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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #375 on: September 23, 2014, 07:19:23 AM »
Amusingly I only knew him mainly for The Screwtape Letters and his sci-fi trilogy which I think I read at about age 12 or so:

I loved The Screwtape Letters. I forget how many times I've read it. Haven't read it in a few years though.



I am going to watch this one today:

Century of Enslavement: The History of The Federal Reserve

http://www.youtube.c.../watch?v=5IJeemTQ7Vk

It's an excellent documentary, and James does a fantastic job.

I have a few criticisms of the system that I've not seen anyone bring up yet, and I was hoping to hear a bit more original material from James, but alas, most of the content of the documentary I was already aware of.

Still, James has style, and really delivers the goods. He even has full transcripts with links and references.

If you like that, you will very likely appreciate this:

Original Article:
http://whatreallyhap...arsarebankerwars.php

Video:
http://whatreallyhap...ars-are-bankers-wars
https://www.youtube..../watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

A note about that: "This video is in the public domain. The producers have waived their copyright to this video."  :o

It's highly related.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #376 on: September 24, 2014, 03:40:33 AM »

If you like that, you will very likely appreciate this:

Original Article:
http://whatreallyhap...arsarebankerwars.php

Video:
http://whatreallyhap...ars-are-bankers-wars
https://www.youtube..../watch?v=5hfEBupAeo4

A note about that: "This video is in the public domain. The producers have waived their copyright to this video."  :o

It's highly related.

I haven't watched it yet, but I have it somewhere on D: drive.  ;)

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #377 on: October 19, 2014, 10:46:53 AM »
Lucy

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If you like sci-fi, I think you'll really enjoy this.

Here's the IMDB summary:

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A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.

Ignore it. This is way better than that. But don't peek... I think you'll enjoy this going in blind.

MINOR SPOILER - MENTIONING A FILM SIMILAR IN SOME WAYS
If you enjoyed "Unbreakable", check this. There's one other film that I'm not remembering the name for at the moment... will post back in here if I remember...


MAJOR SPOILER IN 1 WORD
Apotheosis.


It was a very enjoyable film.



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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #378 on: October 19, 2014, 11:37:43 AM »
Not to pick a fight, but I thought Lucy was just terrible.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #379 on: October 19, 2014, 01:29:47 PM »
Not to pick a fight, but I thought Lucy was just terrible.

I liked it, even if the science behind it was deplorable.  That 10% thing prevalent in the trailers was the reason a lot of people didn't give it a chance...

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #380 on: October 19, 2014, 03:50:00 PM »
I went unknowingly into Lucy (the movie) and I enjoyed it as well. I always try to know as little as possible about a movie when going in the cinema.

What I didn't suspect was how much I enjoyed 22 Jump Street. That movie didn't look like much, but ends great and the credits are absolutely hilarious. Every grown man would cry after the last shot though... ;)

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #381 on: October 20, 2014, 11:22:53 AM »
Meh... Different strokes for different folks.

Not everyone enjoys the same things. And that's ok.

Here's a fun sci-fi movie that some will love, and others will hate. I rather enjoyed it. But I like to suspend everything and just take it for what it is.

Earth to Echo




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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #382 on: October 30, 2014, 05:12:46 AM »
'Calvary' (2014) - http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2234003/

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a bit of a bleak film, beautiful scenery (worth seeing in the cinema), interesting ideas, not supenseful - but lots of tension.
For me, the film ultimately didnt work - it trys to redeem it's bleakness, and 'headiness', with an emotional connection that didnt convince, so I wasn't left with much at the end...

