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Post by The Rube » Sun Sep 13 9:49 pm

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I watched Schindler's List again - the last time was probably 15 years ago. Still so very moving yet inspiring as well. I forgot it was made nearly 30 years ago.
Powerful film. There were a couple rooms at Yad Vashem dedicated toward the "righteous among the nations", or non-Jews that helped Jews. Most of one was all about him. It showed not only the people he saved, but also a picture of their descendants now. An absolutely huge number of people exist because of him. Got a little dusty in there.
I can't bring myself to watch it, for a couple reasons. I know it's good. I know it's powerful. Yet....
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Post by bearpaw28 » Sun Sep 13 9:53 pm

The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:49 pm
Karlsson wrote:
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I watched Schindler's List again - the last time was probably 15 years ago. Still so very moving yet inspiring as well. I forgot it was made nearly 30 years ago.
Powerful film. There were a couple rooms at Yad Vashem dedicated toward the "righteous among the nations", or non-Jews that helped Jews. Most of one was all about him. It showed not only the people he saved, but also a picture of their descendants now. An absolutely huge number of people exist because of him. Got a little dusty in there.
I can't bring myself to watch it, for a couple reasons. I know it's good. I know it's powerful. Yet....
If you’ve never seen SL Rube...ya gotta see it, despite your valid reservations, enough said.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Sep 13 9:55 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:53 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:49 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Sep 13 12:16 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Sep 13 3:25 am
I watched Schindler's List again - the last time was probably 15 years ago. Still so very moving yet inspiring as well. I forgot it was made nearly 30 years ago.
Powerful film. There were a couple rooms at Yad Vashem dedicated toward the "righteous among the nations", or non-Jews that helped Jews. Most of one was all about him. It showed not only the people he saved, but also a picture of their descendants now. An absolutely huge number of people exist because of him. Got a little dusty in there.
I can't bring myself to watch it, for a couple reasons. I know it's good. I know it's powerful. Yet....
If you’ve never seen SL Rube...ya gotta seen it ,despite your reservations, enough said.
I just can't do it. I can't.
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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 14 7:29 am

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How Ralph Fiennes didn't win an Oscar for his performance is mind boggling.
Tom Hanks performance in Philadelphia was also terrific. But I agree, Fiennes performance was terrific & he would have been a worthy winner too. Ya gotta remember the year and how engaged the world was (at that time) to the issue of HIV & AIDS connected to Hanks performance in Philadelphia ☝️
Fiennes lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive for Best Supporting Actor.
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Post by Jupiter » Mon Sep 14 7:36 am

Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 14 7:29 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:47 pm
F Da Sue wrote:
Sun Sep 13 11:16 am
How Ralph Fiennes didn't win an Oscar for his performance is mind boggling.
Tom Hanks performance in Philadelphia was also terrific. But I agree, Fiennes performance was terrific & he would have been a worthy winner too. Ya gotta remember the year and how engaged the world was (at that time) to the issue of HIV & AIDS connected to Hanks performance in Philadelphia ☝️
Fiennes lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive for Best Supporting Actor.

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Post by Slap Shot » Mon Sep 14 8:36 am

The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:55 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:53 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:49 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Sep 13 12:16 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Sep 13 3:25 am
I watched Schindler's List again - the last time was probably 15 years ago. Still so very moving yet inspiring as well. I forgot it was made nearly 30 years ago.
Powerful film. There were a couple rooms at Yad Vashem dedicated toward the "righteous among the nations", or non-Jews that helped Jews. Most of one was all about him. It showed not only the people he saved, but also a picture of their descendants now. An absolutely huge number of people exist because of him. Got a little dusty in there.
I can't bring myself to watch it, for a couple reasons. I know it's good. I know it's powerful. Yet....
If you’ve never seen SL Rube...ya gotta seen it ,despite your reservations, enough said.
I just can't do it. I can't.
Rube SL is very well done. Remember this was Spielberg at his absolute best and he presented the atrocities they did portray as 'lightly' as one possibly could given how heavy these events were. Absolutely some of the depictions were awful but it's not remotely Saw level gratuitous. However obviously this is a personal choice and I respect yours, but given your appreciation for film I think you're missing out.
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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 14 8:46 am

