AJ's Message Wall

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 15 months ago

That's true, i am with you on 3D movies. I've been waiting for it to die out like it did in the 50s and 80s and everything in-between, but to no avail. I guess my problem with theaters i go to is that it seems it is managed by people who don't care much for movies, and the experience is not very personal i suppose. Y'know, i'd have some sort of social movie club, a suggestion box or something, a themed thing or so, they did do a members card but stopped it after a year, also they should do special offers and competitions that aren't just through facebook and twitter. I know i sound like a dinosaur but i don't use those things. Anyway, sorry if it seems like i'm going off on one!

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 15 months ago

That's a shame about that place that closed down, how sad! I'm sure a theater started by you would be great, a real lover of cinema! Is there anything you'd change about modern day theaters that you'd implicate in your own?

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 16 months ago

hi AJ, i took your poll. There should definitely be more old movies at the theater. There's one theater 35 mins away from my town that shows some old stuff but i guess that's only OK if you live there. I hope you're well, keep reviewing!

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 18 months ago

Thanks for your comment, yes Boingo are brilliant, the light of my life! I see now how you have access to so many movies. I still haven't converted to the whole digital entertainment thing but it seems much to my detriment. Are you still writing this book you speak of?

oingoboingo
Dr. F Pajamas 18 months ago

Hi AJ, I love your reviews as ever, especially on your one star'd films, they're hilarious. Anyway I just wondered where you watch all these films from, do you go to video stores?

vidiot49
Joe G 2 years ago

In case you don't already know I thought that you might be interested to know that the Spanish title of "Pieces" translates as "The Night Has a Thousand Screams".

HenrikSchunk
Henrik Schunk 2 years ago

Hey there, thanks for the recommendation. It is rare occasion to get a recommendation from 1916 these days, good work.

FlixsterwoMAN
Mandy +Randy 2 years ago

Hey hey hey! YOU are a Super-Reviewer? How many of flixsterman's alternate accounts were used to rig your nomination?

sweeeetmikey
mikey smith 2 years ago

My TV SHOW BOX SET OF THE DAY is a double feature pick both staring one of my favourite stand-up comedians Louie C.K.the shows are LOUIE & LUCKY LOUIE

LUCKY LOUIE: Some men have a dream, Louie has a family. LUCKY LOUIE is an American television sitcom that aired for one season on HBO The series revolves around Louie who lives with his wife, Kim, and their four-year-old daughter, Lucy. Louie works part-time at the local muffler shop. Kim is a full-time at a hospital and is the family's breadwinner.
Stars: Louis C.K. Mike Hagerty, Jim Norton & the always awesome Pamela Adlon

A must see hella funny show and after you finish the season you will be wondering why if was never picked up for season 2
5 out of 5

LOUIE: The series is loosely based on Louis C.K.'s life, showing him as a comic onstage, and depicting his life offstage as a newly divorced father of two girls. Each episode features either two stories that may or may not connect thematically

This show stars Louis C.K. but in both season is full of guest stars and is also a must see but this show is way different then LUCKY LOUIE
5 out of 5






Dannyrovira
Danny Rovira 2 years ago

Your welcome for the review AJ, I hope you enjoy "Tower Heist" my friend!

Dannyrovira
Danny Rovira 2 years ago

Interesting film AJ, i saw it on "Netfix" and it was well-acted and very creepy, have a great weekend buddy!

pedrouchiha
pedrinho hipster 2 years ago

hello? '-'

bwelton
Bruce Welton 2 years ago

Hi AJ....the film you recommended, "The Old Dark House"...years ago I paid big money for the VHS of this....about $45.00 !! Not to long ago I transferred it to DVD. I`m a big Karloff fan. My favorite...his portrayal of Edmond Bateman in "The Raven" {1935}. The elderly lady from "Titanic" stars in "The Old Dark House"...Gloria Stuart I think her name is? Cheers !! Bruce

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

John Dies at The End

"It's a drug that promises an out-of-body experience with each hit. On the street they call it Soy Sauce, and users drift across time and dimensions. But some who come back are no longer human. Suddenly a silent otherworldly invasion is underway, and mankind needs a hero. What it gets instead is John and David, a pair of college dropouts who can barely hold down jobs. Can these two stop the oncoming horror in time to save humanity? No. No, they can't." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

Dr. Limptooth

"Wayne Gretzky (no relation) is a vampire who can't grow his teeth. His impotence began when he inadvertently killed Mary Lipinsky, the love of his life, 300 years ago. To take his mind off the pain, he teaches college history - who better? Attempting to regain his full power, he enlists help from his friend and colleague, Dr. Levine. Nothing works until a new semester brings freshman Chris Keller. She's a dead ringer for Mary and they have a lurid affair, while rumors fly around the campus. But it all sours when he turns Chris into a vampire and her newfound bloodlust spins out of control in a bloody rampage, making the rumors a little too real." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

