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thejab
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Posted: 2004-05-07 11:57 am   Permalink

What's so appealing about the original is that it was pretty bad and didn't have good actors. I doubt the remake will be as funny.

 
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Tikiholic
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Posted: 2004-05-07 12:55 pm   Permalink

Heard they filmed it in Irvine & used local residents

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Formikahini
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Posted: 2004-05-07 5:06 pm   Permalink

Ya gotta admit that the casting of Faith Hill as a Stepford Wife is sheer genius. I saw an ad last night, and her flawless, beautiful, and utterly blank expression was astounding in its perfection. I can't wait!

I never could figure out with "Frogs" just how the malevalent amphibians achieved their murderous goal. Did they "frog" Milland to death (he'd fallen out of his wheelchair or something, right?)? "Ribbet" him? Hoppy-hop all over him until he lost his mind? I mean, just how in the h*ll does a frog - even hundreds - kill a man? They weren't poisonous! They were just evil swamp frogs! And it wasn't implied that they shoved their little froggy feet into his nostrils to suffocate him! And there weren't enough to crush him!

How?! HOW?!?!

Now, "Night of the Lepus" (giant mutant bunnies) - THAT I can accept! They can at least gnaw on ya real good!
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Formikahini
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From: Houston, Texotica
Posted: 2004-05-07 5:10 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-05-07 07:20, Sam Gambino wrote:-and this is totally unrelated, but who remembers the lame '70's shows:

"Hot L Baltimore" (there were probably only about 2 or 3 episodes)
"James at 15" (simply awful)

Hey, Sam, and I loved "James at 15"!! Lance Kerwin, right?

(Maybe it had something to to do with the fact that I was a 15 year old girl. Never mind.)


 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-05-08 12:36 am   Permalink

Hey Formikahini- yes, Lance Kerwin was the guy. I don't remember much about it, but I do remember that he was new to whatever area it was the show was set in, and he was constantly telling people that he had come from Oregon - and don't feel bad because you loved him so much - I had a die-hard crush on Betty Rubble when I was young (no joke!). I was a sucker for brunettes with cute, sweet voices.

Maybe those frogs all "tongued" Ray Milland simultaneously with their long whip-like sticky tongues, and that's what pulled him out of his wheelchair.
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sungod
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Posted: 2004-05-08 7:32 pm   Permalink

James at 15 must have had alot of viewers if I remember right wasn't there a James at 16 and 17?

 
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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-05-09 12:38 am   Permalink

I do remember "James at 16", but not "17."

Here's another real dud: "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" with Claude Akins and Mills Watson.
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KahunaMilu
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Posted: 2004-05-09 06:31 am   Permalink


On the DVD for the WILLARD remake, there is a beautiful music video of Crispin Glover singing the "Ben" song by Michael Jackson.


 
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ikitnrev
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From: D.C. / Virginia
Posted: 2004-05-09 10:11 am   Permalink

I can remember being very impressed with the original 'Stepford Wives' when I first saw it on TV. I knew absolutely nothing about it beforehand, which always makes the various plot twists even that more surprising. (the other film I saw in the same way, with a similar impact, was 'Deliverance')

I'm looking forward to the new 'Stepford Wives' - the trailer I saw looked very good. One might argue that the Stepford Wives is even more relevant today - the 70's didn't have as many breast augmentations, cosmetic surgery, and total makeovers as there are today.

I also enjoyed the movie 'Westworld', which has a very similar premise to 'The Stepford Wives' - that people will pay money to live in a perfect, but falsely created artificial environment, rather than live with the warts and blemishes that the real natural world provides.

I just realized that the last paragraph could describe us tiki-folk's efforts to replicate a tropical paradise within our own homes. Could it be that 'I have met the enemy, and he is I,' and that I will soon have a robotic wahine hanging out in my tiki bar room?

Vern


 
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thejab
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Posted: 2004-05-10 1:45 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-05-09 00:38, Sam Gambino wrote:Here's another real dud: "The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo" with Claude Akins and Mills Watson.




Speaking of Claude Akins, who remembers "Movin' On?". Another trucker TV show was "BJ and the Bear".


 
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martiki
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Posted: 2004-05-11 08:13 am   Permalink

I love the seventies movies about technology run amok, like Westworld. I would also add Colossus: The Forbin Project and Demon Seed to that list. Mmmm...paranoia

 
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Johnny Dollar
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Posted: 2004-05-11 08:30 am   Permalink


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Sam Gambino
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Posted: 2004-05-11 10:59 am   Permalink

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Speaking of Claude Akins, who remembers "Movin' On?". Another trucker TV show was "BJ and the Bear".




I remember "Movin' On". My brother had the model kit of the truck.


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