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Great thread for movie ideas.

We’ve watched a few this weekend:
The Legend of Tarzan (the new one, very clean, lite, not stress-inducing. I was entertained.)
Osiris Child - a kitschy sci-fi flick. Enjoyed guessing to what movies an homage was for various scenes.
Breach - another sci-fi with Bruce Willis. We’re on a plaque movie kick.

We get movies from the library. I can’t imagine why they haven’t done a plaque/end of days feature yet :wink:went through all the Jesse Stone movies. Just because.
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5th_Dimension wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 2:27 pm
Capsu78 wrote: Mon Jun 28, 2021 12:42 pm
fishandgolf wrote: Sun Jun 27, 2021 10:23 pm "The Ice Road".........starring Liam Neesom.....thumbs down.....Not worth the 1.0 hr. 48 minutes ☹
This movie is an American remake of a Norwegian movie "In Order Of Disappearence" with subtitles in English. The Norwegian version is better, and I say that as a Liam Neesom fan.
The Ice Road is not a remake of In Order Of Disappearance. The remake is called Cold Pursuit, also starring Liam Neeson :happy
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Zola. A good movie about a bad trip. A very bad trip.

Recommended, but it's not for everybody.
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ALERT!!! For those on this thread enjoying the EURO 2020 football tournament... Netflix pulled up a movie from it's vault called "Summer of 92", based on the true story of the Danish national team. You will have to move quick as they are pulling it July 9.
It's worth watching even with subtitles. Part "Hoosiers", part "Miracle on Ice", it's a top notch Cinderella story.
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Men in Black on DVD, 1997, rated PG-13, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. An action / adventure / comedy where a police officer joins a secret organization that keeps tabs on aliens living on earth. I liked it.
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My Best Friends Wedding with Julia Roberts and Cameron Diaz on netflix. A 1997 movie. It leaves Netflix later this month.

I love the ensemble reprise of the Dionne Warwick, I Say a Little Prayer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-J4xYOxJ9w
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Quiet Place 2 in the theater. It was good to be back but I liked Quiet Place 1 better.
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20 Feet from Stardom, on Amazon Prime ($3.99). One of my all-time favorite movies. A documentary about the history of Black background singers, how they changed the the music industry, and the relationship between the singers. So terrific that I’ve seen it three times and still fascinated.
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No Sudden Move, a new movie on HBO Max. It is a 1950s-set Steven Soderbergh crime caper with an excellent cast. The complex plot was a little hard to follow in a couple of spots, but it was very entertaining.
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Not Without My Daughter. Sally Field gets trapped in Iran.
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Bogleheads:

Last two nights (it's very long with an intermission) I watched the semi-documentary "Gandhi" starring Ben Kingsley. Probably the best movie I ever attended.

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Taylor Larimore wrote: Mon Jul 05, 2021 4:04 pm Bogleheads:

Last two nights (it's very long with an intermission) I watched the semi-documentary "Gandhi" starring Ben Kingsley. Probably the best movie I ever attended.

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Taylor,

Gandhi is a great movie. I should watch it again. On the subject matter of this movie (rarely if ever discussed in American schools), somebody sent me this clip from an Oxford University debate—you may find it interesting, fresh off your experience watching Gandhi:

https://youtu.be/f7CW7S0zxv4

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The Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958) — Ingrid Bergman, Robt. Donat, Curt Jürgens

A tenacious British woman becomes a missionary and runs an inn for travelling merchants in China during the Japanese invasion and the tumultuous years leading up to the Second World War. This is the mostly true story of Gladys Aylward.

A great film, in CinemaScope, though of course you can’t see it in that format anymore. Long for its time at 2:38. Bergman turned in a superb performance. It was Donat’s last film. See it.

We borrowed the DVD from our local public library,
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Taylor,

Gandhi is a great movie. I should watch it again. On the subject matter of this movie (rarely if ever discussed in American schools), somebody sent me this clip from an Oxford University debate—you may find it interesting, fresh off your experience watching Gandhi:

https://youtu.be/f7CW7S0zxv4

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Lurkman:

Thank you for the "clip." It is full of Indian history that few of us know.

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Went to see A Quiet Place Part II in the theater Nice to be back in the theater, even my normal annoyance at being subjected to 20 minutes of overly loud previews evoked a feeling of nostalgia.

