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Thoughts while watching Romancing the Stone

1. I completely forgot Robert Zemeckis directed this movie.
2. Alan Silvestri's score is soooo 80's like omg
3. Kathleen Turner is bangin bangin bangin. She can get it. But shit man, honestly, her comedic chops are SERIOUSLY underrated. She won a Golden Globe for best actress in a comedy for this, btw.
4. I think Michael Douglas is proof that if you're not getting the roles you want, and if you have the means, make the goddamn movie yourself. He produced this. And he's great in his role. Definitely it was something coming off the success of Indian Jones but the character is definitely different enough to not be considered a cheap ripoff or anything.
5. Though he was well known for Taxi, this is probably Danny DeVito's breakthrough film role. He's terrific in this. Great energy. He's one of the greatest, funniest, most capable actors of our time. Sincerely.
6. Turner, Douglas, and DeVito need to make another movie together. They did this, then the sequel: The Jewel of the Nile, and then finally The War of the Roses. Nothing since.
7. Hell, they should do a third movie in this series. They're planning a Twins II, Goonies II, Ghostbusters 3 (APPARENTLY??), so may as well have another movie with these characters.
8. It's funny how even though this movie was very popular when it was released but you don't hear much talk of it today. It was the 9th highest grossing movie of 1984, and just to give you an idea of the other movies in that top ten, there were: Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Gremlins, The Karate Kid, Police Academy, Footloose, and Star Trek III. All movies that are pretty cemented in our pop culture and that people still talk about a lot, but not much mention of Romancing the Stone too often.
9. Then again I can't remember talking about it on MFC before so maybe it's just one of those great movies that never comes up.
10. But yeah it's a fun movie and a really top notch romantic comedy/adventure film. Really recommend checking it out if you haven't. And the sequel isn't too bad either. I wish I had that to watch now. I think I might have it lying around somewhere on VHS...
WalkAway at 09:28 PM Apr 19

Great movie

Invidtus at 09:43 PM Apr 19

It's always been a favorite of mine-

Glinda at 10:05 PM Apr 19

Love your thoughts on this movie. I loved this and Jewel of the Nile as well, but I never really enjoyed The War of the Roses.

#8, yeah I don't get it either.

I don't know how Kathleen's health stands right now, but she has debilitating rheumatoid arthritis since '90 (and the meds for that are what affected her appearance), and maybe that's why they never did more movies. She's still somewhat active I just checked IMDB, but nothing starring.

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Anyway I'm watching the great classic Romancing the Stone tonight.
Righteous_faustus at 07:23 PM Apr 19

I haven't seen that movie in years!

G. Costanza
G. Costanza at 08:57 PM Apr 19

I haven't either.

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Happy Record Store Day!

Had a pretty successful Record Store Day haul! I got:

7” Don’t Eat the Yellow Snow- Frank Zappa

7” Mike Oldfield’s Single (Opening Theme From Tubular Bells) —yea aka the music from The Exorcist

7” You’ve Got Time- Regina Spektor -yea aka the theme from Orange is the New Black

12” Holding on for Life- Broken Bells

12” Transverse Temporal Gyrus- Animal Collective

12” Live Versions- Tame Impala.. Really excited to throw this one on.

And a cool record store bag.

the end

Mood: Chillin'

Carlos_Spicyweiner at 07:15 PM Apr 19

All I wanted was Childish Gambino - Because the Internet, but I couldn't find it anywhere. now its eBay'd out. almost triple price.

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yo yo yo let it go
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Righteous_faustus at 07:22 PM Apr 19

Haha rad

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yo dawg i heard u like horses and birds and dead girls
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All caught up with Bates Motel. And there's a new Hannibal tonight. PARTY HARD!!!!!
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Bates Motel, season 2 episode 3, "Caleb" -- SHIT SON MAJOR TWISTY TWIST
Derek237 at 04:55 PM Apr 18

the guy who plays caleb looks like mickey rourke and the guy who plays dylan looks like nick stahl, it's nuts

Glinda at 06:48 PM Apr 18

Caleb does look like Mickey Rourke and Dylan like Nick Stahl! (although cuter than Nick).

Weird I never placed Mickey but couldn't figure out who Caleb looked like I knew it was somebody.

Yeah that episode was a shockeroni. Season 2 rocks.

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ANYWHO starting Bates Motel season 2
Mr.Blizzo at 02:40 PM Apr 18

Another show I really need to start watching

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With remakes/reboots a lot more commonplace than they were in 1998, I wonder if time has been kind to Gus Van Sant's Psycho remake. Probably not. But it's interesting, how today, "remake" is such an offensive term that filmmakers want to stress it's going to be different, updated, re-imagined, a fresh start, etc., to make it worth remaking the film in the first place...but with Psycho, aside from a few differences and updates, it's just about shot-for-shot, line-for-line. So I wonder if more filmmakers doing these remakes should take a note from Van Sant. That way nothing's really being tampered with, at least not storywise, and it's more in tune to a reproduction of a play. They get revivals all the time, new cast members all the time, but mostly the text remains in tact. So it's interesting. If Van Sant hadn't made such terrible casting choices (Anne Heche?? Vince Vaugh??? REALLY????) maybe it would have been a more warmly-received production.
YoshioKun13 at 03:26 PM Apr 18

I'll preface by saying I hadn't seen Hithcock's original PSYCHO when I saw the remake in the theater, and still have yet to...

Yeah I'm one of the very few proponents of Van Sant's remake, perhaps partly because of that. But in lieu of this insane remake craze in the last decade, yes I think it does look better. I can respect the fact that Van Sant was doing it for a somewhat artistic reason, an experiment of sorts to see how something like that would turn out. As opposed to the Hollywood mindset today where the driving force behind churning these out is of course - $$$$$$$. And for all the boasting of how "different" these newer versions will be uh, taking a black-and-white film and redoing it in color is more of a real significant update than any of these fucking movies have done.

Like the movie or not, or the very idea or not, I think you can respect what Van Sant was doing at least more than Hollywood's profit-minded pandering to the younger generation of film audiences with a manufactured assembly-line of slick redoes of classic 80s horror & sci-fi. I mean, is PSYCHO '98 really worse than ANOES 2010? Really. REALLY???

So if PSYCHO were remade today rather than in the late 90's, the idea alone would probably be a lot more widely acceptable. Because it's so much more commonplace now, we've just gotten use to it.

oscarxp25 at 04:07 PM Apr 18

I feel remakes are sort of a rite of passage for some aspiring film makers. If the director can make an old story feel new and have it both be a success with critics and audiences then he will be rewarded with his own project. After Memento, Nolan was given "Insomnia" and it was great and I feel that is what secured him for Batman.

HTX0811 at 05:36 PM Apr 18

I actually don't hate this one mainly because of what Yoshio said about what Van Sant was trying to accomplish with his version. I think the shot for shot version was an interesting idea and while it's not as good as the original, it still made for an interesting watch. Also, I got to see Anne Heche naked when I was 13 so it get extra points for that.

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Oh hey look what I found on my VHS shelf. I know everyone hates this movie but I have the strangest soft spot for it that I can't really explain or justify. I think I'll throw it on while I wait for my 100% perfectly legal downloads of Bates Motel season 2 to finish.
Righteous_faustus at 11:57 AM Apr 18

I don't hate this movie because it's very interesting to watch

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After watching season 1 of Bates Motel I have to say that Vera Farmiga's Norma Bates is one of the most interesting characters on TV right now. A very layered portrayal that ranges from anti-hero, to victim, to manipulator all in one. Not that Highmore is a slouch at all as Norman, but it's Farmiga's show. I wish I got into it earlier. Now I need to catch up with season 2...
Glinda at 01:43 PM Apr 18

Vera Farmiga plays her to perfection I think.

Anakin at 02:42 PM Apr 18

It's camp and serious and great. I love it.

HTX0811 at 05:40 PM Apr 18

Vera Farmiga's really put a lot into her performance. Like she's really crazy and weird but she keeps it in control enough so that you can be invested in her as a character. I have always loved her as an actress and I only checked this out for her.

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Slick Nick
Slick Nick at 04:38 AM Apr 18

reminds me of the cat in the Matrix.

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Ang Lee's wife is a molecular biologist - interesting.
VitamanMan8 at 12:56 AM Apr 18

And her husband directed your favorite movie of all time.

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Now I'm watching Hulk with Ang Lee's commentary track. I DON'T KNOW, OKAY?
YoshioKun13 at 09:50 PM Apr 17

C'mon you secretly love that movie admit it already

Derek237 at 09:51 PM Apr 17

I think I might I don't know I'm so confused,.

VitamanMan8 at 12:57 AM Apr 18

I mean with that masturbating Hulk gif you posted

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