Saturday, May 7, 2011



This episode of "Name That Film" is brought to you free of charge. 

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As always, I'm gonna give y'all clues about this film, and then give y'all the line from the film.  Please do not Gooblecheat, but I know you will, so never mind.

1)  This film IS available for online streaming on The Netflix® .

2)  The Mrs. and I looked at it last night.  Actually, The Mrs. looked at the first 18 minutes, but I was spellbound, and watched the whole two hour deal from start to finish (which is amazing in itself).  So, you know it's a dang good movie if my interest was held.

3)  It's a quirky piece of work, but one of the best films I've looked at in a while.

4)  It is the work of an odd character who has done a bunch of really good films.  Most shamefully, though, he did probably the worst film I have ever seen.  You know, the one about the big dog.

5)  The quote I'm gonna give you was said by two different people at two different times to the same character in the film.

6)  It stars (in quite a captivating performance, too) that woman that was Michael Oher's know, the liberal Democrat from Ole Miss...yeah, her.

Okay, here's the line.

"Sometimes being a bitch is all a woman has to hold on to."

Good luck!


  1. I think I know this one, but I have not seen it. If Kathy Bates is in it, I will probably like it, though. But, I hated Misery.

    Delores Claiborne. I really enjoyed the book and The Ball and Chain said she lied it on disc, too.

  2. OK, I cheated and I still don't know the movie. I'm hopeless.

  3. Buck, if I am right, this one is really out of Stephen King's normal routine.

  4. Paul, you is right as two right shoes.

    And, I'm not really sure if it's out of his normal routine or not. I'm not sure he's really got one of those.

    But, it is an excellent piece of work. Go look at it, TD.

    Buck, you may be many things, but "hopeless" is not one of them.

  5. Andy, Little Tall Island is also the setting of Storm of the Century. I wish they would try to make that into a real movie rather than the miniseries thingy they did.

  6. You know, I've heard this was a good book and good film.

    King can do some good stuff when he doesn't do much supernatural.

    My favorite movies from King books (in no order):
    The Running Man
    The Shawshank Redemption
    Stand By Me

    Notice a pattern?

  7. Basil, you didn't like The Green Mile?

  8. Andy, your quiz posts tend to make me feel stupid and/or inadequate and/or totally out of touch. :)

  9. Inno: Don't feel bad. I only know these things myself right before I post them. It's not like I'm a big expert. On anything.

    Green Mile is probably my favorite King film. To be honest, I've only seen four or five. Cujo was the worst film in the history of cinema. But I've liked all the others I've seen.

  10. I have liked quite a few, but Misery just sends me into fits because it shows the hobbling and leaves it to my imagination until it shows the healing ankles. Gross.

  11. Paul:
    I didn't "like" The Green Mile, although I didn't hate it either. It was okay. It was a tweener; I liked those 4 I mentioned, and hated the rest, excepting The Green Mile, which was okay.

    On reflection, it should have been in the list, as leaving it out seems to lump it in with the others, which were horrible.

  12. I have no clue who writes the screenplays for King's movies, but I really don't see how it is him because none of them ever seem to close to the book. The tee-vee movie for 'Salem's Lot was so far from the book as to be unrecognizable. The Green Mile was pretty faithful to the book is why I liked it.

  13. Damn my lack of net access! I would've had this one easy!

    Dolores Claiborne was one of King's better film adaptations, but once again the book rocks all.

  14. Dave, I'm glad to see you're back in to "REAL LIFE!" on the worldwide computer.

    Man, I'm really pulling for you. Especially now that I know you're computer service is back up on, and all.

    I'm gonna award you the prize, because you obviously knew Dolores Claiborne from remembery.

    It really was a good film. You could probably write a screen play from what you've been through that would eclipse it. In fact, it seems I read a piece of one you wrote that was even better.

    Maybe one day you'll finish it. Maybe one day we all will finish our own.

    It would be interesting to see how they all end up.


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