Saw a Takashi Miike picture called The Great Yokai War. "Yokai" is a Japanese term for monsters from folklore, as opposed to the more familiar kaiju. It's a kids' picture, about a young boy from Tokyo sent out to live in the countryside with his older sister and his intermittently senile grandfather. When a vengeful spirit appears, the boy gets caught up in a war between warring groups of yokai and must find his courage to become the "Kirin Rider", the hero who will set everything to rights. It's not a bad picture - nothing deep, but an amusing story. Some of the yokai are really trippy, Japanese folklore can get pretty "out there", apparently.

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Travis Herrick said:

..... wondering if James Coburn was always grey-haired.

Here are two stills (one each from the 1963 movies Charade and The Great Escape.) Unless he was coloring it he seems to have darker hair back then.

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:

Also That Guy...Who Was in That Thing. ClarkKent DC if you haven't seen this yet, I think you would love it. It is a documentary with a bunch of character actors and their struggles trying to make a living in Hollywood. A bunch of funny moments, and the realization just how hard these guys hustle out there. This one I do recommend highly. i saw that you can watch on the IMDB website.

This sounds right up my alley too. I love character actors. It's also available on Netflix Streaming. I'm going to watch it soon.

That Guy...Who Was in That Thing.

When I went to see the Shawshank Redemption, it seemed to me that the Jury that convicted the main character was made up entirely of 12 overweight familiar-looking character actors.  I wondered if it might be some sort of in-joke...

It may be the lighting, but the picture on the right side looks like he has some grey there as well.

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:


Also That Guy...Who Was in That Thing. ClarkKent DC if you haven't seen this yet, I think you would love it. It is a documentary with a bunch of character actors and their struggles trying to make a living in Hollywood. A bunch of funny moments, and the realization just how hard these guys hustle out there. This one I do recommend highly. i saw that you can watch on the IMDB website.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out. After all, I'm a champion of The Legion of "Hey, It's That Guy!" Character Actors.

Also, I didn't know you could watch movies through IMDB.

It sounds interesting to me as well. I just checked Netflix: it's on there now, so I added it to my list.

ClarkKent_DC said:

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:


Also That Guy...Who Was in That Thing. ClarkKent DC if you haven't seen this yet, I think you would love it. It is a documentary with a bunch of character actors and their struggles trying to make a living in Hollywood. A bunch of funny moments, and the realization just how hard these guys hustle out there. This one I do recommend highly. i saw that you can watch on the IMDB website.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out. After all, I'm a champion of The Legion of "Hey, It's That Guy!" Character Actors.

Also, I didn't know you could watch movies through IMDB.

Now that Amazon owns IMDB it's possible to use your Amazon account to sign in and make comments on IMDB listings and watch movies either free or for a fee.

ClarkKent_DC said:

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:


Also That Guy...Who Was in That Thing. ClarkKent DC if you haven't seen this yet, I think you would love it. It is a documentary with a bunch of character actors and their struggles trying to make a living in Hollywood. A bunch of funny moments, and the realization just how hard these guys hustle out there. This one I do recommend highly. i saw that you can watch on the IMDB website.

Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check it out. After all, I'm a champion of The Legion of "Hey, It's That Guy!" Character Actors.

Also, I didn't know you could watch movies through IMDB.

I know that the left-side picture from Charade (which I've seen several times) has a definitely brown-haired Coburn. Maybe at that point in his career his hair changed with the role, unlike later.

Travis Herrick (Modular Mod) said:

It may be the lighting, but the picture on the right side looks like he has some grey there as well.

Clark, I didn't know you could watch movie on IMDB either, until I was on the movie's page on there.

Richard, I didn't know that about IMDB and Amazon, thanks for that. I was looking at some pics from Our Man Flint which came out in '66 and Coburn's hair is greying there. I'm sure you're right though about changing it for the role.

Last night I saw the movie The Skeleton Twins starring Kristin Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, and Ty Burrell. It was funny at times, and most of it was very very dark. Still, it casts most of these actors in a far different light than we are used to seeing. Good movie, even if it fails as a 'feel-good' in the end.

I caught just about every movie in the last block of movies of the Cinemark classic series. Including:

Ghostbusters - I wasn't sure if I wanted to see this again or not. Ultimately, I went for it. Still great, still made me laugh. This had more than the usual 4 showings.

Scarface - I don't love this one, but it was sweet to see it on the big screen. If a bit too long

Dr. Strangelove - I've always dug this flick. It isn't uproariously funny. Very subtle.

Gone With The Wind - I had never seen it before. I will give it this, it isn't a traditional Hollywood movie. I found the 2 leads to be completely unlikeable jerks. Sorry to say a bit overrated.

MASH - My personal favorite of this bunch. I love, love. love it. Sad to say there was just me and my friend in the theater for this one. This movie completely ruined the sitcom for me.

Finally saw The Producers with Gene Wilder. The remake changed a lot. I found the original more fun to watch.

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