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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #800 on: February 20, 2018, 09:59 AM »
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It was as good as the hype.  It is my top MCEU movie, tied with Winter Soldier.  What both of those have in common is that they are not Superhero movies, they're just good movies.  I'd say that WS is a movie that heralds back to the Espionage/Cold War type movies.  Black Panther is more of an intrigue type movie.

Definitely recommended.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #801 on: February 20, 2018, 02:17 PM »
Fifty Shades Freed.... yep. Took my wife on Valentine's Day. She liked it and that's all that matters.  https://www.imdb.com...477536/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #802 on: February 28, 2018, 09:04 PM »
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Please Stand By (58% on Rotten Tomatoes as of posting.)

Saw it on Vudu when we were looking for a movie to rent.  It said "In Theatres" and it appears to be, though in very small distribution as an indie film.

It was a great movie, and had a lot to which I could relate.  Recommended.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #803 on: March 02, 2018, 06:25 AM »
Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy
Documentary about the artist. Known for working out´ there 'in nature', although as he says here, he now see everything as 'nature'.

if you're not familiar with Goldsworthy's work, here from an image search:

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if you think you'll actually look at the film, I'd recommend *not* looking at the trailer. I saw this in the cinema and was blown away by some of the ideas and images -- would have been less powerful if I had known what's coming (but then that's my favourite way to see a movie anyways). He came across as a very likeable guy, very down to earth, no BS (there's a lot of that in the art world). Some scenes in the film had me laughing out loud -- I'll just say he has some pretty bizarre ideas.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #804 on: April 02, 2018, 11:19 AM »
Babette's Feast (1987)
I missed the beginning, and dont necessarily agree with some of the ideas presented, but this (still) a very good film.
(The main actress Stéphane Audran died in March.)

The Ten Commandments (1956)
was surprised how good most of this epic about Moses was. They were going mad with the colour too. (There's a restored version on archive.org )

Westward the Women (1951)
'Cowboy'. Again missed the beginning; well acted, gripping, I enjoyed it.
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #805 on: April 03, 2018, 05:20 PM »
The Ten Commandments (1956)
was surprised how good most of this epic about Moses was. They were going mad with the colour too. (There's a restored version on archive.org )

Thanks for the link to the restored version of The Ten Commandments. They did a really nice job remastering it; it looked pretty good in HD, considering how old it is. :Thmbsup:

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #806 on: April 08, 2018, 02:35 PM »
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The Thinning

There's no Rotten Tomatoes score- presumably because it's a Youtube Red production.  My daughter just found out that we have Youtube Red because of the Google Music subscription, and suggested that we watch this.  I had my doubts - Logan Paul of Youtube fame plays one of the main characters.  With him in it, I was skeptical - after all the poster boy for bad youtubers that seemingly doesn't have reverence for nor take any thing seriously.  But it's actually a pretty serious thriller, and better than it has any right to be. I recommend it, strangely enough.




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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #807 on: April 15, 2018, 05:17 PM »
Just watched Quatermass and the Pit - <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2HSbfeXeBs>
It was a 1958/59 B&W BBC TV serialisation in 6 parts -stuck together end-to-end in this YouTube video (3hrs 27mins.).
The sound synchronisation goes off a bit in the last couple of parts, but not so as you'd fail to get the plot.
It's rather good SF and ties together science, fiction, archaeology, ghosts, devils, poltergeists, aliens, black magic, telekinesis, bad acting, over-acting, the works. The end culminates in the commencement of a rapidly-spreading contagious mass racial purging (killing) of all those people in London and beyond who don't think the same and who use irony in their jokes. Well, iron comes into it, at any rate.

I saw this years ago in an old colour movie remake: Quatermass and the Pit (1967)
 - but I think the old BBC series might have been a bit better!    :Thmbsup:

Well worth a watch:


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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #808 on: June 09, 2018, 09:02 PM »
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The latest by Woody Allen is at 31% on Rotten Tomatoes and that grade is well deserved.  It started out good... but fell down on the ending.  A bit predictable, but good performances from Jim Belushi, Kate Winslet, and surprisingly Justin Timberlake.  But at places, even they can't carry the script.  Not recommended.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #809 on: June 11, 2018, 02:18 PM »
surprisingly Justin Timberlake

I thought I had seen him in several movies but it looks like just "Alpha Dog", which my recollection is that he did a really fine job there.  I also enjoy his comedic performances whenever he's on Saturday Night Live.  Anyway, while I'm not a fan of his music genre, I'm not surprised he would put in a good performance acting in a movie.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately - Westerns!
« Reply #810 on: June 25, 2018, 10:03 PM »
Trigger alert: The movies below portray generally unnecessarily violent behaviour, violent beatings, violent death, brutality and murderous acts, and other anti-social and generally unfriendly behaviours of some of the characters in the movies. THESE ARE NOT REAL PEOPLE DOING REAL THINGS, but ACTORS in a movie. Apparently, some people find this sort of thing entertaining, but YMMV. (You don't have to watch them if you don't want to.)

