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Old 07-06-21, 01:48 AM
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Star Trek/Star Wars
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Old 07-06-21, 08:35 AM
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Most of the famous and epic stuff. Video stores are gone. Libraries still exist but I moved away from a library with a better selection. I could subscribe to a site, but I don't know any movies enough that I would look for a site that has them. I might just bike farther to libraries.
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Old 07-06-21, 09:12 AM
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American Graffiti
2001 Space Odyssey
Crazy Rich Asians (joking, sort of)
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Old 09-23-21, 10:50 AM
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The Matrix
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Old 03-19-22, 12:42 PM
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I have never watched Star Wars. But I want to fix it as soon as possible.
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I have never watched Star Trek and not going to do it in future. Also I have never watched The Green Mile but I want to fix it soon.
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Old 05-10-22, 03:01 PM
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^IMO the newer reboot of the Star Trek movie series is FAR better than the originals in too many ways to count. Totally worth a watch.

The little witch boy movies....(ah) Harry Potter. I think I watched a small part of one or two of them but was just not very interested apart from the bad guy in the Bruce Willis Christmas movie that was so good....
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Old 05-10-22, 05:50 PM
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Old 05-11-22, 02:42 AM
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The Matrix
Definately worth a watch.
The idea behind Simulation and Simulacra would be hard to put in a movie, but The Matrix is a great attempt.
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Old 05-11-22, 02:45 AM
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The Godfather.

The Big Lebowski.
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Old 05-11-22, 08:01 AM
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Definately worth a watch.
The idea behind Simulation and Simulacra would be hard to put in a movie, but The Matrix is a great attempt.
The Matrix was a groundbreaking film in many ways and the first one was amazing. As it went along it seemed to get full on itself and built up to being something that, IMO, wasn't a comparable franchise any longer. The latter films did little to complement the first, they just got...weird. I haven't bothered to attempt to find any info/watch the newest one. Has it even been released yet?
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Old 05-11-22, 08:33 AM
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The Godfather.

The Big Lebowski.
Too bad for you; you should reconsider.
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I've never seen The Sound of Music.
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I've never seen The Sound of Music.

IDK how that is even possible. The hills are alive with it.
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Old 05-11-22, 09:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
IDK how that is even possible. The hills are alive with it.
I never cared for movies that portray Austria or Austrians (except Jews) as the innocent victims of Nazism.
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Old 05-11-22, 12:09 PM
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I never cared for movies that portray Austria or Austrians (except Jews) as the innocent victims of Nazism.
And The Sound of Music is among the movies that you draw this line for? You have SEEN the movie, haven't you?
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Old 05-12-22, 07:48 AM
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The Matrix was a groundbreaking film in many ways and the first one was amazing. As it went along it seemed to get full on itself and built up to being something that, IMO, wasn't a comparable franchise any longer. The latter films did little to complement the first, they just got...weird. I haven't bothered to attempt to find any info/watch the newest one. Has it even been released yet?
Yeah, it's streaming somewhere. I actually liked the most recent Matrix film better than the 2nd or 3rd in the franchise. Its literal sense of self-awareness was a clever enough device to make it entertaining, and the filmmakers' willingness to show Keanu Reeves and Carrie Ann Moss as 20 years older than the characters they played 20 years ago was refreshingly honest.
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The Big Lebowski.
That is just so sad!
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And The Sound of Music is among the movies that you draw this line for? You have SEEN the movie, haven't you?
Sixty years ago.
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Old 05-12-22, 09:23 AM
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That is just so sad!
I don't know why someone would boast about not ever viewing specific classic movies. But of course there is a large slice of people who will never watch a movie filmed in B&W; and probably never have seen a movie on a larger screen than one at home or a tiny screen at the mall multiplex.
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Old 05-13-22, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
The Matrix was a groundbreaking film in many ways and the first one was amazing. As it went along it seemed to get full on itself and built up to being something that, IMO, wasn't a comparable franchise any longer. The latter films did little to complement the first, they just got...weird.
^ This.

I'm normally not a sci-fi type of reader or movie-watcher. But I thought the original The Matrix was fantastic. One of the few films where I'd apply the "mind blowing" phrase to. It was creative and interesting, with a "tight" and focused script, and with a moderately believable premise (that A.I./machines/invaders run amuck and use us as 'batteries' to keep them going). Not my sort of film, normally, but the original was stellar.

Similarly, with the Terminator series of films, I thought the underlying premise was thought-provoking enough to hold my interest, even if some of the acting was marginal or strained. (Arnold isn't exactly 'Oscar' material, from where I sit.)

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Old 05-13-22, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Clyde1820 View Post
^ This.

I'm normally not a sci-fi type of reader or movie-watcher. But I thought the original The Matrix was fantastic. One of the few films where I'd apply the "mind blowing" phrase to. It was creative and interesting, with a "tight" and focused script, and with a moderately believable premis (that A.I./machines/invaders run amock and use us as 'batteries' to keep them going). Not my sort of film, normally, but the original was stellar.

Similarly, with the Terminator series of films, I thought the underlying premise was thought-provoking enough to hold my interest, even if some of the acting was marginal or strained. (Arnold isn't exactly 'Oscar' material, from where I sit.)

I agree in regard to Terminator. The first three were very good, IMO. I felt it started drifting a bit after that in a similar way as above.
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Old 05-13-22, 02:42 PM
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I don't know why someone would boast about not ever viewing specific classic movies. But of course there is a large slice of people who will never watch a movie filmed in B&W; and probably never have seen a movie on a larger screen than one at home or a tiny screen at the mall multiplex.
To be fair, I don't generally care for 'old" B&W films much. In modern films it can be enjoyable as an artistic expression quite well.
Growing up, and long after color TV were the standard, we still had a very small B&W TV and I just haven't cared to watch things that way since.
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Originally Posted by Juan Foote View Post
To be fair, I don't generally care for 'old" B&W films much. In modern films it can be enjoyable as an artistic expression quite well.
Growing up, and long after color TV were the standard, we still had a very small B&W TV and I just haven't cared to watch things that way since.
A few suggestions on popular entertaining B/W films you may have missed and are quite enjoyable; some might even consider them artistic too.
Casablanca;
Double Indemnity;
Sunset Boulevard;
The Third Man;
Citizen Kane;
Treasure of the Sierra Madre;
White Heat;
Maltese Falcon;
Night of the Hunter;
Hunchback of Notre Dame;
Psycho;
On the Waterfront;
All about Eve;
Bride of Frankenstein;
etc.

You can probably stream or borrow a DVD from your library and view most on your bigger flat screen at home. If the opportunity arises to see any of these on a genuine movie screen somewhere at a film festival, you very well may enjoy the experience.

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I have many of those:
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