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Autumn Sonata (1978, subtitled) — Liv Ullmann, Ingrid Bergman, directed by Ingmar Bergman

A married daughter who longs for her mother's love is visited by the latter, a successful concert pianist. Ingrid Bergman’s final film. Recommended if you like to watch dysfunctional family relationships well-acted. If not, avoid. I streamed it on The Criterion Channel.
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Redemption (2013) starring Jason Statham. An Amazon Prime original production.

Of course Statham plays a tough guy. In this case a special forces guy who, while AWOL and on the run, meets a young and beautiful nun in London. It is a mostly platonic relationship. Besides Statham I was not familiar with any of the other actors.

And also of course there is plenty of action but, from one review: "Statham's stony visage tries to emote, often successfully. If this film marks a new direction for Statham's career, he's on the right track" I agree. This is better than other Statham films I have seen. I actually cared about the main characters as people, not just as fodder for action scenes.

There is a bit of humor thrown in here and there.
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PinotGris wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 8:17 pm The Father. Anthony Hokins truly at his best.. Olivia Coleman as the daughter was also excellent. A difficult film very well made.
Saw this last night and agree. I cried at the end, what a performance.
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Judas and the Black Messiah (2020)
Free DVD from public library.
Intense story about the Illinois Black Panther leader in the late 60s.
Perfect counterpoint to the Trial of the Chicago 7 which I previously saw.
Daniel Kaluuya was superb and his Oscar is well deserved. :beer
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The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. I'd never seen it before. It's really good, perhaps falling just short of "great." Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently. I was going crazy trying to figure out exactly what degree the movie embodied the racism of its time, and to what extent opposed it. The score by Elmer Bernstein is... magnificent. Like so many great film scores it doesn't quite stand alone when you hear it simply as music, e.g. in a pops concert, but as a film score it is sensational.

It was filmed in Mexico and after I saw it I read about it and found out that they were dealing constantly with Mexican officials insisting that the film treat the Mexicans in a dignified and respectful manner.
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nisiprius wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:39 am The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently.
Oh my, that cast. Yul Brynner is spectacular and the understated roles by McQueen, Coburn are amazing. But most of all, Wallach :beer
The new one can't hold its water.
What a scene!
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nisiprius wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:39 am The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. I'd never seen it before. It's really good, perhaps falling just short of "great." Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently. I was going crazy trying to figure out exactly what degree the movie embodied the racism of its time, and to what extent opposed it. The score by Elmer Bernstein is... magnificent. Like so many great film scores it doesn't quite stand alone when you hear it simply as music, e.g. in a pops concert, but as a film score it is sensational.

It was filmed in Mexico and after I saw it I read about it and found out that they were dealing constantly with Mexican officials insisting that the film treat the Mexicans in a dignified and respectful manner.
Wonderful movie. I remember watching it with my dad as a kid.

My dad did note that the scene where Eli Wallach says he will return the guns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4i_ZwMT3H0 didn't really make any sense, and mentioned that the movie was a remake of Kurasawa's Seven Samurai. Of course, Kurasawa was influenced by the American director John Ford, so it isn't surprising that a number of Kurasawa's films have been remade as westerns.
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"The Father". Anthony Hopkins. Superb.
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cs412a wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:10 am
nisiprius wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:39 am The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. I'd never seen it before. It's really good, perhaps falling just short of "great." Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently. I was going crazy trying to figure out exactly what degree the movie embodied the racism of its time, and to what extent opposed it. The score by Elmer Bernstein is... magnificent. Like so many great film scores it doesn't quite stand alone when you hear it simply as music, e.g. in a pops concert, but as a film score it is sensational.

It was filmed in Mexico and after I saw it I read about it and found out that they were dealing constantly with Mexican officials insisting that the film treat the Mexicans in a dignified and respectful manner.
Wonderful movie. I remember watching it with my dad as a kid.

My dad did note that the scene where Eli Wallach says he will return the guns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4i_ZwMT3H0 didn't really make any sense, and mentioned that the movie was a remake of Kurasawa's Seven Samurai. Of course, Kurasawa was influenced by the American director John Ford, so it isn't surprising that a number of Kurasawa's films have been remade as westerns.
I was going to say this too but I hesitated so as not to reveal any spoilers, but now that that’s done, the bandit leader played by Wallach didn’t just say he was going to do it, he actually did it, which was stupid and totally out of character for him and proved fatal. Couldn’t they have written the story some other way?

