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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27340 on: March 04, 2018, 10:10:22 PM »


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27341 on: March 05, 2018, 01:53:11 AM »
Last night,one of our perennial favorites:  Much Ado About Nothing, Branagh, Thompson, Washington, Briers, & al.
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« Reply #27342 on: March 05, 2018, 02:55:46 AM »


I enjoyed this wonderful film hugely. Director Ildikó Enyedi conjures up a fantastical, deeply poetical world set in banal, at times gruesome surroundings: a slaughterhouse!
The hearts of main characters, Maria and Endre, start ticking more rapidly...while those of the cattle are brutally stopped by an electroshock.
Maria and Endre discover that they have the same dreams...

Actors Alexandra Borbély and Géza Morcsányi are subtle  and as elegant and mysterious as their animal counterparts.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/sep/21/on-body-and-soul-review-ildiko-enyedi

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« Reply #27343 on: March 05, 2018, 10:45:28 AM »
Not strictly on topic . . . courtesy of imdb.com:

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David Twohy, Vincent Ward, John Fasano, Renny Harlin, David Fincher, Larry Ferguson, David Giler and Walter Hill all attempted to claim credit for the screenplay [of Alien3] during the arbitration process. Four more writers could have claimed credit but chose not to; William Gibson and Eric Red saw no point in doing so, since the film had changed substantially from their early drafts; Greg Pruss was talked out of claiming credit in exchange for guaranteed work elsewhere; and Rex Pickett, despite having written a substantial amount of the shooting script, declined to seek credit due to how unpleasant his experience of working on the film had been.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27344 on: March 05, 2018, 03:39:52 PM »
No comments on the 2018 Oscar presentations last night?  ::)

Results HERE - I was pretty much pleased w/ the winners except the Best Picture, i.e. The Shape of Water won, a film that Susan & I streamed and enjoyed, but a fantasy about a mute woman having sex w/ a fish-man - weird choice IMO - however, I was in agreement w/ best Actor (Gary Oldman), best Actress (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) - Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27345 on: March 05, 2018, 04:33:23 PM »
I have no opinion 8)

As to proper observance of the thread ... I just re-watched Alien. Still marvelous.
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« Reply #27346 on: March 05, 2018, 05:43:45 PM »
No comments on the 2018 Oscar presentations last night?  ::)

Results HERE - I was pretty much pleased w/ the winners except the Best Picture, i.e. The Shape of Water won, a film that Susan & I streamed and enjoyed, but a fantasy about a mute woman having sex w/ a fish-man - weird choice IMO - however, I was in agreement w/ best Actor (Gary Oldman), best Actress (Frances McDormand), and Best Supporting Actor (Sam Rockwell) - Dave :)
Too long?!?! :)

I haven't seen most of the movies yet, but they usually don't pick bad performances. Still, I didn't like the overall tone of the show. I hope no one actually watches it live - they want a shorter show, cut out half the ads and they'll get within 2.5 hours or so I'd guess (Must be at least an hour shorter that way, though I guess there's no way that will ever happen). The hotdog thing was stupid too.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27347 on: March 05, 2018, 07:20:18 PM »
I didn’t see The Shape of Water, but the idea of a love affair with the sea creature reminds me of another ‘blue alien’ film, Avatar, a candidate for most pretentious, overrated movie of all time. Doesn’t appeal to me...

As an aside, the timing for Call Me By Your Name couldn’t have been worse. A love encounter btw a 17 yo and an adult in these days of sexual scandals was sure to bomb with the Academy...

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« Reply #27348 on: March 05, 2018, 08:12:34 PM »
Too long?!?! :)

I haven't seen most of the movies yet, but they usually don't pick bad performances. Still, I didn't like the overall tone of the show. I hope no one actually watches it live - they want a shorter show, cut out half the ads and they'll get within 2.5 hours or so I'd guess (Must be at least an hour shorter that way, though I guess there's no way that will ever happen). The hotdog thing was stupid too.

Neal - LOL!  :laugh:  Kept saying I don't want to watch this until midnight+ (EST) but to record on the DVR and watch the next night is not a great choice - no way to win this one - NOW, I watch a lot of golf - usually starts about 3PM in my area - start watching @ 5PM, so still recording - maybe next year I'll start the DVR @ 8PM and start watching an hour+ later - might work?  Dave :)

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« Reply #27349 on: March 06, 2018, 01:54:55 AM »
I didn’t see The Shape of Water, but the idea of a love affair with the sea creature reminds me of another ‘blue alien’ film, Avatar, a candidate for most pretentious, overrated movie of all time. Doesn’t appeal to me...

