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Old 03-02-2021, 05:06 PM   #5776
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So 2 is your 2nd worst Die Hard, but is still damn entertaining? Interesting.

I've only seen the the first two, both in theaters 30+ years ago. While I've seen Die Hard numerous times since then, I'm not sure if I've ever sat through "Die Harder" again. I just could never get over the laughable plot point of numerous jets circling Dulles for hours until they were going to run out of fuel when both DCA & BWI were 10 minutes away. And because of that fact, I've never bothered to watch any of the other sequels, which I had been under the impression were all worse than 2. But if both of you believe that 3 is the best one of the entire franchise, maybe I should plan on watching it.
3 is pretty ridiculous, but has the most fun with the series premise I think, even more than 1. When I think Die Hard I always think of 3 first.

4 was 12 years after 3, but it really brought the franchise into the modern era of film well. I think it is a solidly entertaining action flick for its time.

5 is absolute garbage. I knew that going in (from reviews, it was the only one I hadn't seen before) but the wifey wanted us to finish the series and watch it. Wish we hadn't. Terribly made, written, acted, everything.
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Old 03-02-2021, 05:22 PM   #5777
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Sound of Metal. Olivia Cooke, real good. Riz Ahmed, exceptional. Paul Raci, even better.

Silence, stillness, grasping for what was, acceptance of what is, distortion, ambient sound.

Addiction, sobriety, boundaries, community, isolation, tattoos, self-harm, fear, anger, coffee & doughnuts.

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Old 03-02-2021, 05:32 PM   #5778
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Sound of Metal. Olivia Cooke, real good. Riz Ahmed, exceptional. Paul Raci, even better.

Silence, stillness, grasping for what was, acceptance of what is, distortion, ambient sound.

Addiction, sobriety, boundaries, community, isolation, tattoos, self-harm, fear, anger, coffee & doughnuts.

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Amazing review. Will check it out
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:41 PM   #5779
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Tenet- loved the action scenes and the wild score but couldnít really wrap my head around the time travel ideas wound throughout. Iím sure would be better on a second viewing, but I donít care to see it again. Overall good but p low on the Nolan scale
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Old 03-04-2021, 03:59 AM   #5780
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Hurry up and take my money:

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Old 03-04-2021, 04:17 AM   #5781
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How tf does that get sold out in a day. I don't even know what The Drop / Mondo is.

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Looks like they are based out of Austin, Texas. Phat Mack I may have to pay you to rough up some people for me and find an extra copy please.
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Old 03-04-2021, 10:02 AM   #5782
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Old 03-04-2021, 01:59 PM   #5783
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How tf does that get sold out in a day. I don't even know what The Drop / Mondo is.

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Looks like they are based out of Austin, Texas. Phat Mack I may have to pay you to rough up some people for me and find an extra copy please.
I am really into this space... I personally have more than 100 posters. Mondo isn't the only one working in this space, but they were one of the first.


they sell out that quickly because it's a really popular market segment that comes with very limited releases, usually @ 50-500 pieces max... for the whole world.

THAT BEING SAID, you can find pieces on the secondary market if you search.

I just bought this Joker poster last night by Juan Carlos Ruiz Burgos...

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Old 03-04-2021, 02:12 PM   #5784
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Old 03-04-2021, 04:09 PM   #5785
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Mondo does great work, I have a few on my wall.

This one is my favorite:
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Old 03-04-2021, 05:09 PM   #5786
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Jezebel (1938) A romantic drama film directed by William Wyler. Stars Bette Davis and Henry Fonda, supported by George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, and Donald Crisp. Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms.

This is an extraordinary film that I had never viewed before. And there is so much to this film, on the surface and bubbling underneath, with explorations of politics and society and social status, that no justice can be done in a quick survey. Outstanding performances by just about everyone. And penetrating dialogue and sets and costumes. My only comment is that I liked the ending, open ended in a way. Almost a noir type of ending. Just excellent film making all around.

Five dueling pistols out of five. Or North Vs. South, part 1.


My Man Godfrey (1936) Screwball comedy film directed by Gregory La Cava stars William Powell and Carole Lombard. The base story line concerns a socialite who hires a derelict (working at a garbage dump) to be her family's butler, and then falls in love with him. But the film is much more than that and delivers a great deal of laughs and human comedy at the idle rich, family life and social status, and general misunderstandings. A very enjoyable film.

Five heaps of garbage out of five.



The Barkleys of Broadway (1949) Technicolor musical film by MGM that reunited Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers after ten years apart. It also stars Oscar Levant. The film is worth watching for the dance numbers, and for Oscar playing the piano. The story line is borderline boring to silly as Fred and Ginger are married dance partners that undergo some difficulty and so on.......blab, blab, blab.

