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Post by wilson08 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm

Puzzle

In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar
neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends
while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers
an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there
are others who share this interest and participate in tournaments.
By chance she meets and partners with another puzzle enthusiast
which opens a new world for her but puts strains on her marriage.
Nice film---Recommended

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Post by ruralavalon » Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 pm

Destination Wedding, on Amazon Prime.

This romantic comedy stars Keannu Reeves and Winona Ryder. Two mismatched misfits meet and constantly bicker at a wedding. (When threatened by a wild animal, they argue about whether it is a cougar, puma, or mountain lion.) The movie is way more enjoyable than it sounds.
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Post by Jeff Albertson » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:22 pm

Looking forward to the Coen Brothers new movie, "Ballad of Buster Scruggs", on Netflix starting Nov 16.
trailers https://www.netflix.com/title/80200267
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs is an American western anthology film written, directed, and produced by the Coen brothers. It stars Tim Blake Nelson, Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Tyne Daly, and Tom Waits. It premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018, where it won the Golden Osella Award for Best Screenplay[3][4] and is scheduled to be released November 16 on Netflix after a theatrical run.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Balla ... er_Scruggs

AO Scott, NYTimes review https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/08/movi ... eview.html
“The Ballad of Buster Scruggs” is one of the darkest movies by Joel and Ethan Coen, and also among the silliest. It swerves from goofy to ghastly so deftly and so often that you can’t always tell which is which.

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Post by Nicolas » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:23 am

It's a Gift (1934) W.C. Fields, Baby LeRoy. A bumbling henpecked grocer receives an inheritance, sells the grocery store, buys an orange grove sight unseen and moves the family to California to run it. Not my first viewing. I like this film, it's a comedic masterpiece.

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Post by bearcub » Mon Nov 12, 2018 8:23 am

The Ghost + Mr. Chicken starring Don Knotts. One of the first movies my mum brought me to as a small boy.

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Post by magazinewriter » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 am

wilson08 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Puzzle

In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar
neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends
while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers
an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there
are others who share this interest and participate in tournaments.
By chance she meets and partners with another puzzle enthusiast
which opens a new world for her but puts strains on her marriage.
Nice film---Recommended
Sounds interesting. Is this in theaters or streaming?

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Post by wilson08 » Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 pm

magazinewriter wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 am
wilson08 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Puzzle

In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar
neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends
while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers
an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there
are others who share this interest and participate in tournaments.
By chance she meets and partners with another puzzle enthusiast
which opens a new world for her but puts strains on her marriage.
Nice film---Recommended
Sounds interesting. Is this in theaters or streaming?
Saw this at a community theatre in my home town that specializes
in independent films.

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Post by magazinewriter » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:02 pm

wilson08 wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:26 pm
magazinewriter wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:31 am
wilson08 wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 3:20 pm
Puzzle

In proximity of NYC, a witty, intelligent woman in a blue collar
neighborhood takes care of the needs of her family and friends
while neglecting her own aspirations and fulfillment. She discovers
an uncanny knack for rapidly solving jigsaw puzzles and finds there
are others who share this interest and participate in tournaments.
By chance she meets and partners with another puzzle enthusiast
which opens a new world for her but puts strains on her marriage.
Nice film---Recommended
Sounds interesting. Is this in theaters or streaming?
Saw this at a community theatre in my home town that specializes
in independent films.
Thanks. I’ll look for it. I watched the trailer and it looks really good. (Helps that I just bought a 1000-piece New Yorker jigsaw puzzle myself for .50 at a rummage sale!)

Oh, I just found that it will be released on DVD tomorrow, Nov. 13! Maybe Redbox will have it.

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Post by oldlongbeard » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:23 pm

“The Free State of Jones” on Netflix. Good story, well told.

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Post by MJW » Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:26 pm

We watched Prometheus (2012) over the weekend. It's a Ridley Scott flick loosely associated with the Alien franchise. It was alright. Good visuals. Forgettable. Didn't think the story-telling lived up to the premise.

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Post by jginseattle » Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm

Two fact-based movies about remarkable women.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-f ... e-deserves

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... orgive-me/

A Private War.
https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... espondent/

I highly recommend both of them.

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Post by bengal22 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:02 pm

Watched the following:

Eighth grade
Blackkklansman
A wrinkle in time

Enjoyed them all.


