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The Marvels.
Don’t care what the critics say. I enjoyed it. Decent enough Marvel film & a nice running time.
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The Grifters, 1990 Crime/Noir Annette Benning, John Cusack, Angelica Huston. Hard nails Lily Dillon (Huston) works as a swindler for dangerous bookie Bobo (Hingle) probably the only man she fears. Arriving in Los Angeles on business Lily looks up her son, Roy (Cusack), a small-time con artist content with paltry sleight-of-hand cheats. Roy's girlfriend, Myra (Benning) looks like an All-American type but is a grifter looking to pull off another big-time con. The convergence of the three hustlers inevitably means trouble for all of them.
This film has one of the most unforgettable and bizarre endings. It is a unexpected what happens in the final sequences and you definitely don't forget it once you watch it I love this movie.
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It’s the dawn of the 25th century. Mankind has terraformed and colonized Mars; although, we are not alone in the universe. An ancient race of alien beings known only as ‘The Gods’ had been watching Earth’s progression, and waiting. Some might more plainly describe it as: under attack by blonde women, flying UFOs, and just maybe so. We're ambiguous beings, I should know. Mysterious aliens uncloaked to halt mankind's galactic expansion, by force. The planet named after ‘The God of War’ has become a holy battleground; as humanity fights its most desperate of battles with the latest in hi-tech, military hardware: mechanized combat suits, orbital fighters, and gigantic, desert battleships brimming with advanced weaponry. Up against the invaders ‘The Gods’ of which have far more awesome, incredibly destructive weapons at their disposal; including ‘Hell’, an undefeatable stealth carrier.

Nevertheless, the alien’s primary weapon is insidiously quiet and invisible; a mind control plague, one contagious, incurable, even inevitable. Humans are powerless to resist its effects, which transforms even the most loyal soldiers into sabotaging subversives. Retribution lies with Captain Akuh and the crew of the ‘Battleship Aoba’. If his top-secret mission is successful, elite forces will deal a decisive blow to the alien armada. But tragically, Akuh's love interest is exhibiting signs of nymphomania; an early symptom of alien subversion, in falling under the deepest and unbreakable spell of ‘The Gods’. Its having: ‘religious overtones’; in making for a unique series, if it ever was. An OVA I'd first encountered, in Japan, and so, I was simply revisiting it; one that has yet to be scanned in HD resolution, disappointingly. I just might give up hope it'll ever get such a treatment. As far as a Western equivalency goes, it’s almost like the Anderson’s “UFO” meets a reimagined “Battlestar Galactica”; in along with NBC’s “The Martian Chronicles”, however briefly.

Obviously, incorporates traditional Japanese Science Fiction aesthetics; as like with a hovering or space-outfitted ‘Leijiverse’-stylized ‘Battleship’. As well as, ‘The Gods’ loosely paralleled ‘The Mazone’; as depicted, in the operatic Anime television series, “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” (1978-‘79). Another element that made this OVA appealing, to me. I’d say, ‘90’s era Anime would be my favorite overall, retrospectively; as realized I do tend to revisit era-specific titles more frequently, than I would with others. I had liked where artists’ character designs were commonly going, during the era.
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Watched Ridley Scott's Napoleon last night.

Should've been a slam dunk but sadly, both Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix were just going through the motions. To be fair, Ridley didn't surprise me at all ( he's always been an hit-and-miss kind-of artist ) but Phoenix ?!

Bloody hell, you could tell he was bored out of his mind throughout most of the movie.
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Thunderous_Lay wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:51 am Watched Ridley Scott's Napoleon last night.

Should've been a slam dunk but sadly, both Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix were just going through the motions. To be fair, Ridley didn't surprise me at all ( he's always been an hit-and-miss kind-of artist ) but Phoenix ?!

Bloody hell, you could tell he was bored out of his mind throughout most of the movie.
Heh, Maybe because he played Napoleon as always being bored until combat and he got a bit more land for France! :surprised: :roll: :lol:

I will wait for the 4 hour cut to see the whole movie!

Can't wait to see "Gladiator 2", next Thanksgiving 2024!
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AstroWarped wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:13 am
Thunderous_Lay wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:51 am Watched Ridley Scott's Napoleon last night.

