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zazthespaz wrote:Saw Knives Out today. Really enjoyed it. Not as much humor as I thought there’d be, but was nonstop entertaining. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, definitely recommend!
You also recommended me Hey Riddle Riddle...so I must be able to trust you on this one
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Micky wrote:
zazthespaz wrote:Saw Knives Out today. Really enjoyed it. Not as much humor as I thought there’d be, but was nonstop entertaining. Lots of twists and turns in the plot, definitely recommend!
You also recommended me Hey Riddle Riddle...so I must be able to trust you on this one
Knives Out is great, and for me was very funny.

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I saw 1917 almost 2 weeks ago during it's limited release. It is fantastic. Great story and acting, and if you're into the science of filmmaking, the several extended single shot scenes are just incredible. I can't decide if it's a better movie than Journey's End, but either might make it onto a new top 5 list for me.
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I rented The Cave on Amazon Prime yesterday. It follows the work of Dr Amani Ballour, a young female pediatrician who becomes the manager of a Syrian hospital that is forced to operate underground in a besieged and war-torn suburb of Damascus. The movie was nominated for an Oscar for Best Documentary.

The filmmaking is impressive. The content is absolutely beyond. As an ER doc who has spent 20 years in a busy suburban level 1 trauma center, I still cannot really fathom the courage and perseverance and resiliency and humanity displayed by Dr Ballour and her colleagues. Calling them heroes isn't close to sufficient.

This is one of those movies that you may not want to see, but you and every human really do need to see.
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Interesting topic, I am a huge movie person. The last few films I have watched have been, "Dr. Sleep", "The Joker" and "It "part 2". I watched "It part 2" yesterday flying home from Vegas. Hell of an Alter Bridge concert at HOB. Just beyond words how amazing it all was...they played all of my favorites including "Addicted to Pain" ... the crowd went CRAZY... I have it on video. ;) However I didn't drink enough to dive into the middle...so I stayed safe up a little higher. I had an amazing view. Anyway back to the movie..."It Part 2" is very long but so funny and just good if you like "It". I loved how it touched on childhood fear and how the fears follow you into adult hood. It could go very deep if I really analyze it but its truly a brilliant film. The Joker is just incredible Pheonix really deserved the awards for his performance in that film and he has so much to share in his moment in the spotlight. Love him! Dr. Sleep is just incredible and very unique. I didn't really like the detail in the killing of children...that was the only thing that was hugely disturbing to me about the film. When the boy was killed it just really made me want to fast foward through that but it was an important part of seeing how dark the villian is in the story.

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So I'm not a big movie person, and I realize this one is two years old (and you all may have discussed it before!), but did anybody see A Quiet Place? I watched it early last year and I really enjoyed it. I just saw the tail end of the commercial for Part II and I might go see it in theatres. I watched the first on Netflix, I'll have to re-watch it before I see the second.
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Inconquerable wrote:So I'm not a big movie person, and I realize this one is two years old (and you all may have discussed it before!), but did anybody see A Quiet Place? I watched it early last year and I really enjoyed it. I just saw the tail end of the commercial for Part II and I might go see it in theatres. I watched the first on Netflix, I'll have to re-watch it before I see the second.
I saw A Quiet Place I think maybe a year ago? After it came out on Netflix anyways :lol I enjoyed it as well. I probably wont see the 2nd one in theaters though. I'll just wait until its also on Netflix :lol

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Just watched Ford v Ferrari. It's a pretty good movie with a crummy title. Worth watching if you're stuck at home.

Six degrees trivia fact...many scenes in the movie were filmed at Willow Springs Raceway in Rosamond CA in the high desert north of Los Angeles and is about 15 miles from where I grew up. Those dusty flats and tumbleweeds and Joshua trees in the background...yup, home.
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Joella and I recently watched The Way Back with Ben Affleck

This movie was really well done. I thought it was going to be your typical sports movie, but it really wasn't. Ben Affleck gave one of the best performances he ever has, and the movie ended in a way I did not necessarily expect.

I'll give it an 8/10
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I just watched “Fantasy Island”. I liked it ... kind of reminds me of “Scream” because of it having a touch of humor in it! I was a kid when the series used to be popular. I love the ending because it made me laugh! Good one to watch if you want some dark humor. :D

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Still in the throes of quarantine and desperately searching through Amazon Prime Video, I found The --Torture-- Report, starring Adam Driver as Daniel Jones, the Senate staffer who investigated the methods used by the CIA with detained terrorist suspects in the years following 9/11. It's a pretty sad portrait of our government on multiple levels.

Adam Driver is fantastic. He might be my favorite actor right now.

Hey, why can't I do strikethrough text? No wonder this movie didn't get more attention.
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On advice from a lifelong female friend, I watched 365 Days. It's the story of a gorgeous young Polish woman, already taken for granted by her rather unimpressive boyfriend, who gets kidnapped by a hunky but vain and domineering Sicilian mafioso who has been obsessed with finding this woman after a random encounter 5 years previously. Given the arbitrary and utterly ridiculous notion of setting her free in 365 days if she does not fall in love with him, he repeatedly psychologically terrorizes and sexually assaults her until she naturally gets the hots for him and they have wild sex all over his multi-million dollar yacht. This of course leads to her falling in love with her captor and abuser after just a couple months and they plan to get married. At this point his mafia rivals decide to kill her for no clear reason, and her death occurs off screen in the last 30 seconds of the movie which then abruptly ends with no explanation or consequence.

