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Plz.....everyone......because this thread is so huge and there are so many formats for viewing cinema entertainment these days - IMAX, streaming, home theaters - could we just keep this for movie rentals, and recently viewed at that (not one of those lying under your couch and making Blockbuster mad at you) and then other people can start threads for the 3D and the watching on the phone and such. Much tidier, don't you think?

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thanks andy (btw- just caught the last half of Shawshank again over the weekend)

wow... 2001. I feel like I saw this much earlier than that.

could coppola have had a limited release locally (I think he lives in the same or neighboring county from where I lived) between original and redux? I swear I saw this in the 80s or early/mid 90s (in Mill Valley, CA). 

I had already met my wife by 2001- and no way in hell was she seeing this. 

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26 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

Plz.....everyone......because this thread is so huge and there are so many formats for viewing cinema entertainment these days - IMAX, streaming, home theaters - could we just keep this for movie rentals, and recently viewed at that (not one of those lying under your couch and making Blockbuster mad at you) and then other people can start threads for the 3D and the watching on the phone and such. Much tidier, don't you think?

nope.

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Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut

Probably my all-time favorite movie. Rather than long, rambling effusive paragraphs, I'll just simplify with bullets:

  • Robert Duvall...what can I say? A one of a kind performance - could be my favorite thing. Anywhere. Of any genre. 
  • Sheen: I love the way this character is written and acted. Right on the edge of cold and manic. 
  • The music is so similar to Blade Runner, I wondered if Vangelis composed it. But no, it's Coppola. 
  • The final cut includes the scenes at the French plantation. They aren't terrible, but the music in those scenes is bad. 
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 Instant Family A-.   Was really surprised how good it was. It was sappy, and cliched, but it touched. Both Wahlberg and Byrne w ere very good.

but bring a tissue. It might get:cry:.

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I saw a mission impossible movie. There were chases.

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1 hour ago, El Floppo said:

I saw a mission impossible movie. There were chases.

and gadgets?

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On 8/29/2019 at 11:10 AM, jdoggydogg said:

Apocalypse Now: The Final Cut

Probably my all-time favorite movie. Rather than long, rambling effusive paragraphs, I'll just simplify with bullets:

  • Robert Duvall...what can I say? A one of a kind performance - could be my favorite thing. Anywhere. Of any genre. 
  • Sheen: I love the way this character is written and acted. Right on the edge of cold and manic. 
  • The music is so similar to Blade Runner, I wondered if Vangelis composed it. But no, it's Coppola. 
  • The final cut includes the scenes at the French plantation. They aren't terrible, but the music in those scenes is bad. 

Just finished viewing the 4k of the Final Cut. What an amazing job they've done with the remastered video AND audio. Stellar.

One "click" I realized upon this viewing - when Willard is in his hotel at the beginning, he shares  the screen with an image of Buddha but with Willard separated and upside down - i.e. completely out of tune.

However after killing Kurtz he throws down his weapon, grabs Lance (in a savior type move - something he couldn't do for Chef) and then DOESNT call in the air strike. It is then that Willard is shown, not just upright but juxtaposed with the Buddha image. Thus, amidst all the chaos, does Willard overcome his circumstances and actually become a peacemaker.

Apocalypse Now is then, essentially, not really an anti-war movie but really a pro-humanity movie.

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Rocketman B-. Taron Edgerton was very good. And I loved the scene where he was creating the music for "Your Song".

But most of the rest was a mess

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On 9/1/2019 at 8:07 PM, Andy Dufresne said:

Just finished viewing the 4k of the Final Cut. What an amazing job they've done with the remastered video AND audio. Stellar.

One "click" I realized upon this viewing - when Willard is in his hotel at the beginning, he shares  the screen with an image of Buddha but with Willard separated and upside down - i.e. completely out of tune.

However after killing Kurtz he throws down his weapon, grabs Lance (in a savior type move - something he couldn't do for Chef) and then DOESNT call in the air strike. It is then that Willard is shown, not just upright but juxtaposed with the Buddha image. Thus, amidst all the chaos, does Willard overcome his circumstances and actually become a peacemaker.

Apocalypse Now is then, essentially, not really an anti-war movie but really a pro-humanity movie.

