Discussion in 'Movies & Television' started by outlawmws, Feb 18, 2007.
This movie was great
"Hot Dam, Rye Dirt, Ya'll Better Get Your Ass Against The Bar"
The Mountain Between Us
Never got into it.
I participated in a Po marathon with my four-year-old son this afternoon/evening. We watched Kung Fu Panda 1, 2, and 3. It's an excellent franchise featuring story lines that can grab and hold the attention of children and adults alike.
I am not much of a movie watcher.
But week before last I bought a copy of "Fight Club" at GW for $0.50.
That ending...I did not see that coming.
The Outsiders (1983). Francis Ford Coppola directed this (and Rumblefish). Based on the S.E. Hinton novel that was written when she was in high school. So there's lots of melodrama and some corny narrative tricks like the school fire that makes the fugitive boys heroes. Plenty of overacting and narrative gaps. Bit it is a fun watch of you grew up with those actors (Swayze, Dillon, Cruise, Macchio, Lowe, Esteves, and a cute Diane Lane).
Train To Busan (2016)
Basically a South Korean version of World War Z, except on a less grand scale. It was surprisingly good. It actually had characters I gave a damn about, decent acting, and OK effects. I liked it BETTER than WWZ, which I guess isn't necessarily saying a lot. It was recommended on another forum, otherwise I would have never known about it, or I would have overlooked it, figuring it was total crap. The only things I didn't like were the subtitles, and the zombies were the modern, fast, dinosaur shrieking, milky contact wearing type. I like the slow, Romero style zombies better.
Enter The Dragon, Longtime favorite
I’m a new Netflix subscriber so if the movie your listing was viewed on there I’d love to know it. As you were.
Hadn`t watched this in a while, it never gets old. Outside of the obvious, I now look at all the smaller details within this great film....Bullitt`s very cool corner apartment, the little convenience store across the street where he stocks up on his Swanson TV dinners, the vintage advertisements for the San Francisco strip clubs of the period, all the fantastic vintage cars, that way cool avant-garde jazz group at the night club, the nice little cameo by Robert Duvall (as the cab driver), and of course, the absolutely wicked stunt driving by both McQueen and (Charger driver) Bill Hickman, who also worked similar magic in "The French Connection" and "The Seven Ups". (And for all you "detail freaks", if you pay close attention, you`ll note that much of the same car chase audio track was used in all three movies !)
What a strange story. A confusing tale by design. I was going to be slightly critical of this film due to the story. The twist at the very end saves the story. Unlike any story I have seen before. Possibly needed a stronger actress than Jennifer Lawrence.
Armored Car Robbery (1950) Excellent Heist film with lots of period Los Angeles scenery including the exterior of Wrigley Field.
"The Post". Definitely worth seeing. Meryl Streep is great as Kay Graham, Tom Hanks not as good in the Ben Bradlee role.
Also "The Viceroy's House" on Netflix. Interesting history but just didn't grab me. It would surely have been better on the big screen.
Blade Runner 2049
I'm about three quarters through this. A brooding tale of hitmen, liars, deceivers and non-truth tellers. Gosling is suitably deadpan. Engaging and I couldn't tell you why. It is fluff but watchable fluff. Don't expect a 'boiler'. Tepid it aint. It simmers along at its own pace. Worth a watch if you are patient and don't expect anything too deep. War And Peace, it aint.
Colossal (2016) - Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson. (not your usual Sudeikis comedy part!)
An odd film about alcoholics, and the lives they lead - in New York, then in a small town, and as monsters destroying Seoul ...
I was stuck watching this - had to see where it was going to wind up - not bad, per se - just .. ... odd!
All little snowflakes are important somehow!
Wind River ... Great character drama & story line ... unforgettable gunfight scene.
Jane Banner(FBI): Shouldn't we wait for back up?
Ben (local law): This isn't the land of waiting for back up. This is the land of you're on your own.
Taylor Sheridan just continues to hit it out of the park IMHO.
Saw a semi double feature yesterday...first off to the theatre to see "The Post". A movie that couldn't be more timely. As noted above, Tom Hanks was a bit underwhelming but carried the role well. The First Lady Of American Stage And Screen was excellent as usual. Then, on the way home, hit the Redbox for "The Mountain Between Us"...which my wife realllly wanted to see. I was somewhat skeptical at first, but got drawn right in. Good popcorn flick.
The "Thin Manathon"! DVRd 'em all & watched them over a period of a few days. As noted by jimfet & maxxvolume the first two were the best of the lot. My wife loves them for the period décor and the slinky gowns by Dolly Tree & Kalloch draped over Myrna's lithe frame. Damn she was cute. I should get the DVD set so we can watch them whenever the mood strikes.
A Fistfull of Dollars (1964). I found myself waiting patiently for Sergio Leone's influential cross-cutting close-ups. Bad overdubs and plenty of over-acting, but the music, ricocheting bullets, and Clint are gold.
"The Bag Man" (2014)
Crime drama, in which a killer named Jack (John Cusack) is hired by crime boss Dragna (Robert DeNiro) to retrieve a mysterious bag, and hold it for collection at a seedy motel, where Jack meets an odd assortment of residents, including a 6-foot tall hooker, and a midget pimp.
Despite having quality actors involved, this film didn`t quite make the grade, IMHO....
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