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Post by wilson08 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 10:15 pm

Official Secrets

A British intelligence specialist comes across a memo in which
the U.S. is seeking help from the UK to coerce certain members
of the U.N. into supporting the Iraq invasion.
She leaks the memo to the press and a firestorm follows. Based
on true events.
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Post by House Blend » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:00 am

jginseattle wrote:
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.
FWIW, once it is available on netflix (next month?), my plan is to treat this as a mini-series and watch it over 3-4 nights.

I did the same thing with Cuaron's Roma, and thought it was terrific. (Which I think makes me an outlier based on other comments in this thread.) I have not seen all of the best picture nominees for 2018, but have seen a majority, and Roma was head and shoulders above those. Green Book? :thumbsdown It had the level of profundity and insight into race relations and cultural differences that you'd expect from a 14 year old kid from the suburbs.

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Post by Artful Dodger » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:09 am

steve roy wrote:
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.
I need to rewatch Lawrence. I vaguely recall seeing this on a big screen reprisal 20 some years ago.

It's original release was one of the three movies my dad took me to when I was a kid.

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Post by stomie » Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:33 am

Transit - (Subtitles) One of the best movies I've seen in a long time

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:09 pm

The new Terminator film in the theater. Really enjoyed it. The film picks up after Terminator 2 and ignores the other films. Other films are considered spin-offs.

Arnold looks great for 70 plus years old!
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Post by dm200 » Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:14 pm

Artful Dodger wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:09 am
steve roy wrote:
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.
I need to rewatch Lawrence. I vaguely recall seeing this on a big screen reprisal 20 some years ago.
It's original release was one of the three movies my dad took me to when I was a kid.
Yes! When this movie originally came out, it was shown (where I saw it) at a very limited number of theaters - with a booking for months. You had to buy seat reserved admissions well in advance. It was the same theater where I saw Ben Hur (the 1959 version).

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Post by JAZZISCOOL » Wed Nov 20, 2019 7:03 pm

House Blend wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 11:00 am
jginseattle wrote:
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.
FWIW, once it is available on netflix (next month?), my plan is to treat this as a mini-series and watch it over 3-4 nights.

I did the same thing with Cuaron's Roma, and thought it was terrific. (Which I think makes me an outlier based on other comments in this thread.) I have not seen all of the best picture nominees for 2018, but have seen a majority, and Roma was head and shoulders above those. Green Book? :thumbsdown It had the level of profundity and insight into race relations and cultural differences that you'd expect from a 14 year old kid from the suburbs.
I loved Roma, personally. I thought the cinematography was excellent as well as the characters and acting. I heard the new Almodovar movie is out. I look forward to seeing that and Parasite.

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Post by Eowyn » Wed Nov 27, 2019 2:10 pm

Blinded By The Light ("Through the music of Bruce Springsteen he found his dream") - A heartwarming, feel good movie. I'm not a Springsteen fan and I loved the movie.

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Post by abuss368 » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:28 pm

“Pumping Iron” with Arnold Schwarzenegger on Prime.
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Post by MikeWillRetire » Wed Nov 27, 2019 8:46 pm

"JoJo Rabbit"
If you like quirky movies, this is a good one. It's a comedy and a drama about a young German boy during WWII.

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Post by CyclingDuo » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am

Watched The Irishman on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it, the wife slept through about an hour of it.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Blues » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 am

CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am
Watched The Irishman on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it, the wife slept through about an hour of it.

:sharebeer
We watched it as well. Good movie and performances. Not a great movie but it was nice to see the old gang together for what may be the last time.
(We had both read the book some years ago.)
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Post by CyclingDuo » Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:40 am

Blues wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 am
CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am
Watched The Irishman on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it, the wife slept through about an hour of it.

