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  • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

    Originally posted by Handyman View Post
    The Judge was terrible. Talk about a paint by numbers plot. Such a waste of acting talent...

    This is Where I Leave You is a much better movie about family returning home because of illness/death in the family.
    That's why I mentioned the "dysfunctional family" cliches in particular. "Daddy doesn't love me," "It was actually tough love," etc etc etc.

    The acting itself was great; wish the cast was given more to work with.
    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
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      Movies watched in September with comments, * Criterion Collection

      Sweet Smell of Success, Alexander Mackendrick (1957) *
      - Great vehicle for Lancaster and Curtis: tough, gritty news business in NYC
      Paths of Glory, Stanley Kubrick (1957) *
      - Kirk Douglas as a kind of WWI Spartacus in anti-war film
      Ashes & Diamonds or Popiol I Diament, Andrzej Wajda (1958) *
      - the Wajda war trilogy including A Generation and Kanal are worth the watch
      A Night To Remember, Roy Ward Baker (1958) *
      - Titanic disaster
      The Lovers or Les amants, Louis Malle (1958) *
      - The film is important in American legal history as it resulted in a court case that questioned the definition of obscenity. A showing of the film in Cleveland Heights, Ohio's Coventry Village resulted in a criminal conviction of the theatre manager for public depiction of obscene material. He appealed his conviction to the United States Supreme Court, which reversed the conviction and ruled that the film was not obscene in its written opinion (Jacobellis v. Ohio). The case resulted in Justice Potter Stewart's famously subjective definition of hard-core pornography: "I know it when I see it." (Stewart did not consider the film to be such.) source: Wikipedia
      Mon Oncle or My Uncle, Jacques Tati (1958) *
      - satire on modern life, conveniences, manners, manufacturing
      I Soliti ignoti or Big Deal On Madonna Street, Mario Monicelli (1958) *
      - good crime comedy
      The Hidden Fortress or Kakushi toride no san akunin, Akira Kurosawa (1958) *
      - influence for Star Wars plot and character development
      The Blob, Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. (1958) *
      The Horse’s Mouth, Ronald Neame (1958) *
      The Ballad of Narayama or Narayama bushiko, Keisuke Kino****a (1958) *
      - moving story about old age and death based on Japanese folklore
      Monsters and Madmen, Criterion Collection (2006) *
      - The Haunted Strangler, Robert Day (1958)
      - Corridors of Blood, Robert Day (1959)
      - First Man Into Space, Robert Day (1959)
      - The Atomic Submarine, Spencer G. Bennet (1959)
      Nikkatsu Noir, Eclipse Series 17 (2009) *
      - Rusty Knife, Toshio Masuda (1958)
      - This Eclipse series provides a good look at the post-war Japanese underworld
      The Magician or Ansiktet (The Face), Ingmar Bergman (1958) *
      - Bergman’s look at who and what the artist really is in relation to his critics
      The Music Room or Jalsāghar, Satyajit Ray (1958) *
      - Ray looks at the fading away of an Indian hereditary aristocrat
      The 400 Blows or Le quatre cents coups, François Truffaut (1959) *
      - French coming of age film
      Hiroshima mon amour, Alain Resnais (1959) *
      - Love after the war
      Cassandra’s Dream, Woody Allen (2007)
      - Good Allen crime film
      Pickpocket, Robert Bresson (1959) *
      - Non-actor portrays modern day Raskolnikov
      Ballad of a Soldier, Grigori Chukhrai (1959) *
      - Russian soldier attempts to make it home on leave, his travails and finding love
      Black Orpheus, Marcel Camus (1959) *
      Fires on the Plain or Nobi, Kon Ichikawa (1959) *
      - very good Japanese anti-war film
      Shadows, John Cassavetes (1959) *
      Le beau serge, Claude Chabrol (1958) *
      Testament of Orpheus, Jean Cocteau (1959) *
      Good Morning or Ohayo, Yasujiro Ozu (1959) *
      - Ozu’s remake of his silent film I Was Born,…But. Kids try to get parents to buy them a TV; early “fart” humor
      Les cousins, Claude Chabrol (1959) *
      Letter Never Sent, Mikhail Kalatozov (1959) *
      - very good tale of a team of Russian geologists looking for diamonds in Siberia and their struggle to survive
      Il generale Della Rovere, Roberto Rossellini (1959) *
      - based on true story of small time criminal who poses as a resistance leader for the Nazis to save his life, but has a change of heart while in prison
      L’avventura, Michelangelo Antonioni (1960) *
      - frustrating plot, but interesting visually—got to love Monica Vitti
      Peeping Tom, Michael Powell (1960) *
      - interesting sexual deviancy, privacy, mental health film
      Breathless or À bout de soufflé, Jean-Luc Godard (1960)
      - early French “new wave” about a small time criminal and his relationship with and American girl. Surprised that Jean Seberg died so young
      The Virgin Spring or Jungfrukällan, Ingmar Bergman (1960) *
      - very good “Christian revenge” film
      Spartacus, Stanley Kubrick (1960) *
      - “I am Spartacus”
      Kapò, Gillo Pontecorvo (1959) Essential Art House *
      - very good concentration camp, holocaust film about a teenager and her struggle to survive anyway she can
      Classe tous risques or The Big Risk, Claude Sautet (1960) *
      - post-war French noir about underworld trust, friendship, love and death
      Last edited by aygwm2; 10-04-2015, 12:33 PM.
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      • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

