What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

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Post by mancich » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:41 am

market timer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 pm
The Vietnam War 18-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns. Apparently I slept through most of US history class, because much of this material is new to me. Always interesting to learn more about a topic that is so familiar.
+1. Just finished this myself and found it fascinating, and heartbreaking at times as well

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Post by VictoriaF » Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:32 pm

"Going in Style"

I watched it on the return flight from Europe. Three elderly men have lost their pensions and the bank has provided them with adjustable-rate mortgages that later became unaffordable. And so the men decided to rob a bank.

For the Bogleheads, the financial side of the story has many flaws. Specifically, pension plans are protected by the states and banks hold insurance that makes them indifferent to robberies. But the film was fun to watch.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by telemark » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:00 am

joe8d wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:03 pm
telemark wrote:
Sat Aug 11, 2018 6:45 am
For anyone interested, Grave of the Fireflies will be showing in U.S. theaters one time each on Sunday, Monday, and Wednesday. Monday is with subtitles, the others are the English dubbed version. I've never seen this one, but if it's like other Studio Ghibli films it should look much better on a big screen.
It is a great story.
There is a reference to cultural differences upthread, but it seemed pretty universal to me.

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Post by aspirit » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:21 am

'Speaking Freely' : The Life of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins included on AMZN prime. Receiving 4.5 stars out of 5. Both the book and movie are well put together, i've read and watched it a few times. Heres a reference point other than amazon. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1245106/
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Post by 3wood » Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:36 pm

Ninth Gate. I’ve always liked that movie.

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Post by bearcub » Sun Aug 19, 2018 11:54 am

Two Headed Shark Attack.... Don"t know have Brooke Hogan + Carmen Electra missed out on Academy Awards for their fantastic acting. :shock:

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by market timer » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:06 pm

Shoplifters. Japanese film and recent Palme d'Or winner at Cannes Film Festival.

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Post by GronkSpike » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:35 pm

Brawl in Cell Block 99 - available free on Amazon Prime

Simply amazing performance by Vince Vaughn

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/brawl_ ... _block_99/

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Post by brokendirtdart » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:30 pm

Just watched The Revenant again. Not a huge DiCaprio fan, but the guy is a pretty good actor.

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Post by jehovasfitness » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:47 am

Deadpool 2 would watch again

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bengal22 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:23 am

bengal22 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Just watched "The Rider." Great movie.
The neat thing about the movie is that it stars the guy that the story line is based on. He is a rodeo star that suffers a serious accident just before the movie starts. There is a real scene where he takes a untrainable wild horse that is fantastic.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bengal22 » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:24 am

bengal22 wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:31 pm
Just watched "The Rider." Great movie.
The neat thing about the movie is that it stars the guy that the story line is based on. He is a rodeo star that suffers a serious accident just before the movie starts. There is a real scene where he trains a untrainable wild horse that is fantastic.
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Post by DanMahowny » Mon Aug 20, 2018 8:28 am

wootwoot wrote:
Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:34 pm
Scarface. It's a classic American tale about taking capitalism to extremes
Yes! My favorite movie.

Scarface fans will appreciate this, "Scarface School Play"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uovMpapeCJQ
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by PFInterest » Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:45 am

Crazy Rich Asians!

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Post by novicemoney » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:47 am

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society starring Lily James. Ms. James stars as an english writer in 1946. She is researching a group who form a book club during the occupation of the isle of Guernsey by the Germans in WWII. There are a few mysteries and questions that the heroine finds difficult to find answers to. The movie also features Downton Abbey alums, Jessica Brown Findlay, Penelope Wilson and Matthew Goode. The ending is somewhat predictable but the acting, story line and period details make it a very enjoyable journey. Currently streaming on Netlix

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Post by telemark » Tue Aug 21, 2018 1:12 pm

I had never heard of Giambattista Basile, but according to Wikipedia he was a 17th century Italian poet who also put together one of the earliest collections of fairy tales, even before the Grimm brothers. Tale of Tales takes some of these and weaves them loosely into a tapestry of blood, lust, monsters, magic fountains, and that hardy perennial of fairy tales, bad royal parenting. Currently on Netflix.

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Post by hmw » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:50 pm

Watched “Crazy rich Asians” this past weekend. Enjoyed it.

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Post by peterinjapan » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:53 pm

Chappaquiddick, seen on the plane coming from US to Japan. About Edward Kennedy's car accident that killed Mary Jo Kopechne. It was outstanding, they really nailed the era.

