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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30060 on: May 13, 2020, 11:46:43 PM »
Big Night





Two Italian born brothers with different standards and ideals try to run a restaurant in the Italian community in America. As the film progresses the underlying tensions and differences between the two emerge. It is a touching and human story that is well worth a watch.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30061 on: May 14, 2020, 03:19:42 PM »
"Oh it was gorgeousness and gorgeosity made flesh." (Anthony Burgess)

"That wouldn't be believable. Well, not if you don't believe it" (Trick, 1999).

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30062 on: May 14, 2020, 05:32:21 PM »
Dubbed, but you likely won't notice: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gCowIGE8JmM

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30063 on: May 21, 2020, 02:21:33 AM »


Second watch. Undemanding, but well made, and you'd be forgiven for believing they really did shoot this in Iraq.

The commentary track led me to a book on the WMD stuff called Imperial Life In The Emerald City, which hadn't been on my radar before, and also to the original WMD fabricator "Curveball":

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30064 on: May 21, 2020, 04:18:17 AM »
Forces of Nature





This is a sort of Rom Com but one with a difference as two conflicting personalities are thrown together by a set of circumstances. It is amusing and watchable.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30065 on: May 21, 2020, 08:27:47 AM »
Well, we've watched a few old films on DVD-R and streamed one last night from Netflix:

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) w/ Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon, Gene Lockhart, et al - with an uncanny resemblance to Lincoln, Massey is just outstanding in this bioptic (i.e. the pre-Washington, D.C. era), and Gordon's portrayal of Mary Todd is one of the more realistic performances on film IMO - a MUST for anyone interested in Lincoln.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1939) w/ Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, & Rex Ingram as Jim - of course, based on the Mark Twain novel - back in the early 1980s, Susan & I saw Big River on Broadway, an excellent musical on the same topic w/ music/lyrics by Roger Miller (own the soundtrack on CD) - as I recall John Goodman played 'Pap Finn' and was the hit of the show for me!  If a fan of Twain's Mississippi River stories, then recommended.

Uncorked (2020) w/ Courtney B. Vance, Lashun Pollard, Michael Mobley, et al - one sentence synopsis below - streamed from Netflix - being a 'wine lover' all of my adult life, I enjoyed the film - may be less interesting to others; soundtrack has a lot of rap-type music (not my thing, but fit the movie fine) - certainly, if you are into wine and want to see some of the steps along the way to becoming a 'sommelier', the recommended.  Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30066 on: May 21, 2020, 10:14:48 AM »
Well, we've watched a few old films on DVD-R and streamed one last night from Netflix:

Abe Lincoln in Illinois (1940) w/ Raymond Massey, Ruth Gordon, Gene Lockhart, et al - with an uncanny resemblance to Lincoln, Massey is just outstanding in this bioptic (i.e. the pre-Washington, D.C. era), and Gordon's portrayal of Mary Todd is one of the more realistic performances on film IMO - a MUST for anyone interested in Lincoln.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The (1939) w/ Mickey Rooney, Walter Connolly, William Frawley, & Rex Ingram as Jim - of course, based on the Mark Twain novel - back in the early 1980s, Susan & I saw Big River on Broadway, an excellent musical on the same topic w/ music/lyrics by Roger Miller (own the soundtrack on CD) - as I recall John Goodman played 'Pap Finn' and was the hit of the show for me!  If a fan of Twain's Mississippi River stories, then recommended.

Uncorked (2020) w/ Courtney B. Vance, Lashun Pollard, Michael Mobley, et al - one sentence synopsis below - streamed from Netflix - being a 'wine lover' all of my adult life, I enjoyed the film - may be less interesting to others; soundtrack has a lot of rap-type music (not my thing, but fit the movie fine) - certainly, if you are into wine and want to see some of the steps along the way to becoming a 'sommelier', the recommended.  Dave :)

   

Most interesting, Dave; I don't think I could take Mickey Rooney as Huck Finn . . . .
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30067 on: May 21, 2020, 08:03:40 PM »


A beautiful young organ player survives a tragic car accident only to be haunted by a sinister ghost who draws here to an abandoned carnival where the dead reign. Along the way she realizes life is a blessing and a curse. For 1962, an intriguing film.   
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30068 on: May 22, 2020, 12:57:06 AM »
Breaking In





This is a standard enough break in plot but with a slight difference which makes it more entertaining and watchable.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30069 on: May 22, 2020, 06:49:50 AM »
Most interesting, Dave; I don't think I could take Mickey Rooney as Huck Finn . . . .

Hi Karl:laugh:  Yep, there is an 'Andy Hardy' persona about Huck (he made several of those films around then!), and I expected Judy Garland to 'pop up' in the next scene - the following year, he made Young Tom Edison w/ the wonderful Faith Bainter as his mother.  Dave :)

 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30070 on: May 22, 2020, 05:15:03 PM »
On, in the background:

"That wouldn't be believable. Well, not if you don't believe it" (Trick, 1999).

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30071 on: May 23, 2020, 01:08:30 PM »


I liked this considerably more than the critical savaging its had tells me I should.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30072 on: May 23, 2020, 01:17:16 PM »
Yet several more 'oldies' from my DVD-R collection:

All the King's Men (1949) w/ Broderick Crawford, John Ireland, Mercedes McCambridge, and Joanne Dru. Though a fictional character, Crawford plays Willie Stark, who strongly resembles Louisiana governor Huey Long; based on the 1946 Robert Penn Warren novel of the same name.  The film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, winning 3 Oscars including 'Best Picture' and 'Best Actor' for Broderick Crawford, who beat out John Wayne (Sands of Iwo Jima), the actor originally offered the part as Stark; not sure that Wayne could have pulled off the role as well as Broderick?

Along Came Jones (1945) w/ Gary Cooper, Loretta Young, William Demarest, and Dan Duryea. Low budget B-Western 'comedy' w/ Coop as 'Melody Jones' - just a fun film w/ Loretta looking 'deliciously' attractive.  Dave :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30073 on: May 23, 2020, 02:56:14 PM »
Captain America: the First Avenger.

As I move through the Marvel Cinematic Universe... honestly, I think this was more mindless than usual.
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« Reply #30074 on: May 23, 2020, 08:53:46 PM »


Superb not only in its recreation of time and place, but in trusting the audience to find the drama before the climax in the debate of ideas.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30075 on: May 23, 2020, 09:18:01 PM »
Two contrasting films over the last two days, both of which I greatly enjoyed. I'd seen 1917 at the cinema but enjoyed it just as much on DVD:
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« Reply #30076 on: May 24, 2020, 04:25:51 AM »



Rewatched The Other Guys.  Still funny, but its time-specific jokes date it.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30077 on: May 24, 2020, 04:42:42 AM »
The Wrong Missy - good, stupid fun
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30078 on: May 24, 2020, 10:09:55 AM »


Rewatched The Other Guys.  Still funny, but its time-specific jokes date it.

Under 8 movies again?  :D
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« Reply #30079 on: May 24, 2020, 01:20:52 PM »
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