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 Posted:   Apr 23, 2012 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Donna   (Member)

THE WONDER OF YOU (1990)
Wacky talking-dog movie with Dan Akroyd as the voice of Elvis. Elvis is re-incarnated as a mutt called Hunk-a-Love. Hunk-a-Love has run away from a mean guy who beats him. Hunk-a-Love is on an adventure in search of a family to love (ahhhhh, can't you feel the warm-and-fuzzies now?). On the road, Hunk-a-Love tells us all what Elvis' life would be like had he survived the drugs and the fried peanut-butter-and-banana sandwiches. Nora Dunn, Robert Klein, Sylvia Miles, Brad Hall, Jack Weston, and Benji as himself. Music by Arlo Guthrie

 
 Posted:   Apr 23, 2012 - 11:52 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE KILLER OF US ALL (1974; TVM; ABC)
Directed by Dan Curtis.
On the eve of his upcoming marriage to a beautiful countess, a German flying ace (Eric Braeden) is tormented by the "living voice" of his airplane as he approaches his 100th victory in the skies over France during WWI. Susan Blakely; E.G. Marshall; Nancy Kovack; Richard Thomas; and Stanley Addams as "Schulke."




Truly inspired.
MaxB


It's a little something I call "The Gudegast Effect."

 
 Posted:   Apr 24, 2012 - 5:04 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE SUNSPOT DECISION (1996)
Directed by Steven Soderbergh.
An astronaut and divorced father of three (Harrison Ford) must prevent his family from accompanying a charismatic cult leader (Robert Duvall) from moving to an experimental community---in the center of the sun. Anne Archer; Kevin Spacey; Tobey Maguire; Scott Glenn; Anna Paquin; and Gerard Depardieu as "Montague."

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

BACK JACK DO IT AGAIN (2011; TVM; HBO)
Directed by David Schwimmer.
Wistful ode to the early 1970s in this tale of a young music-business gopher (Will Shadley) who "learned the secret to life" while hiding under the mixing console during the recording of Steely Dan's Can't Buy a Thrill album. Jamie Foxx; Nick Nolte; Jaden Smith; Wes Bentley; Ellen Page; Cameron Diaz; and John Cusack as Jeff 'Skunk' Baxter.

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2012 - 12:12 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

THE SEED MONSTER (2009)
Directed by Neil LaBute.
The timid proprietor of a health-food store (Ewan McGregor) becomes a nighttime crime-fighting plant monster and emerges as the hero of economically depressed 1970s Britain in this homage to Hammer horror films. David Tennant; Ian McKellen; Rachel Weisz; Helen Mirren; and Christopher Lee as "Mr. Barlow." Marco Beltrami provides the senses-shattering score.

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2012 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

DRAGON IN THE HOOD (1992)

Direct-to-USA Network comedy misfire about break-dancing firebug (Corey Parker) who burns down a neighbor's house and is sent to his room for several years, and the friendship that develops between him and the fire-breathing dragon that lives in the nearby woods. Stacy Keach, Vanna White, Adam West as "Detective Kimmerman"

 
 Posted:   May 6, 2012 - 6:11 PM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

Someone on another board reminded of this one, but I was unsuccessful for years at tracking down the opening credits. All I can say is -wow. This should have made the WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN list, but alas, someone actually made it happen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY3_4IDYlYA&feature=player_embedded

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2012 - 2:16 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Someone on another board reminded of this one, but I was unsuccessful for years at tracking down the opening credits. All I can say is -wow. This should have made the WHAT COULD HAVE BEEN list, but alas, someone actually made it happen!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jY3_4IDYlYA&feature=player_embedded


Looks like outtakes from GET ME FLINT (1970).

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 7:49 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Those Hollywood cretins are already stealing ideas from this thread!

This "new" project was announced:

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN---movie in which an infertile mother finds her baby son growing in the soil. The new son magically brings happiness to those around him. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton star.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=88865&forumID=7&archive=0

But I already covered that concept in this here thread:

THE APPLES OF AUGUST (1978; TVM; NBC)
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
After losing their son to leukemia, a middle-aged couple (William Shatner, Brenda Vaccaro) discovers an apple tree growing in the middle of their fourth floor apartment, bringing comfort to all who eat its fruit. George Dzundza; Joan Hackett; Gary Burghoff; David Speilberg.

 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 8:24 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

Those Hollywood cretins are already stealing ideas from this thread!

This "new" project was announced:

THE ODD LIFE OF TIMOTHY GREEN---movie in which an infertile mother finds her baby son growing in the soil. The new son magically brings happiness to those around him. Jennifer Garner and Joel Edgerton star.

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=88865&forumID=7&archive=0

But I already covered that concept in this here thread:

THE APPLES OF AUGUST (1978; TVM; NBC)
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc.
After losing their son to leukemia, a middle-aged couple (William Shatner, Brenda Vaccaro) discovers an apple tree growing in the middle of their fourth floor apartment, bringing comfort to all who eat its fruit. George Dzundza; Joan Hackett; Gary Burghoff; David Speilberg.


Yeah, this is disturbing. Isn't this the second movie where Jennifer Garner plays an infertile mother? (Think Juno)

MaxB

 
 
 Posted:   May 11, 2012 - 8:31 PM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

A-HEM!!!!


THE THIRST TOURNAMENTS (2011)

Direct-to-video cheapie about a future where old people enter a TV gameshow to compete for Earth's most precious resource: a lifetime supply of vanilla-flavored Ensure. All the contestants have to do is survive a top-floor-to-lobby walk through a nursing home, where THEY are the hunted. Ernest Borgnine, Betty White, Tovah Borgnine, Mickey Rooney, with Betty Buckley as "Nurse Coldfingers" and Eric Roberts as "Hunter"




THE STARVING GAMES---movie parody of THE HUNGER GAMES underway from the creators of MEET THE SPARTANS and DISASTER MOVIE.

