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Karate Kid 1984
I don't think I have ever seen this in its entirety. I was in HS when it came out and thought it was targeted to a younger audience. Funny how young Macchio always looks. He's a good six years older than me but has always appeared younger.

Morita was very good, and the movie was more entertaining than I anticipated.

Don't make the mistake of watching the 2010 remake. It's terrible.
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Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

Everyone knows of this movie and has seen clips from it, but honestly, if you haven't actually sat down and watched it through you owe it to yourself to make the effort. It is brilliant. Chaplin was a genius.


Did he compose the music for Modern Times as well? he often did that.

A couple years ago when we first subscribed to Netflix they had a collection of most, if not all of his shorts. Incredible stuff. He could do just about anything, juggle, do acrobatics, skate, write, direct.
People who refuse to watch black and white movies--or movies from the silent era are missing out big time. Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, etc are as watchable as anything being offered today.


Yes, he did. The main theme was later given lyrics and became "Smile", recorded by Nat King Cole.
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Modern Times (1936) Charlie Chaplin, Paulette Goddard

Everyone knows of this movie and has seen clips from it, but honestly, if you haven't actually sat down and watched it through you owe it to yourself to make the effort. It is brilliant. Chaplin was a genius.


Did he compose the music for Modern Times as well? he often did that.

A couple years ago when we first subscribed to Netflix they had a collection of most, if not all of his shorts. Incredible stuff. He could do just about anything, juggle, do acrobatics, skate, write, direct.
People who refuse to watch black and white movies--or movies from the silent era are missing out big time. Chaplin, Keaton, Lloyd, etc are as watchable as anything being offered today.


Yes, he did. The main theme was later given lyrics and became "Smile", recorded by Nat King Cole.

This is absolutely the best version of that song I've ever heard. https://youtu.be/MBcgc31s_m8
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Watched Harriet last night. Okay on the dramatized history, but could've gone a little less heavy on the gospel.
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Solo: A Star Wars Story
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A Guy Thing. Still a really funny flick!
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Project Power (Netflix)

Jaime Foxx stars in this Superfly meets The X-Men action super-hero adventure in which street drugs in New Orleans are the key to unlocking evolutionary super powers. Yes, very cheesy, very formulaic, very entertaining popcorn fluff. You got something better to do?
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

SB Cohen steals his scenes with the outrageously bad French accent that makes no sense, and Gary Cole takes his share of the scenery into his mouth as well. Half the jokes are just non-sequiturs. Everyone is good. It seems like a lot of the dialogue was made up on the spot. Not that it matters. They managed two hours from 5 minutes of sketch material, but it works maybe because they didn't skimp on the special effects. Recommended.
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

SB Cohen steals his scenes with the outrageously bad French accent that makes no sense, and Gary Cole takes his share of the scenery into his mouth as well. Half the jokes are just non-sequiturs. Everyone is good. It seems like a lot of the dialogue was made up on the spot. Not that it matters. They managed two hours from 5 minutes of sketch material, but it works maybe because they didn't skimp on the special effects. Recommended.


"Baby Jesus!"

Even if you hate everything about it, car racing.... :D

I thought it was hilarious. Probably couldn't produce it anymore due to the woke, political correct BS culture we now live in.
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Wonder Man (1945). Danny Kaye (I seem to be on a DK kick) playing dual roles (of course), one of whom is a bookish brainiac, the other a boisterous nightclub entertainer. When Entertainer Danny is murdered by gangsters, his ghost visits Brianiac Danny (his identical twin brother), and gets him to help put the guilty party in jail.

Plenty of clowning around by Kaye, too much in fact. I love DK, but this movie went overboard on his schtick.

Also featuring a very young, and very cute Vera-Ellen in her film debut.

Worth a peek for its song and dance numbers, and "mind blowing" 1945 special effects.
Convoy (1978) Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Earnest Borgine. Directed by Sam Peckinpah but with help from Jame Coburn.
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I'd expect an in-depth review of Convoy including everything you thought and felt about it.
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Convoy (1978) Kris Kristofferson, Ali McGraw, Earnest Borgine. Directed by Sam Peckinpah but with help from Jame Coburn.


oh jesus i remember that movie
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I'd expect an in-depth review of Convoy including everything you thought and felt about it.


