Jan. 8, 2009, 4:13 a.m. CST
...by far the most consistently interesting article on this site.
Jan. 8, 2009, 4:28 a.m. CST
One of my fav war movies. I hope you enjoy it matey. To me it's one of the best things that Anthony Hopkins & Sean Connery has ever done.
Jan. 8, 2009, 4:47 a.m. CST
walter matthau has a beer and cheets on his wife?
Jan. 8, 2009, 5:16 a.m. CST
I'd watch it just for the cast, even if it wasn't a an NS film. Fonda, Caine, Pryor, Matthau, Smith, Crosby...that's 6 Legends right there...not too mention the likes of Alda given support.
Jan. 8, 2009, 5:26 a.m. CST
and not the worst Simon put to screen, but not the best either. So basically what I'm saying is Quint is right, it's uneven but funny with a great cast
Jan. 8, 2009, 6:39 a.m. CST
by Motoko Kusanagi
One of my all-time favorites.
Jan. 8, 2009, 7:22 a.m. CST
If so, wow.
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:55 a.m. CST
Like many others around here I think it is the best thing going on AICN right now.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:45 a.m. CST
Quint, this was a good feature. I enjoyed it a lot. I saw a lot of good movies and a few bad ones over the last few months based on the reviews. I would enjoy seeing AMAD 2 sometime in the future.
Jan. 8, 2009, 9:55 a.m. CST
Jane Fonda was the original celebrity turned fitness instructor. She pretty much revoulutionized the videotape, exercise at home obsession in the 80s. Every fat, suburban mom had her tape. This pretty much changed her perception from "Hanoi Jane" to the aerobics instructor.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:08 a.m. CST
She'll always be that to me. Tokyo Rose went to prison for treason. Hanoi Jane made fitness videos. Go figure.
Jan. 8, 2009, 10:41 a.m. CST
by I am the most horrible
When I was a kid that scene stuck with me and gave me a pretty good case of the willies...I'd forgotten about it til I saw this post. Eush.
Jan. 8, 2009, 11:14 a.m. CST
I'm sorry to see this column end. It was so informative and a movie geek's dream. Very, very well done. Thank you so much.
Jan. 8, 2009, 11:43 a.m. CST
by I am the most horrible
Burn out? I agree this is a great column and would love to see it continue. I think it could sustain its own site. Take a break and consider doing it again.
Jan. 8, 2009, 12:59 p.m. CST
I thought it was supposed to run for a year? What happened? I understand if you need a vacation, Quint, but if I were Harry I'd really try to find a solution to keep AMAD running. Why not find another writer to fill in, or just rotate writers every month? AMAD is, without a doubt, the best feature on this site right now, and the most pure expression of movie-love. I've discovered several obscure and excellent films through this column... I sure wish you guys could keep it up. If not, well... Thanks for 'Race with the Devil' and 'The Silent Partner'.
Jan. 8, 2009, 1:02 p.m. CST
Firstly Quint I've really enjoyed these reviews. Not just coz I'm in agreement with most of what you've written, it's just that most movie writing misses the point in that unless you can convey the pure joy of a moment of cinema what's the reason to write. I'm a huge fan of Danny Peary and his cult movies book and I feel you have similar skill in writing reviews for movies that have already been reviewed. Thanks it's been a pleasure. Anyway I haven't seen this flick in about 20 years but I howling with laughter at the Cosby and pryor scenes and not much else other than a fortyish jane Fonda in bikini! Shame cosby and pryor never teamed up again.
Jan. 8, 2009, 1:16 p.m. CST
Outstanding Hollywood Murder Mystery with James Mason, Raquel Welch, Ian McShane, Richard Benjamin, Dyan Cannon and James Coburn. Written by Anthony Perkins and Stephen Sondheim. Wonderfully written with the right amount of cynicism on Hollywood.
Jan. 8, 2009, 1:21 p.m. CST
I'd forgotten Ross directed that! Brilliant flick. Written by Perkins and Sondheim.
Jan. 8, 2009, 6:49 p.m. CST
whatever the others say
Jan. 8, 2009, 8:24 p.m. CST
I actually feel depressed that the column is ending. (sigh) You've done a great job, Quint. It truly is one of the best things ever to be on AICN. I can only hope you'll come back someday, or like someone else mentioned, another would pick up the baton--lookin' at your Mori. Maybe there are future column details mentioned elsewhere I'm missing. <p> Yes, The Last of Sheila is terrific and waaaay overlooked.
Jan. 9, 2009, 5:24 p.m. CST
Actually Cosby and Pryor appeared together in "Uptown Saturday Night", but that was nowhere near as good as their work together in "California Suite". Hilarious!
Jan. 9, 2009, 6:18 p.m. CST
And found it very engaging. I particularly liked the back and forth between Fonda and Alda. Really top notch work from both actors.
Jan. 11, 2009, 9:05 a.m. CST
Very funny, very sad.