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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3060 on: April 06, 2017, 08:11:31 AM »
Logan.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3061 on: April 07, 2017, 04:28:18 PM »
Arrival was unbelievably boring. Contact did it best.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3062 on: April 13, 2017, 09:54:26 PM »
I saw Ghost in the Shell. A bit confusing, but I liked it.
So did I and it was an awesome movie. I also watched the anime tv show series before I watched the film and the film had a lot of similarities to the anime.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3063 on: April 22, 2017, 02:59:05 PM »
The Promise with Christian Bale and others.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3064 on: April 22, 2017, 04:35:34 PM »
Saw "Born in China." Liked it a lot.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3065 on: April 22, 2017, 06:07:42 PM »
If you will, you can become all flame.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3066 on: April 23, 2017, 12:37:35 AM »
The Promise with Christian Bale and others.

I saw this movie on Saturday 4/22 & it seemed to be a decent & moving portrayal of a topic that needs more publicity. The critics seem united in downgrading it while audiences seem to approve ( per audience reviews on rotten tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/the_promise_2017/reviews/?type=user  ). Regrettably, this movie may not do well in the box office.   

The movie website:  http://thepromise.movie/   
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3067 on: April 23, 2017, 03:03:37 PM »
Caught The Eagle on TV late last night. We're talking about putting it on our Amazon video list with Centurion, and getting the books for the young one as well.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3068 on: May 14, 2017, 06:33:10 PM »
Blade Runner 2049 trailer...

If I go in to see the movie with extremely low expectations I won't be disappointed!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3069 on: May 14, 2017, 06:51:30 PM »
The Dead Zone

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3070 on: May 14, 2017, 07:18:17 PM »
Saw 'King Arthur.' Dozed off for a few minutes, so I didn't get all of the story.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3071 on: May 14, 2017, 07:32:13 PM »
Saw 'King Arthur.' Dozed off for a few minutes, so I didn't get all of the story.

That good, huh?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3072 on: May 16, 2017, 07:27:01 PM »
Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood movie.

Gebre highly recommend you checking it out if you haven't.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3073 on: May 16, 2017, 07:42:49 PM »
Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood movie.

One of the all time best, especially the last scene.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3074 on: May 16, 2017, 10:13:04 PM »
Unforgiven, Clint Eastwood movie.

Gebre highly recommend you checking it out if you haven't.

Oh yeah, love that one.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3075 on: May 28, 2017, 01:31:27 AM »
The Pact - ok horror film; some huge plot holes, but I was entertained enough to ignore them
The Pact 2 - Too boring, turned it off halfway through
Horror Story - Bollywood horror film; theatrical and campy, and it unintentionally got quite a few laughs out of me

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3076 on: May 28, 2017, 01:41:55 AM »
Blade Runner 2049 trailer...

If I go in to see the movie with extremely low expectations I won't be disappointed!

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3077 on: June 04, 2017, 08:51:27 PM »
This weekend:

Hard Boiled
The Killer (another John Woo movie)
Godfather 1&2
Hot Fuzz
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3078 on: June 04, 2017, 10:07:32 PM »
I saw Hard Boiled years ago and loved it. Would love to check that out again.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3079 on: June 08, 2017, 05:46:13 PM »
Is Wonder Woman overrated?  Not if you look at the actual aggregate score as 7.6 on Rotten Tomatoes.  It was the best DC movie since Dark Knight Rises, but that's really not saying much.  The best superhero flick I can compare it too is the second Wolverine movie.  It had the potential to be better than a normal hero flick, but it doesn't quiet do it and relied on too many old tropes, CGI, slo-mo, Captain America, etc.  I think it's still in the top 1/3 of this over saturated genre for whatever that is worth.

Gal Gadot  though is as iconic in her role as a Hugh Jackman, Christopher Reeve, etc and this characterization of Wonder Woman is as good as can be asked for. It's a better than average super hero flick that looks like it could've been one of the best super hero movies of all time, but just follows too many conventions and I don't think it quiet transcends the genre unless you consider the fact that you have an actual factual Wonder Woman film that works is automatically something that can transcend the genre (which is a fair point). 

Hopefully the inevitable sequel will take more risks and we'll see something better.  This movie may have saved DC's hide and given the cinematic universe another year or two of life support for whatever that's worth.  Thus far the only thing that seems preserving is Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3080 on: June 08, 2017, 06:11:20 PM »
I plan on seeing it soon but somehow, William, I suspect I will end up agreeing with your assessment.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3081 on: June 08, 2017, 06:37:18 PM »
I plan on seeing it soon but somehow, William, I suspect I will end up agreeing with your assessment.

I think that's the common consensus.  It's a mix of really exciting and frustrating at the same time, because it could have been so much more, but there is room for a lot of optimism.  I've been mad at DC for so long in using Batman as a crutch, and having Wonder Woman not even getting her due.  So hopefully they'll get the message that this could be a paradigm shift, and they can take risks with their products.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3082 on: June 09, 2017, 09:53:51 AM »
I can't make it to the cinema for it, but I'll be buying the DVD when it comes out. I found the review in the New Yorker particularly fascinating.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3083 on: June 09, 2017, 10:26:19 AM »
Is Wonder Woman overrated?  Not if you look at the actual aggregate score as 7.6 on Rotten Tomatoes.  It was the best DC movie since Dark Knight Rises, but that's really not saying much.  The best superhero flick I can compare it too is the second Wolverine movie.  It had the potential to be better than a normal hero flick, but it doesn't quiet do it and relied on too many old tropes, CGI, slo-mo, Captain America, etc.  I think it's still in the top 1/3 of this over saturated genre for whatever that is worth.

