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  • Cogerson on Russell Crowe MoviesHey Bob. 1. I think the dimming of his star...is one of the reasons his latest issue has barely registered in the public eye....15 years ago....it would have been major major news. 2. Good stuff from his interview...yeah...I am thinking any film actor is at least aware of Marlon Brando....so I agree with your assessment on that matter. 3. His next movie looks like it will be a big hit (The Mummy) but it will be with him riding the coattails of special effects and Tom Cruise. 4. Happy Day....crossed the 90% mark on the updates......332 done of the 366...
  • Cogerson on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Hey Steve.....sad sad sad. I love how they said according to their research.....nobody was going on the message boards.....but this mass exodus had gone to their Facebook and Twitter pages. So I went there....and all I saw was some fluff that they generated...versus content from their readers. If I went there 10 times a day before....I am thinking.....my visits will be dropping to 5 times a day now. It will still be a valuable source.....but if I was not researching these pages....I wonder what my views per day one be. Yep...those message boards created more than a few movie buff...
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Bob 1. I original thought it was Steve...that brought up my Scandal Sheet error.....but I now realize it was you that I need to thank....thanks for the catch....it is greatly appreciated. 2. Sounds like you aunts were huge television fans.....thanks for sharing their favorite things to do....I imagine lots of women did that back then...saw a dress on a show and then went out and bought that dress.....the late Mary Tyler Moore was a fashion queen in The Dick Van Dyke Show. 3. Surprised you were not a FHTE fan.....the only two Reed movies you mentioned that you liked...
  • Cogerson on Esther Williams MoviesHey Bob...good comparison between Williams and Grable. Yeah....how did the classic Raw Mind in Eden not make his video....I want my money back...lol.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Steve....good cetch....fixid that errer....one of these deys I hopt to be able to red more better....lol.
  • Steve Lensman on Donna Reed MoviesGreat... there's me and Bruce chatting away about Scandal Street in our posts oblivious to the fact it's actually 'Scandal Sheeeet'. Fine pair of movie buffs we are. To be fair there are a couple of films titled 'Scandal Street'. :)
  • Steve Lensman on Esther Williams MoviesHi Bob, thanks for checking out my Hollywood mermaid video, what was that famous quote? "Wet she's a star, dry she ain't". A bit harsh but probably true. I remember reading Williams caused a bit of a ruckus over the compilation movie That's Entertainment ! which was a surprise hit back in the 1970s, she tried to sue the studio for what she saw as unauthorized usage of footage from her films even though it was MGM that produced those films. She had a small but eyecatching role in A Guy Named Joe and made quite a splash in Ziegfeld...
  • BOB on Russell Crowe Movies1 Russell played Jor El in the 2015 Man of Steel and that was of course Brando’s overpaid role in the 1978 Superman. Watching Crowe in Man of Steel it struck me that in private life his conduct and character were more like that of Stanley Kowalski than Superman’s father. I see in fact that Russ was in another ruckus recently involving the manhandling of a young female singer and the trading of racial slurs. 2 He also seems to be a bit of a Walter Mitty figure at times and for example in an interview after he became famous...
  • Steve Lensman on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Hi Bruce, even more sad for me to see it go as I was linking my videos on the message boards, that's where I bumped into UMR's Technicolor expert, John. Like you say those message boards came in very useful when seeking out quick info and discussions on movies, especially the latest films. Yes some of the trolling was hateful but some of the more extreme views on topics by members were hilarious and I remember posting samples on my forum years ago. A shame to see it go, it's harder to find the specific info you want from the...
  • BOB on Donna Reed Movies1 Donna’s most prestigious performances were probably in It’s a Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity However growing up in the 1950s I was not very interested in Donna’s appearance in From Here to Eternity but loved her in the less important run of movies that she made in that decade – Gun Fury with Hudson, Hangman’s Knot with Randolph Scott, Ransom with Glenn Ford, 3 Hours to Kill with Dana Andrews, Beyond Mombasa with Cornel Wilde, Laddie’s Chicago Deadline, Far Horizons with Chuck and Fred and Backlash with Richard Widmark. 2 I was very interested in the mention...
  • BOB on Esther Williams MoviesSTEVE: 1 In some ways Esther reminds me of Betty Grable in that many of her movies had a similarity with each other but nonetheless she churned out a string of commercial hits of which she was the mainstay. 2 Also like Grable, Esther was very easy on the eye and the kind of movie that M-s Williams made normally well demonstrated that as do your posters. One has only to look at your reproductions for Easy to Love, On an Island with You, This Time for Keeps, Skirts Ahoy and The Thrill of a Romance to see what I...
  • Cogerson on Give Harrison Ford His Damn Oscar AlreadyHey Kimmo...I agree with you 100%....this year Jackie Chan got one....which makes me ask again....where is Harrison's.....thanks for the visit and the comment.
  • Cogerson on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Hey SteinHOF....I think their main reason for shutting it down was because of the people that were trolling the boards....I found them easy to ignore....but I am sure many people complained....a lawyer told them it was best to just get rid of the board. Just sad...every way I look at it.
  • Cogerson on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Hey Lupino....glad I am not the only one thinking this way. Sounds like you were there just as much as me. I wonder which site will pick up the slack. I will miss all of the ways people broke down movies. Just does not make sense to me. Thanks for sharing your thoughts too.
