Am I bad for liking this movie?

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Neesy

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Funny - I lived in Mobile in 1980 - I was 11. Those paper mills were kind of smelly - are they still there. Certain days the entire city would have that boiled cabbage scent wafting in the air.
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?
 

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I just found out that Mobile celebrated the first Mardi Gras in 1703 - who knew?
Here's the only Mardi Gras I have.
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Ebdim9th

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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)
 

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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)
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?
 

Ebdim9th

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

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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.
 

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I'll NEVER think it's bad to like this movie. I actually met, briefly, one of the people IN it. He played Mr. Toomey.
I met him when I worked at a hospital in West Hollywood. He got hurt on the set of his prime time series, Perfect Strangers.
He's the only "celebrity" I ever met who DIDN'T think he was all that, but of course I haven't met very MANY famous people. And all the ones I DID meet - or most of them - were sick or overdosing on some drug.
I like supporting celebrities who have at least a TINY amount of modesty, and he had more than a small amount.

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

blunthead

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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
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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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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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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