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Mar 3, 2014 12:11am
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Mistwell wrote:

ClipperSisyphus wrote:

BTW, I watched Amelie on Netflix last weekend for the umpteenth time. That is one of the greatest films of all time.

That was my wife and I's first date :) I love it too.

Dyce wrote:

Yes, Amelie has a bunch of little moments that make repeat viewings worth while.

 

Never heard of it before.  I'll add it to the list.

Mar 3, 2014 7:16am
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Ok, on Twelve Years A Slave:

* I'd previously seen a movie in which a fiance accepts dowry from the bride's family, then sells his wife to slavery.  (Wow, not only did he get money from the dowry, but also from selling his fiancee). 

So the theme of that movie was similar to Twelve Years A Slave.  I saw that former movie in the mid 90s.

The main characters in that former movie were non-black, and I also think non-Indian too.  I remember the race of the characters wasn't what the setting would suggest.

 

But it doesn't matter, the message is the same, showing the bad side of slavery.

 

So having already seen that, Twelve Years A Slave didn't have the impact that someone who had never seen a movie on slavery might feel.

 

I checked here, but none of these descriptoins match what I was thinking of:

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_films_featuring_slavery

 

* The hanging scene, and the lashing scene were memorable.

 

* Overall, the movie was pretty good, and same with the acting.  Doesn't feel like a "Best Picture" to me.  Neither does Gravity, the other nominee I saw.

 

It's worth being talked about, but I won't put it in the best movies of all time.

 

And maybe like some others, I just prefer more entertaining movies, than message movies.  I usually agree with the message of these movies anyways, so it's not like they would have a huge impact and change how I live.  It is good to educate and remind how things used to be, though.

 

I haven't seen Django Unchained yet, so I can't compare it.

Mar 3, 2014 10:46am
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I have to dial back my cynicism on the message movies. I was shocked when Jared Leto mentioned during his acceptance speech that 36 million people have died of AIDs. I had to verify it on the internet:

http://aids.gov/federal-resources/around-the-world/global-aids-overview/

That is more dead than all of the battle deaths in World War II. Or that is roughly every person that has died in the US from all causes over the last 18 years. Or that is roughly the population of California. Gone.

Mar 3, 2014 1:02pm
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ClipperSisyphus wrote:

I have to dial back my cynicism on the message movies. I was shocked when Jared Leto mentioned during his acceptance speech that 36 million people have died of AIDs. I had to verify it on the internet:

http://aids.gov/federal-resources/around-the-world/global-aids-overview/

That is more dead than all of the battle deaths in World War II. Or that is roughly every person that has died in the US from all causes over the last 18 years. Or that is roughly the population of California. Gone.

To be fair, there was a period of roughly a decade in various countries in Africa where thousands of people died of a variety of things, including starvation, and all of them were simply listed as "AIDS" for political reasons.  But yeah, it's many millions even accounting for that issue.  Thank God the right combination of drugs seems to have been found, and now it's more an issue of distributing that medication.

Mar 9, 2014 8:11pm
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Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind:  One of those movies where you don't understand what's going on until partway through, then you try to put all of the details of the movie together to help piece the plot.  With the plot, in this case, being Joel and Clementine's relationship, and how they erased it from each other.

 

Mar 11, 2014 9:47pm
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Donnie Darko:  Interesting character movie that also combined time travel.

I knew someone was going to die at the end, but I thought it would be the mom and Samantha, since they were on the plane.

Good camera directing.

http://www.donniedarko.org.uk/explanation/

The Freshmen:  I might have seen this one previously.  Funny movie with a running gag about Marlon Brando and The Godfather.

It's one of those movies where you find out what the real plot was about, at the end.
 

Mar 12, 2014 12:30am
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I watched Uncle Buck tonight, hadn't seen it in a long time.  Still holds up.

Mar 23, 2014 10:17pm
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I just saw Flight with Denzel Washington.  It was a great movie, and now I am trying to figure out who told me it was not worth watching.  I suspect that it was my alcoholic ex girlfriend...

Mar 25, 2014 2:13pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

Ouch.  Around the summer of 2004 or 2005, I saw that one, "Blue Chips", "White Men Can't Jump", "The Perfect Score" (starring Darius Miles), and maybe 1-2 other basketball themed movies (or with The Perfect Store, had a NBA player).