YouTube Channel: Gringo - Western Movies
<https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyJYCQ6WaEMhdZAuPo799bA?
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Movie: Death Rides a Horse (Classic WESTERN Feature Film, Movie in Full Length) *full movies
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1DgmyB8MIA>
Watched 2018-06-26.
Good Western in the "traditional style" of spaghetti westerns.
Starring Lee Van Cleef and  John Phillip Law.
Worth a watch if you like spaghetti westerns.
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Movie: Appleton (MODERN Western, HD, Crime, Mystery Thriller, English, Full Movie) *free films full length*
<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=baLNU2eCjCI>
Watched 2018-06-26.
Modern western movie filmed in the US, about small town criminals and corrupt cops.
Quite a good plot. Worth a watch. Sometimes depressing hopeless/mournful lyrics to the music soundtrack.
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Downloaded these rather nice pix from Gringo Western Movies channel (inspect page):
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #811 on: June 29, 2018, 05:20 AM »
Låt den rätte komma in/Let the Right One In
The Ritual (2017)
Stake Land
Trolljegeren/Trollhunter
Män som hatar kvinnor/Men Who Hate Women

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #812 on: July 09, 2018, 12:37 PM »
Tucker and Dale vs Evil
A Nightmare on Elm Street
REC
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #813 on: July 16, 2018, 08:35 AM »
A Quiet Place
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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #814 on: July 16, 2018, 08:48 AM »
Gone Baby Gone -- seen it 5 or 6 times, one of my favorites.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0452623/

I cannot get enough of watching the boston neighborhood characters in this one.



Ironically, the movie was DIRECTED by Ben Afflect, and stars his brother Casey Affleck.  As an actor I am not a fan of Ben Affleck, but this is a sublimely directed movie -- Ben should stop acting and just stick to directing his brother.

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« Reply #815 on: July 16, 2018, 09:09 AM »
I actually like him as an actor.  IMO he was the best Combination of Batman/Bruce Wayne, probably because of the fact that he was older than in other instances.  That one interaction with Will Smith in the Suicide Squad was one of the best scenes in the movie.  He was also good in the Accountant, the Town, Gone Girl, and Argo.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #816 on: July 17, 2018, 08:33 PM »
DETROIT ROCK CITY for the music and SPACEBALLS for the fun :-*

baddest movie ever: (i think this one exist just in german) "Der Kanibale von Rothenburg" if you dont puke while watching you are hardcore!
This is a documentary like/realistic looking picture of actual happened things in Germany. Canibalism.
sorry bad english and Delphi are my hobby ;)
politeness is not one of my strengths in writing, just because it sounds rough doesn't mean that I mean it rough.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #817 on: August 13, 2018, 04:30 AM »
Dark (TV series)

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #818 on: August 13, 2018, 09:33 PM »
I've seen a few in the past few weeks.

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1. Ant Man & The Wasp

Very good second entry into the series.  It still bugs me how Scott Lang is supposed to be so good at what he does and so smart, but the movies manage not to make him seem that way.  I get that Paul Rudd is funny (as are his crew who are back), but he skims the borderline between being competent and incompetent, while everyone else is uber confident.  Good movie though, with good character beats.  Don't see this before Infinity War.  I took my son to see it, and he hasn't seen Infinity War.  I had to be careful not to spoil him.

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2. The Spy Who Dumped Me

I was dragged to this one and didn't expect to like it.  But it turned out not to be what I expected, and I liked it!  Mila Kunis does well in the role of the clueless person caught up in events beyond her control, and along with her sidekick, plays the whole thing off well.

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3. The Meg

Again, a movie that I didn't expect to like.  And again, I liked it!  It followed a lot of the same beats of other big fish movies but dangled a lot of them in front of the audience, and then didn't fulfill those beats- going in a different direction.  Pretty bloodless for a shark movie owing to its PG-13 rating.

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4. Jurassic World & Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Before this last week, I'd not seen any of the Jurassic Park movies, but Jurassic World was on TV, and then I was dragged to see Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.  Chris Pratt was really good in the role, and though it was truly a popcorn flick, it was an enjoyable popcorn flick.


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5. Rough Night

Girls Night and Weekend at Bernie's combined.  Nice comedic flick, turn your mind off, and enjoy.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #819 on: August 20, 2018, 06:04 AM »
Phase IV

