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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Saw Argo a few nights ago. Given the powder keg Iran is these days, that reality really amps up the impact of the film.
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    Well, not a movie but a series I’m liking: True Detective Season 3 through Episode 3.
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    On Netflix, just a day before it vanished from streaming availability, The Founder, starring Michael Keaton in the fact based story of Ray Kroc, who turned McDonald's into the corporate giant it is today. He did so by persuading the McDonald brothers Richard and Maurice to let him franchise their innovative hamburger stand in San Bernardino California. In the process, he gradually pushes them out, getting them to accept a one time payment, and breaking an unwritten agreement for a share in the future profits. Good story, well acted. Just the usual caution against taking movie versions of actual events as definitive, although from what I can tell, it is pretty close to the truth.

    In a local theater a couple of days ago, Quentin Tarantino's latest Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. On the whole I liked this one, which I probably would have skipped after the awful Inglourious Basterds and the even worse Django Unchained. But a positive review (which unfortunately hinted pretty clearly at a spoiler) persuaded me to give it a chance. And I was entertained. I won't give any spoilers of my own, but if you do watch it, look for a can of dog food with a unique flavor.
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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kaputnik View Post

    In a local theater a couple of days ago, Quentin Tarantino's latest Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood. On the whole I liked this one, which I probably would have skipped after the awful Inglourious Basterds and the even worse Django Unchained. But a positive review (which unfortunately hinted pretty clearly at a spoiler) persuaded me to give it a chance. And I was entertained. I won't give any spoilers of my own, but if you do watch it, look for a can of dog food with a unique flavor.
    I saw "Once upon a time... in Hollywood" too. I caught the flavors the first time around but i didn't look too closely at the end.

    Well, anyway, it was an OK film. I didn't like the ending, but it's about what you expect from Tarantino. I enjoyed the film version of Los Angeles & Brad Pitt was fun, too. The ranch seen was quite clever. For me that would have been enough.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    I can't remember which movie I saw last; it was so many years ago.
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    That Touch of Mink on Kanopy, starring Cary Grant, Gig Young, Doris Day and Audrey Meadows. It was awful. I didn't last to the end. Sometimes nostalgia has us fooled. Still, I liked the scenes in the Automat (I used to go to the one below Reading Station in Philadelphia). Kanopy has a fantastic selection of films, but there are some stinkers in there.

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    I watched an awful movie last night. It was called Revolt. Ugh. Dire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kudzu View Post
    I rewatched “Three Days of the Condor.”
    I re-watched The Parallax View, another 70s paranoid political thriller. It came out in 1974, a year before Condor.

    Warren Beatty plays a reporter who gets in over his head pursuing those responsible for the assassination of a senator with presidential ambitions (think JFK and RFK) and the murders of those who witnessed the assassination.

    The movie is well-made and certainly held my attention. The set piece at Seattle's Space Needle that opens the film and a brain-washing montage are high points. I'd recommend the movie and yet it ultimately left me a little unsatisfied. I couldn't say more without discussing the plot in too great a detail and getting more political than I'd care to be here.

    It was a surprise to see the wonderful comic actor, Kenneth Mars, in a small role as an ex-FBI agent who advises Beatty's character. Mars was in a number of classic comedies including The Producers and Young Frankenstein. This was the first serious role I'd ever seen him in. Walter McGinn, who plays a very sinister role in The Parallax View, was also in Three Days of the Condor. I have to wonder if he got the role in the latter film because he was in the former one. I'm sure many who saw Three Days of the Condor at theaters in 1975 recognized him as one of the bad guys from The Parallax View and were perhaps wrong-footed a bit because of it.

    Sadly, McGinn died a couple years later in an auto accident.
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    I forgot to say shame on Kudzu for listing Three Days of the Condor without mentioning the big, honking MB fp (maybe a 149) shown in use early in that movie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched an awful movie last night. It was called Revolt. Ugh. Dire.
    Thanks for the recommendation. You're right. It was utterly dire.

    I've got to the point with Netflix that I know I'm never going to find anything even vaguely worth watching anymore, but in the still, dark hours of insomnia I convince myself watching any old rubbish is better than living with my thoughts. This is not true; it's not that my thoughts are good, It's just that the dreck that Netflick carries is so, so much worse. Yeah, Revolt was revolting. My cat is a better actor.

    (I know it wasn't a recommendation. It was the only title my wearied mind could come up with at four in the morning.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deb View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched an awful movie last night. It was called Revolt. Ugh. Dire.
    Thanks for the recommendation. You're right. It was utterly dire.

    I've got to the point with Netflix that I know I'm never going to find anything even vaguely worth watching anymore, but in the still, dark hours of insomnia I convince myself watching any old rubbish is better than living with my thoughts. This is not true; it's not that my thoughts are good, It's just that the dreck that Netflick carries is so, so much worse. Yeah, Revolt was revolting. My cat is a better actor.

    (I know it wasn't a recommendation. It was the only title my wearied mind could come up with at four in the morning.)
    I'm sad and sorry to hear that you suffer from insomnia.
    We don't have Netflix or Amazon Prime. My OH actually bought this movie! OK he bought it a cheap price, less than a month's subscription, but he paid money for it.
    It isn't going to disappear any time soon like it would on subscription TV. He might even watch it again one day.
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    This comes with a standard Coen Bros warning: it's an odd film (in reality, six smaller, chapter-length films). There were things a bit off-putting (not for the squeamish), moments that were tedious, but also hilarious and ironic comedy along with scenes of transcendent beauty. Their films don't ever seem to fit in a box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    This comes with a standard Coen Bros warning: it's an odd film (in reality, six smaller, chapter-length films). There were things a bit off-putting (not for the squeamish)
    Thanks for the warning. As far as films go, I consider myself squeamish. (Is it "The Untouchables" that starts with a scene around the dining table....??)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrissy View Post
    I watched an awful movie last night. It was called Revolt. Ugh. Dire.
    Just looked this up on IMDb. Could barely finish the synopsis.

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    Cinema Paradiso



    I first saw this movie in the theater with my girlfriend. Twenty years later, the theater had been turned into a bookstore and I bought the DVD there. The release in the trailer might be higher resolution and restored, but I will always watch the DVD instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Szanto View Post
    ...it's an odd film (in reality, six smaller, chapter-length films)....
    I watched it twice all the way through, and still returned to a couple of the shorts again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhivago View Post
    I forgot to say shame on Kudzu for listing Three Days of the Condor without mentioning the big, honking MB fp (maybe a 149) shown in use early in that movie.
    You are so right!
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    Re-watched Airplane!

    I am serious...

    I remember the first time I saw it. I literally did a spit take after the bit below.

    Rex Kramer: [talking to Steve McCroskey] Our only hope is to build this man up. We gotta give him all the confidence we can.
    [to Striker]
    Rex Kramer: Striker, have you ever flown a multi-engine plane before?
    Ted Striker: No, never.
    Rex Kramer: [to McCroskey, with the microphone still on] Sh*t! This is a G*d damn waste of time! There's no way he can land this plane!

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    We re-watched Airplane a couple of months ago with our pre-teen daughter, who had never seen it. She loved it.

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    I watched John Wick 3 over the weekend. I know the franchise gets a lot of love, but I thought it was pretty stupid (I guess that is kind of the point).
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    Once upon a time in Hollywood
    Brad Pitt and Leo Decaprio
    Great movie, I will pay to see it again.

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