ, Princess, and the rest of you bitches, Missed Ya!!

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  42. Seconding 'THE HUNGER' *fans self briskly* there is simply no way you can you go wrong with this one!!?! Blessedly plotless, good, gory fun with David Bowie! Grace Jones! SUSAN SARANDON! CATHARINE DENEUVE!!!!!!!
    *takes cold shower*

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  43. Brewster McCloud. A boy plans to fly away.

    We Of The Never Never. Life in The Outback.

    No Highway In The Sky. Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart fly to Canada.

    Zulu. Sort of like The Alamo, except in South Africa. Early Michael Caine.

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  44. The smelly frog from Holzhausen, no I did not see the film, Deep Blue. I have to confess that I am no fan of Süskind's writing, maybe I should try to read it nowadays. Back in the days the novel was kind of killed, a media overkill, I developed a strong feeling of refusal. I should try, and see how he writes.
    I only know Mireille Mathieu.

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  45. MAGO: Ladykillers.
    And anything else Sir Alec Guinness appears in, even the crappy ones.
    The Artist. Other modern "Stummfilme" include "Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky" (hommage to film pioneers) by Wenders (one of his acceptable works); "Juha! by Kaurismäki (woman leaves man; be sure to have some vodka in reach); "Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt" by Franka Potente 2006 (well, a Märchen?). I think there is something Lovecraft, but I do not know exactly. There is a 50s silent movie ("The Thief") (coldwar spy drama) I would love to see, but never had the opportunity.


    I’ve seen “Ladykillers” and numerous films with Sir Alec. Thumbs up, even to the crappy ones.

    Having enjoyed other Wim Wenders films (especially “Paris, Texas”) I must add Die Gebrüder Skladanowsky (A Trick of Light) to my list.

    “Juha!” sounds intriguing yet it’s Finnish so I’ll probably end up slitting my wrists.

    "Der die Tollkirsche ausgräbt" is from the director of “Run Lola Run” so it’s worth a try. I’ll look for a copy with subtitles.

    MITZI: Beautiful Thing for the Mama cass sound track and the use of peppermint foot lotion.

    I was inspired to watch “Beautiful Thing” after you mentioned it once over on your blog.

    Of course I’ll watch ANYTHING written by Jonathan Harvey of Coronation Street fame. Currently I’m working my way through the “Gimme Gimme Gimme” box set.

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  46. PRINCESS: "Ladies in Lavender".
    Dame Judy and Dame Maggie play sisters that fall for a sweet little toy boy that washes up on their beach during WW2...
    "De-Lovely"... Cole Porters life told via a musical... what else?
    "Mrs Henderson Presents"
    Again... Dame Judy but this time Sparring with Bob Hoskins...
    Pre WW2 shenanigans at the Windmill Theatre London... "We never close"
    "A Good Woman"
    Based on Oscar Wilde's... "Lady Windermere's Fan"
    "Little Shop of Horrors"
    Get your groove on with an Alien life form. "Feed me Seymour"


    I enjoyed “Ladies in Lavender” and can picture curling up on the sofa with you and the Empress to view it again. Pass the Tim Tams, please.

    “De-Lovely”…I’ve seen that one too but let’s make it a double bill now that you’ve put the kettle on.

    "Mrs Henderson Presents" and "Little Shop of Horrors"… Seen those films too so I may fall asleep on your sofa while you and The Empress stay up to watch them again…may I spend the night?

    VATO DIABLO: Since youve apparently seen Law of Desire with pre-Melanie Antonio and his helium heels, might I suggest "Dona Herlinda Y Su Hijo." Reportedly the first film in Mexican history to deal openly with guys of the "happy, festive" persuasion (pediatric neuro-surgeon meets French Horn student). "Latin Boys Go to Hell" is another interesting bit of eye candy... of the telenovela variety (and Mike Ruiz when he was still young and HOT). A must-see yet oft-overlooked Bette Davis flick is the 1945-ish "Watch On the Rhine" -- typical American war propoganda piece, but one in which Ms Davis proved she could act without chewing scenery (she was deliberately not upstaging her co-star, Paul Lukas, whose appearance she had insisted upon as a requirement for her own appearance in the film. And DO see The Skin I Live In!

    "Dona Herlinda Y Su Hijo."… Si, si, seen it!

    "Latin Boys Go to Hell"…need to see it based on the title alone.

    I’m almost certain I’ve seen every Bette Davis film including “Watch on the Rhine.”