Should've been a slam dunk but sadly, both Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix were just going through the motions. To be fair, Ridley didn't surprise me at all ( he's always been an hit-and-miss kind-of artist ) but Phoenix ?!

Bloody hell, you could tell he was bored out of his mind throughout most of the movie.
Heh, Maybe because he played Napoleon as always being bored until combat and he got a bit more land for France! :surprised: :roll: :lol:

I will wait for the 4 hour cut to see the whole movie!

Can't wait to see "Gladiator 2", next Thanksgiving 2024!
Enjoyed it but didn’t sense the charisma (dark or otherwise) that he would have had. Thought the set pieces were typically cinematic Scott. Overall, thumbs up but understand above commentary.
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Three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war then erupts to overthrow Macbeth.

The incomparable Helen Baxendale stars as Lady Macbeth in this 1997 film. Jason Connery, son of Sir Sean Connery, portrays Macbeth. This is one of my most favorite films based on a play by William Shakespeare. Brian Blessed got to direct the scenes with the witches, peppered throughout the story. I'm not a fan of Tragedies, usually. Life is tragic enough, without inventing more of it. But this version of Macbeth is solid and very well-done. Besides ... it's Shakespeare! Come on. There's this interesting article, also ...

The Making of Macbeth, the Movie
https://stevenewmanwriter.medium.com/th ... f2bb986a1c
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AstroWarped wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 10:13 am
Thunderous_Lay wrote: Sun Nov 26, 2023 12:51 am Watched Ridley Scott's Napoleon last night.

Should've been a slam dunk but sadly, both Ridley Scott and Joaquin Phoenix were just going through the motions. To be fair, Ridley didn't surprise me at all ( he's always been an hit-and-miss kind-of artist ) but Phoenix ?!

Bloody hell, you could tell he was bored out of his mind throughout most of the movie.
Heh, Maybe because he played Napoleon as always being bored until combat and he got a bit more land for France! :surprised: :roll: :lol:

I will wait for the 4 hour cut to see the whole movie!

Can't wait to see "Gladiator 2", next Thanksgiving 2024!
A Director's Cut did wonders for Kingdom of Heaven but still, that one was a solid movie.

For some reason, I really don't expect this one to age so well... if anything, I think it's arguably worse than Oliver Stone's Alexander.

That one was also very flawed but entertaining at parts. Napoleon, on the other hand, was so disjointed, so over the place, you get the sense that the main character being Napoelon was an afterthought, as if they panicked after realizing how sub-standard the script was.

I had little to no faith on the upcoming Gladiator sequel but knowing that Scarpa wrote that one, too, well... sh*t.
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Mutiny In Heaven: The Birthday Party

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Death Race 2000 (1975)
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Satan Wants You
A documentary about the people who wrote the book "Michelle Remembers" and the whole Satanic Panic of the 1980s and 1990s.
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Nevada Smith

The casting of McQueen as a kid is comic, still entertained from like my 3rd or 4th time watching it.
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Phantasm II

Had the impostor Mike, instead of
A. Michael Baldwin in the role. A mistake to be corrected for the 3rd installment. Still a fun movie, fleshing out the story and seeing more glimpses into the Tall Man’s world.
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Thane70 wrote: Tue Dec 05, 2023 10:12 pm Phantasm II

Had the impostor Mike, instead of
A. Michael Baldwin in the role. A mistake to be corrected for the 3rd installment. Still a fun movie, fleshing out the story and seeing more glimpses into the Tall Man’s world.
The more sequels they did and the cheaper they got, the more I enjoyed them. III is great where it's basically a Reggie Bannister action movie.
Phantasm 2 kinda felt like a cash in with the spirit of the first in a firm big studio chokehold.
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Bullitt

I never noticed the filming sequences being so voyeuristic.

The camera angles in that car chase are awesome and the best part is that it was not over the top like car chases usually are in movies.
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The Hunter starring Steve McQueen (1980)

Never seen this before, it was the last film he made.