Also watched the other side of the wind, an Orson Welles film from the 70's that was edited based on his notes and just released. Fantastic to watch but many what the heck is going on moments. It has a movie within a movie that is about making movies. John Huston plays a Orson Welles like character. Will watch again.
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Post by bengal22 » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:07 pm

ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Nov 09, 2018 5:09 pm
Destination Wedding, on Amazon Prime.

This romantic comedy stars Keannu Reeves and Winona Ryder. Two mismatched misfits meet and constantly bicker at a wedding. (When threatened by a wild animal, they argue about whether it is a cougar, puma, or mountain lion.) The movie is way more enjoyable than it sounds.
This movie had a ton of funny moments and I would recommend watching on Netflix. From the title I thought it would be some silly non-funny movie starring SNL alumni. But it wasn't.
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Post by dm200 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:06 am

bengal22 wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:02 pm
Watched the following:

Eighth grade
Blackkklansman
A wrinkle in time

Enjoyed them all.


Also watched the other side of the wind, an Orson Welles film from the 70's that was edited based on his notes and just released. Fantastic to watch but many what the heck is going on moments. It has a movie within a movie that is about making movies. John Huston plays a Orson Welles like character. Will watch again.
Wish I had seen "Eighth Grade". I (wrongly) thought it was a kids movie. :D

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Post by ResearchMed » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:15 am

jginseattle wrote:
Tue Nov 13, 2018 8:00 pm
Two fact-based movies about remarkable women.

Can You Ever Forgive Me?
https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-f ... e-deserves

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... orgive-me/

A Private War.
https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... espondent/

I highly recommend both of them.
Thanks.

We hadn't noticed "Can you ever forgive me", so read up on it, and it sounds great - and got remarkable reviews.
(Hope that's not setting us up for disappointment by expecting *too* much...)

We'll probably see it this weekend. I think the listing get posted today (or tomorrow) for local theatres for the weekend.

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Post by Ambition89 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:22 am

Stalker by Tarkovsky

I will need to watch again to realize what I just saw. Beautiful movie.

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Post by Broken Man 1999 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:51 am

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Another spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood. Co-stars Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.

Of course I'll soon be watching A Fistful of Dollars and For a Few Dollars More.

The English dubbing is horrible. Kinda like watching early Japanese films, where the speakers lips are still moving after their dialog.

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Post by bertilak » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:11 am

Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:51 am
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Another spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood. Co-stars Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.
One of my favorite movies, if a touch too long. I think Eli Wallach deserves the credit for pushing this movie past "great" into "extraordinary" territory.

OK, so do Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone.
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Post by husky1055 » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:17 am

They shall not grow old BBC and Peter Jackson documentary remastered of WW1 as told by the soldiers!!! :(

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Post by Bylo Selhi » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:15 pm

I can't remember where I read this, but apparently Bad Day at Black Rock (1955) - IMDb is one of Jack Bogle's favorite movies.

This would have been at least a decade ago so it was before Barclays sold iShares to, ahem, BlackRock. I don't know if that has had any effect on Jack's opinion of the movie or its title. Perhaps a question to ask at the next Bogleheads conference ;)

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Post by jginseattle » Sun Nov 18, 2018 5:56 pm

A new Western anthology from the Coen Brothers. The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

Now streaming on Netflix.

Recommended.

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Post by hdas » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:41 pm

Paths of the Soul
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Post by telemark » Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:16 pm

bertilak wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:11 am
Broken Man 1999 wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:51 am
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly. Another spaghetti western starring Clint Eastwood. Co-stars Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach.
One of my favorite movies, if a touch too long. I think Eli Wallach deserves the credit for pushing this movie past "great" into "extraordinary" territory.

OK, so do Sergio Leone and Ennio Morricone.
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Post by racy » Mon Nov 19, 2018 7:53 am

Widows, at the local theater. Critics liked it a lot, audiences not as well. I'm in the latter group...

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Post by hdas » Thu Nov 22, 2018 4:49 pm

Suspiria
Director: Luca Guadagnino

Remake of Dario Argento’s 1977 classic.
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Post by Mel Lindauer » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:29 pm

steve roy wrote:
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“A Star Is Born” — Bradley Cooper does a good job as director and co-star. It’s the old chestnut first concocted by William Wellman in 1937, bit if you accept the story for the fairy tale it is, the flick is enjoyable.
+1 While I'm not a movie buff, I thoroughly enjoyed this movie, too.
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Post by bobcat2 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:58 pm

The Front Runner and Green Book.

