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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon » 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.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Koogie » Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:39 pm

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

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Post by bpp » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:05 am

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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by snowox » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:21 am

Watching Bosch on our free-trial of Amazon, An Amazon Original. Cant stop , great so far.!

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by wilson08 » Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:30 am

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.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by market timer » Fri Dec 08, 2017 9:05 am

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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jginseattle » Fri Dec 08, 2017 7:54 pm

The Disaster Artist. A good movie about the making of a bad movie.

Recommended.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MrNewEngland » Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:54 pm

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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Valuethinker » Sat Dec 09, 2017 5:52 pm

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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by DrGoogle2017 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:07 pm

Cain Mutiny, another Humphrey Bogart movie.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Thesaints » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:58 pm

“Get Out” :thumbsup :thumbsup

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Dec 09, 2017 7:00 pm

We are watching "Boiler Room".
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by joe8d » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:00 pm

joe8d wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:41 pm
Capsu78 wrote:
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"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.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by LadyGeek » Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:11 am

John Wick, on DVD. Discussed in earlier posts, it's an action film. I liked it.

Next up: John Wick: Chapter 2.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MoonOrb » Sun Dec 10, 2017 10:22 am

Last night was the annual Christmas season viewing of Die Hard. I’ve seen it an estimated 50+ times and still enjoy it.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by victw » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by victw » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:32 pm

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

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

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MoonOrb » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:39 pm

You can say that again.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by DanMahowny » Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:58 pm

John Wick 2.

Unequivocally, the greatest movie in the history of filmmaking.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MrNewEngland » 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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by DanMahowny » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:14 pm

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.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bengal22 » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:24 am

Just watched "The Lovers" on Netflix. Fun movie.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by fizxman » Mon Dec 11, 2017 8:26 am

The annual watching of Elf.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jginseattle » Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 pm

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.

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Post by htdrag11 » Tue Dec 12, 2017 10:29 pm

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.

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