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Post by A_B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:55 am

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 am

Knives Out was legitimately great. And fun.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:06 am

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 am
Knives Out was legitimately great. And fun.
Yeah it was. Even the cranky old guy sitting next to me, who complained about every movie shown in the trailers (with good reason, to be fair), loved it. At the end he turned to his wife and said 'Now that was quality movie-making'.

And if you are interested, Rian Johnson, Ricki Lindhome, and Noah Segan were guests on 'Doug Loves Movies' and told some great stories about the filming of the movie.
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:03 pm

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Just watched "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" and really liked it.

Even though it was short, I thought the 2nd piece (with James Franco) was perfection. The Tom Waits tale was fantastic as well, and the opening with Buster Scruggs was amazing.
I'm super late to this party, but finally watched Buster Scruggs last night. Really enjoyed it. My favorite was the first segment, with Tim Blake Nelson in the title role. But, I liked them all.
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:08 pm

Good Boys is so damn funny.

And sweet as well (even when dealing with very inappropriate material. It really captured what it's like to be a 12 year old boy. (Or at least, I think it did. It;s been a while...)
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:50 am

YES PLEASE (this is how the last one should have gone):


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Post by brian » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:53 am

Saw Booksmart on the flight home on Friday and really liked it.

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Post by tennbengal » Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:28 pm

brian wrote:
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Saw Booksmart on the flight home on Friday and really liked it.
I think I mentioned it way up thread - it is REALLY good - smart and funny as hell.

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Post by brian » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:05 pm

You could make a serious argument that Francis Ford Coppola’s third-best movie is The Godfather.

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Post by Shirley » Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:12 pm

brian wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:53 am
Saw Booksmart on the flight home on Friday and really liked it.
Was just coming to post about that. I watched it on a flight this morning. I knew absolutely nothing about the movie other than I'd heard good things. Loved it. I'm probably a sucker for that whole high school party genre, but that was one of the best.

I then watched The Shape of Water on the return flight tonight. It was actually good too, but it shouldn't have won Best Picture.

Oh, I and I watched The Irishman over several sittings over the last week or so. It's the best work Deniro and Pacino have done in decades.
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Post by Giff » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:33 am

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You could make a serious argument that Francis Ford Coppola’s third-best movie is The Godfather.
I think you could go to fourth.
Muh.

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Post by wlu_lax6 » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:36 am

Have not seen Booksmart but heard great stuff about it. People kept talking about how good the movie is and the fact that everyone has always loved Beanie Feldstein since she was little (she is Johna Hill's sister--9 years younger)

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Post by govmentchedda » Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:57 am

Funny that you guys are all watching Booksmart on a plane. There was a bit of a kerfuffle, IIRC, when Olivia Wilde (director) found out that the version edited for viewing on airplanes had a lesbian sex scene cut out.
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Post by Shirley » Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:56 pm

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Funny that you guys are all watching Booksmart on a plane. There was a bit of a kerfuffle, IIRC, when Olivia Wilde (director) found out that the version edited for viewing on airplanes had a lesbian sex scene cut out.
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Post by degenerasian » Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 am

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:50 am
YES PLEASE (this is how the last one should have gone):

https://twitter.com/Ghostbusters/status ... 9866729477
Someone added the theme to it

https://youtu.be/yfD15gklyBA
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Post by BSF21 » Wed Dec 11, 2019 10:14 am

degenerasian wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:43 am
tennbengal wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:50 am
YES PLEASE (this is how the last one should have gone):

https://twitter.com/Ghostbusters/status ... 9866729477
Someone added the theme to it

https://youtu.be/yfD15gklyBA
Just saw this trailer somehow? Looks like the best ripoff of Stranger Things so far.

The theme is cool. Excited to see what they do with it as a whole.
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Post by brian » Wed Dec 11, 2019 6:29 pm

The Way, Way Back was just on IFC. Crazy underrated movie. Sam Rockwell's roguish charm has never been used to better effect.

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Post by brian » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:06 pm

Saw The Irishman last night. Really, really enjoyed it and if Joe Pesci doesn't win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor then there's no justice in the world.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:29 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:06 pm
Saw The Irishman last night. Really, really enjoyed it and if Joe Pesci doesn't win an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor then there's no justice in the world.
I finally finished it a couple of days ago (took me about 4 separate viewings to finish it).

I thought it was ok. I mean...it was good, and yes, Pesci was fantastic. But it was way too long, and for me, the 'de-aging' stuff was just strange, and looked ridiculous. Just get younger actors to play the characters. It worked in Goodfellas.

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Post by brian » Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:39 pm

This is a case where I don't think the length was self-indulgent though. Scorsese, a 76-year-old man, is making a pretty clear statement.