Other than that gaping plot hole it’s a great movie and the music is unbelievably good. If you enjoyed this movie you should see Kurosawa’s masterpiece which inspired this film, as was mentioned above. It’s 3-1/2 hours long but worth every minute.

Also The Three Amigos (1986) with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short is a takeoff of this film and has some funny bits but is pretty juvenile. My kids loved it.
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Nicolas wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 1:51 pm
cs412a wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:10 am
nisiprius wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:39 am The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. I'd never seen it before. It's really good, perhaps falling just short of "great." Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently. I was going crazy trying to figure out exactly what degree the movie embodied the racism of its time, and to what extent opposed it. The score by Elmer Bernstein is... magnificent. Like so many great film scores it doesn't quite stand alone when you hear it simply as music, e.g. in a pops concert, but as a film score it is sensational.

It was filmed in Mexico and after I saw it I read about it and found out that they were dealing constantly with Mexican officials insisting that the film treat the Mexicans in a dignified and respectful manner.
Wonderful movie. I remember watching it with my dad as a kid.

My dad did note that the scene where Eli Wallach says he will return the guns https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4i_ZwMT3H0 didn't really make any sense, and mentioned that the movie was a remake of Kurasawa's Seven Samurai. Of course, Kurasawa was influenced by the American director John Ford, so it isn't surprising that a number of Kurasawa's films have been remade as westerns.
I was going to say this too but I hesitated so as not to reveal any spoilers, but now that that’s done, the bandit leader played by Wallach didn’t just say he was going to do it, he actually did it, which was stupid and totally out of character for him and proved fatal. Couldn’t they have written the story some other way?

Other than that gaping plot hole it’s a great movie and the music is unbelievably good. If you enjoyed this movie you should see Kurosawa’s masterpiece which inspired this film, as was mentioned above. It’s 3-1/2 hours long but worth every minute.

Also The Three Amigos (1986) with Steve Martin, Chevy Chase, and Martin Short is a takeoff of this film and has some funny bits but is pretty juvenile. My kids loved it.
Apologies. I should have changed the font color to avoid the spoiler.
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Currently watching Mare of Easttown. It's compelling, but only one episode left and I'm wondering if there's a major plothole in the series?
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"The Whole Truth" (2016) on Netflix last weekend.

Keanu Reeves and Renee Zellweger in this "whodunit". Entertaining.

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bertilak wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:34 pm Redemption (2013) starring Jason Statham. An Amazon Prime original production.

Of course Statham plays a tough guy
I just remembered Parker, also 2013 and also starring Stratham (and Jennifer Lopez)., which I just remembered seeing. This is, I think, a more typical Statham movie. It is very well done, although there are liberties taken with the plot of the book it is based on (Flashfire).

It is based on a book by one of my favorite mystery writers, Donald E. Westlake who often wrote under the name Richard Stark for his series of Parker novels. This is one of the better dramatizations of a Stark book, most of which I think were mediocre attempts. Westlake also wrote many books under his real name featuring the character Dortmunder, a crook who has really bad luck but, because he works hard and is really clever, manages to stay barely ahead. These are "caper comedies" and I love them but the movie versions are not so good. The Parker books and movies are mostly serious "Crime Capers."
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bertilak wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:32 pm
bertilak wrote: Sun Jun 06, 2021 12:34 pm Redemption (2013) starring Jason Statham. An Amazon Prime original production.

Of course Statham plays a tough guy
I just remembered Parker, also 2013 and also starring Stratham (and Jennifer Lopez)., which I just remembered seeing. This is, I think, a more typical Statham movie. It is very well done, although there are liberties taken with the plot of the book it is based on (Flashfire).

