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i've read somewhere that all 3 were shot right around the same time.

the 3rd never aired in the us during the days of cdf. i bet the kids getting killed was probably too heavy...

yes i think john carter looks fun. i have read the book which was good.

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Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:17 pm
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being fairly new still, I hope I am not stepping out of bounds, and forgive me if I am, but to just add a little more to my previous post regarding the upcoming John Carter movie......if you ever have the time and opportunity, I'd recommend reading the entire John Carter book series by Edgar Rice Burroughs. I read it, along with the entire Tarzan series, many many years ago when I was in Jr High and remember them being quite entertaining.

But to get back to the reason of this post........did any of you watch the Oscars? and if so, did you see the short clip of Brad Pitt explaining what supposedly first got him interested in movies? He mentioned the War of the Gargantuas! I couldn't believe my ears! Nice to hear the shout out, and I couldn't help but wonder if people's curiosity caused that movie's sales to spike up afterwards.


Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:59 pm
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didn't watch the oscars but that is wild!

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Thank you for mentioning the John Carter books Badbonz. I didn't realize that there had been a seires of books that the movie was based on. While the whole youth-books-to-movie thing is getting a little old after the success of Harry Potter and all the clones it spawned (not to mention the whole pretty teen vampire industry), it's actually nice to hear that the books they're mining for this movie are from an earlier time, pre-Potter! Makes me more interested in the movie than I had been

Also thanks for mentioning the Brad Pitt comment during the Oscars. I did see that, but hadn't thought to mention it here. My wife and I were watching and she thought I was such a geek when I corrected Pitt for calling the movie "Gargantua" rather than "War of the Gargantuas". But it really was pretty cool to think that even such a big star like Brad Pitt was watching CDF-type movies as a kid just like us. Even cooler was the fact that he chose that movie to talk about as an inspiration for him--especially when so many other people were citing big classic stuff like "Casablanca" and all the regular things you'd expect to hear. It really was one of the best moments of the show for me!

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edgar rice burroughs wrote a slew of john carter books. i read the first one. it was fun.

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Has anyone been watching the double features on IFC? Every Saturday starting several weeks ago they've been airing some of the movies from this list and others I haven't watched in ages and still some I don't care to watch!

The nice part is they show Three Stooges shorts for 2 1/2 hours prior to the first movie at Noon.


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not sure if i have ifc. i'll have to check. would dig it!

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Pardon my ignorance, but what does IFC stand for and is this something I can see through the Internet?


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Independent Film Channel

its a cable station. not sure how much of their programming is online.

they show "independent" movies and have some original shows. they have a show called Portlandia that's fun. its a goof on Portland Ore. we have a couple of friends who live there and inform us that their goof of the city is pretty spot on.

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IFC started off like all cable channels do, with a unique angle on programming (independent films and shows about indie filmmakers). Like all cable channels, do, they've succumbed to "network drift" and now show more or less whatever. I'm not saying there might not be quality stuff on there, I'm just one who gets bugged when the inevitable drift occurs, taking a channel from something unique to being like everyother channel. While I'm a HUGE Three Stooges fan, they're hardly independent films. IFC has gone from edgy and challenging feature film programming to becoming a mix of Comedy Central (hipstery half-hour comedy shows and network sitcom re-runs) and mid-period AMC (Hollywood action movies). Much of it might be entertaining, but I mourn the loss of one of two channels where you could find off-the-beaten path films, uncut and uninterrupted, stuff that nobody else would show.

End of rant...

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i totally agree with your rant.

amc is the worst example of this drifting. i like mad men but it's not an american movie classic....

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That made me laugh in a head-shaking way a few years ago, when AMC started running the UK drama HUSTLE. Not American, not a Movie, and not a Classic. They do some fine programming now, and have pretty much let TCM take the reins as the single source for classic movies on TV.

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Kinda like how the Sci-Fi Channel-- pardon me, SYFY (rolls eyes) has wrestling and other non-genre programming filling their schedule. Like you said, it affects all the channels that offer genre-specific shows. It seems like they all are infected with reality-based (read: cheap to produce) programming too.


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Well, seems like exactly a year since I posted on here, as another Oscars show just happened. Where did the time fly.....

I was pleased to see other people have interest in the John Carter books I mentioned. I remember there were several books in the whole series...possibly 8-10 or so? No novels like War & Peace, but a decent 150-250 entertaining pages each book. I enjoyed the movie, and was disappointed at all the bad reviews the critics gave it. I had heard rumors that it was hoped to be another "franchise" with at least 1-2 more movies, but that is now doomed due to the reviews. BUMMER! Did anyone else here see it, and if so, what was your opinion of the movie? By the way, the Princess was HOT!

I missed the posts about IFC doing creature movies. Anyone know if that is happening again anytime?


Mon Feb 25, 2013 5:43 pm
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hey badbonz

i saw john carter and i liked it a lot. it was really fun. its a shame that seems to be considered a bad thing now but it was great fun.

i read the first book and liked it.

i never went and read the others but one of these days.

ifc is no longer doing the drive in saturdays. sigh...

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