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Post by bowtie » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 pm

To jjunk:
You were surprised I'd never once seen Sesame Street nor Mr. Rogers ... I saw some episodes of Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Rocky and Bullwinkle) and Tom and Jerry, and The Flinstones... I don't know why no one ever turned on Mr. Rogers at all.
I'm not sure what you meant when you said 'the tone of the movie' with Hanks... but guess I will find out when I see it.
I do remember a scene - perhaps it was in the documentary on Rogers - where they showed the Candid Camera thing the hotel. I believe that was in the last years of his life. Yes, he was completely fine with everything that was sub-standard and going all wrong. :happy

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Post by jjunk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:14 am

bowtie wrote:
Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:23 pm
To jjunk:
You were surprised I'd never once seen Sesame Street nor Mr. Rogers ... I saw some episodes of Rocky the Flying Squirrel (Rocky and Bullwinkle) and Tom and Jerry, and The Flinstones... I don't know why no one ever turned on Mr. Rogers at all.
I'm not sure what you meant when you said 'the tone of the movie' with Hanks... but guess I will find out when I see it.
I do remember a scene - perhaps it was in the documentary on Rogers - where they showed the Candid Camera thing the hotel. I believe that was in the last years of his life. Yes, he was completely fine with everything that was sub-standard and going all wrong. :happy
I'd love to know your thoughts if you happen to see the movie. I had never seen the Candid Camera episode until you mentioned it and it was sooo very Mr. Rogers in that moment. Truly a great human being. I dont want to ruin the story of the movie because I didnt know much about it going in and it was a different story than what I expected it to be. I think thats what my wife didnt like about it.

BTW, big shout out to all of those old cartoons. I miss the days of excellent cartoons on Saturday morning. We need a Johnny Quest reboot. :sharebeer

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Post by anonenigma » Fri Dec 06, 2019 2:12 am

Knives Out and Pain and Glory - two really good, smart films.

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Post by Jack FFR1846 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:13 pm

Ford vs Ferrari

A must see for any car guy. Very well done and great car scenes. There were some liberties taken wrt history, but nothing that couldn't be forgiven. Good film.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bowtie » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 pm

Regarding Sat a.m. cartoons, well, I saw very little of Looney Toons as a kid but now as an adult it's really fascinating to get acquainted with it as a creative art form where they worked extremely hard and long hours just to make one cartoon segment.
Anyhow, sure, I'll post after I see the Hanks film.
Just to show you how ignorant I am however I am very unaware of Tom Hanks - the only thing I ever saw him do was so long ago - wasn't he Forrest Gump? People talk about HIM as if he's some great guy but I'm as unfamiliar with him as I was with Fred Rogers. :happy

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Post by rich126 » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:20 pm

bowtie wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Regarding Sat a.m. cartoons, well, I saw very little of Looney Toons as a kid but now as an adult it's really fascinating to get acquainted with it as a creative art form where they worked extremely hard and long hours just to make one cartoon segment.
Anyhow, sure, I'll post after I see the Hanks film.
Just to show you how ignorant I am however I am very unaware of Tom Hanks - the only thing I ever saw him do was so long ago - wasn't he Forrest Gump? People talk about HIM as if he's some great guy but I'm as unfamiliar with him as I was with Fred Rogers. :happy
Hard to imagine anyone not familiar with Tom Hanks. Easily over 50 movies in major roles and diverse movies. From Forrest Gump, Big, to Saving Private Ryan to Apollo 13 to The Green Mile to the Davinci Code, etc. Would be more easily understood if he was in less movies or only one genre.

