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Am I bad for liking this movie?

Discussion in 'The Langoliers' started by Ebdim9th, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Just one boob? :O_O:
    (or did ya mean my hubby (ooo now I am in trouble if he ever reads this!)
  2. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    That sounds like the places in Maine that Stephen King describes - was it Derry that had the paper mill and therefore the immense sewer system?
  3. king family fan

    king family fan Prolific member

    Here's the only Mardi Gras I have.
  4. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    Fortunately Holly, or unfortunately, depending on how business is in Mobile lately, the papermill shut down some time ago, but it took a long while for that smile through that area to fade away... There's a lot more boob showage over in New Orleans... Mobile is the slightly more family-friendly version... (although some of that does go on here too)
  5. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    LOL - my typos! Well, one might work, but both boobies are best - and no, not 2 Andys silly!
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  6. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    I am sorry to hear that. Industry all over America is shutting down and going away. I lived in a small TN town from 1981 - 1987 that had a textile factory that employed about 90% of the town, it's gone and the town is suffering greatly. So sad! I really lived out in Satsuma back then (1980)- some of my fondest memories are roller skating at Rambo's. Do you know of it?
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  7. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    Yep Rambo's Skateland is still there... and I meant to write 'smell' above not 'smile'...
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  8. HollyGolightly

    HollyGolightly Well-Known Member

    LOL - I never read it as "smile" - it was smell all the time. Clearly I'm a mind reader. Oh Rambo's - what fun I had there. To be in 5th grade again would be so much fun!
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  9. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    I actually saw some bands play there as well... that's fun too....
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  10. Grandpa

    Grandpa Well-Known Member

    If I'm an old guy, may I revive an old thread?

    Please note: If you haven't seen it, you can skip past spoilers and still have this read okay.

    I enjoyed the story, pretty much. I didn't think it was brilliant or gripping as his really good work, but it was good enough. The disconnect for me was describing the langoliers themselves, like they were part of the culture of the mystic for children, but the name and their purpose just seemed a bit contrived. That's a nitpick. It was a decent story.

    I looked forward to the TV movie because I'd heard how they were using cutting-edge effects to make the langoliers come to life. And while I actually did like the effect of
    bald tribbles with chainsaw teeth, as my memory serves
    the portrayal of the creatures themselves, the thing just wore me down. Maybe it was the acting. Maybe the pace. But when they were coming up to the
    return through the portal
    denouement, the only reason I was hanging on was to not lose my investment in time up to that point.

    Solid C. I'm feeling generous.
  11. Bryan James

    Bryan James Well-Known Member

    Easy movie for simps to get bored with early on, but that languid pace was important.

    Not my favorite, and doesn't command my rapt attention (time to clean the kitchen!) but I still catch it every few years if it's on a cable TV marathon.
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  12. Ebdim9th

    Ebdim9th A Man's Chord and Author/bringer of Bad Dolls

    And of course the Malaysian airliner mystery has given this new attention....
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  13. Riot87

    Riot87 Love him forever

    I remember watching this whole movie one boring sunday.

    at first i didnt even know if was Stephen King story lol but it was pretty good imo
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  14. deadman36g

    deadman36g Member

    Nowhere near the best of King's mini-series, but was enjoyable for me at the very least.
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  15. London Init Geezer

    London Init Geezer Active Member

    Watched it yesterday and though obviously dated was decent enough to keep the interest despite some very wooden acting .
    You van find a whole host of SK TV movies on you tube
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  16. EMTP513

    EMTP513 Well-Known Member

    In case it wasn't obvious, it was Bronson Pinchot.
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  17. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    Am I bad for liking this movie?

    No, this movie is not the reason.
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  18. blunthead

    blunthead Well-Known Member

    The Langoliers holds a special place in my heart because I first saw it prior to being a CR, really enjoyed it due to the strangeness of the story, though was probably not aware that sK had had anything to do with it.
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  19. signals2112

    signals2112 Well-Known Member

    This book, and movie are both great. I just watched the movie on Friday night, for the first time, and enjoyed it, even if it was horribly dated.
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  20. Sliced Bread

    Sliced Bread Well-Known Member

    It was a favourite when I was at college, me and my four housemates would spend a couple of evenings every week, how shall I put this, "in the company of our friend Mary-Jane" and we'd sit around and watch a bunch of silly movies ;-D that was near 20 years ago though and I haven't seen it since. I remember it being pretty good but my judgement may have been a little clouded.
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