Gal Gadot  though is as iconic in her role as a Hugh Jackman, Christopher Reeve, etc and this characterization of Wonder Woman is as good as can be asked for. It's a better than average super hero flick that looks like it could've been one of the best super hero movies of all time, but just follows too many conventions and I don't think it quiet transcends the genre unless you consider the fact that you have an actual factual Wonder Woman film that works is automatically something that can transcend the genre (which is a fair point). 

Hopefully the inevitable sequel will take more risks and we'll see something better.  This movie may have saved DC's hide and given the cinematic universe another year or two of life support for whatever that's worth.  Thus far the only thing that seems preserving is Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3084 on: June 10, 2017, 12:18:06 AM »
Watched Jaws for the first time in decades. So very 70s in many ways, mostly good. I wondered if my 9-year-old would be scared or possibly bored by the character development. Pleased to report that yes he was appropriately scared, and he was not bored by the dialogue.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3085 on: June 10, 2017, 08:11:34 AM »
God Willing (Se Dio vuole)

2015 Italian comedy. The son of an atheist surgeon ends med school to become a priest.

Not bad actually. A few LOL scenes, in particular when the sister get a copy of the bible and gets all comfortable to read it like it was a romance novel and then watching her face as she goes through the beginning of the Gospel of Matthew...  :laugh:
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3086 on: June 15, 2017, 10:40:40 AM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3087 on: June 15, 2017, 11:43:16 AM »
Saw "Alien: Covenant" the other night. There was a giant storm and power outage at the theater. Took them about 20 minutes to fix it. Then they put the movie back on. Overall, I liked it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3089 on: June 26, 2017, 05:43:45 PM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.

Nobody should be watching a film like this from South Korea if they value their soul or their sanity.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3090 on: June 26, 2017, 05:47:35 PM »
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3091 on: June 26, 2017, 06:26:27 PM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.

South Korea should be watching a film like this, if they value their soul or their sanity.

I fail to see why God would base someone's salvation on whether they watch a dark movie. Are you trying to make a mockery of our Lord and Savior's sacrifice?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3092 on: June 26, 2017, 08:40:42 PM »
I fail to see why God would base someone's salvation on whether they watch a dark movie. Are you trying to make a mockery of our Lord and Savior's sacrifice?

I pass no judgment on South Korean films, but it is foolish to think that the things we consume have no role to play in our salvation.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3093 on: June 26, 2017, 08:44:12 PM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.

Nobody should be watching a film like this from South Korea if they value their soul or their sanity.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3094 on: June 26, 2017, 09:32:28 PM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.

Nobody should be watching a film like this from South Korea if they value their soul or their sanity.

I started watching The Wailing on the recommendation here. Beautifully filmed, but I found the acting and the story to be a bit too hokey. And it was just way too long. I lost interest about halfway through.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3095 on: June 27, 2017, 09:39:33 AM »
The Wailing directed by Na Hong-Jin. Quickly becoming my new favorite director, Na also did the amazing crime thrillers The Chaser and Yellow Sea, easily two of the best films I've seen in the past 10 years. This one brings shamanism, black magic, and demonic possession into the mix and blows away the piles of lame exorcism movies that keep getting churned out everywhere else. Highly recommended. It's on Netflix streaming.

Nobody should be watching a film like this from South Korea if they value their soul or their sanity.

I started watching The Wailing on the recommendation here. Beautifully filmed, but I found the acting and the story to be a bit too hokey. And it was just way too long. I lost interest about halfway through.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3096 on: June 27, 2017, 06:06:57 PM »

I just watched "Wonder Woman" this weekend.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3097 on: July 03, 2017, 02:32:51 PM »
The young one got Pacific Rim on DVD for his birthday. We've had a lot of fun with it. ;D
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3098 on: July 03, 2017, 02:34:44 PM »

I just watched "Wonder Woman" this weekend.

Yay!
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3099 on: July 03, 2017, 02:47:22 PM »
Christian Messiah Films
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3100 on: July 03, 2017, 03:26:27 PM »
Christian Messiah Films

Which ones?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3101 on: July 03, 2017, 03:39:20 PM »
Christian Messiah Films

Which ones?


The really old ones . . . also Ben Hur or certain kinds of legendary figures. 

"The Scroll" . . .
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3102 on: July 07, 2017, 10:08:22 AM »
Still on a Norm Macdonald kick, Totally forgot about this :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y-Nlm6f6c4Q

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3103 on: July 11, 2017, 05:39:26 PM »
Last week my 7 year old cousin was watching the old Rodan monster movie.  I'm surprised he was watching it, I'm also surprised I found it still interesting for what it was.  It reminded me of an old late 50's / early 60's comic book sci fi comic, like the ones Kirby would ink before he did FF4.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3104 on: July 12, 2017, 09:35:46 AM »
Somehow the wife wanted to watch Downfall with me yesterday and we sat through the whole thing.
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