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Offline Bogey

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24440 on: August 23, 2016, 04:20:02 PM »
American President, The (1995) w/ Michael Douglas, Annette Bening, Martin Sheen, & Michael J. Fox; Rob Reiner, director - despite owning hundreds of commercial movies (about 2/3 now BDs) & a similar number of old DVD-Rs, Susan & I watch few movies together - she just has different tastes and also dislikes re-watching films; BUT, there are about a dozen that we will view once or twice a year, including the one below.

The Blu-ray Restoration is only average (i.e. 3.5/5 for both video & audio) but still an improvement over the DVD from the review.  Ratings: 6.8/10, IMDB; 4/4, Roger Ebert; 90%, Rotten Tomatoes; 4.6/5*, Amazon - I would certainly do a 4* on Amazon - Dave :)



I would do a 1 out of 10 on this one.  Can barely take either star and the pretentiousness was too thick to swallow for me Dave.



Really enjoyed this one.  8 out of 10 here.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24441 on: August 23, 2016, 04:27:34 PM »
Really enjoyed this one.  8 out of 10 here.



8/10 is fair!  I think Vincent Price's ruined Russian aristocrat nearly steals the show!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24442 on: August 23, 2016, 04:39:38 PM »
I would do a 1 out of 10 on this one.  Can barely take either star and the pretentiousness was too thick to swallow for me Dave.
Really? I thought it pretty good, especially the first half. But not liking either actor doesn't help.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24443 on: August 23, 2016, 05:01:29 PM »
I would do a 1 out of 10 on this one.  Can barely take either star and the pretentiousness was too thick to swallow for me Dave.

Well Bill, although we usually agree on films enjoyed - I must part the 'Red Sea' on your opinion above - hopefully, an exorcism will return you to your senses - ;)  Dave

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24444 on: August 23, 2016, 05:28:32 PM »
I would do a 1 out of 10 on this one.  Can barely take either star and the pretentiousness was too thick to swallow for me Dave.
Oh thank heavens. I thought I was the only one. I might not give it quite a 1, but below par for sure.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24445 on: August 23, 2016, 06:08:52 PM »
Oh thank heavens. I thought I was the only one. I might not give it quite a 1, but below par for sure.

Well, The American President remains a film enjoyed by my wife & I together (and there are not that many), and we will continue to watch and will relish in the opinion of the late and great Roger Ebert - there must be some justice on the planet!  ;)  Dave

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24446 on: Today at 03:28:18 AM »
BBC's The 21st Century's 25 greatest films ..

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160822-the-21st-centurys-25-greatest-films


Looks like decent enough list. I saw 17-18 of those 25 and expectedly there are films I thought should't be there and at least half dozen that I think should but aren't. Overall one could certainly do worse. For instance In the Mood for Love is in my all time top five regardless of the century.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24447 on: Today at 03:29:36 AM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24448 on: Today at 02:17:25 PM »
To Live
1952 ‧ Drama film ‧ 2h 23m

Mr. Watanabe suddenly finds that he has terminal cancer. He vows to make his final days meaningful. His attempts to communicate his anguish to his son and daughter-in-law lead only to heartbreak. Finally, inspired by an unselfish co-worker, he turns his efforts to bringing happiness to others by building a playground in a dreary slum neighborhood. When the park is finally completed, he is able to face death with peaceful acceptance.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24449 on: Today at 03:27:18 PM »
BBC's The 21st Century's 25 greatest films ..

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160822-the-21st-centurys-25-greatest-films


I've seen 20 of the 25, and I will not argue with the choices much, only that I would add Dancer in the Dark in the there somewhere, it's not even in the Top 100 which surprises me.  Otherwise it's a great list.

Some I was glad to see listed....
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)


For instance In the Mood for Love is in my all time top five regardless of the century.

Absolutely, Drasko. One of the best ever.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #24450 on: Today at 03:30:39 PM »
I've seen 20 of the 25, and I will not argue with the choices much, only that I would add Dancer in the Dark in the there somewhere, it's not even in the Top 100 which surprises me.  Otherwise it's a great list.

Some I was glad to see listed....
94. Let the Right One In (Tomas Alfredson, 2008)
73. Before Sunset (Richard Linklater, 2004)
69. Carol (Todd Haynes, 2015)
66. Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter…and Spring (Kim Ki-duk, 2003)
61. Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)
39. The New World (Terrence Malick, 2005)
38. City of God (Fernando Meirelles and Kátia Lund, 2002)
28. Talk to Her (Pedro Almodóvar, 2002)


Absolutely, Drasko. One of the best ever.

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