:sharebeer
We watched it as well. Good movie and performances. Not a great movie but it was nice to see the old gang together for what may be the last time.
(We had both read the book some years ago.)
Yup. Star studded cast. I was hoping for a bit more out of Harvey Keitel's character since I like his acting skillset, but it wasn't too be in this piece as it was such a minor character. Pacino gave his A game for sure and the combination of the acting skillsets of De Niro and Pesci along with the computer/video/film/make-up technology they used to depict their various ages throughout the piece was really well done to the point it stood out as the highlight for me. Worth watching it for that technology alone.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by shavenyak » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:02 pm

Knives Out

Just out..."A detective and a trooper travel to a lush estate to interview the quirky relatives of a patriarch who died during his 85th birthday celebration."

Entertaining whodunit/murder mystery. Recommended.

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Post by rockonhumblepie » Thu Nov 28, 2019 9:29 pm

As a car nut and history buff this could be the perfect popcorn(large) movie. Ford v Ferrari....

Mostly accurate and very entertaining acting. That's some fast Fords people! 8-) rockon'

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Post by Faisal » Sat Nov 30, 2019 4:08 am

The Irishman on Netflix. Truly enjoyed a movie after a long time. Remined me of the Goodfellas in a some ways. Shame Ray Liota wasn't in it. But I would highly recommend it.

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Post by bearcub » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:45 am

Harold + Kumar go to White Castle. Don"t like many comedies, however this one always makes me laugh.

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Post by ruralavalon » Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:18 am

Zootopia, on Amazon Prime.

The grandchildren love this movie
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Post by skeptical » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 pm

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.
+1

Another good and recent documentary is Maiden "the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989"

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Post by jlawrence01 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:27 pm

21 Bridges - Started out very well but degenerated into a "Shoot-em-up" movie that became very unrealistic.

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Post by Ricola » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:04 pm

Money Heist (Spanish: La casa de papel, transl. The House of Paper) Netflix, now waiting for the next part due in Jan 2020. I heard this is the most popular program worldwide.

High Seas, on Netflix new season just released 22 Nov.

Crown, on Netflix new season.

Ford vs. Ferarri also watched the stories about Carroll Shelby on Netflix

Doc Marting new season

Great British Baking Show new season

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Post by wilson08 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 7:55 pm

skeptical wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:23 pm
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.
+1

Another good and recent documentary is Maiden "the story of how Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook in charter boats, became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World in 1989"
I saw Maiden last August, and I agree, an exceptional documentary

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Post by steve roy » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:10 pm

Midway -- which was better than I expected (I wasn't expecting a lot after reading some reviews).

A fairly comprehensive depiction of the battle -- including some short scenes of movie director John Ford supervising camera operators on the island and getting himself wounded. I'm an American history buff, and I got caught up in it. I even bought Woody Harrelson as Admiral Nimitz.

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Post by abuss368 » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 pm

“Home Alone” a classic this time of the year.
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Post by DesertOasis » Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:38 pm

Knives Out. Thoroughly engrossing. Outstanding cast. Reminded of the old Columbo TV series. Eccentric detective. You know who did it early on.

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Post by jjunk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:49 am

Frozen 2 (B): Not as good as the first one which was already my least favorite Pixar movie going in. One really funny mid-80s song in the middle made it worth seeing for me though.

Ford vs. Ferrari (B): Not as good as I was hoping. 30mins too long but solid acting and a good tribute to one of the people who this is about in real life (played by C. Bale)

Where’d Ya Go Bernadette (A-): Better than we expected. Seattle-based movie about a woman trying to figure out what to do with her life. Apparently a very famous book. Really good acting all around and interesting story. Wasnt fond of the ending but that's just me.

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (B-): I fought for 2hrs not to turn this movie off and I’m glad I didn’t because the last 30mins is the only reason to watch the thing IMO. Easily Tarantino’s worst movie IMO. Leo was actually excellent in this and I thought Brad Pitt was fine as well but the story seemed flat and drug on too much for my tastes. If Joker werent so good, I'd say Leo deserves another Oscar for his work here.

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (A-): My wife absolutely hated this movie. I really liked it. Hanks was incredible as always but I thought the story was interesting and showed more about the spirit of Mr. Rogers than anything else.

Brittany Runs a Marathon (B)- This was a better movie than I thought it was going to be. Mostly funny with some super awkward dialogue/moments in it. Different kind of story though which made it an interesting movie to watch.

