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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29360 on: October 20, 2019, 11:49:19 AM »
Hunter Killer 





A well made action/war/political thriller that is not fast or furiously paced yet still has lots of tension and suspense throughout.
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« Reply #29361 on: October 23, 2019, 08:48:20 AM »
Hitman Redemption





I really liked this one and it deserves your time. The pace is slow but the content is of a high standard I thought. 
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« Reply #29362 on: October 23, 2019, 10:20:41 AM »
Last few nights, streamed the films below on my Apple TV - both were on my 'to see' list - Dave :)

Wildlife (2018) w/ Carey Mulligan, Jake Gyllenhaal, Ed Oxenbould, and Bill Camp - reviews: 6.9/10, IMDB; 94% Rotten Tomatoes; 3.7/5, Amazon - short first synopsis below; like Jake G. and looking forward to watching the film from the reviews, but rather slow and at times boring for me, the reasons for the lower ratings from the Amazonians - would have to do a 3.5/5 there - for those interested but not sure, then check the reviews.

Wild Rose (2018) w/ Jessie Buckley, Julie Walters, et al - short second synopsis below - reviews: 7.3/10, IMDB; 93% Rotten Tomatoes; 3.9/5, Amazon (unfairly downrated for problems w/ the Scottish accents) - Jessie Buckley (born 1989) is an Irish singer and actress w/ a wonderful voice (sounds like a country music singer) and the film has a great soundtrack - watched w/ Susan who had more trouble w/ the Scottish accents, so a consideration - some debate on the Amazon reviews about subtitles (I did not look, so no comment) - highly recommended.

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Fourteen-year-old Joe is the only child of Jeanette and Jerry -- a housewife and a golf pro -- in a small town in 1960s Montana. Nearby, an uncontrolled forest fire rages close to the Canadian border, and when Jerry loses his job -- and his sense of purpose -- he decides to join the cause of fighting the fire, leaving his wife and son to fend for themselves. Suddenly forced into the role of an adult, Joe witnesses his mother's struggle as she tries to keep her head above water.

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Fresh out of prison, a Scottish woman juggles her job and two children while pursuing her dream of becoming a country music star. She soon gets her chance when she travels to Nashville, Tenn., on a life-changing journey to discover her true voice.

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29363 on: October 23, 2019, 07:28:58 PM »
Blade Runner. If I were organized, I'd watch this next month in Los Angeles, I suppose.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29364 on: October 24, 2019, 08:16:23 AM »
27 Dresses





It was not my choice!! Honestly!!
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« Reply #29365 on: October 24, 2019, 09:34:45 AM »


A very enigmatic movie. Lots of loose ends litter the film, with the viewer left to tie - or not - the clues to the narrative. The exact opposite of Denis Villeneuve’s way (Incendies, Sicario, Arrival), where all the loose ends get tied up in the film’s last 5 minutes. Burning won the FIPRESCI prize at Cannes last year.



1933. A classic film of anarchy and fantasy. Clearly in the same line as René Clair (À nous la liberté) and even Bunuel. Lindsay Anderson’s If (1969) could not have seen the light of day without Zéro de conduite.

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« Reply #29366 on: October 24, 2019, 10:36:35 AM »
Yesterday, on ARTE: l'Allée du roi

<a href="https://www.youtube.com/v/z9KcvL8B6E0" target="_blank" class="new_win">https://www.youtube.com/v/z9KcvL8B6E0</a>

An excellent film. Superb actors (Dominique Blanc as madame de Maintenon!) , wonderful dialogues, magnificent sets (Versailles etc.) and real, exquisite music!
Director Nina Companeez 1995 film is based on a novel  by Françoise Chandernagor,  L'allée du roi/The King's Way, memories of Madame de Maintenon - Françoise d'Aubigné, marquise de Maintenon, the second wife of Louis XIV.

Initially destined for TV, it was broadcast in two episodes (almost 4 hours) and later recut for cinema (106 min.).
What the film possibly lacks in (cinematografic) originality, is compensated in elegance, poetry, refinement and emotion.
A thing of beauty!
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« Reply #29367 on: October 24, 2019, 11:19:57 AM »
Lots of loose ends litter the film, with the viewer left to tie - or not - the clues to the narrative.

That was also true of Secret Sunshine.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29368 on: October 24, 2019, 01:47:31 PM »
27 Dresses

 

It was not my choice!! Honestly!!

Well, must be a 'chick flick'?  :P 8)  The Amazonians seem to like the $8 DVD deal for 4 movies (insertion above) - Dave  :laugh:

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« Reply #29369 on: October 26, 2019, 03:12:44 PM »



Zombieland Double Tap.  An enjoyable zombie related entertainment.  Not great cinema, but that's OK.  Bill Murray steals the movie again.
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« Reply #29370 on: October 26, 2019, 03:57:30 PM »


Silly fun with heart. Watched Season 01 prior to seeing this.
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« Reply #29371 on: October 27, 2019, 12:53:02 PM »
NEXT movie I’ll watch: The King.


https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=svVykTznk9Q


Coming up on Netflix next Friday.

Prince Hal is a fascinating, complex character. Hopefully director Michôd and lead Timothée Chalamet will be up to the task.

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« Reply #29372 on: October 27, 2019, 01:54:13 PM »
So I Married an Axe Murderer. Great fun!
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« Reply #29373 on: October 27, 2019, 02:01:35 PM »
So I Married an Axe Murderer. Great fun!
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« Reply #29374 on: October 27, 2019, 02:12:28 PM »
All Scottish cooking is based on a dare.

Truly!
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« Reply #29375 on: October 27, 2019, 03:45:23 PM »
"Twas a brae mon that first did eat an oyster."
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"He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating of oysters"
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« Reply #29376 on: October 27, 2019, 03:48:36 PM »
"Twas a brae mon that first did eat an oyster."
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I saw canned haggis for sale the other day. I kid you not.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #29377 on: October 28, 2019, 05:40:08 AM »
Scarface





Always enjoyable.
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« Reply #29378 on: October 28, 2019, 05:41:33 AM »





Well, must be a 'chick flick'?  :P 8) 

Correct and right  ;)
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« Reply #29379 on: October 28, 2019, 09:44:21 AM »
Last night, because sometimes you just want to feel good: The African Queen.
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