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Old 08-10-2018, 04:08 PM   #28976
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

They Live (1988)

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

If you've ever wondered about where the guy in sunglasses gif came from, it's this movie.

It's a fun movie with the black and white scenes and the aliens used to good effect, making it visually stand out. The subtext about Regeanomics is a fun side note.

I'd recommend it to anyone

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Old 08-10-2018, 04:44 PM   #28977
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Little off-topic but this idea of awarding a separate "Best Popular Movie" Oscar seems terrible. Blatant grab for ratings not to mention condescending. "OK rubes, here's an award for the movies you like to see... now, back to the artsy films nobody saw".
It's absolutely atrocious.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:31 PM   #28978
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Little off-topic but this idea of awarding a separate "Best Popular Movie" Oscar seems terrible. Blatant grab for ratings not to mention condescending. "OK rubes, here's an award for the movies you like to see... now, back to the artsy films nobody saw".
So they want to give out "participation Oscars" now?
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:47 PM   #28979
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Apostasy



Perhaps the most unrelentingly bleak film I've seen.

First time writer-director Daniel Kokotajlo fills the film with minutiae only someone with a Jehovah's Witness upbringing would know (I found the film educational). All four lead actors are excellent including the precocious Molly Wright.

Highly recommend watching Apostasy if available streaming or on TV. But it's not fun.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:41 PM   #28980
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The Spy Who Dumped Me was an interesting mix of "Wow I can't believe they thought that would be funny" and "Did they think that was going to be funny?"

I wish Clovis's family would visit him more often so he would see more awful movies. His last review like this I can remember was Enter The Void, and that's just entirely too long ago.
Going to see the Meg tonight soely for the air conditioning. Buckle up!
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:45 PM   #28981
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Little off-topic but this idea of awarding a separate "Best Popular Movie" Oscar seems terrible. Blatant grab for ratings not to mention condescending. "OK rubes, here's an award for the movies you like to see... now, back to the artsy films nobody saw".
Isn't that what they have always done?

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Old 08-10-2018, 09:14 PM   #28982
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1967 best for sure. I took it with my first pick in the best year for movies draft. Just too many great iconic movies that have stood the test of time.
Some great movies that year, no doubt. But more than 1939? It's hard to surpass this list:

Gone With The Wind
Wuthering Heights
Mr. Smith Goes To Washington
Ninotchka
Stagecoach
Goodbye Mr. Chips
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
The Wizard of Oz
The Hound of the Baskervilles
Gunga Din
Destry Rides Again
Dark Victory
Of Mice and Men
Only Angels Have Wings
Beau Geste

That's 15 all-time great movies, and I didn't even include one of the Best Picture nominees from that year, Love Affair, only because it's remake, An Affair To Remember, is better remembered (pun intended) because of Sleepless in Seattle.

And I'll even add one in for good measure since it was mentioned a few posts ago:

Son of Frankenstein.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:14 PM   #28983
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Anyone seen eighth grade yet?

My wife saw it and said it was fantastic. Also, it was filmed at her middle school.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:19 PM   #28984
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Ready Player One

I loved loved loved the book and was psyched when I heard Spielberg was making the movie, but then the trailer came out and I was...wat.

Despite having low expectations after the trailer, I enjoyed it. The basic gist of the book is there, but on the whole, it's a lot different. The framework and basic plot are the same, but most of the action is totally changed. I still like the book more, but understanding that creative choices have to be made to translate it to film, what they did worked well. My wife had never read the book and she liked the movie a lot.

I think they should have spent an extra couple minutes in the beginning explaining everything, as it went really fast and I'm afraid those who didn't read the book might have been lost for a while.

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure

Just showed this to my kids tonight (9 and 11). It's just dumb, silly fun. Plus, it's fun to see young Keanu Reeves in his "whoa" days. My youngest loved it, oldest was entertained and is happy she now understands my t-shirt.


I didn't realize how many lines I had memorized from this flick and kind of forgot how much of it is ingrained in pop culture now.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:26 PM   #28985
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You forgot to add Pinocchio... While credited as 1940, it actually had a limited release in 1939.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:56 PM   #28986
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MI:Fallout is just visually incredible; very glad I splurged and saw it in Imax. HALO scene absolutely lived up to the hype, car chase sequence was one of the best since Ronin. Henry Cavill's mustache game is elite. Only thing that bugged me is Simon Pegg using the term "fail safe" in exactly the wrong way.

Instead of wasting your time seeing MEG, I recommend listening to a sarcastic podcast review of the book the movie was based on:

http://www.idontevenownatelevision.c...f-deep-terror/

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Old 08-10-2018, 11:03 PM   #28987
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Ordet (1955)

Seems like I'm in the minority, but in all aspects, I didn't like this film.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:37 PM   #28988
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The Meg

Not bad. Not good. Not memorable. Not interesting. Completely innocuous. Zzzz.

