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Post by gkaplan » Sat Sep 26, 2015 12:52 am

Tonight, on Netflix, I watched Diplomacy. This is a Franco-German historical drama directed by Volker Schlöndorff and starring André Dussollier
and Niels Arestrup. In 1945, Raoul Nordling (Dussollier), the Swedish consul-general in Paris, meets with Dietrich von Cholitz (Arestrup), the German military governor of occupied Paris, to convince him not to destroy historical landmarks across the city.

The film was on the talky side but still quite interesting and, of course, based on actual events.
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Post by cfs » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:16 pm

A Walk in the Woods

With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson.

I was ONE of FOUR persons watching this movie in a theater today (my wife and two senior ladies were the other three souls in the theater). This movie is about a senior writer (Robert Redford as writer Bill Bryson) and his senior friend (Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz) hiking the Appalachian Trail. In this movie Robert Redford looks good and in great shape while Nick Nolte looks old and totally out of shape. This should have been a movie for the whole family, in my opinion the movie producers missed the boat in this one (I just don't see the need for all the four letter words in this or any other movie, for this reason the movie is Rated R). I liked this movie because of the good message (note that I don't like the lazy language). Overall, good movie for those who like to walk long distances and those who love the loneliness of long distance running.
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Post by abuss368 » Sat Sep 26, 2015 8:26 pm

Pump on Netflix.
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amateurnovice wrote:
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new2bogle wrote:Birdman - quite a disappointment after the hype


I have to agree with that assessment


What hype? I think the awards were justified, maybe Boyhood deserved Best Picture. Edward Norton was hilarious, Naomi Watts was great, and Keaton was perfect. What were you expecting it to be?


I didn't know what to expect. I knew very little about it prior to seeing it. No qualms with the acting. I found some of the dialogue hard to hear. Some parts kind of dragged on and I just didn't find the whole thing that spectacularly interesting. It wasn't bad, but I was expecting a great movie based on the hype. I must be a dilatante when it comes to identifying high quality cinema.
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Post by seeshells » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:11 am

COLLAPSE on Netflix by Michael Ruppert

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Post by gkaplan » Sun Sep 27, 2015 2:08 am

Tonight I watched two films on Netflix.

1. Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation: Interviews with Pete Seeger, Kris Kristofferson, Judy Collins, Arlo Guthrie and others show how the music coming out of New York's Greenwich Village challenged the status quo and promoted social change during the 1960s and '70s. Pretty good.

2. Philomena: Directed by Stephen Frears and starring Judi Dench and Steve Coogan. In 1952, Irish teenager Philomena (Dench) became pregnant out of wedlock and was sent to a convent. When her baby, Anthony, was a toddler, the nuns took Philomena's child away from her and put him up for adoption in the United States. For the next fifty years, she searched tirelessly for her son. When former BBC correspondent Martin Sixsmith (Coogan) learns of the story, he becomes her ally. They travel together to America to find Anthony and become unexpectedly close in the process. I saw this movie when it first came out and liked it then and like it now. Judi Dench gives her usual fine performance and so does Steve Coogan.
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Goldman Sachs: Master of The World : on AMZN, by Jean-LucLeon:: Plus, Inform, Engage, & Activate by Ben Swan. Plus, We The Economy on AMZN

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Post by gkaplan » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:18 am

Last night, on Netflix, I watched The Cider House Rules, directed by Lasse Hallström and starring Tobey Maguire, Michael Caine, Charlize Theron,
Paul Rudd, Delroy Lindo, Erykah Badu, Kathy Baker, and Jane Alexander.

This 1999 film, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, follows the life of Homer Wells (Maguire), a precocious orphan who leaves his lifelong home and his loving tutor, Dr. Larch (Caine) to explore the world. While Homer struggles to make a life for himself on his own, he must make monumental decisions that will change the course of his future and deeply affect the lives of those around him. Based on a John Irving novel. Irving also wrote the screenplay and was awarded the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Michael Caine was awarded the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, but everyone in the film was great.
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Post by jginseattle » Mon Sep 28, 2015 6:30 pm

Sicario is a brilliant, brutal drug-war thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy). Excellent cinematography by Roger Deakins.