I much prefered 'The Guard' (2011) myself (same director/writer, also with Brendan Gleeson in lead role) - http://www.imdb.com/.../?ref_=nm_ov_bio_lk1
Although in fairness, 'Calvary' attempts to be a much deeper film.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #383 on: October 30, 2014, 04:37:40 PM »
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I much prefered 'The Guard'


One of my favorites.  I used to watch it with the English subs on to catch all the dialog.  The type of flick I could watch every 3 or 4 months or so.   :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #384 on: October 31, 2014, 08:51:06 AM »
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I much prefered 'The Guard'


One of my favorites.  I used to watch it with the English subs on to catch all the dialog.  The type of flick I could watch every 3 or 4 months or so.   :Thmbsup:

you'll be able to understand the locals now when you visit :)
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #385 on: October 31, 2014, 01:53:10 PM »
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I much prefered 'The Guard'


One of my favorites.  I used to watch it with the English subs on to catch all the dialog.  The type of flick I could watch every 3 or 4 months or so.   :Thmbsup:

you'll be able to understand the locals now when you visit :)

To take inspiration from a US Supreme Court Justice, I can't define lolligaggin' or galavantin' but I know them when I see them.  :)

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« Reply #386 on: October 31, 2014, 02:22:19 PM »
I can't define lolligaggin' or galavantin' but I know them when I see them.  :)

I can. Those were two of my grandmother's favorite words. ;D

Lolligag - to be busy doing nothing, just sitting around, making haste slowly

Gallivant - making the rounds in search of a good time or crowd to hang out with - ideally with (or in hopes of meeting) an attractive  member of the opposite sex; running around with your friends

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« Reply #387 on: October 31, 2014, 02:58:43 PM »
Just rewatched the entire Last Exile anime. One of the best steampunk influenced cartoons ever made.

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It's the dawn of the Golden Age of Aviation on planet Prester, and retro-futuristic sky vehicles known as vanships dominate the horizon. Claus Valca - a flyboy born with the right stuff - and his fiery navigator Lavie are fearless racers obsessed with becoming the first sky couriers to cross the Grand Stream in a vanship. But when the high-flying duo encounters a mysterious girl named Alvis, they are thrust into the middle of an endless battle between Anatoray and Disith - two countries systematically destroying each other according to the code of chivalric warfare. Lives will be lost and legacies determined as Claus and Lavie attempt to bring peace to their world by solving the riddle of its chaotic core.

Great artwork (by Range Murata) and phenomenal music. And the level of detail is incredible. Prester is a fully fleshed out world.  Not for the impatient. The questions keep piling up for the entire first half before the answers break like a storm in the second half. Awesome series IMO.

The trailer, if watched, won't spoil anything for you:





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« Reply #388 on: October 31, 2014, 05:41:37 PM »
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Lolligag - to be busy doing nothing, just sitting around, making haste slowly

IOW what the people walking in front of me at the mall do.  ;)

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« Reply #389 on: November 01, 2014, 04:11:36 AM »
I can't define lolligaggin' or galavantin' but I know them when I see them.  :)

I can. Those were two of my grandmother's favorite words. ;D

Lolligag - to be busy doing nothing, just sitting around, making haste slowly

Gallivant - making the rounds in search of a good time or crowd to hang out with - ideally with (or in hopes of meeting) an attractive  member of the opposite sex; running around with your friends
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Yep!  Paternal grandmother pretty much the same, 'ceptin' she expanded galivantin' to include any non-lolligaging, nonproductive activity - including Saturday afternoon matinees at the movies  :'( :P.  (This thread would be somewhere between the two (2))  :-[ ;D.

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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #390 on: November 01, 2014, 04:24:51 AM »
A Million ways to die in the west
Lucy
Guardian of the Galaxy
Edge of Tomorrow
Seven
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Re: Movies or films you've seen lately
« Reply #391 on: November 26, 2014, 04:37:32 AM »
Predestination - which has the most convoluted temporal paradox I've ever seen in a movie.

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« Reply #392 on: November 26, 2014, 05:58:52 AM »
Oooo! That looks good!
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« Reply #393 on: November 26, 2014, 05:46:27 PM »
I just discovered my VHS player works! So, rumaging through some boxes in the basement, I found a few dozen gems I haven't watched in years. Last nite it was a 92 minute HBO original called Cast a Deadly Spell.

