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Old 07-15-20, 09:02 PM
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I asked my 16 year old son if there was a series of movies he’d ever wanted to watch (that I had) that he hadn’t seen before.

I was hoping he’d pick something like Men In Black, Pirates of the Caribbean, or Indiana Jones.

He asked for the James Bond movies... all of them, in order... that was a week ago.

In the last 6 days we’ve watched:
  • Dr. No
  • From Russia With Love
  • Goldfinger
  • Thunderball
  • You Only Live Twice
  • On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
  • Diamonds Are Forever
  • Live And Let Die
  • The Man With The Golden Gun
  • The Spy Who Loved Me

10 down, 14 to go.
Old 07-15-20, 09:05 PM
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Movies i just watched last night and today

What Lies Beneath
Jordan Peele's Us

Dunno what I might watch tonight. Either the Shout/Scream blu ray of Big Trouble in Little China or the new Robert the Brave movie i bought for DVD a couple of days ago from Walmart. Its unofficially the sequel to Braveheart
Old 07-16-20, 07:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Jaymole

***1/2 (****) Photographer Richard Billingham's first film recounts incidents in his life growing up with his mom & dad in the 70's & 80's. I really liked the film although some scenes were tough to watch but I could not look away. Well acted and very realistically depicted. You can tell the Billingham wanted to recreate his growing up down to the very last detail. I would say if you like films from Mike Leigh & Ken Loach, you may want to check this out although it definitely is not for everyone. I thought my family was dysfunctional, Ray & Liz makes my parents seem like Ozzie & Harriet!
You had me at Leigh and Loach! Will check this out for sure. Thxs.
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Religulous (2008)

I was expecting more from this. Basically it's Bill Maher going around the world to various religious leaders or regular believers of all faiths and confronting them to the absurdities and incongruities of their beliefs. But none of them has any time to argue as Maher just takes the floor to crack a few jokes at them every time. Although some funny moments, basically just the 5 minutes conclusion would have been enough for convinced atheists like me (religions are archaic, conservative, power-hungry and prevent humanity from progressing in a humane, collective, sense).
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Straight Outta Compton (2015)

Not a big gansta rap fan but always curious to see biopics about musicians who've marked the history of music. Which is certainly the case of NWA (Niggaz With Attitude). Very well done and interesting but only skimmed the surface I think of the ghetto/police violence in the 80s in L.A.. I guess it's normal since it was more about the artists than a proper political/social drama. I was shocked when I read criticisms of the film that mentioned how they totally downplayed (or even omitted) the roles of women rappers that were around the group at the beginning. The only women in the film are either naked bimbos or mother-type ones. Also they totally made Dr Dre like a nice smooth guy, whereas he (I read) had a past of violence towards women (both to artists he produced and in his love relations). I though Ice Cube was playing his own role but it's Junior! That being said, I really enjoyed it.
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I agree. A masterpiece!
Old 07-16-20, 12:48 PM
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The Red Shoes - I still don't get it. I can appreciate Powell and Pressburger films, but I can't really say I love them (like a lot of cineastes). I know this is a well made movie. I can appreciate the choreography, but I just can't say I love it. It's an okay movie. I kind of feel the same way about The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Well made? Yes. Do I love it? No. It's okay.

Under the Skin - Second time watching. Scarlett does a great job acting. But again, I don't understand the enormous appeal this movie has gotten? I think it was a British poll (maybe I'm wrong), but it was either in the top ten or the top pick for movie of the 2000s. I don't get that. The soundtrack was great. The cinematography was amazing. The ending (while still perplexing) was pretty disturbing but good. But I'm not sure why this movie ranks so high on critics's lists...It's okay, in my mind...

The Manchurian Candidate - The original from 1962. Still not sure why this is ranked so highly. It's a pretty good movie, albeit I never really cared for Sinatra. But I did like Janet Leigh in this. It's okay. Just not great, in my mind, although some of the violence would've probably been shocking at the time it was released.

