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PostThu Jan 23, 2020 12:42 am 
Just remembered I saw another good dog movie several weeks ago--"Red Dog."  Based on a true story, almost a legend really, set in Australia.  Another good one, definitely worth a watch.

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PostThu Jan 23, 2020 12:54 am 
I guess I just stopped posting on this thread for a while.  Streamed a couple decent movies from either Netflix or Amazon over the Christmas holiday.  I'd been wanting to see "Ladies in Black" for a while but couldn't get my hands on it.  Highly recommend.  Good coming of age story set in Australia in the 50s.  I continue to be really impressed with Angourie Rice.  She's going places (just hope she doesn't keep getting wasted in small throwaway roles like she has in the Spider Man franchise).  I hadn't seen Julia Ormond in anything in ages, nice to see her again.  Interesting facet to this movie was a community of immigrants from various Eastern European countries.

Another I'd never heard anything about previously--"Greenfingers (2000)."  Clive Owen and Helen Mirren looking a bit younger than I'm used to seeing them.  Based on a true story, about an experimental prison in England that was low (nearly non-existent) security.  The idea was if you didn't treat them like criminals, they might not act like it.  Several of the inmates took an interest in horticulture and ended up beginning an award winning program.  Interesting story.

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PostSat Feb 01, 2020 3:25 pm 
The Gentlemen, the latest film by Guy Ritchie was great. I thoroughly enjoyed it. It's fast paced, involved and one needs to pay attention, but so much fun. up.gif

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PostTue Feb 04, 2020 1:26 am 
What Did Jack Do? - 2017 - David Lynch

A full 17 minutes of David Lynch interrogating a talking monkey, who happens to be a murder suspect.
It's got a rating of 6.6 on IMDb, but as the French say: "la critique est aisée et l'art est difficile".
Something tells me that Mr. Lynch really doesn't invest a lot of energy fretting about what people who post reviews on IMDb might think. If he did, he would never have made Eraserhead or Blue Velvet.
If you are able to appreciate the genius of Mr. Lynch, I think this is one of his finer moments, and I found it reassuring to know that he has definitely not lost his touch.
Truly ars gratia artis, irrespective of its overt irreverence.
Currently airing on Netflix.

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PostSat Feb 08, 2020 6:40 pm 
"Birds of Prey", the new Harley Quinn movie is great. It completely wiped the bad taste of Suicide Squad. The theater was surprisingly empty, but I have no idea why? I'd guess superhero movie fatigue, but this movie is not like a traditional superhero movie, The 'super' parts are minimal (just one solitary event); it's more of a regular action flick, and almost all of the fight scenes are amazing.

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PostTue Feb 11, 2020 11:29 am 
Finders Keepers: story of the smoker sold at a storage auction...with a severed foot. Complications ensue. I could not stop laughing, it was worse when I paused it and found out it is *not* a satire.

Tickled..the twisted rabbit hole world of competitive endurance tickling. Shadowy internet figure uses threats and extortion to control ticklers.

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PostTue Feb 18, 2020 10:20 pm 
Finally saw "Jojo Rabbit."  I haven't really been a Taika Waititi fan previously, but I enjoyed this.  It has a little bit of a Wes Anderson vibe IMO.  Many really good performances.  Takes a whimsical look at  serious subject, but then it had plenty of gravitas when it needed to.  I've seen Thomasin McKenzie in 2 films now (this and "Leave No Trace), I think she is an excellent young actress.

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PostSat Feb 22, 2020 4:52 pm 
just watched dunkirk..pretty good!

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PostSat Feb 22, 2020 8:03 pm 
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just watched dunkirk..pretty good!

Ya know what bothered me about that movie.  There were thousands of airplanes in the air during that time from both the Germans and British.   Not if you watch that movie.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 5:57 pm 
After watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League, all I can think is that the previous version was an absolute travesty, and a slap in the face to the original vision. Some will argue that by clocking in at over 4hrs this version was too long, but I loved every minute of it! All the parts now made sense; the thing flowed.

Edit #1: To tell you where I'm coming from, I should point out that, for me, Man of Steel is one of my all-time favorite superhero movies, and I have hated the shift to the Justice League, starting with totally unnecessary Batman v Superman. However, if you consider Batman v Superman to be a bridge for this Justice League than I take back some of my disappointment with the direction of the franchise.

Edit #2: One comment about the look of the film. With its 4x3 aspect and muted color palette, the film seems worlds away from the MCU. It feels like cinema of old (in a good way!), and if this stupid pandemic wasn't keeping us stuck at home I would have loved to have seen this in a theatre (preferably with an intermission). Maybe Martin Scorsese knew what he was talking about when he took a shot at the MCU. My biggest takeaway after watching this movie was that it was art.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 6:45 pm 
Backpacker Joe wrote:
Ya know what bothered me about that movie.  There were thousands of airplanes in the air during that time from both the Germans and British.   Not if you watch that movie.

Joe hard to come up with clouds of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and ME 109 without CGI which looks fake these days.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 6:54 pm 
GaliWalker wrote:
After watching Zack Snyder’s Justice League, all I can think is that the previous version was an absolute travesty, and a slap in the face to the original vision.

The theatrical Justice League is possibly the worst movie ever made. It is jaw droppingly bad. I think after watching it, I immediately watched Geostorm to get the bad taste out of my eyes. Geostorm - the movie where a plane freezes solid in mid flight and falls out of the sky, where a woman outruns a huge tidal wave as the ocean freezes solid behind her - was like Citizen Kane by comparison. That was how bad the first Justice League was.

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PostThu Mar 18, 2021 10:08 pm 
I never even liked the JLA comics and I was 10 at the time. But I loved Spidy and F 4 at the same time.

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PostFri Mar 26, 2021 4:44 pm 
I was a comic kid for decades! By and large I tended to prefer DC characters compared to of Marvel. While the Marvel movies (since Iron Man 2008) have been better made I liked all the DC  movies.  Frankly I was happy they were made, Green lantern not withstanding.  They butchered GL.  I watched 4 hour JLA (and YES its the Justice League OF AMERICA thank you very much!  I LOVED the 4 hour version!  Obviously Snyder finished the movie, so why wasnt it released in the first place? I also really liked Wonder Woman 1984. Im not sure a better actor could have been chosen for Wonder Woman!!!!

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PostFri Mar 26, 2021 4:47 pm 
Malachai Constant wrote:
Joe hard to come up with clouds of Spitfires, Hurricanes, and ME 109 without CGI

LOL. Dont forget the FW190's, HE 111's, JU88's ME110's etc etc etc.  Those German fighters were escorting German light bombers.

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