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Post by jjunk » Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:28 am

Joker - excellent movie IMO. Great acting, cinematography and score

Stuber - silly movie but a fun ride (no pun intended if you know what the movie is about)

The Game Changers (Netflix) - documentary about veg/vegan lifestyle and performance. Nothing new here if you know about veganism but some interesting high profile cameos

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Oct 19, 2019 3:37 pm

Remake of Death Wish on Hulu with Bruce Willis. Not bad.
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Post by Nicolas » Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:18 am

Nightmare Alley (1947) Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell. A carnival mentalist hits the big time — briefly. Recommended. We saw it on broadcast TV but it’s on YouTube too.
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Nicolas wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:18 am
Nightmare Alley (1947) Tyrone Power, Joan Blondell. A carnival mentalist hits the big time — briefly! Recommended. We saw it on broadcast TV but it’s on YouTube too.
I have it on DVD. Good movie. Tyrone Power is always good. I love all those 30s-40s Noirs. That one is especially dark. It is not the typical gangster noir.
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Post by Bacchus01 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:09 am

JBTX wrote:
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:29 pm
Watched Fractured on Netflix. They completely Telegraphed where the movie was headed, which when they did end that way I thought "why did I just watch this?".
We watched last night and I felt quite differently. Well done movie. My wife, son and his GF were captivated. While the ending was somewhat expected, there were several times where I thought “no, I’m wrong, something else is happening.” I thought they set up the mind benders pretty well.

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Post by wilson08 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 pm

The Bookshop
Low-key but brilliant story of a young widow trying to
open a bookstore in a small English town against the
opposition of an embittered local influential woman
and her cronies.
Great acting and delightful justice.
Viewed on Amazon Prime.

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Post by rich126 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:26 pm

This is a bit older (early 2000s?) movie called Mrs. Palfrey at the Claremont. Cute, well done, very nice, but... I guess I won't say anything, to spoil it for anyone.

I saw the latest Spiderman and while I'm not into a lot of the superhero movies I thought this one was well done.

This isn't a movie but Hanna, the Amazon Prime series is interesting. There is also a movie but I haven't seen that.

Oh, I assume a few folks saw "Everybody's Fine" with DeNiro in it? To this day that movie annoys me. It was advertised as a comedy but it was very sad and definitely not a movie I want to watch when I'm looking for a comedy. There is a big difference between comedy and a sad drama.

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:32 pm

rich126 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:26 pm
This isn't a movie but Hanna, the Amazon Prime series is interesting. There is also a movie but I haven't seen that.
The movie is much better

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Post by Nicolas » Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:41 pm

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1941) Spencer Tracy, Ingrid Bergman, Lana Turner. Based on the novella by Robert Louis Stevenson. A macabre experiment in the dual nature of man, good vs. evil, gone awry. It’s worth watching just for the camp value of seeing Tracy’s Mr. Hyde in action, he wasn’t very scary. A stellar performance by Ingrid Bergman as his victim.
It was borrowed from our local public library.
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Post by brokendirtdart » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:06 am

John Wick 3. I liked it a lot better than #2.

I'm a few months behind normal people watching movies. I watched it for free on Amazon Prime due to soon to expire no rush shipping credits. The next batch expires 9 November: https://www.amazon.com/norushcredits

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Post by mak1277 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:32 am

jjunk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:28 am
Joker - excellent movie IMO. Great acting, cinematography and score
If I generally can't stand Joaquin Phoenix, will I be able to enjoy "Joker" or should I just skip it altogether (as is my instinct)?

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wilson08 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 8:20 pm
The Bookshop
Low-key but brilliant story of a young widow trying to
open a bookstore in a small English town against the
opposition of an embittered local influential woman
and her cronies.
Great acting and delightful justice.
Viewed on Amazon Prime.
Watched this based on your brief description. I think I'm a sucker for movies/books about bookstores. Much enjoyed this - Bill Nighy, Patricia Clarkson and Emily Mortimer were excellent. Thanks for the recommendation.

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Post by jjunk » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:46 pm

mak1277 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:32 am
jjunk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:28 am
Joker - excellent movie IMO. Great acting, cinematography and score
If I generally can't stand Joaquin Phoenix, will I be able to enjoy "Joker" or should I just skip it altogether (as is my instinct)?
If thats true, I'd probably tell you to avoid it. I dont love or hate him but I thought his performance was excellent in this movie. Enough that I'd say he deserves an Oscar nod (and even a win, depending on the competition). It's definitely not a typical superhero/villain origin story, if anything, its an excellent portrayal of mental illness run amok.