Medium Cool - Love this Haskell Wexler gem. It's a really good movie, and Robert Forster is awesome in it. Actually something that is good to watch given the current times...Loved how he tied in to the actual Chicago riots that occurred when he was filming (and I've read a lot of great, great books on that era, and man are they not kind to Daley...he really went overboard with the police/military presence)...

Velvet Goldmine - I love Todd Haynes. I love David Bowie. I love Iggy Pop. And this movie? It was okay. I wish it was better. I think it could've been better. It is good for what it is. Was just hoping for more. I'd still take Carol, Far From Heaven, and even I'm Not There over this anyway...

Unsane - Really happy Soderbergh decided to keep making movies. This was phenomenal...Loved it. Loved it the first time I saw it and still feel the same way. The performances are great. And his direction is sublime. He can be hit or miss for me, but when he "hits", he really knocks it outta the park. Great movie. Also rewatched Logan Lucky and was amazed at how great it is (I still put that movie above any of the Ocean movies he directed). And it's one of the few where I thought Adam Driver was great in...

Old 07-16-20, 01:27 PM
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The Red Shoes - I still don't get it. I can appreciate Powell and Pressburger films, but I can't really say I love them (like a lot of cineastes). I know this is a well made movie. I can appreciate the choreography, but I just can't say I love it. It's an okay movie. I kind of feel the same way about The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp. Well made? Yes. Do I love it? No. It's okay.

Under the Skin - Second time watching. Scarlett does a great job acting. But again, I don't understand the enormous appeal this movie has gotten? I think it was a British poll (maybe I'm wrong), but it was either in the top ten or the top pick for movie of the 2000s. I don't get that. The soundtrack was great. The cinematography was amazing. The ending (while still perplexing) was pretty disturbing but good. But I'm not sure why this movie ranks so high on critics's lists...It's okay, in my mind...

The Manchurian Candidate - The original from 1962. Still not sure why this is ranked so highly. It's a pretty good movie, albeit I never really cared for Sinatra. But I did like Janet Leigh in this. It's okay. Just not great, in my mind, although some of the violence would've probably been shocking at the time it was released.

Medium Cool - Love this Haskell Wexler gem. It's a really good movie, and Robert Forster is awesome in it. Actually something that is good to watch given the current times...Loved how he tied in to the actual Chicago riots that occurred when he was filming (and I've read a lot of great, great books on that era, and man are they not kind to Daley...he really went overboard with the police/military presence)...

Velvet Goldmine - I love Todd Haynes. I love David Bowie. I love Iggy Pop. And this movie? It was okay. I wish it was better. I think it could've been better. It is good for what it is. Was just hoping for more. I'd still take Carol, Far From Heaven, and even I'm Not There over this anyway...

Unsane - Really happy Soderbergh decided to keep making movies. This was phenomenal...Loved it. Loved it the first time I saw it and still feel the same way. The performances are great. And his direction is sublime. He can be hit or miss for me, but when he "hits", he really knocks it outta the park. Great movie. Also rewatched Logan Lucky and was amazed at how great it is (I still put that movie above any of the Ocean movies he directed). And it's one of the few where I thought Adam Driver was great in...
I should also add that Verna Bloom looked absolutely stunning in Medium Cool. I was just mesmerized by her. She was absolutely beautiful in the film.
Old 07-16-20, 01:28 PM
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I agree. A masterpiece!
Agreed. Loved this much, much more than Inception. This movie actually almost, almost made me cry. That ending was just incredible...
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Old 07-16-20, 04:52 PM
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Double Echo (2017) — Better than expected crime-thriller though my expectations weren't very high to begin with. The acting was so-so and the story straight out of a soap opera with an interesting twist ending I suppose only to come loose making little sense at the last moment. For this kind of movie, it's not terrible, plus the lead actress was easy on the eyes, and relatively shot well although the sound design is crap. **½/*****
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Thought maybe I missed it the first time or was distracted but not much better after the second viewing
Old 07-16-20, 06:22 PM
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It premiered on Showtime though it came out 4 years ago.