  • Kimmo on Give Harrison Ford His Damn Oscar AlreadyHarrison should really get his lifetime achievement award. He's defined so many different eras and roles with incredible professionalism. It's warranted.
  • Cogerson on Jean Arthur MoviesHey Lupino.....glad to hear you are enjoying our website. Glad you found our Jean Arthur page....she was a request that I put off for awhile...mainly because I could not find any box office information on her silent movies. Tally count...as best as could see when I went through the comments. Lupino 16 Arthur movies watched Laurent 9 Arthur movies watched Cogerson 9 Arthur movies watched Steve L. 8 Arthur movies watched Of your favorites...I am right there with you on Shane, More the Merrier (though Steve was not impressed with that one), Talk of the Town, Mr. Smith and Mr....
  • Cogerson on Movie of the Year 1930-2016Thank you Sara
  • Cogerson on Request HotlineHey Pierre....yep....there is enough stats here to do an entire page on her. And she was unknown to me until just a few days ago. It sounds like she had a good career on stage and screen. This is one of the things I love about this website...so many movie buffs come here.....and they are constantly opening up my eyes. :)
  • Cogerson on Margaret Sullavan MoviesHey Lupino....very sad indeed.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Lupino....very cool background information on how you became such a knowledgable classic movie person. Sounds like you watched more American television than I did...lol. Sounds like FC has some serious movie fans doing the hiring....good stuff. I am sure Ms. Reed forgives you. :)
  • Cogerson on Bruce Willis, Henry Edgar, Me, and My One Big RegretHey Anna....very glad to hear from another Arbitron Rating alumni. I have fond memories of that place....and a few not so fond memories (the reports with the success %...always added lots of stress). Glad that you have good memories of Henry as well. Hard to believe that was so many years ago. Thanks for the visit and the comment.....Paul Stevens (using my assigned Arbitron name..lol).
  • Cogerson on Ginger Rogers MoviesGood stuff Bob....I see Steve is on a Rogers roll these days...about to check that one myself.
  • Cogerson on AboutHey Steve....looking forward to your latest video.
  • Cogerson on Ginger Rogers MoviesHey Steve....I love Cary Grant and Howard Hawks....but I do not have the same warm fuzzy feelings for Monkey Business....I do not think Grant was a big fan of the movie either...as started thinking about retirement around that time as well. Good comments on Ginger and your Rogers video.
  • Cogerson on Ginger Rogers MoviesHey Bob and Steve....I agree .....it was surprising to me that Stage Door did better....but unlike others (guilty will go nameless....lol) I do not change the rankings.....my rule is....it is what it is. That being said....some of my sources do see some changes as more people vote/review the movies. So I will see if that is the case here.
  • Cogerson on Judd Nelson MoviesHey Bob.....a nice surprise to see you commenting on this Judd Nelson page. Wow ....Relentless is the one that caught your attention....that is even more surprising. Actually despite the low rating here .....it got decent reviews at the time. It was the last starring role for him...at least in movies released in theaters. I actually saw it in theaters....and found it an enjoyable movie. I knew they made part 2....but parts 3 and 4 were unknown to me. I agree Demi Moore had the best movie career of that bunch...but most of the brat pack faded quickly. I recently did...
  • Cogerson on AboutHey Bob....interesting way you rank Steve's videos...thanks for the explaining the reasoning behind your thought process. Good to know it is all John McCormack's fault.... :)
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Dan 1. So Roger Moore and William Smith are the last two standing? 2. It actually seems strange that Moore is still in the Top 1000....his career movie total is pretty small...especially compared to many others...who are not in the Top 1000. 3. 23 Oscar winners in only 39 movies is a pretty good ratio. 4. Looks like Donald and Sir Michael have the most 2 step people. 5. Poor Willem ...not many connections to Donna Reed.....but his score got better with the release of the Great Wall.....which I did not realize he was in...until reading a review tonight....
  • SteinHOF on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Sad day indeed! Still trying to figure out why this HAD to happen. Like you my visits will decrease as well.
  • Lupino on February 21st – R.I.P. IMDb Message Boards…..Sad Day!Bruce, I know exactly how you feel!!! I visited the boards ever so often and was quite active posting there to talk to people who like me love Sidney, Darnell, Sullavan or even more "obscure" ones like Isabell Jewell. I also checked the boards whenever I thought I missed something in a movie or to try and clarify when I was uncertain about what I've thought I've seen...if you know what I mean. Last week I spent a lot of time there rereading some of my old posts and the replies toward them...and it made me really sad knowing this...
  • Lupino on Jean Arthur MoviesBruce, I am amazed about all the great stuff I still find here exploring your pages, and I'm sure it will take me many more months to come before I'm halfway done! Jean Arthur was a wonderful actress, I loved her movies long before I heard her original speaking voice for the first time (on german TV most movies are dubbed). Of the above listed films, I have seen 16. I guess I love all of them, but of course I do have favorites :) Shane is one of the few westerns I really enjoy, Easy Living, The More the...
