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Post by The Rube » Mon Oct 21 6:53 pm

Dark Crimes:
A murder investigation of a slain businessman turns to clues found in an author's book about an eerily similar crime. Based on the 2008 article "True Crimes - A Postmodern Murder Mystery" by David Grann.

Bordered on "too arty" for me, but never crossed that line. While I dislike Jim Carrey overall, he's good in this. Some nice twists and head games, I will say it wastes no time in getting the R rating, I was rather surprised they didn't go the unrated route/got the R rating. It's a dark movie, not for everyone, but worth a shot.
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Post by The Rube » Wed Oct 23 9:36 pm

The Intern:

For an outreach program, a hip e-commerce company hires a retiree.

Yes, it's the DeNiro/Hathaway movie. 100% light-hearted, generation gap, tug at the heart strings, comedy (dramedy? I don't think it reached that level), run of the mill movie. But I enjoyed it. It was a nice break to just sit back and not think about anything, and enjoy what I was watching. It wasn't TOO "anything." It just was what it was, and they were fine with presenting that. A touch better than a "Saturday Afternoon Time-Killer" but not "I want to see it, better add it to my list."
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Post by The Rube » Fri Oct 25 6:57 pm

Dolemite Is My Name

The story of how Rudy Ray Moore created the character Dolemite, and its success.

If you don't know the character, I'd say you'd have to watch the original "Dolemite" blaxploitation movie first. This is a fan's movie, through and through. I loved it, and it gives context to the overall reasons why blaxploitation movies were what they were (FTR, I love the genre). A LOT of big names in the cast, including Eddie Murphy, Snoop Dogg, Keegan-Michael Key, Craig Robinson, Chris Rock, Mike Epps, and Wesley Snipes. The movie itself rings of the actual movie they were trying to make in the first place. Make it a double-feature night, in my opinion.

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Post by The Rube » Sun Oct 27 7:02 pm

Leave No Trace:
Father/daughter living off the grid in the Pacific Northwest, doing fine until someone happens to find them, and social services gets involved.

Slow and methodical, but enjoyable. Equal balance of viewpoints on how some people want to live, how some people feel they have to live due to other things going on, and the difficulties doing so (especially with a young adult coming of age). I liked that the movie didn't shun, nor celebrate, the homeless-by-choice lifestyle. I think that was what made the movie. Worth a gander, if you're curious about such things.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Oct 28 9:29 pm

Tell Me Who I Am.

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Boy loses his memory at 18 in a motorcycle crash, and his twin brother decided to hide his childhood from him as he had a chance to reform all his memories. Of course, the ruse didn’t last forever.

This is one weird story. Jebus. The brothers are interviewed/asked to tell their story separately, then both are sat in a room to talk to each other about it all. It's really messed up.
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Post by The Rube » Tue Oct 29 6:10 pm

Time Trap:
A professor enters a cave and goes missing. Some of his students come looking for him and get trapped in the cave as well.

Forget about the cast. You won't give two craps about them. The concept of the movie, though, is good, and it was done decently. There's nothing groundbreaking, but as the movie goes on, it's fun to figure out when everyone else is going to figure things out.


Rattlesnake:
When a single mother accepts the help of a mysterious woman after her daughter is bitten by a rattlesnake, she finds herself making an unthinkable deal with the devil to repay the stranger.

YAWN. Stopped it after about 15-20 minutes, because it really sucked. I halfway tried to find the ending on the internet, but even that wasn't worth it, so I stopped trying. One could probably predict the gist of it.


The Command:
The film follows the 2000 K-141 Kursk submarine disaster and the governmental negligence that followed. As the sailors fight for survival, their families desperately battle political obstacles and impossible odds to save them.

Based on fact, and of course some truths were bent a bit for dramatic effect. However, still a solid movie, and I thought it was well-done, especially showing the seamen's despair/emotions. I would definitely recommend this one.
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Post by Bonin21 » Tue Oct 29 6:16 pm

Probably gonna see the Lighthouse tonight. Looks crazy.
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Post by Bonin21 » Tue Oct 29 9:10 pm

That movie was f*** up
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Post by The Rube » Thu Oct 31 9:23 pm

The Commuter:
It follows a man who is unwittingly recruited into a murder conspiracy after meeting a mysterious woman while on his daily train commute.