AQP2 was okay. It won't leave a lasting impression.
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Ophelia, on Netflix. As it turns out, Master Shaksper was not an entirely reliable chronicler.
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The Shootist

It has become a tradition to view a John Wayne movie on the
4th of July and the selection this year was his last movie made
in 1976. In this role as an aged gunfighter/lawman who is dying,
he chooses to spend his last days in a town where he hoped to
be anonymous but instead creates quite a stir.
A mix of admirers and enemies give him anything but a peaceful
exit in his last remaining days. Good film and prophetic in a way.
Viewed on Amazon Prime.
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Patton. Watched it for free last night on Roku. Great movie. I think that's the fourth time I've watched it.
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wilson08 wrote: Fri Jul 09, 2021 6:58 pm The Shootist

It has become a tradition to view a John Wayne movie on the
4th of July and the selection this year was his last movie made
in 1976. In this role as an aged gunfighter/lawman who is dying,
he chooses to spend his last days in a town where he hoped to
be anonymous but instead creates quite a stir.
A mix of admirers and enemies give him anything but a peaceful
exit in his last remaining days. Good film and prophetic in a way.
Viewed on Amazon Prime.
I also watched this with relatives on July 4th from a DVD! I had seen it before but never unedited and in one sitting.

A very touching and fitting film for his last. From the DVD documentary featurette: John Wayne had already lost a lung to cancer when they started filming. Many of the fine cast of supporting characters worked for small wages for the chance to work with him (the film did not have a large budget). The set designers were nominated for an academy award for their work in this film.

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LadyGeek wrote: Sun Jul 04, 2021 7:57 am Men in Black on DVD, 1997, rated PG-13, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. An action / adventure / comedy where a police officer joins a secret organization that keeps tabs on aliens living on earth. I liked it.
Men in Black II on DVD, 2002, rated PG, Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith. Meh.
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The Bee Gees: How Can You Mend A Broken Heart (2020), via HBO.

Truthfully I wasn't deliberately listening too much to them in their heyday, but even so their music was all over the radio, so I heard plenty. I was into heavy rock, still my preference.

I certainly appreciate their success, even more so considering their music style changes that kept them relevant to their fans old and new.

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The Beginning or the End?, 1947. This is a docudrama about the making and first use of the "atomic bomb." I won't go into details or explain why on earth I was watching it beyond saying I'd just read a book about--except to say that it was much less bad than I expected.

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But what really bothered me was the use of a mirror-image pair of meters on a radiation detector. There's no obvious reason for their being a pair anyway, they are not labeled as measuring different things and they always swing in synchronization--but in opposite directions. What are the measuring? Dramatic intensity, I guess. But I am disturbed by the bizarre detail of the right-hand meter reading in reverse. They form a mirror-image symmetrical pair, both swinging toward the legend "CRITICAL" whenever it is time to worry us.

I wonder how they even did it? Did they even manufacture d'Arsonval meter movements where the meter rests at zero at the right and swings left? If not, what did the moviemakers do? And why, why, WHY?
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Sound of Metal on Prime. Great movie, excellent acting.
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nisiprius wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:15 pm But what really bothered me was the use of a mirror-image pair of meters on a radiation detector. There's no obvious reason for their being a pair anyway, they are not labeled as measuring different things and they always swing in synchronization--but in opposite directions.
They are not reading the same value in the picture. Perhaps one measurement is from a backup sensor. I would prefer they read in the same direction, but perhaps the wiring is simpler if they are opposite.

However, my default level for suspension of disbelief in movies is quite low. They never get everything right.
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heartwood wrote: Mon Jul 27, 2020 10:51 am The Old Guard on Netflix.

Charlize Theron as one of a group of centuries old undying mercenaries. Apparently based upon a graphic novel I am unfamiliar with.

I watched because it was mentioned in several newspapers. I enjoyed it. They seem to set it up for sequels in future.
The writeups mention that Theron and KiKi Layne did much(all?) of the fight scenes themselves. It's a bloody movie. At one point I asked myself how many people they'd killed. I
I think we are seeing the same set of stunt doubles getting killed over and over again. But you do *not* want to be a spear carrier in this movie :wink:
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tooluser wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:39 pmPerhaps one measurement is from a backup sensor.
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I'm thinking of ignoring any recommendations for movies or series by the NYT or WSJ. Maybe it's me? Time after time I start to watch and time after time I stop. Always enticed by the reviewers come-ons.

Yesterday's WSJ recommended Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix as one of three to stream this week. An assassin Sam takes orders from Paul Giamatti who runs a crime syndicate. There's a diner that doesn't allow guns, a library that checks out guns, and more. I lasted about a half hour and saw more than I needed to since my wife watched longer than I did.