    I’m afraid to see “The Skin I Live In” lest I get creeped out but if you INSIST.

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  47. STACIA: The Story of Temple Drake: Faulkner's pulpy, campy story of a sexy debutante who finds herself at the mercy of a debauched gangster at a derelict roadhouse.
    Mulholland Dr.: A young woman arrives in Hollywood to make it big and becomes embroiled in a surreal mystery.
    High and Low: Excellent Kurosawa. Starts out as a thriller, goes to police procedural, then Hitchcockian psycho-thriller-horror. Kind of long but so very worth it.
    The Damned Don't Cry: Campy late-career Joan Crawford flick about a gangster's moll. If you've seen this, try Daisy Kenyon instead.


    Stacia…the Film Queen of Blogsville has arrived!

    BITCHES, visit Stacia's excellent film blog, "She Blogged By Night."

    I’ve seen “The Story of Temple Drake” as I’m a fan of pre-code films.

    Also seen Mulholland Drive.

    I’m putting “High and Low” on my list, thank you.

    Just like with Bette Davis films, I think I’ve now seen every Joan Crawford film (good AND bad) including “The Damned Don’t Cry” and “Daisy Kenyon” which I saw for the first time recently on TCM.

    GROUCHY: Now Voyager

    Seen it…THREE TIMES!

    “Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars!”

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  48. MICHAEL GUY: The Last Emperor (1987) Opium-dazed Joan Chen eating an orchid in a fishtail evening gown gives me a boner in the film about the final emperor of China. Peter O'Toole is masterful too.
    Sunset Boulevard (1950) Need I say more? Gloria Swanson bat-shit crazy and faded glory trying to snag some young lovin'. I can identify.
    All About Eve (1950) Davis' star power amped to the max. If I'm ever on death row I want this on continuous loop my last 24-hours.
    Sophie's Choice: (1982) Meryl Streep post Nazi camp. Grab a good bottle of something and a box of Kleenex and settle in for a cry-fest.
    A Single Man: (2009) Colin Firth got the Globe but deserved an Oscar in this achingly beautiful film. Folks under 40 should skip it cuz it ain't gonna' speak to you like those of us on the other side of the hill.
    The Hunger: (1983) Word: Catherine Deneuve as an Egyptian vampire queen. The seduction of a youngish Susan Sarandon is intense. Plus, it's Deneuve in all her flaxen-haired beauty.
    Cabaret (1972) The film that changed my life. Saw it as a high-school sophomore and thought: "I'm outt'a this shit-hole town" Five years later Sally Bowles inspired me to never look back. Plus Michael York is boner-hot in this tale of romance and decadence as Hitler rises to power. The music. The costumes. The sets. A must for theater fags.
    Okay. off for more coffee...


    I haven’t seen “The Last Emperor” but YOUR BONER has convinced me to put it at the top of my list.

    “Sunset Boulevard” is a must-see (and I’ve seen it a few times) simply for the fact that our own Normadesmond stars in it! Peenee and Norma will never let me forget that I have no recall whatsoever of the monkey scene. I keep blocking it out.

    I’ve seen “All About Eve” and have made a note to inform the prison warden on your behalf.

    Somehow I never got around to seeing “Sophie's Choice”…must stock up on tissues first.

    You’ve made me want to watch “A Single Man” once again simply by describing it as “achingly beautiful.”

    “The Hunger”…I’d almost forgotten but now I’m getting flashbacks of David Bowie.

    “Cabaret”…YES! I often sing along to the soundtrack. I love that it changed your life.

    GEOFF: We would go to see The Descendants if we could be bothered but will probably wait for the DVD to be reduced.
    I refuse to watch the Thatcher film as apparently it makes her look human which, of course, she isn't.


    I’m waiting for “The Descendants” on DVD too…Mistress MJ no longer enjoys the cinema-going experience thanks to cell phone users, tall people and sticky floors.

    I’d rather forget that Margaret Thatcher ever existed but I was so impressed by Meryl Streep’s portrayal of Julia Child that I’m interested in seeing her as the Iron Bitch.

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  49. TOPHER: Just saw "War Horse" - nice and the lead actor looks beautiful running away from the camera (wink wink), "A Face in the Crowd" - 1957, Elia Kazan with Andy (I'm not in Mayberry yet) Griffith and Patricia Neal about fame, power and posing in black and white (oh and a very young very beautiful Lee Remick), "Sister Mary" - Judy Tenuta, Brent Corrigan, Bruce Vilanch (in a cameo-ette wearing overhauls no less) - won this - from the bitch who did "Baby Jane?"

