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Postby jrtexas » Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:55 pm

bertilak wrote:OK, not a movie but a 13-episode British TV comedy: detectorists. (Lowercase is how they put it in the opening credits.)

A detectorist is someone who looks for lost treasures and/or archeological artifacts with a metal detector. The show centers around two friends (Andy and Lance) who are members of a small detectorist club.

This is the most gentile TV show (excepting Mr. Rogers!) I remember seeing. Try watching it right after something like Hawaii Five-O!

Andy is played by a well-known English actor, Mackenzie Crook who also writes and directs. You may know Crook from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Game of Thrones and The Office (British version).

Lance is played by Toby Jones, another well-known English actor. He has been in The Hunger Games, Captain America, and Doctor Who, among others.

Believe it or not, Diana Rigg has a small part!

After the first episode I felt I'd seen enough, but something drew me back to it and now I love it. I'm up to episode 9 -- 4 more to go.

I say watch at least the first two episodes. You might get hooked.

It is available on Netflix.


Great series. Most Brit tv shows are, but this is really unique.

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Postby jrtexas » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Logan. I'm not an X-men guy, but this was good. Also saw Hacksaw Ridge. This was the only nominated movie I had not seen. For some reason, Mel Gibson maybe, SAG did not send this out as a screener to view. This was by far the best of the nominated movies. Andrew Garfield deserved best actor. Casey Affleck just played himself. Me and him are from Boston,he was playing himself in his earlier years. Some reason Hollywood has a thing for the Afflecks. Brother Ben is not that nice of a guy. Besides that I got a Kong screening next week. will let ya know.

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Postby cfs » Sun Mar 12, 2017 9:04 pm

Went to watch Fences when it first came out [not my idea]. Painful. Did my best to keep at least one eye open for the duration of the movie. Thanks for reading ~cfs~
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Postby sixtyforty » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:42 pm

Thrifty Femme wrote:Get Out, very deep. I need to see it again.


+1 Great plot. Excellent acting. Anyone reading this that want to see the movie.. don't watch the trailer. Gives away too much.

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Postby lostdog » Mon Mar 13, 2017 8:54 pm

Prometheus. I am a huge Alien and Aliens fan. I am looking forward to Alien:Covenant in May.
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Postby gkaplan » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Last night, I watched an Israeli film, Cupcakes. It is directed by Eytan Fox and stars Dana Ivgy (Zero Motivation), Kern Berger, Yael Bar-zohar, Anat Waxman, Ofer Schecter, and Efrat Dor.

Six diverse best friends gather to watch the w UniverSong competition. Appalled by the Israeli entry, they decide to create their own and record it on a mobile phone. Unbeknownst to them, their performance is seen by the judges and selected as the entry for next year's competition.

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Postby abuss368 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:37 pm

We have been watching "Six" on History channel. This is a new television series about U.S. Navy Seal Team Six.
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Postby abuss368 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 10:20 pm

The Americans started up again on FX!
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby Sammismom » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:51 am

bertilak wrote:OK, not a movie but a 13-episode British TV comedy: detectorists. (Lowercase is how they put it in the opening credits.)

A detectorist is someone who looks for lost treasures and/or archeological artifacts with a metal detector. The show centers around two friends (Andy and Lance) who are members of a small detectorist club.

This is the most gentile TV show (excepting Mr. Rogers!) I remember seeing. Try watching it right after something like Hawaii Five-O!

Andy is played by a well-known English actor, Mackenzie Crook who also writes and directs. You may know Crook from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Game of Thrones and The Office (British version).

Lance is played by Toby Jones, another well-known English actor. He has been in The Hunger Games, Captain America, and Doctor Who, among others.

Believe it or not, Diana Rigg has a small part!

After the first episode I felt I'd seen enough, but something drew me back to it and now I love it. I'm up to episode 9 -- 4 more to go.

I say watch at least the first two episodes. You might get hooked.

It is available on Netflix.



Thx, bertilak! Really enjoying this. In addition to the humor and the kind treatment of the characters, there are some lovely views of the English countryside.

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Postby nisiprius » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:10 am

"Hidden Figures." Excellent, excellent, excellent.

However, after you watch it, do read the Wikipedia summary of Departures from the story in the book ("John Glenn, who was much older than depicted at the time of launch, did ask specifically for Johnson to verify the IBM calculations, although she had several days before the launch date to complete the process.")

It's kind of a thrill for me to watch any movies set in the 1950s and 1960s. I don't know how they do it, I suspect some of it is being able to use CGI, but the period detail is so spot-on that it feels like time travel.

I was a little unsatisfied that (of course) none of the technical detail on the calculations themselves is convincing, and I am left in the dark as to the exact nature of what Katherine Johnson really did... I assume that the new "mathematics" they kept referring to meant orbital computational procedures and numerical analysis. The movie suggests that she was actually close to being a calculating prodigy, which I suspect is mixing up the idea of "calculating orbits" by designing and implementing algorithms with "calculating orbits" in the sense of personally performing arithmetic on a chalkboard.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby bertilak » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:10 am

Sammismom wrote:Thx, bertilak! Really enjoying this. In addition to the humor and the kind treatment of the characters, there are some lovely views of the English countryside.

:happy

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Postby market timer » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:00 pm

The Handmaiden. A Korean film from the director of Oldboy, one of my favorite films of all time. This is so far my favorite film from 2016. It's an erotic psychological thriller set during the Japanese occupation of Korea.

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Postby stemikger » Tue Mar 14, 2017 1:52 pm

I have recently seen

Get Out and Captain Fantastic

Both were 5 stars. I highly recommend them both!!
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Postby denismurf » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:10 pm

market timer wrote:Saw Manchester by the Sea. Didn't really do much for me. Kind of tired of the theme of working class self-destruction.


Ditto your overdose on the theme of working class self-destruction.

It's too much like recent books that try to elicit sympathy for losers whose lack of any sense of personal responsibility wreaks havoc on their loved ones and on society generally. I'm thinking of Hillbilly Elegy, for example. I can't think of a movie like Manchester, but set in rural Appalachia.

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Postby bowtie » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:13 pm

:happy thanks, nisi, plan to see Hidden Figures soon.
Saw A United Kingdom, thought it excellent!

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Postby Dutch » Tue Mar 14, 2017 6:29 pm

LadyGeek wrote:Lucky Number Slevin, on Netflix. This movie was reviewed as a poor attempted copy of Pulp Fiction. While I can see the similarities in the overall approach, it's very different. The plot is interesting and has some clever twists. There was even some humor at times.

Good acting can make up for a lot of deficiencies. Who's in it? Bruce Willis, Marvin Freeman, Sir Ben Kingsley, and Lucy Liu. I liked it.


Yes, that's a good movie. Try "Wicker Park" = same director and lead actor

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Postby Sammismom » Wed Mar 15, 2017 12:44 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sammismom wrote:Thx, bertilak! Really enjoying this. In addition to the humor and the kind treatment of the characters, there are some lovely views of the English countryside.

:happy

Have you seen Paul and Art yet? That's how they are identified in the credits. We immediately recognized them before Andy (I think it was) first mentioned it.



Oh yes - gave me quite a laugh. You were quicker than I was in recognizing - I got caught up in wondering what was up with that wig on Art's head.

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Postby Nicolas » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:53 pm

bertilak wrote:OK, not a movie but a 13-episode British TV comedy: detectorists. (Lowercase is how they put it in the opening credits.)

A detectorist is someone who looks for lost treasures and/or archeological artifacts with a metal detector. The show centers around two friends (Andy and Lance) who are members of a small detectorist club.

This is the most gentile TV show (excepting Mr. Rogers!) I remember seeing. Try watching it right after something like Hawaii Five-O!

Andy is played by a well-known English actor, Mackenzie Crook who also writes and directs. You may know Crook from the Pirates of the Caribbean films, Game of Thrones and The Office (British version).

Lance is played by Toby Jones, another well-known English actor. He has been in The Hunger Games, Captain America, and Doctor Who, among others.

Believe it or not, Diana Rigg has a small part!

After the first episode I felt I'd seen enough, but something drew me back to it and now I love it. I'm up to episode 9 -- 4 more to go.

I say watch at least the first two episodes. You might get hooked.

It is available on Netflix.


My wife and I both loved it. Me especially, as I've been a detectorist myself. There may be a third season, we will see.
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Postby HIinvestor » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:59 pm

Logan was a bit violent (of course) but interesting. Just saw Kong in Skull Island. It was well done, and again a bit violent (H is choosing these movies). I really enjoyed Hidden Figures with one of my best friends and felt it was extremely well acted and gave a flavor of the time period; we both loved it.

I hope to see Captain Fantastic on the airplane, as that's where I watch a lot of movies that are no longer in theaters near us. I also really enjoyed Florence Foster Jenkins. I think Merle Streep is an amazing actress and deserves every bit of praise she's received and more. Star Wars was OK but I liked the prior episode better--I'm more a fan of happy.

Oh yes, Monument Men was an excellent movie as well, especially since it was based on true events. The actor who was accused of being a spy was very engaging. I can see why he was nominated for an acting award. (Saw this on the airplane.)
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Postby Nicolas » Wed Mar 15, 2017 9:02 pm

sperry8 wrote:I just finished watching Sully. Amazing real life story... but I'd give the movie just a B- or C+. Hanks acting was superior as usual however. His on screen wifes acting I could do without.


I just saw the film and I agree completely with this review. I liked the crash scenes best.
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Postby bertilak » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:14 pm

Nicolas wrote:My wife and I both loved it. Me especially, as I've been a detectorist myself. There may be a third season, we will see.
http://renewcanceltv.com/detectorists-s ... ming-back/

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Postby gkaplan » Wed Mar 15, 2017 11:35 pm

Tonight, I watched Magnus on Netflix.

Born in 1990, Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

This is pretty good, though I think if you are into chess, which I'm not, this would be more interesting.
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Postby LazyNihilist » Thu Mar 16, 2017 12:25 am

I've seen all the 2016 Oscar Best Picture Nominees.

Here's how I rate them.

Arrival - 9.25
Moonlight - 9
Manchester by the Sea - 9
La La Land - 8.75
Hidden Figures - 8.5
Fences - 8
Lion - 7.5
Hell or High Water - 6.75
Hacksaw Ridge - 6.5

The most surprising thing was Amy Adams not getting nominated for Best Actress. She had a superb performance in Arrival.
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Postby denismurf » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:19 pm

[quote="LazyNihilist"]I've seen all the 2016 Oscar Best Picture Nominees.

Here's how I rate them.

Arrival - 9.25
Moonlight - 9
Manchester by the Sea - 9
La La Land - 8.75
Hidden Figures - 8.5
Fences - 8
Lion - 7.5
Hell or High Water - 6.75
Hacksaw Ridge - 6.5

I've seen your nos. 1, 3, 4, and 5. I'd stay with Arrival at #1, then put Hidden Figures at #2, with La La Land at dead last and Manchester just above it.

Different strokes, etc. Right?

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Postby nymeria.stark » Thu Mar 16, 2017 4:56 pm

nisiprius wrote:I was a little unsatisfied that (of course) none of the technical detail on the calculations themselves is convincing, and I am left in the dark as to the exact nature of what Katherine Johnson really did... I assume that the new "mathematics" they kept referring to meant orbital computational procedures and numerical analysis.


+1

I'm not a math geek, but I was frustrated by the vague allusions to "math that doesn't exist yet." WHAT math? WHAT DID SHE DO? WHAT WAS INVENTED?

Despite that, very cool story. Terrifying watching John Glenn go up in what seemed to be the most expensive tin can ever engineered. :P

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Postby eldinerocheapo » Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:08 pm

We tape movies on DVR late at night since neither of us can stay awake past 11pm these days. Well, we taped one called "Walk of Shame" with Elizabeth Banks, and it was hysterically funny. We roared with laughter throughout the movie and were amazed it didn't get the same box office clout that Adam Sandler and Melissa McCarthy get. Tape it or rent it, you will enjoy it.

Another unheralded classic is "Down with Love" with Ewan McGregor and Rene' Zellweger. It's a comedy set in the early sixties that really nails the Mad Men vibe that followed a few years later along with the battle of the sexes. Some of the scenes had me doubled over with laughter and the wingman/sidekick, David Hyde-Pierce just about stole the show.

I don't watch too many downer movies as I want to escape reality, not pay to see it.

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Postby Nicolas » Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:24 pm

gkaplan wrote:Tonight, I watched Magnus on Netflix.

Born in 1990, Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

This is pretty good, though I think if you are into chess, which I'm not, this would be more interesting.


Good movie, watched it tonight. I'm a chessplayer, though not a good one. I enjoyed it, thanks for the tip. I'm using the app "Magnus Trainer" to improve my game.

