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Just watched “The Favourite” – wonderful period film. Rachel Weisz is stunning in her late 40’s (looks like she turned 50 this year).

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The Three Musketeers (1993) with Charlie Sheen, Keifer Sutherland, Chris O’Donnell (yes, “Robin” from the worst Batman flick ever made), and Tim Curry. Where to begin.. it’s an entertaining mindless romp through a historically inaccurate but boisterous tale. Alexander Dumas was not known for his historical accuracy anyway. Interesting cast. All with 90’s hair and American or English accents (as always). French is too hard to pull off. O’Donnell plays a stupidly confident and annoying main character, the rest were eh performances with the exception of Tim Curry, who really is great at playing charismatic evil dudes. He’s the only one in the entire film who put effort into it without overacting (like others).

It’s less family friendly than you would imagine a Disney flick to be; it’s Actiony, cheesy, from bloodless sword fights to a bad-guy getting impaled by spikes; sensual in that basically all the women’s roles are either seductive fem fatales or mere standby props, all of whom are sporting cleavage, and filmed in way that we definitely don’t miss their best assets—Like seriously, was the director a 13 year old boy? Anyway, all these walking corsets are just awaiting to instantly fall in love with any of the three musketeers. It is definitely a product of its time. Even Disney movies in the 80’s and early 90’s pushed the limit a bit of what was acceptable for a PG rating (eg Dragon Slayer). But these can also be some of the most enjoyable and charming films.

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The Shape of Water.”

Very bizarre. Entertaining to a degree. Very retro feeling with it (1950’s, 1960’s) & lots of vintage aesthetics… but still, so very weird. The acting was quite good. But I’d expect a lot of people to reach the ending with a “huh?” and kind of wish they hadn’t given their time to it.

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Good movie. Mary Stuart Masterson still stunning even after all those years.
At Close Range

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“The Silencing”

Great for outdoor fans, hunters or people who like crime/dramas that have a rural/wilderness appeal built in.
Above average. watchable.

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Just watched; Hunter Killer last night.
King Leonidas as Sub-boat caption takes on the Russians.
Bogus Hollywood physics – as always. But who cares if the movie is good.
Super intense the whole way through. Never a dull moment.
Set your subwoofer to +3db and get the popcorn out.

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agree with xevious about TSOW….
only watched due to 5 Oscars.
apparently, i have little
appreciation of cinema.

however,
watched Clueless again
(since we own the disc).
Jane Austen was better
but not by much.

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Very nice, warm movie.

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Shit. If you can’t share your secrets with your friends, then what kind of friend are you?
Life just wouldn’t be worth living, would it?

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I thought both The Favourite and The Shape of Water were terrific movies. As much as I like Frances Mcdormand, I was disappointed that Sally Hawkins didn’t win the best actress Oscar for her performance in The Shape of Water. Mcdormand had already won an Oscar, so I was hoping for a first time win for Hawkins. Of course, awards are rather silly, in the big scheme of things artistic.

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NorthernHarrier wrote:
I thought both The Favourite and The Shape of Water were terrific movies. As much as I like Frances Mcdormand, I was disappointed that Sally Hawkins didn’t win the best actress Oscar for her performance in The Shape of Water. Mcdormand had already won an Oscar, so I was hoping for a first time win for Hawkins. Of course, awards are rather silly, in the big scheme of things artistic.
I guess it came off a bit too oddly surreal for me. Reminded me a little of “Big Fish.” Strange. Is it supposed to be a comedy? A mystery? A romance? Well yeah… the latter as it turned out to be. A “Splash” kind of ending. Big Smile I remembered Tom Hanks being able to breathe underwater thanks to Darryl Hannah. Wink
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Paths of Glory.
just like Kubrick
to end most of
his with a song.

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Paths of Glory. just like Kubrick to end most of his with a song.

That’s a great one. You can see the influence of that movie in “1917” and many others.

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Just catching up…

Yesterday’s was “In/Sight“, which was a blast most of the way through.