    “War Horse” is getting rave reviews but Mistress MJ cannot watch anything that puts animals in danger, even if those animals are actually puppets.

    "A Face in the Crowd"…seen it and enjoyed it despite the fact that I don’t like Andy Griffith.

    "Sister Mary"…how did I miss this one? Looks like fun! *jots title down in notebook*

    DEEP BLUE JON: Instead of slapping you (my initial reaction)…Mistress MJ has decided to thank you instead for your following suggestions…

    “Lawless Heart” and “The Million Dollar Hotel” and “El exilio de Gardel: Tangos.”

    I’ve seen all the other films you recommended and I’m a fan of le cinéma Québécois so bring it on!

    I recently watched “Funkytown”… est-ce que tu l'as vue?

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  50. TOPHER: SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE,Michael York, Angela Landsbury- Post War Austria-Michael York as a mere footman seduces the whole family to get what he wants. The problem is they know what he's doing thus he is being used not using. Black comedy at its best.
    DINNER AT EIGHT Jean Harlow, Marie Dressler, Lionel Barrymore. Hilarious comedy when dialogue was important. Billie Burke is faced with giving the dinner party from hell.
    STAND BY ME River Phoenix, Corey Haim. One of the best "coming of age stories"; very moving without being sappy. Original story by Stephen King and not his usual stuff.


    “Dinner at Eight” I’ve seen (YAY!) and I’m adding “Something for Everyone” and “Stand By Me” to my list.

    NATIONS: NO OH SHIT!!!!
    I maded a mistake!
    'THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS' is another excellent comic film from the same decade, starring George C. Scott as a brilliant nutjob who thinks he's Sherlock Holmes. Also a must-see, but not the film I meant.
    The Joanie Rivers one I meant is called 'THE GIRL MOST LIKELY TO'. Seriously both are must-sees; in the same comedic vein as 'Where's Poppa?' with the marvellous Ruth Gordon.
    OO-also HAROLD AND MAUDE!!!! as long as we're speaking of Ruth Gordon. Which we were.
    ZENFANCY: YES!


    Try to get your facts straight!

    *sends Nations to the oubliette*

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  51. COREYJO: *sends CoreyJo to the oubliette for mentioning American football*

    NATIONS: Seconding 'THE HUNGER' *fans self briskly* there is simply no way you can you go wrong with this one!!?! Blessedly plotless, good, gory fun with David Bowie! Grace Jones! SUSAN SARANDON! CATHARINE DENEUVE!!!!!!!
    *takes cold shower*


    Get back in the oubliette!

    *secures trap door*

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  52. LX: Brewster McCloud. A boy plans to fly away.
    We Of The Never Never. Life in The Outback.
    No Highway In The Sky. Marlene Dietrich and Jimmy Stewart fly to Canada.
    Zulu. Sort of like The Alamo, except in South Africa. Early Michael Caine.


    YAY! You’ve managed to come up with a list of movies I’ve never seen!

    BITCHES: Must take leave for the rest of the day but continue to chit chat amongst yourselves or make more suggestions which I’ll peruse upon my return. Apologies for not having time to return emails or visit your blogs today.

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  53. Oh crap..apologies to TB whom I called Topher.

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  54. I think the Mistress is planning for an elaborate Charade.

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  55. Non! Je n'ai pas encore vu Funkytown!

    Like I said, I haven't watched one single damn movie in the past ten years or so! I haven't even seen C.R.A.Z.Y. yet!

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  56. For Mistress's viewing pleasure, might I suggest "Hero" starring Jet Li?
    "One man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful warlord in pre-unified China."

    Or if you're more in the mood for an updated musical type movie, "Hedwig and the Angry Inch".
    "A transexual punk rock girl from East Berlin tours the US with her rock band as she tells her life story and follows the ex-boyfriend/bandmate who stole her songs. "

    Or, if you don't mind reading subtitles, the Sweedish version of "Girl With The Dragon Tattoo"?
    WAAAAAAAY better than Hollyweirds version!

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  57. no, it's not a corgi tale.

    roger ebert really liked it.

    the trailer shows promise.

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  58. and if i have to tell you my favorite movie,
    i just might as well jump off a fucking cliff.

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  59. normadesmond, what is the breeding on your corgis. I've bred one or two myself! (I know, it's not Craigslist, MJ)

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  60. SALON KITTY!!! And HOUSE OF PLEASURES. You know, movies about whores. Whoresploitation!