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If you cross LA Confidential with the private detective Spencer, add a heavy dose of noir - and throw in Lovecraft's Cthulhu Mythos for good measure - you get this: Los Angeles in the 40's, with wise-cracking detectives, foxy dames, and snappy dialog, all in a city where eldritch magic has replaced political corruption as the real public enemy.

If you're a Lovecraft fan (the chief protagonist is a detective by the same name), or a fan of noir detective movies, you'll be happy with this one. Dozens of genre cliches plus inside jokes and references will keep you snickering knowingly. Beyond that, it's a very entertaining yarn. Which should come as no surprise since it's from the same producers who brought us Aliens and The Terminator.



Normally, I wouldn't have cared for the fuzziness and muted sound (how soon we forget!) of VHS. But in this case it almost added something 'vintage' to the whole 40s vibe of the movie.

Watch it for laughs, watch it for ftaghn, and watch it because Julianne Moore has never looked better. ;)

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Recommended - but HBO please! - get this remastered to disc pronto? You're leaving money on the table not offering it on contemporary media.
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« Reply #394 on: November 26, 2014, 09:08:33 PM »
^ I love that film!  Wish I could still get it... it's one of the best treatments of magic noir that I've seen in film... with Lovecraft to boot!  :Thmbsup:

"Death by a thousand paper cuts!"  Nasty spell!

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« Reply #395 on: November 26, 2014, 10:09:12 PM »
Must have Witch Hunt (1994) in amongst your old VHS tapes also  :)

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« Reply #396 on: November 26, 2014, 10:14:03 PM »
Must have Witch Hunt (1994) in amongst your old VHS tapes also  :)

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AND!!! It has Dennis Hopper!

He could probably take the worst script in existence and turn it into cult classic masterpiece. Solo. I have yet to see him not be utterly brilliant in any role he's ever played.

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« Reply #397 on: November 26, 2014, 10:35:09 PM »
^ +1 on Dennis Hopper. His masterpiece was Riders on the Storm - a cult classic if there ever was one. :Thmbsup:

@4wd - no. I don't have Witch Hunt unfortunately - although I do remember seeing it.


@Wraith - you didn't hear it from me, but there are at least two uploads of the full movie currently on YouTube if you want to watch it.
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« Reply #398 on: November 29, 2014, 04:06:23 PM »
Predestination - which has the most convoluted temporal paradox I've ever seen in a movie.
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I really enjoyed it! Solid performances too... I've always liked Hawke and Sarah Snook was adorable! :-*

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« Reply #399 on: November 29, 2014, 06:36:19 PM »
Out of Mind: The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft.

A nicely done hour long short that you may first think is going to be a documentary. Can that really be actual footage of an old interview with H.P. shot back in the 20s??? (Nope! But you'd sure think it might be for a half second or two. ;D)

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But Out of Mind soon morphs into a very nicely done "dream within a dream" short story.

Christopher Heyerdahl is absolutely brilliant as Lovecraft. He's got the look and hits all the right notes. Even gets the old (and now mostly extinct) Rhode Island accent spot on.

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Out of Mind casts an entertaining eye on the work of American writer H.P. Lovecraft (1890-1937), one of the early 20th century's masters of gothic-horror literature. The film offers an encounter with Lovecraft and enters into his world. Engaging in a kind of game around the writer, the film playfully winks at some of the themes characteristic of his work: the occult, cursed books, monstrous creatures. Out of Mind draws its inspiration from Lovecraft's personal correspondence and many of his stories, carrying the viewer through a labyrinth "beyond the wall of sleep."

Includes some marvellous and utterly cheesy special effects! No true Lovecraft fan could ever ask for more than that. Non-fans will probably miss a lot since this one is definitely geared for Lovecraft's many admirers. If you're one of them, highly recommended.

8) :Thmbsup: