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Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Old 12-30-20, 09:35 PM
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Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

With the world the way it is, hopefully most will be safe and keep it very small. Perhaps just immediate family. Perhaps alone. Either way, plan to watch anything good or special to ring in the new year?

Not necessarily anything to do with New Years. But, something you just feel like watching because the parties we used to go to simply canít and really shouldnít be done this year. Perhaps itíll just be a regular night with whatever is next in your queue.

Personally, just bringing in some dinner at momís and then home to watch Arrowís new UK release of OldBoy (2003).

I donít even need to see a ball drop. Never did unless Iím out with people. Thatís my plan at least. Felt like something special and canít think of anything better than one of my all time favs, as twisted as it may be as a film.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Been holding off on watching Tenet for the last few days with plans to watch it tomorrow.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Originally Posted by GoldenJCJ
Been holding off on watching Tenet for the last few days with plans to watch it tomorrow.
i loved it. made my top 5. i know the general consensus was down on it, but i actually liked it better than Inception and thought it was the best action/thriller i saw this year.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Probably Southland Tales. Its older, ridiculous, pretty terrible, and The Rock has hair but it seems well suited to end this year.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

I usually just make myself dinner and get hammered watching When Harry Met Sally.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Originally Posted by RichC2
Probably Southland Tales. Its older, ridiculous, pretty terrible, and The Rock has hair but it seems well suited to end this year.
i'm actually waiting on this one until the new Arrow edition with both cuts is out later in Jan.
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I just finished the last hour of Seven Samurai today.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Originally Posted by IBJoel
I just finished the last hour of Seven Samurai today.
Whoa. Creepy. I almost always ring in the new year with Akira Kurosawa. This year's selection will be Dreams, one I've never seen before, but got the Criterion Blu earlier this year.

If I don't watch a Kurosawa film on NYE, I still try to watch something epic, something well over 2 hours. I started this tradition in the 90s, when I watched Schindler's List for the first time on NYE. I've watched other long movies this night as well, such as It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World or 2001. Geekiest thing I ever did for a NYE movie was start Strange Days at 9:40PM on December 31 1999.
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Originally Posted by Paff
Whoa. Creepy. I almost always ring in the new year with Akira Kurosawa. This year's selection will be Dreams, one I've never seen before, but got the Criterion Blu earlier this year.

If I don't watch a Kurosawa film on NYE, I still try to watch something epic, something well over 2 hours. I started this tradition in the 90s, when I watched Schindler's List for the first time on NYE. I've watched other long movies this night as well, such as It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World or 2001. Geekiest thing I ever did for a NYE movie was start Strange Days at 9:40PM on December 31 1999.
That's technically the first bit of any Kurosawa I've ever seen, but I had to go somewhere and turned it off after the first few minutes. I ended up losing it (it was in fact the Criterion) in a move and never went back to his work until this week, with Rashomon, Ikiru, The Hidden Fortress, and now Seven Samurai.
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The Hidden Fortress was the first Kurosawa film I saw on NYE, and started my tradition. It's been my NYE movie at least twice now. Others I've seen on NYE:
The Bad Sleep Well
High and Low
Drunken Angel
I Live in Fear
The Idiot
Ikiru
Red Beard
The Lower Depths
Dodesukaden
Seven Samurai
Kagemusha
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I watched Alien a few nights ago so I might watch Aliens tonight.
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Lord Of The Rings: Return Of The King Extended Edition on 4K UHD.
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watching and catching up some movies for DVD

Robert the Bruce
Blade Runner Final Cut
Blade Runner 2
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I have Tenet but saving it for Sat and no NFL football so I can watch all 2 hrs and 30 minutes
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Originally Posted by OldBoy
i'm actually waiting on this one until the new Arrow edition with both cuts is out later in Jan.
Surprised they're pumping more money into it, but should look good in 4k. I'm watching a DVD of the Cannes Cut right now, movie is definitely a hot fucking mess but one that's more weirdly relevant than ever. And I totally forgot Amy Poehler was in this. Ultimately, the neo-marxists just want you to get some cardio.

I see Richard Kelly is still planning a sequel/prequel if anyone will give him money.

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Getting plastered and watching some Once Upon A Time In Hollywood on 4K disc.
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I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who sees New Year's Eve as the time to settle in and watch a really long movie!

(I'm also considering The Irishman, but will probably stick to the original play and run Dreams)
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Watched The Poseidon Adventure which takes place on New Yearís Eve, then the crappy sequel Beyond the Poseidon Adventure which I can never stay awake through. Tomorrow will watch Get Crazy and maybe Strange Days again (DTS laserdisc!)
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Guy Ritchie Night:
First my wife an I watched The Gentlemen and I was shocked to hear that she didn't know Ritchie's older gangster films, so we watched Lock, Stock & two Smoking Barrels and Snatch.

Revolver and RocknRolla are saved for another day.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Originally Posted by Bluelitespecial
I watched Alien a few nights ago so I might watch Aliens tonight.
one of the HBO's tonight has a marathon running through the night i saw. starts with Prometheus and runs through Resurrection.
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Re: Watching anything good/special on New Yearís Eve?

Watched The Big Lebowski because I was in the mood for it. Plus my girlfriend had never seen it. Also watched a few episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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