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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29280 on: September 19, 2019, 07:30:05 AM »
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This is fine, taut thriller. It is worth your time.
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« Reply #29281 on: September 19, 2019, 09:43:33 AM »
Watched A Serious Man again, last night.
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« Reply #29282 on: September 20, 2019, 07:32:28 AM »
We Bought a Zoo





This is a feel good story with the typical Hollywood message of good conquering adversity despite all odds.
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« Reply #29283 on: September 20, 2019, 09:34:31 AM »
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This is a feel good story with the typical Hollywood message of good conquering adversity despite all odds.


Well, that's very unlike A Serious Man 8)
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« Reply #29284 on: September 20, 2019, 09:40:11 AM »
Well, that's very unlike A Serious Man 8)

I have not seen A Serious Man but I trust your judgement Karl.
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« Reply #29285 on: September 20, 2019, 10:02:28 AM »
I have not seen A Serious Man but I trust your judgement Karl.

The inscription for the movie is "Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you," but the main character experiences so relentless an assault of bad fortune, the epigram comes to seem like a sarcasm. Kind of a modern Job in the American Midwest.
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« Reply #29286 on: September 20, 2019, 12:02:13 PM »
The inscription for the movie is "Receive with simplicity everything that happens to you," but the main character experiences so relentless an assault of bad fortune, the epigram comes to seem like a sarcasm. Kind of a modern Job in the American Midwest.

Cheers Karl and thank you for the added comment.
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« Reply #29288 on: September 21, 2019, 03:12:38 AM »
I have never been heavily into James Bond movies, but I have enjoyed especially Roger Moore's Bond. About 2 months ago I got interested again. Bond-movies are not the best movies in the World, but they are entertaining, fun to watch. I bought the Bond movies on Blu-ray (Dr. No to Skyfall) for about 60 euros. I have never cared for Timothy Dalton's and Pierce Brosnan's Bond movies. I had seen Daniel Graig's first 2 Bond-movies, but not Skyfall or Spectre. Casino Royale is ok, Quantum of Solace is bad. Then I see Skyfall. Wow! So good! So well directed by Sam Mendes! Really liked it. Bond finally re-invented the right way after decades! So I wanted to see Spectre too, because it's also directed by Sam Mendes. Luckily it was just shown on TV and I saw it liking it as much as Skyfall! What an unexpected turn. I have only two (minor) things to complain about Skyfall and Spectre:

1. Extremely blant title songs by Adele and Sam Smith. Really boring and syrupy stuff!
2. Yellow tepid tint of the picture. Why can't they emulate "technicolor" picture? I love the colors of early Bond movies.
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« Reply #29289 on: September 21, 2019, 03:38:58 AM »
 True Grit (1969)
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« Reply #29290 on: September 21, 2019, 03:56:17 AM »
I have never been heavily into James Bond movies, but I have enjoyed especially Roger Moore's Bond. About 2 months ago I got interested again. Bond-movies are not the best movies in the World, but they are entertaining, fun to watch. I bought the Bond movies on Blu-ray (Dr. No to Skyfall) for about 60 euros. I have never cared for Timothy Dalton's and Pierce Brosnan's Bond movies. I had seen Daniel Graig's first 2 Bond-movies, but not Skyfall or Spectre. Casino Royale is ok, Quantum of Solace is bad. Then I see Skyfall. Wow! So good! So well directed by Sam Mendes! Really liked it. Bond finally re-invented the right way after decades! So I wanted to see Spectre too, because it's also directed by Sam Mendes. Luckily it was just shown on TV and I saw it liking it as much as Skyfall! What an unexpected turn. I have only two (minor) things to complain about Skyfall and Spectre:

1. Extremely blant title songs by Adele and Sam Smith. Really boring and syrupy stuff!
2. Yellow tepid tint of the picture. Why can't they emulate "technicolor" picture? I love the colors of early Bond movies.

I'm not really into Bond movies either, but the acclaim of Skyfall when it was released persuaded me to go see it at the cinema, and it was superb. I ended up telling quite a lot of other people that if you were ever going to go see a Bond movie, this was the one to go see.
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« Reply #29291 on: September 21, 2019, 04:22:01 AM »
Good one.  The remake with Jeff Bridges is modern take on this book; contrary to the norm it is as good if not better than the original.

Agreed.
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« Reply #29292 on: September 21, 2019, 04:23:48 AM »
I'm not really into Bond movies either, but the acclaim of Skyfall when it was released persuaded me to go see it at the cinema, and it was superb. I ended up telling quite a lot of other people that if you were ever going to go see a Bond movie, this was the one to go see.

Not at all a bad suggestion!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29293 on: September 21, 2019, 04:38:45 AM »
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I particularly like this film. Two brothers of very different character find themselves in a particular situation. The development of this situation and the relationship between the brothers is the essence of the film.
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« Reply #29294 on: September 21, 2019, 04:46:36 AM »
True Grit (1969)

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Good one.  The remake with Jeff Bridges is modern take on this book; contrary to the norm it is as good if not better than the original.


I remember the original but I have not seen the remake.
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« Reply #29295 on: September 21, 2019, 09:35:36 AM »
      Ian Fleming played a not inconsequential role in spook history. The CIA says:

It wasn’t until World War II broke out that Fleming found his true calling. Although he never saw combat, he held a series of important desk jobs, and was part of a team which traveled to the United States to meet with Colonel “Wild Bill Donovan” and helped write the blueprint for the new Office of the Coordinator of Information, which turned into the Office of Strategic Services. This, of course, was the organization which preceded the creation of the CIA.

     Bond was the guy Fleming wanted to be, and to a minor extent, was.
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« Reply #29296 on: September 21, 2019, 09:43:06 AM »
      Ian Fleming played a not inconsequential role in spook history. The CIA says:

It wasn’t until World War II broke out that Fleming found his true calling. Although he never saw combat, he held a series of important desk jobs, and was part of a team which traveled to the United States to meet with Colonel “Wild Bill Donovan” and helped write the blueprint for the new Office of the Coordinator of Information, which turned into the Office of Strategic Services. This, of course, was the organization which preceded the creation of the CIA.

     Bond was the guy Fleming wanted to be, and to a minor extent, was.

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« Reply #29297 on: September 22, 2019, 04:10:59 AM »
The Road





This is a post apocalyptic film in which a father takes his son “on the road” from the mountains in winter with the aim of heading south to the sea. The film follows the journey and depicts the trials and tribulations along the way through which the father tries to teach his son valuable Life and survival lessons. The film is well done and is definitely worth a watch.
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« Reply #29298 on: September 22, 2019, 11:33:06 AM »
The Road





This is a post apocalyptic film in which a father takes his son “on the road” from the mountains in winter with the aim of heading south to the sea. The film follows the journey and depicts the trials and tribulations along the way through which the father tries to teach his son valuable Life and survival lessons. The film is well done and is definitely worth a watch.


I'm sure, though I admit that even the trailer is so bleak, I've been frighted off.

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« Reply #29299 on: September 22, 2019, 12:32:42 PM »



I'm sure, though I admit that even the trailer is so bleak, I've been frighted off.


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Cormac McCarthy is just about my favorite author, but I haven't enjoyed the movies based on his books.  The books are so good, and except for No Country for Old Men, the movies have been pretty bad interpretations of them. 



Yes it is a bleak one Karl and, if the film is a relatively poor interpretation of the book, then the book must be a desolate read.
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