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Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III

Posted By: J Geoff

Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/02/12 07:53 PM


This is a continuation of Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part II...

Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/12 07:35 AM

Walt Disney's most awkward cartoon* ever?



*=Except for those toons they did with the embarrasing, cringeworthy racist chariactures.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/12 04:55 PM

No chance of a "Disney Princess" starring in that one, ronnie! whistle
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/12 07:27 PM

Geez, could have been one I saw when I was in school. Such a "production" (of sorts). And, from Disney no less. lol




TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/12 11:13 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Walt Disney's most awkward cartoon* ever?



*=Except for those toons they did with the embarrasing, cringeworthy racist chariactures.

Okay, I'm sorry - I can't help it. This one is waayy too easy. Here it goes... the Disney Princess for this feature was named Flo or Scarlette. I know - I'm terrible.
Posted By: Mickey_MeatBalls_DeMonica

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/11/12 10:28 PM

...oh thats just awful. Thanks a lot Mark. grin

Mrs Meatballs lined up the Nic Cage and Nicole Kidman flick Trespass last night. Checking out the sypnosis and reviews and stuff, I noticed it did...abysmally. A budget of $35 million, only brought in $25,000. Not a typo, apparently it only brought in $25 grand, and was pulled from cinemas after three weeks.

So I wasn't exactly hyped about watching it but she likes all sorts of kitschy crap, so I watched it with her...and was genuinely surprised it did so badly. Its NOT a great film by any stretch, but in my own opinion, not nearly as bad as certain other films that got wider releases. I mean, I watched it all. It was mildly entertaining. Im not the hugest Cage fan, but he can go alright. Kidman doesn't seem to be trying that hard but.

TL, DR - Watched a crappy movie, wasn't quite as crappy as I expected. Wondered why people hated it so much
Posted By: calvis

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/01/12 10:35 AM

I have just watched Mission impossible 4 movie it was an adventurous movie like its Earlier 3 parts of Mission impossible series
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/12 04:28 AM

I just watched The Natural. Why did Harriet shoot Roy?
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/12 07:10 PM

Because she was a serial killer that was killing the best athletes in every sport. She was originally going to kill The Whammer, but when Roy was able to strike him out, proving he was better, she switched her attention to Roy. I believe that you see one of the characters reading a newspaper that has an article about another athlete that she murdered.
Posted By: XDCX

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/07/12 12:41 AM

Finally got around to watching SUPER 8. It turned out A LOT better than I thought. I went in assuming something along the lines of CLOVERFIELD (which sucked), but I was pleasantly surprised. The film wasn't short on sci-fi cliches (monster/alien escapes a train/ship/UFO/etc. wreck, a bunch of kids stumble upon it and investigate, military rolls into town, etc.) but the film had heart, and I quite enjoyed it.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/07/12 04:33 AM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Because she was a serial killer that was killing the best athletes in every sport. She was originally going to kill The Whammer, but when Roy was able to strike him out, proving he was better, she switched her attention to Roy. I believe that you see one of the characters reading a newspaper that has an article about another athlete that she murdered.


Grazie.
Posted By: venzuiella

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/28/12 10:12 AM

There was a movie grown ups , full with comedy and fun all the time. All the friends have pay tribute to their former coach in anew way.
Posted By: veneratio

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/01/12 04:11 AM

I just saw the movie 'Shame' which I thought was fantastic. Amazing film, well worth a watch.
Posted By: veneratio

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/01/12 04:11 AM

Has anyone seen The Ides Of March? Any good?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/03/12 07:47 PM

VH1 is showing, "The Temptations",(based on the 60's singing group). It's actually on a lot but it seems I always catch it in the middle. It's on now and I am enjoying not only the music but the flashback to that era with many familiar group names. Can't help but tap my feet. smile



TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/12 06:40 PM

TCM showed The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms from 1953. That was such a great era for sci-fi.
Posted By: SC

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/12 06:47 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
TCM showed The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms from 1953. That was such a great era for sci-fi.


One of my favorite movies from a GREAT era for movies.

We had the advantage of being scared by something that was new to us then.... the Atomic Bomb, and its effects.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 05:49 AM

Watched "The King's Speech" last night. Really well done. All of the actors did a splendid job. It was well-written and well-acted and even had a few laughs. What more could you want?
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 08:58 AM

Watched the film/documentary SENNA last night. All about the brilliant Brazilian Formula 1 racing driver Ayrton Senna. Very good and touching show, well worth a watch!
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 05:13 PM

Watched Game Change. Not bad. I'm not a Woody Harrelson fan, but he was pretty good in it. I think they actually got Palin to play herself too.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 05:54 PM

I agree Oli. Talk about in over her head. panic It was much better than I had anticipated. I did miss the first half hour however, and will try to catch it later today.

They didn't show a whole lot of McCain did they? The entire cast was great. Moore did a really good job IMHO, and I agree with you on Harrelson. I'm thinking a couple emmys next year, but we'll see.


TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 07:01 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
I agree Oli. Talk about in over her head. panic It was much better than I had anticipated. I did miss the first half hour however, and will try to catch it later today.

They didn't show a whole lot of McCain did they? The entire cast was great. Moore did a really good job IMHO, and I agree with you on Harrelson. I'm thinking a couple emmys next year, but we'll see.


TIS


I just saw Chris Wallace inteerview McCain who, not unexpectedly, decried the movie. He stated that although he does swear, he didn't do it as much as the movie portrayed him doing it. When Wallace informed him about Steve Schmidt's (portrayed by Woody) comment that the movie was accurate, McCain replied that that was unfortunate.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 07:08 PM


I saw Nicole (forgot last name) on yesterday before I saw the film. Amazing that after all she tried to do in the campaign, she said she simply couldn't vote and ended up NOT voting in the election. I can't say much surprised me with how they portrayed Palin, can you? She bit off way way more than she could chew.

smile

TIS

Btw, I missed the first half hour last night but am watching now on HBO.
Posted By: mustachepete

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/12 07:11 PM

Sundance Channel is playing "Standing in the Shadows of Motown," about Motown's studio musicians The Funk Brothers. It's about half over, but will replay on Friday.
Posted By: Hisenberg

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/26/12 05:15 AM

21 jump street! Fucking awesome!
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/04/12 01:21 AM

Just watched Attack of the 5 Ft. 2 Women. How about these blasts from the past: Stella Stevens and Lauren Tewes.

I was surprised to learn that Stella has worked consistently over the years. She still looks pretty good.
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 03:59 AM


I didn't know what to except from 50/50 (2011), with Seth Rogen + a cancer theme and all, but this was actually pretty good. A full range of emotions going on in this one, and Rogen was well restrained. Third Rock's Joseph Gordon-Levitt* was really good, as usual.

*Just realized he has a high-billing in this year's The Dark Knight Rises, and plays Robert Todd Lincoln in Lincoln, among other things. Good for him! I always thought he was very good in the more obscure films I've seen him in.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 04:26 AM

Originally Posted By: J Geoff

I didn't know what to except from 50/50 (2011), with Seth Rogen + a cancer theme and all, but this was actually pretty good. A full range of emotions going on in this one, and Rogen was well restrained. Third Rock's Joseph Gordon-Levitt* was really good, as usual.

*Just realized he has a high-billing in this year's The Dark Knight Rises, and plays Robert Todd Lincoln in Lincoln, among other things. Good for him! I always thought he was very good in the more obscure films I've seen him in.


Yeah JGL is one of those talented people who's been steadily accumulated a very solid respectable resume, commercial and artistic. I would be absolutely surprised if he doesn't break out as a major movie star within the next 5 years. He almost feels like Johnny Depp before his Pirates stuff.

He's also got an upcoming time travel action/thriller in LOOPER with Bruce Willis that looks interesting. Also just the other day, he and Warner Bros. announced plans to remake LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS with himself playing the nerd protagonist part.

And unlike most announced remakes, I'm intrigued.

EDIT - LOOPER trailer

Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 04:53 AM


My only "problem" with JGL is that I still see him as (left) despite his appearances as (right) sometimes...

Yeah, those are both him!


from here -- no, I didn't do that creepy bad Photoshop lol
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 06:50 AM

Can you watch a Kurt Russell movie like ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK without his Disney kidstar past getting in the way like The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes? C'mon grandpa. tongue
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 06:58 AM

1969? At least I was talking about the "Current Age"... wow, really?? I gotta check that out lol
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 07:31 AM

Originally Posted By: J Geoff
1969? At least I was talking about the "Current Age"... wow, really?? I gotta check that out lol


OK more recent for you senior, how about Alyssa Milano. Does her being a kid actor in COMMANDO stop you from enjoying the fact that as a grown woman, she's hot?
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/12 07:38 AM


I'm surprised you didn't mention Anna Paquin in THE PIANO -- but I don't know the film as much as I adore Paquin (now, as she's an adult)!!

I know what you mean, and you know what I mean.... tongue
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/13/12 01:39 PM

The Avengers.

I best know Whedon as director/creator of Serenity/Firefly. He brings some of that trademark humor to The Avengers. Look, this is an enjoyable film but it's not by any means one that is plot driven. It's a summer extravaganza flick and must be understood and enjoyed on that level. It is also as good an example as any just why American made films dominate the domestic and international marketplace. They're entertaining. It really is that simple. If you make quality movies and have good people marketing them you can do well. That said, as Disney's failed turkey John Carter shows, no one knows ahead of time just what any one particular film will do. But The Avengers is breaking box office records and will likely continue to do so.


So, what kind of movie is it? Comic book movies do tend to skew male and young just as comic book readers do. The Avengers is not that different in that regard. However there are "realistic" (to the extent that you can talk about realistic anything in a comic book film) female characters who are not sexpots nor are they just there to be rescued by male characters. You simply don't do the kind of business this movie has done just by appealing to boys. The movie runs a tad long at roughly 2 hours and 22 minutes but I don't think it's all that noticeable.

This is definitely the most entertaining film I've seen this year and one that is worth seeing on the big screen. There's lot of humorous banter among the team members, SFX are superb and Ruffalo makes you forget about previous Bruce Banners.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/13/12 09:31 PM

Eden Lake from 2008. It's sort of a thriller. I watched it because it had a good rating on Rotten Tomatoes and Michael Fassbender (who I think is a great actor) is in it. Great movie. Very suspenseful. The ending has caused a lot of debate. It's one of those films that sticks in your gut for a while.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/14/12 08:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Lilo

I best know Whedon as director/creator of Serenity/Firefly. He brings some of that trademark humor to The Avengers. Look, this is an enjoyable film but it's not by any means one that is plot driven.


It's not plot driven as much as storytelling-driven. Big difference. People reguarly confuse the two, but I would complain that many movies suffer from having too much plot at times. (Depp's PIRATES movies immediately come to mind. Jesus they're overcomplicated.)

What do I mean exactly? AVENGERS as a movie plot is very streamlined, almost this side of an excellent saturday morning episode if stretched to 2+ hours. Whedon was able to sport what, 10 or so major characters and nobody gets slighted? Everybody has their moment and nobody come off as rather useless, not even a guy who brought a bow & arrow to an alien gunfight. The alien invasion is a generic plot device, but that's not a flaw since their leader does all the work as their spokesman.

Because Marvel already did several "solo" movies culminating together into these Nerd Olympics, they got the origins stories already disposed of so you don't have to bother with that bullshit again. And yet the remarkable thing is, you don't necessarily need to have seen them to enjoy THE AVENGERS. Even though I would argue that it adds to the experience. (Think of them as foreplay.)

Consider Whedon's clever writing in regards Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo being BFFs. If you saw those pictures, it makes logical sense. But without those movies, you absolutely buy that connection because of their great chemistry together. Two scientists (if completely different personalities) bond over their private well-founded reasons for distrusting the government/military. Not to mention nobody else around them "gets" their technobabble.

It rather reminds me of comic books in the pre-digital days when characters would make references to a previous adventure or villain, and this passage would be marked with a big black "*". The characters won't go into detail explaining that background (i.e. plot), but at the bottom of the page would say "*=As seen in Amazing Spider-Man #337!" or something of that ilk. You don't need to know the specifics to enjoy that current issue, but hey if you want to know the specifics you're given a reference point to check the backissues.

In that regard, Marvel has done that with their controlled properties. For AVENGERS, you don't need to more than that Captain America is a soldier stuck out of time or that Thor is an alien demigod (and his brother's an asshole) or that Iron Man is a smartass, etc. If you didn't already know the backstories, well you have their movies to go rent.

(Well except for Black Widow and Hawkeye, but I suppose that'll be remedied with a SHIELD movie. It could even be Marvel's MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, a spy thriller set in a superhero world.)

Originally Posted By: Lilo
However there are "realistic" (to the extent that you can talk about realistic anything in a comic book film) female characters who are not sexpots nor are they just there to be rescued by male characters. You simply don't do the kind of business this movie has done just by appealing to boys.


AVENGERS has gotten much heavier female traffic than such comic book adaptations tend to draw, and even considerable repeat business with them. It's rather popular too with folks who've never read a single Marvel comic (much less seen the other movies) or even know what a SHIELD is.

As summer spectacle entertainment, it's top flight. Good cast, good action, good SFX, friendly to imagination and intelligence (broadly) instead of insulting either as Michael Bay tends to do with his stupid crap. But you want to know what I think the secret recipe for this billion-dollar hit is? The humor. My audience was cracking up at the appropriate spots and punchlines, including the best smashing scene (literally) in the movie which brought more laughs than the last few comedies I've seen.

Originally Posted By: Lilo

The movie runs a tad long at roughly 2 hours and 22 minutes but I don't think it's all that noticeable.


Oh I disagree. Storytelling wise, you can tell how Whedon introduces the set-pieces, the audience even anticipating them and their entrances because they're fans or they've seen the ads. Then you see how he sets those pieces into line which pays off with that finale. It takes awhile to get there, but I didn't mind because I thought it was paced very well.

That's another reason for AVENGERS' success. Alot of summer movies in recent years lack that magic of suspenseful anticipation when you the audience are ahead of the characters and know their future destination andencounters, which the characters might be ignorant in the dark about. Way too many movies go autopilot and have the audience/characters share the same knowledge.

(STAR WARS comes to mind as a classic example of that sensation. Empire captures Leia, takes her to the Death Star. The droids escape, land on Tantoine, meet up with Luke Skywalker. He meets Obi-Wan, they meet Han Solo and charter a flight. They don't know it yet until it's too late, but you just know they're gonna end up at the Death Star, kick ass, and save Leia.)
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/15/12 07:47 AM

Well I saw Tim Burton's DARK SHADOWS, starring his BFF Johnny Depp and of course based off the cult TV Show. But I'm gravely disapointed to tell you all that it bites. A few laughs*, but a mostly a stiff narrative that bones me by how overall tone deaf the movie was in mixing the thrills with laughs. Was this really the same guy who made BEETLEJUICE? The vampire was too good at sucking, because this movie sucks!

(OK I promise, no more bad puns. I swear it on my sole.)

Remember my rant above? If AVENGERS thankfully had little plot but overfilled with storytelling, DARK SHADOWS unfortunately had little storytelling and overfilled with plotting, coffin up subplot after subplot (enough to occupy a whole franchise) with very little payoff. This is one of those movies which tells us that character A hates or loves character B, instead of showing us why and investing the audience enough to sorta give a shit what happens to whom.

I mean it starts out promising enough, interestingly just like the TV show did: Mysterious woman on a train heading to an ominous mansion owned by a family dynasty on the decline. But once Depp shows up, the movie completely loses focus and really the scripts panics by throwing ideas in quiet desperation. Which is unfortunate because in retrospect, all the elements wrecklessly and cheaply tossed out there (which the movie pathetically tries to unsatisfatory tie up together) maybe could've been nailed down into a coherent, engaging, entertaining, (and simplified) plot. This indeed could've been a decent movie that some folks maybe were expecting from the ads.

You know what this movie really reminds me of? COWBOYS & ALIENS. That one also had a bigass budget, a good cast, a summer release date, lots of pricey SFX, a respectable director at the helm. And like DARK SHADOWS, technically it wasn't a "bad" movie but it's something worse for me: An offensively lazy mediocre picture. At least with real turkeys, you can laugh at them in retrospect like a Nostalgia Critic video or whatever. You don't get that luxuy with these sort of misfires.

The other day, Cracked.com had an article about artists who need to take a break and Tim Burton was ranked. And I have to agree with them. Burton in the past has made movies I've enjoyed whether BATMAN RETURNS or EDWARD SCISSORHANDS or A NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS (which he produced/co-wrote) and so forth, but now he's stuck like way too many pop star legends who produce work derivative of their greatest hits, but with diminishing artistic returns. In that regard, Burton is alot like a former associate of his in Prince.

You know what I'm talking about with Burton's "greatest hits," and DARK SHADOWS is full of it: Dark gloomy goth-friendly aesthetics that rape and plunder German Expressionism, misfit protagonists (usually monsters) who don't relate well with or tolerated by the normal conservative society, Danny Elfman soundtrack, lots of SFX and CGI, Depp covered in enough pancake makeup to be confused for Queen Elizabeth I, his mate Helena Bonham Carter always in the cast, even Christopher Lee gets a part once he gets stirred up from his tomb.

Easily the worst Depp/Burton collaborated production yet. (Yes, even worse than CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY. Let that fact sink in.)

*=I'll admit it, I laughed at the hippie scene. But for some reason it's funnier when I think of how Seth McFarlane would've written that sketch. Vampire smokes pot, gets stoned, gets the munchies...

Hell I'm surprised the movie didn't make more of a point where Depp is trying to quit sucking blood by going to an AA meeting. "Hello, I'm Barnabas Collins and I'm here because I have a drinking problem." NYUCK NYUCK!
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/15/12 11:49 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Originally Posted By: Lilo

I best know Whedon as director/creator of Serenity/Firefly. He brings some of that trademark humor to The Avengers. Look, this is an enjoyable film but it's not by any means one that is plot driven.


It's not plot driven as much as storytelling-driven. Big difference. People reguarly confuse the two, but I would complain that many movies suffer from having too much plot at times. (Depp's PIRATES movies immediately come to mind. Jesus they're overcomplicated.)


Exactly. This. The plot is simple and the story is compelling. It just works. It works so well that you look at other films and think why can't that director/producer/actor/writer get it right.

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Consider Whedon's clever writing in regards Robert Downey Jr. and Mark Ruffalo being BFFs. If you saw those pictures, it makes logical sense. But without those movies, you absolutely buy that connection because of their great chemistry together. Two scientists (if completely different personalities) bond over their private well-founded reasons for distrusting the government/military. Not to mention nobody else around them "gets" their technobabble.

Yes, Stark and Banner play off each other nicely.

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

As summer spectacle entertainment, it's top flight. Good cast, good action, good SFX, friendly to imagination and intelligence (broadly) instead of insulting either as Michael Bay tends to do with his stupid crap. But you want to know what I think the secret recipe for this billion-dollar hit is? The humor. My audience was cracking up at the appropriate spots and punchlines, including the best smashing scene (literally) in the movie which brought more laughs than the last few comedies I've seen.


PUNY GOD!

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

That's another reason for AVENGERS' success. Alot of summer movies in recent years lack that magic of suspenseful anticipation when you the audience are ahead of the characters and know their future destination andencounters, which the characters might be ignorant in the dark about. Way too many movies go autopilot and have the audience/characters share the same knowledge.

(STAR WARS comes to mind as a classic example of that sensation. Empire captures Leia, takes her to the Death Star. The droids escape, land on Tantoine, meet up with Luke Skywalker. He meets Obi-Wan, they meet Han Solo and charter a flight. They don't know it yet until it's too late, but you just know they're gonna end up at the Death Star, kick ass, and save Leia.)


Well it was a surprise to me but then again I was only 8 yrs old when I first saw it.. lol
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/15/12 11:51 PM

Is Depp basically playing the same character in all of his films?
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/16/12 01:54 AM

Originally Posted By: Lilo
Is Depp basically playing the same character in all of his films?


Same make-up case too, apparently.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/20/12 12:25 PM

Brighton Rock
This noir movie is based on a Graham Greene novel which I have not read. I was actually happy about this as I had no preconceptions about the movie. This adaptation takes place in 1960's Great Britain near and around as you might guess, Brighton. A small time group of hoodlums want some payback for the murder of their boss. A naive, lonely and virginal waitress named Rose (Andrea Riseborough) accidentally gets photographic evidence that could implicate a gang member in a revenge murder. Pinkie (Sam Riley) gets the assignment to obtain and destroy the picture, find out what if anything Rose knows and if necessary, send her to the afterlife. Pinkie is just the person for the job as his vileness and coldness and willingness to kill have already made the other gang members nervous to be around him. Pinkie's boldness and hatred only increase throughout the film as he kills his way to become boss of his gang.

This film is not an action film; it's a drama. And the drama is primarily about the relationship between good and evil or more precisely between Rose and Pinkie.
Rose is quite obviously desperate for someone, anyone to pay attention to her. In a sad, very depressing scene she has to listen as her obviously uncaring (and abusive?) father bargains a fair brideprice for her with the maleficent Pinkie, who intends to marry the underage Rose to forestall any chance of testimony against him. Actually whenever I see Rose, I expect that Eleanor Rigby should be playing. It's a very religious film , not so much in the imagery though there is that but in the conversations between Pinkie and Rose about heaven and hell. Pinkie and Rose are both Catholics.

Pinkie is quite adamant that there is hell but couldn't care less about heaven. He has a way of speaking that constantly belittles Rose and a few times it looks as if he's not above hitting her. At the same time while Rose is enthralled by and deeply in love with Pinkie, Pinkie is fascinated by her, even if that fascination is almost wholly based in contempt.

On the side of the angels is Rose's employer Ida (Helen Mirren-who is still going to be vamping men when she's 70), who as a former "party girl" herself, can recognize the pure evil radiating from Pinkie. One of the men Pinkie killed was an associate of Ida's. Ida basically engages in a struggle to save Rose's life and soul. In this she's advised by her friend Phil (John Hurt) who has never gotten to know Ida in a biblical way and appears to deeply resent it.

Look for current Game of Thrones actor Nonso Anozie as Dallow, a member of Pinkie's gang who starts to realize that Pinkie is not all there. Andy Serkis has a small but important role as Mr. Colleoni, the most powerful gangster in Brighton and a man who intends to keep that distinction. This is a VERY dark noir indeed but it's not very violent. I liked the acting here. I liked this film and thought it was very worthwhile. It throws a few curveballs at the viewer's head and like all good curveballs they don't necessarily break when or where you think they should.

This looks, feels and sounds like a fifties or sixties movie. It doesn't have hyperactive camera work or crushing sound. It assumes that a scene can last for a while and not lose the viewer's interest. The ending will stay with you.
Posted By: neha46101

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/21/12 08:53 AM

Watched Movies discussion

Harry poter

Batman

Resident Evil
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/22/12 04:56 AM


I don't wanna give this piece of shit film more time or energy than it deserves, so about Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) all I will do is repeat my GetGlue/Facebook posting:

"I don't know what the reviewers said, but this drawn-out third-grade implementation of a fifth-grade plot is borderline ridiculous."

C'mon, now... the ENTIRE premise could've been summed up in 15 minutes in a well-made film; I didn't need 1.75 hrs of CGI to "get it". ohwell

HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO STOP fucking up the APES series!! Leave it alone already!!! mad
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/22/12 05:05 AM

Originally Posted By: J Geoff



"I don't know what the reviewers said, but this drawn-out third-grade implementation of a fifth-grade plot is borderline ridiculous."


How do you watch most blockbusters?

Originally Posted By: J Geoff



C'mon, now... the ENTIRE premise could've been summed up in 15 minutes in a well-made film; I didn't need 1.75 hrs of CGI to "get it". ohwell


What does that even mean?

Originally Posted By: J Geoff



HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO STOP fucking up the APES series!! Leave it alone already!!! mad



Oh please. RISE is practically silver compared to Tim Burton's ill-advised and downright stupid POTA remake.
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/22/12 05:20 AM


I actually respect your opinions more than you think. But not this time. IMHO, that was a total piece of shit film! Well, it would've been okay if an hour and a half was taken away, and the "point" was supplanted into a REAL movie... but I think I already said that.

As for your previous feedback on that post...

I LOVE SHITTY MOVIES and will chomp on popcorn with Michael Bay any day of the week! But this wasn't good enough.

What does WHAT mean? It took 1.75 hrs of OBVIOUS (aka distracting) CGI to make a point that a real filmmaker could've made in 15 minutes. The plot/idea was fine -- but it was a 15-minute idea, not an entire feature film idea!

And yes, I really do question which is worse... RISE or POTA... and I'm thinking RISE at this point. But I'd have to watch the POTA remake again to be sure (since I only saw it once years ago, another POS ;))
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/22/12 05:48 AM


But for a brief second, let me give you a bit of where I'm coming from. Unlike you, because you weren't born yet, I grew up with this shit -- the originals are sacred. Hell, I even give the old TV series a pass. For nostalgic sake.

But my point remains: HOLLYWOOD NEEDS TO STOP FUCKING AROUND WITH THE APES SERIES ALREADY! Those nimrods can't think of anything new, but can think of plenty of shit to fuck something over.... egads. I used to want to visit Hollywood... not any more, for a long time...
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/25/12 03:20 AM

I thought RISE was a decent movie, a somewhat solid throwback to those 50s/60s sci-fi movies which were about ideas and characters, not just an excuse for mindless FX-laden action scenes. Of course RISE does court the one movie scientist trope I sorta despise. You know, the "how dare you play God!" nonsense. But it's not so bad in RISE is only because of James Franco's scenes with his father John Lithgow, which sells that angle.

Of course the movie really cooks when Caesar gets thrown into the zoo and we get a good execution of the ole reliable jailbreak picture. God you should've the crowd at my screening enjoying themselves immensely when the sadistic zookeeper meets his just deserts.

Now if you know your monkey movies, RISE is basically a down to Earth contemporary retread of CONQUEST OF THE APES. I thought Andy Serkis in body mo-cap delivered a wonderful performance from surrogate child to misunderstood teenage victim to revolt leader, up there with his Gollum but arguably more impressive considering he has no dialogue. Isn't it wonderful to be impressed by FX again?

Hell even the climax on the Golden Gate Bridge, which easily could've come off as nonsensically stupid you would find in a Michael Bay movie, works because it's quite compelling and sorta intelligent. (You gotta love that scene of the total gorilla assault on the helicopter.)

RISE has two slight flaws though. One, there is some chaotic editing with characters and subplots introduced and then forgotten. Usually this is a good sign that this was heavily recut in post-production. (Well they did a good job in the editing bay.)

Two, well the ending itself.

Click to reveal..
How is Caesar able to talk? Franco's syrum or whatever gives him super-intelligence boasting that ultimately makes him comparable to a human being if not more clever. But how does that mutate his body into giving him vocal chords to talk? Most animals, especially chimps, don't have the chords that humans do. Even if Caesar wanted to say something, his own biology would prevent him from speaking like a human. For an otherwise decently-smart picture, this is a rare blight.


But otherwise, a likeable Hollywood popcorn sci-fi thriller that doesn't insult your IQ or imagination unlike say BATTLESHIP.

(Also the title is bullshit. It was scripted, shot, and presented to Fox as RISE OF THE APES. That's an awesome, simple title full of power. The Marketing department shoehorned the RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES to directly tie itself into that film franchise. To be fair looking at it's box-office totals, I guess it worked in spite of that mouthful.)
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 02:02 AM

Okay. I got thru about half (at most) of Inglourius Bastards, then opted for The Breakup. I thought IG was going to be a The Dirty Dozen Type movie. What in the world was it with all that dialogue? Madonne!
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 02:52 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Okay. I got thru about half (at most) of Inglourius Bastards, then opted for The Breakup. I thought IG was going to be a The Dirty Dozen Type movie. What in the world was it with all that dialogue? Madonne!


Quentin Tarantino.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 08:04 PM

Just saw "The Grey" OnDemand with Liam Neeson... over all a good intense survival type movie but the ending (KIND OF A SPOILER ALERT!)...
Don't read past this - You've been warned!






(... the movie's ending was very similar to The Sopranos series ending.)
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark
Just saw "The Grey" OnDemand with Liam Neeson... over all a good intense survival type movie but the ending (KIND OF A SPOILER ALERT!)...
Don't read past this - You've been warned!






(... the movie's ending was very similar to The Sopranos series ending.)


Did the car ever get parked?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 08:19 PM

I am anxious to see "The Grey." I saw your post Mark, and when I saw spoiler alert, I immediately scrolled down. Didn't know if you had the ending in view or not but I for one, don't want to know how it ends. smile

Anyway, I saw "Unknown" & "Taken" with Liam Nesson and really liked both of them. I read with "The Grey" not to leave til credits run and assume it affects the ending.



TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: Mark
Just saw "The Grey" OnDemand with Liam Neeson... over all a good intense survival type movie but the ending (KIND OF A SPOILER ALERT!)...
Don't read past this - You've been warned!






(... the movie's ending was very similar to The Sopranos series ending.)


Did the car ever get parked?

lol No, I don't think so!
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/12 08:21 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
I am anxious to see "The Grey." I saw your post Mark, and when I saw spoiler alert, I immediately scrolled down. Didn't know if you had the ending in view or not but I for one, don't want to know how it ends. smile

Anyway, I saw "Unknown" & "Taken" with Liam Nesson and really liked both of them. I read with "The Grey" not to leave til credits run and assume it affects the ending.



TIS

He is a very good actor. I enjoyed those films you listed as well, TIS.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/30/12 06:48 PM

Just watched Armand Assante in a really horrible movie (which I am sure went right to video) about a shark attack. It's a shame when really good and successful actors step down to do this type of drivel. Who knows why. I'm sure it wasn't because the role was challenging. Perhaps it's money.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/01/12 07:59 AM

We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011)


Interesting movie. Got good reviews. Sort of reminded me of The Omen in a way. Has Tilda Swinton, who is one of my favorite actresses.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/01/12 08:00 AM

Originally Posted By: Mark
Just saw "The Grey" OnDemand with Liam Neeson... over all a good intense survival type movie but the ending (KIND OF A SPOILER ALERT!)...
Don't read past this - You've been warned!


(... the movie's ending was very similar to The Sopranos series ending.)


I don't know why some people didn't like the ending to The Grey. It was perfect.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/01/12 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague


I don't know why some people didn't like the ending to The Grey. It was perfect.


Agree.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/12 07:03 PM

Watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night. I was disappointed. It was kind of plodding. I expected it to sum up with the apes taking over instead of just the end of their rampage. I guess that leaves room for a sequel-prequel.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/12 11:06 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Watched Rise of the Planet of the Apes last night. I was disappointed. It was kind of plodding. I expected it to sum up with the apes taking over instead of just the end of their rampage. I guess that leaves room for a sequel-prequel.


I thought CONQUEST already did that?
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/04/12 04:02 AM

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) - 4 out of 5

A tense, deeply engaging Cold War spy thriller (based off John le Carre's book) it plays out not in shootouts or car chases, but in tense enigmatic conversations held between middle-aged men in suits who smoke and drink way too much. (Yes they smoke. I bet that's why MPAA gave it a R rating.)

But this does work as an entertaining who-dunnit murder mystery, played out by an awesomely Anglophilic cast that it'll probably make you want to go eat spotted dick or something. Gary Oldman, Toby Jones, Colin Firth, Tom Hardy, Mark Strong, and John Hurt. BTW, when hasn't Hurt not ever looked old at the movies? Was he born old like Benjamin Button?

Would you believe that in his long career, TTSS scored Oldman his very first Oscar acting nomination? Yeah I know, unbelievable but he earned it here. Just looking at Oldman's face as George Smiley, you don't need exposition detailing all the battles that old spy has fought over the decades and old demons bottled up inside. Controls his emotions, but when he does shall we say "lose his shit," my god you're reminded how damn good Oldman is. That's always a pleasant reminder.

Just one problem this movie has. It's a very complicated mystery, which in mind you need to keep aware of the clues being given for every character. Initially I mixed up Hardy's character with Strong, which sorta confused the shit out of me initially. As long as you keep all the pieces mentally, you'll be fine with this movie.

le Carre wrote some sequels detailing Smiley's continued shadow war with his commie counterpart in Karla. I want those movies with Oldman kicking ass by talking and smoking/drinking too much.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 07:50 AM

Much like DeNiro and Pacino, Oldman doesn't get the roles he deserves nowadays. Of course, unlike them, he has yet to receive an Oscar; which shows just how much of a joke the Academy is.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 07:50 AM

Both great movies I just watched again...


The Kingdom

No Country for Old Men
Posted By: NickyScarfo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 07:55 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Much like DeNiro and Pacino, Oldman doesn't get the roles he deserves nowadays. Of course, unlike them, he has yet to receive an Oscar; which shows just how much of a joke the Academy is.


If Sandra Bullock can win an Oscar...who knows maybe Rob Schenider can too...
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 09:31 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Much like DeNiro and Pacino, Oldman doesn't get the roles he deserves nowadays. Of course, unlike them, he has yet to receive an Oscar; which shows just how much of a joke the Academy is.


I wouldn't consider them to be an apt comparison. DeNiro and Pacino were stars who were also widely respected actors, and their problem these days is that their feature film acting careers are secondary for their interests. DeNiro is busy producing movies and his Tribeca film festival and Pacino is off playing theatre. Trust me you think any filmmaker, established and new, would turn them down? Ridiculous. I think they're at the Marlon Brando stage where working movies are now a hobby, not the profession.

Oldman, as loved and admired as he is, was never a star. At best a name, but not a star. Not his fault or anybody's really I suppose, it's just boils down to luck and timing. Also he's still working the movies for a living, hell he just signed up for the ROBOCOP remake.

(What I mean by "luck and timing," look in comparison at Johnny Depp. He was following the same career trajectory, then he did that Pirates movie which made him a star. Or more recently Mark Ruffalo, a guy who previously earned two Oscar acting nominations, but Joe Public couldn't pick him out of a police line-up, much less be considered a star. Yet he was the break-out star from THE AVENGERS.)

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Both great movies I just watched again...

The Kingdom

No Country for Old Men


I liked Peter Berg's THE KINGDOM too, a solidly entertaining "smart" popcorn thriller. All which doesn't describe Berg's recent BATTLESHIP.

NO COUNTRY I'll always remember for having one of the more fascinating screening crowd reactions I've been to. When that particular plot turn happens, the movie lost half the audience, and the other half were split 50/50 between those hoping for some sort of payoff and the rest were digging this.

Then when the movie suddenly cuts to black, some guy in the back yelled "That's it?!?"
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 10:37 AM

Men in Black III (2012) - ***1/2

After endless bad reports about a troubled production (which started without the script having a 3rd act and caused it to be stopped for 6 months w/ budget ballooning reportedly to $300 million) along with the fact that this was a sequel the masses weren't exactly screaming for (the last one was made a decade ago), this actually turned out to be decently entertaining.

That is if you can through the first 15-20 minutes, which start out unpromising with failed gags and jokes movie threatens to be deaf tone forgettable like the second MIB movie was. (Seeing Emma Thompson making unfunny "funny" noises was painful.) Tommy Lee Jones especially looked terrible, a woman at my screening muttered to her date that he looked like he just had a face lift. He also looked bored being in this movie, a pity really.

But once Will Smith goes back to 1969 to save young Jones, played in masterstroke casting by Josh Brolin, the movie starts working. Hell he and Smith have great chemistry, more much than Smith does w/ Jones this time around. There's still a hit/miss ratio with the jokes, but most are funny and the movie clicks like the first MEN IN BLACK did with the black comic cultural satire.

The highlight is the sequence at The Factory with Andy Warhol and all that. (I fully expected a sketch with John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with the punchline being Lennon was an alien beetle.) Some of my favorite gags were plays on the MIB technology, like the devices looked/acted like people back in '69 would consider to be futuristic. I always dig those little steampunk-esque touches when attempted.

The aliens in this one are interesting. The villain has detachable appendages which shoot darts and freely roam away from his body, with googles for eyes which give off this odd vibe. Then there's the alien who can see the future (and all possible variations), and despite one's expectations if you or me had this power, he's always cheerful and happy and obsesses too much on mundane irrelevant details. For some reason, this was a charming touch for me.

MEN IN BLACK III always had this small cloud of disposability surrounding it, but I still enjoyed. I do wonder if I saw this after drivel like BATTLESHIP and DARK SHADOWS influenced me to embrace any subsequent competent entertainment. But if a fourth MEN IN BLACK movie happens, don't bring back Jones. Have him de-age into Brolin or something.

EDIT - You all realize this is Smith's first movie in 4 years? That fact surprised me too. As much as I never cared for his rap career, I'll admit the track he did for the first MEN IN BLACK movie was memorable and catchy pop-rap. ("Men in Black/Guardians of the Galaxy...") Too bad he didn't do a track for this one since the song Pitbull did is fucking garbage. What do people see in that shithead?
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/12 04:11 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
I wouldn't consider them to be an apt comparison. DeNiro and Pacino were stars who were also widely respected actors, and their problem these days is that their feature film acting careers are secondary for their interests. DeNiro is busy producing movies and his Tribeca film festival and Pacino is off playing theatre. Trust me you think any filmmaker, established and new, would turn them down? Ridiculous. I think they're at the Marlon Brando stage where working movies are now a hobby, not the profession.


Mmm...I don't know. If that were true, you'd think both DeNiro and Pacino would be more selective in the roles they've accepted over the pasts 15 years or so. As they've gotten older, I don't think they've been as appreciated as before. And so not as used by the industry.

Quote:
Oldman, as loved and admired as he is, was never a star. At best a name, but not a star. Not his fault or anybody's really I suppose, it's just boils down to luck and timing. Also he's still working the movies for a living, hell he just signed up for the ROBOCOP remake.


Of course, I don't have to say that star power should have nothing to do with whether an actor wins an Academy Award or not.

Quote:
NO COUNTRY I'll always remember for having one of the more fascinating screening crowd reactions I've been to. When that particular plot turn happens, the movie lost half the audience, and the other half were split 50/50 between those hoping for some sort of payoff and the rest were digging this.

Then when the movie suddenly cuts to black, some guy in the back yelled "That's it?!?"


The moron probably said the same thing at the end of The Grey.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/23/12 12:36 AM

Watched Sexy Beast again. One of the great British gangster movies. And one of Ben Kingsley's most famous performances. Though I actually thought Ian McShane's character (Teddy Bass) was even scarier.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/23/12 05:16 PM

TCM is NOW airing "The Bad Seed" (1956). Any other oldster remember that one? With Patty McCormack (Actually the only movie I know of that she was in)?

The host describes Patti's character as "The cute, little blonde, pig-tailed sociopath. lol


smile

TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/24/12 08:12 PM

Watched "Wanderlust" last night with Mrs. Mark. We laughed pretty good at that one. Paul Rudd & Jenifer Aniston were hilarious. Great escape movie if you want to laugh at a comedy that is very well thought out and not over the top.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/24/12 09:50 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
TCM is NOW airing "The Bad Seed" (1956). Any other oldster remember that one? With Patty McCormack (Actually the only movie I know of that she was in)?

The host describes Patti's character as "The cute, little blonde, pig-tailed sociopath. lol


smile

TIS


Oh, I definitely remember it. Just like Psycho and other B&Ws of that era, it exemplifies Hollywood's ability to create real suspense and mystery without resorting to technical or other tricks. That little girl was just plain scary.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/25/12 01:18 AM

Watch Hoffa again. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Hard to believe it came out 20 years ago now. As usual, fact mixed with fiction, but worth watching for Jack's performance.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/25/12 03:20 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Watch Hoffa again. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Hard to believe it came out 20 years ago now. As usual, fact mixed with fiction, but worth watching for Jack's performance.


I once won a radio contest on the question, "Name 2 movies that Jack Nicholson played in with Ddanny DeVito?"

It was this movie and Cuckoo's Nest.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 09:53 PM

I watched my cousin vinny abbout an hour ago can't believe it's the first time i've seen pesci was hilarious
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
I watched my cousin vinny abbout an hour ago can't believe it's the first time i've seen pesci was hilarious

Cam - this is one of those flicks that I always stop on when channel surfing. I agree, it is terrific!
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:12 PM

Although cable shows it a lot, I usually don't watch it but the other day they aired "The Shawshank Redemption" again and this time I watched it again. What a great flick. I still keep forgetting it's actually a Stephen King story. Anyway, one of my favorites.
smile

TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:14 PM

There should be a "Movies I've Seen a Hundred Times and Can't Wait to Watch Again" thread. smile
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:21 PM

Cable does that a lot...showing same movies over and over. I mean for God's sake, tons of movies made in the last decade(s). Lots of good movies too yet they choose to show the same ones over and over again. confused

I enjoy watching LMN (I know a chick channel) wink Yet I notice they'll show the same two movies from late afternoon til evening. So the movie that showed at 5:00 will show again at 7:00. Good grief, I KNOW lifetime has aired way more movies for a lot of years, than it shows.

TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:29 PM

IS - Mrs. Mark is a BIG LMN fan. One Saturday night she talked me into watching "The Blue Eyed Butcher" on LMN. It gave me nightmares! I think she stabbed her husband like 100 times?!? Of course it was based on a true story... which made it even more disturbing! eek eek
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark
IS - Mrs. Mark is a BIG LMN fan. One Saturday night she talked me into watching "The Blue Eyed Butcher" on LMN. It gave me nightmares! I think she stabbed her husband like 100 times?!? Of course it was based on a true story... which made it even more disturbing! eek eek



LOL Mark, I saw that when it was first on. By the title, I expected a blue eyed guy who was actually a butcher til I read what it was about. Yea, you wouldn't wanna be messing with her. lol

I don't watch it all the time but they do have some good movies and sometimes some really good movies.

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Cable does that a lot...showing same movies over and over. I mean for God's sake, tons of movies made in the last decade(s). Lots of good movies too yet they choose to show the same ones over and over again. confused


TIS


That's true. What puzzles me is that I see movies listed that I never heard of and many are with well known stars.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/12 10:52 PM

Has anyone ever seen arlington road? My mum suggested it to me and i thought it would be a lmn type movie (in the uk hallmark if i'm thinking about the same type of movie) but i thought it was amazing especially tim robbins being the bad guy so unexpected
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/12 01:08 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant

That's true. What puzzles me is that I see movies listed that I never heard of and many are with well known stars.


It boils down to the price for TV rights.

You think TNT/TBS replayed SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION endlessly because they loved it? No. Ted Turner got those TV rights for dirt cheap (it was a box-office flop despite Oscar nominations) and hey you need programming to fill out all those hours on your TV networks besides wrestling, Braves baseball. Same reason why they replayed BEASTMASTER and ROADHOUSE into oblivion back in the day.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/12 02:42 PM

Other movies that are constantly on tv are DIE HARD, DIE HARD 2, IN THE LINE OF FIRE, THE FUGITIVE and KILL BILL.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/12 02:44 PM

Kly,

I LOVE Die Hard AND The Fugitive but they air them WAY TOO MUCH. I don't watch them on purpose because they lose their "greatness" if you see them too much IMHO. confused



TIS
Posted By: samparker

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 08:49 AM

last time i watched rock of ages
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 09:43 AM

Originally Posted By: samparker
last time i watched rock of ages


Most people I know who saw that walked out of the theater.
Posted By: NickyScarfo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 10:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Has anyone ever seen arlington road? My mum suggested it to me and i thought it would be a lmn type movie (in the uk hallmark if i'm thinking about the same type of movie) but i thought it was amazing especially tim robbins being the bad guy so unexpected


yeah I thought that was a very underrated movie!
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 07:01 PM

I just watched the original Gloria with Gena Rowlands. Wow, what a good film and one heck of a performance not only by Gena, but the little kid. How precocious! This is a different kind of Mafia movie that perfectly juxtaposes the endemic horrific qualities of Mafiosi with those which most of us possess. Give it a look.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 07:07 PM

Great movie, Oli. Rowlands is always worth a look, and Cassavetes may have been the most underrated director of all time.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/12 07:37 PM

Cassavetes also directed Gena Rowlands in what I considered her greatest role - the wife in "A Woman Under The Influence". She plays the wife of Peter Falk, an insane woman, and the impact of that insanity on her family. They were both amazing in the movie.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/30/12 12:13 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Kly,

I LOVE Die Hard AND The Fugitive but they air them WAY TOO MUCH. I don't watch them on purpose because they lose their "greatness" if you see them too much IMHO. confused



TIS


I like them too. And I still watch them even though it may only be for a half hour or so.
Posted By: Don Zadjali

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/30/12 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Cassavetes also directed Gena Rowlands in what I considered her greatest role - the wife in "A Woman Under The Influence". She plays the wife of Peter Falk, an insane woman, and the impact of that insanity on her family. They were both amazing in the movie.


Whenever I read or hear the name "John Cassavetes" reminds me of two movies, Rosemary's baby (he played the hubby?) and the killing of a Chinese bookie, which is IMO one of the most if not the most underrated gangster movie ever, Cassavetes wrote and directed it.
"A Woman Under The Influence" sounds interesting, perhaps I should check it out.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:03 AM

Originally Posted By: NickyScarfo
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Has anyone ever seen arlington road? My mum suggested it to me and i thought it would be a lmn type movie (in the uk hallmark if i'm thinking about the same type of movie) but i thought it was amazing especially tim robbins being the bad guy so unexpected


yeah I thought that was a very underrated movie!


I know right none of my friends have seen it but when i loan it to them they lov2e it
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: NickyScarfo
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Has anyone ever seen arlington road? My mum suggested it to me and i thought it would be a lmn type movie (in the uk hallmark if i'm thinking about the same type of movie) but i thought it was amazing especially tim robbins being the bad guy so unexpected


yeah I thought that was a very underrated movie!


I know right none of my friends have seen it but when i loan it to them they lov2e it


Saw it back when it was in theaters. Pretty good.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:08 AM

Just watched Lockout with Guy Pearce. OK action movie. Some funny one liners.

Watched Waiting again. It's a comedy from 7 or 8 years ago, I think. I tend to not like the more crass comedies but this one is pretty dang funny. Especially for anyone who's every worked in a restaurant or done customer service.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:11 AM

Oh yeah, definitely won't be seeing Magic Mike. Even if it does have Oliva Munn topless in it.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 03:08 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Oh yeah, definitely won't be seeing Magic Mike. Even if it does have Oliva Munn topless in it.


I know, what a cruel trick played by the fates.

"Munn is finally showing us her boobs! In that movie about male strippers."

I'll wait for it to pop-up online.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 03:49 AM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO


I'll wait for it to pop-up online.


Well, there really wasn't a "wait." (A friend of mine excitedly sent me a link.)
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 04:07 AM

Brave (2012) - ***1/2 out of 5

The people at Pixar have some of the more consistent-quality controlling filmmakers working today, and they crank out another winner. It doesn't match the Pixar triumphs like UP or TOY STORY 3 if only because it doesn't have that that trademark emotional gutpunch (My God, adults at those UP and TS3 screenings I went to cried.) This is more on the level of RATATOUILLE or FINDING NEMO, simply a terrific comedy that got me semi-involved with the narrative. In essence, Pixar makes adult comedies that also appeal to children.

But this movie has gotten wrongly slammed by misguided liberals who whine that they expected a "Pixar feminist" movie and complain instead that they got another Disney Princess movie. Which is total bullshit.

It does broadly follow that popular and popularily derided Disney Princess formula, but with sophisticated creative touches and surprising turns by the movie's original female director/writer (she was replaced during production because the movie was behind schedule.) Really reminds me of to a degree of THE INCREDIBLES (Pixar's best movie IMO) with what it did with the superhero formula in that regard.

What do I mean? There is no prince. There is no villain. The two lead characters are women. The princess doesn't marry or fall in love with anybody at the end. Well there is a witch*, but she's a benevolent nice scatter-brain, no more evil at worst than a legal gun dealer. There are princes, but they're one-off jokes.

Even with the conventional plot set-up with the orthodox mother and the liberalized daughter, both are treated with more depth and intelligence than usualy in these sorts of movies as they're stuck together trying to solve their dilemma (girl got mad at mom, accidentally turns her into a bear.) The princess is likeable, she made a childish mistake out of rash anger, owned up to it and fixed it like an adult. In the ending, she's treated like an independent adult woman. Oh and she shoots arrows.

I mean my fellow libs, doesn't that sound like basic feminism 101 in a nutshell that we wished Hollywood would do more of or attempt at the movies? You know, try to actually back up their supposed progressive values?

In that fashion, if PROMETHEUS aged like milk for me in reflection, BRAVE is aging like wine. It's not a great movie, but it deserves much more credit than it's currently getting. It's getting punished for orbiting the Earth and not landing on Mars.

*=Someone pointed out to me that the BRAVE witch in design (with the oversized eyeball) was obviously influenced by the evil witch in SNOW WHITE, the original Disney princess movie. A clever twist on the cliche.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 04:24 AM

Bah! Need I point out that the last thing we need, especially in a Pixar movie, is any liberal, feminist, propaganda? Seriously, Disney/Pixar is supposed to be family-oriented. Traditional-values oriented. Is nothing sacred? But it is Hollywood after all so maybe I'm hoping for the impossible. rolleyes
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 01:25 PM

Just watched 21 jump street it was decent but i was expecting more
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:25 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Bah! Need I point out that the last thing we need, especially in a Pixar movie, is any liberal, feminist, propaganda? Seriously, Disney/Pixar is supposed to be family-oriented. Traditional-values oriented. Is nothing sacred? But it is Hollywood after all so maybe I'm hoping for the impossible. rolleyes


There is no conflict what so ever between "family values" and leading compelling female characters in movies/TV that aren't merely designated props/playthings for men. For all of Hollywood's preaching, by default they usually fall back to the same patriarchal traditionalism that town supposedly decries. Not that I necessarily mind such traditionalism, but when they do it out of creative bankruptcy or worse cowardice, they deserve to be criticized with feet to the fires.

I'm reminded of ALIENS, Big classic action blockbuster with Sigourney Weaver the star and character that everybody liked and rooted for. She earned that rare Oscar acting nomination given for an action film. But that was what, 1986? Hollywood can do much more frequently than that.

Of course there is unfortunately still an undercurrent of sexism within Hollywood. I'm reminded of when Kathryn Bigelow was the front-runner to win the Best Director Oscar for HURT LOCKER, Salon magazine ran a piece criticizing and dismissing her talents because she never made "women movies," or whatever that means because women should only direct movies about women, like how men always make movies about men and other such wonderfully stupid observations that somebody was paid to write and somebody else published.

~I use quotations on "family values" because it's a questionable moniker used by particular peoples in recent decades waging their own cultural war using the mechanics of government against other particular peoples are actually very much pro-nuclear family and pro-marriage, a very welcome alternative to forsaking the institution of marriage or even celebrating divorce, a fact lost when some people miss the forest for the trees.
Posted By: NickyScarfo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Just watched 21 jump street it was decent but i was expecting more


Couldn't even finish that, very disappointed I will stick with 80s teen movies which ruled!
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 06:04 PM

I don't know how many of you have seen any of the "Final Destination" films but I admit, for some reason I enjoy them. HBO is running the latest (at least I think it is) Final Destination 4 or 5? lol

I guess I like the premise of "you can't cheat death". I don't know, but I find myself watching each one. I admit to laughing at scenes which weren't meant to by funny, but still have fun watching these films. I've never seen any of them at the movies but on HBO or cable. This last one was actually not too bad considering it's 4th (or maybe fifth) in the series.

Anyone see any of these FD films?


TIS
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 06:45 PM

I saw the first movie, and I remember thinking it was alright. Not seen the rest.

I heard the last few were inventive with their demises. I like that.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 06:55 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
I saw the first movie, and I remember thinking it was alright. Not seen the rest.

I heard the last few were inventive with their demises. I like that.


RR, the first one was the airplane, then there was car accident, a carnival mishap, race track disaster and the last one, they escaped death from a collapsing bridge. Btw, the villan is the same guy who was in The Candyman...Tony????something.

I am not a fan of slasher films and I wouldn't call these that,tho there are some graphic scenes. I loved too how the very first one ended. lol

On the same line of "Fun entertainment" I liked Jeepers Creepers too. smile

TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 09:09 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
I saw the first movie, and I remember thinking it was alright. Not seen the rest.

I heard the last few were inventive with their demises. I like that.


RR, the first one was the airplane, then there was car accident, a carnival mishap, race track disaster and the last one, they escaped death from a collapsing bridge. Btw, the villan is the same guy who was in The Candyman...Tony????something.

I am not a fan of slasher films and I wouldn't call these that,tho there are some graphic scenes. I loved too how the very first one ended. lol

On the same line of "Fun entertainment" I liked Jeepers Creepers too. smile

TIS


The first one and the one with the rollercoaster are quite good.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/12 11:00 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
There is no conflict what so ever between "family values" and leading compelling female characters in movies/TV that aren't merely designated props/playthings for men. For all of Hollywood's preaching, by default they usually fall back to the same patriarchal traditionalism that town supposedly decries. Not that I necessarily mind such traditionalism, but when they do it out of creative bankruptcy or worse cowardice, they deserve to be criticized with feet to the fires.

