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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:37 am
by ruralavalon
The African Queen, available on Netflix.

A classic, stars Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, well worth watching again.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:39 pm
by Koogie
ruralavalon wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:37 am
The African Queen, available on Netflix.
A classic, stars Humphrey Bogart and Katherine Hepburn, well worth watching again.
""Nature, Mr. Allnut, is what we are put in this world to rise above""

DW favorite movie and I am a big Bogart fan. Hmm.. now our courtship is starting to make more sense.. :P

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 am
by bpp
Polymath wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:47 pm
JBTX wrote:
Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:21 pm
Polymath wrote:
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:45 pm
Blade Runner 2049. Highly recommended if you are a scifi or film fan. Impressive accomplishment feeling like a genuine sequel of the original.
I want to see this too. Do you need to have seen the original? I recently rewatched the original on TV. I don't think my wife has seen it. I loved the original for the cinematography, especially for its time, and just the general futuristic - bleakness feel of the setting, but thought the plot was kind of "meh".
I don't think it is a requirement but certainly helps to provide context on Deckard the character. There is much to consider and think about in each movie, so this is an example where I actually advocate taking time between films to consider the plat, meaning, questions etc. Its not like watch two Toy Stories back to back, :). If you liked the original cinematography you will like the sequel.
As a fan of the original, I watched Blade Runner 2049 and really enjoyed it. I'm not usually a fan of sequels or remakes, but this was well done. Amusing to see some of the corporate logos from the early '80s revived, such as Pan Am and Atari. Even the Soviet Union is apparently still a going concern in this timeline.

I especially liked the measured pace of the film. Similar to Arrival, which I also recently watched and loved (and then found out they are from the same director). Movies that give time to think, and feel, what is going on. Poetic pacing.

I have seen reviews comparing BR2049 to Tarkovsky's Stalker. I can see the Tarkovsky part, but thematically I should think Solaris would be the obvious comparison; Hari is, after all, similar to a replicant, created fully-formed with implanted memories, and turning out to be capable of free will.

Anyway, two thumbs up for both Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:21 am
by snowox
Watching Bosch on our free-trial of Amazon, An Amazon Original. Cant stop , great so far.!

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 am
by wilson08
Goodbye Christopher Robin

This could be called the dark side of Winnie the Pooh, not that
the iconic characters which children, including my own, have
loved and enjoyed growing up have a dark side, but rather the
circumstances surrounding the creation of these characters. After
World War I writer A.A. Milne, traumatized by the war, cannot get
motivated or inspired to write again. He starts an anti-war book,
which outside of himself, finds little appeal or enthusiasm.
He finds comfort and consolation in playing with his small son,
Christopher Robin, at the family's country estate. He and his
son give names to the child's stuffed animals and develop story
scenarios for them in the wooded areas of the estate. Milne begins
writing stories about these characters and enlists the help of an
artist friend to illustrate the stories about Winnie the Pooh and
friends.

The books are a huge success but fame and fortune have a down
side when the life of the family, especially for the son, is disrupted
in a negative way. Christopher is bullied at school by jealous
classmates and learns to detest the Winnie the Pooh attachment
he has never wanted outside of his family.
Bittersweet but well done film.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am
by market timer
The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Bizarre psychological thriller and modern retelling of the myth of Iphigenia, where a father must decide which of his two kids or wife must be sacrificed to atone for his mistakes. This film is similar in style (notably awkward, emotionless dialogue) as The Lobster, which was also directed by Yorgos Lanthimos and starred Colin Farrell. Recommended.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm
by jginseattle
The Disaster Artist. A good movie about the making of a bad movie.

Recommended.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:54 pm
by MrNewEngland
The Sweet Life.

Two suicidal people meet and decide to drive across the country to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge together.

Better than it sounds... but I’d watch Abigail Spencer just read the script.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:52 pm
by Valuethinker
Paddington 2

Paddington, the Bear from Peru, so-called because he was found at Paddington Station (and based on a stuffed bear Michael Bond saw in the station). Lives with the Brown Family off Portobello Road in West London (think the movie Notting Hill with Julia Roberts and Hugh Grant).