Inane is kind comment. Not recommended!
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heartwood wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:17 am I'm thinking of ignoring any recommendations for movies or series by the NYT or WSJ. Maybe it's me? Time after time I start to watch and time after time I stop. Always enticed by the reviewers come-ons.

Yesterday's WSJ recommended Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix as one of three to stream this week. An assassin Sam takes orders from Paul Giamatti who runs a crime syndicate. There's a diner that doesn't allow guns, a library that checks out guns, and more. I lasted about a half hour and saw more than I needed to since my wife watched longer than I did.

Inane is kind comment. Not recommended!
"Inane" must be right because I don't even understand what that's all about.

A diner that doesn't allow guns? How does that affect the plot? The hitman is willing to kill someone but not willing to disobey a "no guns" sign? I can't understand that.

A library that checks out (lends?) guns? What kind of library is that? The hit man can't supply his own gun?

Is this supposed to be a comedy?

Just checked. IMDB says it is action/adventure/thriller. No mention of comedy. IMDB also says 5.7 stars. Not many movies lower than that. Those responsible must be s proud.
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bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:58 am
heartwood wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:17 am I'm thinking of ignoring any recommendations for movies or series by the NYT or WSJ. Maybe it's me? Time after time I start to watch and time after time I stop. Always enticed by the reviewers come-ons.

Yesterday's WSJ recommended Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix as one of three to stream this week. An assassin Sam takes orders from Paul Giamatti who runs a crime syndicate. There's a diner that doesn't allow guns, a library that checks out guns, and more. I lasted about a half hour and saw more than I needed to since my wife watched longer than I did.

Inane is kind comment. Not recommended!
"Inane" must be right because I don't even understand what that's all about.

A diner that doesn't allow guns? How does that affect the plot? The hitman is willing to kill someone but not willing to disobey a "no guns" sign? I can't understand that.

A library that checks out (lends?) guns? What kind of library is that? The hit man can't supply his own gun?

Is this supposed to be a comedy?

Just checked. IMDB says it is action/adventure/thriller. No mention of comedy. IMDB also says 5.7 stars. Not many movies lower than that. Those responsible must be s proud.
And yet it was the #3 movie on Netflix yesterday! Must have been all those wsj readers.

here's a link to the wsj https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-wa ... _permalink

It's the 2nd mentioned.
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heartwood wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:48 am
And yet it was the #3 movie on Netflix yesterday! Must have been all those wsj readers.

here's a link to the wsj https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-wa ... _permalink

It's the 2nd mentioned.
That write-up does seem to imply the movie isn't to be taken too seriously.

OK, Even Quentin Tarantino movies have a lot of humor mixed with the action but the 5.7 star rating tells me this movie is probably not in the same league.
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Pig, starring Nicholas Cage. This quirky movie is highly entertaining. I'd rate it among the best of the year. The less you know about it beforehand, the more you will enjoy it.

Highly recommended. In theaters now.
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heartwood wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:48 am
bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:58 am
heartwood wrote: Fri Jul 16, 2021 9:17 am I'm thinking of ignoring any recommendations for movies or series by the NYT or WSJ. Maybe it's me? Time after time I start to watch and time after time I stop. Always enticed by the reviewers come-ons.

Yesterday's WSJ recommended Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix as one of three to stream this week. An assassin Sam takes orders from Paul Giamatti who runs a crime syndicate. There's a diner that doesn't allow guns, a library that checks out guns, and more. I lasted about a half hour and saw more than I needed to since my wife watched longer than I did.

Inane is kind comment. Not recommended!
"Inane" must be right because I don't even understand what that's all about.

A diner that doesn't allow guns? How does that affect the plot? The hitman is willing to kill someone but not willing to disobey a "no guns" sign? I can't understand that.

A library that checks out (lends?) guns? What kind of library is that? The hit man can't supply his own gun?

Is this supposed to be a comedy?

Just checked. IMDB says it is action/adventure/thriller. No mention of comedy. IMDB also says 5.7 stars. Not many movies lower than that. Those responsible must be s proud.
And yet it was the #3 movie on Netflix yesterday! Must have been all those wsj readers.

here's a link to the wsj https://www.wsj.com/articles/what-to-wa ... _permalink

It's the 2nd mentioned.
Actually I wonder if Netflix chooses movies it wants people to see and pushes them. I was thinking of watching it. Then I watched the trailer. I assume the trailer shows the best parts of any movie. It was absolutely horrible. Kind of like what I read about the girls Ghostbusters. Ghostbusters was an amazing one of a kind movie. So why not make an all girls Ghostbusters? Great idea! (Ghostbusters was - to me - one of those magical movies where everything just clicked at the time. It's almost like remaking Psycho. Why? Why?) The trailer looked like they wanted to make John Wick but get the twist - with girls!