I'm reminded of ALIENS, Big classic action blockbuster with Sigourney Weaver the star and character that everybody liked and rooted for. She earned that rare Oscar acting nomination given for an action film. But that was what, 1986? Hollywood can do much more frequently than that.

Of course there is unfortunately still an undercurrent of sexism within Hollywood. I'm reminded of when Kathryn Bigelow was the front-runner to win the Best Director Oscar for HURT LOCKER, Salon magazine ran a piece criticizing and dismissing her talents because she never made "women movies," or whatever that means because women should only direct movies about women, like how men always make movies about men and other such wonderfully stupid observations that somebody was paid to write and somebody else published.

~I use quotations on "family values" because it's a questionable moniker used by particular peoples in recent decades waging their own cultural war using the mechanics of government against other particular peoples are actually very much pro-nuclear family and pro-marriage, a very welcome alternative to forsaking the institution of marriage or even celebrating divorce, a fact lost when some people miss the forest for the trees.


Compelling leading female characters is fine. Since you mentioned it, Aliens is one of my all time favorite movies. But in addition to being such a great writer and director, it worked because of how Cameron went about it. Ripley wasn't trying to be "GI Jane." She wasn't a soldier trying to be "one of the guys." She was just put in a position and did what she had to do. More than anything, it was really more about her taking on the mother role and protecting Newt among all the chaos.

The problem comes when movie makers, for whatever reason, but often to make some political or social statement, try to have their female characters act outside of their gender roles. And then present it as something that's a good thing. Something to be cheered.

And for the record, I liked the Hurt Locker, but I don't think it deserved both "Best Movie" and "Best Director."
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/05/12 10:10 PM

Mrs. Mark talked me into watching "The Help" last night. Very good picture I must say. I didn't think I would like it but I enjoyed it very much. Highly recommend. I give it 4-1/2 meatballs out of 5!
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/12 12:33 AM

One of my faves, Mark, both the book and the movie.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/12 05:14 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
One of my faves, Mark, both the book and the movie.

Does the movie do the book justice?
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/12 06:56 PM

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) - ***1/2

Decent, if at times even spectacularly decent reboot of the Spider-Man franchise that is less Sam Raimi's movie from a decade ago and more Sony gunning for Spidey in the BATMAN BEGINS mold. The cast was good, with the leads in Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone are great, dynamite chemistry but I must admit I was disapointed that they made a point of introducing Stone's Gwen Stacy as an intellectual equal of Peter Parker, only for the movie to do absolutely nothing with that introduced element. (Then why bother?) Garfield's Parker is more inert, more awkward, more clumsy, and quite frankly more interesting than Tobey Maguire's portrayal was.

People complain about the origin story being rehashed, but that's an irrelevant concern. You've seen movies before, why watch them again? You've seen a movie about Jesus before, why see another one? Hey they already made Batman movies, why did we need Christopher Nolan's (superior) movies? Hell fans know most of these superhero origin tales by heart, so why bother? Because some stories we love to hear, even if we're very familiar with them.

I was mildly engaged, I laughed at most of the intended punchlines, I was excited, and I'm baffled by complaints that the CGI is not good. Realy guys? I saw Raimi's SPIDER-MAN on TV some weeks back, and it's amazing (no pun intended) how much CGI has evolved just in the last decade.

I do admit he first hour sorta dragged, but I can't decide if it was the story being told (technically nothing wrong with it) or the fact I didn't get much sleep last night. Also the ending turned me off, and I'm not sure why. It keeps with the tone of the movie was going for and faithful (more or less) to the Spider-Man comics, but I dunno it feels sorta contrived? Maybe it feels short in the aftermath of THE AVENGERS, but that can't be helped. It feels too contrived of the first SPIDER-MAN movie, such moments of creative lazyness that somewhat hold this back.

If there is a real reason to go see ASM, there were some scenes as I alluded to that were rare moments when I go from critically watching a movie on a technical level and get myself lost in the moment as a moviegoer. Spider-Man tying up criminals and hanging them outside the local police precinct? His great plan to get a picture of the Lizard down in the sewers that horribly backfires? Goofing off playing games on his smartphone during a stake-out? Taking his mask off to get a kid to escape a burning car? Playfully revealing his spandex hobby to his girlfriend? Such charming scenes that give a nice reminder of why Spider-Man is one of the superhero heavyweights in global popularity.

Again not a great movie, but at least it's better than SPIDER-MAN 3. That's a nicer compliment than I intended. I hope the sequel is even better, and I think that it can. Definately doesn't deserve some of the intense backlash from the Internet. (Yet it got an "A-" from Cinemascore, a decent if not gospel barometer of audience WOM.)

NOTE: I think it's funny that the marketing made a big friggin deal about how "you've not see the whole story!" mystery aspect of Spider-Man, especially regarding his parents. Which as you Spidey/comic book fans might remembere, were never around or mentioned. And you know what? I never cared about them or their fate, either as a kid or adult, and I'll argue most people feel the same way. It's like wondering about young King Lear, I mean who cares?

But regardless, ASM doesn't answer it, leaving it again for the inevitable sequel so don't worry about it. I liked the movie in spite of that shamelss marketing bait & switch. (But Sony, please no Green Goblin again. Why not try Mysterio? He was my favorite Spidey villain as a kid.)
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/12 07:43 PM

The Hunger Games (2012) - ****

Now this is what I was talking about with my rant about women characters and Hollywood. This was a monster hit ($400 million grossed in America alone) and based off a similarly successful book series. I think it's pretty obvious two-fold why teenagers (specifically young women) really reacted positively to this and I assume the source material (which I've obviously never read) too:

(1) Teenagers love reading/seeing teenagers in adult situations, having to more or less fend for themselves. It's why HARRY POTTER and (the idiotic) TWILIGHT were so popular, among other reasons.

(2) The protagonist (played here by the talented newcomer Jennifer Lawrence)is a young girl, who you immediately rally around. She's resourceful, she's intelligent, she's likeable, we relate to her troubles more or less running what's left of her family, we follow her complicated relationship throughout the narrative with local boy Josh Hutcherson, she's a human beacon which we see this horribly dystopic future (or wicked alternate reality?) from her perspective.

See Hollywood, how hard is that?

That scene with her showing off her archery skills to the oligarchy's amusement (but more like indiffernece) was magic. The way it's paced and develops you know what will happen but man it's wonderful when it does unfold exactly as you hoped for.

(I do think it's odd how Lawrence here is a master archer, as was the female protagonist in BRAVE. Then you have Hawkeye in THE AVENGERS. Did archery become popular with the hipsters without me being aware?)

That "perspective," director Gary Ross here does in costume deisgn, art direction and other aesthetic detaild that Ridley Scott did with BLADE RUNNER, informing and educating you about everything about this ficitonal universe with the technological disparity between the impoverished powerless masses and the self-enclosed oligarchy not really in touch with reality, all without being being spoonfed with dull, insulting exposition. HUNGER GAMES the movie is more intelligent and superbly crafted than I think most of it's fans give it credit.

The opening with Lawrence in her home "district," I thought it looked quite like southwestern Virginia/West Virginia and looking up on wikipedia, what do you know that distrct is supposed to be set in the Appalachians. I even liked President/dictator Donald Sutherland's speech about that part of the world being full of underdogs. "If you knew them, you wouldn't cheer for the underdog." Brilliant.

I'll tell you what I honestly enjoyed most about HG, and it's Woody Harleson. He can be such a great actor, scoring two well-earned Oscar acting nominations over the years, yet he's still remarkably underrated in spite of all that. To some folks, he's still fucking Woody from CHEERS. He deserves more credit, specifically what he adds to HUNGER GAMES.

He's introduced before appearing as only the ex-champion of these Hunger Games, a gladiator deathmatch spectacle held by this dictatorship with kids sent to kill each other until one is left standing. Then Woody appears, and his demeanor with those eyes tells you everything you need to know about him. Yes he won, or the last survivor where he assumingly did kill other kids to save himself. And that thought has haunted him, and he tries to escape with booze and cynical indifference but with no success.

That's how dictatorships stay in power, dehumanizing the population and making such horrible shit the accepted status quo. Woody is like the masses, he knows these Hunger Games are savage and horrible, but what he's helpless. There is nothing he can do, right I like the impression given only the lunatic cabal at the capitol city are the only ones who "enjoy" this violent circus, everybody else is horrified and put in their place by this these Games.

Yet when Harleson grows some sort of friendship/mentorship with Lawrence, fire returns to those eyes and she forces him through smarts and admiration to care about her, makes him give a shit again and try to help her anyway she can during those Games. I suppose if the two upcoming movie sequels (according to wikipedia) are about the growing revolution against this society, then Harleson gives a great microcosmic demonstration of why this happens.

I have only one severe reservation about HUNGER GAMES: The fucking post-action cinematography, or as better known (or better scorned) as "shakey cam." You know where action scenes are now usually filmed with a camera tossed around back and forth, and you the audience are disoriented with no sense of geography (i.e. what the fuck is happening.) I was so capitvated by this movie, but those scenes did take me out of that spell.

But I guess I give Ross credit in one way: He doesn't sensationalize the violence with the scenes of kids actually killing other kids, he denies people a chance to enjoy that juvenile violence. And quite frankly I appreciate that because I had no appetite for it. (Yet I had no qualms with KICK ASS and the cursing/murdering 11 year old girl. Go figure. )

I suppose going in I expected THE RUNNING MAN with teenagers, an adventure thriller or something. Instead I got ROLLERBALL with teenagers (the James Caan movie, not that dumbass Chris Klein remake.) Yes it's "entertainment," but along the way you're provoked to think about certain things larger than your popcorn that only good movies make you comtemplate.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/12 11:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark
Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
One of my faves, Mark, both the book and the movie.

Does the movie do the book justice?


The movie is fairly faithful, and I think the actors all did their characters justice. I felt that the book did a better job of conveying the danger that they were all in for telling their stories, but I enjoyed them both.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/12 02:44 AM

Watched The Talented Mr. Ripley. Great movie.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/12 01:44 PM

We rented "The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo" Friday night, only to find that it was airing on cable last night. I didn't love Daniel Craig in the lead. I couldn't understand half of what he was saying; he always seemed to be mumbling (although that might have been the DVD). The rest of the cast, however, did an outstanding job, especially Stellan Skarsgard and Rooney Mara.

The movie has a very dark and disturbing story to tell. Daniel Craig plays a disgraced journalist who is hired by a Swedish industrialist to look into the 40 year old disappearance of his beloved niece. The book had an incredible number of characters that were often difficult to follow (especially given the Swedish names and places, which are not familiar to me) and the film did an admirable job of keeping them all in place.

I am glad that I saw the movie in the summer, though. Everyone always looked so freezing cold! My mom told me that she saw Dr. Zhivago on a bitter cold night and had to wait on a long line outside to get tickets. She said that they were freezing cold the entire night! lol
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/12 03:54 AM

All the parts were there for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Daniel Craig is always good and it's a perfect movie for Fincher. But the question is, did it really need to be made after the original Swedish version? I'm not one of these movie snobs that automatically writes off an American remake of a foreign film but it is often the case the remakes don't measure up for one reason or another.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/12 06:39 AM

Also watched Bad Santa. Not for everybody but very funny if you like dark comedy.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/12/12 02:35 AM

Most of the reviews said that the American version was pretty much Swedish Version Redux, and was slightly inferior to the original. I haven't seen the Swedish version, but I believe they filmed the entire trilogy, no?

Lisbeth Salander is one of the most tragic heroines ever written. I couldn't put the first book down. I didn't admire the next two quite as much, but I would be interested to see the films.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/22/12 05:31 AM

Watch Pride & Glory again. Saw it originally in the theater. Gritty cop movie with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell. Really good.
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/22/12 05:53 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Watch Pride & Glory again. Saw it originally in the theater. Gritty cop movie with Ed Norton and Colin Farrell. Really good.


My younger brother (who wants to join the NYPD) and I LOVE that movie.

I wish Netflix had it on instant streaming
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/23/12 02:45 AM

Another one I watched again is NARC, with Jason Patrick and Ray Liotta. Another very gritty cop movie. The opening scene is unforgettable.




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTWACLTZBYA
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/29/12 03:05 AM

I'm watching Stephen King's, "The Mist" on the SyFy channel. I never saw it before. It's actually pretty good; keeping my interest.

smile


TIS
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/29/12 02:49 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
I'm watching Stephen King's, "The Mist" on the SyFy channel. I never saw it before. It's actually pretty good; keeping my interest.

smile


TIS


Very cool movie, TIS. I read this years ago and can honestly say that one is not better than the other... the book compliments the movie and vice versa. However, one thing the movie does not show is that the lead character does sleep with the check out girl in one of the back rooms of the market thus fueling the religious zealot's ire.
Posted By: short841

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/29/12 03:01 PM

Just watched Bronson with Tom Hardy in. Very good acting from Hardy.
Posted By: dontomasso

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/12 05:19 PM

I saw the Batman movie this weekend. Meh.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/12 11:16 PM

Originally Posted By: dontomasso
I saw the Batman movie this weekend. Meh.


What didn't you like?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/12 01:40 AM

Last night one of the cable channels ran Denzel Washington's "John Q." I hadn't seen the movie in a few years and forgot how good it was. I haven't seen all of Denzel's films but I do like the movies I've seen.

smile
TIS
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/12 03:15 PM

Denzel is my man, TIS (after Jeter, anyway). John Q didn't get very good reviews, and I always thought it a much better film than credited.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/12 03:19 PM

SB,

I don't remember it as being real popular at the theater but I too enjoyed it. smile

I saw "Training Day" for the first time a while back. Whoa what an a-hole his character was. uhwhat So easy to hate. Great acting job by Denzel. (If I'm not mistaken he won deservedly and Oscar for that part)?

smile

TIS
Posted By: Mastronardo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/12 06:01 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
SB,

I don't remember it as being real popular at the theater but I too enjoyed it. smile

I saw "Training Day" for the first time a while back. Whoa what an a-hole his character was. uhwhat So easy to hate. Great acting job by Denzel. (If I'm not mistaken he won deservedly and Oscar for that part)?

smile

TIS

I’m afraid Washington only got an Academy Award for his role in Training Day. Another incredible Denzel Washington movie is The Taking of Pelham 123, also starring John Travolta.

A movie I’ve recently watched is Ted, it’s a comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. I highly recommend it if you’re into hysterically funny movies. I have also heard a lot about Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie, The Dictator. I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/12 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Lilo
[quote=dontomasso]

What didn't you like?


He didn't like the lack of Nuke Repellent Bat Spray.

Originally Posted By: Mastronardo


I’m afraid Washington only got an Academy Award for his role in Training Day. Another incredible Denzel Washington movie is The Taking of Pelham 123, also starring John Travolta.


Bleh, the original PELHAM (a classic thriller from that decade) makes the remake come off as very tame and quite forgettable. The remake isn't bad, just I don't think its worth one's time for what you get from it.

Also you're wrong: Denzel also won a suppoting actor Oscar for GLORY back in the day.

Originally Posted By: Mastronardo


A movie I’ve recently watched is Ted, it’s a comedy starring Mark Wahlberg and Mila Kunis. I highly recommend it if you’re into hysterically funny movies. I have also heard a lot about Sacha Baron Cohen’s new movie, The Dictator. I’m looking forward to seeing it.


I liked TED too, even if it does that meta-referencing stuff which I don't care mostly. (It's really the FAMILY GUY movie, just on steroids and unrestricted by TV censors.)

Not seen DICTATOR, heard mixed word on that one.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/12 01:24 AM

Training Day terrifies me, he was such a horrible, horrible man. I don't want to hate Denzel! Oh, Glory was just such a great movie, and he was the best part about it. That scene, when Matthew Broderick orders that Denzel be flogged for going AWOL, wow! And then he finds out that Denzel's character was just looking for boots.
Posted By: Mignon

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/12 05:10 PM

Right now I'm watching John Wayne's Mclintock on AMC.
Posted By: Mastronardo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/12 11:01 PM

I watched The Expendables 2 today at the local cinema. It stars Jean-Claude van Damme, Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bruce Willis and Terry Crews. Not bad at all.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/12 11:17 PM

After Tony Scott's death, I was spurred to rewatch probably his best movie (this or THE HUNGER) in TRUE ROMANCE which just might very well be among my favorite movies ever. Everything about it is awesome from a then-novie Quentin Tarantino's screenplay to Tony Scott servicing it with his slick look and action pyrotechnics to this movie stuffed with a hell of a cast regardless of role size.

"You're part Eggplant!"

Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 05:35 AM


It's been so long, I had to add TRUE ROMANCE to the top of my Netflix queue wink
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 02:37 PM

You know, sometimes with movies like HOBO WITH A SHOTGUN, words fail to accurately describe that ultraviolet cartoon mayhem. What a great title. But I certainly enjoyed that circus. It's like all those weirdo kids who caught TOXIC AVENGER and wanted to remake that sort of movie when they grow up, and well they did.

The best scene is when Rutger Hauer makes that snuff movie producer eat his own film at gunpoint.

Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 06:50 PM

Love Rutger Hauer. He's such a great psychopath.
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 06:54 PM

Just saw The Dictator, only a few laughs here and there. Not as funny as I was expecting.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 06:56 PM

I do too! For me, one of his best was the original "The Hitcher" and you're right. He IS a great psycho. lol I've seen a few other movies with him, but that one stands out.


TIS
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 07:15 PM

Did you ever see Nighthawks, with Stallone, Billy Dee Williams and Hauer? Hauer plays a very mean and scary "terrorist" and Williams and Stallone are the NYPD after him. Typical 1980s cop vs. bad guy, but there are some very good performances that elevate it a bit. Anyway, it's decent entertainment.

Edit: I almost forgot, but Willy Cicci is in it, too, as the police lieutenant.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 07:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Did you ever see Nighthawks, with Stallone, Billy Dee Williams and Hauer? Hauer plays a very mean and scary "terrorist" and Williams and Stallone are the NYPD after him. Typical 1980s cop vs. bad guy, but there are some very good performances that elevate it a bit. Anyway, it's decent entertainment.

Edit: I almost forgot, but Willy Cicci is in it, too, as the police lieutenant.


When Hauer joins the great Dutch harbor in the sky, I'll remember him mostly for BLADE RUNNER.

Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/12 07:26 PM

I forgot about Nighthawks. Not a real popular Stallone movie, but I liked it. It's been so long since I've seen it I forgot Hauer was in it. Some people are just cut out to be the bad guy and he's one of them.

smile

TIS
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/29/12 12:11 PM

just watched WINTERS BONE. Very grim but compelling film about miserable hillbillies!!
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/08/12 03:34 PM

Speaking of hillbillies, caught LAWLESS yesterday. Meh.

Not a technically bad movie, with a good cast and good attention to period detail. But really it's ultimately rather disposable and not really all that interesting or remarkable.

Is this a thoughtful piece about America's never-ending War on Drugs (before that term was invented?)? Is this an engaging family melodrama? Is this an entertaining rednecksploitation action thriller? None of them, though I guess LAWLESS tried to take a stab at all of them.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/08/12 03:42 PM

rr - I hear that Gary Oldman is in the film but not nearly as much as he should be. At one point, I am told, he appears and then doesn't come back for a while and you almost forget that he is even in the flick.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/08/12 03:59 PM

I think it was FX that aired a remake of the Michael Douglas movie, COMA last night. It's a two parter and I saw part 1 but couldn't stay awake for part II. Anyone see this remake?

It wasn't bad but unless the second part is really really good, I like the original better. ohwell


TIS
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/11/12 04:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Mark
rr - I hear that Gary Oldman is in the film but not nearly as much as he should be. At one point, I am told, he appears and then doesn't come back for a while and you almost forget that he is even in the flick.


It's a glorified cameo this side of TRUE ROMANCE. Except I think his TR part may've had more screen coverage.

Still I did forget that Oldman had the best scene in LAWLESS, and maybe I'm a sadistic psychopath because I grinned when he grabbed that shovel...
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/11/12 11:53 PM

Somebody uploaded this quite decent movie, one of director Peter Hyams' better works. Pretty much HIGH NOON in Outer Space, but w/ 100% more exploding heads.

Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/12/12 10:12 AM

Watched Brad Pitt's baseball movie MONEYBALL last night. Very good, thoroughly enjoyed it!
Posted By: YukonCorneleone

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/18/12 06:15 PM

RR.....
LOVED Outland. One of my all time faves!

Saw Premium Rush the other night at theater
Good movie, well done and suspenseful
Go see Michael Shannon's (Agent Van Alden
from BE) performance. Spectacular!
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/21/12 10:10 PM

Saw DREDD, it was pretty good. This year's 4th comic book-based movie and the 4th good one, except thankfully a well-earned R-rated futuristic adventure that isn't made to please everybody or sell lunchboxes.

High octane entertaining B-action movie w/ streaks of humor from the one-liners and ultraviolence. Part DIRTY HARRY, part DIE HARD, part ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13 and ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK (this movie feels John Carpenter-ish), with a subtly effective production/art design that won't get enough credit in giving you a sense of grim and (pun!) dread that a future this bad needs such a fascist police state to stem the problems of Mega City One (800 million in a super city the size of New England), and they're apparently not enough.

Not a great movie, but a good adaptation of the 2000 A.D. Comics with Karl Urban in a Clint Eastwood-inspired performance as the Judge Dredd that finally will hopefully erase memories of that lame Sylvester Stallone movie from back in the day.

I give this ***1/2 out of 5.
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/22/12 12:40 AM

Saw Traffic the other day for the first time, it was very good.
Posted By: MisterPurple

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/22/12 02:19 AM

Watched Hard Eight just now. Great movie!
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/23/12 11:19 PM

Last night I watched some of John Travolta's movie (which I never geard of) entitled Love from Paris (or something like that)in which he's a CIA agent. It was pretty good and so was he although bald headed. Give it a look.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/23/12 11:35 PM

I saw that movie and almost watched it. LOL I ended up falling asleep. I did however watch a movie I hadn't heard of, with John Cusack and Morgan Freeman but can't think of the title. It was about a father/son out hiking and come across an assassin. Was pretty good. smile


TIS
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/07/12 01:12 PM

Taken 2.

The glorious thing about the first Taken was the hidden bada$$ery of Liam Neeson. Of course if you've ever seen Rob Roy, Gangs of New York, Les Miserables or Darkman this shouldn't have really been a surprise but unfortunately for the mental defectives in the first film they didn't see those movies. The first film had really good pacing. It communicated the frantic nature of Bryan Mills' search for his daughter Kim before she is sold off into Third World sex-slavery.

But in Taken 2, presumably everyone, including the half of the Albanian male population that Mills DIDN'T kill and his ex-wife and daughter, knows that Mills is not a man to be f***** with. Because if you mess with him or his family you will die. And if he has the time, you might die painfully.

So there's really no reason for the bad guys to try again and there is even less reason for them to do incredibly stupid stuff like not kill Mills immediately once they have kidnapped Mills and his ex-wife Lenore.

If you were determined to keep Mills alive for a while that would be dumb.
At the very least since you know that he is very resourceful, incredibly dangerous, and has a downright mean streak, wouldn't you keep him under 24 hr armed guard, search him thoroughly, bind him with iron and steel instead of plastic or rope and just to be on the safe side, cripple him to forestall any escape attempts? I mean what are they teaching in Evil Overlord Boot Camp these days?

Also I will have to go back and watch the first Taken but I don't seem to remember Maggie Grace either being as curvy or showing as much flesh. Not that I'm complaining rolleyes but it's impossible to believe that she's 16 years old. Again, since both his ex-wife and daughter know what he does , it makes no sense for them to insist on questioning his directives while people are shooting at them or saying they can't do what he tells them to do or falling into hysteria, which is most of what they do throughout the film.

Lots of stupid people get shot in the head. The end.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/07/12 09:14 PM

Not seen TAKEN 2 yet, but I'll be honest I'm pretty certain that as action movies go, it won't as good as DREDD was. (TAKEN 2 will make a fortune, DREDD unfortunately tanked in theatres.)

And well shit, somebody online agreed with me.

Do Yourself a Favor and See Dredd 3D Instead of Taken 2

Quote:
Pushing for a truce near Taken 2's end, Bryan Mills tells his adversary, "I am tired of it all." Yeah, and you feel it in every second of his dull movie. Dredd 3D, meanwhile, barely stops to take a breath - and when it does it's because it's so fucked up, an astonishingly massive garbage truck high on its own fumes.


http://gawker.com/5949128/do-yourself-a-favor-and-see-dredd-3d-instead-of-taken-2

Originally Posted By: olivant
Last night I watched some of John Travolta's movie (which I never geard of) entitled Love from Paris (or something like that)in which he's a CIA agent. It was pretty good and so was he although bald headed. Give it a look.


I saw that too, I liked it as a good afternoon killer. (Travolta camping up as the ultimate "Ugly American" was good fun.)

That was another movie produced (and co-written) by Luc Besson, the French filmmaker who's become probably king of the B-action movies, low/modest budgets and usually taking place in Europe. His credits range from the TRANSPORTER series to the TAKEN movies to even LOCKOUT w/ Guy Pearce which came out earlier this year.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/12 09:31 AM

Went to the cinema the other day to see KILLING THEM SOFTLY, the new Brad Pitt gig. Very good show i have to say, with star turns from Mr. Gandolofini, Mr. Liotta and Vincent Curatola also!!

Worth seeing, most definitely.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/28/12 07:11 PM

Anyone else watch HBO's "The Girl" a story about Alfred Hitchcock's filming of The Birds and the obsession he had with it's star, Tippi Hedron? He comes off as very strange and kind of creepy in this film.

I am still watching but apparently when they filmed the scene of her in the attic and being attacked by the birds, she was told it would take a day to film and turned out to be 76 or so days. Hitchcock seemed to be just pushing & pushing. Plus, Hitch didn't tell her there would be mostly real birds (along with mechanical) in that scene.

I forgot she also took a movie part in Hitchock's "Marnie". She must have been a glutton for punishment. LOL


smile

TIS
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/28/12 10:26 PM

I watched "Gone With The Wind" tonight for the first time, truly an epic film and i can see why this is one of the greatest films ever made, but geez it's on a long time 3hrs and 45 mins smile .. Vivien Leigh's performance is amazing and is up there with the best of all time..
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/29/12 12:30 AM

It's one of my favorites, DeNiro! With the exception of Leslie Howard's British accent, the entire cast was just incredible. I especially loved Aunt Pittypat.

Did you realize that one of the Tarleton twins (they were on the front porch of Tara with Scarlett in the beginning of the film) is George Reeves, who later went on to play TV's Superman?
Posted By: NickyScarfo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/29/12 12:13 PM

Just saw that Dredd film it sucked big time. Note to Hollywood directors, just because you have 3D doesn't mean we have to see stupid scenes to highlight this technology, I didn't need to see a minute of a woman in slo motion splashing water out of a bath.
Also 3D should not mean you disregard screenplay, acting and hell a half decent script! Terminator this ain't.
Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/12 12:16 AM

Originally Posted By: NickyScarfo
Just saw that Dredd film it sucked big time. Note to Hollywood directors, just because you have 3D doesn't mean we have to see stupid scenes to highlight this technology, I didn't need to see a minute of a woman in slo motion splashing water out of a bath.
Also 3D should not mean you disregard screenplay, acting and hell a half decent script! Terminator this ain't.
Pete Travis isn't a 'Hollywood' director, he's British, as is the film's scriptwriter Alex Garland (The Beach, 28 Days Later..., Never Let Me Go). 2000AD, the comic in which the Judge Dredd character appears, is also British.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/12 12:22 AM

Capo, what did you think of DREDD?

Originally Posted By: NickyScarfo
Just saw that Dredd film it sucked big time. Note to Hollywood directors, just because you have 3D doesn't mean we have to see stupid scenes to highlight this technology, I didn't need to see a minute of a woman in slo motion splashing water out of a bath.
Also 3D should not mean you disregard screenplay, acting and hell a half decent script! Terminator this ain't.


Who the fuck said this was TERMINATOR? More like a John Carpenter-esque remake of DIE HARD, which is a compliment not a criticism.

A movie where a fascist cop shoots a flare into a perp's mouth can't be bad in my book.
Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/12 12:26 AM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Did you ever see Nighthawks, with Stallone, Billy Dee Williams and Hauer? Hauer plays a very mean and scary "terrorist" and Williams and Stallone are the NYPD after him. Typical 1980s cop vs. bad guy, but there are some very good performances that elevate it a bit. Anyway, it's decent entertainment.

Edit: I almost forgot, but Willy Cicci is in it, too, as the police lieutenant.
That's a decent film; you can view it in seven parts here, on YouTube. It's under-known as far as I can tell; in the UK especially, "Nighthawks" refers more popularly to this film.
Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/12 12:32 AM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Capo, what did you think of DREDD?
I liked it overall. Thoughts: jump down to the text that follows the Dredd image.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/12 12:49 AM

Originally Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra
I liked it overall. Thoughts: jump down to the text that follows the Dredd image.


Good reviews mate.

Yeah I enjoyed DREDD too, which of the comic book movies this year might just be the most perfect and honest, least pretentious/bloated of the bunch. Not necessarily the best or the one I enjoyed the most, but DREDD rocks.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/29/12 10:57 AM

DJANGO UNCHAINED

Tarantino has an eye for cinematic mayhem so it's not surprising that he would make a film set during slavery. I was surprised that he made one that was so darkly humorous and ultimately touching. I don't think that Tarantino does "message" films. So this is not some profound deeply moving serious film with slow reveals, silent screams and classical music that ponderously swells at just the right moment to bring audience tears. There are no long speeches aimed at the mentally slow explaining why slavery is bad. I think Tarantino considers that far too obvious to mention.

There is a tremendous amount of violence in this film and some brief nudity. Obviously, racial slurs and profanity abound. This is not a film for children. Blood spurts and flows. There are a few broadly comedic killings. You really have to see the film to understand what I mean by this last statement. You kinda had to be there and I wouldn't care to spoil it for you.

This movie touches the same core American cinematic themes of protecting your family, standing up for yourself and getting some righteous payback that animated such movies as Shane, Death Wish, True Grit, The Brave One, Rambo, Taken, Braveheart, Death Sentence, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Sons of Katie Elder, and virtually any 80s Steven Seagal flick. The only difference in Django Unchained is that the good guy (well the main good guy anyway) is black while almost all the bad guys are white. This is really unusual for American cinema. This is a perfect antidote to Lost Cause nostalgia that suffuses so many movies about this time period.

If you are looking for a sober searing movie, this is not that film.
If you enjoy action and heroics this is a remarkably entertaining movie. Foxx really inhabits the titular role while Waltz shines in a strong supporting role. Leonardo DiCaprio and Samuel Jackson star as villains. Good stuff. A little long but worthwhile.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/29/12 09:10 PM

I do enjoy Tarantino and was looking forward to this film, but was unsure if we should see it. Thanks for the review, Lilo. Although it was nominated for some Golden Globes, most of the reviews I read have been mixed.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/27/13 05:57 PM

Anyone else ever see the movie "Eagle Eye" with Shia Labeouf? It's been on TV quite a bit. It's getting to be one of the movies (Like GF, Shawshank Redemption, Die Hard and others) that I always have to tune in to watch at least part of it. Anyway, good movie IMHO. I really don't even remember when it was out at the theaters. Maybe it wasn't a huge hit but I liked it. I also liked him in a Rear Window variation (loosely) in "Disturbia." smile

Also, I started to watch also, on HBO last night, "Contraband" with Mark Wahlberg. I fell asleep halfway thru but not because I didn't like it. It was just late. I intend to watch the rest later today. Anyway, not too bad a movie so far.

TIS
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/27/13 07:38 PM

I liked Eagle Eye and Contraband. I think Contraband is the better film.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/27/13 09:11 PM

Good movie day. Now watching the remake of "Taking of Pelham 123. Tony Soprano, Mayor of the city? lol



TIS
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/27/13 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Good movie day. Now watching the remake of "Taking of Pelham 123. Tony Soprano, Mayor of the city? lol



TIS


I much prefer the original with Matthau and Shaw. The remake (another forgettable entry in the latter days of the late Tony Scott) to me just feels like on the level of a big budget TV episode. It's not a bad film, but I can't say I was intrigued or engaged or excited beyond the level I would hold for a basic TV action/thriller episode.

And that's my smug observation for the day.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/28/13 01:14 AM

Hi RR,

You know I don't think I ever saw the original Pelham 123 believe or not. It probably IS better. As history shows usually the originals are the best.

Btw, I'm seeing previews of a new "Hansel & Gretal" movie. Sounds like a real scary twist no? lol



TIS
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/28/13 01:29 AM

I also never saw the original Pelham 123, I thought the remake was good in its own right.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/28/13 01:36 AM

I can't say I'm a huge Travolta fan but he plays a real good asshole. lol



TIS
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/28/13 01:40 AM

Oh, and speaking of bad guys, you know who else played a great bad guy/villian? Dennis Hopper. I thought he was great in Speed. Gosh, I remember him way way back as an "Easy Rider." lol



TIS
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/13 10:37 PM

Tonight i watched A Streetcar Named Desire with Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, amazing film and acting. Marlon brando at his best..

8/10
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/13 10:44 PM

I just saw the movie djanko unchanged the copy they give out for academy award consideration. It was ok but I just did not think it was that good to get an academy award. My wife liked it surprisely she does not like movies with a lot of violence in it.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/13 11:36 PM

Originally Posted By: RichieAnimal
I just saw the movie djanko unchanged the copy they give out for academy award consideration. It was ok but I just did not think it was that good to get an academy award. My wife liked it surprisely she does not like movies with a lot of violence in it.


Imo there's only 2 awards it can win Walts for SA(which i doubt) or QT for original screenplay.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 12:29 PM

Watched the Liam Neeson film THE GREY the other night. Started quite well but became boring very quickly. I was rooting for the wolves by the end...which incidentally, couldn't come quick enough tongue
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 03:58 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Watched the Liam Neeson film THE GREY the other night. Started quite well but became boring very quickly. I was rooting for the wolves by the end...which incidentally, couldn't come quick enough tongue


You didn't like it Yogi? When it came out some BBers commented and it got good reviews. I haven't seen it yet, but was warned to watch thru the ending credits. confused I'm waiting for it to come on HBO.


TIS
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 03:58 PM

I felt the same way.
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 04:00 PM

It has been on netflex for a while now.
Posted By: dontomasso

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 07:06 PM

I want to see Silver Linings Playbook again... A brilliant piece of work.
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 08:13 PM

Up to epoxied 5 house of cards.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 10:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Watched the Liam Neeson film THE GREY the other night. Started quite well but became boring very quickly. I was rooting for the wolves by the end...which incidentally, couldn't come quick enough tongue


Absolutely. I hated it, and I'm a bit Liam Neeson fan.
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/13 11:15 PM

I like him to especially taken 1. But taken 2 was not good. I known Albanians pretty well. In two when they put the hoods over his wife and his heads. They would have killed them right on the spot.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/06/13 02:34 AM

My favorite roles of his are as the deaf defendant in "Suspect" and the title roles in "Rob Roy" and, of course, "Schindler's List".
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/06/13 02:39 AM

Schindlers list was a once in a lifetime roll for both Nesson and Ralph FIennes
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/06/13 02:41 AM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Watched the Liam Neeson film THE GREY the other night. Started quite well but became boring very quickly. I was rooting for the wolves by the end...which incidentally, couldn't come quick enough tongue


Absolutely. I hated it, and I'm a big Liam Neeson fan.


I felt the same way.

Originally Posted By: RichieAnimal
I like him to especially taken 1. But taken 2 was not good. I known Albanians pretty well. In two when they put the hoods over his wife and his heads. They would have killed them right on the spot.


part 1 was great, part 2 was bad.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 08:10 PM

Last night i watched "The Bridge On The River Kwai". Excellent film and cast

8/10
Posted By: RichieAnimal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 10:24 PM

Watched it on turner classic movie Chanel right. That is the best channel on cable
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Last night i watched "The Bridge On The River Kwai". Excellent film and cast

8/10


Saw that in business school for a negotiation class, i agree with your score.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 10:38 PM

Originally Posted By: RichieAnimal
Watched it on turner classic movie Chanel right. That is the best channel on cable


If this question is aimed me, then no i watched in on DVD.. wink
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 11:07 PM

Originally Posted By: RichieAnimal
Watched it on turner classic movie Chanel right. That is the best channel on cable


Chanel has it's own channel?? Is it No. 5??? Ha ha, Number 5? Get it? Chanel No. 5?? smile
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/08/13 11:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Originally Posted By: RichieAnimal
Watched it on turner classic movie Chanel right. That is the best channel on cable


Chanel has it's own channel?? Is it No. 5??? Ha ha, Number 5? Get it? Chanel No. 5?? smile



Ha ha ha! Very cute. lol Yea if Chanel had a channel I'm guessing it would be #5. lol
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/10/13 10:55 AM

last night we watched the Mark Wahlberg show CONTRABAND. Loved it, great film.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/10/13 01:17 PM

Yogi,

It's been on HBO and I started watching it twice. It was on late each time and I fell asleep. rolleyes I'm gonna try to finish it on "On Demand." It was good from the portion I saw.


TIS
Posted By: Skinny

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/13/13 02:24 AM

Children of Men. In my opinion, one of the best directed movies of all time. If anyone here appreciattes Directing, Camera Work, Writing, angle of movies... I recommend this, great movie.
Posted By: LL

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/15/13 01:23 AM

I really enjoyed super 8 too
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/13 08:17 PM

I just watched I, Robot the other day. The last scene is Sonny standing on top of a hill looking down on thousands of robots who stop and look up at him. That would seem to lay the basis for a sequel.

Also, I wonder why there was never a sequel to Close Encounters. I'd entitle it The Return.
Posted By: EastHarlemItal

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/13 08:18 PM

[quote=olivant]I just watched I, Robot the other day. The last scene is Sonny standing on top of a hill looking down on thousands of robots who stop and look up at him. That would seem to lay the basis for a sequel.

As long as they bring Bridget Moynahan back it's all good!
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/22/13 03:59 PM

Bridget Moynahan is scrumptious blush

Shucks..... tongue
Posted By: SgWaue86

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/22/13 06:53 PM

Just caught Elite Squad 1&2, it's about the slums in Rio and the efforts by the law to clean them up. Overall it was pretty good it's in spainish but i don't mind the subtitles. If you got Netflix i would recommend it for sure.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/13 11:05 PM

Watched Fun with Dick and Jane, laughed too damn much.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/13 11:47 AM

Caught OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN, which opened this past weekend. The first of two "DIE HARD in the White House" movies we're getting this year, believe it or not.

As a DIE HARD rip-off, it has some merit with some laughs, some thrills, director Antoine Fuqua's most watchable movie since TRAINING DAY. I respect that like DIE HARD, he takes the time to set-up the pieces to be put into play once the hammer drops, i.e. the bad guys take over. (Something the original DIE HARD was brilliant at.)

Unlike last year's RED DAWN remake, the North Koreans here are the semi-believable enough adversariess needed to make a paperback thriller fantasy like this work. But ultimately not memorable enough for me to wholly recommend this OK, disposable entertainment. I give it 3 stars out of 5.

(Why? I got tired of this movie reusing way too many scenes from DIE HARD. Its one thing to borrow this very dependable story formula, its another to echo that film beat by beat. Hero and adversary exchange threats and one-liners over walkie-talkies, the hero dodges a rooftop helicopter-involved explosion, the useless authorities launch a futile raid that the hero advises against, etc. Too much photocopying, not enough originality from OHF's end.

They could've taken inspiration from the best of the DIE HARD knock-offs in UNDER SIEGE. Instead of one villain, that gives us two. Instead of a lone savior, he's saddled with a sidekick also stuck in the wrong place, wrong time like the hero. And so forth.)

EDIT - Sadly if DIE HARD was produced today, John McClaine would have a scene where he tortures a bad guy to death. I miss American movie heroes that prevailed because of wits and kicking ass. Why did we have movie villains like Darth Vader torture? Because we considered it barbaric, practiced only by despots and thugs.

Its one thing if say The Punisher or TAKEN doing this, because those characters are bastards, ruthless to accomplish their own little personal vendettas. But OHF, its your traditional supposed righteous American hero (even though Gerard Butler is Scottish, but nevermind) against the evil foreign terrorists, who torture which suddenly becomes bad. The hero does it, its good.

But times change. Weird to say that in this regard, the 1980s were more civilized than movies produced today.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/01/13 10:10 AM

Too bad about "Olympus has Fallen". I couldn't get with North Koreans as believable competent bad guys.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/01/13 10:22 AM

The English Teacher
I always liked Julianne Moore ever since the movies Hannibal and Boogie Nights. I hadn't seen her in a comedic role before. The English Teacher is a successful mix of comedy and drama. The film mostly takes place in a school, a gym, or someone's home. Sets and sound levels are well done. The character motivations might occasionally be described as broad but again they are very true to life. People get lonely and do stupid things. People gossip and try to protect their jobs.

Linda Sinclair (Julianne Moore) is a Pennsylvania area high school English teacher. She has incredible zest and passion for her work and her students. But otherwise life is passing her by. In a voiceover, an older female narrator (her conscience?, her fear?) explains that Linda is an incurable romantic and thus thinks that any man she meets should live up to the men found in works like "Pride and Prejudice" or "A Tale of Two Cities". Of course most men don't and in one of the film's running gags, when Linda rarely dates, she immediately judges and grades the men. Negative comments in red ink appear on screen. No, Linda is happy most days just to go home alone and read or watch TV. And the voiceover says that's just the way it should be, thank you very much.

She bumps into a former student Jason Sherwood (Michael Angarano). The last she heard Jason had gone to NYU's writing program and on to Broadway but Jason ruefully explains that he washed out of NYU and is under increasing pressure from his father, Dr. Tom Sherwood (Greg Kinnear in an excellent albeit small role) to attend law school. Linda thinks this is a shame because she still believes Jason has real, world changing writing talent. Feeling encouraged, Jason gives Linda his masterpiece play, something he claims is based in part on his own life. Linda reads it and is transformed by the artistry and tragedy on display. She shares it with the hammy drama teacher Carl Kapinas (Nathan Lane), who can't stop telling everyone about the time he auditioned for Soderbergh, as well as the school principal Slocum (Jessica Hecht) and vice principal Pelaski (Norbert Butz).

Slocum and Pelaski decide to allow the play to be performed at the school. Positive it will be a success, Linda even agrees to pay for any cost overruns out of her own pocket. Linda is excited by the prospect of "saving" Jason from law school and working closely with a creative person. And that's when Jason shows Linda how hot for teacher he really is while Linda shows Jason how to make a lady smile. And then things get interesting. It is an interesting phenomenon that illicit sex can harm or help a man's reputation but virtually never helps a woman's. Them's the breaks. Linda's jealousy and defensiveness don't help matters, either. When you spend too long lying to yourself you lose the ability to tell when other people can see through your lies.

This was, to me anyway, an enjoyable film. It doesn't have any obvious bad guys. It's just a slice of life that doesn't take any sides other than giving the very clear message that whoever you are, whatever you do, you need to get up and enjoy life because it's too precious to waste away.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/03/13 08:00 PM

Caught IRON MAN 3 last night. What an awesome start to the summer 2013 season.

Terrific, slickly produced, funny as hell pseudo-throwback to the 1980s/early 90s Hollywood action movies mixed with modern pytotechnics and the sci-fi/fantasy portal that is Marvel. We get 3 (or was it 4?) outstanding action setpieces. This might be better than the first (wonderful) IRON MAN film. This entry was directed by Shane Black, who back in his day of course scripted LETHAL WEAPON and LAST BOY SCOUT and a few years back directed KISS KISS BANG BANG with a pre-superstardom Robert Downey Jr.

And yeah like those movies, IM3 is basically a buddy actioneer albeit Downey and Don Cheadle don't team up together until the 3rd act but that beast narrative is there, highly kinetic and more one-liners than it knows what to do with. This is what the disapointing IRON MAN 2 should've been in the first place.

It's also solid science fiction. The ads you all might've seen showed Downey's new gizmos like remote controlling his Iron Man suits and pieces of the suit magnetically attaching to him one at a time. (And Black and his crew utilize this established fact for inspired imagination.) The villains with their new "Extremis" virus, which turns people into nearly-indestructable superhumans with regenerative powers if a tad explodey. How can a guy in a tin can defeat this technological superiority? By throwing everything plus the kitchen sink at them. (I'm sure I saw a kitchen sink flying around in that impressive climax fight.)

Crazy thing is the best moments in IM3 for me are when he's on the run, without his suits and basically forced to use his brains to fight back MacGuyver style. Handcuffed in the middle of a Tennessee town with two of those Extremis freaks on his ass? He doesn't let that get him (and his massive ego) down because he's Tony Stark, he'll figure something out. And he does.

I will say this though. The ads are misleading. This is not a remake of THE DARK KNIGHT, and some fanboys are pissed they didn't get that remake that they apparently were expecting. Oh boo hoo. I respect Marvel and Black for not going down that plot road that many recent movies have done already (SKYFALL, etc.) and tried to basically use that presumptions against you.

I give this ****1/2 out of 5.
Posted By: Mastronardo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/03/13 08:58 PM

This Is 40. It stars Paul Rudd, Megan Fox and Jason Segel. ****/5.
Posted By: Dapper_Don

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/04/13 03:22 AM

Originally Posted By: Mastronardo
This Is 40. It stars Paul Rudd, Megan Fox and Jason Segel. ****/5.
Caught this last weekend, I agree with your score.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/13 02:47 AM

I watched 1992's Innocent Blood again last night (I've seen it a few times). It's sort of Donnie Brasco meets Twilight. Despite its critics and failure at the box office, I like it (it was filmed in Pittsburgh). One thing that's cool about it is that its cast was a Sopranos warm-up of sorts. Besides Anthony LaPaglia and Chazz Palminteri, there's Robert Loggia, Tony Sirico, and David Proval. Also, Don Rickles has fun with his role.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/13 08:45 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I watched 1992's Innocent Blood again last night (I've seen it a few times). It's sort of Donnie Brasco meets Twilight. Despite its critics and failure at the box office, I like it (it was filmed in Pittsburgh). One thing that's cool about it is that its cast was a Sopranos warm-up of sorts. Besides Anthony LaPaglia and Chazz Palminteri, there's Robert Loggia, Tony Sirico, and David Proval. Also, Don Rickles has fun with his role.


I believe John Landis directed that, didn't he?
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/13 01:16 AM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Originally Posted By: olivant
I watched 1992's Innocent Blood again last night (I've seen it a few times). It's sort of Donnie Brasco meets Twilight. Despite its critics and failure at the box office, I like it (it was filmed in Pittsburgh). One thing that's cool about it is that its cast was a Sopranos warm-up of sorts. Besides Anthony LaPaglia and Chazz Palminteri, there's Robert Loggia, Tony Sirico, and David Proval. Also, Don Rickles has fun with his role.


I believe John Landis directed that, didn't he?


Yes.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/13 05:32 PM

The Sundance Channel is now playing DDA (Pacino is great) with Marathon Man to follow. Two good flicks. smile




TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/13 09:41 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
The Sundance Channel is now playing DDA (Pacino is great) with Marathon Man to follow. Two good flicks. smile




TIS


I just watched Serpico for the first time a few days ago it reminds me of The King of Comedy because it's one of the truly underrated movies of 2 of the greatest Actors. IMO it's Al's best performance other than GF 1.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/13 10:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
The Sundance Channel is now playing DDA (Pacino is great) with Marathon Man to follow. Two good flicks. smile




TIS


I just watched Serpico for the first time a few days ago it reminds me of The King of Comedy because it's one of the truly underrated movies of 2 of the greatest Actors. IMO it's Al's best performance other than GF 1.


Yes, I loved Serpico too. One of my favorites. smile I saw it at the theater and it was very popular (as was Pacino). I remember seeing the real Frank Serpico on various shows after that movie. The Tomorrow Show comes to mind with Tom Syner, if you remember.


TIS
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/13 01:08 AM

Boy, that didn't take long. I just saw an ad for a new Lifetime Movie titled, "Jodi Arias, Dirty Little Secret." Geez, trial just ended.


smile


TIS
Posted By: dontomasso

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/13 05:16 PM

Saw "The Internship" with Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. The best way to describe it is "Wedding Crashers Lite."
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/12/13 06:35 PM

Ya'll might want to give a look at Trouble With the Curve with Clint Eastwood, Amy Adams, and Justin Timberlake. It's a pretty good baseball movie as the back ground to something of a troubled father/daughter relationship (By the way, you might pick up some batting tips).

I like Clint's values themed movies these days. Also, Timberlake has turned out to be a good actor. For those of us who are fathers, it may stir memories of teaching our daughters about baseball (even football). I know I tried to teach all of my daughters baseball and used to throw the football with them. There's one scene where he pitches to his 33 year old daughter and she hits it into outfield and then rounds the bases. He watches her as she does so smiling all the time especially when she does a cartwheel between 2nd and 3rd.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/13 05:01 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
For those of us who are fathers, it may stir memories of teaching our daughters about baseball (even football). I know I tried to teach all of my daughters baseball and used to throw the football with them. There's one scene where he pitches to his 33 year old daughter and she hits it into outfield and then rounds the bases. He watches her as she does so smiling all the time especially when she does a cartwheel between 2nd and 3rd.


My daughter grew up with two older brothers, so she was a bit of a tomboy. One of my favorite memories of summer was pitching to her and her friend Joey, who has Down Syndrome, on a scorching sunday afternoon while a golden retriever collected the balls after each hit.

I'll give that movie a see just for that scene.
Posted By: Frank_Nitti

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/13 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: klydon1
Originally Posted By: olivant
For those of us who are fathers, it may stir memories of teaching our daughters about baseball (even football). I know I tried to teach all of my daughters baseball and used to throw the football with them. There's one scene where he pitches to his 33 year old daughter and she hits it into outfield and then rounds the bases. He watches her as she does so smiling all the time especially when she does a cartwheel between 2nd and 3rd.


My daughter grew up with two older brothers, so she was a bit of a tomboy. One of my favorite memories of summer was pitching to her and her friend Joey, who has Down Syndrome, on a scorching sunday afternoon while a golden retriever collected the balls after each hit.

I'll give that movie a see just for that scene.

Gee tug at my heart strings a bit why don't ya.
I'm sure your daughters enjoyed those moments as much as you did.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/14/13 08:57 AM

Saw a midnight showing of Man of Steel. Pretty good. Some things worked. Others not so much. Would be interested in a sequel with something like Doomsday. None of that Justice League crap though.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/14/13 02:54 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Saw a midnight showing of Man of Steel. Pretty good. Some things worked. Others not so much. Would be interested in a sequel with something like Doomsday. None of that Justice League crap though.


My oldest son got home from work at eleven, showered and headed off to a midnight showing of the movie too. He also thought it was pretty good.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/14/13 03:49 PM

I thought MOS was OK, in fact I would compare it to SUPERMAN RETURNS from several years back: Several interesting ideas*, some nice eyecandy action setpieces, and I'm ultimately underwhelmed.

Its weird that for a movie that tried its darn best to make you care about the hero (following the Nolan playbook, its basically SUPERMAN BEGINS), I felt no real investment in him or his journey or the stakes really. The one moment where I did feel something was that brief scene with Meloni in Smallville, where fear and ignorance is defeated by decency.

The 3rd fact becomes disaster movie mayhem porn like you expect from Michael Bay or Roland Emmerich. When Supes and General Zod have their big expensive fight, I really didn't care and actually wanted this movie to end.

Not to mention there was never (for me at least) a big "whoop" moment, if you will where for a scene you lose yourself in the story and leave yourself hopelessly giddy. I think of Hulk smashing Loki like a ragdoll in THE AVENGERS.I think of IRON MAN when Tony Stark fights his way out of the cave. I think of Batman's first night out in BATMAN BEGINS, or Christopher Reeve's Superman debut when he grabs the helicopter. Or beyond that superhero genre, Harrison Ford pulling out his gun on that swordman in RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Bruce Willis telling off the police captain in DIE HARD. The heroes in STAR WARS escaping the pitfalls in the Death Star, and so forth.

Using a scale, I would give this 3 out of 5.

*=For example, how the Lois/Clark relationship is totally reimagined is a good idea. Wished it would've actually added up to something.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/16/13 05:07 AM

I watched The Great Mouse Detective and The Black Cauldron last night with my niece imo the 2 most underrated Disney films.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/16/13 05:16 PM

Well, I finally caught The Dark Knight Rises on HBO last night. I was somewhat disappointed. Primarily, I wanted to watch it because it was filmed in Pittsburgh (In fact, when I was in Pittburgh two years ago, I got caught in traffic when they were filming one fight scene).

I don't know; it seemed like there was something missing. It seemed pedestrian. The superhero pathos that seem to be on display in today's movies makes those heroes seem ordinary. Also, the villain seemed a stretch. I was surprised that Rotten Tomatoes gave it a 90s rating in both categories.

Posted By: Giancarlo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/16/13 11:05 PM

Watched The Italian Job from 1969 yesterday, it was ok.