  • Sara on Movie of the Year 1930-2016Interesting
  • pierre bressy on Request Hotlinehello Bruce thanks for share your informations on Laura Hope Crews, she was known in that days but i think her best way was for the stage on theater. Anyway she was excentric on the screen with a grain de folie maybe like Marguerite Moreno in France who plaid a lot of part in Sacha Guitry films. i think with your base now you can answers to a lot of request. Have a nice day
  • Lupino on Margaret Sullavan MoviesHey Bruce, 50.000 movies to pick from and NONE of Margaret Sullavan's...didn't I say in my request that she is one of the "most forgotten" stars of her time???? But really sad not even her hometown library has her stocked! There are at least 4 official Dvd releases of Margaret's Films out there, plus made on Demand (?) Dvd's to a few others. Anyway, thanks for the reply- and the repeated warning about LDY...maybe one day, when I have more time to waste on my hand...this really is one movie I'd like to HAVE watched already!
  • Lupino on Donna Reed MoviesAs my Love for classic american movies started when I was 16, I already was aware of yesterday's stars making their money on TV guest appearances. I think that was the one reason why I watched Falcon Crest for all the seasons it aired, despite stupid storylines...though none as dumb as Dallas and TV's most famous shower scene :) FC had Jane Wyman as the main protagonist and Lana Turner, Kim Novak, Gina Lollobrigida, Rod Taylor, Jane Greer, Eddie Albert, Mel Ferrer, Cliff Robertson, Celeste Holm, Leslie Caron, Robert Stack, Ursula Andress and on and on in guest spots. My...
  • Anna Miller on Bruce Willis, Henry Edgar, Me, and My One Big RegretThank you for the write-up. I worked with Henry at Arbitron Ratings in Norfolk as well. I had many conversations with him and only once did he mention discovering Bruce Willis and others. This only came up because a new show called ( I think) Firefighter came on. One of the young stars was discovered by Henry. Thanks for the memory.
  • BOB on Ginger Rogers MoviesSTEVE 1 Fred kept his own solo career pretty much to musicals in his top star days though he got good critical reviews for his dramatic supporting role in Greg Peck's On the Beach. Round about that time I can remember one critic opining that as a major star in his own right Fred "has had it." 2 Ginger said in an interview that she was disappointed Fred's legend was perceived as greater than hers among film historians and certainly AFI's legends lists rate Fred among the Top 5 males and Ginger only 14th among actresses. However like Fred's her...
  • Steve Lensman on Ginger Rogers MoviesThanks Bob, appreciate the comment, info, review and generous rating. Fred must have been surprised when Ginger started a successful solo career in the 40s, winning an Academy Award for Best Actress after their musical partnership ended in 1939, though they did pair up one more time for Barkleys of Broadway in 1949. Brings to mind Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, they made a few films together and after their divorce she started winning awards and critical acclaim. I'm familiar with Ginger's films with Fred and Busby but not her other films, though I did enjoy the silliness of Hawks'...
  • Steve Lensman on AboutHi Bob, thanks for explaining your rating methods for my videos. As long as you're happy with the posters and stills that's good enough for me. I don't always agree with my rankings either but that's the way the numbers come up though I do occasionally give some movies a 'helping hand' up the charts if I'm disappointed with an unfairly low score, Midway and Earthquake come to mind. My videos, my rules. :) p.s. my upcoming video includes movies so obscure only IMDB has been able to rate them, Maltin and co have drawn a blank on these. But...
  • BOB on Ginger Rogers MoviesHI STEVE 1 Of all the great classic era actresses who were closely associated with musicals perhaps Ginger was the most versatile. On top of her legendary outings with the great Astaire she was also comfortable in dramas such as Primrose Path and thrillers like Tight Spot and Black Widow. Indeed the first movie in which I ever saw her was the joint American/British film noir Twist of Fate in 1954 [aka Beautiful Stranger] in which she played the mistress of gangster Stanley Baker and also had an on-screen AND off-screen romance with Jacques Bergerac a heart throb back in...
  • BOB on Judd Nelson MoviesGOOD MORNING BRUCE 1 I think that that in terms of stardom and earnings Demi Moore was the most successful of the so called Brat Pack in movies. People might know Emilio Estevez largely because of his Sheen family connection and TV audiences who watched The West Wing would undoubtedly be familiar with Rob Lowe but possibly not many cinema-goers would know too much about the other Brat Packers mentioned above. 2 After I had watched The Breakfast Club and St Elmos Fire I could not have said who acted John Bender and Alex Newbary in those films respectively. However...
  • BOB on AboutHI STEVE 1 I do not have your expertise in art work and so that you don’t think that I am being either pretentious or patronizing perhaps it’s time I explained my system for ranking your videos. 2 I can’t consult expert opinion in the way that I think you and Bruce use the likes of Maltin in scoring the artistic merit of movies. However I have mentioned before on this site that my favourite tenor is John McCormack, and I have a CD of what are said to be the best of his recordings and in the sleeve notes...
  • Dan on Donna Reed MoviesDonna was never on the Oracle of Bacon top 1000 Center of the Hollywood Universe list. These are the only actors still on the list who worked with her and all but 2 are dead. Babes on Broadway (1941) – 245 Mickey Rooney Beyond Mombasa (1956) – 35 Christopher Lee From Here to Eternity (1953) – 142 Ernest Borgnine, 762 Jack Warden Pepe (1960) – 897 Tony Curtis Personalities (1942) – 245 Mickey Rooney Ransom (1956) – 855 Leslie Nielsen Saturday’s Hero (1951) – 571 William Smith The Courtship of Andy Hardy (1942) – 245 Mickey Rooney The Far Horizons...
