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Postby PFiDC » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:17 pm

Seen any good ones lately?

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:33 pm

Alien

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Postby PFiDC » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:41 pm

Alien
Good movies

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:43 pm

Alien
Good movies
Aliens

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Postby MalkinIsMyHomeboy » Wed Mar 25, 2015 3:43 pm

Alien Resurrection

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Postby tifosi77 » Wed Mar 25, 2015 5:10 pm

Alien
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I will strike you with my open hand.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:13 am

Finally got around to watching Unbroken. I was a big fan of the book, and looked forward to the film but was underwhelmed by the reviews and decided to catch it at home.

It captured the essence of the book, but like most biographies, it would have worked better as a miniseries.

Some great air battle scenes, and the crash scene as well. Showed plenty of the POW torture stuff too.

But Angelina Jolie decided to have a key part of Zamperini's story shown as a text epilogue. He actually suffered from PTSD and was a drunk for several years after the war before meeting Billy Graham (yes, that Billy Graham) at a tent revival out in Los Angeles. He then traveled back to Japan to forgive his captors, except his main tormentor, who refused to meet him. That would've been a great visual scene (the forgiveness part). Instead, we get a paragraph of text about it.

And the Coen Brothers worked on the script, which I wasn't aware of.

Not a bad film, just kind of a let down.

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Postby eddysnake » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:17 am

looking forward to getting my tifosi77 alien commentary fix again. sobriety wasn't very fun.

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Postby NAN » Thu Mar 26, 2015 10:24 am

Is the new live action Cinderalla good to take a 5 year old?

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:41 pm

Is the new live action Cinderalla good to take a 5 year old?
I don't have kids, but I would say yes. I don't recall anything scary or frightening in the movie. Was pretty much just a live version of the cartoon.

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Postby NAN » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:52 pm

Is the new live action Cinderalla good to take a 5 year old?
I don't have kids, but I would say yes. I don't recall anything scary or frightening in the movie. Was pretty much just a live version of the cartoon.
Thanks. I know they made the last two or three live action movies off their cartoons more "dark".

I plan on taking my daughter. Just wanted to make sure it was ok.

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Postby Freddy Rumsen » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:55 pm

Finally got around to watching Unbroken. I was a big fan of the book, and looked forward to the film but was underwhelmed by the reviews and decided to catch it at home.

It captured the essence of the book, but like most biographies, it would have worked better as a miniseries.

Some great air battle scenes, and the crash scene as well. Showed plenty of the POW torture stuff too.

But Angelina Jolie decided to have a key part of Zamperini's story shown as a text epilogue. He actually suffered from PTSD and was a drunk for several years after the war before meeting Billy Graham (yes, that Billy Graham) at a tent revival out in Los Angeles. He then traveled back to Japan to forgive his captors, except his main tormentor, who refused to meet him. That would've been a great visual scene (the forgiveness part). Instead, we get a paragraph of text about it.

And the Coen Brothers worked on the script, which I wasn't aware of.

Not a bad film, just kind of a let down.
I think it would have been a better film if it started with like 20-25 minutes of a "flashback" kind of thing that told the whole War/P.O.W. story and spent 1 hr and 30 min on the post-war stuff which is more compelling as a movie narrative.

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Thu Mar 26, 2015 12:56 pm

Is the new live action Cinderalla good to take a 5 year old?
I don't have kids, but I would say yes. I don't recall anything scary or frightening in the movie. Was pretty much just a live version of the cartoon.
Thanks. I know they made the last two or three live action movies off their cartoons more "dark".

I plan on taking my daughter. Just wanted to make sure it was ok.
You see Ella's mother get sick and the reaction to her death, but that's about as dark as it gets.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 1:13 pm

Source of the post I think it would have been a better film if it started with like 20-25 minutes of a "flashback" kind of thing that told the whole War/P.O.W. story and spent 1 hr and 30 min on the post-war stuff which is more compelling as a movie narrative.
Absolutely.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 8:55 am

Alrighty then, I watched Whiplash. Great film. J.K. Simmons' Oscar was very deserved.

And now I've filled my work playlist with Buddy Rich, so there's that... :lol:

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Postby Dickie Dunn » Fri Mar 27, 2015 10:03 am

Chris Bell (director of Bigger Stronger Faster) has a new documentary debuting next month at Tribeca Film Festival titled "Prescription Thugs".



To me it looks like it has the potential to be another solid documentary. Bell did a great job taking an unbiased look at steroids and steroid use and now turns his focus on what is a major issue, especially in extreme contact sports like football and wrestling.

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 27, 2015 11:23 am

Who saw force majeure? The synopsis on the netflix sleeve makes it sound pretty depressing, but then I heard it's actually funny. Can anyone clear this up?

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:30 pm

Just watched the M:I5 trailer.... looks really good.

Apparently the stunt where he's hanging on to the side of the plane was real. No CG.

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Postby blackjack68 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:31 pm

Yeah, that was all over the news last week.

Apparently, he's always been real big on doing his own stunts.

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Postby PFiDC » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:34 pm

Well when you are the god of a religion you can do your own stunts...

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Postby eddysnake » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:55 pm

Well when you are the god of a religion you can do your own stunts...
speaking of which, there is a documentary this Sunday on HBO about Scientology. Looks great,

http://www.npr.org/2015/03/26/395579453 ... ry-bigoted

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:57 pm

I am really looking forward to 'Going Clear'. Looks amazing/creepy.

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Postby DigitalGypsy66 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 1:58 pm

I read a quote saying that documentary should be the last nail in Scientology's coffin. Sounds like must-watch TV, eh?

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Postby tifosi77 » Fri Mar 27, 2015 2:01 pm

If anything, I hope it gets the IRS to revisit the whole tax exempt thing.

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