Jan. 2, 2009, 3:56 p.m. CST
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Jan. 2, 2009, 4:02 p.m. CST
Especially in this movie.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:03 p.m. CST
and had to do with feminine hygene.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:06 p.m. CST
They don't make em like that anymore.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:08 p.m. CST
by C.K. Lamoo
As on of the hookers in some hot outfits.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:21 p.m. CST
For the first hour this is so superb and then it jusy goes down toilet fast. I love Lemmon and I'm in love with Shirley and I love the first half of this flick. I don't think this compares to "the apartment" Which works as both a romance and a satire. Still better than an Owen Wilson flick.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:29 p.m. CST
by IndyAbbey Jones
isn't that what Shia Labuef would say if he were french-itallian
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:43 p.m. CST
His teenage son Jett passed away. Death at a young age is so tragic.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:55 p.m. CST
Even though it makes no literal sense. It's just the perfect end of a shaggy dog fantasy, a little wink to the audience about the sillyness of the movie. A director needs to be very sure about what he thinks his movie is to put that something that absurd in there - in a way, it's not disimilar to the ending of Being There - half the audience will laugh and applaud and the other half will just go 'wut?'.
Jan. 2, 2009, 4:57 p.m. CST
Jesus, I thought this annoying column would end with 2008. How about, "I read a book a day"? "Getting some exercise a day"? "I did something meaningful with my life a day"? Seriously, it's just sad, man. I figure you spend about 20 hours/week watching and reviewing movies the whole world has already seen. You usually get about 6-12 people commenting, which essentially means that you're wasting an awful lot of time. Can't you move it out of "Latest news" at least? It's not news that you're watching old movies, it's just a mood killer. I don't know why, but it just depresses me every time I see it.
Jan. 2, 2009, 5:04 p.m. CST
Jan. 2, 2009, 5:30 p.m. CST
Maybe you should make a column called "Bitching For a Day." At least that way I can avoid it.
Jan. 2, 2009, 5:51 p.m. CST
by IndyAbbey Jones
Nic cage did shoot travoltas son, but in an odd twist of fate travolta will adopt cage's son by the end of the movie..so its a happy ending<P>sorry to give away the ending, but really who hasn't seen that movie before?
Jan. 2, 2009, 6:03 p.m. CST
Is, of course, a subjective one, different people have different opinions etc...etc...</p> But, quite honestly, I would offer that this is very possibly one of Ian’s quietly finest moments. Not a single instance of writerly show and tell, or a grandstanding news coup probably forgotten as soon it's arrived, whatever it's worth. Not some incalculable function in 21st century societal consumerist/consumer revolutions... but a steady, diligent, generously written example of love for cinema.<p> AICN is hardly the only place on the internet to get film digestables, almost certainly not the best, but as an example a modern movie geek's understanding and exploration of cinema, of a more retrospective adoration of the medium, it's as good as this site has ever had. When I find the time to read it, the column is always appreciated and it will certainly be missed when it's gone. </p> As you were, Quint.
Jan. 2, 2009, 6:14 p.m. CST
My spellcheck's favourite AICN substitute harpy. How he mocks us all.<p> Damn you, Ian.<p> Damn you.
Jan. 2, 2009, 6:45 p.m. CST
mm these movie a day articles get what.. 15, 20 hits a day? every time i see those itallics, i just want to close my laptop. no offense to quint, i can tell you put alot of effort into the column.
Jan. 2, 2009, 6:50 p.m. CST
by IndyAbbey Jones
its such a terrible idea for a column
Jan. 2, 2009, 7:14 p.m. CST
Jeeze, could they have picked a worse shot of her. I mean look at all the other pictures from the film. My gahd she looked good.
