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Walter C. 12 months ago

Hey Lanning,
Yeah, the Help was excellent. I went to see Burt Wonderstone the other night with a few friends and it wasn't bad. Jim Carrey did an excellent job and had me laughing whenever he was on screen.

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Walter C. 13 months ago

Hey Lanning,
Happy 7th Anniversary to you. I've given up on this site once they did the change over and it became a pain to navigate through. If they kept as was, I'd still be on. Seen anything good lately? I got to see Life of Pi on the big screen and was impressed with it.
Hope everything is going well with you.
Walt

About Lanning

Hometown:
Hawai`i
Favorite Movies:
To Kill A Mockingbird, Top Hat, The Trouble with Angels, The Usual Suspects, The Visitor, Wall Street, West Side Story, The Wild Bunch, Witness, The Wrestler, Zorba the Greek, The African Queen, Age of Consent, American Graffiti, The Apartment, Atlantic City, Back to the Future, Back to School, Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Bend It Like Beckham, The Big Chill, The Big Lebowski, A Bittersweet Life (Dalkomhan insaeng), Blazing Saddles, A Bridge Too Far, The Bridges at Toko-Ri, Brigadoon, Brokeback Mountain, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Carousel, Casablanca, Chariots of Fire, Chinatown, Chungking Express, Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso), Cool Hand Luke, The Da Vinci Code, The Deer Hunter, Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, East Side, West Side, Elephant, Falling Down, Finding Neverland, Flags of Our Fathers, From Here to Eternity, The Girl in the Café (The Girl in the Cafe), Gosford Park, Grease, The Great Gatsby, Groundhog Day, Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, Hud, Identity, It Happened One Night, The Informant!, It's a Wonderful Life, JSA: Joint Security Area (Gongdong gyeongbi guyeok JSA), King Kong, The Lady Eve, Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella), Lost In Translation, The Lost Weekend, Love Actually, Man on Wire, The Man Who Would Be King, Meet Me In St. Louis, Memories of Tomorrow (Ashita no kioku), Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, The Missouri Breaks, Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers, Mou gaan dou (Infernal Affairs), Mr. Bean's Holiday, The Music Man, My Fair Lady, Napoleon Dynamite, Okuribito (Departures), Oldboy, On the Waterfront, The Paper Chase, A Passage to India, Predator, The Quiet Man, Le Samouraï (The Godson), The Sand Pebbles, Saturday Night Fever, Sayonara, Serendipity, Shaun of the Dead, Singin' in the Rain, Some Like It Hot, South Pacific, Spaceballs, La Strada (The Road), The Straight Story, Sunday in New York, Sunset Boulevard, The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, Taxi Driver, Thunderheart
Favorite Actors:
Rod Steiger, James Stewart, Hilary Swank, Emma Thompson, Maura Tierney, Takako Tokiwa, Spencer Tracy, John Travolta, Lana Turner, John Turturro, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Eli Wallach, J.T. Walsh, Ray Walston, Jack Warden, Estella Warren, Emma Watson, Naomi Watts, Mary Wickes, Richard Widmark, Kate Winslet, Faye Wong, Loretta Young, Ziyi Zhang, Jessica Alba, Leon Ames, Jennifer Aniston, Christina Applegate, Alan Arkin, Fred Astaire, Ginger Rogers, Rowan Atkinson, Lauren Bacall, Scott Bakula, Humphrey Bogart, Kevin Bacon, Lucille Ball, Maria Bello, John Barrymore, Lionel Barrymore, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Ingrid Bergman, Jane Birkin, Eric Blore, Kim Bodnia, Ernest Borgnine, Marlon Brando, Walter Brennan, Jeff Bridges, Charles Bronson, Jill Ireland, Virginia Bruce, Sandra Bullock, James Cagney, Michael Caine, Elpidia Carrillo, Jack Carson, Jackie Chan, Cyd Charisse, Don Cheadle, Min-sik Choi, Patricia Clarkson, Lee J. Cobb, James Coburn, Claudette Colbert, Dabney Coleman, Sean Connery, Gary Cooper, James Cromwell, Billy Crystal, John Cusack, Matt Damon, Bette Davis, Emma de Caunes, Alain Delon, Julie Delpy, Robert De Niro, Johnny Depp, Danny DeVito, Matt Dillon, Melvyn Douglas, Kirk Douglas, Michael Douglas, Marie Dressler, Minnie Driver, Michelle Duncan, Irene Dunne, Charles Durning, Robert Duvall, Nelson Eddy, Peter Falk, Anna Faris, Richard Farnsworth, Sally Field, Joseph Fiennes, Ralph Fiennes, Barry Fitzgerald, Tara Fitzgerald, Henry Fonda, Harrison Ford, Paul Ford, Michael J. Fox, Morgan Freeman, Norika Fujiwara, Greta Garbo, Ava Gardner, Judy Garland, James Garner, Janeane Garofalo, Judy Geeson, Richard Gere, Hermione Gingold, Louis Gossett Jr, Judy Greer, Andy Griffith, Rupert Grint, Gene Hackman, Jean Hagen, Neil Patrick Harris, Richard Harris, Laurence Harvey, Rutger Hauer, Ethan Hawke, Goldie Hawn, Susan Hayward, Rita Hayworth, Van Heflin, Audrey Hepburn, Katharine Hepburn, John Hillerman, William Holden, John Houseman, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Van Johnson, Shirley Jones, Madeline Kahn, Julie Kavner, Michael Keaton, Gene Kelly, George Kennedy, Klaus Kinski, Nastassja Kinski, Veronica Lake, Burt Lancaster, Hedy Lamarr, Alexandra Maria Lara, Sanaa Lathan, Heath Ledger, Byung-hun Lee, Vivien Leigh, Jack Lemmon, Oscar Levant, Li Gong, Peter Lorre, Myrna Loy, Melanie Lynskey, Jeanette MacDonald, Kelly Macdonald, Fred MacMurray, Gordon MacRae, Marjorie Main, Steve Martin, Giulietta Masina, Walter Matthau, Virginia Mayo, Roddy McDowell, Steve McQueen, Una Merkel, Toshiro Mifune, Ray Milland, Hayley Mills, Helen Mirren, Robert Montgomery, Esai Morales, Rick Moranis, Bill Murray, Parminder Nagra, Paul Newman, Jack Nicholson, Bill Nighy, Edward Norton, Margaret O'Brien, Donald O'Connor, Erika Oda, Edna May Oliver, Al Pacino, Gwyneth Paltrow, Alice Pearce, Gregory Peck, Rosamund Pike, Brad Pitt, Sidney Poitier, Dick Powell, Robert Preston, Anthony Quinn, Daniel Radcliffe, Claude Rains, Noomi Rapace, Robert Redford, Donna Reed, Debbie Reynolds, Alan Rickman, Diana Rigg, Cliff Robertson, Edward G. Robinson, Saoirse Ronan, Mickey Rooney, Geoffrey Rush, Kurt Russell, Rosalind Russell, Eva Marie Saint, Susan Sarandon, Roy Scheider, Tom Selleck, Tony Shalhoub, Sheetal Sheth, Frank Sinatra, Maggie Smith, Will Smith, Kang-ho Song, Barbara Stanwyck, Jason Statham
Bio:
04/04/11: So I get a "friend" message today from someone who's been a flixster member for like 5 seconds. This person says because I don't like two movies he adores, I should take down my profile. Friend, you gotta read comments like someone who's literate when you're on flixster. If you take another look at my comments on those two movies, you'll see that you're very much mistaken about my not liking them. If you read very carefully, you'll see that I absolutely loathe those two movies. Okay? As Holden Caulfield might say, what a cheese wad. Talk to me when you've put in five years on this site. A note to all the good people on my friend list. I did not choose my top 30 friends. I have always refused to do that because I consider all my friends to be "top" friends. Flixster chooses the list for me. This quote feature unquote is not a good one. I would much rather see any friend who's online bubble to the top of the list. More happily, although many are long gone from flixster now, and I miss them, my flixster `ohana lives in Australia, the Bahamas, Bangladesh, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, England, Finland, Hogwarts -- really : ), Ireland, New Zealand, Oz -- again, really -- you can't make stuff like this up, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Romania, Scotland, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, the US, and Wales -- and I totally apologize if I've left your "home" out of my flixster `ohana list. Please let me know. <p><font size=4><b>A hui ho!</b></font> <p>