Interesting. Although I own the DVD, I hadn't watched it in years so I was excited to reunite with the movie. The thing I'd forgotten was that Willard is going to assassinate Kurtz because Kurtz is supposed to be insane. But in this world, everyone has lost their minds. 

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3 minutes ago, jdoggydogg said:

Interesting. Although I own the DVD, I hadn't watched it in years so I was excited to reunite with the movie. The thing I'd forgotten was that Willard is going to assassinate Kurtz because Kurtz is supposed to be insane. But in this world, everyone has lost their minds. 

Was is, basically by definition insane. But it does maintain a certain morality.

I think Kurtz knew that he had gone too far and that Willard was his qualified executioner. The photojournalist tells Willard that Kurtz likes him and I think the reason why is that he sees that Willard has maintained a sense of morality. 

"Are my methods 'unsound', Willard?"

"I don't see...any 'method' at all here, sir."

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3 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

Was is, basically by definition insane. But it does maintain a certain morality.

I think Kurtz knew that he had gone too far and that Willard was his qualified executioner. The photojournalist tells Willard that Kurtz likes him and I think the reason why is that he sees that Willard has maintained a sense of morality. 

"Are my methods 'unsound', Willard?"

"I don't see...any 'method' at all here, sir."

Agree about the sound and picture, by the way. Spectacular. 

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Wish I could have gotten to see AN atvthe theater. I have a busy week but am really hoping to get to the theater for Lawrence of Arabia tomorrow.

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I did not make it to LoA. This new job, wife’s birthday and standing up in wedding week hasn’t been too kind to my free time.

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The Hummingbird Project

I really enjoyed this film. I’m not a fan of Jesse Eisenberg, but I thought he was terrific in this. A very well put together plot with a realistic ending which I greatly appreciated. Beautiful visuals throughout too. 4/5

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Marjorie Prime - skip it

Free on Vudu. Based on a play. Interesting concept. Didn't really develop the theme of' "memories"" at all and at the end felt pretty pointless.

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A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

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25 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Ooooooh.

I've never seen Marty. Should I?

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3 minutes ago, El Floppo said:

I've never seen Marty. Should I?

my favorite 50s movie

ETA: more than Hitchcock, VMinelli, Kurosawa, Brando, Wilder, all of it. honest -

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33 minutes ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Hard to believe that channel is commercial free and comes with basic cable. 

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Saw Ready or Not in the theaters yesterday. Not sure what to expect

A woman marries into an Ultra Rich family. But she has to pass the ritual on her wedding night

Part Horror, part really dark comedy. Well worth watching

Gave it an A-

 

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18 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Hard to believe that channel is commercial free and comes with basic cable. 

i hear that, in many places, comcast dont give it but to HBO subscribers.

but TCM is right behind ESPN & corporate slimeballsuckassskullduggery as the reason cable bills are so high. ESPN was the 1st network with commercials to doubledip into charging fees to cable companies in order to be able to negotiate for TV contracts w major sports. TCM charged their subscription fees to the cable companies instead of consumers to pay for content. Sumner Redstone saw that & bought up USA, MTV, every popular cable channel he could get his hands on so he could block charge (You want your MTV, well you gotta take USA, A&E and a dozen soapyOprahbull#### channels, all w fees, to get it) and soon enough 500 cable channels were owned by 6 companies and our bills went from $29.95 to $150

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16 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Hard to believe that channel is commercial free and comes with basic cable. 

Not part of my basic cable package, unfortunately

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I watched Margin Call for the 8th? time. If you liked The Big Short this is a must watch.
This is 2008's crisis seen from inside a Wall street firm-with a twist. 

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1 hour ago, nightmare said:

I watched Margin Call for the 8th? time. If you liked The Big Short this is a must watch.
This is 2008's crisis seen from inside a Wall street firm-with a twist. 

I hated The Big Short but liked Margin Call.

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3 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

Thanks for the tip!  Count me as another that hasn't seen Marty....yet

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2 hours ago, nightmare said:

I watched Margin Call for the 8th? time. If you liked The Big Short this is a must watch.
This is 2008's crisis seen from inside a Wall street firm-with a twist. 

