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Post by madbrain » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:19 am

amateurnovice wrote:
Nicolas wrote:Joy (2015) Jennifer Lawrence, Robt. De Niro. Mildly interesting. Glad I didn't pay to see it. Just OK. But I will say this: My wife is going to buy that mop!


Concur with this. I like David O. Russell films but his partnership with Lawrence seems to have run its course.


I rented it a few months ago, and thought it was quite well done. But no, I still wouldn't buy that mop.

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Post by madbrain » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:35 am

Saw 3 movies this week-end.

"Don't breathe". Very forgettable movie about a robbery gone bad, that somehow managed to get #1 at the box office. My recommendation : "Don't watch".

"Hell or high water". Highly entertaining movie about a robbery gone bad. Jeff Bridges is great. The dialogues are hilarious. This is the one that should be #1 at the box office, IMO, but it's only playing in a few theaters.

"Best of enemies". A documentary about the rivalry between William F. Buckley and Gore Vidal. I rented the Blu-ray. This is very well done. I had a personal interest in finally seeing this, as the filmmakers very unexpectedly approached me and licensed the music from one of my Youtube videos a couple years ago for a short portion of the soundtrack. It was only in theaters very shortly a year ago, and I missed it. One of my Bach interpretations on harpsichord is briefly heard over video footage of William F. Buckley at the keyboard. It is a delicious irony for me, as a gay man, to represent this very conservative and anti-gay figure with my playing.

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Post by in_reality » Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:59 am

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LadyGeek wrote:Deadpool. An R-rated dark comedy parody of the previous Marvel character movies. It has everything you'd expect from a Marvel movie, including a ton of action scenes. It kept me interested, but I wasn't impressed.


Marvel is anxious to grab hold of an older demographic for its MCU films (Marvel Comics Universe). Deadpool appeals to a male, politically incorrect audience. Generally it feels out of character with the general thrust of MCU.*

* MCU by its nature is lighter hearted than the equivalent DC universe.


Nah, it's MCU edgy all the way. From Iron Man's chemical dependency to discrimination against mutants and how they handle it, to Phoenix's dark side and what to do when a loved one turns ...Hulk's inability at self control ... and Spider Man introduced drugs to comics where previously drug use was not allowed by the "comic code" that publishers followed on content (even if it was a negative portrayal).

Granted DC was often bleaker and Batman especially so. Still, Marvel characters often struggled, and painfully so.

Anyway Deadpool is completely consistent with Marvel heritage ... his upside of wit and unyielding cause him real pain. His abilities (and disfigurement) set him apart from those he'd like to be accepted by. It's 100% consistent with Marvel as I know it from about three years (5th-7th grade) all of my money from two paper routes going into every Marvel comic I could buy (especially the back issues as wildly inflated prices). Maybe they had other eras where characters were different but Deadpool (who wasn't around then) certainly is consistent with the Marvel that I know.

When your differences cause un-acceptance, you know, what are you going to do? Sometimes you can find that acceptance and sometimes you can't. Anyway, the moral question was on the acceptability of violence. That is what was being asked. The taxi driver's abduction of the rival ... colossus speech on being a hero ... the ten bullets and how they are used/misused ... the dilemma on whether it's ok for him to use violence on a lady or sexist not to ...the question is there if you want to think about it ... but the answer is that love wins ... it's as irrepressible as Deadpool's spirit.

Of course Marvel likes to ask "what happens when an irresistible force meets an immoveable object". I await the next film. Just remember ... deadpool's not a hero by Marvel's and his own definition. Except that he is. And that's Marvel. Inherently contradictory so as to provoke social consciousness of different views. It's been that way since liberal student but law abiding hero Spider Man got in the middle of violent student protests in the 60's. Oh what to do ....

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by telemark » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:44 am

The Bridge Over the River Kwai, with Obi-wan Kenobi facing off against the Empire of the Sun.

I can't believe this has been on Netflix for who knows how long and Netflix never told me. Why didn't they tell me? Anyway, it goes away at the end of August so you'll need to watch fast.

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Post by TOJ » Mon Aug 29, 2016 8:54 pm

Remember, which is free on Amazon prime. Loved it.

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Post by LadyGeek » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:15 pm

Little Shop of Horrors, the original B&W 1960 version and is free through Amazon Prime.

