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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3015 on: January 07, 2017, 01:39:02 AM »
I was going to watch Saw II and Kingdom of Heaven, but at this rate that's not going to happen.

Don't waste your time with Kingdom of Heaven.

That's ominous. Explain why I shouldn't waste three hours of my lifespan on Kingdom of Heaven?

It's not historically accurate (surprise!). Still an absolutely beautiful piece of cinema, though, with one of the best soundtracks ever composed.

Are you kidding?  Yes, the historical inaccuracies (and that's putting it nicely; it's really historical revisionism) are bad and not really necessary for telling a good story, but the characters are 2 dimensional, the soundtrack is meh and the portrayal of Christians as nothing more than hypocrites and intolerant while the portrayal of their Muslim counterparts is sympathetic makes this more of a propaganda film than a pseudo-historical epic.
I haven't watched the movie, but I will say this:
While I believe that modern scholars' sympathy for Saladin and demonization of King Richard are a bit biased and unfair, the distinction between the way Richard treated his hostages and the way Saladin did cannot be ignored.

There are times when Muslims are better Christians than we are... and those were it.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3016 on: January 07, 2017, 01:45:56 AM »
Phantasm 2 on the big screen
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3017 on: January 07, 2017, 09:42:54 AM »
I was going to watch Saw II and Kingdom of Heaven, but at this rate that's not going to happen.

Don't waste your time with Kingdom of Heaven.

That's ominous. Explain why I shouldn't waste three hours of my lifespan on Kingdom of Heaven?

It's not historically accurate (surprise!). Still an absolutely beautiful piece of cinema, though, with one of the best soundtracks ever composed.

Are you kidding?  Yes, the historical inaccuracies (and that's putting it nicely; it's really historical revisionism) are bad and not really necessary for telling a good story, but the characters are 2 dimensional, the soundtrack is meh and the portrayal of Christians as nothing more than hypocrites and intolerant while the portrayal of their Muslim counterparts is sympathetic makes this more of a propaganda film than a pseudo-historical epic.
I haven't watched the movie, but I will say this:
While I believe that modern scholars' sympathy for Saladin and demonization of King Richard are a bit biased and unfair, the distinction between the way Richard treated his hostages and the way Saladin did cannot be ignored.

There are times when Muslims are better Christians than we are... and those were it.

Yeah, Saladin only treated christians with compassion when he was paid to do so.  That's so much better.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3018 on: January 07, 2017, 11:31:18 AM »
The Book Thief :)
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3019 on: January 07, 2017, 12:22:01 PM »
Yeah, Saladin only treated christians with compassion when he was paid to do so.  That's so much better.
Point taken.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3021 on: January 07, 2017, 12:58:57 PM »
The Book Thief :)
Good movie.

Heartbreaking, in places. I also highly recommend the book.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3022 on: February 05, 2017, 07:01:34 PM »
Le passé. I was rather chuffed at the amount of French I can still understand.
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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3023 on: February 05, 2017, 08:53:48 PM »
Just the short film previews in the main commercials.

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Re: What movies are you watching?
« Reply #3024 on: February 15, 2017, 05:20:14 AM »
Angel's Isle- (English subs) Предел Ангела Bolshevik assassin turned monk on Valaam.
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