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ruralavalon wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 6:31 pm How to Murder Your Wife, on Amazon Prime.

This is a 1965 comedy starring Jack Lemon and Virna Lisi. A middle aged bachelor content with everything in his life attends a friend's bachelor party where a girl pops out of a cake. In a drunken stupor he marries her, and regrets it next morning.

She is beautiful, adores him and is a wonderful cook, but completely upends his life, so he fantasizes about being rid of her. After she disappears he is charged with mutder, tried and acquitted. There is a happy ending, no wife is murdered in this movie.
Could have used a spoiler alert on that one LOL
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PoorPlumber wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 7:50 pm Three Days of the Condor

Robert Redford
Max Von Sydow
Faye Dunaway

Some of the behaviors of man & ending statements make you wonder and see nothing has changed.
Great movie! I re-watch it every few months... Sneakers is also good.
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+1 on Condor, classic '70s paranoia (or realism) that is eminently rewatchable. An espionage thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat. Between 1967 and 1976, Faye Dunaway appeared in Bonnie and Clyde, Little Big Man, Chinatown, Condor, and Network, among others. Quite a run.
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A Walk Among The Tombstones 2014
Liam Neeson

a former NYPD detective turned unlicensed private investigator, who is hired by a heroin trafficker to track down the men who brutally murdered his wife.

thriller. pretty decent overall. would recommend.
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ruralavalon wrote: Thu Jul 04, 2024 6:31 pm How to Murder Your Wife, on Amazon Prime.

This is a 1965 comedy starring Jack Lemon and Virna Lisi. A middle aged bachelor content with everything in his life attends a friend's bachelor party where a girl pops out of a cake. In a drunken stupor he marries her, and regrets it next morning.

She is beautiful, adores him and is a wonderful cook, but completely upends his life, so he fantasizes about being rid of her. After she disappears he is charged with mutder, tried and acquitted. There is a happy ending, no wife is murdered in this movie.
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Beekeeper (prime)

I thought it was entertaining, not as good as John Wick. But it had its moments.
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upperleftcoast wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 11:05 am "The Grey" on Amazon Prime. Liam Neeson. Didn't like it. Cujo meets Jack London. Not believable, over-acted, excessive and unnecessary swearing. Much preferred "Arctic" with Mads Mikkelsen.
I enjoyed it.
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littlerfish wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:17 pm "Independence Day" - 1996. On DVD from the library.

Roland Emmerich directs Will Smith, Randy Quaid, Jeff Goldblum, Margaret Colin, Bill Pullman, and more in an epic alien invasion story. Giant flying saucers suddenly fill the world's skies and blast all kinds of landmarks to smithereens, but American know-how figures out a way to save the day!

Great special effects in a generally ridiculous story. I love the sheer size of the flying saucers. Great scene where the President (Bill Pullman) explains that Area 51 is a myth and no alien spaceships have ever been seen, and the SecDef (James Rebhorn) interrupts to say, "Mr. President -- that isn't exactly correct..." and then they land Air Force One at Area 51. Just a great comic-book space adventure romp!
I remember standing in line at the movie theater (a rare event to be standing in line to see a movie) to see it when it came out.

Also, remember it as being an excellent movie.
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rockstar wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:30 am Beekeeper (prime)

I thought it was entertaining, not as good as John Wick. But it had its moments.
Loved it! Watched it twice.
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Amazon Prime

Grade: B

https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/detail/ ... 9uEgRzdm9k

The Devil's Teardrop

When a gunman shoots seven dead at a Washington DC train station, the FBI calls upon a forensic document analyst to find the killer through their only piece of evidence: a ransom note promising to strike again in 24 hours unless $20 million is paid.
52
IMDb 4.9
1 h 28 min
2010
X-RAY
16+
Drama
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D.O.A. with Edmond O'Brien. I remember my dad telling me about this movie when I was a little kid. Finally watched it. Classic film noir, free on YouTube (copyright has expired).

Film info & trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042369/
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cs412a wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 8:06 am D.O.A. with Edmond O'Brien. I remember my dad telling me about this movie when I was a little kid. Finally watched it. Classic film noir, free on YouTube (copyright has expired).

