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“The Limey” (1999). This is a very inventive and well-acted movie reflecting on the nature and justification for revenge, the effect of memory on our actions, and the culture clash of wealthy Los Angeles vs. hard-knock life British ex-con. Impressive performance by Terrence Stamp. The director, Steven Soderbergh, recently gave an interview in which he said that he was never more in terror than when in post-production for this film and the movie was not coming together. He re-imagined the film, it was re-edited, and the result is a creative and original success. In the same interview, Soderbergh also said that, if the film had done better at the box office, he would have pursued a sequel that takes place in the UK, where the main character, Wilson, would seek revenge against the criminal colleagues whose betrayal led to his prison sentence.

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The Limey (1999) sounds like it's similar to Memento (2000), my favorite movie of all time.

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It is similar in its themes about memory and how we think about the past, and the effect of the past on the present. In “The Limey,” there are repeated scenes from the memory of the main character, at times using spliced-in scenes of Terrence Stamp in a 1967 movie. There are also scenes that are his projections of what he imagines might happen in the future, or what he intends to have happen.

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Blazing Saddles, it never gets old. ✅

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good idea….watch a movie that “never gets old”.
only 104 minutes. makes me wish movies had term limits.
maybe a way to learn another language since we know the dialogue by heart.
“Ouais, les blondes sont rares ici.”

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Funny, I saw “King Kong Escapes”, with Mechakingukongu, on the Svenjoolie show over the weekend. That was a hoot!

 

Caught “Tangled“ tonight. It was amazingly good!

I thought it was geared for kiddies and teenyboppers and the like, and was about to change channels when I burst out LOLOLOLOLing. The chick brains the guy with a skillet and is eyeballing him as he lay unconscious. He opens his eyes suddenly, she shrieks, and brains him again!

My kinda movie!

Great humor, great CGI, good story.

And for a “kiddie” movie to have both stabbing and defenestration, ha!, again, my kinda movie. LOL

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Anyone seen Life Hutch from Love, Death & Robots on Netflix?

Big one for flashlights Wink

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Wrath Of Man

really cool action movie with J. Statham

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Funny, I saw “King Kong Escapes”, with Mechakingukongu, on the Svenjoolie show over the weekend. That was a hoot!

I watched Breakfast Club yesterday, so now I know where your avatar is coming from. Still can’t understand why it has such a high rating on IMDB, it was pretty boring and tame till the end. I expected more, especially from a 80s movie where there is usually fantastic elements.

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I watched Breakfast Club yesterday, so now I know where your avatar is coming from. Still can’t understand why it has such a high rating on IMDB, it was pretty boring and tame till the end. I expected more, especially from a 80s movie where there is usually fantastic elements.

NNNNNnnnooononononono, nono.

TBC was and is a John Hughes masterpiece.

That movie resonated on just so many levels. Not just me, but most people I know, who lived it.

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“The Nightingale” (2019) This is a riveting yet graphically-violent movie from start to finish. The movie is, sadly, based on a historically accurate portrayal of the relationships between British soldiers, convicted prisoners serving their sentences as indentured servants in what is now known as Tasmania, and the native people who were being systematically removed from the land and murdered, in 1825. The movie could use a bit of editing, to be picky, but the scenery and acting are compelling, and the story about the true costs of violence, prejudice, and revenge is as relevant today as it was 200 years ago at the time this story takes place. Special credit should go to the two lead actors, Aisling Franciosi and Baykali Ganambarr, who respectively play a young woman who seeks revenge for the crimes committed against herself and her family, and the young native man she enlists to help her track the men she seeks through the wilds of Tasmania.

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if you like Queen’s music
you might like this movie.

1. cannot trust it as documentary.
2. fast-forward is your friend.
3. the music is the money.

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Yeah, the movie Bohemian Rhapsody is awesome.

My sister and niece especially like it, and have seen it a bunch of times.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt13606148/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_3
A travel-averse journalist chases her dream assignment where she soon finds herself mentoring a handsome B&B owner who wants to be a tour guide.
Snowkissed (2021)

I am Hallmark fan, so this one was one my list.

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Bohemian Rapsody didn’t impress me as Queen fan, but worked as intended, earned lotsa money.

Yesterday after reading some reviews of The Woman in the Window 2021, which sucks BTW I watched Rear Window


Stunning Grace Kelly in master Alfred Hitchcock thriller.
Brilliant move, strongly recommend.
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I've seen most of Hitchcock's best movies, and my favorite two are Psycho and Rear Window.

Both movies are sexy at times, but classy, which I appreciate.

Psycho, though tame by today's standards, is one of the best horror movies I have ever seen.

I saw it when I started college, on the big screen.

I hadn't seen many horror movies back then, and that movie really scared me for a long time.

I was afraid of showering for quite a while, even though I shower every day.

