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Post by james80 » Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:18 pm

Saw Joker last night, still not entirely sure how I feel, it’s quite depressing.

Looking forward to Ford vs Ferrari, the book was a brilliant and I have high hopes for the movie.

The latest season of Peaky Blinders is on Netflix as well.

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Post by JBZ » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:42 pm

The Laundromat on Netflix. Meh.
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Post by toxicavenger » Sun Oct 20, 2019 5:47 pm

james80 wrote:
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:18 pm
Saw Joker last night, still not entirely sure how I feel, it’s quite depressing.

Looking forward to Ford vs Ferrari, the book was a brilliant and I have high hopes for the movie.

The latest season of Peaky Blinders is on Netflix as well.
My daughter wanted to see Joker. Luckily we have not. I can't wait to see F vs F though.

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Post by unsub073 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:48 am

Saw Zombieland 2 this weekend. It's a really good sequel, so if you liked the first, you would like this one.

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Post by unsub073 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:20 am

I somehow just found out about this masterpiece, and it is one of the greatest movies of all time. You can find it on Amazon.


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Post by JBZ » Fri Nov 15, 2019 8:33 am

unsub073 wrote:
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I somehow just found out about this masterpiece, and it is one of the greatest movies of all time. You can find it on Amazon.

Hair metal, martial arts, cocaine, Miami, ninjas. It's like concentrated 1980's.
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Post by BlueSky » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:59 am

The Irishman...Very well done. Three and a half hours is a lot to ask, but it rarely got slow. Pesci, well, all the cast, was great. I thought it was very good. Should elicit some good conversation here.

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Post by dukerules » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:25 am

I thought the Irishman was just OK. Too long, slow-paced, and I couldn't help feel that the whole was a bit less than its parts. I don't see myself ever watching it again. Not exactly in the realm of The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc (or even Heat).

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Post by JBZ » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:55 am

I liked the Irishman. But there’s some serious question about Sheeran’s claims.

https://slate.com/culture/2019/08/the-i ... -lies.html
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Post by DenverBuff » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:31 pm

I read the book ("I Heard You Paint Houses") years ago and always thought it would make a helluva movie. I think this guy's story is as believable as . . . well, Jimmy Hoffa being buried under the goalposts at the Meadowlands. The naysayers and conspiracy freaks I think are just concerned that maybe the mystery is solved and their gravy train is drying up. It's like the "Oswald acted alone" theory - if it's true, it invalidates 50 years of tin foil hat opportunists and conspiracy conjecture addicts. Who made (make) a lot of dough doing it. So of course that crowd is gonna shoot down the easiest explanation. (Me? Kennedy was a mob hit - no question).

Thing is, you can't have it both ways. You can't say, on one hand, that mob hits are distinguished by the fact that they are purposefully done so that nobody knows who did them except for the shooters . . .

And then dismiss Sheeran for the hit on the basis of "jeezus, he never could have done it!". Which means maybe he did. Who knows.

Whenever you make a mob movie - good, bad or so-so - it's never going to be 100% accurate. "Donnie Brasco" came pretty close. "The Irishman" fits in well with "Goodfellas" and "Casino": fictionalized versions of mafia events that really happened based on real people . . . just maybe not exactly as portrayed.

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Post by gamecock111 » Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:09 am

dukerules wrote:I thought the Irishman was just OK. Too long, slow-paced, and I couldn't help feel that the whole was a bit less than its parts. I don't see myself ever watching it again. Not exactly in the realm of The Godfather, Goodfellas, etc (or even Heat).
Exactly sums up my opinion as well


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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:38 pm

Watched Star Wars Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker yesterday. I liked the Mandalorian series better.

Episode 9 is a good action movie and entertaining, however there’s nothing new and no character development. It’s pretty much Jedi Rey and her wisecracking cast of friends. They could have named it “Rey and her buddies go fight the same bad guys on familiar looking movie sets, again”. Disney has turned Star Wars into a Disney princess movie.
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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:44 pm

Grumpy feels like saying more so I’ll keep going.
The most memorable part of Episode 9 was the Wonder Woman 1984 trailer. Really enjoyed watching Gal Gadot pound bad guys to a heavy Blue Monday backbeat.
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Post by dukerules » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:52 pm

I don’t know. I saw Episode IX today, and I loved it. Fitting end to the series which originated with the movie I first saw in the theater, Episode IV, over 40 years ago. I am pretty sure many people would have panned Empire had it been released today.

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:59 pm

dukerules wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 12:52 pm
I don’t know. I saw Episode IX today, and I loved it. Fitting end to the series which originated with the movie I first saw in the theater, Episode IV, over 40 years ago. I am pretty sure many people would have panned Empire had it been released today.
Not disagreeing it is a good movie, and I’m sure I’ll watch it again on Disney+. It’s just gone the way of Friday the 13th. I was hoping for more new material. I guess I did get one plot advancement but I won’t go into spoiler turf.

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Post by four20 » Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:53 pm

E9 was fine. Certainly not the best of them, tho. It was great for me on a personal level because I got to watch it in the theater with my son, who's about the same age I was when E4 come out in '77. It was a nice way to close the circle.

I will say that towards the end it felt a bit like pandering to the fanbase, but that one surprise cameo had me shouting at the screen lol

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Post by HapaHapa » Mon Dec 23, 2019 3:23 pm

four20 wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 1:53 pm
E9 was fine. Certainly not the best of them, tho. It was great for me on a personal level because I got to watch it in the theater with my son, who's about the same age I was when E4 come out in '77. It was a nice way to close the circle.

I will say that towards the end it felt a bit like pandering to the fanbase, but that one surprise cameo had me shouting at the screen lol

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Going to see it with your child who is the same age as you were for your first episode. That’s sweet!!
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Post by JP Chestnut » Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.

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Post by CGSshorty » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:23 pm

JP Chestnut wrote:Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.
My wife just finished it. She enjoyed it.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:29 am

CGSshorty wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:23 pm
JP Chestnut wrote:Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.
My wife just finished it. She enjoyed it.
I'm about half way through and I like it a lot. It's hard to explain what it actually is. I'm not sure I've ever watched a show like it before. I think it might be better than GOT - definitely better than the later seasons.

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:51 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.
I didn't get through much of the first episode; sounds like I should give it another shot.
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Post by JP Chestnut » Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:03 am

mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:51 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.
I didn't get through much of the first episode; sounds like I should give it another shot.
I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say that the early episodes are based on short stories, which help to explain the background of all the characters. They also aren’t in temporal order. It starts coming together in episodes 4 and 5 and gets a lot more linear.

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Post by mattcantwin » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:18 am

JP Chestnut wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 6:03 am
mattcantwin wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:51 am
JP Chestnut wrote:
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:17 pm
Not really a movie, but has anyone watched "The Witcher" on Netflix? I don't want to say too much, but it's slyly good TV.
I didn't get through much of the first episode; sounds like I should give it another shot.
I won’t ruin it for you, but I will say that the early episodes are based on short stories, which help to explain the background of all the characters. They also aren’t in temporal order. It starts coming together in episodes 4 and 5 and gets a lot more linear.
That helps. :thumbsup:
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Post by four20 » Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:55 am

mostly watched 6 Underground the other night. it was an homage to all things gratuitous. i don't need to see increasingly creative and graphic depictions of people dying in bullet time for minutes on end. it seems like the movie Ryan Reynolds wanted to make with Deadpool but Fox pumped the brakes vigorously with both feet

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Post by BlueSky » Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:42 pm

four20 wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 9:55 am
mostly watched 6 Underground the other night. it was an homage to all things gratuitous. i don't need to see increasingly creative and graphic depictions of people dying in bullet time for minutes on end. it seems like the movie Ryan Reynolds wanted to make with Deadpool but Fox pumped the brakes vigorously with both feet
I thought it was a fun watch. Get your point, but I enjoyed it. Bay was wide open with this one.

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