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Post by jjunk » Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:54 pm

New movies this week for me included:
  • Zombieland #1: I dont like zombie movies but this was funny, if a bit over the top violent. I wanted to see this to see if the second movie was worth watching. Based on the first one, I plan to see the second. Not quite Sean of the Dead but entertaining
  • The Game Changers (Netflix): Movie about vegetarian/vegan athletes and the performance they've achieved. Not the best nor worst movie on the topic I've seen, nothing new if you've seen some of the others
  • The Art of Self Defense: very dark comedy about a scared man trying to learn how to protect himself by learning karate. I personally enjoyed it but my DW hated it and left. Again, VERY dark humor
  • Parasite: Very interesting film from Korea which focuses on the classism in society. Also fairly dark humor. I know people have talked about it being a potential Oscar nominee and I could see that
  • Jack of All Trades (Netflix): supposed to be a documentary about baseball cards and ended up being a whole lot more. Beginning is slow and the main subject is somewhat annoying but overall I thought it was interesting enough to watch
  • The Sound of Silence: I ended up turning this off halfway through, which is rate for me. It was just toooooo slow, even though the idea of the movie is somewhat interesting

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Post by protagonist » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:57 am

Birth of the Cool.
Excellent biopic of the conflicted genius, Miles Davis.
I highly recommend it to those interested in music , jazz, or just 20th century history.

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jjunk wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:46 pm
mak1277 wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:32 am
jjunk wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:28 am
Joker - excellent movie IMO. Great acting, cinematography and score
If I generally can't stand Joaquin Phoenix, will I be able to enjoy "Joker" or should I just skip it altogether (as is my instinct)?
If thats true, I'd probably tell you to avoid it. I dont love or hate him but I thought his performance was excellent in this movie. Enough that I'd say he deserves an Oscar nod (and even a win, depending on the competition). It's definitely not a typical superhero/villain origin story, if anything, its an excellent portrayal of mental illness run amok.
I think he deserves the win for his performance in this role. I think it’s the best male performance I’ve seen in a few years.
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stoptothink wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:00 am
Sandtrap wrote:
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:57 am
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El Camino (Netflix).

Continues "Breaking Bad" and tells what happened to Jessie Pinkman after the final episode of BB.

Well worth it for BB fans.
Just found out about this movie.
DW and I planning to watch it this week.
j :happy
Would have watched it already but my wife is out of town and she'd kill me (possibly literally) if i watched it without her. For me, easily the most anticipated movie of the year.
I really appreciated a of wrap up of Pinkman. It did not fail me, thoroughly enjoyable. So of course, I started watching BB from the start. This is my 3rd time but I think I enjoy it just as much each time.
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Post by steve roy » Tue Oct 22, 2019 6:42 am

Watched the Fathom Events/TCM big screen presentation of “Lawrence of Arabia”. Still a most excellent movie, even if a bit more stately than most of the current crop.

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Post by Capsu78 » Fri Oct 25, 2019 3:05 pm

The Little Traitor on Netflix. Nice little storyline if you can handle about 2/3rds subtitles. Likable characters in a coming of age setting.

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Post by Hayden » Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:21 am

General Magic. It's a documentary about an early 90s computer startup. The founder's product idea was brilliant and he assembled a brilliant team. But the company went bankrupt and most people have never heard of the company. I highly recommend it.

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Post by jginseattle » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:17 pm

Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer).

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Post by LadyGeek » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm

El Camino, on Netflix. It got a bit confusing on the flashback vs. current time tracks, but the movie was very good.

A flashback scene with his former chemistry teacher was hilarious - subtle, yet very effective. Another scene near the end of the movie was in the style of Quentin Tarantino.
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Post by Elena » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:12 pm

Joker (2019), and That Certain Woman (1937). Two excellent movies.

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Post by mak1277 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:21 am

LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm
El Camino, on Netflix. It got a bit confusing on the flashback vs. current time tracks, but the movie was very good.

A flashback scene with his former chemistry teacher was hilarious - subtle, yet very effective. Another scene near the end of the movie was in the style of Quentin Tarantino.
I think El Camino illustrates a potential pitfall in making a movie from a TV show like "Breaking Bad". I liked the movie, but at the end I said "oh, hmm, that's it?". Probably a bad mindset going into it, but watching the show was such a slow burn, which so much that could be packed into a season, that I felt a little let down by the movie. I haven't yet watched the "Deadwood" movie, but I'm definitely lowering my expectations of what can be accomplished.

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Post by Capsu78 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:40 pm

The Red Sea Diving Resort on Netflix. I thought it was very good spy flick- tense, action packed, "inspired by real events" although it appears they fluffed up the story line to have a strong ending.

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Post by beehivehave » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:56 pm

LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm
El Camino, on Netflix. It got a bit confusing on the flashback vs. current time tracks, but the movie was very good.

A flashback scene with his former chemistry teacher was hilarious - subtle, yet very effective. Another scene near the end of the movie was in the style of Quentin Tarantino.
You mean sadistic gratuitous violence from which the director gets vicarious kicks?
No thanks.

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Post by stoptothink » Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:58 pm

mak1277 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 10:21 am
LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm
El Camino, on Netflix. It got a bit confusing on the flashback vs. current time tracks, but the movie was very good.

A flashback scene with his former chemistry teacher was hilarious - subtle, yet very effective. Another scene near the end of the movie was in the style of Quentin Tarantino.
I think El Camino illustrates a potential pitfall in making a movie from a TV show like "Breaking Bad". I liked the movie, but at the end I said "oh, hmm, that's it?". Probably a bad mindset going into it, but watching the show was such a slow burn, which so much that could be packed into a season, that I felt a little let down by the movie. I haven't yet watched the "Deadwood" movie, but I'm definitely lowering my expectations of what can be accomplished.
It was "good", but felt just like a (slightly) extended episode of BB. I was entertained, but honestly expected more.