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Post by rockonhumblepie » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:05 am

"All The Presidents Men"

"The Blues Brothers" to honor and listen to Aretha.RIP Queen

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by lostdog » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:45 am

market timer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 pm
The Vietnam War 18-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns. Apparently I slept through most of US history class, because much of this material is new to me. Always interesting to learn more about a topic that is so familiar.
I must have been sleeping also. Watching the first few I did not know the French went through the same thing we did. We didn't learn from the French?

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Post by Artful Dodger » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17 am

lostdog wrote:
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:45 am
market timer wrote:
Sun Aug 12, 2018 11:00 pm
The Vietnam War 18-hour PBS documentary by Ken Burns. Apparently I slept through most of US history class, because much of this material is new to me. Always interesting to learn more about a topic that is so familiar.
I must have been sleeping also. Watching the first few I did not know the French went through the same thing we did. We didn't learn from the French?
I'm watching this series right now. I knew Vietnam had previously been French Indochina, and was familiar with Dien Bien Phu, the battle that broke them and led to the French leaving. I really wasn't aware of how long they had been there until I visited Vietnam last year. We went to Hoa Lo Prison in Hanoi. Most of the prison has been torn down, but they have exhibits about the prison's history going back to French occupation in the 1850s and building of the prison in the later part of that century. This was the same prison known as the Hanoi Hilton during our war there in the 1960s. While there is a section devoted to the imprisonment of American soldiers in the 1960s, by far most of the exhibits detail the brutal treatment of the many political prisoners held there between the 1880s and 1954 by the French.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by wilson08 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:46 pm

Who We Are Now

Well crafted and penetrating story of a woman seeking custody of her
son after she has been released from prison. This puts her at odds
with her sister and brother-in-law who are the legal guardians. Her
plight leads her to interact with an idealistic (but inexperienced)
young lawyer who works for a legal organization designed for people
who cannot afford legal services.
Nice performances by all, including Jimmy Smits, who is the director
of the pro bono legal organization. Recommended.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by FunnelCakeBob » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:03 pm

Crazy Rich Asians

There was a wedding scene in the middle of the film that was so unique and left everyone in the theater teary eyed.

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Post by MJW » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:05 pm

We watched Alien and Aliens for our last couple of movie nights. Had not seen either in years and not sure they've held up particularly well.

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Post by jlawrence01 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:58 pm

Movies of the week:

Crazy Rich Asians - actually, the movie was better than the previews My wife is ready to book tickets to Singapore.

The Cakemaker - An interesting love story with a lot of twists.

Shaft - Nothing like a Blacksploitation movie although I thought that the Penitentiary series was a lot better.

Coco - a Disney movie that does a good job of explaining the Dia de Muertos tradition of Mexico. It is one of the more entertaining Disney movies.

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Post by ruralavalon » Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:30 am

Crazy Rich Asians.

This is a good movie, not as good as I had hoped but still worth the price of the tickets. My wife loved it.
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Post by travellight » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:31 am

ruralavalon wrote:
Fri Aug 24, 2018 11:30 am
Crazy Rich Asians.

This is a good movie, not as good as I had hoped but still worth the price of the tickets. My wife loved it.
I think I am the only one who didn't think so highly of this movie. I found it predictable. I would have renamed it Crazy Gorgeous Asians; it's mostly eye candy.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by travellight » Sun Aug 26, 2018 12:31 am

I loved 8th Grade.

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Post by GoldenFinch » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:22 pm

New Spike Lee movie was very good. Made me really sad at the end though.

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Post by TravelforFun » Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:47 pm

'Crazy Rich Asians'. I can see why they're making a sequel.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by House Blend » Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:19 pm

Watched Bad Day for the Cut (2017) recently on Netflix.

It's a sort of noir revenge flick set in Northern Ireland, with a bit of black comedy. Well done. Has interesting plot twists that make it more than just a typical genre picture. If you liked Blood Simple [early Coen brothers], you'll probably like this.

Subtitles recommended, to catch more of the local dialect.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by legio XX » Mon Aug 27, 2018 8:46 am

GoldenFinch wrote:
Sun Aug 26, 2018 6:22 pm
New Spike Lee movie was very good. Made me really sad at the end though.
Watched this with a mixed group of older folks who could remember the times involved and early-arriving students, mostly foreign, plus a few Spike Lee devotees, filmmaker majors.