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Post by Bustoff » Tue Sep 29, 2015 6:22 am

"Dawn of Humanity"

- NOVA/National Geographic documentary about the recent stunning discovery of remains belonging to Homo naledi, a previously undiscovered species of ancient humans that were located in a nearly unreachable cave chamber in South Africa.

Fascinating!

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Post by deanbrew » Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:07 am

miles monroe wrote:love & mercy which is now at redbox. this is the movie about brian wilson of the beach boys. i really liked the movie, but i grew up with the beach boys and really like their music. a must watch for fans, probably not so much if you're not. 7.6/10 on imdb



I definitely recommend Love & Mercy. [Also rented at redbox.] I am a music buff, so I was familiar with the overall story of Brian Wilson, but the movie filled in a lot of gaps and gave much greater insight into his life and music. I would go so far as to say you don't need to be either a Beach Boys fan or music buff to like the movie. My wife has little interest in music, but was very much drawn into the Wilson's epic career, life and struggles.

On the other side of the coin, we also watched the new Mad Max movie. From a visual and special effects standpoint, it was impressive. But it was also a bit confusing and short on plot. But that's to be expected with a Mad Max movie. If you enjoyed the earlier Mad Max movies, then this one is worthwhile. If you didn't, then feel free to skip this one.
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Post by gkaplan » Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:05 am

The last two nights, on Netflix, I've watched two Paul Newman films.

Last night, I watched Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, starring Paul Newman, Robert Redford, and Katharine Ross, and directed by George Roy Hill. The 1969 film won four Academy Awards and was nominated for three others. I saw the movie when it first came out and many times after that when it played on television.

Tonight, I watched The Hustler, starring Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, and Jackie Gleason, and directed by Robert Rossen. This 1961 gritty black and white movie won two Academy Awards: for Best Cinematography, Black and White, and Best Art Direction, Black and White. The film was nominated for numerous other Academy Awards, including Best Supporting Actor (Gleason and Scott), Best Actress (Laurie), Best Actor (Newman), Best Motion Picture, and Best Director. Why Paul Newman didn't receive the award is beyond me. It's one of his best performances, surely as good as his reprisal performance in The Color of Money, for which he did win the Academy Award for Best Actor. It's also puzzling that Piper Laurie did not win the Academy Award for Best Actress in what is perhaps her finest motion picture performance. (The end credits had to be the shortest I've ever seen, maybe a ten or fifteen second crawl at the most.)
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Post by reggiesimpson » Thu Oct 01, 2015 4:55 pm

Re watched The Quest for Fire. Early mans struggle to survive a harsh environment.
One appreciates matches after watching this movie!

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Post by htdrag11 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:16 pm

Cinderella - totally harmless. I watched it more for the PQ than the story (not for the feminists). Love the costumes. Surprise that there were very few songs. There is nothing to write home about the special effects.

It's good family entertainment.

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Post by abuss368 » Thu Oct 01, 2015 7:17 pm

"Hell is for Heroes" on Netflix.
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Post by gkaplan » Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:27 am

Tonight, on Netflix, I watched Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, directed by John Huston and starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. A Roman Catholic nun and a hard-bitten US Marine are stranded together on a Japanese-occupied island in the South Pacific during World War II. Under constant threat of discovery by a ruthless enemy, they hide in a cave and forage for food together. Their forced companionship and the struggle for survival forge a powerful emotional bond between them. Kerr was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in this 1957 film.

My mom and dad took my brother and me to see this when it came out, if I recall correctly. I think it was at a drive-in movie.

Great film.
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Post by joe8d » Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:53 pm

gkaplan wrote:Tonight, on Netflix, I watched Heaven Knows Mr. Allison, directed by John Huston and starring Robert Mitchum and Deborah Kerr. A Roman Catholic nun and a hard-bitten US Marine are stranded together on a Japanese-occupied island in the South Pacific during World War II. Under constant threat of discovery by a ruthless enemy, they hide in a cave and forage for food together. Their forced companionship and the struggle for survival forge a powerful emotional bond between them. Kerr was nominated for Academy Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in this 1957 film.

My mom and dad took my brother and me to see this when it came out, if I recall correctly. I think it was at a drive-in movie.

Great film.


That was an excellent film.
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Post by Dickerson » Fri Oct 02, 2015 9:21 pm

Saw "The Martian" today. Not too bad following the book which I really enjoyed.

