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Red Dawn Alert -- Wolverines!

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by novelist_wannabe, Jul 5, 2007.

  1. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    On AMC now ...
  2. zagoshe

    zagoshe Well-Known Member

    Of all the patriotic, rah, rah, psuedo-war movies of the 1980's, this one is the most ludicrous of them all. Forget the whole "Russians invading the U.S." angle -- how about the entire army is held off by a few high school kid with hunting rifles.....give me a break.

    I've always said, George Bush's biggest failure is that he sent the wrong people to Iraq. I mean, hell, we'd have won that war in about two weeks had we sent these kids from Red Dawn, General Braddock, John Rambo and John McLain
  3. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    Can we include the cadets in Taps (who held off the police department and Army for a while) in that list? :)
  4. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    And what about Steven Segal and JC Van Damme?

    Or better yet, let's send JDV. He'd end the war in a week. Demonstrably. Provably.
  5. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Excellent addition.

    "Take off that beret..."
  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    At what point did a network billing itself "American Movie Classics" begin showing fare fit for TBS?
  7. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    I mentioned that very same question to Mrs. Birdscribe -- an AMC honk if there ever was one -- last night.

    Their definition of "classics" is displaying a "moral flexibility," to quote the intrepid Martin Blank from "Grosse Pointe Blank," a movie that if Red Dawn is aired, needs to show up there.
  8. AMC gets its ass kicked, regularly, by TCM, which has all the real classics locked up.
  9. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    I'd submit that "classic" is in the eye of the beholder.

    Don't like the movie? Watch something else. Jeez.
  10. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Hell, I've seen Pinata Island on AMC on occasion.
  11. chazp

    chazp Active Member

  12. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    At one time, AMC was better than TMC when it came to showing great movies. AMC didn't have Turner's financial backing to continue its original mission of restoring old movies and making "true" classics available to the cable/dish consumers.

    So they pulled one of the biggest sell-out jobs of all-time. Worse, AMC gives no consideration to the flow of the movie when showing commercials, they'll just pop 'em in there any old time. AMC also massively cuts these movies to fit time slots too.
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