What Movies Have You Seen Lately?

March 22nd, 2019 at 7:35:07 PM permalink
terapined
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. As usual, yours is in the minority.

No kidding
EB does not get great entertainment.
It gets to the point where if EB does not like it, hmm, must be pretty good. I'll check it out
Game of Thrones soon. Cant wait. What a great series. Of course EB does not get it. lol
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March 22nd, 2019 at 8:17:21 PM permalink
Wizard
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Just saw Apollo 11 and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. The movie pieces together footage from the mission to the moon (do I capitalize moon?) and pieces it all together to form a story of the whole mission. The only thing added is some simply animation showing the various stages of the mission and different capsules and what not.

I was four years old when men first landed on the moon so obviously don't remember it. I do vaguely recall a lot of attention about it on the news, but my world the time was the size of our house. Before the movie, I thought I knew the basic pretty well, but the movie showed me a lot I didn't know. To name just one example, that the astronauts were in quarantine for 18 days after they returned, to ensure they weren't contaminated with anything they may have picked up on the moon.

So, while we all know that the story had a happy ending, I enjoyed watching it as the public would have at the time.
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March 22nd, 2019 at 10:58:25 PM permalink
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Quote: Wizard
Just saw Apollo 11 and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. The movie pieces together footage from the mission to the moon (do I capitalize moon?) and pieces it all together to form a story of the whole mission. The only thing added is some simply animation showing the various stages of the mission and different capsules and what not.

I was four years old when men first landed on the moon so obviously don't remember it. I do vaguely recall a lot of attention about it on the news, but my world the time was the size of our house. Before the movie, I thought I knew the basic pretty well, but the movie showed me a lot I didn't know. To name just one example, that the astronauts were in quarantine for 18 days after they returned, to ensure they weren't contaminated with anything they may have picked up on the moon.

So, while we all know that the story had a happy ending, I enjoyed watching it as the public would have at the time.


All the tech is pretty much outdated I suspect but I still geek out watching it. The preparation is fascinating.
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March 23rd, 2019 at 12:18:24 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
Just saw Apollo 11 and give it an enthusiastic thumbs up.


Did you enjoy the part where they
didn't plant the flag on the moon?
I was 20 that year, the flag thing
was a HUGE deal. But the Lefties
who made the movie thought it
a trivial thing. Why, the whole
world landed, not just the filthy
American's.

We were in the 'Space Race' and
we won, it was a monumental
achievement for America.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 23rd, 2019 at 4:12:36 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Evenbob
Did you enjoy the part where they
didn't plant the flag on the moon?
I was 20 that year, the flag thing
was a HUGE deal. But the Lefties
who made the movie thought it
a trivial thing. Why, the whole
world landed, not just the filthy
American's.

We were in the 'Space Race' and
we won, it was a monumental
achievement for America.


You’re confused again.

You’re talking about First Man.

Wiz watched Apollo 11 (a documentary).
In order to insult me, I must first value your opinion
March 23rd, 2019 at 6:12:07 AM permalink
aceofspades
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I watched the original Death Wish last night from 1974
It was ok - not great but watchable - kind of slow for such a short movie
Seeing NYC as it was back then makes me thankful that Giuliani cleaned it up
I wonder if I should watch the remake with Bruce Willis?
March 23rd, 2019 at 6:56:53 AM permalink
terapined
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You’re confused again.

You’re talking about First Man.

Wiz watched Apollo 11 (a documentary).


Chuckle
EB as usual gets it wrong
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March 23rd, 2019 at 7:20:56 AM permalink
Wizard
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Quote: Evenbob
Did you enjoy the part where they
didn't plant the flag on the moon?
I was 20 that year, the flag thing
was a HUGE deal. But the Lefties
who made the movie thought it
a trivial thing. Why, the whole
world landed, not just the filthy
American's.


They absolutely showed them planting the flag. The plaque they left said something about that they came in peace for all mankind and there were a lot of verbal sentiments like that, including a call from Nixon. I'm all in favor of that, but we absolutely got there first and of course were going to plant a damn flag! I'd have been outraged if we didn't.
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March 23rd, 2019 at 9:40:00 AM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: Wizard
They absolutely showed them planting the flag. .


One of us is confused..
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
March 27th, 2019 at 12:52:23 AM permalink
Evenbob
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The Mummy, Tom Cruise. Got really bad
reviews and was panned by the critics,
but I thought it was perfectly fine. Good
acting, good CGI, lots of action never a
dull moment. I don't understand how it was
any different than any other mummy movie.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.