Green Book seemed very good until the last 20 minutes. At that point it became super saccharine and predictable. It seems someone at the studio wanted with certainty a crowd pleasing happy ending. They got it. The Front Runner doesn’t have good answers, but it raises many excellent questions.

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Post by bengal22 » Thu Nov 22, 2018 9:38 pm

Blindspotting- great movie that everyone should see. Ending was a very powerful message on how we perceive others

Crazy Rich Asians- Funny funny movie

Ballad of Buster Scruggs - uneven but some of the segments were great. Especially the first and last one. "First time?" was the funniest line in the movie.

No direction: Martin Scorsese excellent documentary of Dylan's career up to the motorcycle wreck.
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Post by wilson08 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:09 am

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

A once celebrated writer is in a slump and circumstances in her life lead her to
a menial existence where she barely gets by. She begins forging amusing and witty
letters, purportedly written by famous writers/celebrities, and is able to pass them
off to collectors/dealers of memorabilia until the scam is uncovered.
Somewhat sad and spiced with wit, this is a well-made, penetrating film.

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Post by brokendirtdart » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am

Just noticed Jeremiah Johnson was on Prime and watched it. One of my favorites in the slower western genre.

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Post by bertilak » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:40 pm

brokendirtdart wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am
Just noticed Jeremiah Johnson was on Prime and watched it. One of my favorites in the slower western genre.
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Post by brokendirtdart » Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:56 pm

bertilak wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 12:40 pm
brokendirtdart wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:51 am
Just noticed Jeremiah Johnson was on Prime and watched it. One of my favorites in the slower western genre.
"Skin that one pilgrim, and I'll get you another."
A few good one liners in there. "Watch your topknot"

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Post by jlawrence01 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:27 pm

This week's movies:

A Simple Favor - A very entertaining and scary movie, almost reminds me of Fatal Attraction

Andrei Rublev (Russia, 1966) - 3.5 hours long look at the life of a famous 15 century Russian Iconographer

Instant Family - an interesting movie in the trials and tribulations of adopting older children.

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Post by abuss368 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:28 am

"221" with Nicholas Cage on Netflix. The movie was ok.
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Post by abuss368 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:30 am

"Kill the Irishman" on Netflix. A true story about Danny Greene and the wars in Cleveland, OH during the 1970's that involved the Irish and the Italians. The war was responsible for members of the five families in New York being indicted.
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Post by nisiprius » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:29 pm

Yes, this is a *brag.* I watched "Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall." In Spanish, and as far as I know there isn't even a Region 1 DVD available, let alone a dubbed or subtitled version. It's available on a website called gloria.tv .

The non-brag part is that I understood at best 15-20%.

I was interested in it because it was mentioned in a very good novel, The Heart Has Its Reasons, by Maria Dueñas... (and from the fact that I used the English title you'll realize that I read that in translation.)

"Bienvenido, Mr. Marshall" is a comedy and considered a classic of Spanish cinema. It's from 1953. My Spanish teacher says the humor in it is "very, very Spanish" and impossible to explain. It has something to do with a little Spanish village getting the idea that they can get financial assistance from the Marshall Plan. The village is in the center of Spain, near Madrid. They believe that the US stereotype of Spain is Andalusia, so they start putting up false-front Andalusian façades on their buildings, making Andalusian costume, learning Andalusian dancing. I think this analogous to, say, Old Orchard Beach, Maine trying to fit a stereotype of 1880s Tombstone, Arizona.

The movie includes what I guess are supposed to be archetypes: an ultraconservative Catholic priest, an "hidalgo," and the mayor. One of the weirder (funnier?) parts occurs the night before the Americans are expected to arrive, when each of them has a terrible nightmare in which Spanish and US stereotypes mingle. Weirdest of all (to me), the priest dreams of being arrested by a group of people dressed as KKK members in hoods, but in black instead of white, subjected to a "third degree" interrogation like something out of a 1930s James Cagney crime movie, and dragged before...

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...the "Committee on Un-American Activities!"

The denouement is that when the Americans come, they just drive straight through the town without stopping or having a chance to admire the wonderful show the village was ready to put on for them.

The movie came out during the Franco regime, and it is almost certain that it contains veiled criticism of the Franco, presented so as to evade the censor. That unusual scales-of-justice symbol on the judge's lectern, for example--is it supposed to resemble this, or am I trying too hard?

