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Brian Hague
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Posted: 24 December 2019 at 11:37am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Craig, if you haven't seen it, I recommend looking up SNL's "Lost Ending" to "It's a Wonderful Life" on YouTube. It addresses your issue with the film in such a memorable manner that I think it should be included as an "extra" on all future DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the film. :-)

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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 24 December 2019 at 11:42am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

In terms of films I finally saw recently, I gave up the ghost and sat through BEVERLY HILLS COP from beginning to end for the first time ever, only a few years ago... and still came away flummoxed as to how that was the biggest Eddie Murphy film of the '80s.  As a cop thriller, I didn't find it nearly as engrossing as 48 HRS., and as a comedy, I much prefer TRADING PLACES (or even COMING TO AMERICA).  Thought it was fine, but no more, no less.

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Craig Earl
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Posted: 24 December 2019 at 12:36pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Craig, if you haven't seen it, I recommend looking up SNL's "Lost Ending" to "It's a Wonderful Life" on YouTube


Thanks Brian, I'll definitely do that.

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Brian Floyd
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Posted: 24 December 2019 at 4:41pm | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Lol. The "Lost Ending" still makes me laugh after all these years.

As for Eddie Murphy, the movie I didn't care for was THE GOLDEN CHILD. I've only ever seen it twice, and the last time was at least 15 years ago. The first two BEVERLY HILLS COP movies were good, but the third was just okay. HARLEM NIGHTS is one of my favorites.

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James Best
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Posted: 24 December 2019 at 4:58pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

To this day, I have not seen the following:





There are others, I am sure, that I cannot recall at the moment (things get a little fuzzy once you get past the big 5-0).

Edited by James Best on 29 December 2019 at 11:37pm
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 03 January 2020 at 7:45pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Since we've sojourned into an Eddie Murphy sub-section, I saw Harlem Nights in the theatre and thought there were somehow more laughs in the trailer. And I also saw Beverly Hills Cop 3 in the theatre. And thought there were more laughs in Harlem Nights.

Don't think I've ever heard The Golden Child considered anything other than dross. 

I've never watched the whole of 48 Hrs. Or the prequel TV series with Kiefer Sutherland (boom boom).

Returning to the world of missed classics: never seen Singin' In the Rain.

And I may be one of the few people in the world who didn't like Vertigo.

Edited by Peter Martin on 03 January 2020 at 7:45pm
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 03 January 2020 at 8:10pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

(Peter, I re-watched VERTIGO a couple years back... I now find it incredibly creepy, for all the wrong reasons.  It's skeevy, sexist and misogynistic.  I wonder how the average woman might view the film today... my guess is most would find it insulting.)

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 04 January 2020 at 1:36am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

I only saw Singin` In The Rain a few years ago, it was
ok! Plus i recognised Aunt Harriet from 60`s Batman in
Vertigo, i know what you mean about creepy, mind you,
that`s a Hitchcock thing, in movies and real life.
Never seen Gone With The Wind either!

On a related note, i did see Billy Wilder`s The
Apartment over the holiday, i enjoyed it, but it`s
definitely of it`s time!
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Eric Sofer
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Posted: 05 January 2020 at 12:15pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Peter M. - Not a judgment here, but "Harlem Nights" isn't a comedy (despite having three of the best comics ever in it.) It's a gangster film with some humor in it. I personally loved it, and like to watch it with a companion piece - "City Heat", with Burt Reynolds and Clint Eastwood. THAT'S a combo that I love... even though I go around saying, "Pork chops and applesauce? That's swell!" for a couple hours afterwards...
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Sergio Saavedra
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Posted: 16 January 2020 at 10:16am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

I confess I did see all the Police Academy films.

And I enjoyed each of them.
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