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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 05 Nov 2019, 19:06

We saw ‘Dolemite is My Name’ the other night. It did feel very Netflixy, but was great fun.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Sneelock » 05 Nov 2019, 20:27

I liked it too. L.A. locals got to see a lot of real run down parts of town semi-gussied up.
I can't remember the last time I enjoyed Eddie Murphy as much.
I'm glad they showed some actual "Dolemite" footage at the end since Rudy Ray Moore is such a piss-poor actor compared to Eddie Murphy.

I liked the point the writers decided the story should make. brisk and well done but there's no way I would have paid money to see it in the Theodore.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 07 Nov 2019, 19:11

I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 09 Nov 2019, 16:21

Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:
Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book


After watching the movie, I can understand why.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 09 Nov 2019, 22:48

Flower wrote:
St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:
Flower wrote:I just started to watch .. The Book Thief and more than likely will read the book soon.



I hated that book


After watching the movie, I can understand why.



I hated it because I thought it was badly written and ponderous. Nothing to do with the subject matter.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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I may have had low expectations, but I enjoyed this almost as much as the first one.
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Postby Flower » 13 Nov 2019, 22:15

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I may have had low expectations, but I enjoyed this almost as much as the first one.


We saw the first one at a theatre and I really liked it. I watched the second one on youtube and it didn't have the same pull for me.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby pcqgod » 15 Nov 2019, 14:59

Joker (2019)

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'Joker' is a relentlessly dark psychological drama with almost nothing that could be considered action movie elements, nor even dark comedy, setting aside one scene. Joaquin Phoenix's bracing portrayal of the title character calls to mind other characters such as Travis Bickle, Billy Bob Thornton's character in 'Sling Blade' and the protagonist in 'Night Crawler,' if only for the lean, hungry predator aspect, not to mention the evil success story trajectory. It is a movie that does make you wonder whether to feel sympathy for the protagonist as a victim of uncaring society. Ultimately the idea that one can become powerful by a violent release of your darkest impulses should give you pause. For comic book nerds like me, there is important Batman mythological material in the final act, and the movie explains well the protagonist's obsession with Bruce Wayne, and vice versa.

Parasite (2019)

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This story of a wifi stealing family of con men/women that insinuate themselves into the lives of a wealthy family is often laugh-loud funny, and at other times, not so much. It is thoroughly unpredictable, and a crazy ride from start to finish.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 15 Nov 2019, 17:23

Can't wait to see Parasite. Meanwhile,

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Midsommar is not "an era-defining masterpiece,"* in my opinion, but it was pretty effective, and fun to watch.


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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 19 Nov 2019, 13:24

I will be watching this .. later today or tomorrow.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Flower » 20 Nov 2019, 12:30

I liked the quirky characters and all in all, I enjoyed this little flick. It was a bit slow at points but worth the hour and twenty eight minutes spent.

It was Harry Dean Stanton's last flick and a fitting way to go.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 23 Nov 2019, 14:18

I watch next to no television but last night did my yearly Netflix trawl and did pretty well out of it.
I watched "The Squid and the Whale", the Wes Anderson directed thing about a couple divorcing in Brooklyn in the 1990s, and then two stand up comedies by people I had never heard of. One was Jenny Slate's "Stage Fright" which was cut with poignant and funny trips back to her childhood home, and then Zach Galifianakis Live at the Purple Onion which was fucking hilarious. I know absolutely nothing about either of these people, which is what happens I suppose if you never surf Netflix!
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby The Prof » 23 Nov 2019, 16:26

This is quite good.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Nov 2019, 18:04

Geez, I haven't posted a new review on this thread in months, but is no one going to review this?

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The Irishman

Happy Thanksgiving, everybody, got that out of the way. So we all sat down dutifully around the TV last night and partook of Scorcese's latest. His first mob movie since The Departed in 2006. I'll not bother with plot summary but I will say that Frank Sheeran's account of offing Jimmy Hoffa, and other Mafia hits are debated fiercely on the internet. There's absolutely no proof that any of this happened folks, And Sheeran himself is no longer around to answer questions. So with that in your head, just keep an open mind when you watch, strap yourself in, get over the CGI-faces which are on display for over half of the film, and you should have no problem enjoying the ride. DeNiro is in almost every scene, Pesci underplays, and Pacino steals almost every moment that he's in. Harvey Keitel is even in a few parts. It's three-and-a-half hours, but I wasn't bored much. Since this is the last time (?) we'll see something like this from these guys, we should be thankful it's around. I'm not going to heap effusive praise on the project like most of the reviews I'm been reading, but I will say I had a good time, and will probably watch it again before Christmas. It'll be interesting to see how the academy reacts next year come nomination (and awards) time. I don't know if I enjoyed it more than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (and I had my issues with that picture as well), but I just saw it, so my thoughts on the two may change once I've seen both of them again.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Nov 2019, 18:33

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Ford vs Ferrari

I didn't really have any high expectations for this one, but my daughter wanted to see it and so... I like it. Another great Christian Bale performance (I'm not even sure I'd heard him speak with an English accent before), and a solid one from Damon. I didn't know this story, but the Shelby Cobra has been my fave car since I was a boy, so when I knew this project dealt with Carrol Shelby I was jazzed. It has a decent soundtrack too, with cuts from the Byrds, Kingsmen, Sonics, Buck Owens, Link Wray, and others. I don't go the the movies much anymore, so I had a good time.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 28 Nov 2019, 21:24

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I didn't really have any high expectations for this one, but my daughter wanted to see it and so... I like it. Another great Christian Bale performance (I'm not even sure I'd heard him speak with an English accent before), and a solid one from Damon. I didn't know this story, but the Shelby Cobra has been my fave car since I was a boy, so when I knew this project dealt with Carrol Shelby I was jazzed. It has a decent soundtrack too, with cuts from the Byrds, Kingsmen, Sonics, Buck Owens, Link Wray, and others. I don't go the the movies much anymore, so I had a good time.


I thought it was great the race sequences were brilliantly done. Reminiscent of Grand Prix up close to the cars. Bale and Damon were great.

In the UK it's called Le Mans 66
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 28 Nov 2019, 21:56

Matt Wilson wrote:Geez, I haven't posted a new review on this thread in months, but is no one going to review this?

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Happy Thanksgiving, everybody, got that out of the way. So we all sat down dutifully around the TV last night and partook of Scorcese's latest. His first mob movie since The Departed in 2006. I'll not bother with plot summary but I will say that Frank Sheeran's account of offing Jimmy Hoffa, and other Mafia hits are debated fiercely on the internet. There's absolutely no proof that any of this happened folks, And Sheeran himself is no longer around to answer questions. So with that in your head, just keep an open mind when you watch, strap yourself in, get over the CGI-faces which are on display for over half of the film, and you should have no problem enjoying the ride. DeNiro is in almost every scene, Pesci underplays, and Pacino steals almost every moment that he's in. Harvey Keitel is even in a few parts. It's three-and-a-half hours, but I wasn't bored much. Since this is the last time (?) we'll see something like this from these guys, we should be thankful it's around. I'm not going to heap effusive praise on the project like most of the reviews I'm been reading, but I will say I had a good time, and will probably watch it again before Christmas. It'll be interesting to see how the academy reacts next year come nomination (and awards) time. I don't know if I enjoyed it more than Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (and I had my issues with that picture as well), but I just saw it, so my thoughts on the two may change once I've seen both of them again.


Still got an hour to go, loving it do far. I'm not the biggest Marty fan but this is great.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 28 Nov 2019, 22:04

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:
In the UK it's called Le Mans 66


I almost added that in just for you! LOL.