ER nurse gets zapped when not breaking contact when a Kitty-Genovese-like victim is getting defibbed. From that point on, she starts experiencing the victim’s memories, and knows it wasn’t a random crackhead who killed her, but someone she loved. And the nurse can’t let it go, but pokes through the case to find the killer, much to the chagrin of the detectives working the case.

But what’s the big secret? Why is almost everybody insisting she stay out of it? Watch the movie to find out. LOL

I really liked the movie but think I need to rewatch the ending, as it just seemed a little bombastic and drawn out (like a coupla minutes straight of slo-mo with “Aha, here’re your answers” music), and left questions unanswered, but at least one reviewer said otherwise, that the questions were answered. Hmmm. I’ll have to go back and find out.

A little treat was seeing Max Perlich and Juliet Landau, both alums of “Buffy The Vampire Slayer”, and both were even in the same episode (“Becoming”).

Other than that, you had some other recogniseable actors like Sean Patrick Flanery, Veronica Cartwright, Daniel Roebuck, and even Christopher Lloyd.

 

Today was “Tribal — Get Out Alive“, which was pretty awesome. Put a videogame to movie format, and there’s TGOA. It was a fun little romp.

Almost instant action and quick exposition in the first few minutes of the flick, then it sets the stage for the conflict, then bam!, you’re right in the middle of it.

Fight the superhuman cannibal zombies level after level, trying to not lose your entire team getting picked off one by one. Nonstop action and suspense right through the end.

Fairly simple plot, great car2nish violence and gore, absolutely great kick-ass fight scenes, I didn’t check the time even once, that’s how engaging it was. Tune in, kick back, enjoy! LOL

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I watch The Hitcher with Rutger Hauer

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The last movie i watched…is … can’t remember,
and recently, just watch TV and it’s chinese TV..

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just an aside: i use Plex to watch movies for free.
yes, there are ads, but it’s FREE! just click and watch.
we “cut the cord” years ago. we’re not paying for ads.

https://www.plex.tv/

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Al Pacino great as always. 7.5/10
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Blink Of An Eye“. Just… wow.

All about the day Michael Waltrip won his first Daytona 500 and the loss of Dale Earnhart, within minutes of each other.

You’ll be wiping away tears of sadness in some parts, and tears of joy in others. Just watch it. Incredibly done.

 

I actually saw that race on teevee, and DE’s hit, especially on instant replay (over and over), just didn’t seem that hard. I thought for sure he’d be getting out (as all the others around him thought, too). But nope.

Seeing Em Dubya’s earlier hit into the concrete berm and watching his car completely unspool around him, like nothing left, and having him walk away without a scratch, was beyond belief. That was the definition of “miracle”.

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A Nice Girl Like You

This is an interesting one, just finished it. If you are a fan of Lucy Hale (I am), and like very basic Rom-Coms – this one is for you. Because of the topics discussed, I highly advise you not to let your children watch this movie.
The movie had a funnier start, slumped a bit in the middle but it was watchable.

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First up, “Desert Warriors: Lions Of The Namib“, which was excellent, at least as far as content. Great documentary about a pride of desert-adapted lions and their struggle to survive in the Namib Desert.

Only real complaint was the somewhat repetitive music that just wouldn’t stop. It was allllllways there, in the background, not always full-blast, sometimes quite subdued, but still ever-present. After a while it got distracting.

Also a really sad tearjerker part that just bothered me. I’m [not] sorry, but if I saw an old lioness starving to death and circling the drain, “researcher” or not, I’d bring the poor gal a rump-roast and some water, and not just stand by and keep watching and filming her last breaths. Chrissakes…

 

Second for tonight, an oldie, “Adrenalin: Fear The Rush“. Pretty good, incredibly simple plot, gets pretty much right to the action with zero ado. Christopher Lambert and Natasha Henstridge and other actors are cops of some international-ish police force with accents from all over Europe and the ‘States. Ostensibly the city is Boston(??), but has a huge prison that looks like it was modeled on the Bastille. The cop leader has an American flag and one other white-with-stuff-on-it flag on his desk, but has a thick French accent that makes Jean-Claude Van Damme sound like David Brinkley. And the little European clown-cars used by the cops had “Policia” on them, so they’re not quite French (“Le Po-Po”?). Point being, I have no idea what universe that was supposed to be in (and I suspect, neither did the moviemakers).

