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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:35 pm

Just visited the ballroom in Union Station in STL. Filming location of the big fight scene of one of my favorite movies, Escape From New York.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby Ubik » Sat Dec 03, 2016 9:59 pm

evyllsummer wrote:Been digging on Charlie Wilson's War lately. Because it's written by Sorkin, it's the kind of film I can repeat watch (much like I do with seasons 2-4 of West Wing). Plus, my son has a project for his AP Govt class where he has to watch it, so I'll be watching it again this weekend.

Anywho, bottom line is: if you dig Sorkin and you haven't seen it, you should check it out.

So it's basically comfort food for liberals? Need that after this year, will check it out.

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Hope you've got Once Upon a Time in the West queued up! One of my faves. Apparently an early idea for the opening scene was to have Eastwood, Van Cleef and Wallach as the three that meet him at the station. Would have been just about the greatest thing ever.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:02 pm

Yeah. That harmonica music is creepy. Good flick. And the girl in it is one of the most beautiful women I have ever seen.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby Ubik » Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:18 am

Claudia Cardinale :cloud9
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby gbruin » Mon Dec 05, 2016 3:04 am

I just discovered a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the same name plus the tag: Sword of Destiny.

Crouching Tiger is one of my favorite movies. It's visually stunning with great effects and Ang Lee did an incredible job on it. The emotion and characters and story are just beautiful.

The sequel was a Netflix original production that was released only in theaters only in China so I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but found it enjoyable. It's set 17 years after the first and bears a lot of resemblance to Lord of the Rings, with the Green Destiny having a similar role to the One Ring. If you liked the original, this is worth a view.

And if you've never seen the original, put it on your short list of movies to see.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby evyllsummer » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:11 am

gbruin wrote:I just discovered a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the same name plus the tag: Sword of Destiny.

Crouching Tiger is one of my favorite movies. It's visually stunning with great effects and Ang Lee did an incredible job on it. The emotion and characters and story are just beautiful.

The sequel was a Netflix original production that was released only in theaters only in China so I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but found it enjoyable. It's set 17 years after the first and bears a lot of resemblance to Lord of the Rings, with the Green Destiny having a similar role to the One Ring. If you liked the original, this is worth a view.

And if you've never seen the original, put it on your short list of movies to see.


I also enjoyed this film quite a bit. Been a fan of Donnie Yen since Hero, so, yeah, this film was a lot of fun.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby gbruin » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:59 pm

evyllsummer wrote:
gbruin wrote:I just discovered a sequel to Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the same name plus the tag: Sword of Destiny.

Crouching Tiger is one of my favorite movies. It's visually stunning with great effects and Ang Lee did an incredible job on it. The emotion and characters and story are just beautiful.

The sequel was a Netflix original production that was released only in theaters only in China so I wasn't expecting a whole lot, but found it enjoyable. It's set 17 years after the first and bears a lot of resemblance to Lord of the Rings, with the Green Destiny having a similar role to the One Ring. If you liked the original, this is worth a view.

And if you've never seen the original, put it on your short list of movies to see.


I also enjoyed this film quite a bit. Been a fan of Donnie Yen since Hero, so, yeah, this film was a lot of fun.

Loved Hero. There was quite a run with Crouching Tiger, Hero, House of Flying Daggers, The Warrior. Those were some beautifully epic movies.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:41 pm

Anyone else excited about the new Blade Runner trailer? Ubik?
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Postby Ubik » Wed Dec 21, 2016 7:55 pm

It looked promising, but still paranoid about them spoiling the legacy of a perfect film! Villeneuve is a good director though.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:30 pm

Just saw Passengers. It was really good. My Wife says it's her favorite movie ever. I told her to let it sink in for a few days, lol.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby Ryan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:42 am

I just watched Central Intelligence last night...pretty funny. I liked it.

I also recently watched Rogue One with my son. We both enjoyed it a lot!!

Gonna watch Suicide Squad in a bit here.
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Re: And Drew is never wrong!

Postby zazthespaz » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:50 am

One Drew Remains wrote:Just saw Passengers. It was really good. My Wife says it's her favorite movie ever. I told her to let it sink in for a few days, lol.

Oh good, about to go see it in half an hour. I read one mixed review and that was it, glad to hear you like it!
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:33 pm

Let me know what you thought.
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Re: don't know why we needed to see Chris Pratt's ass though.

Postby zazthespaz » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:53 pm

One Drew Remains wrote:Let me know what you thought.

It was good! Some flaws with space physics I noticed (hair not flying around in space suit for Aurora even though it's not tied back) and I thought the ending was a little abrupt, but overall very good!
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:36 pm

Oh yeah. Tons of flaws. That hot rebar that went in her arm didn't burn her in the slightest. He lost oxygen to his brain for several minutes. But overall, I thought it was enjoyable.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby Ubik » Sat Dec 31, 2016 8:55 pm

Caught a bit of the Big Lebowski on TV just now. Whatever moment you turn on to, it's like settling into the most comfy chair.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:53 am

Didn't Passengers get panned hard by movie critics though? I guess it should be no surprise that the audience reaction is different than the critics yet again.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby SHEAKENBAKEN » Sun Jan 01, 2017 4:54 am

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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby One Drew Remains » Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:45 am

Agreed on the Big Lebowski. One of my favorites, man.
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Re: The Movie Thread

Postby Ryan » Sun Jan 01, 2017 2:52 pm

I want to go see Passengers, The Arrival, and a couple of others. No time with work and 3 kids and no baby sitter though. May have to wait for DVD :(
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