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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29060 on: July 08, 2019, 03:16:54 PM »
Also, what I neglected to report: re-watchings of Raising Arizona and Otto Preminger's Laura.
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« Reply #29061 on: July 08, 2019, 04:39:31 PM »
Also, what I neglected to report: re-watchings of Raising Arizona and Otto Preminger's Laura.

👍 - own both and enjoy!  Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29062 on: July 09, 2019, 05:59:31 AM »
Rewatched The Big Lebowski

As before, mixed feelings. Lots of good things, but also a heavy hand.  There is a sequel in the works, The Jesus Rolls

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29063 on: July 09, 2019, 07:44:14 AM »
The Dirty Dozen





I have not seen this film in at least two decades and I found that it still held up well.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29064 on: July 09, 2019, 07:45:38 AM »
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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« Reply #29065 on: July 09, 2019, 11:56:44 AM »
The Dirty Dozen





I have not seen this film in at least two decades and I found that it still held up well.
Yeah, I was surprised when I watched it again last fall. It had blended in my memory with Kelly's Heroes and a few other films from the era, but it’s better than they were.

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« Reply #29066 on: July 09, 2019, 12:44:18 PM »
Yeah, I was surprised when I watched it again last fall. It had blended in my memory with Kelly's Heroes and a few other films from the era, but it’s better than they were.

Yes, good point. Perhaps that was my perception too.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29067 on: July 09, 2019, 01:08:38 PM »
The Blues Brothers. Only now did I learn that the clerk who receives the tax monies, is Stephen Spielberg.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29068 on: July 10, 2019, 06:57:59 AM »
Cold Skin





A very interesting film which depicts the tortured relationship between two men in the face of adversity.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29069 on: July 10, 2019, 05:56:21 PM »
A Midsummer Night's Sex Comedy.

My enjoyment of this is warmer, this second go.
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« Reply #29070 on: July 10, 2019, 09:29:31 PM »
The Help, 2011

Good enough, if obvious, but overlong.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29071 on: July 11, 2019, 01:36:52 AM »
Two classic films I recently saw at an outdoor cinema in Athens: Murder dy Death and Monsieur Verdoux. Both are favourites that I hadn't watched in many years. Outdoor cinemas are a quintessential part of Greek summer and they show both the season's popular and blockbuster films as well as classic and auteur films in a nostalgic jasmin-, basil- and honeysuckle-scented setting open to the stars (and sometimes, as in our case, stunning views of the Acropolis).

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« Reply #29072 on: July 11, 2019, 04:14:49 AM »
Two classic films I recently saw at an outdoor cinema in Athens: Murder dy Death and Monsieur Verdoux. Both are favourites that I hadn't watched in many years. Outdoor cinemas are a quintessential part of Greek summer and they show both the season's popular and blockbuster films as well as classic and auteur films in a nostalgic jasmin-, basil- and honeysuckle-scented setting open to the stars (and sometimes, as in our case, stunning views of the Acropolis).

Lovely!

Curiously, I remember seeing Murder by Death in the cinema, when it opened.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29073 on: July 11, 2019, 06:16:04 AM »

     Recently I watched Le chant du loup, a French film about submarines. I'm a sucker for movies with subs in them. The movie has this cool actor Reda Kateb, who you'll recognize from Zero Dark Thirty and a season of Engrenages, the great French cop show.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29074 on: July 13, 2019, 02:18:37 AM »
The Scandinavian Film Festival is on here again.

Icelandic film A White, White Day (Hvítur, Hvítur Dagur) apparently got plenty of favourable reviews at Cannes this year. Personally I'm not sure why. Yes, I get that there can be a real artiness to all these uncomfortably long shots, but I've seen plenty of other films that made me more interested in what I was being shown. For me there were too many sequences that were just a bit tedious.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29075 on: July 13, 2019, 03:20:00 AM »
Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story. I understand there's a yet newer biopic out.
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« Reply #29076 on: July 13, 2019, 05:12:06 AM »


Didn't know anything more about this film going in other than that it won the Cannes Palm d'or, which was probably the best way to approach it.

Suffice it to say that my friend and I decide that not only was this excellent, but that over the next few weeks we'd be watching what ever we could by director  Hirokazu Kore-eda.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29077 on: July 15, 2019, 07:06:24 AM »
Dr. Zhivago





I had not watched this in many years and I still enjoyed it.
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« Reply #29078 on: July 15, 2019, 07:36:47 AM »
Orson Welles Chimes at Midnight
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29079 on: July 15, 2019, 08:05:49 AM »
Susan & I just returned from a 4-night stay at the Homestead Resort (last 2 pics below) in the Virginia Mountains (just a 4-hr drive) for our 49th Anniversary - probably our 4th+ visit there since the mid-80s - watched a few films just before our departure and one for me off Amazon last night:

Fugitive (1993) w/ Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones, et al - watched w/ Susan and cannot believe the film has been around for a quarter of a century!  But, we still enjoy both main stars - of course, unbelievable escapes from the Federal Marshall service - excellent Roger Ebert Review for those not familiar w/ the story and the TV series years ago w/ David Janssen - recommended.

John Wick (2014) and John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) w/ Keanu Reeves as the super assassin John Wick - synopsis of the the first film below - both streamed from Amazon for just me - these are ACTION films w/ Wick killing dozens (and dozens!) of 'villains' after him, and using all sorts of deadly methods, including pencils - of course, these are fantasy films but I did enjoy both and plan to also stream the new third one out in the theaters now, when available - however, will not be purchases for me - BUT, Reeves somewhat limited acting style (IMO - although I loved the first Matrix film) fits nicely into this role.  Recommended if a fan of this genre - read the reviews if unsure.  Dave :)

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Legendary assassin John Wick (Keanu Reeves) retired from his violent career after marrying the love of his life. Her sudden death leaves John in deep mourning. When sadistic mobster Iosef Tarasov (Alfie Allen) and his thugs steal John's prized car and kill the puppy that was a last gift from his wife, John unleashes the remorseless killing machine within and seeks vengeance. Meanwhile, Iosef's father (Michael Nyqvist) -- John's former colleague -- puts a huge bounty on John's head.