What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Questions on how we spend our money and our time - consumer goods and services, home and vehicle, leisure and recreational activities
User avatar
blueblock
Posts: 885
Joined: Sun Oct 19, 2014 6:06 pm
Location: Wisconsin

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by blueblock »

Elsebet wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 1:36 pm ...watched "My Octopus Teacher" streaming on Netflix...
Just watched. Wonderful! The filmmaker, a marine biologist, is a terrific storyteller and photographer.

Here's the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0LTDhqe5A
squirm
Posts: 3077
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:53 am

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by squirm »

Airplane. LOL!
User avatar
bertilak
Posts: 8065
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:23 pm
Location: East of the Pecos, West of the Mississippi

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bertilak »

squirm wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:08 pm Airplane. LOL!
And don't call me Shirly.

(Somebody had to say it!)
May neither drought nor rain nor blizzard disturb the joy juice in your gizzard. -- Squire Omar Barker (aka S.O.B.), the Cowboy Poet
User avatar
bengal22
Posts: 1916
Joined: Sat Dec 03, 2011 6:20 pm
Location: Ohio

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by bengal22 »

Watched Sidewalk Stories on TCM. It is a silent movie filmed in the 80's. Very good.

John
"Earn All You Can; Give All You Can; Save All You Can." .... John Wesley
squirm
Posts: 3077
Joined: Sat Mar 19, 2011 11:53 am

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by squirm »

bertilak wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:13 pm
squirm wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 4:08 pm Airplane. LOL!
And don't call me Shirly.

(Somebody had to say it!)
There's no reason to become alarmed, and we hope you'll enjoy the rest of your flight. By the way, is there anyone on board who knows how to fly a plane?
Dottie57
Posts: 9543
Joined: Thu May 19, 2016 5:43 pm
Location: Earth Northern Hemisphere

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Dottie57 »

Watched “Rocket Man”. Cole of nights ago and really enjoyed it.
7eight9
Posts: 1681
Joined: Fri May 17, 2019 7:11 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by 7eight9 »

Barkingsparrow wrote: Wed Aug 12, 2020 9:10 pm Parasite - DVD Rental

Not really sure what to think of this one. I can see where people may think it's overrated, while others think so highly of it. It almost defies categorization or description. The movie has so many layers, keeping you guessing, then shocking you with twists, flipping from social satire to dark comedy to horror to thriller then back again. At the very least, I found it quite the ride!
I watched Parasite two days ago - library borrowing. My sister recommended it and I'm glad she did. It was unusual but highly enjoyable.

Parasite movie releases free official wallpapers to download as backgrounds for video calls --- https://soranews24.com/2020/06/06/paras ... deo-calls/

I downloaded a couple of the wallpapers just in case I ever have a video call. :happy
I guess it all could be much worse. | They could be warming up my hearse.
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

“The Bourne Identity” on Hulu. Liked it.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
Nicolas
Posts: 2492
Joined: Wed Aug 22, 2012 7:41 am
Location: Ashtabula
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Nicolas »

Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933) Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Ginger Rogers, Ned Sparks, Warren William, Guy Kibbee

A wealthy composer rescues unemployed Broadway performers with a new play.

A lot of pre-code fun and amazing dance numbers, though I could do without Dick Powell’s singing. Ned Sparks was good. Recommended.

Blonde Crazy (1931) Joan Blondell, James Cagney, Louis Calhern, Ray Milland, Guy Kibbee

The adventures of an egoistic con man and his glamorous accomplice.

Another pre-code depression-era film, I liked this better than the other one. Good performances. Recommended.

I streamed both of them on The Criterion Channel.
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

“The Bourne Supremacy” on Hulu. Enjoyed it.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
Jeff Albertson
Posts: 863
Joined: Sat Apr 06, 2013 7:11 pm
Location: Springfield

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Jeff Albertson »

'The Perfect Weapon' on HBO, based on David Sanger's recent book.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeLHlOUNOmY
In under an hour and a half, The Perfect Weapon blisters through the proliferation of cyberwarfare in the last decade-plus: how offensive ransomware and disinformation campaigns have morphed from a undercover sideshow – as late as 2007, cyberwarfare was not even listed as a pressing concern on the US military’s threat assessment – into a relatively cheap, accessible and potentially devastating staple of international relations. “The asymmetry of this kind of warfare is very cost-efficient for countries that are under economic restrictions by the United States or otherwise,” said Maggio. Actors of middling economic power, such as Iran and North Korea, can strike debilitating and costly blows on American businesses, for example, at relatively little cost. Bugs like Stuxnet could disrupt electrical grids, shut down airports or derail vulnerable election infrastructure. The future of warfare, as Maggio sees it, is “no longer going to be boots on the ground, it’s going to be fingers on keyboards”.
https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/o ... entary-hbo
User avatar
ResearchMed
Posts: 10989
Joined: Fri Dec 26, 2008 11:25 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ResearchMed »

"The Mystery of a Hansom Cab", on Acorn.

