What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

March 24th, 2017 at 9:54:47 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Just saw a time travel movie, Midnight in Paris. It
was OK, a writer has the means to go back to
the 20's and meet Hemingway and Fitzgerald
and all the Paris gang. The 20's part of the movie
is well done, it has the gorgeous Marion Cotillard,
I would watch her in anything.

If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 25th, 2017 at 12:20:56 AM permalink
rxwine
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Tried to watch "Love Actually"

I was actually enjoying it, and it seemed well made, but then some scenes were just too syrupy sweet.

Afraid I was going to get Diabetes. Turned it off and deleted it from the DVR.
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March 25th, 2017 at 12:48:49 AM permalink
Pacomartin
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Quote: rxwine
Afraid I was going to get Diabetes.


Well it was advertised as syrupy.

If you want an R-rated British love story from the same period with a lot more bite than try Closer by Mike Nichols. I did see the play, and I would have to say that the play was much better.
March 25th, 2017 at 1:22:03 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: rxwine
Tried to watch "Love Actually"
.


Seen it at least 4 times. Hugh Grant is
charming as the Brit PM. It's a feel
good movie, it picks you up on a
down day. Loved it.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 27th, 2017 at 7:39:13 AM permalink
Nareed
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Yesterday the internet cut out around 9 pm, and I finished watching "Oz the Great and Powerful," which was being shown on a cable channel.

Meh.

I didn't care enough to even list what's wrong with it, but I can say two things:

1) I love the Little China Girl. The character, the CGI, the acting, the sound effects, all first-rate.

2) While the idea of using stage magic to defeat an enemy is a good one, it seemed to require villains who are so cognitively handicapped they should have been harmless to begin with.

And that's too bad. Back in WWII the British actually used stage magic tricks to fool the Nazis in several occasions. These efforts were led by a stage magician named Jasper Maskelyne. He managed to hide the port city of Alexandria, Egypt from nighttime attacks by the Luftwaffe. he used mirrors to obscure the Suez Canal from air attacks, too. These are very significant achievements.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
March 27th, 2017 at 9:42:26 AM permalink
Fleastiff
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The first night the Suez Defenders received "'do not shoot "' orders, his strobe lights brought down one more plane than had ever been shot down in the earlier raids where they opened up on the Luftwaffe with everything they had.
April 8th, 2017 at 5:56:34 PM permalink
ams288
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Life (2017)

A recently discovered Martian life form gets loose on the International Space Station and chaos ensues.

It really is a mixture of Alien (1979) and Gravity (2013). It borrows heavily from both.

It's entertaining and suspenseful. You can definitely find worse ways to spend 1 hr 45 mins...
April 10th, 2017 at 7:16:24 AM permalink
terapined
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Quote: ams288
Life (2017)

A recently discovered Martian life form gets loose on the International Space Station and chaos ensues.

It really is a mixture of Alien (1979) and Gravity (2013). It borrows heavily from both.

It's entertaining and suspenseful. You can definitely find worse ways to spend 1 hr 45 mins...


Looking forward to this when it comes out on streaming
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
April 10th, 2017 at 7:26:14 AM permalink
Nareed
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It's amazing how many monsters are intent on eating human flesh. Alien monsters, prehistoric monsters, supernatural monsters. I think it's based on how political monsters operate in real life.
If Trump where half as smart as he thinks he is, he'd be twice as smart as he really is.
April 10th, 2017 at 10:57:09 AM permalink
ams288
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The first Star Wars: Episode 8 trailer should be released this week (probably Friday morning).

But this meme accurately sums up my feelings at this point: