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I remember an interview George did around the time of "Oh, God's" release.
He was asked what he thought about 'acting'. He replied, "They tell you, 'Stand here. Say this.'; so you do. What's the big deal?"
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when you play yourself it's easier
Hail, Caesar! (2016) Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Feinnes, Frances McDormand, Channing tatum. Cohen Brothers tribute/hate letter to 1951 Hollywood. Highly recommended.

Chinatown (1974) Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston. Great. Classic.

The Two Jakes (1990) Sequel to Chinatown. Not as good. What the fancy people call Mise-en-scène just looks too late-1980s to pass as mid 40s. Also too long and muddled.

Barfly (1987) Mickey Rourke, Faye Dunaway. It's a dark comedy so Rourke's performance is a bit unreal and takes some getting used to. Worth a look.

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Star Wars The Last Jedi

Much better the second time

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X-Men: Apocalypse (in 3D via Bino). Slipped by me in theaters...I guess I was suffering from franchise crossover burnout. Although I did really like X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past which tied the original X-Men series to the prequel, I think I just wasn't really gung-ho about replacing the old cast for the face off with what really is one of the great big bads of the Marvel universe. I wanted Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry one last time.

Well, I shoulda' know better than to worry about the actors in a costume movie. The McAvoy crew are all great and I'm betting you can decorate any lady in Mystique applique and I'll happily gawk in pacified glee. Nevermind trying to reconcile the continuity between movies, let alone comics...it's a lot of fun and it's 80's timescape adds to it. Besides, it offers a great explanation for Xavier's hair loss.

Yeah, it suffers from way too many characters (the Wolverine cameo is totally unnecessary), but if you just stick with the main dramatic players (Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and young Jean Grey) you can accept all the others as muppet-theater window dressing, as sadly there's just not enough time to develop everybody. There are great moments for Quicksilver and Storm though that brought smiles to my face.

OK, it has to be said that this movie is probably a perfect symptom of the superhero overstuffed overload that draws irate yawns from critics when fifteen years ago it would have been a WTF masterpiece, but I still enjoyed it. At any rate, way better than Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War.
Little Big Man (1970) Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway. Just great. Recommended.
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Little Big Man (1970) Dustin Hoffman, Chief Dan George, Faye Dunaway. Just great. Recommended.



Love that movie. One of my favorites.
My wife absolutely hated it.
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X-Men: Apocalypse (in 3D via Bino). Slipped by me in theaters...I guess I was suffering from franchise crossover burnout. Although I did really like X-Men: First Class and Days of Future Past which tied the original X-Men series to the prequel, I think I just wasn't really gung-ho about replacing the old cast for the face off with what really is one of the great big bads of the Marvel universe. I wanted Patrick Stewart and Halle Berry one last time.

Well, I shoulda' know better than to worry about the actors in a costume movie. The McAvoy crew are all great and I'm betting you can decorate any lady in Mystique applique and I'll happily gawk in pacified glee. Nevermind trying to reconcile the continuity between movies, let alone comics...it's a lot of fun and it's 80's timescape adds to it. Besides, it offers a great explanation for Xavier's hair loss.

Yeah, it suffers from way too many characters (the Wolverine cameo is totally unnecessary), but if you just stick with the main dramatic players (Professor X, Magneto, Mystique, and young Jean Grey) you can accept all the others as muppet-theater window dressing, as sadly there's just not enough time to develop everybody. There are great moments for Quicksilver and Storm though that brought smiles to my face.

OK, it has to be said that this movie is probably a perfect symptom of the superhero overstuffed overload that draws irate yawns from critics when fifteen years ago it would have been a WTF masterpiece, but I still enjoyed it. At any rate, way better than Avengers: Age of Ultron and Civil War.

Sophie Turner as Jean Grey!
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Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller. Cyberpunk kind of future.

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Hail, Caesar! (2016) Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Tilda Swinton, Scarlett Johansson, Ralph Feinnes, Frances McDormand, Channing tatum. Cohen Brothers tribute/hate letter to 1951 Hollywood. Highly recommended.


hm, i was disapoointed

impressed though by channing tatum's dancing!
American Hustle (2013) Lots of fun. Jennifer Lawrence is great. They all are. I remember the ABSCAM affair from the news. But the movie is really about how desperate greedy people behave.

10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) Pretty good. Not really an alien monster movie as such. John Goodman is always watchable.