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon Sep 14 8:36 am
The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:55 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:53 pm
The Rube wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:49 pm
Karlsson wrote:
Sun Sep 13 12:16 pm
Slap Shot wrote:
Sun Sep 13 3:25 am
I watched Schindler's List again - the last time was probably 15 years ago. Still so very moving yet inspiring as well. I forgot it was made nearly 30 years ago.
Powerful film. There were a couple rooms at Yad Vashem dedicated toward the "righteous among the nations", or non-Jews that helped Jews. Most of one was all about him. It showed not only the people he saved, but also a picture of their descendants now. An absolutely huge number of people exist because of him. Got a little dusty in there.
I can't bring myself to watch it, for a couple reasons. I know it's good. I know it's powerful. Yet....
If you’ve never seen SL Rube...ya gotta seen it ,despite your reservations, enough said.
I just can't do it. I can't.
Rube SL is very well done. Remember this was Spielberg at his absolute best and he presented the atrocities they did portray as 'lightly' as one possibly could given how heavy these events were. Absolutely some of the depictions were awful but it's not remotely Saw level gratuitous. However obviously this is a personal choice and I respect yours, but given your appreciation for film I think you're missing out.
Obviously SL is a very serious movie but I do remember there being some humor interspersed throughout the movie. I read that when they were filming the movie Spielberg called Robin Williams to come in an entertain the cast and crew to help keep their spirits up because of the very serious nature of the movie.
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Post by Greyeagle » Mon Sep 14 9:03 am

SL also spawned a hilarious episode of Seinfeld.
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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 14 9:22 am

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SL also spawned a hilarious episode of Seinfeld.
You were making out during Schindlers List?

I also loved the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient. I felt the same way that Elaine did about that movie.
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Post by Greyeagle » Mon Sep 14 9:27 am

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I also loved the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient. I felt the same way that Elaine did about that movie.
Me too! I am not sure which long epic was more boring, The English Patient (which I never finished) or Out Of Africa (I fell asleep watching this in the theater).
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon Sep 14 9:31 am

Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 14 7:29 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:47 pm
F Da Sue wrote:
Sun Sep 13 11:16 am
How Ralph Fiennes didn't win an Oscar for his performance is mind boggling.
Tom Hanks performance in Philadelphia was also terrific. But I agree, Fiennes performance was terrific & he would have been a worthy winner too. Ya gotta remember the year and how engaged the world was (at that time) to the issue of HIV & AIDS connected to Hanks performance in Philadelphia ☝️
Fiennes lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive for Best Supporting Actor.
Didn’t do my research properly. In that case, Fiennes was ROBBED. He definitely deserved the best supporting actor award, hands down, no disrespect to Tommy Lee Jones, but it wasn’t even close.

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Post by HockeyBum » Mon Sep 14 9:38 am

The Rube wrote:
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I just can't do it. I can't.
I feel the same way about any films or footage about 9/11. Can't watch. Seeing it unfold live was enough for me.

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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 14 9:56 am

bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Sep 14 9:31 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 14 7:29 am
bearpaw28 wrote:
Sun Sep 13 9:47 pm
F Da Sue wrote:
Sun Sep 13 11:16 am
How Ralph Fiennes didn't win an Oscar for his performance is mind boggling.
Tom Hanks performance in Philadelphia was also terrific. But I agree, Fiennes performance was terrific & he would have been a worthy winner too. Ya gotta remember the year and how engaged the world was (at that time) to the issue of HIV & AIDS connected to Hanks performance in Philadelphia ☝️
Fiennes lost to Tommy Lee Jones in The Fugitive for Best Supporting Actor.
Didn’t do my research properly. In that case, Fiennes was ROBBED. He definitely deserved the best supporting actor award, hands down, no disrespect to Tommy Lee Jones, but it wasn’t even close.
Totally agree.
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Post by Slap Shot » Mon Sep 14 1:21 pm