  • Cogerson on Request HotlineHey Lupino....well...I am aware of Laura Hope Crews now...and this represents 55.55% of her career. I am sure I will notice her the next time I watch Gone With The Wind.
  • Cogerson on Margaret Sullavan MoviesHey Lupino.....My area is surrounded by seven different cities...each city has their own library system....I have a membership to all of those libraries....plus the libraries at the colleges in my area....anyway....it is something like a combined 50,000 dvd titles for me to rent for free....and yet...despite those massive numbers...I have never stumbled across a Sullavan movie. One day....me and Sullavan will find each other. Actually just did a quick search of the Norfolk library (her birthplace) and they have 0 Margaret movies in their database. I will never ever watch Long Days Journey....I recently came across a Jack Lemmon version...
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Lupino Actually surprised with 9 movies watched that you made the medal platform....Tally counts: Flora….19 Donna Reed Movies watched Bern1960…..17 Donna Reed Movies watched Lupino……9 Donna Reed Movies watched Steve…..6 Donna Reed Movies watched Cogerson…5 Donna Reed Movies watched Chris…..2 Donna Reed Movies watched I imagine your top two Reed movies are almost everybody's Top 2. I have not seen her Dorian Gray....but I want to....as for Eyes in the Night...the combo of Zinneman and Reed makes that one worth tracking down. I watched Dallas for awhile growing up....but I think by the time Reed showed up...I was no...
  • Cogerson on Site IndexHey Steve....Two Weeks In Another Town is on my list of movies to watch....the rest...which are mainly musicals will get watched as I stumble across them at my many local libraries. :)
  • Cogerson on Site IndexHey Bob....good breakdown on Cyd's movies and Steve's video on her....great information.
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  • Cogerson on Shirley Temple MoviesHey Steve.....the more I look at Temple's teenage career the more I am impressed with it. When Hollywood was pushing her out the door...from 1944 to 1948 she appeared in 5 movies that grossed over $175 million in adjusted gross....with 4 of them topping $200 million. In Bette Davis' and Joan Crawford's entire careers they each had 2 $200 million hits....and yet poor little Shirley was out of movies by 1949. As for the difference in our rankings....mine are only numbers....I do not have that personal adjustment going on you have.....it is what it is....lol. I loved Newman's sequel to...
  • Cogerson on Betty Grable MoviesHey Steve....well....I guess I will have to do a Cyd Charisse page in the near future....since you got yours done first...you can tell me how I got all my rankings wrong....the first person to plant the flag always has bragging rights in my book. :)
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  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Steve....thanks for checking out our latest page. I see you have been very busy on your You Tube page....keep those videos coming. You know...when I saw Raiders of the Seven Seas....I also thought of Raiders of the Lost Ark. But the more research I did....the more I realized that this Raiders was a low budget bad movie. Which is the polar opposite of Raiders of the Lost Ark...but any movie that gets me thinking about one of my all-time favorites is ok in my book, Tally counts: Flora….19 Donna Reed Movies watched Bern1960…..17 Donna Reed Movies watched Lupino......9 Donna...
  • Cogerson on Request HotlineHey John...I will add Cyd Charisse....I know that is one of Steve's favorites too....and he just published a Charisse page....so maybe it is time to give her some UMR respect too. Thanks for the suggestion.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey John 1. Glad you found your requested Donna Reed page. 2. Good connection and examples of Reed's and Dorothy Malone's career....I had not connected them that way. 3. It's A Wonderful Life is always labeled "disappointing or box office bomb" but it was the 27th biggest hit of 1947 (according to Variety). Just for fun I looked at the last 27th biggest hits of the year....2016 Independence Day 2....made money...just not as much as they hoped for 2015 Spy...was considered a hit 2014 Night At The Musuem 3....considered disappointing....but crossed $100 million and 2013 Now You See Me....considered a...
  • Cogerson on Ray Milland MoviesHey Bob 1. Thanks for checking out this massive page....96 movies....is the most....but here comes Samuel L. Jackson to top that total. 2. I agree his massive amount of movies...makes his career box office totals reach some of the best ever...but if you look at his average per movie he barely cracks the Top 200 when looking at al of the UMR subjects. 3. Funny story about Milland and the toupee...and plumb roles....funny but so true...at least until the late 1950s. 4. I career Dial M For Murder seems to have been the last time he was on top of...
  • Lupino on Request HotlineThanks for this overview of Aunt Pitypatts box office and audience appeal! I had to smile when I read you thought Laura was Scarlett's daughter :) Crews was a great character actress that made her presence felt in almost anything I've seen her in.
  • Lupino on Margaret Sullavan MoviesBruce, you surely did! But as I said before, I think the movie was interesting to watch nevertheless. But I'm afraid it didn't help Long days Journey to be taken out of its box in the near future :( About your goose egg- everybody's favorite seems to be Shop around the Corner, while mine is Shopworn Angel (if mostly for sentimental reasons). So, just try any Sullavan film you can lay your hand on...just don't start with So Red the Rose :)
  • Lupino on Donna Reed MoviesOuch! No Gold medal this time :) Only 9 Donna Reed movies watched! From here to Eternity is my favorite, apart from loving the film, I really like her performance here. My second fave must come as a surprise, as it is....that holiday classic about Angels earning their wings by helping Hollywood stars trying to make a good movie yet failing to bring in the money their investors expected. I agree with John that Dorian Gray is one of the best Horrors of the 40's, with Hurd Hatfield and Lansbury outstanding...hardly remember Miss Reed in that one. I really like...