"A man is murdered and the investigation into his death uncovers a trail of secrets and scandal."

The story is set in Australia in the late 1800's.

Watching it had the feel of reading a novel by Dickens, so it wasn't all that surprising to find out after watching the film that it was based upon a book by Australian Fergus Hume, originally published in 1886.

I might try reading some of his books now, or at least give them a try.

RM
This signature is a placebo. You are in the control group.
wilson08
Posts: 439
Joined: Wed Apr 02, 2008 2:37 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by wilson08 »

Transit (2018)

This film transposes a story from the WWII era to modern
times. I have never cared for a story set out of it's time,
like a version of Hamlet set in the 20th century. Aside
from the abstract story setting, the character interactions
and surprises around every corner redeem this movie
somewhat. Excellent acting by Franz Rogowski, who reminds
me of Joaquin Phoenix.
Viewed at a theater but it is available on Amazon Prime Video.
Not to be confused with Transit (2012), which is a totally
different story.
Kagord
Posts: 509
Joined: Fri Nov 23, 2018 1:28 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Kagord »

Spinal Tap, I'd like to write more about this movie, but I've gotta sit down in the lobby and wait for the limo.
User avatar
Matahari
Posts: 451
Joined: Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:09 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Matahari »

I was browsing the last few pages of this tread for ideas....

We recently watched "Black Box" (2020) on Amazon Prime. The work by the lead actor, Mamoudou Athie, is fantastic.
The movie is not a horror film; it's more in the nature of a sci-fi thriller.

Also watched "The Vast of Night" (2019) on Amazon Prime. It's a low-budget sci-fi film but there is a sequence of cinematography approx. midway in that is a wonder.
User avatar
pezblanco
Posts: 679
Joined: Thu Sep 12, 2013 8:02 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by pezblanco »

Kagord wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:04 pm Spinal Tap, I'd like to write more about this movie, but I've gotta sit down in the lobby and wait for the limo.
They’ve earned themselves a distinguished place in rock history as one of Britain’s loudest bands.
User avatar
tooluser
Posts: 759
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by tooluser »

"The Russian Bride". Thriller/Horror movie that starts rather classically, then jumps the shark into ever more gory and violent craziness, much of which strains credulity. I do not recommend it. :(

It stars Corbin Bernsen, whom I hadn't seen in anything since the L.A. Law TV show. His first movie was "Clambake".
PhoebeCoco
Posts: 77
Joined: Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:33 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by PhoebeCoco »

"Kim" on Amazon Prime, based on the novel by Rudyard Kipling.

An excellent adventure story set in India in the 1880s. The main character is an orphaned British boy, played by a young Dean Stockwell. Also starring the very dashing Errol Flynn. When I was younger I was madly in love with Errol Flynn, and this movie reminded me why.

Fantastic scenery - the movie was actually filmed mostly in India in the 1940s.

I am digging through old movies on Amazon and trying to watch as many as possible. They just don't make movies like they used to!
If you're not working on yourself, you're not working.
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

Watching “The Bourne Ultimatum” on Hulu and enjoying it. That is three movies down.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
LadyGeek
Site Admin
Posts: 68565
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:34 pm
Location: Philadelphia
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by LadyGeek »

RoboCop, on Blu-ray DVD, PG-13, 2014 (remake of the 1987 version). A wounded Detroit cop becomes a cyborg. A good plot. Once things get going, there's plenty of action. I liked it.
Wiki To some, the glass is half full. To others, the glass is half empty. To an engineer, it's twice the size it needs to be.
User avatar
tooluser
Posts: 759
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by tooluser »

I would like to post an antidote to my previous movie. I just watched this today:

"The life of purple rice, pumpkins, and … peanuts"
https://youtu.be/rJSZfrJFluw

It's a 23 minute short subject from China, farming and food-centric, possibly a documentary, maybe a commercial.
But it's full of color and light and good feelings. Very well done.
User avatar
ruralavalon
Posts: 20137
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon »

The Secret of Roan Inish, on Amazon Prime.