The plot? Decent. The execution? It was like handing a 3 year old prodigy a 64-count crayola set, a paint-by-numbers, and he takes 3 crayons and makes some scribbles and calls it a day. What a pile of steaming sh*, even for a mindless action/suspense movie.
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Post by Beauner » Sat Nov 02 11:20 pm

Saw Joker today.

Wow. Really really really well done by Joaquin.
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Post by Kelly Red » Mon Nov 04 9:53 pm

Rube...I found the perfect movie for you. Parasite by Boog Joon-Ho. I love his films and this seems right up your alley.
Smart, twisty, very well acted.
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Kelly Red wrote:
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Rube...I found the perfect movie for you. Parasite by Boog Joon-Ho. I love his films and this seems right up your alley.
Smart, twisty, very well acted.
It has been on the list.....;)
I have heard many good things.....
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Post by The Rube » Tue Nov 05 8:56 pm

Den Of Thieves:
An elite unit of the LA County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew clash as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank.

Pretty solid caper heist, despite the cliches: main bad guy versus main good guy (the cop, who obviously has a troubled marriage that has no real bearing on anything), some twists and turns.

I can sum it up like this: Heat V2. ;) Good watch, though.
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Those crazy roller-blading Ducks!! https://www.battleofcali.com/2013/9/27/ ... e-analyzed

Someone analyzes where the Ducks roller-bladed using TC landmarks and estimates they did over 43 miles!! :mrgreen:
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Post by bearpaw28 » Mon Nov 11 5:02 pm

I saw the movie “Midway” today. If you’re a WWII buf, it would be a good idea to get out and see this movie soon. Not a big budget or huge stars (so likely won’t be in theaters for a long run time) but despite that, they did a terrific job telling the story of the most critically important naval battle in the history of the USA☝️

The special effects were excellent during the aviation battle scenes, which were a huge part of the story. And I really liked the way they told the story too...relating to the key participants, both American & Japanese, in this historic naval battle 👍👍👍

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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Mon Nov 11 6:51 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Nov 11 5:02 pm
I saw the movie “Midway” today. If you’re a WWII buf, it would be a good idea to get out and see this movie soon. Not a big budget or huge stars (so likely won’t be in theaters for a long run time) but despite that, they did a terrific job telling the story of the most critically important naval battle in the history of the USA☝️

The special effects were excellent during the aviation battle scenes, which were a huge part of the story. And I really liked the way they told the story too...relating to the key participants, both American & Japanese, in this historic naval battle 👍👍👍
Saw the original in 1976 with Heston and Fonda. Seeing this one on Thursday. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads up.

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Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon Nov 11 6:51 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Nov 11 5:02 pm
I saw the movie “Midway” today. If you’re a WWII buf, it would be a good idea to get out and see this movie soon. Not a big budget or huge stars (so likely won’t be in theaters for a long run time) but despite that, they did a terrific job telling the story of the most critically important naval battle in the history of the USA☝️

The special effects were excellent during the aviation battle scenes, which were a huge part of the story. And I really liked the way they told the story too...relating to the key participants, both American & Japanese, in this historic naval battle 👍👍👍
Saw the original in 1976 with Heston and Fonda. Seeing this one on Thursday. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads up.
I have a sentimental place in my heart for the 1976 version... but it's really not that good of a movie, especially if you know the history. They sort of hit the high points, but overall, just not good. From everything I've heard, the new one is incredibly well done.
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Post by The Rube » Mon Nov 11 10:10 pm

For the new one, I've heard they tried to cram way too much detail into a short time. LOTS to take in. This isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but be prepared.
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Post by D2D » Mon Nov 11 10:49 pm

I rarely go to movies but this is one I have to see. Wife will probably pass so it looks like I'll be going solo.
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Post by MNNavy » Tue Nov 12 6:31 pm

Thankfully, my wife likes war movies (and westerns). Would have gone last Friday, but I was up north for deer season. We'll be going Thursday night.
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Post by Zwak » Tue Nov 12 6:34 pm

Steve MN wrote:
Mon Nov 11 9:17 pm
Grovetown Scotty wrote:
Mon Nov 11 6:51 pm
bearpaw28 wrote:
Mon Nov 11 5:02 pm
I saw the movie “Midway” today. If you’re a WWII buf, it would be a good idea to get out and see this movie soon. Not a big budget or huge stars (so likely won’t be in theaters for a long run time) but despite that, they did a terrific job telling the story of the most critically important naval battle in the history of the USA☝️

