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David G
10-08-2017, 11:49 PM
The recent thread about the Blade Runner sequel made me wonder what else people are seeing...

I've watched a couple of DVD's recently from my son's stock. Hadn't seen either before.

First was Reservoir Dogs. I can see why it was a sensation. It was daring and intense. Not bad moviemaking. But really, it rode the intensity hard... making any bobbles or plot inconsistencies moot. One even has to wonder what the point was. Just to push the boundaries of brutality and bloodiness? It was quite the experience, but not one I can claim to have enjoyed.

Just tonight, I watched Robin Hood, with Russell Crowe and Kate Blanchett. A whole different kettle of rabbit stew. I enjoyed it a lot.

What films have you watched lately?

ishmael
10-09-2017, 04:44 AM
Last night, "A Few Good Men", which I think is a fine military courtroom drama. Then, "The African Queen". Bogie and Hepburn are so funny and sweet together. John Houston remains one of my favorite directors.

Re, "Reservoir Dogs". I haven't seen it in some time, and my VHS copy died. I wouldn't get a copy now. My memory is that while it's good film making, it's largely a pornography of sadism, and why pump that into my mind? As I've not seen his entire oeuvre perhaps I shouldn't comment, but Tarantino strikes me as a one hit wonder. "Pulp Fiction". That, while it has a few dollops of violence and sadism, also has so much more. Very clever story and dialogue, innovative editing plus a great score, to name a few.

Also been watching some early Hitchcock. Somewhat obscure films from his British era. His skill with and fascination of the under belly of humans is there in embryonic form. One, whose name escapes, was made shortly before the Hays code kicked in, and has some wonderful "spiciness" around human relationships. Compared with today's offerings the sexuality is demure, but has some wicked innuendo and edginess!;) Things that were lost to Hollywood post-Hays until perhaps the late fifties.

Cheers.

Jim Mahan
10-09-2017, 07:38 AM
Our director of entertainment has a knack for finding good, watchable movies. Usually I've never heard of them. The last one she got was a Danish film, with subtitles, about a recently widowed curmudgeon, and his struggle to finish the house he was building for her when she passed. He's an old-school, resourceful and capable farm-raised type with no time for nonsense, and stuff. The film is called Ove, the first name of the protagonist. Of course it is arguably a chick flick, as most of them are, and eventually the crusty old fart warms up to the young couple and the kids, and everything gets happy but poignant, because what's-her-name is still passed. A good thing about watching a heartfelt movie about characters with some depth and not much action, is that the old cranks aren't likely to have the usual hot-sex scene, where the two lock eyes and then lips and undress each other in a wild, whirling hump. The scene ends with a dramatic flourish when the agressor sweeps the dishes off the kitchen counter before the soft-core porn copulating. It seems like every gawdammed drama series we watch has one such scene in the first ten minutes of nearly every episode. It is just about as tedious as the ubiquitous callous cold killer who wastes an extra with a double tap in order to demonstrate his willingness to further the plot.

The thing I liked best about Ove was his habit of finishing his interactions with the antogonists by declaring, as he turns to leave, "Idiot!" But it sounds cool in Danish.

Flying Orca
10-09-2017, 08:28 AM
I only see one or two films a year, usually. Most recently Oystagirl and her family and I went out to see Viceroy's House (aka Partition: 1947 in India, where it was made), as a good friend of ours plays Jinnah, father of Pakistan. We liked it.

I think that's it since the last Hobbit movie, and the less said about that bletcherous carbuncle, the better.

David G
10-09-2017, 08:38 AM
Last night, "A Few Good Men", which I think is a fine military courtroom drama. Then, "The African Queen". Bogie and Hepburn are so funny and sweet together. John Houston remains one of my favorite directors.

Re, "Reservoir Dogs". I haven't seen it in some time, and my VHS copy died. I wouldn't get a copy now. My memory is that while it's good film making, it's largely a pornography of sadism, and why pump that into my mind? As I've not seen his entire oeuvre perhaps I shouldn't comment, but Tarantino strikes me as a one hit wonder. "Pulp Fiction". That, while it has a few dollops of violence and sadism, also has so much more. Very clever story and dialogue, innovative editing plus a great score, to name a few.

