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#351 2016-09-22 15:56:37

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Some very nice finds from the past two months.

Goodfellas, 1990.
The Claim, 2000.
Free State of Jones, 2016.


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#352 2016-09-25 16:29:40

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I saw an old French movie tonight, Le Septième Juré from 1962. A classic, timeless crime plot, and very well directed.


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#353 2016-09-26 07:23:09

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i mostly get my inspiration for choice of films from threads like these, so not much point in recommending them again.

this one though i found by reading about the "nigerian scam" and its history.
accordingly, it is called the spanish prisoner.
it's a quiet sort of thriller/mystery/whodunnit.
i liked the subtle, yet intense sense of disorientation during the first half of the film. simply everybody seems to be wearing a mask, having some sort of secret agenda - to the point where i thought: hmm, is this part of the acting, or are they just extremely bad actors?
turns out they're pretty good actors.
also the title of the film isn't explained at all, until well into the second half. interesting choice, naming it like that in the first place (there is no spanish prisoner in the movie, it's just the name of this particular scam).
it's well worth watching although i have a feeling that the end was a little abrupt (during production: "shit, we overdid it, have to get to an ending before the budget runs out!"). but who knows, maybe there's a directors cut somewhere.

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#354 2016-10-10 12:49:46

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Finds from the past month:

Blood Father, 2016. They had to write this one to keep Gibson in business, eh?

Dillinger, 1973. Rather pointless and joyless. Feels like an hommage to the original character.

Still of the Night, 1982. This is a good one! A simple but well-directed thriller that doesn't go overboard to provide entertainment, as does current Hollywood.

The Firm, 1993. Uh yeah.

Three, 2016. The Chinese.


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#355 2016-10-22 14:48:35

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Having never ever dealt with the Star Trek series before, I must say that I really enjoyed the following films so far which I watched in reverse order: Beyond (2016), Into Darkness (2013), Startrek (2009). Minus the idiot guy that plays the captain, these movies are pretty cool.


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#356 2016-10-22 18:02:59

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HA!  If you think he was an idiot Captains try the original series and the first movie in 79.  Now that Captain reminds me of the old time westerns where the good guy is all dressed in white, the bad guy in black and the good guy never gets dirty nor looses his hat in a fight!


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#357 2016-10-22 21:23:57

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^ Interesting trivia: William Shatface can't actually do the Vulcan hand greeting in real life.

I haven't seen the third one yet, but out of the two "reboot" movies, I preferred the second, mainly due to the performance of that Sherlock guy playing the villain. Neither hold a candle to Sausage Party though.

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#358 2016-10-24 01:48:07

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Haven't seen any of the Star Trek reboot films.  Agree with Sector11 though, especially regarding the first film, which also had waaay too much "leave the camera running" padding--that launch sequence was epically slow.


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#359 2016-10-24 12:32:09

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Sector11 wrote:

HA!  If you think he was an idiot Captains try the original series and the first movie in 79.  Now that Captain reminds me of the old time westerns where the good guy is all dressed in white, the bad guy in black and the good guy never gets dirty nor looses his hat in a fight!

The original series would have been interesting if Jeffery Hunter had agreed to do the second pilot as Captain Pike and stayed on for the run of the series. Much better actor than Shatner.


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#360 2016-10-24 21:50:42

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^ absolutely agree with you, or even Jeffery Hunter would have made a better Captain Kirk than Shatner.  And probably the other cast members would have agreed as well.  Once Shatner was gone from Star Trek I never watched anything he was in.  Just plain do not like him - as an actor - don't know him otherwise.

Hmmmm Jeffery Hunter as Captain Kirk and 'someone else' as Pike  yea, must better.  smile


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#361 2016-10-25 09:22:35

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Sector11 wrote:

Once Shatner was gone from Star Trek I never watched anything he was in.

Not even Boston Legal? I find him very funny there ... along with the other actors/roles ...


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#362 2016-10-25 09:28:56

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iMBeCil wrote:
Sector11 wrote:

Once Shatner was gone from Star Trek I never watched anything he was in.

Not even Boston Legal? I find him very funny there ... along with the other actors/roles ...

I don't see how being funny would make this guy a good fit for this specific role...