Last night I was flipping channels when I came across a movie called Eddie in where Whoopi Goldberg becomes the coach of the Knicks.  It is not good, but it is fun seeing all the NBA players in it.  

Mar 25, 2014 8:26pm
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Dyce wrote:

nuraman00 wrote:

Ouch.  Around the summer of 2004 or 2005, I saw that one, "Blue Chips", "White Men Can't Jump", "The Perfect Score" (starring Darius Miles), and maybe 1-2 other basketball themed movies (or with The Perfect Store, had a NBA player).

Last night I was flipping channels when I came across a movie called Eddie in where Whoopi Goldberg becomes the coach of the Knicks.  It is not good, but it is fun seeing all the NBA players in it.  

Yeah, Bill Simmons has mentioned it a bunch of times.

 

I figure I'll watch it at some point, for the same reason as you.

Mar 25, 2014 8:43pm
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The English Patient:  Some people may like this type of movie.  I watched it because it won awards, but it's not among my favorites.  I wouldn't recommend it.

Traffic:

I didn't realize until the end of the movie, that all of the people in the Narcotics Anonymous / Alcoholics Anonymous group were non-black.  That goes along with what the character Seth was saying, about how drug dealers are usually one race, while the drug consumers are another.

 

Also, at first I thought the directing quality was weird just because I was watching a SD version of the movie.  But then, I realized on wiki that each of the storylines had their own directing style to them.  For example, the way the Mexico storyline was filmed was different from the Robert Wakefield and his daughter storyline, and different from the Carlos Ayala storyline.

 

Up In The Air:  Funny movie about a character whose job is to fire people at various corporations, for a living.  There was a lot of fast-talking dialog.

I thought I knew what the ending was going to be, a few minutes into the movie, but I was wrong.

 

 

 

 

Apr 6, 2014 8:36pm
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mannycoon, didn't you suggest "Layer Cake", in the old thread?  That's recording on the DVR on 4/11.

Apr 6, 2014 8:57pm
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nuraman00 wrote:

mannycoon, didn't you suggest "Layer Cake", in the old thread?  That's recording on the DVR on 4/11.

No, wasn't me, I think mostly talked about older movies on that thread.  I'm dreadfully behind the curve on movies from the last 10-15 years.

Apr 8, 2014 9:36pm
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Starting "The Hunt For Red October" now.

 

I have a feeling JGlanton will like the details of this line.

 

Jack:  "I can't sleep on a plane.  Turbulence."

 

Flight Attendant:  "Pardon?"

 

Jack:  "Turbulence.  Solar radiation heats the earth's crust, warm air rises, cool air descends,

 

Turbulence.

 

I don't like that."

Apr 8, 2014 10:17pm
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It's a great movie.

Apr 9, 2014 11:03am
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Yeah the Hunt For Red October and Red Storm Rising were great books and a revelation when they came out. I had been working on torpedo sonar and electronic warfare at the time, missile countermeasures, sigint, jamming, stuff like that. The books were pertinent and accurate to a good level of detail and I remember discussing their scenarios in classified meetings. Red October was a great movie. I liked Patriot Games, too. Book and movie.  Things started to go downhill after that and I found myself skimming a lot as Clancy went into too much irrelevant detail. I remember deciding that never before has an author used so many words to say so little and quit reading his books.

Apr 16, 2014 2:56am
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A couple of superhero movies.

Man of Steele was god awful.  The guy playing Superman was just dull to watch.  The other male leads (Crowe, Shannon, and Costner) just hammed it up.  

Winter Soldier was pretty good.  Captain America is just a total bad ass.  The political thriller plot didn't work for me, but it is made up with some great urban warfare action.

Apr 16, 2014 8:49am
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Didn't see Captain America yet.  Man of Steel failed to impress me either.

I saw the Raid 2 over the weekend.  That is "The Godfather" of martial arts movies.  A must see if you like this genre and you should see it in a theater.  Most over the top violent fight scenes I have ever seen in a movie.  Great plot to the movie too so it isn't just pointless action.  I would highly recommend this movie for anybody who is in to action movies that are ultra violent and exciting from beginning to end.  Its Indonesian so be prepared for sub-titles.