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Hmm, just watched a “making of” Jaws (1) documentary. Very interesting. Originally it was supposed to be more of a monster type movie where the shark would appear and go around eating/massacring people, but it kept malfunctioning so they ended up having more of an “Alfred Hitchcock” type movie with an “implied” monster. You saw the fin and maybe a shape, but that was all (until the end).

I think I need to see it again. Good thing I no longer live near the ocean.

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CSI – Crime Scene Investigation
The original show from Las Vegas, excellent quality.

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Hmm, just watched a “making of” Jaws (1) documentary. Very interesting. Originally it was supposed to be more of a monster type movie where the shark would appear and go around eating/massacring people, but it kept malfunctioning so they ended up having more of an “Alfred Hitchcock” type movie with an “implied” monster. You saw the fin and maybe a shape, but that was all (until the end).

I think I need to see it again. Good thing I no longer live near the ocean.

In Peter Biskind’s book “Easy Riders, Raging Bulls,” he quotes several people involved in Jaws with revealing details about how much was improvised as the shooting was going on. Spielberg reportedly disliked Peter Benchley’s original script. Two other screenwriters were brought in to make major changes: a young John Byrum, and then the Pulitzer-Prize-winning playwright Howard Sackler. Weeks before shooting began, Carl Gottlieb was called in to make more changes. The crew was so unimpressed by Spielberg’s results during review of the rushes that they took to referring to the movie as “Flaws.” The delays didn’t sit well with the actors, either. Robert Shaw allegedly said “It was a story written by committee, a piece of ____.” Richard Dreyfuss also said at the time that he thought it would turn out badly, according to Biskind.

But the cast and crew rose to the occasion, as did the director. Apparently, Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, and Robert Shaw were making up many scenes at night, which they would shoot the next day. Scheider said: “Because we had nothing to shoot, we had so much time that we became a little repertory company. You had a receptive director, and three ambitious, inventive actors.” The studio wanted the shark scenes to be shot in a tank to save money; Spielberg insisted that they be shot in the ocean, which increased the time and cost of production.

In the end, the production went way over the time of the planned shooting schedule and budget, and Spielberg thought the movie was a disaster that would end his career. He was wrong, of course, but part of the success was due to the unprecedented advertising campaign. Never before had the studios spent so much money on advertising before a movie opened, and never had they opened a movie on so many screens across the country. The amount of money spent on the production and advertising set a precedent that thereafter allowed the studios to re-assert their dominance over the creators, as it also put enormous pressure on them to avoid financing films that would not have a good chance of filling a great many theaters and selling a lot of tickets. As Martin Scorsese put it bluntly after Star Wars was released: “Star Wars was in, Spielberg was in; we were finished.”

"However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light." - Stanley Kubrick

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This past weekend I watched “Strange Brew” 1983. I hadn’t watched it in more than a decade, still as stupid funny as I remembered it as being. Wink

Yeh, it’s FAF.

I got (amazon) a coupla Elsinore Bier teeshirts, too. One’s beat to Hell, waiting for it to develop a hole or something before I start wearing the backup.

LOL I just ordered one…

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The Personal History of David Copperfield with Dev Patel, Tilda Swinton, Hugh Laurie, and more. This was on one of my movie channels last night and I happened across it. It caught my attention and I liked it very much. I never actually read the book so I don’t know how much it adhered to the original story, but the characters were engaging and the plot(s) moved along quite nicely.

I had no idea the name Uriah Heep came from this lol (I suppose that’s obvious since I said I never read the book)

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6654210/
INFINITE 2021

Such a good movie! I highly recommend it if you like SciFi

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we are glad y’all brought up Hitchcock.
here is one we really, really liked:

1. the girl with the gun is the hero.
2. 75 minutes of movie magic.
3. better than the remake.

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0025452/

1934, wow that's an old one!

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now, our weekend will be Hitchcock.
just got 4 DVD’s from our library.
the good news is that his movies
are usually very short by
current standards.
which we
love.

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I've seen at least 14 Hitchcock films, in addition to Hitchcock (2012).

All 14 films are rated 7.5 or higher on IMDb, and they're excellent.

I plan to watch more of his movies sooner or later.

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of course, we watched The Birds.
more of a “character play”, really.

1. could the white hair vs. black hair be more obvious?
2. everyone wore their best even during this disaster.
3. at the end, they did what they should have done at the beginning…Get Out of There.

it is our opinion that this movie could stand a modern (CGI?) remake.
same plot, same characters, but updated. no telephone booth, for example.

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turkeydance wrote:
it is our opinion that this movie could stand a modern (CGI?) remake.

same plot, same characters, but updated. no telephone booth, for example.

Already been done. LOL

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a real MOVIE movie?
not TV nor Netflix, etc?

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A lot of people like The Birds, but I saw it on the big screen, and thought it was horrible.

It's the worst Hitchcock film that I've seen by a wide margin.

...

I also saw his last film, Family Plot (1976).

I don't remember it very well, but I do remember that it wasn't that great.

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