Ends in a literal cliffhanger, i think they were planning on making a second one to start where this one ended but i guess they never got around to it.
Posted By: dontomasso

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/17/13 03:39 PM

I think without equivocation Man of Steel is the best Superman movie ever made.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/17/13 10:04 PM

Originally Posted By: dontomasso
I think without equivocation Man of Steel is the best Superman movie ever made.


As I said in the Man of Steel thread, I saw it a second time. I got more out of it and the fact that I saw it in a huge screen certainly helped. It still wasn't perfect but I'd maybe give it 3 out of 4 stars.
Posted By: BlackFamily

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/25/13 06:20 PM

I recently saw First Time Felon starring Omar Epps as a vice lord. This movie is on YouTube and came out in 1997 on HBO. Decent movie.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/26/13 06:56 PM

In the Dark Knight Rises final scene, Robin stands on a rising platform. What is that platform?
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/26/13 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
In the Dark Knight Rises final scene, Robin stands on a rising platform. What is that platform?


Same one seen earlier in the film, which if I remember right, encompassed Batman's workstation and costume.

Also I suppose Nolan liked the symbolism of the rising of a new Dark Knight.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/13 03:47 PM

I watched two movies recently, but couldn't stay up to see the endings. One was Mystic River, which I liked quite a bit. I thought the acting was outstanding, and was wondering whether it received Academy Award nominations/awards, specifically Sean Penn.

The other was Shutter Island, which had me hooked in the beginning, but I was losing a little interest before I went to sleep. Is this movie worth watching to the end?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/13 03:57 PM

Kly, I've seen that Shutter Island has been on tv several times in the last few weeks. I have never watched it but was tempted to cause it sounds like it might be good.


smile

TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/13 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: klydon1
I watched two movies recently, but couldn't stay up to see the endings. One was Mystic River, which I liked quite a bit. I thought the acting was outstanding, and was wondering whether it received Academy Award nominations/awards, specifically Sean Penn.

The other was Shutter Island, which had me hooked in the beginning, but I was losing a little interest before I went to sleep. Is this movie worth watching to the end?


I've seen both you should definitely watch the end of them imo, both have very dramatic endings i won't ruin anything but i think you'd be glad you watched the rest of them. Also, Sean Penn and Tim Robbins both won Oscars for their roles in Mystic River, but i'm not sure if Kevin Bacon or any of the other actors were nominated.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/13 05:47 PM

Yeah SHUTTER ISLAND is worth watching to the end. I mean Scorsese and Leo, why wouldn't you give it a chance?
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/13 03:57 PM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Yeah SHUTTER ISLAND is worth watching to the end. I mean Scorsese and Leo, why wouldn't you give it a chance?


Do you think that Mystic River is worth watching to the end too?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/13 04:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Lilo
Too bad about "Olympus has Fallen". I couldn't get with North Koreans as believable competent bad guys.


Oh, too bad, and I thought it looked really good. ohwell


smile



TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/13 04:54 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: Lilo
Too bad about "Olympus has Fallen". I couldn't get with North Koreans as believable competent bad guys.


Oh, too bad, and I thought it looked really good. ohwell


smile



TIS


I actually thought it looked good too, the only problem i had with it was the fact that i don't really like Gerard Butler even though that he's Scottish and supports Celtic tongue .

Gerard Butler playing for celtic -
Posted By: jace

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/13 07:11 PM

I watched The Road with Viggo Mortnesen. Great movie. A downer, but a realistic view of what a post apocalyptic world would be like.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/13 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By: jace
I watched The Road with Viggo Mortnesen. Great movie. A downer, but a realistic view of what a post apocalyptic world would be like.


I've read the book, i haven't seen the film though now that you've reminded me i think i'll buy it because i love Viggo in A History of Violence,LOTR and Eastern Promises.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 12:43 AM

Ok, with the temps over 100 degrees and me not feeling like doing anything it's been a lazy ass day for me. lol I've been watching movies/tv almost all day. Starting with Fallen (Denzel Washington) a nice creepy flick; Then, even creepier, Omen II with William Holden, which I hadn't seen in years, but a pretty decent sequel; Then I couldn't resist re-watching a few episodes of "The Bates Motel." You know that is really a good show.

To top it all off I can never resist Jason Bourne and they are showing "The Bourne Identity on TNT. I absolute love Bourne movies.

And that's my lazy Sunday. smile

TIS
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 12:47 AM

Haha i was watching the bates motel today 2 i had never seen it b4 but i was hooked after the first episode and im whatching the bourne ultamatum right now.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 12:50 AM

Originally Posted By: Dellacroce
Haha i was watching the bates motel today 2 i had never seen it b4 but i was hooked after the first episode and im whatching the bourne ultamatum right now.


Dellacroce, I highly recommend Bates Motel. I was reminded as a re-watched how good the show is. Norma (forgot her real names) is really a good actress (as is the rest of the cast)

Bourne Ultimatum will show next, BUT I have to watch AMC's "The Killing so I won't see all of Bourne Ultimatum (I have all 3 on video tho. LOL)

smile

Enjoy

TIS
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 01:03 AM

Ya bates motel is really compelling, i had never seen the original movie which im definatly going to have to go rent. But is the killing also really good? Its been in my netflix que for awhile i just havnt got around to it yet, but if its on par with the other amc shows ( breaking bad, the walking dead) it should at least be worth cheacking out right?
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 03:26 AM

I don't know how ya'll can live on this diet of murder shows. You remind me of my mother who read nothing but murder mysteries. For a time we were worried: she took notes.
Posted By: jace

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 06:03 AM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: jace
I watched The Road with Viggo Mortnesen. Great movie. A downer, but a realistic view of what a post apocalyptic world would be like.


I've read the book, i haven't seen the film though now that you've reminded me i think i'll buy it because i love Viggo in A History of Violence,LOTR and Eastern Promises.


He is one of best actors of these times.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 04:53 PM

Saturday night I watched "High Noon" 1952, starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. 61 years ago, movies sure have changed, but a good story is a good story.

What I found amusing was the actors in supporting roles; Harry Morgan - (Dragnet, M*A*S*H's Col. Potter), Lloyd Bridges (Sea Hunt, father of Jeff and the other kid, and lots of movies), Lon Chaney Jr.(The Wolf Man), Lee Van Cleef (ubiquitous bad guy).
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/13 06:35 PM

Originally Posted By: MaryCas
Saturday night I watched "High Noon" 1952, starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. 61 years ago, movies sure have changed, but a good story is a good story.



This past weekend for some reason I thought of High Noon. But no blood; no naked women; no foul language. I don't know. Should it really be considered one of the best westerns ever? I mean, how can you make any movie without all of those things?
Posted By: jace

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/02/13 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: MaryCas
Saturday night I watched "High Noon" 1952, starring Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly. 61 years ago, movies sure have changed, but a good story is a good story.



This past weekend for some reason I thought of High Noon. But no blood; no naked women; no foul language. I don't know. Should it really be considered one of the best westerns ever? I mean, how can you make any movie without all of those things?


Thank You! I think one day Hollywood will remake a classic westerns and add car chases, and movie goers will suspend any disbelief.
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/04/13 06:13 PM

Watched world war z today with brad pitt. It was a pretty good zombie flick, nice action scenes and great special effects and a pretty good story. I give it a solid 7 or 8 out of 10.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/05/13 04:06 AM

I have wanted to see WWZ. I hope to get around to it.

Sounds good!! smile




TIS
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/13 04:54 AM

THE LONE RANGER has some of the same intended slapstick mayhem charms of the PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN films, and it does kinda work. Just about as bloated as that series in general. But what an oddball, halfbaked blockbuster. It drags in too many spots, a half hour too long and goes back and forth as both a sincere cornball throwback to the white hat western heroics and a parody of it. (Doesn't really work.)

I think the biggest problem is that it saddles itself with two origin stories for Mr. Lone Ranger and Tonto, and...they're not very interesting at all. Kinda boring honestly. Origin stories for say Superman and Batman and Spider-Man and so forth work because part of those characters' appeals as mythology goes.

Then again maybe I'm biased because Lone Ranger has been an irrelevant character since what, the 1950s? (Or let me put it this way: Sometimes origin stories are good to make a protagonist appealing. Other times actions do just fine. Did anybody care about knowing Jack Sparrow's origins in the first PIRATES movie with his antics and outsmarting his enemies?)

In contrast, I think of DREDD last year. That movie understood that Judge Dredd's origins didn't matter at all. He's fun because he's a resourceful, tough son of a bitch who shoots bad guys in the face.

TLR, not a bad film. It has some charms (the train race finale is insane) and not as bad as the terrible reviews are making this out to be. But you can wait for DVD on this one.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/15/13 10:30 PM

Pacific Rim

Actually pretty good if you approach it in the right frame of mind, i.e. it's rather predictable, your typical pop-corn flick, but it's fun and has some great battle scenes. Definitely needs to be seen on the big screen though.
Posted By: Logomassini

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/16/13 02:29 AM

I agree Ivy League. Pacific Rim I thought was a pretty good movie. Just like you said you have to approach with the right mind frame. I don't think it's a movie for eveyone but it certainly was my type of movie, but I wouldn't say it was phenomenal.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/16/13 02:55 AM

Wow, I actually agree with you 2 gents on PACIFIC RIM.

Yes the story is blockbuster autopilot with characters and arches borrowed from TOP GUN and INDEPENDENCE DAY and several other summer movies. But I admire that unlike the works of Michael Bay (and MAN OF STEEL), such a pitch doesn't end up being an excuse for poorly paced, boring mayhem porn. The filmmakers are actually intrigued by the concept of an everyday life where giant robots and monsters duke it out regularly. This is terrific science fiction regarding the thought put behind the machinery of these robots, along with the "Drifting" and all that.

I liked this. ***1/2 out of 5.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/16/13 08:48 PM

Watched Safe House(2012), Denzel Washington's a pretty damn good actor. And the movie also was great.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/19/13 03:04 AM

Originally Posted By: ThePolakVet
Watched Safe House(2012), Denzel Washington's a pretty damn good actor. And the movie also was great.


I never got around to that one. Now on top of my Netflix queue. Thanks!
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/22/13 03:12 AM

Caught RED 2 yesterday. Meh. Dragged for too much of the movie for my taste. Then again to be fair, I wasn't the biggest fan of RED, which was watchable enough of an action/comedy I suppose. Perhaps fans will forgive this sequel more than I did? (My crowd ate this up.) Best Bruce Willis movie of 2013, which to be fair is not exactly saying much.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/22/13 03:54 AM

Now THE CONJURING, I would definately recommend that one folks. It's so goddamn refreshing to see a horror film actually made with methodical pacing and a successful attempt at atmosphere. Most engaging mainstream horror movie I've seen in ages.

This takes its time establishing both families, the large family realizing too late they just moved into a haunted house (I would sue their real estate agent) and the other a demon-busting family who go out and give college lectures about their work. Mind you I don't believe in ghosts and exorcisms and all that stuff, but I found this clinical approach to that topic very fascinating. Of course they have to go into that house and with a mixture of technology and old time religion asskicking figure out the mystery behind this house and solve it.

CONJURING will remind you of past terrific films of this sort like POLTERGEIST and THE CHANGELING and Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING and all that. But unlike most recently produced horror films, this doesn't do an empty shout-out to such old glories and ride on their coattails. No CONJURING works as a thriller for the same reasons as those films did.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/22/13 03:52 PM

RR,

I've seen previews of it. It DOES look creepy.

smile


TIS
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/23/13 02:09 AM

Originally Posted By: ronnierocketAGO
Now THE CONJURING, I would definately recommend that one folks. It's so goddamn refreshing to see a horror film actually made with methodical pacing and a successful attempt at atmosphere. Most engaging mainstream horror movie I've seen in ages.

This takes its time establishing both families, the large family realizing too late they just moved into a haunted house (I would sue their real estate agent) and the other a demon-busting family who go out and give college lectures about their work. Mind you I don't believe in ghosts and exorcisms and all that stuff, but I found this clinical approach to that topic very fascinating. Of course they have to go into that house and with a mixture of technology and old time religion asskicking figure out the mystery behind this house and solve it.

CONJURING will remind you of past terrific films of this sort like POLTERGEIST and THE CHANGELING and Robert Wise's THE HAUNTING and all that. But unlike most recently produced horror films, this doesn't do an empty shout-out to such old glories and ride on their coattails. No CONJURING works as a thriller for the same reasons as those films did.



Good movie. One of the better horror flicks I've seen in some time. Has 85% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/25/13 10:49 PM

Anyone ever see a movie called "Red Eye?" HBO is running it this week. Story of one woman's terrifying flight with an assassin. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Much of the same excitement ast Eagle Eye which also was action packed.

smile

TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/25/13 11:50 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Anyone ever see a movie called "Red Eye?" HBO is running it this week. Story of one woman's terrifying flight with an assassin. Kept me on the edge of my seat. Much of the same excitement ast Eagle Eye which also was action packed.

smile

TIS


Never have i just googled it though and it sounds quite interesting, i may give it a try sometime. It shocked me that it is a Wes Craven film since he usually directs Horrors, who knows what this madman will do though since he directed this





lol
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 12:17 AM

Yes Camarel I too was surprised to see Wes Craven's name. When you get a chance, check it out.

I can't say I've heard of Music of the Heart. confused


TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 01:05 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Yes Camarel I too was surprised to see Wes Craven's name. When you get a chance, check it out.

I can't say I've heard of Music of the Heart. confused


TIS


It's anoher Wes Craven film lol Much less expexted than Red Eye. Here's the trailer -




I will watch Red Eye within the next week and tell you what i thought of it.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 01:11 AM

Hmmm I really don't remember it. Yet, I know all of the stars. Thanks for the trailer.

smile


TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 01:23 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Hmmm I really don't remember it. Yet, I know all of the stars. Thanks for the trailer.

smile


TIS


I haven't seen it, but it's baffling a director would've made a film of that nature when he's famous for films like Nightmare on Elm Street,Scream,Last House on The Left etc.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 01:39 AM

It sure is. I wonder what he was thinking? lol Who would have thought?




TIS
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 01:54 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
It sure is. I wonder what he was thinking? lol Who would have thought?




TIS



My guess is Meryl Streep didn't wnt to be a murder victim lol
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/13 08:28 PM

Just watched get shorty, ive seen it many times before, but after dennis farina passing i had to watch it again bc its my favorite of all his movies(besides maybe midnight run). Its got james gandolfini in it to.
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/27/13 01:52 AM

Caught THE WOLVERINE last night. Decent, engaging enough actioneer that's both an existential story and a Clint Eastwood-type movie with a well-paced, economical narrative of action, humor, and plot not getting in the way. Too bad the movie sorta jumps the rails in the 3rd act by being the cartoonish sillyness that up to then TW had refreshingly avoided. But regardless, an afternoon still worth seeing.

Or let's put it another way. This is a film where we have an immortal hero with retractable claws surviving a nuclear blast, a humanoid snake mutant villainess, another mutant who's a master samurai swordsman soothsayer, a ridiculous (and ridiculously entertaining) train sequence with characters using gravity to fight each other, heart surgery is done by hand through the chest. Yet the giant samurai robot is generally considered by most folks to be the absurd bridge too far. I consider this credit to a picture that (mostly) works.

(Be sure to stay in your seats and watch the mid-credits scene. Absolute joy, and sets up X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE past out next summer. Hell of a teaser!)
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/27/13 03:04 PM

Fun Fact: Ryan Gosling was in THE CONJURING. (Albeit in voice only.)

Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/28/13 07:00 PM

Just watched hangover 3, it was better than i expected. Not as funny as the original ofcourse but it had its moments and it wasnt as ridicoulos as i thought it might be. But overall it was a good and fitting end to the hangover saga.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/13 06:48 PM

I thought Hangover was hilarious and but that's the only one I've seen of the three.

HBO just ran "The Bourne Legacy" and I must admit it wasn't half bad. A whole lot of action, especially in the end. I did enjoy it. However, that being said, I still maintain there is only ONE Jason Bourne and that's Matt Damon. It just didn't seem quite the same to me. ohwell Sort of like watching a "Bourne-ish" type movie and not the real thing.


TIS
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/13 07:19 PM

Ya thats about the same feeling i had about to. It was a well done and an intriguing storyline and jeremy renner is a good actor but hes no matt damon. I forget how it was said exactly by the director but i think it was something like that it was in the same universe as the other bourne films, meaning that the time frame of the events in legacy were happening simultaneously with the events in the other bourne movies. Which is kind of strange but intriguing concept and a pretty creative way to continue with the bourne saga despite damon not wanting to sign up for another one.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/13 08:50 PM

I saw Matt Damon on Today with Matt Lauer promoting "Elysium". He seems so genuine and down to earth. He got a little annoyed with the interview when Lauer asked him about a quote attributed to Damon that said he's sure that Brad Pitt is jealous of him. Matt Damon said that the quote was taken out of context and that what he actually said was that Brad Pitt is probably jealous of the fact that Matt Damon can walk his kids to school without being mobbed. And then he looked at Matt Lauer and said in a rather cold voice, "Yeah, because Brad Pitt has lots to be jealous of."
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/11/13 03:11 AM

Saw Elysium. Good movie. A few plot holes and a fairly predictable ending but the visual effects and action more than make up for it. I don't know what Blomkamp's secret is but, if you've seen this movie or District 9, his special effects are head and shoulders above everybody else. So realistic looking. Not CGI looking at all. Sharlto Copley, who plays the bad guy Kruger (and was the lead in District 9) steals the show, in my opinion.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/19/13 09:57 PM

Pain and Gain, really cool movie, liked it.
Posted By: dixiemafia

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/19/13 10:17 PM

I liked Hangover 3 too. The 2nd one SUCKED and of course none will be better than the first. The way 3 ended there HAS to be another one soon.

I took the wife out to see We're The Millers Friday night and you talk about a funny ass movie!! One of the best comedies out in awhile for me, probably since Hangover 3.
Posted By: Arina

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/20/13 07:01 AM

I watched the Movie Small Soldiers last night .........Its a Good Action movie .




Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/23/13 10:55 AM

Fruitvale Station was a really good movie and should likely be an early Oscar contender.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/23/13 02:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Lilo
Fruitvale Station was a really good movie and should likely be an early Oscar contender.



Hey Lilo! Welcome back! I hope all is well. smile


I want to see Fruitvale Station too. I've heard only good reviews.


TIS
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/13 04:44 AM

Got dragged to The Mortal Instruments. Wasn't horrible is the best way I can put it.
Posted By: afsaneh77

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/25/13 04:59 AM

"Now You See Me" was crap. Plots for movies have become really dumb as of late. I rarely get to watch a movie that I liked based on the story and script. :[

Star Trek and Iron Man 3 were fun.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/28/13 10:00 AM

Sunlight Jr.

This movie is well acted, written and directed. It's Oscar bait. It also takes a left turn (pun definitely intended) to put itself firmly on one side of a social question. This happens in the film's denouement. I was blindsided but some other people who saw the film thought that the twist was incredibly obvious and that I evidently simply hadn't been paying attention to earlier events. Either way afterwards I felt a little manipulated. But sometimes those are the feelings that a good writer/director brings forth right? YMMV on the ending. It made clear poverty's cost. It also might make you think just how far are you from a much reduced standard of living? This is a pretty bleak film that doesn't pull punches on what impoverishment does to people. There are choices that people make that are informed or rather deformed by lack of money.

Anyway.

Melissa (Naomi Watts) is a convenience store clerk who lives in a motel with her boyfriend, former construction worker Richie (Matt Dillon- who seems somehow not to have aged at all over the past twenty years-good genes and clean living or deal with the Infernal Powers?). Richie is permanently crippled and lives off his small disability check. Richie's got a good heart. He is mechanically handy but also likes to drink. He hasn't fully accepted that he can't do the things for his girlfriend that he'd like to do, and no I'm not talking about sex as Richie and Melissa have a pretty active intimate life. I'm talking about simple things like buying his girlfriend a working umbrella or leaving the motel. Richie doesn't like that Melissa is the breadwinner or that his car runs out of gas as he drives her to work. Richie never feels sorry for himself and refuses to let anyone else do so.

This film, much like Collyer's past work (Sherrybaby), examines the lives of the working poor. Melissa and Richie have some additional challenges pop up, including but not limited to Melissa's old boyfriend Justin (Norman Reedus) and her lecherous boss Edwin, which will strain their relationship to the breaking point.
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/30/13 02:43 AM

i took last week off of work and decided to get caught up on movies. i saw gravity, the counselor, and captain phillips. All three were great films, but gravity was by far the best, awesome special effects. The counselor had a great cast but i thought it couldve been better, it was just kinda missing something, couldnt really put my finger on what though, although it had a good plot and overall it was a solid movie, o yeah cameron diaz is crazy. captain phillips was great, had some good action and excellent insight into the somali pirate situation, tom hanks is a great actor but no matter how hard i try all i can think about when he talks is woody from toy story.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/10/13 10:32 AM

Saw We're The Millers, really funny one.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/10/13 06:00 PM

I rewatched Dog Day Afternoon yesterday, great film, Pacino is amazing in it. Only recently i found out it was a true story, so i looked into it and the guy Pacino plays really resembles him.

Posted By: Franzese

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/13 08:44 PM

I watched "Scent of a Woman" two days ago, and I must admit that it's the best performance of Al Pacino I have seen ever! I'll even take a risk saying, it was better than "Godfather II."

Chris O'Donnell's role has been really amazing played, but Pacino completely demolished him with his acting in this movie. Hats off!

The scenario, camera movements, dialogues (!) and many more, it's just too much to deal with and describe. I might write a larger and more extensive review soon, if someone would like to read it.

Anyway, I highly recommend this movie to anyone, whether you are kids, teenagers, middle-aged adults or elder people. It completely does not matter, because the movie is above that. You can watch this film again and again, and you'll still be content.

10/10.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/13 09:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
I rewatched Dog Day Afternoon yesterday, great film, Pacino is amazing in it. Only recently i found out it was a true story, so i looked into it and the guy Pacino plays really resembles him.



I loved DDA. Pacino was in top form. Amazing job! smile


TIS
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 04:40 PM

I am watching a lot of bad movies these days because my girlfriend refuses to watch horror movies and any movies with violence; the latest being Mr and Mrs Smith. Terrible movie. All style, no substance. Vacuous crap.

Brad Pitt is a pretty shit actor. I know it's obvious but when you are watching De Niro/Keitel/Bale or Norton, you get lost in their characters. With Pitt, you are just watching Brad Pitt look cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giVzxyoclE

LOL at Brad Pitt trying to emote.
Posted By: Franzese

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 09:31 PM

Brat Pitt is just too mainstream, in my opinion. It's not like he's a bad actor, hence he had a good role in "Seven years in Tibet." I also liked him in the movie about Benjamin Button.

Haven't seen many films with his persona, since he's not my type of actor, but I don't think he's "bad."
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 09:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Franzese
Brat Pitt is just too mainstream, in my opinion. It's not like he's a bad actor, hence he had a good role in "Seven years in Tibet." I also liked him in the movie about Benjamin Button.

Haven't seen many films with his persona, since he's not my type of actor, but I don't think he's "bad."


He's not a bad actor imo. I haven't seen Seven Years in Tibet, but i agree with Benjamin Button it wasn't a good movie but i thought he gave a good performance. As well as that i'd say Snatch,Fight Club and especially Burn After Reading where he was hilarious and the best thing about the film imo. One thing i struggle to find is a film where he was really bad, then again i haven't seen Mr and Mrs Smith so maybe that's where.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 09:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I am watching a lot of bad movies these days because my girlfriend refuses to watch horror movies and any movies with violence; the latest being Mr and Mrs Smith. Terrible movie. All style, no substance. Vacuous crap.

Brad Pitt is a pretty shit actor. I know it's obvious but when you are watching De Niro/Keitel/Bale or Norton, you get lost in their characters. With Pitt, you are just watching Brad Pitt look cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giVzxyoclE

LOL at Brad Pitt trying to emote.


In what movie has Harvey Kietel been that special? The only movie i liked him in was Mean Streets, he really annoyed me in Reservoir Dogs and The Last Temptation of Christ.

Same goes for Bale. I loved him in American Psycho, but imo he was an average Bruce Wayne the trilogies success had little to do with Bale imo. I haven't seen The Fighter though so maybe he was great as Micky Ward?
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 10:03 PM

the fighter was a pretty good movie, but the guy who played micky ward was mark whalbarg, Bale played the part of the washed up brother, bale was a pretty convincing crack addict.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 10:10 PM

Originally Posted By: Dellacroce
the fighter was a pretty good movie, but the guy who played micky ward was mark whalbarg, Bale played the part of the washed up brother, bale was a pretty convincing crack addict.


Thanks for clearing that up i knew Bale got alot of praise for that role and i honestly thought he played Ward. I heard they're going to make more focusing on the Ward-Gatti trilogy which would be amazing imo.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 10:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I am watching a lot of bad movies these days because my girlfriend refuses to watch horror movies and any movies with violence; the latest being Mr and Mrs Smith. Terrible movie. All style, no substance. Vacuous crap.

Brad Pitt is a pretty shit actor. I know it's obvious but when you are watching De Niro/Keitel/Bale or Norton, you get lost in their characters. With Pitt, you are just watching Brad Pitt look cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giVzxyoclE

LOL at Brad Pitt trying to emote.


In what movie has Harvey Kietel been that special? The only movie i liked him in was Mean Streets, he really annoyed me in Reservoir Dogs and The Last Temptation of Christ.

Same goes for Bale. I loved him in American Psycho, but imo he was an average Bruce Wayne the trilogies success had little to do with Bale imo. I haven't seen The Fighter though so maybe he was great as Micky Ward?


Harvey Keitel's character annoyed me in Reservoir Dogs because he couldn't see that Mr. Orange was undercover; but his acting was great.

Bad Lieutenant is an acting masterclass and he was very good in Cop Land and From Dusk Till Dawn.

His scenes with De Niro in Cop Land always crack me up. Two legends of the game!
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/13 11:01 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I am watching a lot of bad movies these days because my girlfriend refuses to watch horror movies and any movies with violence; the latest being Mr and Mrs Smith. Terrible movie. All style, no substance. Vacuous crap.

Brad Pitt is a pretty shit actor. I know it's obvious but when you are watching De Niro/Keitel/Bale or Norton, you get lost in their characters. With Pitt, you are just watching Brad Pitt look cool.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1giVzxyoclE

LOL at Brad Pitt trying to emote.


In what movie has Harvey Kietel been that special? The only movie i liked him in was Mean Streets, he really annoyed me in Reservoir Dogs and The Last Temptation of Christ.

Same goes for Bale. I loved him in American Psycho, but imo he was an average Bruce Wayne the trilogies success had little to do with Bale imo. I haven't seen The Fighter though so maybe he was great as Micky Ward?


Harvey Keitel's character annoyed me in Reservoir Dogs because he couldn't see that Mr. Orange was undercover; but his acting was great.

Bad Lieutenant is an acting masterclass and he was very good in Cop Land and From Dusk Till Dawn.

His scenes with De Niro in Cop Land always crack me up. Two legends of the game!


It's just opposing opinions then smile . In Reservoir Dogs, he annoyed me because he didn't fit in with the cast at all imo and i'm one of the few that thinks RD is QT best movie. I thought Cop Land was a really bad film, i'd say it was the Expendables of actors i like and it didn't work imo. I agree that Kietel and Deniro were the only decent things about that film though.
Posted By: Franzese

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/24/13 05:30 PM

I've seen "Cape Fear" last night, and I need to admit that it's an excellent movie. De Niro had given amazing performance as usual, but this is how any (criminal) movie should be kept. Scorsese? I don't have to talk much about him - top notch director.

Few scenes are obviously from "typical Hollywood," but overall it's I'd give it 8.5/10. If you like "heavy-topic" movies, this is definitely for you.

Merry Christmas!

- Franzese.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/24/13 05:37 PM

Originally Posted By: Franzese
I've seen "Cape Fear" last night, and I need to admit that it's an excellent movie. De Niro had given amazing performance as usual, but this is how any (criminal) movie should be kept. Scorsese? I don't have to talk much about him - top notch director.

Few scenes are obviously from "typical Hollywood," but overall it's I'd give it 8.5/10. If you like "heavy-topic" movies, this is definitely for you.

Merry Christmas!

- Franzese.


The thing i love about Scorecese is that along with his well known movies like Goodfellas,Casino and Taxi Driver he's made amazing movies like The King of Comedy and After Hours that you barely hear about.
Posted By: Franzese

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/13 04:31 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Franzese
I've seen "Cape Fear" last night, and I need to admit that it's an excellent movie. De Niro had given amazing performance as usual, but this is how any (criminal) movie should be kept. Scorsese? I don't have to talk much about him - top notch director.

Few scenes are obviously from "typical Hollywood," but overall it's I'd give it 8.5/10. If you like "heavy-topic" movies, this is definitely for you.

Merry Christmas!

- Franzese.


The thing i love about Scorecese is that along with his well known movies like Goodfellas,Casino and Taxi Driver he's made amazing movies like The King of Comedy and After Hours that you barely hear about.

That's right. Scorsese is by far the best director in Hollywood, right now. Not reducing the skill of directing craft of other famous directors, but I think Scorsese's movies have the in-depth meaning. I can even compare him to Da Vinci of cinematography smile

On a side-note, I'm waiting patiently for his upcoming movie with Di Caprio -- Wolf of the Wall Street. Trailer of this film, is one of the best I've seen. Definitely a must-watch film.
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/13 05:21 PM

just saw The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, for some reason the girlfriend wanted to go see it, other wise i probably wouldnt have bothered to watch it. But surprisingly enough it turned out to be a pretty good movie.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/13 11:22 PM

I went to watch The Hobbit 2 today, good film and great effects.
Posted By: Lilo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/29/13 10:21 PM

"American Hustle" was a pretty good movie and not just because as the joke goes, Amy Adams, was in the running for "least supported actress" because of her character's usually braless attire. rolleyes lol It's a fictionalized retelling of the ABSCAM scandal. It's an ensemble film where everyone gets a chance to shine. In tone and style it was kinda reminiscent of Goodfellas. Christian Bale, Jennifer Lawrence, and Bradley Cooper also star. Jeremy Renner has a very strong supporting role.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/13 11:34 AM

American Hustle is the movie that I want to go see. Good male leads, and foxy female ones blush
Posted By: Giancarlo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/13 07:02 PM

I saw American Hustle...i liked it. Was surprised to see DeNiro ...i had no idea he was going to be in it. Small part...he played a guy connected to Lansky in the movie.

I felt bad for Carmine who was based on former Camden Mayor Angelo Errichetti.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/14/14 03:23 AM

Have any of you seen Oblivion with Tom Cruise? I watched most of it, but how was he able to come back from the dead at the end of the movie?
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/14/14 11:27 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Have any of you seen Oblivion with Tom Cruise? I watched most of it, but how was he able to come back from the dead at the end of the movie?


And now I don't ever have to see it!

Did we ever hear of a spoiler alert, Oli???
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/14/14 11:55 PM

A couple months ago Bill Maher slipped up giving what I perceive to be the ending (or a surprise within the movie) of the movie "Gravity". He put his hand to his mouth as though to say "oops." rolleyes I haven't seen the movie and now not sure if I want to.


TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/15/14 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Originally Posted By: olivant
Have any of you seen Oblivion with Tom Cruise? I watched most of it, but how was he able to come back from the dead at the end of the movie?


And now I don't ever have to see it!

Did we ever hear of a spoiler alert, Oli???


Mi dispiace!
Posted By: dontomasso

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/14 06:21 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
Originally Posted By: olivant
Have any of you seen Oblivion with Tom Cruise? I watched most of it, but how was he able to come back from the dead at the end of the movie?


And now I don't ever have to see it!

Did we ever hear of a spoiler alert, Oli???


Mi dispiace!


No sweat. Anything to avoid a Tom Cruise movie works for me!
Posted By: Don Marco

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/20/14 11:44 PM

Just saw American Hustle - fantastic. Christian Bale is great in it.
Posted By: J Geoff

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/14 10:07 AM

Originally Posted By: dontomasso
Anything to avoid a Tom Cruise movie works for me!


+1

Can't stand the smirking a-hole! ...but I still like some of his movies (and not because he's in them!)..
Posted By: Dellacroce

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/14 01:40 PM

Olivant didnt really give anything away at all, what he said certainly isnt a reason to not see the film. and it was a pretty good movie, i would highly recommend it(even if you dislike tom cruise).

And for those who plan to watch it DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS POST. SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!






Olivant- He blew up and did not come back from the dead, it was one of his clones that comes up to his camp at the end of the film.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/14 04:47 PM

Full of eager anticipation I went to the cinema this week to watch American Hustle. Came away very disappointed. I was not impressed one bit. Full of over indulgent acting and mind numbing character interplay.

Amy Adams nearly saved the day just by being in it, but even she could not do it.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/14 05:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Full of eager anticipation I went to the cinema this week to watch American Hustle. Came away very disappointed. I was not impressed one bit. Full of over indulgent acting and mind numbing character interplay.

Amy Adams nearly saved the day just by being in it, but even she could not do it.


You know that was one I was thinking about seeing. I don't know much as to what it's about but I get a kick out of (and can relate to) some of the hair/clothes styles. lol

I do find tho, most of the time, IF a movie wins many awards, there's a good chance I won't like it. Many times IMHO, critics love it and I don't. confused Wolf Of Wall Street kind of appeals to me but I am wondering if I'll like it.


TIS
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/14 05:07 PM

My daughter said Wolf of Wall Street is excellent, she also said that about American Hustle though.....
Posted By: bigboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/16/14 07:05 PM

I just watched Ft. Apache-Bronx with Paul Neuman for about the umpteenth time. Still a great movie.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/14 02:06 PM

Matty the wonder boy, is going through a massive STAR WARS phase at present and just keeps watching the films over and over again. I like them, but getting a bit sick now smile
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/14 04:25 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Matty the wonder boy, is going through a massive STAR WARS phase at present and just keeps watching the films over and over again. I like them, but getting a bit sick now smile


May the force be with him.

I saw the Star Wars movies when I was a young teen, and never cared for them. In 1997 I took my son, who was 3, and his buddy to Star Wars when it was released for its 20 year anniversary. The most interesting part was watching the people in the theatre, many of them alone.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/14 09:38 PM

Originally Posted By: Dellacroce
the fighter was a pretty good movie, but the guy who played micky ward was mark whalbarg, Bale played the part of the washed up brother, bale was a pretty convincing crack addict.


I really enjoyed Christian Bales performance in The Fighter, he played the part well.

Last movie i watched was Misery, with James Caan and Kathy Bates who plays the nut obsessed fan well lol.
Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/28/14 03:04 AM

I haven't seen Philomena, but here's how I'd rank and rate this weekend's Best Picture Oscar nominees...

1. Gravity 8/10
2. The Wolf of Wall Street 8/10
3. Nebraska 7/10
4. Her 7/10
5. Dallas Buyers Club 6/10
6. Captain Phillips 5/10
7. 12 Years a Slave 5/10
8. American Hustle 5/10
Posted By: afsaneh77

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/08/14 05:25 AM

Watched "American Hustle." Good thing Capo rated it 5/10, or I would've thought that I've missed something. How this was nominated for an Oscar, I know not. Pretty much agree with Capo's rating on "Dallas Buyers Club" and "Gravity" as well. I suppose I should not even attempt to watch "12 Years a Slave" and "Captain Phillips." grin
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/08/14 05:50 PM

My top 10 of last year:

1.The Grandmaster - Wong-Kar Wai
2.The Wolf of Wall Street - Martin Scorcese
3.Prisoners - Denis Villeneuve
4.Gravity - Alfonso Cuaron
5.Nebraska - Alexander Payne
6.The Great Beauty - Paolo Sorrentino
7.To The Wonder - Terence Malick
8.Inside Llewyn Davis - Coens
9.Rush - Ron Howard
10.Side Effects - Steven Soderbergh
Posted By: goombah

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/14 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Matty the wonder boy, is going through a massive STAR WARS phase at present and just keeps watching the films over and over again. I like them, but getting a bit sick now smile


My boy went through that same phase two years ago. We even vacationed in Disney World where they had a Star Wars themed show. They brought the kids on stage for "jedi training" and to fight Darth Vader.

I saw them as a kid when they were released and then got back into them with my son's interest. I didn't see the films that were released in the early 2000s until my son watched them. I thought that the third one, Revenge of the Sith, was as good as the original three released between 1977-80.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/14 05:19 PM

Don't expect them to get over it any time soon. My daughter is a big fan, and she's almost 24. When she calls me, her ring tone is the Star Wars theme.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/14 10:11 PM

The other night I watched "Jeremiah Johnson" (1972) on IFC. Robert Redford was the hot actor of the 70s. My wife loved him more than me. cry But he was cool; rugged, yet pretty-boy good looks. The movie is one of my favorites from that time period. Looking at it now, it still holds up. Cinematography and scenery are beautiful. Its a very simplistic story and such a contrast to today's culture. No smartphones to find out where the nearest stream of drinkable water might be.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/30/14 09:10 AM

Just saw "American Hustle" last night. Didn't care for it at all. Couldn't tell if it was a comedy or a drama. Tho acting was good, I was bored. I just didn't find the story interesting, and the characters were all annoying. Just my opinion. ohwell

smile


TIS
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/30/14 09:12 PM

Trailer - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_OSaJE2rqxU


Saw this today. Very good movie but one you have to approach in the right frame of mind. Especially those of us who believe Noah was a real person and the flood was a real event.

First, considering the basic story found in the Bible is quite short, one has to allow for a certain amount of "artistic license" to build a full length film around it.

Second, it does help to be familiar with Darren Aronofsky and his style of film making.

Third, one has to make allowances for Hollywood not knowing the correct interpretation of certain scriptural passages, many of which are naturally difficult to present on screen.

Fourth, in one interview, one of the writers said they chose to make Noah more conflicted and not aware of God's will all at once.

Anyway, whatever individual imperfections the movie has are far outweighed by the whole. It's a very spiritual film and visually incredible.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/06/14 11:45 AM

I watched last year's Man of Steel. I was surprised by a few things including appearances by Russell Crowe, Laurence Fishburne, and Kevin Costner. Also, the evil protagonist was none other than (miscast) the guy who played the former Treasury agent in Boardwalk Empire. Not a bad movie though.

By the way, Amy Adams played Lois Lane and apparently has had her nose altered. It looks worse than before.
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/06/14 11:20 PM

I re-watched "There Will Be Blood" (2007) recently. Incredible performance by Daniel Day Lewis. Just amazing.
Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/08/14 04:47 AM

Re-watched Platoon with my 2 eldest boys last night. Forgot how brutal and powerful it is.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/23/14 06:29 PM

Originally Posted By: Yogi Barrabbas
Re-watched Platoon with my 2 eldest boys last night. Forgot how brutal and powerful it is.


Un-cut, un-edited? It can be brutal. One of my favorites for the depth of emotion and pathos. As a Viet Nam era person who by-passed the draft, when watching Platoon I can't help but wonder what I would have done.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/23/14 06:34 PM

Last night I watched most of the 1970 film, M*A*S*H. By today's standards it is probably a silly bore. Back in 1970 it was ground breaking as was "The Graduate". Partial nudity, bawdy, irreverent. And a great cast. Donald Sutherland, Elliot Gould, Tom Skerrit, Robert Duvall (yes, Tom Hagen) and Sally Kellerman. Gary Burgoff played Radar O'Reilly and was then cast in the TV show.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/28/14 03:22 PM

Easy Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaZ6tX-N0Pk
A swedish crime thriller involving the drug business and Serbian and arab organized crime.
Posted By: TheKillingJoke

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/29/14 02:35 AM

Originally Posted By: ThePolakVet
Easy Money
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FaZ6tX-N0Pk
A swedish crime thriller involving the drug business and Serbian and arab organized crime.


Good movie. Seen part 2 as well. Have yet to see part 3.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/29/14 05:51 AM

There is part 2?? Must watch then.
Posted By: ThePolakVet

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/04/14 02:07 PM

Prisoners. 7/10, either wasn't in the mood or it was just too long.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/14 11:13 AM

Just happened to turn tv and catch one of those "paid programming" shows. This one featured highlights of Dean Martin Roasts. I forgot how funny they were. A whole lot of big names and hilarious jokes/putdowns. Reminds me too of how much I liked Dino.

smile


TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/14 11:20 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Just happened to turn tv and catch one of those "paid programming" shows. This one featured highlights of Dean Martin Roasts. I forgot how funny they were. A whole lot of big names and hilarious jokes/putdowns. Reminds me too of how much I liked Dino.

smile


TIS


Indeed. I did too TIS. I just loved his smooth delivery whether it was singing, acting, or talking. He seemed to be always so relaxed.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/14 11:26 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Just happened to turn tv and catch one of those "paid programming" shows. This one featured highlights of Dean Martin Roasts. I forgot how funny they were. A whole lot of big names and hilarious jokes/putdowns. Reminds me too of how much I liked Dino.

smile


TIS


Indeed. I did too TIS. I just loved his smooth delivery whether it was singing, acting, or talking. He seemed to be always so relaxed.



So may one-liners and slams to each other. I've been cracking up laughing the entire half hour. Very nostalgic. It really remains funny even today. Love it.

smile

Example: Show ended with Dean Martin saying, "Thank you, I'll always remember this night.............Until I get to my car." lol

TIS
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/14 05:18 PM

When a stranger calls back.

anyone seen this movie, horror doesn't usually scare me, but this was good, a movie to watch alone at night for sure.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/14 07:10 PM

I think "When A Stranger Calls Back" is a follow-up to "When I Stranger Calls", right?


Anyone watching CNN (on now) show titled "The Sixties?" It's pretty interesting showing tv shows, events during that era. Pretty interesting and nostalgic for those of us who lived thru the 60s.

smile

TIS
Posted By: bigboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 07:24 PM

Just watched "Lone Survivor" which is the true story of Navy SEAL Marcus Lutrell. Mark Walberg plays his role. A very well done movie, but I am sorry that they didn't have a PS to tell of Marcus' murder by a PTSD victim who he was teaching to shoot and helping other PTSD victims. Also of the lawsuit by dirtbag Jessie Ventura who is suing Marcus' wife and estate for damaging his reputation.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 07:44 PM

I'm watching "Guess Who" for the tenth time. I swear to God, I can't even look at Bernie Mac make those eyes without busting a gut. He was one of the funniest guys who ever lived lol.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 07:52 PM

Once upon a time in America can't get myself to finish it as yet.

On the 60s In my head I am still living the 60s.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 08:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Once upon a time in America can't get myself to finish it as yet.

On the 60s In my head I am still living the 60s.

In the scene where DeNiro's old and "Yesterday" is playing, my whole life flashes before my eyes lol.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 08:33 PM

HBO is airing The Godfather which is unusual. I see it always on AMC but don't recall it being on HBO. Anyway, the big advantage of HBO is no edits and no commercials.

smile

TIS
Posted By: FunnyHow

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/14 10:27 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Once upon a time in America can't get myself to finish it as yet.

On the 60s In my head I am still living the 60s.


Is it better than the first time you saw it?


I just watched Raging Bull for the first time the other night. It's great of course, a little depressing.

I plan on watching Bugsy, The Roaring Twenties, and Al Capone sometime soon.

I forgot to add that I am watching The Sixties also. Very good!
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/14 12:16 AM

Yes, but I still have not finished watching it. Who is the actor that killed the guys in the car after he gave them the jewels and he got the cash. I thought that actor was very good.

Roaring twenties s a great movie. I have all of cagney's gangster movies.

Al Capone with rod Steiger? Do you have amazone prime? It is not on prime, but you can buy it on amazon instant video and have now. That is how I bought once upon a time in America. Why wait for it when you can get it now
Posted By: FunnyHow

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/14 11:22 AM

I'm not sure who that actor is, you can check on IMDB. It's been awhile since I've seen it. Al Capone is actually on the TCM app, so I can see it for free smile
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/14 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
HBO is airing The Godfather which is unusual. I see it always on AMC but don't recall it being on HBO. Anyway, the big advantage of HBO is no edits and no commercials.

smile

TIS


In another thread I posted about the GF being shown on HBO and Cinemax many times over the past few months. AMC does own the rights through 2019, so I guess it gets to license it out to those networks.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/14 10:02 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
HBO is airing The Godfather which is unusual. I see it always on AMC but don't recall it being on HBO. Anyway, the big advantage of HBO is no edits and no commercials.

smile

TIS


In another thread I posted about the GF being shown on HBO and Cinemax many times over the past few months. AMC does own the rights through 2019, so I guess it gets to license it out to those networks.

Long story short: AMC is the only channel on Basic Cable that can show the Trilogy. The Pay Channels can still air them for a fee.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/14 04:40 PM

Edge of Tomorrow starring Tom Cruise and directed by Doug Liman (the guy who did The Bourne Identity). One of the better films I've seen in a while. I would highly recommend it.
Posted By: NNY78

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/14 11:35 AM

Non Stop with Liam Neeson, very good is you like mystery/thriller type films, keeps you guessing until the end.
Posted By: FunnyHow

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/14 10:19 PM

Does anybody know if the movie Heat with Pacino & De Niro ever comes on cable TV? If it does, who owns the rights? Same thing with Se7en.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/14 11:14 PM

Originally Posted By: FunnyHow
Does anybody know if the movie Heat with Pacino & De Niro ever comes on cable TV? If it does, who owns the rights? Same thing with Se7en.


It shows on HBO.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/15/14 06:59 AM

Freddy's Dead.

Many think its one of the weakest entries in the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, but personally its one of my favorites.
Posted By: goombah

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/14 08:41 AM

Watched "Lincoln" over the weekend. I had been wanting to see it, but just had not gotten around to it.


Prior to watching the movie, I was not sure whether it would be a bio-pic or if it would focus only on his presidency. Similar films tend to conduct flashback scenes dating as far back as to the character's youth ("Nixon" comes to mind). But "Lincoln" was essentially centered around a 4-6 months period in 1865 when the Civil War was ending and Lincoln's fight to have the 13th Amendment passed.

There were two actors from "Boardwalk Empire" who I recognized: Michael Stuhlbarg (Arnold Rothstein) and Peter McRobbie (FBI Supervisor) in "Lincoln." Tommy Lee Jones, one of the better actors of the past 25 years, gave a great performance of Thaddeus Stevens.

It wasn't the greatest movie I have ever seen, but it was a well-done film about President Lincoln's struggles to convince Dems & Republicans that the country needed to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery.

3.5 out of 5 stars
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/14 09:05 AM

Ever see Tommy Lee jones in the cult movie Rolling Thunder? If not see it good in a crazy way.
Posted By: Paddy_James

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/14 06:54 PM

I just saw The Dark Knight Rises. It was okay but so much disappointment.
Posted By: Paddy_James

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/07/14 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Freddy's Dead.

Many think its one of the weakest entries in the A Nightmare On Elm Street franchise, but personally its one of my favorites.


I like the one. My personal favorite is Dream Warriors. It as well written, had good characters and was at times creepy
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/14 10:47 AM

Over the holiday I watched James Cagney in The Gallant Hours. It was about Admiral Bull Halsey's command of Pacific forces after Pearl Harbor. It's an interesting (if strange) production. It's partially narrated and for most of it there is an acapella score almost constantly in the background (most irritating).

I think it was meant as a tribute to Halsey, but it was more like a documentary than a movie.
Posted By: klydon1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/14 11:51 AM

Originally Posted By: goombah

It wasn't the greatest movie I have ever seen, but it was a well-done film about President Lincoln's struggles to convince Dems & Republicans that the country needed to pass the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery.

3.5 out of 5 stars


When Lincoln was first elected president in 1860 he supported a much different 13th Amendment, one which specifically stated that the US Congress is prohibited from abolishing or interfering with state controlled slavery. Lincoln opposed slavery in the territories because white laborers could not compete with slaves and white businessmen could not compete economically with slaveholders.

Lincoln, like many of his contemporaries, was more concerned with preserving the union than abolishing slavery. As the CSA was forming early in his first term, Lincoln supported the Amendment, which was passed by Congress and ratified by Ohio and Maryland, and would certainly have been ratified by 3/4 of the states. The movement came to an end with Fort Sumter.

Lincoln thought that a Constitutional Amendment that rendered Congress powerless on the issue of abolishing slavery would perhaps have averted a Civil War and restored the Union. He thought that as the nation eventually expanded, new states would eventually oppose slavery and state conventions would create an amendment some day abolishing slavery without congressional involvement. Nonetheless if Lincoln's original 13th Amendment had prevented the Civil War and restored the union, slavery would have been practiced in the US into the 20th century.

And his legacy would be different.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/14 01:01 PM

Kly, sometimes we fail to recognize preservation of the Union as Lincoln's primary objective. From his 1862 letter to Horace Greeley: "My paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery." Even his Emancipation Proclamation of that same year exempting border slave states from its provisions is further evidence of Lincoln's purpose.

It's this history that tends to get buried in our rush to elevate certain historical figures to a certain pinnacle.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/14 04:26 PM

I watched The Green Mile on Sunday, ive seen this many times and its still a great film..
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/14 07:50 PM

There are a lot of movies I like to watch over and over again.

One is "the best years of our lives" a magnificent movie.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/11/14 12:15 PM

Best of the best.

one of my favorite martial arts movies whilst growing up.
Posted By: Paddy_James

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/13/14 11:31 PM

Just saw Tammy. It was funny but the plot could've used some work
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/13/14 11:44 PM

Best of the best starred Eric Roberts right.

Ever see the sword fighting movie staring Eric Roberts and the actor who won an Oscar for Amadus.

Eric Roberts just started in a short run in the TV show Suits.

If you can find it get the box set only lasted a season of the old tv falcone Eric Roberts was good in that
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/14 08:22 AM

Eric Roberts was great in The Pope of Greemwich Village!
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/14 09:54 AM

I thought he was great in that so was Mickey rourke and so was tony musante and Burt young for that matter
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/14 10:11 AM

After I saw that movie I started paying more attention to my restaurant checks smile
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/14 01:16 PM

Over the weekend, once again I watched Pope of Greenwich Village. Eric Roberts' performance was outstanding, of best supporting actor quality.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/14 02:44 PM

Saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes. Good movie.
Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/16/14 12:11 PM

Just seen for the first time Yonkers Joe...Thought it was a well played out movie all around. Chazz always plays his parts in movies to the T...Good Flick
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/16/14 12:45 PM

I saw this movie for some reason I liked it "all the right moves" Tom cruise.

Like the sound tract want to buy the sound tract no one seems to have it.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/18/14 08:27 AM

The Wolf Of Wall Street

Good movie, everything Scorsese works on turns to gold. Love the scene where hes took too many lemons and has to crawl.
Posted By: Its_da_Jackeeettttttt

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/18/14 08:35 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
The Wolf Of Wall Street

Good movie, everything Scorsese works on turns to gold. Love the scene where hes took too many lemons and has to crawl.


I wonder how many takes it took to get that scene right. I would be so tempted to bust out laughing.
Posted By: NickyEyes1

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/23/14 05:17 PM

Guardians of the Galaxy. It's a super-hero movie made by Marvel but is also just as much a comedy. Great soundtrack too.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/14 03:02 PM

American Hustle, was ok.

Jennifer Lawrence however. whistle



Lol i know its-da-jacket, one of the funniest scenes ive seen in a while. I love that as hes telling the story he thinks he got home without a scratch then the police come around and his cars trashed.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/14 03:50 PM

Insomnia (2002), with Al Pacino and Robin Williams, is a fantastic movie. Al Pacino's last great role. The Recruit, with Colin Farrell, a year after this, was only good.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/14 04:34 PM

I agree. Insomnia is indeed a really good film. I could almost feel what Pacino's character was going through without sleep. William's character was almost the quintessential seedy villain. I also enjoyed Hillary Swank.
Posted By: Its_da_Jackeeettttttt

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/14 09:20 PM

"Insomnia" was great -- I think that was Christopher Nolan's film immediately after "Memento." Robin Williams had two outstanding performances as villains that year, "One Hour Photo" was the other.

If you ever get a chance, Nolan's film was a remake of a Norwegian film (same title) starring Stellan Skarsgard. The original is excellent as well, much more focused on Skarsgard dealing with his psychological downslide.
Posted By: Its_da_Jackeeettttttt

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/14 09:24 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Insomnia (2002), with Al Pacino and Robin Williams, is a fantastic movie. Al Pacino's last great role. The Recruit, with Colin Farrell, a year after this, was only good.


Looking at IMDB, you're absolutely right. From 1992-99, he had "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Carlito's Way," "Scent of a Woman," "Heat," "Donnie Brasco," "The Devil's Advocate," "The Insider," and "Any Given Sunday." That's a pretty strong string of roles, no matter who the actor is.

He does "Insomnia," and then it's like his film choices just cratered.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 11:38 AM

I watched Grudge Match with Stallone and DeNiro. Well, it'll never be a classic, but it was watchable. Of course, I'll watch any film that's made in Pittsburgh as part of this movie was.

