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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Really don't like the "annoying-teenager" Peter they went with this time. No idea why I keep keeping up with MCU films; only ones that were entertaining where the Guardian of the Galaxy-ones and that only works when you view it as a comedy.

I'll say I love that Spider-Man never got an origin story though; I am so tired of origin stories of famous comic book characters whom my mother even knows the origin story of. Glad they also didn't origin-story Batman this time.

Most Spider-Man cartoon series also start with Spider-Man already having his powers because everyone already knows where that came from. Are you really going to waste half of a film with Peter being bitten and Uncle Ben dying because he failed to stop a robber?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Yeah I get the same feeling of worth Coen Brothers movies.

This movie is good though.

Do watch Fargo and Burn After Reading.
I've seen Fargo. It was good, but over-hyped, and I don't see why it won awards. I've added Burn After Reading to my queue.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I couldn't answer why it got awards but in Fargo, it was very understated, very unpredictable thriller.

People like watching movies that aren't so obvious that they can guess the plot or at least the next scene. In Fargo, it takes a while to figure out.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't remember that much about Fargo. Vaguely the main character, snow, Buscemi and a wood chipper. My recollection is more of a "day in the life of" rather than specific plot. Which is similar to my perception of No Country for Old Men. To me that doesn't often result in a compelling a format. Or maybe it is just easy to do poorly.


Dark Places
Really good. I think I've liked Charlize Theron in every role I've seen her. Some parts a bit predictable, others not as much. I liked the overall ending, which is easy to get wrong in a movie like this.

Pawn Sacrifice
The beginning was a bit slow, but it improved during the middle and remained good for the remainder. It isn't clear how accurate the film is beyond the known facts.

I thought I had read that it was made involving the Icelander with whom Fischer lived in the same building. Fischer reportedly didn't like use of his name in the pseudo-biopic Searching for Bobby Fischer, so it seems he might not have liked this one either.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I think I've liked Charlize Theron in every role I've seen her.
Every role?
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

:lol:

The movie was awful, and I'd forgotten she was in that. My memory was that she had a pretty minor role, but I thought she did as well with it as could be expected. I'd have to watch it again to say with certainty, and that's not going to happen.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2017 4:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Prometheus/Alien series is mindbogglingly retarded.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once upon time a saw a movie, probably not highly ranked, but I'd like to see it again. Can't recall the title. :(
This is all I remember. There was a ranch, or a household in the countryside. The owner was Ernest Borgnine, I think. He played the role of a simple and maybe a little slow man. Then there were three or four city thugs, on the run from police. They wanted to hole up in that ranch or maybe they just wanted to rob them. And this rancher started knocking them out, one after another.
Does it ring a bell? Anyone knows what was the title of this movie?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jaglover wrote:
Once upon time a saw a movie, probably not highly ranked, but I'd like to see it again. Can't recall the title. :(
This is all I remember. There was a ranch, or a household in the countryside. The owner was Ernest Borgnine, I think. He played the role of a simple and maybe a little slow man. Then there were three or four city thugs, on the run from police. They wanted to hole up in that ranch or maybe they just wanted to rob them. And this rancher started knocking them out, one after another.
Does it ring a bell? Anyone knows what was the title of this movie?
Are you referring to "Sunday in the Country" (1974)?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, Ernest Borgnine torturing people (according to one summary). A shame Prime Video doesn't have that.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 6:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, desultory. I think that's it. Now I have to figure out how to obtain it.

@pjp, you may find it under title "Vengeance Is Mine" (1974).
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks, but unfortunately not. Amazon has disc(s) of it as "Sunday in the Country", just not on streaming.

I'm not a big fan, but I'm also not that familiar with his work, and certainly nothing but the soft / oafish kind of characters. Mainly McHale's Navy (which I didn't care for) and Airwolf (liked quite a bit, for what it was -- I wanted to fly helicopters, but it never worked out). His role in Airwolf was least like the others, but still a pretty mild mannered character.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best role I've seen him in was a butcher romancing a schoolteacher. I think the movie title was "Marty", around 1950.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've added it to my queue, but it is currently only available via some Tribeca third party offering.

Actually, I think Amazon Prime has "Sunday in the Country" as "Blood for Blood." Added to my queue, along with a few other of his movies.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unless you've already seen Vampire's Kiss, Nicolas Cage, it should be on everyone's list.

Unavailable in usual places. You may have buy or rent.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 3:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

notageek wrote:
Unless you've already seen Vampire's Kiss, Nicolas Cage, it should be on everyone's list.

Unavailable in usual places. You may have buy or rent.
But was it the film which you had most recently watched?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually I searched for it but couldn't find it in the usual places.

But it's the thought that counts, right?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Several people said Baby Driver was awesome. The soundtrack was awesome. The car chases were awesome.

Overselling.

It's a okay movie.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Le vieux fusil (1975). This film won several awards, for a reason. It was fun to watch it again, after I saw it decades ago.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Time to Kill - .876

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford - .623

Black Hawk Down - .833
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Well... I <3 5th element so home alone and a bottle of vodka why not.
Cara Delevingne cannot act (still would tho)
Cara and Dane seem to be playing a game of who is the better heroin addict.

Visually as I expected, beautiful. The director took the story too seriously rather than a bit light hearted.

Would watch again drunk
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Woody Allen
Can't find what he has to offer to me. I'm trying to watch Midnight in Paris. I's all nice alright, Paris is nice, the camerawork is nice. But not entertaining. For me, that is. Same with his other movies. Can't figure what people find in his movies. Must be something wrong, with me.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Spiderwick Chronicles - .531
Could've been a lot better. Points off for anti-father figure, anti-nuclear family propaganda.

Valkyrie - .852
Better than anticipated. The sacrifice some people are willing to make is interesting.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you count TV movies, Airwolf. Otherwise The Hunt for Red October. Does Hollywood have something against good media these days? (Don't answer that :lol:)
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dark

Netflix original series.
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