"human waste."
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Still on my Danny Kaye kick...

A Song Is Born (1948) With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer (Virginia Mayo) hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her (Danny Kaye).

The script ain't all that, and Kaye does very little singing or clowning, but the cast includes some of the greatest jazz musicians of the day, including Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Mel Powell, and Louis Belson. Benny Goodman plays one of the musicologists, Professor Magenbruch, who when told about Benny Goodman playing without sheet music says, "I never heard of him."
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Still on my Danny Kaye kick...

A Song Is Born (1948) With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer (Virginia Mayo) hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her (Danny Kaye).

The script ain't all that, and Kaye does very little singing or clowning, but the cast includes some of the greatest jazz musicians of the day, including Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Mel Powell, and Louis Belson. Benny Goodman plays one of the musicologists, Professor Magenbruch, who when told about Benny Goodman playing without sheet music says, "I never heard of him."


There's a version with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.
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Still on my Danny Kaye kick...

A Song Is Born (1948) With her gangster boyfriend under investigation by the police, a nightclub singer (Virginia Mayo) hides out in a musical research institution staffed by bachelor professors - one of whom begins to fall for her (Danny Kaye).

The script ain't all that, and Kaye does very little singing or clowning, but the cast includes some of the greatest jazz musicians of the day, including Tommy Dorsey, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Charlie Barnet, Mel Powell, and Louis Belson. Benny Goodman plays one of the musicologists, Professor Magenbruch, who when told about Benny Goodman playing without sheet music says, "I never heard of him."


There's a version with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck.

It's not a musical. :(
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Knives Out!
I like a good whodunit. This ain't one.

Who TF thought it was a good idea to give Daniel Craig a "southern" accent, and then went cheap on the diction coach? SMH.
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DukeofNuke posted:
Knives Out!
I like a good whodunit. This ain't one.

Who TF thought it was a good idea to give Daniel Craig a "southern" accent, and then went cheap on the diction coach? SMH.

Good to know!

I watched Maleficent last night. Again.
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Knives Out!
I like a good whodunit. This ain't one.

Who TF thought it was a good idea to give Daniel Craig a "southern" accent, and then went cheap on the diction coach? SMH.


aw, i loved that movie!

fun fact: this is not the first time he's done a southern accent on screen
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Animal House
Always enjoyable.
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Yesterday I watched that "Star Trek: First Frontier" fan film - it was on Youtube for Star Trek Day, I guess? Not terrible, but surprisingly... macho, I guess? A little bit more misogynistic than I remembered TOS (not TOS, TOS) being. Didn't really feel as Star-Trek-ey.

Also, all the acting and dialog happened at about 80% normal speed. I'm not sure why they chose to do that; I looked them up on IMDB and it's not like the actors didn't have experience or training.
Relic (2020) Australian film about dementia presented as a horror movie. Excellent.

Hamilton (2020) Filmed stage musical. The movie is seamlessly edited from three live performances plus a few scenes filmed without an audience. Most of the original Broadway cast. Almost an opera rather than a musical and better for it. The characters Jefferson and King George lighten the mood when required. Great. Highly recommended.
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Yesterday I watched that "Star Trek: First Frontier" fan film - it was on Youtube for Star Trek Day, I guess? Not terrible, but surprisingly... macho, I guess? A little bit more misogynistic than I remembered TOS (not TOS, TOS) being. Didn't really feel as Star-Trek-ey.

Also, all the acting and dialog happened at about 80% normal speed. I'm not sure why they chose to do that; I looked them up on IMDB and it's not like the actors didn't have experience or training.

I tried. It was sooooo slowly paced. And don't they have razors in the 23rd century? Geez!
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Casino Royale (2006)

Never saw this before.
I grew up on the Sean Connery and Roger Moore 007, and I think I've seen one Timothy Dalton one and maybe one or two of the Pierce Brosnan ones--which I found totally forgettable. I thought Lazenby was better than either of those two.