It had the potential to be a good movie, but it never quite got off the ground. By the way, in closeups, Stallone's face is showing more than age; it appears to be showing injury. At 60 though, Kim Bassinger looked pretty good. I don't know what to say about DeNiro. Maybe some movie stars accept roles just for the fun of it.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 12:16 PM

Something must be up with DeNiro. He never made a lot of movies. He took his time with his movie projects.

Now he is putting a bunch of crap out, the family that garbage with John travolta I just don't get it.

Either he needs money and will do any project to get it. He's I'll and wants to just make a ton of movies before he goes.

But one thing is certain the quality of his work is crap now.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 12:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Either he needs money and will do any project to get it.

It ain't the money: http://www.celebritynetworth.com/richest-celebrities/actors/robert-de-niro-net-worth/

It's a desperate attempt to stay relevant. Just like every other self-centered Hollywood phony.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 01:14 PM

Robert De Niro is a man's man.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 09:03 PM

Believe it or not I just watched the original karate kid smile
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/06/14 10:04 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I watched Grudge Match with Stallone and DeNiro. Well, it'll never be a classic, but it was watchable. Of course, I'll watch any film that's made in Pittsburgh as part of this movie was.

It had the potential to be a good movie, but it never quite got off the ground. By the way, in closeups, Stallone's face is showing more than age; it appears to be showing injury. At 60 though, Kim Bassinger looked pretty good. I don't know what to say about DeNiro. Maybe some movie stars accept roles just for the fun of it.

Damn, Oli. I forgot to pm you about that movie, if only for the Pittsburgh connection. I was pleasantly surprised, though.

It had a lot of problems, most of which you've mentioned. But I thought Alan Arkin stole the film from DeNiro and Stallone (much like he stole "Stand Up Guys" from Pacino and Walken).

KIm still looks pretty good. The kid who played her son did a decent job, too.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/08/14 11:38 PM

High Noon is on tonight. I know that the older Board members have seen it. It is quite a classic, but I don't think it gets the recognition that it should. In any case, it's theme song is one of the best ever and Gary Cooper was perfect in the role.

Also PB, the more I watch Grudge Match, the more I like it. Stallone repeated some of things he did in Rocky such as eating the egg yolks. Just like in Rocky, he started out not being able to lift the tire, but near the end he succeeded. Also, there was the scene where Arkin slapped him in the face just like his manager did in Rocky. You're right about Arkin; he kind of stole the show.
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/08/14 11:44 PM

oli. a young grace Kelly. nobody could play that part but gary cooper. it was a great picture. good triva question. who sang the title song? he had a son who was an actor in Hollywood. died young.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/09/14 01:32 AM

High noon what a beautiful women Grace Kelly was fantastic. That writter was a black listed writer so they gave the writing credit to some one else. That some one else won the academy award for that movie for something he did not even write.

Gary Cooper was a great actor in this and in Sargent York and other movies. But with friends like him who needed enemies? He gave up his friends to the unamerican activities hearings.

The title song was great the singer was I think tex Ritter the son of the actor John Ritter remember him he died young.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/09/14 01:39 AM

Arkin is a great actor. He was also in the movie with Pacino and walkin in stand up guys.

He was fantastic in Argo.

His best work was when he was younger popi, heart s a lonely hunter he is 80 years old.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/09/14 01:50 AM

These older guys can't get much work Which is stupid.

Shows like ray Donavan uses a lot of older actors fun to see them act again. Ann Margarett was on the show for an episode man she looks great for a women her age. When I see a women like that I don't see an old women I see her the way she was when she was a young women.

People mistakenly think older people are old. They are old if they think old. What a bunch of fucking idiots they are who think that. A lot of us are still 20 in our heads. We still do everything young people do, but it takes us a little longer to do it. Which might be a good thing.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 11:43 AM

The Finest Hour.

Hard to find Navy Seal movie, decent watch even with Rob Lowe in it.
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 01:28 PM

footreads, youre right about tex ritter, but, I had no idea that gary cooper gave up his friends in a huac session. I know elia Kazan did. I cant think of anything worse than giving up your friends, anyone who does it is a bottom feeder. as far as newer movies go, 'the lone survivor" is excellent.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 01:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
His best work was when he was younger popi, heart s a lonely hunter he is 80 years old.

Great movie. But it's all subjective. I think "The In-Laws" was Arkin's best work. Same goes for Peter Falk.
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 02:00 PM

Watched The Judge, it is a must see.
Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 03:03 PM

Little Caesar (1931)...."This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! Little Caesar, that's who! Listen, you crummy, flat-footed copper, I'll show you whether I've lost my nerve and my brains!"
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 03:23 PM

Originally Posted By: njcapo35
Little Caesar (1931)...."This is Rico speaking. Rico! R-I-C-O! Rico! Little Caesar, that's who! Listen, you crummy, flat-footed copper, I'll show you whether I've lost my nerve and my brains!"


House of strangers with Robinson and Richard Conte was a pretty good movie worth seeing.
Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 03:32 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
House of strangers with Robinson and Richard Conte was a pretty good movie worth seeing.


Thanks....I'll have to check it out.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 04:01 PM

I watched American Pie 1 and 2 today, still funny as i remember them to be..
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 04:10 PM

Originally Posted By: njcapo35
Originally Posted By: Footreads
House of strangers with Robinson and Richard Conte was a pretty good movie worth seeing.


Thanks....I'll have to check it out.

My favorite Richard Conte was "The Purple Heart."
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 04:55 PM

The purple heart was that sham trial by the japanese after the counter attack on Japan right after pearl Harbour. I dont know if that trial was based on fact or not. They made at least 6 movies on that counter attack. I think the last one was that Movie Pearl harbor.

Richard Conte should have been a big star but it never really happened for him. My favorite Richard Conte movie was 13 Rue Madeleliene with James Cagney.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 05:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
The purple heart was that sham trial by the japanese after the counter attack on Japan right after pearl Harbour.

That's the one, psycho. But "The Purple Heart" held the distinction of being made while the war was still on. So Nationalism was at its peak (which is a good thing).

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Richard Conte should have been a big star but it never really happened for him.

Agreed. I loved him in everything he ever did. He was great in "Ocean's 11."

His grandson is a safety for the Bears now. Tough kid. He plays a little dirty. But you like that, psycho grin.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 06:06 PM

Plays a little dirty yes I do like that. Well he is on the right team then. Loved watching Dick Butkus he was a freaking animal as a player. When his knees started to go. Players stopped trying to cut him at the knees except the center of the Pittsburg Steelers he hated him wanted to put him in a wheel chair.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/11/14 06:49 PM

Chris Conte. Barzini's grandson.

Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/12/14 08:09 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Originally Posted By: Footreads
House of strangers with Robinson and Richard Conte was a pretty good movie worth seeing.

My favorite Richard Conte was "The Purple Heart."


The more i watch these old flicks i enjoy them better than the newer stuff, believe it or not...Thanks guys for the recommendations.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/13/14 05:28 PM

Last night I was flipping channels away from the Giants game (puking sound) and landed on "No Country for Old Men". What a great flick. Those Coen Brothers are whacky. Last week it was "Fargo". They really cast the right people and the dialogue is spot on.
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/13/14 05:41 PM

marycas yes, those were great movies. I saw a movie that I thought was very good. its a war movie called [ the last survivor] its about navy seals in Afghanistan.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/13/14 06:46 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Chris Conte. Barzini's grandson.


Conte hurt his shoulder (again) in yesterday's Bears victory over Atlanta. It is the same shoulder he had surgery on in the off season. This entire season he has been battling some kind of injury with multiple concussions. I hope he comes back soon - he's a tough kid!
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/14/14 12:31 PM

Pretty good Richard Conte movie was thieves highway.

Conte just left the service and was going home. His father was a truck driver ade his living by bringing loaded of food like apples to market.his father had an accident became a cripple before conte got home. No one told him about it. Forget how but Cobb got the,load and never paid his father

One of the big market owners was a crook played by the great lee jay Cobb.

So conte gets a truck with a partner and delivers Snothrr load to Cobb. But he wants the money from his fathers last load.

Something like that I can't remember all of it.

But towards the end a big fight scene between Cobb and Conte.

If I remember it right that fight scene rivals the one with Cobb and Brando in on the water front.

It was a good movie.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/14/14 10:25 PM

Just saw Grudge Match with Stallone & DeNiro. Pretty good picture! Kevin Hart is funny and spices it up with some good one liners.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/15/14 09:30 AM

Just saw rebel without a cause. Seen it many times, but could never relate to it.

How about you guy did it ever remind you about the old days.

Well I did have a button knife. Today they call it a switch blade. 8 inch blade was 8 dollars you could buy one in any candy store.

A switch blade back then was a button knife where you could switch blades.

These kids all had money their parents all owned houses and these kids owned cars.

We lived in tenements. 3 rooms kitchen, living room, bedroom and a bathroom if You lived in the front of the building. 25 to 30 dollars a month rent.

If you lived in the back apartment rent was 20 to 25 a month rent. No bathroom in the apartment. The kitchen sink had a plate over part of it. Take it off it turned into bath tub so you took a bath in a kitchen.

The toilets for the back apartments were in the hall ways smile

Remember we walked in on two twin sisters while they were tacking a bath in the kitchen. I still get a hard on just thinking about it. We made sure they were nice and clean before we left.

Loved bothering them while they were using the bathroom in the hall way. We wait until they were doing their business. Then we would call out Sharon is that you in there. It smells like its you sharan. smile
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/15/14 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: Binnie_Coll
marycas yes, those were great movies. I saw a movie that I thought was very good. its a war movie called [ the last survivor] its about navy seals in Afghanistan.


Bin, I read the book and saw the film. Very intense. The film did the book justice. Shit we have no idea about. The Seals are one dedicated group. One that most Americans cannot relate to, or even begin to understand. Even though you saw the film, I recommend the book. It provides so much more background on the Navy Seals.
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/15/14 08:16 PM

I will marycas, thank you for the info.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/22/14 03:30 PM

Striking Distance.

This movie gets so much crap, in fact im sure even Bruce Willis has stated his dislike of it.

Buts its one of my guilty pleasures, always loved the dark tone of the movie.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/22/14 03:44 PM

Saw Fury, the WWII tank movie starring Brad Pitt. Very good film.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/22/14 03:54 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Striking Distance.

This movie gets so much crap, in fact im sure even Bruce Willis has stated his dislike of it.

Buts its one of my guilty pleasures, always loved the dark tone of the movie.


Being from Pittsburgh, I am prejudiced. However, I liked it; a good story.
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/23/14 10:52 PM

I like it as well. Really good cast, especially Robert Pastorelli. He was very good. I was so used to him as Eldin in "Murphy Brown", the role was a real switch. Shame he died so young.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/23/14 10:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
I like it as well. Really good cast, especially Robert Pastorelli. He was very good. I was so used to him as Eldin in "Murphy Brown", the role was a real switch. Shame he died so young.

Good actor. He was a mess, though. He just couldn't get off the drugs. And from what I remember reading, at the time of his death they were looking to bring charges against him for murdering his much younger girlfriend. But cops always look at the significant other first in cases like that, so who knows what happened?
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/24/14 12:34 AM

saw one on Netflix, [ In old mexico ] robert duvall is great.

WARNING... watch out for the leading lady, her name is angie cepeda. your eyes will stare and, your body tremble!
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/27/14 07:19 PM

Saw a young James Gandolfini in an old Melanie Griffith movie named "A Stranger Among Us". Melanie plays a cop who goes undercover to catch the killer of an Hasidic man.
Posted By: SC

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/27/14 07:53 PM

That was a good movie, SB. Gandolfini looked so young in it.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/27/14 08:09 PM

Originally Posted By: SC
Gandolfini looked so young in it.

So did Melanie Griffith. And have you seen her lately?

She was on "Hawaii Five-0" last year as Scott Caan's mother. And sadly, between the booze, the drugs and the plastic surgery (fish lips and a pulled forehead), I wouldn't have recognized her but for her squeaky voice.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/30/14 04:19 PM

I watched Kill Bill 1 for the first time this evening, incredible film..
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/30/14 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched Kill Bill 1 for the first time this evening, incredible film..


I just love uma Thurman.
Posted By: NNY78

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/14 02:48 PM

Just saw Gone Girl, I enjoyed it, its worth a look. Happy Halloween you all. smile
Posted By: Primo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/31/14 07:19 PM

Just watched Missippi Burning and The Shining directors cut the other day. Old but good still
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 03:59 PM

Originally Posted By: Primo
Just watched Missippi Burning and The Shining directors cut the other day. Old but good still


I hate how the critics say that Stanley Kubrick sucks as a director in The Shining. (That movie scared the sh*t outta me)
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 04:16 PM

Mississipi burning was a very good movie.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 05:28 PM

American Hustle
I know it came out a while ago but did you see the movie American Hustle? Those of you from NY what did you think of Bale's Bronx accent?
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 05:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
American Hustle
I know it came out a while ago but did you see the movie American Hustle? Those of you from NY what did you think of Bale's Bronx accent?


amy adams is a fox.
Posted By: Joey_Cusack

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 10:52 PM

I just finished Magnum Force. I've seen Dirty Harry multiple times, just never any of the sequels.

I found it enjoyable, not as good as the first of course.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/14 11:05 PM

Just saw Enough Said with James Gandolfini and Julia Luis Dreyfus. Pretty good picture.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 04:55 AM

Last night i watched A Beautiful Mind with Russell Crowe, how he didn't win a Oscar for his performance is beyond me..
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 05:31 AM

There was something about that movie that I did not like to crazy even for me. He was a teacher at Princeton right? When my daughter was thinking about going to Princeton we took the tour of the college. I booked a few friendly soccer games against Princetons club team. We won both games smile then I took my daughter for the tour.

I loved that tour Einstein worked there. They had a student just following him around. Einstein was always making notes on paper and throwing them away. The student was ordered to collect those pieces of paper. He would wander between the math and science building. They were afraid he would catch a cold in the winter time so they build a tunnel so hevwould not catch a cold when he walked to each. Man I loved that tour Princetown is also a very nice little place. Unfortunely my daughter did not like it as much as I did. She made it but instead went to Columbia because she liked the night life better here.

Crowe made a lot of really good movie. I really liked Cinderella man good story and it was real.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 12:00 PM

A Beautiful Mind was real too. This is the guy Crowe played - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forbes_Nash,_Jr.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Originally Posted By: Primo
Just watched Missippi Burning and The Shining directors cut the other day. Old but good still


I hate how the critics say that Stanley Kubrick sucks as a director in The Shining. (That movie scared the sh*t outta me)


Critics said The Shining sucked? The Shining is one of the most critically acclaimed Horrors ever. It has a 92% rating on Rotten Tomatoes - http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/shining/ . It's also pretty much a lock for top 5 in the majority of best Horror film lists, for instance on Channel 4 over here The Shining top their 100 Scariest Moments list.

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/forums/genera...s-100-50-a.html
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 01:34 PM

Hi Camarel You are correct but years ago the critics did not feel that Kubrick was good as a director in that film. I could not find the documentary I was watching but I found this info to back up what I said.

The Shining (1980)
Stanley Kubrick may be considered one of the greatest directors of all time, but in 1980, he was nominated for a Razzie for Worst Director for his film The Shining. Prior to its release, fans of Stephen King’s novel eagerly awaited the film adaptation—but Kubrick steered the narrative so far away from the source material that audiences were turned off. (King wasn't pleased, either.) The Shining received a mixed critical response for not being a conventional horror film, and it was nominated for two Razzies.

When The Shining was released on VHS, however, critics immediately re-assessed it: Roger Ebert said it was one of the greatest horror films ever made, calling it “strangely disturbing.” Today, there are numerous interpretations of The Shining, many of them documented in the film Room 237 which attempts to uncover the true meaning behind Kubrick’s vision.


http://m.mentalfloss.com/article.php?id=32272
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 01:49 PM

I've mentioned this a few times in the Stephen King thread, but as a King fan I personally prefer the 1997 mini-series with Steven Weber (the "Wings" guy). It was much truer to King's novel. The book was divided at least fifty-fifty on what drove Jack to madness, the booze or the supernatural. And that's what the mini-series did.

Conversely, the 1980 Kubrick version was a straight-up horror film that stressed the supernatural element. That said, on its own, the 1980 Kubrick version is still a very good film, Nicholson's hammy, over-the-top performance notwithstanding.
Posted By: Primo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 06:36 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
I've mentioned this a few times in the Stephen King thread, but as a King fan I personally prefer the 1997 mini-series with Steven Weber (the "Wings" guy). It was much truer to King's novel. The book was divided at least fifty-fifty on what drove Jack to madness, the booze or the supernatural. And that's what the mini-series did.

Conversely, the 1980 Kubrick version was a straight-up horror film that stressed the supernatural element. That said, on its own, the 1980 Kubrick version is still a very good film, Nicholson's hammy, over-the-top performance notwithstanding.


I think King really hated Kubrick's version and that is why he wanted the mini series made. You are correct in Kubrick's version I believe that Nicholson character seems more unhinged from the get go where as in the books he slowly goes crazy. That being said I really enjoy Kubrick s version. And I really want to check out the mini series just to see what it is like and the differences. I read the book a long time ago and it is amazing but I need to re read it
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 06:38 PM

How anybody could dislike The Shining is beyond me, love that film..
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 07:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Primo
And I really want to check out the mini series just to see what it is like and the differences. I read the book a long time ago and it is amazing but I need to re read it

This is Youtube, so watch it before it gets taken down:





Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 08:02 PM

Fair enough Alfanosgirl, i didn't know you were talking about it's reception upon it's release.

For any Kubrick fans who haven't seen it, you should watch Room 237 . It's basically a bunch of crackpots with too much time on their hands analysing The Shining scene by scene to connect Kubrick to various Conspiracy Theories. Still it's a great look into his movies and all of the small details he left in them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Room_237
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
It's basically a bunch of crackpots with too much time on their hands analysing The Shining scene by scene to connect Kubrick to various Conspiracy Theories.

Oh, Dear God. Too much time on their hands?

That's like saying that Cook County is a little slow on the draw whistle.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 10:03 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Originally Posted By: Camarel
It's basically a bunch of crackpots with too much time on their hands analysing The Shining scene by scene to connect Kubrick to various Conspiracy Theories.

Oh, Dear God. Too much time on their hands?

That's like saying that Cook County is a little slow on the draw whistle.


Have you watched it PB? I wouldn't blame you if you weren't interested in the full Doc, but here's an article detailing some of the theories with the clips that supposedly point to this. -

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/20...n-room-237.html

It's not just The Shining that's mentioned here, but everything from Killers Kiss to Eyes Wide Shut. The only reason i enjoyed it was the in-depth, HD, shots of Kubricks films as well as the mentions of Kubrick and his associates writings.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/02/14 10:11 PM

Thanks, Cam. I'll check it out. I've only read the Wiki page on Room 237 so far (and I think these people are clinically insane).
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 04:00 PM

Stephen King didn't like The Shining because it wasn't true enough to the source material, and Jack Nicholson's performance was too hammy.

I definitely recall that it wasn't the critical darling you would think it is.

Same with The Shawshank Redemption to an extent. Its myth grew in popularity with repeated viewings and context.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 05:11 PM

Shawshank Redemption is a decent film and i've seen it many times but according to IMDB it's the best film ever, which im not so sure about..
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 08:09 PM

deniro, ive seen the movie and its great, do you know whether or not it's a true story? I heard it was.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 08:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Binnie_Coll
deniro, ive seen the movie and its great, do you know whether or not it's a true story? I heard it was.


It's not a true story. The Shawshank Redemption is an adaptation of the Stephen King Novella: Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption .

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rita_Hayworth_and_Shawshank_Redemption
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 08:51 PM

The Shawshank Redemption is one of my favorite prison movies. When TBS used to broadcast it I would watch it then watch it the second time right it a row lol
My fave 2 parts are when the warden finds out hes been duped and when Andy walks into the bank to withdraw all that $$$$$$ I cant stop smiling
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 09:00 PM

And PB I started to watch the mini series u put up but as soon as the kid heard voices I got scared and turned it off. Today while walking on the trail by myself I kept picturing that scene. I want to thank you cuz I walked so much faster that I beat my regular time by 6 mins lol
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 09:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
And PB I started to watch the mini series u put up but as soon as the kid heard voices I got scared and turned it off. Today while walking on the trail by myself I kept picturing that scene. I want to thank you cuz I walked so much faster that I beat my regular time by 6 mins lol


Ha ha! lol

A-Girl when the Exorcist came out, we went to see it. (Scariest movie I've ever seen). At the time, my husband worked nights, and every time at dark, when I passed our spare bedroom, all I could picture is Regan sitting on the bed with her ugly face, creepy voice, and head spinning. For weeks (maybe months) that image freaked me out!! lol

All that being said, I must say I still like scary movies. Go figure!!!

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 09:35 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

A-Girl when the Exorcist came out, we went to see it. (Scariest movie I've ever seen).
TIS


For sure TIS. It was authentically scary. Of course, growing up Catholic, I just knew there was a devil seeking Regan's (and my)soul.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 09:40 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

A-Girl when the Exorcist came out, we went to see it. (Scariest movie I've ever seen).
TIS


For sure TIS. It was authentically scary. Of course, growing up Catholic, I just knew there was a devil seeking Regan's (and my)soul.


Oli

At that time they had an intermission right after the scene where hypnotized Regan attacks the doctor. In the lobby everyone was lighting up a cig. lol One guy was pacing back & forth and he said to whomever was listening, "this is a hell of a first date movie." lol



TIS
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/03/14 09:45 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
And PB I started to watch the mini series u put up but as soon as the kid heard voices I got scared and turned it off. Today while walking on the trail by myself I kept picturing that scene. I want to thank you cuz I walked so much faster that I beat my regular time by 6 mins lol


Ha ha! lol

A-Girl when the Exorcist came out, we went to see it. (Scariest movie I've ever seen). At the time, my husband worked nights, and every time at dark, when I passed our spare bedroom, all I could picture is Regan sitting on the bed with her ugly face, creepy voice, and head spinning. For weeks (maybe months) that image freaked me out!! lol

All that being said, I must say I still like scary movies. Go figure!!!

TIS


I dont know how you can still like scary movies...

I was young when that movie came on TV. I tried to watch it but I was much too scared and had to sleep with my light on for years. panic Plus my Mom told me that if I lie or sin I can become possessed just like the boy from Rome who she said the movie was based on. I became traumatized.
One of my cousins went to see where they filmed a few scenes, I think it was in Virginia. He said it was so eery and evil he will never forget it.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/04/14 03:04 PM

What about Police Squad with Leslie Nielson ? I was watching it on youtube but remember watching it years ago. That show cracks me up. lol
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/05/14 12:43 PM

I watched No Country for old men last night, excellent film just a pity about the anti climax ending.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/05/14 04:33 PM

The Daily Mail ran a story on the kid who was apparently the basis for The Exorcist saying: "Roland apparently married, raised children and maintained a long and productive career with the US government before retiring, reportedly to suburban Maryland. He has never spoken publicly about the case."

Then again it's the Daily Mail who has constantly been duped by Ghost Apps, they probably got the story from a homeless guy in London lol . Here's the link- http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-...possession.html
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/05/14 04:52 PM

Has anybody seen Requiem for a Dream, a good but destrubing film about The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/07/14 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Has anybody seen Requiem for a Dream, a good but destrubing film about The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions become stronger.


It's a great movie. Ellen Burstyn's monologue was top notch.
I'm not sure if I mentioned it on here but you should watch "The Basketball Diaries", another disturbing but great movie
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/08/14 12:42 PM

I watched that a few months back, a very young Leo in it, good film
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/09/14 01:40 AM

Just saw Interstellar. AMAZING movie. Maybe the best of the year. Definitely Nolan's best. Loved the realism of both the special effects and the science behind it all. Definitely a 2001: A Space Odyssey influence to it.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/11/14 01:24 PM

Point Break - 8/10, good movie.

Was watching The Basketball Diaries also, forgot Moltisanti was in it and Bumpensero.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/18/14 07:20 AM

Rob Zombies Halloween(2007), ive seen it a few times now, its ok.

I really can't stand over the top swearing though in all these newer movies. All this "ill skull fuck you" type insults, it just sounds really cringey.

You can't beat the original Halloween and classic movies, they'd never come away with over the top lines like that.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/18/14 12:19 PM

It's rare when the constant cursing doesn't seem gratuitous. Even "Scarface" was over the top. Two notable exceptions were "Goodfellas" and "Saturday Night Fever." Pitch perfect dialogue in both. I wouldn't change a word in either.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/19/14 04:52 PM

There's expletives in Saturday Night Fever? Heh.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/19/14 04:56 PM

I finally seen Lincoln. Wasn't that bad, wasn't that great. Very dialogue heavy and hard to follow at times.

This was a great scene.

Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/20/14 04:02 AM

Tommy Lee Jones is looking old, that could well be because hes getting old.

but yeah makes me feel old, then i realize im getting old and ain't nobody got any time for that.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/20/14 06:08 AM

Old is a state of mind.

Old can make you scared to live.

Fuck that that's why I don't like hanging with old people who think & act like that.

I like hanging with old people who in their heads their still young. I think I am someone like that.

Most street guys who are still kicking think like that.

I had a neighbor who was afraid he was going to die he was definately old. He volunteered that information to me. I guess he thought I would under stand because we were around the same age in years.

I told him stop thinking about it stop talking about it.

Go to Vegas buy a show girl and fuck her brains out to either you or her die. If you die let the under takers worry about getting the smile off your face.

He did go away never to return. I hope he kicked off happy.
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/20/14 06:14 AM

Great story and advice Footreads!
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/22/14 01:04 PM

Anybody see interstellar? I haven't seen it yet but heard great things about it. Rotten tomatoes gave it a pretty good score but not great. IMDB gave it an extremely high score but you can't put too much credibility into IMDB like you can with rotten tomatoes. My friend told me it was incredible.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/22/14 01:05 PM

Also, I've never really been a huge Kubrick fan. I haven't seen all of his movies so it's hard for me to judge but I've just never connected with his movies like I have with Scorsese's or Fincher's among others.
Posted By: DonMega1888

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/23/14 07:13 PM

The machine 2013,a British film about military creating AI soldiers

An ok sci fi film, 6/10 for me

Really great special effects in this, story's a bit slow
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/23/14 11:52 PM

Just re-watched "Top Gun." It's been close to thirty years, and I still don't know why they had to kill Goose. Still pisses me off mad.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/24/14 12:38 AM

I think it was because Maverick left his position of wing man. You never ever leave your wing position. As a wing man you always have to guard the main attacker. If you don't you isolate the main attacker do that he can be shot out of the sky.

Your not going to believe this but the same concept is true also in soccer.

The wing man in soccer is called the second attacker.

Here is an old post I made on it.

"The second attacker is important because when the dribbler (the main attacker) is under pressure the second attacker is an outlet pass that can keep the dribbler from losing the ball. Players lose the ball when they find themselves isolated with no other help.

The danger is when the dribbler has no forward option. The second attacker can not leave his support position even for a second to become that forward pass option the third attacker. In that second he isolated his dribbler. The second attacker has to be patient. He has to wait for someone else to become the forward option the third attacker.

I have not posted on that in a long time."
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/26/14 10:07 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Just re-watched "Top Gun." It's been close to thirty years, and I still don't know why they had to kill Goose. Still pisses me off mad.


So that he could go play Dr. Greene on ER and then have that character get a brain tumor and be killed off.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/26/14 11:10 PM

But he lived on in prominence to star in Revenge of The Nerds!
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/27/14 04:41 AM

I'm proud to say that i've never seen Top Gun..
Posted By: Primo

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/27/14 08:48 PM

I am a big Deniro and Scorsese fan so I sat down to watch their remake of Cape Fear yesterday. I only made it halfway through though. I mean it wasn't a bad movie but I don't know something about the style of it threw me off and I had a real hard time wanting to watch it all the way through.

I really want to see the original though maye it is better? I don't know did you guys enjoy the DeNiro version?
Posted By: DonMega1888

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/28/14 02:08 PM

Old boy 2003,

Japan version is so good
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/28/14 02:31 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I'm proud to say that i've never seen Top Gun..


Haha you and me both. It may be a decent movie, but i really cannot stand Tom Cruise enough to find out.

I grew up in the late 80s/90s this soundtrack cassette tape was on every car journey for a long while, if i hear "take my breath" away one more time, i may die.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/28/14 02:43 PM

Originally Posted By: Primo
I am a big Deniro and Scorsese fan so I sat down to watch their remake of Cape Fear yesterday. I only made it halfway through though. I mean it wasn't a bad movie but I don't know something about the style of it threw me off and I had a real hard time wanting to watch it all the way through.

I really want to see the original though maye it is better? I don't know did you guys enjoy the DeNiro version?


I prefered the Mitchum version I thought it was a great movie
Posted By: Malandrino

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/14 08:20 AM

The Purge and its sequel. Pretty average, almost mediocre but I liked the concept... one day a year when every crime is legal so the population can vent a little. wink
Posted By: Its_da_Jackeeettttttt

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/14 08:41 AM

Horrible Bosses 2. Skip it.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/14 06:23 PM

Just saw "The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit" staring Gregory Peck.

Pretty good movie then ended in a great 4 minute scene at the end.

If I did what he did in this movie my wife would have shot me in my sleep.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 09:07 PM

Do any of the older members here remember the movie "Duel" with Dennis Weaver? A Spielburg film (his first I think). It's playing on ElRey channel here. I remember seeing it (a tv movie) when it came out. It was really good. Don't think I've seen it since that time.

smile

TIS
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 09:11 PM

Great movie.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 09:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_
Great movie.



Dennis Weaver pulls in gas station and a gas station attendant comes to his car. uhwhat Weaver says fill 'er up with Ethel. LOL LOL THEN, attendant offers to look under the hood. OMG, those days are so far gone. What an OLD movie. lol But yea, it is good.

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 11:31 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Do any of the older members here remember the movie "Duel" with Dennis Weaver? A Spielburg film (his first I think). It's playing on ElRey channel here. I remember seeing it (a tv movie) when it came out. It was really good. Don't think I've seen it since that time.

smile

TIS


If any actor excelled at portraying angst, it was Weaver.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 11:41 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
If any actor excelled at portraying angst, it was Weaver.

Mister Dillon! Mister Dillon!
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/14 11:44 PM

You can still find gas stations up in Oregon that still do that. Just watched Man on Fire. The original one with Scott Glenn and Joe Pesci, Pesci gives a good performance, forgot he was in it.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/14 06:52 AM

Pacific Heights is a pretty good movie. I thought it should have been more of a slow burner but after watching it again, it was paced well. The acting's dodgy enough at times but Michael Keaton plays a great sleazy villain.

Dan Hedaya is also in one scene. He turns up in everything.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/14 09:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Pacific Heights is a pretty good movie. I thought it should have been more of a slow burner but after watching it again, it was paced well. The acting's dodgy enough at times but Michael Keaton plays a great sleazy villain.

Dan Hedaya is also in one scene. He turns up in everything.


Oh yea, I forgot about Pacific Heights. It's been years since I've seen it. Always thought it was under rated. Yea, Keaton was a creep that's for sure. Good movie! smile


TIS
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/14 09:07 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Do any of the older members here remember the movie "Duel" with Dennis Weaver? A Spielburg film (his first I think). It's playing on ElRey channel here. I remember seeing it (a tv movie) when it came out. It was really good. Don't think I've seen it since that time.

smile

TIS


If any actor excelled at portraying angst, it was Weaver.


LOL Yea That's true. I kept seeing touches of "Mr. Dillon, Mr. Dillon." Ha ha


TIS
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/14 09:19 AM

Weaver was super weird as the motel manager in touch of evil. Heston horribly miscast as a Mexican. I did like Janet Leigh party scene in the motel room. Just wish the scene would of lasted longer.
Posted By: cheech

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/14 11:04 AM

Emmett Otters Jug Band Christmas. Was an Hbo special I think when I was a kid. We have it on DVD now and I play it for my boys. Same guy who created the muppets did this. Wonderful little story.
Posted By: Joey_Cusack

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/14 01:57 AM

I just watched The Pledge. Not the first time.I've seen it but the first time in ahile. Great movie, not really a well known one though. One of Jack Nicholson'd best and probably least known roles.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/14 06:33 PM

Originally Posted By: cheech
Emmett Otters Jug Band Christmas. Was an Hbo special I think when I was a kid. We have it on DVD now and I play it for my boys. Same guy who created the muppets did this. Wonderful little story.

Cheech, what a great memory that was. This is so cool and I used to watch it every time it was on HBO. Mrs. Mark loves it as well.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 02:15 PM

I watched Grudge Match again. It's pretty good. There are several scenes or parallels with the Rocky movies. Stallone drinks the raw eggs again. He starts out in bad shape then slowly gets into shape a la Rocky. He has the bad eye which his manager demonstrates by slapping him just like in Rocky. Part of his training is in a pool just like in Rocky III. In the beginning, Stallone loses his laboring job just like he did in Rocky II. Also, he passes by a billboard of the fight and looks at it just like when he visited the arena the night before the fight in Rocky. I didn't pick up on any parallels with DeNiro's performance in Raging Bull.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 02:39 PM

I think I told you this before, Oli. I had zero expectations for "Grudge Match," and I came away pleasantly surprised. I think I may watch it again this weekend. But I still think that Alan Arkin stole the film, just like he did with "Stand Up Guys."

I finally saw "Flight," with Denzel Washington last night. Not a great movie, but certainly a great performance. Denzel may honestly be the best actor of his generation (the generation in between Pacino/DeNiro and today's top actors).
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 03:43 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
I think I told you this before, Oli. I had zero expectations for "Grudge Match," and I came away pleasantly surprised. I think I may watch it again this weekend. But I still think that Alan Arkin stole the film, just like he did with "Stand Up Guys."

I finally saw "Flight," with Denzel Washington last night. Not a great movie, but certainly a great performance. Denzel may honestly be the best actor of his generation (the generation in between Pacino/DeNiro and today's top actors).


Arkin and Brian Cranston came very close to stealing Argo as well.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 03:48 PM

I just saw a movie called Rabbit Trap staring Ernest Borgnine.

I don't really know what to make out of it. Has anyone every seen it?
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 03:51 PM

Glengarry Glen Ross is a great movie. Arkin was good in that but hard to choose between him, Baldwin, Harris, Spacey and Pacino. Jack Lemmon was the star of that show though. One of the best performances I've seen.
Posted By: SC

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 04:03 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Glengarry Glen Ross is a great movie. Arkin was good in that but hard to choose between him, Baldwin, Harris, Spacey and Pacino. Jack Lemmon was the star of that show though. One of the best performances I've seen.



I agree that Lemmon stole the movie; his role here was equal to his portrayal in "Save the Tiger", one of the grittiest (and most depressing) movies I've ever seen.

A personal note on "Glengarry": many of its scenes were filmed on Sheepshead Bay Road in Brooklyn and one night, as I was geting off the subway, coming home from work in Manhattan, I saw Al Pacino standing in the middle of the street. Even though the police had the area cordoned off and I was a good 40 yards away, it was still quite exciting. (My wife didn't believe me until the local neighborhood paper had a few pix the following week).

Anyway, it's one of the best dramas made in the past thirty years and an EXCELLENT character development story. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who likes good drama.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 05:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Glengarry Glen Ross is a great movie. Arkin was good in that but hard to choose between him, Baldwin, Harris, Spacey and Pacino. Jack Lemmon was the star of that show though. One of the best performances I've seen.

Jack Lemmon was one of the ten greatest actors of the 20th century. And you're right, he was brilliant in that film.

And I'm not sure if you're familiar with the playwright, David Mamet, who wrote "Glengarry." But his plays are VERY difficult to adapt to the big screen. For example, I saw Pacino do "American Buffalo" in the early '80s. He owned the role of Teach. But I personally don't think Dustin Hoffman did the role justice in the film. And Hoffman is one of the greatest actors who ever lived.

Point being, they assembled the right crew of actors for "Glengarry." And the thing that made Pacino's role so impressive is that he filmed that movie and "Scent of a Woman" literally back to back.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 06:42 PM

In the play it did not have the Baldwin part. They wrote that for him in the movie.

But his scene is a big scene that real salesman like to say among each other.

Always be selling smile

Same is true in the boiler room scene with the star of Argo I forget his name
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 07:32 PM

http://postimg.org/image/mha5j8cgr/

That's the Sheepshead Bay subway stop in the background. I think this was pretty much the only outdoor set in the movie so it must have been around here that you saw him.

I'd give my left nut to see Pacino or De Niro in NY. The only celebrity I've ever seen in NY (in a street situation) was Billie Joe Armstrong and he was being corralled into a limo.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 10:21 PM

DeNiro does not walk the streets he has a kid who drives for him or he will take a cab.

Pacino had or has a big truck car that he drives.

Ringo the Beatles ringo walks the streets.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/14 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
DeNiro does not walk the streets he has a kid who drives for him or he will take a cab.

I've seen them down by our West 8th Street property a bunch of times, Foot. He used to drive him in a black Lincoln LS. Now he uses a Suburban or something similar. It's a big black utility vehicle. It looks like something the Feds drive. DeNiro and Pacino have both gotten very old looking. Much older than they appear on television and in theaters.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/21/14 01:06 AM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
I think I told you this before, Oli. I had zero expectations for "Grudge Match," and I came away pleasantly surprised. I think I may watch it again this weekend. But I still think that Alan Arkin stole the film, just like he did with "Stand Up Guys."

I finally saw "Flight," with Denzel Washington last night. Not a great movie, but certainly a great performance. Denzel may honestly be the best actor of his generation (the generation in between Pacino/DeNiro and today's top actors).


Arkin and Brian Cranston came very close to stealing Argo as well.

Agreed.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/21/14 08:27 AM

Argo fuck yourself.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/23/14 04:46 PM

Just watched the movie "Boyhood". I liked it but I don't see hype. Maybe there was some deeper meaning I didn't understand about the movie. Idk. I also want to see the movies "Birdman" and "Foxcatcher" so bad.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/23/14 04:49 PM

Originally Posted By: pizzaboy
Originally Posted By: Footreads
DeNiro does not walk the streets he has a kid who drives for him or he will take a cab.

I've seen them down by our West 8th Street property a bunch of times, Foot. He used to drive him in a black Lincoln LS. Now he uses a Suburban or something similar. It's a big black utility vehicle. It looks like something the Feds drive. DeNiro and Pacino have both gotten very old looking. Much older than they appear on television and in theaters.


It gets me a little nervous because I feel like De Niro can still make great movies and put forth greats perfromances but his elderly appearance could hold him back a little bit. I know he's supossed to play frank sheeran in the Irishman, carlos Marcelo in the legacy of secrecy, and Ray Arcel in Hands of stone. Those all sound like movies he could really excel in.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/23/14 05:20 PM

Does anyone watch Sundance channel series called "The Red Road?" First season was only 6 episodes. I caught up this week.



TIS smile
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/23/14 05:51 PM

I watched Surviving Christmas, a movie James Gandolfini clearly didn't want to be in. This was right before Ben Affleck started getting mainstream acceptance. Terrible movie.

Fun With Dick and Jane was surprisingly good. I watched the whole movie start to finish without looking at my watch. That's always a sign of a good movie. It adapted the original for a more contemporary climate too. Good storyline.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/23/14 10:59 PM

Just saw a pretty good movie "Shoes of the Fisherman"

Anthony Quinn & Lawrence Olivier interesting Quinn is a beaten Priest a prisoner in Siberia.

Olivier is the Russian who put him there. They cross paths years later won't tell you anymore of the story it will spoil it for you.

Worth seeing
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/25/14 08:55 AM

There is a true story about a truce during WW1 on Christmas and they played a soccer game. Then true ended and they went back to killing each other.

There have been some movies made about it but I could not find any here in the US.

But then I found one

Joyeux Noel is a movie about it. You can find it in English on Amazon instant video and it is on Prime.

The German actress Kreuger she was in National treasure was in it.

The football game was actually a small part of it.

I won't spoil it for you by telling more about it.

It is a fantastic Christmas movie.

But it is not for kids.

Check it out
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/26/14 05:10 PM

"Most Wanted Man" with Phillip Seymour Hoffman has such a WTF ending it's ridiculous! Good movie up until then, though!
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/14 08:02 PM

Just saw "Brooklyn Lobster" staring Danny Aiello.

Pretty good movie sorry no killings in it except lobsters. At the end they said no lobsters were actually killed during the making of this movie. smile
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/14 08:44 PM

Aiello was great in Jacobs Ladder.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/07/15 07:36 PM

Just saw St. Vincent.

Bill Murray, that McCarthy Chic and the Kid were all outstanding.

Very good movie.

I think it Should get a nomination.

DP
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/10/15 10:14 PM

Watching a Bruce Willis movie I never heard of called "Fire With Fire (2012)." It's really pretty good.

smile

TIS
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/11/15 12:49 AM

I'll catch that.

Just watched The Butler, very good also.

DP
Posted By: Sicilian Babe

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/11/15 11:29 PM

The Butler was great. How did it not get nominated for any Oscar awards?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/12/15 08:27 AM

Just saw "looking for an echo" on Amazon prime. I liked this movie never was released in theathers.

Stars Armand Assante and good supporting cast my friend Johnny, the guy from crime story, the actor that hit the lottery here in ny when it first started and the guy Chris Montesante killed in sopranos for killing his father. It even has Doowop music.

The hospital in the movie was the same hospital my oldest son Vic was born in.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/12/15 02:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Sicilian Babe
The Butler was great. How did it not get nominated for any Oscar awards?


I dont know, I was wondering the same thing.

imdb gave it a very good rating 7.1 out of 10.

It did say the Movie was awarded several nominations and a Win at black film festival and some others but not The Oscars.

DP
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/12/15 02:19 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Just saw "looking for an echo" on Amazon prime. I liked this movie never was released in theathers.

Stars Armand Assante and good supporting cast my friend Johnny, the guy from crime story, the actor that hit the lottery here in ny when it first started and the guy Chris Montesante killed in sopranos for killing his father. It even has Doowop music.

The hospital in the movie was the same hospital my oldest son Vic was born in.


I'm going to check this out, sounds good.

DP
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/13/15 04:27 AM

Halloween H20 - 7/10

Decent movie, one of the better Halloweens after the original.

I always did like part 3 and 6.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/13/15 06:38 PM

I saw "The Book Thief" last weekend. Very good story about a small German village back in WW2. I recommend this picture very much!
Posted By: SC

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 09:22 PM

I'm watching the new version of "Godzilla" on tv now. I had seen it a few months back on PPV and hopefully now I'll understand it a bit better. The special effects were pretty good but I objected to the whole storyline of the monster being a "good guy" now.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 09:28 PM

Originally Posted By: SC
but I objected to the whole storyline of the monster being a "good guy" now.

Of course he is. Just like they want you to root for the apes in the new "Planet of the Apes" franchise. Man---especially White Man---is bad.

Hollywood has always been overtly politically correct. But they've become outright hateful now. George Clooney, Sean Penn, et al. Great actors. But as human beings, if an asteroid hit that part of California I wouldn't lose a wink of sleep.

That's how I feel, and I stand by it. Rant over.
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 09:46 PM

I wonder how Hollywood is going to take this latest backlash for not nomonating a black actor for the Oscars. Sharpton I'm sure would benefit from this.

http://insider.foxnews.com/2015/01/16/sharpton-calls-emergency-meeting-oscar-snubs-black-actors
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 09:49 PM

Denzel Washington won for Training Day and I didn't even think he was that good in it.

I'm not into the overacting. I much prefer a subtle performance that draws you in and makes you believe you are watching real people. Not a cartoon.

Perhaps, Selma isn't that good. Those kind of movies swing and miss more often than they hit a home run e.g. "Bobby", "The Butler".....
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 09:55 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Denzel Washington won for Training Day and I didn't even think he was that good in it.

That was more like a lifetime achievement Oscar. Like Pacino finally winning for "Scent of a Woman," or Scorsese for "The Departed." Not that those two hadn't been worthy of those wins, but they had both been robbed too many times prior to that.

Plus, they wanted Denzel and Halle Berry to win on the same night, which they did. Although she probably deserved her win for "Monster's Ball" anyway.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 10:09 PM

I think Washington is a great actor.

But just because Winfrey made this moving does not mean this movie is worth getting an Oscar in every category.

Sharpton should make a movie about the real story of Tawana Brawley.

American sniper or the star was not even nominated for a golden globe.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/16/15 10:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Sharpton should make a movie about the real story of Tawana Brawley.

"Turd Girl" ---- A Spike Lee Joint
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/20/15 07:01 PM

I'm a bit behind the times when it comes to movies, but I recently rented on demand "Crazy Heart". Jeff Bridges did a good job. I liked the authenticity of his singing and playing. It was not a hyped-up, corny film. Maybe a bit contrived, him playing in a bowling alley, but I don't know if that really exists in Texas.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/15 06:49 AM

Saw American Sniper. Great movie.
Posted By: F_white

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/15 09:20 AM

Selma and American sniper two good movies.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/15 09:50 PM

Denzel definitely deserved his Oscar for training day imo. Crowe was kind of boring in a beautiful mind. I thought Denzel played that character great. Malcolm X so far in his career is his best performance. Pizza boy hit the nail on the head when he said he's arguably the best of his generation. I think he's one of the best of any generation honestly I've always been extremely impressed by him ever since I saw him play malcolm x. But I've seen american sniper and birdman recently. Both great movies. The way birdman was directed was amazing. It was like the whole movie was shot in one continuous shot. You have to see it to know what I'm talking about. I'm not a movie expert or anything, I just like to watch great movies with great performaces from great actors and actresses(as well as great directing) but that director deserves as much recognition as possible. I'm confident he can turn the dicaprio and Tom Hardy movie he's directing into a real gem.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/15 09:50 PM

I think gone girl and birdman are probably the two best movies I've seen that have come out in 2014. I think gone girl might be my number 1 by an edge but idk birdman was really good.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 01:36 AM

Saw a tv show Wednesday night on law and order. I don't watch these kind of shows normally because they have commercials.

I watched it because I saw Armand Assante had a guest roll. He played a Spanish cops father. He never sees the son, but turned up to invite the son to his wedding. He was marrying a young girl half his age. He also invited his daughter, his ex wife the Spanish cops mother.

Everything is fine until someone at the wedding started to dance with assante' young wife. Assante has this crazy look in his eyes.

Then next thing you know his young wife has a skull fracture.cops called in assante us arrested for hitting his new wife. But no one actually saw him do it.

Turns out he had a history of hitting his kids his ex wife.

No one ever presses charges against him. Not even his new wife.

Interesting for me as my Daddio was like that.

I am thinking this us the first step in assante getting a tv show of his own.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 02:21 AM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Saw American Sniper. Great movie.


Going to see it today my son and his wife invited me to come with them. My wife will be watching my grand daughter. I think I rather be with my wife watching the baby.

But I always say no when they ask me to do something with them so I guess I will go.

But my son asked me not to comment out loud when the movie is on.

I wonder what they think I would say?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 05:49 PM

Is anyone watching the new Fox show "Empire?" There's only been 3 episodes so far. I watched them all yesterday on "On Demand". Kind of interesting. Good cast.

smile




TIS
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 08:04 PM

Just saw American sniper my son and daughter liked it.

I did not feel anything as I watched it.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 08:24 PM

My daughter and I recently watched The Budapest Hotel, a very witty comedy. I didn't realize there would be so many sexual innuendos in this movie. On a couple of occasions, my daughter left the room lol oops She hasn't watched a movie with me since.


Here's trailer.
http://youtu.be/zru-1DbbcsA
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/15 08:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Just saw American sniper my son and daughter liked it.

I did not feel anything as I watched it.


Does that mean you were bored? I'd rather watch Barney than that movie.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/15 12:04 AM

It just means I had no emotion seeing it.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/15 02:10 AM

Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
I think gone girl and birdman are probably the two best movies I've seen that have come out in 2014. I think gone girl might be my number 1 by an edge but idk birdman was really good.


You were spot on about the 'long take' Birdman is shot in, but whether he deserves it or not the Best Director Oscar will go to Linklater since Boyhood was a 12 year project. I personally have alot of problems with Gone Girl that would stop me from placing it in my top 10, but Birdman is no doubt top 5 for me.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/15 12:02 PM

I saw Foxcatcher. It was very good. Not one of the best I've ever seen good, but it was good.

I was worried at first that Channing Tatum's character was too much of a caricature but I would put the benefit of the doubt in the fact that he was playing a bipolar person.

Good performance by Carell as well. Some very cringe-inducing, memorable scenes.

You almost have to feel sorry for him in several scenes. He is just an outcast - a mentally ill man - looking for acceptance, never getting any sense of belonging and finally falling off the rails.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/15 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
I think gone girl and birdman are probably the two best movies I've seen that have come out in 2014. I think gone girl might be my number 1 by an edge but idk birdman was really good.


You were spot on about the 'long take' Birdman is shot in, but whether he deserves it or not the Best Director Oscar will go to Linklater since Boyhood was a 12 year project. I personally have alot of problems with Gone Girl that would stop me from placing it in my top 10, but Birdman is no doubt top 5 for me.


I figured Linklater would get it. If I were a betting man I'd put it on him. But I think the director from birdman deserves it. What problems do you have with gone girl exactly? I was riveted the whole time really. What is your #1 for the year?
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/24/15 02:56 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I saw Foxcatcher. It was very good. Not one of the best I've ever seen good, but it was good.

I was worried at first that Channing Tatum's character was too much of a caricature but I would put the benefit of the doubt in the fact that he was playing a bipolar person.

Good performance by Carell as well. Some very cringe-inducing, memorable scenes.

You almost have to feel sorry for him in several scenes. He is just an outcast - a mentally ill man - looking for acceptance, never getting any sense of belonging and finally falling off the rails.


I saw foxcatcher. I was honestly expecting so much more. It was easily one of my most anticipated movies but idk I felt it dragged. Still pretty good though. Carrell, Ruffalo and Tatum were all great.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 04:17 AM

I watched Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom last night, still a fun film to watch after all these years..
Posted By: BAM_233

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 05:13 AM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom last night, still a fun film to watch after all these years..


I can not stand Spieldberg's wife in that movie. The constant screaming and whining.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 03:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
I think gone girl and birdman are probably the two best movies I've seen that have come out in 2014. I think gone girl might be my number 1 by an edge but idk birdman was really good.


You were spot on about the 'long take' Birdman is shot in, but whether he deserves it or not the Best Director Oscar will go to Linklater since Boyhood was a 12 year project. I personally have alot of problems with Gone Girl that would stop me from placing it in my top 10, but Birdman is no doubt top 5 for me.


I figured Linklater would get it. If I were a betting man I'd put it on him. But I think the director from birdman deserves it. What problems do you have with gone girl exactly? I was riveted the whole time really. What is your #1 for the year?


First of all it's the acting outside of Afflecks Sister (forgot her name) sorry to any fans but i think Affleck is one of the worst big Hollywood actors and he was no different here. Then you have Rosamund Pike who imo doesn't deserve the praise she's getting for that completely wooden performance, i feel people are praising the character particularly the way she was written rather than Pike.

Then it's mostly a few plot points some minor, and one pretty major.

GONE GIRL SPOILERS:

The whole 24 Hour Camera thing makes Zero sense. I mean there's no explanation at all whyy, 1.the cameras picked up nothing to show that she wasn't a prisoner, but only the parts that Pike had manafactured to frame Neil Patrick Harris, even though every room in the house is being filmed 24 hours a day. for however many days she stayed there 2.If we are to believe that Pike erased all of the incriminating footage, then why is noone other than the Female detective questioning her story? I'm fine with Suspension of Disbelief but this was just avoiding an explanation so the story fit together.

Overrall i'd say it was a pretty good film, but not among Finchers best and not one of my favourites from the year. I still have a good few movies to watch before i can decide on my favourite from the year.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 04:15 PM

Those are all fair points. I personally loved Pike's performance. I just think they way she went from house wife to a cold calculating killer was just great. I love Affleck as a director. As an actor I don't think he ruins a movie but I don't think he takes it to a different stratosphere like say Dicaprio does now. But I think I've seen all of the most highly praised movies so far this outside of whiplash and inherent vice. I never thought of the 24 hour camera thing before but good catch. I'd still say either that or birdman is overall the best. Maybe it's because of the competition in the best picture category for me. I found last year's best picture category to be much stronger. If wolf of Wall Street had been released this year maybe it would've won. I also want to see that jonah hill and james Franco movie "true story". Looks good. It'll be out in May.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 04:18 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
I think gone girl and birdman are probably the two best movies I've seen that have come out in 2014. I think gone girl might be my number 1 by an edge but idk birdman was really good.


You were spot on about the 'long take' Birdman is shot in, but whether he deserves it or not the Best Director Oscar will go to Linklater since Boyhood was a 12 year project. I personally have alot of problems with Gone Girl that would stop me from placing it in my top 10, but Birdman is no doubt top 5 for me.