Anyway, some Mystery Virus infects a mutant sporting a wifebeater shirt, and gives him Suleban eyes and Cryptkeeper hair and face, and weird vampire teeth and other mutations. And in 23hrs or so, he’ll turn into a supercarrier and go viral and everyone within windshot will get infected. So, after he starts killing the locals, the cops are sent to kill him, then the Well-Armed Guys In Yellow Rubber Suits follow somewhat late in the movie.

Okay, so it sounds ridiculous so far, but they cut right to the action and you don’t have time to dwell on any of that. The cops think they got the mutant trapped in the Bastille, but haha, he knows all the shortcuts and secret passages, and starts picking off the Expendible Characters with ease.

So after it’s up to Tasha to go get help because everyone else is either dead or in a serious world of hurt, she runs into the WAGIYRS dewds once she’s outside, and then goes back in(!) to get her comrades out.

I’m still in favor of the nuke-it-from-orbit approach, but that wouldn’t make for a very compelling movie.

What does bug me is when someone makes explicit mention “I’m down to my last clip”, then fires repeatedly into nothingness, and/or into a huge metal door as it closes. And then magically has lots and lots more ammo later. And apparently all the cops there get issued the crappiest flashlights ever, which blink sporadically like they have Lightning Mode, and fizzle out at the most inopportune times. You just wanna point ‘em at Convoy or Sofirn or something, eh?

Anyway, just shift your brain into neutral and coast through the movie. It’s only 1¼ hrs, and goes by pretty quickly. Here’s the key: Just Don’t Think. Enjoy the ride, the weird random accents, the Bad Decisions made on a regular basis, and try not to think about, well, anything. It’s still a pretty fun ride. And loads of laffs to poke fun of later.

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I saw The Irishman on my 60 Inch Smart TV. If anyone would like a review how to choose the best budget 60 Inch Smart TV check the link or check this other review only about Smart TVs

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Dunkirk. Amazing Movie

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Dunkirk. Amazing Movie

Yeah, I was impressed, even with the artistic license taken with some of the facts. This movie really makes you feel what it was like to be on the beach, or up in a Spitfire, trying to survive. Scary stuff.

As I watched that movie, I kept thinking about the fact that the Spitfire Mk. 1 had a gravity-fed carburetor – not the fuel injection that the Messerschmidt Bf-109 fighters had. So, when they did tight maneuvers in combat, their engine was often starved for fuel at the worst time.

This was the German pilots’ first real opportunity to face the Spitfire in combat, as many of you know. The Spitfire could out-turn the Messerschmidt Bf-109 fighter and impressed Adolf Galland, the German ace and eventual head of the German fighter defense forces, enough that when Reichsmarshall Goering asked him what further resources he needed for his fighter group during the Battle of Britain, Galland replied that he would like a staffeln of Spitfires. That didn’t go over well with Goering, of course. But the early Spitfires were at a distinct disadvantage versus their German opponents when it counted most, with regard to their engines cutting off in certain maneuvers.

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Blue Monkey“ tonight. Had the makings of a teevee movie except for mild language. Good mindless fun. LOL

Basically, an old dewd sticks himself on an exotic plant, gets gangrene fast, and dies, but not before puking up what looks like a long white turd (or a nasty-looking weißwurst), actually a bug larva. So in the hospital they bottle the critter, and while two lovebirds go out for nookie after being told to watch the beastie, four of the most irritating kids monkey around and feed the beastie massive doses of growth hormone. Hilarity ensues. Bloodshed, too.

Basically, it’s a praying-mantis hermapolite xenomorph that poops out the female that’s going to lay thousands of eggs in one shot. So after the hospital is in quarantine and gonna get all blowed up by army dewds if it’s not brought under control in 2hrs, the cop, nurse, and bug-guy all go on the hunt for them, lure away the mama-papa xenomorph, and then roast the little beasties.