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Flora....Who would have thought Widmark had anything to do with it....lol. I think I have completed the research on Grayson.....as her days at MGM made it easy research. Glad to know that It's A Wonderful Life has a spot in your Top 5. Thanks for the revisit.
  • Cogerson on Judd Nelson MoviesHey Dan....so I guess Judd does not have a spot in the Top 1000.....I was hoping all of his home entertainment movies would get him in the Top 1000...but I guess compared to the output of Roberts, Madsen and Danny....he has not done anything...lol. Great connections for Judd.....two subjects in a row that Mr. Blonde struggles while the rest flourish. 10 one person connections from one of my favorites (Caine) to another of my favorites (Bender).....I think I could have come up with about 5 of those. 19 one person connections for Donald/Nelson....that is amazing. I guess DeNiro and Nelson...
  • Steve Lensman on Site IndexThank you Bob, appreciate the rating, review and observation, glad you liked the video. Cyd is a long time favorite of mine and I knew I was going to get round to her eventually, Debbie Reynolds would have been included in this group of videos if she hadn't sadly died in december. When I was putting this together I realised that unlike the other musical stars in this group Cyd had not had top billing on any of the films she was in, apart from the ballet movie you mention 'Black Tights' directed by Terence Young of all people (director...
  • Cogerson on Judd Nelson MoviesI can fix that. Yep Judd go that role while Empire was smoking hot....seems Empire has lost that spark for sure.
  • Cogerson on Dev Patel MoviesHey Dan 1. Tally Count. Dan..... 7 Dev Patel Movies Watched Helakoski…..6 Dev Patel Movies Watched Cogerson….6 Dev Patel Movies Watched SteveLensman….3 Dev Patel Movies Watched 2. Wow....for Dev Patel to have 4 and 5 connections to these actors is really impressive...especially with Patel's limited movie output 3. The Honorary Counsul was called Beyond The Limit in the United States. 4. Malcolm and Harvey lead the way with 5 one person connections 5. Only Mr. Blonde struggle with only 1 one person connections. Fun list of stats as always.
  • BOB on Site IndexSTEVE My immediately preceding post about Cyd Charisse was meant primarily for you - sorry for omitting your name
  • BOB on Site Index1 Great opening tribute to Cyd from the legendary Astaire. Cyd is of course undoubtedly best known as the leggy dancing partner of the likes of Gene and Fred and although I admired her technical brilliance in those roles, as an actress I liked her best for her portrayal of Robert Taylor’s love interest in Party Girl (1958) with its strong gangster theme. 2 Cyd in fact made a number of dramatic films and the beauty of your video is that it covers some of them such as Party Girl, Tension, Twilight for the Gods and Two Weeks in Another...
  • Steve Lensman on Shirley Temple Movies"on the good ship... lollipop..." Oh sorry got carried away singing and forgot where I was...... thanks again Bob, appreciate the review, rating and comment. I wasn't familiar with the little moppets filmography but I knew Fort Apache would easily top the lot when the scores were done and counted, and even Bruce's sources couldn't mess that up and place a 'Shirley Temple' movie at the top instead. Though The Little Princess came perilously close on his critics chart... hmmm. ;) Yes yes it's true I'd much rather watch Tarantula or Them! than nearly all of these movies, John Ford's...
  • Steve Lensman on Betty Grable MoviesHey Bruce, like I've mentioned before I get ideas for video topics from your index page, but you have neglected a few greats, Cyd Charisse for instance and more recently - the beautiful Sharon Stone has yet to grace your pages.
  • Steve Lensman on Betty Grable MoviesHi Bob, good to have you back in the fold again, hope you had a nice holiday. Thanks for the review, rating, observation and comparison, always appreciated. Not a great actress but Betty was some real eye candy for the depressed masses during WWII, watching Hollywood musicals must have been a pleasant escape from the realities of global war. I used an alternate poster for I Wake Up Screaming aka Hot Spot on this video, you can view the original on the Victor Mature video.
  • Steve Lensman on Donna Reed MoviesDonna Reed eh... like many here I've seen her two most famous films - The Courtship of Andy Hardy and Gentle Annie - several times over the years... and almost as famous - Raiders of the South Seas and its darker sequel Raiders of the Lost Temple of Evil - were the inspiration for a series of successful films produced by George Lucas during the 1980s. I've seen just 6 of the 39 films listed, favorites include From Here to Eternia (remade in 1987 with Dolph Lundgren as He-Man) and It's a Wonderful Life, the popular sequel to Jimmy Stewarts...
  • Cogerson on Danny Peary Cult Movies Volume 4?Hey Dan.......Danny Peary wrote many books on baseball and movies... two of my favorite subjects. Cult Movie Stars sounds like a great find. He has not written anything lately....hoping he gets some new material out soon. Thanks for the feedback.
  • John on Request HotlineCogerson Thank you for the Donna Reed page. I would like to also request Cyd Charisse. Another MGM star and perhaps the sexiest of "Golden Age" dancers.