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Post by wilson08 » Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm

Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Profile of singer Linda Ronstadt beginning with her childhood in
the southwestern U.S. The documentary takes the viewer on an
odyssey through 1960s pop and other various music forms and genres
she ventured into over the course of her singing career.
Excellent documentary. Recommended.
Viewed at a a theater.

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LadyGeek wrote:
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:00 pm
El Camino, on Netflix. It got a bit confusing on the flashback vs. current time tracks, but the movie was very good.

A flashback scene with his former chemistry teacher was hilarious - subtle, yet very effective. Another scene near the end of the movie was in the style of Quentin Tarantino.
+1

DH and I just watched The Game Changers (produced by James Cameron, et al.). It features a number of professional athletes that have chosen plant-based diets for the health/performance benefits.
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Midsommar

The movie is gorgeous! Beautiful location, soundtrack, gorgeous colors and costumes, great acting. Some parts of the plot lost me, I had a hard time believing the characters would remain after the things they'd seen. I think if they would have ordered the unfolding of the events just a little differently it would have been a 10/10 perfect movie.
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Post by abuss368 » Thu Nov 07, 2019 8:57 am

"Shooter" is getting played quite a bit on TNT/TBS. Watched it again and always enjoy that film.
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Post by heartwood » Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:14 am

I saw Yesterday on a plane flight the other day. Very enjoyable!

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Elric wrote:
Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:05 pm
DW and I saw the documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" in the theater earlier tonight. :thumbsup :thumbsup
Just got around to seeing that the past weekend. Really glad I saw it before the run ended. Outstanding; I really enjoyed it.

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Post by Nicolas » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:16 pm

The Old Fashioned Way (1934) W.C. Fields, Baby Leroy. W.C. Fields at his best as the pompous bloviating vaudevillian “The Great McGonigle”. Written by “Charles Bogle”, one of Fields many pseudonyms. Recommended.
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Post by JBeck » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:22 pm

Anyone have a review of "The Lighthouse" for me?

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Post by Longtermgrowth » Mon Nov 11, 2019 6:42 pm

Not one of the most recent movies I've watched, but a good one for those that like action/spy movies: Anna (2019).

Though I may like it more than others simply because the star of the movie reminds me of an ex girlfriend.

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Post by abuss368 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Frozen Ground on Hulu. True story and enjoyed it.
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Post by KFBR392 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:20 pm

jginseattle wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:17 pm
Parasite, directed by Bong Joon-ho (The Host, Mother, Snowpiercer).

Recommended.

https://www.seattletimes.com/entertainm ... ss-divide/
For my money, the best film of 2019. Very few directors can balance so many different tones at once. Bong is a master at it.

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wilson08 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Profile of singer Linda Ronstadt beginning with her childhood in
the southwestern U.S. The documentary takes the viewer on an
odyssey through 1960s pop and other various music forms and genres
she ventured into over the course of her singing career.
Excellent documentary. Recommended.
Viewed at a a theater.
Love Linda Ronstadt, will try to seek this out.
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Post by michaeljc70 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:28 am

The Kill Team. It is a true story of malfeasance by American soldiers in Afghanistan in 2009. I'd give it a 6 out of 10.

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Post by sixtyforty » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:11 pm

The Game Changers on Netflix. Very good. Watching that guy lift that car was mind boggling !!
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Post by 7eight9 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Love Contractually --- The South China Morning Post wrote "Although the script is occasionally implausible and the conclusion entirely predictable, the chemistry between the charming stars covers a multitude of sins" --- https://www.scmp.com/culture/film-tv/ar ... chang-lend

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Post by jginseattle » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:21 pm

The Irishman. Long and dull. The women chartacters are given absolutely nothing to do. The men are not at all interesting, although Al Pacino manages to liven up the proceedings a bit. I have seen some positive reviews about the movie, but that certainly was not my experience.

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Post by stoptothink » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 pm

Saw it on Saturday for our anniversary. Obviously loosely based on historical events, but it was entertaining. My wife mentioned several times that it could have been 30min shorter (I do not disagree).

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stoptothink wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:52 pm
Saw it on Saturday for our anniversary. Obviously loosely based on historical events, but it was entertaining. My wife mentioned several times that it could have been 30min shorter (I do not disagree).
I found it very entertaining and thought it was an excellent movie.

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wilson08 wrote:
Mon Oct 28, 2019 8:57 pm
Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice

Profile of singer Linda Ronstadt beginning with her childhood in
the southwestern U.S. The documentary takes the viewer on an
odyssey through 1960s pop and other various music forms and genres
she ventured into over the course of her singing career.
Excellent documentary. Recommended.
Viewed at a a theater.

I concur, excellent movie and very informative too.

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Post by IowaFarmBoy » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:30 pm

DW and I saw Ford vs Ferrari and thoroughly enjoyed it. A long movie but it kept moving well. She's not a car person and I'm really not either but it's a good story.

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