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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #28980 on: June 14, 2019, 09:40:10 AM »
I got a kick out of its being mentioned in Peter's Friends.

I do not know in Peter's Friends Karl but I will watch out for it and will view it if it comes along.
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« Reply #28981 on: June 14, 2019, 01:19:19 PM »
Top Gun


 


It has been a very long time since I have watched this and I thought that it had aged well.

Just watched that film last year when I bought the BD version; unfortunately, cannot be said for Kelly McGillis - she was a beauty!  Dave

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« Reply #28982 on: June 14, 2019, 04:52:53 PM »
They did splendidly.

Heh. I see what you did there. But just at the moment I cant get on board with that.

Crusty old conservative that I am.

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« Reply #28983 on: June 14, 2019, 05:07:18 PM »
Heh. I see what you did there. But just at the moment I cant get on board with that.

Crusty old conservative that I am.

I am slowly coming to terms with it myself. 
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« Reply #28984 on: June 14, 2019, 07:38:00 PM »
Hi Neal - cannot 'pinpoint' the story plot of the pilot in the back seat - and have seen a TON of these fighter pilot films going back to Wings -  found this IMDB List of 44 films (many do not fit the fighter plane story) but maybe one will jog your memory.  Dave :)
     It sounds like it might be Flying Tigers (1942).

     P-40s were 2 seaters, at least the ones used in the film were. I don't know if that was because they were trainers or just a variant.

     

     

Thanks for trying guys. I don't think it's that/those, but it has been a while. Maybe my mind is playing tricks on me.
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« Reply #28986 on: June 15, 2019, 06:01:17 AM »
Renaissance Man, I think the byline "Solid Laughs" disregards the occasional poignant element, which might have turned mawkish.
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« Reply #28987 on: June 15, 2019, 06:19:43 AM »
The Fog





It was worth a re-watch after many years.
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« Reply #28988 on: June 15, 2019, 06:44:11 AM »
And just t'other day I watched his Hamlet.

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« Reply #28989 on: June 15, 2019, 07:42:25 AM »
Last night we watched two films selected from the 'C' listing in my movie database - of course, 'lady's choice' so a lot of my favs skipped over:

Champion (1949) w/ Kirk Douglas, Arthur Kennedy, Marilyn Maxwell, Paul Stewart, & Ruth Roman - short synopsis quoted below - one of the many 'boxing films' made over the decades, this one somewhat forgotten but well acted w/ a quite good AV transfer to a blu-ray version - Douglas plays his part well - recommended especially to fans of this genre who may have missed the movie.

Chicago (2002) w/ Renée Zellweger, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Richard Gere, and many others - short synopsis (second quote) for those not familiar w/ this Broadway musical, which opened in 1975 and has had many revivals. We really enjoy this film and the blu-ray presentation is spectacular both visually and sonically - nominated for 12 Oscars and winner of 6, including the 'Best Picture' (see last pic below) - I've seen this musical on Broadway twice and thoroughly enjoyed - the film permits a different approach that heightens the drama and action - highly recommended for lovers of musicals.  Dave :)

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Midge Kelly, hitchhiking west with lame brother Connie, is hustled unprepared into a pro boxing match. Though he's severely beaten, manager Tommy Haley finds him promising. Arrived in California, Midge and Connie find nothing but a menial job from which Midge gets relief by seducing Emma, a lovely young waitress. One shotgun marriage later, ambitious Midge falls back on the only option he knows: boxing. Seduced by cheering crowds, money, and a succession of blondes, Midge becomes more and more of a hero in public...and a heel in private.

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Murderesses Velma Kelly (a chanteuse and tease who killed her husband and sister after finding them in bed together) and Roxie Hart (who killed her boyfriend when she discovered he wasn't going to make her a star) find themselves on death row together and fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows in 1920s Chicago.

 
 

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« Reply #28990 on: June 15, 2019, 07:47:07 AM »
Last night we watched two films selected from the 'C' listing in my movie database - of course, 'lady's choice' so a lot of my favs skipped over:


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« Reply #28991 on: June 15, 2019, 06:12:26 PM »

     I just watched The Endless for the second time. No, really.
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« Reply #28992 on: Today at 12:05:27 AM »
Approaching the Unknown





An interesting tale of a solitary man’s journey to Mars and the difficulties encountered along the way. Does he get there in spite of these difficulties? A good watch.
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« Reply #28993 on: Today at 12:19:57 AM »


at the cinema: X-Men Dark Phoenix

Disappointing. The best stuff was in the trailer, most everything else was very clumsy. And I clearly needed to take along a real fanboy to explain how this timeline works where young characters are being killed off where they had adult versions in the earlier films - along with a bunch of other inconsistencies.

On the plus side: Sophie Turner is developing into a strong lead, and its always a treat to watch Jessica Chastain at work.
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« Reply #28994 on: Today at 03:55:20 AM »


Maybe Bresson’s most essential movie. The last minute moment of redemption saves it from the utter despair of Mouchette (also based on a Bernanos novel).