Grade: good air conditioning.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:46 PM   #28989
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Sometimes thats good enough.
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Old 08-10-2018, 11:46 PM   #28990
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MI: Fallout was OK to good. It gets major points for being a fun real effects movie. That being said the plot did feel real thin and didn't interact with the action pieces as well as say Rogue Nation.

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[Spoiler] I swear I'm not pedantic about how super human action stars are. I can accept that Ethan Hunt can walk after a car crash knocking him off a motorcycle but not only surviving a high speed helicopter crash and multiple roll over to get up and fight afterward was a bit much for me.[/Spoiler]
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:55 AM   #28991
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Ending of MI:Fallout was just a little too much. I was literally chuckling at how absurd the final few minutes were. Still absolutely breathtaking to watch.
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Old 08-11-2018, 01:15 AM   #28992
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They Live (1988)

A drifter discovers a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth.

If you've ever wondered about where the guy in sunglasses gif came from, it's this movie.

It's a fun movie with the black and white scenes and the aliens used to good effect, making it visually stand out. The subtext about Regeanomics is a fun side note.

I'd recommend it to anyone
I randomly stumbled across this on cable while in another country and couldn’t believe I had never seen it. I love this movie so much
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:00 AM   #28993
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Black Klansman....best Spike Lee movie in a longgggg time, hits all the right notes, it's relevant, funny, and like all great Spike Lee movies it has an emotional monologue that is both poetic and touching...the movie obviously has a lot to say about the current political climate in America, and Lee's message is powerful.

It's real good to see Spike Lee on top of his game, didn't think he had it in him anymore.
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Old 08-11-2018, 06:33 AM   #28994
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Incredibles 2 was fun. Looked great and well "acted". Girlfriend absolutely hated it though. She told me that I'd be watching some girly movie to make up for it. I have a feeling Mamma Mia 2 is in my near future...
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:39 AM   #28995
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Incredibles 2 was fun. Looked great and well "acted". Girlfriend absolutely hated it though. She told me that I'd be watching some girly movie to make up for it. I have a feeling Mamma Mia 2 is in my near future...
I don't understand how someone could hate Incredibles 2.
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Old 08-11-2018, 07:51 AM   #28996
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Really? I was a little disappointed in it. Most likely because I had built it up so much in my head and my expectations were too high. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it; just not as much as the first movie. I've watched the original numerous times over the past 15 years, but I'm not sure that I would go out of my way to watch the sequel again.

I would still recommend it to anyone who enjoyed the original (and who didn't!). Just be careful to keep your expectations in check.
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I don't understand how someone could hate Incredibles 2.
That reminds me, I meant to reply to DC2LV as well. I absolutely loved it, thought it was the best movie I've seen in some time. IMO they improved on the first one immensely while still using the same basic formula which made the first one so good. As Baltimore (I think) said, their use of tropes and cliches was absolutely perfect and created some great comedy. I thought the villain was a huge improvement, and all the larger supporting cast added a lot to 2 over 1 as well. Also the mystery elements were done perfectly.

I had only seen the first one one time (although I rewatched it again after this) so it's likely that I didn't remember much from the first and when I saw the second it seemed original. After watching the first one again, I think it's likely that the second seems more like a copy with some additions, so it's possible if I'd seen the first one a lot I wouldn't have enjoyed the second as much.


I agree with JB 100%. I could see not thinking it's the greatest movie to come out in a long time, but I can't see disliking it.
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Old 08-11-2018, 10:04 AM   #28997
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I don't understand how someone could hate Incredibles 2.
She really did, which is weird as she doesn't normally hate these types of movies.
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I agree with JB 100%. I could see not thinking it's the greatest movie to come out in a long time, but I can't see disliking it.
Like most men I can't explain what the gf is thinking most of the time.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:00 PM   #28999
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She probably loved it and is using this to leverage you into seeing mamma mia.
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Old 08-11-2018, 12:57 PM   #29000
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JCVD is the perfect movie to watch after reading I Punched Him So Hard He Cried: the Making of Street Fighter the Movie

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In a cast full of young newcomers and civilised character actors, Jean-Claude Van Damme stood out as the archetypal movie star, with an ego to match. As he later admitted, he also came into Street Fighter with a major cocaine habit. At one stage in the 1990s, he was hoovering 10g a day; and $10,000 a week.

“I couldn’t talk about it at the time, but I can now: Jean-Claude was coked out of his mind,” says de Souza. “The studio had hired a wrangler to take care of him, but unfortunately the wrangler himself was a bad influence. Jean-Claude was calling in sick so much I had to keep looking through the script to find something else to film; I couldn’t just sit around for hours waiting for him. On two occasions, the producers allowed him to go to Hong Kong, and both occasions he came back late – on Mondays he just wasn’t there at all.”
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