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Post by Giff » Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:15 pm

I'd have to see it again, but the one where he was an NBA ref was surprisingly funny at the time.
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Post by brian » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm

This new doc about the college basketball bribery scandal — The Scheme — on HBO is really, really good.
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:42 pm

Giff wrote:
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I'd have to see it again, but the one where he was an NBA ref was surprisingly funny at the time.
Forget Paris and it had a couple cute scenes, but I remember hating it.
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:15 pm

City Slickers is a very entertaining film.
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Post by brian » Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:06 pm

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:15 pm
City Slickers is a very entertaining film.
That and When Harry Met Sally are basically the only good Billy Crystal starring vehicles (and Running Scared).
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Post by GoodKarma » Sun Apr 05, 2020 8:32 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:42 pm
Giff wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:15 pm
I'd have to see it again, but the one where he was an NBA ref was surprisingly funny at the time.
Forget Paris and it had a couple cute scenes, but I remember hating it.
I love it...it was just running on one of the movie networks a couple months ago. I always thought it was an underrated comedy.
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Post by rass » Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:10 am

Pruitt wrote:
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Johnnie wrote:I'm getting around to finally seeing Mad Max: Fury Road.

All I can think is "Damn, the welders and mechanics in post apocalyptic America or wherever are awesome."

I can see why this got a best picture nom, but it's not for the acting.
Just watched it and holy shit!

Up until an hour ago, my favourite action movie of all time was The Road Warrior - this may be the new one.

And that's with the spoilers and inflated expectations. Amazing stuff.
Caught the end of this last night for the first time since seeing it in the theater. And yeah holy shit I forgot how batshit the action scenes were.
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Post by P.D.X. » Thu Apr 09, 2020 12:45 pm

rass wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:10 am
Pruitt wrote:
Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:32 pm
Johnnie wrote:I'm getting around to finally seeing Mad Max: Fury Road.

All I can think is "Damn, the welders and mechanics in post apocalyptic America or wherever are awesome."

I can see why this got a best picture nom, but it's not for the acting.
Just watched it and holy shit!

Up until an hour ago, my favourite action movie of all time was The Road Warrior - this may be the new one.

And that's with the spoilers and inflated expectations. Amazing stuff.
Caught the end of this last night for the first time since seeing it in the theater. And yeah holy shit I forgot how batshit the action scenes were.
That movie is on my "can't look away" list. The editing and compositions for the action scenes are masterful. Think I've seen it like 5 times.

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Post by brian » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:22 pm

Netflix just added The Florida Project, which is probably in my top five favorite movies of the last decade. Just an incredible movie.
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Post by A_B » Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:35 pm

brian wrote:
Fri Apr 10, 2020 7:22 pm
Netflix just added The Florida Project, which is probably in my top five favorite movies of the last decade. Just an incredible movie.
It’s so so good.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Apr 20, 2020 2:54 pm

We watched 'JoJo Rabbit' this weekend, and really enjoyed it. And as weird as it to say....Taika Waititi was really great as Hitler.

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DaveInSeattle wrote:
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We watched 'JoJo Rabbit' this weekend, and really enjoyed it. And as weird as it to say....Taika Waititi was really great as Hitler.
I think he should have gotten a supporting actor nod.
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Post by brian » Mon Apr 20, 2020 6:49 pm

Giving a guy an award for playing Hitler is still a little too The Producers for Hollywood, even in 2019.
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Post by brian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:40 am

Who knows what the hell is going to happen but I believe this. We’re trying to stay away from “good” movies for Thursdays but this is a movie I would like to talk about with people. For a first film, it’s damn near perfect. I’ll even say when you talk about best first films for critically respected directors, it’s “Citizen Kane” and “Bottle Rocket”

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Post by brian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:54 am

I can tell you right now an exact moment where if you don’t laugh (or at least mirthlessly chuckle) at a gag in Bottle Rocket 12 minutes in that not only will you not like the movie then no Wes Anderson movies are for you.

Pay attention to Anthony in the back seat as Bob is driving from the scene where he was talking to his sister.
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Post by brian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 2:54 am

For a first film? Genius.
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Post by brian » Fri Apr 24, 2020 3:57 am

James Caan’s performance is fucking demented and there’s no way Caan is that smart.
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Post by Johnny Carwash » Fri Apr 24, 2020 6:38 am

brian wrote:
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Pay attention to Anthony in the back seat as Bob is driving from the scene where he was talking to his sister.
That was a stop sign...
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Apr 24, 2020 7:53 am

It's a perfect movie.
I took a two hour nap and cried during parks and Rec. it was awesome and terrifying.

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Post by EdRomero » Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:42 pm

brian wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm
This new doc about the college basketball bribery scandal — The Scheme — on HBO is really, really good.
It was great. FBI does not come across well along with the usual NCAA bullshit.

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Post by DaveInSeattle » Sun Apr 26, 2020 1:52 pm

My older daughter was in charge of picking a movie on Netflix last night. She selected 'Dinner With Schmucks'...mostly because she love Steve Carrell in The Office.

And...it was surprisingly not bad. Not great, but there were some really funny moments. And the scenes with Carrell and Zach Galifinakis were great.

Oh...and the love interest...played by Stephanie Szostak? Not sure how great of an actress she is, but very cute.