This movie is a fantasy set in a fishing village on the West coast of Ireland in the 1940s, about a lost child and an abandoned family home on a nearby island Roan Inish (seal island).
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started
User avatar
cheese_breath
Posts: 10072
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by cheese_breath »

The Chase on YouTube … 1946 B&W drama. Robert Cummings, Steve Cochren, Peter Lorre.

Unemployed man (Cummings) finds a wallet and returns it to the owner who turns out to be very rich. Owner is impressed with the man’s honesty and gives him a job as his chauffeur. But the very rich man turns out to be a very bad man. His wife wants to leave, but he won’t permit it. So the chauffeur helps her to escape to Havana where the thrills are just beginning. But just as things couldn’t be worse there’s a twist in the plot which resets the whole escape

This is the kind of movie my parents took me to at the drive in theatres when I was very, very young in the 1940s. I’d stay awake long enough to see the cartoons, and then go to sleep on the back seat while they watched the movie.
The surest way to know the future is when it becomes the past.
User avatar
cheese_breath
Posts: 10072
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by cheese_breath »

tooluser wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:18 pm ....It stars Corbin Bernsen, whom I hadn't seen in anything since the L.A. Law TV show...
He was Shawn Spencer's father on Psych.
The surest way to know the future is when it becomes the past.
jginseattle
Posts: 802
Joined: Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:33 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by jginseattle »

One that I have seen before: What We Do in the Shadows. The 2014 film not the television show. A comedy gem.
stoptothink
Posts: 8687
Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:53 am

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by stoptothink »

Watched "Knives Out" with the wife last night. She liked it, I thought it was silly, unrealistic, and contrived (which was likely the point). It was OK, but not my cup of tea.
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

Bourne Ultimatum on Hulu. Enjoyed it.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
Thegame14
Posts: 1798
Joined: Mon May 07, 2018 11:53 am

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Thegame14 »

Moneyball is now on Netflix, LOVE this movie!!!!
User avatar
ruralavalon
Posts: 20137
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon »

The Peanut Butter Falcon, on Amazon Prime.

This is a Huckelberry Finn type story about a young man with Down syndrome who escapes from an assisted living facility and wants to become a pro wrestler, he is befriended by a fisherman, the two build and and travel on a raft, while a social worker pursues the runaway. We enjoyed the movie.
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started
User avatar
Elsebet
Posts: 988
Joined: Mon Feb 08, 2016 2:28 pm
Location: Erie, PA

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Elsebet »

ruralavalon wrote: Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:04 am The Secret of Roan Inish, on Amazon Prime.

This movie is a fantasy set in a fishing village on the West coast of Ireland in the 1940s, about a lost child and an abandoned family home on a nearby island Roan Inish (seal island).
What a delightful film with some beautiful settings, I really enjoyed it. Thank you so much for the recommendation!

We also enjoyed the animated "Song of the Sea" which has some similarities to this one.
"...the man who adapts himself to his slender means and makes himself wealthy on a little sum, is the truly rich man..." ~Seneca
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

“Ghostbusters” on Hulu!

Yes, I am embarrassed to admit I never saw the movie. And I grew up during that generation.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
cheese_breath
Posts: 10072
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by cheese_breath »

Hollow Man on Peacock Streaming
The surest way to know the future is when it becomes the past.
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit on Hulu. Really good.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

Ghostbusters II. Never saw it. So I watched both yesterday. First one was better but overall not bad.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
ruralavalon
Posts: 20137
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon »

Beetlejuice, at a drive in movie.

A fun comedy about a haunted house in Connecticut, nice ghosts trying to drive off obnoxious invading New Yorkers.
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started
cs412a
Posts: 128
Joined: Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:37 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by cs412a »

The Forty-Year-Old Version on Netflix. The enjoyable but otherwise formulaic "be true to yourself" plot was saved by its witty script, a subplot involving her relationship with her mother (which I wished she had developed more fully), and a wonderful performance by Radha Blank.
MP173
Posts: 2172
Joined: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:03 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by MP173 »

Watched "The Gentlemen" this weekend. Really enjoyed it...Matthew McConaughey plays a weed drug lord in Britain who wishes to cash out his business to spend more time with his wife. Pretty good movie with quite a few twists as his empire suddenly comes under attack.