As far as cartoons go I’ve always had a fondness for The Flintstones.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jjunk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:51 pm

bowtie wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:11 pm
Regarding Sat a.m. cartoons, well, I saw very little of Looney Toons as a kid but now as an adult it's really fascinating to get acquainted with it as a creative art form where they worked extremely hard and long hours just to make one cartoon segment.
Anyhow, sure, I'll post after I see the Hanks film.
Just to show you how ignorant I am however I am very unaware of Tom Hanks - the only thing I ever saw him do was so long ago - wasn't he Forrest Gump? People talk about HIM as if he's some great guy but I'm as unfamiliar with him as I was with Fred Rogers. :happy
I dont see it as ignorant so much as fascinating that anyone was able to be so removed from pervasive pop culture in the way you have been. In many ways, I'm jealous. Now if you will just tell me you used all that time because you were a child prodigy and have multiple high level degrees in advanced hard sciences, my mental image of you will be complete :happy

As an aside, just saw Ad Astra....it was horrible. Definitely do not recommend, especially if you care about the scientific literacy of a movie thats about space. Yeesh, what a waste of time.

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Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am

Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Bylo Selhi » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:59 am

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
Too old? Nope. Too new :!: :!: :!:

Nothing by Chaplin :?: :?: :?:

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jjunk » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:57 am

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
2001 is one of my all time favorites. Old boy is a classic as well. I personally didnt like Mulholland Drive but I can see what others did. One of my favorite movies of all time, which I kinda expected to see on this list but isnt present is City of God (2002). Seems like it fits somewhat nicely into this list IMO.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:03 pm

Bylo Selhi wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:59 am
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
Too old? Nope. Too new :!: :!: :!:

Nothing by Chaplin :?: :?: :?:
Thanks for reminder. My movie archive starts at 1895 i believe with the first video capture. When i read Charlie’s name in your commemt i just remember City Light (1931??) . Definitely golden age of American cinema until around late 60s.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:08 pm

jjunk wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:57 am
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
2001 is one of my all time favorites. Old boy is a classic as well. I personally didnt like Mulholland Drive but I can see what others did. One of my favorite movies of all time, which I kinda expected to see on this list but isnt present is City of God (2002). Seems like it fits somewhat nicely into this list IMO.
I agree with you. Excellent movie and it can definitely fit to this list. There is so many great movies came from South America and this is absolutely one of it. I understand your comment on Mulholland Drive. In general as you may be aware , it is not easy to like David Lynch movies :) . I took me me to watch this two times and do readings to get a sense of the movie. We can say this for almost all Lynch movies.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 pm

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
I just want to add a comment that movie “Salo” is a very disturbing movie and it requires empty stomach to watch.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bob60014 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:33 pm

Just saw Good Liar with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen at the theater. Good story with a twist we didn't see coming.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Dave55 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:22 pm

"Knives Out": Very good
"Ford verses Ferrari": Excellent

"The Irishman" on Netflix: Excellent


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Post by CoAndy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:26 pm

Watched "The Irishman" last night on Netflix. Was pretty good.

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Post by grok87 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:32 pm

Jack FFR1846 wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:13 pm
Ford vs Ferrari

A must see for any car guy. Very well done and great car scenes. There were some liberties taken wrt history, but nothing that couldn't be forgiven. Good film.
just saw it and liked it and i'm not even a car guy.
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Post by stoptothink » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:41 pm

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 pm
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
I just want to add a comment that movie “Salo” is a very disturbing movie and it requires empty stomach to watch.
"Old Boy" is often mentioned among the most disturbing films ever made (FWIW, I have not seen it), so I think there is a bit of a theme here.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by oldcomputerguy » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:49 pm

DW and I just saw “Knives Out”. If you’re an Agatha Christie fan, you should see it.
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Post by bertilak » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:50 pm

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)
Mulholland Drive and 2001 are on my short list. The rest I am not familiar with.

I have heard of 8 1/2 but have never seen it. All of its stars (Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale) I have seen and appreciated in other movies. The IMDB storyline tells me I won't bother seeing the movie. A film about the trials and tribulations of a filmmaker seems just to cute and "artsy" for me. The thought of all that introspection discourages me. So does the fact that it's in four different languages.
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Post by tooluser » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:21 pm

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The Outlaw of Josef Wales, another Clint Eastwood movie.
Is Josef any relation to Josey? His brother perhaps? :mrgreen:
Wondering if you’ve seen The Mule, Clint’s latest? I have not as yet. He’ll be 89 on May 31st.
For Josey Wales fans, the book "Gone to Texas" upon which the movie was based is very good. The movie follows the book very closely, so it's an optional reading task. The author published another Josey Wales novel, which is also good but much more R-rated.

