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Old 09-20-2021, 04:36 PM   #6701
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Reservoir Dogs An oldie but a goodie. That scene where all of the guys are getting their color names cracks me up every time.
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:10 AM   #6702
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Godzilla vs. Kong Godzilla AND King Kong! How great is that? Pretty damn great I say. Loved every schmaltzy minute of it. The only thing that could have made it better would be if Mothra showed up. Huge monkey thumbs up.
They threw everything into this movie except extra Humphrey Bogart, but you are right--they forgot Mothra.

I think he's slated for the next one.

Great flick!!!
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Old 09-21-2021, 12:39 PM   #6703
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Reservoir Dogs An oldie but a goodie. That scene where all of the guys are getting their color names cracks me up every time.
when is QT going to get going on that 'Broadway' stage play of this film...
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Old 09-21-2021, 03:26 PM   #6704
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Life During Wartime on Criterion, film about forgiving and forgetting. I loved it, but it's not for everyone. But what is? Todd Solondz uses the same characters from his earlier Happiness played by different actors.
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Old 09-22-2021, 05:59 PM   #6705
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Stagecoach (1939) Directed by John Ford. Starring Claire Trevor, John Wayne, Andy Devine, John Carradine. A group of people of various status and occupations travel together on a stagecoach and have a very complicated journey. Encountering many adventures that test them and their individual belief systems and prejudices.

This movie is well done. Some clichés but surprisingly insightful especially for the time it was made.

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Old 09-22-2021, 10:36 PM   #6706
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Just watched Tower, a documentary about the Texas sniper at UT in 1966. Mostly animated, and very affective. What sort of people are we?

And like Life During Wartime, a film about forgiveness, of others and, much more difficult, oneself.

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Old 09-23-2021, 10:16 PM   #6707
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another new release with a 4k remaster in da haus...



I am such a sucker for Stanwyck...
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Old 09-23-2021, 10:42 PM   #6708
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Just watched Tower, a documentary about the Texas sniper at UT in 1966. Mostly animated, and very affective. What sort of people are we?

And like Life During Wartime, a film about forgiveness, of others and, much more difficult, oneself.

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Tower is absolutely amazing...one of the best docs I've seen
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Just watched Tower, a documentary about the Texas sniper at UT in 1966. Mostly animated, and very affective. What sort of people are we?

And like Life During Wartime, a film about forgiveness, of others and, much more difficult, oneself.

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Tower is absolutely amazing...one of the best docs I've seen
This. I was skeptical at first because it was animated, but it's really worth seeing.
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:26 AM   #6710
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The Paper Chase A law student draws the toughest of professors for a first year contract law class. Meanwhile (unknown to the professor) he has an affair with the professor's married daughter.

Houseman is definitely the bright spot in this movie. I enjoyed the classroom scenes and the back and forth in the study group but found the romance story pretty meh. Uninspiring performance by Lindsay Wagner. Reminds me of Kristen Stewart.

Worth a watch just for Houseman but don't expect a lot.
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:27 AM   #6711
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Tower is absolutely amazing...one of the best docs I've seen
It took me a while to buy into the animation but it was good. Hit close to home, too. My dad was on campus that day.
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Old 09-24-2021, 10:53 AM   #6712
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TV Paper Chase series was awesome.

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Old Yesterday, 07:36 AM   #6713
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2001: A Space Odyssey - I’ve deliberately avoided finding out too much about this over the years because I’d always intended to see it at some point, so was unprepared for just how mad it is. Hard to imagine a film like this would get a big enough budget to be made today. I’m not sure if it holds up or not.

A Simple Favour - quite a fun thriller/comedy. Not on the level of Knives Out. It could have been better if it had hewed more strongly in one direction or if the jokes had just been less slapstick.
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2001: A Space Odyssey - I’ve deliberately avoided finding out too much about this over the years because I’d always intended to see it at some point... I’m not sure if it holds up or not.
I personally never understand this type of judgement...

I think some viewers might be in need of 'deprogramming' in order to free themselves of some types of bias... such as Modernity bias, westernized bias and 'Marvel Studios' bias.
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I personally never understand this type of judgement...

I think some viewers might be in need of 'deprogramming' in order to free themselves of some types of bias... such as Modernity bias, westernized bias and 'Marvel Studios' bias.
I'm not convinced he was comparing 2001 to Marvel movies, but I agree there's the possibility of modernity bias. I think of 2001 as contemporary, and I've rewatched it a number of times in the past few years. Does it hold up?
Sure it does. It's one of the greatest films of any kind ever made.

Would it find a huge audience today? I'm not sure it would, but it would still find an audience.

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Old Yesterday, 12:06 PM   #6716
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I might suffer from nostalgia bias. I remember being blown away by the special effects of the Blue Danube scene. I still am when I re-watch it.
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Old Yesterday, 02:42 PM   #6717
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2001 is certainly way ahead of its time. It's vision of the future comes across as strikingly accurate and scientifically based. It's easy to admire but I found it hard to love because everything is so emotionally distant. Spectacle alone doesn't do it for me.
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