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worth the time
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always liked the trumpet sound before the tank dropped in
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Tomb Raider 2018

Not the best movie ever but good enough for Tomb Raider fans. I mean, I'd like to play the game based on the movie, and see a sequel.
Rango (2011) Pure distilled formula done to a high standard. I don't even know if good or bad applies.
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The Snowman (HBO)
Michael Fassbender
A formulaic whodunit based on the Harry Hole novel by Jo Nesbo.
Not bad. I would recommend it to a friend.
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Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey.

Not as good as #1, but close.
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I prefer the second one.
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Had two 10+ hour plane trips last week.


The Martian--Matt Damon was great in this. Never much cared for him one way or another, but he was definitely likable.


The Hangover My seat was small and I couldn't sleep I needed something stupid to watch. This fit the bill.
Iron Man Meh. My daughter wanted to see this at the Air B&B
Iron Man 2 Meh
The Avengers Meh. I watched this on my return trip for the same reasons I watched the Hangover.

The Post This was watchable and a good argument for a free press made at a time where half the people don't give a rats ass about the free press.
Funny thing is, from watching TV shows and movies from the 70s about the news, Ben Bradlee's office seems so familiar. Love watching the old presses.

Grand Budapest Hotel another Wes Anderson dollhouse fantasy. Fun to look at. Ralph Fiennes was very good. The story not all that interesting.

We're the Millers not all that good.

Gravity A good bookend to the first movie I watched (that I started at takeoff on the departure), this was the last movie, I watched, and the end coincided with the landing which was fun. Sandra Bullock, much like Matt Damon was always someone I never had much of an opinion of, but she was terrific and believable-despite some of the implausibilities of things depicted in the movie.
THIS is a movie where special effects are seamless and make for a better movie rather than be a think coat of icing.
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I've been meaning to watch The Post. It didn't come to the theater in my town. Too leftist.
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I got through Gravity, but it was a hard slog and I was unable to maintain disbelief for more than a few minutes at a time.

The biggest was the use of MMU to fly between the shuttle at Hubble and the ISS, since I know for a fact that the reason the Hubble will be deorbited, even though the original plan was to bring it back down, is precisely because it is incorrectly placed to allow the shuttle to use the ISS as a backup. When the freaking SPACE SHUTTLE couldn't manage the trip, I highly doubt a couple of astronauts in MMUs could manage it. In the film, the Shuttle loses atmosphere, but appears to still be largely intact, so a more plausible plot would have had them remain in space suits and pilot a crippled shuttle - though even that would have been scientifically flawed. Similarly, using the Soyuz to go between space stations, while slightly more plausible, worked until that ridiculous fire extinguisher bit. Those are merely the top of the list of things that made me shake my head. (We won't get into the fact that the debris field was going in the wrong direction)

All of the named characters behave uncharacteristically of astronauts, even mission specialists. No one is going to just "float around", even with an MMU, listening to music without a good reason. Everyone is going to drop what they are doing and return to the shuttle if the mission commander says so - that whole scene at the Hubble would not have happened, and if it did, it would have ended a career (or two). Obviously that doesn't matter in the film, but still. Discipline is paramount in the astronaut corp.

However, as a character study, it worked a lot better. I wasn't sold on it, but Bullock pulled off the emotional aspects of the story well.
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Robert B. posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XthLQZWIshQ

Sorry To Bother You. Fuckin' great!

I want to see this.
maurvir posted:
I got through Gravity, but it was a hard slog and I was unable to maintain disbelief for more than a few minutes at a time.


I enjoyed that film. The realism quibble I heard from an astronaut is that she should have been wearing a diaper when she removed the suit. Tremendous cinematic ride as far as I'm concerned.
The Untouchables (1987) Connery can't do an Irish accent (which may be the easiest to do), but otherwise a good bit of storytelling. De Niro chews his way through his scenes, which is fun to watch.
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StaticAge posted:
Robert B. posted:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XthLQZWIshQ

Sorry To Bother You. Fuckin' great!

I want to see this.


Definitely do, if it comes near you. The story outlined in the trailer makes it look like Black Office Space, but it's so much better than that.
Tomb Raider (2018) Stock mercenaries, stock daddy, stock villain, stock buddy. Good fun though.
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I watched Blue Lagoon last night. OMG i had no idea it was so horrible, and the fact that the bits weren't blurred when they first aired it is disturbing.
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I watched Blue Lagoon last night. OMG i had no idea it was so horrible, and the fact that the bits weren't blurred when they first aired it is disturbing.


i've always assumed they used a body double for the nude scenes ... brooke shields was what, 13 when she made it?

i know that in most places nowadays it's illegal to show nudity that makes it seem as though the subject is underage
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watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining
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TOS posted:
justine posted:
I watched Blue Lagoon last night. OMG i had no idea it was so horrible, and the fact that the bits weren't blurred when they first aired it is disturbing.


i've always assumed they used a body double for the nude scenes ... brooke shields was what, 13 when she made it?

i know that in most places nowadays it's illegal to show nudity that makes it seem as though the subject is underage

Brooke's older sister was used as a body double.
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Even knowing they used body doubles, it was still kind of creepy.
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cruise is creepy anyway
Nixon (1995) Anthony Hopkins, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, Joan Allen.

Over-ripe telling of Nixon's political rise and fall. Just enough history to be credible and more than enough of Hopkin's Nixon to be entertaining.