It is based on a book by one of my favorite mystery writers, Donald E. Westlake who often wrote under the name Richard Stark for his series of Parker novels. This is one of the better dramatizations of a Stark book, most of which I think were mediocre attempts. Westlake also wrote many books under his real name featuring the character Dortmunder, a crook who has really bad luck but, because he works hard and is really clever, manages to stay barely ahead. These are "caper comedies" and I love them but the movie versions are not so good. The Parker books and movies are mostly serious "Crime Capers."
Donald E. Westlake wrote the screenplays for what I consider to be two particularly fine movies: The Grifters (1990) and The Stepfather (1987).
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"Cruella". Way too long.
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Gabelli2020 wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 11:43 pm Some Kind of Heaven on Hulu
Depressing as hell. I have 2 friends at the Villages. It makes me want to rescue them
Not a feel good movie re: retirement
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SR II wrote: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:02 pm "Cruella". Way too long.
Watched it last night, knew absolutely nothing about in advance, including it even being made. I loved it, really entertaining, long but didn’t drag at all.
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We are repeat watching the Mission Impossible series. So far I and II did not age well, II especially had some really cringy scenes/dialogue. Watched part III last night and it was like a totally new series, I actually enjoyed it. Noticed the director changed to JJ Abrams for III, good change!
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Watched “Get Out” for the third time. There are so many levels to this movie. Love, horror, paranoia, racism. I’m sure people of different backgrounds interpret the same scene very differently.
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Elsebet wrote: Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:57 am We are repeat watching the Mission Impossible series. So far I and II did not age well, II especially had some really cringy scenes/dialogue. Watched part III last night and it was like a totally new series, I actually enjoyed it. Noticed the director changed to JJ Abrams for III, good change!
The last three are the best.
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abuss368 wrote: Sat Aug 30, 2014 3:35 pm [This thread is intended for movies from any source, e.g. DVD, in-person, or streaming. If it has more than one episode, such as a TV show, post in [What TV Show Have You Recently Watched?]

Please mention how you saw the movie (DVD, in-person, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, etc.). --admin LadyGeek]


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Bogleheads,

Based on the success of the mega thread "What Book Are You Currently Reading?", I would like to start a new thread related to movies that Bogleheads could share with each other. Many of us have Netflix, Crackle, or another streaming service.

Best.
Just finished "binging" on the Trilogy, "Divergent". Though categorized as a "teen dystopian" type of film, there seems to be a lot of similarities in global and domestic trends of things today, . . . maybe.

Here's a description from online:
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Set in a futuristic dystopia where society is divided into five factions that each represent a different virtue, teenagers have to decide if they want to stay in their faction or switch to another - for the rest of their lives. Tris Prior makes a choice that surprises everyone. Then Tris and her fellow faction-members have to live through a highly competitive initiation process to live out the choice they have made. They must undergo extreme physical and intense psychological tests, that transform them all. But Tris has a secret that she is Divergent, which means she doesn't fit into any one group. If anyone knew, it would mean a certain death. As she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly peaceful society, this secret might help her save the people she loves... or it might destroy her.

Available Netflix/Amazon Prime. Something like $3 per with the lst one free I think. Can't remember.

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Roshômon (1950, Japan) Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Takashi Shimura, directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Four witnesses to a violent crime, including the dead victim, each have different memories of what actually happened. Groundbreaking film by Akira Kurosawa. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film, 1951. Recommended. I streamed it on The Criterion Channel. Subtitled.
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Nicolas wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:36 am Roshômon (1950, Japan) Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Takashi Shimura, directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Four witnesses to a violent crime, including the dead victim, each have different memories of what actually happened. Groundbreaking film by Akira Kurosawa. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film, 1951. Recommended. I streamed it on The Criterion Channel. Subtitled.
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Here's a link to the Trailer:
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Nicolas wrote: Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:36 am Roshômon (1950, Japan) Toshirô Mifune, Machiko Kyô, Takashi Shimura, directed by Akira Kurosawa.

Four witnesses to a violent crime, including the dead victim, each have different memories of what actually happened. Groundbreaking film by Akira Kurosawa. Winner of Best Foreign Language Film, 1951. Recommended. I streamed it on The Criterion Channel. Subtitled.
Kurosawa's contribution to left brain/right brain dynamics. Closes with a philosophical treatment of the Great Question, how to deal with living in a "fallen" world, as Christians would say. A lot of cute touches about the human condition throughout, examples: the one character's reaction when faced with mortal threat, the horror realization that one may not be better than anyone else, the attitude of most youngsters when they find out life is not a fairy tale. An alternate title for this film might be "Things I've Learned About Human Existence In My 50 Years."