I figured Linklater would get it. If I were a betting man I'd put it on him. But I think the director from birdman deserves it. What problems do you have with gone girl exactly? I was riveted the whole time really. What is your #1 for the year?


First of all it's the acting outside of Afflecks Sister (forgot her name) sorry to any fans but i think Affleck is one of the worst big Hollywood actors and he was no different here. Then you have Rosamund Pike who imo doesn't deserve the praise she's getting for that completely wooden performance, i feel people are praising the character particularly the way she was written rather than Pike.

Then it's mostly a few plot points some minor, and one pretty major.

GONE GIRL SPOILERS:

The whole 24 Hour Camera thing makes Zero sense. I mean there's no explanation at all whyy, 1.the cameras picked up nothing to show that she wasn't a prisoner, but only the parts that Pike had manafactured to frame Neil Patrick Harris, even though every room in the house is being filmed 24 hours a day. for however many days she stayed there 2.If we are to believe that Pike erased all of the incriminating footage, then why is noone other than the Female detective questioning her story? I'm fine with Suspension of Disbelief but this was just avoiding an explanation so the story fit together.

Overrall i'd say it was a pretty good film, but not among Finchers best and not one of my favourites from the year. I still have a good few movies to watch before i can decide on my favourite from the year.


I also haven't seen interstellar and Selma. But I was talking about this the other day with my friend, he says that Jonah hill should've won best supporting actor last year but I said I believe that Leto, Fassbender and possibly Cooper were better(although Hill was still great imo). He also says Christoph waltz deserved his Oscar for django more than Hoffman for the master(which if I'm not mistaken you recommended to me a while ago) and even if he(Waltz) was in the lead actor category he still would've won. I personally believe that Dicaprio was better than waltz and should've been the one nomianted. But what are your thoughts?
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 04:26 PM

Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
Those are all fair points. I personally loved Pike's performance. I just think they way she went from house wife to a cold calculating killer was just great. I love Affleck as a director. As an actor I don't think he ruins a movie but I don't think he takes it to a different stratosphere like say Dicaprio does now. But I think I've seen all of the most highly praised movies so far this outside of whiplash and inherent vice. I never thought of the 24 hour camera thing before but good catch. I'd still say either that or birdman is overall the best. Maybe it's because of the competition in the best picture category for me. I found last year's best picture category to be much stronger. If wolf of Wall Street had been released this year maybe it would've won. I also want to see that jonah hill and james Franco movie "true story". Looks good. It'll be out in May.


For me both of the last two years nominees have been strong. Of the nominees this year i've yet to see Selma or American Sniper. I'd honestly be fine if Whiplash, Boyhood, Bidman or The Grand Budapest Hotel won, but i can't say i enjoyed The Imitation Game or The Theory of Everything too much. Still 2/3 for the Oscars is not bad, considering i usually only like 1 or 2 and think the best of the year have been ignored.

J.K Simmons in Whiplash is my favourite performance from the nominees i've seen, with Michael Keaton in Birdman a close second, and Patricia Arquette in Boyhood my favourite female performance. Looks like Julianne Moore who i love will get the Best Actress Oscar, but for this seriously? Complete Oscar-Bait performance rolleyes .
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 04:35 PM

Also i'm fine with you liking Pikes performance, i'm clearly in the minority on that one but can you actually say she was ever a Housewife in the movie? There's maybe 3 short scenes in the entire movie that she could be said to be Housewife-like, and by that point she has already taking the one role she played the entire film as the "Psycho killer" as you put it. Right from the very first scene the movie makes her out to be dark and mysterious, and she never changes her demeanor at all throughout the film, even the scene where she's gutting Neil Patrick Harris like a pig she's completely wooden imo.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 05:17 PM

Originally Posted By: BAM_233
Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom last night, still a fun film to watch after all these years..


I can not stand Spieldberg's wife in that movie. The constant screaming and whining.


Spielbergs wife?
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Originally Posted By: BAM_233
Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom last night, still a fun film to watch after all these years..


I can not stand Spieldberg's wife in that movie. The constant screaming and whining.


Spielbergs wife?


Spielberg married the main Female from TOD, forget her name.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 08:49 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Also i'm fine with you liking Pikes performance, i'm clearly in the minority on that one but can you actually say she was ever a Housewife in the movie? There's maybe 3 short scenes in the entire movie that she could be said to be Housewife-like, and by that point she has already taking the one role she played the entire film as the "Psycho killer" as you put it. Right from the very first scene the movie makes her out to be dark and mysterious, and she never changes her demeanor at all throughout the film, even the scene where she's gutting Neil Patrick Harris like a pig she's completely wooden imo.


The one thing I didn't really like was her voice. I feel like it was just the same tone the whole movie. Idk if it was meant to be that way or not but idk of I was a fan of that. I think Reese Witherspoon who was originally supposed to play Amy would've been better. Witherspoon can really act.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/15 11:21 PM

Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
Originally Posted By: Camarel
Also i'm fine with you liking Pikes performance, i'm clearly in the minority on that one but can you actually say she was ever a Housewife in the movie? There's maybe 3 short scenes in the entire movie that she could be said to be Housewife-like, and by that point she has already taking the one role she played the entire film as the "Psycho killer" as you put it. Right from the very first scene the movie makes her out to be dark and mysterious, and she never changes her demeanor at all throughout the film, even the scene where she's gutting Neil Patrick Harris like a pig she's completely wooden imo.


The one thing I didn't really like was her voice. I feel like it was just the same tone the whole movie. Idk if it was meant to be that way or not but idk of I was a fan of that. I think Reese Witherspoon who was originally supposed to play Amy would've been better. Witherspoon can really act.


Reese would've improved that character alot, she would've either understated it (Pike was clearly going for this but she failed imo), or she would've went over the top. Something i wouldn't be a fan of, but at least she would bring some life to the Character, particularly in making Affleck half decent as the Female lead usually needs to do with him.

Good call!
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/26/15 12:57 PM

Originally Posted By: Camarel
Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Originally Posted By: BAM_233
Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom last night, still a fun film to watch after all these years..


I can not stand Spieldberg's wife in that movie. The constant screaming and whining.


Spielbergs wife?


Spielberg married the main Female from TOD, forget her name.


Oh ok, she was annoying at first but then you kind of get used to her..
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/17/15 01:11 PM

Carlitos Way.

"Dumb move, man. Dumb move. But it’s like them old reflexes comin’ back. I know what’s supposed to happen now. Benny’s gotta go down. And if I don’t do it, they’re gonna say: “Carlito, he’s flaky, man. Slacked-out. A used-to-be bad guy. Joint got to Carlito.” The street is watchin’. She is watchin’ all the time."
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/17/15 02:42 PM

Saw Gentlemen Jim starring Errol Flynn pretty good movie. He look like he could really box.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/17/15 08:23 PM

Saw great movie Boom Town starring Spenser Tracy & Clark Cable great great movie about oil prospecting.
Posted By: Girlie

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/19/15 12:41 PM

LOL.
Chico's Bail Bonds is the sponsors of the Bad News Bears. Sorry, lazy rainy day and getting ready for my children to return from their dad's. I had to watch something funny!

And no, I'm watching the original.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/15 02:56 PM

Rocky.

What you don't like my house ? my house stinks ? IT STINKS!!.

You want me to fight the big fight, ok ill fight the big fight.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/15 03:49 PM

The Usual Suspects is a great movie.

Kevin Spacey had some run of acting in really good movies during the mid to late 90's.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/22/15 02:28 PM

That's a good movie. I agree with you Moe.

Watched the newest Planet of the Apes movie (I love the original) but figured out the whole plot in the first 15 minutes. The acting was pretty good. Gary Oldman was in it he's always great. My kids really enjoyed it. If you have older kids 8-16 I would recommend it.

I have a CRUSH on Kirk Acevedo so anytime they showed him in the movie I was glued to the screen. shhh
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/15 02:09 PM

In The Break-up, there's a scene where the clerk at Marilyn Dean's shop is singing to Jennifer Aniston who apparently is feeling bad about her relationship with Vince Vaughn. In walks Ms. Dean who yells at him and fires him. Why did she do that?
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/15 04:22 PM

Cop Land(1997). One of Stallones best.

Moe Tilden: What you've got here, sheriff, is a town that scares the shit outta certain people.
Posted By: DonMega1888

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/15 08:47 PM


how to do a screenshot on a pc


legend (1985) by ridley scott,was watching with my nephews today

great preformance by tim curry in this
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/15 10:07 AM

My favorite scene from Casino. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vN1qpVheIDs

"The booze, the coke, the broads.... i mean he got sloppy. He just wasn't the same Nicky anymore."
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/15 03:05 PM

Exodus gods an Kings not even close to the ten commandments. Put me to sleep more then once.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/15 03:09 PM

On the waterfront great movie Eva Marie Saint got an Oscar for her first movie.

She is 86 still married to same husband for 62 yrs. Still in good shape for some one of her age.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/29/15 02:02 PM

Striking Distance.

Pretty much everyone ive met seems to dislike this movie, i think Bruce Willis was even quoted to saying he hated it.

I always thought it was a decent movie though.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/29/15 08:55 PM

Never heard of it. Speaking of Willis a good movie to watch that he's in is Planet Terror. Rodriguez directed it. Ever see it?
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/30/15 03:31 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Striking Distance.

Pretty much everyone ive met seems to dislike this movie, i think Bruce Willis was even quoted to saying he hated it.

I always thought it was a decent movie though.


My being from Pittsburgh may make me prejudiced, but I enjoyed it. The plot was something of a stretch, but it was serviceable.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/01/15 11:38 PM

Watching deliver us from evil on Starz.

F N Creepy
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/02/15 06:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Never heard of it. Speaking of Willis a good movie to watch that he's in is Planet Terror. Rodriguez directed it. Ever see it?


Never even heard of it Alfanosgirl, looks good must give it a watch smile
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/02/15 09:03 AM

Not a movie, but just finished watching The Mafia with Trevor McDonald.

Was a decent watch. Was it only one episode ?
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/02/15 12:09 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Not a movie, but just finished watching The Mafia with Trevor McDonald.

Was a decent watch. Was it only one episode ?


It was a two part series, one episode was on last week..
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/04/15 05:36 PM

Trapeze is on at 6 eastern time on turner Classic movie channel. Starring Burt Lancaster as we all know this movie kicks ass it well worth watching.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/04/15 06:38 PM

Saw "Unbroken" last weekend. Very good picture about a WWII POW named Louie Zamperini.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XrjJbl7kRrI
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/07/15 09:16 PM

Just watched History of Violence, forgot about this movie but man Ed Harris is really good actor
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/01/15 02:56 PM

The Fast and the Furious.

I like the tuna here.

"Bullshit asshole, no one likes the tuna here"
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/29/15 03:41 PM

Donnie Brasco.

Except this time it was the uncut version or something.

Runs 2 hours 27 minutes and there are so many extra pointless scenes that aren't on the other version i had seen.

Was like watching a different movie.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/29/15 03:54 PM

Saw a movie from the early 60s on Netflix Cop Haters.

Some one was killing cops.

Staring Robert Loggia others in the movie Vincent Gardenia and a youth gang leader the late great Jerry Orbach.

It had an interesting ending
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/15 06:06 AM

The Family(2013) with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfieffer.

What did i just watch lol ?

It was like a cross between meet the fockers, goodfellas and lilyhammer.

The daughter with the guns shooting all the mafiosos's and shit.

Passed an hour anyway grin
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/15 06:35 PM

Over the weekend I watched "Angel Heart" with Rourke and De Niro. That's as scary a movie as it gets for me.

http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0092563/
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/04/15 10:57 AM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
The Family(2013) with Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfieffer.

What did i just watch lol ?

It was like a cross between meet the fockers, goodfellas and lilyhammer.

The daughter with the guns shooting all the mafiosos's and shit.

Passed an hour anyway grin


Why did DeNiro rat? They never said in the movie that I remember. I think if he did rat his kids will kill him. The boy would rape his mother smile
Posted By: bonanno

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/15 05:26 AM

Once upon time in America... for me.. better movie then Godfather.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/15 09:47 AM

Originally Posted By: bonanno
Once upon time in America... for me.. better movie then Godfather.


Never liked this movie that much. I did like the girl fucking guys for a Charlotte Rousse smile
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/07/15 05:32 PM

Watched Forrest Gump again today, still a modern day classic
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/15 11:15 AM

Saw Pope of Greenwich Village the other night. Eric Roberts dialog was a lot better then Rourke's.freaking good movie.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/15 08:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Originally Posted By: bonanno
Once upon time in America... for me.. better movie then Godfather.


Never liked this movie that much. I did like the girl fucking guys for a Charlotte Rousse smile



I liked it quite a bit - not in Godfather range but definitely a strong recommend.

That said, there are various cuts of OUaTiA and the U.S. theaterical release is known for being disjointed. The version I have seen is Sergio Leone's director's cut and was very impressed with it. I cannot speak to other cuts other than their reputation.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/15 08:56 PM

Just saw Entourage. If you liked the show, including the final two seasons, it's worth watching. If you didn't, it's not.

I liked the TV show and was pleased with the movie. It does play like an extended episode, which I suppose is typical for crossovers.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/12/15 02:59 AM

Just saw the movie Jersey boys. I saw the play liked that. I thought the mivie's sounds was not that clear.

But I did notice something interesting. In the movie these guys robbed a safe. They managed to get it down the stairs some how. On of them pulls up in a car or something. They attached a pulley to the safe to lift it and take it away.

But the safe was too heavy and the front of the vehicle was pulled up off the ground. One of the jersey boys got caught and did 6 months.

When I was a kid in east Harlem a guy named horse from a Hun 8 street. Try to rob a safe from a key food store. It was a big safe right against the front window of the store. He steals a truck has a pulley on that crashes the truck throw the key food front window. He attaches the pulley to the safe and tries to lift the safe on to the truck. Same thing happens front of the truck goes off the ground. He gets caught I forget how much time he got.

Does anyone know if the story they told in the movie actually happened. The robbery in Harlem did actually happen.

The reason I ask in the 80s I got friendly with Joe Pesce and I am pretty sure I told him about the key food robbery. I am wondering whether he told that story to Eastwood and they decided to put it into the movie?
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/05/15 06:59 PM

Underbelly: Tell Them Lucifer Was Here.

Good watch, based on a true story.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/15 09:09 PM

At the theater - saw Terminator - Genisys. Without getting into spoilers, felt that it tweaked too much with the original storyline. Do not recommend.

On HBO - finally saw John Wick. This was really surprisingly good. I generally don't like Keanu post-Matrix but this movie was redemptive for him. Not a subtle movie but if you are looking for an action flick and already have HBO, make sure you catch this one.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/13/15 05:49 AM

Just finished watching "Dallas Buyers Club". Now that was an excellent movie. Thnx pmac, I think it was you who recommended it.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/15 08:34 PM

I just saw King Kong, son of kong a short movie about a night club where everyone was wearing formal attire and had on roller skates smile

Might Joe young is on now.

Am I bored or what!!
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/14/15 09:10 PM

I watched Atonement Sunday night good film
Posted By: ronnierocketAGO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/20/15 02:19 AM

Fun note about ANT-MAN that opened in theaters this weekend. Former SNL cast member Garret Morris did a cameo as a car driver.

What's funny is when he was on SNL, the cast did a sketch about superheroes. (Murray=Superman, Belushi=Hulk, etc.) Who did Morris play? Ant-Man.

Posted By: Paul Pisano

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/24/15 01:27 AM

just re watched for the millionth time carlito's way. Pacino is great in the role. i love the musical score during the chase scene at the end of the movie.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/15 02:50 PM

Currently watching Moon with Sam Rockwell
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/26/15 11:51 PM

BET is airing "The Temptations", the Motown singing group. I am really enjoying it. I didn't know much about their lives, but it is interesting.

Lots of great music!!! Waiting to hear one of my Temp favorites, "Papa Was A Rolling Stone." smile


TIS
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/15 05:42 PM

I taped the Cotton Club so I watched it for about 30 mins but just couldn't get through the entire movie. It had a great cast too plus it was directed by FFC. I didn't even recognize James Remar as Dutch Schultz. I love Remar, great actor. There was something lacking in this film. Anybody see it? Opinions?
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/15 06:00 PM

I tend to agree. The overlapping story lines were distracting and it was a challenge for even the underworld erudite to follow the gangland history.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/10/15 12:19 AM

Just watched Walk the Line, the movie about Johnny Cash. I really do not have much knowledge of Cash; I've only watched one interview of him years ago but I pictured him as a force to be wreckoned with. In the movie, he came across as a very weak man. Is that really true? Maybe someone on here will know more about him.

The movie was entertaining. Acting was pretty good. Good storyline.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/10/15 07:16 AM

Walk the Line is a great film..The drugs made him look weak i guess,,
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/11/15 06:07 AM

Saw the latest Mission Impossible. Just may be the best of the series.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/12/15 01:37 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Just watched Walk the Line, the movie about Johnny Cash. I really do not have much knowledge of Cash; I've only watched one interview of him years ago but I pictured him as a force to be wreckoned with. In the movie, he came across as a very weak man. Is that really true? Maybe someone on here will know more about him.

The movie was entertaining. Acting was pretty good. Good storyline.


I think between the death of his brother and his strained relationship with his father broke him first and then the other haunting things.

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Walk the Line is a great film..The drugs made him look weak i guess,,


Yes, the Drugs and Alcoholism were worse than the depressions of his youth.

A perfect Storm, sadness and complete access.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/12/15 02:14 AM

I always considered Johnny Cash country/western tho....not really. confused Many of his songs were crossover to the R&R charts He is one who I really didn't mind listening too. I liked his deep voice.

Tho I don't have it, I do remember his Folsom Prison album was very popular. I did like Walk The Line and who can forget A Boy Named Sue. lol


TIS
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/22/15 08:34 PM

The Town(2010).

Boston armed robbers movie, wasn't too bad for Ben Affleck.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/15 09:25 PM

Theater;
The Gift - Interesting. Not as scary as expected, more of a psych thriller. Good for what it was.
Mission Impossible - Exactly what you expect it to be; no more, no less.
Me and Earl and The Dying Girl - You have to be in the right mood for this type of movie. Nothing exceptional other than the film parodies.

Summary - No must sees or must avoids in this group.

Home;
The Drop - This was an excellent movie (and the type of movie those on these boards would easily get into). Will not spoil, but Tom Hardy is really growing on me. It's on the HBO circuit now and really worth making a point of seeing.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/26/15 09:24 PM

Addition to the post above;

Saw Trainwrecked last night. For a rom-com, it was an excellent movie, exceeded expectations and avoided most of the cliches of the genre. Strongly recommend.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/28/15 04:55 PM

I came across this BW 1949 movie called Stromboli. It's the name that attracted me. It starred Ingrid Bergman. I just watched minutes of it off and on. Stromboli is the name of an Italian island. I'm not sure what the movie was about, but apparently, Bergman starred as a women who married a fisherman to get citizenship after the War and her efforts to integrate into Italian society.

Again, it was the name that got my attention. It's not just what's for dinner.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/28/15 11:10 PM

When A Stranger Calls Back(1993)

Made for TV movie but much scarier than the likes of Scream.

Sort of movie you should watch alone, only works the first time of course, but has a spooky atmosphere.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjK9u38LYO8
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/08/15 08:14 PM

Gravity - interesting but a bit far-fetched. The only actors in the movie were good.
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/08/15 10:22 PM

Hope you saw it 3D. I really enjoyed it.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/09/15 04:10 PM

Amazing effects though..
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/09/15 05:42 PM

Just happened to start watching Mission Impossible-Ghost Protocal and admit, tho not necessarily a Cruise fan, I am really enjoying it. I think I only saw the first MI movie and I did like that as well. Lots of action, hi-tech stuff. Sort of Bourne-ish but I do like Bourne movies better.

smile

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/18/15 04:40 PM

I know that we all lampoon the casting of George Hamilton as Michael's lawyer in GFIII and Eli Wallach as Don Altobello. However, I watched (again) part of The Conqueror starring John Wayne as Ghengis Khan. Madonne! John Wayne at the height of his popularity being cast like that. That's the all-time example of just downright goofy casting.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/18/15 08:20 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I know that we all lampoon the casting of George Hamilton as Michael's lawyer in GFIII and Eli Wallach as Don Altobello. However, I watched (again) part of The Conqueror starring John Wayne as Ghengis Khan. Madonne! John Wayne at the height of his popularity being cast like that. That's the all-time example of just downright goofy casting.


Oli,

If I'm not mistaken wasn't Wayne also in a biblical movie that he seemed really miscast? Can't think of it.
smile

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/18/15 10:51 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: olivant
I know that we all lampoon the casting of George Hamilton as Michael's lawyer in GFIII and Eli Wallach as Don Altobello. However, I watched (again) part of The Conqueror starring John Wayne as Ghengis Khan. Madonne! John Wayne at the height of his popularity being cast like that. That's the all-time example of just downright goofy casting.


Oli,

If I'm not mistaken wasn't Wayne also in a biblical movie that he seemed really miscast? Can't think of it.
smile

TIS


Yes TIS, he played a Roman centurion in The Greatest Story Ever Told.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/19/15 08:54 AM

The original A Nightmare On Elm Street(1984).

One of my favorite horror's and in fact it was the first horror movie i ever seen at about the age of 5 lol. Had me hooked on the horror genre ever since.
Posted By: DonKostic

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/19/15 09:24 PM

The Mist. I've been depressed ever since.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/24/15 11:12 AM

Watched the first of Sergio Leone's Dollar Trilogy, A Fistful of Dollars with Clint Eastwood last night. Pretty good film not as good as Good Bad and the Ugly.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/28/15 07:51 PM

Batman(1989)

One of my favorite movies, Jack Nicholson was the best Joker.

Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/28/15 09:52 PM

Tale of two cities fantastic movie. They made a musical of it some years ago. I am still amazed it was only on Broadway for a year.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/17/15 09:34 PM

Just saw Champion on Amazon prime. Kirk Douglas should have won an academy award for that performance.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/18/15 05:38 AM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Batman(1989)

One of my favorite movies, Jack Nicholson was the best Joker.



Good to see someone else recognizes that.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/19/15 12:08 AM

Watched the new Jurassic Park last night, pretty good not bad not great
Posted By: blueracing347

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/19/15 01:26 AM

Watched GFIII a couple of nights ago. I never understood why was the Nevada home in ruins in the first few minutes when Michael is reading the letter to his children. I understand seeing him sitting in his chair smoking a cigarette as his hair starts to grey. I take it that he is insulated with all of this power and wealth, yet he has nothing. He isn't legit, his wife betrayed him, he had his brother killed, and he continues "my father's way of doing things". But I never understood why all the flooring is warped and the floor rafters are exposed. After that cigarette did he just get up and leave the house for good? Was there a bomb? Wtf, I always thought that estate was so beautiful.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/19/15 08:33 PM

In the spirit of October, I saw The Green Inferno.

It was well done for the type of movie it is but do not see this unless you have a very strong stomach. Even knowing what it was about, I was unprepared for the graphic nature of one particular scene.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/24/15 09:50 PM

I Know What You Did Last Summer.

Decent generic 90s slasher movie.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/24/15 09:55 PM

I haven't "just" watched it, but I recommend the movie adaptation of Stephen King's Christine. One of the better King adaptations.

The Wraith is another great 80's horror movie.

I plan on watching both over the next few days.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/24/15 10:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I haven't "just" watched it, but I recommend the movie adaptation of Stephen King's Christine. One of the better King adaptations.

The Wraith is another great 80's horror movie.

I plan on watching both over the next few days.


Speaking of King, I think it's AMC that is gonna have all King day (or week), on or around Halloween. OR did it already happen and I missed it? LOL Yea I see it was last week. rolleyes I saw previews and lineup includes: It, The Shining, Misery, Dead Zone, Cujo, Carrie Pet Sematary. Great if you're a King fan. smile

TIS

Here's the whole AMC lineup, not just King.

American Werewolf In London, The Omen, among my favorites too. smile

http://www.amc.com/talk/2014/10/amc-fear...d-chucky-movies
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 01:30 PM

The ending of Pet Sematary was one of the most f**ked up things I ever seen.

Good movie. Has more emotional depth than a lot of horror movies.

I must have seen Misery a hundred times. Great movie.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 02:42 PM

Count of Monte Christo about revenge love it. But not nearly brutal enough.
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 03:25 PM

Saw, "The Intern" last night with the Mrs. Great movie. Satisfies the "chick movie" for the spouse but enjoyable for guys. Had some real funny scenes. DeNiro was great and once again real funny.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 05:47 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
The ending of Pet Sematary was one of the most f**ked up things I ever seen.

Good movie. Has more emotional depth than a lot of horror movies.

I must have seen Misery a hundred times. Great movie.


Yea, it was definitely creepy. My daughters and I still remember the creepy kid saying "I wanna play with youuuuuu" and still will jokingly say it to each other. smile

Speaking of King, don't know if you remember (or saw) the move "Maximum Overdrive", based on his short story, called "Trucks." Every time that's on, the listing description says "Kings self-admitted most moronic story he ever wrote." (something to that effect. lol) I did see the movie but I think only once, years ago. Evidently King is right. Ha ha


TIS
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 06:31 PM

King has a new book "Bazaar of Bad Dreams" coming out in a week or so.

It's a collection of 20 short stories which is a selling point for me.

Mr. Mercedes was a good concept with a flawed execution and I wasn't really sold on the follow up Finders Keepers, but I plan on picking up this one.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/25/15 09:03 PM

There is a new series on Amazon prime my son was telling me about it. In it Germany and Japan won world war 2. Except there is proof around that they lost and its trying to be covered up.

Anyone seen it?
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/01/15 05:35 AM

Finally saw Sicario. Awesome movie. Probably the best I've seen this year and one of the best crime movies I've ever seen. Very gritty and, far from turning away from the ugliness, looks right at it. The plot is unique and not entirely what you'd expect. The music is great and really adds to the feel of it all. Easily 4 stars. No surprise it has 93% on RT.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/05/15 11:43 PM

Plan on seeing advance screening of Spectre tonight. Means missing Johnny Football tho. lol

If I do go, I'll let you know my thoughts soon.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/06/15 01:23 AM

Saturday night fever its on netflex.
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/06/15 01:41 AM

Classic movie. Those were some great times.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/06/15 03:11 PM

I used to wear bell bottoms with the high heel shoes. Would hit all the bars and night clubs in Brooklyn. Penthouse, revelation, 2001 etc

Latin night Tito puente at the revelation.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/07/15 12:35 AM

I got a picture of my brother workin the door at 2001, dressed exactly like that.

I will look for it and post.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/07/15 05:57 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I know that we all lampoon the casting of George Hamilton as Michael's lawyer in GFIII and Eli Wallach as Don Altobello. However, I watched (again) part of The Conqueror starring John Wayne as Ghengis Khan. Madonne! John Wayne at the height of his popularity being cast like that. That's the all-time example of just downright goofy casting.
The best looking susan hayward ever..that little dance she does for wayne,,whoa!!
Posted By: helenwheels

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/07/15 08:16 PM

Last night I had some friends in and we watched an old gem- Fatso.

Dom DeLuise, Anne Bancroft and Ron Carey. It was written by Bancroft, and has a lot of insider humor for Italian Americans

A hilarious scene:

http://youtu.be/ar9HNDDcMgQ
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/09/15 10:03 PM



It turned out that the sweet-talking, tattoo-sporting pikey was a gypsy bare-knuckle boxing champion. Which makes him harder than a coffin nail. Right now, that's the last thing on Tommy's mind. If Gorgeous doesn't wake up in the next few minutes, Tommy knows he'll be buried with him. Why would the gypsies go through the trouble of explaining why a man died in their campsite when they can bury the pair of them and just move camp? It's not like they got social security numbers, is it? Tommy - the tit - is praying. And if he isn't, he fucking should be.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWAsI3U2EaE
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/09/15 10:30 PM

Da ya like dags,, Great film..
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/11/15 04:27 AM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
I used to wear bell bottoms with the high heel shoes. Would hit all the bars and night clubs in Brooklyn. Penthouse, revelation, 2001 etc

Latin night Tito puente at the revelation.



Do the Hustle

lol High heels. Oh Foots you have me laughing. My Mom made my Dad get a perm in the late 70's. panic It was the most awful looking hair style ever. lol

Seeing Tito would have been fun!!

The next year my Dad got this cowboy hat, big leather western boots and belt buckle and leather jacket in CA, went to Jersey like that lol. Looked ridiculous lol
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/11/15 04:31 AM

Just watched Pulp Fiction again. Forgot how funny that movie is.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/11/15 04:41 AM

Originally Posted By: DuesPaid
I got a picture of my brother workin the door at 2001, dressed exactly like that.

I will look for it and post.


You have to post that pic. That I got to see. lol
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/11/15 06:56 PM

I had curly hair as a kid and wore a mustash. I have a picture of me in those days not to clear but the pixel what ever that is will let it post.

Tell me how to post a picture on this exactly.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/12/15 05:10 PM

That would be a great photo Foots. Get a photobucket account. What I do is go to that site log in to my account. Upload my picture. Then click on the picture to copy the url. Then I paste the url on here in a post. Easy squeezy.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/15/15 04:51 PM

Mr Nice.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/23/15 03:03 AM

Bone Tomahawk
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/25/15 03:45 PM

Spotlight is definitely worth a look. Unsavory subject matter (nothing depicted or re-enacted, just discussed) in a procedural. To describe it makes it sound a bit dry but it is fascinating. Strong reccomendation
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/28/15 02:09 PM

Bubba: Anyway, like I was sayin', shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey's uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that's about it.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/15 10:53 PM

A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/15 11:17 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.


Decent film, perhaps my favorite after the original. They got stupid after the 3rd film..
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/10/15 08:30 PM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
Originally Posted By: afriendofours
A Nightmare On Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors.


Decent film, perhaps my favorite after the original. They got stupid after the 3rd film..


Haha yeah, wasn't a fan of part 4 or 5 that much.

Part 6 Freddy's Dead holds some good nostalgic memories for me though. I remember going to rent it with my parents from the VHS shop and getting the free 3D glasses from the woman at about 8 years old lol.

Been getting back into watching horror genre more again.

Watching The Faculty just now.

Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/11/15 06:33 PM

The second Freddy Kruger movie is the stupidest of all. So bad it's good, though, as opposed to so bad it's boring - like most of the following movies.

Freddy v Jason was pretty good for what it was.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/15 04:16 AM

Last night watched The $10 million dollar getaway with John Mahoney and Tony LoBianco. It was about the Lufthansa heist portrayed in Goodfellas.

Mahoney was unconvincing as Jimmy Burke and the movie pinned the murder of the heist participants on the mob, not Burke.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/13/15 04:23 PM

Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/15 01:55 AM

Elf

Fuckin hysterical
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/15 08:44 PM

Alien 3.

Know alot of people don't really care for the 3rd movie, but ive always quite liked it. Not as good as Aliens, but still a decent watch.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/15 08:53 PM

I watched Casablanca yesterday, one of my all time favorite films, so many great lines and a classic role by Bogart..
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/14/15 09:44 PM

The Bishops Wife.

Loretta Young
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/15 03:27 AM

"The Rat Pack" (1998),an HBO film that's unabashedly--deliriously--trashy. It has everything you'd want in a B-movie about Sinatra: the Rat Pack! The Mob! The Kennedys! Ava! Marilyn! Momo! And with an A-list cast, too, most of whom (except for Don Cheadle) are dreadful. It's so bad that it's enjoyable.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/15 03:33 PM

Rocky.

Probably one of my favorite Stallone/Boxing movies. Copland is good too though.

Continueing on with the rest of the Rocky movies today.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/15 08:55 PM

Got a good one for you and it's on YouTube Mississippi Gambler

Check out this video on YouTube:

http://youtu.be/onAptFgDR-w
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/15 12:51 AM

I missed the ending of Star Trek Into Darkness. What saved Kirk's life?
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/15 12:55 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I missed the ending of Star Trek Into Darkness. What saved Kirk's life?

Didn't see it but maybe this 1 minute video helps?
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=irw5YUmiS2M
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/15 10:26 AM

Poundland has alot of refurbished/pre-owned dvd's for a pound at the moment, so i picked up a few dvd's yesterday.

Alien Resurrection, Oceans Eleven & Twelve, American Pie 2 and James Bond Die Another Day.

Just watched Oceans Eleven, completey forgot about that movie, used to watch it all the time aswell.
Posted By: goombah

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/17/15 04:58 PM

"Bad Words" with Jason Bateman and Allison Janney. Irreverant humor in the mold of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and "Arrested Development." Bateman plays a 40 year old who has found a loophole to enter spelling bees with children.
Posted By: helenwheels

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 12:40 AM

Saw the new Star Wars today. I really enjoyed it. It's very much like the original 3 in feeling. If you're a fan I recommend it.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 01:45 AM

I'm seeing Star Wars on Saturday. It's already broken opening day records. Just from midnight until around noon it brought in over $50 million.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 06:54 AM

I'll be going on Monday to see the film..
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 01:47 PM

I have never had the slightest interest in the Star Wars or Star Trek franchises.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 03:45 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I have never had the slightest interest in the Star Wars or Star Trek franchises.



Me either. I never saw Star Wars. When Empire Strikes Back came out, my husband and I went with another couple who LOVED Star Wars. Didn't really care for it. I don't even remember NOW what it was about. lol Anyway, I'm in the minority I know.


TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 06:34 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
I have never had the slightest interest in the Star Wars or Star Trek franchises.



Me either. I never saw Star Wars. When Empire Strikes Back came out, my husband and I went with another couple who LOVED Star Wars. Didn't really care for it. I don't even remember NOW what it was about. lol Anyway, I'm in the minority I know.



TIS


You know TIS, just like you can receive treatment for your Walking Dead addiction, there is treatment your Star Wars alienation. It can awaken the Force in you!
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/19/15 08:59 PM

I posted this before I hate Star Wars I saw the first Star Wars when it came out. I took three of my four kids. Never did that before it was too much for me. So I took them all home. Then took 1 at a time to see it. So I saw it 3 1/2 times.

I said when I got home I would never do that again.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/15 04:20 AM

Just saw the new Star Wars, certain aspects I love and certain aspects I thought were corny/rushed or just not caring overall in my opinion 8 out of 10
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/20/15 07:13 AM

Ok so here is my review of the new Star Wars. I'll try not to give any spoilers.

Abrams plays it safe and sticks with a proven formula that works. In a lot of ways The Force Awakens is the original Star Wars again. But it does it in a way that doesn't feel totally redundant. The movie does a good job of balancing the new stuff with the nostalgia.

I liked how they start with the new characters first and wait to reveal the old ones. The guy that plays ex-storm trooper Finn does a really good job. He's intense but also really funny and is able to convey Abram's writing humor. Humor plays a pretty big part in the movie but only at the right times. Abrams has always been good at that.

The girl that plays Rey, who is obviously Luke's daughter (that shouldn't be a spoiler to anyone), does a good job herself. But the only real complaint I had was related to her. Which I'll get to.

I really liked the guy that plays Kylo Ren. His back story was a surprise. I liked how he is still a work in progress and not a finished product (like Vader was) of the Dark Side. He's powerful but has his vulnerabilities. He has to slowly grow to his full power in the Dark Side just like Luke had to in the Good.

That's where my one complaint comes in though. We know that "the force is strong" with Rey, considering who her family is. And there is that same growing on her part. But I felt they rushed it by the end. In other words, she was too far ahead of where she would or should have been in only the first movie. And there are one or two other minor annoyances. They just had to throw in a chick X-wing fighter (rolls eyes). And you do wonder how the Republic lost their position and the First Order rose so quickly. But none of this ruins the movie by any means.

I liked how they used Luke very sparingly. His presence is throughout the movie but you only see a little of him. The next 2 movies will be more about him.

It was good to see Han, Chewie, Leah, C3-P0 and R2D2. The new droid, BB8, works well too.

There is a major death in the movie but I won't give it away. But it's a gut punch.

All in all I'd give it 3 1/2 stars.

The next one comes out in May 2017. A new guy, Rian Johnson, will be writing and directing it. He'll also be writing the last one but someone else will be directing. I've seen some of his movies, including Looper, and so expect a somewhat darker film. Maybe like Empire Strikes Back was.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/27/15 08:09 PM

Training Day - 7/10

Definitely one of the best Denzil Washington movies. Ethan Hawke is good in it too.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/27/15 08:28 PM



Watched Quadrophenia this Afternoon, classic British film..
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/15 05:23 PM

I saw a very old movie last night Taxi staring James Cagney and Loretta Young.

I was surprised how good it was worth seeing.

He dances in it but it's not what the story is about. They get married in it. He had to be having an affair with her during filming. He even spoke Yiddish in it. A cop asked him what part of Ireland are you from. He tells the cop Delaney street.
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/28/15 11:33 PM

The revenant. Pretty awesome. Also saw the big short which was great as well.
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/29/15 10:29 PM

Watched "Mean Streets" on the weekend. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Scorsese was good right off the bat. Harvey Keitel and DeNiro were excellent. Surprised to David Proval (Richie Aprile from Sopranos).
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 06:55 AM

Originally Posted By: MaryCas
Watched "Mean Streets" on the weekend. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Scorsese was good right off the bat. Harvey Keitel and DeNiro were excellent. Surprised to David Proval (Richie Aprile from Sopranos).


Hi MC
Me too I just watched it. Got the DVD for Xmas. Yup good stuff. Did you notice that David Carradine was the drunk who was shot? Scorsese's Mom is in it. Did you see her?

Best scenes are the $10 on a 2 thou debt

And when De Niro is feeding Keitel all his bs
I'm gonna pay yem


Great music too!


And I always had a crush on Michael. shhh
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 11:02 AM

Ocean's Thirteen.

Better than the sequel, but not as good as Oceans Eleven.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 02:57 PM

Originally Posted By: MaryCas
Watched "Mean Streets" on the weekend. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Scorsese was good right off the bat. Harvey Keitel and DeNiro were excellent. Surprised to David Proval (Richie Aprile from Sopranos).


The shooter of DeNiro at the end was Scorese himself.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 02:59 PM

In taxi driver one of DeNiro passengers was another Scorese cameo.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 05:14 PM

Scorsese's Mum has a cameo in most of his films..She was in GF3 as well..
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 05:55 PM

Saw Hateful Eight not great not bad, typical Tarantino not his best
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 09:45 PM

I watched THE REVENANT tonight with Leo and Tom Hardy, excellent film set In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.it..Stunning location settings also..
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/30/15 10:07 PM

Every single movie Di Caprio makes is Oscar bait.

Does the guy have any artistic integrity?
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/31/15 01:56 AM

Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched THE REVENANT tonight with Leo and Tom Hardy, excellent film set In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.it..Stunning location settings also..


Isn't Tom Hardy such an excellent actor!! Glad to hear it's worth seeing but I'll wait til it comes out on demand. Happy New Year De Niro!!
Posted By: MaryCas

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/31/15 02:04 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Originally Posted By: MaryCas
Watched "Mean Streets" on the weekend. Hadn't seen it in a long time. Scorsese was good right off the bat. Harvey Keitel and DeNiro were excellent. Surprised to David Proval (Richie Aprile from Sopranos).


Hi MC
Me too I just watched it. Got the DVD for Xmas. Yup good stuff. Did you notice that David Carradine was the drunk who was shot? Scorsese's Mom is in it. Did you see her?

Best scenes are the $10 on a 2 thou debt

And when De Niro is feeding Keitel all his bs
I'm gonna pay yem


Great music too!


And I always had a crush on Michael. shhh



Crush on Michael....I was a bit horned up over Theresa. Scorsese always has a great musical soundtrack. Not only David Carradine, but brother Michael was the killer in the bar. I looked back at Scorsese pictography....David Carradine was in his first movie, "Boxcar Bertha". Marty has his favorites; Pesci, De Niro, Keitel, mom.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/31/15 02:14 AM

lol I can see why you liked her. So that was Carradine's brother? Very cool, didn't know that. Never saw his first movie. I watched some home movie he made filming his parents. Did you happen to see Mean Streets when it first came out in the theater?
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/31/15 09:01 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Originally Posted By: DE NIRO
I watched THE REVENANT tonight with Leo and Tom Hardy, excellent film set In the 1820s, a frontiersman named Hugh Glass sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling.it..Stunning location settings also..


Isn't Tom Hardy such an excellent actor!! Glad to hear it's worth seeing but I'll wait til it comes out on demand. Happy New Year De Niro!!


Hardy is a excellent actor, i've not really seem him in anything previous films apart from Inception.. I streamed the film, good picture but i may go to the cinemas and see it again.. Happy new year to you also..
Posted By: Revis_Knicks

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/31/15 03:13 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Every single movie Di Caprio makes is Oscar bait.

Does the guy have any artistic integrity?


Couldn't disagree more. Oscar bait movies to me usually end up being boring and forgettable. Everything DiCaprio has been in lately has been pretty great. At least his last 3-4 movies and the movies that he's slated to play in look like they have the potential to be great as well. He just picks great movies to be in with great directors I don't see how that's picking Oscar bait movies. Eddie redmayne's last two movies have been Oscar bait. Not DiCaprio's. Wolf of Wall Street and the revenant both have not exactly been universally loved by critics when they probably should've been because they are amazing in their own ways in my opinion.
Posted By: Camarel

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/03/16 12:32 AM

Originally Posted By: Revis_Island
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Every single movie Di Caprio makes is Oscar bait.

Does the guy have any artistic integrity?


Couldn't disagree more. Oscar bait movies to me usually end up being boring and forgettable. Everything DiCaprio has been in lately has been pretty great. At least his last 3-4 movies and the movies that he's slated to play in look like they have the potential to be great as well. He just picks great movies to be in with great directors I don't see how that's picking Oscar bait movies. Eddie redmayne's last two movies have been Oscar bait. Not DiCaprio's. Wolf of Wall Street and the revenant both have not exactly been universally loved by critics when they probably should've been because they are amazing in their own ways in my opinion.



Honestly i've used the phrase quite a few times myself but i am now starting to hate it. Whenever i used it i was speaking of very specific types of roles/movies that the Academy seems to eat up, like disability or homosexual roles. It doesn't mean any movie/role that will do well at the Oscars. As you said Leo seems to like to work with the best directors in Hollywood instead of going for mindless blockbusters which shows alot of artistic integrity if you ask me. Not sure what Moe expects from him, should he be in the next Marvel Movie or what Moe?

I'm not even the biggest Leo fan but fucking hell of all people to call out for that in Hollywood, you picked him rolleyes . Whurs da action moovies Leo lol
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/03/16 11:22 PM

CREED.

Good movie.

6 1/2 out of 10
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/05/16 11:31 AM

Best of the Best(1989).

7/10 - Probably one of my favorite martial arts movies from the 80s.

Pity that Phillip Rhee didn't make more movies, him and his brother are very good martial artists.

Although theres 3 other movies in the Best of the Best franchise. All pretty decent films, if you enjoyed the first and second or martial art movies.

The second might even be better than the first to be honest.

Great soundtrack too. Something So Strong by Jim Capaldi - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpawaPWO4SE
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/06/16 04:27 AM

Sexy Beast Ben Kingsley is good in it
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/07/16 02:23 PM

Just saw the movie Undesputed on netflex. I saw it in a black area when it first came out. My friend John was in it. I think I stood out in that theather.

This movie really sucked smile
Posted By: XDCX

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/09/16 01:34 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Batman(1989)

One of my favorite movies, Jack Nicholson was the best Joker.



Good to see someone else recognizes that.


I would argue that Mark Hamill's interpretation of the Joker in Batman: The Animated Series, and the ARKHAM video games, is the best Joker.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/09/16 01:51 PM

I think Heath Ledger was the best joker by far. I am not even a Batman fan but loved "The Dark Knight." He made the movie IMHO. I can never resist tuning in to bits/pieces of it every time it's on just to see scenes with him.

smile

TIS
Posted By: Mignon

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/09/16 06:12 PM

Jaws 1975 on the Syfy channel.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/09/16 08:42 PM

Just saw Pawn Sacrafice the story of Bobby fisher co star as Boris Spassky was the star of Ray Donovan. I think both of them were nuts.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/09/16 08:56 PM

I randomly decided to watch a Charlie Chaplin film tonight. I choose City Lights from 1931, excellent film with a nice love story and sweet ending..
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/10/16 05:06 AM

Saw The Revenant. Great film. Very gritty and realistic. The bear attack and the end hand to hand fight scene are brutal. That must have been a tough shoot for DiCaprio. Highly recommend it.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/15/16 10:18 PM

I watched Ben -Hur tonight an epic film with on of the most famous film scenes ever being the chariot race.. At 3 hours 40 minutes i managed to sit though without a lengthy break. Great Film..
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/15/16 11:50 PM

That was a great scene IVY! Not only the attack but his whole recovery there after. Great cinematography too. Those scene of the land and snow where spectacular
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/16 09:39 PM

The Terminator(1984).

First was definitely the best, more like a horror slasher flick. Arnold looked so menacing.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/16 03:49 PM

Watched a crazy movie this past weekend. Goodnight Mommy. If you don't mind subtitles, this is a must-see. Dead heat between this and It Follows for horror film of 2015 IMO.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/22/16 05:15 PM

Just saw Man in the grey flannel suit. Very good movie for the time it was made.

Fredrich March the most versitle actor of his time. Gregory Peck and the great Lee J Cobb.

Complicated story worth seeing.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/23/16 11:21 PM

Legend(2015).

The Krays movie with Tom Hardy, pretty decent.

The best of the movies on the Krays so far i reckon.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/16 09:07 PM

Carlitos Way.

Hey, remember me, Benny Blanco from the Bronx lol
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/16 11:11 PM

Here comes the pain!
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/16 11:17 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Carlitos Way.

Hey, remember me, Benny Blanco from the Bronx lol



Maybe I don't give a shit. Maybe I don't remember the last time I blew my nose either. Who the fuck are you, I should remember you? What, you think you like me? You ain't like me motherfucker. You a punk. I've been with made people, connected people. Who you been with? Chain-snatching, jive-ass, maricon motherfuckers. Why don't you get lost? Go a head, snatch a purse. Come on, take a fuckin' walk.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/07/16 07:42 PM

Lol Beanshooter.

Tell me he's in a fuckin' coffin.
What happened?

Somethin' that shouldn't have happened.
Give me your piece, Dave.
What?
Give me the fuckin' gun.
Since when are you a tough guy?
Get yourself killed.

I can take care of myself.
You think I'm some law school schmuck,
I never saw a bad guy before?

You are gonna wave that thing
at the wrong guy......he's gonna take it from you
and bury it up your ass, guaranteed.
Now give me the gun. Come on.

(on a different note, ive just finished watching wolf of wall street again, 7/10 decent movie)
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/16 12:17 PM

Ocean's Thirteen.

Better than the second, but not as good as the first movie. Still a good watch though.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/16 08:31 PM

Yeah, their fun films to switch off too.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/16 11:41 PM

Just watched Spotlight, pretty good
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/21/16 02:41 AM

Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
Just watched Spotlight, pretty good


Watching Spotlight tomorrow night, just watched The Martian.

Good, I give it a 7
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/21/16 03:10 AM

Originally Posted By: DuesPaid
Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
Just watched Spotlight, pretty good


Watching Spotlight tomorrow night, just watched The Martian.

Good, I give it a 7


Martian was good.

My favorites this year are Mad Max and The Revenant
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/21/16 06:27 AM

Saw The Witch.

Its really not like any horror film I can think of. It's very original and I can see why it won best picture at Sundance. Seemed like the theater was sort of speechless after it ended.

It's not so much scary as just really creepy and unsettling. There are no cheap "jump scares." Much of it is the haunting atmosphere of the movie with a few gruesome scenes. Everything is very authentic to the time period. The actors all do a great job, including the kids.

It's more about the family itself, with the witch as a backdrop. And how things happen that she uses to afflict them and tear the family apart. It's definitely a "dark" film and good certainly does not win at the end of this one. And it's really not the witch who is ultimately behind it all but someone higher up (or lower down) the ladder. When he makes his as appearance, and how he does it, is one of the more unsettling parts of the movie.

Great movie but not one I'd want to own and not for everyone. It's one of those films you either "get" or you dont.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/21/16 01:06 PM

That is the first I have heard of that movie, Ivy.

Sounds interesting.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/16 07:26 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Saw The Witch.

Its really not like any horror film I can think of. It's very original and I can see why it won best picture at Sundance. Seemed like the theater was sort of speechless after it ended.

It's not so much scary as just really creepy and unsettling. There are no cheap "jump scares." Much of it is the haunting atmosphere of the movie with a few gruesome scenes. Everything is very authentic to the time period. The actors all do a great job, including the kids.

It's more about the family itself, with the witch as a backdrop. And how things happen that she uses to afflict them and tear the family apart. It's definitely a "dark" film and good certainly does not win at the end of this one. And it's really not the witch who is ultimately behind it all but someone higher up (or lower down) the ladder. When he makes his as appearance, and how he does it, is one of the more unsettling parts of the movie.

Great movie but not one I'd want to own and not for everyone. It's one of those films you either "get" or you dont.


Good call! This is a phenominal movie. I can't say any more than what you've already posted without getting into spoilers, and I would hate to spoil the experience for anyone. This is a Must See on the Screen, even for those not predisposed towards traditional horror fare.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/26/16 03:48 PM

Stephen Kings IT.

Good movie. 6/10
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/26/16 06:24 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Stephen Kings IT.

Good movie. 6/10


The clown terrified me as a child.

A big poster of Pennywise The Clown staring at me anytime I went into the video store.

"We all float down here, Henry."
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/27/16 10:19 PM

Exceptional documentary called The Thin Blue Line about a man sentenced to Death Row for a crime he did not commit.

Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/28/16 10:42 PM

There is a mini series on Amazon prime called Poldark master piece theather. It is very good I love history. This takes place in England right after the revolutionary war. Well worth watching I am only into the second episode. I think it is ten episodes.

Lead actor is very good.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/16 06:54 PM

Saw Room with Brie Larson who won the Academy Award, really good movie a little depressing but worth watching
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/08/16 06:06 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Stephen Kings IT.

Good movie. 6/10


The clown terrified me as a child.

A big poster of Pennywise The Clown staring at me anytime I went into the video store.

"We all float down here, Henry."


Great line smile They ALL float down here. When you're down here with us, you'll float too!...

Just finished watching Layer Cake, one of the better British gangster movies. 7/10
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/12/16 01:56 AM

Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale is the retelling of the exodus story without the majesty or exuberance of the Cecil B. DeMille epic. It's an unconventional retelling and I liked it.

A side bar: to where has Ben Kingsley disappeared? He's in this film, but in a quite minor role and his screen time is brief. I think I've noticed that the quantity and quality of his roles has declined over the past decade. I wonder is that is his choice.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/12/16 01:11 PM

Kingsley still is making movies into his 70s.

I still prefer DeMlle version saw it when it first opened at radio city music hall. I think the special effects were better.

I have a piece of furniture from that movie. I really would love ramese's war crown and his sword. The dialogue from that movie was fantastic.

Having Edward G Robinson I used to think was bad casting. He was the only one in the whole movie who actually spoke Hebrew in this movie.
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/12/16 04:10 PM

Massacre in the Black Forest. It is a German movie from 1967 about a Germania tribe chief that leads three Roman Legions into ambush that halts Rome expansion and leads up to the German tribes banning together to attack the Roman Empire. It is one of the more accurate historical films I have seen.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/12/16 08:22 PM

Originally Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari
Massacre in the Black Forest. It is a German movie from 1967 about a Germania tribe chief that leads three Roman Legions into ambush that halts Rome expansion and leads up to the German tribes banning together to attack the Roman Empire. It is one of the more accurate historical films I have seen.


"Give me back my legions."
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/13/16 01:59 AM

Saw Cloverfield Lane. Good movie. Tense and original. One where you can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/16 09:06 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Saw Cloverfield Lane. Good movie. Tense and original. One where you can have your cake and eat it too, so to speak.


Good to know. Previews looked good but basketball is keeping me away from movies right now.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/16 09:08 PM

Wikipedia's list of cult films lists a lot of my favorites along with some really weird-sounding ones. I may have to try to dig some of these up.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cult_films
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/16 09:18 PM

That's one hell of a list Mr. Blonde. Never even heard of some of them. Thank you for the post.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/22/16 12:08 PM

Just watched both Shrooms(6/10) and Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo(6.5/10).


Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/16 12:41 PM

Gangster No 1.

Decent British gangster movie, lots of familiar actors from other UK crime films.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/31/16 09:48 AM

Got a great movie for you to watch

Stars Tyrone power Abandon ship based on a true story


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HxVxN_29f0g
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/31/16 11:02 AM

Murder by Death. It is an all star cast and has some of the best dark humor in a film from that time period that I have ever seen from the 1970s.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/31/16 04:46 PM

Been a long time since I've seen it, but I watched American History X. Wow, what a disturbing film. panic Edward Norton was fantastic.

smile

TIS
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/31/16 06:32 PM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Been a long time since I've seen it, but I watched American History X. Wow, what a disturbing film. panic Edward Norton was fantastic.

smile

TIS


Watched American History X for the first time in ages myself the other day. Both Edward Norton and Furlong are fantastic in it, i thought.