Ashes

"An obsessive doctor working on a cure for AIDS unwittingly creates an aggressive new bacteria that deteriorates the body and enrages the mind." - IMDB

sweeeetmikey
mikey smith 2 years ago

i bought it on blu ray and its in black and white

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

I Want To Be A Soldier

"Alex, an average eight year old kid who seems to grow a morbid fascination for images portraying violence begins to develop a communication problem with his parents and other kids at school and closes in on himself, inventing two imaginary friends." - IMDB

sweeeetmikey
mikey smith 2 years ago

I sold my soul and put my reviews on twitter @mikes_moviepick

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

Pulsar

"Samuel works in Brussels as a pharmaceutical delivery man. His girlfriend Mireille heads off to New York to intern at a prestigious architecture firm. Shortly after her departure, Sam's computer is hacked. A series of rather dodgy IT-guys fail to protect his wireless network. The mysterious hacker seems intent on screwing up Samuel's life and his relationship. Paranoia kicks in." - IMDB

FinkNoir
Dr. Noir 2 years ago

hi i liked your review on i bought a vampire motorcycle (i think thats what it was called), im going to try and find it myself...i know you advised otherwise but there's nothing like curiosity! thanks for all your reccs because i enjoy reading them.

Blaxunshine
Senor Cerveza 2 years ago

I invite you to a Flixter tradition that has taken place for about the last 5 years w/ some of my friends starting the 15th of September..46 days of nothing but horror movies. Make a list..would love to see what you watch

Who will survive & what will be left of of them?

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 2 years ago

Superheroes

"A journey inside the world of real life caped crusaders. From all over America, these self-proclaimed crime fighters, don masks, homemade costumes and elaborate utility belts in an attempt to bring justice to evildoers everywhere." - IMDB

FinkNoir
Dr. Noir 2 years ago

Hey thanks, i enjoy your nosferatu theme, that was one of the few films that freaked me out, its very atmospheric.

FinkNoir
Dr. Noir 2 years ago

Hi i see most of your reviews around on different film pages and you seem to like some great movies so i thought i'd say hi. good luck with your book by the way :D

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Księstwo (Heritage)

"Since he was a kid, Zbyszek's father, a self-taught philosopher, has been encouraging him to escape from the crippling conditions in the village and strive to attain some kind of harmony. Zbyszek, however, fails: he's expelled from law school in the city, and there is no money to be had; his mother has trouble enough paying his father's debts after the old man drowns his ideals in alcohol." - kviff.com

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Pankot ne e mrtov (Punk's Not Dead)

"Mirsa is the former singer in what was once the most popular punk band in Macedonia, but it broke up years ago. He's now forty, still living with his mother, and he occasionally sells drugs for Albanian dealer Gzim. Then one day Gzim comes up with an idea: Mirsa ought to get his band back together so they can perform at a benefit concert in Debar. Mirsa has to locate and convince all the former band members, some of whom left Macedonia after the break-up of Yugoslavia, to perform together once again in concert. On a minimum budget, director and screenwriter Vladimir Blazevski has turned in a punchy independent road movie about people for whom punk isn't just music, it's their whole life." - kviff.com

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Pora Umierać (Time to Die)

"Aniela, is as much a sprightly, unyielding relic of the past as the big dacha-style house surrounded by tall trees in which she lives alone with her impetuous dog, Philadelphia. Across the way, she disapprovingly observes a boorish fat nouveau-riche man in a big new house, and over in a corner, a shabbier building occupied by a struggling music school. When her nouveau-riche neighbors, aided by her cold-hearted son conspire to gain her property, she finds a way to outsmart them." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

The Divide

"When a mysterious cataclysmic bomb devastates New York, eight strangers take refuge in the basement of their apartment building. The residents soon succumb to cabin fever as fear of sickness, dwindling supplies, and ruthless outside invaders plays on their mind." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Sunflower Hour

"A behind the scenes look at the seedy underbelly of puppeteering and what it really takes to make it in children's television." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Saturday Killer

"The film revolves around "Tee Rifle", a troublesome gunman who kills for money to cure his impotence" - IMDB

If you can get past the botched subtitles this is a genuinely entertaining film.

rayman0071
Mister Caple 3 years ago

Remo Williams...I do remember this from 1985...
The theme song was kicking dude! Fred Ward..the ultimate hero in the ultimate adventure was the tagline...but the movie was something else.

