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Originally posted by wine+art:
La Jetee

Let us know what you think. It's one that I've been meaning to watch ever since 12 Monkeys.


sunny, did you ever watch?

I'm not sure of your age. I'm of the generation that the Cold War was very real. I was of a generation that had to practice duck & cover drills in school. The Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of political leaders and the cultural revolution was paramount of my youth. For true and serious film sluts like me, this is a seminal film.
The Martian--85 pts. While I never thought I'd meet a Ridley Scott movie that I liked, and there's plenty wrong with this one, I semi-enjoyed watching this "The Indomitable Spirit of the Human Race" meets Cast Away (which of course is a version of Robinson Crusoe) film. In Addition to Matt Damon the features an ensemble cast of excellent talent who sometimes do go over the top (clearly at the director's instructions.

The movie was also aided by seeing it in 3D with butt shaker seats. However, after the recent posts talking about great soundtracks (which of course the greatest is from Citizen Kane) this was an abomination featuring frequent background songs from the worst music genre in all of civilization (no I'm not talking Rap/Hip Hop, there's actually one worse) disco. The movie just couldn't rehabilitate this sad moment in pop history.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
The Martian--85 pts. While I never thought I'd meet a Ridley Scott movie that I liked, and there's plenty wrong with this one, I semi-enjoyed watching this "The Indomitable Spirit of the Human Race" meets Cast Away (which of course is a version of Robinson Crusoe) film. In Addition to Matt Damon the features an ensemble cast of excellent talent who sometimes do go over the top (clearly at the director's instructions.

The movie was also aided by seeing it in 3D with butt shaker seats. However, after the recent posts talking about great soundtracks (which of course the greatest is from Citizen Kane) this was an abomination featuring frequent background songs from the worst music genre in all of civilization (no I'm not talking Rap/Hip Hop, there's actually one worse) disco. The movie just couldn't rehabilitate this sad moment in pop history.


Note to investment advisor: Search for theater chains who offer 3D porn movies with butt shaker seats.
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Originally posted by wineismylife:
Kingsman: The Secret Service

I thought a terrible waste of a lot of talented actors.

Thank you. I couldn't understand what people saw in this.
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
La Jetee

Let us know what you think. It's one that I've been meaning to watch ever since 12 Monkeys.


sunny, did you ever watch?

I'm not sure of your age. I'm of the generation that the Cold War was very real. I was of a generation that had to practice duck & cover drills in school. The Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of political leaders and the cultural revolution was paramount of my youth. For true and serious film sluts like me, this is a seminal film.

58. And I will watch it tonight. Thanks for the reminder, W+A.
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Originally posted by wine+art:
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Originally posted by sunnylea57:
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Originally posted by wine+art:
La Jetee

Let us know what you think. It's one that I've been meaning to watch ever since 12 Monkeys.


sunny, did you ever watch?

I'm not sure of your age. I'm of the generation that the Cold War was very real. I was of a generation that had to practice duck & cover drills in school. The Cuban missile crisis, the assassinations of political leaders and the cultural revolution was paramount of my youth. For true and serious film sluts like me, this is a seminal film.

58. And I will watch it tonight. Thanks for the reminder, W+A.

I'm more a product of the 1970s - I was at an age when Nixon, Watergate, and films like The Conversation and Apocalypse Now had a huge impact.

I have vivid memories of where I was at the time of each of the assassinations in the 60s, but I might have been too distanced by age, geography and culture to fully understand their import at the time. Growing up in Mississauga (a suburb of Toronto), I think we had all of 2 black kids in our school, and I don't recall ever thinking of them as "black". They were just kids.

