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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #625 on: January 07, 2016, 05:57:25 PM »
via the 'interesting' thread:
One of the first movies that got me into Sci-Fi in a big way wasn't Star Wars - but the Last Starfighter.

thanks for that tip wraith :up:

The Last Starfighter (1984) (imdb)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #626 on: January 07, 2016, 08:26:38 PM »
The latest installment of Star Wars Part {some number}- the Yadda-yadda-yadda Whatever. (I'm not a big fan of George Lucas's space opera, as you can probably guess.)

That said it was entertaining enough, if a little short on story and plot. (Like all of them are IMO.) It struck me that this outing is mostly a rehash of a previous episode - except with a bigger and more sophisticated CGI canvas to draw it on. Or so I thought.

I saw it in 2D rather than 3D at a Tuesday matinee. So it only set Alex and me back just shy of $20 all in - extra large popcorn included. If we dropped $14 each to see it at an  evening screening (with 3D glasses) I probably would have felt it was largely a waste of money - even if the cinematography and scenic design was impressive. Actually, it was quite beautiful in some places. (And FWIW I'd like to see Ms. Daisy Ridley in a movie with a better script. She's got a little of that Rhona Mitra sci-fi vibe going for her. And I think she has the makings of a decent major motion picture actress if they give her half a chance.)

If you're a big Star Wars fan, it's not to be missed. But why am I bothering to say anything if you if you are? You've probably seen it twice already and are planning on going back at least once more, right?  ;)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #627 on: January 10, 2016, 01:45:03 AM »
The Revenant



I utterly HATED Leonardo many years ago in the "Titanic" era.

But dammit! He's a bloody great actor.

This movie is long, but it is a good story. Totally predictable, but still... a good watch.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #628 on: January 10, 2016, 01:48:42 AM »
If you're a big Star Wars fan, it's not to be missed. But why am I bothering to say anything if you if you are?

Because you care, of course!  ;D

You've probably seen it twice already and are planning on going back at least once more, right?  ;)

Nope. Haven't seen it yet. Haven't had time. I'll wait for the online version. But, I still really like Star Wars a lot. Even if I don't have posters of it all over the house, and dress up like SW characters...

Honestly... A lot of Star Wars and Star Trek fans are just frikkin' nuts.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #629 on: January 10, 2016, 01:23:14 PM »
Nope. Haven't seen it yet. Haven't had time. I'll wait for the online version. But, I still really like Star Wars a lot. Even if I don't have posters of it all over the house, and dress up like SW characters...


The funny thing is... back before video and being able to see it outside of that venue, I saw Star Wars over 100 times in the theatre.  I haven't seen the new one at all, yet.  It's not like something I can miss.

I also attribute it to being a kid at the time :)

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« Reply #630 on: January 10, 2016, 02:56:05 PM »
If you're a big Star Wars fan, it's not to be missed. But why am I bothering to say anything if you if you are?

Because you care, of course!  ;D

No I don't. My girlfriend Alex does. She's the only reason I went. Or more correctly, allowed myself to be dragged.

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You've probably seen it twice already and are planning on going back at least once more, right?  ;)

Nope. Haven't seen it yet. Haven't had time. I'll wait for the online version. But, I still really like Star Wars a lot. Even if I don't have posters of it all over the house, and dress up like SW characters...

Honestly... A lot of Star Wars and Star Trek fans are just frikkin' nuts.

Agree.

And FWIW, I personally don't like either franchise all that much. I probably wouldn't bother at all (other than to oogle Marina Sirtis) except I've found it enjoyable when it occasionally gets tongue-in-cheek. (The series episode that ends with Worf sitting naked in a communal spa mudbath along with the rest of the equally naked command team was priceless. Especially when he incredulously asks: "Are we supposed to just sit here?")

And while we're on the subject, I thought the latest "alternate universe" StarTrek was the pits. Even Benedict Cummerbatch couldn't save the abomination that is Into Darkness. All he did was provide some almost painful contrast once he demonstrated what a real actor can do for a motion picture. That newgen cast is pitiful. (Absolutely pitiful.)
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #631 on: January 11, 2016, 08:46:41 AM »
Balkan spy
Airplane!
Fantastic planet

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« Reply #632 on: January 11, 2016, 10:22:08 PM »
Balkan spy
Airplane!
Fantastic planet


Fantastic Planet is a trip and a half. What an amazing animation! Boy do I miss the days when they were still doing hand drawn animated works of art like that.

