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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2880 on: June 04, 2016, 04:12:59 AM »
Unforgiven
Mr. Nobody
My Dinner With Andre
Easy Rider
Wild Strawberries

No sports night means binge watching a bunch of movies.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2881 on: June 04, 2016, 05:19:17 AM »
Unforgiven
Mr. Nobody
My Dinner With Andre
Easy Rider
Wild Strawberries

No sports night means binge watching a bunch of movies.

Easy Rider is one of my favorites. Great movie!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2883 on: June 05, 2016, 07:09:50 PM »
Also saw The Lobster.

I keep seeing the previews on Youtube.  I won't be watching it.

Watching paint dry is time better spent than that film.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2884 on: June 05, 2016, 08:18:24 PM »
Also saw The Lobster.

I keep seeing the previews on Youtube.  I won't be watching it.

Watching paint dry is time better spent than that film.

That's about my impression of it after being bombarded with YouTube videos advertising it.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2885 on: June 05, 2016, 08:21:01 PM »
Yeah, it just looks like a Wes Anderson rip-off.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2886 on: June 05, 2016, 08:25:39 PM »
I saw "Allegiant" yesterday. A bit long, and I didn't understand a lot of the plot, because I haven't read the books or seen the first movie. It was good to see some science fiction. Guess I'll get the books out of the library. Even though it's for teens, it'd be good to fill in the parts of the story I didn't know.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2888 on: June 10, 2016, 10:12:56 AM »
The Witch. Really, really well done. Beautifully shot. I loved the commitment to the archaic dialect. The scriptwriters and art directors clearly did their homework. Bonus points for the quotes from the book of Job and the Westminster Catechism. It works on tone and atmosphere and not cheap shocks and CGI. I feel a bit of the spirit of Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood in this one.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2889 on: June 10, 2016, 10:51:45 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2890 on: June 10, 2016, 12:18:38 PM »
The Witch. Really, really well done. Beautifully shot. I loved the commitment to the archaic dialect. The scriptwriters and art directors clearly did their homework. Bonus points for the quotes from the book of Job and the Westminster Catechism. It works on tone and atmosphere and not cheap shocks and CGI. I feel a bit of the spirit of Arthur Machen and Algernon Blackwood in this one.
I really want to see it, everyone who saw it I met ever loved it or hated it, but your description makes it sound like my kind of movie.


My last movie was Twisted Tales. Some chapters are good, some are bad, but the poor dialogues and the bad actors kind of sink it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2891 on: June 13, 2016, 01:13:30 AM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2892 on: June 13, 2016, 01:22:50 AM »
Went to see the "Snow White and the Huntsman" movie Sunday night. I thought it was all right, though there were a couple bits that could have been edited for brevity. Not as bad as the reviews, in my opinion.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2893 on: June 14, 2016, 07:44:20 AM »
The Edge
A ridiculous movie that's totally entertaining.

Summer of Sam
Not Spike Lee's best work, but not his worst either. But I swear that little man is constantly overcompensating with every movie he makes. His overreliance on explicit sexual content is obviously an attempt to vicariously prove his manhood. And I still think he's a genius. Jungle Fever and 25th Hour are amazing films, and Malcolm X is simply one of the best movies ever made IMO. But all that to say that I can't recommend this movie. Half of the film is simply porn.

The Walk
Really enjoyed this one. Pretty much followed the remarkable documentary Man On Wire, but they did a great job with it. An incredible story. But please do watch the documentary as well. It's simply amazing.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2894 on: June 15, 2016, 05:16:12 PM »
Anyone else seen Risen?  I liked it.  I was worried about Cliff Curtis playing Jesus as I typically want him to get eaten by the zombies in Fear the Walking Dead (actually, I kind of want everyone in that spinoff to get eaten), but I thought he did pretty good.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2895 on: June 15, 2016, 09:21:06 PM »
The Admiral: Roaring Currents, on Netflix. It's about the Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin and his most famous battle, the Battle of Myeongnyang, where he held off 300 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Some say he's the greatest naval commander in history. I don't know enough to say either way, but it was quite an accomplishment. The film itself was a big hit in Korea and it's fairly lavish in its sets, special effects, and casting. The battle scenes are suitably big and capture the craziness of naval combat in the middle of whirlpools pretty well. A big drawback- and this is something I see again and again in Korean war films- is a lethal dose of sentimentality and nearly cartoonish heroics. The music score doesn't help- it's like someone put on the dramatic holywood epic music machine and went out to lunch. A fun movie overall, problems aside.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2896 on: June 15, 2016, 10:40:10 PM »
The Admiral: Roaring Currents, on Netflix. It's about the Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin and his most famous battle, the Battle of Myeongnyang, where he held off 300 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Some say he's the greatest naval commander in history. I don't know enough to say either way, but it was quite an accomplishment. The film itself was a big hit in Korea and it's fairly lavish in its sets, special effects, and casting. The battle scenes are suitably big and capture the craziness of naval combat in the middle of whirlpools pretty well. A big drawback- and this is something I see again and again in Korean war films- is a lethal dose of sentimentality and nearly cartoonish heroics. The music score doesn't help- it's like someone put on the dramatic holywood epic music machine and went out to lunch. A fun movie overall, problems aside.

I just read his wiki article.  He seems like a very impressive man.  I'll have to check the film out.  It's always nice to see navies in focus in movies.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2897 on: June 22, 2016, 01:20:07 PM »
The Admiral: Roaring Currents, on Netflix. It's about the Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin and his most famous battle, the Battle of Myeongnyang, where he held off 300 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Some say he's the greatest naval commander in history. I don't know enough to say either way, but it was quite an accomplishment. The film itself was a big hit in Korea and it's fairly lavish in its sets, special effects, and casting. The battle scenes are suitably big and capture the craziness of naval combat in the middle of whirlpools pretty well. A big drawback- and this is something I see again and again in Korean war films- is a lethal dose of sentimentality and nearly cartoonish heroics. The music score doesn't help- it's like someone put on the dramatic holywood epic music machine and went out to lunch. A fun movie overall, problems aside.

I've only seen two Korean war movies - My Way and Tae Guk Gi.  I can see what you are saying about the sentimentality and cartoonish heroism, but both were good movies nonetheless. 
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2898 on: June 22, 2016, 01:28:07 PM »
The Admiral: Roaring Currents, on Netflix. It's about the Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin and his most famous battle, the Battle of Myeongnyang, where he held off 300 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Some say he's the greatest naval commander in history. I don't know enough to say either way, but it was quite an accomplishment. The film itself was a big hit in Korea and it's fairly lavish in its sets, special effects, and casting. The battle scenes are suitably big and capture the craziness of naval combat in the middle of whirlpools pretty well. A big drawback- and this is something I see again and again in Korean war films- is a lethal dose of sentimentality and nearly cartoonish heroics. The music score doesn't help- it's like someone put on the dramatic holywood epic music machine and went out to lunch. A fun movie overall, problems aside.

I've only seen two Korean war movies - My Way and Tae Guk Gi.  I can see what you are saying about the sentimentality and cartoonish heroism, but both were good movies nonetheless.

I enjoyed Taegukgi but could hardly call it good. I haven't seen it in about 10 years but that part where the brother, who has somehow risen to being a communist commander, turns his machine gun on his own men to save his bro still sticks in my mind as laughably ridiculous. I also remember the soundtrack having that "Let's make generic Saving Private Ryan orchestral noises for an hour, OK?" touch to it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2899 on: June 22, 2016, 01:54:39 PM »
The Admiral: Roaring Currents, on Netflix. It's about the Korean admiral Yi Sun-Shin and his most famous battle, the Battle of Myeongnyang, where he held off 300 Japanese ships with just 12 of his own. Some say he's the greatest naval commander in history. I don't know enough to say either way, but it was quite an accomplishment. The film itself was a big hit in Korea and it's fairly lavish in its sets, special effects, and casting. The battle scenes are suitably big and capture the craziness of naval combat in the middle of whirlpools pretty well. A big drawback- and this is something I see again and again in Korean war films- is a lethal dose of sentimentality and nearly cartoonish heroics. The music score doesn't help- it's like someone put on the dramatic holywood epic music machine and went out to lunch. A fun movie overall, problems aside.

I've only seen two Korean war movies - My Way and Tae Guk Gi.  I can see what you are saying about the sentimentality and cartoonish heroism, but both were good movies nonetheless.

I enjoyed Taegukgi but could hardly call it good. I haven't seen it in about 10 years but that part where the brother, who has somehow risen to being a communist commander, turns his machine gun on his own men to save his bro still sticks in my mind as laughably ridiculous. I also remember the soundtrack having that "Let's make generic Saving Private Ryan orchestral noises for an hour, OK?" touch to it.

It had nothing on Miracle at St. Anna in the overdone trumpet fanfares department.  I was looking forward to seeing that as it was about an interesting unit that doesn't get much mention, but I couldn't finish it.  It was just too horrible.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2900 on: July 04, 2016, 09:44:13 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2901 on: July 04, 2016, 10:59:55 PM »
Saw Captain America yesterday. Ran a little long, but I liked it a lot.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2902 on: July 05, 2016, 03:13:12 AM »
Attacking the Darkness. A hilarious Satanic Panic mockumentary by the same people who made Dark Dungeons. I caught it while it was free to watch on YouTube, but it's worth paying for as well.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2903 on: July 05, 2016, 10:36:03 PM »
Finding Dory.  Pretty darn good.

However, I was even more impressed by the film short at the beginning called "Piper", here is a short preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cn5l7HJaYuA

I usually prefer hand drawn animation, but that may be the best CGI animation I have ever seen.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2904 on: July 07, 2016, 08:46:57 AM »
I'm Tired of Killing Your Lovers, a Greek neo-noir from a dozen years ago.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2905 on: July 07, 2016, 09:42:33 AM »
I watched Superman x Batman last saturday, the plot is quite confusing but I like the movie.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2906 on: July 07, 2016, 02:35:06 PM »
In the Mood For Love
Repo Man
Minority Report
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« Reply #2907 on: July 09, 2016, 11:47:55 PM »
I watched Superman x Batman last saturday, the plot is quite confusing but I like the movie.