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Post by Nicolas » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:07 pm

Mr. Turner (2014)
Biographical film of the great 19th century painter J.M.W. Turner. Very well done. You feel as though you've been to the 19th century after seeing this film.

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Post by grok87 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 8:12 pm

cfs wrote:A Walk in the Woods

With Robert Redford, Nick Nolte, and Emma Thompson.

I was ONE of FOUR persons watching this movie in a theater today (my wife and two senior ladies were the other three souls in the theater). This movie is about a senior writer (Robert Redford as writer Bill Bryson) and his senior friend (Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz) hiking the Appalachian Trail. In this movie Robert Redford looks good and in great shape while Nick Nolte looks old and totally out of shape. This should have been a movie for the whole family, in my opinion the movie producers missed the boat in this one (I just don't see the need for all the four letter words in this or any other movie, for this reason the movie is Rated R). I liked this movie because of the good message (note that I don't like the lazy language). Overall, good movie for those who like to walk long distances and those who love the loneliness of long distance running.

i saw this too. agree with your review. definitely one for the big screen
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Post by abuss368 » Sat Oct 03, 2015 9:28 pm

"Gasland" on Netflix.
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Post by amateurnovice » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:25 am

Fury (2014) - Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf. Film about a tank crew in the final days of WWII. I thought it was better than average. Some reviews said it wasn't that great, but it's a war movie; you're not going to see Platoon or Saving Private Ryan every time. Pitt played a role similar to the one he did in Inglourious Basterds. The real star of the show was the tank. 3.5/5

Southpaw (2015) - Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams. I was expecting something grittier, darker even. The fact that he was already a champ when the movie started was surprising. I have to agree with a review that said it was close to cliche if not entirely cliche. The character development for basically every character waned on the thin side. 2/5

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Post by Bustoff » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:17 am

Came across this documentary when I stumbled across a new channel called the "Audience Network" (AUD).
Silenced (2014) - documentary about government employees who leaked classified information.
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Post by Bustoff » Fri Oct 09, 2015 10:51 am

If you enjoy documentaries here are two very good ones from the PBS show "Frontline".

The Untouchables
Investigates why the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) failed to act on credible evidence that Wall Street knowingly packaged and sold toxic mortgage loans to investors, loans that brought the U.S. and world economies to the brink of collapse.

Money, Power and Wall Street
Four part series investigating the global financial crisis.

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Post by gkaplan » Fri Oct 09, 2015 7:48 pm

I have watched two movies on Netflix this past week.

The first was The Italian Job directed by F. Gary Gray and starring Mark Wahlberg, Charlize Theron, Edward Norton, Jason Statham, Seth Green,
Mos Def, and Donald Sutherland. This is a remake of the 1969 film that starred Michael Caine. I actually think the newer film is better, but, after several viewings, I don't think it holds up that well.

The second was Moonrise Kingdom directed by Wes Anderson and starring Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray,
Frances McDormand, and Tilda Swinton. I saw this film twice when it was first released. Viewing it several years later, I still find it quite enjoyable. It's a nice story. Bruce Willis plays against type and plays it well.
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Post by reggiesimpson » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:42 pm

A Clockwork Orange.
The lead actor Malcolm McDowell went on to play another sinister character 10 yrs later..... Caligula.

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Post by Van » Sat Oct 10, 2015 2:52 pm

Black Mass, the story about the life of James "Whitey" Bolger. It was surprisingly good, and Johnny Depp, as Bolger, does an amazing acting job.

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Post by abuss368 » Mon Oct 12, 2015 1:58 pm

"Dirty Business" on Netflix regarding the coal industry. Good documentary.
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daveatca wrote:The Intern
Chick flick.
Cute, light and fluffy.


i don't disagree, but for the record both star anne hathaway and director nancy myers deny that it is a chick flick. whatever the label, i thot it was an entertaining 90 minutes. anyway, how many more movies can de niro do? better catch him while we can.

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Post by snowshoes » Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:26 pm

Many of TED's offerings on Netflix. TED talks:Defying disease. "Very few good ideas are truly normal" quoted in Alan Russell's TED presentation .

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Post by gkaplan » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:29 am

Last night, on Netflix, I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's , directed by Blake Edwards and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard.

