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Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (Netflix streaming):
During a recording session, tensions rise between Ma Rainey, her ambitious horn player and the white management determined to control the uncontrollable "Mother of the Blues".

Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman? Hell yes. Chadwick was the shine on the movie...Viola provided the PWNED/meat of the movie. Excellent performances all around, the whole cast was great. All dialogue driven, and very well-written. Would highly recommend.
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Post by The Rube » Thu Apr 15 8:51 pm

The Devil's Own (Netflix disc):
An American police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Started watching this, did not know of the American Police subplot...and given this week's events...a bit of overload, stopped it halfway through. The movie is so far, so good. I am digging it, but will finish it up tomorrow. I think it will end up an average quality movie overall, barring a ZOMG moment or three. And that's fine.
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Post by Buzzkill Bonin » Thu Apr 15 8:52 pm

Netflix disc lol
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Post by The Rube » Thu Apr 15 10:05 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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Netflix disc lol
There are some movies on there, that I cannot get elsewhere. *shrug*. Mainly very old movies, but hey, it's worth it.
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Post by Thirty-Four » Thu Apr 15 10:18 pm

Bonin21 wrote:
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Netflix disc lol
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Post by MNGophers29 » Thu Apr 15 11:51 pm

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Netflix disc lol
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Post by The Rube » Fri Apr 16 9:12 pm

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The Devil's Own (Netflix disc):
An American police officer uncovers the real identity of his house-guest, an I.R.A. terrorist in hiding.

Started watching this, did not know of the American Police subplot...and given this week's events...a bit of overload, stopped it halfway through. The movie is so far, so good. I am digging it, but will finish it up tomorrow. I think it will end up an average quality movie overall, barring a ZOMG moment or three. And that's fine.
Finished it. Meh. Neutral ending that was supposed to be all dramatic and stuff. Good watch, but I wish it were more.
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Post by The Rube » Fri Apr 16 11:11 pm

Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future "stars" in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in "Kill The Irishman," the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player).....the list goes on....
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Post by Jupiter » Sat Apr 17 7:21 pm

The Rube wrote:
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Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future "stars" in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in "Kill The Irishman," the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player).....the list goes on....
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Post by The Rube » Sat Apr 17 7:36 pm

Kinda was waiting for a comment.
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Post by Cowgirl » Sat Apr 17 7:55 pm

Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?

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Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?
Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.
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Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?
Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.
Well I’m safe. I love the Goonies!

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Cowgirl wrote:
Sat Apr 17 8:07 pm
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Is @Jupiter not a Goonies fan?
Quite the opposite. You diss the Goonies, you get the banhammer.
Well I’m safe. I love the Goonies!
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Lips be zipped.
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Post by Steve MN » Sat Apr 17 9:46 pm

I suppose I should really actually watch Goonies some day. I haven't actively avoided it or anything, just never got around to seeing it.
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Post by The Rube » Sat Apr 17 11:25 pm

Steve MN wrote:
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I suppose I should really actually watch Goonies some day. I haven't actively avoided it or anything, just never got around to seeing it.
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Had some free movie channel trials this week on Hulu so I watched the following movies (some not for the first time)

1. Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 4. In my opinion 2 is better than 1 but both are really good. 3 and 4 are garbage
2. State and Main: Still one of the most underrated movies. Very funny movie about a movie being filmed in Connecticut. All star cast with William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few. I can't recommend this movie enough.
3. Hustlers: J Lo plays a veteran stripper who shows a novice stripper the way of the business. They are making big money until the economic downturn hits and they decide to scam some of their old clients to make money. I really liked this movie. It's based on a true story.
4. Parker (Netflix): Completely forgettable Jason Statham movie about a criminal with some ethics who gets double crossed by his old partners. J Lo also in this movie. I like Jason Statham but honestly most of his movies are so similar/
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Zwak wrote:
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Had some free movie channel trials this week on Hulu so I watched the following movies (some not for the first time)

1. Lethal Weapon 1, 2, 4. In my opinion 2 is better than 1 but both are really good. 3 and 4 are garbage
2. State and Main: Still one of the most underrated movies. Very funny movie about a movie being filmed in Connecticut. All star cast with William H Macy, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Julia Stiles, Alec Baldwin, Sarah Jessica Parker just to name a few. I can't recommend this movie enough.
3. Hustlers: J Lo plays a veteran stripper who shows a novice stripper the way of the business. They are making big money until the economic downturn hits and they decide to scam some of their old clients to make money. I really liked this movie. It's based on a true story.
4. Parker (Netflix): Completely forgettable Jason Statham movie about a criminal with some ethics who gets double crossed by his old partners. J Lo also in this movie. I like Jason Statham but honestly most of his movies are so similar/
1. LW4 had the best villain IMO. Jet Li was a total bad-ass. But outside of those scenes, yeah, I'd agree.
2. Agreed.
3. Much better than I thought it would be. I really liked that one.
4. Agreed. Wish he'd do more movies like Snatch, where I first saw him.
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Lee Daniel's The Butler (Netflix Streaming):
As Cecil Gaines serves eight presidents during his tenure as a butler at the White House, the civil rights movement, Vietnam, and other major events affect this man's life, family, and American society.