Film info & trailer: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0042369/
Great wacky movie! "Luminous poison"! Stolen iridium! Twisty plot! Love it.

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Cast:
  • Robert Mitchum
    Shelly Winters
    Lilian Gish
    Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton (His only movie fully credited as director. Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Year: 1955

Can you guess the movie? Answer: Select to see! >Night of the Hunter<

My third time watching. Eerie and strange.
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bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am
Director: Charles Laughton ( Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Yes, a great scary movie, one of the scariest I've ever seen.

See Laughton and Lanchester together in "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957) or "The Big Clock" (1948), both recommended movies.
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A Life Less Ordinary

The best romantic comedy ever.

Here’s a sample:

https://youtu.be/XniIqfR1tyw?si=cTZSt9GZUR6Ujop3
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bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am Cast:
  • Robert Mitchum
    Shelly Winters
    Lilian Gish
    Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton (His only movie fully credited as director. Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Year: 1955

Can you guess the movie? Answer: Select to see! >Night of the Hunter<

My third time watching. Eerie and strange.
"Select to see" is not working.
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soretired wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 4:46 pm
bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am Cast:
  • Robert Mitchum
    Shelly Winters
    Lilian Gish
    Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton (His only movie fully credited as director. Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Year: 1955

Can you guess the movie? Answer: Select to see! >Night of the Hunter<

My third time watching. Eerie and strange.
"Select to see" is not working.
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soretired wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 4:46 pm
bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am Cast:
  • Robert Mitchum
    Shelly Winters
    Lilian Gish
    Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton (His only movie fully credited as director. Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Year: 1955

Can you guess the movie? Answer: Select to see! >Night of the Hunter<

My third time watching. Eerie and strange.
"Select to see" is not working.

Try using your cursor as if you were copying the space between the two markers. That should "select" that section. You should then see the lighter text against the highlght color.

Or just copy and paste that seemingly empty section, and then look at the text you just pasted.

Do either of those work for you?

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littlerfish wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:01 pm
bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am
Director: Charles Laughton ( Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Yes, a great scary movie, one of the scariest I've ever seen.

See Laughton and Lanchester together in "Witness for the Prosecution" (1957) or "The Big Clock" (1948), both recommended movies.

"Witness for the Prosecution" was terrific.

If you haven't yet seen it, consider *NOT* looking at the complete storyline.
There are some twists that are very well done, including at the end.
Well done!

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ResearchMed wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 6:54 pm
soretired wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 4:46 pm
bertilak wrote: Fri Jul 12, 2024 10:43 am Cast:
  • Robert Mitchum
    Shelly Winters
    Lilian Gish
    Peter Graves
Director: Charles Laughton (His only movie fully credited as director. Married to Elsa Lanchester, The Bride of Frankenstein, for 33 years.)
Year: 1955

Can you guess the movie? Answer: Select to see! >Night of the Hunter<

My third time watching. Eerie and strange.
"Select to see" is not working.

Try using your cursor as if you were copying the space between the two markers. That should "select" that section. You should then see the lighter text against the highlght color.

Or just copy and paste that seemingly empty section, and then look at the text you just pasted.

Do either of those work for you?

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Rewatched "Reservoir Dogs" (Tarantino 1992), free on Prime. For 30 years, I ranked Reservoir Dogs ahead of Tarantino's next move, "Pulp Fiction" (I think the latter's popularity may have gotten to me). Not anymore; I'm getting in line after all these years. Reservoir Dogs is talkier -- to its detriment -- than I remembered, especially early on in the warehouse. I say that realizing that the dialogue is usually a selling point of a Tarantino movie (I realize some may be offended by his dialogue, and I get it). The plot, per IMDB: "When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant." Wonderful cast includes Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen (menacing x 100), Tim Roth, Steven Wright (as a radio DJ), and Lawrence Tierney. Roger Ebert says that Tierney "has been in and out of jail both on the screen and in real life. He is incapable of uttering a syllable that sounds inauthentic." Recommended, if the language (racial epithets, curse words) doesn't rule you out.
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Dornhoefer wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 4:53 pm Rewatched "Reservoir Dogs" (Tarantino 1992), free on Prime. For 30 years, I ranked Reservoir Dogs ahead of Tarantino's next move, "Pulp Fiction" (I think the latter's popularity may have gotten to me). Not anymore; I'm getting in line after all these years. Reservoir Dogs is talkier -- to its detriment -- than I remembered, especially early on in the warehouse. I say that realizing that the dialogue is usually a selling point of a Tarantino movie (I realize some may be offended by his dialogue, and I get it). The plot, per IMDB: "When a simple jewelry heist goes horribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant." Wonderful cast includes Harvey Keitel, Steve Buscemi, Michael Madsen (menacing x 100), Tim Roth, Steven Wright (as a radio DJ), and Lawrence Tierney. Roger Ebert says that Tierney "has been in and out of jail both on the screen and in real life. He is incapable of uttering a syllable that sounds inauthentic." Recommended, if the language (racial epithets, curse words) doesn't rule you out.
I know someone who frequently mentioned this movie to me. I think I have seen it once.
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Frailty (Hoopla)

