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Adaptation, on DVD, Rated R, 2002. Nicholas Cage and Meryl Streep. Listed as a comedy and drama, I'd say it's more of a black comedy with some serious drama. I liked it better when I watched it the first time around. This time around, meh.
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LadyGeek wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 am I liked it better when I watched it the first time around. This time around, meh.
I like Meryl Streep. I’m hard pressed, however, to think of a Nicholas Cage film that I liked viewing once, much less twice.
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Good point, I agree. I think casting Nicholas Cage as a serious actor simply doesn't work and it ruined the movie for me.
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The last full measure- a great movie and based on history.
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Point wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 am The last full measure- a great movie and based on history.
Is that based on a book that is a sequel to "The Killer Angels", and which I think formed the basis for Gettysburg movie?
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“11/8/16” on Amazon. Enjoyed it.
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TomatoTomahto wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:00 am
LadyGeek wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 am I liked it better when I watched it the first time around. This time around, meh.
I like Meryl Streep. I’m hard pressed, however, to think of a Nicholas Cage film that I liked viewing once, much less twice.
National Treasure - DW and I watch this every 6 months or so.
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new2bogle wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 4:47 pm
TomatoTomahto wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:00 am
LadyGeek wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 7:55 am I liked it better when I watched it the first time around. This time around, meh.
I like Meryl Streep. I’m hard pressed, however, to think of a Nicholas Cage film that I liked viewing once, much less twice.
National Treasure - DW and I watch this every 6 months or so.
And that, my friend, is what makes horse races. I’m glad you enjoyed it.
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TomatoTomahto wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:00 am I’m hard pressed, however, to think of a Nicholas Cage film that I liked viewing once, much less twice.
My wife loves Moonstruck, I can’t figure it out.
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Nicolas wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 6:01 pm
TomatoTomahto wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 8:00 am I’m hard pressed, however, to think of a Nicholas Cage film that I liked viewing once, much less twice.
My wife loves Moonstruck, I can’t figure it out.
Classic movie...regardless of the shortcomings of any of the actors otherwise.
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Barkingsparrow wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:39 pm
Point wrote: Sun Nov 22, 2020 9:47 am The last full measure- a great movie and based on history.
Is that based on a book that is a sequel to "The Killer Angels", and which I think formed the basis for Gettysburg movie?
This is based on the Vietnam war and the actions of a para rescue
Airman and subsequently the people he saved, to award him the Medal of Honor.

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The Hustler (1961) on Hulu

(for those who may not know...)
A pool shark's travels from one seedy playing room to another, lead him to a potentially life-changing showdown with the legendary Minnesota Fats.

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Excellent movie that somehow got better in the years since I’ve last seen it.

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TCB wrote: Mon Nov 23, 2020 9:27 am The Hustler (1961) on Hulu

(for those who may not know...)
A pool shark's travels from one seedy playing room to another, lead him to a potentially life-changing showdown with the legendary Minnesota Fats.

Paul Newman, Piper Laurie, George C. Scott, Jackie Gleason
______

Excellent movie that somehow got better in the years since I’ve last seen it.

“Do you like to gamble, Eddie?
Gamble money on pool games?”

😎😎
Great film, I like Jackie Gleason as Minnesota Fats, he seems perfect for the part.
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Paul Newman (Fast Eddie) drinks J.T.S. Brown bourbon in a bar scene. Funny, I found that out recently when a friend gifted me a bottle. :sharebeer
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abuss368 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 pm “71” on Hulu about the United Kingdom and Brits vs. Ireland in 1971. A soldier is missing in Ireland. I enjoyed it.
I think I've watched that a half dozen times now. I love the little Irish boy. It took me a couple watches to be able to tell the RUC dude and the Brit Captain apart.
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brokendirtdart wrote: Wed Nov 25, 2020 7:12 pm
abuss368 wrote: Sat Nov 21, 2020 12:27 pm “71” on Hulu about the United Kingdom and Brits vs. Ireland in 1971. A soldier is missing in Ireland. I enjoyed it.
I think I've watched that a half dozen times now. I love the little Irish boy. It took me a couple watches to be able to tell the RUC dude and the Brit Captain apart.
Yes! It was a good movie.
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“The 12th Man” on Netflix. True story of WWII. I really enjoyed it.
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A Bullet for Joey (1955) Edward G. Robinson, Geo. Raft, Audrey Totter

In Montreal (Canada), a police inspector slowly discovers a plot to kidnap a nuclear physicist, American mobsters, foreign spies, and a blonde seductress, are all involved.