Greyeagle wrote:
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I also loved the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient. I felt the same way that Elaine did about that movie.
Me too! I am not sure which long epic was more boring, The English Patient (which I never finished) or Out Of Africa (I fell asleep watching this in the theater).
Both SOOO boring and both won BP right?
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon Sep 14 2:05 pm

Agree on The English Patient...disagree on Out of Africa. Not saying Out of Africa necessarily deserved best picture (think it won but I’m not certain) however I thought Out of Africa was a good movie, albeit very much a slow burn style film.

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Post by Zwak » Mon Sep 14 3:50 pm

Slap Shot wrote:
Mon Sep 14 1:21 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Mon Sep 14 9:27 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 14 9:22 am
I also loved the Seinfeld episode about The English Patient. I felt the same way that Elaine did about that movie.
Me too! I am not sure which long epic was more boring, The English Patient (which I never finished) or Out Of Africa (I fell asleep watching this in the theater).
Both SOOO boring and both won BP right?
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HockeyBum wrote:
Mon Sep 14 9:38 am
The Rube wrote:
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I just can't do it. I can't.
I feel the same way about any films or footage about 9/11. Can't watch. Seeing it unfold live was enough for me.
Ditto.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Sep 15 8:49 pm

The Speed Cubers:
Discover the special bond -- and uncommon competitive spirit -- shared by the world's Rubik's Cube-solving record breakers in this documentary.

Jeeeeeeeeeeeesus. These guys are insane. Very short documentary (40 min) about this competition, but they cover a lot of ground. There is an obvious element in one of the competitors, and yeah, it does give a little bit of of edge, given how the mind works. Very interesting to watch these fringe competitions, I think it's pretty clear that I enjoy watching these types of docs, due to either reminiscing about the game at hand, or to learn about a new one.

I was horrible at Rubik's Cube, was a little better at the Pyramid, and the Chain can go F itself. ;)

This particular doc, especially the time length, it very much worth a try, even for the non-nerdy types. ;)
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Just Mercy:
World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

Pretty powerful movie on how the justice system works overall, especially in certain areas. Yes, you will know how it ends, yes it is a dramatized real story. None of that matters. It's to see the holes in how the justice system works overall. That's the message. Would recommend.
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Post by davescharf » Wed Sep 16 9:59 pm

I just watched Chef’s Table BBQ on Netflix about a guy named Lennox Hastie. He runs a place in Sydney called Firedoor and it’s all wood cooking on steroids. It’s completely insane and I want to go get a on plane right now and eat there.
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Post by Slap Shot » Thu Sep 17 12:39 am

I watched that series. I was thinking the same thing and Sydney is not that far away from me. :mrgreen:
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The Rube wrote:
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Just Mercy:
World-renowned civil rights defense attorney Bryan Stevenson works to free a wrongly condemned death row prisoner.

Pretty powerful movie on how the justice system works overall, especially in certain areas. Yes, you will know how it ends, yes it is a dramatized real story. None of that matters. It's to see the holes in how the justice system works overall. That's the message. Would recommend.
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I watched that series. I was thinking the same thing and Sydney is not that far away from me. :mrgreen:
Relatively speaking. Sydney is pretty far from anywhere :)
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Post by The Rube » Thu Sep 17 9:15 pm

The Devil All The Time (Netflix streaming):
Sinister characters converge around a young man devoted to protecting those he loves in a postwar backwoods town teeming with corruption and brutality.

Creepy, disturbing. "No Country For Old Men" moved at a faster pace than this movie. The third quarter of the movie, it really slows down, and that is saying something. I'm glad I slogged through that part, it was almost turned off, because the ending is worth it, and satisfying. It could have been tightened up, it other words. Liked the presentation, as a narrator was present throughout the movie. I think that is a lost art of sorts, like a guide on a tour.

