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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3420 on: September 03, 2018, 05:06:14 PM »
I really want to see BlacKKKlansman, but I can't afford to go to the movies right now. Been surfing through Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, and I can't find anything worth watching. It's astounding how many bad movies have been made. I'd rather watch a good movie for the 3rd or 4th time than waste two hours on an awful movie.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3421 on: September 04, 2018, 09:32:16 AM »
Saw Crazy Rich Asians with the wife. I admit I enjoyed it- I always like seeing stuff about Chinese in and around Malaysia- but it is pretty much a standard rom com. And I never thought of my family as poor but wow, these people are on a different planet.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3422 on: September 04, 2018, 10:03:37 AM »
How accurate is this film critic's take in it?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3423 on: September 04, 2018, 10:06:15 AM »
Can't watch Youtube where I am but if it's the Onion I'm going to assume it's 100% accurate.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3424 on: September 04, 2018, 10:07:43 AM »
Can't watch Youtube where I am but if it's the Onion I'm going to assume it's 100% accurate.

Lol, it is The Onion and the video made me burst out laughing.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3425 on: September 04, 2018, 03:22:12 PM »
Murder on the Orient Express.

Entertaining. Not well reviewed but the ending did surprise me.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3426 on: September 14, 2018, 11:09:59 PM »
Tried to watch Distorted with Christina Ricci and John Cusack. Couldn't finish it because of all the rapid flashes, I didn't realize I was so sensitive to that kind of thing. I didn't have a seizure, but I sure felt like I would...

Shame, it was an interesting premise. It should have come with a warning--or maybe it did I just missed it. I don't know.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3427 on: September 15, 2018, 10:00:54 AM »
Saw Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior on the big screen with a friend last night. Good fun.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3428 on: September 15, 2018, 10:31:36 AM »
I did my Jewish duty and watched Operation: Finale.

Ben Kingsley is a great actor.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3429 on: October 12, 2018, 08:44:12 PM »
Today I went to see, GOSNELL: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer. I read the book about a year ago, and it was one of the most disturbing books I’ve ever read. This truly is a case of truth being stranger and more horrific than fiction. It’s really quite amazing that this movie was able to be made, since it exposes the grim reality of abortion. Yet the movie is not an “anti-abortion” movie. It’s simply a movie about a late term abortionist who killed countless babies after they were born alive, which is of course murder by the definition of the law.

As for the quality of the film, I thought it was very well done. Good acting and the script stuck tightly to the story at hand. I wish some of the characters had been more fully developed; but the story itself is the main character here, and I think it was good that the story being told wasn’t overshadowed by any of the particular players. But all the actors were authentic in their roles, and the movie steered clear of any tendency towards sensationalism.

It's a tough movie to watch, even though it avoids blood and gore. But the testimonies given during the trial and the scenes of Gosnell’s flea ridden, garbage infested abortion mill are disturbing and unsettling enough to be extremely effective.

I highly recommend this movie. Everyone should see it, regardless of their views on abortion. One wonders how many other Gosnell’s are out there, butchering women and murdering little babies without being held accountable? Kermit Gosnell’s gruesome crimes were discovered accidentally, after the police received a tip that illegal drugs were being sold out of his abortion clinic. When they raided the clinic for the drug bust, they encountered a house of horrors that defied imagination or explanation.

Thank God that Gosnell was tried, convicted, and sentenced to life in prison where he can no longer harm women and murder babies. See this movie. And pray and labor to end the horror of abortion.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3430 on: October 12, 2018, 08:48:34 PM »
Just came back from seeing "First Man."

It was not as good as I'd hoped. Claire Foy was good. There was not much smiling in the whole movie. My Mom, who lived through the time of the Moon landing, said it was the most boring adventure movie she had ever seen.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3431 on: October 13, 2018, 04:55:32 PM »
We caught Black Panther on satellite this afternoon. It really was as awesome as I'd been made to expect.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3432 on: October 13, 2018, 04:58:56 PM »
We caught Black Panther on satellite this afternoon. It really was as awesome as I'd been made to expect.

It's my favorite Marvel movie.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3433 on: October 23, 2018, 09:34:19 PM »
Set It Up
It's your typical cheesy rom com set in NYC.  It was diverting, which is all I ask of most of my movies.
There are several fun oldies songs in the soundtrack, too.  Bonus.   :D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3434 on: October 23, 2018, 09:36:57 PM »
Watched The Hateful Eight a week ago.