Might need to go watch fight club now, been years since i seen that too, can't even remember that much about it.

Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/09/16 11:34 PM

Eye in the Sky. Good movie. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.

https://youtu.be/PxpX8-efsZI
Posted By: mickey2

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/16 05:42 PM

run all night
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uDuFh-nC-c

i liked it. rotten tomatoes 62%, but i would rate it in the 80s
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/16/16 04:32 PM

It's a pity Edward Norton has been blacklisted from working in high profile roles.

Much better Hulk than Mark Ruffalo imo.

Always enjoyed him as an actor.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/16/16 07:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
It's a pity Edward Norton has been blacklisted from working in high profile roles.

Much better Hulk than Mark Ruffalo imo.

Always enjoyed him as an actor.


Why would he be blacklisted?
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/17/16 01:04 AM

Midnight Special. Good movie.


https://youtu.be/1zuQTmVCEn4
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/17/16 07:53 PM

Finished watching Snatch. Decent British gangster/crime film.

Now watching Lethal Weapon.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/17/16 08:01 PM

Originally Posted By: IvyLeague
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
It's a pity Edward Norton has been blacklisted from working in high profile roles.

Much better Hulk than Mark Ruffalo imo.

Always enjoyed him as an actor.


Why would he be blacklisted?


Because he has a reputation of being difficult to work with and likes to micromanage everything behind the scenes.

That's why he can only get shit roles now.

The story of how and why he was replaced by Mark Ruffalo is interesting. And the power struggle he had with the director of American History X.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/05/16 06:32 PM

The Case of the Hillside Stranglers (TV Movie 1989). 5/10

Just watching Green Street at the moment.
Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/16 05:22 AM



Bullet(1996)~ starring Mickey Rourke, Tupac Shakur, Donnie Wahlberg, Adrien Brody, Ted Levine, and John Enos III...Good flick.


Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/08/16 02:40 AM

Saw the new Captain America movie. It was good. Typical Avengers action, drama, with some humor thrown in.
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/09/16 10:36 PM

Keanu is good, amusing. Worth a matinee or second-run showing in a few weeks.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/11/16 09:23 AM

Lethal Weapon 2.

Pretty sure one of the cops is Hank Schrader. Yep, Dean Norris according to the credits.

Back when Hank Schrader was just a street cop lol.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Igrdi_lhhW4
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/18/16 08:15 PM

Picked up another two dvd's.

Hellraiser(1987) - 8/10 - Classic horror movie.

and...

The Bank Job(2008) - 7/10 - Decent British crime movie, based on the Baker Street Bank Robbery.

Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/18/16 11:36 PM

A couple days ago AMC aired Serpico. I love that movie. I remember seeing it at the theater when it came out. Pacino in his prime. smile


smile

TIS
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/19/16 09:40 PM

I watched Serpico a couple of months ago TIS,great film..
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/16 04:14 PM

Still never seen Serpico myself, must pick it up on dvd.

Just finished yesterday's purchases from the dvd shop.

Mortal Kombat Conquest - 6/10 - Was a decent watch overall. Has Daniel Bernhardt in it, who starred in Bloodsport 2/3.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off - 6.5/10

Bueller....Bueller....Bueller...
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/16 11:52 PM

Serpico great movie Pacino at his best.

I just saw Sacaramouche. Made in the early 1950's staring Stewart Granger a fantastic movie. Worth seeing he did a lot of his own stunts in that movie. It put him in the hospital more then once while shooting it. You will see why after you see it.

A lot of fencing with real swords not with safety tips. A lot of really heavy shit falling from ceilings plus very funny as well. Maybe one of the best sword fight scenes of all time at the end in the middle of a theather full of people.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/28/16 01:54 PM

Batman Begins - 8/10

Really enjoyed Batman Begins this time round.

Guess i should give The Dark Knight another shot.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/16 05:52 PM

Finally got around to watching Taken with Liam Neeson. 6.5/10

Was better than i thought it would be, some half decent fight scenes also.

Got Taken 2 for later.
Posted By: BillyBrizzi

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/16 07:04 PM

I enjoyed the Dark Knight way more the 2nd and 3rd time I watched it Friend..

I absolutely loved Taken, Neeson was so refreshing as an action star, and delivered this legendary monologue:

Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/16 08:30 PM

I've only seen the first Taken which i thought was good not to fussed about the others, too predictable..
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/16 10:36 PM

Originally Posted By: BillyBrizzi
I enjoyed the Dark Knight way more the 2nd and 3rd time I watched it Friend..

I absolutely loved Taken, Neeson was so refreshing as an action star, and delivered this legendary monologue:




Must give TDK another shot then smile.

Yeah i enjoyed Taken also, fight scenes were class, hear there even better in part 2 also. Id never really thought much about Liam Neeson before as an actor and didn't even realize it was him in Batman Begins, which is what made me pick up Taken.

Didn't go with Taken 2 tonight in the end, just finished watching The Shawshank Redemption for the first time instead. Can't believe its taken me till now to get round to watching it.

Good movie, 8/10.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/01/16 10:22 PM

Just saw Tap again staring Gregory Hines this movie kicked ass.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/16 02:18 PM

Watch Becket with Richard Burton and Peter O'Toole last night
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/16 02:34 PM

FWIW

I love the Taken movies. Never knew much about Neeson til then.

As for TDK, I love it only because of Ledger's Joker. He's wonderful. I've seen it many times and still tune in off/on to see my favorite scenes when it's on tv. One of my favorite movie villains is Ledger's Joker.

Anyone into the Bourne movies? I love them. A new one due out next month. Can't wait. I'll actually go to the theater for certain films, and this is one. smile

TIS
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/16 03:20 PM

Never seen the Bourne movies myself, but think ill pick the first few up for next weekend.

Just finished watching Contraband with Mark Walhberg and Kate Beckinsdale. Was decent, 6/10.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/13/16 10:57 AM

I like to watch the old movie the grand Arte starring Peter coyote has to do with knife fighting. I have the Joe kios similiar to the one in the movie and I have the Randall 14.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 03:04 AM

This lazy Saturday afternoon I watched Robin and the Seven Hoods with Sinatra and Dean Martin. It's a cute movie, but it's Peter Falk who steals the movie. Like Assante, Falk is the perfect gangster.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 07:37 AM

See Peter falk in Murder inc. he was fantastic. I knew someone older then us he owned a moving truck I forget his name. He took the people living in my tenement in Italian Harlem to jones beach for the day more then once. I never been to a beach like that as a kid.

I mentioned him because when he wasn't movie furniture or taking us to the beach he work for murder inc. removing and disposing bodies from the murder scene.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 01:58 PM

I watched 10 Cloverfield last night decent movie, John Goodman was good
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 05:24 PM

Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
I watched 10 Cloverfield last night decent movie, John Goodman was good


I thought it was on course to be a great movie but completely ran out of steam by the end.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 09:08 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
I watched 10 Cloverfield last night decent movie, John Goodman was good


I thought it was on course to be a great movie but completely ran out of steam by the end.


I agree could have been much better
Posted By: Beanshooter

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/16 11:42 PM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
I watched 10 Cloverfield last night decent movie, John Goodman was good


I thought it was on course to be a great movie but completely ran out of steam by the end.


I agree Moe and the dude. Goodman was good but that ending, was just horrible and stupid.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/20/16 09:31 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Stephen Kings IT.

Good movie. 6/10


One of my favorite films as a teenager.. Probably a bit dated now.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/20/16 10:48 PM

Hi DeNiro. How are you?

Yea I enjoyed the film too not my favorite King movie but I liked it. smile I'd probably give it same rating as you.

The creepy clown, Pennywise, freaks my kids out til this day. I can see why. He was so scary. panic

TIS
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/21/16 06:04 PM

Hi TIS I'm well thank you.

Yes the clown was a little scary haha.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/23/16 07:47 PM

Falling Down - 7/10

Another movie i probably should have seen, but have never really got around to watching.

Robert Duvall was good as the cop too.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/23/16 08:51 PM

I've seen Falling Down at least half a dozen times.

Never gets old.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 01:45 AM

Here's a blast from the past for some of we Board members. TCM showed Jesus Christ Superstar the other night. Platform shoes, bell bottoms, and afros dominated the cultural landscape back in the early 70s when it came out first on stage than in theaters.

I just love the soundtrack and have enjoyed the movie. Some of you younger Board members should give it a look or at least listen tot he soundtrack.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 06:12 AM

I did not like the movie or the hair movie either.

I saw Jesus Christ on Broadway. Ben Vereen was Judas and Jeff Feinholt was Jesus. My wife dragged me there, but I dug it.

Hair was even better original cast on Broadway fantastic singers. A lot of people in the original cast made it.

I saw it again 2 years ago not as good, but fun. You could go up on stage and dance with them.
Posted By: helenwheels

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 11:56 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Here's a blast from the past for some of we Board members. TCM showed Jesus Christ Superstar the other night. Platform shoes, bell bottoms, and afros dominated the cultural landscape back in the early 70s when it came out first on stage than in theaters.

I just love the soundtrack and have enjoyed the movie. Some of you younger Board members should give it a look or at least listen tot he soundtrack.


Give it a listen kids. It's worth the time.


For those of you into rock n roll music, the part of JC is sung by the great Ian Gillan of Deep Purple, mike d'abo of Manfred Mann is Herod, and Yvonne Elliman is Mary Magdalene.

Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 01:36 PM

Original cast members of the opening us production of hair

Claude Hooper Bukowski – / James Rado
George Berger – Gerome Ragni
Sheila Franklin – / Lynn Kellogg
Jeanie – Sally Eaton
Neil "Woof" Donovan – Steve Curry
Hud – Lamont Washington
Crissy – Shelley Plimpton
The original Broadway production also included Melba Moore as Dionne, Ronnie Dyson, who sang "Aquarius", Paul Jabara and Diane Keaton.[26]
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 01:45 PM

US opening production Jesus Christ super star cast


Yvonne Elliman
as Mary Magdalene

Jeff Fenholt
as Jesus of Nazareth

Ben Vereen
as Judas Iscariot

Paul Ainsley
as Merchant
And
Paul Ainsley
as King Herod

Barry Dennen
as Pontius Pilate
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 01:46 PM

Barry Dennen was fantastic as pilot
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/16 02:10 PM

Just saw Godzilla king of all monsters. With Raymond burr. The end was fun Godzilla was killed by the oxygen destroyer other wise called dry ice in water.

At the end it looked like Godzilla passed gas in the ocean.
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/04/16 01:26 AM

Just re-watched "Atlantic City" (1980). One of the greatest films of the Eighties. Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon and Kate Reid superb. Director Louis Malle did a great job.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/04/16 03:31 AM

Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Just re-watched "Atlantic City" (1980). One of the greatest films of the Eighties. Burt Lancaster, Susan Sarandon and Kate Reid superb. Director Louis Malle did a great job.


I've never seen the movie TB, but Lancaster was one of the last leading men who was a leading man. Like Heston, Gable, Wayne, Peck, etc. he filled up the screen. Maybe I give it a look some day.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/04/16 06:46 AM

Hey good post olivant.

Lancaster was fantastic even as an older man. He was one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood.

See his Obscure movies rose tattoo, the swimmer , the leopard, come back little Sheba And all my sons.

My favorites of his are too many to mention. I really liked trapeze with him, Tony Curtis and Gina lolabrigida that was a sexy women.

He is an Italian Harlem boy. Used to get his hair cuts where I got mine at Russo's barber shop. I was half ass friends with Russo's son Gregory.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/16 10:26 AM

Good movie I saw before and now again.

Lonely are the brave starring Kurt Douglas. Great fight scene against a crazy one armed guy. Funny
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/16 09:23 PM

Copycat. 7/10

Definitely one of my favorite Sigourney Weaver movies. Found it pretty scary when i seen it first time round too.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/16 10:33 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Copycat. 7/10

Definitely one of my favorite Sigourney Weaver movies. Found it pretty scary when i seen it first time round too.


I agree. smile It's been a long time since I've seen it, BUT it is good. I thought Harry Connick Jr. was very very creepy villain. Gave me the chills. panic


TIS
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/16 02:02 PM

Watched The Big Short last night, thought it was really good surprised Steve Carell wasn't nominated for an Oscar
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/19/16 11:52 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette
Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Copycat. 7/10

Definitely one of my favorite Sigourney Weaver movies. Found it pretty scary when i seen it first time round too.


I agree. smile It's been a long time since I've seen it, BUT it is good. I thought Harry Connick Jr. was very very creepy villain. Gave me the chills. panic


TIS


I think your the first person ive come across to also like copycat and find it creepy lol smile

Today i watched Kickboxer with Jean Claude Van Damme.

"Only one man, crazy enough to put you in the ring with a Tong Po"

Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/21/16 07:19 PM



I thought this horror movie was pretty good. Great special effects, excellently worked setpieces, lots of gore and a charismatic antagonist.

The intro and ending feature some of the most disturbing death scenes I have ever seen in a horror movie.

Also watch out for cameos from Tony Todd (Candyman), Kane Hodder (Jason) and Robert Englund (Freddy Kruger).

I recommend it if you haven't seen it before.

7/10.

Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/16 07:18 PM

Wishmaster is a decent movie, caught it on the horror channel fairly recently.

Just finished watching Hostel, away to stick Hostel part 2 on.

Seen the full trilogy before, but thought id give them all another watch.

Not really keen on the SAW type horror movies, but thought Hostel was good.
Posted By: IvyLeague

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/31/16 04:07 AM

Saw the new Bourne movie. I hate to say it but it's started to become predictable, formulaic, and repetitive.

I still think the first one was the best and most true Bourne style. Then Paul Greengrass took over and changed it and not exactly for the better.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/15/16 10:52 AM

Picked up Cherry Falls, horror movie with Brittany Murphy. Not bad 7/10.

Also just finished watching Blood Diamond with Leonardo DiCaprio. Was an ok watch, soundtrack is decent too.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/19/16 08:03 AM

Operation Takedown - 7/10

Film about computer hacker Kevin Mitnick.

This movie seems to get alot of hate, but i always thought it was a pretty decent watch.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/24/16 04:07 AM

I watched "Suburra" on Netflix. Good movie.
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/28/16 02:20 PM

Saw "The Peanuts Movie" and loved it. I am an old school art guy and appreciate the way they kept true to the style and integrity of the cartoonist master, Charles Schulz. It's not just for kids. It was very good!
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/29/16 02:39 PM

Watched The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart. That kind of superb acting is rare today.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/30/16 08:03 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Watched The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart. That kind of superb acting is rare today.
Also saw it & agree..it's ironic when he starts rolling the balls in his hands, that gave him away in court..
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/31/16 06:39 PM

Backdraft - 7/10.

Always thought this was a decent movie, albeit a little bit cheesey at times. Soundtrack score is pretty sweet too.

Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/04/16 03:42 AM

Today I watched Wyatt Earp's Revenge, a very forgettable Wyatt Earp movie starring Val Kilmer. My God, what happened to Kilmer? His face looked like a bowling ball.

Byt he way, maybe he'll slim down for Top Gun 2 which has been announced for production. Will he be able to fit into the cockpit?
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/09/16 09:03 PM

The Drop - 7/10

Decent movie, think it was one of James Gandolfini's last. Good to see him pair with Tom Hardy. Nice twist at the ending, could see it coming a mile off though.
Posted By: Binnie_Coll

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/11/16 09:42 PM

Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
Watched The Big Short last night, thought it was really good surprised Steve Carell wasn't nominated for an Oscar


great movie, dude. everyone of those guys should have been in prison for what they caused, goes for greenspan also. but geog bush was prez and nobody went to jail, then the moron bush bailed them all out, so they can do it again.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/25/16 03:24 AM

Watched American Gangster which has a New Jersey assistant DA prosecuting Frank Lewis. However, it was a Federal DA that broke the case and successfully prosecuted him. It was only after that that the NJ DA prosecuted him. Also, I never understood how or why the film portrayed the NJ DA as a policeman and a DA.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/05/16 08:52 PM

Shootfighter: Fight To The Death(1993) - 6/10

Picked this movie up for 50p on dvd from the local shop, merely for the fact it had Bolo Yeung in it and this time as a good guy.

Had never seen this film prior. Shootfighter is your typical 90s old school martial arts movie, complete with cheesy soundtrack score.

Some decent fight scenes, although some of the deaths are pretty over the top, people's hearts getting ripped out of their chests etc lol.

Reminds me of the movie Breathing Fire, which also has Bolo Yeung in it.

Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/10/16 07:58 PM

Just finished watching The 51st State or Formula 51 as its known in the US.

6/10 - Decent British action/comedy movie with Samuel L Jackson, Robert Carlyle and others.

An American master chemist plans to score big on a once in a lifetime drug deal. All does not go as planned and he is soon entangled in a web of deceit.

Emily Mortimer probably being the best part of the movie lol.



The 51st State(2001) - Emily Mortimer(Dakota Parker) Image Gallery
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/26/16 06:28 PM

Last night I watched Noah starring Russell Crowe. It's a different take on the flood et al. It dragged some, but was more of a look at the man. I found that look to be much like that of Moses in Exodus: Gods and Kings starring Christian Bale.

One quite unusual thing about Noah was the appearance of tree transformers(?) who helped defend him against the aggression of a local chieftan. All very interesting.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/26/16 06:39 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Watched The Caine Mutiny with Humphrey Bogart. That kind of superb acting is rare today.


Very good movie
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/27/16 08:35 PM

Out For Justice - 7/10

One of my favorite Steven Seagal movies, grew up on films like this.

"It was Richie Madano, Gino".

"Some wannabe wiseguy asshoIe, Richie Madano. Dope deaIer, dope user..."
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/27/16 10:00 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
Out For Justice - 7/10

One of my favorite Steven Seagal movies, grew up on films like this.

"It was Richie Madano, Gino".

"Some wannabe wiseguy asshoIe, Richie Madano. Dope deaIer, dope user..."


"Here we are, under God ..."
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/28/16 02:47 AM

I watched Batman Vs. Superman last night. Mi dispiace, but I still don't understand why the two of them became enemies.

Also, given the graveside scene, has anyone heard about a "he has risen" sequel?
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/29/16 06:43 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
I watched Batman Vs. Superman last night. Mi dispiace, but I still don't understand why the two of them became enemies.

Also, given the graveside scene, has anyone heard about a "he has risen" sequel?


I just saw that this weekend. It was ok; lots of plusses and lots of minuses that even each other out. There certainly is going to be a sequel.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/29/16 10:41 PM

Picked up Gran Torino for 50p from the local dvd shop.

Was a decent watch, with a few funny scenes. - 7/10

"Way to go old man."

"Shut up pussy. What's with all this bro shit anyway ?

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVjMzrCMW9Q[/video]
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 11/30/16 11:10 AM

I don't know how you can get it. I have it on DVD but get "pay or die" starring earnest borgnine. A movie about the black had extorting their own people very brutal in some respects.

Based on a true story of a NYC detective murdered
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/15/16 02:31 AM

The Vanishing starring Jeff Bridges and Kiefer Sutherland.

The villain (Bridges) kidnaps Sutherland's wife at a rest stop. Several years later, the villain reappears and offers to tell Sutherland what happened to his wife - but first, he has to allow himself to be drugged and go through what his wife experienced.

It's a remake of a French movie and isn't as highly rated, but if you take it on its own merits it's an easy watch.

7/10

The Vanishing
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/24/16 12:28 PM

Just watched Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window, great film Jimmy Stewart is one of my favorite "old time" actors and Grace Kelly is stunning
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 12/24/16 10:52 PM

If ya'll get a chance this holiday, watch Bells of St. Mary's with Bing Crosby and Ingrid Bergman. It's a great black and white film, but the scene that I think is one of the most precious in cinematic history is the children's Christmas play scene. It is really great and for ya'll who went to Catholic school it should stir some memories.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKDseSyDMM
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/17/17 08:35 AM

It always takes me ages to get around to watching movies, but picked up The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy the other day.

Just finished watching them, decent movies. 7/10.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/17/17 07:09 PM

Originally Posted By: afriendofours
It always takes me ages to get around to watching movies, but picked up The Bourne Identity and The Bourne Supremacy the other day.

Just finished watching them, decent movies. 7/10.



FWIW I love the Bourne movies. For some reason if I see them on tv I never mind tuning in and watching even just parts of it again. I seldom go to the movies but when "Jason Bourne" came out last year I knew I had to go. Was not a bad movie, but my least favorite of the series.
smile

TIS
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/18/17 12:53 AM

Me too TIS. The Bourne movies are very entertaining.

Ever watch The Golden Girls ? I figured since it is Betty White's 95th birthday I'd mention one of her shows. My Grandma and all my older aunts LOVED that show.

Rose: "Can I ask a dumb question?"

Dorothy: "Better than anyone I know."

I always liked Sophia.

“Picture it… Sicily.”
We never forgot anything in Sicily because people would tie string around each other's fingers. No... wait, it wasn't string, it was piano wire. And wait... it wasn't your finger, it was your neck. In fact, piano wire was the second-biggest export in our village. grin lol
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/18/17 01:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
Me too TIS. The Bourne movies are very entertaining.

Ever watch The Golden Girls ? I figured since it is Betty White's 95th birthday I'd mention one of her shows. My Grandma and all my older aunts LOVED that show.

Rose: "Can I ask a dumb question?"

Dorothy: "Better than anyone I know."


Ha ha ha ha! I do like the Golden Girls. It's been years since I've seen it. That's hilarious!! lol


TIS
I always liked Sophia.

“Picture it… Sicily.”
We never forgot anything in Sicily because people would tie string around each other's fingers. No... wait, it wasn't string, it was piano wire. And wait... it wasn't your finger, it was your neck. In fact, piano wire was the second-biggest export in our village. grin lol



Posted By: Gudfadern

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/17 12:42 AM

I just saw "Live By Night" in theaters here tonight and I thought it was just excellent. I found the police chase scene near the begining of the film to be very entertaining especially! cool
Not sure how to rank it but to me it was wonderful.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/28/17 06:43 PM

Watched Crazy, Stupid, Love with my other half.

It was interminable.
Posted By: njcapo35

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/29/17 06:42 AM

Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Watched Crazy, Stupid, Love with my other half .

It was interminable.


Oh, yeah...What's HIS name?
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/29/17 02:51 PM

Originally Posted By: njcapo35
Originally Posted By: Moe_Tilden
Watched Crazy, Stupid, Love with my other half .

It was interminable.


Oh, yeah...What's HIS name?


She's Italian, has a mustache, speed bump nose and says her brother is some guy who looks like Artie Lange and posts as njcrappo or something on gangsterbb.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/01/17 03:25 AM

Watch Captain Fantastic with Viggo Mortensen, interesting film on parenting
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/01/17 07:44 AM

Want to see I great movie? Just relax make some pop corn sit in a reclining chair, and watch Singing in the Rain and enjoy it alone.

Do that enough and you just might live forever.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 01:59 AM

Foots, that movie is great. It was just on the TCM app.

Hey, I saw your buddy, "Carmine the Bricklayer", in Once Upon a Time in Queens. I never saw that movie, finally got to watch it. Tell him he had me laughing when he was telling the treadmill gym story. lol Whoever wrote that script really nailed the tough father and daughter relationship scenes. I thought it would be a shoot 'em up gangster type film, not what I expected at all.


And gravy beats sauce again. smile
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 05:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl



And gravy beats sauce again. smile


panic
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 06:56 PM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl



And gravy beats sauce again. smile


panic



NO!! It's NOT gravy. lol Its sauce, or in my family it's sugu.

You know I've seen on line you can purchase t-shirts that say "It's Gravy". LOL I think it's an East Coast thing. Talking to a few my old time relatives in MI a while back, nobody heard of calling it gravy. YET, when I was in NYC I learned it's always referred to as gravy. When I first was in NY and heard that, I thought WTF would you put gravy on your pasta? lol


TIS
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 07:50 PM

In the movie they had the gravy sauce debate and gravy won!!

lol lol lol Here goes nuttin.



This is how I look at the whole gravy sauce dilemma. I'll explain.

You put SAUCE on a pizza pie and add cheese, olive oil more herbs & spices, toppings.

You put GRAVY on macaroni. Gravy means a thickened sauce.

If you have a pot on the stovetop with olive oil, garlic, onions, crushed tomatoes, herbs and spices then that's a SAUCE.

ONCE YOU ADD MEAT, then it becomes GRAVY. You have to have your veal, pork and beef in there and it's all over the place you can barely stir the damn GRAVY. And this is how my family and many NY NJ families make it. It's thick. A thickened sauce called GRAVY. You go to lift the pot from the stovetop to the countertop and it feels like it weighs 20 pounds. And it probably does lol.

And "pasta" we never used that term. It was always called macaroni. If you're making baked ziti then you call it ziti. Most of the time if you're making gravy then that's what they made: macaroni, gavadeel, baked ziti, or lasagne.

Ok, who out there agrees with me?
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 07:54 PM

Originally Posted By: Alfanosgirl
In the movie they had the gravy sauce debate and gravy won!!

lol lol lol Here goes nuttin.



This is how I look at the whole gravy sauce dilemma. I'll explain.

You put SAUCE on a pizza pie and add cheese, olive oil more herbs & spices, toppings.

You put GRAVY on macaroni. Gravy means a thickened sauce.

If you have a pot on the stovetop with olive oil, garlic, onions, crushed tomatoes, herbs and spices then that's a SAUCE.

ONCE YOU ADD MEAT, then it becomes GRAVY. You have to have your veal, pork and beef in there and it's all over the place you can barely stir the damn GRAVY. And this is how my family and many NY NJ families make it. It's thick. A thickened sauce called GRAVY. You go to lift the pot from the stovetop to the countertop and it feels like it weighs 20 pounds. And it probably does lol.

And "pasta" we never used that term. It was always called macaroni. If you're making baked ziti then you call it ziti. Most of the time if you're making gravy then that's what they made: macaroni, gavadeel, baked ziti, or lasagne.

Ok, who out there agrees with me?





A-girl that's right, you guys always say "macaroni". My family would call that an "Americanized" (in my family Americani) lol way to say pasta. Go figure. Ha ha ha

Gravy, sauce, sugu, still tastes great under any name.
smile

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/17 09:02 PM

TIS, you're right about macaroni.

It's sauce, it's sauce, it's sauce. E vero!
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/17 12:32 AM

GRAVY! GRAVY! GRAVY!

Don't make me say it again!

Okay, GRAVY!

smile

http://www.great-chicago-italian-recipes.com/neck_bone_gravy.html

I think it is a regional thing? It was always pork neck bone gravy simmering at my grandmother's house.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/17 11:19 PM

Ha ha! That recipe looks good Mark!! I do think it's a regional thing. I remember I had a cousin here in CA years ago, who referred to it a gravy. I thought that was weird at the time too. Maybe it's a big city thing. Come to think of it, there's a restaurant here called "The Macaroni Grill" (have you heard of it). It was years before I went there that I found out it was an Italian restaurant. Who knew. lol

Now excuse me. I'm gonna pour some gravy where it BELONGS....on my mashed potatoes. lol

TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/17 12:56 AM

Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette


Now excuse me. I'm gonna pour some gravy where it BELONGS....on my mashed potatoes. lol

TIS



clap clap clap
Posted By: Mark

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/17 02:09 AM

Originally Posted By: olivant
Originally Posted By: The Italian Stallionette


Now excuse me. I'm gonna pour some gravy where it BELONGS....on my mashed potatoes. lol

TIS



clap clap clap

lol lol I know when I been got! Good one, TIS!
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/17 12:10 PM

I watched Manchester by the Sea last night it was good not great in my opinion
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/17 09:33 AM

Total Recall(2012).

Nowhere near as good as the original with Arnold.

But Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel just about make up for it.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/17 05:59 PM

I watched Dead Presidents (1995) last night.

Decent film about a Vietnam vet adjusting to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed..

7/10
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/04/17 08:02 AM

Chains of gold(1991).

"Scott Barnes (Travolta) is an alcoholic turned social worker hellbent on saving a young boy named Tommy (Lawrence) from self-destructing when he finds out he has begun selling crack in an organization called YIP."

Was actually a decent watch, it's up on youtube at the moment. Had never heard of it before.
Posted By: thedudeabides87

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/04/17 11:06 AM

Watched Fences last night, good movie Viola Davis deserved the Oscar in my opinion
Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/08/17 06:26 PM

Originally Posted By: thedudeabides87
Watched Fences last night, good movie Viola Davis deserved the Oscar in my opinion


Last 3 movies I saw at the theater were Fences, John Wick 2, and Split. I thought Fences had great acting and great dialogue but too many events (and even entire characters) were referenced rather than shown onscreen, making it very obvious that it was based on a play (which I did not know ahead of time). I don't mind movies based on plays so long as they don't hide the ball. A Few Good Men was based on a play but I never got the impression it was taking place in a box. Fences seemed very limited setting and plot wise.

Split and John Wick 2 are much more popcorn/fluff movies but I personally enjoyed them more. All three are good in vastly different ways, but I rank them Split>Wick>Fences.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/08/17 07:33 PM

Saw white nights I forgot how talented Gregory Hines was he can dance, and he had a great voice. In the movie he sang a song from Porgie and Bess. He sang the song boat to New York better then Sammy Davis Jr sang it in the 1950s.

Unfortunately he did not make music CDs too bad. He died very young.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/15/17 11:27 PM

John Wick 2 was entertaining. Next on my list to see is Logan. Anybody see it yet?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/16/17 09:45 AM

Just saw the movie "the last night inn"

Its is a movie about an inn called the last night inn. 4 different groups of people check in. It's a dramady. comedy and drama a saw it mainly because my friend Johnny is in it. But has a weird story ending it is actually almost every one who is in the inn it's there last night on earth. The place is like the Roach motel you can check in but you are not checking out at least not alive. While I was watching it I was wondering why Johnny did not ask me to invest in it. Then I saw why if he did and I saw his part it the movie I would have shot him myself smile
Posted By: getthesenets

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/17 07:04 PM

Watching flick from 1993 called Extreme Justice.

Good film so far, and it CLEARLY inspired a film that came out years later.

Lou Diamond Phillips is in it. That's usually a signal to NOT watch a film, but he's ok in this so far.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/17 07:12 PM

Anyone ever watch this?



As a child, we used to have this, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) and Empire of the Sun and nothing else on VHS and I'd watch this when I was bored and home alone. I must have watched it 20 times.

I thought it was a really good action movie and Belushi and Gossett kicked ass in the lead roles.

IDK how it would hold up watching it now.
Posted By: blueracing347

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/17 10:11 PM

There will be blood. One of those movies I had only seen a little bit of on amc but couldn't figure out the name of it until a few years later. It's a long one, but I loved the ending.
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/21/17 11:25 PM

Originally Posted By: blueracing347
There will be blood. One of those movies I had only seen a little bit of on amc but couldn't figure out the name of it until a few years later. It's a long one, but I loved the ending.


Good choice. That's a great movie.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/22/17 09:53 PM

If anybody has has a good 9 hours to spare them i would recommend watching the epic Holocaust documentary called Shoah.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090015/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 09:18 AM

American Psycho - 7/10

Very quirky movie and a good performance from Bale.

"He was into that whole Yale thing." - Patrick Bateman

"Yale thing ?" - Detective

"Well for one thing, i think he was probably a closet homosexual, who did a lot of cocaine. That whole Yale thing." - Patrick Bateman
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 04:27 PM

afriendofours, that movie scares the hell out of me. panic

On the TCM app I watched The Third Man This movie I highly recommend. Great acting. Good story. Here is the IMDb info on it

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041959/


I also watched The Honeymoon Killers which stars Tony Lo Bianco (Meow) Doris Roberts is in too, didn't even recognize her uhwhat

Based on a true story. Horrible people.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0064437/
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 11:09 PM

Tony Lo Bianco brother in the French Connection was an Italian Harlem guy Benny Marino he was also in the 7ups also in it was Tony Lo Bianco he was friends with my wife.

Here we are in Jefferson park in my old stomping ground. I am in this YouTube some where. Benny is the guy taking a fake beating.

1961 Giglio, Kids Giglio, and Romans baseball in Jefferson park.
Posted By: alexandarns

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 11:15 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Tony Lo Bianco brother in the French Connection was an Italian Harlem guy Benny Marino he was also in the 7ups also in it was Tony Lo Bianco he was friends with my wife.

Here we are in Jefferson park in my old stomping ground. I am in this YouTube some where. Benny is the guy taking a fake beating.

1961 Giglio, Kids Giglio, and Romans baseball in Jefferson park.


How old was Benny? Older than you?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 11:16 PM

Younger
Posted By: alexandarns

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 11:25 PM

How old are you Foots, if you dont mind? Did you guys from 107th st and 1st ave go to Pleasant Ave? And around 116th st?
Posted By: Alfanosgirl

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/17 11:34 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Tony Lo Bianco brother in the French Connection was an Italian Harlem guy Benny Marino he was also in the 7ups also in it was Tony Lo Bianco he was friends with my wife.

Here we are in Jefferson park in my old stomping ground. I am in this YouTube some where. Benny is the guy taking a fake beating.

1961 Giglio, Kids Giglio, and Romans baseball in Jefferson park.


I love those two movies. Interesting, Foots. Never realized that he was an East Harlem guy. Very cool. The toughest guys come from that neighborhood imo.

I'll look up the YouTube vid must be funny.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 12:07 AM

Originally Posted By: alexandarns
How old are you Foots, if you dont mind? Did you guys from 107th st and 1st ave go to Pleasant Ave? And around 116th st?


The Giglio feast at Mount Carmel 114 street. Every so often it was lifted from a different block we went to the feast.

Not offen we stayed within a few blocks from where we lived. But if you wanted to go to the park or go to the pool you went to Jefferson park. We played American football against other blocks teams. We played against the Hun 8 guys that is how I met the Prisco's, Anthony santorelli and Ray Ray and horse and other wackos, Hun 9 boys met younger guys Johnny my best living friend the movie star wink more or less, and others including Michael Meldish. Then we played a Hun 16 Ponzo team he was Johnny Delightfuls brother. Later my friend Johnny played for them and those nut jobs some of them are still around somewhere.
Posted By: alexandarns

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 12:30 AM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
Originally Posted By: alexandarns
How old are you Foots, if you dont mind? Did you guys from 107th st and 1st ave go to Pleasant Ave? And around 116th st?


The Giglio feast at Mount Carmel 114 street. Every so often it was lifted from a different block we went to the feast.

Not offen we stayed within a few blocks from where we lived. But if you wanted to go to the park or go to the pool you went to Jefferson park. We played American football against other blocks teams. We played against the Hun 8 guys that is how I met the Prisco's, Anthony santorelli and Ray Ray and horse and other wackos, Hun 9 boys met younger guys Johnny my best living friend the movie star wink more or less, and others including Michael Meldish. Then we played a Hun 16 Ponzo team he was Johnny Delightfuls brother. Later my friend Johnny played for them and those nut jobs some of them are still around somewhere.


Where were guys from the gang red wings from?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 02:50 AM

The red wings were named after the red wing block I Knew them. Johnny babysitter was a red wing deb I think I fucked her some where along the line. They redwings wanted me because I was a pretty good thief. They thought they could make money off me. I was never a follower so no. I like to make money doing what I did best on my own. Had another friend Donnie he lived in my old building. His father left his mother. His mother met a guy he did not want kids. So his mother gave him up to live with his two uncles in my building. We hit it off and we were thieves together. Miss Donnie later he got hooked on heroin and began robbing on his own. He robbed the wrong guy and the guy had him killed.
Posted By: alexandarns

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 08:39 AM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
The red wings were named after the red wing block I Knew them. Johnny babysitter was a red wing deb I think I fucked her some where along the line. They redwings wanted me because I was a pretty good thief. They thought they could make money off me. I was never a follower so no. I like to make money doing what I did best on my own. Had another friend Donnie he lived in my old building. His father left his mother. His mother met a guy he did not want kids. So his mother gave him up to live with his two uncles in my building. We hit it off and we were thieves together. Miss Donnie later he got hooked on heroin and began robbing on his own. He robbed the wrong guy and the guy had him killed.


What does that mean 'red wing block'? I don't understand what you mean foots.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 11:54 AM

It the name of a building in Italian Harlem close to Lexington Ave. Not many people know that. That is how.the gang got there name. I thought they knew everything on here. smile
Posted By: alexandarns

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 12:11 PM

Originally Posted By: Footreads
It the name of a building in Italian Harlem close to Lexington Ave. Not many people know that. That is how.the gang got there name. I thought they knew everything on here. smile


No, haven't heard about it. Was the purple gang made out of guys only from around pleasent ave?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/28/17 12:43 PM

it started in Italian Harlem. I was with Meldish when we saw the movie Purple Gang about the Detroit Purple Gang. He dug it and said we should start our own Purple Gang here. He actually did it. Then people joined him from all over poor Meldish no one lives forever. They even had ties with the IRA sold guns to them. They would hide their fugitives here.


He was a friend of Johnny more then he was a friend of mine. Johnny was not like us but if Johnny was a friend he was a friend he did not care what you did he was not a fair weather friend. My kids all dig Johnny. When John first came for a visit me at my new house. He was parked with his mother and daughter. I forgot he was coming I saw a car parked I came from his blind side I had my gun out then I saw it was him and put it in my pocket.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/02/17 12:02 PM

Killing Them Softly(2012)

Wasn't sure about this movie the first few times i watched it, but after the third time or so, really enjoyed it, especially Brad Pitt's character.

"Who's running things?"

You have no idea. No decision-makers.

I've got to take them by the hand and I've got to walk them...
slowly through it like they're retarded children.

What is it, a committee?

Total corporate mentality.

Christ's sake.
This country is fucked, I'm telling you.
There's a plague coming.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/04/17 03:28 PM

Wall Street - 8/10

Only seen this movie recently despite it being old. Second time watching it there. Good film.

Never been the biggest fan of Douglas or Charlie Sheen, but both were excellent.

Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/01/17 08:18 PM

I watched The Drop with James Gandolfini in his last movie role.

It was good, not great. Missing a little something.

I watched The Grey with Liam Neeson for the second time.

It holds up well, good character development. I would strongly recommend.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/03/17 07:09 PM

Just watched The Breakfast Club for the 100th time this evening, still a classic and holds up well to this day.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/07/17 12:32 AM

I just re-watched most of Resurgence and it was just as bad the 2nd time around. However, one thing I didn't realize the first time that I watched it was the remarkable technological progress the human race made in just 20 years. There's now a base on the moon with combat and other aircraft routinely traversing that interplanetary space. There's also remarkably powerful laser canons and other seemingly advanced technological gizmos with which to fight the aliens. If it were only true.
Posted By: goombah

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/29/17 03:56 PM

Watched DeNiro's brilliant portrayal of Bernie Madoff in "Wizard of Lies." I knew the basic Madoff story prior to seeing the movie, but I wasn't aware of much of the details. In the end, I think Madoff has shown almost no remorse and is too narcisstic to understand the degree of the lives he ruined.

Michelle Pfeiffer was also great as the pathetic Ruth Madoff. Hank Azaria played a character the viewer could dislike from the very beginning.

Posted By: Mr. Blonde

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 09/29/17 04:39 PM

Just watched the new It. Very good. Scary but also has humor and a lot of heart, which is very rare in horror.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 10/22/17 04:05 PM

I finally got around to watching the new It. It's pretty bad. Same problems that affect a lot of modern movies. Overlong; overdone shaky cam; overuse of CGI; reliance of jump scares; complete absence of subtlety or nuance.

Just a generic modern horror movie piggybacking on the name value of the original and Stephen King.

It misses the levity Tim Curry brought to the role of Pennywise, the new Pennywise just tries too hard and misses the mark.

I think it failed to expand on the original in any way and any new things it brought to the table were just unnecessary and felt flat.

Very overrated!

P.S. The kids were all okay apart from the annoying, four-eyed dweeb playing the Richie Tozier character.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/01/18 11:42 PM

For the first time in a very long time watched 1947's B&W Kiss of Death with Victor Mature and Richard Widmark (his first film) as the psychotic gangster Tommy Udo. For those of you who haven't seen it, Widmark's portrayal leaves any similar portrayals in the dust. Give it a look.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/02/18 04:52 PM

I own the original kiss of death. Good movie richard widmark was an interesting guy very smart.

See judgement at Nuremberg movie was terrific. Fantastic cast Richard widmark in that one too.
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/03/18 03:15 AM

Re-watched "Billy Bathgate," from the E.L. Doctorow novel about Dutch Shultz and the kid (Bathgate) who inveigles his way into Shultz's mob. Dustin Hoffman is outstanding as Shultz.
Posted By: pizzaboy

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/03/18 03:47 AM

Originally Posted By: Turnbull
Re-watched "Billy Bathgate," from the E.L. Doctorow novel about Dutch Shultz and the kid (Bathgate) who inveigles his way into Shultz's mob. Dustin Hoffman is outstanding as Shultz.

Absolutely. But Bruce Willis stole the show with his bit part.
Posted By: goombah

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/18 02:26 AM

Saw “Spotlight” on Netflix. Great story about Boston Globe put together the Catholic priest sex abuse scandal. Very sick how the church turned a blind eye for decades about pedophile priests abusing boys & girls.

In one last cover-up attempt it was interesting how this movie was released in Dec. 2015 getting buried in Star Wars hype when “Force Awakens” was also released.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/04/18 03:46 AM

Tonight I watched 1968's The Brotherhood starring Kirk Douglas. A few things caught my eye. First, Kirk's brother is a returning military officer just like Michael. A la Vito turning down Sollozzo's deal and Sonny being receptive to it, Kirk says no to a deal proposed to the Commission, but Kirk's brother says yes to it. The movie starts off with a wedding at which Kirk dances with his daughter a la Vito dancing with Connie.

The Godfather was published in 1969; I don't know when Puzo wrote it. Perhaps he was inspired by The Brotherhood. Any thoughts?
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/19/18 12:15 PM

Dallas Buyers Club. 7/10.

"Let me give y'all a little news flash. There ain't nothin' out there can kill fuckin' Ron Woodroof in 30 days."

Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/19/18 12:47 PM

Did you watch it on Netflix?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/19/18 12:49 PM

I saw the brotherhood maybe 30 or more years ago. As I recall nothing memorable about it.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/19/18 03:00 PM

Check out the tv show the brotherhood on showtime. It was about politics and Irish adult gangs in Rhode Island. It was very good came out in the 1990s.
Posted By: mustachepete

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 04:58 PM

Good old movie, Lives of a Bengal Lancer with Gary Cooper, coming on TCM right now.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 05:22 PM

Originally Posted by mustachepete
Good old movie, Lives of a Bengal Lancer with Gary Cooper, coming on TCM right now.


Good movie Pete. I also like Cooper in Gunga Din. Is that scheduled?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 05:46 PM

Gary cooper was not in Ganga din.
Posted By: mustachepete

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 05:47 PM

Doesn't look like it. Corsican Brothers and King Solomon's Mines coming up, so it's an adventure afternoon.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 07:03 PM

Originally Posted by olivant
Originally Posted by mustachepete
Good old movie, Lives of a Bengal Lancer with Gary Cooper, coming on TCM right now.


Good movie Pete. I also like Cooper in Gunga Din. Is that scheduled?


I've always gotten Cooper and Grant confused.
Posted By: mustachepete

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 07:27 PM

I've recognized a sub-genre of movies called, "The British Messing Around in Everyone Else's Business." A lot of great movies on the subject: Braveheart, The Man Who Would Be King, Zulu, Gandhi.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/21/18 09:02 PM

Originally Posted by mustachepete
I've recognized a sub-genre of movies called, "The British Messing Around in Everyone Else's Business." A lot of great movies on the subject: Braveheart, The Man Who Would Be King, Zulu, Gandhi.


Of course, they're all good.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 01/25/18 01:05 PM

Just finished watching the LOTR's trilogy, epic films.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/01/18 06:46 PM

THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is easily Martin Scorsese's best picture since 2006's THE DEPARTED and another great performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. My first introduction to Margot Robbie as well as Jon Bernthal. Terrific job casting of Jordan Belfort's friends: Jonah Hill (Donnie), P.J. Byrne (Rugrat), Kenneth Choi (Chester), Brian Sacca (Pinhead) and Henry Zebrowski (Sea Otter). They really played well off of each other during each of their scenes and genuinely seemed to get along. Matthew McConaughey steals the few scenes that he's in (particularly when he takes Jordan out to lunch). Credit also goes to Rob Reiner for his role as well for some comedic relief.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/02/18 06:18 PM

WINCHESTER was absolute garbage. Cheap scares and a very lame story plot. Helen Mirren was decent but even she couldn't save this ship from sinking. My suggestion would be to avoid this one! 4/10
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/02/18 06:32 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET is easily Martin Scorsese's best picture since 2006's THE DEPARTED and another great performance by Leonardo DiCaprio. My first introduction to Margot Robbie as well as Jon Bernthal. Terrific job casting of Jordan Belfort's friends: Jonah Hill (Donnie), P.J. Byrne (Rugrat), Kenneth Choi (Chester), Brian Sacca (Pinhead) and Henry Zebrowski (Sea Otter). They really played well off of each other during each of their scenes and genuinely seemed to get along. Matthew McConaughey steals the few scenes that he's in (particularly when he takes Jordan out to lunch). Credit also goes to Rob Reiner for his role as well for some comedic relief.


A great film. One of my favorite films of the millennium.. Also a terrific supporting cast like you mentioned..
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/02/18 09:18 PM

I thought The Wolf of Wall Street was terrible.

American Psycho is a better, and more realistic, portrayal of the same kind of people.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/03/18 06:29 AM

Each to there own i guess.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/04/18 08:40 PM

This weekend I did a Soledad Miranda/Jess Franco double-feature with VAMPYROS LESBOS and SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY. VAMPYROS LESBOS is the "Tarantino effect" on me as it's considered in some circles, to be one of the 10 best grindhouse films ever made. No other director has influenced my taste in other movies like Tarantino; hence the reason he's my favorite director of all time. KILL BILL opened me up to Asian cinema and likewise when GRINDHOUSE was released, he opened me to that genre as well. SHE KILLED IN ECSTASY had too much of a THE BRIDE WORE BLACK feel to it, which I feel is a superior film and was released only 3 years earlier. Soledad Miranda did have a presence on screen and sadly, these are the only 2 films I've seen her in. What's even more sad is the fact she never got to enjoy her new found fame as she was killed in a car accident shortly after these films were completed but not yet released.

I also rewatched Dario Argento's masterpiece SUSPIRIA. I don't know what it is but the last 3 times I've seen this, I've enjoyed it more and more. His use of lighting in this is a case study within itself. A good score, great story, and great acting, particularly from star Jessica Harper and Stefani Casini.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/18 06:50 PM

Last night instead of watching "the big game" I watched Quentin Tarantino's World War II film INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS. I absolutely love Tarantino's use of language in this film. And I really don't think it can be overstated how incredible Christoph Waltz's performance as Colonel Hans Landa is. How he's able to make the audience actually like a nazi officer is absolutely amazing and just a testament to his skill. Besides 300, this was really my first introduction to Michael Fassbender, who I've come to respect more in recent years (I especially love him as Magneto in the new X-Men films). Melanie Laurent and Daniel Bruhl equally do excellent jobs as Shosanna and Fredrick Zoller respectively.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/18 08:09 PM

Great Film, i especially like the bar scene leading up to the mass shooting..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/05/18 09:31 PM

Me too but the best scenes to me are at the beginning with Landa at Monsieur LaPadite's place. That opening scene and the dialogue are amazing!
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/10/18 10:18 PM

THE 15:17 TO PARIS

This is definitely not on par with Clint Eastwood's best efforts. Obviously, with the real life heroes portraying themselves, the acting was amateurish. Most of the movie isn't spent on the events on the train, maybe only the last 20. The rest of the film was them growing up and backpacking through Europe. Not to take anything away from the heroic acts these 3 men displayed in thwarting a terrorist attack, but based solely as a film, this didn't work for me and I even question the necessity of making a movie based on this event in the first place. 5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/11/18 01:56 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
THE 15:17 TO PARIS

This is definitely not on par with Clint Eastwood's best efforts. Obviously, with the real life heroes portraying themselves, the acting was amateurish. Most of the movie isn't spent on the events on the train, maybe only the last 20. The rest of the film was them growing up and backpacking through Europe. Not to take anything away from the heroic acts these 3 men displayed in thwarting a terrorist attack, but based solely as a film, this didn't work for me and I even question the necessity of making a movie based on this event in the first place. 5/10


I was surprised to hear this week abc movie critic Sandy Kenyon’s review covering this movie.
He was very critical and not as respectful as your review that has shown appreciation to the heroic men.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/11/18 09:46 PM

I did a Pam Grier double-feature yesterday with COFFY and FOXY BROWN. COFFY is probably the more well known of the two but FOXY stands on her own as well. Pam does a good job in both as an ass kicking, take no prisoners, revenge seeking heroine. Also nice to see Sid Haig in both as well. Quentin Tarantino did swipe a song or two from COFFY for his Pam Grier staring film, JACKIE BROWN. And just a side note, as much as I respect and admire Pam Grier, her Jamaican accent in COFFY definitely could have used some work! lol
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/11/18 11:52 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
I did a Pam Grier double-feature yesterday with COFFY and FOXY BROWN. COFFY is probably the more well known of the two but FOXY stands on her own as well. Pam does a good job in both as an ass kicking, take no prisoners, revenge seeking heroine. Also nice to see Sid Haig in both as well. Quentin Tarantino did swipe a song or two from COFFY for his Pam Grier staring film, JACKIE BROWN. And just a side note, as much as I respect and admire Pam Grier, her Jamaican accent in COFFY definitely could have used some work! lol

THAT is one sexy woman..always loved her since I saw her Coffy as a teen, especially where she finally turns all the around topless,u could get lost in there & would'nt I luv 2!!
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/12/18 12:00 AM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by Irishman12
I did a Pam Grier double-feature yesterday with COFFY and FOXY BROWN. COFFY is probably the more well known of the two but FOXY stands on her own as well. Pam does a good job in both as an ass kicking, take no prisoners, revenge seeking heroine. Also nice to see Sid Haig in both as well. Quentin Tarantino did swipe a song or two from COFFY for his Pam Grier staring film, JACKIE BROWN. And just a side note, as much as I respect and admire Pam Grier, her Jamaican accent in COFFY definitely could have used some work! lol

THAT is one sexy woman..always loved her since I saw her Coffy as a teen, especially where she finally turns all the around topless,u could get lost in there & would'nt I luv 2!!

lol She is a sexy woman and quite the strong protagonist
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/12/18 04:56 AM

Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.

She was on Top of her Game then.

https://xhamster.com/videos/jamie-lee-curtis-trading-places-topless-1128082
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/12/18 05:32 AM

I watched the original Krays 1990 film last night. Played by the Kemp brothers this is a decent film which i haven't seen for years. Standout roles for Billie Whitelaw who played Violet Kray and Susan Fleetwood who played Aunt Rose.

6.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/12/18 06:10 PM

THE BRIDE WORE BLACK

A fantastic revenge story about a widow who tracks down the 5 people responsible for her husband's death. Apparently based on a novel by Cornell Woolrich, of which I'll have to get my hands on to read. Jeanne Moreau does a fantastic job as the seducing, emotionless heroine who will stop at nothing until all of these men are dead. It's easy to see the inspiration for Quentin Tarantino to make KILL BILL. My only grip is I felt the third act ran a little long in terms of her fourth victim. I thought this definitely could have been condensed some but other than that, this is nothing short of awesome. If you're able to get a hold of a copy, I highly recommend it! 7/10
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/13/18 12:39 AM

Watched Wonder Woman. Not bad.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/13/18 03:02 AM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.[quote=DuesPaid]Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.

She was on Top of her Game then.

https://xhamster.com/videos/jamie-lee-curtis-trading-places-topless-1128082

You mean Trading Places w/ Eddie Murphy...@ that time ,,Jamie Lee Curtis had the most perfectly shaped breasts in all of Hollywood.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/13/18 05:44 AM

MS. 45

Drafthouse Films did an excellent job with the Blu-Ray transfer for MS. 45. The picture and colors are the best I've ever seen the film. A very strong performance by Zoe Lund who plays a mute who is twice raped on her way home from work one day. Insuring it will never happen to her again, she becomes a vigilante who stalks the city of New York to get rid of any and all aggressive men. This film reminded me very much of a female portrayal of TAXI DRIVER where the grimy New York City is a character within itself as well. Another great revenge thriller. 7/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/14/18 04:11 AM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.[quote=DuesPaid]Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.

She was on Top of her Game then.

https://xhamster.com/videos/jamie-lee-curtis-trading-places-topless-1128082

You mean Trading Places w/ Eddie Murphy...@ that time ,,Jamie Lee Curtis had the most perfectly shaped breasts in all of Hollywood.


Yes Sir, that would be it.


