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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7280 on: July 27, 2020, 01:00:41 PM »
Last week, we were on a "staycation", so as part of our activities, we rewatched the Lord of the Rings Extended Editions, and started a rewatch of the MCU films.  We made it to Guardians of the Galaxy.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7281 on: July 27, 2020, 02:57:38 PM »
Last night I rewatched The Perfect Storm. Decent film with nice effects but it makes being a fisherman look like the most miserable job you can get :lol

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7282 on: July 27, 2020, 04:31:13 PM »
I watched Pacific Heights yesterday.  It's a 1990 movie (Wikipedia calls it a "psychological thriller," and Roger Ebert apparently called it "a horror film for yuppies") in which Matthew Modine's and Melanie Griffith's characters (unmarried couple) buy a house ostensibly in the titular neighborhood in San Francisco.  They fix up the place and rent the two first floor apartments so that they can afford the mortgage.  Michael Keaton's character is a scam artist who takes possession of one of the apartments by trespassing, which the owners tolerate because they think a huge advance rent payment is coming by wire transfer.  Most of the middle part of the movie shows the landlords making every mistake in the book and their lives and relationship going to hell.  They eventually get him out and seek revenge.

Keaton is great.  Modine and Griffith are ok.  I remember liking the movie a lot at the time, but watching Modine's and Griffith's characters (primarily the former) act like morons was tough.  I took paralegal classes in the early 1990s before going to law school, and the teacher of the real property class used this movie as the basis of our final exam).  With a better script, this could have been a really great movie.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7283 on: July 27, 2020, 06:45:41 PM »
Michael Keaton is great.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7284 on: July 27, 2020, 07:42:46 PM »
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4364194/reference:

Loved it. Really funny and heartwarming. 8/10

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7285 on: July 28, 2020, 04:14:19 AM »
The Green Mile

I love it anytime an absolute scumbag in a movie gets his comeuppance.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7286 on: July 29, 2020, 06:58:38 AM »
6 Underground on Netflix. A Michael Bay action movie about a billionaire and his personal group is soldiers trying to stop the worlds worst people. I didn't have high expectations and it was entertaining enough. Honestly, it felt like the first half of the movie was pretty unnecessary. There was no need to set up back stories for otherwise one dimensional characters. The final mission was really all that mattered and it delivered enough action to serve it's purpose.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7287 on: July 29, 2020, 07:40:34 AM »
American Psycho.

I've seen this movie before - a couple times - and it's fascinating that I seem to have a different conclusion each time.   Is he killer? Is this all in his fantasies?  Something of both?  It's an interesting movie; you can basically take segments of the movie and fit them to almost any explanation.

Plus, Christian Bale is wonderful.   

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« Reply #7288 on: July 29, 2020, 08:01:11 AM »
I believe that the confusion is deliberate; I remember reading about the investigator and the actor said that he was told to play it a bit differently with each take, so he would act like he knew that Christian Bale was guilty, then like he assumed he might be innocent etc... so that the combined takes would underline this doubt.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7289 on: July 29, 2020, 08:36:22 AM »
American Psycho.

I've seen this movie before - a couple times - and it's fascinating that I seem to have a different conclusion each time.   Is he killer? Is this all in his fantasies?  Something of both?  It's an interesting movie; you can basically take segments of the movie and fit them to almost any explanation.

Plus, Christian Bale is wonderful.   

It's been a while since I've seen this movie but I remember having the same thoughts everytime I watched it. Me and my friends would discuss it and we'd have opposite conclusions at every rewatch. I can't remember if the book is supposed to be more definitive and let the movie be ambigiuos.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7290 on: July 29, 2020, 08:53:42 AM »
I believe that the confusion is deliberate; I remember reading about the investigator and the actor said that he was told to play it a bit differently with each take, so he would act like he knew that Christian Bale was guilty, then like he assumed he might be innocent etc... so that the combined takes would underline this doubt.

Yes; Willem DaFoe played each of the three or four scenes with Bale three ways, and the director took pieces of each.  Especially the dinner scene, the juxtaposition is pretty unnerving. 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7291 on: July 29, 2020, 08:57:46 AM »
American Psycho.