For those who aren't familiar with the movie, the movie is based on a Truman Capote novel. A young woman in New York City (Hepburn) meets a young man (Peppard) when he moves into her apartment building. He is with an older woman (Neal) who is very wealthy, but he wants to be a writer. The young woman is working as an expensive escort and searching for a rich, older man to marry.

The film won two Academy Awards: Best Original Score and Best Original Song for Moon River. (Moon River was composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer.) The film was also nominated for three other Academy Awards: Best Actress (Hepburn), Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Art Direction. Moon River, which was sung by Hepburn in the film, was also selected in 2004 as the fourth most memorable song in Hollywood history by the American Film Institute. In 2012, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation by the National Film Registry.

For some reason, I had never seen this film until I watched it on Netflix. Having now seen it, I'm not sure why everyone thought this was such a great film.
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Post by abuss368 » Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:59 am

Watching a documentary on "Che" on Netflix.
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Post by tampaite » Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:54 pm

"The Dead Lands" I would rate it RRR for violence but good action flick.

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Post by LadyGeek » Wed Oct 14, 2015 8:59 pm

Formosa Betrayed, starring James Van Der Beek. This movie is one of the "8-Movie Action Collection" on Blu-ray. (Another movie in this DVD is Ruslan aka Driven to Kill with Steven Seagal.)

I liked this movie, as it did indeed have a lot of action and an interesting plot. As the plot progresses, you'll see a history of Taiwan independence from the Taiwanese perspective - one that is very different from the US side.
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Post by rs899 » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:48 am

https://www.netflix.com/title/80031666

"Winter on Fire"

For those of you with Netflix subscriptions, this story of the Euromaidan in Ukraine has been released.
I am biased (as is the film) but if you enjoy reality TV, you will love this. Not for the faint of heart- lots of blood, beatings, killings etc. My Ukrainian wife and I tried hard to follow events from here last year , but we missed a lot that the film covers.

Watch it ...and then ask yourself what might have happened if they had a Second Amendment.

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Post by SrGrumpy » Thu Oct 15, 2015 10:16 am

jginseattle wrote:Sicario is a brilliant, brutal drug-war thriller from director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners, Enemy). Excellent cinematography by Roger Deakins.


Ooh, I want to see that. You had me at Denis Villeneuve. On the other hand, I saw Bridge of Spies last night, courtesy of the Wall Street Journal, and it was appropriately corny. I don´t know why dramatic films like Spies and The Martian need to dumb down the suspense by inserting silly jokes into proceedings.

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Post by gkaplan » Thu Oct 15, 2015 8:46 pm

On Netflix last night, I watched His Girl Friday, directed by Howard Hawks and starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell, and Ralph Bellamy. Hard-charging New York newspaper editor Walter Burns (Grant) discovers that his ex-wife, investigative reporter Hildy Johnson (Russell), has gotten engaged to milquetoast insurance agent Bruce Baldwin (Bellamy). Walter unsuccessfully tries to lure Hildy away from tame domestic life with a story about the impending execution of convicted murderer Earl Williams, but when Hildy discovers Williams may be innocent, her reporter instincts take over. This 1940 film was #19 on the American Film Institute's 100 Years … 10 Laughs and has been selected for preservation in the United States Film Registry.

This classic 30s screwball comedy, which I have seen many times on the telly, is noted for its rapid-fire repartee and frequent ad-libbing of the two leads.
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Post by d0gerz » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:38 pm

Mr Holmes, starring Ian Mckellen as the great detective.

Holmes is in his 90s and retired to a country house, having left the detective work 30 years prior. His memory's failing and he's trying to put to words the account of his final case, one that also holds the key as to why he retired.

It's really well-acted, and quite a different take on Holmes compared to other recent characterizations like BBC's Sherlock, Elementary, etc.

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Post by Toons » Fri Oct 16, 2015 6:54 pm

Beasts Of No Nation
Netflix :happy
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Post by htdrag11 » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:10 pm

Hidden Agenda from 1990, about IRA, Thatcher's government. It's a great political thriller. Though fiction, it almost sounded plausible. Despite in blu-ray format, picture was quite grainy comparing to the current standard.

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Post by theunknowntech » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:27 pm

Toons wrote:The Babadook :shock:

We saw this the other day. A first-rate horror film from Australia, on Netflix streaming. Very original, no spoilers given here. I have nothing to declare about it except its genius (and 98% fresh.)

