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Postby Valuethinker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:53 am

[edited confused Untouchables with Intouchables]
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Postby Valuethinker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:58 am

may have missed it already in this thread but

"Guardians of the Galaxy"

of the 2 superhero movies I did watch this summer, (the other was X Men Days of Future Past, which had some excellent acting, some good special effects, but was otherwise forgettable) this one was distinguished by some great dialogue and acting and its sound track of 1980s music (apparently due to rights royalties, that is *really* expensive for a movie to do).

If you want a popcorn movie that looks good on a big screen (I am no fan of 3D though), has some quite good acting and lines (amidst all the usual explosions and stereotyped characters and wooden acting) then I can recommend it. Also you don't need to know much about the Marvel Universe of characters-- the characters stand on themselves. That was different from say X Men where you really needed to know something of the backstory.

'I am Grew'

More than anything the film reminded me of, oddly, Back to the Future (but it wasn't of that quality)-- really the nod to 1980s nostalgia.

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Postby Valuethinker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:59 am

Gort wrote:"This Gun for Hire" made in 1946. Was on TCM (Turner Classic Movies) last night. TCM is great to catch some of the classics.


+1 on TCM. Whenever I catch a hotel room with TCM, I am glued.

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Postby Valuethinker » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:02 am

Ged wrote:
bpp wrote:
joe8d wrote:a Japanese animation " Grave of the Fireflys " .


Haven't seen it, but knowing what it's about, it must be fairly depressing?


It is. It is also one of the best animated films ever made. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. If you are willing to let a film evoke these sorts of feelings I would highly recommend it.

Read some reviews first. There are some strong cultural notes that make it easy to misunderstand the director's message.


Yes and Studio Ghibli has sadly gone into receivership.

They made exquisite films ('My Neighbour Totoro' is probably our favourite (and a genuine children's film; we also liked 'The Cat Returns' and 'Porco Rosso').

'The Wind also Rises' is Miyazaki's last film. Strongly criticized because it appears to glorify the designer of the Zero fighter (Miyazaki has a thing for old airplanes, steam driven things etc.). Haven't yet seen it.

Grave of the Fireflies is apparently their toughest -- I have not nerved myself to see it yet.

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Postby HoosierJim » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:06 am

Recently saw Begin Again - highly recommend.

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Postby Dave55 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:18 am

Jack Reacher (for the 3rd time)
Boyhood
Lucy
Get On Up
Begin Again

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Postby Bustoff » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:16 am

American Hustle
... for me, one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It also has a great sound track.

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Postby bpp » Tue Sep 02, 2014 8:17 am

Valuethinker wrote:
Ged wrote:
bpp wrote:
joe8d wrote:a Japanese animation " Grave of the Fireflys " .


Haven't seen it, but knowing what it's about, it must be fairly depressing?


It is. It is also one of the best animated films ever made. 97% on Rotten Tomatoes. If you are willing to let a film evoke these sorts of feelings I would highly recommend it.

Read some reviews first. There are some strong cultural notes that make it easy to misunderstand the director's message.


Yes and Studio Ghibli has sadly gone into receivership.


I didn't realize that!

They made exquisite films ('My Neighbour Totoro' is probably our favourite (and a genuine children's film; we also liked 'The Cat Returns' and 'Porco Rosso').

'The Wind also Rises' is Miyazaki's last film. Strongly criticized because it appears to glorify the designer of the Zero fighter (Miyazaki has a thing for old airplanes, steam driven things etc.). Haven't yet seen it.

Grave of the Fireflies is apparently their toughest -- I have not nerved myself to see it yet.


"Tonari no Totoro" is absolutely wonderful. Could probably even watch it again without any little kids to watch it with any more. Just an extraordinarily warm film.

Have to admit that other Studio Ghibli films have all left me a bit cold. I can even appreciate some of the steampunkish geek nostalgia behind Kurenai Buta/Porco Rosso, but as a meaningful film... Well, perhaps I have to admit anime is not really my thing.

But, I haven't seen Grave of the Fireflies yet. Will keep an eye out for it next time it comes on. Sounds worthwhile. Thanks for the recommendations, everyone who has weighed in on it.

