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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26840 on: October 19, 2017, 10:17:01 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26841 on: October 19, 2017, 10:29:31 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26842 on: October 20, 2017, 01:54:43 AM »
needs to be mentioned as a caution
DESCENDANT OF THE SUN     Shaw Brothers 1983
"Celebrated director Chu Yuan helms Descendant Of The Sun, a Superman meets Hercules ala old style martial art film. Derek Yee, is a magic solar baby sent Earthbound by a benevolent god, raised by an old carpenter, has martial art superpowers and "green kryptonite" loses them during solar eclipses. That's when the evil baby counterpart shows up. Demon-paced martial arts action by Jackie Chan's kung-fu classmates Yuan Pin and Yuen Hua compliments Toho Studio style special optical effect"      Reminded me of the Cannon Films Hercules movie with Lou Ferrigno, that kind of awful.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26843 on: October 20, 2017, 08:40:11 AM »
Red Rock West....





A fairly typical thriller film but entertaining enough to carry one through it with good performances all round.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26844 on: October 20, 2017, 02:01:32 PM »
Congratulations!

Keep an eye out for Howard Jarvis...

You may find the sequel to not be in the same class as the original, but it is still watchable.

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The voice-activated door and W.S. cameo redeem everything, I think.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26845 on: October 20, 2017, 04:17:38 PM »
Spirits of the Dead
1968 ‧ Mystery/Horror ‧ 2h 1m

In one chapter of this three-in-one feature inspired by Edgar Allan Poe's tales, a countess (Jane Fonda), shunned by a horseman (Peter Fonda), kills the man and his animals yet pays dearly for her deadly act. Another focuses on a religious man (Alain Delon) who seeks absolution for a murder only to find that his violent impulses come rushing back. The third is about a boozing actor (Terence Stamp) who accepts a car as compensation for a role, but is ultimately defeated by addiction.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26846 on: October 20, 2017, 05:01:11 PM »
The voice-activated door and W.S. cameo redeem everything, I think.

I quite agree. That was the first inkling l had that perhaps Mr. Shatner didn't take himself all that seriously. Another such telling cameo was in Police Squad!

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26847 on: October 21, 2017, 03:55:04 AM »
And, afterward: The Producers, Zero Mostel & Gene Wilder. Inspired.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26848 on: October 21, 2017, 07:58:47 AM »
And now: The Twelve Chairs.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26849 on: October 21, 2017, 03:10:26 PM »
The Blob
1988 ‧ Fantasy/Thriller ‧ 1h 35m

In a tiny California town, high school students Brian (Kevin Dillon), Meg (Shawnee Smith) and Paul (Donovan Leitch) discover a strange, gelatinous substance that melts the flesh of any living creatures in its path. The deadly substance gets into the town's sewer system, where it begins growing uncontrollably, occasionally emerging to feast on unsuspecting townspeople. A military clean-up crew is sent to eliminate the menace, but it may end up doing more harm than good.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26850 on: October 21, 2017, 04:12:48 PM »
Many thanks to the party or parties who recommended The Straight Story, thoroughly wonderful. Lovely score, which is part tender Mediterranean, part gentle Newgrass.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26851 on: October 21, 2017, 05:53:41 PM »
Little Murders. The first time I tried watching this, the scene at Patsy's family's apartment wore me out, and I had no patience to try sticking with it.

So, I've checked it out again from the library, and watched out to the end. All in all, glad I did, but ... I wish I liked it better than I do.

That said, the wedding is a fine set-piece; and Alan Arkin's scene is both a brilliant performance on his part, but excellently dexterous camera work.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26852 on: October 22, 2017, 02:36:06 AM »
The Pledge....





A solidly based story line which ultimately descends into incredulity which is a pity because it was a good one to start with.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26853 on: October 22, 2017, 03:33:04 AM »
2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26854 on: October 22, 2017, 03:47:58 AM »
The Hallow
2015 ‧ Horror ‧ 1h 37m

A family who move into a remote milllhouse in Ireland find themselves in a fight for survival with demonic creatures living in the woods.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26855 on: October 22, 2017, 06:32:37 AM »
Many thanks to the party or parties who recommended The Straight Story, thoroughly wonderful. Lovely score, which is part tender Mediterranean, part gentle Newgrass.

Great to hear, Karl!

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26856 on: October 24, 2017, 09:33:57 AM »
Money....





Low budget film [in the sense that there are only 6 actors and basically 1 location] but with a good story line and an interesting dynamic between the main characters. Worth a watch.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26857 on: October 24, 2017, 11:40:14 AM »
Last night I watched The Shawshank Redemption with director Frank Darabant's commentary.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26858 on: October 25, 2017, 05:56:43 AM »
Amazon has recently made these 'adventure' films available for streaming - both on my list to watch: 

Wonder Woman (2017) w/ Gal Gadot & Chris Pine - reviews: 7.6, IMDB; 92%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.3/5, Amazon - yet another super hero movie w/ some comedy, potential romance, and demonstration of 'super powers' w/ a LOT of ending CGI - not a bad film for its genre and one of the better 'super hero' films - Gadot looking good in her role - I'd probably do 3 1/2* on Amazon - do not plan to buy or even re-watch.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) w/ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, et al - reviews: 7.8, IMDB; 82%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.3/5, Amazon - now a group of galaxy heroes - same characters as the first one, which I enjoyed more; twist w/ Kurt Russell as the 'immortal god' and father of Peter Quill - disorganized at times and way TOO MUCH CGI, IMO - for me, a 3* Amazon rating - no plan to re-watch this one - guess that these Marvel and others' 'super hero' films just are not my 'bag' as I've gotten older - still prefer the old Sci-Fi films from my younger years (despite their absence of CGI) - :)  Dave

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #26859 on: October 25, 2017, 06:04:34 AM »
Amazon has recently made these 'adventure' films available for streaming - both on my list to watch: 

Wonder Woman (2017) w/ Gal Gadot & Chris Pine - reviews: 7.6, IMDB; 92%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.3/5, Amazon - yet another super hero movie w/ some comedy, potential romance, and demonstration of 'super powers' w/ a LOT of ending CGI - not a bad film for its genre and one of the better 'super hero' films - Gadot looking good in her role - I'd probably do 3 1/2* on Amazon - do not plan to buy or even re-watch.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) w/ Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, et al - reviews: 7.8, IMDB; 82%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.3/5, Amazon - now a group of galaxy heroes - same characters as the first one, which I enjoyed more; twist w/ Kurt Russell as the 'immortal god' and father of Peter Quill - disorganized at times and way TOO MUCH CGI, IMO - for me, a 3* Amazon rating - no plan to re-watch this one - guess that these Marvel and others' 'super hero' films just are not my 'bag' as I've gotten older - still prefer the old Sci-Fi films from my younger years (despite their absence of CGI) - :)  Dave

 
I thought the acting here (Gadot and Pine's chemistry was good) was much better for a super hero movie than we usually get.  I agree with pretty much everything you wrote, though I think Id give it a 4.

But I think you were too nice to GOTG2, which I found majorly disappointing (even with my low expectations). The only story line I thought worked was the one with the sisters. I think I'd give that a 2.
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