Heavy movie, always have liked Forest Whitaker, but an all star cast. Solid movie all-around, got the message across without being preachy. Yes, lots of fiction in here, glamorizations, Hollywood-ized, but still good. Lots of meat to chew on. A hair over 2 hours long, feels like a 3 hour movie, but in a good way. Definitely recommend.
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The Rube wrote:
Fri Apr 16 11:11 pm
Re-watched Goonies. It was that or Smokey And The Bandit, no bad choice there, really. (private collection)

Just wanted something mindless and goofy. Fit the bill. Plus, fun to see Josh Brolin, Sean Astin, and Kerri Green in first(ish?) roles. Martha Plimpton, also, but meh on her career, IMO. Many other future "stars" in that. One of the Fratellis was in the Matrix, the Mom was the Lethal Weapon Psychiatrist, the OTHER Fratelli brother was in "Kill The Irishman," the Fratelli mom was in countless movies, Sloth was John Matuszak (NFL player).....the list goes on....
Loved Goonies as a 10 year old, but it's hard to watch as an adult. The dialogue is super weird and there are way too many plot holes for my developed brain to ignore.

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Post by The Rube » Tue Apr 20 9:50 pm

Forget the plot holes. I mean, how many are in Smokey (which I watched tonight)? :D
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New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
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Beauner wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:58 am
New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)
2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).


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The Rube wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:27 pm
Beauner wrote:
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New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)
2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).
Feels like the second review 1) didn't do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

It's Mortal Kombat. It's violent. It's bloody. It's got cheesy one-liners. And it sets up another movie which almost 100% is coming based on what I've seen, read, and assume based on the number if cars I saw in the theater parking lot this afternoon.
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Beauner wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:17 pm
The Rube wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:27 pm
Beauner wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:58 am
New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)
2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).
Feels like the second review 1) didn't do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.

It's Mortal Kombat. It's violent. It's bloody. It's got cheesy one-liners. And it sets up another movie which almost 100% is coming based on what I've seen, read, and assume based on the number if cars I saw in the theater parking lot this afternoon.
That's pretty much what I expected, and what the movie delivered. Some movies, just sit back and enjoy the show. I know some critics want to be the ONE person that hated/loved it, don't be that person. I think in case #2, they weren't THAT person, but they expected what you laid out for expectations.

For Christ's sake, it's a video game movie. Don't expect much.
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Beauner wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:17 pm
The Rube wrote:
Fri Apr 23 9:27 pm
Beauner wrote:
Fri Apr 23 10:58 am
New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
Not interested, but read two reviews today (Star Trib, and I forget where I saw the other). Star Trib one first, both are summarized/paraphrased.

1. This is not trying to get new fans. It gives current fans what they want, which is insane action and bloodshed. It succeeds in that. (favorable review overall)
2. This is a horrid movie, all it is, is one giant action scene with multiple fights, and probably the end of video game movies. Zero plot, zero intelligence, might as well just play the video game itself. (obviously non-favorable plot).
Feels like the second review 1) didn't do anything to figure out what Mortal Kombat was and 2) expected a Christopher Nolan deep thinking movie created out of a video game vicious fights to the death with superhumans and monsters from other realms.
If you read what review #1 said about it not trying to reach new fans then review #2 makes total sense. I have zero interest in this movie because it looks like hot garbage. Nothing personal about anyone that feels differently.
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Post by The Rube » Sat Apr 24 7:04 am

I guess to me it's like the new Kong/Godzilla movie. The fans wanted action, and that's what they got. As Beauner said about MK, some were hoping it'd be some cerebral Nolan super-twisty plot or something. Nope. Just a popcorn flick.
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Post by Chris83 » Sat Apr 24 11:31 am

Beauner wrote:
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New Mortal Kombat movie was super fun.
Agreed. I had a good time watching it. Not in the vein of Ingmar Bergman or Fritz Lang, nor is it meant to be. Recliner, beverage, snacks, good to go.
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Miss Sloane (Netflix streaming):
In the high-stakes world of political power-brokers, Elizabeth Sloane is the most sought after and formidable lobbyist in D.C. But when taking on the most powerful opponent of her career, she finds winning may come at too high a price.

