What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

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Post by wilson08 » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:56 pm

The Good Catholic

An affable, dedicated young priest goes through his daily routine
but you get the sense there is some restlessness and unfulfillment
deep within. Unexpectedly, a savvy, street smart woman enters
into his life and complexity sets in.
The antics of John McGinley, who plays a Franciscan friar, add some
great humor to the film.
8/10

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Post by Jackson12 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm

Elsebet wrote:
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madbrain wrote:
Sat Apr 14, 2018 5:23 am
Molly's Game. Great movie. Jessica Chastain is perfect, as usual.
Have to agree, just watched that this weekend. Very entertaining.

We watched The Shape of Water last night and while it was enjoyable I'm not sure why it won so many awards. The ending seemed very predictable and rushed.
Loved Molly's Game. Also, knowing who one of the celebrity poker players may be (in real life), adds resonance. He's a jerk, to put it mildly.

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Post by telemark » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:22 pm

Two movies still in theaters, A Wrinkle in Time and Tomb Raider. And a pattern I hadn't expected, young women setting out in search of their missing fathers. It's been a long time since I read the book, but I thought A Wrinkle in Time got the book mostly right. Since I consider it almost a miracle when a movie adaptation manages to get anything right, that makes it beyond miraculous. Tomb Raider was quite good, much better than I expected, but people with real bones (you know, the kind that break) should not try doing these things at home.

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Post by Koogie » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:30 pm

Avengers: Infinity War

It was .... something. Every bit the spectacle you assume it would be and probably the best use of CGI ever made. The acting was as good as it ever was. Marvel has always had a knack for choosing good actors to inhabit their characters. I won't discuss the plot at all.

Very enjoyable.

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Post by reggiesimpson » Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:20 pm

Hostiles with Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike and other terrific actors. A harsh drama covering a harsher American west in the 1800s post civil war. A story about a U.S. cavalry soldiers (Bale) hatred of Indians and his coming to terms and redemption while on a harrowing trek. By far one of the grittier westerns to hit the big screen that I have ever seen.

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Post by Bfwolf » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:42 pm

You Were Never Really Here. I give it 2 stars. Too disjointed for me, and I read the wikipedia plot explanation afterwards and thought, "were some scenes in my version of the movie edited out because I don't remember that."

Blockers. 3 stars, maybe 3.5. I though this was a fun and enjoyable movie with a different take on teens than most movies (and perhaps an unrealistic one).

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Post by Random Poster » Sun Apr 29, 2018 7:40 pm

Thank You For Your Service.

It is a look at how 3 servicemen handle PTSD after a tour in Iraq. I found the movie to be disturbingly intense. Watching it once is enough.

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Post by MJW » Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:59 pm

reggiesimpson wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:20 pm
Hostiles with Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike and other terrific actors. A harsh drama covering a harsher American west in the 1800s post civil war. A story about a U.S. cavalry soldiers (Bale) hatred of Indians and his coming to terms and redemption while on a harrowing trek. By far one of the grittier westerns to hit the big screen that I have ever seen.
I saw a preview for this movie a while back and thought it looked interesting, and then completely forgot about it until I saw your post. Might have to check it out.

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Post by SGM » Wed May 02, 2018 3:18 am

Borg/McEnroe was a good film. I never knew how stressed Borg was and what a temper he had beginning as a top amateur as a kid. Borg was banned from top amateur play for 6 months when young. His future coach was almost a second father too him. Borg became obsessive compulsive and remained so in his 20s until his early retirement at age 26. McEnroe was well played by Shia LaBeouf and may win him an academy award nomination. You don't have to be nuts about tennis to enjoy this film. The psychological tribulations of these tennis stars would be of interest to most.

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Post by ResearchMed » Fri May 04, 2018 8:08 pm

We were so looking forward to Mollie's Game, especially after reading such good reviews here.

Alas, although it was "good", we were rather disappointed.

We can't quite put our finger(s?) on what didn't quite click, but it just didn't seem to be such a "special" movie.

Parts of it were very good, but overall, a slight disappointment.

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Post by madbrain » Sat May 05, 2018 5:01 am

Just came back from "Bad Samaritan". Kept us on the edge of our seats, even though many parts of the movie are laughably implausible.

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Post by bpp » Sat May 05, 2018 7:24 pm

Darkest Hour. Disappointed in the historical inaccuracies (fatal flaw for an historical drama), but also the characterization of Churchill seemed off somehow. I think it was that the eyes seemed wrong, making him look like a scared rabbit all the time, even when delivering his most famous, impassioned speech. Needed a bit more bluster and smirk at times. Though perhaps that is my received notion speaking.

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Post by jginseattle » Sat May 05, 2018 10:52 pm

Annihilation. It's bad and not in a good way. Takes itself way too seriously.

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Post by abuss368 » Sun May 06, 2018 2:50 pm

"Too Big To Fail". Really good.
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Post by abuss368 » Sun May 06, 2018 2:51 pm

"Inside Job". Jeff Luire, Owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, produced the film. Really good.
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Post by travellight » Sun May 06, 2018 7:20 pm

The Quiet place. It was very good. I didn't even want to see it because I don't like scary movies but it was very well made.