Worth a go, if you have patience and time.
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Terminator:

I have seen it before, but it just doesn't really hold up. It's too dated. T2 does hold up, and the references to the first were outstanding. T1...it was before its time. It needed the SFX etc to really hold. They did what they could, so no fault of theirs. I would not mind a remake (not a reboot) of it. I think that would be pretty awesome, and I am generally against such things.
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Terminator:

I have seen it before, but it just doesn't really hold up. It's too dated. T2 does hold up, and the references to the first were outstanding. T1...it was before its time. It needed the SFX etc to really hold. They did what they could, so no fault of theirs. I would not mind a remake (not a reboot) of it. I think that would be pretty awesome, and I am generally against such things.
Well...it was released in 1984....it was cutting edge creatively....36 years ago 😉 :biggrin2:

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The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

Boy, this one is one everyone needs to watch. I don't even know how to describe it, but I can tell you that my 5 year old no longer has access to YouTube Kids or really anything by herself and I am considering deleting every social media account and app that I have. My only issue is my little woodworking business is on FB so I don't know how that would work yet, but the way the internet and data tracking molds our thinking is just nuts.
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The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

Boy, this one is one everyone needs to watch. I don't even know how to describe it, but I can tell you that my 5 year old no longer has access to YouTube Kids or really anything by herself and I am considering deleting every social media account and app that I have. My only issue is my little woodworking business is on FB so I don't know how that would work yet, but the way the internet and data tracking molds our thinking is just nuts.
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The Social Dilemma:
Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Interspersed with a fictional narrative to demonstrate what the experts are talking about.

If "We Live In Public" (documentary on how the internet generally will affect and does affect people) is the first installment, and "Snowden" (movie that is more fact than fiction, IMO) is the second installment, then this is the third, and most up-to-date, installment. Incredibly detailed, by the tech experts that worked for the companies in question. The dramatic narrative that is injected is not overly dramatic at all. It presents real-life situations in a fictional setting. Things that we all see every day.

Highly recommend. If I knew 25 years ago what I know now...I can guarantee you my internet presence would be vastly different, at least as far as approach.

Edit: I absolutely recommend the other two movies mentioned, btw.
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Post by Slap Shot » Mon Sep 21 2:30 am

I don't doubt the influence on younger generations mind you. I am sure that is legit. I am not the least bit worried however for myself.

I wish they'd have spent more time giving tangible examples and also what these industry icons are doing to "fix" the problem. They could have eliminated the silly family story and filled the time with the above.
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The Rube wrote:
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Sun Sep 20 11:54 pm
The Social Dilemma (Netflix)

Boy, this one is one everyone needs to watch. I don't even know how to describe it, but I can tell you that my 5 year old no longer has access to YouTube Kids or really anything by herself and I am considering deleting every social media account and app that I have. My only issue is my little woodworking business is on FB so I don't know how that would work yet, but the way the internet and data tracking molds our thinking is just nuts.
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The Social Dilemma:
Explores the dangerous human impact of social networking, with tech experts sounding the alarm on their own creations. Interspersed with a fictional narrative to demonstrate what the experts are talking about.

If "We Live In Public" (documentary on how the internet generally will affect and does affect people) is the first installment, and "Snowden" (movie that is more fact than fiction, IMO) is the second installment, then this is the third, and most up-to-date, installment. Incredibly detailed, by the tech experts that worked for the companies in question. The dramatic narrative that is injected is not overly dramatic at all. It presents real-life situations in a fictional setting. Things that we all see every day.

Highly recommend. If I knew 25 years ago what I know now...I can guarantee you my internet presence would be vastly different, at least as far as approach.

Edit: I absolutely recommend the other two movies mentioned, btw.
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I rewatched Oceans 12 over the weekend as I don’t remember much from the first viewing. Now I know why. Totally forgettable movie that tried to be too cute. Easily my least favorite of the the three Clooney versions. I liked Oceans 13 the best.
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Zwak wrote:
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I rewatched Oceans 12 over the weekend as I don’t remember much from the first viewing. Now I know why. Totally forgettable movie that tried to be too cute. Easily my least favorite of the the three Clooney versions. I liked Oceans 13 the best.
The less said about Ocean's 12, the better.
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Steve MN wrote:
Mon Sep 21 8:40 am
Zwak wrote:
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I rewatched Oceans 12 over the weekend as I don’t remember much from the first viewing. Now I know why. Totally forgettable movie that tried to be too cute. Easily my least favorite of the the three Clooney versions. I liked Oceans 13 the best.
The less said about Ocean's 12, the better.
I did some IMDB research on it and it turns out it was not originally written as an Oceans movie. It was meant to be a standalone movie but was rewritten to make it an Oceans movie. This is painfully apparent watching it.
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Post by Steve MN » Mon Sep 21 9:37 am

Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 21 8:54 am
Steve MN wrote:
Mon Sep 21 8:40 am
Zwak wrote:
Mon Sep 21 6:48 am
I rewatched Oceans 12 over the weekend as I don’t remember much from the first viewing. Now I know why. Totally forgettable movie that tried to be too cute. Easily my least favorite of the the three Clooney versions. I liked Oceans 13 the best.
The less said about Ocean's 12, the better.
I did some IMDB research on it and it turns out it was not originally written as an Oceans movie. It was meant to be a standalone movie but was rewritten to make it an Oceans movie. This is painfully apparent watching it.
That actually explains quite a bit, yes.
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I fell asleep during 12.
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12 was not good, but better than the mess that 13 was.
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The King Of Staten Island (Netflix disc):
Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

The end result is good, but it took a long time to get there. It was rather scattered for the first half of the movie, then (very slowly) the pieces started to fall into place. It could have been tightened up a little. While I love Bill Burr, his actual acting career has been sub-par, but he does a really good job in this one. Marisa Tomei does well, no surprise, and I also feel her part could have had more meat on the bone. Pete Davidson was pretty darn good, played the cynic quite well.

It's worth a watch, but I wouldn't move it to the top of my list.
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The Rube wrote:
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The King Of Staten Island (Netflix disc):
Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

The end result is good, but it took a long time to get there. It was rather scattered for the first half of the movie, then (very slowly) the pieces started to fall into place. It could have been tightened up a little. While I love Bill Burr, his actual acting career has been sub-par, but he does a really good job in this one. Marisa Tomei does well, no surprise, and I also feel her part could have had more meat on the bone. Pete Davidson was pretty darn good, played the cynic quite well.

It's worth a watch, but I wouldn't move it to the top of my list.
Netflix still does discs?
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MNGophers29 wrote:
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The Rube wrote:
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The King Of Staten Island (Netflix disc):
Scott has been a case of arrested development since his firefighter dad died. He spends his days smoking weed and dreaming of being a tattoo artist until events force him to grapple with his grief and take his first steps forward in life.

The end result is good, but it took a long time to get there. It was rather scattered for the first half of the movie, then (very slowly) the pieces started to fall into place. It could have been tightened up a little. While I love Bill Burr, his actual acting career has been sub-par, but he does a really good job in this one. Marisa Tomei does well, no surprise, and I also feel her part could have had more meat on the bone. Pete Davidson was pretty darn good, played the cynic quite well.

It's worth a watch, but I wouldn't move it to the top of my list.
Netflix still does discs?
They do. As my understanding goes, the big/new/etc hits are not streaming due to contracts. The studios want us to buy the DVDs. In general, IIRC, Netflix has to wait 30 days to release the disc. The lesser movies, or movies produced/owned by Netflix, those are the streaming options.
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On The Basis Of Sex:
The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.

Solid movie. It only concentrated on the start of her career, so it wasn't a condensed (and therefore skimmed over) version of all that she was, and that is a plus for this movie. The acting was very good, Minor errors in factuality, no surprise, nothing major that affects the story. Definitely would recommend.