Also been watching some early Hitchcock. Somewhat obscure films from his British era. His skill with and fascination of the under belly of humans is there in embryonic form. One, whose name escapes, was made shortly before the Hays code kicked in, and has some wonderful "spiciness" around human relationships. Compared with today's offerings the sexuality is demure, but has some wicked innuendo and edginess!;) Things that were lost to Hollywood post-Hays until perhaps the late fifties.

Cheers. Hitchcock is a great idea. Haven't seen any of his stuff for ages. As far as R.Dogs, I think you're on the right track. Except I'd say 'brutality' or 'callousness' rather than sadism (though there IS some of that).

David G
10-09-2017, 08:41 AM
Our director of entertainment has a knack for finding good, watchable movies. Usually I've never heard of them. The last one she got was a Danish film, with subtitles, about a recently widowed curmudgeon, and his struggle to finish the house he was building for her when she passed. He's an old-school, resourceful and capable farm-raised type with no time for nonsense, and stuff. The film is called Ove, the first name of the protagonist. Of course it is arguably a chick flick, as most of them are, and eventually the crusty old fart warms up to the young couple and the kids, and everything gets happy but poignant, because what's-her-name is still passed. A good thing about watching a heartfelt movie about characters with some depth and not much action, is that the old cranks aren't likely to have the usual hot-sex scene, where the two lock eyes and then lips and undress each other in a wild, whirling hump. The scene ends with a dramatic flourish when the agressor sweeps the dishes off the kitchen counter before the soft-core porn copulating. It seems like every gawdammed drama series we watch has one such scene in the first ten minutes of nearly every episode. It is just about as tedious as the ubiquitous callous cold killer who wastes an extra with a double tap in order to demonstrate his willingness to further the plot.

The thing I liked best about Ove was his habit of finishing his interactions with the antogonists by declaring, as he turns to leave, "Idiot!" But it sounds cool in Danish.

Based upon the book, I guess. 'A Man Called Ove'. We discussed it a while back over on the 'What are you reading' thread. One of my favorite books in a long time. I didn't know that there was a movie version. That's worth checking out!

amish rob
10-09-2017, 08:54 AM
Goon. It’s goofy, but good. Well, not goofy. It’s serious, but a goofy serious. It’s a good film. The kid who plays the lead surprised the heck’s out of me. He’s talented. I’ve only seen him goof in roles, but he did a yeoman’s job, here.

I can’t watch most movies because they are too terrible. I abhor most cgi, because it looks cgi, and I don’t want to see the same old film again. And the acting? Most horrific, usually. Lots of emoting happens on our screens.
Now, I realize we have a limited number of themes to work with, but so does music...

Ant Man, for example. My fam insisted I watch. 17 minutes in I told them EXACTLY what was to happen. I went out to the area where I make stuff, came back with ten minutes of flick left to find my final prediction occurring.
Combine the bad scripts with the nepotism, and it’s no wonder Hollywood is going away. Or, at least, changing models... Also no surprise they keep churning out unwatchable, artless garbage.

Of course, maybe a few of those optioned scripts floating around down there may have my name on them. Ahem.

I liked the first Raccoon movie, but I honestly couldn’t bear the second.

Reservoir Dogs? Gangsta Rap, man. Pure adolescent male fantasy crap. It is literally a pulp novel or comic writ large, like his “hit”. Worse than his garbage samurai films. In fact, if it weren’t for soundtracks, he would have just slipped through the cracks. I think. Thank goodness for Samuel Jackson, eh? Hehe.

Peace,
Robert

CWSmith
10-09-2017, 08:54 AM
The movie quotes thread reminded me just how much I enjoyed the Thin Man movies. They are well worth an evening.

I keep wanting to see the latest Star Trek, but I still have not caught it.

Norman Bernstein
10-09-2017, 09:27 AM
I'm a movie collector... downloaded from 'various sources', and spreading across multiple genres. I keep them on a 1Tb USB disk drive, and my Samsung TV has a USB input, so I can watch them quite easily.

I'm NOT a fan of movies that depend upon extensive CGI and other special effects... my feeling is that a great movie is great when watched on a 9" B&W TV set... but a bad movie is still a bad movie when shown in 4K 16:9 HD glory.... and MOST new movies, IMHO, are just plain awful.