The special effects were excellent during the aviation battle scenes, which were a huge part of the story. And I really liked the way they told the story too...relating to the key participants, both American & Japanese, in this historic naval battle 👍👍👍
Saw the original in 1976 with Heston and Fonda. Seeing this one on Thursday. Looking forward to it. Thanks for the heads up.
I have a sentimental place in my heart for the 1976 version... but it's really not that good of a movie, especially if you know the history. They sort of hit the high points, but overall, just not good. From everything I've heard, the new one is incredibly well done.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Tue Nov 12 9:04 pm

Based on the technology they had in 1976, the original was well done. But the CGI in the new film is even better than in the movie Pearl Harbor (with Affleck) which is to be expected, since that was slmost 20 years ago. They covered a lot (Pearl Harbor, Doolittle raid, very briefly Coral sea battl), but the actual Midway battle is shown in enough detail with excellent CGI (although the 1976 film probably covered the actual Midway battle in a bit more detail regarding how difficult it was to find the Jap carriers that day and some battles between Wildcat fighter & Zero fighters). But all in all, they did a great job with the updated movie ☝️
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The King

About how King Henry V came into power, then took on France. Pretty solid movie, loved the action (which was quite minimal overall, they went for quality over quantity), didn't really go over the top with uber-dramatic moments whether it was dealing with the politics of the situation, or the battle scenes. It was just a nice above-average constant flow. I do recommend this.
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For the new one, I've heard they tried to cram way too much detail into a short time. LOTS to take in. This isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but be prepared.
I completely agree with the criticism. The CGI was very well done, the battle scenes were spectacular, but the human aspect got a very short shift. I really think a BIG story like this would have been far better showcased in a limited series, HBO or such. You didn’t get any depth to the real people involved because they had to cram in too much battle info. On that they did a good job, but without a human connection, it doesn’t make it real.
I’ll use the recent example of “Chernobyl”. You needed to get to know the people to make that tragedy hit, otherwise it’s just a horror story, same with “Midway”. I wish I would have left the theater and felt more, not just be impressed with the battle scenes.
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Post by bearpaw28 » Tue Nov 12 9:22 pm

Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Nov 12 9:11 pm
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Mon Nov 11 10:10 pm
For the new one, I've heard they tried to cram way too much detail into a short time. LOTS to take in. This isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but be prepared.
I completely agree with the criticism. The CGI was very well done, the battle scenes were spectacular, but the human aspect got a very short shift. I really think a BIG story like this would have been far better showcased in a limited series, HBO or such. You didn’t get any depth to the real people involved because they had to cram in too much battle info. On that they did a good job, but without a human connection, it doesn’t make it real.
I’ll use the recent example of “Chernobyl”. You needed to get to know the people to make that tragedy hit, otherwise it’s just a horror story, same with “Midway”. I wish I would have left the theater and felt more, not just be impressed with the battle scenes.
I agree that an HBO miniseries format would have told the story considerably better. ☝️But the actual lead up to the battle, they accurately conveyed what a huge gamble Nimitz took, how desperate the circumstances were, and iif the battle had went the other way, the huge ramifications that would have ensued for (at a minimum) the Hawaiian Islands. And I thought the CGI on some of the dive bombing scenes was visually over the top (from the vantage point of the attacking pilots). But again, based on who starred in the movie and accordingly the budget spent...I thought they did a good job,

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Post by Kelly Red » Tue Nov 12 9:28 pm