Unless you really like Edward G. Robinson and/or George Raft (I do), don’t waste your time. Wooden acting, low energy, and unbelievable plot.

I streamed it on Roku.
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“Snowden” on Netflix. Saw this before a few years ago and rewatched it. Loved it.
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“The Abyss” on Amazon Prime. Never saw it and like it.
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My wife and I watched National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation tonight. We watch it every year, sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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The Hummingbird Project - Netflix
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National Treasure. I had never seen it, but I had previously recorded it, and given recent comments in this topic I decided to move it up in priority.
My inner-8-year-old loved it. It has a fast paced and intriguing storyline. Quite the adventure. It held my attention.
But overall it's too glossy and neat. So much suspension of disbelief is required. Too pat. The ending goes into nilspace.
I will remain fond of what it conveyed, but not of what it over-conveyed.
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“Siberia” with Keanu Reeves on Amazon. Enjoyed it.
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Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.
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Ford vs Ferrari. Just superb.
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SuperIntelligence with Melissa McCarthy on HBO Max. Hyped in NYT and WSJ yesterday.

I don't recommend it. Didn't watch all the way.

Coincidently she's named in https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/202 ... esses.html as one of the "25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century (So Far)." That list is probably worth a thread of its own, so I won't comment.
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JoeRetire wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.

I was a bit disappointed about this movie. Ron Howard is an excellent film maker and his direction here is too timid. I think that, considering the subject matter, he wanted to be very non-controversial.
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New Providence wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 am
JoeRetire wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.

I was a bit disappointed about this movie. Ron Howard is an excellent film maker and his direction here is too timid. I think that, considering the subject matter, he wanted to be very non-controversial.
I found the book pretty "meh" myself...and though I thought parts were pretty good, didn't bother finishing...which is quite unusual for me. I may or may not check out the movie version...but this gives me pause.
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Blues wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:58 am
New Providence wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 am
JoeRetire wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.

I was a bit disappointed about this movie. Ron Howard is an excellent film maker and his direction here is too timid. I think that, considering the subject matter, he wanted to be very non-controversial.
I found the book pretty "meh" myself...and though I thought parts were pretty good, didn't bother finishing...which is quite unusual for me. I may or may not check out the movie version...but this gives me pause.
I liked the book, but have wondered about the movie
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“Detroit” on Hulu. About the riots in the 1960s. Enjoyed it.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Detroit_(film)
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The Incredibles, on DVD. Animated, rated PG, 2004. A super-hero family tries to hide their identity but has to save the world. I liked it.
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ruralavalon wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:21 pm
Blues wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:58 am
New Providence wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 am
JoeRetire wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.

I was a bit disappointed about this movie. Ron Howard is an excellent film maker and his direction here is too timid. I think that, considering the subject matter, he wanted to be very non-controversial.
I found the book pretty "meh" myself...and though I thought parts were pretty good, didn't bother finishing...which is quite unusual for me. I may or may not check out the movie version...but this gives me pause.
I liked the book, but have wondered about the movie
I watched that movie last night and absolutely loved it! Ron Howard is just incredible.
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Oh, God!

I've watched it a few times before, the last perhaps 15 years ago. Always fun. Several big name actors plus John Denver, just about perfectly cast.

Lots of good 1977 home decor, grocery store, and car visuals going on.

This would be a good triple feature in between Miracle on 34th Street and My Cousin Vinny.
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I watched Creep last night. According to IMDB:

A young videographer answers an online ad for a one-day job in a remote town to record the last messages of a dying man. When he notices the man's odd behavior, he starts to question his intentions

It was a very good, low-budget thriller/suspense. Can't wait to watch Creep 2!
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ResearchMed wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:48 pm
black jack wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:54 am My Octopus Teacher on Netflix.

A documentary filmmaker experiencing a mid-life crisis spends a year observing (and filming) an octopus in the wild.

The visuals are stunning, the filmmaker's narration is thought-provoking. I'm going to watch it again, and maybe again after that.