Side note: RBG's eldest, her daughter, reminds me a LOT of my oldest niece. A real firecracker.
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The Conjuring:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

I made it less than five minutes. The reason? I WAS UNAWARE IT INVOLVED A :censored: ING DOLL! :evil: :evil: :evil:

All the nopes.

That is all.
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Palm Springs on Hulu. I made it through 45 unenjoyable minutes before tapping out. How does that steaming pile have 94% on Rotten Tomatoes?

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The Rube wrote:
Thu Oct 01 8:55 pm
The Conjuring:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

I made it less than five minutes. The reason? I WAS UNAWARE IT INVOLVED A :censored: ING DOLL! :evil: :evil: :evil:

All the nopes.

That is all.
Wuss. :mrgreen:

That is one of my favorites. Now you should get Annabelle: Creation - the creepiest movie I've ever seen!
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Slap Shot wrote:
Fri Oct 02 2:03 am
The Rube wrote:
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The Conjuring:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

I made it less than five minutes. The reason? I WAS UNAWARE IT INVOLVED A :censored: ING DOLL! :evil: :evil: :evil:

All the nopes.

That is all.
Wuss. :mrgreen:

That is one of my favorites. Now you should get Annabelle: Creation - the creepiest movie I've ever seen!
I saw the trailer for Annabelle once. ONCE. I shall never see that movie.
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Isn't it based on a real life couple or something? Or am I confusing with another one of the horror movies?

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Isn't it based on a real life couple or something? Or am I confusing with another one of the horror movies?
It is based on a real couple. Whether or not they actually see ghosts....
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The Conjuring:
Paranormal investigators Ed and Lorraine Warren work to help a family terrorized by a dark presence in their farmhouse.

I made it less than five minutes. The reason? I WAS UNAWARE IT INVOLVED A :censored: ING DOLL! :evil: :evil: :evil:

All the nopes.

That is all.
So I'm assuming you did not like the clown doll scene in the original Poltergeist? That scene creeped me out when I first saw it.
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I have never seen Poltergeist. Not a real fan of the genre. Here and there, but that's about it. I just :censored: ing hate dolls/marionettes. Visited the House On The Rock as a child, took one step into the doll room, and out I went. :censored: that.
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I have never seen Poltergeist. Not a real fan of the genre. Here and there, but that's about it. I just :censored: ing hate dolls/marionettes. Visited the House On The Rock as a child, took one step into the doll room, and out I went. :censored: that.
I just watched the new version of It. How did you make it through the room of clown dolls in that one? I will continue to dislike clowns and avoid storm drains. 😬

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Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 03 12:00 am
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I have never seen Poltergeist. Not a real fan of the genre. Here and there, but that's about it. I just :censored: ing hate dolls/marionettes. Visited the House On The Rock as a child, took one step into the doll room, and out I went. :censored: that.
I just watched the new version of It. How did you make it through the room of clown dolls in that one? I will continue to dislike clowns and avoid storm drains. 😬
IT is an exception. My love of IT overpowered my distaste in dolls. Note: the ending of IT still sucked.
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The Rube wrote:
Sat Oct 03 8:03 am
Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 03 12:00 am
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I have never seen Poltergeist. Not a real fan of the genre. Here and there, but that's about it. I just :censored: ing hate dolls/marionettes. Visited the House On The Rock as a child, took one step into the doll room, and out I went. :censored: that.
I just watched the new version of It. How did you make it through the room of clown dolls in that one? I will continue to dislike clowns and avoid storm drains. 😬
IT is an exception. My love of IT overpowered my distaste in dolls. Note: the ending of IT still sucked.
I remember little about the first one other than a giant spider at the end and that one being stupid at the end. The ending of this one seemed to be left open....isn’t there a sequel to the new one?