For the dance numbers: Five dancing shoes out of five. For everything else, except Oscar of course, a big raspberry.
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Old 03-04-2021, 07:07 PM   #5787
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Loved Godfrey. William Powell in general, I guess. The Thin Man series tons of fun.
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Old 03-05-2021, 12:25 AM   #5788
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William Powell may be my spirit animal, or at least one of them.
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Old 03-05-2021, 10:24 AM   #5789
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LOL! Good one!

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Old 03-05-2021, 02:37 PM   #5790
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Rear Window (1954) Directed by A. Hitchcock and starring James Stewart, Grace Kelly, and Wendell Corey. A wheelchair-bound photographer spies on his neighbors from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder.

Well, well...We are all voyeurs aren't we? As we are forced to participate in spying on a mini-version of a city world and the lives of the tenants. I'll just make a few comments about this wonderful and fantastic film.

Chop, chop; saw, saw.

Grace Kelly is simply gorgeous in that dress.

Flower beds are never sinister.

Your neighbors however, are always sinister in someway.

Always use the correct camera lens for the job at hand.

It came as a flash.

Two broken legs are better than one.

And some people think Old A. Hitchcock didn't do comedies.



Five drops from the Balcony out of Five.

P.S. Is this Hitchcock's Best?
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Old 03-07-2021, 10:20 AM   #5791
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Raymond Burr in Rear Window is made up to resemble David I. Selznick, with whom Hitchcock had a rocky relationship.

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Old 03-07-2021, 10:23 AM   #5792
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Watched Yojimbo last night. Kurosawa channels John Ford, and Leone channels Kurosawa. Great film.

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Old 03-07-2021, 01:01 PM   #5793
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Watched Yojimbo last night. Kurosawa channels John Ford, and Leone channels Kurosawa. Great film.
It's also got Nakadai Tatsuya in it as the guy with the gun. Nakadai always shows up in my favorite films--the psycho swordsman in Sword of Doom, the police guy in High and Low and the impersonator in Kagemusha. Too many to list, really.

Do you say Kurosawa channels Ford because of the way the wind is always blowing?
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Old 03-07-2021, 01:22 PM   #5794
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Total Recall (1990) I was always fascinated by the bits and pieces of this movie I saw as a kid. Despite being a big fan of other Arnold movies back then, especially The Running Man (had to have watched it at least ten times as a kid), I never actually saw more than a few minutes at a time of this one and iirc probably wasn't allowed to watch it. Unfortunately, watching it as an adult was a major letdown, and the movie that could have been of my imagination was much, much better than the movie that actually was. Feels like the butchering of a great premise, and outside of some special effects I'm sure were great or perhaps even revolutionary at the time, there's just not much going on here at all. Bad/mediocre acting, characters with straw thin depth, plot holes galore, just a big letdown compared to what could have been with such a promising story foundation.
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P.S. Is this Hitchcock's Best?
It seems like it could be when you watch it - then you watch Vertigo or Psycho, and no.
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I watched Red Beard last night (Black & White). A Kurosawa film. I have mixed feelings about this film. Seems disjointed in a major way with the story line(s). Anyway, I did love the cinematography which is fantastic. It is worth watching just for that aspect alone. Criterion Collection edition of the film. The subtitles were done very poorly and were never enough to follow the dialogue.
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Total Recall (1990) I was always fascinated by the bits and pieces of this movie I saw as a kid. Despite being a big fan of other Arnold movies back then, especially The Running Man (had to have watched it at least ten times as a kid), I never actually saw more than a few minutes at a time of this one and iirc probably wasn't allowed to watch it. Unfortunately, watching it as an adult was a major letdown, and the movie that could have been of my imagination was much, much better than the movie that actually was. Feels like the butchering of a great premise, and outside of some special effects I'm sure were great or perhaps even revolutionary at the time, there's just not much going on here at all. Bad/mediocre acting, characters with straw thin depth, plot holes galore, just a big letdown compared to what could have been with such a promising story foundation.
Triple boob tho.

Total Recall is a great throwback imo. So many great lines. Gotta embrace its campiness but easy to do so when I was such a big Arnold fan as a kid.

Fun piece of trivia, at the time of its making it was the most expensive movie ever made.
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Verhoeven’s hyper violence trilogy (Robocop, Total Recall, Starship Troopers) is pure brilliance. It all works on so many levels.
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Total Recall (1990) I was always fascinated by the bits and pieces of this movie I saw as a kid.
I remain a fan of the Philip K Dick adaptations, even the campy-somewhat-cheesy-ones (I do appreciate the initial Total Recall/never watched the remake).

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It's also got Nakadai Tatsuya in it as the guy with the gun. Nakadai always shows up in my favorite films--the psycho swordsman in Sword of Doom, the police guy in High and Low and the impersonator in Kagemusha. Too many to list, really.



Do you say Kurosawa channels Ford because of the way the wind is always blowing?
I think of Ford because he's the master of Hollywood westerns, but the wind blowing is a powerful metaphor throughout the film. And with Ford, characters redeem themselves or even create new selves when they adhere to the code.



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