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08-02-2022 , 02:47 PM
The Game pissed me off so much...I think it's quite bad, because it doesn't make a lick of sense. But I see why people like it...it is enjoyable, up to the ridiculous ending.
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08-02-2022 , 02:49 PM
The Game is what happens when you have infinite money for therapy.
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08-02-2022 , 03:00 PM
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I know nothing about finance or trading, but it was obvious that the firm was over-leveraged in crap housing bonds (or whatever), and if those mortgage funds dipped in value even a little bit, they'd be screwed.

The Big Short is also a perfect movie about the same thing. Love both movies.
Agree. The difference is that The Big Short explained what happened. It's a nit, though, Margin Call great, just bothered me that they didn't even make an attempt.

I kind of get what MSchu's saying, just works for me less than you guys I guess.

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08-02-2022 , 03:34 PM
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I've never heard of either of these films, but love noir. Will try to find them. Tyrone Power? How can it miss?
Criterion has a “Noir in Color” series out right now. I had never heard of most of the movies

Trailer:

http://www.criterionchannel.com/vide...n-color-teaser


Rewatched The Game not long ago. Felt silly but I sure love that 90’s movie feel it has.

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08-02-2022 , 10:18 PM
In the past couple days I watched Rouge, Leave Her To Heaven, and After the Thin Man all on Criterion.

The first is a Chinese ghost story (sort of) and I found it intriguing. The second is a wicked film noir in color. And the last? Is there a better pair than William Powell and Myrna Loy?

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08-02-2022 , 10:24 PM
Bram Stoker’s Dracula, what a wild and beautiful fever dream from Coppola. Even the bad parts are good.

It’s such a weird, wonderful love letter to the medium and the legend. It goes completely all out and takes many risks. Can’t wait to watch again.
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08-04-2022 , 11:12 AM
Really enjoying the team of William Powell and Myrna Loy on Criterion. Libeled Lady also featured a young Spencer Tracy and Jean Harlow, who was much more talented than I realized.

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08-04-2022 , 04:31 PM
RRR I watched this based on Dom's rec. Although I thought it was pretty entertaining I don't think I loved it as much. I really thought it was too long. After a couple of hours of the two not dying I was ready for it to end.

The Year of Living Dangerously Kinda fun to watch the young versions of Gibson and Weaver. Linda Hunt was great. Worth a watch.

Dave Made a Maze I stumbled onto this while browsing through Prime movies. The trailer looked interesting. The premise is that Dave, well, made a maze. Out of cardboard in his apartment. Then he gets lost in it so his girlfriend and friends go in to find him. I like the idea but I think they could have done more with it. If you like quirky indy movies you might like it.
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08-04-2022 , 09:00 PM
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08-05-2022 , 12:39 AM
40 summers ago, these five films were all released within weeks of each other:

E.T.
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Tron
The Thing
Blade Runner


What an extraordinary summer that was...and I remember seeing them all in the theater back then!
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08-05-2022 , 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Dominic
40 summers ago, these five films were all released within weeks of each other:

E.T.
Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan
Tron
The Thing
Blade Runner


What an extraordinary summer that was...and I remember seeing them all in the theater back then!
I remember thinking Poltergeist was way better than E.T. as a 13yo kid.
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08-05-2022 , 08:59 AM
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I remember thinking Poltergeist was way better than E.T. as a 13yo kid.
I thought so, too, at the time. I don't think I've re-watched either.
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08-05-2022 , 03:13 PM
Stayed up late and watched Prey, the latest entry in Predator movies on Hulu.

Not worth it, it was ok but I made a point to see it as soon as it came out because of the hype.

The portrayal of the Indian tribe was good, the action was meh.


Predator 2 was better.

Fight me.
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08-05-2022 , 03:44 PM
Predator 2 is always underrated by most people imo
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08-05-2022 , 04:47 PM
13 Lives Ron Howard's dramatization of the rescue of a boy's soccer team in Thailand from a flooded cave.

Since I've seen the documentary, The Rescue, I'm definitely looking at it from that lens.

The movie was really good and stands on its own quite well. Howard didn't venture away from the actual events, nor did he overdramatize it. The cave sequences are crazy. Well done.

However, it just couldn't catch the all of the mind-boggling details of the entire thing. That's not a criticism of the movie as much as it is praise for the documentary.

I would say that if you saw the documentary, you could probably get away with not watching the movie (even though I recommend you do watch it), but the documentary is a MUST see.
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08-05-2022 , 06:56 PM
The doc was amazing, and I'm having a hard time wondering how any dramatization of the event could possible compare...but I will watch it
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08-05-2022 , 08:38 PM
Agree with bigger that if you've seen The Rescue, then you don't really need to see the movie. I still enjoyed it tho.
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08-05-2022 , 08:54 PM
Black Phone was a quite effective thriller/horror movie, with great kid performances...so much better than something like It. And Ethan Hawke is a great monster.
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08-05-2022 , 10:50 PM
Finally watched Once Upon a Time in America, a film about mobsters, memory, regret, and those things we carry with us forever, especially our oldest friends. Sergio Leone's last film.

Beautiful score by Morricone.

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08-07-2022 , 07:02 AM
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Finally watched Once Upon a Time in America, a film about mobsters, memory, regret, and those things we carry with us forever, especially our oldest friends. Sergio Leone's last film.

Beautiful score by Morricone.

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I've watched it a few times, and still can't work out what happens with that dumpster truck.
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08-07-2022 , 07:29 AM
Finally caught up with Licorice Pizza which just hit Amazon, I really liked it a lot. Paul Thomas Anderson is somewhat hit-or-miss for me but when he's onto something, there's nobody I like better. I'll admit the age thing here is strange but I guess I'll allow it! It catches a certain growing-up-in-the-70s vibe I remember very well.
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08-07-2022 , 12:29 PM
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I've watched it a few times, and still can't work out what happens with that dumpster truck.
Either he climbs into it and kills himself, or he pretends to do so in order to fool Noodles into thinking he’s dead once again. It’s a ****ing weird scenario.

I think in the end, Noodles decides he doesn’t care either way.
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08-07-2022 , 12:57 PM
I can't stand Once Upon A Time In America. Not one likable character, and yes, that ending is ridiculous. Beautifully shot, tho
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08-07-2022 , 02:09 PM
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I can't stand Once Upon A Time In America. Not one likable character, and yes, that ending is ridiculous. Beautifully shot, tho
Many movies work well without likeable characters, though. Moe was kinda okay.
I liked the moodiness of it.

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08-07-2022 , 02:24 PM
When DeNiro rapes his supposed love, I was out.
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