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Anyway, I watched it from start to finish, without dubbing or subtitles. It's odd how you can get the feeling that someone (e.g. the major) is "a character" with a distinct and interesting personality, while still having no idea what the personality is.
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Post by bertilak » Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:50 pm

jlawrence01 wrote:
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:27 pm
This week's movies:
A Simple Favor - A very entertaining and scary movie, almost reminds me of Fatal Attraction
I saw that (so I thought!) and wondered how it related to Fatal Attraction so I looked it up on IMDB.

Turns out I was confusing it with A Simple Plan. This, too, is a good movie with Bill Paxton, Billy Bob Thornton, Brent Briscoe and Bridget Fonda. Directed by Sam Raimi who gave us various Evil Dead, Batman, and Spider Man movies, among others.

It's not quite a heist movie, but an "after the accidental heist" movie. What happens when three not-so-bright (to various degrees) acquaintances keep a bunch of money they find on a crashed small plane. Things get complicated.
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Post by hmw » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:40 pm

Just watched “Ralph destroys the internet” with our 7-year old. He liked it.

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Post by ResearchMed » Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:52 pm

hmw wrote:
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Just watched “Ralph destroys the internet” with our 7-year old. He liked it.
We saw this yesterday afternoon with the kids/grands (ages 3+ and 5+).

NOISY! A bit visually overwhelming as well.

However, it was very interesting that there were some "good" themes sort of hidden in there, almost subliminally, not "preachy".

It was really nice how many 3 generation groups were in there.
And I'm glad I'm not on the clean-up crew after a showing of that. Ugh.

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Post by KSOC » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:03 pm

"The Wailing" on Netflix. Not bad, but my daughter had to explain some of it. It was rather long, and I hung in until the end. Even after her explanation I was underwhelmed. Guess I'm not that smart, which proves my school grades were correct.
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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:06 pm

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on Amazon prime. Lots of action, a few car chase scenes, a lot of running on foot. It's a nice change of pace, I liked it.
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Post by anonenigma » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:33 pm

Been on quite a run recently, almost all on MoviePass (make the most while it lasts, which shouldn't be much longer):

Ballad of Buster Scruggs
The Hate U Give
Border (Sweden's submission for 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar)
A Private War
Can You Ever Forgive Me?
Green Book
Roma (Mexico's submission for 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar)
The Favourite
Shoplifters (Japan's submission for 2019 Best Foreign Language Film Oscar)
Widows - seeing this later today (Added: Just okay. Script too complicated. Not of same quality as films listed above)
Add: Happy as Lazzaro
All really worthwhile films, ranging from really good to superb, IMHO.
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Post by nisiprius » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:43 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on Amazon prime. Lots of action, a few car chase scenes, a lot of running on foot. It's a nice change of pace, I liked it.
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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:54 pm

Sorry, I've never read the books and can't give an opinion.
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Post by dm200 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:59 pm

Any feedback on the latest "A Star Is Born" ??

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by stoptothink » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:07 pm

nisiprius wrote:
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LadyGeek wrote:
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Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on Amazon prime. Lots of action, a few car chase scenes, a lot of running on foot. It's a nice change of pace, I liked it.
I love the books (most of them). If I love the books, will I like the movies?
Never read the books but the first one may be a worthwhile way to spend 2 hours; full of plot holes and bit cheesy, but it is action-packed entertainment. The second one is comically bad, we didn't make it through the first 10 minutes.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:10 pm

^^^ I can see that. As a strong hint, Amazon was charging for the first movie (2012), but the second one was free on Amazon Prime.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bengal22 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:23 pm

nisiprius wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:43 pm
LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:06 pm
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back, on Amazon prime. Lots of action, a few car chase scenes, a lot of running on foot. It's a nice change of pace, I liked it.
I love the books (most of them). If I love the books, will I like the movies?
Books are better than the movies. Tom Cruise was not an inspired choice to play 6'5" Reacher.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MJW » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:39 pm

dm200 wrote:
Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:59 pm
Any feedback on the latest "A Star Is Born" ??
Haven't seen it (probably won't) but the reviews in this thread have been mostly positive.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by RMO87 » Sun Nov 25, 2018 3:50 pm

Bohemian Rhapsody. Wow, a wonderful, well-acted biopic, with great music and nice dose of humor. I would be surprised if Rami Malek (as Freddie Mercury) does not at least get nominated for Best Actor.

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