In terms of genres, I suppose my favorite movies are ones made in the 40's, when script, acting, and plot were vastly more important than the spectacle of special effects. There are also really fabulous new (or newer) movies, and I can watch a movie over and over again and still appreciate a good one. Most especially, I like 'small movies'.... movies which I feel are extraordinarily good, but were not made on a big budget, nor did they ever achieve blockbuster status.

In the 40's: The classic Humphrey Bogart movies, like 'Casablanca', 'The Maltese Falcon', 'The big Sleep' (especially good, since it dealt with themes that could be overtly scripted in the 40's... the director managed to work around those limitations).

In the 50's: some obscure movies like 'No Highway In the Sky', 'Stairway to Heaven'... a rare one, 'Crisis', starring Jose Ferrer and Cary Grant (hard to find)

In the 60's: 'The Manchurian Candidate' (the terrific original, not the horrible remake), 'Dr. Strangelove'

In the 70's: 'Mean Streets', 'Chinatown'

In the 80's: 'The Verdict'

In the 90's: 'L.A. Confidential', 'Pulp Fiction'

Some obscure, but nonetheless wonderful movies: 'Lone Star', 'Tortilla Soup'

I'd recommend any of these as being truly superb films.

Jim Mahan
10-09-2017, 11:44 AM
Another note. I am thoroughly over super hero movies. If I never see another one it'll be fine. Also, magic. Protagonists being somehow endowed with just the right something or other to rise above the so overdone villain. Vampires, and zombies, too. I'm just about over stereotypical gnarly but loveable curmudgeons, but, somehow those flicks seem more and more relevant. F*ckin kids, get off my lawn.

And I'm not watching dragons, and no mysteriously horrible, terrible clowns or puppets.

I mean really, c'mon. Our literature is overflowing with a huge, mostly untapped reservoir of great stories and characters, Hollowywood should never have to resort to sequels and 'franchises,' and gadgety-brandy and box office pandering. The entertainment industry is so flush with money and talent why such tired old plots and characters.

/rant]

CWSmith
10-09-2017, 11:50 AM
I am thoroughly over super hero movies.

You are going to hate the next 5 years. That seems to be where we are going.

One question to ask yourself: If many great movies are made from great books, where do we find the next Steinbeck?

Chip-skiff
10-09-2017, 12:17 PM
I am thoroughly over super hero movies.

I liked Deadpool, which is more a super antihero movie.

http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/xmenmovies/images/7/7a/Deadpool_thumbs_up.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20150715231436

JimD
10-09-2017, 12:31 PM
... I am thoroughly over...stereotypical ...why such tired old plots and characters.

/rant]Presumably your question is somewhat rhetorical since you already know the answer, but Hollywood does not maximize profit by catering to older movie goers like us who have seen a hundred versions of the same old movie. They maximize profit by appealing to younger movie goers who still have an endless appetite for the themes we have outgrown.

Jim Bow
10-09-2017, 12:31 PM
David, if you thought "Reservoir Dogs" be sure to see "The Usual Suspects".

My other half turned on "Our Souls At Night", the Redford Fonda Netflix presentation.
It was wonderful. Proves what really great actors can do with what is a very simple story.

bamamick
10-09-2017, 12:57 PM
Vikings, Season 4, part 2.
Black Sails, Season 4.

Mickey Lake

amish rob
10-09-2017, 04:36 PM
Another note. I am thoroughly over super hero movies. If I never see another one it'll be fine. Also, magic. Protagonists being somehow endowed with just the right something or other to rise above the so overdone villain. Vampires, and zombies, too. I'm just about over stereotypical gnarly but loveable curmudgeons, but, somehow those flicks seem more and more relevant. F*ckin kids, get off my lawn.

And I'm not watching dragons, and no mysteriously horrible, terrible clowns or puppets.

I mean really, c'mon. Our literature is overflowing with a huge, mostly untapped reservoir of great stories and characters, Hollowywood should never have to resort to sequels and 'franchises,' and gadgety-brandy and box office pandering. The entertainment industry is so flush with money and talent why such tired old plots and characters.

/rant]


Big money and nepotism squashes the real talent in favor of the same old faces.

Hollywood is a dead joke.