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Re: Movies you've seen lately - 51 in all.
« Reply #820 on: August 22, 2018, 09:53 PM »
51 movies listed, in the format: Name (Year) (Details) X Stars.
A few of them are really quite good (4 and 5 stars).
EDIT: NB: The Stars are my personal ratings.
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  • 2036 Origin Unknown (2018) (SF thriller) 3 Stars
  • A Christmas Carol - Scrooge (1951) (B+W classic) 5 Stars
  • Aardvark (2017) (comedy drama) 1 Stars
  • Avengers Infinity War (2018) 3 Stars
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2000) (Thai deaf-mute hitman thriller no English subtitles) 3 Stars
  • Bangkok Dangerous (2008) (Nicolas Cage hitman thriller) 3 Stars
  • Bangkok Revenge (2011) (Thai-Eng kung fu blood and gore) 3 Stars
  • Black Mass (2015) (crime mafia thriller) 5 Stars
  • Blade (1998) (vampre killer action) 4 Stars
  • Captain Phillips (2013) (True modern piracy drama) 5 Stars
  • Contraband (2012) (drugs heist) 2 Stars
  • Death Wish (2018) (revenge crime thriller) 3 Stars
  • Doctor Strange (2016) (SF magic) 4 Stars
  • Extinction (SF Synthetic Androids) 4 Stars
  • Gladiator - (2000) (Extended + Remastered) 5 Stars
  • Hancock (2008) (SF super-hero comedy-drama) 3 Stars
  • I Origins (2014) (SF religio-drama) mystery) 3 Stars
  • In Time (2011) (SF time-dated people) 3 Stars
  • John Doe - Vigilante (2014) (psycho-political thriller) 5 Stars
  • Joseph And The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (biblical musical) 3 Stars
  • Judge Dredd 01 - (original) (1995) 5 Stars
  • Judge Dredd 02 - Dredd (2012) 4 Stars
  • Law Abiding Citizen (revenge thriller) 4 Stars
  • Man on Fire (2004) (crime thriller) 5 Stars
  • Once Upon A Time In Venice (2017) (plotless comedy drama) 1 Stars
  • Outlander (2008) (SF earth alien monster) 4 Stars
  • Perdida (2018) (crime thriller mystery) 4 Stars
  • Peter Pan (2003) (fairytale) 3 Stars
  • Predestination (2014) (SF time Paradox - Heinlein - All You Zombies) 5 Stars
  • Princess Mononoke (1997) (Japanese animation fairy story) 5 Stars
  • Raazi (2018) (Indian girl spy drama) 2 Stars
  • Rango (2009) (plotless animation) 1 Stars
  • REBORN (2016) (Ninja gore humour action) 2 Stars
  • Safe (2012) (Hitman thriller) 3 Stars
  • Summer Flowers (2018) (Asian love story Eng subtitles) 1 Stars
  • Survivor (2015) (terrorist thriller) 2 Stars
  • The Age of Adaline (2015) (SF ageless heroine romance) 5 Stars
  • The Bank Job (2008) (London bank heist thriller based on true events) 4 Stars
  • The BFG - Big Friendly Giant (2016) (Roald Dahl fairytale) 4 Stars
  • The Capture (2018) (weak SF-death mystery) 2 Stars
  • The Little Broomstick - (Mary and the Witch's Flower) (2017) (animation magic tale) 4 Stars
  • The Little Mermaid (2018) (v poor fairytale) 2 Stars
  • The Lost Wife of Robert Durst (2017) (True murder story) 4 Stars
  • The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) (spy comedy) 3 Stars
  • The Martian (2015) (SF drama) 5 Stars
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991) (psychological thriller) 5 Stars
  • The Villainess (2017) (Ninja hitwoman blood + gore) 3 Stars
  • Tomb Raider (2018) (tomb garbage) 1 Stars
  • Upgrade (2018) (SF - AI implants) 5 Stars
  • Vantage Point (2008) (Thriller attempted assassination of POTUS) 3 Stars
  • Zama (2017) (seems mindless) 2 Stars

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #821 on: August 22, 2018, 10:33 PM »
Are those your ratings?  It's quite interesting to see how different people rate different movies.

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Re: Movies you've seen lately
« Reply #822 on: August 23, 2018, 06:41 AM »
I edited my comment above to reflect that the Stars are my personal ratings.

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« Reply #823 on: August 23, 2018, 10:54 AM »
The movie Upgrade was very entertaining indeed. Still, 5 stars (out of a maximum of of five) is in my point of view too much. 3.5 to 4 stars would be better. Story line and acting was solid, but not great. However, how the movie was shot, that was very well done. Which is why I'm hovering between 3.5 to 4 stars.

Having said the above, as a SciFi fan, you definitely should see Upgrade. It won't disappoint.

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« Reply #824 on: August 23, 2018, 11:20 AM »
Tomb Raider (2018) is nothing special, story-wise. Acting is solid, but not great. Yet it has decent production value. The reason why I became much more positive about Tomb Raider (2018) was that I saw the latest Tomb Raider movie with Angelina Jolie afterwards. Then you realize very quickly that Tomb Raider (2018) is a much better movie reboot than the previous garbage that Jolie starred in.

Before Tomb Raider (2018) I had never seen any of the Tomb Raider movies. Only played the first installment of the game series on PlayStation 1 (yes, I'm old) and attending a press meeting about the game, organized by the European distributor in a range of caves about 150 km from home, including a model with all the "features" of the character in the first game, dressed in similar fashion.

Tomb Raider as a game series didn't catch my fancy after playing through the first installment. And the movies did not peek an interest either. Angelina Jolie is not that good an actress or that pretty in my book.

As I have some free time as I am recovering from a motorcycle accident that busted up my left leg quite seriously, I thought to see the Tomb Raider movies. Not the best of ideas. But Tomb Raider (2018) is not nearly as bad as its previous movie.