Jan. 2, 2009, 7:23 p.m. CST
If it's not your thing, no worries, but don't feel sorry for the readership. You can't judge popularity by talkbacks alone. If that was the case Scriptgirl would be the most popular feature of this site.<BR><BR>The talkbacks depend, usually, on how well known the movie I'm talking about is. The Hitchcock talkbacks are always big... The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes one from yesterday is inching towards 100 TBs... but if there were 3 talkbacks on each article that wouldn't matter to me. As long as the feedback I keep getting through email, TB and personal encounters stayed at the same level I'd be fine. This column has been the most popular thing I've done for this site.<BR><BR>If I could keep the column going without break for another 7 months I'd do it in a heartbeat, but I just can't keep up the balancing act and need to shift my focus to daily news as well as other responsibilities new to 2009.<BR><BR>That said, I am definitely going to keep up a vintage film conversation on this site. It's one of my passions now and that's not going away even if AMAD has to come to an end.
Jan. 2, 2009, 7:32 p.m. CST
Is my favorite Shirley MacLaine movie. It seems to be on TV fairly often so you have probably seen it already.
Jan. 2, 2009, 8:59 p.m. CST
I dusted off the deluxe Double Indemnity last night and will rewatch Apartment for tonight, excellent choices on your lists keep me digging through my stacks, plus I have become addicted to Turner Classic channel
Jan. 2, 2009, 9:02 p.m. CST
...is with mori's new site? The dude might as well be working for fucking entertainment weekly or something. Off topic I know, but this talkback was the most active so fuck off.
Jan. 2, 2009, 9:57 p.m. CST
by wampa 1
...but it sure smells good!
Jan. 2, 2009, 10:15 p.m. CST
Shirley Mac Claine was soooo friggin cute back in the day. I was absolutely head over heals for that girl in this and The Apartment-she is a poster for why people shouldnt get old. It's tragic because she couldnt help it, but she was a major hottie back in they day by gum!
Jan. 2, 2009, 10:16 p.m. CST
damn..the point still stands!
Jan. 2, 2009, 10:25 p.m. CST
Hopefuly I didn't offend you man. I apreciate your contributions to the website, and I actually enjoy your writing but yes i dont think this column is for me. I've enjoyed some articles from the column too, especially october. But anyway, last week of AMAD, you're almost at the finish line.
Jan. 3, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST
SEVEN MOVIES A DAY. C'mon, pussy!
Jan. 3, 2009, 6:25 a.m. CST
Hahaha jk. I bet with Mori gone Quint is picking up some slack, so this isn't too surprising. Still, I enjoyed the column (except in October... *old man shaking fist*) and like many others, heard about some movies I should check out. So thanks for the all too brief run sir. <br><br> And trazadone, feel free to continue your daily bitching at my site (horrormovieaday.com)... you think Quint's sad? I'm coming up on 2 years of daily horror movies. I've watched more DTV sequels than a man ever should. And i probably get 1/100th of the hits per review that AMAD does. Mock away...
Jan. 3, 2009, 6:43 a.m. CST
by Mr. Poohgas
I've appreciated AMAD since the beginning, I don't think I've missed one of them. I'm going to miss them when they are gone, but you're only human ... or half-human ... maybe a Sub-Mariner.
Jan. 3, 2009, 10:19 a.m. CST
It's sort of like eating spinach. I could take it or leave it on some level, but it's been good for me.
Jan. 3, 2009, 11:48 a.m. CST
She was also Billy Wilder's top mistress at the time and was fucking his brains out every chance they could get to be together.
Jan. 3, 2009, 11:54 a.m. CST
--You know what this site could use less of? Dickheads like you with no appreciation for film, who bitch and moan about everything they're too lazy to scroll past. You think AMAD is a 'mood killer'? Since when do dipshits like you need to be in the 'mood' to masturbate yourselves raw? Shut it down, kid. You're seriously asking for a punch in the cunt.
Jan. 3, 2009, 1:25 p.m. CST
I don't always post, but I'm always reading. Idiots like Trazadone aren't really films fans and are only here waiting for the next superhero news, so just ignore that shit.
Jan. 3, 2009, 2:38 p.m. CST
You can't fool me. Star Wars was the first movie ever made.
Jan. 3, 2009, 3:28 p.m. CST
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Jan. 9, 2009, 8:40 a.m. CST
that not only is Obama a Spidey fan(one of the writers on AICN has already mentioned this), but so is the guy he nominated to be the surgeon general, sanjay gupta, a doctor who does a show on CNN. Just sayin for those comic book snobs.