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Old 04-21-2017, 01:38 AM   #24301
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k just read some stuff on it, and watched a couple video essays and i'm pretty sure the film is incredible.

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Old 04-21-2017, 02:33 AM   #24302
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I agree. He's a serviceable actor who's nowhere near Stallone levels of terribleness for example.
Copland. The original Rocky. Stallone can act, but chooses not to a lot of the time.
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Old 04-21-2017, 03:52 AM   #24303
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The Sixth Sense - the last time I watched this was when it came out. It has held up well, other than a couple of scenes that involve VHS tapes and the old school huge camcorders. Strange that a tech difference <20 years old can be so distracting.

Toni Collette absolutely deserved her Oscar nomination, and HJO did great work here as well. Bruce Willis isn't a good actor in general, but it was a travesty to include him. The only reason he was there was to make it up to Disney for the Broadway Brawler fiasco, so it's not surprising that he phoned it in, but it's hard not to wonder what this movie would have been with a committed professional.

OK for a rewatch but don't need to see it again any time in the next 20 years.
you actually couldn't be more wrong.

willis had a deal with disney where he was under contract to do another film but he had the right to pick any project that disney developed and he got the script for the sixth sense and demanded to play the role of the dead doctor.

at the time M night was total unknown and it was going to be his 1st film he was directing and he only got the deal because he refused to sell the script if he didn't get a pay or play guarantee to direct.

disney was horrified as they wanted the sixth sense to be some small pic (the most senior execs were actually furious that they were even making the sixth sense the guy who made the deal got a ton of **** for making the deal as he didn't clear it with his higher ups and it pretty much ruined his career at disney)
and having willis involved would instantly make the film high profile and they had no choice but to allow M night to direct the film thanks to his deal.

bruce's agent couldn't believe they gave the unknown director a pay or play guarantee and called up the exec in charge of the film and screamed at him calling him an idiot for not firing the director and getting some big name to make the film and the exec basically told his agent to STFU and who did he think he was etc and said the only reason they were able to make the film at all was they were letting the kid direct.

disney was positive once willis learned that a first time unknown screenwriter was going to direct the film he would back out (they were praying he would) but he showed up on set the first day ready to go and fully supported M night.

now you may not like willis as an actor but its totally incorrect to say he phoned it in or was unprofessional, and i actually think hes done a great job in most of the movies he's been in.
he was great in 12 monkeys.

edit: ive only seen the 6th sense once and don't even really remember it that well, and im not some M night junkie (dont really like him much) but i read disneywars which is how i know all this. btw its a really fascinating book and i highly recommend it.

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Old 04-21-2017, 11:07 AM   #24304
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Oh snap, that reminds me, I read the majority of DisneyWar in 2006 but didn't finish. Need to go back. I was somewhere up to the Who Wants to Be a Millionaire stuff. Storming the Magic Kingdom is a great book about Disney in the bad period just before Eisner, with Wall St. takeover drama etc.
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Old 04-21-2017, 09:03 PM   #24305
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The Founder - Good Movie, I didn't know the whole story or forgot most of it.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:58 AM   #24306
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So I came home late after playing poker and made myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and turned on the TV. It was on an HBO channel and I found myself in the middle of some jungle horror movie. It looked like it was trying to ape something like "Cannibal Holocaust" but without the, uh, production value.

I immediate saw a guy get de-limbed, de-tongued, and de-eyed...and then cooked by these Amazon cannibals. And it all looked so fak that it wasn't even offensive.

So then I looked at what I was waching, and it was something called The Green Inferno, and the director was Eli Roth. So then I was like.....

Ohhhhhhh....now I know why it's so bad.

Holy crap, I don't think there's been a movie made this bad since, well, I guess since the last Eli Roth film.

This guy makes Ed Wood look like a man with talent.

Oh yeah, and there was a big diarrhea scene for no discernible reason. While locked in a bamboo cage with the rest of the soon-to-be- Main Courses, and they all looked at her like, "Ewwwww, gross!" While their other friend is being eaten.

Nice movie, I recommend it!
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Old 04-22-2017, 09:06 AM   #24307
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^^^^^^

LOL.

Coincidentally, I walked over to the local theater last night and also watched a movie that was set in the Amazonian jungle and also included a "dinner" scene with a tribe of cannibals. However, that's where the similarities end as I was watching a truly wonderful film that I can highly recommend to others: The Lost City of Z. It is the (somewhat) true story of the British explorer Percy Fawcett.

I'm sure that many of you are familiar with Percy Fawcett and what ultimately became of his forays into the unexplored regions of the Amazonian jungle, but I don't want to write any more about it or him, because I think that those of you who aren't familiar with the story will enjoy the movie that much more if you don't know the ending. So if you don't know about him, but plan on seeing the movie, don't Wikipedia him, and don't read anything about the movie or his explorations.

I can say that even if you know about him and/or are not interested in his story, the movie is still worth seeing simply for the production value and the cinematography. It is an epic film. The acting also is superb. I'll close my mini-review (such as it is) with an embedded trailer that doesn't give away too much information.

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Old 04-22-2017, 11:49 AM   #24308
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I enjoyed the book version of Lost City of Z. It's amazing how many people who knew absolutely nothing about exploring just went out and explored the Amazon. People would head out and never return and then volunteers with no experience at all would send off to rescue them and then people would head out to rescue the rescuers... I guess that was just the trendy thing to do at the time.
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Old 04-22-2017, 02:17 PM   #24309
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I enjoyed the book version of Lost City of Z. It's amazing how many people who knew absolutely nothing about exploring just went out and explored the Amazon. People would head out and never return and then volunteers with no experience at all would send off to rescue them and then people would head out to rescue the rescuers... I guess that was just the trendy thing to do at the time.
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Old 04-22-2017, 05:14 PM   #24310
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I'm watching Wilson, a 1944 biopic of Woodrow "Woody" Wilson, a globalist failure who was the American president a few years back. Dreadful movie, just awful. TCM btw
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:15 PM   #24311
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Me and the GF are going to see the 50th Anniversary showing of The Graduate at South Point tomorrow...and then on Wednesday, they are showing Alien!