 
 
 Posted:   May 12, 2012 - 12:41 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

THE AVENGERS (1969)

First attempt to film the adventures of the costumed heroes, with a bit of TV-Batman "camp" enlivening the tale of Earth's invasion by the Skrulls (makeup by John Chambers). Cast: Thor (John Voight); Captain America (Glen Campbell); Iron Man (Dustin Hoffman); Vision (Richard Burton); The Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Taylor); Wasp (Michele Cary); Giant Man (Mark Goddard); Agatha Harkness (Agnes Moorhead); Super Skrull (Roddy MacDowell); Dr. Doom (Max Von Sydow); Jimmy the Wonder Kid (Johnny Whitaker). Directed by John Sturges. Special Effects by Van Der Veer Photo Effects. Music by The Association.

 
 Posted:   May 12, 2012 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

FATHER OF LONELINESS AND PAIN (1973)
Directed by Arthur Penn.
A rural, small-town oddball (Richard Burton) who jumps down from his porch to yell at passers by becomes a national phenomenon when a stranded TV journalist (Dustin Hoffman) stumbles on the story, leading to an unusual friendship. Glenda Jackson; Richard Jaeckel; Richard Jordan; and Elizabeth Taylor as "Lulu." (Oscar, Best Supporting Actress).

 
 
 Posted:   May 20, 2012 - 1:21 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

FEATS DON'T FAIL ME NOW! (1979)

Made-for-TV movie about a high school janitor, Max Reeler (Jimmy Walker), who leaves his job on a quest to become the "Good Feats Sneaker Guy" advertising designer footware. When love in the form of a sweatsuit designer (Vonette McKee) comes running, her evil boyfriend (Stephen Collins) plots to take down Max. But with the help of the sneaker company's janitor (Art Carney) and the ghost of a long-dead seamstress (Linda Lavin), 'good times' are on the way for all. Anson Williams as "Joe". Color.

 
 Posted:   May 20, 2012 - 6:43 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

FEATS DON'T FAIL ME NOW! (1979)

Made-for-TV movie about a high school janitor, Max Reeler (Jimmy Walker), who leaves his job on a quest to become the "Good Feats Sneaker Guy" advertising designer footware. When love in the form of a sweatsuit designer (Vonette McKee) comes running, her evil boyfriend (Stephen Collins) plots to take down Max. But with the help of the sneaker company's janitor (Art Carney) and the ghost of a long-dead seamstress (Linda Lavin), 'good times' are on the way for all. Anson Williams as "Joe". Color.


I've seen this. Or, at least I want to see this. How odd that they'd let us know it was in color. By '79, I'd have thought it was a given, even if we did still have a B&W TV set as a spare.

 
 Posted:   May 24, 2012 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

AT LAST, PARIAH (1974)
Directed by Hal Ashby.
A college radical (Peter Fonda) quits his domestic terrorist group after passing the California BAR exam and bids a wistful adieu to the counterculture era. Julie Christie, Michael J. Pollard, Darren McGavin, Julie Harris. Songs by Crosby, Stills, and Nash.


When going back through this thread I'm occasionally even amused by the stuff I wrote. big grin

 
 Posted:   May 28, 2012 - 8:51 AM   
 By:   Max Bellochio   (Member)

THE SHADOW DAYS (1977)
Directed by J. Lee Thompson. A lonely insurance salesman (Michael Sarrazin) discovers that time stops when he sleeps and starts again when he wakes up. Theresa Russell, Alan Fudge, Richard Widmark, Beverly Garland, Geofrey Holder, and Michael York as "The Keeper"

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 5:12 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

PADDY CHAYEFSKY`S `FUCK YOU, LIFE!` [1975] Eli Wallach is horribly miscast as a retired championship basketball player whose drunken midnight drive to the corner store results in a young girl [Jodie Foster] becoming a crippled-for-life glue-sniffing door-to-door Amway salesgirl. Wallach finds redemption by founding a food pantry and swearing a lot [the ten-minute `did I ever tell you what happened to your pet wallabee?` scene is already an acting-class classic of embarassment], but ultimately his star falls, and he returns to basketball after signing with the knicks for several million dollars. Music by The Village People. Viveca Lindfors, Ruth Buzzy, Vic Tayback, Robert Blake as `Douchebag Flanagan`

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 6, 2012 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   JSWalsh   (Member)

ALIEN:EXORCIST [2007] Bizarre attempt to `mashup` two horror franchises depicts the crew of the spaceship Literary Reference encountering a vicious alien while travelling to Pazuzu, a planet known to all as `the Iraq of space,` and only one woman can save them--Midshipman Regan, who suffered a bizarre `possession` 287 years before on Earth before entering cryogenic hibernation. Once unfrozen, Regan begins vomitting and reading old issues of The Nation before turning her attention to the ship`s alien stowaway. Ellen Burstyn as `McNeildroid`.Music by Lalo Schifrin. Directed by Tyne Daley.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 10, 2012 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   ANZALDIMAN   (Member)

JOHNNIE JUMPSTART (1977)
In this buddy farce, two wise cracking Brooklyn tow truck drivers (Jimmie Walker and Franklyn Ajaye) find themselves in a heap of hot water and on the run when a local pimp's Cadillac Eldorado that had one million in cash stashed in the head liner turns up missing from an impound lot. Moses Gunn, Johnny Brown, Roger Bowen, Ron Glass, Raymond Allen, Nathaniel Taylor, Tamu Blackwell, Thalmus Rasulala, and Bubba Smith as "T.K."

 
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