Apr 16, 2014 9:42am
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I agree on both Superman and Captain America, though Captain America lacked a certain something for me (I still liked it, just not as much as I'd hoped I would).  The Agents of SHIELD tie-in's to that movie are pretty damn good as well.

Apr 16, 2014 9:52am
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The last movie I saw at the theater was "The Wind Rises". I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it may be too long/slow for some folks.

Hopefully will see Capt. America this week. Maybe Budapest Hotel if I can find somebody who wants to go.

Apr 16, 2014 1:43pm
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JGlanton wrote:

The last movie I saw at the theater was "The Wind Rises". I thoroughly enjoyed it, but it may be too long/slow for some folks.

Hopefully will see Capt. America this week. Maybe Budapest Hotel if I can find somebody who wants to go.

I really want to see The Wind Rises but I hadn't heard a review from anyone who had seen it.  What did you like and/or dislike about it?

Apr 16, 2014 3:02pm
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Mistwell wrote:

I really want to see The Wind Rises but I hadn't heard a review from anyone who had seen it.  What did you like and/or dislike about it?

I liked it most for the topic, the life story of Jirô Horikoshi. I like that it was a tribute to him and somewhat historical. A passionate engineer that didn't want his designs used for war, but, that's where the aircraft design jobs were. For that, it didn't matter whether it was animated or live acted. But what made the animation special was that they animated his dreams throughout the movie - fantastical dreams of aircraft design inspirations, and horrific dreams of aircraft  failures. The dream aircraft all had subtle human or animal voice tones to their engines. The first half of the movie was pretty exciting with fires, a great earthquake sequence where rolled in waves through the city, a rescue of woman and child. Young Jiro was like Cliff Paul, a good guy who is always giving an assist. Later it slows down and gets more melancholy and perhaps tragic as a falls in love with a tubercular girl.

Apr 17, 2014 12:25pm
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JGlanton wrote:

Mistwell wrote:

I really want to see The Wind Rises but I hadn't heard a review from anyone who had seen it.  What did you like and/or dislike about it?

I liked it most for the topic, the life story of Jirô Horikoshi. I like that it was a tribute to him and somewhat historical. A passionate engineer that didn't want his designs used for war, but, that's where the aircraft design jobs were. For that, it didn't matter whether it was animated or live acted. But what made the animation special was that they animated his dreams throughout the movie - fantastical dreams of aircraft design inspirations, and horrific dreams of aircraft  failures. The dream aircraft all had subtle human or animal voice tones to their engines. The first half of the movie was pretty exciting with fires, a great earthquake sequence where rolled in waves through the city, a rescue of woman and child. Young Jiro was like Cliff Paul, a good guy who is always giving an assist. Later it slows down and gets more melancholy and perhaps tragic as a falls in love with a tubercular girl.

Cool sounds good! I've loved all the prior Hayao Miyazaki films and this seemed like an interesting topic to go out on.  And yet, he's retired before and party of me suspects we may still see something from him in the future.

Feb 11, 2015 11:37pm
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This was fun:

 

Feb 18, 2015 12:59pm
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I recently watched american sniper. Honestly I can't understand how this movie got 6 oscar nomination, I mean really? Best picture? The only good thing about this movie was Bradley Coopers acting he did a great job. Maybe you guys liked it, I don't know to me it seemed like a "propaganda movie", no wonder Eastwood has directed this movie. By the way I don't want to start a politic discussion, I just wanted to share my thoughts about the movie I have seen and I really would appreciate your thoughts on this movie.

Also I would like to know If any of you has watched Whiplash. If Yes, can you recommend it? 

Feb 18, 2015 1:27pm
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I did not think American Sniper was a great movie either.  I understand the Oscar nominations but I don't understand why so many people have gone out to see it.  I liked it a lot because I like war movies in general.   I thought Hurt Locker, Blackhawk Down, and Zero Dark Thirty were all much better movies and all of them put together did not draw the audience that has gone to this movie.  I did like it better than Lone Survivor though.  Another Seal biopic.  I guess people just like the guy in American Sniper because he always was depicting as somebody who was always trying to protect his fellow soldiers.  Its weird how they can depict killing women and children in a movie as a heroic act.

Did not see Whiplash yet.  I think it will be really good.

 

Feb 18, 2015 1:38pm
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Kingsman was worth a watch.

