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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27520 on: April 15, 2018, 05:36:18 AM »
Yesterday was KING KONG day, released 85 years ago yesterday (according to one source).

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« Reply #27521 on: April 15, 2018, 05:37:36 AM »
Last night:



Acting moments for Brando have almost become fodder for cliché.  However, when you watch his films as a whole you realize once again that he was one heck of an actor.  Another of these is Karl Malden.  Too bad many folks only remember him doing commercials for American Express.  Lee J. Cobb and Rob Steiger also give excellent performances, while character actors "that you know" pop up left and right.  And someone named in Leonard Bernstein provides the musical backdrop.  Was this truly his only movie score?




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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27522 on: April 16, 2018, 02:18:35 AM »
[...] you realize once again that he was one heck of an actor.  Another of these is Karl Malden.  Too bad many folks only remember him doing commercials for American Express.

You could have knocked me over with a crêpe when I saw him in Hitchcock's I Confess.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27523 on: April 16, 2018, 02:24:43 AM »
Thread Duty:

Last night I watched Sleeper.  I cannot explain it, but I must never have seen it before:  too many elements and moments which were completely new to me.

“Pass the celery.”
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27524 on: April 16, 2018, 06:39:43 AM »
Three Billboards

Which is excellent and unusual. Three great performances too. The best Harrelson has been since Cheers.
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« Reply #27525 on: April 16, 2018, 09:20:50 AM »
Thread Duty:

Last night I watched Sleeper.  I cannot explain it, but I must never have seen it before:  too many elements and moments which were completely new to me.

“Pass the celery.”

Grew up in Denver and used to see the house all the time driving into the mountains

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« Reply #27526 on: April 17, 2018, 02:08:17 AM »
Grew up in Denver and used to see the house all the time driving into the mountains

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sculptured_House

Cool.

Thread Duty, again:

Last night, Dial M for Murder.  Perhaps not essential Hitchcock;  but a classic, and a superb cast.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27527 on: April 17, 2018, 07:44:49 AM »
Hostage





Standard  Bruce Willis fare.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27528 on: April 17, 2018, 07:49:54 AM »
Thread Duty:

Last night I watched Sleeper.  I cannot explain it, but I must never have seen it before:  too many elements and moments which were completely new to me.

“Pass the celery.”

I saw it years ago, possibly when it first came out or soon thereafter.   The only thing I remember is the Orgasmatron....

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27529 on: April 17, 2018, 02:51:46 PM »
Romeo + Juliet



I'd forgotten how frenetic and hot-headed it is. Which is exactly the point.

Seems I'm not the only one who thinks so. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/nov/01/romeo-juliet-baz-lurhmann-leonardo-dicaprio-claire-danes-20th-anniversary
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27530 on: April 17, 2018, 04:50:03 PM »
I saw it years ago, possibly when it first came out or soon thereafter.   The only thing I remember is the Orgasmatron....

If the movie has a fault, it is busy/crowded. It may be, he soon learnt that less is more.
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« Reply #27531 on: April 17, 2018, 05:52:33 PM »
Testing for posting speed.  :D

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« Reply #27532 on: April 17, 2018, 06:48:41 PM »
A thoroughly satisfying weekend for movie watching. All 4 films were great.



 


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« Reply #27533 on: April 18, 2018, 04:54:41 AM »
Nice !

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« Reply #27534 on: April 18, 2018, 08:12:42 PM »
That Agnes Varda doc starts here in a week or so. I'm really looking forward to it.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27535 on: April 19, 2018, 07:14:55 AM »
Nightcrawler





An interesting storyline.
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« Reply #27537 on: April 20, 2018, 06:07:36 AM »


The Bar - latest from one of my favorite Spanish directors, Alex de la Iglesia. It's another pitch black comedy of human condition. Bunch of random people get trapped in a bar when an unseen sniper starts shooting anyone who steps out. As story progresses it becomes dog-eat-dog scenario of survival for the protagonists. Dark and funny, as usual with de la Iglesia. Blanca Suarez in the female lead is quite gorgeous and I'm obviously getting old as I couldn't recognize that I've seen her in two films previously.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27538 on: April 21, 2018, 12:56:03 AM »
Secret in their Eyes





A chilling concept.
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« Reply #27539 on: April 21, 2018, 05:44:28 AM »
Okay, so I watched [the Daniel Craig] Casino Royale again last night.  Dang, but it's good.
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