Based on the life of a bounty hunter, the Combine-VS-Trans Am chase scene in a Nebraska corn field is funny shit.
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One of that made for a good first impression; particularly since, its other Anime or further incarnations, never kept my attention. Americanized as an afterschool “Star Blazers” (1979-1984); English-adapted from the first three original Japanese Anime series. It’s one of the most traditionally beloved classic Japanese Science Fiction series, among Japanese. What this rendition commemorates, yet another reimagined retelling, but crossing-over to the lenses of a big-budget live-action major motion picture event, at long last; one that’d even managed to hold my full attention, without drifting off into never-everland. It also co-stars Japanese model, actress, & J-Pop singer/dancer Meisa Kuroki (almost shockingly). I’d typically approved of what's done with Meisa or to say, liked how she tends come off. She plays a ‘Black Tiger’ squadron ‘ace’ fighter pilot. The actress originally slated for this role, the often controversial Erika Sawajiri (misbehaving Japanese celebrities are punished), was ‘dismissed’ and Aoi Miyazaki reportedly turned it down before it was offered to Meisa. Overall production design; strongly reminiscent of a space-navalized reimagined “Battlestar Galactica” (2003-2009), also less the short-lived “Space: Above & Beyond” (1995-1996). Plus of course, they’re redepicting n’ modernizing elements already familiar from its Magna & Anime.

In 2199, the ‘Space Battleship Yamato’ embarks on an intergalactic journey to the planet ‘Iskandar’ to acquire a device. One promised by an empathic race of alien beings; of which, can rejuvenate an alien war-ravaged Earth. Unless they are successful the human race will become extinct, within only a year. Created by artist, the late Leiji Matsumoto; he’d spawn a number of Science Fiction Magna/Anime classics. A realm christened, ‘The Leijiverse’; “Space Battleship Yamato” (1974-1975), his first Anime TV series, both “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” & “Galaxy Express 999” popularly among them.

Briefly getting back to Meisa Kuroki, I'd attended an after-concert party for her (her concert, too); as one of my associates’ in Japan date (he had some business with her entourage, etc.). Anyway, I asked why he wanted me to accompany him (exactly). Flatteringly, his reasoning was, “You make me seem more important to everybody than I really am, even just standing beside me.” And it worked, supposedly. Lastly, it was truly ‘an inspiring performance’.
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Adventure has a name ...

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... and it isn't "Grandpa."

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When a soaking wet Indy rides atop a Nazi submarine, in the film, to eventually rescue Marion and the Ark, the shot disolves into the following scene of the sub parking in a giant cave. By rights, Indy should've been submerged and left to swim for it. And/or died from hypothermia and exposure. Or a shark attack. Instead, he arrives with the sub, fulla piss ... and vinegar. The scene leaps me right out of the movie. This article attempts to address the issue, even mentions a cut scene meant to excuse Indy's survival. I found both to be not at all satisfactory.

https://www.cbr.com/indiana-jones-raide ... ntroversy/

... Otherwise, this film lives up to its solid reputation.
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Bruce wrote: Mon Dec 11, 2023 6:54 pm When a soaking wet Indy rides atop a Nazi submarine, in the film, to eventually rescue Marion and the Ark, the shot disolves into the following scene of the sub parking in a giant cave. By rights, Indy should've been submerged and left to swim for it. And/or died from hypothermia and exposure. Or a shark attack. Instead, he arrives with the sub, fulla piss ... and vinegar. The scene leaps me right out of the movie. This article attempts to address the issue, even mentions a cut scene meant to excuse Indy's survival. I found both to be not at all satisfactory.

https://www.cbr.com/indiana-jones-raide ... ntroversy/

... Otherwise, this film lives up to its solid reputation.

My date for the movie immediately caught it, too; however, he let it go, with Indy’s debut still being considered as nothing short of action-packed masterpiece, despite its short-sightedness. I’d surmise it’s among the best of the 70mm Six-Track Dolby film presentations of all-time. I recall the film being held-over theatrically, and right up until Harrison Ford had the dystopian bomb “BLADE RUNNER” out in the theaters, in Summer 1982.

Nevertheless, it undoubtedly does bear some responsibility (between Steven’s & Harrison’s running joke Indy should mercilessly, unfairly gun down an unequally armed opponent, etc.), for George altering the Han Solo blasters the bounty hunter Greedo under the table scene, in “STAR WARS”.
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"Papillion" last week.