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Prinsessa

"Based on true events. The story of the real Anna Lappalainen. Cabaret dancer, drifting from one foster home to another, ends up in psychiatric care and soon the hospital staff and her fellow patients see that she's suffering from severe delusions. She claims to be "Princess", a member of the English royal family from Buckingham Palace. Doctor Grotenfelt (Samuli Edelmann) is a supporter of modern treatment methods, and a new invention, lobotomy, is making its way to Finland." - IMDB

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Absentia

"A woman and her sister begin to link a mysterious tunnel to a series of disappearances, including that of her own husband." - IMDB

AnchorBayZine
Ned Mirchev 3 years ago

Oh, this version is from Moliere, my favorite literature. Thanks for the recommendation!

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Harold's Going Stiff

"Lonely pensioner, Harold Gimble, has become the first man to suffer from a new neurological disease that is slowly turning him into a zombie-like state. Harold's hermit-like existence is shaken up when a vivacious nurse, Penny Rudge, is sent along to alleviate his stiffness. Her "special" massage techniques work a treat on Harold and they become close friends. Before long a small group of bloodthirsty thugs are pursuing Harold and Penny across dramatic moorlands in the hope of a kill." - stiffmovie.com

ShaneWreck
Shane Donnelly 3 years ago

Damn, I haven't seen Ice Pirates in twenty years. I used to love it when I was a kid. Nobody I know has ever even heard of it. Now I've gotta find a copy. Space Herpes, classic.

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

You should check out "Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone". It was better than Metalstorm.

djkynky1
Nyk Palmer 3 years ago

My first part of the review was when the film was in production... Brand is not in it.. Cruz is awful... We had preview screenings wed, thurs......
Kids will love it, but it's just the same as before.

bwelton
Bruce Welton 3 years ago

Re: "Dead of Night"...the Michael Redgrave/Hugo segment is generally considered the highlight of the film. While loving each and every milli-second of this masterpiece, Peter Courtland and the haunted mirror was and is the tale that scared me most as a kid and continues to chill me to the bone. It`s that eerie music playing as Peter gazes at the reflection in total disbelief, then fascination.

Nice to make your acquaintance AJ !!Cheers !! Bruce

bwelton
Bruce Welton 3 years ago

Hello AJ,

Thanks so much for the kind comment and wonderful rating on my recent "Hitchcock Things" quiz creation !! Much appreciated and I`m glad you enjoyed ! Your profile page and lists here on Flixster are very interesting and I plan on studying for ideas, films to seek etc. I notice you make mention of my all time favorite film, Ealing Studio`s "Dead of Night" {1945}...I`ve loved this film forever !! Best of luck with your studies and especially the book you are working on !! Cheers !! Bruce

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Luster

"Thomas Luster is a troubled businessman who tries to make sense of a life being driven out-of-control by a force closer to home than he first realizes. When he discovers that the man working against him is another side of his own personality he is forced to fight back against his manipulative alter-ego as murder, madness and mayhem combine to take Luster on the most bizarre and terrifying ride of his life" - IMDB

MirrorX
Mirror . 3 years ago

Thats true and thats the precise reason as well.

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

New Kids Turbo

Absurd, bawdy and hilarious.

AnchorBayZine
Ned Mirchev 3 years ago

Me too, I already have seen Maniac (1980). I really liked this film as much as many women hate Maniac. But for me it is a true classic. Maniac is available on Blu-Ray 30th Anniversary Edition, I would like to purchase it. Do you have it?

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

No skin eating? Heresy!!! I guess you could always get some pork rinds to fill the deep dark hole in your spirit left by the lack of skin eating.

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

...the beautiful and amazing Hannelore Elsner in

MEIN LETZTER FILM (MY LAST MOVIE)

FIVE STARS

Germany 2002, Directed by: Oliver Hirschbiegel, Writer: Bodo Kirchhoff.
With: Hannelore Elsner.

This movie is a one-woman show. The gorgeous and alluring Hannelore Elsner plays Marie, an aging actress. Marie hires a cameraman to shoot her last movie. She walks through her flat and "packs and talks". She talks about life itself, the three important men in her life and the most important woman, her best friend Bess.

She plans to leave her life and start a new one, but before that, she wants to balance accounts with her old life. And she does it in the most wonderful way, with the most wonderful words. You may think that there is nothing as boring as watching an old woman walking around, screaming, talking, smoking....but you are so wrong!


"Men like to feign death, when it is getting serious."