Of course, the fact that you consider Avatar pretentious and overrated (I have not watched it, so I have no opinion) tells you nothing of the potential qualities of The Shape of Water.

But if the concept of the del Toro film does not appeal to you, it does not.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27350 on: March 06, 2018, 02:56:04 AM »
I have no opinion 8)

As to proper observance of the thread ... I just re-watched Alien. Still marvelous.
Such a great flick.

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« Reply #27351 on: March 06, 2018, 05:36:21 AM »
Of course, the fact that you consider Avatar pretentious and overrated (I have not watched it, so I have no opinion) tells you nothing of the potential qualities of The Shape of Water.

But if the concept of the del Toro film does not appeal to you, it does not.

Indeed. I watched his mega-godzilla flick Pacific Rim a month ago and had a good time indeed (I laughed all the time, which may not have been the director’s intention).

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27352 on: March 06, 2018, 05:41:23 AM »
Indeed. I watched his mega-godzilla flick Pacific Rim a month ago and had a good time indeed (I laughed all the time, which may not have been the director’s intention).

Oh, it might, though!  There is affection in the Hellboy movies, but no hesitation to chuckle.


Tim Burton, certainly, is guilty of Taking It All Too Seriously, with comic-books-turned-movies.  But not (so far as I have seen) del Toro.  Not coincidentally, I consider del Toro the superior artist.
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« Reply #27353 on: March 06, 2018, 06:13:06 AM »
Neal - LOL!  :laugh:  Kept saying I don't want to watch this until midnight+ (EST) but to record on the DVR and watch the next night is not a great choice - no way to win this one - NOW, I watch a lot of golf - usually starts about 3PM in my area - start watching @ 5PM, so still recording - maybe next year I'll start the DVR @ 8PM and start watching an hour+ later - might work?  Dave :)
You would still save time that way. I hate the ads so much, and they go one forever, especially later in the show. And you can skip the speeches too, which I often do. The only thing to keep in mind - you need to DVR the next two shows after the Oscars too, because they always go over (basically, at least an additional hour after the Oscars are scheduled to end). One show (of 30 minutes) was not enough this year (and is not most years).
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« Reply #27354 on: March 06, 2018, 09:05:47 AM »
Last night I watched Bananas, and it was a revelation.  I expected it to be a series of set-piece jokes, expected the story to have an overall shape, though not the emotional roots of the later work, expected it to be reliably entertaining throughout.  Beyond these, it exceeded good expectations.  Never had I seen so much physical comedy on Allen’s part;  his facial acting on the subway car especially must have set Cary Grant himself to beaming with pleasure.  I was not expecting that scenes from this early effort would slot themselves among my favorite Woody Allen scenes, but they did.  To name but two instances:  the ‘break-up’ scene – how they managed to play this without ‘corpsing,’ I’ll never know;  and Fielding saying good-bye to his parents in the OR.  I think that part of the reason I was not expecting to be nearly so impressed with Bananas, is (e.g.) Allen’s participation in What’s New, Pussycat? – but, I might have guessed from how well Allen’s work toward the end of Casino Royale helped out that . . . curious endeavor.

An even wider-eye-opening element was Marvin Hamlisch’s music.  One of my first girlfriends was a GREAT fan of A Chorus Line, so I hope I may be forgiven for saying that at an early point, I grew passionately bored with that music.  The score for Bananas is expertly wrought, and expertly witty – a work (I do not much hesitate to suggest) of genius.  Who knew?

Karl,

Might I also suggest two of Woody's earlier works (assuming you've not seen) "Play it Again, Sam,"  and "Love and Death."  Both, in my opinion, classics.  And if you liked "Bananas," you'll enjoy these.

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« Reply #27355 on: March 06, 2018, 09:51:26 AM »
Karl,

Might I also suggest two of Woody's earlier works (assuming you've not seen) "Play it Again, Sam,"  and "Love and Death."  Both, in my opinion, classics.  And if you liked "Bananas," you'll enjoy these.

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You are absolutely right:  I do  0:)

I have Jeffrey to thank for the guidance to Love and Death.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27356 on: March 06, 2018, 10:29:30 AM »
The Future....





Modern life and relationships? Simply too weird for me!
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« Reply #27357 on: March 06, 2018, 10:34:36 AM »
The Future....





Modern life and relationships? Simply too weird for me!

Weird indeed.

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« Reply #27358 on: March 06, 2018, 01:38:38 PM »
Weird indeed.

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Me, You and Everyone... though. Did you see that one?

I have not but will watch out for it.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27359 on: March 06, 2018, 02:02:39 PM »
Fantastic!