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Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 03 10:28 am
The Rube wrote:
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Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Oct 03 12:00 am
The Rube wrote:
Fri Oct 02 9:27 pm
I have never seen Poltergeist. Not a real fan of the genre. Here and there, but that's about it. I just :censored: ing hate dolls/marionettes. Visited the House On The Rock as a child, took one step into the doll room, and out I went. :censored: that.
I just watched the new version of It. How did you make it through the room of clown dolls in that one? I will continue to dislike clowns and avoid storm drains. 😬
IT is an exception. My love of IT overpowered my distaste in dolls. Note: the ending of IT still sucked.
I remember little about the first one other than a giant spider at the end and that one being stupid at the end. The ending of this one seemed to be left open....isn’t there a sequel to the new one?
The original told the story all in one, with flashbacks. The new one, there are two parts, told in linear fashion. The first part is when they were kids, and the second part is when they are adults. One story, just told in two parts instead of one.
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I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
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I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
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Greyeagle wrote:
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Shawshank?
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Viking wrote:
Sat Oct 03 2:50 pm
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Sat Oct 03 1:09 pm
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Sat Oct 03 11:54 am
I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
Shawshank?
What he said...
Ooh..forgot that one. I did see it but only a couple years ago for the first time.
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Zwak wrote:
Sat Oct 03 3:03 pm
Viking wrote:
Sat Oct 03 2:50 pm
Greyeagle wrote:
Sat Oct 03 1:09 pm
Zwak wrote:
Sat Oct 03 11:54 am
I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
Shawshank?
What he said...
Ooh..forgot that one. I did see it but only a couple years ago for the first time.
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Stand by me is good. I’ve seen Cujo too. The Mist will give you nightmares.

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I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
The Green Mile? The Shining? The Running Man, Hearts In Atlantis...
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Slap Shot wrote:
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I've only seen 2 Stephen King movies: Misery and Stand By Me (under his pseudonym Richard Bachmann)
The Green Mile? The Shining? The Running Man, Hearts In Atlantis...
Forgot about Green Mile. Love that one!

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The Mist movie sucked compare the actual story. Shawshank was good. The Green Mile was depressing, Misery was awesome, Cujo was decent.
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Most movie adaptations his books were not very good but that's not uncommon for book to movie. Firestarter is possibly my favorite King novel but the movie was horrendous. Maximum Overdrive was a solid film. The Shining was a great movie although it wasn't a true representation of the story in the book.
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Slap Shot wrote:
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Most movie adaptations his books were not very good but that's not uncommon for book to movie. Firestarter is possibly my favorite King novel but the movie was horrendous. Maximum Overdrive was a solid film. The Shining was a great movie although it wasn't a true representation of the story in the book.
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Slap Shot wrote:
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Most movie adaptations his books were not very good but that's not uncommon for book to movie. Firestarter is possibly my favorite King novel but the movie was horrendous. Maximum Overdrive was a solid film. The Shining was a great movie although it wasn't a true representation of the story in the book.
Um........................
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The Rube wrote:
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Most movie adaptations his books were not very good but that's not uncommon for book to movie. Firestarter is possibly my favorite King novel but the movie was horrendous. Maximum Overdrive was a solid film. The Shining was a great movie although it wasn't a true representation of the story in the book.
Um........................
If you don’t take it seriously it’s a cool flick, plus it has an AC/DC soundtrack
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The Rube wrote:
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Most movie adaptations his books were not very good but that's not uncommon for book to movie. Firestarter is possibly my favorite King novel but the movie was horrendous. Maximum Overdrive was a solid film. The Shining was a great movie although it wasn't a true representation of the story in the book.
Um........................
If you don’t take it seriously it’s a cool flick, plus it has an AC/DC soundtrack
That is about the only saving grace, although "Who Made Who" is not a good song, and I'm an AC/DC fanboy.
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Post by Beauner » Mon Oct 05 10:04 am

I keep waiting for one of these streaming services to buy the rights to The Dark Tower and do it right. The movie they made was not really even close. That book series was freaking spectacular.