"Question: When is a beautiful woman dead?
-When her heart is still beating, but she is not desired by everyone anymore.
-When she can never look at herself in the mirror again, because she is lying in her grave.
-Or maybe long before that, when she cannot stand the sight of herself anymore."

"My eyes are beautiful and will always be beautiful, because they respond glances."

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...


DER BLAUFUCHS (THE ARCTIC FOX)

FOUR STARS

Germany 1938, Directed by: Victor Tourjansky, with: Zarah Leander, Willy Birgel, Paul Hörbiger, Jane Tilden, Karl Schönböck, Rudolf Platte.

Ilona Paulus (Zarah Leander) is the wife of a forgetful professor (Paul Hörbiger). He oversees her and is very devoted to his work. Ilona meets her husband's best friend Tibor (Willy Birgel), an adventurous pilot....and starts to fall for him.

The story is not amazingly witty, the costumes are a little funny and the characters stereotypes, it is nothing you haven't seen before. So why the four stars? Because I have a thing for that beautiful, tall, red-headed swedish woman, with her deep, dark voice. She gives me the goosebumps when she sings. And she sings twice in this movie.



(click on the pictures to listen to Zarah)
Von der Puszta will ich träumen (I Will Dream Of The Puszta)


Kann denn Liebe Sünde sein? (Can Love Be A Sin?)

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

The Clinic

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

...this awesomely funny movie.

HARDCOVER

FOUR STARS

Germany 2008, Directed by: Christian Zübert, Camera: Jules van den Steenhoven, Writer: Christian Zübert.
With: Lukas Gregorowicz, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Justus von Dohnányi, Anna Dereszowska, Lisa Potthoff, Charly Hübner, Filip Peeters.


Christoph, a 31-year old guy, wants to be a crime-story author, but the only pieces he writes get published in penny dreadfuls. He works in a car rental, is unchallenged and suffers from a "quarter-life-crisis" and from being uninspired and too shy to change his life for the better. Or to change it at all!

He scents the change of his life, when he catches Dominik, a small-time crook, who tries to steal a car from that car rental. He saves him from being arrested and Dominik offers to show Christoph his exciting life as a criminal. So Christoph can write a "hardcover, four-colored envelope, 500 pages"-biography.

Soon the truth hits Christoph hard. Dominik's life is as boring as his own! All he does is to eat pizza, smoke pot and join radio lotteries. He even moves in with Christoph and lives on his couch...until Christoph himself witnesses a muder, committed by Dominik's Boss. Now, he is part of the criminal scene of Düsseldorf.

Very funny indeed. So, the question is: "Are you fit for fun?"

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

The Beast of Yucca Flats is crying out for a remake!!!

By the way, I heard there are some really spiffy Yucca Flats vacation packages available on Travelocity.

flixsterman
Randy Tippy 3 years ago

boobtubeboffinsky
BT Boffinsky 3 years ago

Suicide Room

"Dominik, a student at an elite private school, withdrawals from his classmates and drifts into an online chat world where he meets a young girl in a ?suicide room? who lures him into a dangerous game."

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

...this movie, which is a big surprise. In every possible way.

DROP OUT- NIPPELSUSE SCHLÄGT ZURÜCK (Nipplesue Strikes Back)

3,5 STARS

Germany 1998, Directed by: Beatrice Manowski, Writer: Beatrice Manowski, Wolfgang Büld.
With: Beatrice Manowski, Erdal Yildiz, Axel Pape, Martina Schießer, Robert Viktor Minich, Lars Pape, Péter Horkay, Jürgen Görlitz.

Marion Niplowski leaves her boyfriend, who is an alcoholic and not satisfying her sexually nor finacially. To get the flat she wants, she pretends to be a private investigator. She soon gets tangled up in a weird story of "blood, coke and sex" and husbands she shall convict being unfaithful to their wives.

You could call this movie art...or pure trash. I was fooled by the title and thought it would be porn, but it is more kind of an experimental drug-trip. A mixture of scenes filmed in an homevideo-style present a fast-but-nonsense-talking female lead, a lunatic janitor with a drilling machine, lesbian businesswomen and a sleazy club-owner.

Some quotes to emphasize the style of this movie:

"My pussy is my business."

"Why do you fondle my pussy? Do you think you will find some information in there?"

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

No classic horror film is complete without the formidable talent of Desi Arnaz Junior!!!

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

...this brilliant BBC-adaption.

THE TURN OF THE SCREW

FOUR STARS

UK 2009, Directed by: Tim Fywell, Camera: Tony Miller, Music: John Lunn.
With: Michelle Dockery, Sue Johnston, Dan Stevens, Nicola Walker, Eva Sayer, Josef Lindsay, Sarah Buckland, Edward MacLiam, Mark Umbers, Corin Redgrave, Wendy Albiston.