Given the rules of this board, I want to make a disclaimer that I am only discussing the movie at hand, as neutral as I can. /enddisclaimer

The main issue that Sloane is fighting for is a rather touchy one. How "the hill" works is much like what one has seen in the first 1-2 seasons of "House Of Cards." It's not pretty, it's not even glossed over. This is how politics work. Probably gonna piss ya off, no matter what side of the said issue is.

Jessica Chastain, whom I really like as an actress, plays her role perfectly. However, given some of her other roles in movies...I hope she doesn't get pigeon-holed into the buttoned-up-business-only character. She excels in that, no doubt, and she's in roles that are not that...but her best performances are in that sort of role.

Mark Strong, who most often plays supporting roles, is very good. He maximizes whatever he's given (and this isn't limited to this movie at all), and runs with it. Very underrated, overall.

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Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? Normally I will tune in an out but last night I totally tuned out and just followed announcements on Twitter.
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Did anyone watch the Oscars last night? Normally I will tune in an out but last night I totally tuned out and just followed announcements on Twitter.
I watched sporadically. It was interesting in the sense that it was much more relaxed! I liked that. But the winners were pretty predictable, with the exception of Hopkins winning Best Actor. Chadwick was the solid predictable winner, the man was dying during the filming. But in all honesty, Hopkins role was better, acted deeply and emotionally, he deserved the award for truly being the best, not sentimental reasons.
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SLC Punk (re-watch, personal collection):
In the early 1980s Stevo and Heroin Bob are the only two dedicated punks in conservative Salt Lake City.

A fave movie of mine, although I can't say it's top 100 all time or anything. It's just a favorite. Hadn't watched it in about a decade, wanted to see if I still felt the same way about the movie, and I do.

Coming of age movie, clashing cultures, etc. Matthew Lillard is great, as usual, he was the perfect choice for the starring role as Stevo. I definitely identified with his overall attitude growing up, and of course by the end of the movie, I felt I was still identifying with his character.
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Just finished Tenet....wow
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Also....I see Netflix now has a Danny Trejo movie called Dead Again in Tombstone?
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Bigbeer wrote:
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Just finished Tenet....wow
I just finished it myself. In typical Christopher Nolan he has background music constantly. My TV didn’t like that and I could barely hear the dialogue. I turned on the subtitles after 5 minutes. That actually helped tremendously in terms of understanding what was going on and piecing it together.

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I watched a couple of old ones the past few weeks.

Taxi Driver. I know it's considered a classic, and it was interesting to see a young Robert DeNiro, but I just didn't enjoy it much. Didn't seem to have much of a plot. Almost put me to sleep at times.

Amadeus. I liked this one quite a bit. I saw Rube had it as one of his favorite movies ever. I don't think it would even make my top 100 (some of the opera scenes dragged on way too long), but it was good. Would recommend.

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I watched a couple of old ones the past few weeks.

Taxi Driver. I know it's considered a classic, and it was interesting to see a young Robert DeNiro, but I just didn't enjoy it much. Didn't seem to have much of a plot. Almost put me to sleep at times.

Amadeus. I liked this one quite a bit. I saw Rube had it as one of his favorite movies ever. I don't think it would even make my top 100 (some of the opera scenes dragged on way too long), but it was good. Would recommend.
Taxi Driver is worth seeing, but wasn't anywhere a favorite of mine.
Amadeus: Understandable. I really dislike that genre of music. REALLY dislike. The acting is so gol darn good, the directing, etc. That's why it's one of my favorites.I do prefer the director's cut, of course. Although, you'd probably dislike the move even more b/c it's longer. :D

Green Zone (Netflix streaming):
Discovering covert and faulty intelligence causes a U.S. Army officer to go rogue as he hunts for Weapons of Mass Destruction in an unstable region.

War, conspiracy, action, politics. Had Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear, so why not? It was a'ight. Worth the 2 hours or so.
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Should add: Taxi Driver is a character movie. Also see, Joker. It's not the story that is the centerpiece, it's the main character's psyche.
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Dead Again In Tombstone:
Guerrero returns from the dead once more to protect a stolen relic from getting into the hands of a gang of soldiers, which will ultimately cause hell upon earth.

B-movie, it was obvious going into it, but hey, Danny Trejo. I needed something mindless tonight, and I got it. Inconsistent dialogue, people appearing/disappearing in the same scene (or completely changing positions as to where they were), storyline gaps (not plot holes, although there were plenty of those).

