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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?
« Reply #2882 on: June 04, 2016, 10:44:35 AM »
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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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« 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.


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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #2891 on: June 13, 2016, 01:13:30 AM »
MY CHURCH on youtube
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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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« 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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