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#363 2016-10-25 10:14:17

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^ I remember seeing one episode of Boston Legal with Denny Crane.  The bulk of his argument seemed to be "I'm Denny Crane; your argument is invalid."  Character's ego rivals Shatner's.

Ever heard any of his spoken word covers of pop songs?  His "Bohemian Rhapsody" is especially cringeworthy.


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#364 2016-10-25 14:50:05

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@ iMBeCil

Agree with earlybird and pvsage.  The man just doesn't cut it with me.

I think my dislike of the man came when I read about his ego and the tension he created on the Star Trek set.  Imagine he was jealous of Leonard Nimoy because he received less fan mail then "Spock" ... among other things.


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#365 2016-10-25 16:23:51

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@Sector11 -

I meant just carry on the series with Hunter as Captain Pike (note that Spock was a background character along the lines of Chekov or Yoeman Rand in the original pilots). Jeff Hunter had enough star quality to have some pull in his character development and scripts. Desilu Studios was also ahead of the curve in the mid-late 60's as far as social issues were concerned. Star Trek could have been a completely different franchise.


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#366 2016-10-25 16:49:34

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^  Are you takling about The Cage?  I don't remember ever seeing that.  Must go looking for it.  Thanks.

I guess what I was saying was: Anyone would have been better than Shatner as Captain Kirk.  smile


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#367 2016-10-25 18:46:05

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The Cage is an episode that included scenes from the original pilot as flashbacks. The original pilot never aired, a second pilot - Where no Man Has Gone Before - was made and introduced Captain Kirk. Jeffery Hunter had some feature film offers and turned it down.

Back on topic -

Lady in a Cage -one of Olivia de Havilland's last movies, one of James Caan's first.

The Swimmer -lesser known, but rather interesting, Burt Lancaster film.


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#368 2016-10-25 19:10:57

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pvsage wrote:

His "Bohemian Rhapsody" is especially cringeworthy.

urgh.


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#369 2016-10-25 19:21:57

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@ iMBeCil

Agree with earlybird and pvsage.  The man just doesn't cut it with me.

I think my dislike of the man came when I read about his ego and the tension he created on the Star Trek set.  Imagine he was jealous of Leonard Nimoy because he received less fan mail then "Spock" ... among other things.

I actually agree that there is not 'serious' role he had played ... Just noted that he was very funny in Boston Legal.

pvsage wrote:

"I'm Denny Crane; your argument is invalid."

Precisely! And it makes it very funny, at least to me. Not that it is very difficult role to play ...

Incidentally, that is why I enjoyed watching Sledge Hammer when I was young ...

And to be honest, I wasn't aware of his ego ... but, somehow, I can separate man's personality from his achievements?!

ohnonot wrote:
pvsage wrote:

His "Bohemian Rhapsody" is especially cringeworthy.

urgh.

But why? (to the "Boh Rhapsody")


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#370 2016-10-25 19:57:34

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I just watched Wallace and Gromit: Curse of the Were-Rabbit dubbed in French.
Very interesting to see how it's culturally translated, by which I mean seeing which pieces of quintessentially British humour survive translation, which pieces are altered to fit French language and culture, and which pieces completely lose their original meaning or humour.

Interestingly, the character of Lady Tottington remains English, speaks French with an English accent, and is often referred to as "milady". lol Also, the final word spoken in the film ("cheese") remains untranslated...

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#371 2016-11-20 15:04:37

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Not exactly high-brow viewing but I watched The Raid - Redemption last night.

Possibly one of the best action movies I have ever seen, it is not for the faint-hearted and uses the now standard horror movie levels of gore. The film culminates in some jaw-dropping choreography, the final fight scenes really are superb.

Highly recommended.


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#372 2016-11-21 08:29:14

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Hell or High Water < nice one.

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#373 2016-12-05 03:42:03

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Finally got around to seeing A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

"A cup of mare's sweat"? monkey


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#374 2016-12-09 17:07:54

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Happy birthday #100 to Kirk Douglas

Paths of Glory - one of my favorite movies.


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#375 2016-12-09 17:42:34

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I haven't post here for months!

The Infiltrator, 2016. Great, great main character and sound track. One of my favourites of 2016.

Inside Men, 2015. This is a glossy, fictional tale of political corruption and abuse of power in South Korea, completely messed up, and I like it that way.


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