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Old 10-06-19, 10:41 AM
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My antenna system in the house went down to 4 channels reception about a month ago, and now is completely dead.

Last night I was digging through the few DVDs we have and found one I haven't watched before.

Lincoln with Daniel Day Lewis.

It may be due to my lack of modern entertainment intake, but I think the movie was pretty good.

3.5 stars out of 4, or 8.75 on a scale of 1 to 10.
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Skiptrace

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2016

A classic Jackie Chan adventure style policeman chasing the bad/good guy all over the Far East to catch the real bad guy mobster and send him to prison. At this point Jackie is getting a bit long in the tooth (like many of the AA actors) and subsequently his fight scenes and chase stunts are slowing down and aren't as clever.

Still, this version suffers more from a poor story and a lackluster plot. You don't need to wait in line for this one. Even on Netflix it fails to inspire.

5/10
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le samouraï 1967. a 9.

bob le flambeur 1956. an 8.5.

the player 1992. an 8.5.
You might enjoy the Criterion Collection Streaming Service at CriterionChannel.com

It is now featuring :
"The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

Take a helping of American pulp cinema, add a twist of French cool and a dash of Japanese samurai lore, and you’ve got the maverick sensibility of Jean-Pierre Melville, a trench-coat-sporting, sunglasses-wearing, chain-smoking renegade auteur who made movies according to his own rules and laid the groundwork for the French New Wave. Maintaining an extraordinary degree of creative independence throughout his career, he forged a distinctive style characterized by a hard-boiled minimalism and existentialist worldview in stylishly spartan crime dramas like BOB LE FLAMBEUR, LE DOULOS, LE SAMOURAÏ, and LE CERCLE ROUGE, frequently starring ice-cool icons like Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo as his lone wolf antiheroes. While best known for his noirs, Melville’s work outside the genre was equally fascinating, as seen in the outré psychosexual drama LEON MORIN, PRIEST and the haunting French Resistance epic ARMY OF SHADOWS, considered by many to be his masterpiece."
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Old 10-06-19, 03:20 PM
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I watched the last movie is Harry Potter and This is my favourite.
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Old 10-07-19, 03:08 AM
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Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
You might enjoy the Criterion Collection Streaming Service at CriterionChannel.com

It is now featuring :
"The Complete Jean-Pierre Melville

Take a helping of American pulp cinema, add a twist of French cool and a dash of Japanese samurai lore, and you’ve got the maverick sensibility of Jean-Pierre Melville, a trench-coat-sporting, sunglasses-wearing, chain-smoking renegade auteur who made movies according to his own rules and laid the groundwork for the French New Wave. Maintaining an extraordinary degree of creative independence throughout his career, he forged a distinctive style characterized by a hard-boiled minimalism and existentialist worldview in stylishly spartan crime dramas like BOB LE FLAMBEUR, LE DOULOS, LE SAMOURAÏ, and LE CERCLE ROUGE, frequently starring ice-cool icons like Alain Delon and Jean-Paul Belmondo as his lone wolf antiheroes. While best known for his noirs, Melville’s work outside the genre was equally fascinating, as seen in the outré psychosexual drama LEON MORIN, PRIEST and the haunting French Resistance epic ARMY OF SHADOWS, considered by many to be his masterpiece."
thanks to your previous recommendation of filmstruck (became a member) over a year ago, signed on to the criterion channel as a charter member. hadn't watched anything till the mood struck recently.
saw the melville retrospective and watched bob le flambeur. army of shadows intrigues me the most of my unwatched melville films but it's pretty easy to go on a movie bender with this streaming service. and all of those melville movies + the robert altman effort along with the ingmar bergman parable were from the criterion channel streaming service.

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Old 10-10-19, 12:29 PM
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More scary movies...I watched It Comes At Night. Similar idea to A Quiet Place. A family is living in isolation in the woods after some mysterious plague. Another family comes along and there's going to be trouble. I thought it was pretty creative how much tension was squeezed out of some pretty basic film making on a small budget. 6.5/10.
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More scary movies...I watched It Comes At Night. Similar idea to A Quiet Place. A family is living in isolation in the woods after some mysterious plague. Another family comes along and there's going to be trouble. I thought it was pretty creative how much tension was squeezed out of some pretty basic film making on a small budget. 6.5/10.
Did they go down in to the dark basement or run away and trip?
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MIB International -- Terrible: Men in Black but one is a women. What did I miss?

Dark Phoenix -- Disappointing: The X men movies had been some of the best comic to screen movies, but not this one.

Godzilla Kind of the Monsters -- A waste of time: Sometimes Godzilla is just too smart for his own good.

Spider-man Far From Home -- CGI comic book goofy: CGI anyone? That's the highlight. It goes downhill after that.

All I can say is that I'm just glad I didn't waste full fair to see these in the theater. None of them were worth the download cost.
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Old 10-21-19, 10:05 AM
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Watched I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House, which I think is a Netflix movie. A very slooooooooooooooooow moving ghost story. A little too slow for my taste. 4/10.
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Old 10-23-19, 07:02 AM
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Because it had Humphrey Bogart in it, AND it was in original color, I watched The Barefoot Contessa on Roku last week.

I give it a 2 out of 10. The color location shots are the only saving grace for me, but that's not good enough to watch the entire movie.

If you like a movie being narrated instead of being performed, and a lame story line that only gets mildly interesting in the last 10 minutes of the flick, well I guess this movie would be for you.

