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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #680 on: November 11, 2019, 07:06:30 am »
Watched three very good films at the weekend.

Land of Mine (Under Sandet) - An excellent Danish/German film about young German POWs who were brought into clear thousands of mines on the beaches of Denmark.  Apparently, there were 2 million laid along the coast because the Germans thought that was where the Allied invasion would come from, but didn't.  Brilliantly done and you really feel for the boy POWs who are doing the work.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt3841424/

The Guilty (Den Skyldige) - A Danish police thriller.  Incredibly shot in only two rooms, so uber-low budget.  A policeman deals with a kidnapped woman over the phone.  Really gripping stuff. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6742252/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

The Salesman (Forushande) - Another riveting film from Iranian writer and director Farhadi (also did A Separation and About Elly) about a husband and wife who slowly become divided after a happening in their new apartment.  Brilliantly done as usual.  Love how the Middle Eastern films draw you in with the dialogues. 

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5186714/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #681 on: November 11, 2019, 10:04:14 am »
Anyone else pumped for Doctor Sleep? Seeing it this Thursday. Chris Stuckmann gave it an A, and we agree on a lot of stuff so I'm pretty pumped.

Also, CGV has a tonne of Quentin Tarantino movies playing the next few weeks.  Got my tix for QT8 (documentary), Kill Bill, Jackie Brown and Reservoir Dogs. I'd love to see Pulp Fiction on the big screen but I just can't fit it in my schedule, it's always playing at 3:30 PM and I watched it on Netflix a month ago so I don't NEED to see it.

Doctor Sleep was a good, but not great movie. It did keep my attention for its 2 hour and 30 minute duration though. However, I highly recommend watching the classic The Shining before watching this one. Doctor Sleep is the sequel to this, and you really need to as a Reference Guide to Doctor Sleep. The Shining is on Netflix, and is one of the best horror movies ever made.


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #682 on: November 11, 2019, 10:16:52 am »
Having loved House of 1000 Corpses and The Devil's Rejects, I was really excited about 3 From Hell, the last film in the trilogy. 

Not as good as the previous two but not bad.  Everything you'd expect from the series; very bloody, cool soundtrack etc.  It's sad that Sid Haig couldn't be more involved  :sad:


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #683 on: November 11, 2019, 11:07:43 am »
not a movie, but i enjoyed The End of the F***ing World (season 2). not as good as the first, but it's a decent little series


Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #684 on: November 11, 2019, 11:28:43 am »
Unfortunate that we didn't get to see the hybrid t-800/t-1000 Arnie in action from Genisys :P
Saw Dark Fate recently, too. Was a decent tribute to the first 2 films. Was just pumped to see Linda Hamilton and Arnie together again! And the new Sarah Connor/future soldier is pretty cool
Spoiler below:
now that that T-800 has gone it's gonna be real hard finding where the Terminators appear around the country. Also I suppose this is Arnies last Terminator movie


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #685 on: November 19, 2019, 02:10:45 pm »
Hot damn, tickets for the Premiere of Ford Vs Ferrari (Yes, I'm a broken record, but it's in STARIUM, third largest screen in Korea!) and I got in with 64 tix out of 550 left. That sucks. But there were two aberrant seats in a decent spot. Snagged em!

Show sold out 1 minute later. I'm very fortunate. hahahaha

Also, HYPED. I'm seeing Zombieland 2 tonight in my hood and The Irishman tomorrow in Isu. I can't wait until tomorrow. I have Netflix already but I'm willing to support films that deserve it. Let's see what happens!
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #686 on: November 19, 2019, 02:29:12 pm »
Watched Yesterday yesterday and loved it. Great movie.


Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #687 on: November 23, 2019, 09:02:59 pm »
Frozen 2 was okay.

They focused a lot more on the music than they did on the story and the dialogue. Felt like it was a high school play at some points.

Not a very good sequel, but it's better than Mulan 2.


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #688 on: November 23, 2019, 09:22:12 pm »
eagerly anticipating The Irishman.

good, CO2? think i saw that you watched it at the cinema, before its release on netflix


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #689 on: November 23, 2019, 10:43:18 pm »
I finally just saw... The Martian.

 Sam Rockwell's Moon it ain't.

I liked it but the cgi these days lack a gritty reality... there is a glow, and at other times an overly well-lit sharpness that seems... off. It draws too much attention to itself, takes me out of moment of suspending disbelief - the best films keep you in the moment.

Ridley Scott directed this and the original Alien film 40 years ago, and the original began what the 1980's were a bevy of real metal looking, dark shadowy corner atmospheric sci-fi films. Sean Connery's Outland was awesomely atmospheric, though the story sucked. When i worked p/t in a video rental store i would put Outland on the screens in the store, jack up the volume, and enjoy the idea of being up in space.