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Post by JBTX » Sun May 06, 2018 10:32 pm

travellight wrote:
Sun May 06, 2018 7:20 pm
The Quiet place. It was very good. I didn't even want to see it because I don't like scary movies but it was very well made.
Saw it tonight. It was very original and clever in that it was a concept that was original and unique yet very simple. It was very intense, to the point by an hour in I was kind of exhausted and done with it.

Walking out my wife and I were doing a lot of “why didn’t they just do this....”. They abandoned common sense and simple physics quite a few times.

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Post by Harley BenV » Fri May 11, 2018 1:38 am

Hey fellas, returning here after quite a long time. Hope everyone's good here.


Recently watched Avengers Infinity War, 12 Strong (war movie), a quite place, Black Panther, The ritual (Netflix) and Veronica from Netflix again. All these were good ones.

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Post by Dead Man Walking » Fri May 11, 2018 1:58 am

Brimstone was good due to the way that the plot was revealed. It actually was revealed in reverse chronological order. I enjoyed the presentation more than the actual plot; however, I enjoyed Dakota Fanning's performance as the protagonist. Her character was a strong woman which seems to be a theme of more movies these days - a concept that is long over due.

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Post by aspirit » Fri May 11, 2018 11:27 pm

Amazon primes : "When Banana ruled", directed by Mathilde Damoisel. A docu-dramatization of when power & capital in the 19th century = bananas.
The movies close to the literature I've researched on this era.
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Post by SrGrumpy » Sat May 12, 2018 12:03 am

Life of the Party. Left after an hour. You've been warned.

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Post by Random Poster » Sat May 12, 2018 3:12 pm

Wonder.

My wife and I really enjoyed it, but it is emotional and can remind you of just how cruel growing up can be.

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Post by abuss368 » Sun May 13, 2018 10:46 am

"Broken" with Sir Anthony Hopkins on Netflix. I enjoyed it.
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Post by jlawrence01 » Sun May 13, 2018 3:35 pm

Madeline - One of the few good movies made for girls.

The Rider - A good movie with first time actors showing the life of a "retired" rodeo cowboy

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Post by Nicolas » Sun May 13, 2018 5:36 pm

Kansas City Confidential (1952) with John Payne, Coleen Gray, Preston Foster, Lee Van Cleef, Jack Elam, Neville Brand.

Synopsis from IMDB: "An ex-con trying to go straight is framed for a million dollar armored car robbery and must go to Mexico in order to unmask the real culprits."

This is a really good film noir, we enjoyed it. The casting for this film was pure genius. You must see this film to see the young Lee Van Cleef and Jack Elam whose performances are superb. We saw it on the free airwaves via our roof antenna! And commercial-free thanks to TiVo!

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Pranav » Mon May 14, 2018 11:22 am

Raazi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raazi
I recommend it.
Currently showing in some theaters.
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Post by Thrifty1 » Mon May 14, 2018 11:40 am

Disobedience: about what happens to people whose biology clashes with the principles of the religious sect they were born into. This movie has little to no action, but a lot of emotion, most of which is not spoken. Rachel Weisz is terrific.

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Post by Artful Dodger » Mon May 14, 2018 12:04 pm

An American In Paris

Gene Kelly, Leslie Caron
Directed by Vincente Minnelli

My wife and I attended the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Friday. The movie was shown on a screen was above the orchestra, with the musicians playing below. Oscar Levant's piano playing was from the film, but all the other music was provided by the orchestra. I was so happy I went to see this, as was my wife. I had seen the movie maybe 10 years ago, but this was the 60th anniversary digital remaster, and the picture and sound quality were outstanding. The SLSO played beautifully, and it was a treat seeing the movie on the big screen in a symphony hall. Amazing choreography by Kelly. Winner of six Oscars including 1951 Best Picture.

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Post by Elsebet » Mon May 14, 2018 2:45 pm

abuss368 wrote:
Sat Jan 02, 2016 9:13 am
"Out of the Furnace" with Christian Bale on Netflix.
Quoting quite an old post but I watched this recently and loved it. However I grew up about 1.5 hours away from Pittsburgh and once I could drive we went there as often as possible. It was nice seeing some familiar scenes in that movie.

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Post by chasingadvice » Mon May 14, 2018 4:21 pm

The Body (2012)-- El cuerpo (original title) : One of the best plot twist which I didn't see coming.

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Post by wilson08 » Tue May 15, 2018 2:44 pm

The Leisure Seeker

An elderly couple embark (unannounced) on a journey from Massachusetts to
Key West in a vintage RV, much to the dismay of their grown children who
get check-in calls occasionally from the parents but have no idea where they
are. The man (Donald Sutherland) has Alzheimer's and the woman (Helen Mirren)
is in the advanced stages of cancer. Both actors, particularly Mirren, are excellent
in their roles.
Although much of the story is touching and timely, some of the humor and elements
of the plot are almost checklist predictable. I'll give it an ok, I do not feel like I
wasted my money due to the acting of the two leads but I was not enamored by the
film.

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Post by Elsebet » Tue May 15, 2018 3:05 pm

TxAg wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 10:27 pm
Hostiles

I really really liked this movie!
Just watched this last night. Usually I work while my husband and I are watching movies but I could not tear my eyes away from this one. Really enjoyed it, Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike and honestly the entire cast deliver as usual. My only question was that the buildings in the movie looked quite modern, however this could be accurate as I'm not an expert in that period's architecture.

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