bearpaw28 wrote:
Tue Nov 12 9:22 pm
Kelly Red wrote:
Tue Nov 12 9:11 pm
The Rube wrote:
Mon Nov 11 10:10 pm
For the new one, I've heard they tried to cram way too much detail into a short time. LOTS to take in. This isn't necessarily a BAD thing, but be prepared.
I completely agree with the criticism. The CGI was very well done, the battle scenes were spectacular, but the human aspect got a very short shift. I really think a BIG story like this would have been far better showcased in a limited series, HBO or such. You didn’t get any depth to the real people involved because they had to cram in too much battle info. On that they did a good job, but without a human connection, it doesn’t make it real.
I’ll use the recent example of “Chernobyl”. You needed to get to know the people to make that tragedy hit, otherwise it’s just a horror story, same with “Midway”. I wish I would have left the theater and felt more, not just be impressed with the battle scenes.
I agree that an HBO miniseries format would have told the story better. But the actual lead up to the battle, they accurately conveyed what a huge gamble Nimitz took, how desperate the circumstances were, and iif the battle had went the other way, the huge ramifications that would have ensued for at least the Gawain Islands. And I thought the CGI on something of the dice bombing scenes was visually over the top (from the vantage point of the attacking pilots). But again, based on who starred in the movie and accordingly the budget spent...I thought they did a good job, ☝️
Oh I’d recommend it, and it’s the type of film that needs a big screen. I just would have liked a more personal touch, it would have resonated more.
But I will admit to gobbling my popcorn during the aerial scenes! Very exciting.
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The King

About how King Henry V came into power, then took on France. Pretty solid movie, loved the action (which was quite minimal overall, they went for quality over quantity), didn't really go over the top with uber-dramatic moments whether it was dealing with the politics of the situation, or the battle scenes. It was just a nice above-average constant flow. I do recommend this.
I thought there was some excellent acting performances in this
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Bigbeer wrote:
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The King

About how King Henry V came into power, then took on France. Pretty solid movie, loved the action (which was quite minimal overall, they went for quality over quantity), didn't really go over the top with uber-dramatic moments whether it was dealing with the politics of the situation, or the battle scenes. It was just a nice above-average constant flow. I do recommend this.
I thought there was some excellent acting performances in this
The kid who played Henry V reminded me a bit of Cillian Murphy in his demeanor/performance.
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The Rube wrote:
Tue Nov 12 9:43 pm
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The Rube wrote:
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The King

About how King Henry V came into power, then took on France. Pretty solid movie, loved the action (which was quite minimal overall, they went for quality over quantity), didn't really go over the top with uber-dramatic moments whether it was dealing with the politics of the situation, or the battle scenes. It was just a nice above-average constant flow. I do recommend this.
I thought there was some excellent acting performances in this
The kid who played Henry V reminded me a bit of Cillian Murphy in his demeanor/performance.
I've been meaning to watch this. Pattinson as The Dauphin seems like a great choice.

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Post by MNGophers29 » Wed Nov 13 6:27 pm

Bad Moms.

In a hotel tonight and it is on TV. I don’t know if it is a good movie or not, not the person to ask. That being said, I have laughed and the cast is hot! Good stuff.
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The King

About how King Henry V came into power, then took on France. Pretty solid movie, loved the action (which was quite minimal overall, they went for quality over quantity), didn't really go over the top with uber-dramatic moments whether it was dealing with the politics of the situation, or the battle scenes. It was just a nice above-average constant flow. I do recommend this.
I thought there was some excellent acting performances in this
The kid who played Henry V reminded me a bit of Cillian Murphy in his demeanor/performance.
I've been meaning to watch this. Pattinson as The Dauphin seems like a great choice.
I know I saw The Lost City Of Z, but I do not remember him. Haven't seen anything else he's been in, because most of it looks like it sucks. :wink:

That being said, he does a GREAT job as The Dauphin.
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Outlaw/King

About the rise of Robert The Bruce. Basically, Braveheart Part II. Still entertaining, and unlike The King, this went for the action mindset. I cannot say it's as good a movie, but I also cannot say it's not worth watching. Better than a time-killer, but by no means cerebral.
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Vice.

Probably the worst movie to watch during this time of political chaos. About Cheney. Great cast. Good acting. Honestly, it didn't know whether to be a satire or a true scathing bio-pic. The styles clashed with one another. While entertaining to see, and worth seeing, I wasn't all on board because of it. If they chose one style over the other, I have no doubt I'd be lauding this movie to no end. Each style, separately, would have been very excellent, given how they did it. Mashed together? Eh, I guess. If that's how they wanted it.
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Rocketman:
Elton John biopic.
Fun at times, dark at times. The casting was EXCELLENT. The presentation was certainly different. From what I know, and checking on imdb, this movie shows his faults as well as his difficult private life. Everyone compared it to Bohemian Rhapsody, so I might as well join the crowd:

I think this was a bit more irreverent, which of course fits John's career style. He was SO over the top, much more than Mercury, and that's saying something. I love how over the course of the movie, current Elton is deconstructed back to just a regular guy, by discarding parts of his costume. Very well done. I do recommend this movie.
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The Irishman:

About Frank Sheeran and his alleged role in the Hoffa disappearance.