I'm DVR'ing The Mule next week. I suspect it will be worth my time.

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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:26 pm

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
I have 8 1/2 in my queue on Kanopy; Fellini movies are classics. :thumbsup
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Post by galectin » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:42 pm

The DW and I are watching the Star Wars movies on Disney+. An avid Star Wars guy recommended watching them in episode order, rather than when they were made. I concur.

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Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:45 pm

stoptothink wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:41 pm
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:10 pm
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
I just want to add a comment that movie “Salo” is a very disturbing movie and it requires empty stomach to watch.
"Old Boy" is often mentioned among the most disturbing films ever made (FWIW, I have not seen it), so I think there is a bit of a theme here.
You are right it is disturbing because of violence involved. Salo or “120 days of Sodom” is more disturbing because it involves violence along with disgusting practices experimented on people by authoritarian power ( no politics here but this power is depicted in movie as coming from: government, military and religious institutions.)
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Post by 1789 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:46 pm

bertilak wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:50 pm
1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)
Mulholland Drive and 2001 are on my short list. The rest I am not familiar with.

I have heard of 8 1/2 but have never seen it. All of its stars (Marcello Mastroianni, Anouk Aimée, Claudia Cardinale) I have seen and appreciated in other movies. The IMDB storyline tells me I won't bother seeing the movie. A film about the trials and tribulations of a filmmaker seems just to cute and "artsy" for me. The thought of all that introspection discourages me. So does the fact that it's in four different languages.
Yes indeed that movie can be defines as “artsy” type :happy similar to all other Fellini movies
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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:57 pm

" The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

Psychological thriller. Foreign. 7.8 IMDB.

Kanopy summary: Forty years ago, Harriet Vanger disappeared from a family gathering on the island owned and inhabited by the powerful Vanger clan. Her body was never found, yet her beloved uncle is convinced it was murder and that the killer is a member of his own tightly knit but dysfunctional family. He employs disgraced financial journalist Mikael Blomkvist (Michael Nyqvist) and the tattooed and troubled but resourceful computer hacker Lisbeth Salander (Noomi Rapace) to investigate. When the pair link Harriet's disappearance to a number of grotesque murders from almost forty years ago, they begin to unravel a dark and appalling family…

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Mission Impossible III on Hulu.
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Post by Calli114 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:21 pm

bob60014 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:33 pm
Just saw Good Liar with Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen at the theater. Good story with a twist we didn't see coming.

Ditto for The Good Liar.

And, I saw the discussion upthread of "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" - I fall into the camp of not caring for it at all. Found it to be quite dark.

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Post by Nicolas » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:24 pm

Captains Courageous (1937) Freddie Bartholomew, Spencer Tracy, Lionel Barrymore, Mickey Rooney, John Carradine.

After the Rudyard Kipling novel: A spoiled brat who falls overboard from a steamship gets picked up by a fishing boat, where he's made to earn his keep by joining the crew in their work. A coming-of-age story and so well done. I enjoyed it. Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider.

My wife commented that there were no women characters at all until the last ten minutes. I hadn’t noticed.

It struck me how similar the character of Manuel (Spencer Tracy), a rough Portuguese fisherman, was to that of Bobo (Jean Gabin), a rough French fisherman, in Moontide (1942), which I also enjoyed. It wasn’t just their occupations, they’re similar in appearance and personality too. Might just be a coincidence, or it’s a Hollywood type.

I saw both films on broadcast TV.
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Post by stoptothink » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:37 am

Wife's employer rented out a theater so families could watch "Frozen II". I thought the music was mediocre, but it was entertaining and of course my kids loved it.

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Post by House Blend » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:53 pm

I have to give a plug for Searching for Sugar Man, a 2012 documentary that Netflix added recently.

I don't normally watch documentaries, but saw this one in its original release. Highly recommended.