Next up for me are Knives Out and Queen and Slim. Both look to be really solid based on what I've seen so far.

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Post by bowtie » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am

Why did your wife 'absolutely hate' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'? Was it because she liked the actual documentary on FR better, or she didn't like FR< or what?
I saw the documentary about him and liked it a lot.
I'm one of the few people I suppose who never, not even once, happened to have watched his show ... never ever saw "Sesame Street' either - no, not even once for either show. So, seeing the documentary was a fascinating introduction to a man and his long running show and mission which I knew nothing about. I don't know when I will get to see the Hanks one, but some people have really panned it, that's true. Others like it. So did she say why she hated it? :happy

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Post by jjunk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:28 am

bowtie wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am
Why did your wife 'absolutely hate' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'? Was it because she liked the actual documentary on FR better, or she didn't like FR< or what?
I saw the documentary about him and liked it a lot.
I'm one of the few people I suppose who never, not even once, happened to have watched his show ... never ever saw "Sesame Street' either - no, not even once for either show. So, seeing the documentary was a fascinating introduction to a man and his long running show and mission which I knew nothing about. I don't know when I will get to see the Hanks one, but some people have really panned it, that's true. Others like it. So did she say why she hated it? :happy
First, wow. As someone who grew up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, I'm amazed that there exists someone who has never seen either. I honestly dont know how to process that fact :happy.

As for my wife, she really didnt like the overall story and the main character in the movie (which, it turns out, is not Mr. Rogers). I dont want to give up too much of the overall plot, but suffice it to say, the main character rubbed her the wrong way. We both absolutely loved the documentary last year though and she really did like Hanks portrayal of Rogers. The overall tone of the movie was what did her in. In some ways, I can see where she's coming from but I took something completely different away from the movie myself. I'd still recommend seeing it. And when you're done, do yourself a favor and go watch some old episodes of it and Sesame Street, it for no other reason than the cultural significance of both in American culture :beer

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:37 am

jjunk wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:28 am
bowtie wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am
Why did your wife 'absolutely hate' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'? Was it because she liked the actual documentary on FR better, or she didn't like FR< or what?
I saw the documentary about him and liked it a lot.
I'm one of the few people I suppose who never, not even once, happened to have watched his show ... never ever saw "Sesame Street' either - no, not even once for either show. So, seeing the documentary was a fascinating introduction to a man and his long running show and mission which I knew nothing about. I don't know when I will get to see the Hanks one, but some people have really panned it, that's true. Others like it. So did she say why she hated it? :happy
First, wow. As someone who grew up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, I'm amazed that there exists someone who has never seen either. I honestly dont know how to process that fact :happy.

I've never seen Mr. Rogers either (I think), but I have seen Sesame Street in passing. I have zero interest in the film.

Wife and I watched "Creed 2" and "Glass" in the last few weeks; both epically bad considering the preceding films were good. I was shocked how cheesy and nonsensical both were.

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Post by stoptothink » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:37 am

jjunk wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:28 am
bowtie wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:36 am
Why did your wife 'absolutely hate' "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood'? Was it because she liked the actual documentary on FR better, or she didn't like FR< or what?
I saw the documentary about him and liked it a lot.
I'm one of the few people I suppose who never, not even once, happened to have watched his show ... never ever saw "Sesame Street' either - no, not even once for either show. So, seeing the documentary was a fascinating introduction to a man and his long running show and mission which I knew nothing about. I don't know when I will get to see the Hanks one, but some people have really panned it, that's true. Others like it. So did she say why she hated it? :happy
First, wow. As someone who grew up on Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers, I'm amazed that there exists someone who has never seen either. I honestly dont know how to process that fact :happy.

I've never seen Mr. Rogers either (I think), but I have seen Sesame Street in passing. Neither of my kids was ever really interested in either show. I have no interest in the film although I have read about the back story and how great of a man Fred Rogers was.

Wife and I watched "Creed 2" and "Glass" in the last few weeks. Both epically bad considering the preceding films were good. I was shocked how cheesy and nonsensical both were.