This is a great Bill Paxson movie. No idea why it's called a horror movie. It's not remotely scary. I'd call it a thriller with a good twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frailty_(2001_film)
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heartwood wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 3:47 pm
WhitePuma wrote: Sun Jul 07, 2024 1:08 pm X (2022). This movie was just horrible and deeply disturbing. The screenwriter and director should receive psychiatric evaluations.
This one? https://www.google.com/search?q=x+movie ... e&ie=UTF-8

Curiously it had several hyped newspaper stories about the series since the 3rd install Maxxine, just came out.

I described it to DW as a slasher movie about porn stars. DW suggested we pass. We did.

Sadly, we started three stand-up comics movies that were also "just horrible and deeply disturbing." https://www.nytimes.com/2024/07/05/arts ... Position=1
I'm actually a fan of both X and Pearl, I plan to see Maxxxine this week to finish the series. They are horror movies so being deeply disturbing is kind of the point. The continuity of the first two movies was interesting to see and I'm curious how they'll fniish the character arc. Sorry you didnt like it.
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We streamed/bought a few movies this week.

Bikeriders. Turned it off twice and then gave up. A movie about a motorcycle club but I simply couldnt get past the main actresses horrible ND/MINN accent.

The Watchers. This was ok. It's M Night Shamalan's daughters directorial debut. Story wasnt as gripping as I think it could have been, ending was kinda cool. As with most of his things, I liked the concept, execution could have been better.

IF. This movie was nothing like what I expected. Stars Ryan Reynolds and a ton of stars doing voice work. It's the story of imaginary friends and what happens to them once their child grows up. It wasn't nearly as funny as I thought it would be but was incredibly touching. It starts very, very slow but once the IFs join, the story comes together. Good family movie but more serious than funny IMO. It's on Paramount+
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FRANK2009 wrote: Tue Jun 25, 2024 6:00 am Watched "Forsaken" on one of the free streaming channels. The stars of the movie are Donald Sutherland and his son Keifer. Watched a an evening or two prior to Mr. Sutherland's passing.

A predictable, formulaic western, but very good. Highly recommend if you like the western genre.
Thanks for the recommendation. Watched it tonight on Hoopla through my local library. I particularly enjoyed the ending.
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"The Limey" - 1999. Streamed on Criterion Channel.

Steven Soderbergh directs Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Luis Guzmán, and Lesley Ann Warren in a Southern California neo-noir revenge thriller: a British ex-con comes to LA to find out why his daughter died.

Good movie overall, very well made, but the story isn't that different from all the other revenge thrillers out there, and is perhaps a bit too simple. Interesting bits include the juxtaposition of Stamp and Fonda, two movie icons from the 60's; too much Cockney rhyming slang; flashback editing style which includes bits from a 1967 Stamp movie; tremendous California scenery; Bill Duke in a cameo role as a DEA boss. This was Soderbergh's next film after the hit crime romance "Out of Sight".
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"Beekeeper"

Nope...interesting concept. A man who's landlord is scammed out of life savings commits suicide and the man avenges her death.

Rambo type which is over the top and unrealistic in the plot.