Originally Posted by Irishman12
MS. 45

Drafthouse Films did an excellent job with the Blu-Ray transfer for MS. 45. The picture and colors are the best I've ever seen the film. A very strong performance by Zoe Lund who plays a mute who is twice raped on her way home from work one day. Insuring it will never happen to her again, she becomes a vigilante who stalks the city of New York to get rid of any and all aggressive men. This film reminded me very much of a female portrayal of TAXI DRIVER where the grimy New York City is a character within itself as well. Another great revenge thriller. 7/10


Hidden great, wife loves this flick. Ive seen it several times. This movie was filmed in NYC , little Italy.
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/14/18 10:24 AM

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tells. It really seems like they are no longer trying after the third movie. Spoiler alert, the wrong pirate dies.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/14/18 11:44 AM

Only watched the first two, lost interest after that..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/14/18 07:17 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
MS. 45

Drafthouse Films did an excellent job with the Blu-Ray transfer for MS. 45. The picture and colors are the best I've ever seen the film. A very strong performance by Zoe Lund who plays a mute who is twice raped on her way home from work one day. Insuring it will never happen to her again, she becomes a vigilante who stalks the city of New York to get rid of any and all aggressive men. This film reminded me very much of a female portrayal of TAXI DRIVER where the grimy New York City is a character within itself as well. Another great revenge thriller. 7/10


Hidden great, wife loves this flick. Ive seen it several times. This movie was filmed in NYC , little Italy.





Have you seen the Blu-Ray release that Drafthouse Films put out a few years ago? It looks great. The best print I've seen of the film!
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/14/18 07:30 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.[quote=DuesPaid]Yes, when you said turn around .... I thought of Jamie Lee Curtis in Changing Places.

She was on Top of her Game then.

https://xhamster.com/videos/jamie-lee-curtis-trading-places-topless-1128082

You mean Trading Places w/ Eddie Murphy...@ that time ,,Jamie Lee Curtis had the most perfectly shaped breasts in all of Hollywood.


Yes Sir, that would be it.


Originally Posted by Irishman12
MS. 45

Drafthouse Films did an excellent job with the Blu-Ray transfer for MS. 45. The picture and colors are the best I've ever seen the film. A very strong performance by Zoe Lund who plays a mute who is twice raped on her way home from work one day. Insuring it will never happen to her again, she becomes a vigilante who stalks the city of New York to get rid of any and all aggressive men. This film reminded me very much of a female portrayal of TAXI DRIVER where the grimy New York City is a character within itself as well. Another great revenge thriller. 7/10


Hidden great, wife loves this flick. Ive seen it several times. This movie was filmed in NYC , little Italy.




Dues Paid knows about hamster.com?? the wife also?Hmmm...LOL
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/15/18 05:00 AM

Did not know what Hamster.com was but I did load it and my computer security spit it out.

I checked it again on another server and allowed.
Works for me. The Wife,, not so Much....

I loaded that from youtube and did not read the link.
I know now.

LOL
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/16/18 05:24 PM

THE STENDHAL SYNDROME

One of the more recent Dario Argento films (1996) that I've viewed within the last 4 months. The CGI in the few scenes it was in was obviously bad and dated. Dario's daughter Asia Argento gives a strong performance of a detective slowly going insane as she attempts to track down a serial killer/rapist who has assaulted her as well. At times I was questioning where Dario was taking us as it was sometimes difficult to separate fiction from reality. A young Thomas Kretschmann stars as the villain. You may remember his work on Peter Jackson's 2005 KING KONG or from CAPTAIN AMERICA: WINTER SOLDIER or AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON. 5.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/17/18 06:53 PM

BLACK PANTHER

I'll start out by saying there is quite a bit of hype surrounding this film. While it is good and better than some other movies within the MCU, I don't believe it's in the upper echelon with the likes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNAROK or the original IRON MAN. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan do fantastic jobs as both T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger respectively. I understand the significance this film holds as being one of only a few minority superheroes but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass for breaking fertile ground. The second to third acts I felt seemed to drag and the film could have been trimmed down some. It opened up wonderfully with some nice action, set designs, use of light/colors and the technology was my favorite aspect of the film. I believe Black Panther is going to be one of the major characters going forward after the next 2 AVENGER films. 7.5/10

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

A nice old fashioned 80's slasher movie with good music, a bad film transfer, some audio problems at certain parts of the film, and a predictable killer. I'm a sucker for cheesy 80's horror. 5.5/10

SICARIO

A slow burn of a film that I believe actually works for it. I don't feel it gets too inflated and times out at just the right moment before seeming to drag. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro play very well together about keeping Emily Blunt in the dark about her true motives of being on their team. Benicio doesn't have many lines of dialogue but when he does, he delivers them very cold and you believe this man is capable of a great many, hurtful and disturbing things. I'm looking forward to the sequel this summer! 7/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/18/18 12:41 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
BLACK PANTHER

I'll start out by saying there is quite a bit of hype surrounding this film. While it is good and better than some other movies within the MCU, I don't believe it's in the upper echelon with the likes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNAROK or the original IRON MAN. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan do fantastic jobs as both T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger respectively. I understand the significance this film holds as being one of only a few minority superheroes but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass for breaking fertile ground. The second to third acts I felt seemed to drag and the film could have been trimmed down some. It opened up wonderfully with some nice action, set designs, use of light/colors and the technology was my favorite aspect of the film. I believe Black Panther is going to be one of the major characters going forward after the next 2 AVENGER films. 7.5/10

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

A nice old fashioned 80's slasher movie with good music, a bad film transfer, some audio problems at certain parts of the film, and a predictable killer. I'm a sucker for cheesy 80's horror. 5.5/10

SICARIO

A slow burn of a film that I believe actually works for it. I don't feel it gets too inflated and times out at just the right moment before seeming to drag. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro play very well together about keeping Emily Blunt in the dark about her true motives of being on their team. Benicio doesn't have many lines of dialogue but when he does, he delivers them very cold and you believe this man is capable of a great many, hurtful and disturbing things. I'm looking forward to the sequel this summer! 7/10



Thank you for these informative well written reviews. My wife and I really appreciate and enjoy them. I read them to her, she’s not a poster.
We will certainly be looking to catch up with the Slasher flick and the Brolin / Del Toro movie. I will check out the BP but she’s not into Super Hero movies.
Posted By: afriendofours

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/18/18 11:33 AM

Copland - One of my favorites.

Listen, you deaf fuck. I offered you a chance when we could have done something, I offered you a chance to be a cop, and you blew it! You blew it. - Moe Tilden

You people are all the same. - Sheriff Freddy Heflin

That cupcake makes a mess, we got a case again. - Moe Tilden

[Linked Image]
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/18/18 10:14 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BLACK PANTHER

I'll start out by saying there is quite a bit of hype surrounding this film. While it is good and better than some other movies within the MCU, I don't believe it's in the upper echelon with the likes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNAROK or the original IRON MAN. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan do fantastic jobs as both T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger respectively. I understand the significance this film holds as being one of only a few minority superheroes but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass for breaking fertile ground. The second to third acts I felt seemed to drag and the film could have been trimmed down some. It opened up wonderfully with some nice action, set designs, use of light/colors and the technology was my favorite aspect of the film. I believe Black Panther is going to be one of the major characters going forward after the next 2 AVENGER films. 7.5/10

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

A nice old fashioned 80's slasher movie with good music, a bad film transfer, some audio problems at certain parts of the film, and a predictable killer. I'm a sucker for cheesy 80's horror. 5.5/10

SICARIO

A slow burn of a film that I believe actually works for it. I don't feel it gets too inflated and times out at just the right moment before seeming to drag. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro play very well together about keeping Emily Blunt in the dark about her true motives of being on their team. Benicio doesn't have many lines of dialogue but when he does, he delivers them very cold and you believe this man is capable of a great many, hurtful and disturbing things. I'm looking forward to the sequel this summer! 7/10



Thank you for these informative well written reviews. My wife and I really appreciate and enjoy them. I read them to her, she’s not a poster.
We will certainly be looking to catch up with the Slasher flick and the Brolin / Del Toro movie. I will check out the BP but she’s not into Super Hero movies.


Thank you, I definitely appreciate that and glad I could be of assistance! I'm an Amazon Prime member so I was able to see both SPLATTER UNIVERSITY and SICARIO via their streaming service just FYI.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 01:35 AM

Originally Posted by afriendofours
Copland - One of my favorites.

Listen, you deaf fuck. I offered you a chance when we could have done something, I offered you a chance to be a cop, and you blew it! You blew it. - Moe Tilden

You people are all the same. - Sheriff Freddy Heflin

That cupcake makes a mess, we got a case again. - Moe Tilden

[Linked Image]


Yes, Good one.


Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BLACK PANTHER

I'll start out by saying there is quite a bit of hype surrounding this film. While it is good and better than some other movies within the MCU, I don't believe it's in the upper echelon with the likes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNAROK or the original IRON MAN. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan do fantastic jobs as both T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger respectively. I understand the significance this film holds as being one of only a few minority superheroes but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass for breaking fertile ground. The second to third acts I felt seemed to drag and the film could have been trimmed down some. It opened up wonderfully with some nice action, set designs, use of light/colors and the technology was my favorite aspect of the film. I believe Black Panther is going to be one of the major characters going forward after the next 2 AVENGER films. 7.5/10

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

A nice old fashioned 80's slasher movie with good music, a bad film transfer, some audio problems at certain parts of the film, and a predictable killer. I'm a sucker for cheesy 80's horror. 5.5/10

SICARIO

A slow burn of a film that I believe actually works for it. I don't feel it gets too inflated and times out at just the right moment before seeming to drag. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro play very well together about keeping Emily Blunt in the dark about her true motives of being on their team. Benicio doesn't have many lines of dialogue but when he does, he delivers them very cold and you believe this man is capable of a great many, hurtful and disturbing things. I'm looking forward to the sequel this summer! 7/10



Thank you for these informative well written reviews. My wife and I really appreciate and enjoy them. I read them to her, she’s not a poster.
We will certainly be looking to catch up with the Slasher flick and the Brolin / Del Toro movie. I will check out the BP but she’s not into Super Hero movies.


Thank you, I definitely appreciate that and glad I could be of assistance! I'm an Amazon Prime member so I was able to see both SPLATTER UNIVERSITY and SICARIO via their streaming service just FYI.


Will be looking out and forward to see more reviews.
My niece and nephew love there Amazon Prime Membership.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 09:41 AM

Amazon prime is good but it's expensive here in Germany. You need to use it alot to get your monies worth.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 05:08 PM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Amazon prime is good but it's expensive here in Germany. You need to use it alot to get your monies worth.

Ur in Germany???never noticed,now that I see your profile, I feel so dumb...how's the crime rate & taxes?
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 06:33 PM

Just saw rebel without a cause. I never could understand why Jim was fighting people for. He had it made his parents owned a house, he had his own car they had money. Plus Daddio didn’t do a number on him. So he had a little drink once in a while big deal. Plus he got Natalie Wood.

Buzz had to fuck around with his button knife. Jim should have cut hiss balls off.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 06:47 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by afriendofours
Copland - One of my favorites.

Listen, you deaf fuck. I offered you a chance when we could have done something, I offered you a chance to be a cop, and you blew it! You blew it. - Moe Tilden

You people are all the same. - Sheriff Freddy Heflin

That cupcake makes a mess, we got a case again. - Moe Tilden

[Linked Image]


Yes, Good one.


Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BLACK PANTHER

I'll start out by saying there is quite a bit of hype surrounding this film. While it is good and better than some other movies within the MCU, I don't believe it's in the upper echelon with the likes of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THOR: RAGNAROK or the original IRON MAN. Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan do fantastic jobs as both T'Challa/Black Panther and Erik Killmonger respectively. I understand the significance this film holds as being one of only a few minority superheroes but that doesn't mean it gets a free pass for breaking fertile ground. The second to third acts I felt seemed to drag and the film could have been trimmed down some. It opened up wonderfully with some nice action, set designs, use of light/colors and the technology was my favorite aspect of the film. I believe Black Panther is going to be one of the major characters going forward after the next 2 AVENGER films. 7.5/10

SPLATTER UNIVERSITY

A nice old fashioned 80's slasher movie with good music, a bad film transfer, some audio problems at certain parts of the film, and a predictable killer. I'm a sucker for cheesy 80's horror. 5.5/10

SICARIO

A slow burn of a film that I believe actually works for it. I don't feel it gets too inflated and times out at just the right moment before seeming to drag. Josh Brolin and Benicio Del Toro play very well together about keeping Emily Blunt in the dark about her true motives of being on their team. Benicio doesn't have many lines of dialogue but when he does, he delivers them very cold and you believe this man is capable of a great many, hurtful and disturbing things. I'm looking forward to the sequel this summer! 7/10



Thank you for these informative well written reviews. My wife and I really appreciate and enjoy them. I read them to her, she’s not a poster.
We will certainly be looking to catch up with the Slasher flick and the Brolin / Del Toro movie. I will check out the BP but she’s not into Super Hero movies.


Thank you, I definitely appreciate that and glad I could be of assistance! I'm an Amazon Prime member so I was able to see both SPLATTER UNIVERSITY and SICARIO via their streaming service just FYI.


Will be looking out and forward to see more reviews.
My niece and nephew love there Amazon Prime Membership.


The Prime streaming service is getting better in my opinion, movie wise. They're trying harder to compete with Netflix. Before the last year or so it was kind of garbage and I never used it. But when I saw them adding more and better content, I began taking more advantage of it.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 08:21 PM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Amazon prime is good but it's expensive here in Germany. You need to use it alot to get your monies worth.

Ur in Germany???never noticed,now that I see your profile, I feel so dumb...how's the crime rate & taxes?


No worries, been in Germany close to 5 years now. Living in the rural areas of Germany where i am the crime rates in very low..
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/19/18 11:34 PM

Watching this movie now.

SPLIT

It’s creepy, this guy has 23 different personalities and kidnaps three teens.

https://g.co/kgs/rtLa7G
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/18 06:40 AM

Saw family enforcer on youtube real name of movie when it was released was Death Collector starred Joey Cortese. Frank Vincent and Joe Pesci were also in it. Nobody knew who Vincent and Pesci was when it first came out in the movies.

Pretty good copy on you tube I saw it in the movies in the 70s. I thought Cortese would be star back then.

When they were shooting it Pesci and Cortese had a real fist fight. The guys on the set had to break it up. Pesci told me he was kicking cortese’s ass. Cortese much later said that it did not happen. I called up the wise guy show remember that radio show starred big pussy from the sopranos. That day he was absent and Frank Vincent took his place for that show. Vincent said as far as he knew it never happened. But later a guy from the set said the fight did happen and Pesci was telling the truth he was beating on Cortese.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/20/18 06:48 AM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Amazon prime is good but it's expensive here in Germany. You need to use it alot to get your monies worth.

Ur in Germany???never noticed,now that I see your profile, I feel so dumb...how's the crime rate & taxes?


No worries, been in Germany close to 5 years now. Living in the rural areas of Germany where i am the crime rates in very low..



Where are the crime rates high in Germany. Is it in the muslem section of Berlin for example? I like Berlin especially near the zoo. It is a cool place to go but that was where they had a terror attack right? I know a lot of Turkish that live there. They are very poor how poor are they they have to heat their apartments with dirty coal not even the clean coal
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/21/18 06:50 PM

BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Featuring a very young Brooke Shields (11-years-old), ALICE, SWEET ALICE is a decent 70's horror film. In order to not spoil anything, I would have preferred who the audience originally thinks the killer is as I think it would have been an interesting take as a horror movie. Linda Miller gives a good performance as the "my child could never do that" mother, who is afraid to admit to herself that her daughter could be capable of murder. 5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/22/18 04:21 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Featuring a very young Brooke Shields (11-years-old), ALICE, SWEET ALICE is a decent 70's horror film. In order to not spoil anything, I would have preferred who the audience originally thinks the killer is as I think it would have been an interesting take as a horror movie. Linda Miller gives a good performance as the "my child could never do that" mother, who is afraid to admit to herself that her daughter could be capable of murder. 5/10



The Keitel movie sounds good for me and the other, Alice Sweet Alice....My wife is already looking up and forward to seeing this.

Never knew Brook Shields was in a Horror flick.

Thanks Boss, keep em coming. Good stuff.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/22/18 07:24 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Featuring a very young Brooke Shields (11-years-old), ALICE, SWEET ALICE is a decent 70's horror film. In order to not spoil anything, I would have preferred who the audience originally thinks the killer is as I think it would have been an interesting take as a horror movie. Linda Miller gives a good performance as the "my child could never do that" mother, who is afraid to admit to herself that her daughter could be capable of murder. 5/10



The Keitel movie sounds good for me and the other, Alice Sweet Alice....My wife is already looking up and forward to seeing this.

Never knew Brook Shields was in a Horror flick.

Thanks Boss, keep em coming. Good stuff.



Will do, thanks again! Whenever you and your wife watch these, post your thoughts if you don't mind. I'm curious what your take on them is.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/23/18 12:39 AM

Originally Posted by Footreads
Saw family enforcer on youtube real name of movie when it was released was Death Collector starred Joey Cortese. Frank Vincent and Joe Pesci were also in it. Nobody knew who Vincent and Pesci was when it first came out in the movies.

Pretty good copy on you tube I saw it in the movies in the 70s. I thought Cortese would be star back then.

When they were shooting it Pesci and Cortese had a real fist fight. The guys on the set had to break it up. Pesci told me he was kicking cortese’s ass. Cortese much later said that it did not happen. I called up the wise guy show remember that radio show starred big pussy from the sopranos. That day he was absent and Frank Vincent took his place for that show. Vincent said as far as he knew it never happened. But later a guy from the set said the fight did happen and Pesci was telling the truth he was beating on Cortese.

Have it on v.h.s. format ..good flick
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/23/18 01:00 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Featuring a very young Brooke Shields (11-years-old), ALICE, SWEET ALICE is a decent 70's horror film. In order to not spoil anything, I would have preferred who the audience originally thinks the killer is as I think it would have been an interesting take as a horror movie. Linda Miller gives a good performance as the "my child could never do that" mother, who is afraid to admit to herself that her daughter could be capable of murder. 5/10



The Keitel movie sounds good for me and the other, Alice Sweet Alice....My wife is already looking up and forward to seeing this.

Never knew Brook Shields was in a Horror flick.

Thanks Boss, keep em coming. Good stuff.



Will do, thanks again! Whenever you and your wife watch these, post your thoughts if you don't mind. I'm curious what your take on them is.


Yes sir, certainly will. Looks like we will be having several days of rain next few days and a quiet weekend so these are on the list.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/23/18 06:09 PM

DRIVE-IN MASSACRE

A great time capsule for those of us to jump in to who were either too young or weren't born yet to enjoy the experience of a drive-in movie theater. The theater used in this film actually had a playground for kids. I'm not sure if this was typical or not? The movie itself is still a somewhat bad/somewhat decent grindhouse film. Very bad lighting in parts during the nighttime scenes. I won't lie that I kind of felt a little gypped at the end in regards to the killer. 4.5/10

ANNIHILATION

Visually, a stunning film with a very interesting story that you keep anticipating what's next. A somewhat slow burn but a mind trip of an ending. I'm a huge Natalie Portman fan and she always brings a dominating performance to her work. In addition, I'm also a big fan of Oscar Isaac who similarly delivers a brilliant performance. Many fans were pleased with writer/director Alex Garland's previous work, EX MACHINA and I'm sure they will with this as well. While I did like EX MACHINA (not as much as some of the other critics), I personally enjoyed this more. I would definitely need to see it again to digest that ending. 7.5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/23/18 11:26 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

ALICE, SWEET ALICE

Featuring a very young Brooke Shields (11-years-old), ALICE, SWEET ALICE is a decent 70's horror film. In order to not spoil anything, I would have preferred who the audience originally thinks the killer is as I think it would have been an interesting take as a horror movie. Linda Miller gives a good performance as the "my child could never do that" mother, who is afraid to admit to herself that her daughter could be capable of murder. 5/10



The Keitel movie sounds good for me and the other, Alice Sweet Alice....My wife is already looking up and forward to seeing this.

Never knew Brook Shields was in a Horror flick.

Thanks Boss, keep em coming. Good stuff.



Will do, thanks again! Whenever you and your wife watch these, post your thoughts if you don't mind. I'm curious what your take on them is.


Yes sir, certainly will. Looks like we will be having several days of rain next few days and a quiet weekend so these are on the list.




Watched "Alice Sweet Alice" today, very dark.
Brook did not last long in her debut. The Alice girl was a great little actress, her chubby friend downstairs was really creepy.

I knew Alice was not the one who did Brook since the Director let us see the the killer was bigger than little Alice but also lead us to believe it was.
Alice does take up the position for the Old lady however which made for a great ending.

I will have to thank you for the nightmares I will have tonight. It was a bit soft but had a great creepy feel to it.
I can understand your 5/10, I get that. Very cool.

-----------------

Up Next, BAD LIEUTENANT

Just started Bad Lieutenant, cannot believe I never saw this and Im already blown away.
This guy if a Whack job, I like the way he told his kids to straighten out their Aunt about the bathroom, he says " Are you guys mice or Men" tell her to get the fuck outa there"
Very funny.
This I see you give 6 out of 10, interesting. Im watching right now. I am totally drawn into this one.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/24/18 01:57 AM

[quote=Irishman12]BAD LIEUTENANT

Harvey Keitel gives a great performance of an alcoholic, drugged out, degenerate gambling NYC detective. Playing against the background of a fictitious MLB playoff series between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers (this is after Strawberry switched sides from New York to LA). Abel Ferrara once again does a fantastic job at capturing New York City during this time period. MS. 45 herself Zoe Tamerlis Lund even makes a brief appearance in two scenes with Harvey where he's shooting up (she co-wrote the script with Abel). A sad tale of abuse of power, giving into one's vices, and redemption seeking. 6/10

---------------

Blown away, I really enjoyed this move. I feel like I was just out partying and tearing it up like I was 20yrs old.
What a rush.

This man was insane. I found myself routing for him, bad for him, sorry for him and disputed with him all at the same time.

I see your 6/10 rate and agree but want to give 7 or 8 just because I really got to see right into his soul, the good and bad.
When he whinged I felt it and felt like screaming with him. No way back from that.

He self destructed.

Thanks Boss. Very good flick recommendation and critique.
I am really happy I got to see that, Im drained.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/24/18 08:17 PM

DuesPaid, in ALICE SWEET ALICE I did notice that too when Brooke died that the killer was bigger but her big sister was bigger than her (but not that big). I thought it could have been due to the angle it was shot at (kind of looking up with the killer coming in from behind). Still, I took the bait in regards to the older sister. Glad you enjoyed it and BAD LIEUTENANT. And yes, I liked the opening scene too with his children in the car and him trying to straighten them out in regards to their Aunt lol Glad you were able to see both and enjoy them!

GAME NIGHT

I'm really glad I quite enjoyed this. The previews looked hilarious to me but nowadays, so many times I've been burned because all of the funny parts seem to be in the previews (see FATHER FIGURES as a recent example). A good cast that works well together and a story that actually surprises you in parts and isn't just a mind numbing comedy. I love Jason Bateman and kudos also goes to Jesse Plemons as their creepy neighbor as he's one of, if not, the show stealer in this film. 6/10

CHOPPING MALL

I had seen some of this before during an Alamo Drafthouse screening but never completely. Wow, what a completely trashy movie. I would seriously love to meet the individual(s) who green lit this picture to proceed into development. The premise here is 8 stupid California kids who work at a local mall, "camp out" in one of the stores they work in (a furniture store) to drink and have sex. However, recently installed security robots malfunction and begin to pick the kids off one-by-one. I won't lie as there were times I genuinely laughed at some of the death scenes here and I could see this easily falling into the category of "so bad it's good." 3/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/18 01:29 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
DuesPaid, in ALICE SWEET ALICE I did notice that too when Brooke died that the killer was bigger but her big sister was bigger than her (but not that big). I thought it could have been due to the angle it was shot at (kind of looking up with the killer coming in from behind). Still, I took the bait in regards to the older sister. Glad you enjoyed it and BAD LIEUTENANT. And yes, I liked the opening scene too with his children in the car and him trying to straighten them out in regards to their Aunt lol Glad you were able to see both and enjoy them!

GAME NIGHT

I'm really glad I quite enjoyed this. The previews looked hilarious to me but nowadays, so many times I've been burned because all of the funny parts seem to be in the previews (see FATHER FIGURES as a recent example). A good cast that works well together and a story that actually surprises you in parts and isn't just a mind numbing comedy. I love Jason Bateman and kudos also goes to Jesse Plemons as their creepy neighbor as he's one of, if not, the show stealer in this film. 6/10

CHOPPING MALL

I had seen some of this before during an Alamo Drafthouse screening but never completely. Wow, what a completely trashy movie. I would seriously love to meet the individual(s) who green lit this picture to proceed into development. The premise here is 8 stupid California kids who work at a local mall, "camp out" in one of the stores they work in (a furniture store) to drink and have sex. However, recently installed security robots malfunction and begin to pick the kids off one-by-one. I won't lie as there were times I genuinely laughed at some of the death scenes here and I could see this easily falling into the category of "so bad it's good." 3/10


Jason Bateman good actor, my wife wants to catch this movie.
Bateman was good in The Gift, check it out if you have not.

I may have to check out Chopping mall, I enjoy seeing movies that are so bad , they should not be missed.
That’s my draw to Svengoolie feature flicks.

Have a great evening Boss, more rain heading my way for the weekend so I may just get to see one or both of these as well.

Thanks
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/18 01:39 AM

Not a movie I am into 2 season 5 episode of Married With Children only 9 more seasons to go smile
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/18 01:53 AM

"Alien - Directors Cut." Most "Directors Cut" want you to pay again for the same old movie. Not this one. This first and best of Ridley Scott's "Alien" franchise is vastly improved, with sharp, clear video, vibrant colors, a big soundtrack and several minutes of extra footage. Really good.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/25/18 06:42 PM

Watched Some Came Running. I always enjoy Dean Martin movies and, most of the time, Sinatra movies. Shirley MacLaine gave a great performance.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/26/18 03:24 PM

Harry & Tonto..always heard about it,never saw ,,very nice & enduring perfomance by Art Carney.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/27/18 08:56 PM

Just watched Once Upon A Time In America again, still a stone cold classic. Not much wrong with this film..

9/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 02/28/18 01:33 AM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Just watched Once Upon A Time In America again, still a stone cold classic. Not much wrong with this film..

9/10


Agree, great film. I can get to 8 -9 on that easy.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/18 05:51 PM

RED SPARROW

I was really looking forward to this since the moment I first saw the trailer and I must admit I was kind of disappointed. For an espionage thriller I felt it was rather dry at times. I'll give Jennifer Lawrence credit for stepping out of her comfort zone as this isn't her typical role. However, her Russian accent was all over the place. Sometimes it passed, sometimes it wasn't there and sometimes you could hear the voice over work during post-production. I don't mind Joel Edgerton but he comes off as one dimensional to me. With the exception of BLACK MASS, he's Mr. No Emotion. Not a terrible film at all, but go in with tempered expectations. 6/10
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/18 07:38 PM

Is it me or is Jennifer Lawrence the most overrated actress ever, don't know what the fuss is about, she's like the Taylor Swift of the film world..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/18 08:29 PM

I don't mind her, I like some of her work.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/02/18 10:38 PM

I'm just now seeing previews of Death Wish with Bruce Willis. I assume it's a remake of the Charles Bronson movie by the same name? Poor Willis will always be John McClain. I love Die Hard but it seems that character type is his legacy. Tho I must say, he's probably good for the part.


smile


TIS
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/03/18 07:59 PM

Yes TIS, it is a remake of the 1974 Charlie Bronson film of the same name.

DEATH WISH

I never saw the original version with Charlie Bronson so I have nothing to compare it to but Bruce Willis just seemed to mail in this performance. During the scenes were he's suppose to show emotion due to his wife's murder, Bruce just didn't seem to care and it showed. Camila Morrone who plays his daughter has more emotion and care for this movie than Bruce does. Vincent D'Onofrio is cast as Willis' brother Frank, who likewise at times, doesn't seem to care much. What I'm probably disappointed in the most is that Elisabeth Shue is relegated to these types of roles. I was a big fan of her's while I was growing up and she has a lot to offer. It's a shame she's wasted in a movie like this and seems to be exiled to TV shows. 6/10

DETROIT

Another film that looked better from the previews than in it's entirety. The story I felt was kind of rushed at the beginning and bounced around a lot. As such, by the time it did introduce us to our main characters, I wasn't invested in them at all. Their story of mistreatment and injustice is horrible and I'm not trying to belittle what they went through, but this film just didn't touch me in the way I believe they were hoping to reach an audience. However, unfortunately, we as a society haven't grown as much over the course of the last 50 years, as the story is as relevant today as it was back in 1967 when these events occurred: racial tensions and police brutality. Kathryn Bigelow has done better and this is definitely not one of her best films. In addition, some of the riot scenes looked too staged and that took me out of the moment. I'm a sucker for two things: continuity and authenticity and when either one of those is missing, it's hard for me to buy in as an audience member. The continuity of the film was fine but the authenticity ruined it for me. 5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/09/18 06:43 PM

THE STRANGERS: PREY AT NIGHT

The original THE STRANGERS I thought was forgettable and this will follow suit. I personally didn't think the original necessitated a sequel but here we are. Judging by the number of people, or lack thereof in the theater, I had a feeling this would bomb. Not to take anything away from the victims who experienced these events first hand (again this film is based on actual events), the film is rather mundane. No scares, some gore, not a lot of dialogue. The casting wasn't the best and I don't feel the parents, (Christina Hendricks and Martin Henderson) didn't work well with the kids (Bailee Madison and Lewis Pullman). Bailee put forth the best effort as the bad girl who's pissed off at her parents for shipping her to boarding school. On the way there they spend a night in a trailer park owned by Christina Hendricks Uncle and that's when they cross paths with the strangers. Besides Bailee's performance the only redeeming quality I found with the film was a pretty decent soundtrack. An easy pass for those on the fence about seeing this. 5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/18 03:10 PM

GRINGO

A dark comedy with a story that's all over the place. Amazon put a little money behind this with their marketing but the film wasn't satisfying for me. A somewhat decent cast (Charlize Theron, Thandie Newton and Amanda Seyfried). With the exception of Theron and Joel Edgerton, they're all underutilized. Star David Oyelowo was passable as Harold Soyinka who's about to be fired from his pharmaceutical job due to a merger of his company and concocts a kidnapping story to get money from the company he's about to be fired from. In the process, he's on the run from a Mexican drug cartel who's recently been cut out of a business deal with the same pharmaceutical company and they're under the (wrong) impression that Harold is the boss. The only positive I found with the film was Theron who is a no nonsense, ball-breaking, dog eat dog woman who is only out for her best interests. She shines while everyone else fades. 5.5/10

THE OUTSIDER

I would definitely say this is one of Netflix better movies. In 1954, former US soldier Jared Leto joins a yakuza. The story centers on a rival gang that is at odds with Leto's gang over who controls certain territories in post-World War II Japan. The tension of the war is still very much alive between this American and the Japanese. Leto gives a good performance and at times, even being the main star, doesn't have a lot of dialogue (which is even pointed out by a former soldier he was in the service with that he happens to come across one night). Kind of reminded me of Meiko Kaji during her FEMALE PRISONER SCORPION series from the 1970's where her actions, facial expressions and eyes do her talking for her. A solid film in my opinion. 7/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/18 07:31 PM

THOROUGHBREDS

Anya Taylor-Joy is one of my favorite young actresses and this trailer caught my eye when I first came across it. The film has a limited cast but each does well in his/her respective roles (Joy, Olivia Cooke, Paul Sparks and Anton Yelchin). It's a shame this is one of Yelchin's final roles before his untimely death in 2016 as he was another fine young actor. The story follows 2 friends, Joy and Cooke, who plot to kill Joy's stepfather, Sparks. There's some dark comedy elements to the script with lovely scenery and set pieces as the story takes place on a Connecticut estate. Unfortunately, this is only seeing a limited release but you could do a lot worse with this weekend's crop of movies being released. 6.5/10
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/10/18 07:39 PM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Is it me or is Jennifer Lawrence the most overrated actress ever, don't know what the fuss is about, she's like the Taylor Swift of the film world..


Her public relations team tell her to act quirky, make fart jokes and "accidentally" fall over in public to make her seem more relatable. Saoirse Ronan is a far more capable actress.
Posted By: MeyerLansky

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/18 12:39 PM

just watched once upon a time in brooklyn...
it was nice movie
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/18 04:50 PM

Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Is it me or is Jennifer Lawrence the most overrated actress ever, don't know what the fuss is about, she's like the Taylor Swift of the film world..


Her public relations team tell her to act quirky, make fart jokes and "accidentally" fall over in public to make her seem more relatable. Saoirse Ronan is a far more capable actress.

Aside from "Silver Linings Playbook" ..which IMO ..she was bona fide & that 70s movie thing she did,,,I agree w/ u..but,, I will say that she looks so delicious that I would drink her through a plastic straw..or ..if I was ever so much 2feet in front of her ,,I would more than likely orgasm in my pants. A Lovely Woman..by the way,,check out her 1rst movie called "Winters Bone"..4 a powerful performance that won me over yrs. ago b4 she was anybody.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/18 05:05 PM

The first time I ever saw Jennifer Lawrence was in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS as Mystique. She was good and then again in THE HUNGER GAMES series but what won me over as a fan of her's was JOY funny enough. I felt she gave a really strong performance (I've still yet to see SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/18 05:16 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
The first time I ever saw Jennifer Lawrence was in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS as Mystique. She was good and then again in THE HUNGER GAMES series but what won me over as a fan of her's was JOY funny enough. I felt she gave a really strong performance (I've still yet to see SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).

Originally Posted by Irishman12
The first time I ever saw Jennifer Lawrence was in X-MEN: FIRST CLASS as Mystique. She was good and then again in THE HUNGER GAMES series but what won me over as a fan of her's was JOY funny enough. I felt she gave a really strong performance (I've still yet to see SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK).

OH Fuck dude..GREAT movie..& Jen did an outstanding performance,,even up against Bob Deniro U must see!!
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/11/18 08:36 PM

I love De Niro (obviously being on this board you pretty much need to) and I'm curious as for J-Law's role since she won an Oscar for it but I'm not a big fan of David O. Russell. His movies to me have always been kinda meh and forgettable (I HEART HUCKABEES, THE FIGHTER and AMERICAN HUSTLE); although I did enjoy both THREE KINGS and JOY. I'll have to add it to the list but even after seeing previews, the movie just never seemed to interest me that much. I'll have to take the plunge one day.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/12/18 03:38 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
I love De Niro (obviously being on this board you pretty much need to) and I'm curious as for J-Law's role since she won an Oscar for it but I'm not a big fan of David O. Russell. His movies to me have always been kinda meh and forgettable (I HEART HUCKABEES, THE FIGHTER and AMERICAN HUSTLE); although I did enjoy both THREE KINGS and JOY. I'll have to add it to the list but even after seeing previews, the movie just never seemed to interest me that much. I'll have to take the plunge one day.

I'm sorry ,but we thought THE FIGHTER..& (well, not so much my wife on this one) AMERICAN HUSTLE were not bad flicks...But ,anyways.. J. Lawrence is not a bad actress & a good mind memory when ur having problems in the hay w/ the wife,,which is not often,, but still ...my wife works 16 hr. shifts as a nurse & I take a shower every 12 hrs......now do the math,,& figure out what I'm sayin'......LOL.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/14/18 02:14 PM

Just saw “Tarzan’s New York Aventure” on Turner classic movies.

Best Tarzan movie in my oppionion. Johnny Weissmuller jumps off the Brooklyn bridge in it to get Boy back
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/14/18 06:21 PM

I love Johnny Weissmuller. I use to watch the old Tarzan movies all the time as a kid. They'd have a 4:00 movie, after school and if it was Tarzan, I watched. I really liked Tarzan and his Mate, Tarzan the Ape Man. Heck, I even learned some jungle talk. Just shout, "UNGOWA" and all the jungle animals come to you. lol





TIS
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/15/18 03:46 AM

Originally Posted by The Italian Stallionette
I love Johnny Weissmuller. I use to watch the old Tarzan movies all the time as a kid. They'd have a 4:00 movie, after school and if it was Tarzan, I watched. I really liked Tarzan and his Mate, Tarzan the Ape Man. Heck, I even learned some jungle talk. Just shout, "UNGOWA" and all the jungle animals come to you. lol





TIS


TIS, I remember that language too. Well, I remember about it, but I can't recall the words (except Boy). Do you remember any of the other words?
Posted By: SC

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/15/18 03:54 AM

Originally Posted by olivant
I remember that language too. Well, I remember about it, but I can't recall the words (except Boy). Do you remember any of the other words?


Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/15/18 06:55 AM

Originally Posted by Footreads
Just saw “Tarzan’s New York Aventure” on Turner classic movies.

Best Tarzan movie in my oppionion. Johnny Weissmuller jumps off the Brooklyn bridge in it to get Boy back

Saw that this morning..my time on screen I think is messed up,,it was on around 10:00 wed. morn ..right??T.C.M.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/17/18 07:41 PM

TOMB RAIDER

As an action film, it felt bland. Alicia Vikander was passable as Lara Croft and I was really happy to see Walton Goggins stretch his wings further as the lead villain as I've always been a fan of his from first seeing him on FX's THE SHIELD (an underrated show IMO). Even Walton I felt was bland, the action scenes were somewhat dull with the exception of the waterfall and Lara grabbing onto part of a plane that is briefly shown in trailers. I believe I saw the original 2 starring Angelina Jolie but don't remember anything good or bad about them so they obviously didn't make much of an impression on me. Overall, this felt like a cheap rip off of an Indiana Jones film. 5.5/10

7 DAY IN ENTEBBE

The true story of Palestinian and Palestinian sympathizers who hijack a plane headed for Paris and reroute it to Entebbe, Uganda to negotiate the release of Palestinian prisoners. The trailer hooked me as it looked pretty interesting and it was. Rosamund Pike has been putting her work in lately with HOSTILES, this and BEIRUT coming out later this summer. I enjoy her work as well as Daniel BrĂĽhl's who is also one of the hijackers. Not very suspenseful but still enjoyable watching it all pay out. I don't say that to be disrespectful towards the victims but rather as a movie going experience. 6/10
Posted By: Capo de La Cosa Nostra

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/22/18 11:07 PM

Anyone have a Letterboxd account? I'm here.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/18 05:42 PM

PACIFIC RIM: UPRISING

The original PACIFIC RIM I only saw once and that was in the theaters. With a movie like this, I figure you should see it on the biggest screen possible. Anyway, the first one didn't leave much of an impression on me but this one did because it was bad. The story was weak and rushed. I'm also not a fan of most children or young actors/actresses and Cailee Spaeny reminded me why. I just found her and her character to be somewhat annoying. It's a good thing John Boyega has STAR WARS to fall back on because his work outside of that hasn't impressed me much. I do enjoy Charlie Day and he provided a little comedy to the movie, but overall, it was a mess. I'm glad it wasn't overly long and bloated as well. I would have given it a lower score but the visual FX were good (although some of the battle scenes between the robots and monsters were boring). How do you screw up a robot/monster battle!? 5/10
Posted By: mustachepete

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/18 06:43 PM

Tarzan's New York Adventure is awesome all the way around. I love Charles Lane as the lawyer, the same nasty character he'd play for the next 40 years.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/18 07:51 PM

Daddy's Home 2 was pretty awful compared to the first one. The rule of diminishing returns in effect.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/23/18 08:18 PM

Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
Daddy's Home 2 was pretty awful compared to the first one. The rule of diminishing returns in effect.


It was, but don't sleep on BAD MOMS 2. The first wasn't bad (kind of a nice surprise for recent comedies) but the sequel was wretched!
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/24/18 05:30 PM

UNSANE

I really enjoyed this film, in fact, more so than I originally thought I would. Steven Soderbergh does a great job with his directing, especially in the early parts of the film. When viewed outside, main star Claire Foy is usually observed from a stalker's POV. However, when it's an inside setting, the camera angle is usually off slightly and closer than it should be, giving the audience an awkward or uncomfortable feeling. This was my first time seeing Claire Foy and she gives an amazing performance of a woman who is committed against her will, trying to convince everyone else she's perfectly sane and that she doesn't belong there. However, in the process, she appears to make herself look even more insane to the hospital staff. In addition, it gives more of an insight into how trapped women of stalkers can feel. Having to change their name, telephone numbers and location, all while constantly always looking of their shoulder. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this and will probably see it in theaters again! 7/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/24/18 11:55 PM

Great reviews.

I plan on passing on the PR:U

Pass on DH2

Will see UNSANE since this would be one the Wife and I both will enjoy.

Thanks
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/25/18 03:12 AM

The Rising of the Moon on T.C.M.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/25/18 09:20 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Will see UNSANE since this would be one the Wife and I both will enjoy.

Thanks


I'd be curious what you and the Mrs. think.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/25/18 09:51 PM

THE BLOOD SPLATTERED BRIDE

Another film I was able to find on Amazon Prime. I watched it because it was referenced in Quentin Tarantino's KILL BILL, however, this film has very little, if anything to do with Tarantino's work. The film is a Spanish horror movie about a man whose gross sexual appetite alienates his new bride, who eventually recoils from his advances and ends up seduced by a female vampire. The story moved pretty slow and it lost my interest somewhat about halfway or more through. 5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/25/18 10:40 PM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
The Rising of the Moon on T.C.M.


saw that, interesting movie. Love getting a good view of the old days in other countries and getting great insight.
The Black & Tan Wars.


Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Will see UNSANE since this would be one the Wife and I both will enjoy.

I
Thanks


I'd be curious what you and the Mrs. think.


Will do, we should be to see it soon, also looking to get to The Shape of Water this week.


Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/26/18 10:54 AM

I wasted two hours of my life on 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri yesterday.

Shockingly bad movie.

A couple of minutes in I realized what kind of agenda the movie had with the first interaction between Sam Rockwell's character and one of the black gentleman putting up the billboards, the first of several lamely written proxies in the film.

Every character is a caricature; Rockwell's aforementioned character reminding me of Dax Shepard's character in Idiocracy. Every person in the movie is portrayed as a dribbling moron, apart from McDormand and all the black characters.

The script, too, is poorly written. What is this woman's motivation for putting up the billboards I kept waiting patiently to figure out? Yes, her daughter died brutally, but how were Willoughby and the rest of the police department culpable of not doing their jobs properly? We never really figure out. The closest we come is one of several ham-fistedly scripted scenes where McDormand says every man in the country should be put into a database or some shit. Eh, ok? Apparently, the police department is racist, though, but this has no real tangible link to the investigation surrounding her daughter's death. It merely gives Rockwell an excuse to chew scenery, and the Oscars to celebrate how racist America is while lauding another movie that portrays the entire American South as racist and/or stupid.

Another example of the movie's poor scripting, tone deafness and chronically bad dialogue is a cack-handed flashback where McDormand's daughter says she "hopes she gets raped" after storming out of the house the night, she, you know, gets raped and murdered.

The movie struggles, and fails, to find a balance between the seriousness of the subject matter and humour. All through the movie I was wondering is this supposed to be a comedy? An example is the girlfriend of McDormand's ex-husband. I thought it would have had more merit if the ex had shacked up with a 19 year old because he was subconsciously trying to replace his daughter, but, no, the movie basically uses the 19 year old as comic relief in a movie that already has several comic relief characters, including a midget, and doesn't really warrant comic relief.

This brings me to McDormand. Her acting was very good, but a better writer and director would've gotten a better sense of the character. As it is, she resembles a female version of Kevin Bacon in Death Sentence or Bruce Willis in Death Wish playing the female lead in an exploitation movie, rather than shouldering the serious, character-driven piece this should've been. The scene where she kicked a male and female student respectively in the groin area after throwing a can at her car is probably the most egregious example of this movie being a tonal mess and looking for laughs at the wrong time.

Rockwell's character's "redemption" takes the cake in terms of poor writing, though. Someone who turns from dribbling, racist lunatic to conscientious, hard-nosed detective in the space of what must be days in the movie. Don't get me started on the sequence where he attempts to murder someone (which the movie appears to subsequently forget about, as he doesn't appear to be under any sort of IA investigation) and one of the mea culpa proxies, Lester Freamon from The Wire, is introduced in a predictably heavy-handed manner.

I keep mentioning tone deafness, but I haven't even mentioned the best part. The ex-husband having a 19 year old girlfriend is a recurring plot device, yet Woody Harrelson's wife doesn't look a day over 25!

I will end my rant now before I accidentally spoil anything, but, it bears repeating; Rockwell's arc is crucial to the second half of the movie, but, it is written poorly, Freamon's character doesn't really go anywhere and seems to basically be a morally upstanding black character for the sake of the movie's liberal bent in a movie that portrays every white "redneck" character as racist and/or stupid caricatures, and the movie doesn't figure out how properly to transition the co-lead role from Harrelson to Rockwell.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/26/18 05:17 PM

I wasn't a big fan of THREE BILLBOARDS either. I was looking forward to it because from the trailers it looked pretty funny. Same as you, I was caught off guard with the change in tone as the film progressed. I thought Frances McDormand was good and deserving of her Oscar. I like Sam Rockwell too but wasn't as convinced with his Oscar win. I believe the movie is more hype than anything. Not a bad movie in my opinion, but not as great as what some of the critics have given it.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/26/18 05:21 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Will see UNSANE since this would be one the Wife and I both will enjoy.

I
Thanks


I'd be curious what you and the Mrs. think.


Will do, we should be to see it soon, also looking to get to The Shape of Water this week.

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I saw it again last night. If you and the Mrs. see a lot of movies in the theaters, then you should definitely sign up for MoviePass! $9.99 per month (per person) for unlimited* movies every month.

*Unlimited meaning 1 movie per calendar day and only works on 2D showings. Doesn't work on 3D, Fathom Events, etc.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/18 12:56 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Will see UNSANE since this would be one the Wife and I both will enjoy.

I
Thanks


I'd be curious what you and the Mrs. think.


Will do, we should be to see it soon, also looking to get to The Shape of Water this week.





I saw it again last night. If you and the Mrs. see a lot of movies in the theaters, then you should definitely sign up for MoviePass! $9.99 per month (per person) for unlimited* movies every month.

*Unlimited meaning 1 movie per calendar day and only works on 2D showings. Doesn't work on 3D, Fathom Events, etc.[/quote]

Wow, that is a great deal..... if I had the schedule for that , I would.
When I retire, this is happening.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/27/18 01:11 AM

Just watched the last half of The Force Awakens. Given the rich history of the Star Wars saga, I thought this episode could have been much more dramatic, both performances and storyline.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 03/31/18 06:22 PM

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE

This film, not only being controversial for many reasons, but is also difficult to watch. While the subject matter is nothing to praise, I at least give credit to Director Meir Zarchi for his honest account and portrayal of a woman, played by Camille Keaton, who is repeatedly raped by 4 locals when she ventures off for a summer at a cabin to write her novel. Many view this as filth and exploitation while some commend it for its feminism. It at least gives the audience the chance to think where they feel it belongs without the director giving us his opinion or forcing his upon us. A lot of respect to the cast and crew who shot this as a few people did quit the production due to the violence portrayed. Also, this was shot in 1978 and with a low budget, meaning only one camera was used and the rape scenes had to be filmed multiple times from different angles. In addition, I appreciate the fact very little music is used in the film, rather leaving the characters and the audience left with the tranquility of silence that nature provides, while at the same time, reminding us just how alone this girl is. Again, this is not a film for everyone but I appreciate the honestly it provides as something as selfish and hideous as rape should not be glamorized on the big screen like it has so many times before and since this film's release. 6/10

ACRIMONY

Don't even waste your time, unless you want to spend 2 hours listening to Taraji P. Henson complain for the entire film about how she was fleeced by her ex-husband. The premise of the story follows Taraji as she's in a therapy/anger management session telling us how she came to be in that office. She talks about her ex-husband and how they met in college and she supported him financially (her mother recently died so she came into a little bit of money as a result). He was working on his invention for their entire relationship (18 years later) and she finally divorces him after suspecting him of cheating. Once his invention takes off after their divorce and he's newly engaged to the woman he was suspected to cheat with, Taraji comes out of the woodwork wanting her cut. I've only seen Taraji in PROUD MARY and this and while she did a decent job with this character, I'm not overly impressed with her work. 4.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/01/18 12:52 AM

READY PLAYER ONE

Wow, this was an absolute visual and nostalgic treat. A little more than half of the film takes place in the Oasis which I am absolutely fine with as it's just stunning with an awesome 80s soundtrack to back it up! Without giving away too much, my favorite part of the film was during the second challenge. Vintage Spielberg and his most enjoyable film I believe since 2005's MUNICH. Definitely the type of film to see on the big screen and I will be seeing it again in theaters. My favorite film so far of 2018, with ANNIHILATION right behind it. 8.5/10
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/03/18 06:19 PM

Again I watched The Force Awakens. I liked Rey having the Force power. However, when Darth Vader's grandson took off his mask, I almost laughed. He looked like a refugee from a 70s rock band with that long hair and benign face (reminded me of Ray on Everybody Loves Raymond) And what is it with the Supreme Leader? How pedestrian a title! I think that's what they called Castro.

Well, one of these days I'll watch the Last Jedi. Hope it's better.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/04/18 07:01 PM

I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE (2010)

A remake of the Meir Zarchi classic from 1978. It follows the same formula as the original, not adding but rather taking away from the original in my opinion. Not as brutal of a film as the original but what I had a problem with the most were the scenes in which Jennifer gets her revenge against her assailants. The death scenes I felt were very over the top, with contraptions that would impress even Jigsaw (this coming from a character who is a novelist by trade remember). In fact, the movie seemed to take an almost horror film feel to it by the midway point. An unnecessary remake that, with all of the controversy surrounding the original, I wasn't quite sure what they were hoping to gain with this? 5/10
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/05/18 11:39 AM

Any one see the new Production of Jesus Christ Superstar a few days ago on tv?

If you did what did you think about it? Outside of all the commercials they ran during it. They should have did it like a football soccer game. Get them done before the start and at the half.

I saw it but I also saw the original Broadway production of it at a Theather here in a NYC.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/05/18 05:52 PM

Hey it’s on now.

I prefer the one starring Ben Vereen as Judas he could sing and he was a dancer, Jeff Fenholt as Jesus no Jesus can hit the notes that he could not John Legend, Barry Denen as Pilate and Yvonne Elliman was great.

That was a cast of stars.
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/08/18 04:29 AM

Watchin 'Suddenly' starring Frank Sinatra and Sterling Hayden (Captain McCluskey in GF) and shocker he's playing a cop lol

Pretty good film so far
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/08/18 01:28 PM

Suddenly was a good movie.

I just saw Looking for An Echo it’s on you tube.

It never was released in a Theather. My friend Johnny was in it. Anthony Dennison, Armand Assante stared in it. Tom mason was the guy who lived in Staten Island.also played the cop who killed the father of Christopher Moltisanti on the sopranos. Kenny Vance did the music.

Worth seeing good movie.
Posted By: MeyerLansky

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/08/18 05:10 PM

the long ships 1964 is good movie
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/09/18 12:43 AM

I say it years ago. Then I bought it on amazon months ago have not watched it yet.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/09/18 02:54 PM

Just saw another old science fiction movie from the 50s that I saw as a kid.

The Brain from Planet Aros starring John Agar. Low budget but good. If you have not seen it and your into old science fiction movies you might want to see it.

I don’t want to spoil it for you. I used to love those movies still do.
Posted By: MeyerLansky

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/09/18 03:02 PM

midnight express is good movie
it's based on a real story
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/09/18 03:54 PM

I just next episode of Billions very good. Best one so far in the series.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/10/18 12:05 AM

Shape of Water

Strange but compelling.
Can get a bit confusing but hang in there and stay with it.

I liked it. 6-7.5

Up Next ....UNSANE
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/10/18 06:20 PM

Enjoy UNSANE DuesPaid!
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/11/18 12:36 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Enjoy UNSANE DuesPaid!


I thought we would have got to it this past weekend but too much going on, I almost went without the wife but she said she will be in one day this week.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/11/18 01:12 PM

Since my wife retired she expects me always to be with her. I retired years before she did. I need my time alone or with my friends. Now most of my friends are dead. But I still need my time alone.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/11/18 01:23 PM

Originally Posted by Footreads
Since my wife retired she expects me always to be with her. I retired years before she did. I need my time alone or with my friends. Now most of my friends are dead. But I still need my time alone.



I hear ya Foots.... we are not retired but we work on doing things together so going to Movies is a good one.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/11/18 05:42 PM

BEIRUT

A pretty solid role for Jon Hamm and it's always nice to see Rosamund Pike as I dig her work but her last few movies, this and 7 DAYS IN ENTEBBE, have been let downs. The story was trying to juggle too many parts I felt and I guess there was supposed to be a big reveal about 30 minutes in that wasn't that hard to actually figure out. Some but not much suspense. 5.5/10
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/11/18 08:06 PM



I hear ya Foots.... we are not retired but we work on doing things together so going to Movies is a good one.
[/quote]

I go every where with her it is never enough. Unless she gets mad at me. We hardly ever fight anymore. Unless I want

to go somewhere with out her.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/12/18 01:42 AM

My wife don’t Golf , don’t drink and does not Fish.