Without giving away too much, let me just say it is a "truth is stranger than fiction" story: how could a musician have his work become wildly popular--during his lifetime--without even being aware of it?

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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:57 pm

House Blend wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:53 pm
I have to give a plug for Searching for Sugar Man, a 2012 documentary that Netflix added recently.

I don't normally watch documentaries, but saw this one in its original release. Highly recommended.

Without giving away too much, let me just say it is a "truth is stranger than fiction" story: how could a musician have his work become wildly popular--during his lifetime--without even being aware of it?
I saw that a long time ago. I really enjoyed it! :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:04 pm

JAZZISCOOL wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:57 pm
House Blend wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:53 pm
I have to give a plug for Searching for Sugar Man, a 2012 documentary that Netflix added recently.

I don't normally watch documentaries, but saw this one in its original release. Highly recommended.

Without giving away too much, let me just say it is a "truth is stranger than fiction" story: how could a musician have his work become wildly popular--during his lifetime--without even being aware of it?
I saw that a long time ago. I really enjoyed it! :thumbsup :thumbsup
I have long wanted to see this and didn't realize it was on Netflix. It's up as soon as my son's cartoon finishes.

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Post by BarbBrooklyn » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:06 pm

I just saw "63 Up". If you haven't been following this series, it started in 1963 with "7 Up", a Granada documentary about a group of British schoolchildren from various social classes. The filmmaker, Michael Apted has followed these "kids" and made a new film every 7 years.

It's truly remarkable to watch the development of these folks from childhood to adulthood and see how they deal with the restrictions, opportunities and everyday-ness of life.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jlawrence01 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:05 pm

BarbBrooklyn wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:06 pm
I just saw "63 Up". If you haven't been following this series, it started in 1963 with "7 Up", a Granada documentary about a group of British schoolchildren from various social classes. The filmmaker, Michael Apted has followed these "kids" and made a new film every 7 years.

It's truly remarkable to watch the development of these folks from childhood to adulthood and see how they deal with the restrictions, opportunities and everyday-ness of life.
I have to admit that I have not seen anything past 42 UP. I guess that what I do not like about the series is that many of the original participants have opted out over the years.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Case59 » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:26 pm

I don't see a lot of movies in the theatre, but three favs from the last year:

1. Linda Ronstadt documentary--It's not a great documentary in itself, being very chronological: "And then and then and then." But her voice sweeps all away before her.
2. Knives Out--Fun, smart, old-style whodunnit set in a creepy mansion.
3. Joker--the social issues alluded to in the movie are a hot mess, but Joaquin Phoenix's performance (including his amazing dancing--who knew?) are worth the price of admission.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by FireHorse » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:55 pm

Capitalism: a love story - michael moore
The emperor's club - by kevin kline
Frozen2 - I thought there would be more kids in the theater for this movie, but more than half of it was adults.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MisterMister » Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:02 am

Case59 wrote:
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:26 pm
I don't see a lot of movies in the theatre, but three favs from the last year:

1. Linda Ronstadt documentary--It's not a great documentary in itself, being very chronological: "And then and then and then." But her voice sweeps all away before her.
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I thought it was excellent.

Also, anyone who missed it: CNN will air it on New Year's day. Looking forward to seeing it again.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Kagord » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:52 am

Interesting movie week,

Primer (2004)

The Endless (2017)

Shoplifters (2018)

I can say, with absolute certainty, these three movies are not the typical Hollywood movie formulaic drivel.

Primer, a time travel movie, well what can I say, it is not for people that like things easily laid out with continuity, I'm going to have to watch this a few more times to figure out the timeline, the director has set up a puzzle for the watcher to solve with this one, I liked it.

The Endless is a cult movie, kind of, with some time travel stuff, it's 1% the complexity of Primer (maybe I'm too generous here), I liked it.

Shoplifters, Japan slice of life movie, is good as well, the ending is great.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by KnowNth » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:44 pm

Since we are talking about old movies, I want to mention "Tokyo Story" and "Ikiru". I think you need to be old to appreciate these two movies.

