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iamnotafraid 09-16-2018 12:48 AM

A Quiet Place

Just a little creepy. One you could
watch with the kids. That nail hurt.
What would have been clever is to
not have come back to it.

You Were Never Really Here

Joaquin Phoenix you owe me an hour
and a half of my life back.

FuzzyPlum 10-08-2018 01:01 PM

Watched Papillon- Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman.

I really enjoyed this film- loosely based on a true story of prisoners on a French penal colony. Two outstanding performances from these two great actors. I'll take a pass on the 2017 remake.

FuzzyPlum 10-08-2018 01:08 PM

Watched 'Mum's List'.
This is a low-key English film about a man dealing with the death of his wife from cancer.
My wife thought it was moving, poignant and thought provoking.
I thought it was a boring, miserable load of old turd. Perhaps cynically I also thought it was one of those films deliberately written and made to solicit awards. It missed the mark completely.
If you've got a spare 2 hours or so...go and mow the lawn instead.

David 10-11-2018 03:23 PM

I saw two movies: the wonderfully wacky and playful FISTS IN THE POCKET from Marco Bellocchio in the mid Sixties, and the most recent JURASSIC with Chris Pratt, which was silly silly SILLY.

I want to see THE MEG. Waiting for it on VoD.

DownOnRodeo 10-11-2018 08:44 PM

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Originally Posted by David (Post 1236844)
Jurassic Park Kingdom of the Whatever

Exciting and thrilling! Well-crafted suspense filled with thrills and chills. It reminded me a little of Cukor's Dinner at Eight.

:laugh::laugh:


I watched a load of movies on a series of recent long-haul flights:
- Get Out - far more inane than I'd hoped
- A Quiet Place - stays on premise and mostly satisfies
- Breaking In - derivative but serviceable fare
- The Post - surprisingly good form from Spielberg
- Annihilation - the art team had fun but the story was a royal mess
- Three Billboards... - one too many Oscar-hungry monologues but excitingly paced and very watchable
- Molly's Game - Sorkinese dialogue gets tiring but I enjoyed this a lot
- Games Night - Good fun in the vein of "Clue" and "Foul Play," but the wife's character was too unrealistic for me--no surprise the screenplay is credited to a man

Jondalar 10-12-2018 11:49 AM

Resurrection with Ellen Burstyn. One of my favorite movies of all time.

estranged4life 10-13-2018 06:49 AM

Hmmm...
 
"Halloween III: Season of the Witch"
and finish watching Season 3 of "The Man in the High Castle"

DownOnRodeo 10-14-2018 09:58 AM

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Originally Posted by DownOnRodeo (Post 1240144)
:laugh::laugh:


I watched a load of movies on a series of recent long-haul flights:
- Get Out - far more inane than I'd hoped
- A Quiet Place - stays on premise and mostly satisfies
- Breaking In - derivative but serviceable fare
- The Post - surprisingly good form from Spielberg
- Annihilation - the art team had fun but the story was a royal mess
- Three Billboards... - one too many Oscar-hungry monologues but excitingly paced and very watchable
- Molly's Game - Sorkinese dialogue gets tiring but I enjoyed this a lot
- Games Night - Good fun in the vein of "Clue" and "Foul Play," but the wife's character was too unrealistic for me--no surprise the screenplay is credited to a man

(edit) Also, The Commuter - Unmitigated drivel.

~*BellaDonna*~ 12-20-2018 10:42 AM

Fred and Elsa.

iamnotafraid 02-10-2019 03:05 AM

The Old Man & The Gun (Robert Redford)

A snore-fest. No spoilers here, there aren't any.


Lizzie (Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny)

Lizzie Borden had an axe..., well you all know
the rest. The movie is quite boring considering.

A Little Romance (Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier)

A cute simple little movie. Diane Lane's first I believe.

lovethemac1 02-10-2019 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by iamnotafraid (Post 1248650)
The Old Man & The Gun (Robert Redford)

A snore-fest. No spoilers here, there aren't any.


Lizzie (Kristen Stewart, Chloe Sevigny)

Lizzie Borden had an axe..., well you all know
the rest. The movie is quite boring considering.

A Little Romance (Diane Lane, Laurence Olivier)

A cute simple little movie. Diane Lane's first I believe.

I think, although I could be wrong, that Streets of Fire was Diane Lane's first movie???? Maybe I'm wrong tho??

Just looked it up and I was wrong.....A Little Romance is her first movie.

FuzzyPlum 02-10-2019 03:17 PM

Little Big Man.
A really good film. Subtle humor, poignancy and some engaging acting.

However, I watched this as a kid many years ago and I could have sworn Dustin Hoffman's character joined Buffalo Bill's touring show at one point...obviously not. Can't work out what other film I'm confusing it for.

iamnotafraid 02-11-2019 01:44 AM

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Originally Posted by FuzzyPlum (Post 1248705)
Little Big Man.

However, I watched this as a kid many years ago...


So did I. So long ago that I can't remember what
it was about.

iamnotafraid 02-11-2019 01:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lovethemac1 (Post 1248669)
I think, although I could be wrong, that Streets of Fire was Diane Lane's first movie???? Maybe I'm wrong tho??

Just looked it up and I was wrong.....A Little Romance is her first movie.


If you like a real tearjerker watch Diane Lane's
second movie Touched By Love.

It's supposed to be based on a true story. I have
the book. The movie is hard to find though. You
might have to YouTube it. It's there in three parts.

iamnotafraid 02-20-2019 02:32 AM

First Man (Ryan Gosling)

Decent movie. Those guys were some brave souls.

The Equalizer 2 (Denzel Washington)

I enjoyed this movie. Denzel is good enough
to make a mindless movie worth watching.

Josie (Sophie Turner)

Boring throughout. I'd say more but wouldn't
want to ruin it for anyone who dares watch it.

iamnotafraid 02-25-2019 03:41 PM

Mowing them down...
 
A Star Is Born (2018)

I really enjoyed this movie. Bradley Cooper and Lady GaGa
have great chemistry together.

I watched the Academy Awards last night hoping they'd win.
When they sang together last night it made me think of Stevie
and Lindsey. Wondering if this was real or part of an act.

Same Kind Of Different As Me (Renee Zellweger)

Decent movie. Supposed to be based on a true story.
A rich art dealer meets a homeless man through his wife.
Their friendship seems an unlikely one but...

The Great Gilly Hopkins (Sophie Nelisse)

Another simple little movie that's enjoyable. A young girl
that's been in and out of foster homes. Her plans of leaving
yet again change when she...

Columbus (Haley Lu Richardson)

Unless you love architecture and very slow moving movies
I'd say stay away from this one. I'm not going to pretend
that I liked it.

Support The Girls (Haley Lu Richardson)

I must have did a search on Haley to get back to back movies
starring her. While this one was better than Columbus, it never
really went anywhere.

iamnotafraid 03-18-2019 01:07 AM

Green Book

I really enjoyed this movie. Definitely worth a rental.


Now for two to stay away from...

London Fields (Amber Heard)

There's a reason this had trouble being released.
It's just horrible. Watch only for the eye candy
that is Amber Heard. Even then it's not worth it.

Vox Lux (Natalie Portman)

Except for the above mentioned London Fields, this
is one of the worst movies I've seen in a long time.
My gut told me not to rent it. I should have listened.

David 03-18-2019 05:58 PM

I'm on a Japanese ghost story kick. I've seen these already, but now I'm watching the Criterion Blu-rays. Luscious stuff.

Kwaidan (1964)
Kuroneko (1968)
Ghost of Yotsuya (1959)
Ugetsu (1953)

jbrownsjr 03-20-2019 12:40 PM

An Affair to Remember by Leo McCarey

Starring Cary Grant and the lovely Deborah Kerr.

It's quite predictable. But, I love the kids' choir scene. Reminds me of Little Rascals.


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