  • John on Donna Reed MoviesCogerson Thanks for the Donna Reed page. Evaluating her career, she reminds me of Dorothy Malone as a star. She was the leading lady in many mid-budget movies, such as westerns and exotic adventures, won a supporting actress Academy Award for playing a "bad" girl, and generally had featured roles in her big budget movies. Both actresses had hit TV shows in the 1960's after their movie careers waned. What stands out in retrospect for Reed is landing the lead role in It's a Wonderful Life. Ironically, its disappointing performance at the box office might have hurt Reed's casting chances...
  • Cogerson on UMR Oscar PagesHey Chris....this was a comment from 2011....between me and RobWrite...back in my Hub Pages days. "Hey Rob…thanks for the comment and the visit. I think the Crawford/Davis feud would make a great movie….it could cover all the legendary stories of the feud and it would cover almost 40 years of their mutual hatred for each other. Get some current talented young actresses like Amanda Seyfried as Davis and Rachael McAdams as Crawford…they could play the young, middle age and old age versions. So what do you think?" Maybe somebody was listening to me....lol.
  • Cogerson on UMR Oscar PagesHey Chris.....thanks for the mini reviews on It Happened One Night and Birdman....I agree they are vastly different. I agree with you about the Clark Gable classic....he and Colbert made a wonderful team. I remember when I watched Birdman....it was on Oscar Sunday....we watched about half of the movie....then the Oscar show came on.....and watched the 2nd half right after the Oscar show went off.....so it became a Best Picture Oscar winning movie right in the middle of the movie. A strange memory that will stick with me forever. I also liked that scene with Keaton and Lindsay Duncan. I...
  • Dan on Judd Nelson MoviesThat should be Andrew McCarthy in Heaven Help Us. I saw Judd in a few episodes of Empire.
  • Cogerson on Dev Patel MoviesHey Chris....thanks for checking out one of our youngest UMR subjects. I had never even heard of Skins before doing this page. But yep....that is the role that helped him to internatioanal stardom. Hopefully....I will be adding one quality movie after another on this page.....and very few The Last Airbenders to the list...lol. As for his Oscar chances...currently he is the second best bet...at 6 to 1 in Vegas....granted Mahershala Ali is the huge favorite at 1 to 12 odds which is one of the lowest odds I have ever seen. Thanks for the feedback. :)
  • Cogerson on Request HotlineHey Pierre......wow....not thinking my guess could have been even more WRONG....lol. Well...I did a quick IMDb search on her and then I looked at my database....and I was shocked to see I already had 20 of her 36 movies in my database. So I figured I would share what I have currently....hopefully this will scratch that Laura Hope Crews itch...lol. (1) Movie (2) Adj. BO Domestic (mil) (3) Critic/Audience % (4) Oscar Nom/Win (5)UMR Score (1) Age of Innocence, The (1934) (2) $86.40 (3) 62.50% (4) 00 / 00 (5) 42.77 (1) Angel (1937) (2) $51.90 (3) 71.00% (4) 00...
  • Cogerson on Orson Welles MoviesHey Lupino....I worked on this page for a very long time.....the fact that he is listed as an AFI legend...I felt I could not publish a page that excluded almost half of his career.....I like to make sure our pages...earn the "Ultimate" title we assign it....so the second table was the compromise I came up with. You are right many of these movies were European movies....that played in one theater in places like Minnesota.....which made it impossible to find box office grosses. Tally counts...a 4 way tie for 1st place....as Flora, Steve, you and myself have seen 16 of the...
  • Cogerson on Orson Welles MoviesHey Lupino....I have actually seen F For Fake.....trying to remember why I decided to not include it here.....when I could not remember why...I went ahead and included it....and now it sits in first place on the second table. It is one strange movie....I liked the final 20 minutes...but the first hour is like watching paint dry....thanks for pointing that out.
  • Cogerson on CommentsHey phil.....I think there were 3 or 4 pages that have the mistake of me being lazy....I think with fixing the Garner page...that I am down to only needing to fix the Gary Cooper page....and yes....I need to fix the co-stars that piled on to my laziness. One day.....this site will be dynamic...and whenever something changes....it will change it everywhere on the website automatically. With the site....getting so big....I have lost of control of that. As for Skin Game.....wow.....it's reviews have really jumped up since I first did this page back in 2011....it made significant gains at IMDb and Rotten...
  • Cogerson on February 19th- Donna Reed Progress & Stephen King Page UpdatedHey SteinHOF.....well....glad to say....we agree 100% on your comment. :)
  • Cogerson on Margaret Sullavan MoviesHey Lupino.....well I did warn you about Electra....lol. I know exactly what you mean by your brain forgetting the specifics of a movie....besides storing it under...."good movie". As many movies as I watch.....that happens to me on a pretty regular basis. Glad Cry Havoc withstood the test of another viewing. Thanks for the breakdown of the movie....sounds like a pretty impressive cast....pretty sure Blondell has been requested for a UMR page. Sounds like it could be a good movie to finally break through and see a Sullavan movie...sitting with a goose egg for a tally on her is not sitting...