Ba ba DOOK DOOK DOOK!
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Post by gkaplan » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:45 pm

Last night, on Netflix, I watched The Great Escape, directed by John Sturges and starring Steve McQueen, James Garner, Richard Attenborough, James Donald, Charles Bronson, Donald Pleasence, James Coburn, Hans Messemer, David McCallum, and Gordon Jackson.

I saw this movie when it first came out and have seen it on the telly several times. This is the movie that cemented Steve McQueen's reputation as a major movie star. Surprisingly, this movie did not receive any Academy Awards. In fact, I don't think it received any nominations. No Best Actor for Steve McQueen, surely an oversight. No Best Supporting Actor. No Best Picture. No Best Director. No Best Cinematography. No Best Movie Score. No Best Adapted Screenplay. Must have been a tough year.
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Post by Toons » Sat Oct 17, 2015 5:44 pm

theunknowntech wrote:
Toons wrote:The Babadook :shock:

We saw this the other day. A first-rate horror film from Australia, on Netflix streaming. Very original, no spoilers given here. I have nothing to declare about it except its genius (and 98% fresh.)

Ba ba DOOK DOOK DOOK!


Excellent,,,,,Ba Ba DOOK DOOK DOOK :sharebeer
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Post by SGM » Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:47 am

We just saw Bridge of Spies with the son and the daughter in law of FBI agent Gamber who hunted down Rudolph Abel, the spy who was involved in stealing nuclear secrets. This is an excellent movie starring Tom Hanks as the attorney that defended Abel.

The actual arrest is a small part of the movie, but does not appear accurate after reading Ed Gamber's oral history and discussing the arrest with him when he was in his late 80s. Agent Gamber was a lot more distinguished looking than the actors who portrayed the FBI agents and immigration agents in the movie. He told me that he knew Abel was in his hotel room because they were monitoring his dry cleaner. When they knew that Abel was picking up his dry cleaning then agent Gamber picked him up at the room. I do not believe they had to pull out their guns at all. I doubt they allowed him to move about the rooms while they were searching for evidence.

An alcoholic couple who were Soviet spies were detained by the FBI earlier and moved to another location. They refused to talk but gave all the information agent Gamber needed when they were allowed to drink vodka. Agent Gamber who attempted to turn Abel was duly impressed with his loyalty to his agency and country and expressed in his oral history that he had hoped our own agents had the same loyalty to their agency and the United States.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by amateurnovice » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:25 pm

Sleeply Hollow (1999) Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci. Tim Burton's take on the Washington Irving horror tale. He takes extreme liberties with the story and eliminates much of what makes the original such a timeless piece of American literature. I didn't enjoy it, much like I didn't enjoy his other remakes (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Alice in Wonderland). 1.5/5

Side Effects (2013) Rooney Mara, Jude Law, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Channing Tatum. This film directed by Steven Soderbergh follows the effects of a pharmaceutical on a woman, a crime she committed while supposedly under its influence, and the repercussions of the events in the lives of her and her psychiatrist(s). Interesting plot without any unnecessary twists, and the actors complement one another. 4/5

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by island » Sun Oct 18, 2015 6:42 pm

[quote="jginseattle"]Bridge of Spies. Excellent.

+1. Just saw it today. Great movie. People actually clapped in the end. Can't think of the last time I experienced that at a movie.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by rs899 » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:39 pm

Bridge of Spies. Really took me back to the period. We have come a long way, seeing as how I was watching it with my wife who is a former member of the CPSU .

I was a bit too young back in the day to know any of the actual event. But it really captured me and transported me to 1960-1 for 2+ hours.

On a smaller scale, kind of reminds me of Schindler's List.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by amateurnovice » Tue Oct 20, 2015 4:00 pm

Django Unchained (2012) Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz, Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L. Jackson. Directed by Quentin Tarantino in the same aesthetic as spaghetti westerns, this film follows the story of Django, a slave, from his freedom at the hands of a German dentist-turned-bounty hunter, played by Waltz, to the adventure they have together while trying to find and rescue Django's wife from her master, played by DiCaprio. Violent, similar so the Kill Bill and Inglourious Basterds, but not with the same emphasis on the violence but, well, the blood. Story is told well without any voice-overs or narration, and Foxx and Waltz play off one another quite well. 4/5

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