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Brian Hague
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In Ghost Rider, there's also the minor joy of seeing an Elvis impersonation so bad that the guy's head literally catches on fire. I know that's something I'd like to see more of. That, and Eva Mendes.

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GET SMART (2008)

Not the first time I've watched it. Amusing and mostly respectful updating of the TV series. Very well cast, for the most part. (As always, Anne Hathaway is pleasant to look at.)

The only thing they really missed was the dynamic of Max's relationship with the Chief.

Oh, and Hymie is not an acronym.

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A few more things about GHOST RIDER:

I watched the DVD extras (produced around 2007-08) about the comic book history of the character... to me, Roy Thomas sounds just like John Denver; if they remade the film today, Chris Pratt would probably make an excellent Johnny Blaze; and artist Mike Ploog (in an on-camera interview from 10 years ago) reminds me very much of John Byrne today!



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The big problem with any Ghost Rider film is,how do you
make him speak? With a skull,if you move the jaw when he
speaks,it looks like a ventriloquist`s dummy,my
solution would be a disembodied voice that sounds
nothing like the actor playing his Johnny Blaze alter
ego and focus on the eyes instead of the static jaw,or
cgi flaming lips when he speaks.In the U.K. we`ve not
seen enough Agents Of Shield yet,to see how they deal
with it.
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John Byrne
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The big problem with any Ghost Rider film is,how do you make him speak? With a skull,if you move the jaw when he speaks,it looks like a ventriloquist`s dummy…

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I think that kind of runs the other way. We have gotten used to ventriloquist dummies flapping their lower jaws in order to appear to be speaking, but in day to day conversation how much does the human jaw really mover? Speech comes mostly from the lips and tongue.

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IRRECONCILABLE DIFFERENCES (1984); haven't seen this one in ages.  It played better in memory, I think.  For a comedy, the film seemed to go out of its way to avoid humor.
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SLAP SHOT (1977)

I don't generally follow hockey, and out of the 1000+ films that I own, I don't think I even have 10 sports films total, but this one is a sports comedy favorite.

From the first minute, rude, crude and howlingly funny.





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My 9 year old boy loves hockey and he asked me what's the greatest hockey movie ever made -- and I told him SLAP SHOT, beyond a shadow of a doubt... but it's gonna be years before he's allowed to see it!
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Roger Stern was visiting me in Calgary when SLAP SHOT was in the theaters, and he insisted on taking me to see it for my birthday, even tho I protested no interest in seeing a "hockey movie."

Among the best favors Unca Rog ever did for me!

"My h'allegy, you know, to those f*cking fans, 'as returned!"

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YOUNG MR. LINCOLN (1939) D: John Ford

Ford and Henry Fonda first team-up for this mostly imaginary tale (based on a real Lincoln case) of the young lawyer's defense of two brothers in a murder trial. Both director and actor are in peerless form.

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JUNGLE BOOK (2016) on Netflix. It was a fun movie. The computer animation for the jungle and the animals was especially good.
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