Never seen either on the big screen...should be fun.
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Old 04-22-2017, 11:52 PM   #24312
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Yikes... never?

In '79 when Alien was released I literally slept with the lights on for a week... not that that would have helped if there happened to be an alien under my bed.

I mean we're closing in on forty years since its release... astounding.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:00 AM   #24313
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I was 15 when Alien was released...it was rated R. And no way was one of my parents would go to see that with me.
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Old 04-23-2017, 12:44 AM   #24314
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

Michael Mann’s Heat Returns to Theaters for One Night Only Featuring Q&A with Director



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Presented by Alamo Drafthouse and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, the newly restored print overseen by Mann himself will be screened in over 20 theaters across the country and feature a ********** Q&A with Mann from the Regency Village Theater in Los Angeles.

Fans can get tickets to the Los Angeles event and see the Q&A live and in-person at [http://]http://www.gofobo.com/heatla. Tickets for theaters **********ing the event throughout the U.S. can be purchased through [http://]https://drafthouse.com/event...-**********-qa.

This event is in honor of the all new Heat Director's Definitive Blu-ray Edition, which will be available for purchase on May 9.

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Sucks for nevada... but I preordered my copy already.
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:06 AM   #24315
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I was 15 when Alien was released...it was rated R. And no way was one of my parents would go to see that with me.
The first time I saw it was at a drive-in.
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MSchu,

Just watched Heat again a couple of days ago. That sounds great. Very much sucks that they aren't coming to NV. Almost worth flying to Texas and attending multiple showings

Any idea if they will record any of the Q&As?
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Old 04-23-2017, 02:56 PM   #24317
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Any idea if they will record any of the Q&As?
In the past they have recorded some of them and put them up on their Facebook page.
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Old 04-23-2017, 03:02 PM   #24318
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Thanks Phat!
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Defending Your Life for the umpteenth time

If there is a list of the best screenplays ever written, this has got to be on it. It truly is a brilliant, beautiful, funny movie.
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The description sounds cool, and I trust your recommendation. Though really you had me at written by Albert Brooks. Will watch ASAP Dom.
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anyone seen duplicity with clive owen n julia roberts?

I vaguely remember watching like 10mins before turning it off but just discovered it was written and directed by the ridiculously talented tony gilroy which makes me think maybe I should revisit it.

wondering if anyone has opinions on it.
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anyone seen duplicity with clive owen n julia roberts?

I vaguely remember watching like 10mins before turning it off but just discovered it was written and directed by the ridiculously talented tony gilroy which makes me think maybe I should revisit it.

wondering if anyone has opinions on it.
I wrote a review of it in this thread, I think.

I loved it. Lots of fun. But I think I'm in the minority.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:21 PM   #24323
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The Graduate, Mike Nichols, 1967

Saw the 50th Anniversary 4k remastered release today...in a theater! My first time after seeing the film at least 14 times or so...

This film is amazing. I've said before that I think that it's the demarcation film between "old" movies and modern film.

I see something new in this every time. This time, I realized how much of a feminist tract it is...the three main women - Mrs. Robinson, Elaine, and Benjamin's mother - are all trapped in a man's world...and they are defined by their men.

Mrs. Robinson got married when she was in school because she got pregnant with Elaine.

Benjamin's mother accepts her life as a "wife" and seems happy..except for that really weird scene between her and Benjamin...when Benjamin's shaving and his mother wants to know where he goes at night. And she's wearing a negligee.

And Elaine is just trying to please everyone but sees Benjamin as her way out of the same life that her mother has.

I also can't believe how I never saw how completely self-absorbed and narcissistic Benjamin is. It's obvious, but I always saw myself in Benjamin some...probably because I saw it for the first time when I was about his age. Now, as man older then Benjamin's parents are in the movie, I see a privileged, mopey, young jerk. I still can relate, but holy ****, I hope I wasn't that self-absorbed at that age.

I mean, Nichols purposely never mentions Viet Nam or the late-60s protests because Benjamin, as a rich, privileged white male, would never have had to think about it. Norman Fell does mention a little something about "agitators," but that's it.

And one more thing I noticed - Katherine Ross does a hell of a lot with an under-written role. She's luminous and perfect.

Anyway...this is about as perfect a movie as has ever been made.
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I wrote a review of it in this thread, I think.

I loved it. Lots of fun. But I think I'm in the minority.
good enough for me.

we seem to have very similar taste in films/tv.
can't remember the last time I didn't like a show/movie u recommended.
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Old 04-23-2017, 09:49 PM   #24325
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oh and I can't believe I never watched movies with the director commentary before.
the reason I still buy blu rays is I love the bonus features so much but I never checked out the commentary feature before (not sure why not) but after my millionth time watching michael clayton last night I decided to check out the commentary feature where tony n his brother/editor john basically narrate the entire film.

it's freaking awesome.

of course now I'm going to lose hundreds of hours of my life as I go thru my giant collection of blu rays and listen to every director commentary.

I'm esp looking forward to hearing fincher as he's been hilarious and super intelligent in every interview ever and I just really hope they have this feature on every blu ray cuz its def worth the price of the blu ray just for this feature and it will be so amazing hearing my fav directors talk about my fav films and will give a whole new perspective on films I've seen a hundred times.

I feel like a little kid on Christmas day.
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