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General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on August 07, 2020, 05:19:47 pm »
Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, although it wasn't real good... Ed K.
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on July 31, 2020, 07:25:24 am »
All good ones (Born to Kill, the Killers, the Naked City ... Chain Gang).

A few more interesting titles (ie. I'd watch them just for the title alone ... well, at least the first 20 mins) may be "I walked with a Zombie", "the Seventh Victim", "the Uninvited", "the Man who Knew Too Much" (even if I didn't know who Alfred Hitchcock was), "Donovan's Brain", "This Gun For Hire", "Ministry of Fear", "While the City Sleeps", "Little Shop of Horrors", "I'm No Angel".
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Bob Andersen on July 29, 2020, 10:07:48 am »
How about "I Am a Fugitive from a Chain Gang"?
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on July 21, 2020, 03:45:31 pm »
Born to Kill, or any movie featuring Lawrence Tierney,  The Killers (early Burt Lancaster), The Naked City.

How's everyone doing?

...Ed K.
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on July 08, 2020, 12:51:44 am »
"A Shot in the Dark" is a good one. The title has been used a few times ... as well as the 1941 movie, there's one from 1935 with Charles Starrett (from the Durango Kid movies) and Edward Van Sloan ... and from 1964 with Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau.

I just found my copy of "Show Them No Mercy" so I'll be watching that soon. Some more attention grabbing titles I thought of are "I Married a Monster From Outer Space", "Crime of the Century", "Crime of Passion", "They won't Believe Me", "Mister Dynamite", " ... and the Perfect Crime" (eg. Ellery Queen and the Perfect Crime), "20,000 Years in Sing Sing", "6.000 Enemies", "the Man Who Lived twice", "Marked Woman", "Phantom Lady", "Half Angel", "the Killer is Loose", "Five Came Back", "They Made Me a Criminal"
General Discussion / Re: OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by rodb on July 07, 2020, 02:58:08 pm »
watched A SHOT IN THE DARK the other day starring ricardo cortez

General Discussion / OT - Movies with Great sounding titles
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on July 05, 2020, 09:35:11 pm »
I've been searching through movie lists looking for old movies that I know nothing about. I came across a great movie title, "Johnny Stool Pigeon". It's a title that just screams out "watch me, watch me" . . . IMDB rates it 6.7 (Unlike A list movies that I expect more from, any B movie rated 6 or above usually gets my attention even when the reviews are bad) and it's got Dan Duryea in it so it couldn't be all bad. Anyway, are there other movies that have titles that just cry out to be watched. "I Wake Up Screaming" is another that comes to mind.   
General Discussion / Re: Shakespeare and Hathaway
« Last post by Ed Kasprowicz on May 20, 2020, 02:40:37 pm »
We get Shakespeare and Hathaway on PBS (13) here on Cablevision. I've also gotten into Professor T., another mystery series on PBS set in Belgium, and Baptiste, set in the Netherlands. Baptiste is mostly in English, but, Prof. T. is in Flemish (I think) with subtitles. Both shows are venturing into new territory. Even my 14 year old grandson glues himself to the seat for Professor T. It's that good. Glad to hear that we're all alive and entertained in these very trying times. ...Ed K.
General Discussion / Re: Endgame
« Last post by GaryLeeOz on May 16, 2020, 12:10:14 am »
Yes I like Endgame. One of my local TV channels shows a few Canadian detective shows from time to time  eg. Murdoch Mysteries, Motive, Private Eyes (otherwise it screens mostly UK detective shows). I thought Endgame was one of the better shows with more interesting storylines. Ending after 13 episodes means that nothing about Balagan's wife's murder was really resolved ... then again I usually dislike the ongoing backstory for a long running series.
General Discussion / Endgame
« Last post by John Cucinotta on May 14, 2020, 01:29:45 pm »
On a prior thread, this Canadian TV show was mentioned.   I happened to see a DVD set for sale on eBay, and I bought it.  There are only 13 episodes, and I have seen the first four episodes.

The story centers on Arkady Balagan, a Russian chess champion.  He resides in a luxury suite at a large upscale hotel called The Huxley, located in a large unnamed city (according to, the series is produced in Vancouver, Canada).  He never leaves the hotel, after developing agoraphobia when his fiancee Rosemary was assassinated in front of the hotel.  He spends his days walking barefoot around the hotel, insulting everyone, and he makes money by playing chess matches with people.  He is apparently wealthy, but his money is tied up in foreign banks, and the hotel manager dislikes the large balance due on his hotel bill.

Balagan solves crimes as a hobby.  Since he doesn't leave the hotel, he is assisted by four other people: Danni (a beautiful barmaid at the hotel), Hugo (head of hotel security and a former detective), Alcina (a hotel chambermaid), and Sam (a college-age guy who is an aspiring chess master).  These four people do the leg-work and gather the clues for Balagan, who then solves the crime.  This set-up, of course, is similar to Nero Wolfe stories.

A side story woven into the main storyline concerns the death of Balagan's fiancee Rosemary.  Balagan thinks she was mistakenly killed by Russian agents, and that Balagan himself was the actual target.  Rosemary's sister Pippa, and her detective friend Jason are investigating the death of Rosemary, and they are featured in some of the episodes.

This is an interesting TV series, and I have enjoyed the four episodes that I have seen.  The characters are interesting, and the mysteries are well-written, considering that it is a one-hour TV show and not a full-length movie.  Mystery fans will enjoy this series.  I'm interested to hear opinions from anyone else who has seen this show.
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