Ed
rgs92
Posts: 2828
Joined: Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:00 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by rgs92 »

Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:15 pm Watched “Rocket Man”. Cole of nights ago and really enjoyed it.
I will second that. Very original.
Barkingsparrow
Posts: 332
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Barkingsparrow »

rgs92 wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:15 pm Watched “Rocket Man”. Cole of nights ago and really enjoyed it.
I will second that. Very original.
Where did you see this? My wife is a a huge Elton John fan. In fact, I took her to see Elton in concert Feb 2019 as a Valentine's gift. Not really a fan but I enjoyed the concert and thought his backing band was fabulous.
neilpilot
Posts: 3550
Joined: Fri Dec 04, 2015 1:46 pm
Location: Memphis area

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by neilpilot »

Barkingsparrow wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:32 pm
rgs92 wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 2:28 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Fri Oct 16, 2020 6:15 pm Watched “Rocket Man”. Cole of nights ago and really enjoyed it.
I will second that. Very original.
Where did you see this? My wife is a a huge Elton John fan. In fact, I took her to see Elton in concert Feb 2019 as a Valentine's gift. Not really a fan but I enjoyed the concert and thought his backing band was fabulous.
Can't speak for Dottie, but it's included with Amazon Prime
hbdad
Posts: 141
Joined: Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:29 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by hbdad »

Watched "Tolkien" last night on HBO. Very entertaining.
User avatar
ruralavalon
Posts: 20137
Joined: Sat Feb 02, 2008 10:29 am
Location: Illinois

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by ruralavalon »

Mystery Road, on Amazon Prime.

The movie is set in outback Queensland, Australia. An indigenous police detective investigates the murder of a teenage indigenous girl.

The plot is is complex, the movie is slow moving but spellbinding. I recommend this movie.
"Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler." - Albert Einstein | Wiki article link:Getting Started
User avatar
Topic Author
abuss368
Posts: 23043
Joined: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:33 pm
Location: Where the water is warm, the drinks are cold, and I don't know the names of the players!
Contact:

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by abuss368 »

Mission Impossible II on Hulu.
John C. Bogle: “Simplicity is the master key to financial success."
User avatar
cheese_breath
Posts: 10072
Joined: Wed Sep 14, 2011 7:08 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by cheese_breath »

The 3,000 Mile Chase... Cliff DeYoung, Glen Ford

Run of the mill action movie with a secret courier (DeYoung) escorting a chief witness (Ford) against a mafia drug lord with the mob trying to kill him along the way.
The surest way to know the future is when it becomes the past.
Barkingsparrow
Posts: 332
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2017 6:09 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Barkingsparrow »

ruralavalon wrote: Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:26 pm Mystery Road, on Amazon Prime.

The movie is set in outback Queensland, Australia. An indigenous police detective investigates the murder of a teenage indigenous girl.

The plot is is complex, the movie is slow moving but spellbinding. I recommend this movie.
I saw this earlier and really liked it. Then again, I cannot get enough of the Australian outback.
User avatar
tooluser
Posts: 759
Joined: Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:04 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by tooluser »

"Countryman" (1982), that I DVR'd last year from TCM. It was filmed entirely in Jamaica and has a mostly Bob Marley soundtrack. The story is compelling, the characters are interesting, and the cinematography is excellent. It gives you a feel for what Jamaica was like in 1982 or before, under a dictatorial regime and in a poor fishing village, without getting too graphic about it. The screen resolution is rather poor by today's high def standards. The acting was sometimes wooden. Much of the dialogue is conducted in a heavy Jamaican accent, with local slang and no subtitles, making it a bit challenging at times, but you can tell what they said by how the characters react. It was worth watching.
madbrain
Posts: 5576
Joined: Thu Jun 09, 2011 5:06 pm
Location: San Jose, California

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by madbrain »

Borat Subsequent Movie film on Amazon Prime. Highly recommend it.
dru808
Posts: 1307
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 2:42 pm
Location: mid pac

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by dru808 »

The worst movie I’ve seen in a long while. Borat 2
sptm
User avatar
Artful Dodger
Posts: 1133
Joined: Thu Oct 20, 2016 12:56 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by Artful Dodger »

Last night watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix. How tech companies monetize us then get us addicted to their programs (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.) and the (sometimes unplanned or unforeseen) consequences.
schachtw
Posts: 186
Joined: Mon Jul 06, 2015 6:15 pm

Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

Post by schachtw »

The Painter and the Thief - HULU.

Norwegian documentary about an artist who has two of her paintings stolen from a gallery. One of the thieves is caught on camera, and she begins a relationship with him.

Very well done and thoughtful.
Post Reply