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
10-09-2017, 04:37 PM
David, if you thought "Reservoir Dogs" be sure to see "The Usual Suspects".

My other half turned on "Our Souls At Night", the Redford Fonda Netflix presentation.
It was wonderful. Proves what really great actors can do with what is a very simple story.

The Usual Suspects is a great film. Dang.

He’ll flip ya! :)

Peace,
Robert

Chip-skiff
10-10-2017, 01:23 AM
Just watched Frantz, a French/German collaboration. Sweet-natured without being soft or sentimental, set in the aftermath of the Great War.

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BZmM3MDE2MmEtY2NhNS00MTQyLWFhNzMtZThiZjM1ZmNiNz M4XkEyXkFqcGdeQXVyNDU0NjMyNTQ@._V1_.jpg

We've been watching quite a few films from Music Box, a distributor that handles quality films from Europe.

PeterSibley
10-10-2017, 04:18 AM
The Usual Suspects is a great film. Dang.

He’ll flip ya! :)

Peace,
Robert

True that ! A brilliant movie !

Ted Hoppe
10-10-2017, 06:40 AM
I liked L.A. Confidential for good moving making, script and good acting - a loving piece of past and modern noir.

David G
10-10-2017, 09:19 AM
Keep 'em coming ladies & gents. I'm getting lots of good ideas for future viewing.

At the library yesterday, I picked up some I'll try. 'Double Indemnity' w/Barbara Stanwyck & Fred MacMurray. 'Nurse Jackie' w/Edie Falco. 'Jason Bourne' w/Matt Damon.

Norman Bernstein
10-10-2017, 09:21 AM
'Jason Bourne' w/Matt Damon.

The first three Bourne movies were outstanding.....

...but the fourth (with Jeremy Renner) was awful... and 'Jason Bourne', with Matt Damon returning to the franchise, was a huge disappointment, IMHO.

Yeadon
10-10-2017, 09:27 AM
In the last month or so I've watched:
Magnificent 7 - okay
Breaking Away - great
Patton - kickass
Clouds of Sils Maria - good
1,000 Times Goodnight - boring
Swingers - yes
Chef - yes
Wonder Woman - yes

amish rob
10-10-2017, 09:31 AM
In the last month or so I've watched:
Magnificent 7 - okay
Breaking Away - great
Patton - kickass
Clouds of Sils Maria - good
1,000 Times Goodnight - boring
Swingers - yes
Chef - yes
Wonder Woman - yes

Oh, man. I love it when Moocher punches out! Haha. I have always wanted to race the Little Indy, too. :)

Swingers reminds me of what a talented guy John Favreau is.

Peace,
Robert

pkrone
10-10-2017, 12:16 PM
I like good sci-fi. Arrival and Interstellar are a couple of more recent favorites.

BrianY
10-10-2017, 04:00 PM
If you're in the mood for something nonviolent, non-action/adventure and nary a superhero in sight, check out The Secret of Roan Innish, A Room with a View, Orlando, and Whale Rider

Ralphie Boy
10-10-2017, 04:54 PM
If you're in the mood for something nonviolent, non-action/adventure and nary a superhero in sight, check out The Secret of Roan Innish, A Room with a View, Orlando, and Whale Rider

In that vein I suggest The Snow Walker, written by Farley Mowat. It is the story of an Arctic pilot who crashes in the tundra and is helped to survive by an Inuit woman.

BrianY
10-10-2017, 07:32 PM
And then there's Wes Anderson...who people either love or hate. I loved The Life Aquatic and Moonrise Kingdom.

One more to consider: The Way Back

Beowolf
10-10-2017, 08:23 PM
The Usual Suspects is a great film. Dang.

He’ll flip ya! :)

Peace,
Robert

Flip ya for real! |:)

amish rob
10-10-2017, 08:44 PM
And then there's Wes Anderson...who people either love or hate. I loved The Life Aquatic and Moonrise Kingdom.

One more to consider: The Way Back
Wes Anderson? Love. You seen Bottle Rocket?