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Re: What Movie Have You [Recently] Watched?

Postby Ketawa » Tue Sep 02, 2014 9:03 am

My favorite movies that I have seen in 2014 came out in 2013.
Prisoners
Short Term 12
Drinking Buddies
12 Years a Slave

The big blockbusters have generally been very good this summer: Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Days of Future Past, new Captain America, Godzilla, Edge of Tomorrow.

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Postby abuss368 » Tue Sep 02, 2014 2:54 pm

We watched "Pain & Gain" by Michael Bay over the weekend. The movie is based on a true story and stars "The Rock" and Mark Wahlberg and is based in Miami, FL. We enjoyed the movie and would recommend it or watch it again.

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Postby Levett » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:04 pm

Recently saw Calvary at the cinema--fine film but could be tough to watch--and The Attack on Netflix, another superb but difficult film to watch (it's better than the novel).

Guess it's time to watch The Hundred-Foot Journey. :wink:

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Postby Dutch » Tue Sep 02, 2014 3:33 pm

Valuethinker wrote:'I am Grew'


Groot

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Re: Ghostbusters

Postby HomerJ » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:10 pm

Valuethinker wrote:
madbrain wrote:30th anniversary, remastered in 4K. Just came back from it.

We were a grand total of 4 people (!) in a gigantic XD theater.

I was redeeming some Cinemark prepaid tickets bought at Costco.

The XD is supposed to be extra charge for their premium XD with leather seats, but the clerk didn't know much extra to charge when I redeemed them.

So we got in for no extra. Our printed tickets say "XD senior $7.50". I'm only 38, and not early-retired yet ;).


Oh wow!

'Let's show this b****h how we do things downtown'

'Lennie. This is your opportunity to save the lives of millions of .... registered voters'.

'He slimed me'.

Harold Ramis did a lot of research into extra sensory phenomena and put it into the movie. Although personally they fell out pretty badly I gather, the Ramis-Murray combination (Groundhog Day) was amazingly creative.

It's a pity about the second one. And therefore I am ambivalent that the 3rd was never made.


You can't quote Ghostbusters without mentioning "Total protonic reversal" (as a former nuclear engineer, I especially like that phrase)

Egon Spengler: There's something very important I forgot to tell you.
Peter Venkman: What?
Spengler: Don't cross the streams.
Venkman: Why?
Spengler: It would be bad.
Venkman: I'm fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing. What do you mean, "bad"?
Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby JupiterJones » Tue Sep 02, 2014 4:57 pm

Last movie seen in a theater: Boyhood. I'll add to the existing glowing recommendations. Not a perfect movie (Linklater's "Before" triology is better, IMHO), but an astounding work that, in a just world, will at least get a Best-Director nomination. Worth seeing in the theaters, where you're forced to take it all in during a single, uninterrupted sitting.

Last movie streamed: Somm. Watched it just last night. A documentary following four people studying for and taking the insanely difficult "Master Sommelier" exam. A must-see if you're a wine enthusiast. Probably of only marginal interest if you're not.

Last movie rented on physical DVD: The Lego Movie. Funny, enjoyable, and very smart and clever. Recommended! It throws you a bit of a curveball near the end that I didn't think they could make work... but they did, and it was amazing. (And it didn't hurt that one of the "supporting characters" was a Lego set that I actually used to have back in the '80s. :D )
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Postby bertilak » Tue Sep 02, 2014 5:36 pm

JupiterJones wrote:... and it was amazing.

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Re: Ghostbusters

Postby RobertAlanK » Tue Sep 02, 2014 6:03 pm

Valuethinker wrote:
Harold Ramis did a lot of research into extra sensory phenomena and put it into the movie. Although personally they fell out pretty badly I gather, the Ramis-Murray combination (Groundhog Day) was amazingly creative.


I recall reading that Bill Murray visited Harold Ramis not long before Ramis died and that they reconciled. I don't think they had communicated with each other since shortly after Groundhog Day.

