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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26100 on: June 18, 2017, 05:16:15 AM »
I find myself in no rush to watch Blade Trinity.

It doesn't really hold up well against the other two in the series. It's quite toned down in its content and I seem to recall a lot of goofy product placement for iPod, which was the big Apple gadget of the time. The best thing to come out of its production is probably the behind-the-scenes stuff about Wesley Snipes, such as his refusal to open his eyes during a particular scene, which meant they had to use CGI to put fake eyes on his face.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26101 on: June 18, 2017, 06:55:16 AM »
I'll give it about an hour or so (with a break from the internet to get something to munch on),then I'm whipping out Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain :





Which is somewhere among my favorite movies  8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26102 on: June 18, 2017, 07:18:36 AM »
I'll give it about an hour or so (with a break from the internet to get something to munch on),then I'm whipping out Jodorowsky's The Holy Mountain :





Which is somewhere among my favorite movies  8)

Great film. Even with the 4th Wall ending.

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« Reply #26103 on: June 18, 2017, 09:22:25 AM »


Very special indeed. Captivating and very intriguing. There's a nice wiki article on the japanese spirits that populate the film. A kind of japanese fauna from walhalla or Mt Olympus. Must see it again.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26104 on: June 18, 2017, 04:08:04 PM »
   

John Wick: Chapter 2 is bit more bloated compared to the first one (opening chapter about the car could have been dropped entirely) and one of the action scenes (the one in catacombs) felt too video game like, but other than that I really enjoyed it. The choreography is still fantastic, the arcane world of Continental organization is intriguing and very stylish. Superbly done final shootout in sort-of house of mirrors has to be, at some level, an homage to Enter the Dragon.

Alatriste follows the life of Diego Alatriste, professional soldier and sword for hire in 17th century Spain. Scenes of Flemish wars alternate with court and inquisition intrigues. Production, sets, costumes are all first rate, entire atmosphere of the film feels very real, and Viggo Mortensen is excellent lead. The film is probably bit rambling, long and with a lot of events, but I still liked it a lot. 
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26105 on: June 19, 2017, 12:50:56 PM »


Terrific to watch,but I still have not put together why he thought a weapon may be hid in the first clock he checked.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26106 on: June 19, 2017, 04:35:28 PM »


Terrific to watch,but I still have not put together why he thought a weapon may be hid in the first clock he checked.
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Why would Waldo want it back?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26107 on: June 19, 2017, 04:45:56 PM »
SPOILER

Why would Waldo want it back?

Spoiler alert, but if you have not seen this film, then you have more viewing issues than just spoilers. 8)

I got that part, but it still did not stick at that point for me Ken. He searches Waldo's house, hears the clock, and then smashes it up trying to find a weapon.  Razor thin in my books.  Besides that, great movie.

PS Did Laura actually die and the second half was him dreaming?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26108 on: June 19, 2017, 05:30:14 PM »
Spoiler alert, but if you have not seen this film, then you have more viewing issues than just spoilers. 8)

I got that part, but it still did not stick at that point for me Ken. He searches Waldo's house, hears the clock, and then smashes it up trying to find a weapon.  Razor thin in my books.  Besides that, great movie.

PS Did Laura actually die and the second half was him dreaming?

He recognized the clock though, right?

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26109 on: June 20, 2017, 04:03:23 AM »
He recognized the clock though, right?

I am sure he did,but suddenly think that a weapon may be hidden there.  Now, if I were to have stuck to the clock line I would have had the conversation about there being only the two, EXACTLY ALIKE, but given hers a certain chime tone that was heard by the group, commented on as unique, THEN when he hears Waldo's, the tone is different due to the weapon being inserted in its belly.  Now THAT is detective work! ;D

Either way, it's always fun to talk noir with you, Ken.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26110 on: June 20, 2017, 04:11:21 AM »
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Another classic sci-fi watch. I always watch these with  lens of "was this the first time they tried this angle" for the story. I guess elements of this one inspired Spielberg for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Enjoyed it, but not as much as my recent viewing of Them.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26111 on: June 20, 2017, 04:25:22 AM »
Last night I rewatched almost half of Hellboy.  Typically (we might almost say) my second viewing would have been with the commentary . . . but for whatever passel of reasons, I am just watching this for itself, this second time.

Over two-ish evenings, I enjoyed half an hour’s banter about Screwball Comedy between Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate (I missed their names, but it was easy to do the resesarch), one of the supplements to It Happened One Night.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26112 on: June 20, 2017, 04:32:16 AM »
Last night I rewatched almost half of Hellboy.  Typically (we might almost say) my second viewing would have been with the commentary . . . but for whatever passel of reasons, I am just watching this for itself, this second time.

Over two-ish evenings, I enjoyed half an hour’s banter about Screwball Comedy between Molly Haskell and Phillip Lopate (I missed their names, but it was easy to do the resesarch), one of the supplements to It Happened One Night.

I gave Hellboy a first try a few weeks back.  I made it through about half the film and called it a night.  For some reason, I could not get behind or care about any of the characters,Karl.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26113 on: June 20, 2017, 04:33:54 AM »
I could see it not working for everyone, Bill.  It’s quite peculiar, I suppose, that I find myself enjoying these as well as I do.

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« Reply #26114 on: June 20, 2017, 04:48:29 AM »
I am sure he did,but suddenly think that a weapon may be hidden there.  Now, if I were to have stuck to the clock line I would have had the conversation about there being only the two, EXACTLY ALIKE, but given hers a certain chime tone that was heard by the group, commented on as unique, THEN when he hears Waldo's, the tone is different due to the weapon being inserted in its belly.  Now THAT is detective work! ;D

Either way, it's always fun to talk noir with you, Ken.
Ebert thought that the gun thing is a bit labored. I would tend to agree, but really there are so many little oddities in this film that they somehow work despite that. It's a special movie, one that leaves a taste in your mouth that is quite different from most. I love that.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26115 on: June 20, 2017, 04:58:17 AM »
Ebert thought that the gun thing is a bit labored. I would tend to agree, but really there are so many little oddities in this film that they somehow work despite that. It's a special movie, one that leaves a taste in your mouth that is quite different from most. I love that.

Exactly why I have returned to it multiple times Neal and each time it gets better.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26116 on: June 20, 2017, 05:03:45 AM »

Ebert thought that the gun thing is a bit labored. I would tend to agree, but really there are so many little oddities in this film that they somehow work despite that. It's a special movie, one that leaves a taste in your mouth that is quite different from most. I love that.

Exactly why I have returned to it multiple times Neal and each time it gets better.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26117 on: June 20, 2017, 05:07:18 AM »
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Another classic sci-fi watch. I always watch these with  lens of "was this the first time they tried this angle" for the story. I guess elements of this one inspired Spielberg for Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Enjoyed it, but not as much as my recent viewing of Them.




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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26118 on: June 20, 2017, 05:49:28 AM »
I am sure he did,but suddenly think that a weapon may be hidden there.  Now, if I were to have stuck to the clock line I would have had the conversation about there being only the two, EXACTLY ALIKE, but given hers a certain chime tone that was heard by the group, commented on as unique, THEN when he hears Waldo's, the tone is different due to the weapon being inserted in its belly.  Now THAT is detective work! ;D

Either way, it's always fun to talk noir with you, Ken.

Might be more plausible detective work. Would it be a better character-revealing explosion of rage and frustration?

Of course he's not just concluding that there is a gun in the clock, but that the clock was how the gun got smuggled out.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26119 on: June 20, 2017, 07:39:07 AM »
Hologram For A King....





I am not the biggest fan of Tom Hanks but I did enjoy this one.
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