I wonder how much of today's hand wringing over similarities stems from the factual record and how much from the popular one.

Worth a look.
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Nixon (1995) Anthony Hopkins, Paul Sorvino, Mary Steenburgen, Joan Allen.

Over-ripe telling of Nixon's political rise and fall. Just enough history to be credible and more than enough of Hopkin's Nixon to be entertaining.

I wonder how much of today's hand wringing over similarities stems from the factual record and how much from the popular one.

Worth a look.


they actually downplayed nixon's awfulness a fair amount in order to humanize him
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TOS posted:
watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining

I just can't enjoy these movies. The original TV show was so low key, and the point of the Impossible Mission Force was to go in, do the job, and leave without anyone knowing they were there, or being able to point a finger at them. The movies are generic super action films with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film.
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Pithecanthropus posted:
TOS posted:
watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining

I just can't enjoy these movies. The original TV show was so low key, and the point of the Impossible Mission Force was to go in, do the job, and leave without anyone knowing they were there, or being able to point a finger at them. The movies are generic super action films with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film.


... and?
Field of Dreams (1989) Great storytelling, fine movie. No redundant scenes or complicated exposition.
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Pithecanthropus posted:
TOS posted:
watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining

I just can't enjoy these movies. The original TV show was so low key, and the point of the Impossible Mission Force was to go in, do the job, and leave without anyone knowing they were there, or being able to point a finger at them. The movies are generic super action films with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film.

Very much agree. The TV show was about a team working together to convince the bad guys to off each other though subtile deception.

The first thing that happened in the movie series is that they killed off the rest of the team. All they are using is the title.
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TOS posted:
Pithecanthropus posted:
TOS posted:
watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining

I just can't enjoy these movies. The original TV show was so low key, and the point of the Impossible Mission Force was to go in, do the job, and leave without anyone knowing they were there, or being able to point a finger at them. The movies are generic super action films with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film.


... and?


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I just can't enjoy these movies.

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Pithecanthropus posted:
TOS posted:
watched the new mission impossible the other day ... lots of fun, not deep of course but very entertaining

I just can't enjoy these movies. The original TV show was so low key, and the point of the Impossible Mission Force was to go in, do the job, and leave without anyone knowing they were there, or being able to point a finger at them. The movies are generic super action films with all the subtlety of a Michael Bay film.

Very much agree. The TV show was about a team working together to convince the bad guys to off each other though subtile deception.

The first thing that happened in the movie series is that they killed off the rest of the team. All they are using is the title.

In that first movie [crap--released in 1996?] they did have the character of Jim Phelps (played by Jon Voight). AND Phelps was not just a traitor to the US but a literal sellout who got paid off by "the enemy" to kill Ethan (Tom Cruise) Hunt's IMF team.
Silverado (1985) Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover, Rosanna Arquette, Brian Dennehy, John Cleese, Jeff Goldblum, Linda Hunt.

Good fun, and what a cast.
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Solomon Kane (2009) [Netflix] - A good grindhouse movie. Basically 16th century Conan, sensibly as it is Robert E. Howard creation.

It's not deep...it's predictable...it's everything you've ever seen before from Sword and the Sorceror and Beastmaster but this time Hammer Horror style with the White Cliffs of Dover and lots of Goth Renaissance cosplay. However, it's quite lovely and grungily artistic. It's just the movie to watch when you're really baked and don't want a challenge.
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Better Off Dead (1985) -- something between a John Hughes film and Pee-Wee's big adventure. Every cliche of the 80's...sort of nostalgic, also sort of painfully nihilistic. I can see how Seth MacFarlane and those South Park guys get most of their humor inspiration from this sort of movie. Stars John Cusack in what must be one of his first roles and Booger from revenge of the Nerds. It's got its moments.
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"Twoooooooooo Dolllllllars!"
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Finally watched Star Trek Beyond. Nothing groundbreaking or particularly special, but this felt like trek in a way Sherlock Kahn never did. Could have used a "when you put on that uniform" standard trek speech and a few less one line throwaway platitudes, but overall if trek movies must be action movies, it's a good model. What do they have with skyline chases?

If Tarantino does adapt an episode for film 4, let it be assignment earth. That'd make nüTrek 4 a comical jaunt into the 60s, with the fate of earth potentially in the balance. Sound familiar?
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Metacell posted:
Booger from revenge of the Nerds.

Hey, Curtis Armstrong used to do Shakespeare.



:P
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If Tarantino does adapt an episode for film 4, let it be assignment earth. That'd make nüTrek 4 a comical jaunt into the 60s, with the fate of earth potentially in the balance. Sound familiar?

Nah. To be a proper Trek jaunt it would have to be America NOW. That's right: to Trump's America:

Kirk: Wait. WHEN are we?

Spock: We are in the middle of President Donald Trump's term which led to the downfall of all of the western democracies.

McCoy: Really? I'll load up on the medical supplies 'cause we're going to need them.

Kirk: Are there many diseases now?

McCoy: Nah, but we'll have to give a lot of people basic healthcare just to find the people we need to contact.
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Kirk: This is an extremely primitive and paranoid culture.

Spock: Are you sure it isn't time for a colorful metaphor?
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Blackkklansman. Spike is the man.
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user posted:
Metacell posted:
Booger from revenge of the Nerds.

Hey, Curtis Armstrong used to do Shakespeare.



:P

Yeah, but why would you even bother mentioning that when you've played Booger from Revenge of the Nerds?
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