Dug the movie tons as a youngster. Then I read the book. It changed the old perception quite a bit. First watch since like the early 80's???
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The Kississippi Kid wrote: Thu Dec 14, 2023 11:41 pm "Papillion" last week.

Dug the movie tons as a youngster. Then I read the book. It changed the old perception quite a bit. First watch since like the early 80's???
I did it that way around as well and you're right the book does make you think a bit differently

Not watched it for a while - what was your take this time ?
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Candy Cane Lane

A bit of Christmas silliness with Eddie Murphy.
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Jasper wrote: Mon Dec 18, 2023 6:58 am what was your take this time ?
I paid more attention to the locale.
Just looked up some info to see if it was actually filmed in French Guiana. It was shot in Spain & Jamaica.
I also discovered there was a remake done in 2017 with dude from Sons Of Anarchy in the lead role. Gonna have to check that out.
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Bruce wrote: Mon Nov 27, 2023 10:35 pm gettyimages-829870388-612x612~2.jpg

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Three witches tell the Scottish general Macbeth that he will be King of Scotland. Encouraged by his wife, Macbeth kills the king, becomes the new king, and kills more people out of paranoia. Civil war then erupts to overthrow Macbeth.

The incomparable Helen Baxendale stars as Lady Macbeth in this 1997 film. Jason Connery, son of Sir Sean Connery, portrays Macbeth. This is one of my most favorite films based on a play by William Shakespeare. Brian Blessed got to direct the scenes with the witches, peppered throughout the story. I'm not a fan of Tragedies, usually. Life is tragic enough, without inventing more of it. But this version of Macbeth is solid and very well-done. Besides ... it's Shakespeare! Come on. There's this interesting article, also ...

The Making of Macbeth, the Movie
https://stevenewmanwriter.medium.com/th ... f2bb986a1c
I was in a production of Macbeth at the Brick Box Theatre for the Hanover Theatre THT Rep. I played the Murderer, I was the only Murderer. For my part they had me in a combat scene with Banqou, whom I fought with and his son Fleance and smashed his head in with a lead pipe and slit his throat (Fleance got away). My scene with Lady Macduff I stormed the stage coming in from the side exit door, exchanged a few words and slapped her pushed her down and choked dragged her off into the vom. We did 15 performances, it was done in a modern day style post apocalyptic dress and basic dark setting. Letting the language carry the play.
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The Night Of The Hunter. 1955 Noir/Thriller starring Robert Mitchum, Shelly Winters, Peter Graves, Billy Chapin, Sally Jane Bruce. The Rev. Harry Powell (Mitchum) is a religious fanatic and serial killer who targets women who use their sexuality to attract men. Serving time in prison for car theft, he meets condemned murderer Ben Harper (Graves) , who confesses to hiding $10,000 in stolen loot. Released from jail, Powell is obsessed with finding the money, and he tracks down Harper's widow, Willa (Winter's), and her two children, John (Chapin) and Pearl (Bruce).
This film is creepy and I love it. Mitchum plays a really dark and scary character in this role and its one of my favorites from him. I would really like to watch this one again.
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Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Thu Dec 21, 2023 8:14 pm I was in a production of Macbeth at the Brick Box Theatre for the Hanover Theatre THT Rep.
It's outstanding, having a thespian in our midst -- whilst I believe I'd make a fine actor, I've never been asked what movies I've been in! People just don't see it. Shakespeare, himself, even acted in his own plays, though. Imagine that -- Billy Shakes always at odds with the director, who'd be all like, "... you'll say the line the way I tell you to say the line!!"
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Against my better judgement ( not to mention, against my will ), I saw Dial of Destiny.

To be fair, I don't think it's the worst movie ever or anything, but somehow, Crystal Skull doesn't seem to be as bad anymore.

I'll leave it at that, I guess.
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12 Monkeys and Brazil. Excellent Terry Gilliam movies, the latter being my all time favourite. They still hold up. 12 Monkeys is especially poignant in the light of recent world events and Brazil is still as powerful as I remembered it to be having not watched it in years.
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Thunderous_Lay wrote: Tue Dec 26, 2023 4:58 am Against my better judgement ( not to mention, against my will ), I saw Dial of Destiny.