Just looked so stupid.
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All About Eve on an over-the-air channel. I'd never seen it before, and I turned it on maybe 20 minutes after it had started. Definitely from a bygone era, but I enjoyed it.

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die hard - a good day to die hard (2013)

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Pirates of the Caribbean: the Curse of the Black Pearl on DVD, Johnny Depp, Orlando Bloom, 2003, rated PG. The first of the series. Highly entertaining. I liked it.
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Summer of Soul: Easily one of the best docs I've ever seen, Summer of Soul tells the long-overlooked story of the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. The filmmaker does an incredible job of weaving mind-blowing performance footage with the cultural and political context of the event and the era. The list of performers over that summer is jaw-dropping, and the fact that it took 50+ years for this footage to reach an audience is quite a commentary in its own right. Amazing (and most highly recommended!)

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Mishigami wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 8:18 am Summer of Soul: Easily one of the best docs I've ever seen, Summer of Soul tells the long-overlooked story of the Harlem Cultural Festival of 1969. The filmmaker does an incredible job of weaving mind-blowing performance footage with the cultural and political context of the event and the era. The list of performers over that summer is jaw-dropping, and the fact that it took 50+ years for this footage to reach an audience is quite a commentary in its own right. Amazing (and most highly recommended!)
I’m getting impatient to watch that, and might have to take a trial/month of Hulu to do so.

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Shalom Aleichem wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 1:11 am Actually I wonder if Netflix chooses movies it wants people to see and pushes them.
I would not put it past them. The content on Netflix has gone way downhill the last few years.
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The Hole in the Ground

An Irish, single mom's child might have been switched out for something else. There's a creepy big hole in the forest nearby. It's not a very original storyline, but the acting was good. The plot held my attention. It was annoyingly unrealistic that the main character prefers to confront midnight monsters in her house without turning on the lights. Wouldn't want to scare them away, I guess.
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The Father (2020)— Olivia Colman, Anthony Hopkins

A woman has to deal with her father’s advancing dementia. It’s daily life as seen from the perspective of the person with Alzheimer’s disease which for me was a little scary. I enjoyed the film. Hopkins won Best Actor for his portrayal. We checked the DVD out of our local public library.
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Last night I watched Shane (film is 68 years old like me) via Netflix.

I have always enjoyed the genre, named Horse(poop) and Gunpowder by my FIL.

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Joe Public wrote: Sun Jul 18, 2021 2:03 am All About Eve on an over-the-air channel. I'd never seen it before, and I turned it on maybe 20 minutes after it had started. Definitely from a bygone era, but I enjoyed it.
Masterpiece. Stellar cast. And don't miss the incredible potential in a brief appearance of Marilyn Monroe.
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The Hummingbird Project on Netflix. Reminded me a little of a softer version of Uncut Gems. Enjoyed it!
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Broken Man 1999 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:33 pm Last night I watched Shane (film is 68 years old like me) via Netflix.

I have always enjoyed the genre, named Horse(poop) and Gunpowder by my FIL.

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Wife and I watched the 2009 Mike Judge Movie "Extract" the other night. I liked it and thought it was funny, she thought it was ok. Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, Mila Kunis, David Koechner. If you like the preview you'd probably like the movie. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1225822/
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Nicolas wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 8:00 pm
Broken Man 1999 wrote: Thu Jul 22, 2021 1:33 pm Last night I watched Shane (film is 68 years old like me) via Netflix.

I have always enjoyed the genre, named Horse(poop) and Gunpowder by my FIL.

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+1, Jack Palance was great. He was evil incarnate.
One of the great things about watching old flicks is you are introduced to many actors when they were young. I knew Palance was in the movies, but I had only seen him in much later movies, like City Slickers. Same with Ellen Corby, via The Waltons.

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Re: What Movie Have You Recently Watched?

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Lonely Are the Brave (1962) — Kirk Douglas, Walter Matthau, George Kennedy, Gena Rowlands, Caroll O’Connor (his film debut)

This is a modern day western. A loner cowboy gets himself arrested to break a pal and himself out of prison, which was only partly successful. His horse has as much a part in this film as some of the actors do, and this is not a criticism. It’s Kirk Douglas’s favorite film. I enjoyed it and I recommend it. I streamed it on The Criterion Channel. It’s gone at the end of the month.
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