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Postby Nicolas » Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:11 pm

Aim High in Creation (2013) Australia. Environmental activists travel to North Korea to learn the art of propaganda filmmaking according to the tenets of Dear Leader Kim Jong-il. Mildly interesting.

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Postby flamesabers » Fri Mar 17, 2017 9:41 am

A movie I recently watched was Demolition Man (1993).

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Postby ruralavalon » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:19 am

The Big Sleep, with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall. Directed by Howard Hawks.

Philip Marlow rescues damsels in distress, in a wonderful classic film noir mystery/thriller.
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Postby Jackson12 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:29 pm

Nicolas wrote:
gkaplan wrote:Tonight, I watched Magnus on Netflix.

Born in 1990, Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen becomes a grandmaster at age 13 and world champion in 2013.

This is pretty good, though I think if you are into chess, which I'm not, this would be more interesting.


Good movie, watched it tonight. I'm a chessplayer, though not a good one. I enjoyed it, thanks for the tip. I'm using the app "Magnus Trainer" to improve my game.


I'm not even into chess and found Magnus riveting for a variety of reasons. From a parental perspective, I thought Magnus was fortunate to have parents who recognized that their loner son, who was becoming isolated from his peers, could gain great benefits from his talent for chess.

It was also interesting to see how he handled defeat and his emotional challenges.

I was in awe of his ability to play and win simultaneous games and keep track of how the pieces were arranged on each board...all In his head.

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Postby travellight » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:40 pm

jrtexas wrote:Logan. I'm not an X-men guy, but this was good. Also saw Hacksaw Ridge. This was the only nominated movie I had not seen. For some reason, Mel Gibson maybe, SAG did not send this out as a screener to view. This was by far the best of the nominated movies. Andrew Garfield deserved best actor. Casey Affleck just played himself. Me and him are from Boston,he was playing himself in his earlier years. Some reason Hollywood has a thing for the Afflecks. Brother Ben is not that nice of a guy. Besides that I got a Kong screening next week. will let ya know.


I really liked Hacksaw ridge as well. It is amazing that it is a true story. I love when a movie intrigues me to research the story further on my own.

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Postby Carl53 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:02 am

travellight wrote:
jrtexas wrote:Logan. I'm not an X-men guy, but this was good. Also saw Hacksaw Ridge. This was the only nominated movie I had not seen. For some reason, Mel Gibson maybe, SAG did not send this out as a screener to view. This was by far the best of the nominated movies. Andrew Garfield deserved best actor. Casey Affleck just played himself. Me and him are from Boston,he was playing himself in his earlier years. Some reason Hollywood has a thing for the Afflecks. Brother Ben is not that nice of a guy. Besides that I got a Kong screening next week. will let ya know.


I really liked Hacksaw ridge as well. It is amazing that it is a true story. I love when a movie intrigues me to research the story further on my own.


We really liked Hacksaw Ridge too. Quite the true story.

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travellight wrote:
jrtexas wrote:Logan. I'm not an X-men guy, but this was good. Also saw Hacksaw Ridge. This was the only nominated movie I had not seen. For some reason, Mel Gibson maybe, SAG did not send this out as a screener to view. This was by far the best of the nominated movies. Andrew Garfield deserved best actor. Casey Affleck just played himself. Me and him are from Boston,he was playing himself in his earlier years. Some reason Hollywood has a thing for the Afflecks. Brother Ben is not that nice of a guy. Besides that I got a Kong screening next week. will let ya know.


I really liked Hacksaw ridge as well. It is amazing that it is a true story. I love when a movie intrigues me to research the story further on my own.


We really liked Hacksaw Ridge too. Quite the true story.


I saw one of the producers of Hacksaw Ridge at Sundance the day he got his Oscar nomination. I was watching another movie he produced with Jack Black called The Polka King. It was interesting to learn what a movie nerd he is. He watches 5 movies a day at the Sundance film festival and in his normal life, watches a movie every day.

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Postby sox2017 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:18 pm

Just watched the OJ Simpson documentary on ESPN....excellent

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Postby ResearchMed » Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:45 pm

Just watched "The Verdict" again, with Paul Newman and Charlotte Rampling.

Somehow it captures us each time we see it.