To be fair, I don't think it's the worst movie ever or anything, but somehow, Crystal Skull doesn't seem to be as bad anymore.

I'll leave it at that, I guess.
I enjoyed it for what it was, in spite of it just being two big chase scenes. And yea,, "...Crystal skull", was just one long chase.

And once again, a Spielberg associated movie goes to the future but does not flesh it out to give us more excitement and more time spent there before going back to the movie's present time.

They need to get Indiana Jones exploring again and doing more than running from something. Also his wife should be helping him, along with his son, who they can always bring back, (perhaps he is in hiding). Instead of dreaming up extranneous, family connected folks to help him.

I really do hope Harrison Ford does one more. Heck, "Dial of Destiny", had a non-ending to it, to began with, really.

Spielberg and Lucas, and any new director they hire, need to quit being soft and go into normal R-rated territory to bring it back up to snuff. They can always edit it down for a matinee cut for crybabies.
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Merlin's Apprentice (2006)



Merlin (1998) is very loosely based on The Legend of King Arthur and has an all-star cast. Otherwise, the film is B-Grade-Level material. Merlin's Apprentice is its much cheaper sequel that no one asked for, with Sam Neill and Miranda Richardson reprising their roles as Merlin and the Lady of the Lake. The plot takes place after the death of King Arthur, and involves the Lady of the Lake casting a spell on Merlin, so that he knocks her up. The result being what will eventually become Merlin's Apprentice ... Jack. The film's real selling point is that it's a harmless distraction. But ... that doesn't mean I hated it.
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I watched Priscilla yesterday--an amusing, but kind of superficial look at the Presleys' life together.
I doubt I'll ever watch it again, but I will say that the costumes were beautiful and it was fun to see re-enactments of real life moments from photos.

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I watched Gremlins last night. I needed a distraction on the tenth anniversary of my mother going to meet her god and headed out to a screening with a couple of friends. The movie was fun, the lamb curry I ate beforehand turned out to be much less so.

As my father once said, I didn't know if the bottom had fallen out of my world or if the world had fallen out of my bottom. It was a great way to improve the speed and fluency of my bed to wheelchair transfers. :lol:
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Currently watching through the Bond franchise in order to bleach the Christmas films out of my brain. Currently up to Thunderball, where Connery has been giving the nurse du jour of this cinematic feat his, uh... nevermind, you get the idea. The lovely ladies are rather my type in these films, and I love Sean's dry, deadpan delivery to his comedic lines.

(Just a note, you'll be barking up the wrong tree if you wish to make a comment about how "poorly" the women are portrayed, mainly because Bond is protrayed as being pretty much "free use.")
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A Hazard of Hearts (1987)

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Marcus Gilbert - Lord Justin Vulcan
Diana Rigg - Lady Harriet Vulcan, Justin's mother
Christopher Plummer - Sir Giles Staverley, Serena's father

Love this film, even though it's a chick flick!

And despite her character acting miserable though much of it, Helena Bonham Carter will make you fall in love with her. Believe me, when I tell you that ...

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"I'm effen miserable, around here."

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"Don't ask me. Yes! The answer is: I'm still miserable."


Background Story by The Snarky Victorian
http://snarkyvictorian.blogspot.com/201 ... 7.html?m=1

"A virtuous heroine, a Byronic hero, a treacherous lecher, a witchy mother… this is in many ways a romance novel in movie-form (actually, that’s exactly what it is.) 'Hazard of Hearts' was first a novel by Barbara Cartland, who was a well-known and extremely productive romance novelist and socialite. She lived a long time, from 1901 to 2000, and was actually the step-grandmother of Princess Diana."