Feb 18, 2015 1:43pm
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MadFlabby wrote:

Kingsman was worth a watch.

I saw the trailer from that movie on theater, the movie will play come out in germany at 12 march. It seemed funny to me, maybe I will watch this one too. 

Feb 18, 2015 3:12pm
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MadFlabby wrote:

Kingsman was worth a watch.

Looked too violent to me.  Like comedic over the top violence.  Not my tastes anymore.

Feb 26, 2015 7:32am
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Kramer vs. Kramer:

 

I did finish the movie.  But even though I saw the ending, I was thinking the whole time why couldn't they have done joint custody?  I'd understand a parent wanting sole custody, if they really hated the other parent, and didn't trust the other parent.  But these two seemed to have a reasonable relationship together, in terms of raising the kid.  Not much animosity in front of the kid.  Why did Joanna have to have sole custody?

 

The stitches scene was uncomfortable/good.

 

The double chocolate ice cream scene was good too.

 

Also, Streep won for supporting actress.  Does a movie have to have a lead actor, and lead actress?  Or can a movie have a lead actor, and only supporting actresses?  Or vice versa, with respect to the genders.  How does the academy determine whether it's a lead role or supporting role?

 

Jun 13, 2015 7:50pm
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Mistwell wrote:

ClipperSisyphus wrote:

BTW, I watched Amelie on Netflix last weekend for the umpteenth time. That is one of the greatest films of all time.

That was my wife and I's first date :) I love it too.

 

Citizen Kane:

I give Citizen Kane props for its use of directing on shots; sound; and non-linear story-telling.

There are some iconic scenes, such as Kane clapping loudly and seemingly the only one, during Susan Alexander's debut opera performance. And the dropping of the snow globe.

As well as introducing a device that keeps the viewer guessing during the movie, what "Rosebud" is.

However, with respect to the aspect of actually telling the story of Kane's life during the movie, I don't think it's so great that it is the # 1 movie of all time. It's a good movie for its era. There have been a few movies that have told the stories of interesting characters.

 

O Brother, Where Art Thou:

 

The directing, and the detailed plot of the movie was nice. As were the historical elements of it.

Stylistically though, I don't want to call it a favorite, or really talk about this movie with others. It was just an interesting movie.

 

Cool Runnings:

Yes, some parts were fictionalized. And it was Disney-ish (because Disney produced the movie).

 

But good movie, very enjoyable.

 

Amelie:

The style of this movie was very different from just about any movie I'd seen. There was constant narration for the first 30+ mins.

And it tried to be funny.

Ending was a little predictable, but still a nice movie.

 

 

Jun 27, 2015 8:27pm
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The Last Of The Mohicans:

There's several different conflicts. The British, the French, the Mohawks, the Huron. Huron sided with the French, and Mohawks with the British, but each could act independently too.

It's nice to see a movie during a setting that I don't usually see.

I didn't enjoy watching a movie though that's so much about conflict.

Dances With Wolves, for example, at least provides some humor and positive interactions between cultures, before the ending.

 

Teen Wolf:

This was a fun movie.

Before the screen play was sold, the screen play writer asked various directors what it was about. Most answered it was about a werewolf.

Only the eventual director, answered, "it's about a father and son."

There's also many memorable scenes, such as trying to buy alcohol; surfing on a moving vehicle; and the party scenes.

Teen Wolf Too:

This movie tried to capture many of the same plots. A person trying to fit in during the first year of college, uses his werewolf to becoming a good boxer. But he does it at the expense of his friends and athlete teammates.

But it still lacked the same fun. The closest it got to being fun was the "frog fight", during lab class where everyone threw frogs that were being dissected.

But even that was only ok.

Friday Night Lights:

The first part of the movie annoyed me. There was too much emphasis on the high school football program, and how they needed to win.

And the characters weren't that fun.

It was less annoying after Miles was hurt.

But I also didn't like the directing style. All of the camera shots went too quickly. They just switched between shots too fast, and it was annoying to watch. I prefer the camera not to switch so much.

Billy Bob Thornton's character was ok. But I liked him in Sling Blade a lot more.

The football team's struggles themselves were just ok too. I know the movie is based on an actual team. But I didn't enjoy the directing and acting that much.

I'm glad Boobie Miles was with the team for the championship game.

