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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30520 on: September 14, 2020, 11:13:24 AM »
Woman of the Year (1942) w/ Spencer Tracy, Katharine Hepburn, Fay Bainter, and others.  Short synopsis below; a Criterion BD production w/ a 2K restoration and uncompressed monaural sound, plus hours of special features!  We enjoyed this film more that their 1952 movie Pat and Mike; the stars were 10 years younger and looking great (as below), the script is better and even at times contemporary - not to be missed in this film is Tracy trying to explain baseball to Hepburn, and at the end Katie's attempt to make breakfast, still hilarious.  Highly recommended!  Dave :)

 

That's a fun flick that I watched not too long ago. Although I didn't watch it in the Criterion Edition, which is bound to have given me a considerably lesser product. Still, fun it was. I think this followed watching "Bringing up Baby".

Tonight: The Princess Bride; finished the movie with my stepdaughter after starting it on Friday when she and mother both fell asleep during it, after a long day. :-)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30521 on: September 14, 2020, 11:26:47 AM »
Last night, on a thumb's-up/thumb's-down mission: Superman Returns (2006) Bryan Singer

Conclusion: Thumb's Down

Ultimately overwrought and diffuse, too little payoff for the time investment. The disc came in a package with the two Richard Donner movies.


I remember back when that film was released one critic called it Superman vs. real estate.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30522 on: September 14, 2020, 11:43:05 AM »

I remember back when that film was released one critic called it Superman vs. real estate.

Painfully apt.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30523 on: September 14, 2020, 04:38:04 PM »
Broadway Danny Rose
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30524 on: September 14, 2020, 11:28:46 PM »
Broadway Danny Rose
My favorite Woody Allen film.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30525 on: September 15, 2020, 01:53:50 AM »
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

Finally saw this much praised movie. I have tried to watch this on TV several times in the past, but the version they have been showing has been  for some reason letter- and pillar-boxed (widescreen within 4:3 picture the way early DVDs sometimes were!) and I don't watch such crap. Now I tried again and the picture was very good HD. I was a bit sceptical if I like this movie, but to my surprise it was much better than I expected. The story moved forward well at a good pace and Darabont's directing is good. Even the music is pretty good. Sure, the ending of this movie is predictable as hell, but who cares? A good movie for sure.   :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30526 on: September 15, 2020, 07:19:29 AM »
My favorite Woody Allen film.

It is wonderful.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30527 on: September 15, 2020, 07:20:32 AM »
The Shawshank Redemption (Frank Darabont, 1994)

Finally saw this much praised movie. I have tried to watch this on TV several times in the past, but the version they have been showing has been  for some reason letter- and pillar-boxed (widescreen within 4:3 picture the way early DVDs sometimes were!) and I don't watch such crap. Now I tried again and the picture was very good HD. I was a bit sceptical if I like this movie, but to my surprise it was much better than I expected. The story moved forward well at a good pace and Darabont's directing is good. Even the music is pretty good. Sure, the ending of this movie is predictable as hell, but who cares? A good movie for sure.   :)

Glad you enjoyed it!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30528 on: September 15, 2020, 07:29:19 AM »
Glad you enjoyed it!

Well, from Bringing Up Baby through The Princess Bride, Broadway Danny Rose, and The Shawshank Redemption, also on some of my favorites, and all touching on a variety of movie genres - great selection of films!  Dave :)

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« Reply #30529 on: September 15, 2020, 07:39:17 AM »
Cheers, Dave!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30530 on: September 15, 2020, 10:36:42 AM »
Re-watching The Lord of the Rings ( and shaking my head at the realization that the films are nearly twenty years old ).

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« Reply #30531 on: September 15, 2020, 10:43:38 AM »
Re-watching The Lord of the Rings ( and shaking my head at the realization that the films are nearly twenty years old ).

In a hole in the ground,

LKB

Not a nasty wet hole, filled with the ends of worms....
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30532 on: September 15, 2020, 10:47:37 AM »
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« Reply #30533 on: September 15, 2020, 10:58:16 AM »
Not a nasty wet hole, filled with the ends of worms....

... and that mean's comfort.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30534 on: September 15, 2020, 11:43:53 PM »
The Judge





A high flying lawyer gets a call to say that his mother has just died. He returns home to his father [the judge] and his two brothers. His coming back into his dysfunctional family home with all of the relevant baggage therein from over the years lends for a very good story. It is also well acted out.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30535 on: September 16, 2020, 06:32:05 AM »
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears

Lots of fun and interesting plot twists with beautiful cinematography, costumes, and acting.  Based on the Australian t.v. series which were based on the novels (which I haven't seen yet, but hope to do so) and set in 1929.  Miss Fisher is a female detective:  charming, elegant, smart, witty...and definitely her own woman--much to the consternation of just about every male she meets.  Was interesting to find out that this project was able to reach fruition due to crowd fund-raising efforts by fans of the show and some of whom made it into the film as extras!

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30536 on: September 16, 2020, 07:22:19 AM »
The commitments What an awesome movie if you like blues and comedy, the film make me laugh to tears all the characters are interesting, I identified  whit the  hero of the movie, it's funny how thing  turn ugly in a band, people don't know that, and at the end of the movie when there drummer beat up the singer because he unpleasant and get all the ladies or  the hero waiting for Wilson Picket that seem to never come to see them, only when it's too late  :laugh:

There is so much to this movie, I wonder If they made an album  or if there real musician at least there fine actor, I rate this movie at least 3 on a scale of 1-7, thus said real good, very good comedy, great music in it, love it.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #30537 on: September 16, 2020, 08:20:36 AM »
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) w/ Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson, and others - short synopsis below - first, I love watching the Disney film Mary Poppins (own on bluray - but wife not a big fan); second, after dinner we watched the special about the Sherman brothers (Dick & Bob) on the Disney Channel (via my son's login - don't tell anyone!), and since they were such a part as Walt's 'songwriting team' in Poppins, had to rewatch the movie described - highly recommended to fans of Poppins and the Sherman's prolific output to so many Disney productions.  Dave :)

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Saving Mr. Banks is a 2013 period drama film directed by John Hancock from a screenplay written by Kelly Marcel and Sue Smith. Centered on the development of the 1964 film Mary Poppins, the film stars Emma Thompson as author P. L. Travers and Tom Hanks as film producer Walt Disney, with supporting performances by Paul Giamatti, Jason Schwartzman, Bradley Whitford, and Colin Farrell. Deriving its title from the father in Travers' story, the film depicts the author's tragic childhood in rural Queensland, and the two weeks of meetings during 1961 in Los Angeles, during which Disney attempts to obtain the screen rights to her novels. (Source)

 
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« Reply #30538 on: September 16, 2020, 09:02:52 AM »


A great film. This has often been criticized for portraying Hitler sympathetically but I don't think it's about that - it's simply about making him a three-dimensional character. Even someone like Hitler couldn't possibly think about the same thing for every single second of his life (although it undoubtedly WAS a huge obsession in his life) simply because it isn't possible for anyone, not even genocidal dictator like Adolf Hitler, to think every single second about same thing. He could get up in the morning, be nice to his secretary and then order the murder of six million innocent people. If anything such discrepancy of character makes it even scarier that such persons really have existed and will always exist.
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« Reply #30539 on: September 16, 2020, 06:51:41 PM »
Spaceballs
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