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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31320 on: June 02, 2021, 12:22:43 AM »
The Fourth Kind





This film is an interesting one. It presumes to be based on fact but, in reality, it is largely totally fictitious. It deals with the subject of alien abduction but from a different angle than which is usual. It is a very compelling and outwardly convincing film but it is based on the slimist of evidence. Nonetheless, it is a compelling watch if one is interested in this subject matter. I really liked it. I thought that it was convincing. It is very interesting in how it is constructed and presented. It is worth your time if you are interested in the subject matter in any way.
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« Reply #31321 on: June 02, 2021, 02:16:27 AM »
     I used to read the Boston Phoenix and the The Real Paper for local news coverage and movie reviews.

Fred Barron, who had written for both The Boston Phoenix and The Real Paper, used his alternative newspaper experiences as the basis for a screenplay, Between the Lines, filmed in 1977 by Joan Micklin Silver.

     I should watch the film if I get a chance.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31322 on: June 02, 2021, 08:51:29 AM »
The Book of Eli.  Really liked this.

Indeed, I watched it again last night.  The theme of the screenplay is essentially: the Bible will survive the wicked men who are determined to misuse it ("a weapon targeted at the hearts and minds of the weak and desperate") That said, the theme is not itself a bludgeon, by any means.  Denzel Washington's character is something of a "negative print" of John Wick.  Gary Oldman is the thoroughly self-centered cynical mob boss in a post-apocalyptic small town. Jennifer Beals and Mila Kunis, a mother and daughter under his thumb.  Great cameo for Tom Waits. Subtle but powerful score. Did I say I really like this?
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« Reply #31323 on: June 02, 2021, 01:20:15 PM »
I quibbled that if that Bible was going to be the way it turned out to be it would have to be much much bigger.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31324 on: June 02, 2021, 04:53:55 PM »
I quibbled that if that Bible was going to be the way it turned out to be it would have to be much much bigger.

I could see that (so to speak)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31325 on: June 02, 2021, 05:08:50 PM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31326 on: June 03, 2021, 12:44:13 AM »
It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and leave no doubt.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31327 on: June 03, 2021, 12:46:58 AM »
Dags...

do you like dags...?!?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31328 on: June 03, 2021, 12:51:55 AM »
Dags...

do you like dags...?!?

I wonder how much of the humour people miss by not being able to understand a lot of what Pitt actually says. He was really excellent!
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« Reply #31329 on: June 03, 2021, 01:00:48 AM »
Definitely one with subtitles for me  :laugh:
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« Reply #31330 on: June 03, 2021, 03:51:04 AM »
I wonder how much of the humour people miss by not being able to understand a lot of what Pitt actually says. He was really excellent!

+1. One of his best performances. That film is a hoot.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31331 on: June 03, 2021, 03:55:55 AM »
Dags...

do you like dags...?!?

Dags?

I like the waffing sound when they bork.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31332 on: June 03, 2021, 01:26:05 PM »
Still a wonderful film.  8)

Absolutely, though I feel it's predecessor (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is even better.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31333 on: June 03, 2021, 01:37:49 PM »
Absolutely, though I feel it's predecessor (Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels) is even better.

About once every year or so I watch both consecutively. Total entertainment  8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31334 on: June 03, 2021, 01:52:42 PM »
Snatch is certainly fun, but for my money Rocknrolla is even better, though it doesn't seem to get as much love.

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« Reply #31335 on: June 03, 2021, 05:26:59 PM »
About once every year or so I watch both consecutively. Total entertainment  8)

I really love Revolver too, also directed by Guy Ritchie. Have you seen it?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31336 on: June 03, 2021, 05:27:30 PM »
Snatch is certainly fun, but for my money Rocknrolla is even better, though it doesn't seem to get as much love.

Ooooh! I will check that out, thanks!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31337 on: June 04, 2021, 12:53:06 AM »
I really love Revolver too, also directed by Guy Ritchie. Have you seen it?

Ooooh! I will check that out, thanks!

I have not seen Revolver but I would also recommend Rocknrolla.
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« Reply #31338 on: June 04, 2021, 09:43:46 AM »


Enjoyed this, though not as much as Revolver and Lock Stock.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31339 on: June 04, 2021, 04:25:20 PM »
I haven't seen Revolver. I might try and pick it up tonight.