The various groups reacted at different points and for different reasons, no surprise there. I was interested in the true story aspect and will probably look up a docu-version at some time. Will try to find out what the new students thought; I am guessing that they have been taught that the Frontier mentality is a key to the weird behavior of Americans and this will only reinforce that. I am not sure about the characterizations, especially of the KKK people, but the danger the undercover cops were in was clear. The spooks reminded me of a retired fed explaining the necessity of McCarthy and HUAC - there really were communists planted in all levels of government and they were plotting the overthrow . . . If he's still around, the Russian hackers scenario may look kind of familiar. But I didn't get a "been there, done that" feeling from the way the period was represented. Spike Lee would have been a teenager when this happened so not sure how much he really recalls gut-level, but for me it was not quite realistic, didn't get caught up in the period. This from someone who prefers Star Wars and similar universes . . .

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by telemark » Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:10 pm

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

I thought I would not enjoy this since I'm not familiar with the movies it parodies, but it was just delightful.

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Post by wilson08 » Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:01 pm

Eighth Grade

This film portrays the archetypal awkwardness of a 13 year old
girl navigating through life during the end her 8th grade year. Her
fellow male and female peers fall into the same bumbling throes.
You really feel for the young heroine who maneuvers the thorny,
delicate world of an 8th grader looking for acceptance, combating
self-consciousness, confronting cliques, and trying to find her niche
in this transitional phase of her life.
Elsie Fisher, who plays the young girl(Kayla), is authentic and believable
in her world saturated by the ever-present internet, cell phones, social
media,and a myriad of technological gadgetry.

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Post by bearcub » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:13 pm

Just seen White Boy Rick. Really surprised, it was a very good movie. Man, did he get shafted. Got pardoned last year after 30 years.

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Post by MJW » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:30 pm

telemark wrote:
Sun Sep 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Tucker and Dale vs Evil

I thought I would not enjoy this since I'm not familiar with the movies it parodies, but it was just delightful.
My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by it as well. We still recite a line or two from it once in a while.

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Post by BolderBoy » Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:34 pm

U.F.O.

Tough to find, but cerebrally engaging.

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Post by hdas » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:07 pm

The Surrounding Game

Excellent complement to the AlphaGo one. Couldn't help but feel sad for humans. H
Stay the course and buy some more.

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Post by friar1610 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:50 pm

Operation Finale w/ Ben Kingsley. Based on the Israelis' tracking and capture of Nazi Adolph Eichmann and his return to Israel for war crimes trial. Excellent.
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Post by grok87 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:24 pm

the movie alpha.

https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/alpha_2018/

it was excellent. stunning cinematography and a gripping plot. it has subtitles though for those that care about that.

see it on the big screen if you can.
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Post by sedonashine » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:32 pm

Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne Amazon Prime A real life WW2 story about how courage and kindness shine through the mess we humans make with and for one another.

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Post by Dan999 » Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:22 am

Jurasic (? sp) World.
Saw it last night. My wife is a real nut for dinosaurs and has seen all of these movies. This one was really good in our opinion.
It is what it is, and you have to let go of reality and just enjoy it.

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Post by aspirit » Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:09 pm

New movie release w/John Travolta as "Gotti".
"Bad Lieutenant" w/Nicklas Cage, seems a remake of Harvey Keitels original.
Reviewing HBOs "Deadwood" series. Seems well put together.
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Post by donecc » Mon Sep 24, 2018 12:49 pm

Saw Michael Moore's 11/9, just released in theaters; a powerful, well produced documentary on the state of our nation and its direction. Must see for all Americans.

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Post by tesuzuki2002 » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:41 pm

STRIPES

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Post by CFLonFarm » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:13 pm

Mission Impossible witn Tom Cruise. My 12 year old grandson and I both enjoyed it...which I did not expect as the younger TOm Cruise was never a favorite of mine.

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Post by market timer » Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:30 pm

Just started the multi-part documentary The Defiant Ones, about the collaboration between Dr. Dre and James Iovine. Highly recommended.

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Post by khh » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:10 am

The Nutty Professor (1963).

The bold colors are striking, especially the beginning scene. Howie Morris and Kathleen Freeman are hilarious. You can also see a young Greg Morris in the class at the beginning.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon » Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:38 am

tesuzuki2002 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:41 pm
STRIPES
That's a fun movie :) .
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Post by tesuzuki2002 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:42 pm

ruralavalon wrote:
Tue Sep 25, 2018 8:38 am
tesuzuki2002 wrote:
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:41 pm
STRIPES
That's a fun movie :) .
It came out the year I was born..... HOW I have not seen it until now... I don't know!

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