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Cocoon (1985)

 
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Bud Brewster
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:12 pm    Post subject: Cocoon (1985) Reply with quote




Ron Howard figured that a movie about glowing, floating aliens on a rescue mission to resurrect stranded colleagues who were left behind when they fled Earth because Atlantis sank, would go well with a group of charming elderly folks who yearn for new thrills, eternal life, and interstellar travel.

Damn, now why didn't I think of that?

Ron Howard needed an exceptional cast, so he rounded up a group of Hollywood legends with so much talent they actually made up for Steve Guttenberg's less impressive acting. Wink

Nobody had to make Tahnee Welch look good (no surprise there), and the other ladies in this delightful movie (like Gwen Verdon and Jessica Tandy) are just as adorable in their own special way.

The senior gentlemen (Don Ameche, Wilford Brimley, Hume Cronyn) have all the charm and panache of The Three Musketeers.

The bottom line here is that this movie did lots of new things in lots of new ways, using lots of old people who had lots of good old fashion talent. And the late great James Horner serenaded us throughout the film with one of his best scores ever.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, geez, Bud. Happy Birthday!!!! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thank you! I'm determined to live long enough to still be here when the mother ship from my home planet comes back to rescue me. Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always thought if they ever got around to making a Fantastic Voyage sequel that it should have both Tahnee & her mother, Raquel, in the movie as mother & daughter.

Raquel, reprising her role from the '66 film, would be in charge of the scientific/medical part of the mission.

Tahnee would be one of the mission specialists being shrunk & sent on the mission.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Wow, what a great idea! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I posted a fan-made trailer for The Last Starfighter (1984) on the thread for that movie, and the trailer had this amusing message at the beginning.






I wondered just how true the claim at the bottom was, so I made a list of 1980s science fiction films that I thought were good, just to see if that decade really did produce a significant number of “the best” sci-fi movies.

This movie is on the list I made. I know what I like about the film (and a few things I don’t like), but I’d like to hear the pros and cons from the rest of you folks.

So, what do you think, guys? Cool

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