Having fairly recently watched Midsommar and Calibre, it occurs to me that "country people vs city people" are an archetype for right brain vs left brain, I guess it's a subject that weighs on the minds of numerous filmmakers.
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I just enjoyed "In the Heights" on HBO Max. Film of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical.
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LadyGeek wrote: Mon May 31, 2021 8:05 pm The Hunt for Red October on DVD, Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, rated PG, 1990. A Soviet Union sub commander disobeys his orders. Lots of action and suspense. I liked it.
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Nobody
We were disappointed and while it was somewhat entertaining - it could have been much much better.
Having said that, we did not turn it off and watched it all.
They could have really made a good story....
Rate it right in the middle - mediocre

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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Wed May 26, 2021 7:17 pm
Nicolas wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 9:20 pm El Acordeón del Diablo (The Devil’s Accordion) (2000)— Francisco “Pacho” Rada, Alfredo Gutierrez, Manuel Rada

This is a German documentary (in English narration) of the development and current state of the musical style of “vallenato” or Colombian accordion folk music. The story goes that the accordion was unknown in Colombia until a German ship bound for Argentina and loaded with accordions ran aground off the Caribbean coast. That’s how the instrument was introduced to Colombia. They had no one to teach them to play so they invented their own style. The Colombians tune the instrument to a higher pitch than is done elsewhere giving it a distinctive sound.

I like vallenato music as it’s upbeat, catchy, and has sincerity. This film presents a heartwarming story. It centers around “Pacho” Rada, a pioneer singer and composer of vallenato music, a legend in his time, who was in his nineties when the film was made.

It’s free to view on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/VqmzDDXJCRA
Looks interesting. I like listening to new types of music and am not familiar with vallenato music. In the Q. :beer
I watched this in several chunks. I liked it. Accordianism runs in my family so it was fun to see a different part of the world involving that. The video quality on Youtube was low but the cinematography (such colors!) and the real-life characters were wonderful. I would never have found this on my own.

If you don't read German, it's worth putting the words after the last scene into an online translator to read them.
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runner26 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:17 pm I just enjoyed "In the Heights" on HBO Max. Film of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical.
I also just saw this, with a friend who had seen the musical (I hadn't). It departs from the script of the musical in a number of ways, I was told, but we both greatly enjoyed it.

The music is wonderful, though after the past 15 months seeing dozens of people dancing together probably would be exhilarating even with the sound off.
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Star Trek into Darkness on DVD, 2013, rated PG-13. The "new" crew with Chris Pine (Kirk) and Zachary Quinto (Spock). Quite a bit of action to keep you going. They made a few references to the older series for dramatic effect, but it didn't quite fit. I liked it.
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We saw "A Quiet Place Part II" this weekend. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. The movie begins with Day 1 when they arrived, which was quite interesting. I actually liked it better than the first. If you want an edge of your seat thriller the entire time.... this is it.
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Those Who Wish Me Dead on HBO Max - one of those Warner Bros. films that premiered in theaters and on HBO Max on the same day.

I liked seeing Angelina Jolie again, and the movie was OK if you are in the mood for an action thriller (with quite a lot of violence). I certainly wouldn't call it great. Today, June 13, is the last day to watch before this movie leaves the HBO Max platform.
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My wife and and I just watched A Quiet Place. Pretty scary!! We liked it. :thumbsup :thumbsup from DW and me.
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sixtyforty wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 am We saw "A Quiet Place Part II" this weekend. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. The movie begins with Day 1 when they arrived, which was quite interesting. I actually liked it better than the first. If you want an edge of your seat thriller the entire time.... this is it.
Thanks for the review. I've been meaning to see this movie. I heard it was a great movie. But if I didn't see the original "A Quiet Place" will I still be able to follow the plot in Part II?

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fsrph wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:34 pm
sixtyforty wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 am We saw "A Quiet Place Part II" this weekend. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. The movie begins with Day 1 when they arrived, which was quite interesting. I actually liked it better than the first. If you want an edge of your seat thriller the entire time.... this is it.
Thanks for the review. I've been meaning to see this movie. I heard it was a great movie. But if I didn't see the original "A Quiet Place" will I still be able to follow the plot in Part II?

Francis
I would seek out the original if I were you. It's one of the best movies of its genre. It's a better movie than Part II.

The sequel is very good, and I don't think you'll find yourself particularly lost, but the first one is quite the experience. And I think you will enjoy Part II more that way.
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Mission of Honor on Netflix was very good. About the Polish fighters helping the RAF. The ending was (trying to be polite here) unpleasant although not a surprise to anyone that knows the history.
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The Conjuring: The Devil made me do it.
I was doing something else at the same time, but I got the impression it was kinda of an episode of Law & Order, except with Satan in it.
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fsrph wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:34 pm
sixtyforty wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 am We saw "A Quiet Place Part II" this weekend. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. The movie begins with Day 1 when they arrived, which was quite interesting. I actually liked it better than the first. If you want an edge of your seat thriller the entire time.... this is it.
Thanks for the review. I've been meaning to see this movie. I heard it was a great movie. But if I didn't see the original "A Quiet Place" will I still be able to follow the plot in Part II?

