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« Reply #25300 on: January 08, 2017, 08:42:13 AM »



Everybody Wants Some!!  Richard Linklater’s breezy flick follows a group of baseball players at a small Texas college during the weekend before fall classes begin in the Year of our Lord 1980.  There are plenty of parties with copious quantities of booze, pot, and girls; gobs of snazzy, tight, high-waisted jeans and short shorts and fluffy hair; silly locker room shenanigans; and even a moment of deep philosophical reflection accompanied by Pink Floyd and a double chambered bong.  The central-ish character meets a girl he actually likes, who likes him back, and the most charming part of the movie is their burgeoning relationship, filled with college age conversational piffle about hopes and dreams and such forth.  (Linklater has this stuff down cold.)  The whirlwind romance ends early the morning of the first day of school, which finds our hero dozing off in his first class.  Film making basics are all just right for the subject matter, and there’s not even one special effect in this real-life sized film.  The soundtrack is pitch perfect.  (Pun intended.)  Good for one enjoyable viewing.
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« Reply #25301 on: January 08, 2017, 08:55:30 AM »
Yesterday & last night, when not driving through, or shoveling, snow:

The Shawshank Redemption - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Karl - own and enjoy both of the above films - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the film below Bedtime Story (1964) w/ Brando, Niven, & Shirley Jones - don't have that one in my collection and the reviews are quite mixed, but seeing Marlon in a comedic role is fun - probably need to look for that on the TCM channel.  Dave :)


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« Reply #25302 on: January 08, 2017, 09:26:28 AM »

Karl - own and enjoy both of the above films - Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is a remake of the film below Bedtime Story (1964) w/ Brando, Niven, & Shirley Jones - don't have that one in my collection and the reviews are quite mixed, but seeing Marlon in a comedic role is fun - probably need to look for that on the TCM channel.  Dave :)



Cheers, Dave!  I had not seen the Scoundrels in an age, and while I have seen bits of the Redemption forever, this was at last the first time that I have seen it entire.  Both of them titles I am very happy to own  8)
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« Reply #25303 on: January 08, 2017, 12:52:31 PM »
Yesterday & last night, when not driving through, or shoveling, snow:

The Shawshank Redemption



If that is the one about when he was in prison with "Morgan Freeman" I saw it but only on TV and it put me in a dark place for 2 - 3 weeks I have never been effected like that before.
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« Reply #25304 on: January 08, 2017, 02:00:25 PM »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
2015 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 2h 15m

Thirty years after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and his young allies face a new threat from the evil Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) and the First Order.


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« Reply #25305 on: January 08, 2017, 02:15:45 PM »
If that is the one about when he was in prison with "Morgan Freeman" I saw it but only on TV and it put me in a dark place for 2 - 3 weeks I have never been effected like that before.

There are human characters worse than some of King's horror novels.
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« Reply #25306 on: January 10, 2017, 04:12:16 PM »
Thanks, Milos ! Last year in Cannes there was a buzz over Toni Erdmann.

I kinda liked it.. it is too long but the 'payoff' in the final twenty minutes or so is worth it, I think. Very cathartic.

Also saw La La Land recently, lovely movie. Nothing groundbreaking about it and I'd like to get more emotionally involved with the characters, but it has a good heart and the songs are memorable and fun.

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« Reply #25307 on: January 10, 2017, 04:26:41 PM »


Jason Bourne

Enjoyed this more than some others seem to have, even if it added nothing much to the larger Bourne story and was just a succession of chases and fights. Especially liked Alicia Vikander as the laser-focused analyst, and the depiction of a frightening leap forward in surveillance technology. On the minus side Tommy Lee Jones was wasted as a typical amoral agency man and Vincent Cassell plays exactly the same henchman he plays interchangeably in half his filmography. Worst of all was the idiotic decisions made regarding Julia Stiles' long-standing recurring character.

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« Reply #25308 on: January 11, 2017, 02:12:41 AM »
Last night, Stan Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm: Portrait of a Jazz Legend.  Most enjoyable.
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« Reply #25309 on: January 11, 2017, 02:20:59 AM »
So the other day I watched Starship Troopers.  My only question for now is . . . Rasczak is shown a soldier whose brain has been sucked out (sorry if that's a spoiler), so that means that the Brain Bug had visited that outpost, right?
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« Reply #25310 on: January 11, 2017, 03:46:59 AM »
Deadpool
2016 ‧ Fantasy/Science fiction film ‧ 1h 48m

Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) is a former Special Forces operative who now works as a mercenary. His world comes crashing down when evil scientist Ajax (Ed Skrein) tortures, disfigures and transforms him into Deadpool. The rogue experiment leaves Deadpool with accelerated healing powers and a twisted sense of humor. With help from mutant allies Colossus and Negasonic Teenage Warhead (Brianna Hildebrand), Deadpool uses his new skills to hunt down the man who nearly destroyed his life.


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« Reply #25311 on: January 11, 2017, 07:00:54 AM »
Woody Allen's Everything you always wanted to know about sex
84 minutes, no commentary track to require a second playing
Some episodes are quite funny still.

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« Reply #25312 on: January 11, 2017, 08:28:32 AM »


As usual by the Dardennes, a gloomy, profoundly disturbing story with no conclusive ending.
Palme d'or in Cannes, 2005, well deserved IMHO.

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« Reply #25313 on: January 11, 2017, 04:57:40 PM »
Last night, Stan Kenton: Artistry in Rhythm: Portrait of a Jazz Legend.  Most enjoyable.

I actually still have the LP Artistry in Rhythm I was a devoted fan of Stan the man in my teens.
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« Reply #25314 on: January 11, 2017, 05:57:09 PM »
Going My Way (1944) w/ Bing Crosby, Barry Fitzgerald, et al - off my DVR (also have on DVD-R) - waiting for a BD?  Nominated for 10 Oscars and winner of 7, including Best Picture - highly recommended! The follow-up film the following year was The Bells of St. Mary's which I do own the BD - just not sure why this previous movie has not been restored - the audio is worth the effort IMO - Dave :)

 

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« Reply #25315 on: January 12, 2017, 01:50:42 AM »
Best Actor, Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?

Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?
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« Reply #25316 on: January 12, 2017, 08:14:27 AM »
Best Actor, Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?

Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?
So Bing Crosby has won Best Actor but Peter O'Toole and Cary Grant didn't?

EDIT: Cary Grant was nominated for two Oscars, both during WWII; he never won a Golden Globe, either, or a BAFTA, and his highest achievement with the New York Film Critics Circle was third place. But he did win the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for "North by Northwest".
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« Reply #25317 on: January 12, 2017, 08:22:35 AM »
Best Actor, Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?

Bing Crosby?

Best Actor?

Given the competition that year, not as implausible as it sounds: Alexander Knox as President Wilson, Cary Grant as a Cockney lowlife, Charles Boyer as a villianous husband, and Barry Fitzgerald.  Ethel Barrymore won Best Supporting Actress for the role of Grant's  mother, and Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress for playing Boyer's victim wife.

.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Academy_Awards

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« Reply #25318 on: January 12, 2017, 08:33:51 AM »
So Bing Crosby has won Best Actor but Peter O'Toole and Cary Grant didn't?

EDIT: Cary Grant was nominated for two Oscars, both during WWII; he never won a Golden Globe, either, or a BAFTA, and his highest achievement with the New York Film Critics Circle was third place. But he did win the David di Donatello Award for Best Foreign Actor for "North by Northwest".

Given the competition that year, not as implausible as it sounds: Alexander Knox as President Wilson, Cary Grant as a Cockney lowlife, Charles Boyer as a villianous husband, and Barry Fitzgerald.  Ethel Barrymore won Best Supporting Actress for the role of Grant's  mother, and Ingrid Bergman won Best Actress for playing Boyer's victim wife.

.https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/17th_Academy_Awards


I appreciate the added color;  even as I was simply shrugging my virtual shoulders at the idea of a crooner who (I do not think it does him any great injustice) is not particularly an actor, being recognized as the year's Best Actor, I presumed that it was (shall we say) a lean year as the great War wore on.

(I do need to watch Gaslight, having heard so much about it, particularly this last twelvemonth . . . .)

[ Am I doing The Bing an injustice?  I admit I am recalling his acting in (what I have watched of) various Road to — movies, and possibly have no experience of his . . . craft otherwise. ]
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« Reply #25319 on: January 12, 2017, 10:44:43 AM »
 
    When I think of Bing Crosby as an actor it's mostly The Country Girl, from the play by Barton Fink Clifford Odets. I don't think Crosby did anything that serious before or after.
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