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Postby market timer » Wed Sep 03, 2014 12:29 am

Saw Boyhood in a theater in Bangkok last night. Felt quite a bit of homesickness, both in the sense of time and place, as an American expat with a younger brother roughly the age of the protagonist. Felt much nostalgia from the past decade; for example, one scene reminded me clearly of when my little brother turned 16 and he took me for a ride in his new truck with Soulja Boy playing on the radio. That was one of the last few times I've actually hung out with him, about 7 years ago--such is the difficulty with careers and distance. The mother's reaction in the movie was similar to thoughts my mom had expressed when she became an empty nester. While I thought much of the acting and script were mediocre, there is something very powerful about seeing a boy age on screen over three hours. I left the theater thinking how I could make the time count with my son. When I later learned that the director had cast his daughter as the boy's sister, I thought that was such a brilliant way for him to create something meaningful with his child that will stand the test of time.

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Postby gkaplan » Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:09 am

I watched First Position on Netflix last night. I wanted to see it when it first came out several years ago, but it opened and closed in one week at my local theater, and I never got the chance to see it.

The movie is an excellent documentary of an annual youth competition for contracts to elite ballet companies or scholarships to elite ballet schools.


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Postby skepticalobserver » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:07 am

Recently saw and enjoyed "The Hundred Foot journey." "Chef" was pretty good too.

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Postby Faith20879 » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:35 am

I am a poor judge of movies - all my girlfriends can back me up on that. My utterly unsophisticated rules are 1. did I like the story being told and 2. do I still remember the synopsis after a month?

Watched "Eight below" last month and it fit the bill. It didn't have a strong plot and had only sub-par acting. But it made me cry my guts out. Go figure!

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Postby bstewartny » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:57 am

Chef - especially for foodies...

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Postby ginyah » Wed Sep 03, 2014 4:31 pm

Loved Guardians of the Galaxy. Was surprised that when I took my grandson to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I actually enjoyed that one also.

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Re: What Movie Have You [Recently] Watched?

Postby Ged » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:08 pm

Valuethinker wrote:Yes and Studio Ghibli has sadly gone into receivership.


Ugh. I have been trying to block out that traumatic news.

Valuethinker wrote:They made exquisite films ('My Neighbour Totoro' is probably our favourite ...)


They were brilliant. That is the only description that's fair. As far as Totoro goes there are occasional comments out on the internet that the Fanning dub is not as good as the original, however I haven't been able to identify where to get such a version - yet.
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Postby meaghansketch » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:40 pm

Lucy- Not great but better than I expected (I expected it would be dumb; it was dumb but fun)

12 Angry Men (Netflix) An interesting and quite good movie, and one that sent me to the internet to look up the history of women on juries in the US.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby DesertOasis » Wed Sep 03, 2014 5:44 pm

I would recommend the following small budget films I saw over the summer:

Begin Again
Land Ho
Chef

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Postby FelixTheCat » Wed Sep 03, 2014 6:12 pm

Guardians of the Galaxy
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Postby Nicolas » Wed Sep 03, 2014 7:53 pm

For ALL Mankind: Special Edition, 1989. it's about the Apollo missions. Recommended.
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Postby tainted-meat » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:12 pm

Throw Momma from the Train

An oldie but a goodie

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby d0gerz » Wed Sep 03, 2014 10:02 pm

Last movie I saw was Spirited Away, also by Hayao Miyazaki/Studio Ghibli. I really enjoyed it.

I want to go see the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo (although tickets unless you go for touts online are hard to come by) so am trying to familiarize myself with all the stuff they've done. Maybe Castle in the Sky next, or one of the ones listed upthread.

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Postby Grt2bOutdoors » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:25 am

Christmas in July (1940) - Dick Powell. If you want to laugh and watch an old movie at the same time, this is the movie to watch.
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Postby sailfish2 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:03 am

I like documentaries a lot. I watched Life Itself about Roger Ebert - touching and inspiring.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby wilson08 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:13 am

Magic in the Moonlight

Excellent setting, superb acting and music, and
the twist at the end is a delight. Stars Colin Firth
and Emma Stone.