    And a great nunsploitation flick called FLAVIA, THE HERETIC.

    That's all for today.

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  61. My first suggestion for Mistress is, Earth Girls Are Easy.

    Because they are.


    Big Bad Mama with a scantily clad gun toting Angie Dickinson.

    Fedora, “One of the greatest movie stars of the century, who inexplicably has retained her youthful beauty despite her advancing years.”

    Berserk! Just to watch Joan Crawford chew scenery while wearing a red ring master tuxette.

    Funny Games is a psychological thriller that doesn’t have a happy ending.


    Phantom of the Paradise. An underappreciated cult classic.

    The First Nudie Musical A Hollywood studio is forced to make a musical comedy porno in order to stave off bankruptcy. With Diana Canova as Juanita,"Eets yust so beeg!" and Cindy Williams who thankfully does not, I repeat does not appear nude! It’s worth it for the "Lesbian Butch Dyke", number.

    Niagra with the sultry scheming siren, Marilyn Monroe. “Somebody get out the fire hose”.

    And of course the all time classic, Roller Boogie for the obvious reasons of required viewing. Starring Linda Blair…LINDA BLAIR

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  62. Mean Dirty Pirate: LOVE THEM ALL!!!

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  63. I'll snuck in here and say Waterloo Bridge with Vivien Leigh.... a good old weepy.
    Sx

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  64. grouchy, i don't know quite what you mean.

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  65. girl, you gonna be watching movies till you're 30 years old!!

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  66. You know, the 1985 German film, Zugarbaby was a really good film too...

    Love, sex, death and candybars.

    The lighting is haunting as well as the story...

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  67. Is your 'Googling finger' the same as your 'canoodling finger'?

    So that's the smell ....

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  68. Seconds (1966 ) Very Twilight Zonish tale starring Rock Hudson as man who is given a full body lift and change of Identity. Compelling,outstanding performance by Rock.

    The Scream of Fear (1961) Susan Stasberg in one of the few roles where she was well enough directed to actually pull off a great performance as a wheelchair-bound young girl returns to her father's estate after ten years, and although she's told he's away, she keeps seeing his dead body on the estate.

    Personal Services (1987) British comedy starring Julie Walters as the madam of a brothel. Wonderful Supporting cast !!!

    Pin (1988) A father and would-be ventriloquist communicates with his kids, Leon and Ursula, via a full-size medical dummy. But when dad dies, Leon retains a creepy connection to the mannequin. He also becomes psychotically protective of his now-grown sister.

    Slaves of New York(1989) Bernadette Peters in a damn quirky tale of a gal finding her nitch in the Big Apple. Lots of Eye candy in this one .

    The House on Sorority Row (1983) After a confrontation with their housemother seven sorority sisters plot revenge. This gleefully low-budget 1980s horror flick features ample doses of sex and gore.

    Bigger Than Life (1956) Runaway popular film at last years TCM Film Fest in LA stars James Mason as a schoolteacher who gets a new lease on life after an experimental drug saves him from a near-fatal illness -- until the medication begins to warp his personality beyond recognition.

    I could go on and on and on...

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  69. BITCHES: *enters briefly to let Ms. Nations and CoreyJo out of the oubliette and toss Blazng Scarlet into it*

    Mistress MJ is not responding to comments left after 11:00 a.m. (insert excuse here) but I’ve jotted down and appreciate your excellent suggestions.

    I see we’ve also covered a couple of exploitation genres with the exception of Canuxploitation.

    Mistress MJ has noted all your film recommendations and knows she’s in for an enjoyable viewing experience thanks to all of you.

    Thanks for all fab suggestions, Bitches!

    Now that we’ve covered books and films, let’s try this with another topic one of these days. You Bitches are golden!

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  70. Not sure if 'The Artist' has been recommended already, but that is the one I think you must see. Very entertaining and fascinating to see a story unfold without any talking! If it's still showing in theatres, see it there!

    PS: 2nd choice: The Iron Lady. The people in the theatre actually applauded when it ended - haven't seen that in years.

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  71. I'm just tickled there was ONE movie on the list I wrote that you hadn't seen. I kinda figured you'd seen them all.

    If you're interested in weird films that are part genius-part failure, there's always Skidoo (Preminger), Zabriskie Point (Antonioni), and Simon (1980, Brickman).

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  72. Oh,I almost forgot
    Poison :http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0102687/

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