Jun 27, 2015 9:38pm
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I've been telling everyone I know about this brilliant movie from Argentina called Wild Tales:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3011894/?ref_=nv_sr_1

It is a collection of several stories that explores people who let their emotions get the best of them. It was hilarious!

Jul 18, 2015 2:14pm
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Birth:  It was appropriately awkward and creepy.  The style of movie was my kind of movie.

Jul 18, 2015 2:14pm
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ClipperSisyphus wrote:

I've been telling everyone I know about this brilliant movie from Argentina called Wild Tales:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt3011894/?ref_=nv_sr_1

It is a collection of several stories that explores people who let their emotions get the best of them. It was hilarious!

I'll add this to my list.  I want to finish off all the current movies on my DVR.  Then start watching S2 of Halt and Catch Fire; and all of Mad Men.

 

Then I will get to more movie recommendations again.

Jul 18, 2015 3:17pm
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I made a top 50 list for 2014 movies.

1. Whiplash

2. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

3. Gone Girl

4. Nightcrawler

5. Interstellar

6. Edge of Tomorrow

7. The Grand Budapest Hotel

8. Chef

9. Top Five

10. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

11. X-Men: Days of Future Past

12. Guardians of the Galaxy

13. Snowpiercer

14. Enemy

15. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

16. Young Ones

17. Blue Ruin

18. The Babadook

19. The Imitation Game

20. The Lego Movie

21. American Sniper

22. Big Hero 6

23. John Wick

24. Boyhood

25. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

26. The Guest

27. The Drop

28. Fury

29. The Raid 2

30. A Most Violent Year

31. Two Days, One Night

32. We Are the Best!

33. Frank

34. How to Train Your Dragon 2

35. Under the Skin

36. Only Lovers Left Alive

37. The One I Love

38. Ida

39. Obvious Child

40. I Origins

41. Starred Up

42. The Theory of Everything

43. 22 Jump Street

44. The Boxtrolls

45. Foxcatcher

46. Selma

47. Why Don't You Play in Hell?

48. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

49. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

50. Dear White People

Jul 18, 2015 3:57pm
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Dyce wrote:

I made a top 50 list for 2014 movies.

1. Whiplash

2. Birdman: Or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

3. Gone Girl

4. Nightcrawler

5. Interstellar

6. Edge of Tomorrow

7. The Grand Budapest Hotel

8. Chef

9. Top Five

10. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

11. X-Men: Days of Future Past

12. Guardians of the Galaxy

13. Snowpiercer

14. Enemy

15. The Tale of the Princess Kaguya

16. Young Ones

17. Blue Ruin

18. The Babadook

19. The Imitation Game

20. The Lego Movie

21. American Sniper

22. Big Hero 6

23. John Wick

24. Boyhood

25. Captain America: The Winter Soldier

26. The Guest

27. The Drop

28. Fury

29. The Raid 2

30. A Most Violent Year

31. Two Days, One Night

32. We Are the Best!

33. Frank

34. How to Train Your Dragon 2

35. Under the Skin

36. Only Lovers Left Alive

37. The One I Love

38. Ida

39. Obvious Child

40. I Origins

41. Starred Up

42. The Theory of Everything

43. 22 Jump Street

44. The Boxtrolls

45. Foxcatcher

46. Selma

47. Why Don't You Play in Hell?

48. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1

49. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

50. Dear White People

Good list. Are you a movie critic?

My top 5 from this list would be: Interstellar, Boyhood, Whiplash, Guardians of the Galaxy and Top Five. I mentioned before that J.K. Simmons created the most compelling character since Hannibal Lecter. His Oscar is well deserved.

My favorite movies so far this year are Wild Tales, What We Do in the Shadows and Ex Machina,

 

Jul 18, 2015 4:20pm
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ClipperSisyphus wrote:

Good list. Are you a movie critic?

I just watch a lot of movies.

Jul 18, 2015 4:52pm
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Whiplash was definitely one of a kind, deserving of the top spot. I thought the top 5 on the list were all very enjoyable and I thought some of those critics choices like Selma and American Sniper were kind of boring and not as entertaining to me. Gone Girl and Interstellar were incredibly entertaining.

Jul 18, 2015 9:21pm
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Whiplash was easily the best picture that I've seen this year. Caught me by surprise and thought the Farmers Insurance guy was fantastic. American Sniper was also good but Birdman on the other hand was yet another of the Hollywood self serving Oscar winner much like Argo. Both were mediocre movies and a joke when calling them best movies of the year.

