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Old 07-27-2020, 12:17 PM   #4926
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

Cuckoo’s Nest was one of the first non children’s movie I ever saw. My Dad too k me to see it when I was 12, against the protestations of my Mom lol. But my Dad thought it was important for me to see it.

I was absolutely devastated at the end and McMurty’s fate. It was so unfair. But the then the Chief escapes.

God, I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. It is a great, great film.
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Old 07-27-2020, 01:47 PM   #4927
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Cuckoo’s Nest was one of the first non children’s movie I ever saw. My Dad too k me to see it when I was 12, against the protestations of my Mom lol. But my Dad thought it was important for me to see it.

I was absolutely devastated at the end and McMurty’s fate. It was so unfair. But the then the Chief escapes.

God, I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it. It is a great, great film.
My son works for a state institution, and one day the battery was dead in my car. I asked him to come after work to give me a jump. He was out in the van with a group of about 14 residents from the institution, so he swung by with the group. God, it looked like the scene in the film where they are on the bus for the fishing trip.

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Old 07-27-2020, 07:53 PM   #4928
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

The Man Who Fell to Earth?
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:50 PM   #4929
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Great movie and would recommend the book, which is a quick read and told from Chief's perspective in a dream-like manner, where you're often not sure how much is real and how much is hallucination.
i would recommend most of Kesey's books, but i suppose that's a topic for a different thread.
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:58 PM   #4930
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I love OFOTCN, I see how that is on best movie lists. It has a lot of great dramatic scenes and funny scenes, lots of good characters.
Not that there is an automatic correlation between great films and Oscar wins, but OFOTCN is one of only three films in history to sweep the top 5 categories (Picture, Director, Screenplay, Actor, Actress). The other two are It Happened One Night and The Silence of the Lambs.
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:34 PM   #4931
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

If we ever have a guilty pleasure (a movie you enjoy despite feeling that it is not generally held in high regard) thread I might vote for the Resident Evil series of 5 films. The contagious T-virus is turning people into masses of very active and very ravenous undead. Our heroine Alice has been given extraordinary fighting skills and hopes to combat the corporation that unleashed the virus and to find a cure. These films run on cable tv regularly and are never dull.
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:54 AM   #4932
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those movies are a guilty pleasure of mine, too
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:47 AM   #4933
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i would recommend most of Kesey's books, but i suppose that's a topic for a different thread.
lol aren't there only like 2 or 3 total? So I'm betting you also like Sometimes a Great Notion.
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Old 07-28-2020, 09:55 AM   #4934
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those movies are a guilty pleasure of mine, too
+1 And I think this franchise is a lot more influential than people recognise or are willing to give credit for.
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:41 PM   #4935
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I remember how disappointed I was upon seeing the original RE when it first came out because I had been an early adopter of the original game. I haven't watched that original or subsequent movies since.

Guilty pleasures? Roman Polanski and Woody Allen films... pretty much all of them.
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Old 07-28-2020, 01:55 PM   #4936
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Somehow got drawn into Terminator: Dark Fate Friday night.

While it is true that I was having a few beers, I don't think that completely explains my not liking it. The terminator is chasing a young woman whose destiny is to produce the human savior. The terminator can re-form (but this one's black, not silver). Yeah, that's a lot different.

Another franchise that just needs to end. After T2, downhill like a Norwegian ski jump.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:23 PM   #4937
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Greyhound was solid. It’s about 80 minutes and doesn’t waste a minute. There is little character development but it didn’t bother me. I appreciated the efficiency of the story. It’s an entertaining Summer movie, much better than I expected.

For me it was worth watching mainly for the well-done realistic depictions of how the ships maneuvered around each other and communicated in the Atlantic "black pit" in WW2. The interior scenes inside the destroyer don't work as well. They seemed "underacted" if that is a word. Easy way to collect a check for Hanks. I pretty bored with the silent and stoic hero idea. Also, how many times did they need to show the captain being served a meal again and again? We see external shots of the ship is being tossed qround and tiliting in the rough Atlantic waves and go to interior shots and the sailors are perfectly stable. Sailors go out on deck and never get wet. Blood shows up with no clear explanation (maybe I missed it). It was ok but Grade B.
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Old 07-28-2020, 03:25 PM   #4938
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Guilty pleasures? Roman Polanski and Woody Allen films... pretty much all of them.
Nobody should ask these 2 what their guilty pleasures are without first making sure they're talking about movies!

I pretty much never feel guilty about watching movies or tv shows, but unlike most of y'all I believe in God and redemption.
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Old 07-30-2020, 02:27 AM   #4939
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Meant UNCUT Gems...
So, what did you mean for A Simple Man? I have never heard of a film by that name and can't find one with Google...
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Old 07-30-2020, 03:16 AM   #4940
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So, what did you mean for A Simple Man? I have never heard of a film by that name and can't find one with Google...
Possibly "A simple man" by the Cohen bros?

Deals with a guy whose life is falling apart.

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Old 07-30-2020, 03:18 AM   #4941
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Possibly "A simple man" by the Cohen bros?

Deals with a guy whose life is falling apart.

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A Serious Man. Dang brain fert.

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Old 07-30-2020, 04:26 AM   #4942
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Somehow got drawn into Terminator: Dark Fate Friday night.

While it is true that I was having a few beers, I don't think that completely explains my not liking it. The terminator is chasing a young woman whose destiny is to produce the human savior. The terminator can re-form (but this one's black, not silver). Yeah, that's a lot different.

Another franchise that just needs to end. After T2, downhill like a Norwegian ski jump.
Vinko Bogataj says, "Hold my beer, ski jump."

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Old 07-30-2020, 06:56 PM   #4943
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lol aren't there only like 2 or 3 total? So I'm betting you also like Sometimes a Great Notion.
correct about SaGN. read it right after moving to OR ~25 years ago. made a lot of trips between the valley and the coast in different areas following the creeks and rivers and just so happened to be reading it at the same time. it was like being in a movie set (and obviously parts of it were with the movie).
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Old 07-31-2020, 07:29 AM   #4944
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Just finished Pusher. Is this worth watching the whole trilogy?
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Old 07-31-2020, 11:34 AM   #4945
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Just finished Pusher. Is this worth watching the whole trilogy?
Yup. Very solid
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Old 07-31-2020, 12:30 PM   #4946
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Somehow got drawn into Terminator: Dark Fate Friday night.

While it is true that I was having a few beers, I don't think that completely explains my not liking it. The terminator is chasing a young woman whose destiny is to produce the human savior. The terminator can re-form (but this one's black, not silver). Yeah, that's a lot different.

Another franchise that just needs to end. After T2, downhill like a Norwegian ski jump.
+1, caught this on a flight and was a complete cringefest til i shut it off
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Old 07-31-2020, 05:10 PM   #4947
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A Serious Man. Dang brain fert.

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Oh yes... my bad, definetely a brain get.
Both films are bathed in idioms and Jewish lore.
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Old 08-01-2020, 06:38 AM   #4948
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Alan Parker has passed.

















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Old 08-01-2020, 02:12 PM   #4949
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great, great filmmaker. All of those movies above are amazing.
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Old 08-01-2020, 02:13 PM   #4950
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RIP. Bugsy Malone was on of the films of my childhood.
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