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I saw Godzilla Minus One today. There's a thread for that one.
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Untold Story 2. They opened a Vinegar Syndrome store in town so I grabbed a few things to watch
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Death In Venice 1971 Thriller/Drama. Bjorn Andersen, Dirk Bogarde, Silvana Mangano. Haunting adaptation of Thomas Mann's classic about a composer paralysed by ennui and repressed emotions, who discovers a last vestige of beauty, and emotion during a visit to Venice at the turn of the century. Believing himself lost to the muse, he becomes obsessed by a beautiful young boy Holidaying with his mother in the city.
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Last Night... "Martian" with friends after we jammed on some Elmore James and Sonny Boy tunes. Man my harp is getting rusty. :lol:
Made a stew with some Elk gotten during this year's Bow Season. :thumbup:
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Conversation (1974). All I'm gonna say is there's a reason Coppola's movies are usually based on a good book. This was weak, bland and clumsy. And to think this came after Godfather. After finishing it it felt like there's a bigger movie ahead and what was there amounted to 2 fifths of a plot. Dissapointed we wasted two evenings. Thankfully the last South Park was good and washed the aftertaste out so I'll leave it at that.
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Silence Of The Lamb's 1991 Horror/Crime. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith. I'm not going into what this films about. If you don't know already please watch it. It is one of my favorite movies, that I can watch time and time again. This film gives you something disturbing, intriguing and romantic all in one. A timeless classic that sets a mood you'll always want to come back to.
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Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:26 pm Silence Of The Lamb's 1991 Horror/Crime. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith. I'm not going into what this films about. If you don't know already please watch it. It is one of my favorite movies, that I can watch time and time again. This film gives you something disturbing, intriguing and romantic all in one. A timeless classic that sets a mood you'll always want to come back to.
Regardless of the kid crush I had on Jodie Foster as a pup, man she did a good job with this character. (IMO) Hopkins and had quite that contrast but connected thing going on, if that makes any sense? :lol:
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Shadow Of A Doubt 1943 Thriller/Noir Director Alfred Hitchcock, Tersea Wright, Joseph Cotten, Macdonald Corey, Patricia Collinge. Uncle Charlie (Cotten) visits relatives in Santa Rosa. He is a very charming man, but his niece slowly realizes that he is wanted for murder and he soon recognizes her suspicions. Although one of the suspected murderers is killed and the case is considered closed, she still has her suspicions.
This is Alfred Hitchcock's favorite film of his. This film doesn't hold back. It is very frightening and unpredictable. You just never imagine the incidents that occur and are completely caught off guard when they do. This is one creepy and bold film, that can even make yourself unsure if you might know or be close to someone you thought you knew.
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Equalizer 3, more of the same. It wasn't bad
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Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:26 pm Silence Of The Lamb's 1991 Horror/Crime. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith. I'm not going into what this films about. If you don't know already please watch it.
I read the book before I was old enough to watch the movie. I saw bits of it that were on tv and let my imagination fill in the rest. When I finally saw the film I didn't like it very much, a lot of key details were missing - there was a substantial chunk devoted to them figuring out who the killer is and how to catch him, but in the movie it was skipped altogether.

You seen Manhunter? With different guy playing Lecter?
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stutterer wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 9:39 am
Ludwig Paiste 77 wrote: Thu Jan 04, 2024 4:26 pm Silence Of The Lamb's 1991 Horror/Crime. Anthony Hopkins, Jodie Foster, Ted Levine, Brooke Smith. I'm not going into what this films about. If you don't know already please watch it.
I read the book before I was old enough to watch the movie. I saw bits of it that were on tv and let my imagination fill in the rest. When I finally saw the film I didn't like it very much, a lot of key details were missing - there was a substantial chunk devoted to them figuring out who the killer is and how to catch him, but in the movie it was skipped altogether.

You seen Manhunter? With different guy playing Lecter?
Yes! The book is definitely the preferred story line. Manhunter is a fantastic film. Brian Cox plays Hannibal Lecter and it's one of my favorite roles he's played.
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stutterer wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 9:39 am You seen Manhunter? With different guy playing Lecter?
Thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
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The Kississippi Kid wrote: Sun Jan 07, 2024 5:45 am
stutterer wrote: Sat Jan 06, 2024 9:39 am You seen Manhunter? With different guy playing Lecter?
Thanks for the heads up :thumbup:
I thought the movie had a nice mood, but the characters didn't make a whole lotta sense and when it kicked into high gear it couldn't quite sustain whatever it had going for it. I wanted to like it. It's worth a look, just don't expect too much.