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Post by bertilak » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:53 am

jjunk wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:49 am
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (A-): My wife absolutely hated this movie. I really liked it. Hanks was incredible as always but I thought the story was interesting and showed more about the spirit of Mr. Rogers than anything else.
Speaking of the spirit of Mr. Rogers ...

I had an epiphany the other day. Bob Ross was Mr. Rogers for adults.
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Post by jjunk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:04 am

bertilak wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:53 am
jjunk wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:49 am
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (A-): My wife absolutely hated this movie. I really liked it. Hanks was incredible as always but I thought the story was interesting and showed more about the spirit of Mr. Rogers than anything else.
Speaking of the spirit of Mr. Rogers ...

I had an epiphany the other day. Bob Ross was Mr. Rogers for adults.
Agreed. Rogers, Ross and Steve Irwin make up the holy trinity of attitudes to aspire to IMO. I wish I had their passion, kindness and joy for how they lived their respective lives. Nothing is stopping me from having that but me, of course. Turns out, I'm pretty formidable to myself :annoyed

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Post by Cheez-It Guy » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 am

Planes, Trains, & Automobiles

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Post by fishandgolf » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:29 am

abuss368 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 pm
“Home Alone” a classic this time of the year.
+1000

Classic....DW and I watch it every year around this time.

This year however, we watched it with the grand kids for the first time...(boys 4 and 2)…….the 4 year old laughed so hard that we had to stop the flick for a few moments so we wouldn't miss any. There are a few scenes in the movie that my daughter put on silent so kids wouldn't hear some of the stuff......a scene or two where the word "ass" is used. Also the machine gun part when "Snakes" gets pumped full of lead.... :)

My favorite part...….."Keep the change ya filthy animal".... :D

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Post by fishandgolf » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:33 am

CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:40 am
Blues wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:31 am
CyclingDuo wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:23 am
Watched The Irishman on Netflix last night. I enjoyed it, the wife slept through about an hour of it.

:sharebeer
We watched it as well. Good movie and performances. Not a great movie but it was nice to see the old gang together for what may be the last time.
(We had both read the book some years ago.)
Yup. Star studded cast. I was hoping for a bit more out of Harvey Keitel's character since I like his acting skillset, but it wasn't too be in this piece as it was such a minor character. Pacino gave his A game for sure and the combination of the acting skillsets of De Niro and Pesci along with the computer/video/film/make-up technology they used to depict their various ages throughout the piece was really well done to the point it stood out as the highlight for me. Worth watching it for that technology alone.
+1

DW and I watched it as well. Great movie...….we both liked it. A bit too long though.....s/b about one hour shorter.

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Post by Ricola » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:50 am

[/quote]
Speaking of the spirit of Mr. Rogers ...
I had an epiphany the other day. Bob Ross was Mr. Rogers for adults.
[/quote]

Agreed. Rogers, Ross and Steve Irwin make up the holy trinity of attitudes to aspire to IMO. I wish I had their passion, kindness and joy for how they lived their respective lives. Nothing is stopping me from having that but me, of course. Turns out, I'm pretty formidable to myself :annoyed
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I will always remember a Candid Camera episode at an important Hollywood event where they sabotaged a hotel room and the guest that walked in was Mr. Rogers, their idea being to see the guest getting upset, but the real surprise is that they could not get Rogers upset...he remained unfazed and pleasantly accepted the problems with his room.

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Post by abuss368 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:01 pm

fishandgolf wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:29 am
abuss368 wrote:
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 pm
“Home Alone” a classic this time of the year.
+1000

Classic....DW and I watch it every year around this time.

This year however, we watched it with the grand kids for the first time...(boys 4 and 2)…….the 4 year old laughed so hard that we had to stop the flick for a few moments so we wouldn't miss any. There are a few scenes in the movie that my daughter put on silent so kids wouldn't hear some of the stuff......a scene or two where the word "ass" is used. Also the machine gun part when "Snakes" gets pumped full of lead.... :)

My favorite part...….."Keep the change ya filthy animal".... :D
It is a classic!
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Post by gamboolman » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:01 pm

The Nightingale
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OfBv9C_Ie8c

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Post by jjunk » Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:56 pm

We just finished watching "The Report" and it was excellent. Very interesting story about the torture report from 10yrs ago and how it came to be. Adam Driver was very, very good. Definitely recommend.