        Originally posted by Handyman View Post
        The Judge was terrible. Talk about a paint by numbers plot. Such a waste of acting talent...

        This is Where I Leave You is a much better movie about family returning home because of illness/death in the family.
        I dunno, I liked The Judge. Nothing earth-shattering by any means, but a decent afternoon Netflix rental. Though I wish during the climax that someone in the courtroom would have asked "Sorry, is any of this related to the trial?".

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        • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

          The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

          Classic western with the Duke and Jamesh Shtewart ( ). Perfect movie to kill some time with. Great themes without it being heavy, and Lee Marvin plays a great bad guy in it.
          Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
          Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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          • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

            Originally posted by Brenthoven View Post
            The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

            Classic western with the Duke and Jamesh Shtewart ( ). Perfect movie to kill some time with. Great themes without it being heavy, and Lee Marvin plays a great bad guy in it.
            "Lee Marvin, he's always drunk and surly!"

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            • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

              Has anyone seen Einstein and Edddington? I saw the first 30 minutes but had to leave, and since I don't have it recorded I am curious if it's worth seeking out. I could see the rest of it going in either direction.

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                Not a big fan of comic book movies, but the preview for Suicide Squad is excellent.
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                • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  Not a big fan of comic book movies, but the preview for Suicide Squad is excellent.
                  Yeah, I am in the same boat as you.
                  Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                  Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                    Ordinary Decent Criminal:

                    Very VERY loosely based on Martin Cahill, notorious Irish robber. Frankly, "The General" with Brendan Gleeson is much better. And Kevin Spacey's Irish "accent" is absolutely horrible, and that's when he actually uses it, which is about half the time. I wouldn't bother with this movie. See "The General" and be satisfied.
                    Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                    Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                    • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                      The Suicide Theory:

                      After many suicide attempts, guy hires a hitman to kill him. Finds out he's immortal.

                      This is probably the best way to describe this movie, although it's rather misleading. It's not sci-fi or anything. It's a rather good character study, and kind of a warped movie. Was not what I expected, for the better, and I'd say it's worth a watch.
                      Never really developed a taste for tequila. Kind of hard to understand how you make a drink out of something that sharp, inhospitable. Now, bourbon is easy to understand.
                      Tastes like a warm summer day. -Raylan Givens

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                      • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                        I missed Pixar's Inside Out while it was in theaters, so now it's on pre-order from Amazon. Also ordered Ratatouille.
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                          The Martian: solid A. For all the screentime Damon gets, Mars itself is the star. Think of this as "Gravity without the training wheels parts."
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                          • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                            Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                            The Martian: solid A. For all the screentime Damon gets, Mars itself is the star. Think of this as "Gravity without the training wheels parts."
                            Going to see it tomorrow.

                            Saw this meme on Facebook: From Saving Pvt. Ryan to Interstellar to the Martian, America has spent a ridiculous amount of money to retrieve Matt Damon!
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                            • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                              Originally posted by SteveP View Post
                              Going to see it tomorrow.

                              Saw this meme on Facebook: From Saving Pvt. Ryan to Interstellar to the Martian, America has spent a ridiculous amount of money to retrieve Matt Damon!
                              lol
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                              • Re: Movie Thread: Grab Some Popcorn, Enjoy The Show

                                I should have known better but we were looking for a Sunday afternoon filler, but The Transporter 4 - Refueled was a complete hot mess. Also The Scorch Trials at 2:12 running time was 2 hours too long.
                                Last edited by Slap Shot; 10-11-2015, 04:05 AM.

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