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Talk About Movies: Part 4 Talk About Movies: Part 4

11-20-2021 , 03:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Rooksx Talk About Movies: Part 4
Currently watching Freaky. How da fuq did a film this gory get a 15 rating in the UK?! The BBFC's standards have really changed since I was 15...
Dude, go back and watch Silent Hill from 2006. I could not believe that was a 15 when I saw people being ripped apart graphically etc.

Times they are a changin
11-20-2021 , 05:55 AM
I did quite enjoy Freaky though, good performances from Vaughn and Newton and nice use of the body swap concept. Albeit I'm incapable of watching a horror film in a single sitting due to being easily scared.
11-20-2021 , 07:28 PM
watching eurovision now and absolutely loving it, they really nailed a lot of key things regarding how europeans speak English
11-22-2021 , 12:39 PM
Come To Daddy A young man gets a letter from his estranged father, asking him to come visit in a remote cabin in the northwest (I assume). Hilarity ensues.

Sort of tongue in cheek horror. Kinda weird. I enjoyed it. Fun to watch Frodo in something completely different.

Finch Yet another post-apocalyptic story. Yawn. A survivor of a solar flare builds a robot to assist him and his dog in a journey to San Francisco. This is really just a Tom Hanks movie, which isn't a bad thing. He's great to watch. There are some good bits in it but overall it falls a little flat. Warning! Plot holes galore.

Greyhound Another Hanks movie. Set in WWII, Tom is a captain in charge of a group of escort ships trying to protect a merchant ship convoy in the Atlantic.

The movie is a non-stop naval battle. They tossed in a completely useless romantic angle but fortunately it didn't take up much screen time. Good watch.
11-22-2021 , 12:56 PM
Yeah Finch is Hanks+Zemeckis+Wilson crossed with a speak and spell
11-24-2021 , 08:37 PM
Don't Look Now (1973). I thought it was clever, not scary. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland have the world working for their privileged, beautiful lives so screw them anyway.
11-25-2021 , 12:10 PM
Ghostbusters Afterlife. Meh. A few laughs here and there and a few good call backs. Mostly just a boring movie.
11-27-2021 , 01:59 PM
RIP Stephen Sondheim

Saw this list of his favorite films (alphabetical order).

Was nice to see some of my favorites among his

The Elephant Man
Lone Star
The Nasty Girl
Pygmalion
Smiles Of A Summer Night


I’m pretty sure I’ve seen Torchy Blaine In Chinatown but I’ll have to re-visit, it didn’t make any impression.

11-27-2021 , 02:27 PM
^^ Awesome #1 pick.

11-27-2021 , 02:34 PM
As a commoner, love that Spinal Tap made the list.
11-27-2021 , 04:10 PM
He liked High and Low, which is a Kurosawa flick I try to get people to watch. No samurai--business men and chauffeurs.

I'm sure I've seen the Torchy Blaine flick also. They used to show them on TBS on Saturday mornings (or maybe Sundays). Don't remember it.
11-27-2021 , 06:54 PM
King Richard was surprisingly good. Best performance from Will Smith in a while - he disappears into the role, which is unusual for him. Richard Williams' notorious self promotion is somewhat sanitised as although people call him out on it, you don't really see the Richard Williams show in full, obnoxious flight. Overall though it manages to be sympathetic without being too sentimental or melodramatic.
11-27-2021 , 08:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Rooksx Talk About Movies: Part 4
King Richard was surprisingly good. Best performance from Will Smith in a while - he disappears into the role, which is unusual for him. Richard Williams' notorious self promotion is somewhat sanitised as although people call him out on it, you don't really see the Richard Williams show in full, obnoxious flight. Overall though it manages to be sympathetic without being too sentimental or melodramatic.
yeah, I enjoyed, but I was in the tennis life for a long time...yrmv

***

One Night In Soho has everything I like - 60s retro London style, a murder mystery with a big twist, pretty girls, great music, and Diana Rigg.

But it was not good. At all. It was completely flat...totally off, somehow. Weird.
11-27-2021 , 09:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Dominic Talk About Movies: Part 4
One Night In Soho has everything I like...

But it was not good. At all. It was completely flat...totally off, somehow. Weird.
This is exactly how I felt about Lucky Number Slevin.
11-27-2021 , 10:23 PM
Yeah all one night in soho did for me is get me to rewatch Baby Driver.
Yesterday , 02:51 AM
Shang Chi and the Legend Of the Ten Rings

Wow! Really impressed with this one...my GF and I watched it and were as enthralled as if we were kids. Just fantastic all around. Most definitely the best Marvel movie. Like a Marvel movie meets Crouching Tiger. And my GF loved the dragon.

For any Marvel nerds out there, My GF wants to know: what happens to the souls of those who get their souls sucked out by the soul eaters? Are they damned? In peace? Just really dead now? Or is it never addressed?
Yesterday , 03:16 PM
Chinatown (1974)

Burt Young: She’s no good!
Jack: Down the hatch!

El Macondo Apartments: ¿Se gusta?

Look pal, I make an honest living: Never lost a drop.

I don't kick them out of their homes like you jerks: Who work in the bank.

Let's have a big smile, pal!

It comes in different parts of the river: Every night a different part.

Does my talking about your father upset you?

Albacore Club: Amber Care!

We used to work together: In Chinatown.

You don’t know what you’re talking about: You dumb Okie.

Get in the car!

Well, tell you what, pal: If Ida wants to see me she can call me at my office.

Nope, your wife got excited, crossed her legs a little too quick: You understand, pal?

Listen, pal, Escobar's going to try and book me: In about five minutes.

Salt water: Very bad for glass!

The future, Mr. Gitts! The Future!: Now where’s the girl?

Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown!

I forgot that the young Jack Nicholson even existed. My theory is that the movie still holds up, but can’t possibly have a modern audience when reality is more iconoclastic than anything Chinatown hoped to achieve. I really liked the film score on this, but haven’t been able to analyze why. Check it out!

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Yesterday , 06:17 PM
”You're a little behind the times, Jake. They use steam irons now. And I'm out of Chinatown.”

“Isn't that something? Middle of a drought and the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

“Hello, Claude. Where'd you get the midget?”

“Of course I'm respectable I'm old! Politicians ugly buildings and whores all get respectable if they last long enough.”

“Either you bring the water to L.A. or you bring L.A. to the water.”

      
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