The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) I didn't hate it. It is a mess for sure, but I liked Chris (did you try turning it on and off again?) O'Dowd.

Mr. Nobody (2009) Jared Leto, Diane Kreuger, Sarah Polley. A far better look at alternate futures than Cloverfield Paradox. Leto plays the last mortal man on earth who tells his life stories and how the choices he made, or didn't make, led him to where he is today. The actors who play the younger versions of the characters were excellent as well.
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Trading Places.
My 11 year old daughter thought there were too many scenes with boobs. (seemed every R rated movie in the 80s had a topless scene or two).
My 13 year old son thought she was wrong.


The Brain that wouldn't Die
Both my kids thought this was boring and stupid.
I told them THEY were boring and stupid. *

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead man's Chest.
I guess these movies are entertaining, but I don't quite get what is going on half the time.





* No I didn't
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The Brain that wouldn't Die
Both my kids thought this was boring and stupid.
I told them THEY were boring and stupid. *

It's practically the greatest seedy grindhouse B movie shlock shock cult classic of all time. But really, they are way too young to appreciate it.
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Séamas posted:
The Brain that wouldn't Die
Both my kids thought this was boring and stupid.
I told them THEY were boring and stupid. *

It's practically the greatest seedy grindhouse B movie shlock shock cult classic of all time. But really, they are way too young to appreciate it.


The Brain that wouldn't Die is great, but yeah, no kid would get it, or many adults. You have to know what you're getting into.
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Pirates of the Caribbean Dead man's Chest.
I guess these movies are entertaining, but I don't quite get what is going on half the time.


I gave up on that entire series when they were able to capsize a large wooden sailing craft by running back and forth along the deck. If you could do that those things would flip over in a stiff breeze.
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Séamas posted:

Pirates of the Caribbean Dead man's Chest.
I guess these movies are entertaining, but I don't quite get what is going on half the time.


I gave up on that entire series when they were able to capsize a large wooden sailing craft by running back and forth along the deck. If you could do that those things would flip over in a stiff breeze.

By that logic I hope you're not a Trekkie.
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The Brain that wouldn't Die
Both my kids thought this was boring and stupid.
I told them THEY were boring and stupid. *

It's practically the greatest seedy grindhouse B movie shlock shock cult classic of all time. But really, they are way too young to appreciate it.

About 10 years ago (when Borders Books was closing) I acquired numerous cheap DVD collections of various old horror, Sci Fi and drive in B-movies.
Many of them are unwatchable--(especially IMHO the ones from the late 70s-80s). I prefer all the ones from the 50s-mid to late '60s.

The Brain that Wouldn't Die is a personal favorite. Partly because it reminds me of the Chiller-Theater and other movie shows that would be on TV when growing up in the '70s.
I actually HATED many of those movies because they scared the crap out of me. My older brother would watch them (he was 4 years older) and I would just freak out.

Then as an adult I came around to liking the really bad ones.

My favorite part of the movie is the doctor immediately taking his fiance's head after the accident. He doesn't even have to think about it for a second. Then to find a body! "I know, I'll go to the seedy part of town the blue light/red light district and find a woman who is TOTALLY STACKED!!" It's almost like he planned the accident.
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i remember that movie too!
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TBH I read the move synapsis/blurb and went into the movie thinking it was to be some dull standard gay themed romance but I just finished watching it and I have to say it was not at all what I had expected.

Holyshitballs what a great piece of cinematography from Luca Guadagnino. This film transcends the principles of sexuality and touches at the very basic and human raw emotion of love and pain and joy everyone hopefully experienced at least once in their lives. Definitely has made a place on my list of top films.

EDIT: Also I just checked & I honestly don't know why in America the film received an adult R rating. There are only two homo kissing scenes along with two very mild hetro sex scenes where only the breast is shown briefly. Canada has it as age of 14 and most european nations have it listed between 12-15. Makes you realize how prude Americans still are involving topics of sexulity and love. Lets show non-stop blood and gore and violence but once that nipple comes out it's all 'think of the children' and omg the world will end if we don't shield their eyes.
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Trading Places.
My 11 year old daughter thought there were too many scenes with boobs. (seemed every R rated movie in the 80s had a topless scene or two).
My 13 year old son thought she was wrong.


"...and she stepped on the ball!"

