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Still Walking (2008)

Beautifully done Japanese film about the long-lasting effects of a death in a family. The film opens with a close-up of the hands of two women preparing vegetables and their innocuous conversation. As the story unfolds over a 24-hour period we come to understand the reason for the family gathering, and the attitudes and behaviors of the principal characters.
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Samsara (2011)

Amazingly beautiful and sometimes jarring scenes filmed in 25 countries on 5 continents, accompanied by a musical score. Was winding downd when I began watching but surprisingly was fully alert from the film's opening through to its end. Impressive picture quality given that I was watching the DVD edition.
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The Truman Show (1998)

Last month's presentation at the Ciné-club at my son's school. Amazed that after a potent social/media criticism like this, we still got reality TV for the next 25 years (and still going!).
Remember the good old days when people were admired and respected for actually having accomplished something in life? Neither do I.
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Ghosts of Mars (2001) — No wonder John Carpenter took a nearly decade-long hiatus. Oof, this was a bad movie through and through. Bad script, dialogue, acting (despite a semi-respectable cast), visual effects (even for its time) and so much more. This was an utter chore to sit through. 1.25/5
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The Little Mermaid (Disney)
Legally Blonde

I got pressured into watching those movies in the last week. They were both a lot better than I expected.
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Could be a nice bookend to the Florida Project.
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You don't mention Paul Thomas Anderson and Adam Sandler in the same sentence.

The score drove me crazy but the movie was alright.
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Alien (1979)

Never get tired of this one.

Finally got to see this film in an actual theater.

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The Amityville Horror (1979)

While it was fun to see this film in an actual theater, I still think it's a turd.
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From The Criterion Channel:
Finished up Jubal,1956 ‧ Drama/Romance ‧ 1h 41m
Pretty interesting Soap Western, nicely filmed with some very solid performances, not really a classic western for sure, but I enjoyed Ford, Borgnine and Steiger's performances in this, and a young Charles Bronson! 3/5
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Originally Posted by Hstrybuff1

Still Walking (2008)

Beautifully done Japanese film about the long-lasting effects of a death in a family. The film opens with a close-up of the hands of two women preparing vegetables and their innocuous conversation. As the story unfolds over a 24-hour period we come to understand the reason for the family gathering, and the attitudes and behaviors of the principal characters.
I discovered "Still Walking" by accident when I bought a big box of Criterion years ago from a guy who wanted to sell the lot and not individually. I decided to watch them all and not just the ones I wanted in the first place. This one was a nice surprise. Lovely and touching and beautiful. Another that moved me at the time was the swedish 'Everlasting Moments' by Jan Troell. Different setting but same humanity and tenderness in a tough situation:
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Godzilla (1998)

My gf and son wanted to see a monster movie so I thought I'd show them this version of Godzilla since the recent one wasn't very good. Boy, I had forgotten how terrible Emmerich's one was as well. Crappy acting all-around (even Broderick whom I usually like and Jean Reno who's regularly bad), silly plot and characters and situations, ugly monster looking more like an escapee from Jurassic Park than a proper Gojira. Only the tag line on the poster was good: "Size does matter"!
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Shadows and Fogs (1991)

Not my favorite Allen film by far but I like the fact that the setting and premisse are so different from his regular NY intellectual groups of friends going to the theater or movies, etc. Here, on a foggy night on an unnamed island, a group of citizens form a vigilante to try and catch a strangler. All sorts of characters (circus performers, whores, cops, accountants, etc) intermingle amidst fear of the killer and reflect on life and religious beliefs. My favorite line by Allen's character (after the cops arrest arbitrarily an immigrant and his family): "Mr Lutz isn't the killer, he's agood man, he does quality circumcisions"
Also the lighting, very 'film noir' is great as is the b&w cinematography in general.
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Pacific Rim (2013)



Pacific Rim Uprising (2018)

First one is flawed but has a certain je-ne-sais-quoi that makes it cool to rewatch. Secong one I hated when I saw it at the cinema and wasn't so bad on rewaych. Well, it IS bad but the visuals saved the day. Still, anyone can live happily without having seen either.
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Dead Mine (2012)

Very forgettable indonesian horror film about a group of adventurers who enter an old mine on a pacific island converted into a bunker by the Japanese during WW2. Of course the bumker was used for biological/chemical experiments on prisonners and some are still around after all this time and are hungry...
Not worth the trouble unless you want to see how they do it in Indonesia.
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Not awful and Forest was committed to the role but the movie could have been better.
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Originally Posted by rogerrobert69
I remember seeing an interview with actor Philippe Noiret who was in "La grande bouffe" stating that almost every day after a good morning of filming food orgies, Ferreri would take them to nearby restaurants and treat them to stuff like huîtres and foie gras etc.! Noiret was amazed that the director could eat such quantities every day after spending hours filming over-eating actors.
For Bunuel, I like Belle de Jour but prefer his later french period 'Cet obscur objet du désir' with Carole Bouquet or 'Le charme discret de la bourgeoisie'...
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your account of phillppe noiret's recollection of ferreri's fetished food fascinations made me smile!!
i bet dollar to doughnuts marco burned every last muckin-fuckin-foie gras-suckin calorie and the soles of his shoes after his helter-skelter mad dash out of cannes when revolted grand bouffe audiences REVOLTED and almost ate him.

*marco's cannes fipresci win and his surreal scrutinization through the years became food for thought now grown cold, not even ferreti's death and eternal constipation would keep bouffe's* Mac Daddy from serving up a steaming dank heap* of
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Originally Posted by rogerrobert69
I discovered "Still Walking" by accident when I bought a big box of Criterion years ago from a guy who wanted to sell the lot and not individually. I decided to watch them all and not just the ones I wanted in the first place. This one was a nice surprise. Lovely and touching and beautiful. Another that moved me at the time was the swedish 'Everlasting Moments' by Jan Troell. Different setting but same humanity and tenderness in a tough situation:
Thx -- added 'Everlasting Moments' to my TWS (To-Watch-Someday) list

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All I See is You (2016)

Low-ratings on both imdb & RT but I liked this drama from director Marc Forster enough to likely re-watch someday. When a blind woman (Blake Lively) has her sight restored the dynamics of the close relationship with her husband (Jason Clarke) change.
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Une Jeune Fille (2013)

When her mother dies a young loner runs away from her city home to the Gaspé Peninsula where she meets a man who shares her need for solitude and a simple life. Nice rural Québec setting & scenery, but a very slow film one has to be in the right mood to appreciate.
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Backdraft 2 (2019) — Decent enough direct-to-video sequel to the 1991 action classic. Nothing terribly memorable and seems a storyline out of Chicago Fire but for the most part I was entertained. 3.0

Fighting with My Family (2019)
— Not a big of wrestling (at all) though know who Paige is mainly due to, of all things, the WWE/Scooby-Doo animated DTV movies. This was fairly well made and the acting from Florence Pugh and Nick Frost were great. 3.75/5
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Originally Posted by Hstrybuff1

All I See is You (2016)

Low-ratings on both imdb & RT but I liked this drama from director Marc Forster enough to likely re-watch someday. When a blind woman (Blake Lively) has her sight restored the dynamics of the close relationship with her husband (Jason Clarke) change.

It was ok but not the worst movie ever made
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Maybe this is worse than Gotti and that is not good.

Tom Sizemore and Kellan Lutz all the greats working in cinema today are in this.
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Ratatouille. I had forgotten just how wonderful this film is...just so charming and an example of peak Pixar.

Halfway through The Predator that premiered on HBO tonight (technically yesterday night). This is turning out to be a fun film to watch...not a classic like the first two films (well, plenty will say the first is the only classic Predator film, fair enough but I do adore Predator 2) but surprisingly entertaining.
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The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) — Forgettable but harmless family film with the same high level of animation yet the humor doesn't feel as fresh as it did the first time around. That said, still got me to chuckle a few times and the tunes are catchy. 3.0/5

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