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:50 pm

I first noticed Stephanie Szostak when my wife started watching A Million Little Things. She is the only thing worth watching on that show, but she is very easy on the eyes!

I agree the Dinner with Schmucks was better than I expected. Good family movie.
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Post by A_B » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:17 pm

So I somehow admitted to the wife that I had never seen Mary poppins.


I am currently watching Mary poppins.

(It’s good.)
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:27 pm

A_B wrote:
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So I somehow admitted to the wife that I had never seen Mary poppins.


I am currently watching Mary poppins.

(It’s good.)
It is good.

Over the top silly, but fun.
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Post by A_B » Sun Apr 26, 2020 6:54 pm

I think I had probably seen the whole thing in pieces but never just watched it straight through.
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:05 pm

I saw it at the theater when it was a new movie.
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Post by A_B » Sun Apr 26, 2020 7:11 pm

sancarlos wrote:
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I saw it at the theater when it was a new movie.
You’re old but not that old right?!?!?
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:32 am

sancarlos wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:50 pm
I first noticed Stephanie Szostak when my wife started watching A Million Little Things. She is the only thing worth watching on that show, but she is very easy on the eyes!

I agree the Dinner with Schmucks was better than I expected. Good family movie.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:33 am

Came out in 64, says the Google Machine.
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Post by DaveInSeattle » Mon Apr 27, 2020 10:24 am

Nonlinear FC wrote:
Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:32 am
sancarlos wrote:
Sun Apr 26, 2020 5:50 pm
I first noticed Stephanie Szostak when my wife started watching A Million Little Things. She is the only thing worth watching on that show, but she is very easy on the eyes!

I agree the Dinner with Schmucks was better than I expected. Good family movie.
Paul Rudd is a national treasure. (in addition to Carell.)
There were a ton of people in that movie where I thought, 'Wow...they got him too?". Beyond Rudd, Carrell, and Galifanakis there was Jemaine Clement, Ron Livingstone, Larry Wilmore (almost unrecognizable without his glasses), Nick Kroll, Randall Park, Octavia Spencer, and Chris O'Dowd.

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Post by Pruitt » Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:54 am

The original French version was very good.

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Post by duff » Wed Apr 29, 2020 10:14 pm

Watched Star Wars episode III. What a flaming pile of shit! My oldest insisted on watching it because it is the only one she hasn't seen yet. I am wishing on her the same fate as Anakin.
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Post by brian » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:00 pm

I really liked Bad Education.
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Post by Pruitt » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:44 pm

brian wrote:
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I really liked Bad Education.
Very good movie.
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duff wrote:
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Watched Star Wars episode III. What a flaming pile of shit! My oldest insisted on watching it because it is the only one she hasn't seen yet. I am wishing on her the same fate as Anakin.
I saw Episode 1 in the theater, haven't seen a single Star Wars movie since. It was so bad. A friend lent me Episode 2 on DVD. I stared at it for years, couldn't muster the interest to watch it.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Apr 30, 2020 9:46 am

I really didn't like The Lighthouse. Might've been ok if I'd watched it alone, but my wife was so thoroughly not into it that it took me out of the whole thing.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:21 pm

EdRomero wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:42 pm
brian wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm
This new doc about the college basketball bribery scandal — The Scheme — on HBO is really, really good.
It was great. FBI does not come across well along with the usual NCAA bullshit.
I kind of feel like this site hasn't given this movie the run it deserves. It's really pretty stunning on a bunch of levels. Yes, as mentioned, the FBI and DOJ (SDNY) come off looking just awful. The Dawkins guy repeatedly told them they weren't approaching the investigation properly (I mean, he didn't realize the reality of the situation, but he certainly gave them enough info that they should've switched gears at some point.)

It's a massive indictment of what a huge fraud the NCAA is at this point. EVERYONE knows what's going on, yet we're still fucking around with amateurism.

I'm at the point where I really have a tough time taking a true rooting interest in Football and Basketball. MI, for the most part*, tries to compete without paying (or allowing that situation to occur, more accurately)... What's the fucking point anymore? They are getting waxed by a rival that is clearly following the SEC model... Beilein quit over this issue, from what I've been told.

Just pay the fucking players already.

* - The Fab 5 era being the clear exception... And that whole thing put the university leadership on such edge they've over compensated to at some points ridiculous levels. As some of you may know, there is a significant faction at UM that have stated they don't need athletics fucking up the reputation of the school and football/basketball will go the way of the dodo if they fuck up again. Not realistic, but there's definitely an anit-AD vibe prevalent in that city and on that campus.
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Nonlinear FC wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:21 pm
EdRomero wrote:
Fri Apr 24, 2020 8:42 pm
brian wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:13 pm
This new doc about the college basketball bribery scandal — The Scheme — on HBO is really, really good.
It was great. FBI does not come across well along with the usual NCAA bullshit.
I kind of feel like this site hasn't given this movie the run it deserves. It's really pretty stunning on a bunch of levels.
Our second power outage today stopped me from watching it, but tomorrow afternoon should be it.
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Post by wlu_lax6 » Sat May 02, 2020 7:15 pm

Bodied -- Eninem produced movie about white guy Berkeley English masters student who finds himself in the California battle rap game. 2.5 stars...maybe. Interesting concept but trying to hard.

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