Peace,
Robert

amish rob
10-10-2017, 08:44 PM
Flip ya for real! |:)

Can you here me in the back?! :)

Peace,
Robert

Stiletto
10-11-2017, 03:05 AM
I watched The Usual Suspects last night. I really enjoyed it!

ishmael
10-11-2017, 04:59 AM
Back to Hitch for a moment. He's another director I really like, and my favorite film, of the one's I've seen, is "Vertigo". Jimmy Stewart, Barbara Bel Gedes, Kim Novak. It's a psychologically complex and demanding film that is one of the best depictions I've ever watched around the issues of love and projection. Novak's double roles as Madeline and Judy, two very different women, her transformation from one to the other and then back again, all bound up in the mind of Scotty(Stewart's detective) is masterful. Throw in a few supernatural undercurrents, wonderful writing and direction, a top-notch cast and the film holds up very well. It's pace, by today's standards, is a bit somnolent, but I like that. It gives richness to the characters rarely matched in today's thrillers.

A by the by, here's a biography of Bogart, for those who might be interested in where that fellow came from.

https://youtu.be/qo42Aq4SiBM

Like Norman, I often prefer older film to newer ones. Maybe we're getting to be ol' fahts Norm.;)

Norman Bernstein
10-11-2017, 08:27 AM
I watched two outstanding 40's Bogart movies last night (of course, I've seen both many times... but not in a while):

'They Drive By Night' (1940), starring George Raft, Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, and Alan Hale. Ida Lupino gives an unbelievable performance.... worth watching, just for her incredible acting.

'Across the Pacific' (1942), starring Humphrey Bogart, Sidney Greenstreet, and Mary Astor.

Alixie
10-11-2017, 08:32 AM
I go in cinema at least one time in week. Last I have watched is new Kingsman.

David G
10-11-2017, 09:20 AM
Can you here me in the back?! :)

Peace,
Robert

Well, no. I didn't even realize you were hear. <G>

OK... seriously... thanks to one and all for the suggestions (yes, even you, rob <G>). I love the inspiration.

BTW - I watched 'Jason Bourne' last night. Maybe it was a mistake starting in the middle. But mostly, I was struck by how much noise, gratuitous action, and sketchy plotting was involved... and how little substance.

Chip-skiff
10-11-2017, 01:00 PM
Beatriz At Dinner is billed as a comedy, but I didn't find it funny in the least. Hayek is brilliant and the acting overall is excellent. The alternate reality sequence and the ending put me off somewhat. If you like straightforward shoot-em-ups, you'll hate it.

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/80/Beatriz_at_Dinner.jpg

amish rob
10-11-2017, 01:08 PM
Well, no. I didn't even realize you were hear. <G>

OK... seriously... thanks to one and all for the suggestions (yes, even you, rob <G>). I love the inspiration.

BTW - I watched 'Jason Bourne' last night. Maybe it was a mistake starting in the middle. But mostly, I was struck by how much noise, gratuitous action, and sketchy plotting was involved... and how little substance.

Oh, no, it was a quote from The Usual Suspects. Benicio Del Toro is a gem.

Peace,
Robert

Chip-skiff
10-12-2017, 12:36 AM
Might as well include a movie I hated. Lavish sets, lots of tension, wild action, and reversals, but the premise was stupid and the plot was nonsensical. Based on a book by Dan Brown (can't stand his books, either).

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/6/66/Inferno_%282016_film%29.png/220px-Inferno_%282016_film%29.png

amish rob
10-12-2017, 09:50 AM
4546

Can we stop talking about Hitchcock for a while? :)

Peace,
Run! Run For Your Lives!

sharpiefan
10-12-2017, 10:47 AM
Can we stop talking about Hitchcock for a while? :)

Peace,
Run! Run For Your Lives!

For a different flavor of Hitchcock film, try my favorite -- The Trouble with Harry (1955) (LINK)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/The_Trouble_with_Harry_Soundtrack.jpg (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0048750/).


The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body.

amish rob
10-12-2017, 10:52 AM
For a different flavor of Hitchcock film, try my favorite -- The Trouble with Harry (1955) (LINK)
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d7/The_Trouble_with_Harry_Soundtrack.jpg (http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0048750/).


The trouble with Harry is that he's dead, and everyone seems to have a different idea of what needs to be done with his body.

Ooh, good choice! I learned everything I know about storyboarding from Hitchcock. I have studied his film and teevee work ad nauseum. I still love them, though.