One of my favorite Jeremy Irons roles

"Who knows everything about these accounts?"

"Eric Dale, but he's no longer with the company and no one can locate him"

(Irons looks at his head of security) "Have Eric Dale in my office at 6:30"

"Yes sir"

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1 hour ago, Mr. Mojo said:

I hated The Big Short but liked Margin Call.

I'm with you.  I didn't really enjoy the Big Short.  It was not a very realistic depiction of banks/money managers/the financial system, but rather a hollywood caricture of them.  I'm a fan of the book so I found the movie to be a letdown, especially given all the rave reviews.  It did have some funny parts though.

Margin Call on the other hand captured the essence of how banks/broker dealers and their trading floors were run during that time.  I was working at a large bank and trading with all the major bond desks throughout the financial crisis, and the tension and suspense in the movie felt real to me.

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14 hours ago, Mr. Mojo said:

I hated The Big Short but liked Margin Call.

I liked The Big Short for the caricatures. Just finished the book.
Margin Call is tight in every aspect of the film, just a great movie.

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20 hours ago, wikkidpissah said:

A treasure trove of movie classics on TCM tonite, for those who dont watch 9-11 commemorations.

6:15 Paths of Glory

8:00 12 Angry Men

9:45 Sweet Smell of Success

11:30 Night of the Hunter

1:15 Marty

That is an amazing lineup.

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1 hour ago, jdoggydogg said:

That is an amazing lineup.

TCM is celebrating 100 years of United Artists each Wednesday of September

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3 hours ago, jdoggydogg said:

That is an amazing lineup.

And all from the 50s right? United Artists owned that decade apparently. 

Some of them were flops but in retrospect, it’s impresive.

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Hella double feature on TCM tonite - Kurosawa's Rashomon @ 8 and his Throne of Blood @ 9:45

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Essex Boys (2000)

Crime/mystery drama starring Tom Wilkinson as an evil man, Sean Bean as a thoroughly evil man, Alex Kingston as his (apparently) long-suffering wife, Charlie Creed-Miles as an innocent guy caught up in events way out of his control. Story moves right along, several plot twists, believable surprise ending, enough Alex Kingston skin and red hair. Surprised it didn't get better reviews. It's a good movie, not great.

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Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

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6 minutes ago, KarmaPolice said:

Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

No, but sounds interesting. Keep us updated.

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3 hours ago, KarmaPolice said:

Anybody else here use Kanopy?

I had never heard of it, but I guess it's linked through libraries and schools so you get 10 movies a month for free.  Lots of foreign, Criterion, award winning movies it looks like on first scan.   It also looks like you get unlimited access to Great Courses as well, which is pretty kick ###.   I was going to poke around with it more today, but seems pretty cool in theory.  

Is it commercial free?

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13 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Is it commercial free?

I believe so

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8 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Is it commercial free?

LINK

I didn't see anything in there about commercials, just that you get 10 "credits" per month, and once you start a movie you have 3 days to watch.  

I will try to watch something in the next couple days to see for sure though.  A lot of interesting titles, if they are in fact all available currently.  

My "home" library wasn't listed, but I went to the one in the town I work at up the road and they switched it to be my home library so I could try it.  I had never heard of it until I was searching for movies to stream, and kept seeing Kanopy popping up for movies like the one on the list in the other thread - indies, Criterion, etc.. 

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On 9/13/2019 at 11:05 PM, Yankee23Fan said:

John Wick 3 was fun.

Watched this on Saturday. I thought it was a pretty great action movie. Lots of fun - and LOTS of action.

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Kanopy is amazing and could open up the Movie Club to lots of new options.

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Tried Kanopy out and it my browser doesn't support playing copywritten content. I am not sure what that means. 

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40 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Tried Kanopy out and it my browser doesn't support playing copywritten content. I am not sure what that means. 

What browser you using? 

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Just now, KarmaPolice said:

What browser you using? 

Chrome 

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1 hour ago, KarmaPolice said:

Weird.  Maybe can only use it with a roku or something? 

Got it working, not sure what I did but it's working. 

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Is it me or does young Natalie Portman look like Millie Bobbie Brown?

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I think it's high time I watch Leon again.

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