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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:12 pm    Post subject:

Man, these new movies, none spectacular yet
Godzilla v Kong... ok I guess, exactly what u expected
Mortal Kombat... million dollar opening scene then ran out of budget
Without remorse... meh story, meh action
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:36 pm    Post subject:

governator wrote:
Man, these new movies, none spectacular yet
Godzilla v Kong... ok I guess, exactly what u expected
Mortal Kombat... million dollar opening scene then ran out of budget
Without remorse... meh story, meh action


Apple TV has that movie Cherry that came out this year. I thought it was pretty good. Sad to hear Without Remorse is bad. I was hoping it would be good.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 5:55 pm    Post subject:

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"Bacon or ham?"

"Bacon. Ham makes me self-conscious."

What movie is that from?
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"Bacon or ham?"

"Bacon. Ham makes me self-conscious."

What movie is that from?

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:37 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
jodeke wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
"Bacon or ham?"

"Bacon. Ham makes me self-conscious."

What movie is that from?

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)


I remember the movie. Cagney was a great dancer. I think Michael Jackson got some moves from him. Like spins and up on his toes moves. LINK
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 4:49 am    Post subject:

kikanga wrote:
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Man, these new movies, none spectacular yet
Godzilla v Kong... ok I guess, exactly what u expected
Mortal Kombat... million dollar opening scene then ran out of budget
Without remorse... meh story, meh action


Apple TV has that movie Cherry that came out this year. I thought it was pretty good. Sad to hear Without Remorse is bad. I was hoping it would be good.


I was hoping too, especially Mortal Kombat and Without Remorse, high expectations. Kong, I’d have watched it just for the hell of it. I don’t have appletv so I’ll wait the next HBOmax premiere
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 8:09 am    Post subject:

I'm not much on musicals. I thought Annie 1982 was a good one. Carol Burnett was hilarious. Was it digitally and CGI made? CAST
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 11:43 am    Post subject:

Christopher Nolan Ranked:

1) The Prestige
2) Dunkirk
3) Insomnia
4) Memento
5) Interstellar
6) Tenet
7) The Dark Knight
8) Inception
9) Batman Begins
10) Following
11) The Dark Knight Rises
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 1:42 pm    Post subject:

I think memento is his masterpiece, and I appreciate Inception a lot more than you do. Dunkirk was loud and at times pretty, but I’d rank it much lower. Agree on Insomnia and The Prestige.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 2:07 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Christopher Nolan Ranked:

1) The Prestige
2) Dunkirk
3) Insomnia
4) Memento
5) Interstellar
6) Tenet
7) The Dark Knight
8) Inception
9) Batman Begins
10) Following
11) The Dark Knight Rises


I would switch Dunkirk with The Prestige, Inception with Memento and Batman Begins with The Dark Knight. But otherwise pretty solid list. I still need to watch Tenet.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 5:19 pm    Post subject:

panamaniac wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
Christopher Nolan Ranked:

1) The Prestige
2) Dunkirk
3) Insomnia
4) Memento
5) Interstellar
6) Tenet
7) The Dark Knight
8) Inception
9) Batman Begins
10) Following
11) The Dark Knight Rises


I would switch Dunkirk with The Prestige, Inception with Memento and Batman Begins with The Dark Knight. But otherwise pretty solid list. I still need to watch Tenet.

I tried 3 times. I can't get into Tenet.
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PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2021 6:26 pm    Post subject:

Dunkirk was pretty meh to me. It was well shot. But the story didn't keep me captivated like other Nolan works I'd rank higher.

I'd put Inception higher than Tenet. The sci-fi was easier to digest. And I feel like the themes in Inception work on more levels.

Memento and The Prestige have some of my favorite endings I've ever seen in a movie.
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PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2021 5:29 pm    Post subject:

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Lynch is the Daniel Day Lewis of directors, mostly masturbating his own artistic ego, but finding a ready audience of sycophants to keep him doing it.


I don't think so. My mom was working at the AFI when Lynch was a student making Eraserhead. He actually stored the goat embryo from the film in the same refrigerator my mom kept her lunch. So she got to know him a bit. From what she has told me, he was just a guy who who was way out there. There was no ego on the level of DDL. He's just a guy who does his thing and doesn't care whether you are in or out, he has his vision and doesn't care beyond that. And from what I have seen from his work since, that makes sense. He's not chasing affirmation, he's just doing what he wants to do, as his most recent work proves.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 8:56 am    Post subject:

Good war movie Tom Clancy's Without Remorse.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:48 am    Post subject:

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He's just a guy who does his thing and doesn't care whether you are in or out, he has his vision and doesn't care beyond that.