I hear the 3-hour extended cut cleans up the advancement of the plot a bit, but I don't know when I'll find three hours to find out. The biggest problem was stuffing too much into one movie.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2908 on: July 10, 2016, 01:13:43 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2909 on: July 10, 2016, 01:33:18 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


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A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2910 on: July 10, 2016, 02:17:42 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


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A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2911 on: July 10, 2016, 06:56:44 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2912 on: July 10, 2016, 09:42:17 PM »
Saw Captain America: Civil War with my son.  OK, nothing spectacular. Entertaining.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2913 on: July 10, 2016, 11:07:31 PM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


Selam

A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


Selam

Tombstone, Magnificent 7, Rio Bravo, Shane, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Fist Full Trilogy, Johnny Guitar, Silvarado, Butch Cassidy, 4 for Texas, Maverick, Blazing Saddles. Favorite Westerns off the top of my head.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2914 on: July 10, 2016, 11:57:28 PM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


Selam

A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


Selam

Tombstone, Magnificent 7, Rio Bravo, Shane, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Fist Full Trilogy, Johnny Guitar, Silvarado, Butch Cassidy, 4 for Texas, Maverick, Blazing Saddles. Favorite Westerns off the top of my head.

Add Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time In the West to your list.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2915 on: July 11, 2016, 12:00:27 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


Selam

A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


Selam

Tombstone, Magnificent 7, Rio Bravo, Shane, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Fist Full Trilogy, Johnny Guitar, Silvarado, Butch Cassidy, 4 for Texas, Maverick, Blazing Saddles. Favorite Westerns off the top of my head.

Add Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time In the West to your list.

Add Stagecoach. Any John Ford western should be on there.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2916 on: July 11, 2016, 12:04:18 AM »
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Both worth watching.
Tombstone is prolly my favorite, though. Very romanticized, but I love it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2917 on: July 11, 2016, 12:24:18 AM »
I was on a Crucible kick this week, so tonight I watched the Old Vic production of Miller's The Crucible on Digital Theatre.  It was fantastic; I highly recommend it!  I really don't care for the movie so I found my go-to for this play.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2918 on: July 11, 2016, 12:47:26 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


Selam

A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


Selam

Tombstone, Magnificent 7, Rio Bravo, Shane, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Fist Full Trilogy, Johnny Guitar, Silvarado, Butch Cassidy, 4 for Texas, Maverick, Blazing Saddles. Favorite Westerns off the top of my head.

Add Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time In the West to your list.

Add Stagecoach. Any John Ford western should be on there.

I always said the movie Grapes of Wrath was better than the book.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2919 on: July 11, 2016, 11:21:39 PM »
Bought the Criterion blu-ray of Dr. Strangelove, it is superb. They went all out on the packaging:

http://criterionforum.org/DVD-packaging/dr-strangelove-or-how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-the-bomb-blu-ray/the-criterion-collection/1591

Video quality is incredible, blows the old DVD I saw out of the water. General Buck Turgidson still remains one of the funniest characters I've ever seen in a movie.

I just wish Kubrick kept the pie scene at the end, that was a terrible mistake to leave it out.

Oh and I watched Being There, great movie.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2920 on: July 11, 2016, 11:25:13 PM »
Iconodule let's start a list of the best martial arts movies.

I'll start: The Raid 1 and 2!  ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2921 on: July 12, 2016, 12:48:14 AM »
Wise Blood

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Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2922 on: July 13, 2016, 09:57:55 AM »
Tombstone

Yep, this raging pacifist still enjoys a good Western "shoot 'em up." Go figure.


Selam

A good 'un.  Josey Wales is still my favorite - one of my favorite movies in general along with Conan the Barbarian and Zulu.


Oh yeah, love The Outlaw Josey Wales! I also love Shane, with Alan Ladd.


Selam

Tombstone, Magnificent 7, Rio Bravo, Shane, The Searchers, The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence, Fist Full Trilogy, Johnny Guitar, Silvarado, Butch Cassidy, 4 for Texas, Maverick, Blazing Saddles. Favorite Westerns off the top of my head.

Add Unforgiven and Once Upon A Time In the West to your list.

Add Stagecoach. Any John Ford western should be on there.
Stagecoach is excellent, good pick.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2923 on: July 13, 2016, 09:59:58 AM »
Wise Blood

Nahm gunna tell you I ain't no preacha

Love the book. How is the movie?

Selam
It's one of those 70s films you play in the background on a lazy rainy Sunday afternoon while you do house chores.

It was alright, I'm sure the book is better though.

I don't know what movies you like Gebre to give you a recommendation.

I wouldn't go out of my way to buy it though. If you can catch it on AMC or TCM or some movie channel.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2924 on: July 13, 2016, 10:04:15 AM »
Last night:

Videodrome
Leaving Las Vegas

I hate Nic Cage as an actor but wow he was great as an alcoholic. I liked the movie a lot, even more that there is no redemption or happy ending.

Videodrome not for everyone but I loved it. This is one of those movies I'd like to read some psychoanalyst interpretation. Look forward to seeing Naked Lunch next.
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