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Post by Shirley » Fri Dec 13, 2019 4:26 pm

Yeah, the anti-aging stuff was a bit distracting to me too. Almost the uncanny valley at times. And DeNiro still didn't look that young. Still, I thought the movie was great. Made me want to read that book.
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Post by sancarlos » Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:15 pm

Add me to the list of guys who loved The Irishman. First movie in 20 years where DeNiro seemed like he really cared about his role.
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Post by tennbengal » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:53 pm

New Chris Nolan film in July?

New Chris Nolan film in July!!!


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Post by brian » Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:58 pm

Yeah, that looks awesome.

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Post by Shirley » Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:14 pm

I'm in.
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Post by Giff » Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:12 am

Thirded.
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Post by brian » Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:34 pm

Apropos of nothing, but if you had told me around 1995 that come 2020 the two best creators of movie scores in the world would be one of the guys from Radiohead and the guy from Nine Inch Nails I probably wouldn't have believed it, but definitely would have been excited about it.

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Post by Pruitt » Sun Dec 22, 2019 8:15 pm

So at the cottage this weekend, our host was very excited about "The Two Popes."

Half hour in, his male partner heads off to bed (right after the first mention of Pope Benedict's feelings towards Gay marriage). One hour in, our host says he's enjoying it, but is having trouble staying awake. Off to bed.

Which leaves three Jews watching it. My friend falls asleep and my wife and I watched the last half hour literally heckling the TV.

It's okay I guess, and very well acted. But come on man!
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Ends with a completely made up scene with Benedict and Francis watching the World Cup Final between Germany and Argentina and cheering like regular fans. Like, aren't they just like regular people.
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Post by govmentchedda » Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 pm

How was the score?
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Dec 23, 2019 8:16 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Sun Dec 22, 2019 11:44 pm
How was the score?
1-0 for Germany


I kid, I kid.

To be honest, I didn't really notice it which is usually a good sign. All the tech stuff was really well done. it is a beautiful movie.
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Post by govmentchedda » Mon Dec 23, 2019 9:36 am

Haha. Aaron Dessner from the world's best band did it.
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Post by Sabo » Wed Dec 25, 2019 4:13 pm

tennbengal wrote:
Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:29 am
Knives Out was legitimately great. And fun.
Just got back from seeing this and I co-sign completely. Lots of great acting but Daniel Craig was tremendous in his role.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:55 pm

Watched Aeronauts (Amazon studios...guess it was in the movies for a bit..but now on Prime) last night. 3 Stars from me. Not bad, not good. Perfect for something to watch last night but probably could have found something better with a bit of effort. Enjoyed seeing that the guy from Yesterday and the guy from the Potter spinoff are able to book work.

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Post by edwzipper » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:06 pm

Trump edited out of Home Alone 2 in Canada.


https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/canadian- ... e-alone-2/
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Post by Pruitt » Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:49 pm

edwzipper wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:06 pm
Trump edited out of Home Alone 2 in Canada.


https://nypost.com/2019/12/26/canadian- ... e-alone-2/
Edit Was Done In 2014
Supporters of Trump, including his son Donald Trump Jr., reacted angrily, believing the move by the public broadcaster was politically motivated.

CBC spokesperson Chuck Thompson confirmed Thursday that Trump's scene and others were cut from the film five years ago to make way for commercials.

"As is often the case with feature films adapted for television, Home Alone 2 was edited for time," Thompson said. "The scene with Donald Trump was one of several that were cut from the movie as none of them were integral to the plot. These edits were done in 2014, when we first acquired the film and before Mr. Trump was elected president."
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Post by Rex » Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:12 pm

In today's episode of Rex Watches A Movie 18 Months After Everyone:

Hey, Black Panther was good! I don't even like comic book movies and I thought that was solid with a lot of twists and themes that were pretty unexpected to me. Only complaint is they could have given Michael B. Jordan's character a little more room to breathe but I guess that's what sequels are for.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:26 am

wlu_lax6 wrote:
Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Watched Aeronauts (Amazon studios...guess it was in the movies for a bit..but now on Prime) last night. 3 Stars from me. Not bad, not good. Perfect for something to watch last night but probably could have found something better with a bit of effort. Enjoyed seeing that the guy from Yesterday and the guy from the Potter spinoff are able to book work.
Thanks for writing this for me. I'm fine having put the time in, found it fairly interesting. But it's exactly a 3* movie.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:28 am

I have two kids in college... They are not typically down with just sitting down and watching a show or movie, unless the stars align just so.

On Christmas morning, we had about 90- minutes to kill before going over to the in-laws for Present Opening Pt. 2.

So I suggested we watch Klaus on Netflix. Well, they liked it so much we watched the whole thing making us a little late.

It's kind of an instant classic, IMO.
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Post by brian » Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:31 am

Vulture (New York Magazine) ranked every movie from the 2010s. (After a fashion.)

Gotta say I agree with most of it and the #1 movie is out of left field a little, but a movie that has always stuck with me over the years so I can't argue it too much.

The worst movie of the decade will probably make a few people on here turn red with anger.

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