  • Cogerson on Shirley Temple MoviesHey Bob....yep you are right.....we (me and Steve) only agree on 2 of the Top 5....but glad you see it my way....lol. My Temple page has been a huge winner for me....as it has become a Top 20 page at UMR.com. Shirley Temple, Drew Barrymore and my Black Hawk Down pages have been very popular.....heck Drew is quickly tracking down Bruce for a better position in my Top 10. Good comments on Temple and Steve's video....all are greatly appreciated.
  • Cogerson on Betty Grable MoviesHey Bob.....thanks for the breakdown of Steve's Betty Grable video. He has indeed been very busy once he got settled in. His You Tube page is really taking off....just goes to show what happens when he finally listened to me and started doing classic pages....lol. :)
  • Cogerson on John Wayne MoviesHey Bob....I figured you would like this John Wayne updated....overall it was 5 new movies...which puts Wayne in the 90s when it comes to movies on his table of information....and with Lyle's help....worldwide box office on almost half of his movies. Glad....this site....is giving new information on some of your favorites. That is cool that a Wayne's westerns have reach France in such a positive light. That was an awesome discovery in the attic. That sounds like a great memory indeed. Small world indeed.
  • Cogerson on Jim Carrey MoviesHey Bob....if it will make you feel better....I did not like the Truman Show the first time either. I think Citizen Kane put Welles on the AFI list. Actually the update really helped out many of Welles grosses....even Kane is creeping up to the magical $100 million mark. Steve has been on fire since completing the move. I am a couple videos behind myself. Crazy but fun weekend comes to an end....but I have a 3 day weekend....so I will catch up on the comments and my Letterboxd reviews tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback.
  • BOB on Ray Milland Movies1 Congratulations on producing the GWTW of pages – some effort ! I do think that the adjusted domestic gross of over $8 billion that the 96 movies generates flatters Ray a bit though as statistically it puts Ray in the same bracket as the likes of the Wayne and Tracy whereas despite being billed above for example the Duke in the early-days Reap the Wild Wind overall Ray fell short of that status. 2 Nevertheless at one time he was reportedly Paramount’s highest paid star and the career security that he enjoyed in his heyday is told with humour...
  • Flora Breen Robison on Donna Reed MoviesI look forward to Grayson's page. I recently rewatched Kiss Me Kate. Back to Donna Reed: Yes, Widmark had something to do with Backlash making my top 3. As for It's a Wonderful Life not cracking my top 3, it is in my top 5.
  • Cogerson on Orson Welles MoviesHey Bob....if it will make you feel better....I did not like the Truman Show the first time either. I think Citizen Kane put Welles on the AFI list. Actually the update really helped out many of Welles grosses....even Kane is creeping up to the magical $100 million mark. Steve has been on fire since completing the move. I am a couple videos behind myself. Crazy but fun weekend comes to an end....but I have a 3 day weekend....so I will catch up on the comments and my Letterboxd reviews tomorrow. Thanks for the feedback.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Flora....well you are tops so far...with 4 tallies in. Flora….19 Donna Reed Movies watched Bern1960…..17 Donna Reed Movies watched Cogerson…5 Donna Reed Movies watched Chris…..2 Donna Reed Movies watched Wow...It's A Wonderful Life did not crack your Top 3....I find that very surprising.....I imagine Mr. Richard Widmark had something to do with Backlash making your Top 3. I think I am averaging about every two weeks for a new classic actress....I know Kathryn Grayson has lots of research done....so she should be pretty soon too. As always...thanks for the comment and the visit.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Chris....well...I would say it is safe to say that you have watched the two most famous Donna Reed movies. I imagine reruns of the Donna Reed Show might have eventually made it your way. As for me....I am aware of the show....but I have not watched a single episode. Yep...her time on Dallas was short but filled with lots of turmoil She was apparently getting ready to sue the producers when she passed. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Ms. Donna Reed.
  • Cogerson on Donna Reed MoviesHey Bern1960...thanks for being the first to comment on our latest page. I was not too impressive with The Far Horizons...but I am interested in seeing The Last Time I Saw Paris. Your tally of 17 should do well in our tally contest.....let's see....currently in 2nd place. Flora....19 Donna Reed Movies watched Bern1960.....17 Donna Reed Movies watched Cogerson...5 Donna Reed Movies watched Chris.....2 Donna Reed Movies watched
  • Dan on Judd Nelson MoviesOn the Oracle of Bacon Center of the Hollywood Universe list 4 of the top 10 actors on the current list have appeared in a film with Judd; Eric Roberts was in The Downside of Bliss (2016) with Judd Nelson Danny Trejo was in TV: The Movie (2006) with Judd Samuel L. Jackson was in Hail, Caesar (1994) with Judd Willem Dafoe is in Boondock Saints II: All Saint’s Day (2009) with Judd Michael Madson connects in 2 steps through 2 nobodies The other 5 connect to him as follows; Harvey Keitel was Little Nicky (2000) with Adam Sandler who...
  • Flora Breen Robison on Donna Reed MoviesI have seen 19 Donna Reed movies. The highest rated movie I have seen is From Here to Eternity. The highest rated film I have NOT seen is Green Diolphin Street. The lowest rated film I have seen is Calling Dr. Gillepsie. My favourite Donna Reed movies are From Here to Eternity, They Were Expendable, and Backlash. Great to see another page on a classic actress.