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rockstar wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:21 pm Frailty (Hoopla)

This is a great Bill Paxson movie. No idea why it's called a horror movie. It's not remotely scary. I'd call it a thriller with a good twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frailty_(2001_film)
This is a good movie with, as you say, a good twist. Hard to get people to watch it thought in my experience for some reason.

I think we all maybe have too much entertainment these days.
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PoorPlumber wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 4:06 pm
rockstar wrote: Sun Jul 14, 2024 5:21 pm Frailty (Hoopla)

This is a great Bill Paxson movie. No idea why it's called a horror movie. It's not remotely scary. I'd call it a thriller with a good twist.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frailty_(2001_film)
This is a good movie with, as you say, a good twist. Hard to get people to watch it thought in my experience for some reason.

I think we all maybe have too much entertainment these days.
It’s not as impactful as the first time you watch it. But it still holds up. And it’s really good. What’s surprising is how good of a job Bill did directing it.
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Longlegs. A withdrawn young FBI agent (Maika Monroe) hunts for a satanic serial killer (Nicholas Cage). A very odd horror thriller. The acting is quite good, and the movie is effective. But the plot involves the murders of numerous families, and I don't care for stories where bad things happen to children. Like the titular character the movie is a nasty piece of work.

In theaters now.
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"Witness for the Prosecution" - 1957. On DVD from my collection, last night.

Billy Wilder directs Charles Laughton, Elsa Lanchester, Marlene Dietrich, and Tyrone Power in an Agatha Christie courtroom murder mystery, originally a 1953 play.

A tremendous movie, cracking along with great central performances by Laughton and Power, and a star turn by Dietrich. And of course direction by Wilder, who made a long list of excellent movies: "Double Indemnity", "The Lost Weekend", "Sunset Boulevard", "Stalag 17", "The Seven Year Itch", "Some Like It Hot", "The Apartment", "The Fortune Cookie", etc. Highly recommended.
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rockstar wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:30 am Beekeeper (prime)

I thought it was entertaining, not as good as John Wick. But it had its moments.
I also enjoyed it. However, it seems that Jason Statham plays the same character in every movie.
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MP173 wrote: Mon Jul 15, 2024 3:36 pm "Beekeeper"

Nope...interesting concept. A man who's landlord is scammed out of life savings commits suicide and the man avenges her death.

Rambo type which is over the top and unrealistic in the plot.

Ed
My KIND of movie! Loved it. Saw it twice (so far).

Realized last night watching Statham in another movie he was in that he is definitely one of my favorite actors.
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wolf359 wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:43 am
rockstar wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:30 am Beekeeper (prime)

I thought it was entertaining, not as good as John Wick. But it had its moments.
I also enjoyed it. However, it seems that Jason Statham plays the same character in every movie.
I was somewhat thinking the same thing when I wrote what I just wrote. But thinking about it more. Not always.

He's been in a lot of excellent movies.

As I was watching the last one I saw him in ... I wondered if his roles would be changing once he is no longer the physical specimen that he is.
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yankees60 wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2024 9:01 pm
wolf359 wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2024 11:43 am
rockstar wrote: Mon Jul 08, 2024 9:30 am Beekeeper (prime)

I thought it was entertaining, not as good as John Wick. But it had its moments.
I also enjoyed it. However, it seems that Jason Statham plays the same character in every movie.
I was somewhat thinking the same thing when I wrote what I just wrote. But thinking about it more. Not always.

He's been in a lot of excellent movies.

As I was watching the last one I saw him in ... I wondered if his roles would be changing once he is no longer the physical specimen that he is.
You and I must have different ideas of what "a lot" or "excellent" means. :happy

I've kind of given up on Statham. A charismatic actor, but he's been in only two, maybe three, watchable movies. "Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels" was good, "Snatch" was watchable, and "The Bank Job" was good. I had hopes for "Blitz", based on a Ken Bruen novel, because that's a series of novels and could have been a series of movies, and he was good casting for that character, but the movie wasn't very good. He seems to have checked out to the pursuit of sub-par cookie-cutter violence quickies. I just don't find them interesting, given the number of really excellent movies that are available.
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Took my son to see Despicable Me 4 last night. We loved the earlier movies and were both looking forward to this one.

Fine for the little ones but instantly forgettable for the grown ups.
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