Official trailer.
We just watched this.

AMAZING. Almost unbelievable.
We really do not give enough credit to non-human animals sometimes.

But this was so touching as well.
We knew the general story, but still were not really prepared for the intensity of the interaction.

RM
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The Holiday, on Amazon Prime.

A nice feel-good romantic comedy, starring Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, and Jack Black. Two women troubled with guy-problems swap homes in each other's countries.

The trailer.
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“Focus” with Will Smith on Hulu. Not bad.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Focus_(2015_film)
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Bruce wrote: Wed Dec 02, 2020 1:13 am
ResearchMed wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 10:48 pm
black jack wrote: Thu Nov 12, 2020 12:54 am My Octopus Teacher on Netflix.

A documentary filmmaker experiencing a mid-life crisis spends a year observing (and filming) an octopus in the wild.

The visuals are stunning, the filmmaker's narration is thought-provoking. I'm going to watch it again, and maybe again after that.

Official trailer.
We just watched this.

AMAZING. Almost unbelievable.
We really do not give enough credit to non-human animals sometimes.

But this was so touching as well.
We knew the general story, but still were not really prepared for the intensity of the interaction.

RM
Agree this was an amazing and well photographed documentary! Have not seen anything like that before. Wife and daughter also really enjoyed this on Netflix. What a great way to spend 90 minutes!
It was truly amazing. Thanks for the recommendation. Trying to get my grandchildren to watch it. Just a beautiful film.
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I'm watching that doc series on Netflix about holiday movies. I love the work they did with toys and other movies as well. Good stuff.
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WolfgangPauli wrote: Sun Nov 29, 2020 11:19 am
ruralavalon wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:21 pm
Blues wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:58 am
New Providence wrote: Sat Nov 28, 2020 9:57 am
JoeRetire wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:02 pm Watched Hillbilly Elegy.

Meh.

The book was a bit better. The movie a bit worse. Neither were wonderful.

I was a bit disappointed about this movie. Ron Howard is an excellent film maker and his direction here is too timid. I think that, considering the subject matter, he wanted to be very non-controversial.
I found the book pretty "meh" myself...and though I thought parts were pretty good, didn't bother finishing...which is quite unusual for me. I may or may not check out the movie version...but this gives me pause.
I liked the book, but have wondered about the movie
I watched that movie last night and absolutely loved it! Ron Howard is just incredible.
I watched it last night and enjoyed it as well. I did not read the book. Obviously, not a feel good movie with a happy ending In fact, I would just say the movie just quit without a normal ending. Good acting and a normal high quality Ron Howard movie.
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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
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Up, on DVD, Pixar productions (Disney), 2009, rated PG. The film is categorized as an animation comedy, but that does little to describe it. It's an emotional and heart-warming tale of someone pursuing their dreams. It won several awards and I can see why. I liked it.
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“Eichmann” on Amazon. Wow. We must never forget our history or we are doomed to repeat it.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eichmann_(film)

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“Billionaire Boys Club” on Amazon. Based on a true story.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billionai ... 2018_film)

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Christmas Angel 2009. Somewhat typical sad but feel good Christmas movie. It is about a man who has health issues and lives in a minimal apt building but has a bunch of money from his financial days and hires a lady to help him brighten people's Christmas times. Somewhat of a teary movie if you are one of those people.
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Watched "Mulan" on Disney+ with the family last night. I was really excited to see this when previews first came out, but early reviews tempered expectations. It was as expected: decent.
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Jailhouse Rock (1957) Elvis Presley, Judy Tyler, Mickey Shaughnessy

After serving time for manslaughter, young Vince Everett becomes a teenage rock star.

It’s a pretty bad film, only a showcase for Elvis, though it’s supposed to be one of his better films. It didn’t need to be good, his fans would’ve bought tickets anyway. I was surprised to see it was filmed in CinemaScope, it’s a B&W film. The dance number for the song “Jailhouse Rock” was pretty good.

Elvis’s co-star was killed in a traffic accident three days after it wrapped. For this reason Elvis refused to see the film.

Of interest only as an historical artifact.

I watched it on broadcast TV.
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“Inside Lehman Brothers” on Hulu. Powerful and moving.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt9021104/

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I recently watched Creep 2, which was a very good and creepy followup to Creep.
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