Very gory, but honestly fun to watch.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3435 on: October 27, 2018, 09:06:06 PM »
TCM is showing my all-time favorite romance/ghost story movie, "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir," with that wonderfully haunting score by Bernard Hermann. :-)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3436 on: November 03, 2018, 04:30:53 PM »
Recently saw "Bohemian Rhapsody," which was great. Last night I went to "Hunter Killer," which was pretty bad. The plot was hard to follow, and all the accents were bad.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3437 on: November 03, 2018, 09:16:19 PM »
Hellboy. Every bit as enjoyable as 14 years ago. I need more Del Toro in my life.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3438 on: November 03, 2018, 09:32:41 PM »
I liked that one.  Blade Runner 2049 for me.  I haven't seen the first one, so I'm missing some context.
Beyond that, a lot of chick flicks.  Can't help it.   ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3439 on: November 03, 2018, 10:12:10 PM »
Did anyone see Dr. Zhivago?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3440 on: November 04, 2018, 08:57:16 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3441 on: November 08, 2018, 02:26:33 AM »
Ronnie Coleman: The King (Netflix)

Ronnie was a famous bodybuilder in the late 90s to late 00s. His greatest accomplishments include:

- 8x Mr. Olympia champ
- 26 overall bodybuilding wins
- Inspiration for the Abba Ronald character in the Abba Hezekiah thread

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3442 on: November 08, 2018, 01:03:12 PM »
We caught Black Panther on satellite this afternoon. It really was as awesome as I'd been made to expect.

It's my favorite Marvel movie.

I just watched it last weekend. I agree it was very good!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3443 on: November 12, 2018, 02:52:18 PM »
Saw "The Nutcracker" last night. It was very good.

Also, Douglas Rain has passed away. He was the voice of the computer 'Hal' in '2001.' Rest in peace.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3444 on: November 13, 2018, 12:20:13 AM »
Star Trek : First Contact.  How did the Phoenix land? :-\
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3445 on: November 13, 2018, 10:03:32 PM »
Saw "The Grinch" tonight. It was a little shorter than I'd expected. It was pretty good!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3446 on: November 14, 2018, 12:53:57 PM »
Saw "The Grinch" tonight. It was a little shorter than I'd expected. It was pretty good!

The cartoon with Boris Karloff or the live action with Jim Carey or the new animated one?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3447 on: Yesterday at 12:55:09 AM »
My husband and I just watched Hitchcock's 1943 "Shadow of a Doubt" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036342/) with Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright.

He hadn't seen it before, and came up with a theory I thought was kind of weird at first (trying to keep the spoilers to a minimum here): that the Joseph Cotten character was actually an imposter, and the never-seen man the cops are chasing up in Maine was the real Uncle Charley.

I thought it was kind of "out there" but then did a search and found others have had the same thoughts (http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2012/10/27/hitchcock-vs-dracula/) so maybe I owe him an apology!  ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3448 on: Yesterday at 02:01:57 AM »
Saw "The Grinch" tonight. It was a little shorter than I'd expected. It was pretty good!

The cartoon with Boris Karloff or the live action with Jim Carey or the new animated one?

The new animated one.   :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3449 on: Yesterday at 03:34:46 AM »
Watched "Errementari: The Devil and the Blacksmith" on the weekend. Very simple film, but it had been a long time since I last appreciated a new release so much.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3450 on: Yesterday at 03:50:02 AM »
My husband and I just watched Hitchcock's 1943 "Shadow of a Doubt" (https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0036342/) with Joseph Cotten and Teresa Wright.

He hadn't seen it before, and came up with a theory I thought was kind of weird at first (trying to keep the spoilers to a minimum here): that the Joseph Cotten character was actually an imposter, and the never-seen man the cops are chasing up in Maine was the real Uncle Charley.

I thought it was kind of "out there" but then did a search and found others have had the same thoughts (http://streamline.filmstruck.com/2012/10/27/hitchcock-vs-dracula/) so maybe I owe him an apology!  ;D
I've never seen that one will have to check it out. Sounds similar to "North by Northwest".
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