I had watched the Rick Moranis verison from 1986 and was curious what they adapted this version from. I'm not sure I'd watch the 1960 version on its own, but to compare it to the later version is interesting.
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Post by njboater74 » Mon Aug 29, 2016 9:29 pm

Just watched Back to the Future...Biff is disturbingly evil.
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Captain Fantastic, very good
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Post by Jd1006 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 6:30 am

Hell or High Water is the best movie I have watched in a long time

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Post by Robert44 » Tue Aug 30, 2016 8:39 am

Hell or HIgh Water!!!!!!!! Great movie, good acting.

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Post by miles monroe » Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:39 pm

madbrain wrote:
"Don't breathe". Very forgettable movie about a robbery gone bad, that somehow managed to get #1 at the box office. My recommendation : "Don't watch".



i just got back from "don't breathe" and it kept my interest all 90 minutes. currently 7.9/10 on IMDB; i wouldn't rate it that high but certainly higher than "don't watch". i'm not going to mention any spoilers, but i'll say that's there's more than just a simple robbery here with a twist that i didn't see coming.

i'll go to the sequel.

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Post by madbrain » Tue Aug 30, 2016 10:58 pm

miles monroe wrote:
madbrain wrote:
"Don't breathe". Very forgettable movie about a robbery gone bad, that somehow managed to get #1 at the box office. My recommendation : "Don't watch".



i just got back from "don't breathe" and it kept my interest all 90 minutes. currently 7.9/10 on IMDB; i wouldn't rate it that high but certainly higher than "don't watch". i'm not going to mention any spoilers, but i'll say that's there's more than just a simple robbery here with a twist that i didn't see coming.

i'll go to the sequel.


It kept my interest, but I was unable to suspend disbelief, there were so many incredible situations that should normally have ended the movie, particularly about one of the characters. I was glad that it was only 88mins.

Happiest part of the evening was when I was asked for my ID at the box office because it's an R movie. I just turned 40 ;)

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Post by soboggled » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:47 am

Great: Another vote for Hell or High Water (is that 7 or 8 now?), best I've seen in a while. If you like the Coen brothers I think you will love it.
Good: Eye In The Sky
Poor: Hunt For the Wilderpeople, despite good reviews - like a bad Wes Anderson movie, just too "cute".

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Post by wilson08 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:16 am

The Man Who Knew Infinity

Fascinating story of Indian mathematics genius
Srinivasa Ramanujan who come to Cambridge under
the sponsorship of Professor H.G. Hardy during
the World War I era. 8/10
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Post by htdrag11 » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:08 pm

Just watched this classic sci-fi by Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven. You could find it on youtube, VHS quality.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081036/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

I looked at it from a Taoist view but I'm sure many interpretation applies.

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Post by bowtie » Wed Aug 31, 2016 7:14 pm

Going to see a new film called " Little Men " soon which is supposed to be very good, set in Brooklyn. Plan to see it fairly soon. Just came out.

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Post by gkaplan » Wed Aug 31, 2016 8:03 pm

I watched The Big Short on Netflix last night. I thought it was pretty good. I didn't read the book, though, so I have no basis for comparison.
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Post by bowtie » Thu Sep 01, 2016 9:22 pm

I would've liked to have seen the one referenced above, "The Man Who Knew Infinity" but didn't find it playing. I saw "Little Men" and thought it really excellent. A real 'slice of life' movie very thoughtfully done with great acting.

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Post by sixtyforty » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:07 am

Just watched the Documentary "HolyHell". Wow. Pretty courageous people that told their stories, is all I can say. Should be required viewing.

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Post by Ricola » Fri Sep 02, 2016 1:38 pm

Finest Hours, story from Michael J. Tougias, who spent years researching and writing the definitive account of the Coast Guard's greatest small-boat rescue, he said the movie got it right.

Spotlight, with Michael Keaton, excellent movie.

Underground: The Julian Assange Story, early life story, how true any of it is, I don't know.

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Post by legio XX » Fri Sep 02, 2016 8:36 pm

htdrag11 wrote:Just watched this classic sci-fi by Ursula Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven. You could find it on youtube, VHS quality.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081036/?ref_=tt_rec_tt

I looked at it from a Taoist view but I'm sure many interpretation applies.