A shoot 'em up supernatural western involving a deal with the Devil. Got all that? Have fun with it. It's a very long 100 minute movie. ;)
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Memphis Belle (Tubi). Yeah, some of the special effects are cringeworthy (not sure CGI even existed in 1990?), but it's a fun, underrated, and very enjoyable movie. Worth seeing for those awesome WWII B-17 bombers alone.

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Memphis Belle (Tubi). Yeah, some of the special effects are cringeworthy (not sure CGI even existed in 1990?), but it's a fun, underrated, and very enjoyable movie. Worth seeing for those awesome WWII B-17 bombers alone.
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Bigbeer wrote:
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That....was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it's well worth it. Outstanding movie.
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Bigbeer wrote:
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Also....I see Netflix now has a Danny Trejo movie called Dead Again in Tombstone?
I missed this post before. I have a review a few posts earlier.
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That....was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it's well worth it. Outstanding movie.
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That....was a LOT to process. I understood it throughout, BUT at times it took me a minute or two to do so. It was Looper, Back To The Future, Inception, and The Matrix all in one (time travel and very different ways of thinking and seeing what reality actually is). Need to be on your A Game to process a movie like this, and it's well worth it. Outstanding movie.
I was worn out when I finished it.
I agree. I have had it for about a week (Netflix disc) and due to a long work week, never was in the right frame of mind to take it on. I was tonight, and I still will re-watch it to catch some details. I did catch a couple on the first run, but man...
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The Mauritanian. Jodie Foster plays a defense attorney that takes the case of a Gitmo prisoner accused of recruiting key 9/11 participants - from true story story. First movie I've seen that dug deep into some of went on at the prison. Great performances all around from including Benedict Cumberbatch, Tahar Rahim who played the lead role, and Foster's best work in years.
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Our family did our annual watch of The Impossible. We were in the south of Thailand when the tsunami hit and 2 of the 3 spots we considered to travel to were obliterated. We were lucky to come out unscathed.

So our personal connection coupled with my own experiences as a parent made for a very powerful experience. On top of that knowing this will likely be the last time we watch this together as a family (before my eldest heads to college in the fall) hit me pretty hard.
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Framing John DeLorean:
Who was the real John DeLorean? To some, he was a renegade visionary who revolutionized the automobile industry. To others, he was the ultimate con man.

Decent documentary. I could have done without the re-enactments, overall, which are interspersed with the actual footage, although you get an insight of what actors strive for (Alec Baldwin plays John D) in studying a character. I kind of wish they told what happened in the life of his son and daughter. The daughter seems to be doing well, while the son seems to be scraping by (as noted by a tour of his apt during filming of the doc).

IMO, it was a genius concept car, I still love the looks of it, given the era, and the fact that the car theoretically could live forever, given it never would rust...but bad business decisions ruined it, of course.
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Monster (not the Charlize one; Netflix streaming):
A smart, likeable, 17-year-old film student from Harlem sees his world turned upside down when he's charged with a murder. We follow his dramatic journey through a complex legal battle.

A very well-presented movie about a young man's trial over having a part in a robbery, that ended up in a murder. Told from the point of view from the main character, in other words, lots of voice-over. It was honest, at times raw, touching, and made you think a little. It shows how the legal system really is, the emotions and facts and presentation of a court case. Slight hint to how people read cases in the news (they don't always hear all the testimony, or how it's told).

Definitely recommend, it wasn't overly dramatic, the ending is predictable, but not necessarily in a Hollywood fashion. There is an aftermath/are side effects that are shown throughout the movie. Things that one might not think about.
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The 12th Man (Netflix streaming):
They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one that got away.

Norwegian movie, subtitled.
Just over two hours, and it's a slow, VERY intense, movie. What this guy went through, Jesus. Sit back, strap in, and maybe have a drink to loosen up, the movie is that tense. Very well done, including some of the scenes where it shows what Jan (main character) goes through mentally. I cannot see how someone comes out stable after an ordeal such as this.
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Serpico (HBO Max):
Yes, I finally watched this nearly 50 year old movie. Loved it.
The only nitpick is that it had the 70s grit style of the era, very obviously dated in that aspect. BUT, that's an admitted nitpick. Pacino was perfecting the Pacino Yell at this point, you can tell. :D

Good story, and very blunt. "It's just how the system works."
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Honest Thief (Amazon Prime Video)

A completely forgettable Liam Neeson movie where he plays a bank robber who meets the love of his life and wants to give back all of the money he has stolen so he can live with her happily ever after. Two dirty cops ruin his plans.