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Post by wilson08 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:25 am

Judy

This film focuses on the final months of Judy Garland's
life. Although it is a sad and tragic story, it is also an
engaging story. Flashbacks show the abuse and tyranny
of the studio system during her childhood acting era.
Superb acting, particularly by Renee Zellweger in the
title role.
Recommended
Viewed at a theater

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Post by Elsebet » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:27 am

Cheez-It Guy wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 am
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
We have a tradition of watching this on Thanksgiving evening. :) One of my favorites.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by mak1277 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:11 pm

Got around to watching the "Deadwood" movie last week. I was very satisfied with it, and enjoyed it substantially more than I liked "El Camino" (Breaking Bad movie).

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Capsu78 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 pm

Two thumbs up for Yesterday... I caught it in flight on the way home from an international trip last week and fell asleep for the last 3rd.
Watched the whole thing with my wife last night and we both laughed hard and often at the premise.
It's not at all what I was expecting.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by birnhamwood » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:49 pm

"The Irishman" on Netflix. Top notch movie offering insights on the assassinations of Hoffa and JFK. It helps to have read the book, "I Heard You Paint Houses" (the remembrances of a Hoffa hit man). Paint houses is mob talk for hits -- blood splattered on walls. Hoffa's first words to The Irishman were, "I heard you paint houses," and the Irishman answered, "Yes, and also a little carpentry," -- make coffins and dispose of bodies.

Also, excellent take on the Bay of Pigs and the Mafia's role in the goings on in Cuber.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by sedna273 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:35 pm

I recently rented "Tigers are not Afraid." It's a short (under 90min) film that follows a group of orphaned children somewhere in Mexico who are fleeing a drug cartel, armed with three wishes, although every time they are used there's a Monkey's Paw type effect. It feels reminiscent of Guillermo del Toro's gritty fantasy worlds, and I recommend it for those who are fans of such movies.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Cheez-It Guy » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:31 am

Elsebet wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:27 am
Cheez-It Guy wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 am
Planes, Trains, & Automobiles
We have a tradition of watching this on Thanksgiving evening. :) One of my favorites.
Same, except we're not regimented about the specific day. On or around Thanksgiving works.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by sidartvader » Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:35 am

Capsu78 wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:38 pm
Two thumbs up for Yesterday... I caught it in flight on the way home from an international trip last week and fell asleep for the last 3rd.
Watched the whole thing with my wife last night and we both laughed hard and often at the premise.
It's not at all what I was expecting.
+1

A colleague at work recommended it. Watched (and laughed) with the whole family during the Thanksgiving break.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by heartwood » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:51 am

birnhamwood wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:49 pm
"The Irishman" on Netflix. Top notch movie offering insights on the assassinations of Hoffa and JFK. It helps to have read the book, "I Heard You Paint Houses" (the remembrances of a Hoffa hit man). Paint houses is mob talk for hits -- blood splattered on walls. Hoffa's first words to The Irishman were, "I heard you paint houses," and the Irishman answered, "Yes, and also a little carpentry," -- make coffins and dispose of bodies.

Also, excellent take on the Bay of Pigs and the Mafia's role in the goings on in Cuber.
I'm watching it now. Well done, great acting. But sooo long and these guys are somewhat hard to see as younger guys in a multi-decade story. Still recommend it.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by sperry8 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:04 pm

Saw the Angel of Nanjing yesterday (Amazon Prime). About a Chinese volunteer who helps try to stop people from jumping off the Yangtze bridge. Interesting documentary. Difficult topic but handled with taste. Really makes you wonder how bad it gets for some people.
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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jlawrence01 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm

This year, I have seen 54 movies in the theatre. The WORST movie of 2019 is Playing with Fire. The movie is really silly and very predictable. It is not particularly funny.

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