In one of my courses, I assign Le Guin's translation of the Dao de Jing. I always liked Left Hand of Darkness, never made into a movie, but I think she would have a different selection. Maybe I should look at Lathe now that I am no longer young . . .

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Post by gkaplan » Sat Sep 03, 2016 12:03 am

Tonight, on Netflix, I watched Jane Got a Gun, directed by Gavin O'Connor and starring Natalie Portman, Joel Edgerton, Noah Emmerich, Ewan McGregor, Rodrigo Santoro, Boyd Holbrook, Alex Manette, Jame Burnett, Sam Quinn, and Todd Stashwick.

I thought this was very good, if somewhat violent. Natalie Portman is as good and luminous as ever, Joel Edgerton looks like a younger Kurt Russell to me, and I didn't recognize Ewan McGregor.
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Post by reggiesimpson » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:14 pm

Hell or High Water.
Terrific.

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Sep 03, 2016 7:18 pm

"Tinker, Taylor, Solider, Spy" on Netflix. Ugh! Gave it one star.
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Post by joe8d » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:00 pm

TOJ wrote:Remember, which is free on Amazon prime. Loved it.

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Post by joe8d » Sat Sep 03, 2016 11:06 pm

sixtyforty wrote:Just watched the Documentary "HolyHell". Wow. Pretty courageous people that told their stories, is all I can say. Should be required viewing.


Saw it too. Pretty Stupid people to follow that Character.
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Post by sixtyforty » Sun Sep 04, 2016 5:22 am

joe8d wrote:
sixtyforty wrote:Just watched the Documentary "HolyHell". Wow. Pretty courageous people that told their stories, is all I can say. Should be required viewing.


Saw it too. Pretty Stupid people to follow that Character.


They weren't stupid. Thats the scary part. Low self-esteem and vulnerable, maybe.

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Post by carolinaman » Sun Sep 04, 2016 7:58 am

I saw the new Jason Bourne movie this weekend. It was very disappointing. I really liked the first 3 movies but this one is simply a rehash of previous JB movies using different characters and scenes, but patterned after the originals. But these were poorly done. One of the best action scenes from the previous JB movies was the car chase between JB and the Russian assassin in Moscow. This movie has a rehash of that in LV that is far less suspenseful and poorly done. I would rather watch one of the first 3 JB movies again than waste my time and money on the latest JB movie. It is past time that they retired JB or come up with some fresh and plausible plots.

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:33 am

carolinaman wrote:I saw the new Jason Bourne movie this weekend. It was very disappointing. I really liked the first 3 movies but this one is simply a rehash of previous JB movies using different characters and scenes, but patterned after the originals. But these were poorly done. One of the best action scenes from the previous JB movies was the car chase between JB and the Russian assassin in Moscow. This movie has a rehash of that in LV that is far less suspenseful and poorly done. I would rather watch one of the first 3 JB movies again than waste my time and money on the latest JB movie. It is past time that they retired JB or come up with some fresh and plausible plots.


Agree. It was by a huge margin the worst of the Damon Bourne movies. Extremely predictable, I knew exactly what was going to happen within a few minutes. I even found myself wanting it to just be over about 30min in.

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Post by ruralavalon » Sun Sep 04, 2016 9:22 am

Silver Streak with Gene Wilder, Jill Clayburgh, and Richard Pyror.

My favorite Gene Wilder comedy.
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Post by Dan999 » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:26 am

[quote="wilson08"]"The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Another vote for this movie. Good summer viewing with a true story as a basis.
Wife liked it too. No violence, nudity, foul language or sexual grossness.
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Post by Ricola » Sun Sep 04, 2016 10:55 am

Dan999 wrote:
wilson08 wrote:"The Man Who Knew Infinity"

Another vote for this movie. Good summer viewing with a true story as a basis.
Wife liked it too. No violence, nudity, foul language or sexual grossness.
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Watched this last night. Loved it! How come I have never heard this history of Srinivasa Ramunujanstory before. Watch this movie and learn something valuable.