  • Dan on Dev Patel MoviesI've seen 7 of Dev's films, have not seen About Cherry. None of the top 10 actors most connected on the Oracle of Bacon Center of the Hollywood Universe top 1000 has ever worked with Dev who has only made 8 pictures. They all connect in 2 steps and here are some of their more interesting connections. Eric Roberts was in Final Analysis (1992) with Richard Gere who was in The Second Best Marigold Hotel (2015) with Dev. Eric was in Lovelace (2013) with Robert Patrick who was in The Road Within (2014) with Dev. Michael Madsen was in Die...
  • Dan on Danny Peary Cult Movies Volume 4?I was in a second hand book store yesterday in Providence and found a book by Mr. Peary called Cult Movie Stars (from 1991) where he does brief bios of 750 or so actors listing their cult films and honorable metions. He apparently wrote a Cult Baseball Players book too.
  • Chris on UMR Oscar PagesHi One week to go and I decided to watch a couple of Oscar winners. It Happened One Night and Birdman. Both so vastly different yet equally enjoyable. It Happened One Night is such fun and apart from the two main stars, the film is peppered with wonderful characters who were so great in the 30's. Even today you can understand why it was such a success and truly stands the test of time. Birdman is a totally different kettle of fish, it's weird and yet really wonderful. It must be one of the best films about plays, its most...
  • Chris on Donna Reed MoviesHi I've really only seen Donna Reed in two movies, but two outstanding movies. It's A Wonderful Life and From Here to Eternity. In both movies she was fantastic. The roles were so different. I don't remember her television series ever shown in the UK, but I remember when she got the part of Ellie in Dallas. It was very controversial and there was a lot of stuff in the press about the way she was treated on set. And so she finally left after one series. She'll always be remembered for them two great movies.
  • Chris on Dev Patel MoviesHi I thought he was terrific in Slumdog and Exotic Hotel. He's definitely somebody who has a future. Strange that he was first spotted on Skins, a programme that was popular among young people in Britain but not a mass audience. That opened the door for him to international stardom. The good thing about doing a page about somebody young is that there will hopefully be plenty to add. He won a BAFTA last Sunday and who knows maybe next week at the Oscars. I will make a point of seeing Lion.

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  1. Wow that was quick! Thanks for considering my comment and updating the page. I guess this means the pages of the relevant co-stars of the updated films may need to be revised as well eventually, but…one step at a time 🙂 I see what you mean about the Hour of the Gun. So it did bombed badly at the box office. Not surprising given its lack of high dramatic moments, though it was a credible, revisionist Wyatt Earp story with strong performances from Garner and Jason Robards. A bit surprised at the low rating of Skin Game. I think it was one of Garner’s best films and it usually has very good ratings.

    1. Hey phil…..I think there were 3 or 4 pages that have the mistake of me being lazy….I think with fixing the Garner page…that I am down to only needing to fix the Gary Cooper page….and yes….I need to fix the co-stars that piled on to my laziness. One day…..this site will be dynamic…and whenever something changes….it will change it everywhere on the website automatically. With the site….getting so big….I have lost of control of that.

      As for Skin Game…..wow…..it’s reviews have really jumped up since I first did this page back in 2011….it made significant gains at IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes over the last 5 years. That is another “issue” with my website…..I pretty much never go back and look at the review % when I am done with a page (just do not have the time for that)….both IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes have a constantly changing rating…seems lots of people have backed your opinion of Skin Game……as I have adjusted that movie’s critic audience rating….granted….it did not move the needle too far…but enough to get it out of the less than average rating and into the better than average rating. Thanks for bringing that to my attention. One of the things you will find about this website….we have no problem…acknowledging that we screwed something up…..we seem to do it all the time…lol.

  2. Congratulations, your web site contains a wealth of information and an interesting way to rate movies. I have a number of comments/suggestions that I would like to send later. But for now, I was reviewing the box office information for a number of my favourite stars (Burt Lancaster, Gregory Peck, Steve McQueen, James Garner etc..) and found some possible inconsistencies in James Garner’s page. I noticed as compared to last year, adjusted box office figures have generally been revised upward by 30% or more and I assume this is because of using more a more current dollar value. However, in Garner’s page, a number of box office figures were increased by only about 5%. Based on a review of what has been done for other films across a number of stars, I estimated that The Americanization of Emily, 36 Hours, The Art of Love, Boys’ Night Out, Duel at Diablo and Support Your Local Sheriff may have been wrongly adjusted. Also, while I do not have access to the Variety numbers, I note that Wikipedia indicates BO rentals of $3.5M for the Wheelers Dealers and $2M for Hour of the Gun, which adjusted should result in about $80-100M for the former (instead of $45.7) and $30-40M ($14.4M) for the latter?

    1. Hey Phil
      1. Thanks for the nice words about out page.
      2. These two links will explain what is going on with the James Garner page. http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/2016/12/december-26th-just-realized-made-another-mistake/ and http://www.ultimatemovierankings.com/sorry-i-was-so-wrong/
      3. So you will see a different table when you return…as I am about to update it.
      4. This does not effect Hour Of The Gun…..the source used on Wiki….says it comes from a book and not Variety…so many of Garner’s movies increased but not that one…as I already had the gross of that movie a little over two million.
      5. Thanks for the headsup on my mistake on the Garner page.

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