I remember Don Ameche yelling "fiddlesticks him!" when Ralph Bellamy has a heart attack.
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Then they came back in Coming to America.
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Casino
I fell asleep at different points both times I tried watching it.
Seemed like Scorsese was trying REALLY hard to make a "Goodfellas 2" or something.
Very episodic and very formulaic. Seemed that any time he was stuck for how to put a scene together he just whipped out a record from his collection and made it the soundtrack.

DeNiro totally phoned it in--I mean how is his character any different than Jimmy Conway in Goodfellas? Oh, yeah one is supposed to be Irish and the other is Jewish, but if they didn't tell you, you'd assume they are the same guy--and probably New York Italian-American.

Pesci just plays Pesci hot-head mobster again.
I had little affection to any of the characters and it managed to make Vegas seem even less interesting than I thought.

The narration is invasive.
Scorsese just took the same two characters, played by the same two actors from Raging Bull and slotted them into more movies. It is lazy.
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Taxi Driver was good. Everything else sucks.
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Snowed in over the weekend, so we watched The Sound of Music. Still one of the best musicals ever.
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And it is almost criminal that when people list some of the world's greatest vocalists that Julie Andrews is usually ignored.
Somehow I suspect it is due to being almost perfect.
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"Practically perfect in every way"
Meet Joe Black (1998) Anthony Hopkins, Brad Pitt, Claire Forlani, It's ok but it is long for the material; 3 hours. A remake of 'Death Takes A Holiday' (1934).
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Infinity War.
Josh Brolin does an impressive Ron Perlman impersonation.

So, after we sit through an interminable end crawl for the teaser, we make our way out into the crowd gathered for the next showing. as I exit the theater I say very loudly, "Everybody listen up! I have to tell you something!"
A group of guys standing near the door start saying, "NO!NO!NO!", and then I Proclaim ... "HAN SOLO DIES!"

I got a good laugh :D
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Infinity War

I love the comedy in these movies.

Of course I was sad to see MADE YOU LOOK dies at the end. :cry:

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Saw "A Quiet Place." A good thrill.
The Guardian (2006) Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher. Some very effective rescue and training scenes but the film was dragged down by cliche melodrama.

Guardians of the Galaxy 1 and 2 (2014-2017). More fun than I expected. I liked the appearance of Pac-Man, Laika the space dog and Howard The Duck.
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I’ve watched The Guardian several times. Great comedy in the right company.
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Killer Nun.

An Italian "nunsploitation" movie. Yes, that's a genre. Low budget unconvincing-gore, sex, nudity, lesbianism, scandal, madness. Thoroughly wretched, but there's a few funny scenes. "Based" on a true story. The Jaws of nun movies.


Avengers: Infinity War

Well, it's just a given that provided you've watched all the Avengers (and Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Iron man), Guardians of the Galaxy, Dr. Strange, and Black Panther movies, you're obliged to watch this as well. Oddly enough, you really don't need to have watched any other Spider-man movies as this is just generic Spider-man from, oh, I'll go with Marvel Team-Up and virtually no other continuity. Thank goodness.

As long as you've invested in all these other franchises, you're good to go. And in all fairness, it's handled pretty well. I liked that (not a spoiler IMO), Doctor Strange is treated as the true badass of the Marvel universe he should be.

Also kind of glad X-Men and F4 are currently owned by other companies, although Doctor Doom and Silver Surfer truly belong in the 7 hour version of this story.

Anyway, you're going to see it, so go see it. Better than Avengers 2 and Civil War IMO.
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I really enjoyed seeing Dr Strange in Ragnarok. Cumberbach lightens a role that many would have made melodramatic.

They do need to lighten up - Civil War was stressful. I've been watching all of the Agents of Shield episodes and is has been interesting and unique how they merged with the events of the movies.
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i agree the avengers movie was very intense

my first thought on leaving the theatre was, "joss wheadon couldn't have pulled this off"
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The Post (2017) Spielberg does for the Pentagon Papers what he did in "The Bridge Of Spies"; make the characters explain what they are doing in their dialogue, as they do it, and what the implications are for the future (today). Dumbed down material that Tom Hanks can do in his sleep. It's no "All The president's Men" but it seems to think it is.
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Not everyone is as well read and as familiar with the subject matter as you are. Less exposition was inherently required in “All The President’s Men” due to the recent nature of the events described.

That said, I’d been meaning to see this one. Is it worth the time?
It's worth the time.
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