Peace,
Robert

Norman Bernstein
10-12-2017, 10:56 AM
I watched an old 1950 western starring Jimmy Stewart, Dan Duryea, and Shelly Winters, last night.... 'Winchester 73'... lots of fun, and some great acting.

sharpiefan
10-12-2017, 01:30 PM
I watched an old 1950 western starring Jimmy Stewart, Dan Duryea, and Shelly Winters, last night.... 'Winchester 73'... lots of fun, and some great acting.

Another golden oldie is My Darling Clementine, John Ford's highly fictionalized ("Print the legend.") version of the Earps vs the Clantons in Tombstone, Arizona. Beautifully filmed in Monument Valley, it stars Henry Fonda as Wyatt Earp and Walter Brennan as Pa Clanton.

amish rob
10-14-2017, 11:41 AM
The Life Aquatic. We just watched it yesterday, and it’s still fantastic. I love it.

Bill Murray really acts. Not just like Bill Murray, like Steve Zissou...

Peace,
Robert

sharpiefan
10-14-2017, 02:50 PM
I like good sci-fi. Arrival and Interstellar are a couple of more recent favorites.

If you like the 1950s monster movies, check out the series of Tremors films --
lightly comic spoofs of, and homages to, films like Them! and The Thing.

George Ray
11-20-2017, 10:28 PM
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Three Cedars
11-20-2017, 11:27 PM
" Rachel and the Stranger " 1948 movie with clever writing , great acting , some singing by Mitchum and Young , http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0040720/

David G
08-26-2018, 08:40 PM
Haven't seen it, but have heard it's good. I look forward to catching it sometime.

webishop14
08-26-2018, 09:30 PM
I'm rather partial to Jacques Tati: Mr. Hulot's Holiday, or especially Mon Oncle. A great satire on the American consumerist influence in France. Slapstick done properly.

Jim Bow
08-26-2018, 09:43 PM
If you liked "Ove" you'll love "The 100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared".

Dave Hadfield
08-26-2018, 09:56 PM
I just walked in from seeing Alpha, about a boy taming a canine 20,000 years ago. I liked it, although some things seemed a bit unrealistic. The CGI big-animal sequences were good, although still detectably CGI.

But the trailers for upcoming films made me cringe. The themes were superheroes, magic, super-machines, martial-art fighting, and the-biggest-gun-wins.

purri
08-27-2018, 12:34 AM
Oh how true!. I saw them both upon first release.
I'm rather partial to Jacques Tati: Mr. Hulot's Holiday, or especially Mon Oncle. A great satire on the American consumerist influence in France. Slapstick done properly.

FF
08-27-2018, 03:38 AM
We saw 'The Grand Budapest Hotel' for the 2e time and I like it more and more, though I still miss important moments in the plot. A story in middle Europe between WW1 and 2 about a disappeared world. Youngest son makes us watch new films, he is a filmmaker, and usually must also explain a thing or two about what we saw. Btw its on Netflix now.

wizbang 13
08-27-2018, 06:44 AM
I liked “Slow West” on Netflix . Watched it twice. I’m hoping my bride can find a few hours to watch it with me cuz I’d watch it a third time , and I think she might like it .

bamamick
08-27-2018, 07:51 AM
Watched 'the King's Choice' on Friday, about the Nazi invasion of Norway during WWII. There are a lot of movies out there now about how that war affected the people of countries other than Germany, France or Britain, and some of them are really good.

Mickey Lake

Osborne Russell
08-27-2018, 11:30 AM
Watched 'the King's Choice' on Friday, about the Nazi invasion of Norway during WWII. There are a lot of movies out there now about how that war affected the people of countries other than Germany, France or Britain, and some of them are really good.

Mickey Lake

Check out "Soldier of Orange" -- Holland.

leikec
08-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Watched 'the King's Choice' on Friday, about the Nazi invasion of Norway during WWII. There are a lot of movies out there now about how that war affected the people of countries other than Germany, France or Britain, and some of them are really good.

Mickey Lake

Excellent movie!

Jeff C

Rum_Pirate
08-27-2018, 01:08 PM
The next James Bond could be a disappointment re the rumours in the press[fake news mongers???].