I enjoy all Fellini's movies, Nights of Cabiria is my favorite.

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Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by 1789 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 2:56 pm

KnowNth wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:44 pm
Since we are talking about old movies, I want to mention "Tokyo Story" and "Ikiru". I think you need to be old to appreciate these two movies.

I enjoy all Fellini's movies, Nights of Cabiria is my favorite.

1789 wrote:
Sat Dec 07, 2019 1:37 am
Please don’t take my comments as if I have an authority to define aesthetics or world cinema. A little bit about me is I spent a lot of years studying world cinema particularly movements and directors.

I watch a lot of movies in movie theatres/Netflix. But since the movies I have seen recently didn’t occupy any space in my memory I don’t want to mention them here.

If I could make a short list out of some excellent movies, it would probably be something like below that I can recommend to everyone

The 400 Blows (1959)
Viridiana (1961)
Stalker(1979)
Salo (1975)
8 1/2 (1963)
Mondays in the Sun (2002)
Road (1982)
Mullholland Drive (2001)
2001: A space Odyssey (1968)
Old boy (2003)
Nobody knows (2004)

I hear you all saying these are too old for you :oops:
Thank you for sharing two excellent movies. It seems you like two giants of Japanese cinema (Ozu and Kurosawa)
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Barkingsparrow » Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:29 pm

I am finally getting around to catching up with movies on my watch list - so I'm a bit behind:

Annihilation - 8/10 - Trippy but entertaining.

War for the Planet of the Apes - 8/10 - this one surprised me. I had low expectations but turned out to have some depth to it.

Avengers End Game - 6/10 - Admit that I'm not a big fan of super-hero movies, especially when you have to shut your brain down as much as with this one.

Arrival - 9/10 - The kind of cerebral Sci-Fi that I like.

The Kingdom - 7/10 - Kind of a mixed bag - not sure what the writers were going with this - but very watchable nonetheless and I really like historical based films.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Bogle7 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:16 pm

Knives Out - a very good movie. Although, the final scene was predictable.
Ford vs Ferrari - a very good movie. We visited the Ferrari Museum in Modena last September.
It's a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - a perfect movie. And, I was never a Mr Rogers fan when younger.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by galectin » Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:34 pm

I just watched "The Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis. Science Fiction movie from 1997 back when Bruce had some hair.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Ambition89 » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:00 pm

It's a Wonderful Life on Amazon Prime.
5 ***** out of 5 ***** :thumbsup :thumbsup
The Quintessential Christmas movie.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Bratbill » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:22 pm

Hmmm thought Irishmen was ok
But not great ...
Loved Motherless Brooklyn with Edward Norton !!!
Both are long , felt Brooklyn was better moving .

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bertilak » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:15 am

galectin wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 7:34 pm
I just watched "The Fifth Element" with Bruce Willis. Science Fiction movie from 1997 back when Bruce had some hair.
A fun romp, nearly destroyed by Chris Tucker's grating performance. Milla Jovovich's action scenes were great. You can't go wrong with Gary Oldman, and of course Bruce Willis.

I enjoyed the Blue DIva's performance of the "Lucia di Lammermoor" Aria.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jginseattle » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:23 pm

Richard Jewell.

This movie is a character study and a showcase for actors. Although some of the minor roles are crudely conceived, Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates and Paul Walter Hauser do stellar work here.

What surprised me most of all is that the film contains a fair amount of sly humor. This generally has to do with the oddness of the central character.

Recommended, but some may find it slow going.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Nicolas » Mon Dec 16, 2019 7:49 pm

The Third Man (1949) Joseph Cotten, Alina Valli, Orson Welles, Trevor Howard. Directed by Carol Reed. Written by Graham Greene.

Pulp novelist Holly Martins travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, Harry Lime.

In the AFI book "Private Screenings" critic Roger Ebert cited this as his favourite film. He later listed it in his piece "Ten Greatest Films of All Time".

The quintessential film noir. Not my first viewing. Recommended.
We purchased the DVD.
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