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Postby gkaplan » Sun Mar 19, 2017 6:59 am

Last night, on Netflix, I finished watching Season One of Hostages. This was an Israeli series. Very suspenseful and well acted. I'm looking forward to the second season.
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Postby LadyGeek » Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:54 am

Gantz: 0, on Netflix. A Japanese anime (manga) film with English available. The CGI quality was excellent. This is the classic "monsters running amok" plot. The dialog was trite and predictable, but I liked the creativity of the monsters.

If you like anime or follow the Gantz series, it might be worth a try. Otherwise, meh.
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Postby ruralavalon » Sun Mar 19, 2017 9:42 am

Nothing Sacred, with Carole Lombard and Fredric March.
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Postby Dan999 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:54 am

Passengers
My expectations were low, but decided to give it a try. It exceeded my expectations, but was slow in some places. My wife is really into
sci fi / space so she liked it also. Considering what is on tv these days, it was pretty good, and I would do it over.
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Postby MP173 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:37 am

"Billions" on Showtime. We binged watched 7 episodes of Season 1 over the weekend.

Great show on Hedge Funds and US Attorney and the chess game played.

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Postby LadyGeek » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:24 pm

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abuss368 wrote:"London Has Fallen" on Netflix. I enjoyed the film.


It was a typical action film, but there were a few Triumph Street Triples in it so there were a few bonus points awarded.

London has Fallen, on Netflix. If you like lots of things blowing up and lots of action, this film is for you. The plot was a stretch, but it kept me somewhat interested.
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Postby MrNewEngland » Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:25 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
MrNewEngland wrote:
abuss368 wrote:"London Has Fallen" on Netflix. I enjoyed the film.


It was a typical action film, but there were a few Triumph Street Triples in it so there were a few bonus points awarded.

London has Fallen, on Netflix. If you like lots of things blowing up and lots of action, this film is for you. The plot was a stretch, but it kept me somewhat interested.


Plus the Triumph Street Triples were cool...

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Postby HomerJ » Sun Mar 26, 2017 10:51 pm

HIinvestor wrote:I hope to see Captain Fantastic on the airplane, as that's where I watch a lot of movies that are no longer in theaters near us.


Heh, it might be cheaper to rent movies from Netflix or RedBox instead of buying plane tickets to see movies you missed in theaters... :)

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby DSInvestor » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:34 pm

HomerJ wrote:
HIinvestor wrote:I hope to see Captain Fantastic on the airplane, as that's where I watch a lot of movies that are no longer in theaters near us.


Heh, it might be cheaper to rent movies from Netflix or RedBox instead of buying plane tickets to see movies you missed in theaters... :)

Netflix and Amazon allow for downloading of content for offline viewing. I believe Capt Fantastic is available for free on Amazon Video for prime subscribers and can be downloaded.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby gkaplan » Mon Mar 27, 2017 12:40 am

Tonight, I watched Sweet Dreams, the Patsy Cline bio-pic, directed by Karel Reisz, and starring Jessica Lange, Ed Harris, Ann Wedgeworth, David Clennon.

I've always liked Patsy Cline, going back the sixties, but I never got around to seeing this film made in the eighties. I really liked this film, and Jessica Lange is great in it. I do have several misgivings, however.

1. Ed Harris and Jessica Lange have zero chemistry, at least I thought so.

2. The film has several historical inaccuracies, such as the 1961 car crash that nearly cost Patsy Cline her life and the depiction of the 1963 plane crash that killed her.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby gkaplan » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:09 pm

Last night, I watched Denial, directed by Mick Jackson and starring Rachael Weisz, Tom Wilkinson, and Timothy Spall.

When Deborah Lipstadt spoke out against Holocaust denier David Irving over his falsification of history, she discovered that the stakes are higher than ever in the battle for historical truth. Faced with a libel lawsuit in British court, Lipstadt and her attorney have the heavy burden of proving that the Holocaust actually happened, as opposed to the United States where it is up to the person "libeled" his or her case.

I read the Lipstadt book when it first came out and liked it. I had my doubts how well the book could be adapted to the screen, but this movie did a very good job. Rachael Weisz, in particular, is superb.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby Thrifty Femme » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:17 pm

Singing in the Rain. The dance scenes were amazing and quite athletic.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Postby ruralavalon » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:23 am

Thrifty Femme wrote:Singing in the Rain. The dance scenes were amazing and quite athletic.

That's one my favorite old movies, it's the best movie musical ever in my ignorant opinion. I could do without many of the dance scenes near the end.
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