John Smith
08-27-2018, 01:24 PM
I kind of liked this film a lot: https://www.amazon.com/Enemy-Within-Forest-Whitaker/dp/B01FXLX3CW

Also remember "The Sting" being a good watch.

Tom Lathrop
08-27-2018, 04:24 PM
"Hostiles" a new one on Netflix but not the usual army vs Indian western. Some real character development which is unusual for a western. John Wayne could not play any of the parts.

schlaboatnic
08-27-2018, 05:31 PM
Just watched and thoroughly enjoyed "Into the Wild"
Now getting through "The Godfather"
making the most out of Netflix

Joe (SoCal)
08-27-2018, 05:47 PM
The recent thread about the Blade Runner sequel made me wonder what else people are seeing...

I've watched a couple of DVD's recently from my son's stock. Hadn't seen either before.

First was Reservoir Dogs. I can see why it was a sensation. It was daring and intense. Not bad moviemaking. But really, it rode the intensity hard... making any bobbles or plot inconsistencies moot. One even has to wonder what the point was. Just to push the boundaries of brutality and bloodiness? It was quite the experience, but not one I can claim to have enjoyed.



For years Reservoir Dogs was my go to date question - you don't like it we don't go on a second date :) Lead to some interesting second dates :)

I absolutely LOVE that movie, in my top 10. The genre is absolute perfection. After that I will say True Romance is near perfection , absolute perfect casting. Drexel ( look it up ) extra points if you can tell me who plays the vision of Elvis. The Dennis Hopper monologue has to be the top three ever captured on film . Both are so much better than Pulp Fiction

Schindler's list - Makes you fall in love with Kodak B&W and hate war.
First 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart - Best revenge film ever
Gladiator - Are you not entertained ?
Night On Earth - Jim Jarmish
NY Stories ( the episode with Nick Nolte as the artist )
Lawrence of Arabia, The narcissistic look into the knife blade is worth the price of admission.
Sleepers ( basically the story of part of my life and people I know )
Magnolia - just because
Breaking away - because that was me but the friendship were more than I had.


I have more ;)

Tom Montgomery
08-27-2018, 05:59 PM
Call me crazy but I have always liked this film:

https://assets.bonappetit.com/photos/57c59cb4a184a3c9209db690/master/w_1200,c_limit/big-night-poster-2.jpg


A gem in my opinion.

Tom Montgomery
08-27-2018, 06:03 PM
I've touted this film before:

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/7e/10/52/7e10525978637d5986cfc9c308cf7c4d.jpg


Ridley Scott's first feature film. Get a copy of the DVD with Scott's commentary. It is a fascinating insight into film making.

Tom Lathrop
08-27-2018, 06:06 PM
For years Reservoir Dogs was my go to date question - you don't like it we don't go on a second date :) Lead to some interesting second dates :)

I absolutely LOVE that movie, in my top 10. The genre is absolute perfection. After that I will say True Romance is near perfection , absolute perfect casting. Drexel ( look it up ) extra points if you can tell me who plays the vision of Elvis. The Dennis Hopper monologue has to be the top three ever captured on film . Both are so much better than Pulp Fiction

Schindler's list - Makes you fall in love with Kodak B&W and hate war.
First 20 minutes of Saving Private Ryan
Braveheart - Best revenge film ever
Gladiator - Are you not entertained ?
Night On Earth - Jim Jarmish
NY Stories ( the episode with Nick Nolte as the artist )
Lawrence of Arabia, The narcissistic look into the knife blade is worth the price of admission.
Sleepers ( basically the story of part of my life and people I know )
Magnolia - just because
Breaking away - because that was me but the friendship were more than I had.


I have more ;)

Maybe you should try your date on the 1971 version of Pekenpaugh's Straw Dogs. That may tell you something about your future with her. Haven't seen the later version or Reservoir Dogs

Tom Lathrop
08-27-2018, 06:08 PM
Call me crazy but I have always liked this film:

https://assets.bonappetit.com/photos/57c59cb4a184a3c9209db690/master/w_1200,c_limit/big-night-poster-2.jpg


A gem in my opinion.

My wife's favorite. Stanley Tucci and and Tony Shalhoub are great.