It's cool that it is a reboot. I think the previous formula was pretty stale. Craig is not terribly charming, which I think the the lone drawback to him.
Otherwise I think they went to the roots of things pretty well : interesting locations and style.
They also amped up the editing for a much cooler presentation. It's not as heavy on the goofy gadget thing, which is a plus. The technology has at least some plausibility--or at least it doesn't beg for a lot of suspension of belief.
The fights and chases are very elaborate and get a little out there--but not in a Marvel superhero way.

I started watching Quantum of Solace, which is interesting in that it takes place directly after the events of this movie. I don't know of other Bond movies that have any real continuation from one movie to the next.
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All of the Daniel Craig Bond movies have a more-or-less continuous story-line.
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All of the Daniel Craig Bond movies have a more-or-less continuous story-line.



Ah --I did see Skyfall a couple years back--liked it, but thought I was missing some background.
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Séamas posted:
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All of the Daniel Craig Bond movies have a more-or-less continuous story-line.



Ah --I did see Skyfall a couple years back--liked it, but thought I was missing some background.

Some might see it as a commercial detriment, but it adds value when you re-watch them. There are a few Connery movies with continuing elements (James Bond was temporarily married), but usually just from one to the next.
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I haven't seen Specter, but so far Skyfall was my favorite Craig/Bond movie.
Javier Bardem is a chillin' villain.
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Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). The first delves heavily into the characters before the crime is even discussed or planned. The second deals mostly with the planning of the heist without a whole lot of character introduction or development. The first takes a while to get going, the second races right into the fray. Both have their merits, both have their weaknesses. Combine them, and you could have one really great movie.
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Metacell posted:
Séamas posted:
Metacell posted:
All of the Daniel Craig Bond movies have a more-or-less continuous story-line.



Ah --I did see Skyfall a couple years back--liked it, but thought I was missing some background.

Some might see it as a commercial detriment, but it adds value when you re-watch them. There are a few Connery movies with continuing elements (James Bond was temporarily married), but usually just from one to the next.



The married Bond was George Lazenby . iirc married to a character played by the late Diana Rigg.
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Ocean's Eleven (1960) and Ocean's Eleven (2001). The first delves heavily into the characters before the crime is even discussed or planned. The second deals mostly with the planning of the heist without a whole lot of character introduction or development. The first takes a while to get going, the second races right into the fray. Both have their merits, both have their weaknesses. Combine them, and you could have one really great movie.


I recently saw Ocean's Twelve. Didn't much care for it.
I love the whole idea of heist movies and clever "long cons" but they often don't come close to delivering--this was much like that. It had all sorts of style, but not much to support it.

Plus, Julia Robert's agent was a fool to let her get cast in a movie with Catherine Zeta Jones.
It made her look kinda weird looking in comparison. Hell, even compared to Clooney.
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DukeofNuke posted:
I haven't seen Specter, but so far Skyfall was my favorite Craig/Bond movie.
Javier Bardem is a chillin' villain.


WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAHHHHHHHHH.

It's Spectre.
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DukeofNuke posted:
I haven't seen Specter, but so far Skyfall was my favorite Craig/Bond movie.
Javier Bardem is a chillin' villain.


WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAH WOAHHHHHHHHH.

It's Spectre.


I stand corrected
I thought both Skyfall and Spectre started out strong then ended with a letdown.

Skyfall started out crazy, 007 gets shot and gets pulled back in from "vacation" because of an ex-spy causing havoc, but then plays Home Alone at the end.

Spectre builds up this assasin guild which I thought would all come hunting for Bond after he blows up Blofeld's lab, but it's just the one tough guy and a stop the computer climax.
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Séamas posted:
Metacell posted:
Séamas posted:
Metacell posted:
All of the Daniel Craig Bond movies have a more-or-less continuous story-line.



Ah --I did see Skyfall a couple years back--liked it, but thought I was missing some background.

Some might see it as a commercial detriment, but it adds value when you re-watch them. There are a few Connery movies with continuing elements (James Bond was temporarily married), but usually just from one to the next.



The married Bond was George Lazenby . iirc married to a character played by the late Diana Rigg.

You're right, but the following film, starring Connery, deals with the funeral and the aftermath.
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haven't seen this one in a long time, but you're talking 007

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That had to have been the most absurd Bond movie ever made. Fun, but stupid - moreso than average.
Moore was a bit too old to be Bond after that one.
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