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Thread started 09/13/17 9:14am

80tomato

Purple Rain review by Siskel and Ebert

WOW they loved Prince and the movie...the 80.s adverts are cool too

https://youtu.be/hX--MPXFGjc

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Reply #1 posted 09/13/17 9:40am

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And so the secret to Prince's obsession for Doritos and Burger King is revealed...

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Reply #2 posted 09/13/17 10:49am

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wow, what a memory! Funny how they raved about PR and Prince never did much after that in terms of acting. But it was a little sad that they mentioned David Bowie too sad

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Reply #3 posted 09/13/17 3:23pm

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Find their review of Under The Cherry Moon. The said it looked like Prince was trying to "blend a Fred Astaire movie with a perfume commercial". I will never forget that. hahaha

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Reply #4 posted 09/13/17 3:32pm

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TrivialPursuit said:

Find their review of Under The Cherry Moon. The said it looked like Prince was trying to "blend a Fred Astaire movie with a perfume commercial". I will never forget that. hahaha


That's kind of accurate though...
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Reply #5 posted 09/13/17 5:26pm

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I remember this! I was surprised that these super critical guys had so much praise... biggrin

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Reply #6 posted 09/13/17 6:22pm

80tomato

purplethunder3121 said:

I remember this! I was surprised that these super critical guys had so much praise... biggrin

I know ...I was surprised too ,besides the music ,I didn't think it was that great

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Reply #7 posted 09/13/17 6:35pm

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80tomato said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I remember this! I was surprised that these super critical guys had so much praise... biggrin

I know ...I was surprised too ,besides the music ,I didn't think it was that great

Can't agree with you there--I love everything about that movie--flaws and all.

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Reply #8 posted 09/13/17 6:38pm

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purplethunder3121 said:

80tomato said:

I know ...I was surprised too ,besides the music ,I didn't think it was that great

Can't agree with you there--I love everything about that movie--flaws and all.

Purple Rain will always be tha shit, no matter how down I am, the movie always makes me happy. biggrin

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Reply #9 posted 09/13/17 7:10pm

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ThatWhiteDude said:

purplethunder3121 said:

Can't agree with you there--I love everything about that movie--flaws and all.

Purple Rain will always be tha shit, no matter how down I am, the movie always makes me happy. biggrin

Totally agree with you. I SOOOOOO wanted to see Prince and the Revolution live back then but I was too poor to travel and he didn't come to my town; so, instead, I saw Purple Rain over and over and over again! Good times! I even took a blind date to see it who didn't like Prince...and he walked out of the theater totally sold on Prince. lol

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Reply #10 posted 09/13/17 7:46pm

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HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

And so the secret to Prince's obsession for Doritos and Burger King is revealed...

And muffins!

Aww, I miss Fatty and Skinny. Great show. Ebert co-wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - This is my happening and it freaks me out!

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Reply #11 posted 09/13/17 8:12pm

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poppys said:

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

And so the secret to Prince's obsession for Doritos and Burger King is revealed...

And muffins!

Aww, I miss Fatty and Skinny. Great show. Ebert co-wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - This is my happening and it freaks me out!

That movie was a trip (Beyond The Valley) LOL ... I always appreciated Ebert's opinion whether I agreed with it or not. Siskel and Ebert on PBS started the whole popular movie review craze that followed. Two thumbs up!

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Reply #12 posted 09/14/17 6:08am

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poppys said:

HerecomethePurpleYoda said:

And so the secret to Prince's obsession for Doritos and Burger King is revealed...

And muffins!

Aww, I miss Fatty and Skinny. Great show. Ebert co-wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - This is my happening and it freaks me out!

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They were pretty brutal toward 'Grafitti Bridge' (I think it made their "Worst of the Year" recap episode).

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If you like Ebert and haven't seen the "Life Itself" documentary, by all means don't delay any longer. I cried like a baby. Beautiful film.

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Reply #13 posted 09/14/17 6:28am

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1984...what a year! Van Halen, The Macintosh, Purple Rain, Terminator, Ghostbusters, Amadeus, Cindi Lauper, RUN-DMC, Borderline video the list goes on and on...

Peak Americana IMHO

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Reply #14 posted 09/14/17 6:50am

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Roger Ebert was a fan of film and appreciated what worked. He was not a snob.
I met him in 2000 when I volunteered at Sundance. He walked around with a digital video, recording US. He talked to everyone and made us all feel important.
He loved the films I loved.
Welcome to "the org", laytonian… come bathe with me.
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Reply #15 posted 09/14/17 8:06am

poppys

CAL3 said:

poppys said:

And muffins!

Aww, I miss Fatty and Skinny. Great show. Ebert co-wrote Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - This is my happening and it freaks me out!

.

They were pretty brutal toward 'Grafitti Bridge' (I think it made their "Worst of the Year" recap episode).

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If you like Ebert and haven't seen the "Life Itself" documentary, by all means don't delay any longer. I cried like a baby. Beautiful film.

Will be sure to check it out. Def an Ebert fan.

Kick the old-school joints. For the true funk soldiers.
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Reply #16 posted 09/14/17 8:17am

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This is hilarious. They are totally fanning out about Prince, Purple Rain and Ebert almost lost his marbles expressing about how "electrifying" Apollonia was. Love it! I used to love watching this show when I was little.

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Reply #17 posted 09/14/17 9:28am

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lavie said:

This is hilarious. They are totally fanning out about Prince, Purple Rain and Ebert almost lost his marbles expressing about how "electrifying" Apollonia was. Love it! I used to love watching this show when I was little.

I wonder what he wanted to say about Apples! The way he starts it seems he wanted to say something else...

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Reply #18 posted 09/14/17 10:22am

emesem

OH you know what he wanted to say....DEM TATAS THO.

OnlyNDaUsa said:

lavie said:

This is hilarious. They are totally fanning out about Prince, Purple Rain and Ebert almost lost his marbles expressing about how "electrifying" Apollonia was. Love it! I used to love watching this show when I was little.

I wonder what he wanted to say about Apples! The way he starts it seems he wanted to say something else...

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emesem said:

OH you know what he wanted to say....DEM TATAS THO.

OnlyNDaUsa said:

I wonder what he wanted to say about Apples! The way he starts it seems he wanted to say something else...

That would be my guess wink

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Reply #20 posted 09/14/17 6:56pm

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80tomato said:

purplethunder3121 said:

I remember this! I was surprised that these super critical guys had so much praise... biggrin

I know ...I was surprised too ,besides the music ,I didn't think it was that great

Ahh! Come on smile For a Prince movie, it's phenomonal, relatively, and for a rock movie, it's pretty great. Oddly enough, I'm not one to spin Purple Rain that much (the LP), or rank it that high among my favorite Prince albums. I like it and it's classic, but it always sounds a little harsh to my ears. Not his best imo. The movie though is a lot of fun.

Siskle and Ebert straight geeking out on this was hilarious though. Good stuff!

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