Jul 19, 2015 12:09am
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I still need to watch Whiplash. My 5 favorites from last year were Birdman, Inherent Vice, Imitation Game, Nightcrawler and Frank. 

Jul 19, 2015 1:04am
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City Of God:

The movie is is rural and violent.  It's rougher to get into than American crime dramas, IMO.

Once you get to know the characters, the storytelling and plot is good.

Most of the actors were authentic, and had no professional acting experience.  They were trained in actors' workshops.

It was really hard to follow the subtitles.  The letters were white, but much of the background was light, making it hard to see the contrast.  The subtitles also moved too quickly from one camera shot to the next.

Other than that, it was a good movie, for how authentic and gritty it was.  You have to be ready to watch it, though.

Jul 19, 2015 8:11am
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City of God is one of my all time favorite movies. 

Jul 19, 2015 8:48am
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Birdman was awesome...but it becomes more awesome when you figure out the clues.  The meteor, the jellyfish, these are key.  The jellyfish are a call-out to the origin of Spiderman (bit by a thousand radioactive spiders vs bit by a thousand radioactive jellyfish).  The meteor is a call-out to Superman - it's the radioactive source.  He is a man resisting the truth that while he once portrayed a superhero in movies, he's become a superhero himself.  He finally embraces his powers at the end.

Jul 19, 2015 4:10pm
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elecam wrote:

I still need to watch Whiplash. My 5 favorites from last year were Birdman, Inherent Vice, Imitation Game, Nightcrawler and Frank. 

I really liked IV too, but I think that counts as a 2015. City of God is also at least 10 years old, good and very intense

Jul 19, 2015 8:11pm
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elecam wrote:

I still need to watch Whiplash. My 5 favorites from last year were Birdman, Inherent Vice, Imitation Game, Nightcrawler and Frank. 

I still haven't seen any of those yet.  :(

Jul 28, 2015 5:29pm
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Terminator 3:

 

When I watched it in the theaters, I remember thinking it was just ok.  And finding some plot holes.

 

However, I watched it again on Sunday.  I enjoyed it.  The car chase sequence early in the movie between the T-X and T-101/John O'Connor / Wendy was complicated.  A lot of different scenes there.

 

It was very unrealistic, though, with respect to cars bouncing off of pavement, and the impact cars had when they side swiped another.

 

As I stated in the female comedian thread, usually I prefer funny moments in more serious movies to straight up comedies themselves. 

 

This movie had a lot of funny lines.

 

++++++++++++++

 

John O'Connor:  Are you sure about this? About her and me, I mean.

 

T-101:  Your confusion is not rational. She's a healthy female of breeding age.

 

John O'Connor:  There's more to it than that.

 

T-101:  My database does not encompass the dynamics of human pair bonding.

 

+++++++++++++++++++++++

 

Wendy:  That was the first time I ever kissed a guy.

 

John O' Connor:  Really?

 

T-101:  Your levity is good. It relieves tension and the fear of death.

 

+++++++++++++++++++

 

Also the scene with the grief counselor.

 

And this:

 

+++++++++++++

Clerk:  Hey! Are you gonna pay for that?

 

T-101:  Talk to the hand.

+++++++++++

 

And I thought some of the product placements were funny.  The "silver Lexus".  And how they went to an AM/PM, not a generic convenience store.

 

So, I don't remember what I didn't like about it before.

 

I'm going to watch Terminator 4 soon, probably tonight.

 

 

 

Jul 29, 2015 11:06am
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I started watching the series Bloodline on Netflix yesterday.  I never heard of it before, was just surfing the shows and saw that Ben Mendelson stars in it.  I have big respect for his acting ever since Animal Kingdom came out five years ago.  Bloodline did not disappoint. Perfect acting all around and I ended up watching four episodes until forcing a quit at 2am.

Jul 29, 2015 11:24am
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Mendelsohn is without a doubt one of the best character actors out there, he carries the show and his scenes are all the most interesting. I like Chandler too, but Mendelsohn is a real heavyweight for a television show.

Jul 29, 2015 10:10pm
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Yeah, saw Mendelsohn in "The Place Beyond The Pines".