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Postby abuss368 » Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:26 am

We watched "Goodbye World" on Netflix. About a virus the takes down the energy grid for years. Not a bad movie but one that really makes you think in today's electronic device dependent world.
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Postby abuss368 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:18 am

We are watching "Carlos" on Netflix. A true story of the terrorist during the 1970's and the OPEC meetings. Interesting.
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Re: What Movie Have You [Recently] Watched?

Postby FreemanB » Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:57 am

Ged wrote:
Valuethinker wrote:Yes and Studio Ghibli has sadly gone into receivership.


Ugh. I have been trying to block out that traumatic news.


I hadn't heard about this, and after looking up new articles, I don't think they are actually closing, just taking a break in production.(A common event with Japanese animation studios, apparently) I think the bigger issue is Miyazaki's retirement. Most people don't expect nearly as much from the studio now that he is gone. I've seen most of his movies(I haven't seen The Wind Rises yet, but I've heard good things about it), and I am definitely a fan of his work. Some of the other Studio Ghibli films, not so much.

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Postby Feb29 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:07 am

"In a World" is an intelligent and entertaining look at the voice-over business in contemporary Los Angeles.

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Postby Lon » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:13 am

Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan

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Postby saladdin » Thu Sep 18, 2014 9:55 am

bpp wrote:
joe8d wrote:a Japanese animation " Grave of the Fireflys " .


Haven't seen it, but knowing what it's about, it must be fairly depressing?


Depressing doesn't begin to describe it.

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Postby Milo » Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:23 am

For those who like action movies and have Netflix:

1. "The Numbers Station" starring John Cusack
2. "Grosse Pointe Blank" starring John Cusack
3. "Homefront" starring Jason Statham
4. "Safe" starring Jason Statham
5. "Jack Reacher" starring Tom Cruise , watched it 2 or 3 times, don't know why, good movie, don't like him, almost didn't watch it.
6. "The Last Stand" starring Awwwwnold
7. "Parker" starring Jason Statham and Jennifer Lopez, a retelling of the Mel Gibson movie
8. "Erased" starring Aaron Eckhart
9. "Shooter" starring Mark Wahlberg

That's enough I guess. :happy I've given all these 4 or 5 stars on Netflix. Netflix' suggestions algorithm is great. I'd never have heard of some of these movies otherwise.

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Postby Keep It Simple » Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:56 pm

Just watched "Django Unchained" - it was ok.

I will next be watching "3:10 to Yuma" which I hear is very good.

Honorable mentions...if you haven't seen these yet, you must:

"Kingpin" - comedy
"Dumb and Dumber" - comedy
"Anchorman" - comedy
"Lincoln Lawyer" - suspense
"The Ring" - horror

Enjoy!

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Postby abuss368 » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:02 pm

Lon wrote:Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan


Hi Lon,

I wanted to see that movie. Was it good?
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Postby Keep It Simple » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:11 pm

Forgot to ask...has anyone seen "No Country For Old Men"? Is it any good?

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby JupiterJones » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:25 pm

Keep It Simple wrote:Forgot to ask...has anyone seen "No Country For Old Men"? Is it any good?


Yes, and yes.
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Postby chaz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:44 pm

Bustoff wrote:American Hustle
... for me, one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. It also has a great sound track.

I liked it very much.
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Keep It Simple wrote:Forgot to ask...has anyone seen "No Country For Old Men"? Is it any good?

Thanks,

K.I.S.

Excellent.
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[quote="Keep It Simple"]Forgot to ask...has anyone seen "No Country For Old Men"? Is it any good?

Thanks,

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Postby chaz » Thu Sep 18, 2014 1:46 pm

I liked "The Wolf of Wall Street".
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby astrohip » Thu Sep 18, 2014 5:35 pm

No Country For Old Men is an excellent movie. Watch it.

I just watched (because it just came out on cable) "Saving Mr. Banks". The story of how Walt Disney convinced the writer of Mary Poppins to let him film the movie. She was determined it would never be put on film, and he was just as determined to do it. Normally not my kind of money, but for some reason I watched it. Absolutely superb. Tom Hanks does a decent job as WD, and Emma Thompson is Oscar worthy as P.L. Travers (the author). Well written, excellent acting. Give it 8.5/10 stars.
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