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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29080 on: July 15, 2019, 08:08:52 AM »
Susan & I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Homestead Resort (last 2 pics below) in the Virginia Mountains (just a 4-hr drive) for our 49th Anniversary - probably our 4th+ visit there since the mid-80s - watched a few films just before our departure and one for me off Amazon last night:

Fugitive (1993) w/ Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, et al - watched w/ Susan and cannot believe the film has been around for a quarter of a century!  But, we still enjoy both main stars - of course, unbelievable escapes from the Federal Marshall service - excellent Roger Ebert Review for those not familiar w/ the story and the TV series years ago w/ David Janssen - recommended.

John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) w/ Keanu Reeves as the super assassin John Wick - synopsis of the the first film below - both streamed from Amazon for just me - these are ACTION films w/ Wick killing dozens (and dozens!) of 'villains' after him, and using all sorts of deadly methods, including pencils - of course, these are fantasy films but I did enjoy both and plan to also stream the new third one out in the theaters now, when available - however, will not be purchases for me - BUT, Reeves somewhat limited acting style (IMO - although I loved the first Matrix film) fits nicely into this role.  Recommended if a fan of this genre - read the reviews if unsure.  Dave :)

   

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29081 on: July 15, 2019, 08:20:53 AM »
Happy anniversary!

Thanks Karl - at our age, we had a relaxing time (no long strenuous mountain trails anymore), good eats (especially in the Village of Hot Springs), and even signed up for a Falconry introduction (couple pics of Linda, the falconer and a combo of us holding a Harris Hawk) - when we return will likely do an intermediary session w/ the birds (plenty of YouTube videos on the topic w/ some from the Homestead Resort).  Dave

P.S. the bird shown is a Harris Hawk and not a Falcon - my mistake (not a pro!) - seem similar but the falcons have more slender and pointed wings - some info HERE, for those interested - Harris Hawks are native to the southwest USA (and other countries) - Linda had 3 falcons, two hawks, and an amazing looking owl.

 
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29082 on: July 15, 2019, 10:59:22 AM »
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This is a very absorbing film with a very simple and direct story line. The plot unfolds at a steady pace and the characters are very believable. There are some very fine and picturesque portraits of the main female protagonist included.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29083 on: July 15, 2019, 11:01:38 AM »
Thanks Karl - at our age, we had a relaxing time (no long strenuous mountain trails anymore), good eats (especially in the Village of Hot Springs), and even signed up for a Falconry introduction (couple pics of Linda, the falconer and a combo of us holding a Harris Falcon) - when we return will likely do an intermediary session w/ the birds (plenty of YouTube videos on the topic w/ some from the Homestead Resort).  Dave

 

Nice idea Dave. I would like to give that a try sometime.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29084 on: July 15, 2019, 11:12:56 AM »
Falcons make wonderful instruments of revenge. Just sayin'.

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A very good Blu ray restoration. It holds up very well, even if the premise is (to pick an odd word that fits) obsolete. Wilder's last really outstanding movie, but I do have a real soft spot for The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29085 on: July 15, 2019, 11:19:05 AM »
Falcons make wonderful instruments of revenge. Just sayin'.

TD The Apartment

A very good Blu ray restoration. It holds up very well, even if the premise is (to pick an odd word that fits) obsolete. Wilder's last really outstanding movie, but I do have a real soft spot for The Private Life Of Sherlock Holmes.

I need to watch that one; in high school, I played in the pit for Promises, Promises, which I understand was an adaptation.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29086 on: July 15, 2019, 04:55:48 PM »
Did the falcons have large talons?


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29087 on: Today at 07:16:30 AM »
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One man driving alone through the night in his car and he is speaking on his car phone with regard to two rolling situations that are simultaneously unfolding and are having a significant impact on his life. It may not read like it is worth your time but it is definitely a wonderfully engrossing and engaging film and it is most certainly worth a watch.  It does, however, require your full attention.
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