Heck, 2001 A Space Odyssey is over 50 years old yet seems more realistic than The Martian.

The Martian was enjoyable, but i wish i had seen it on my smartphone instead of my friend's big screen tv. It was hard not to notice the special effects. Sigh.
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #690 on: November 23, 2019, 11:00:31 pm »
i loved Moon (one of my favourite films)

i also loved The Martian -- but the book

the film missed out so much that made the book great. i really didn't like it, actually. i'm surprised it's rated so highly


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #691 on: November 23, 2019, 11:40:40 pm »
Snowpiercer. Started off well. Like "Old Boy in a train" style fight sequences. Nice buildup of the initial plot. Lacked direction and ideas in the final third.

The King. Made by Netflix but Shakespearean influenced. Intriguing tale of treachery. Engrossing battle scenes. Sadly lacking in historical fact.

Angel Has Fallen. Gerard Butler kicking ass again. Now, suffering from PTSD and a painkiller addiction. Nice introduction of his Dad. Some nice action scenes but easily forgettable.


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #692 on: November 24, 2019, 12:15:26 am »
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Angel Has Fallen. Gerard Butler kicking ass again. Now, suffering from PTSD and a painkiller addiction. Nice introduction of his Dad. Some nice action scenes but easily forgettable.
The first film in this series was a bubble gum eye rollin' experience. No way will i watch a sequel (well, maybe on an airplane or a medical clinic waiting room).


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #693 on: November 24, 2019, 01:50:28 am »
eagerly anticipating The Irishman.

good, CO2? think i saw that you watched it at the cinema, before its release on netflix
This is a great movie.

I can't classify it as perfect in any way. It's just a great movie.

Edit: My friend is asleep and my mechanical keyboard is loud. I'll be back later. But seriously, this movie is ****.
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #694 on: November 24, 2019, 03:20:11 pm »
Just torrented DANGER CLOSE...!

2019 Australian production about the 18th August 1966 Battle of Long Tan fought by a unit of vastly outnumbered Australian/NZ soldiers ( 108 men, mostly National Servicemen, not regular Army...) against an NVA/VC force of more than 2500 in a rubber plantation in South Vietnam. This is an EXCELLENT new release...

Trailer:  https://www.movie-trailer.co.uk/trailers/2019/danger-close-the-battle-of-long-tan/

Documentary about the battle narrated by Sam Worthington: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gUSq7pxux4
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #695 on: November 24, 2019, 07:10:21 pm »
Thank you for that post, I actually had deleted that movie thinking it had a very low IMDb score but it is actually really high, 7.2
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #696 on: November 24, 2019, 07:27:16 pm »
Just torrented DANGER CLOSE...!

Thanks for the rec. I see it starts Travis Fimmel who I loved in the TV drama Vikings. Will give it a watch.


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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #697 on: December 02, 2019, 08:48:45 am »
I watched The Irishman on Saturday. It was great. Certainly not up there with Goodfellas or Casino. But I enjoyed all 3 and a half hours. I was a bit surprised by the mixed reaction I saw to it. The agieng/de-ageing was a little off putting and a bit all over the place, so I get what people were saying about that. And the one scene with DeNiro beating up the shop keeper should not have been kept in, it looked like exactly what it was. A man approaching 80 trying to fight. But overall it was another great Scorsese film.

How brilliant was Joe Pesci. That's probably the last "A class" film that we will see Pacino, Pesci or DeNiro in. It's awesome that they got to do it together and with Scorsese.
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Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #698 on: December 02, 2019, 09:00:47 am »
I watched Frozen 2 on Saturday with my Korean friend.
My students haven't seen the movie yet, and most of them want to watch it. So I can threaten spoilers if they start misbehaving! >:D


Re: What movies are you watching??? Just curious....
« Reply #699 on: December 02, 2019, 10:55:30 am »
Yeah, The Irishman was a great film to watch.

But, like, once, unless you're the type who likes to watch drawn out scenes with a lot of hidden foreshadowing.

I got bored with the back and forth of it. I just don't have the attention span for this type of movie anymore. I appreciate it, though. And, honestly, while people felt like the store owner's beating should have been left out of the film because of how awkward it looked to them, it was a fairly pivotal scene. It illustrated the beginning of the rift between Deniro's character and his family, which was a very important main plot point of the whole film. I wouldn't have left it out. I might have tried to film it at different angles, though, to help hide Deniro's age a bit better, but Scorsese has a particular style and he likes to frame certain scenes a certain way.

So I get it.

I'm looking forward to Knives Out.