I've seen this movie before - a couple times - and it's fascinating that I seem to have a different conclusion each time.   Is he killer? Is this all in his fantasies?  Something of both?  It's an interesting movie; you can basically take segments of the movie and fit them to almost any explanation.

Plus, Christian Bale is wonderful.   

It's been a while since I've seen this movie but I remember having the same thoughts everytime I watched it. Me and my friends would discuss it and we'd have opposite conclusions at every rewatch. I can't remember if the book is supposed to be more definitive and let the movie be ambigiuos.

I read it long ago, but I think I'm due for a re-read.  Pleasant family reading (from what I remember, the novel is FAR more graphic than the movie).    I was always on the impression that the novel was less about Bateman and more about the context of where and how he lived.   I know the movie touched on that (NO ONE is shown actually doing any work of any kind, the characters repeatedly mistake each other for other people, and every business card shown had a purposeful typo - "aquisitions" - all to make the point that it wasn't about the job it was about the people and their shallowness, or, if you want to take it a step further, their sociopathy.)

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7292 on: July 29, 2020, 07:08:13 PM »
" The Ballad of Buster Scruggs "

Well it killed two hours. It was alright. I was less interested with each segment and by the time " The Girl that Got Rattled " came around I was not paying much attention.

I love The Coen's style but most of their films don't make sense the first time through and need repeat viewings.

I recently watched Burn After Reading and didn't get the plot all at once. Also re-watched Big Lebowski and it's probably my 2nd fave Coen Bros film after Fargo.

I find their wacky comedies are their weaker films and are just fluff - but I really enjoyed The Hudsucker Proxy.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7293 on: July 29, 2020, 07:29:27 PM »
I agree.  The 1st story was amazing but it failed off with each story after that.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7294 on: July 29, 2020, 08:43:29 PM »
The Green Mile

Great movie. Probably my favorite Hanks performance.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7295 on: July 30, 2020, 08:33:38 AM »
Rosemary's Baby.     I saw parts of it once before, but in total, watched all at once, it's a fascinating and disturbing movie.  And the analysis is more complicated because Polanski stayed faithful to the book to an almost unprecedented degree.   So story-wise, dialogue-wise, if there are critiques, they should be pointed to Ira Levin as well. 

It was a mixed bag for me.  The direction was stylistic, and well done, and in that sense it was fun to watch, though there were some really annoying tics in there (the shoes; there were a lot of "footsteps" and I'm not sure what that was all about). 

The acting was all over the map for me.   John Cassavetes was a distraction, though if the point was to be a creepy lech, job well done.   I'm not a Mia Farrow fan, so wasn't thrilled with her (though I can see why someone would like her performance).   Sidebar: I agreed with Cassavetes when he said her haircut looked terrible.  :)   

At least in my group - wife, daughter, two dogs - no one else thought this interesting, but in the early scene in the basement, with "Terry", who was also a recruit of the neighbors, Farrow says "You look like the actress Victoria Vetri!"   Terri responded to the effect of "I get that all the time, but no".   Fun Fact:   "Terry" was played by an actress billed as "Angela Dorian".  "Angela Dorian"'s real name - a name she also used professionally - is Victoria Vetri.   More fun facts:  She was a Playboy model and as a joke, they slipped her picture into one of the manuals on the Apollo 12 spacecraft.   Not so fun: she was a close friend of Sharon Tate (the then-girlfriend of director, Roman Polanski, and victim of Charles Manson's murder spree) and was invited to the party at which Tate was killed.  She begged off at the last minute, thereby saving her life.  About ten years ago, she was accused of shooting her husband at point blank range in their house and served almost ten years for manslaughter.   I don't know why I find all that fascinating, but that seems like a fairly action-packed life, if you ask me.   