Well, you know it’ll end up okay in the end, but it’s a fun romp. Just like any teevee movie with killer piranhas or killer snakes or killer any-other-beasties, it’s mindless, it’s predictable, and it’s fun. And even if you love kids, you’ll so want to smack the living crap out of the four little chimps imps, especially their “leader”.

 

The title of the movie I watched was “Insect!”, which makes hella more sense, but the “official” name is now “Blue Monkey”. Not much is actually blue in the movie, nor are there any monkeys. Kinda retarded, just like the classic “I Come In Peace” being renamed “Dark Angel” (wtf?!?), or very recently, “The Ascent” being renamed “Stairs”.

Okay, no more cocaine for those Hollyweird types… it addles their brains.

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Watched American Psycho, a great movie.

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Just watched: The Professor and The Madman.
About the creation of the Oxford English Dictionary.
Very interesting. I had no idea how they did it.
Well done, if a bit sad.
All the Best,
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Koma 2019

Very entertaining, fantasy movie. Pleasure to watch.

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The Long Goodbye…
with Schwarzenegger
as mob muscle.

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Watched “Splice“ this afternoon.

Had the makings of a really good movie, but kinda spiralled out of control at the end. Unno, I thought a more sedate ending would’ve had more impact.

Adrian Brody and Sarah Poley (one of the annoying kids from “Blue Monkey”) are the scientists splicing human DNA with other critters. No “Island Of Dr Moreau” or anything, but nondescript sluglike creatures with “interesting” proteins in their body chemistry. Their lab is being shut down to commercialise what they got already because Mother Co is running short of funds. Meanwhile, one of their own experiments has promise, and they want to “see how far it goes” before the place is shut down for good.

Wellp, it goes farther than they anticipated, and create a critter that turns more human as time goes on. In fact, it shows high intelligence. Nothing as fun as “Species”, definitely slower growing and not as dramatic, but still some surprises along the way.

Once their secret’s outed to Brody’s character’s brother, stuff gets real, and that starts the spiralling. Still, it could’ve ended on a more sedate note as I mentioned, but nope, things went allllllllll to Hell just when you thought it was finally over. Ugh.

Up until about the last 10-15min or so, it was an awesome flick. Then… what?? It’s almost like, “Hmm, we didn’t have a ‘Species’-like explosive scene this whole movie so far… let’s add one now… and make it the ending!”. Facepalm

Still worth a watch. You might even like the come-with ending, unno.

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Caught “Random Acts Of Violence“. Pretty good. Some parts were painfully talky (or yelly, depending on how excited the characters got) and seemed to drag, but the other parts seemed to move well.

The opening credits were painful, though. Like 5min straight of seeing Jay Baruchel’s name 27 times from director to caterer. Yeah, yeah, I get it, it’s JB’s baby, but enough already. “Splice” (above) had an overly long opening credits, but it was more CGI with cellular internals and such, like something out of “House”, not a flashing billboard. Denny Crane would be proud.

Anyway, it turns out that the creator of a graphic comic-book about “Slasherman”, the I-90 killer, is seeing his comix being recreated in real life. He and 3 others are on a road-trip to NYC from Toronto, stopping along the way, and encountering these creepy grisly murders.

The killer’s definitely got issues, and it ain’t comic-books. Worse, he keeps contacting the creator and leaving clues as to his next “recreation”, only the roadies are a bit slow on the uptake. Even worse than that, the creator’s got writer’s block how to end the series, and that spurs on the killer to do his thang.

The end seemed a bit ambiguous (did he or didn’t he), but was okay. It was both rewarding and depressing. Don’t want to give away more than that.

Some things were spoon-fed, others seemed to need explanation (got it, but too late in the movie), and just all in all the movie seemed uneven. Not even in a sort of rollercoaster ride of ups’n‘downs, but drag… drag… drag… excitement!, that kind of thing.

So? Dunno if I’d watch it again. It was pretty good, but there was nothing in there making me want to rewatch it. But I’m not wanting that hournahalf of my life back or anything. So, yeah, I’d give it at least a lukewarm recommendation.

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