These are three things I like to do without her.

I will wait to see current Movies till she is ready since that is a solid entertainment we both enjoy.

I have a 55” SAMSUNG , pool table and fully stocked bar in basement for when my wife is mad at me...... I look forward to her being pissed off sometimes.

Better off going to the movies though.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/12/18 04:19 AM

Watched Dominic and Eugene today with Liotta and Hulce. Such an excellent movie. Hulce's performance was outstanding. It's a shame he retired from acting. It was pleasant to see Liotta in his prime.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/12/18 06:14 PM

A QUIET PLACE

A rollercoaster ride of emotions. I really enjoyed the fact there was so little dialogue and this was a fine example of how much of our communication isn't verbal, but physical. I didn't really see any loopholes in the writing which was a positive. I had one concern and without giving too much away, I'm satisified it was answered in the picture. Glad to see some originality coming out of Hollywood! Word is this almost became part of the CLOVERFIELD series and I'm happy it didn't. I'm glad it's standing on it's own, has received such positive reviews and was the #1 movie in the country last weekend. 6.5/10
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/13/18 02:09 AM

Saw bridge over the River Kwai. Took me three days to watch it.

Like the doctor said at the end of the movie Madness.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/13/18 05:46 PM

CHAPPAQUIDDICK

This is one of Jason Clarke's better roles. He is cold, apathetic and uncaring at times. I give the costume and makeup people credit as I feel he even looks a little like Ted Kennedy. I was also happy to see Ed Helms branch out into something more dramatic and he does a passable job as the voice of reason during this whole situation. A decent story about power, corruption and politics. 6/10
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/14/18 02:30 PM

I just found out the Irishman the movie with DeNiro, Pesci and other is not going to be released on Netflix until 2019.
Posted By: MeyerLansky

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/14/18 05:33 PM

Originally Posted by Footreads
Saw bridge over the River Kwai. Took me three days to watch it.

Like the doctor said at the end of the movie Madness.

ohh i've been there ! nice place
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/14/18 07:17 PM

RAMPAGE

Not a bad movie based upon a video game. How often can you say that? Action, humor and good special effects. It's a popcorn action movie for sure but also brings some feelings for these animals, especially George. I did dig Jeffrey Dean Morgan as a smooth talking, southern government man. Besides The Rock he probably stole the show for me. 6/10

BLOCKERS

A decent comedy that had some hits and some misses. I'm glad to see John Cena getting more involved in Hollywood and with decent movies too, not just straight-to-DVD garbage. The trio of parents (Ike Barinholtz, John Cena and Leslie Mann) seemed to have decent chemistry together as well. 5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/18 01:20 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
CHAPPAQUIDDICK

This is one of Jason Clarke's better roles. He is cold, apathetic and uncaring at times. I give the costume and makeup people credit as I feel he even looks a little like Ted Kennedy. I was also happy to see Ed Helms branch out into something more dramatic and he does a passable job as the voice of reason during this whole situation. A decent story about power, corruption and politics. 6/10


Sounds like he played this perfectly.

May move this up to top of the list to see, thanks BOSS
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/18 01:35 AM

I saw Jason Clark in two things. One was a show on showtime. Called the Brotherhood a good show.

The other was that movie on hunting for Ben the the giant Arab terrorist who they caught and killed. But gave a good muslem burial at sea. They did not even piss on his dead fucking body.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/18 04:05 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
CHAPPAQUIDDICK

This is one of Jason Clarke's better roles. He is cold, apathetic and uncaring at times. I give the costume and makeup people credit as I feel he even looks a little like Ted Kennedy. I was also happy to see Ed Helms branch out into something more dramatic and he does a passable job as the voice of reason during this whole situation. A decent story about power, corruption and politics. 6/10


Sounds like he played this perfectly.

May move this up to top of the list to see, thanks BOSS


Enjoy it when you do! Did you get a chance to see UNSANE yet?
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/18 07:54 PM

TRUTH OR DARE

Blumhouse is kind of hit or miss for me and this was a miss. Truth be told, I wasn't expecting much from this film anyway but it wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. Yes, the premise is stupid and that smile annoying. Not much suspense or decent death scenes. It's PG-13 so other than language, it's pretty watered down. 4/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/15/18 11:33 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
CHAPPAQUIDDICK

This is one of Jason Clarke's better roles. He is cold, apathetic and uncaring at times. I give the costume and makeup people credit as I feel he even looks a little like Ted Kennedy. I was also happy to see Ed Helms branch out into something more dramatic and he does a passable job as the voice of reason during this whole situation. A decent story about power, corruption and politics. 6/10


Sounds like he played this perfectly.

May move this up to top of the list to see, thanks BOSS


Enjoy it when you do! Did you get a chance to see UNSANE yet?


No, did not get to see UNSANE yet but will.

We watched an older flick we never saw today...... Inside Man, Denzel Washington and many other great actors 2006
Very good stay in Movie, we had bad weather so remained home.

I give it a 8 wife gave 7.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/16/18 06:46 PM

Yes, INSIDE MAN was a good film. Glad you enjoyed it as well.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/16/18 07:57 PM

Anyone else love late 80's and early nineties thrillers?

Talking about movies like Tequila Sunrise, Single White Female, Pacific Heights.

I watched Unlawful Entry with Ray Liotta and Kurt Russell the other day.

Liotta is great in the villain role and Russell's always dependable as the yuppie lead.

Liotta's a cop who becomes obsessed with Russell's wife, and ingratiates himself into their lives, after responding to a break in at their home at the start of the movie.

As you can probably tell, I love the bunny boiler oeuvre; movies like Fatal Attraction and Disclosure.

This has an interesting twist as it's the guy (Liotta) who is dangerously hung up on a woman who he can't have.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/17/18 04:40 AM

Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
Anyone else love late 80's and early nineties thrillers?

Talking about movies like Tequila Sunrise, Single White Female, Pacific Heights.

I watched Unlawful Entry with Ray Liotta and Kurt Russell the other day.

Liotta is great in the villain role and Russell's always dependable as the yuppie lead.

Liotta's a cop who becomes obsessed with Russell's wife, and ingratiates himself into their lives, after responding to a break in at their home at the start of the movie.

As you can probably tell, I love the bunny boiler oeuvre; movies like Fatal Attraction and Disclosure.

This has an interesting twist as it's the guy (Liotta) who is dangerously hung up on a woman who he can't have.

Could'nt u become obsessed w/ Madeline Stowe??
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/18/18 08:45 PM

She's a beautiful woman.

Good nude scene, another reason to watch it.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/18/18 08:57 PM

Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
She's a beautiful woman.

Good nude scene, another reason to watch it.

It's been in my collection for yrs.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/18/18 09:19 PM

As a matter of fact Moe, every 1 of those movies u mentioned above has more than 1 reason 2 watch ,besides the genre itself, Jennifer Jason Leigh & Brigit Fonda (single w. female)Melanie Griffith (Pacific Heights)...& don't even get me started on 1 of the most beautiful woman in the world,,Michele Pfeiffer.....Melanie has sadly destroyed herself w/ xcessive botox..as if getting old wasn't bad enough, some women look great as they age i.e. Racquel Welch, Blythe Danner, Susan Sarandon..etc. why cant some of these ppl. leave them selves alone?? My fav actress,Jessica Lange looks like a fuckin' blown up puppet compared 2 her Tootsie days..what a shame!
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/18/18 09:49 PM

Susan Sarandon, Celia Imrie, Helen Mirren and Natalia Nogulich are all very beautiful older women in my twenty something eyes.

Sarandon, in particular, oozes sex appeal. She just keeps getting better.
Posted By: Footreads

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/18/18 10:49 PM

Susan Sarandon is quest starring on Ray Donovan last season. Possibly also this season when it starts again. I did notice last season she is walking with a slight limp.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/19/18 10:20 PM

Originally Posted by Footreads
Susan Sarandon is quest starring on Ray Donovan last season. Possibly also this season when it starts again. I did notice last season she is walking with a slight limp.


My fault. I warned her she wouldn't shit right for a week when I was through with her.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/19/18 11:46 PM

Originally Posted by Moe_Tilden
Originally Posted by Footreads
Susan Sarandon is quest starring on Ray Donovan last season. Possibly also this season when it starts again. I did notice last season she is walking with a slight limp.


My fault. I warned her she wouldn't shit right for a week when I was through with her.

LOL!!..She is major smokin' in particular....
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/22/18 03:19 PM

TRAFFIK

A passable story about a couple who go away on a romantic weekend for the main star's birthday, played by Paula Patton. I was glad to see Omar Epps in a movie for a change. Looking at his profile on IMDB, I don't believe I've seen him in anything since 1997's SCREAM 2 lol What really bothered me about the film was how selfish Paula seemed to be. You know whenever you're in a situation and you have the ability to get away but your friend or boyfriend doesn't and 9 times out of 10, you go back to help them escape as well no matter what they say? Nope, this girl is the 1 out of the 10 when people tell her to leave or go on without them, she actually takes them up on it and hightails it outta there. 4.5/10

I FEEL PRETTY

From the previews it looked somewhat funny. To be honest, I haven't seen enough of Amy Schumer to have an opinion about her one way or another, but from the few things of her's I have seen, she hasn't impressed me much as a comedian. In fact, I think the actresses portraying her friends, Busy Philipps and Aidy Bryant, were funnier than her (Aidy especially). You can pretty much gather the story from the previews where this is a "love yourself no matter what others say or think about you" feel good story. It was in someways a ripoff I felt of BIG with Tom Hanks. This is supposed to be a comedy, and in a comedy you have only one job, which is to make the audience laugh. If you don't, you're going to fall flat on your face. I'm disappointed to see Michelle Williams wasted in this picture. 4.0/10

THE LOBSTER

This one really surprised me, not only with it's cast (consisting of Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, John C. Reilly and Lea Seydoux) but at how crazy the story is (but it works). The premise is people who are single are taken to a hotel where they have 45 days to find a mate. At the end of that time, if they haven't found someone, they are turned into the animal of their choosing. Again, it sounds a little far out there but I really got into it. I had heard positive reviews about it when it came out but it just didn't appeal to me then. I honestly watched it because I was gearing up for THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER and I wanted to have a little Yorgos Lanthimos double-feature. 6.0/10

THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER

Again, I had heard good things about this when it came out and I just recently saw both LOBSTER and this available on Amazon Prime so I jumped at the chance to watch them both. Another great story where a doctor and his family are being terrorized by a teenager who blames the doctor (once again played by Collin Farrell) for murdering his father since he died on Farrell's operating table. The actors who played his children, Raffey Cassidy and Suny Suljic, do great jobs with their roles and of course, Nicole Kidman always shines in hers. I will definitely have my eye on more of Yorgos Lanthimos' work as he releases them as I was impressed with both of these films. Again, both are on Amazon Prime if you're a member and in the mood for something different. 6.5/10

THE NEW YORK RIPPER

A little less than average 80's horror/giallo film. The title caught my eye as I hadn't heard of this previously. One of the scenes in particular had a very SUSPIRIA feel to it with it's use of colors and lighting, which I quite enjoyed. However, other than that, it was decent. Like any good giallo film, it keeps you guessing right until the very end. My major complaint was the killer would quack and talk like a duck which become somewhat annoying after a while. 4.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/22/18 08:16 PM

SUPER TROOPERS 2

Not a bad sequel for coming in 17 years after the original. Personally, my favorite Broken Lizard film is BEERFEST and I'd like to see that get a sequel but I know that's not going to happen. This was decently funny and if you're a fan of the original, I'm sure you'll enjoy this too. Glad they were able to bring Brian Cox back with the gang. Also, I enjoyed Seann William Scott and Damon Wayans Jr. cameos. 5.5/10
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/26/18 03:59 AM

Just watched Thief with Jimmy Caan. Not a bad movie. Liked the early 80's cars and scenery in the movie.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/26/18 04:49 AM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Just watched Thief with Jimmy Caan. Not a bad movie. Liked the early 80's cars and scenery in the movie.

Agree..good flick, Tuesday Weld also easy 2 watch
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/26/18 05:34 PM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Just watched Thief with Jimmy Caan. Not a bad movie. Liked the early 80's cars and scenery in the movie.

Agree..good flick, Tuesday Weld also easy 2 watch


Yes she is. Liked her in once upon a time in america too
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/27/18 06:18 AM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Just watched Thief with Jimmy Caan. Not a bad movie. Liked the early 80's cars and scenery in the movie.

Agree..good flick, Tuesday Weld also easy 2 watch


Yes she is. Liked her in once upon a time in america too

Also a good movie I again recently watched is Cincinnati Kid w/ Steve McQueen & a double whammy of visions Tuesday Weld & Ann Margaret.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 04/28/18 07:05 PM

AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR

This is what Marvel has been building up to for the past decade and I thought they did a really good job with it. The script was strong and humorous. I was a little concerned because sometimes when you have too many characters it can feel bloated and not come across as good as it should have, ala X-MEN: THE LAST STAND and SPIDER-MAN 3. I was really impressed with the way they were able to balance the massive amount of characters and their storylines. It leaves on a pretty good cliffhanger, which is to be expected. Very excited for part 2 next year. Finally, Josh Brolin slayed it as Thanos! His makeup and effects were spot on and he was my favorite part of the movie. 8/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/04/18 06:25 PM

TULLY

I kind of felt the Tully character has the same sort of free spirit as JUNO. Which shouldn't come as much of a surprise since this movie was written by Diablo Cody and directed by Jason Reitman who both respectfully wrote and directed JUNO. I enjoy Charlize Theron's work and mad props to her for putting on 50 pounds for the role. According to Theron she would eat In-N-Out for breakfast and wake up at 2am to eat cold macaroni and cheese that was on a table next to her. She was literally forcing herself to eat, not only to gain the weight but to maintain it. Talk about a dedicated actress. Also, it took her a year and a half to finally take all of the weight off. Other than that the movie was kind of so-so but I gave it a bit of a higher score because the end did have a pretty interesting twist that I did not see coming. 6/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/07/18 02:54 AM

OVERBOARD

Another remake that Hollywood continues to churn out falls flat on its face. This is more of a family comedy, which is what I was expecting, but the jokes were pretty lame and only a few times did I actually laugh. A feel good story about how not to allow money to go to your head and to always treat people the right way. The supporting cast is weak with the exception of Mel Rodriguez who plays Bobby. He plays the role of Eva Longoria's husband and they own a pizza shop and construction company together. Bobby gives Leonardo (Eugenio Derbez) a job building a pool while Anna Farris has him living with her, fooling him into thinking he's poor and married to her with 3 kids. Anna Farris is better than this. I hope she gets offered better movies. 4.5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/08/18 12:15 AM

Thanks for the info I,,,,, I have such limited time lately I can use this to filter out the crap.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/08/18 01:34 AM

Not a problem. Always happy to help!
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/09/18 01:13 AM

We love your reviews, I read them to the Wife.

My schedule should open up soon and I will get her out to a few flicks.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/09/18 03:53 AM

The original "Narrow Margin" 1952...way better than the 1w/Gene Hackman & Anne Archer..but Archer way sexier than the original gangster moll.....& "Run Silent, Run Deep" which I could watch @ least 1nce a yr.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/09/18 04:36 AM

Last night watched The Gunfighter with Gregory Peck. I've watched it before a few times, but it never gets old. So good!
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/09/18 05:16 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
We love your reviews, I read them to the Wife.

My schedule should open up soon and I will get her out to a few flicks.


If you haven't seen it already, go see AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/10/18 04:50 PM

BREAKING IN

Gabrielle Union takes her 2 children to her father's house after he recently passed away in order to move everything out to sell it. During this time a group of 4 individuals intend to steal money that is in a safe somewhere in the house. One of the robbers has a conscience and you can pretty much guess where it goes from there. Very little backstory is given to Gabrielle and her family so I found it hard to be emotionally invested in them during their ordeal. Billy Burke plays the main villain, Eddie, and he's really the only minute redeemable aspect of the film. In addition, a weak script delivers very little in terms of suspense or thrills. 4/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/11/18 04:39 PM

LIFE OF THE PARTY

This was a pretty decent comedy. I really enjoy Melissa McCarthy's work as she's one of my favorite comedians and she usually doesn't disappoint, even if the movie does. This one works and has a pretty decent supporting cast including Julie Bowen, Gillian Jacobs, Stephen Root, Maya Rudolph and Chris Parnell. If you've already seen AVENGERS and were still wanting to get out and see something new, I'd give this a chance. 5.5/10
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/12/18 09:15 PM

'The FBI Story' - 1959 with James Stewart lots of great scenes of new york in the late 50's.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/12/18 10:15 PM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
'The FBI Story' - 1959 with James Stewart lots of great scenes of new york in the late 50's.


Just watched it. 50s Scenes were cool, but a gray headed Stewart was unexpected.
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/15/18 07:58 PM

Last night watched The Pride and the Passion with Sinatra, Sophia Loren, and Cary Grant. Alot of people don't care for it, but I've always liked it. It is based on historical events although they took liberties. Most critics didn't care for the casting. Sinatra does play a little to much like a street wise Hoboken guy although it all takes place during the Napoleonic Wars. Loren must have had an 18 waste at the time.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/16/18 01:19 AM

Originally Posted by olivant
Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
'The FBI Story' - 1959 with James Stewart lots of great scenes of new york in the late 50's.


Just watched it. 50s Scenes were cool, but a gray headed Stewart was unexpected.

Same here.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/18/18 03:39 PM

DEADPOOL 2

The Merc with a Mouth is back and Ryan Reynolds was born to play him! As he did the first go around, Reynolds knocks it out of the park. Josh Brolin I wasn't crazy about when I heard the announcement that he'd be playing Cable but he did a good job. Between this and AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, he's on quite the hot streak at the box office recently. I enjoyed the Domino character, even if they did make fun of her quite a bit with her superpower being luck. The film started of well, plenty of jokes to go around. I felt it dragged a little in the middle but recovered nicely towards the end. Quite a few surprises made their way onscreen which I was happy with. There are scenes during the credits but nothing after! 7/10
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/19/18 06:58 AM

My favorite character in DeadPool 2 is Peter. I laughed out loud a few times. It did dragged some in the middle, but made one of those rare recoveries. I was pleased when they showed Professor X's brother. The end credits, the last two I enjoyed the most. I up your score and say 8/10.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/19/18 06:46 PM

[Yes, the Juggernaut cameo was sweet! I also did like the brief cameo of the X-Men in the scene in the mansion. Too bad Stan Lee wasn't able to make his patented cameo but his face was printed along a building in one shot during the skydiving scene. I was a little surprised that they wiped almost the entire X-Force team 10 minutes or so after introducing them!
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/20/18 03:47 AM

Mulholland Falls - Another movie set in the 50's. I can't get enough of those. Plus Chazz P was in it.
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/22/18 04:22 AM

Ike : Countdown to D-Day
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/25/18 12:59 AM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Ike : Countdown to D-Day



Never saw this, perfect time to watch it.

Thanks G
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/25/18 07:08 PM

SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY

To begin, I've never been heavily invested in the Star Wars spin-off movies and after watching SOLO last night, both this and ROGUE ONE pale in comparison to the saga with the exception of Episode I. Woody Harrleson was his normal, charming self. Donald Glover seamlessly stepped into the role of Lando Calrissian. Alden Ehrenreich did an admiral job as Han Solo, considering the shoes he's having to fill. Emilia Clarke and Paul Bettany were both enjoyable yet forgettable in their respective roles. The droid, in this film L3-37, is always a fan favorite and provides the necessary humor the film needs. And with any movie of this caliber and being made my Disney, the special FX were spot on. With all of the production problems that occurred, they were able to salvage a decent movie out of it. 6.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/18 01:21 AM

DISOBEDIENCE

The tale of a woman, Rachel Weisz, who returns home after the death of her father. She is an Orthodox Jew and the entire community banished her when she was younger for a homosexual episode with another girl. This is her first time home since being banished and the adult version of the young girl whom she had the encounter with is played by Rachel McAdams. With Weisz's return, the old feelings between her and McAdams resurface. It's an interesting story about forbidden love within this religious community. Both Rachel's give good but not great performances. 6/10
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/18 10:50 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Ike : Countdown to D-Day



Never saw this, perfect time to watch it.

Thanks G


No problem dp. I thought it was a pretty good movie. I had never heard of it until I saw it come on.
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/26/18 11:19 PM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Ike : Countdown to D-Day



Never saw this, perfect time to watch it.

Thanks G


No problem dp. I thought it was a pretty good movie. I had never heard of it until I saw it come on.


Double penetration?
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/27/18 02:20 AM

this fucking guy...anyways

Just watched From Here To Eternity.
Always heard about Sinatra's role in it but never seen it.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/27/18 02:56 AM

That's the role that was landed to him (allegedly) from a high rank wiseguy..as depicted in The Godfather.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/29/18 02:18 AM

The longest Day.
&
PATTON
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/29/18 07:47 AM

The Longest Day is a good movie. Just watched Kelly's Heroes, next up is Where Eagles Dare.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/29/18 05:48 PM

ALL EYEZ ON ME

This is what I find to be the problem with biopics, they seem to be a highlight reel of a person's life. They just reenact high or low periods and the story is very weak and seems to skip from one event to the next. That's the problem we have here. I thought Demetrius Shipp Jr. did a fine job as Tupac Shakur. Dominic L. Santana was fine as Suge Knight, however, I felt R. Marcos Taylor's portrayal from STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON was definitely more vicious and menacing. I feared him more than Santana. The costumes were on point as they looked very authentic, however the jewelry, not so much. Some of the more dramatic scenes were almost comical and for whatever reason, at times, this film seemed to have a made-for-TV feel to it. 5/10
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/30/18 05:38 AM

Originally Posted by Giacomo_Vacari
The Longest Day is a good movie. Just watched Kelly's Heroes, next up is Where Eagles Dare.



Thr longest day is a epic film.
Posted By: jace

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 01:25 AM

I just saw Mother! with Javier Barden and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the worst garbage I have ever seen. It had mixed reviews form critics and fans alike.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 01:31 AM

Originally Posted by jace
I just saw Mother! with Javier Barden and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the worst garbage I have ever seen. It had mixed reviews form critics and fans alike.

I agree... my wife enticed me in to it & I was disappointed .weird...very weird...
Posted By: jace

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 02:33 AM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by jace
I just saw Mother! with Javier Barden and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the worst garbage I have ever seen. It had mixed reviews form critics and fans alike.

I agree... my wife enticed me in to it & I was disappointed .weird...very weird...



It seems to be trying hard to be weird and impossible to understand, then to make it worse the ending left you even more confused. The movie was not scary at all, but the fact that the director is gaining a following does scare me.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 02:53 AM

Originally Posted by jace
Originally Posted by hoodlum
Originally Posted by jace
I just saw Mother! with Javier Barden and Jennifer Lawrence. It was the worst garbage I have ever seen. It had mixed reviews form critics and fans alike.

I agree... my wife enticed me in to it & I was disappointed .weird...very weird...

True my friend..

It seems to be trying hard to be weird and impossible to understand, then to make it worse the ending left you even more confused. The movie was not scary at all, but the fact that the director is gaining a following does scare me.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 02:56 AM

Sorry 4 the fuckup..YES..True my friend
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 05/31/18 06:05 PM

I enjoyed MOTHER! I've only seen it once but have been interested in seeing it again. It's a religious metaphor and I was surprised I was able to grasp as much of it as I did. When everything is explained it definitely makes more sense (another reason I want to see it again). However, I've been a fan of Darren Aronofsky since I first saw REQUIEM FOR A DREAM.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/01/18 02:37 PM

UPGRADE

UPGRADE is a film about a man who seeks revenge after he's attacked and his wife killed (in front of his very eyes no less). The main star, Grey Trace (played by Logan Marshall-Green), is left a quadriplegic after the attack. He tries an experimental new technology called The Stem, that is inserted into his neck and allows him to regain the use of his body. The Stem also gives Grey abilities he didn't have prior to his accident. The set pieces of this films are at times breathtaking and I applaud the crew for their designs as well as the advancements in technology that are displayed onscreen. We're not given a year when this film takes place but computers and machines are relied upon even more than they are today and are capable enough to do almost any task. For some reason (maybe because of the over-the-top, brutal violence) I was reminded of CRANK while watching this. While there isn't as much action in this film as there was in the former, it's definitely still a very fun and enjoyable ride. I'm unsure how much business it'll do at the box office, but it's good popcorn flick and has been getting some positive reviews as well. 6/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/02/18 02:02 AM

ACTION POINT

Johnny Knoxville is at it again, destroying his body for our amusement. And while the only decent funny scenes are those that are reminiscent of his Jackass days, this is an actual film and not just a bland story woven around his stunts. Unfortunately, the laughs in this are far and few in between. If this is something you're interested in seeing, this is definitely one to wait until it's available for streaming. The film takes place in 1979 so the soundtrack is pretty good with songs of this era. 4/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/02/18 03:06 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
UPGRADE

UPGRADE is a film about a man who seeks revenge after he's attacked and his wife killed (in front of his very eyes no less). The main star, Grey Trace (played by Logan Marshall-Green), is left a quadriplegic after the attack. He tries an experimental new technology called The Stem, that is inserted into his neck and allows him to regain the use of his body. The Stem also gives Grey abilities he didn't have prior to his accident. The set pieces of this films are at times breathtaking and I applaud the crew for their designs as well as the advancements in technology that are displayed onscreen. We're not given a year when this film takes place but computers and machines are relied upon even more than they are today and are capable enough to do almost any task. For some reason (maybe because of the over-the-top, brutal violence) I was reminded of CRANK while watching this. While there isn't as much action in this film as there was in the former, it's definitely still a very fun and enjoyable ride. I'm unsure how much business it'll do at the box office, but it's good popcorn flick and has been getting some positive reviews as well. 6/10

Originally Posted by Irishman12


Wife loved this. I did not see c but she went with girlfriends they love flicks that were books, I think this one was.

Johnny Knoxville is at it again, destroying his body for our amusement. And while the only decent funny scenes are those that are reminiscent of his Jackass days, this is an actual film and not just a bland story woven around his stunts. Unfortunately, the laughs in this are far and few in between. If this is something you're interested in seeing, this is definitely one to wait until it's available for streaming. The film takes place in 1979 so the soundtrack is pretty good with songs of this era. 4/10


A bit much for me but on a slow do nothin day I would certainly check it out in my reclyner.
Why not, I did see all of his others and was amuzed.

Thanks I 12
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/02/18 07:25 AM

Not a problem. Glad the wife enjoyed UPGRADE. Hey, at least it's an original story. Strange coming out of Hollywood lol
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/18 03:10 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Not a problem. Glad the wife enjoyed UPGRADE. Hey, at least it's an original story. Strange coming out of Hollywood lol


Right, everything is a retread lately.

I watched The Original Universal WearWolf movie tonight...

WearWolf of London, never seen it..... was really good Classic Flick.

Svengoolie gave some interesting facts about the Director , Producer and Star having issues with the makeup Artist.
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/18 08:14 AM

Werewolf of London is a classic and I am surprised you never seen until recently DP. Where do you think that Alamo joke came from? Everyone was saying it until it became political incorrect, but that was like two decades ago.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/18 08:29 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
Not a problem. Glad the wife enjoyed UPGRADE. Hey, at least it's an original story. Strange coming out of Hollywood lol


Right, everything is a retread lately.

I watched The Original Universal WearWolf movie tonight...

WearWolf of London, never seen it..... was really good Classic Flick.

Svengoolie gave some interesting facts about the Director , Producer and Star having issues with the makeup Artist.


Nice. I've never seen it before. I still have the Universal Classic Monsters Blu-Ray I've been meaning to watch but I just haven't found the time. It has the original Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, etc.
Posted By: The Italian Stallionette

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/03/18 08:37 PM

Are you Guys talking about An American Werewolf In London? If so I love that movie 🍿 There is s also a song Werewolf of London not related to the movie.



TIS
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/04/18 01:51 AM

Originally Posted by Giacomo_Vacari
Werewolf of London is a classic and I am surprised you never seen until recently DP. Where do you think that Alamo joke came from? Everyone was saying it until it became political incorrect, but that was like two decades ago.

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Originally Posted by Irishman12
Not a problem. Glad the wife enjoyed UPGRADE. Hey, at least it's an original story. Strange coming out of Hollywood lol


Right, everything is a retread lately.

I watched The Original Universal WearWolf movie tonight...

WearWolf of London, never seen it..... was really good Classic Flick.

Svengoolie gave some interesting facts about the Director , Producer and Star having issues with the makeup Artist.


Nice. I've never seen it before. I still have the Universal Classic Monsters Blu-Ray I've been meaning to watch but I just haven't found the time. It has the original Dracula, Frankenstein, Wolf Man, etc



I really like them all, there are so many.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/04/18 01:57 AM

Originally Posted by The Italian Stallionette
Are you Guys talking about An American Werewolf In London? If so I love that movie 🍿 There is s also a song Werewolf of London not related to the movie.



TIS


Love that one too TIS......

The one you mention is the 1981 version, really good flick.

I was viewing the 1935 version....WereWolf of London , its old....its fun to see how the people lived back then, I always enjoy noticing the furniture and way they dressed and spoke to each other.


The most remembered version is the 1941 WereWolf since it had Lon Chaney Jr.

I enjoy them all.

Check out all of these and the one with Anthony Hopkins.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/04/18 09:31 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
I was viewing the 1935 version....WereWolf of London , its old....its fun to see how the people lived back then, I always enjoy noticing the furniture and way they dressed and spoke to each other.



I like to view older movies too for this reason. To see the costumes/wardrobes, lack of technology, daily life, etc. Time, frozen onscreen.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/05/18 06:33 AM

Can't beat the old movies. Give me a old movie over a comic book movie anyday..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/18 06:23 PM

OCEAN'S 8

A decade after our last entry in the Ocean's series, we're given the all-female version of the same thing. And, just like the GHOSTBUSTERS remake, it doesn't bring it. Nothing new is brought to the table with this installment. Just a regurgitation of what George Clooney and company did over 10 years ago. The cast is great but each one of them is so two dimensional. Nobody really stands out, hardly any humor and overall, just not a lot of fun either. Without spoiling anything, but towards the end of the movie, one of the reasons a character gives for joining in on this heist is extremely weak. Hopefully, we'll be spared and there will be no Ocean's 9. 5.5/10
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/18 07:22 PM

I admire you Irishman for watching the films you do. For EG I wouldn't even have given Oceans 8 a second thought. To be honest it's very rear that i watch new films these days. The last new film i watched was The Hateful 8..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/08/18 08:07 PM

Thanks De Niro. Honestly, I've had MoviePass for almost a year now and I LOVE it! As big of a movie junkie as I am, paying $9.99 a month and having the ability to see a movie a day with it, is beyond worth it to me. However, recently they changed their Terms of Service which stipulated that you can't see the same movie more than once. Until AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR came out (from when I began my membership last September) you always could. It's still a good deal regardless and allows you to see other things. Most of what I've posted recently I never would have paid full price for myself. But again, only paying $10 a month with MoviePass, this gives me the opportunity to see those films that I would have passed on originally.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/18 12:54 AM

HEREDITARY

This movie had some pretty lofty expectations going into it. A lot of positive reviews while others were comparing it to such classics as ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE EXORCIST. And after just having watched it I can say one thing: the hype is real. It's such a breath of fresh air to have a horror movie as good as this. Honestly, it's probably one of the best since 2015's THE WITCH or 2014's IT FOLLOWS. Strong performances all the way around from all the family members: Toni Collette, Gabriel Byrne, Alex Wolff and newcomer Milly Shapiro. It's a slow burn of a film but the end definitely makes up for it. A new horror classic! 7.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/09/18 07:37 PM

HOTEL ARTEMIS

My expectations heading in to this were somewhat low. I was mildly interested in seeing it so I decided to give it a shot and it was more enjoyable than I thought it originally was going to be. A well-rounded cast that actually had a pulse. The movie takes a page out of JOHN WICK's playbook about a hotel with an exclusive clientele list where criminals can go to get bandaged up without fear of the police coming after them. It's great seeing Jodie Foster back, chewing up dialogue as I haven't seen her in anything in years. This is a movie that you can pass on seeing in theaters but when it comes to streaming or Redbox, I think it's worth a viewing. 6/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/18 01:57 AM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
I admire you Irishman for watching the films you do. For EG I wouldn't even have given Oceans 8 a second thought. To be honest it's very rear that i watch new films these days. The last new film i watched was The Hateful 8..


Agree. Appreciate the reviews big time that I12 posts..... I have limited Movie time and opportunity so this really filters a big group for me and my wife.

I read them all and make notes so I can be informed when deciding what to go see or stream.

Thanks I12
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/18 05:51 PM

Awesome, glad you guys enjoy them! That's part of why I keep doing it smile
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/10/18 11:48 PM

Please do, it is Greatly Appreciated.
Posted By: Turnbull

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/18 02:55 AM

"BABY FACE"
This pre-Code (1933) movie features Barbara Stanwyck as Lilly Powers, a tough cookie who waitresses for and is pimped out by her speakeasy proprietor father in dreary Erie PA. Escaping with her friend and sometimes maid Chico (Theresa Harris) by boxcar, she lands in NYC and is determined to sleep her way to the top of a big bank. Although dated, "Baby Face" is quite racy and overtly suggestive for its time. Stanwyck, always good, is excellent here--determined to get ahead and totally unsentimental about all the saps she seduced on the way up. One of them is naive Jimmy McCoy Jr., played by a very young John Wayne. Matinee idol George Brent is the last in line. Really good little (73 minutes) movie.
Posted By: JCrusher

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/11/18 01:50 PM

I recently watched Robert Mitchum double feature.


Out of the Past— Great tragic film noir from 1947


Night of the Hunter— mitchum plays a great villain. Movie combines elements of horror,fairy tale,and coming of age
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/14/18 02:05 AM

SUPERFLY

I never saw the original SUPERFLY, so I went into this blind. It's an interesting story about a cocaine dealer who's trying to make one last score so he can walk away. However, when he goes around his supplier and goes directly to the source, he soon finds out that walking away is not as easy as it seems. This is one of the better criminal/gangster pictures in recent memory. I was hoping for more from the soundtrack but the costumes, cars, jewelry and certain filming locations added to the authenticity of the picture and got me to buy in more into the believability of the characters. I applaud the writing as the main character Priest is a smart businessman who sees the longer-term goals and isn't so easily provoked to violence. 6/10



LEATHERFACE

Another unnecessary prequel that tells the backstory of a character nobody wanted/asked for/needed. Sometimes not everything needs to be explained and the unknown is actually more terrifying than the known. A weak script, with a low body count and really only the last three minutes of the film are worth anything and even that's a stretch. 4/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/15/18 05:53 PM

TAG

The premise here is a little crazy. A group of 5 friends play tag every year during the month of May and one of them (Jeremy Renner) is looking to retire after this last season. Renner has never before been tagged as long as they've been playing so the rest of the group goes to extreme lengths in order to prevent him from retiring with a perfect record. The story actually worked quite well for me. The first time I viewed the trailer I was wondering how this was sustainable as a film but I give director Jeff Tomsic and writers Rob McKittrick, Mark Steilen, Mark Steilen and Russell Adams credit for pulling it off. The cast is well-rounded and seems to bounce off of each other well. Everybody is given roughly the same amount of screen time and for my money, Renner stole the show. How much of this story is true I don't know because some of the things these guys went through in order to tag Renner's character was pretty crazy (and hilarious at the same time). As a quick side note: Jeremy Renner actually broke both of his arms during this film while performing a stunt. 6/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/18/18 04:31 PM

GOTTI

This has been getting some pretty bad reviews with it's recent release, however, I was quite surprised by the amount of people at the theater when I saw it (at least three-quarters full). There were a couple of problems with the film that I found. 1) it felt like Travolta was trying to play a gangster. I didn't really buy him as a John Gotti type, so when you can't buy in to the believably of your main character, you're already starting off on the wrong foot. 2) at the start of the film, they introduced a lot of characters, sometimes in a very short amount of time. Some of them played big parts going forward, however, some were never followed up with or heard from again, so really, what was the point of introducing them? Unless you were already familiar with them, you were lost as to their significance to the story. 3) the story jumped around quite a bit. The film opens up with John Jr. visiting his father in prison, telling him about him (Jr.) possibly taking a deal to avoid a longer sentence. The film then proceeds to jump back in time, then forward to father and son prison visit, then back again, etc. etc. Is this film a masterpiece? Hardly. Is it the worst film I've ever seen? Once again, hardly. I went in with low expectations and the film wasn't as bad as everyone is making it out to be. 4.5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/18/18 07:42 PM

I will see it, and I had already felt this was going to be a big sell for Travolta ( believing his character ) - completely agree with what you say about that, if I cannot believe the main character , that makes it a very loose movie.

Never really enjoy time jumping in movies & television but if done properly I cool with it.

Wife looking forward to the New Jarrasic Park film coming out.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/18/18 08:04 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Wife looking forward to the New Jarrasic Park film coming out.



I haven't seen the last one so I'm passing on this one. I'm sure I'll see them some day, but just don't have the interest at this time.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/19/18 02:13 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Wife looking forward to the New Jarrasic Park film coming out.



I haven't seen the last one so I'm passing on this one. I'm sure I'll see them some day, but just don't have the interest at this time.


I get that... I think that often.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/27/18 12:44 AM

Went to Jurrasic World today.

Very entertaining and exactly what I expected.

The Dino saves the good people and eats the Bad.

Perfect.

Funny parts, rediculous parts and parts that make you feel Sad , happy and thrilled all at the same time.

Glad my wife and Friends enjoyed it.

5/10 maybe a 6.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/28/18 06:11 PM

LOVING PABLO

I was really looking forward to this as the trailer had my interest, as did the subject matter. Both Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz were very good in their roles as Pablo Escobar and Virginia Vallejo respectively. The film is about the longstanding affair the two had during Pablo's rise until his death in 1993. Virginia was a journalist in Columbia who since fled to America for fear of her life. She later wrote a book, which then became this film. Being that this is a love story, their isn't much violence in the film. I was a little disappointed with Bardem's performance as I was hoping he was going to bring more to the film. At times he seemed to mumble and it made it difficult to hear him. At other times, you can clearly tell he was wearing a prosthetic belly to show the weight gain of Pablo. I thought it had some promise and unfortunately, was somewhat of a let down. If you want to see a great show about Pablo watch NARCOS on Netflix. It's fantastic and Wagner Moura is outstanding as Pablo. 5.5/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/18 12:30 AM

Cool.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/18 12:51 PM

SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

I enjoyed the first SICARIO as it was a very interesting story, suspenseful, with a fantastic trio of leading actors (Emily Blunt, John Brolin and Benicio Del Toro). However, I was quite surprised when a second film was announced. This film continues the story of Matt Graver's (Brolin's) and Alejandro's (Del Toro's) relationship. The story is the Mexican drug cartels are helping terrorists cross the border illegally. As a result, the US government uses this as an excuse to manufacture a war between rival drug cartels by kidnapping the daughter of one of the heads of said cartels. Brolin and Del Toro are their normal badass selves, showing no emotion as these 2 heartless characters, who are nothing more than mercenaries. I was quite impressed with young Isabela Moner, who plays the kidnapped daughter of a cartel kingpin. She's able to hold her own and even push back against the likes of Del Toro in every scene she's in. Overall, it felt like a much longer film than it was, and while it wasn't bad, I enjoyed the first one more. Rumors are, depending on how this does at the box office, there's chatter of a third film and this film leaves the door open nicely to satisfy that need. 6/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/18 12:58 PM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO

I enjoyed the first SICARIO as it was a very interesting story, suspenseful, with a fantastic trio of leading actors (Emily Blunt, John Brolin and Benicio Del Toro). However, I was quite surprised when a second film was announced. This film continues the story of Matt Graver's (Brolin's) and Alejandro's (Del Toro's) relationship. The story is the Mexican drug cartels are helping terrorists cross the border illegally. As a result, the US government uses this as an excuse to manufacture a war between rival drug cartels by kidnapping the daughter of one of the heads of said cartels. Brolin and Del Toro are their normal badass selves, showing no emotion as these 2 heartless characters, who are nothing more than mercenaries. I was quite impressed with young Isabela Moner, who plays the kidnapped daughter of a cartel kingpin. She's able to hold her own and even push back against the likes of Del Toro in every scene she's in. Overall, it felt like a much longer film than it was, and while it wasn't bad, I enjoyed the first one more. Rumors are, depending on how this does at the box office, there's chatter of a third film and this film leaves the door open nicely to satisfy that need. 6/10



I hope this is on my new streaming device I am getting, will watch.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 06/29/18 05:57 PM

No, it just got released in theaters today so it'll be a few months before you'll able to watch it at home.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/04/18 11:30 PM

If u r into WW2 history like I, check out "Downfall".. based mainly on Hitler's secretary's memoirs on his last days in his bunker & the paranoia he endures within & around him as the allies move closer & closer... & he descends into madness ,,very moving & disturbing...released in 2004 w/Bruno Ganz in a riveting role.
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/05/18 05:40 PM

Originally Posted by hoodlum
If u r into WW2 history like I, check out "Downfall".. based mainly on Hitler's secretary's memoirs on his last days in his bunker & the paranoia he endures within & around him as the allies move closer & closer... & he descends into madness ,,very moving & disturbing...released in 2004 w/Bruno Ganz in a riveting role.


Thanks Hoodlum I too love WW2 history and will have to check this out.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/18 12:14 AM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Originally Posted by hoodlum
If u r into WW2 history like I, check out "Downfall".. based mainly on Hitler's secretary's memoirs on his last days in his bunker & the paranoia he endures within & around him as the allies move closer & closer... & he descends into madness ,,very moving & disturbing...released in 2004 w/Bruno Ganz in a riveting role.


Thanks Hoodlum I too love WW2 history and will have to check this out.

It's on Demand.if u have xfinity...might on a Netflix thing, but, I think also on Showtime,,,no problem dude.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/18 03:12 AM

Very Cool.

In the middle of Band of Brothers.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/18 05:31 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Very Cool.

In the middle of Band of Brothers.



One of the best shows ever. Have you watched The Pacific?
Posted By: Giacomo_Vacari

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/18 07:04 PM

Watched a double matinee. The First Purge was the first to be shown. Like the sequels after the first movie, it is just gore, killing and mostly of the African American community, once again showing an agenda. I really could not get behind this movie because they could not really build up a character to cling to, but Marisa Tomei can get physical with me anytime she wants to. I give it 5/10
The second movie Sicario Day of the Soldado, was actually better. Not as good as the first movie but still entertaining. I give it 6.5/10
On the movie "Downfall" it is the best movie out there on Adolf Hitler final days. It is in German, and many of the actors give convincing performances.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/06/18 09:42 PM

Originally Posted by DE NIRO
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Very Cool.

In the middle of Band of Brothers.



One of the best shows ever. Have you watched The Pacific?


Yes, very good but not produced as well as BoB
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/18 01:59 AM

47 Meters Down

6/10

Movie was shot well, acting was very good and the twist at end was set up perfectly.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/18 02:13 AM

[quote=Irishman12]UNSANE

I really enjoyed this film, in fact, more so than I originally thought I would. Steven Soderbergh does a great job with his directing, especially in the early parts of the film. When viewed outside, main star Claire Foy is usually observed from a stalker's POV. However, when it's an inside setting, the camera angle is usually off slightly and closer than it should be, giving the audience an awkward or uncomfortable feeling. This was my first time seeing Claire Foy and she gives an amazing performance of a woman who is committed against her will, trying to convince everyone else she's perfectly sane and that she doesn't belong there. However, in the process, she appears to make herself look even more insane to the hospital staff. In addition, it gives more of an insight into how trapped women of stalkers can feel. Having to change their name, telephone numbers and location, all while constantly always looking of their shoulder. Again, I thoroughly enjoyed this and will probably see it in theaters again! 7/10[/quote

This chic is creepy, very well done. The people surrounding her are very creepy too.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/08/18 07:43 PM

Yes indeed. Hope you liked it!
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/09/18 01:22 AM

Originally Posted by Irishman12
Yes indeed. Hope you liked it!


I did ,,,, wife really loved it.

She gave it 4 1/2 Stars.... she does a star rating....LoL
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/12/18 05:15 PM

I've been lazy recently posting my reviews and for that, I apologize. Here's some recent ones I've seen:

UNCLE DREW

I only recently saw the commercial this was based upon and while you have a host of amateur actors (Reggie Miller, Nate Robinson, etc.), the film was decent and the story wasn't bad, but it was incredibly predictable and formulatic. In addition, I felt the film started out with some steam but the jokes ran dry after the first 20 minutes or so. Chris Webber seemed to be doing his best Arsenio Hall/Reverend Brown impression throughout and I was tired of Kyrie Irving referring to everyone as "young blood." 4.5/10

THE FIRST PURGE

With the exception of the first installment of this series, I have never been a fan of this franchise. I thought the premise was interesting but it's never truly translated to film as well as I had hoped. This is just another example of it. The story tells of the very first purge which takes place as an experiment on Staten Island. Residents are encouraged to stay and participate and those who do are compensated (the more you purge, the more you'll make). My biggest problem with the film was the social/political commentary of the film. White mercenaries/police officers going into predominately minority neighborhoods to "cleanse themselves." Another race-baiting movie that I think is inappropriate for it's time, given the current high tensions between minorities and the police. 4/10

ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

I recently rewatched the original before seeing the sequel, and after viewing both, I've undervalued this franchise. The sequel turned me into more of an Ant-Man fan and Evangeline Lilly killed it as Hope Van Dyne/Wasp. As with any sequel, the characters are already established so we can jump right in with more action and more comedy. The supporting cast is back (namely Michael Pena, TI and David Dastmalchian) to provide their antics and levity. The anti-aging CGI used for both Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfeiffer, during a scene earlier in the film set in the 1980's, is incredible. Between the 2, I enjoy the first one slightly more, but this was still a great followup and I'm looking forward to the third. 7/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/13/18 04:49 PM

SKYSCRAPER

This had a DIE HARD-esqueness to it, just not on that level of quality. I was glad to see Neve Campbell get a gig like this again as I'll always have a soft spot for Sidney Prescott. However, for the most part I felt she was underutilized. Playing the role of mother/wife and with the exception of one or two scenes, is pretty much a bland mother trying to get her kids out of a burning building. The rest of the cast is mediocre, even The Rock. I was glad to see that his character has a physical limitation as it's a nice break from the overly masculine performances we've seen in recent years. The limitation I feel makes him more vulnerable and sympathetic in my opinion. Otherwise, this was a decent summer popcorn flick. 5.5/10
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/20/18 06:28 PM

THE EQUALIZER 2

Denzel Washington's first ever sequel in his storied career. I recently rewatched the original to get setup for the sequel, and while the sequel was good, it was predictable (even if the lady sitting next to him didn't find it so); and I enjoyed the first one more. However, the movie begins with a wonderful opening scene on a train in Turkey. More great and brutal action. I love the mannerisms and stoic facial expressions that Denzel portrays in both films. This goes a little bit deeper into his past which I was against. One of the things I enjoyed most about the original was we weren't given a lot of information about his past. He seems to be a mystery. Why does he feel compelled to do right all the time? Why does he help strangers, whom he owes nothing to? Just because he can? I wouldn't mind seeing a trilogy made if Denzel was on board as I'd be down for more of Robert McCall's beat downs! 6.5/10
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/21/18 01:21 AM

Just watched 'The Harder They Fall'

Humphrey Bogart's last film before he died. Not a terrible boxing movie. Some of the fights scenes are awful but I think it served the purpose of showing that all of the fights were fixed.

Has anyone scene 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'? I was told it was a good boxing movie with a lot of great scenes filmed in the legendary Stillman's Gym.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/27/18 03:04 PM

MARY SHELLEY

Elle Fanning gives a strong performance as a young Mary Shelley. This film deals with the tragedies in her young life that lead to her ultimately penning the Frankenstein novel (something with which I still need to read along with Bram Stoker's DRACULA). What I admire about Elle is the soft and delicate young women she can portray but then in an instant, she can turn that kindness into a fire you wouldn't expect she is capable of spewing based on her looks alone. Also, this is an interesting story of a young woman trying to find her voice during a male dominated period. 5.5/10

BLINDSPOTTING

The previews for this had me somewhat interested and since the surge pricing went into effect in my area and I wasn't able to see the new MISSION IMPOSSIBLE as a result, I took a flyer on this. It was much better than I expected. I thought this was going to be another anti-cop, racial motivated movie. And while the movie does deal with racial tensions, it doesn't smother the viewer with it. The story is about Colin, a recently released felon who has only 3 days left on his probation before he's completely free of his past crime. During this time late at night, driving home from work, he seems a black man run in front of his truck while stopped at a traffic light. Following him is a white police officer who shots the suspect in the back 4 times. Colin is left with a dilemma: does he involve himself and speak up about the shooting, risking the cops retaliating against him by claiming he violated his parole some how and returning him to jail, or does he remain quite? It's an interesting study about a young man, trying to better himself and stay on the right path while at the same time, having the criminal justice system still hoovering over him like an anvil just waiting to be dropped. 6/10
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/28/18 04:31 AM

Great reviews , thanks Guys.
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/18 03:16 AM

Keep Watching
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2017 Horror with Carl from Walking Dead.
Very Creepy, well done.

Director Sean Carter is obviously a fan of classics and do not understand the poor ratings it received.

I give it at least a 6-7 out of 10 or if you rather stars a 3 out of Five .
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/18 02:53 PM

Can anyone tell which Dirty Harry movie contains this scene: it's near the opening when Harry goes to a store to get coffee and the waitress pours a ton of sugar into it which causes harry to return to the store to find out why. In fact, the store is being held up.
Posted By: Michael_Giovanni

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 07/30/18 06:18 PM

Originally Posted by olivant
Can anyone tell which Dirty Harry movie contains this scene: it's near the opening when Harry goes to a store to get coffee and the waitress pours a ton of sugar into it which causes harry to return to the store to find out why. In fact, the store is being held up.


Pretty sure it's Sudden Impact
Posted By: olivant

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/01/18 07:48 PM

Another movie question:

I watched justice League, but didn't see the part when Superman comes back to life. What brings him back to life?
Posted By: Moe_Tilden

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/01/18 10:09 PM

Watched Wes Craven's New Nightmare, which was, at the time, a quite interesting and brave spin on the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise. Coming out in 1994, it predated Scream by two years, so it was probably the first meta horror movie.

The scene where the guy gets killed by the glove coming up through the car seat, which he mistakes for an itchy ball sack, while driving home is something I remembered vividly ever since watching it as a child.
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/03/18 06:43 PM

THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME

I really did like the pairing of Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon who's slowly transitioning from SNL to the big screen. These two really feed off of each other and I'm sure the blooper reel would be enjoyable to watch on Blu-Ray/DVD. An original story about a woman (Kunis) who is dumped by her boyfriend, who just happens to work for the CIA. She has no knowledge of this until after their break-up when the people who are trying to kill him, target her as well. Pretty funny movie with some decent action scenes. I did feel the story grew tiresome a little towards the end with the persistent, "who's side is he on" question lingering. 6/10
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/03/18 07:04 PM

Watching the Back To The Future trilogy again for the umpteenth time. Great films..
Posted By: Irishman12

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/03/18 08:21 PM

The first 2 I loved, the 3rd one, not so much.
Posted By: DE NIRO

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/04/18 05:38 AM

That's normally the case with most trilogy's but i think it's still fun film to watch.. Also surprised that they have never remade this film..
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/05/18 05:20 PM

Unforgiving, Clint Eastwood / Morgan Freeman and Popeye Doyle.

Great Western.
Posted By: JCrusher

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/05/18 09:47 PM

Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Unforgiving, Clint Eastwood / Morgan Freeman and Popeye Doyle.

Great Western.

Unforgiven 1992 great dark western drama
Posted By: DuesPaid

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/06/18 04:55 PM

Originally Posted by JCrusher
Originally Posted by DuesPaid
Unforgiving, Clint Eastwood / Morgan Freeman and Popeye Doyle.

Great Western.

Unforgiven 1992 great dark western drama



I really like that one.
Posted By: hoodlum

Re: Movies You Just Watched Discussion, Part III - 08/06/18 05:39 PM

Originally Posted by Michael_Giovanni
Just watched 'The Harder They Fall'

Humphrey Bogart's last film before he died. Not a terrible boxing movie. Some of the fights scenes are awful but I think it served the purpose of showing that all of the fights were fixed.

Has anyone scene 'Somebody Up There Likes Me'? I was told it was a good boxing movie with a lot of great scenes filmed in the legendary Stillman's Gym.

Somebody up there likes me/// Paul Newman in 1 of the best of the early boxing flicks around...
Posted By: MeyerLansky

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