Gerarddm
08-27-2018, 06:25 PM
Turned my honey on to Buckaroo Banzai and Get Shorty recently. In return, she turned me on to Tim Roth's The Legend of 1900.

And we just revisited Blazing Saddles, still very funny.

leikec
08-27-2018, 06:36 PM
I liked “Slow West” on Netflix . Watched it twice. I’m hoping my bride can find a few hours to watch it with me cuz I’d watch it a third time , and I think she might like it .

I just watched this. It's been three days and I still can't decide if I liked the movie.

Jeff C

Joe (SoCal)
08-27-2018, 06:44 PM
OH yea Big Night was a great movie, little known actor John Leguizamo is in it.

Tom Lathrop
08-27-2018, 06:56 PM
Turned my honey on to Buckaroo Banzai and Get Shorty recently. In return, she turned me on to Tim Roth's The Legend of 1900.



So you are the other guy who liked Tim Roth playing the piano.

Tom Lathrop
08-27-2018, 06:57 PM
I just watched this. It's been three days and I still can't decide if I liked the movie.

Jeff C

It has taken me longer but, at least for the moment, it gets a down vote.

jerryrichter
08-27-2018, 07:32 PM
So you are the other guy who liked Tim Roth playing the piano.
The Legend of 1900 was a great movie, and i have been searching the streaming services for it. No luck yet.

Breakaway
08-27-2018, 07:37 PM
Try, " 29th Street," a comedy/ drama based on events of the first lottery winner in NY. Danny Aiello is brilliant.

Kevin


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Tealsmith
08-27-2018, 10:00 PM
The Fugitive- Harrison Ford, Tommy Lee Jones
The Four Seasons- Alan Alda, Carol Burnett
Coal Miners Daughter- Sissy Spacek, Tommy Lee Jones
Tombstone- A bunch of people
The Great Escape- Steve McQueen and a bunch of people
Breaking Away
I have NO interest in superhero movies either.

purri
08-27-2018, 10:12 PM
The Leopard

RFNK
08-27-2018, 10:20 PM
Breath is a brilliant movie.

My favourite movies are Chinese: The Banquet and Not One Less.

The Intouchables is a great French movie, Departures is a really wonderful Japanese movie, and Nausicaa is a truly fantastic Japanese animation, as is Spirited Away.


I saw another great Japanese movie years ago on a plane. It was The Summit: A Chronicle of Stones. I've tried several times to find it since but without success. I'd recommend it but I've no idea where anyone might find it. I even wrote to the producer but received no reply.

Rick

Ralphie Boy
08-27-2018, 11:40 PM
Love older Japanese movies like Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Rashoman, Yojimbo, etc.) and Zatoichi.

Bogart: Key Largo (Claire Trevor++), African Queen, Treasure of the Sierra Madre, The Petrified Forest

Lionel Barrymore: Captains Courageous, Dinner at Eight

The Third Man +++ (Joseph Cotten, Orsen Wells)

James Stewart: The Spirit of St. Lewis, Destry Rides Again, Rear Window

Some good Westerns:
Stagecoach (standouts are Claire Trevor, Thomas Mitchell, John Carradine)
The Gunfight at the OK Corral (Kirk Douglas and Rhonda Feming are superb)
The Hour of the Gun (Jason Robards also does a great Doc Holiday)
The Tall T (Randolph Scott)
The Wild Bunch (Borgy! , Warren Oates)
The Angel and the Badman
Three Godfathers (the Duke, Harry Carrey Jr.)

a few Newer movies that I liked:

Apollo Thirteen
Enemy at the Gates
Into the Wild (notable performances, esp Hal Holbrook)
Lords of Dogtown (Heath Ledger is great)
The Aviator (Cate Blanchett absolutely nails Kate Hepburn)

Saw a great silent movie recently: A Student Prince in Old Heidelberg

Ralphie

purri
08-27-2018, 11:42 PM
Thunder Road

Chip-skiff
08-28-2018, 02:06 AM
A 2015 documentary about a Dutch immigrant who saves a farm horse from the cannery and trains him to be a world-class show jumper.

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/M/MV5BNTE1NjM1OTI4Nl5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwNDUxOTEyNzE@._ V1_SY1000_CR0,0,673,1000_AL_.jpg

A good family film, without being dumb or cutesy.