What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

March 2nd, 2017 at 7:20:24 PM permalink
Fleastiff
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Quote: rxwine
I set my DVR to record it. Not sure when I'll actually watch it. I'm already backed up on recordings I haven't watched yet.


It is listed on TCM's Friday the third's schedule which in TCM's own unique way means it takes place at 4:00am of Saturday the Fourth. There being some sort of "day" on TCM that is roughly simlar to a casino's 'day'.

4:00 AM EASTERN
Z (1969)
A political assassination uncovers a hotbed of corruption.
Dir: Costa-Gavras Cast: Yves Montand , Jean-Louis Trintignant , Jacques Perrin .
C-127 mins,
4 Saturday
March 3rd, 2017 at 2:32:15 AM permalink
odiousgambit
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OK, you talked me into it

I hesitated because movies made from about '63 to '79 are the most consistently in the 'just don't like' category for me
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March 3rd, 2017 at 5:00:07 AM permalink
ams288
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Logan

This will allegedly be the final Hugh Jackman "X-Men" movie (I hesitate to call it that - because it doesn't feel like an X-Men movie at all). It's very violent. It earns it's R rating. He smashes a lot of skulls with those steel claws.

It's about 20 minutes too long, but other than that I have no complaints. It was great.
March 3rd, 2017 at 7:53:50 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: ams288
I had a friend who wanted to see Get Out, so I went and saw it a 2nd time last night.

It is a great movie. I noticed lots of little things that you'd never pick up on the first viewing.


"Get out" box office revenue is significantly higher than "The Cabin in the Woods" (Release Date: April 13, 2012) another highly praised R rated film of the Horror Comedy genre. CITW received 21 Rotten reviews and 237 Fresh reviews. "Get out' received 1 rotten review and 159 fresh reviews.
March 3rd, 2017 at 11:49:41 AM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: ams288
Logan

This will allegedly be the final Hugh Jackman "X-Men" movie (I hesitate to call it that - because it doesn't feel like an X-Men movie at all). It's very violent. It earns it's R rating. He smashes a lot of skulls with those steel claws.

It's about 20 minutes too long, but other than that I have no complaints. It was great.


I watched this film last night. If you are expecting a Marvel Cinematic Universe, popcorn munching, kill the bad robots, take the kids, but cover their ears once or twice type film, this is NOT it.

"Logan" is a heavy, horrifically violent, dark, Rated "R" world. Child abuse, Elder abuse, multiple murders, close ups of decapitations, slow motion fatal stabbings, and plenty of bloody body parts flying are all included. I think the best word to describe it is "Dark". Think "Mad Max" + "Terminator"

That being said, If you are a fan of the comic books, and familiar with the backstory, I would recommend this film. While a strictly adult directed drama, I think it is refreshing that the story unfolds in 2029, and is told in a starkly realistic fashion, as it addresses the question, "What happens when superheroes get old?" If you aren't familiar with the backstory, it will be easy to be lost. Binge on some of the prior movies and graphic novels to prepare, as the film only makes a cursory effort to catch you up. The movie is straight up for fans of Wolverine and all that he represents. The story appears to have been chopped at the last second to remove some of the lighter moments (like a shopping for clothes montage).

In the end, just like Logan, it punches you right in the face and doesn't apologize.

I give it 8 Adamantium bullets out of 10.

March 3rd, 2017 at 1:44:53 PM permalink
Evenbob
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"Logan" is a heavy, horrifically violent, dark, Rated "R" world. Child abuse, Elder abuse, multiple murders, close ups of decapitations, slow motion fatal stabbings, and plenty of bloody body parts flying


It sounds perfect for all the Game of
Thrones lovers. Blood and gore, they
can't get enough of it. I'd rather read
a book or play chess.
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March 3rd, 2017 at 1:50:29 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Ayecarumba
While a strictly adult directed drama, I think it is refreshing that the story unfolds in 2029, and is told in a starkly realistic fashion, as it addresses the question, "What happens when superheroes get old?"


So it's a realistic movie about superheroes?

Do you see the irony in that? :)

BTW, I said the same thing when the original Jurassic Park got praise for realistic portrayal of extinct animals no one has ever seen.
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March 3rd, 2017 at 2:27:24 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Evenbob
It sounds perfect for all the Game of
Thrones lovers. Blood and gore, they
can't get enough of it. I'd rather read
a book or play chess.


I haven't seen "Game of Thrones", but it seems that Stanley Kubrik's "A Clockwork Orange" vision of a society where youth are unfazed by "ultra-violence" has become our reality.
March 3rd, 2017 at 2:48:38 PM permalink
Ayecarumba
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Quote: Nareed
So it's a realistic movie about superheroes?

Do you see the irony in that? :)

BTW, I said the same thing when the original Jurassic Park got praise for realistic portrayal of extinct animals no one has ever seen.


hehe.. If you saw Will Smith in 2008's "Hancock", you have a better idea what this movie effectively portrays: Humans dealing with issues common to all of us. Disability and loss of mental faculties as we grow old, discrimination, failure, regret, death and the purpose of life... In typical superhero fare, these weighty topics are ignored in favor of the hero using their powers to save the City/Country/Earth/Galaxy by foiling the evil plot. However, this film
examines what it would be like if a hero's special abilities are not enough to solve the problem, and in fact what once made them "super" is now a liability to themselves and a danger to those around them.
isn't like that.
March 3rd, 2017 at 2:53:19 PM permalink
Nareed
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Quote: Ayecarumba
hehe.. If you saw Will Smith in 2008's "Hancock", you have a better idea what this movie effectively portrays: Humans dealing with issues common to all of us. Disability and loss of mental faculties as we grow old, discrimination, failure, regret, death and the purpose of life...


Batman got an heir in one iteration. And beat the crap out of Superman in another.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.