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Adventureland

Adventureland

(2009)
6 months ago via Flixster

A beautiful little movie about growing up and finding your first true love. I know, aren't there about a kazillion movies about this subject. Yes there are. This one stands a little bit above the crowd.

Trouble with the Curve

Trouble with the Curve

(2012)
6 months ago via Flixster

Despite his politics, Eastwood is one of my all-time movie heroes. I'm able to separate the man from his art . . . that's not what I mean. I'm able to keep his politics separate from his art. This is a nearly perfect work of art. And kudos to Justin Timberlake.

Wild Target

Wild Target

(2010)
6 months ago via Flixster

Bill Nighy can do no wrong, and Rupert Grint shows he can survive outside the HP franchise.

Silver Linings Playbook

Silver Linings Playbook

(2012)
8 months ago via Flixster

A beautiful movie. I'm usually disappointed by Oscar nominated movies because all the hype builds up to a let down. This one, however, lives up to its hype. Not only is it a beautiful movie, it's a great love story. Jennifer Lawrence is a comer. My only bone to pick is the way the central focus on the bipolar life Cooper lives drops out of the film when the dancing takes over.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

(2012)
8 months ago via Flixster

Happy to say I didn't waste any precious time reading the book. This one is worse than I thought it would be. It's not even a good love story. Still, two stars for Jennifer Lawrence.

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