I can't recommend as it wasn't even the least bit entertaining. Most of his other action movies are at least somewhat entertaining.
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Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
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The 12th Man (Netflix streaming):
They were 12 saboteurs. The Nazis killed 11 of them. This is the true story of the one that got away.
Can't find this one and yes I have full streaming.
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Huh. I just looked it up again on Netflix and it pops right up.
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Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
I LOVE this film! It’s held up in all aspects. Have you seen Double Indemnity? Another good one.
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Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
I LOVE this film! It’s held up in all aspects. Have you seen Double Indemnity? Another good one.
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Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
I LOVE this film! It’s held up in all aspects. Have you seen Double Indemnity? Another good one.
On the list. This sounds odd, but I'm kind of glad the pandemic halted filming for a while, so I can watch all these older ones that are in my queue.
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Huh. I just looked it up again on Netflix and it pops right up.
Might be due to my region.
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RIP Charles Grodin. His performance in Midnight Run was just the best.
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RIP Charles Grodin. His performance in Midnight Run was just the best.
His appearances on Letterman are legendary.
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Post by 5 O.T. » Tue May 18 4:17 pm

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Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
I LOVE this film! It’s held up in all aspects. Have you seen Double Indemnity? Another good one.
What do you think about the movie Laura starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews?

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Post by Kelly Red » Tue May 18 4:48 pm

5 O.T. wrote:
Tue May 18 4:17 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Mon May 17 6:50 pm
The Rube wrote:
Mon May 17 5:14 pm
Treasure Of The Sierra Madre (HBO Max):
Two Americans searching for work in Mexico convince an old prospector to help them mine for gold in the Sierra Madre Mountains.

This has been on my list for quite a while, if only for the infamous "badges" quote. Solid movie, throughout. It has partnership, betrayal, karma, everything. Definitely recommend.
I LOVE this film! It’s held up in all aspects. Have you seen Double Indemnity? Another good one.
What do you think about the movie Laura starring Gene Tierney and Dana Andrews?
I tend to gravitate towards noir, Laura isn’t my top choice but it’s a very good example of the style. I adore Double Indemnity and The Big Sleep is another fav.
Honestly I’m surprised the road to Hell is paved at all.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Tue May 18 5:14 pm

Zwak wrote:
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RIP Charles Grodin. His performance in Midnight Run was just the best.
I liked him best in Dave as Murray Blum :good2:

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Post by The Rube » Tue May 18 9:29 pm

Woman In The Window (2021, Netflix Streaming):
An agoraphobic woman living alone in New York begins spying on her new neighbors, only to witness a disturbing act of violence.

All the players were good in this, unfortunately, too many random "little things" throughout the buildup give away the ending. Things like, "Huh, you've got mold up there." Why is that even part of the dialogue, unless...duh, That'll be a key piece of information to know later on! Whee. Started off as a potentially solid twisty movie, and thump. There there it is. That's the ending. Hope that last 20 minutes or so weren't too obvious for ya.

I'd recommend it for the acting, but not the story.
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Post by The Rube » Wed May 19 9:31 pm

Under Siege (Netflix Streaming):
An ex-Navy Seal turned cook is the only person who can stop a group of terrorists when they seize control of a U.S. battleship.

Steven Seagal, Gary Busey, Tommy Lee Jones. Need I say more? I've seen this dozens of times, and I can't say it's in the HOF of "so bad it's good" movies, it's still in the discussion of the greats of that type of movie. Mindless action, cheesy one-liners, and huh, all of a sudden a Playboy Playmate can operate a weapon like it's nothing (don't even ask).

If you want to kill 100 minutes and not feel guilty about it, this movie is up your alley.
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Post by Chris83 » Wed May 19 9:58 pm

Some of my favorite noir films (well, what I feel is noir anyway), in no particular order
The Stranger (1946)
The Prowler (1950)
Gun Crazy (1950)
The Maltese Falcon (1941)
Double Indemnity (1944)
They Live by Night (1949)
The Night of the Hunter (1955)
Act of Violence (1949)
In a Lonely Place (1950)
Shadow of a Doubt (1943)
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Post by The Rube » Thu May 20 9:39 pm

Another Round (Netflix disc, Danish movie, so subtitles):
Four high school teachers consume alcohol on a daily basis to see how it affects their social and professional lives.

Great movie. Drama, comedy, and way too close to a real life introspective. Really reminded me of the people who hated "American Beauty" because it was too close to real life (heck, for that matter, Joker). It didn't hold back on the effects on the teachers' lives, nor their emotions. It was touching, and also raw, at times. Highly recommend.
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Post by Zwak » Fri May 21 8:40 am

New movie/documentary out about Baron Von Raschke. One of my favorite wrestlers from the AWA days. I will need to see this.

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