This is a Scorcese epic, for sure. All star cast. The acting was great, I have a nitpick with the digital de-aging of the actors, sometimes it looked too artificial, but that is just looking for a fault. Those who are familiar with mafia movies will pick up on the code speak INSTANTLY. Those who are not, it may take little bit. Goodfellas laid it out for you. They don't explain it as much in this one (the obvious example is "I heard you paint houses").

3.5 hours long, meticulous, and worth it. Highly recommend. De Niro/Pacino are the big 'uns, but Pesci is a real diamond in the rough here.
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The Irishman:

About Frank Sheeran and his alleged role in the Hoffa disappearance.

This is a Scorcese epic, for sure. All star cast. The acting was great, I have a nitpick with the digital de-aging of the actors, sometimes it looked too artificial, but that is just looking for a fault. Those who are familiar with mafia movies will pick up on the code speak INSTANTLY. Those who are not, it may take little bit. Goodfellas laid it out for you. They don't explain it as much in this one (the obvious example is "I heard you paint houses").

3.5 hours long, meticulous, and worth it. Highly recommend. De Niro/Pacino are the big 'uns, but Pesci is a real diamond in the rough here.
Agree 100% regarding Pesci’s performance, one of his best ever...and he never raises his voice, not once. ☝️ Ditto on everything else from your review (Rube) & I LOVED how they brought back characters from Goodfellas (the girl who got busted with Ray Liotta’s character in the car, who had to go get her lucky hat before she’d fly) played Pacino’s wife. And Arties wife from the Sopranos played Pesci’s wife (to name a couple). A film at 3.5 hours that is perfect for Netflix viewers. Simply Outstanding 👍

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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Fri Nov 29 1:14 pm

I really enjoyed this movie. Took me three days and a couple naps to finish it. The priest at the end in the home is an actual priest I have seen on cable news. Great story of a soldier turned hit man who followed orders,

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The Irishman:

About Frank Sheeran and his alleged role in the Hoffa disappearance.

This is a Scorcese epic, for sure. All star cast. The acting was great, I have a nitpick with the digital de-aging of the actors, sometimes it looked too artificial, but that is just looking for a fault. Those who are familiar with mafia movies will pick up on the code speak INSTANTLY. Those who are not, it may take little bit. Goodfellas laid it out for you. They don't explain it as much in this one (the obvious example is "I heard you paint houses").

3.5 hours long, meticulous, and worth it. Highly recommend. De Niro/Pacino are the big 'uns, but Pesci is a real diamond in the rough here.
I liked it but I went to one of the cinema showings and I got a bit restless as it was starting to wind down, it's a long three+ hours.. if I watched on netflix I think I would watch it in two halves which maybe would feel different. Definitely recommend though.. Pacino and the whole 'big three' kill it. Loved the dialogue and execution.. made it worth the length overall

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Great movie. What is likely to be the last great film together for three gangster movie legends unless another worthy story comes along.

Makes me want to watch Scarface and Goodfellas this weekend.
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I really enjoyed this movie. Took me three days and a couple naps to finish it. The priest at the end in the home is an actual priest I have seen on cable news. Great story of a soldier turned hit man who followed orders,
I wanted a nap in the middle at the theater! Parts of this film are a masterpiece. Pesci is at his all time high. BUT, Marty needs someone who can tell him no.
3 1/2 hours is at least an hour too long. If you can’t tell a story more efficiently, a film suffers. This film suffered because of the length. There was nothing that demanded almost 4 hours other then ego, ego that should have been satisfied years ago with better examples he’s already filmed.
This film ended up on Netflix because studios bulked at Scorses insistence on length. No cinema wanted a film that long, it creates havoc for showtimes. This film was in limbo for almost 7 years. Netflix offered screening literally because viewers could pause, that’s not a good sign, that’s the sign of a director who is indulgent and ego driven.
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I really enjoyed this movie. Took me three days and a couple naps to finish it. The priest at the end in the home is an actual priest I have seen on cable news. Great story of a soldier turned hit man who followed orders,
I wanted a nap in the middle at the theater! Parts of this film are a masterpiece. Pesci is at his all time high. BUT, Marty needs someone who can tell him no.
3 1/2 hours is at least an hour too long. If you can’t tell a story more efficiently, a film suffers. This film suffered because of the length. There was nothing that demanded almost 4 hours other then ego, ego that should have been satisfied years ago with better examples he’s already filmed.
This film ended up on Netflix because studios bulked at Scorses insistence on length. No cinema wanted a film that long, it creates havoc for showtimes. This film was in limbo for almost 7 years. Netflix offered screening literally because viewers could pause, that’s not a good sign, that’s the sign of a director who is indulgent and ego driven.
I agree but people who make great movies usually don't get there without having some kind of ego.. I think the ambition that the movie shows on the whole benefits from it. It's not perfect but still aspects are masterful as you said

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2019 was a good year for movies with Joker, Irishman, Ford v Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Avengers (didn't see that one but millions love it).

Hopefully Star Wars is at least a solid finale.
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2019 was a good year for movies with Joker, Irishman, Ford v Ferrari, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, and Avengers (didn't see that one but millions love it).

Hopefully Star Wars is at least a solid finale.
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Hopefully Star Wars is at least a solid finale.
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Hopefully Star Wars is at least a solid finale.
The Richard Jewell one looks good, I really liked Zombieland 2, the new Terminator looked good.
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The Team That Changed The World:

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The Irishman was very good, but like others here, I watched it over several days (about 45 minutes per sitting).

DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino were all great, but the actor who played Tony Pro was fantastic.

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Agree on Tony Pro (the actor who played him)👍

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The Irishman was very good, but like others here, I watched it over several days (about 45 minutes per sitting).

DeNiro, Pesci and Pacino were all great, but the actor who played Tony Pro was fantastic.
Yeah, he played the a-hole quite nicely. ;)
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He stole the show from Buscemi in Boardwalk Empire too. Al Capone.
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Post by Karlsson » Mon Dec 02 11:17 pm

I haven't seen it yet, but I know the actor you're talking about. It was driving me nuts that I couldn't remember what else I've seen him in. Eventually looked it up. He's been in a lot. :mrgreen:

Figured it out, though. I remember him from Gangs of New York and Band of Brothers.

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I saw Knives Out last night. It was a fun movie. Daniel Craig looked like he was having a blast acting in it. Definitely worth a trip to the theater.

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I thought Casino Royale and Spectre were great. The others were kind of meh.
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I thought Casino Royale and Spectre were great. The others were kind of meh.
Casino Royale and Skyfall are 2 of my favorite all-time Bond movies. Quantum is easily the worst of the Craig era, and pretty far down the list overall. Spectre was okay for me. Other than Quantum I have found them all to be at least enjoyable, and I will definitely be seeing this one.

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I thought Casino Royale and Spectre were great. The others were kind of meh.
Casino Royale and Skyfall are 2 of my favorite all-time Bond movies. Quantum is easily the worst of the Craig era, and pretty far down the list overall. Spectre was okay for me. Other than Quantum I have found them all to be at least enjoyable, and I will definitely be seeing this one.

The Pierce Brosnan ones were laughable.
No. Goldeneye was top notch. One of my favorite Bond movies ever. Everything after that was crap.
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IMO Casino Royale was the only truly great Craig one and it's not close.
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Just saw 21 Bridges. WOW...it was really GOOD👍And only 90 minutes long but PACKED with great action. Taylor Kitsch plays one of the bad guys (TK is a favorite of mine), he’s terrific, as are Stephan James, JK Simmons & Sienna Miller. But the lead in the movie, Chadwick Boseman, steals the show, he’s Excellent 👍

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I thought Casino Royale and Spectre were great. The others were kind of meh.
Casino Royale and Skyfall are 2 of my favorite all-time Bond movies. Quantum is easily the worst of the Craig era, and pretty far down the list overall. Spectre was okay for me. Other than Quantum I have found them all to be at least enjoyable, and I will definitely be seeing this one.

The Pierce Brosnan ones were laughable.
No. Goldeneye was top notch. One of my favorite Bond movies ever. Everything after that was crap.
I'm not a Bond fan. Goldeneye was God damn excellent.


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Words cannot describe how excited I am for this.
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The Killing Machine:
A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Stars, and is directed by, Dolph Lundgren.

Yep, that's the review. I think everyone can determine for themselves whether or not they want to watch this. It was a time killer for me, at best.
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The Killing Machine:
A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Stars, and is directed by, Dolph Lundgren.

Yep, that's the review. I think everyone can determine for themselves whether or not they want to watch this. It was a time killer for me, at best.
Yeah, you're right, I think that's pretty much anyone needs to know. Probably going to pass. I really like Lundgren in this kind of movie... as a supporting actor.
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What's everyone think of the "Wonder Woman 1984" and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" trailers?

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I didn't even realized they were doing another Ghostbusters movie. I'll admit the trailer has me intrigued.
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The Killing Machine:
A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Stars, and is directed by, Dolph Lundgren.

Yep, that's the review. I think everyone can determine for themselves whether or not they want to watch this. It was a time killer for me, at best.
Yeah, you're right, I think that's pretty much anyone needs to know. Probably going to pass. I really like Lundgren in this kind of movie... as a supporting actor.
The Expendables movies were great, because they didn't pretend to be anything they are not. This tried.
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Post by Beauner » Tue Dec 10 10:43 pm

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What's everything think of the "Wonder Woman 1984" and "Ghostbusters: Afterlife" trailers?

I liked the 1st WW, so seeing the 80s come into play (was a fan of the Linda Carter WW) was nice.
I didn't even realized they were doing another Ghostbusters movie. I'll admit the trailer has me intrigued.
WW84 looks really good. I love Gal Gadot. She's a perfect fit for that character. I'm excited for it.
Haven't seen the trailer for Ghostbusters yet but it seems like the trailer has piqued a lot of interest.
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I haven't seen the trailer for either, excited for both. From what I've heard, it's proper respect for the movies forthcoming. They are not simply cashcows. There is thought behind them.
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Post by davescharf » Tue Dec 10 11:02 pm

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Words cannot describe how excited I am for this.
Me too. I’ve enjoyed Craig as Bond and will miss him in the role.

Goldfinger is still my favorite of them all.
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Post by Steve MN » Wed Dec 11 8:08 am

The Rube wrote:
Tue Dec 10 9:42 pm
Steve MN wrote:
Tue Dec 10 8:28 am
The Rube wrote:
Mon Dec 09 11:01 pm
The Killing Machine:
A Soviet-trained assassin is determined to escape his double life as a hitman and as a husband-father.

Stars, and is directed by, Dolph Lundgren.

Yep, that's the review. I think everyone can determine for themselves whether or not they want to watch this. It was a time killer for me, at best.
Yeah, you're right, I think that's pretty much anyone needs to know. Probably going to pass. I really like Lundgren in this kind of movie... as a supporting actor.
The Expendables movies were great, because they didn't pretend to be anything they are not. This tried.
Agreed. They were quite shameless with the "How many action stars can we pack into one movie" thing.. and it worked. And, Chuck Norris delivering a Chuck Norris fact/joke was the icing on the cake in #2
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Post by Laxref » Thu Dec 12 9:41 pm

So, uh, Adam Sandler and Kevin Garnett, and it looks damn good..
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Post by The Rube » Thu Dec 12 9:54 pm

That does look good.

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Rolling through the classics for now.
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Post by Grovetown Scotty » Thu Dec 12 10:04 pm

When my oldest boy was younger I think he watched the Fox and the Hound 50 times. “Look at me, I’m a hound dog” aaaoooooooo!

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Grovetown Scotty wrote:
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When my oldest boy was younger I think he watched the Fox and the Hound 50 times. “Look at me, I’m a hound dog” aaaoooooooo!
I had forgotten how "new" that was. Corey Feldman and Kurt Russell with voices in the movie?! :shock:
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Post by The Rube » Fri Dec 13 9:29 pm

John Wick 3: Parabellum

John Wick is on the run after killing a member of the international assassin's guild, and with a $14 million price tag on his head, he is the target of hit men and women everywhere.

This series started out with substance with some really creative action sequences. Since then, the balance has been leaning towards more action than substance, and this is one is more like the Crank franchise. While enjoyable, they could have eased up on the Michael Bay-ness. I recommend the Jumbo Popcorn size for this installment.
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