This might be the worst movie I've ever seen in terms of premise and seriously trying to justify utterly despicable behavior. It makes 9 1/2 Weeks and 50 Shades look like a child's lullaby. If the filmmakers just wanted to show two gorgeous people fucking like animals, they should have just made porn and not tried to fabricate some unbelievable story that glorifies something truly horrific. And how one of my best (and very accomplished and independent) female friends in my life thought this was somehow both appropriate and worthy of recommendation is beyond me. She and I need to have a talk.

Inexplicably, there are plans for a sequel. :slam
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gbruin wrote:On advice from a lifelong female friend, I watched 365 Days. It's the story of a gorgeous young Polish woman, already taken for granted by her rather unimpressive boyfriend, who gets kidnapped by a hunky but vain and domineering Sicilian mafioso who has been obsessed with finding this woman after a random encounter 5 years previously. Given the arbitrary and utterly ridiculous notion of setting her free in 365 days if she does not fall in love with him, he repeatedly psychologically terrorizes and sexually assaults her until she naturally gets the hots for him and they have wild sex all over his multi-million dollar yacht. This of course leads to her falling in love with her captor and abuser after just a couple months and they plan to get married. At this point his mafia rivals decide to kill her for no clear reason, and her death occurs off screen in the last 30 seconds of the movie which then abruptly ends with no explanation or consequence.

This might be the worst movie I've ever seen in terms of premise and seriously trying to justify utterly despicable behavior. It makes 9 1/2 Weeks and 50 Shades look like a child's lullaby. If the filmmakers just wanted to show two gorgeous people fucking like animals, they should have just made porn and not tried to fabricate some unbelievable story that glorifies something truly horrific. And how one of my best (and very accomplished and independent) female friends in my life thought this was somehow both appropriate and worthy of recommendation is beyond me. She and I need to have a talk.

Inexplicably, there are plans for a sequel. :slam

It was pretty intense Greg!... I couldn’t watch 50 Shades... made me want to beat the hell out of him. It is the redneck in me I can’t help it.. hit me with a belt and I will choke you with it. :lol

But I thought the mafia guy was good looking and the plot was twisted and a bit sinister but I found it entertaining if taken with a grain of salt and not realistically at all. It was kind of like X-rated Pretty Woman with Julia Roberts and Richard Gere. It is basically a porno with a plot. I was about to turn it until the airplane scene.. then I was like ... well I wonder what he does next? :lol :embarrassed
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9 and a half weeks was a messed up and stupid movie.

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If anyone wants a good film with a calendar-based name - 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days is great!
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Saw Tenet tonight.....Brilliant movie, horrible sound design :lol The sfx and music overpower and drown out the crucial dialogue moments far too often..But thats my only gripe with it. Otherwise, RPat and Washington did fantastic and the plot was very ambitious! It made Inception seem linear :lol

Will probably rent it or buy it again once it comes to VOD

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Vacation ... it’s funny
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On the topic of Christopher Nolan, I rewatched the Batman trilogy this passed week. I forgot how brilliant these films are. The Dark Knight is essentially a perfect movie. The trailer to The Batman looks really good if you haven't seen it yet.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NLOp_6uPccQ

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SHEAKENBAKEN wrote:Saw Tenet tonight.....Brilliant movie, horrible sound design :lol The sfx and music overpower and drown out the crucial dialogue moments far too often..But thats my only gripe with it. Otherwise, RPat and Washington did fantastic and the plot was very ambitious! It made Inception seem linear :lol

Will probably rent it or buy it again once it comes to VOD
His movies are always a bombastic experience in 15/70mm IMAX, sound-wise. It kind of just engulfs you, even if you miss 20% of the dialogue. It always seems to improve when you get the Blu-ray and watch it on your home theater. Much clearer at that point, which is good.

Anyway, the first time I saw Tenet, I don't know what hit me. It's the only movie that I was happy to give me a headache. I've never been so perplexed about what I saw on screen before and tried to cope with the ideas in place, because as incomprehensible as it seemed somewhere deep inside I knew that it all made sense. After absorbing it for a week and thinking about it over and over, I gave it a second watch... and went from understanding about 40% of it to understanding like 95% of it.

Great movie, but not for everybody. If you tell somebody that its accessibility comes in the form of seeing a 2.5 hour movie twice, they won't bother giving it the time of day.

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Or I could turn off the damned box and exercise or read or write or play guitar or do anything else.

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With Lockdown 2.0 looming, I find myself panicked, not at the scarcity of toilet paper once again (really...WTF America? :facepalm ), but at the slim pickings in the TV/movie world.

Anyone got any recs for great classic movies from the past? I was thinking about Lawrence of Arabia or Ben Hur or some of the great epics in movie history.

For instance, if you have never watched Casablanca...best movie in the world ever, right there.
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