In an antiquities shop he finds the perfect book for his dear aunt Lucy, in Peru, that will allow her to see London, a city she has never been able to visit. He sets about earning enough money to buy it ...

But there is skullduggery afoot for he is not the only person who covets it ...

Some wonderful acting, especially by Hugh Grant.. as an, actor.... Endless small roles by the likes of Ben Miller, Joana Lumley, Peter Capaldi (ntil recently Dr. Who) ...

And a wonderful assertion of British values, in the context of a multi-cultural crescent road in West London. And a statement against xenophobia, to boot. Of tolerance, of seeing the best in people of all shapes, colours and sizes (even bear-shaped ones), and of sheer physical courage and pluck in the face of adversity.

And a certain poignancy-- when Michael Bond (who died very recently) wrote the novels, such a road was imaginable. Those houses now would sell for between £5 and £10m and are inhabited by the international super-class. It's a London that lives on only in our memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46HIK3fwKos

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:07 pm
by DrGoogle2017
Cain Mutiny, another Humphrey Bogart movie.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:58 pm
by Thesaints
“Get Out” :thumbsup :thumbsup

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:00 pm
by abuss368
We are watching "Boiler Room".

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 pm
by joe8d
joe8d wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Capsu78 wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 3:05 pm
"Wind River" which was suggested by an earlier poster was the best movie I have seen this year, from 2017 anyway.
Got it from the library today to watch tomorrow.Also recommend " The Glass Castle "
It was VERY good.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 am
by LadyGeek
John Wick, on DVD. Discussed in earlier posts, it's an action film. I liked it.

Next up: John Wick: Chapter 2.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:22 am
by MoonOrb
Last night was the annual Christmas season viewing of Die Hard. I’ve seen it an estimated 50+ times and still enjoy it.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm
by victw
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

We thought it was the best movie we've seen this year.

Vic

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm
by victw
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

We thought it was the best movie we've seen this year.

Vic

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 pm
by MoonOrb
You can say that again.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm
by DanMahowny
John Wick 2.

Unequivocally, the greatest movie in the history of filmmaking.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:06 pm
by MrNewEngland
DanMahowny wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm
John Wick 2.

Unequivocally, the greatest movie in the history of filmmaking.
I haven’t seen it yet but I find it hard to believe any movie can top Road House.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:14 pm
by DanMahowny
MrNewEngland wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:06 pm
DanMahowny wrote:
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm
John Wick 2.

Unequivocally, the greatest movie in the history of filmmaking.
I haven’t seen it yet but I find it hard to believe any movie can top Road House.
Well played, sir.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:24 am
by bengal22
Just watched "The Lovers" on Netflix. Fun movie.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 am
by fizxman
The annual watching of Elf.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 pm
by jginseattle
It (2017). I had heard mixed things about it. Surprisingly, for what it is, it's very well done.

I haven't read the novel.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:29 pm
by htdrag11
The Great Silence is a different kind of spaghetti western that made a mockery of our traditional Hollywood ending. It's even better than Django (1966) by the same director, Sergio Corbucci. The soundtrack was from the famed Ennio Morricone. Klaus Kinski never disappoints as the evil bounty hunter. It's a very nice but forgotten western gem.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063032/?ref_=rvi_tt

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:00 pm
by LadyGeek
John Wick: Chapter 2, on Blu-ray DVD. After seeing the first one (John Wick), I thought the plot was a bit weak. The action scenes seemed to repeat the first one. However, the fighting / marital arts moves were very creative and not the standard punch and kick stuff. Impressive.

I liked the movie; my husband liked it more than I did. You'll need to watch the first movie to understand the sequel.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 pm
by siamond
The Shape of Water. Finally a creative movie. Beautifully done in so many respects.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:14 pm
by DrGoogle2017
Ancient Aliens from the History channel, so glad to find out my husband and I might be descendent from Aliens( a bit far fetched) but the nerd in me was still excited.Cool number Pi representation in the crop circle.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:35 pm
by ResearchMed
The Prize, with Paul Newman.

What a disappointment.
It's about the Nobel Ceremony, and an abduction of one of the Nobel winners.

It's more like a lightweight caper, too much silliness.
It's obviously one of Newman's early movies, and he's not...er... not quite "Paul Newman" yet :(

RM

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm
by robolove
Start Wars - The last Jedi.

Disappointed. I fell asleep for about 10 minutes.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:37 pm
by mxs
robolove wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Start Wars - The last Jedi.

Disappointed. I fell asleep for about 10 minutes.
I loved it. Lots of action, good story. Lots of twists and new scenery. I like Benicio del Toro in other movies (The Usual Suspects, Sicario, and 21 Grams), he did a good job in this one. I would say one of the top three Star Wars movies of the main 8 made so far.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm
by wornout
Inside Llewyn Davis
...(1st post) :happy

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:41 pm
by peterinjapan
I loved Star Wars, but mainly because I watched it with my son. Kind of hard not to love Star Wars when watching it with one's son.

I do wish JJ Abrams wouldn't mess up every universe it touches. They have limitations for a reason. Now we have to say of every space battle, why didn't you just [redacted] into the enemy spaceship like they did that one time?

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:50 am
by Koogie
robolove wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:38 pm
Start Wars - The last Jedi.
Disappointed. I fell asleep for about 10 minutes.
+1 At least half of it was just a remake of The Empire Strikes Back. Why can't these people come up with any new plot ideas ?
Overly long as well and with some badly thought out scenes involving Leia.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:10 am
by mak1277
Last Jedi
I left the theater very disappointed...and feeling like there was something wrong with me for not liking it more. Some of the movie was excellent, but there were just too many plodding, useless, boring parts to say this was good.

I re-watched Rogue One on Netflix on Saturday and confirmed that I enjoyed that movie MUCH more than Last Jedi

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 am
by ruralavalon
Welcome to the forum :) .

wornout wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Inside Llewyn Davis
...(1st post) :happy
What is the movie about, who is in it, did you like it?

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
by Elsebet
ruralavalon wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:57 am
Father Brown, on Netflix.
I am almost done with this charming series after seeing your recommendation. Like most BBC series I did enjoy it, although I have to admit it gets a little repetitive due to having 4 seasons (similar to "House") and the female's banshee-like screaming at dead bodies, although probably historically accurate for the period, is not my cup of tea. :) Father Brown as a character is excellent, ever the patient and tolerant priest playing the long game with his flock. Very lush set and careful attention to period detail too.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:50 pm
by Elsebet
mak1277 wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:10 am
Last Jedi
I left the theater very disappointed...and feeling like there was something wrong with me for not liking it more. Some of the movie was excellent, but there were just too many plodding, useless, boring parts to say this was good.

I re-watched Rogue One on Netflix on Saturday and confirmed that I enjoyed that movie MUCH more than Last Jedi
I enjoyed the movie but will agree there was an opportunity for some tighter editing and removal of some unnecessary "Cantina-scene" side plots that each new movie seems to insist upon.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:25 pm
by zeppy
"Wonder" starring Julia Roberts as the mother of a facially disfigured child entering public school for first time. Should be required viewing for all elementary school age children - AND their parents.
Sad but ultimately satisfying resolution.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:48 pm
by TerryDMillerMBA
American Assassin

I had previously read (and listened via audiobook) to several of the Mitch Rapp novels. The protagonist doesn't disappoint on the big screen.

The fight choreography is excellent. It seems to be based on a hybrid "military combatives" system. Only a few of the moves make you go "What?! No way!" like you would at certain James Bond movie stunts.

EDIT: There are sixteen novels. Not unlike Lee Child, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich, James Patterson, et al., he is prolific.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:49 pm
by jginseattle
American Made. Wild and funny.