Based on the short story by Henry James, this movie really strikes a nerve. I am very prone to victorian ghost-stories. Give me an old house, a cemetery in the garden and isolation from the rest of the world and I am satisfied.

In 1921 a psychiatrist tries to find out, what it was, that the young Ann Giddens drove to commit murder. She has nothing to lose and tells him her story. After WW I she gets hired to be the governess for two orphaned children. All the domestic servants are women and she learns fast, that they don't want men to interfere with their isolated domicile. Men are brutal and act arbitraily, they force sex and it is hard to struggle against them. Soon Ann gets the feeling that there is something wrong. She sees figures and hears voices, that seem to be hallucinations. When she learns from the housekeeper, that the former gouverness has committed suicide and a male servant came to death under mysterious circumstances, Ann is convinced, that their ghosts are trying to posess the children to use them for their dark purposes.

Dannyrovira
Danny Rovira 3 years ago

Hi AJ nice to meet you!

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

Yes, thank you. I know that I can suggest movies to flixster. I am just too impatient to do so. Did you like "I Found Stella Parish"?

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you see...

I FOUND STELLA PARISH

3,5 STARS

USA 1935, Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy, Produced by: Harry Jow Brown.
With: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Paul Lukas, Sybil Jason, Jesse Ralph.

Stella Parish is a very famous theatre actress in England. She is popular, but her private lives remain a mystery in public. One day a vistor comes by and blackmails Stella. She decides to leave for the USA immediately. In disguise. To save her child from being harmed by the revelation of a dark, dark secret from the past. Nobody knows where StelIa is, just a clever journalist finds out. He sneaks into her life, makes her trust him and reveals her identity to the public. Not knowing what consequences he is triggering by it.

I was anxcious to watch this movie, because watching Kay Francis is always a great pleasure to me. The movie starts out a bit lame, but surely has some funny moments. One scene is outstanding and shows what a great actress Kay was. She is marvelous in the "press-conference"-scene. Other movies gave Kay more chances to show what she was able to do with her way of acting and she looked better in other movies, too. But this one is watchable, nevertheless.

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

You're right, I didn't include The Baron of Arizona. It's a fine film, but you can only list choices A-R which means there's room for only 18 titles. Fuller made more than 18 films and I had to eliminate some.

zorarose
Silke B 3 years ago

I recommend you avoid...

...this movie, which deserves not to be in the flixster-database.

FLIC OU VOYOU (COP OR HOOD)

ONE STAR

France 1979, Directed by: Georges Lautner, Camera: Henri Decaë, Music: Phillippe Sarde.
With: Jean-Paul Belmondo, Marie Laforêt, Michel Galabru, Georges Géret, Claude Brosset.

Crime Inspector Bertrand and a young prostitute get killed in a hotel room in Nice. While the police is trying to conceal the crime, Antonio Cerutti (Jean-Paul Belmondo) tries to solve the crime in his own way, with his own methods.

I have seen this misery happen before. In the late 70?s, early 80?s they made a bunch of tasteless, boring crime movies in France. I have seen it happen to Depardieu and now to Belmondo. Those movies pretend to have a fast pace, to show a hard-boiled hero, who is not willing to compromise. But what pretends to be funny, is just dull. What pretends to show a badass hero, just shows a disgusting, shallow and lame asshole character.

jadestar1987

Yup that's the version I have at home right now.

Excellent movie!

jadestar1987

Oh that's the original version that i have on VHS. It was made back in the 80's I believe.

The new version stars Jula Jensch and is called Sophie Scholl The Final Days

jadestar1987

some foreign flicks

Sophie Scholl The Final Days- German WII movie. Very very good. True story.

Life Is Beautiul- Italian WII flick. Dubbed into English. Watch it in Italian

The White Rose- A more complete hitory of the White Rose movement. VERY rare. I have the copy on VHS. If you can find it, watch it.

One Gloomy Sunday, Seven Samurai, The Idiot, by Akira Kurosawa

rthornhill
roger thornhill 3 years ago

ihave it, but haven,t watched it yet....

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

You seem to have an uncanny ability to send me reviews of films that have cast members that are people from my early years. My Godmother, Andrea Leeds, was in Stage Door. Her film career was short because she married a wealthy man (his father owned the race horse Seabiscuit) who insisted that she give up her acting career. I guess he didn't want to share her.

vidiot49
Joe G 3 years ago

I knew Jon Hall quite well - my father was his press agent. I often went to the studio to watch him film his TV series "Ramar of the Jungle".

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