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Old 04-19-2017, 12:06 AM   #24276
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

I thought it was about killing wolves
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Old 04-19-2017, 12:33 AM   #24277
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The Grey still one of the most powerful meditations on loss, depression, hopelessness, suicide, and a renewed fight for life. According to Empire magazine, the director Joe Carnahan urged Neeson to "channel his grief" over the death of his own wife, Natasha Richardson.
Great film.

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Old 04-19-2017, 08:42 AM   #24278
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The long shadow of Joe Bob Briggs is being thrown around in this thread.



Also saw Easter Parade, again. Max Dance Fu. Including a great dance number by Ann Miller. Love the yellow gloves*. And the sultry fun and half-hidden sexiness of the number is fantastic. I bet she was great in bed. Or you would certainly dream so. Shake your blues away.





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Old 04-19-2017, 05:48 PM   #24279
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Anybody happen to see the movie Free Fire as yet?

Worth seeing?
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:06 PM   #24280
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*Phat Mack needs to wear a pair when he's playing poker.
I'll find a pair and give them a try. Always looking for new fashion ideas. Plus, taking in mind the people I play poker with, anything providing any type of hygienic barrier must be given serious consideration.
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Old 04-19-2017, 06:20 PM   #24281
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Phat Mack, I played poker last summer. I was wearing shorts, and I leaned back from the table. The dealer told me I had to put my keys under the table. When I asked why, she said, "Because your legs are distracting me."

The guys at the table didn't let up on me the entire time. Moral: wear long pants.

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Old 04-19-2017, 07:27 PM   #24282
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Fak that... shorts 24/7.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:17 AM   #24283
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Keys? Knees?
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:52 AM   #24284
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Keys? Knees?
Mistake. She told me to put my legs under the table.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:40 AM   #24285
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I was trying to figure out what euphemism "keys" might be...
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:32 AM   #24286
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Anybody happen to see the movie Free Fire as yet?

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Posted about it a few pages ago. Good mindless fun.
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:56 AM   #24287
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I was trying to figure out what euphemism "keys" might be...
I was hoping it was short for "keys to my heart." I haven't heard anybody use that line since the 60s, but I've always remained quite fond of it.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:01 PM   #24288
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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.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:14 PM   #24289
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Bruce Willis is a perfectly fine actor
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:21 PM   #24290
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I agree. He's a serviceable actor who's nowhere near Stallone levels of terribleness for example.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:28 PM   #24291
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Yes, that was the problem.
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Old 04-20-2017, 03:51 PM   #24292
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Not going to argue that Bruce Willis has a huge range or something, but I like him in that role very much. He was also very good in Unbreakable.
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Old 04-20-2017, 07:51 PM   #24293
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I've seen a lot of films in my time, ~2000. Congrats to Neon Demon on being the first film to ever make me physically ill. Quite the accomplishment. That film took such a crazy absurdist turn in the final 3rd that I just have no idea what to make of it. Feel like it is going to follow in Only God Forgives footsteps of me not rating it after watching it because I have no idea what just happened, but then i'll watch it again in a month and love it.

I now know the 3 glaring omissions from The Devil Wears Prada that this film has to make it the more complete take on the model world
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Old 04-20-2017, 08:22 PM   #24294
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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 04-20-2017, 08:53 PM   #24295
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I was hoping it was short for "keys to my heart." I haven't heard anybody use that line since the 60s, but I've always remained quite fond of it.
My heart is locked.

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Old 04-20-2017, 11:52 PM   #24296
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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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Don't believe the hype,you were right the first time.



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Old 04-20-2017, 11:55 PM   #24297
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Angel Heart (1987)

Mickey Rourke plays a PI who gets hired by Robert De Niro to investigate a missing person. The movie quickly goes down a dark road of murder, the dark arts, satanic worship, and a phenomenally violent/sexy scene involving Lisa Bonet form the Cosby Show.

The movie stumbles in the middle, as he goes from locale to locale in New Orleans to gather more clues, and then meets up with De Niro or a cop or a lawyer to review what we have just been watching along the way. The movie redeems itself in the final reveal, and all the confusing Lynchian moments actually are explained quite well. The end credits with the elevator ride was a nice little cherry on top.
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Old 04-21-2017, 12:18 AM   #24298
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Anybody happen to see the movie Free Fire as yet?

Worth seeing?
I thought it was OK. I enjoyed it.

Fairly believable depiction of a bunch of idiots with guns.

Not as silly as the previews.

Trigger Warnings: John Denver; 1970s fashions.
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Old 04-21-2017, 01:02 AM   #24299
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Angel Heart (1987)

Mickey Rourke plays a PI who gets hired by Robert De Niro to investigate a missing person. The movie quickly goes down a dark road of murder, the dark arts, satanic worship, and a phenomenally violent/sexy scene involving Lisa Bonet form the Cosby Show.

The movie stumbles in the middle, as he goes from locale to locale in New Orleans to gather more clues, and then meets up with De Niro or a cop or a lawyer to review what we have just been watching along the way. The movie redeems itself in the final reveal, and all the confusing Lynchian moments actually are explained quite well. The end credits with the elevator ride was a nice little cherry on top.
Best film version of Oedipus Rex. That could be a spoiler, but I doubt it.

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Old 04-21-2017, 01:24 AM   #24300
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What Dreams May Come was very nice to watch after The Grey. It's based on the Richard Matheson story but is quite different. A stunning and powerful performance from Robin Williams, as well as an emotional role from Cuba Gooding Jr that on the heels of Jerry Maguire had me convinced he would be in powerhouse roles for many years to come (wrong, wrong, wrong...but now he's back!).

The depictions of an afterlife, heaven, and hell never feel overly religious or specific to any theology in particular (with a few exceptions). The subject matter of suicide and the power of love to help bring the hopeless back from the brink feels more powerful and a bit melancholy in the wake of the still recent loss of Robin Williams.

In some ways, even as an analogy, the film is just a fantasy. Mental illness can be devastating and, unfortunately, a condition that even love cannot save someone from. But the movie is effective and affecting, and to be honest, sometimes I like my dramas to end with a sense of hope and joy.
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