Some folks like Heineken and some like Pabst Blue Ribbon.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 11:50 am    Post subject:

jodeke wrote:
I'm not much on musicals.


Well, then you've never seen Grease 2 with Adrian Zmed!

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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 12:00 pm    Post subject:

What do any of you eloquent movie lads have to say for LA Confidential and as it compared to Boogie Nights? Better film? What was great about either? I like both, own both, saw LA C in full for prolly the 5-6th time on telly the other day. Last movie I've seen in full, and it's been a number of years since the last go round. I think Boogie Nights was the better movie from that year, 97. Stylistically, LAC was great, which is mostly why I enjoy it, but the ending was Hollywood. Boogie Nights had a more uncertain ending, tho a peaceful one. The extended "Falling down" sequences were pensive and kinda scary for the characters involved and the Rahad Jackson/Cosmo/Todd scene was one of the most bizarro scenes since the Candy Colored Clown scene in Blue Velvet and I remember thinking that at the time. Anyway.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 4:27 pm    Post subject:

LA Confidential was a good movie. Boogie Nights, meh. Julianne Moore is a natural readhead.
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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2021 9:56 pm    Post subject:

Odd fight, but I like Boogie Nights. I think it's a deeper film. And deceptively so, which I appreciate (it can come off as a bland movie about sex, but it actually has a lot to say about insecurity, ego, the need to belong, the price to fame etc.). LA Confidential is a fantastic neo-noir, but I don't view it as the cream of the crop within it's genre. Boogie Nights feels more singular, and ambitious, and memorable. I view it as PTAs Goodfellas.
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Odd fight, but I like Boogie Nights. I think it's a deeper film. And deceptively so, which I appreciate (it can come off as a bland movie about sex, but it actually has a lot to say about insecurity, ego, the need to belong, the price to fame etc.). LA Confidential is a fantastic neo-noir, but I don't view it as the cream of the crop within it's genre. Boogie Nights feels more singular, and ambitious, and memorable. I view it as PTAs Goodfellas.


Yeah I like LA Confidential a lot but Boogie is a masterpiece.
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Odd fight, but I like Boogie Nights. I think it's a deeper film. And deceptively so, which I appreciate (it can come off as a bland movie about sex, but it actually has a lot to say about insecurity, ego, the need to belong, the price to fame etc.). LA Confidential is a fantastic neo-noir, but I don't view it as the cream of the crop within it's genre. Boogie Nights feels more singular, and ambitious, and memorable. I view it as PTAs Goodfellas.


Yeah I like LA Confidential a lot but Boogie is a masterpiece.

I'm going to watch Boogie Nights again. This time I'll watch from you guys' perspective.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 8:54 am    Post subject:

The guy lighting firecrackers, in the drug dealer's house, and the drug dealer's affinity for cassettes: hilarious.
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The guy lighting firecrackers, in the drug dealer's house, and the drug dealer's affinity for cassettes: hilarious.


Ss'Cosmo... (waves hand)
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2021 12:59 pm    Post subject:

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jodeke wrote:
ocho wrote:
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Odd fight, but I like Boogie Nights. I think it's a deeper film. And deceptively so, which I appreciate (it can come off as a bland movie about sex, but it actually has a lot to say about insecurity, ego, the need to belong, the price to fame etc.). LA Confidential is a fantastic neo-noir, but I don't view it as the cream of the crop within it's genre. Boogie Nights feels more singular, and ambitious, and memorable. I view it as PTAs Goodfellas.


Yeah I like LA Confidential a lot but Boogie is a masterpiece.

I'm going to watch Boogie Nights again. This time I'll watch from you guys' perspective.


The song "You Got The Touch" was originally from the 1986 "Transformers: The Movie". The first movie version based on the toon, but animated. I went to see it when I was a kid. I don't remember, however, if I knew the song was corny as hell yet. Probably not, was too young to know any better. There wasn't a shortage of corny music on MTV in 1986 (tho the Aerosmith/DMC collabo was good). If you listen to the lyrics, there is no doubt that they work equally well for Dirk Diggler and Optimus Prime.

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