Wolverine - best of the 3 that I watched last night.
World War Z - Walking Dead is better.
Pacific Rim - Transformers 1 is better.
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The original Thomas Crown Affair, with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway.


McQueen, the King of Cool. Cool

Indeed. During the film, my better half remarked "Now I see why every man wanted to be Steve McQueen".
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My Week with Marilyn


What did you think?


I liked it. Pretty good cast.
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Hannah and Her Sisters

Wanted to see Blue Jasmine last night but didn't want to put up with traffic...
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Hannah and Her Sisters

Wanted to see Blue Jasmine last night but didn't want to put up with traffic...


TAXI! Wink

...or my favorite, Uber App.
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A Late Quartet

Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher (Cowbell) Walken. What could go wrong?


I tried watching this on the plane on the way over. Seemed like a cool concept. I gave up after awhile as it didn't seem to be going anywhere.
Orchestra of Exiles...
A documentary relating to the assembly of European Jews to form the Palestine Philharmonic Orchestra, later changed to the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra.
Discusses the role of Huberman and Toscanini in the anti-Nazi politics of the era.
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The Man Who Would Be King


One of the few films I can really enjoy more than once.
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One of the few films I can really enjoy more than once.


Interesting, bman.

I'm just the opposite for some reason. I revisit all art forms ( art, sculpture, music, books, architecture, gardens, et al.) often including movies. There is just something about knowing I will greatly enjoy my time spent when the mood strikes. I also love finding nuance/seeing/ or hearing a new discovery in an art form I have missed many times before.

When sitting on an airplane for endless hours, I much prefer revisiting past loves. ( music, movies, books)

I hope our paths cross soon. I would love to share wine and contemplate the vicissitudes of life together.
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One of the few films I can really enjoy more than once.


Interesting, bman.

I'm just the opposite for some reason. I revisit all art forms ( art, sculpture, music, books, architecture, gardens, et al.) often including movies. There is just something about knowing I will greatly enjoy my time spent when the mood strikes. I also love finding nuance/seeing/ or hearing a new discovery in an art form I have missed many times before.

When sitting on an airplane for endless hours, I much prefer revisiting past loves. ( music, movies, books)

I hope our paths cross soon. I would love to share wine and contemplate the vicissitudes of life together.


My attention span is notoriously short, so knowing what is coming diminishes the enjoyment of films already seen, for most films at least. Ditto books. But not the other art forms you mention.

And I too look forward to offlining with you one day. We are well and truly due! Smile
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Because great art demands it and deserves it. How could I not watch Chinatown for the 10th time, just because I know that--She's my daughter...my sister...my daughter...
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Because great art demands it and deserves it. How could I not watch Chinatown for the 10th time,


Only 10? Razz Wink
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Originally posted by wine+art:I'm just the opposite for some reason.


Because great art demands it and deserves it. How could I not watch Chinatown for the 10th time,


Only 10? Razz Wink

I was lowballing so I didn't seem too compulsive.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by wine+art:I'm just the opposite for some reason.


Because great art demands it and deserves it. How could I not watch Chinatown for the 10th time,


Only 10? Razz Wink

I was lowballing so I didn't seem too compulsive.


Big Grin ... well, as an obsessive compulsive and hyper fastidious person myself, I understand. Wink
For serious. Smile


I'm in between when it comes to movie watching. I can (and do) watch many movies (eg. A Room With a View) over and over again. Other movies I like to watch often, but they would lose something to me if watched too frequently. The Godfather is my favorite movie ever, but I cannot watch it more than twice or three times a year or it would become a bit stale. Then, there are movies like Schindler's List where once every ten years is plenty, despite extraordinary greatness.

Last night: Warm Bodies.
Cute. Sweet. Incredible that this movie (plot) had not been made before and a very good job for the first try. Still, I couldn't help but think in the hands of Alfonso Cuarón (or, perhaps Guillermo del Toro or Wes Anderson) it could have been so much more. Still a solid recommendation for a good stay-home-and-take-it-easy type movie. B
TCM on Saturday night ran Tootsie, My Favorite Year and Diner. We watched Tootsie which w hadn't seen in a while. Remains a terrific movie. My Favorite Year (recorded) is next. Watched Diner (one of my all time favorites) within the past year.

Neil
True Grit (2010)
A movie that, somehow, I had never seen. Loved it. A western for people who don't like westerns. (Like me.) Strong reccomendation as a 'serious' popcorn movie. A-/A
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True Grit (2010)
A movie that, somehow, I had never seen. Loved it. A western for people who don't like westerns. (Like me.) Strong reccomendation as a 'serious' popcorn movie. A-/A

I enjoyed that version much more than the John Wayne one. Sorry, Duke.
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True Grit (2010)
A movie that, somehow, I had never seen. Loved it. A western for people who don't like westerns. (Like me.) Strong reccomendation as a 'serious' popcorn movie. A-/A


I have the DVD at home from Netflix, but have not gotten around to watching it yet. Now that I read your post, I think I'll pop it into the DVD player tonight.
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Anyone seen the Fruitvale Station yet?

TIA.


No. Too close to home to watch.

Gangster Squad - good looking and stylish, but dull and lifeless. A poor cousin in the family of LA Confidential and Mullholland Falls. Seemed more like the Warren Beatty film Dick Tracy.


Wish I had seen this report on Gangster Squad earlier. Just got it delivered from Netflix. Oh well.
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A Late Quartet

Catherine Keener, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Christopher (Cowbell) Walken. What could go wrong?


I tried watching this on the plane on the way over. Seemed like a cool concept. I gave up after awhile as it didn't seem to be going anywhere.


Flying Virgin? I also tried ot watch it but instead fell asleep

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