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Post by wilson08 » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:05 pm

The Second Best Exotic Marigold
Hotel

Continuing saga about a group of British retirees in India that
have taken up residence in a restored hotel. Not bad but the
multiple stories within the story are scattered and humdrum.
Instead of this I would recommend the original from 2011:
"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel".
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Post by wilson08 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:19 am

Wiener-Dog

A dachshund enters the lives of several different people. The
premise was intriguing and this could have been a delightful
movie but the characters were so bizarre and dysfunctional
and the humor so twisted and tasteless(not to mention the
horrible ending) that even the cute dog could not save this
movie.
Except for a bag of popcorn this was an ill-spent 1 1/2 hours
at the theatre. 2/10
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Post by stoptothink » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:27 am

"Now You See me, Now You don't 2". The first one was interesting, until the terrible ending. This one was terrible all the way through. Some of the scenes were mind-blowingly silly.

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Post by RoadHouseFan » Mon Sep 12, 2016 10:32 am

Point Break (2015). The original was good. This remake was awful. We turned it off halfway through due to its political agenda.

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Post by black jack » Mon Sep 12, 2016 6:39 pm

soboggled wrote:Great: Another vote for Hell or High Water (is that 7 or 8 now?), best I've seen in a while. If you like the Coen brothers I think you will love it.

Just saw Hell or High Water; agree it is good, and while overall it didn't make me think of the Coen brothers, it certainly did in a couple of places (related to a line in the movie, "Man, these concealed carry laws sure complicate robbing banks.")
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Post by LadyGeek » Mon Sep 12, 2016 9:03 pm

The Huntsman: Winter's War, on Blu-ray DVD. It's a prequel to Snow White. It kept me interested and was somewhat entertaining. Not bad.
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Post by htdrag11 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:10 pm

LadyGeek wrote:The Huntsman: Winter's War, on Blu-ray DVD. It's a prequel to Snow White. It kept me interested and was somewhat entertaining. Not bad.


I saw them both also but bought the Snow White version.

Another one I will buy (very few BR in my collection) is Kubo and The Two Strings. For those who enjoy cartoon or anime, this one is a keeper. As always, it has a great story line. The Monkey and the Beetle have some great dialogues too. Travis Knight is the director who is the Laika president/ceo whose other works include Paranorman, Coraline and Boxtrolls.

It is the best film of 2016, IMO, better than Jungle Book and Finding Dory.

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Post by miles monroe » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:29 pm

money monster with george clooney playing the role of jim kramer. well worth the buck and a half red box rental.

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Post by MrNewEngland » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:33 pm

I recently rewatched The Big Lebowski and I forgot how much I loved that movie.

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Post by soboggled » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Sully. Pretty good but makes me want to check out how close they stuck to the facts and how much was just Hollywood.
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Post by bertilak » Thu Sep 15, 2016 12:44 pm

MrNewEngland wrote:I recently rewatched The Big Lebowski and I forgot how much I loved that movie.

Yeah well, that's just, ya know, like, your opinion, man.

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Post by Ricola » Sat Sep 17, 2016 10:01 am

Where to Invade Next by Michael Moore. I highly recommend everyone watch this movie, a real eye-opener and funny too.

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Post by 6miths » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:22 am

soboggled wrote:Sully. Pretty good but makes me want to check out how close they stuck to the facts and how much was just Hollywood.
PS: People either love or hate Money Monster. I hated it.


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Post by rxtra8 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:55 am

Hell or High Water - highly recommended! Chris Pine can do more than pilot the Enterprise. Jeff Bridges was great. Great dialog and you will learn a lot of not recommended, non-PC insults. I could watch it again....great ending.

Just rented an older Swedish movie, "A Somewhat Gentle Man" with Stellan Skarsgard. An off beat sort of comedy that was very amusing..probably not for the kids...off beat ending but it made me smile...I could almost consider buying....

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Post by miles monroe » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:00 pm

central intelligence at the dollar theater. funny if ya like dumb movies.

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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Sep 18, 2016 3:40 pm

Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, free on Amazon Prime. This is the 5th movie in the series. I liked the first of this series, but skipped the ones in-between. It's entertaining, not bad.
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Post by itstoomuch » Sun Sep 18, 2016 5:06 pm

Defiance, 2008. Netflix. 4*. Men and women fight for their lives and humanity against the Nazi and Soviets.
Jane Got a Gun, 2014, Netflix, 3.0*. A Weinberg film. Natalie Portman stars and produces show. A hero saves a heroine in the scrub country.
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