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7296 on: July 31, 2020, 07:52:24 PM »
The original Ocean’s Eleven, 1960. The Rat Pack and a bunch of other stars. Confess I’ve never actually seen any of the remakes all the way through, but I enjoyed the original.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7297 on: July 31, 2020, 09:45:53 PM »
Persepolis. Damn didn't know this was so depressing. Beautifully animated a directed. Definitely didn't know all the stuff that went down in Iran, damn.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7298 on: August 01, 2020, 01:36:59 PM »
I watched Bradley Cooper in LIMITLESS

It was ok. It killed 90 mins. But he was too unlikeable to "win".

I preferred Luc Besson's LUCY. It was stupid and ridiculous - but it was so much fun.


My fave thing about "Lucy" - was - it didn't do that tired trope where - she has the powers. Oops now she doesn't someone else does and she has to get em back.

Nope. She literally has them for the whole film and is unbeatable and just keeps getting more invincible :lol Loved it.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7299 on: August 02, 2020, 06:06:42 PM »
Synecdoche - a film by Charlie Kaufman who also wrote Adaptation, being john Malkovich and Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind.

I'm too dense to fully understand everything going down, but I'm fascinated by it none the less.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7300 on: August 02, 2020, 07:06:57 PM »
I remembera watching Synecdoche a long time ago. Very odd movie and like you couldn't really make heads or tails of it but was extremely fascinated as well. I remember the house burning scene was so surreal
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7301 on: August 02, 2020, 08:46:03 PM »
Terrifier (2016) - A fun slasher flick elevated by the villain Art the Clown. The actor playing him had actual mime experience and incorporated it into the part and he's just so fun and sometimes legitimately creepy to watch.
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« Reply #7302 on: August 02, 2020, 09:11:27 PM »
Terrifier (2016) - A fun slasher flick elevated by the villain Art the Clown. The actor playing him had actual mime experience and incorporated it into the part and he's just so fun and sometimes legitimately creepy to watch.

Love this. The gore is pretty awesome. There’s a sequel coming out soon.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7303 on: August 03, 2020, 07:10:28 AM »
I watched Bradley Cooper in LIMITLESS

It was ok. It killed 90 mins. But he was too unlikeable to "win".

I preferred Luc Besson's LUCY. It was stupid and ridiculous - but it was so much fun.


My fave thing about "Lucy" - was - it didn't do that tired trope where - she has the powers. Oops now she doesn't someone else does and she has to get em back.

Nope. She literally has them for the whole film and is unbeatable and just keeps getting more invincible :lol Loved it.

Limitless, filmed in Philadelphia.   The scene where Brad gets the pill for the first time is a restaurant/bar right across the street (literally) to my first apartment in Philly, the scenes in the subway (the big white walled room) was the entrance to the subway that was on the next block from my LAST apartment in Philly, and the scenes at the election headquarters (I think that's what it was; at the end of the film) were filmed just across town.  My then-wife and I sat in our car for about a half hour one day eating hogies and we saw the top of DeNiro's head come out of the building and duck into an Escalade/Suburban. 

Cooper was dating Renee Zellweger at the time, and they used to frequent a pizza joint right down the street from that restaurant I mentioned and she would walk around with her dog; my ex looked a fair amount like Zellweger, and was stopped a couple times as a result (she hated that reference, though; I would have played with it, but she just got mad and took it as an insult). 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7304 on: August 03, 2020, 06:07:08 PM »
Terrifier (2016) - A fun slasher flick elevated by the villain Art the Clown. The actor playing him had actual mime experience and incorporated it into the part and he's just so fun and sometimes legitimately creepy to watch.

Love this. The gore is pretty awesome. There’s a sequel coming out soon.

Not an unsurprising comment from the person with the Zombi 2 profile picture  :P

But yeah can't wait for the next one. I'm sure it will be fun at the very least and it's always nice to see Felissa Rose in something.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7305 on: August 03, 2020, 09:29:13 PM »
Michael Keaton is great.

Please don't turn out to be a secret scumbag.

Posted this in another thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAVvny-FxjA
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #7306 on: August 04, 2020, 12:22:06 AM »
Michael Keaton is great.

Please don't turn out to be a secret scumbag.

Posted this in another thread.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAVvny-FxjA

Ha kinda ironic - when he says Thankyou very Much - he sounds like George Clooney.