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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31160 on: April 26, 2021, 04:41:09 PM »
Tonight, and into tomorrow morning -

The entire Bourne (Damon/Renner) series, including the newest one from 2016, which I've never seen before, so I am very excited for that.

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Perennial favorite "pizza movies" in my house.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31161 on: April 27, 2021, 03:48:37 AM »
The Martian





I believe that I may have seen this film before, but I am not sure. A small number of scenes seemed familiar but that may have been in some trailer that I saw. It is neither a great film nor a poor one. I will probably watch it again in the future simply because I will have forgotten again that I have already watched before.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31162 on: April 27, 2021, 03:49:11 AM »
Have you seen Woody Allen's You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Fergus?

No, Karl, I have not.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31163 on: April 27, 2021, 05:52:14 AM »
Geo. Cukor's David Copperfield
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« Reply #31164 on: April 27, 2021, 06:43:12 AM »
...including the newest one from 2016, which I've never seen before, so I am very excited for that.

Don’t be, it’s not very good.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31165 on: April 27, 2021, 07:05:46 AM »
Don’t be, it’s not very good.

Another instance of a successful franchise being milked dry?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31166 on: April 27, 2021, 08:28:25 AM »
The Exception. Interesting war mystery involving events around the exiled Kaiser Wilhelm II and including a truly repulsive Himmler.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31167 on: April 27, 2021, 09:58:32 AM »
A Few Good Men (1992) w/ Tom Cruise, Jack Nicholson, Demi Moore, et al - a favorite courtroom film of mine that I watch at least once a year - I own the BD but had some iTunes credit and decided to replace with the 4K UHD digital version - just streamed and looks fabulous; review HERE w/ 4.5/5 ratings for video and sound; trying to clear out some of my optical storage space, so will donate the BD.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31168 on: April 27, 2021, 07:43:25 PM »
A perennial favorite of ours: William Wyler's Roman Holiday. Score by Georges Auric.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31169 on: April 28, 2021, 03:35:39 AM »
Excellent movie from 1951 about German P.O.W.'s being turned into spies for the allies late in World War II:

Decision Before Dawn





Richard Basehart, Oskar Werner, and Hildegard Knef and the rest of the cast give great portrayals of people spying on and surviving in Germany c. late 1944-1945. Filmed in Germany amid the rubble still there in the early 1950's.
 

Script by Peter Viertel, a German-American who was in the ancestor of the C.I.A. (O.S.S.) during World War II.
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« Reply #31170 on: April 28, 2021, 03:37:02 AM »
Excellent movie from 1951 about German P.O.W.'s being turned into spies for the allies late in World War II:

Decision Before Dawn





Richard Basehart, Oskar Werner, and Hildegard Knef and the rest of the cast give great portrayals of people spying on and surviving in Germany c. late 1944-1945. Filmed in Germany amid the rubble still there in the early 1950's.
 

Script by Peter Viertel, a German-American who was in the ancestor of the C.I.A. (O.S.S.) during World War II.

Nice!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31171 on: April 28, 2021, 05:05:58 PM »
Vincent Price inherits the world in The Last Man on Earth, the first of three movies based on Richard Matheson's I Am Legend.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31172 on: April 28, 2021, 06:04:46 PM »
Vincent Price inherits the world in The Last Man on Earth, the first of three movies based on Richard Matheson's I Am Legend.

Mister, there are a lot of daughters in there, including my own!
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31173 on: April 29, 2021, 06:34:20 AM »
The Game





A man receives a birthday present from his brother. The brother claims that it will be a life changing experience. The game can begin at any time and one does not know when it will or what to expect. However, what starts to happen and how quickly it all spirals out of control was something the man had not bargained for. It was a good thriller and a good watch again and it stood the test of time reasonably well.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31174 on: April 30, 2021, 05:10:43 AM »
John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King. Hadn't seen this in forever.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31175 on: May 01, 2021, 04:49:51 AM »

I hadn't seen this in many years. My memory is that I hadn't liked it as much as the critics. In a way, I've connected to Woody's kind of "realism" side more than his idea-type films. Broadway Danny Rose - my favorite - is more of an homage to borscht-belt comedy, as well as realism in European cinema; Annie Hall a mix between absurd comedy and a real deconstruction of a relationship, Hannah and Her Sisters...etc. On the other hand you have films like Midnight in Paris and Purple Rose, films that Allen clearly thought were clever ideas in the abstract. Having said all that, I quite enjoyed Purple Rose of Cairo after all these years. It's a pure fantasy, extremely well filmed by Gordon Willis, who perfectly captures the aesthetic of early black and white talkies, and it's uproariously funny and inventive (Zoe Caldwell, who was a tony-award winning Broadway Actress rarely appearing on film, is hilarious as the countess).   

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« Reply #31176 on: May 01, 2021, 04:58:56 AM »
Brian de Palma's The Untouchables
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31177 on: May 01, 2021, 05:12:10 AM »


Really enjoyed this. The ending comment by Barry was particularly touching.
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« Reply #31178 on: May 01, 2021, 04:46:54 PM »
Soylent Green
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« Reply #31179 on: May 01, 2021, 05:00:13 PM »


Documentary on the short unhappy life of playwright Andrea Dunbar (author of Rita, Sue And Bob Too), told largely through the memories of her equally troubled daughters, with taped interviews recreated on location by actors lip-syncing. Actors also performing scenes from her social-realist plays on the street she grew up on as neighbors look on and comment.

Highly original and deeply moving.