Francis
Yes, I think you would be able to follow the plot fine. It's just that there are references and details in part II, that will not mean anything to you without seeing the original. Both films are great.
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black jack wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 3:42 am
runner26 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:17 pm I just enjoyed "In the Heights" on HBO Max. Film of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical.
I also just saw this, with a friend who had seen the musical (I hadn't). It departs from the script of the musical in a number of ways, I was told, but we both greatly enjoyed it.

The music is wonderful, though after the past 15 months seeing dozens of people dancing together probably would be exhilarating even with the sound off.
We watched last night on HBO Max. I also watched a few of the extras including the one on the dance numbers. Short but very cool. There were three podcasts of 30-40 minutes length, and we’re thinking of checking those out as well.
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sixtyforty wrote: Mon Jun 14, 2021 6:18 am
fsrph wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 2:34 pm
sixtyforty wrote: Sun Jun 13, 2021 7:26 am We saw "A Quiet Place Part II" this weekend. Excellent movie. Highly recommended. The movie begins with Day 1 when they arrived, which was quite interesting. I actually liked it better than the first. If you want an edge of your seat thriller the entire time.... this is it.
Thanks for the review. I've been meaning to see this movie. I heard it was a great movie. But if I didn't see the original "A Quiet Place" will I still be able to follow the plot in Part II?

Francis
Yes, I think you would be able to follow the plot fine. It's just that there are references and details in part II, that will not mean anything to you without seeing the original. Both films are great.
Thanks. I plan to see it tomorrow. I'll report back.

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tenkuky wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:49 am
nisiprius wrote: Tue Jun 08, 2021 8:39 am The Magnificent Seven. The real one, of course. Talk about an all-star cast, and they did what they did... magnificently.
Oh my, that cast. Yul Brynner is spectacular and the understated roles by McQueen, Coburn are amazing. But most of all, Wallach :beer
The new one can't hold its water.
What a scene!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DcmzHtokiMw
My favorite part is where Eli Wallach says:
“ I could kill you all right now. You agree? …. Well, you don’t disagree!”
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Cruella. It's inconsequential and silly and it goes on for too long but It kept me entertained.

Emma Stone and Emma Thompson are very good.
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Meet Joe Black (1998)
Free DVD from public library
I can't believe I missed this one from 23 years ago.
The old lady from the Islands is superb and Brad Pitt does have some subtle mannerism changes that match up well.
I just love to hear Anthony Hopkins speak though (feel at any point he will want somebody's liver with fava beans! :twisted: )
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tenkuky wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:41 am Meet Joe Black (1998)
Free DVD from public library
I can't believe I missed this one from 23 years ago.
The old lady from the Islands is superb and Brad Pitt does have some subtle mannerism changes that match up well.
I just love to hear Anthony Hopkins speak though (feel at any point he will want somebody's liver with fava beans! :twisted: )
It's likely you know this already, but this film is a remake of "Death Takes a Holiday."

Funny story: many years ago, my toddler daughter was often in the room when HBO first showed this movie after it left the theaters. She must have been captivated by Brad Pitt's appearance or his performance enough to point and say, another time the movie came on, "That's Joe!" She was younger than 2-1/2. With her, we occasionally still refer to Brad Pitt as "That's Joe!"
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Matahari wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 2:07 pm
tenkuky wrote: Tue Jun 15, 2021 8:41 am Meet Joe Black (1998)
Free DVD from public library
I can't believe I missed this one from 23 years ago.
The old lady from the Islands is superb and Brad Pitt does have some subtle mannerism changes that match up well.
I just love to hear Anthony Hopkins speak though (feel at any point he will want somebody's liver with fava beans! :twisted: )
It's likely you know this already, but this film is a remake of "Death Takes a Holiday."
I did not know that, thanks.
Will go see that now. :beer
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runner26 wrote: Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:17 pm I just enjoyed "In the Heights" on HBO Max. Film of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-winning musical.
Just saw this, too. Go to go to a real theater with no mask. Everything back to normal. That was the best part.

The movie was cute, but it was 20 minutes too long and the plot was thin. If you like lots of dancing and Latin music it's a diversion.
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