I did see The Stand is being made into a series. I know CBS made one based on Under the Dome, but didn't watch the show at the time. I read the book last year and loved it. The show apparently didn't do a great job capturing the book.
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The Take:
A young pickpocket and an unruly CIA agent team up on an anti-terrorist mission in France.

Idris Elba is the CIA agent, so you know he's gonna kick some ass. Standard action movie, with the standard twists. Entertaining enough to waste 100 minutes or so. That's about it. The foreshadowing is obvious, but well-played, I still hate the MTV-editing (quick cuts) in action scenes, but that is a lost cause. If they did long-shots, that would have been so much better.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 08 9:28 pm

The Ballad Of Lefty Brown:
When cowboy Lefty Brown witnesses the murder of his longtime partner, the newly-elected Senator Edward Johnson, he strikes out to find the killers and avenge his friend's cold-blooded murder.

Great western. Bill Pullman plays Lefty Brown, who isn't...so quick on the draw, so to speak, mentally. The main plot is rather cliched, but this movie is not about that. It's all about the characters and who they really are as people. Pullman is excellent in his character, and Tommy Flanagan as a US Marshall does very well, also.

This is not Tombstone, or Unforgiven, this is a throwback to the classic westerns. That sort of pacing, storyline, etc. While I love the two previously mentioned westerns, you can tell they were told in modern era. This is more like a True Grit or High Plains Drifter movie.
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Post by gopherguy06 » Thu Oct 08 9:33 pm

Not sure if someone recommended it here, but The Way Back showed up on HBO so watched it. Defintiely a similar sports story where down and out coach comes to coach losing team, but had a lot more twists and darker tone. Thought Affleck was great and overall, a great watch! Highly recommend.

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Madadayo (personal DVD collection*):
Following World War II, a retired professor approaching his autumn years finds his quality of life drastically reduced in war-torn Tokyo. Denying despair, he pursues writing and celebrates his birthday with his adoring students.

Japanese movie, directed by Akira Kurosawa. A slice of life movie, simply showing the later years of the professor and how his live changed over those years, and the loyalty of his students. Touching, poignant at times, but very well done. It's not one of his all-time classics, IMO, but it does show that he never lost his sense of touch in directing. He knew how to portray a story, characters, get the viewer involved.

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American Murder: The Family Next Door (Netflix)

Doc about the Chris Watts case. Wow, that was intense. The police bodycam footage from the initial welfare check is stunning. Especially the reaction from the neighbor with the security camera.

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Post by The Rube » Wed Oct 14 9:26 pm

Moneyball (rewatch, Netflix streaming)

Yeah, they changed the game immensely. Took a few years for the whole league to change, but that change is here now. Personally, I don't like it. Every AB seems to be K, HR, flyout, walk. Period. There's no smallball anymore. The game basically is Moneyball on steroids, given the analytics nowadays.
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Post by Chris83 » Wed Oct 14 10:18 pm

HockeyBum wrote:
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American Murder: The Family Next Door (Netflix)

Doc about the Chris Watts case. Wow, that was intense. The police bodycam footage from the initial welfare check is stunning. Especially the reaction from the neighbor with the security camera.
Based on your comment I watched this earlier today. Whew. Yes, the neighbor gets the "Carnac the Magnificent" award for this one.
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Post by Snowcool08 » Thu Oct 15 10:06 pm

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Moneyball (rewatch, Netflix streaming)

Yeah, they changed the game immensely. Took a few years for the whole league to change, but that change is here now. Personally, I don't like it. Every AB seems to be K, HR, flyout, walk. Period. There's no smallball anymore. The game basically is Moneyball on steroids, given the analytics nowadays.
I rewatched it tonight. From a pure movie standpoint, it has no business being as good and compelling as it is. Especially A movie about statistics and a game that doesn’t have a ton of action. Brad Pitt kills it as Billy Beane. He doesn’t stop eating the entire movie.

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