Recommended.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 pm
by jginseattle
siamond wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 pm
The Shape of Water. Finally a creative movie. Beautifully done in so many respects.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Guillermo del Toro is a very creative artist. And so is Sally Hawkins. She was superb in Maudie, which came out earlier this year. But then she's always good.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 6:26 pm
by siamond
jginseattle wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 pm
siamond wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:27 pm
The Shape of Water. Finally a creative movie. Beautifully done in so many respects.
I'm really looking forward to seeing this. Guillermo del Toro is a very creative artist. And so is Sally Hawkins. She was superb in Maudie, which came out earlier this year. But then she's always good.
She is absolutely amazing in the Shape of Water. Most of the movie rests squarely on her shoulders. And she doesn't say a word (almost!). And she makes it work, beautifully, magically. I am in awe.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 7:42 pm
by ruralavalon
Elsebet wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 3:46 pm
ruralavalon wrote:
Tue Oct 31, 2017 5:57 am
Father Brown, on Netflix.
I am almost done with this charming series after seeing your recommendation. Like most BBC series I did enjoy it, although I have to admit it gets a little repetitive due to having 4 seasons (similar to "House") and the female's banshee-like screaming at dead bodies, although probably historically accurate for the period, is not my cup of tea. :) Father Brown as a character is excellent, ever the patient and tolerant priest playing the long game with his flock. Very lush set and careful attention to period detail too.
Midsomer Murders, on Netflix.

This is another BBC series you could try. The series is a bit darker than Father Brown, but still good. it has many odd or interesting country and village characters, good stories and excellent photography. There are 19 seasons and probably 100+ movie-length episodes.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:48 pm
by siamond
jginseattle wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 pm
[...] And so is Sally Hawkins. She was superb in Maudie, which came out earlier this year. But then she's always good.
I followed your recommendation and just watched Maudie. Oh my. "Superb" is an understatement. What an incredible performance. And another truly beautiful movie. Thank you!

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:44 pm
by wornout
ruralavalon wrote:
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:26 am
Welcome to the forum :) .

wornout wrote:
Sun Dec 17, 2017 10:18 pm
Inside Llewyn Davis
...(1st post) :happy
What is the movie about, who is in it, did you like it?
Thanks! Great Coen brothers movie. Comedic, dramatic slice of life in the week of an early 60's folk singer in New York. Oscar Isaac in the lead role.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:40 pm
by Serie1926
Latest watched on the Netflix.

Judd Apatow: The Return - 2 thumbs down
Easy - mostly good, some pretty funny
El Camino Christmas - good, some chuckles
Voyeur - turned off 20 minutes in
Frontier - 2 thumbs up
Godless - 2 thumbs up
The Boss Baby - grandkids loved it so much they watched twice
The Dinner - made it about 30 minutes
The Punisher - 2 thumbs up
Wheelman - 1 thumb up
1922 - 1 thumb up
Sticky Notes - 2 thumbs up
Alias Grace - 2 thumbs up
Williams - 2 thumbs up
Mindhunter - 2 thumbs up

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:19 pm
by Elsebet
A reddit thread recommended a few films starring Robert Pattinson (of Twilight "fame") to show he is actually a good actor, which I now agree with.

The Rover - I can best describe this as being an "early post-apocalyptic" setting with elements of "The Road" and "Mad Max". Not going to give away more than that.

Good Time - This is a wild, raw, sad ride. It's a movie that makes you feel extremely grateful if you had the fortune to make good choices in your life.

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 6:34 pm
by MP173
Recently watched:

The Big Sick - We both enjoyed it.

The Only Living Boy in New York - I really liked it, wife was luke warm. Reviews were not so good, but it worked for me.

Ed

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Posted: Wed Dec 20, 2017 11:32 pm
by travellight
3 billboards outside ebbing,
And, Wonder. I loved both of them.

Looking forward to the shape of water and all the money in the world.