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« Reply #633 on: January 11, 2016, 10:24:26 PM »
The Revenant



I utterly HATED Leonardo many years ago in the "Titanic" era.

But dammit! He's a bloody great actor.

This movie is long, but it is a good story. Totally predictable, but still... a good watch.



Agree. Good and totally predictable. Kinda the movie equivalent of "comfort food." I really enjoyed that picture. Well worth watching.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #634 on: January 16, 2016, 10:45:29 AM »
"The Gunman", 2015 Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Javier Barden "..black ops.." (action thrillers) Netflix 10/10

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #635 on: January 18, 2016, 04:30:07 AM »
Confessions
Dersu Uzala
Rhythm of a Crime

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« Reply #636 on: January 20, 2016, 07:38:04 AM »
The Marathon family
Who´s singing over there?

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #637 on: January 27, 2016, 04:37:12 PM »
Brooklyn
good to hear a decent Irish accent again
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« Reply #638 on: January 27, 2016, 11:54:55 PM »
Drunken master

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« Reply #639 on: February 04, 2016, 04:01:43 AM »
Kind Hearts and Coronets

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« Reply #640 on: February 04, 2016, 08:52:50 AM »
Kind Hearts and Coronets

An Alec Guinness classic.   :Thmbsup:

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« Reply #641 on: February 04, 2016, 12:27:52 PM »
Confessions
Dersu Uzala
Rhythm of a Crime


Dersu Uzala is an terrific film. Ultimately heartbreaking - like so many things in life. But a truly "Russian" story if there ever was one. :Thmbsup:

Whoever came up with Starfleet's Prime Directive probably saw that film.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #642 on: March 02, 2016, 05:29:51 PM »
Truman,
a bit gut wrenching i.e. emotionally -
a good movie :up:
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« Reply #643 on: March 17, 2016, 12:05:53 PM »
Dirty Harry

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« Reply #644 on: March 17, 2016, 12:58:56 PM »
Dirty Harry

Do you feel lucky?  The first time I saw that flick was at Frank N Steins on Commonwealth Ave. Boston.  All the college kids booed Harry as he violated the psycho's civil rights etc..  :)  It was a different time then.  :)

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« Reply #645 on: March 17, 2016, 01:40:22 PM »
Bone Tomahawk - Grisly, fairly low budget, but great.

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« Reply #646 on: April 01, 2016, 11:29:04 PM »
I found a sizeable and impressively cohesive chunk of mystery series soap opera 'The Edge of Night' on youtube that runs from July 17, 1979 to September 18, 1979, in 123 short consecutively linked videos that automatically roll over from one to the next. So far, I've identified Frances Fisher who played the mother of lead actress Kate Winslett in 'Titanic', Kim Hunter who played female chimpanzee psychologist and veteranarian Dr. Zira in 'Planet of the Apes', and Margaret Colin who played the White House Communications Director in 'Independence Day', but the entire cast is equally talented.
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« Reply #647 on: April 11, 2016, 06:50:43 PM »
The illustrations on this web page, Crewless 'drone ships' will be sailing the seas by 2020, are from a fascinating YT video at the bottom of the article page, which forwards to further entries in the series in the sidebar.
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)
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« Reply #648 on: April 11, 2016, 09:43:22 PM »
Supergirl

I am a sucker for comic book super hero stuff.  I have to wonder if ratings are already a worry since they have already shown a tight closeup of SG getting off a stool for no reason other than showing her get off the stool.  If they dip further there may be a "wardrobe malfunction" as she pulls her shirt open to go save somebody in danger, but, Whoops!  No uniform underneath!!  That would definitely make the bloopers reel.  What is weird though is how weird Dean Cain looks.  He was a handsome guy in Lois and Clark.  My guess is the suplements he took while playing in the NFL are catching up with him.


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« Reply #649 on: April 23, 2016, 08:17:58 AM »
"This is the best bad idea we have, sir. By far." (cf. 'Argo'.)