It was not bad though don't like Heard with the darker hair.

Maybe if you have problems with your pop and he is still around you should see this movie and appreciate what you have
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I give up. Jeff just watches everything.

Now I'm going to wait for his reviews of Body Cam, Blood and Money, Becky and Legacy. And not too long after that Survive the Night and Infamous



Old 07-16-20, 06:26 PM
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Adderall Diaries had a good cast

I checked rotten tomatoes and forgot I watched it before

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I tried to have a open mind but this was boring

Looking at Eiza Gonzalez was the only good thing in this turd.
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Macbeth - My favorite Shakespeare play. I still love Polanski's version. It's violent (but not overly so, as many have kinda implied). It's a great movie. I though Finch did a good job in it. I remember this was the movie they had us watch in high school about the play and I always enjoyed it. Just a great adaptation. And take out the Polanski backstory...That just kind of clouds things...

The Grand Budapest Hotel - Okay, this one I'll admit: I was much, much more impressed with it this time. I know I kinda, sorta hated it the first time I watched it, and while I still feel it's one of Anderson's worst (by far), it's much, much better than Isle of Dogs. It's okay. Ralph Fiennes grew on me. Really liked Harvey Keitel's appearance. It's better than I remembered but it still doesn't measure up to the best of Wes Anderson. And yes, some of that is probably because he essentially wrote it himself (minus the "story by" credit"), but I was still disappointed. Could've been much better. Maybe his newest (The French Dispatch) is a return to form. I guess we'll see...
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Moonraker (1979) a good movie for the first two acts... then the third act is just stupid.

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Night of the Living Dead - While I still have issues with the main actress (the one at the beginning visiting the cemetery with her brother) and her extremely poor acting, this Romero movie still has a kick. Love the main actor and the ending is great. Still surprised at some of the (rather mild) gore. Just a gem of a movie, but it was definitely topped with Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead...

Funny Games - I don't know why, but I love the Haneke "remake" more and more every time I watch it. I think Tim Roth gives one of his best performances, but it's really Naomi Watts that shines. She's just sublime in this movie and I can hardly take my eyes off of her. And the treatment of her is horrific...The two that play the "torturers" so-to-speak are also great...Still need to watch the original, and hoping to buy it later on this year...
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Scoob! (2020) — It was an okay Scooby-Doo movie for the kids. The animation looks great and for the most part the voice talents were good, especially Zac Efron as Fred was great, as were Gina Rodriguez and Amanda Seyfried as Velma and Daphne respectively. However, wasn't that thrilled with Will Forte's Shaggy (still think Matthew Lillard has been perfect thus far, I know they wanted a name, but doubt star power sells movies nowadays, and yes I know it's about social media power but even so...).

Anyway, it was a serviceable enough animated flick, personally I'm not a fan of the supernatural plots when it comes to the Scooby-Doo franchise, but fine for the family, so long as you're not an entrenched fan, I can see why some may hate this iteration. ***¼/*****
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Except for the ending this movie was boring.

I don't get why they paused or freeze framed multiple times during the explosion.

If Hollywood wants to make a new Hindenburg movie and film the explosion in color and not black and white I am all for it.

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Suspiria (2018)

Love this film.

I've re-visited it twice in the last few months and each time is as enjoyable as the last.
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Palm Springs - fun movie and I love the time-loop genre.
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The Specialist (1994) — Decent action can't overcome thin characters plus Stallone and Stone didn't have much chemistry together. At the very least James Woods, once again, goes over-the-top as the villain so he was entertaining. **¾/*****
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Relic (2020)

Director/Writer Natalie Erika James' debut is cast well and oozes atmosphere. The use of dementia in one of its characters also works very well here.

The main issue with it lies in the bulk of the script. Even at a trim 89-minutes, so much of what it promises early on isn't fully delivered by the end of the film's run-time. Part of that is the film's aversion to directly addressing the film's self-contained mythos.

The final 20-minutes are solid but the film takes far too long to get to that point.

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