I can imagine if I was a married man seeing this with my wife at the theater in 1954. I'd have been taking a long nap during the show.
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Old 10-24-19, 09:11 AM
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Whoa boy. Watched Dead Alive (aka Braindead). This is one of the most messed up (in a good way) horror movies I've ever seen. I believe it was made in New Zealand during the 90's, but takes place in the late 50's (?). Basically, a zombie movie with slapstick humor and gore...lots of gore. Freud would have much to say about the last scenes. It would not be for everyone. I LOL many time while simultaneously wincing. 8/10.
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Whoa boy. Watched Dead Alive (aka Braindead). This is one of the most messed up (in a good way) horror movies I've ever seen. I believe it was made in New Zealand during the 90's, but takes place in the late 50's (?). Basically, a zombie movie with slapstick humor and gore...lots of gore. Freud would have much to say about the last scenes. It would not be for everyone. I LOL many time while simultaneously wincing. 8/10.
Who would have thought, after watching that, that the director would go on to do the Lord of the Rings trilogy as well as he did?
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Old 10-29-19, 11:54 AM
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You Were Never Really Here
Tough one to rate. I'll say 7/10.

It's in the vein of psychological thrillers like Taxi Driver, Repulsion (Roman Polanski film with Catherine Deneuve) and, perhaps, a little of Hamlet. But it doesn't quite succeed where those films did. I'm inclined to agree with the Uproxx review that it's mostly style over substance, and doesn't quite accomplish ... whatever its goal might have been.

The main character's apparent flashbacks to horrors of childhood and war eventually merge into daydreams/hallucinations, finally giving the impression that he might have imagined the entire thing. In the end I'm left wondering the same thing I always have about Hamlet: did they merely hallucinate or dream up that stuff and use it as an excuse to kill innocent people?

But that's the risk with every such film theme, including Identity (2003 with John Cusack, Rebecca De Mornay and others). If the director reveals late in the movie it was all a fantasy or hallucination, or uses too much misdirection to mask the true fiend, it seems too pat. With "You Were Never Really Here," the director leaves it all open to interpretation but it feels more like a cop-out than an interesting dilemma to chew on.

The mixed morality of the main character also makes it difficult to "like." On the one hand he seems somewhat virtuous for trying to rescue and avenge an exploited child. On the other hand, he recklessly endangers other innocent people, driving while impaired by drugs and hallucinations, losing his temper, exposing his family and allies to harm. If he'd minded his own business and left it to the authorities, things might have turned out worse for one person, while up to half a dozen others might not have been dragged down into his nightmare spiral.

It's a viscerally potent movie, not nearly as gory as claimed -- many killings occur off camera or at a distance, a neat trick by the director that probably kept production costs down while retaining a sense of horror. I'm surprised it fared so poorly at the box office, although it appears to be catching on as a cult classic. I suspect the Jeffery Epstein scandal, the faked Pizzagate non-scandal and other reports may generate some interest in the movie, at least as a proxy for fantasies about avenging abused kids.
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New Terminator - 2/10. The film is terrible. I watched it at home in my new comfy chair and instead of enjoying the movie, I fell asleep https://thebestreclinersreviews.com/best-simmons-recliners/. The feeling when the chair saved from boredom. I have no words. How many hopes were that this film will be successful, and then here is a disappointment.

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Battle Los Angeles

Typical terrible shaky cam, fuzzy footage view of aliens, that come to earth and start shooting up the place. The acting is poor, the plot predictable and the footage is typical B budget movie.

This movie wasn't just boring, but painful to watch. I could have said a lot more -- like the mindless story that doesn't reveal much -- but it would have been all bad.

2/10

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Amazing Grace, live performance of Gospel by Aretha Franklin, Reverend James Cleveland, and the Southern California Community Choir, recorded over two nights in an LA church in 1972.

10/10. a powerful and emotional audio and visual experience, not to be missed by anyone who appreciates the Real Deal and the Queen of Soul!



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The Hole in the Ground -- 6/10

Promising start, akin to Turn of the Screw, The Other and similar explorations of Capgras Syndrome. Quickly devolves into tropes, cliches and improbable and unnecessary depictions of violence that undermine the psychological tension.

Best thing about it is Seana Kerslake, who makes the movie worth watching. She manages to rise about the hackneyed story. And the cinematography is good.
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High Life (2018) -- 7/10

This movie recommendation appeared on a top ten list of recent or obscure scifi, so I watched it without knowing anything about it other than that it featured Robert Pattinson (I knew of him but had never watched a Twilight movie).

My immediate impression was that it's a less compelling variation of Solaris. Only after watching the movie did I read some reviews, most of which said exactly the same thing. Stylish, detached, even sterile. And slow. If you enjoyed Solaris (I did) or Under the Skin (loved it) you might find High Life worth watching. But while I enjoy re-watching Solaris and Under the Skin, I don't feel any need to watch High Life again. The story really goes nowhere and takes its sweet time getting there. If it's a metaphor the intent is too obscure to appreciate.
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echo in the canyon musical documentary on the laurel canyon folk-rock scene in the 1965-1967 era.
jakob dylan may have been the perfect choice (given his lineage, accomplishments and appreciation) to pilot the project.
some intense, nostalgic interface especially with the mamas & papas segment (wth?!). a 9. movie could easily been
45 mins-1 hr longer. done right? coulda been a contender/10
https://www.vanityfair.com/culture/2...r5bGuW1GbEr5bA
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and...once upon a time in the west (1968) for giggles. i've rated this movie from 8.5-9.5 over the years..depending on my mood.
pretty damn solid. i'd rate it a 9 but with claudia cardinale in her best role..? I'll bump it up that half point to a 9.5.
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Saw Crazy Rich Asians on Friday. 7.5/10 Entertaining film.

Knives Out on Saturday 8/10. Very good and entertaining. Great cast as well.
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classics nite:

ikiru 1952. a 9/9.5

pather panchali 1955. a 9.

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the wages of fear 1953. an 8.5.
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