My film schooling came in part from watching all the great films that were shown on television in those days (butchered to fit a 2 hour time slot with commercials, mind you), the many review cinemas in Toronto in those days (I would see at least 2 movies a week), and Elwy Yost - Canada's film cheerleader who hosted Saturday Night at the Movies for many decades on TVO, Ontario's equivalent of PBS.
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Eames: The Architect and the Painter

Cool


I learned several things I never knew.
Just finished up the Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I dare anyone to do the same.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings:
Part I, 11%
Part II 5%
Part III 0%
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Originally posted by indybob:
Sicario: ** 1/2


Indy, that is the worst review I have seen thus far. Did anything standout as poor to you?

TIA.
W+A, 2 1/2 out of four isn't bad in my book, pretty good really, just not approaching great.

IMO, it was a very cursory look at the drug trade in Mexico, and ultimately it amounted to little more than a few excellent set pieces of action, interspersed by scenes of watching a bewildered government agent smoke cigarettes. I found the final vigilante action scene so unbelievable it was nearly laughable. And, I wanted more (or some) context and back story on a hapless Mexican man who mostly slept and ignored his family. He was a carrot that ultimately never delivered.

It felt as if the script and production were hurried, without the scope and breadth that a far superior film like Traffic provided.

Add: The best parts of the film were the photography and score. Both brilliant.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Just finished up the Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I dare anyone to do the same.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings:
Part I, 11%
Part II 5%
Part III 0%


Completely lost track of this trilogy. I saw the first installment ... 3 or 4 years ago I think and then forgot about it. Sounds like that was for the best!
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A Year in Champagne
Pretty basic. A couple nice dogs in it.

Oh, I wouldn't be so disparaging of any of the women Champagne producers.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
Just finished up the Atlas Shrugged trilogy. I dare anyone to do the same.

Rotten Tomatoes ratings:
Part I, 11%
Part II 5%
Part III 0%



Completely lost track of this trilogy. I saw the first installment ... 3 or 4 years ago I think and then forgot about it. Sounds like that was for the best!


Hey, Part I had Taylor Schilling later of OITNB. One thing that makes the trilogy such a train wreck (note deliberate use of train analogy) is that almost no role is played by the same actor in any two movies.
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IB's assessment of the movie is spot-on, IMO. Particularly his 'Add' remark.


I'm going to watch this sometime in the future.
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W+A, 2 1/2 out of four isn't bad in my book, pretty good really, just not approaching great.

If this is on a 4 star system I see that as 62.5% which seems like a fail. That's why I like the 100 point system; it gets you the nuance you often need.
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Originally posted by The Old Man:
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Originally posted by indybob:
W+A, 2 1/2 out of four isn't bad in my book, pretty good really, just not approaching great.

If this is on a 4 star system I see that as 62.5% which seems like a fail. That's why I like the 100 point system; it gets you the nuance you often need.


Yeah, I hear ya. I guess I treat it a bit like food reviews. Two Stars from the NYTimes or one from Michelin is a pretty damn good restaurant.

Two stars isn't a bad flick to me. Good overall entertainment, something like Superbad, or Prometheus would probably get two stars from me.
IB, never said your rating was a poor rating or wanted to imply such. Just saying I had not seen any rating that was not excellent from critics I follow.

Thanks for the reply and I look forward to seeing the film.

Also, good to see you posting again!
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Originally posted by Parcival:
Spy - Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Jude Law
--entertaining flick for a flight


I will just take your word on it. Wink
back on my older movie kick . . .

Started off today with "Out of the past" which I enjoyed a lot

Chased that with "Cartel Land" which is fantastic albeit deeply disturbing (mixing the old with the new today on a flight)
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Originally posted by Parcival:
back on my older movie kick . . .

Started off today with "Out of the past" which I enjoyed a lot

Chased that with "Cartel Land" which is fantastic albeit deeply disturbing (mixing the old with the new today on a flight)


Thanks for the heads up on Cartel Land. The movie overview sounds right up my alley. I just rented it online and put it in my queue. Maybe watch it this evening.
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The Battle of Algiers

A little light viewing for the day.


On our flight home ... Big Grin

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